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Our next evening Membership Meeting is April 26th at the Venice Community Center.  This is also our Annual Meeting so we will be voting on the 2017-2018 Budget and electing Officers and Directors for the coming two year terms.
Our guest speaker will be Karis Hess, founder of Clobird Designs and owner of The Modern Sewist with "The Flavors of Fabric - Today’s Moderns Quilting 'a la Karis".  Join us to learn all about the journey Karis has taken from kitchen table to sewing circle. This engaging entrepreneur has stories to tell from her experiences as a traveling chef and handbag designer - both of which ultimately led her to open Sarasota’s newest Modern Quilt Shop.   Guest fee $5.00.

Doors open at 6:15 for socializing, visiting the library, signing up for classes and other guild activities.  If you have scraps for pet beds to drop off, please read the article in the April Newsletter before bringing them.

There are still a few openings in Barbara Plough's April 26th class on Machine Applique.  You can make unique towels or use the technique on other projects.

Informal Workshops are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9-2 at the Venice Community Center.   On April 12th, bring your own work or you can help make items for the 2018 Quilt Show Boutique. 

Our ongoing Community Service project  is to make nap quilts for every child entering the Head Start program in south Sarasota County.  The quilts were delivered in August, but you can still turn in quilts at any informal workshop.   The Community Service committee is always looking for donations of fabric suitable for childrens quilts - bright solids and fun themes.

Are you looking to learn something new?  Check out our Classes page and sign up now to reserve your place. 

Our Treasurer points out that when you mail to the guild Post Office Box, you can save a stamp by combining all of your mail (membership, class enrollment or Quilt Escape) into one envelope.  You can also write one check for the total if you prefer.

Meetings, workshops and most classes are held at the
 Venice Community Center (click for Map)
326 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

To see the new schedule for the 2016 - 2017 year , CLICK HERE.  

To become a member, or to renew your membership, click here to download the form.

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