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The Players Centre FABRIC SALE!
Friday, June 1 & Saturday, June 2 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Do you like to sew, quilt or craft?  The Players Centre for the Performing Arts is holding an EVERYTHING MUST GO fabric sale from small to large pieces, in every style, color and fabric!
Cottons to crepes, satins to silks, leathers to linens…solids, polka-dots, stripes and brocades….we’ve got it ALL!
Some notions and vintage machines also for sale.
Sale will be in the Backstage Theater at 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
www.theplayers.org ; https://www.facebook.com/events/426888041071547/

There is a new yarn shop in Englewood.  "A Bit O' Yarn Shop"is located at 232 N. Indiana Avenue, Englewood, FL.  It is a nice large shop and worth visiting.  It is on 776 in a small strip shopping area a few blocks north of Dearborn Street.

www.VisitSarasota.org is the official website for Visit Sarasota County.  Quilters (or anyone) planning a trip can search the site using the word "quilt".  You will find events and an informative article about quilting in Sarasota County.  It is a great website for locals and tourists alike.

"HANGING AROUND":
(Members with work in near and far exhibitions. If you have quilts on display or know of someone, let us know. )

Irene Piggott 's quilts will be on exhibit at Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood starting Wednesday April 26th during the production of "The Tin Lady". You can see her "last hurrah" with beautiful flower quilts from 7:00pm  before the play starts at 7:30.

LOCAL LECTURES AND CLASS OPENINGS:

Debra Jalbert, 1st place winner in the Improv category at Quiltcon this year, will be teaching her Leftovers Quilts to the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild on April 28th and they have opened the class up to us as they have a few spots left. If you are interested in attending please contact Christine Ravish at cravish2@gmail.com - Christine can give you details about time, place, cost and sign-ups.

SHOWS AND EVENTS:

 March 8 & 9, 2019:  Friendship Knot Quilters Guild Biennial Show at Robarts Arena, Sarasota, FL.

CALLS FOR ENTRIES:

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY is looking for quilt donations to use for fundraising.  Details can be found HERE.

From Quilts, Inc. -  We would like to encourage you and members of your guild to consider entering your work for possible inclusion in one (or many) of our upcoming exhibits.  You can find our most current list of calls for entry at http://www.quilts.com/home/contests/index.php

From American Quilters Society - The rules and deadlines for all of the AQS shows including Paducah can be found HERE.  Many winners have been first time entrants. 


OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS:

The Friendship Knot Quilters Guild meets on the third Monday of each month at the Bahia Visita Mennonite Churh at 4041 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota  Website: http://www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com/

The Sarasota branch of the Modern Quilt Guild meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 2:00pm at the Fruitville Library on Coburn Road in Sarasota FL.  To learn more - visit: SarasotaModernQuilt Guild

Sarasota has a Button Club for button lovers and collectors. The Tamiami Trail Button Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month during season. Meetings are from 12:30 to 3:00 at the Gulf Gate Public Library in Sarasota.

American Sewing Guild' s Sarasota/Gulf Coast Chapter has six neighborhood groups in our area (Bradenton to Englewood). For more information visit http://www.sgcasg.org/.