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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. )

LOCAL LECTURES, FUN  AND CLASS OPENINGS:

October 26th:  The Peace River Quilters Guild invites our Guild members to their Fall Garage Sale on Friday, October 26 from 10 - 12 at Faith Lutheran Church 4005 Palm Dr., Punta Gorda.  There will be 24 tables of quilt related items sold by members at great bargain prices!

QUILT SHOWS:

January 25 & 26, 2019:  "Showcase of Quilts" at The Villages www.qgotv.org

January 31 to February 2, 2019:  Mancuso presents the 10th annual  "Word Quilt Show Florida" at the Tampa Convention Center.  world-quilt-florida.  Guild members bus trip on February 2nd - details announced at guild meetings and in newsletter.

February 22 & 23, 2019: The Peace River Quilt Guild Show at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center - www.peaceriverquilters.org

February 25th thru February 28th - the VAQG Quilt Retreat at the Carlisle Inn in Sarasota  - Quilt Escape Page

February 27 to March 2, 2019:  AQS Quilt week in Daytona - www.quiltweek.com

March 4-10, 2019:  Broward Quilt Week - www.browardquiltexpo.com   To enter a quilt, visit- www.browardquiltexpo.com/quiltentry

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

March 30, 2019:  The VAQG Quilting Month Expo - details to follow.

CALLS FOR ENTRIES:

Registration for the Broward Quilt Expo in March 2019 is now open to anyone. for rules and registration information visit: www.browardquiltexpo.com/quiltentry

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/.