The National Quilt Museum in Pacucah, Kentucky, is a treasure trove of stunning work by quilters around the world. In addition to a permanent collection, the museum has an active exhibit and workshop calendar. If you have never been, this is a bucket list item of the first order. Click on their logo to check out their website or on a link, below, for the exhibit and workshop schedules:
Every Saturday at SeaBreeze Regional Recreation Center; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
All projects are based on fabric, fiber, thread and yarn. Beginner to advanced sewers are welcome, and our projects are geared to create fun for all. We have weekly show-n-tell that is very inspiring. Dues are $1 a week, only the weeks you attend. Dues monies fund our club's charity work that includes Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer and Dementia individuals and facilities, quilts for infants and toddlers pantry of Lady Lake, doggie beds for Sumter County no-kill Humane Soc. shelter, It's All About The Kids, pillowcases for ConnKer Case for Smiles, and monthly crafting visits to two assisted-living facilities.
MEQ, Machine Embroidery Club
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at Big Cypress Recreation Center; 9:30-11:50 a.m.
MEQ is a machine embroidery quilting club.
Vintage Sewing Machine Club
Every Saturday at Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
The Vintage Sewing Machine Club is dedicated to fostering the love and appreciation of vintage sewing machines, sharing information on history, and the use of unique sewing machine accessories. Members will have time to sew individual projects. Sewers and collectors of vintage sewing machines dated through the 1960s are welcome. If you are fortunate enough to own a treadle sewing machine, bring a photo of your treadle, share its history, and join us with your modern sewing machine. For information, contact Alice Nicholas at 350-2170 or Sheddy Reese at 205-7299.
If quilting in your Chapter or at the Sunday Sew-In isn't enough for you, try one of these other Villages sewing clubs. Don't forget to check the "Recreation News" for some 2,000 other opportunities to enjoy your retirement lifestyle!
OCTOBER 17-19, 2014 STATE PARK AT WHITE SPRINGS (FL)
Location: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Sunders Dr. (HWY 41), White Springs, FL 32096
BLOCK CONTEST Make a 12-1/2" unfinished block using a design of your choosing; using any color/s and techniques you like. Blocks must be received by Friday, October 10th by noon. Attendees will vote for their favorite blocks at the sho and prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners (prizes awarded on Sunday, October 19th). Blocks are NOT RETURNED and become the property of the Park. See registration form for correct mailing address and contact information for more information on the block challenge. Block entries due by noon on Friday, October 10th:
Block contest inquiries: (877) 635-3655 or (386) 397-7009
QUILT SHOW AND SALE REGISTRATION The registration form is on white 8-1/2" x 14" (legal-size) paper with a "Do not remove until registration" form at the bottom. Unfortunately this proved difficult to scan as a unit. Therefore, the following letter-size sheets (8-1/2" x 11") are all the parts of the registration form (the return stub is blank on back).
Anyone interested in submitting a quilt for show and/or sale should contact the State Park directly to be sure a pieced entry form will be acceptable (or not, in which case you can asked to have one sent to you).
Entrance fee: $3/quilt (Use a separate entry form for each entry; up to 10 entries, 3 of which may be for sale)