Friday, December 2, 2016

Save the Date!

Make sure you mark your calendars as you don't want to miss our next show -- February 1-3, 2018. 

There is a lot of behind-the-scene stuff going on.  The committees are busy prepping to make this our best show ever! 
Check our website for all the details, more info is coming soon

The Quilting in Paradise show is growing in 2018 -- in addition to the beautiful ribbons we award, we are now adding cash prizes totaling $5,000!  How awesome is that?!!  You can view a list of the awards here.

Such exciting news happening! For 2018 we have also revised the list of categories, as well as the rules, and entry form. Make sure you check out the new categories, read the rules, and start planning your entries, we can't wait to see what you create!  Entry forms are available on the website show page.

Make sure to follow the blog and our Quilting in Paradise Facebook page for more information as well as some throw-backs to previous shows!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Quilting in Paradise set to open tomorrow

The show is ready.  The Quilts are outstanding.  Pat Harrison, our Judge, asked us if we had run classes on binding (and yes, we had) because our binding was so good overall and she was pleased to see a pleatless set of quilts on the backside.  The ribbons are fantastic looking, thank you Bette H. and Gail Z.  The layout done by Marian Mc makes the quilts look fantastic and wait till all you traditional quilters see our BEST OF SHOW and BEST HAND QUILTING.  The vendors are sharing a great group of fabrics, notions, patterns and yes, tools and machines.  You will be impressed with the wide variety of vendors our Show Chairman was able to gather.  I was impressed and will not be able to  keep that not spending too much VOW.  However, I have to take my hat off to the Boutique and Auction Committee.  Their wares and offers are the best group  I have ever seen.  You will want to spend a few bucks there.  Here is a sample of the Boutique booth.

The Auction everyday from 1 to 2 PM will knock your socks off.  You will be bidding your little paddles off.  And when you see what a guild full of women can do to assist in making other women aware of their hearts.  The three quilts are fantastic for the Go Red for Women event during the whole show.  See our post on that.  On Friday, February 5th, wear red and get to enter our drawing for the $1,000 Basket of Quilting Supplies. for more info.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Join us at the SHOW and Remember your Heart

The Port Saint Lucie Crazy Quilters have for the first time dedicated part of their "Quilting in Paradise" Show to the American Heart Association Go Red for Women funding raising effort.  We are Wearing Red at the Show on the National Wear Red Day and if you have red  on that day you can enter a drawing for a $1,000 Quilting Gift basket donated by the JaM Patch. Don't worry if you have forgotten, we have red hearts for you to purchase with a contribution to the Go Red for Women. We also have three beautiful Heart Quilts that our members have made and were quilted by Marian McCoin, Karen Marchetti of Creative Longarm Quilting and Natalie Carlton.  The money will all be given to the American Heart Association Go Red for Women and bring your checkbook as the checks are to be made out to the AHA Go Red for Women, which is tax-deductible.  The American Heart Association is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 

Here are some shots of our beautiful quilts to be auctioned.  

The Quilts with the Chairmans of the Show, Heart Quilt and Boutique.

Didn't you always want to have this shape....well, you can at the show.  Teri Tope, Quiltmaker and Designer and Author and good person graciously allowed us to borrow this quilt for our advertisement and your enjoyment. Come and take a picture.  

Thank you Jen L. of Red Thread Studio, our model.