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Quilt Show 2024 "Quilting by the Gulf XX"
Festival of Quilts

March 2nd 9:00am to 5:00pm 
March 3rd 9:00am to 4:00pm

Venice Community Center

326 Nokomis Ave S

Venice FL 34285

General Admission $10
Blue Water Catering will be open for Breakfast & Lunch daily

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Sunshine & Sea Breezes Raffle Quilt

This stunning custom design quilt measures 90" x 90" and features a Mariners Compass in the center,  surrounded by art deco borders. It is all custom quilted.

Designed, created and quilted by Lyn Strum.

Raffle quilt tickets are now available. Contact any member of our guild to purchase, or buy them at the Quilt Show. 
Winner does not need to be present at time of drawing.
Ticket cost: $1 each, or 6 for $5

Tip: Buy early -- these tickets make great stocking stuffers!


While at the Quilt Show, don't miss out on shopping at the Boutique -- our unique gift shop featuring handmade items, created and donated by our guild members.

Here are some items that could be for sale, all at reasonable prices [updated as we get closer to March]:

•  Accessories  tote bags, purses, zip bags, makeup bags, eyeglass cases, wine bags, dog scarves, holiday treat bags, etc.
Baby items  quilts, bibs, reusable diapers, tummy-time mats, child's birthday placemat, etc.
•  Home Decor – table runners, placemats, mug rugs, pillows or covers, kitchen towels, quilted casserole holders, hot pads, cloth baskets, tea cozies, including some holiday themed items.
•  Clothing – aprons, easy skirts, scarves, bucket hats, etc.
•  Quilts – lap quilts, wall hangings, kids quilts
•  Crafts – pin cushions, jar grippers, calendars, outdoor flags, quilted book covers, mahjong mats

Our members have used their wonderful skills and imagination in preparing these items, creating things that are useful and pretty for your home, or as gifts.
Many are made with our Florida sunshine and beaches in mind, and will take you to your happy place just by looking at them.

If you have any questions or want to make a suggestion please email us at

Basket Walk

Ready, Set ...Take a walk through our Basket Walk, and take a chance on winning one of these fun gift baskets.

Purchase tickets for this fund-raiser, then stroll among the gift baskets offered. Find your favorite ones and deposit tickets in the jar to "take a chance" on winning the entire basket with its beautiful contents. Baskets might be filled with themed items such as sewing notions, fabric pre-cuts, small booklets, snacks, patterns, etc.

Have fun!

Basket drawings will be held at the end of the Quilt Show on Sunday March 3
Winner does not need to be present to claim their prize -- we will contact you.

Blocks in a Bag

For this fund-raiser, coordinating quilt blocks are created by our quilting Circles or groups of friends, packaged together and offered to the highest bidder.

Quilt Show attendees can look at the blocks in person and place bids over both days via silent auction. Winner does not need to be present at the time when bids are closed.

Whoever wins each set of blocks can assemble them into a quilt, either by using the suggestion included, or by adding more fabric as sashing and borders, and using their own creativity.

Most packaged blocks will include: 
1) the name of the individual or group that made the blocks
2) the number of blocks included
3) the size of the blocks
4) a picture of how the finished quilt will look, or suggested layouts
5) Optional: extra material used in the making of the blocks.
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Quilting Books, Magazines & Patterns - Table

Our members have donated gently-used quilting & sewing magazines, books and patterns for sale at the Quilt Show.

These items will be very reasonably priced, so that you can get a whole book or several magazines for the cost of a single new pattern. 

Find some favorites, take them home, and get your creative juices flowing.

Mini Quilts

Stop by the Mini-Quilts display to see what our members have created and donated for this year's auction! All new, fun mini-quilts will auctioned at the Quilt Show.

Proceeds from this silent auction will be donated to the South County Food Pantry.

Mini-quilts will measure no larger than 80” around the perimeter.

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We greatly appreciate our fabulous vendors who will be available at our show. 
Click below to see the Vendors page:

Meet Our Vendors

Beverly Fine



Beverly Fine became a National Quilting Association Certified Judge in 2003 and served as the NQA Judges Certification Program Coordinator from 2008-2012 and again from 2015-2016. She co-authored the book Guide to Judged Quilt Shows, available through Amazon, and served as the Masterpiece Quilt Coordinator for the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges ( from 2015-2017 with the mandate to recognize the very highest quality of work being done among today's quiltmakers. Upon learning that the NQA planned to dissolve as of December 31, 2015, she became a member of the four-person transition team to set-up and organize the new National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. Beverly’s judging philosophy is to recognize creativity and the appropriate skills to bring it to life. She hopes to encourage all quiltmakers and guide them toward the best possible choices to develop their ideas.

For more info on Beverly and her work, check out her website at