Our Quilt Show committee is busy making plans for the 2022 Quilt Show. The theme is “Quilters in Paradise”. Download a printer-friendly flier or the full color ad to share with family, friends, and colleagues.
Friday, February 18, 2022, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 10am to 4pm
Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901
Health and Safety: The Melbourne Auditorium staff sanitize the building hourly during events, and have had zero (0) post-event Covid outbreaks. To help people feel comfortable during the quilt show, we will have hand sanitizer stations throughout the building. Flu masks are suggested but not mandatory. Our goal is to enjoy the quilt show and stay healthy at the same time.
Admission at the door is $12 per person per day.
Bus groups of 10 or more people will get the discounted rate of $10.00 per person per day.
Inquiries can be emailed to:
Our quilt show includes many exciting opportunities for attendees.
Sharon Metzger, AQS Certified Appraiser, will be on hand to appraise quilts.
Book Nook / Tool Shed
Visit the Book Nook for gently used items such as books, patterns, and quilting notions.
Browse our Gift Shop for new items and handmade treasures from our Seaside members.
The Café will have food available for purchase. Menu items include:
- Detroit Style Loose Burger (seasoned ground beef, chili, mustard & onions)
- Hot Dog
- Chicago Dog
- Bistro Bowl (pulled pork & chicken on rice & quinoa, mango, cucumber, green onion, crisp onions, cilantro, sesame seeds & Bistro Sauce)
- Cheese Burger
- Soup & Salad
- Corned Beef Rueben
- Piled High Corn Beef & Swiss
- Ham & Cheddar
- Pulled Pork or Chicken with BBQ or Bistro Sauce
- Pressed Cuban
This year’s Quilt Judge is Doris Goins. She is certified by the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ).
Lectures and Demos will be available on the following schedule:
Friday, February 18, 2022
- Topics and times will be published at a later date
Saturday, February 19, 2022
- Topics and times will be published at a later date
Check back before the show for the finalized schedule.
Best Intentions Bed Turning
Friday and Saturday throughout the Quilt Show
There is little doubt that quilters throughout the ages have started every new project with best intentions of seeing it through completion. Yet sometimes, despite Best Intentions, a quilt doesn’t quite make it to the finish line.
Whatever the era, some will argue these unfinished treasures should remain in the condition they were left by the original maker, but not every UFO has enough historical value to justify ignoring the original makers Best Intentions. . . And so . . . and finished them . . . with Best Intentions.
This year our Opportunity Quilt is a beautiful, machine-appliqued quilt, made by past SSPM member Becky Fiedler. The quilt is the 2015 “Tropical Storm” Block-of-the-Month pattern designed by Barbara Soumar of Flamingo Island Designs and Bobbie Dye. A special thanks to Diana Marchand who pieced the French Braid borders and quilted the top on her longarm machine.
The Opportunity Raffle Quilt “Tropical Storm” (65” wide x 70” long) is on display from Saturday, January 15 to Tuesday, January 25 at Quilts and Lace in Melbourne. Opportunity Quilt tickets ($1 each) and Pre-sale tickets ($10 each) are also available at the same location. Proceeds from Opportunity Quilt tickets benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Quilts and Lace
7720 N Wickham Road, Suite 111-114
Melbourne, FL 32940
Every 2 years we focus on a specific charity in our community, and we try to raise a large amount of money to help them. This year our charity is Second Harvest Food Bank. For each dollar that you donate you will receive one Opportunity Quilt ticket and a chance to win the beautiful Opportunity Quilt.
According to Second Harvest:
“1 in 7 Central Floridians are struggling with the reality of hunger. Demand for assistance remains at record levels and is not likely to diminish in the near future.”
The need for food Is greater than usual. According to Second Harvest:
“$10 Donated Provides 40 meals for our Neighbors in need.”
For more information about Second Harvest, visit their website:
The drawing for the quilt will be Saturday, February 19, 2022 at approximately 3:30 PM. You need not be present to win.
Florida Registration Number CH 10812. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 in Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.
Many gift baskets and items made by members can be bid on. Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at approximately 3:45 PM. You need not be present to win.
Small Quilt Raffle
Look for your favorite small quilt and purchase tickets for the raffle at $1.00 each. Drawing will be Saturday, February 19, 2022 at approximately 3:40 PM.
Free Spirit Arts Doll Club will have a selection of Art Dolls on display.
Free Spirit Art Dolls display will include a box of body parts, (made of quilting fabric of course). Select your favorite parts and create a Wacky Doll. $10.00 total cost and proceeds go to Seaside Piecemakers.
The Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists will present some of their recent treasures.
Look for Gertrude to lead the way to Dirty Dozen Fiber Artist Exhibit. Our two latest challenges will be on display. Our exhibit will include a fabric portrait of each member plus a favorite fabric art piece. Name tags will identify each member and include a photo of work. Check out the table display of some techniques used in our art quilts.
Check out the Vendor Mall for your favorite quilting items, as well as other miscellaneous items. Those scheduled so far to attend include:
- Dragon Fly Quilt Shop
- Kathy’s Quilt Studio
- Nostalgic Nook
- Off the Wall Quilts
- Pat’s Sacks
- Quilting Cushion
- Quilting Folks Sewing Gallery
- Quilts and Lace
- Quilt Tutor
- Sweet Darling Quilts
- Ultra Precision Quilting
- Vintage Fusion
- Woodblock Quilts
Check back before the show for the finalized list of Vendors.
If you are interested in being a Vendor at our quilt show, please send an email to: SSPMvendors2022@currently.com
This award is determined by the viewer’s votes. Please help us by indicating the quilt number of your favorite quilt in the show. The most voted-for quilt will receive a ribbon at approximately 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 19, 2022. The ballot will be in your Quilt Show Program book. Ballot boxes will be at the door where you enter and leave the main auditorium room.
Would you like to see the back of a quilt? Look for one of our volunteers wearing white gloves and she will assist you. Please do not touch the quilts without a glove. Thank you.
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