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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.

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


Shop Hop Deborah's Quilt BasketThe 2019 Bay Area Shop Hop called "Autumn Pleasures" starts July 1st and runs to July 31st. Each participating shop will have unique and exciting projects made from our assortment of Fat Eighths in Autumn hues. Print out your passport and visit every shop during the month of July to register for prizes, purchase project kits, patterns and fabrics. Fourteen participating shops include Cotton Patch Quilt Shop, the Modern Sewist and Deborah's Quilt Basket.  (Deborah's project appears on right.)
For details visit Bay Area Shop Hop 

Happy Apple Quilts has announced their third summer "Stitcher Paradise" event on July 18 to 20, 2019 in nearby St. Petersberg.  Thirty wonderful workshops and much more.  Visit the website for more information.


Sept 19-21:  Quilt Show in Jacksonville quiltfestjax.com


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. 


The Friendship Knot Quilters Guild meets on the third Monday of each month at the Sarasota Community 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

The South Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm
Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, 6116 Crestwood Avenue, Sarasota, FL
The meeting room is room 209, 2nd Floor. Elevator available.

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/.