News from the Mailbag - July

Here is some more news from the mailbag that we recently received!  You can find other recent news from the mailbag HERE and HERE.

1.  Call for Entries:  Florida in Fabric!
 The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts (in Melbourne, Florida) recently announced a call for entries into its second "Florida in Fabric" statewide juried quilt exhibition!  

"We invite Florida artists to submit their quilted visions of the Florida experience—a “postcard” from the Sunshine State. Florida evokes diverse images of tropical beaches, exotic wildlife and historic exploration. From the Fountain of Youth to the Space Shuttle, sunken treasure or Suwannee River, Florida inspires dreams of renewal and refuge. Explore the state of mind that is Florida and send us your inspiration."

Entry Deadline:
Notification of Acceptance:
Exhibit Dates:

January 31, 2014 at 5 p.m.   

March 14, 2014
May 24 – August 23, 2014

For detailed prospectus, entry form and more information, please visit the website: or call (321) 674-8313.

2.   November Quilt Retreat:  Babes on the Beach!

Sew Central in Merritt Island, Florida recently announced its second annual "Babes on the Beach" retreat in Cocoa Beach, FL on November 8, 9, and 10, 2013.  The sisters from Me and My Sister Designs will be the instructors for the weekend.  

The weekend includes a private lunch at the Sew Central store, a trunk show of patterns, sewing from the new designs, lunches and much more!  The retreat will be held at the International Palms Resort, and the cost for the weekend is $395, plus reasonable rates on the hotel.  Please contact as soon as possible if you are interested!

3.  Quilt Bee at Sea:  March 2014 Cruise!

A member of the Southern Stars Quilt Guild in Broward recently forwarded this exciting cruise opportunity to us!  It is a "Quilt Bee at Sea."

--Leaving March 2, 2014
--7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise onboard the Celebrity Silhouette.  
--Ft.  Lauderdale, Florida round-trip.
--Ports include: San Juan,  Puerto Rico• Basseterre, St. Kitts • Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
--Enjoy a week of fun with otherquilters. Experience new tips, techniques, demos, games and prizes.
--Pricesstart   at   $779pp or$1004 pp for balcony.
--For more information orreservations, please contact:  Karla lrby at RegencyTravel (954 525-5117).