Informal Workshops

Informal workshops provide an opportunity for quilters to meet together to learn from each other, to share ideas, to become acquainted with a group of friendly helpful folks and even to share lunch! Informals are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September through April and on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays or Thursdays (see schedule) from May through August.  You are free to bring your own project or to participate in guild projects such as sewing projects for the Quilt Show boutique.  Bring your lunch  and please wear your name badge

SUMMER 2018 SCHEDULE FOR INFORMALS:
We are gearing up for our summer schedule and there are some changes in location for June, July and August. 

2nd Wednesdays (June, July & August) at Jacaranda Trace at US 41 and Jacaranda Blvd.- Click here for detailed information and here for a map.
4th Thursdays (June, July & August) at Venice Isles in Club House #1 (off 41 ByPass) -
Click for map.

June 13, the 2nd Wednesday of the month--our Informal will be at Jacaranda Trace from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. in the Arts and Crafts Room on the 2nd Floor of the main building. If you’d like to purchase a lovely lunch in the dining room, you must bring cash and contact Virginia Perkins at 941-544-3320 so that she can make a reservation.

June 28, the 4th Thursday of the month will have an Informal at the Venice Isle Club House #1. from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

July 11, the 2nd Wednesday of the month—our Informal will be at Jacaranda Trace from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. in the Arts and Crafts Room on the 2nd Floor of the main building. If you’d like to purchase a lovely lunch in the dining room, you must bring cash and contact Barbara Zittel at 518-522-3340 so that she can make a reservation.

July 26, the 4th Thursday of the month will have an Informal at the Venice Isle Club House #1 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

August 8, the 2nd Wednesday of the month-- our Informal will be at Jacaranda Trace from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. in the Arts and Crafts Room on the 2nd Floor of the main building. If you’d like to purchase a lovely lunch in the dining room, you must bring cash and contact Barbara Zittel at 518-522-3340 so that she can make a reservation.

August 30, the 4th Thursday of the month—our Informal will be at the Venice Isle Club House #1 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

September 12-- we will resume our usual schedule of one Informal on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Venice Community Center.

We understand that this schedule is a little confusing. The reason for all of these changes is that use of the Venice Community Center is costly especially when our Informals only include four persons at times during summertime. We are trying to be fiscally responsible with your dues money and find alternative (and free) venues to gather.

Thank you for your understanding.

Barbara Zittel 518-522-3340 (c)

We ARE making a difference:

"Dear Venice Are Quilters Guild,

I was recently admitted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for surgery, a mastectomy due to breast cancer. When discharged, I received some lovely gifts. Included were some things made by your group. Thank you very much for the lovely tissue holder and the padded seat belt cover. They are both so lovely. I appreciate the thoughtful gift. It is touching to think about your group working hard to reach out to me during this time as I battle breast cancer. May God bless you for your thoughtfulness and kindness. I appreciate what you’ve done and what you are doing for others.

Press on in your service to others, using the gifts and talents you have to bless others."

 Come to mingle and have fun!

 Bring your lunch  and please wear your name badge

Summer Informal Workshops ( June, July and August) are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 9 to 2 )