Friendship Knot past quilt shows

2009 quilt show


2007 quilt show


2005 quilt show


Quilts in Paradise

With the theme "Quilts in Paradise", the Friendship Knot Quilters Guild has challenged its members by asking the question: "What is your Paradise?" You might like to remember this when you visit the show and consider how wonderful it is to live in a tropical paradise and how often we express this in our quilts. Having abundant sunshine helps a quilter create. Quilts= Paradise=SARASOTA.

The 2013 show will showcase a fantastic array of quilts - from traditional to contemporary created by beginners to national award winners.

As part of the show, a Merchants Mall will showcase vendors offering a variety of commercial cottons, wools and hand-dyed fibers as well as notions, patterns and tools. Sewing/quilting/embroidery machines and long arm machines will also be on display.

The Guild-sponsored Boutique will offer both traditional and modern items for sale. There will also be a Consignment Sales area. Plan to stop in and shop for yourself or a gift for someone special.

There will be two silent auctions: a Block Auction with ready-to-use quilt blocks closing on Saturday and a Small Quilt Auction with winners each day of show.

Appraiser Brenda Grampsas, an American Quilter's Society certified appraiser of quilts and quilted textiles will be available each day. She is a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers-Quilted Textiles.

  Show location:

Robarts Arena at the Sarasota Fairgrounds

  Admission: $7

Discount for bus trips

  Important dates:

Registration forms deadline: Jan. 21, 2013

Quilt drop-off: Feb. 23, 2013

Quilt judging days: March 1-2, 2013

Quilt show set-up: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7, 2013

Quilt show take-down: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 9, 2013

Quilt pick-up: 5:30 p.m. March 9, 2013