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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:  

2014 EXHIBIT SCHEDULE                      2014 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
www.quiltmuseum.org
Fabric Fun Arts & Crafts
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.

COMMERCIAL BUS TRIPS
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Call:  800-282-3655 to request a quote for a bus trip to:
Quilt Week at Paducah (Kentucky)
            April 23-26, 2014   aqsshows.com/news/paducah

COMMERCIAL QUILT CRUISES
Travel arrangements with Quilting Corners, a division of Travel Connections
Call Bunny at:  815-715-8483 or email her at bunny@travelconnections.co (www.travelconnections.co)

COMMERCIAL QUILT CRUISE
The Round Bobbin Sew Fun Cruise
Call Bonnie Greenberg at:  800-784-4480
OTHER VILLAGES
SEWING OPPORTUNITIES
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!
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QUILT RELATED
ACTIVITIES
MARCH 20 THROUGH MAY 8 AT SHARKYS
BEGINNING QUILTING SAMPLER CLASS.  Limited to 12 students.  $60 to sign up; receive overview and fabric needed at sign-up at Sharkys Vac & Sew in Wildwood.  For answers to questions about the class, phone or email Micki MacCumbee at 352 350 6853 (maccumbee313@comcast.net).
    Sharkys has spring line of Moda Fabrics arriving every week now.  They also have an embroidery group meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, "Sisters with Brothers," who will be doing monthly projects based on free projects sponsored by Anita Goodesign, Floriani and Brother Embroidery.  You do not need to have a Brother Embroidery machine to participate. 

APRIL 15-18, 2014 IN SEBRING (FL)
RETREAT  FabricArtChix are holding a Retreat at Kenilworth Lodge  FLYER & REGISTRATION
Paula and Cynthia were our Guest Lecturers in August 2012; photos from that night and their website are linked in at the left under Guest Speakers.  Their Retreat promises lots of sewing and fun with two teachers to provide an assist.

MAY 15-18, 2014 IN SEBRING (FL)
RETREAT  Carole Lyles Shaw is the Host and Workshop Leader for the Retreat.   She is President of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild.  The Florida Modern Quilt Retreat at the Kenilworth Lodge begins at 5:00 p.m. on May 15, ends at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18.  Modern and traditional quiilters welcome; registration includes  attendance at optional workshops.     FLYER
    Website:  www.modernquilter.us

MAY 28 - JUNE 1, 2014 IN PALM BEACH GARDENS (FL)
AMERICAN EMBROIDERY CONFERENCE   Five days of professional instruction pertaining to every aspect and all phases of embroidery and embroidery design, with both hands-on and lecture-demo classes.  Don't forget the evening fun times, as well as the great shopping in the Vendor's Mall.  Register early and save.
Registration:  Between January 1 and March 30, $375.00;  from April 1 to Event, $400.00  (No refunds; registration after April 1st on a space available basis.)
Check out the guest artists/instructors and print your Registration Form from the AEC Conference website:
    Website:  www.american-embroidery-conference.com

MAY 29 - JUNE 1, 2014 IN WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA
QUILT SYMPOSIUM   The Quilters by the Sea and The North Carolina Quilt Symposium Board are pleased to sponsor the North Carolina Quilt Symposium 2014 (NCQS 2014) in Wilmington, NC on the lovely UNCW campus to be held May 29 through June 1, 2014.  Mark your calendars!
    Classes, Quilt Show, Lectures, Quilt Appraisals, Vendor Mall and more.
    Website:  quiltersbytheseaguild.org for more information and a list of teachers.
    Registration will be open starting in late January 2014.