Sunday, January 25, 2009

Quilt Fever 2009

It's Quilt Season in Florida...January through the middle of May. So many shows, so few weekends to see them all!
This weekend Cherry-Cherry & I went to Orlando to see Quilt Fever, the biennial show hosted by the Cabin Fever Quilters Guild.

You can really catch Quilt Fever here!
Held at the Central Florida fairgrounds, this show had loads of great work, with about 300 quilts in all. Special exhibits included the Hoffman Challenge and Quilt Pink (for the Komen Foundation), plus an outrageous collection of decorated bras for the Way To Women's Wellness foundation.
All this filled one large hall at the fairgrounds, with 26 vendors arranged all around the walls (very distracting to quilt viewing, but much fun!). In the center was a good demo area, with some welcomed seating and educational opportunities.
One thing I especially like about this show, which has grown so well over the years, is that they do a fine job of showing what their guild is all about. Besides the usually raffle quilt, silent auction and other fund-raising projects, they have good exhibits of all the charities they help, and also a display of quilts just to represent the various classes and activities they had in the past year.
This is not a judged show. In the program is a Viewers Choice sheet, so attendees may mark their favorite quilt in each catagory. All the awards are given by this ballot.
If you'd like to find out more about quilt shows around the state of Florida, check them out on the SSQA website.
Next weekend I'll be in Panama City at the Quilter's Paradise Retreat...and at last, I will be able to show you not only the Mystery Quilt, but also the other wonderful quilt that has been inspired by it!

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