Friday, January 25, 2013

It’s Quilt Show Season in Florida!

Some of the best things about our area are the quilt shows put on by the various guilds.  You’ll find creative quilters everywhere, of course, but if you haven’t been to some of the following quilt shows, then you’ve missed a real treat.  Plan to put one or more of these dates on your busy calendars!
The Quilter’s Crossing Quilt Guild of Palm Harbor is presenting their show today and tomorrow (Jan 25 and 26) at the Countryside Recreation Center.  The show is called "Quilting Under the Palms" and has more than 200 quilts from Traditional to Contemporary.  Learn more at:

One section of this show had various Americana quilts – very inspirational for making Quilts of Valor!
God Bless America – Sue Walworth – quilted by MK Quilts
America the Beautiful – Sophie Messinger
American Heritage – Nancy Morrison – quilted by Quilting Ladies of
N Halifax Fire Dept, Nathalie, VA – Eight wall hangings
pieced together – Very Clever!
Lone Star – Chris Peckham – from a Jinny Beyer Kit - 
Design shown in McCall’s Magazine
Special Event with Quilts:
Check out the Kumquat Festival – tomorrow, Jan 26 – a special Quilt Challenge is part of the many, many Festival activities – take the whole family to this one!  Historic Downtown Dade City.
These are some of the other upcoming shows with their dates and locations.  In addition to fabulous quilts, most will have vendors, auctions, boutiques, basket walks or raffles, opportunity quilts, demonstrations, and much more:

Quilter’s Workshop of Tampa Bay - February 15 and 16
“Quilts From the Heart” - Salvation Army’s Community Worship  Center on W. Sligh Ave, Tampa.  See their guild website at:

Peace River Quilters’ Guild – Feb 22 and 23
“Quilts on the Riverfront” – Charlotte Harbor Event Center, Punta  Gorda
See their guild website at:

Largo Cracker Quilters - February 22 and 23
“Celebrate the Quilt – Explore the Art VII” - Christ Presbyterian Church, Dryer Ave, Largo.  See their guild website at:

The Feather Princesses – Mar 1 and 2
“Applique in Tampa Bay III - Reflections” – St Lawrence Catholic Church – No. Himes Ave, Tampa.  See their guild website at:

Kings Point Quilters – Mar 8 – Free Admission!
“Color Our World With Quilts” – Kings Point Clubhouse, Sun City Center

Friendship Knot Quilter’s Guild – Mar 8 and 9
“Quilts in Paradise” – Robarts Arena, Sarasota.  See their guild website at:

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