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Florida Quilt Shows & Events

Quilts are woven through the fabric of Florida's history, and represent stories of wars, births, love, freedom and tragedy. Explore these stories through the hundres of quilt shows and exhibitions Florida has each year. Also, be sure to visit the many art galleries and museums throughout the state.

Quilters Resources prides itself in being your most comprehensive resource for quilting related information on the internet; however, please understand that circumstances beyond our control may limit the accuracy of posted information. I am not always made aware of event changes and/or cancellations. As such, please be sure to verify dates, times, and locations prior to traveling to any event.

If you have an event addition and/or updated information, please e-mail all of the details (dates and time, name of show, location including complete address and state, website or Facebook page, contact information, and any additional information deemed necessary).

Other websites with current quilting events:


Florida Museums have many ongoing exhibits

Florida Quilt Trail


May 31 - December 31, 2016
The Ultimate Shop Hop Fall 2016
To participate, use TheQuiltShopNavigator National Directory or any Regional Guide. Find your passport at the end of the Online 24/7 section. Get your passport validated at each store you visit! Passports must be mailed to The Quilt Shop Navigator by January 5. Prizes will be announced on their website January 20.

October 6-9, 2016
Tea & Stitches Hand Appliqué and Embroidery Retreat 
with Author/Educator Jan Vaine
University Center, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
Info and Registration:
Phone:  904-626-9870

October 14-16, 2016
28th Annual Quilt Show and Sale
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Hwy 41, 11016 Lillian Saunders Dr, White Springs, FL

For info 386-397-7009

October 28-30, 2016
41st Annual Lake Wales Pioneer Days
Lake Wales Depot Museum
325 S Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33853 or

November 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 TBD
The Ultimate Shop Hop Winter/Spring
To participate, use TheQuiltShopNavigator National Directory or any Regional Guide. Find your passport at the end of the Online 24/7 section. Get your passport validated at each store you visit! Passports must be mailed to The Quilt Shop Navigator by July 5. Prizes will be announced on their website July 20.

November 4-5, 2016 (9am-4pm)
Down a Sunny Country Road of Quilts
presented by Country Road Quilters
College of Central Florida
Ewers Century Center, 3001 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL  
Free Parking and Buses welcome
For info Sharon Weisenfluh, Lisa Scarberry (352) 638-6747

November 5-6, 2016
35th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show
Downtown Gainesville, FL

November 10-12, 2016
Super Sewing Powers Retreat
Hampton Inn, Oldsmar, FL 34677
Kick Off Dinner with Ellen Osten, National Sulky Educator.
Special Learning Opportunities and plenty of free sewing time.
Early Bird Discount through August 31, 2016
Hosted by Happy Apple Quilts
Sponsors: Blank Quilting, Bosal, Innova, Florida Quilting Center, Schmetz Needles, Sulky, Wooly Lady
for information, contact Sharen 813-925-9028

November 11-12, 2016
Biennial Quilts and Tea Festival
Throughout the Historic District, Davenport, FL
(863) 258-7800 or

November 2016 TBD
15th Biennial Quilt Show
College of Central Florida, Ewers Century Center
State Road 200, Ocala, FL

November 2016 TBD
Hop for the Stars!
Bernina Sewing Center - Lake Mary, FL
Wren's Nest - Oviedo, FL
Nancy's Quilt Shop - Winter Haven, FL
Sewing Studio - Maitland, FL
Clermont Sewing and Quilting - Clermont, FL
Quilter's Cove - Orlando, FL
Sew-Mini Things - Mount Dora, FL
Wandering Stitches - Orlando, FL

November 2016 TBD
9th Annual Craft Show & Bake Sale
2612 Vindale Rd, Tavares, FL 32778

November 2016 TBD
Hernando Quilters Guild Annual Show
Brookville, FL

November 2016 TBD
Sew Worth It Annual Retreat
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL

November 2016 TBD
Cruise I-95 Shop Hop
Seaside Sewing & Quilts - New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
The Sewing Garret - Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Byrd’s Nest Quilt Shop - Ormond Beach, FL 32176
The Sew and Quilt Shop - Bunnell, FL 32110
Cut Up and Sew Quilt Shop - Palm Coast, FL 32164
Bee’s Quilt Shop and Studio - St. Augustine, FL 32084

November 2016 TBD
Annual Quilt Show
11050 NW 10th Ave, Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 493-2801 or

November 2016 TBD (8am-2pm)
Annual Festival of Crafts
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
22094 Lyons Rd, Boca Raton, FL

November 2016 TBD
Horse Creek Festival & Florida Heritage Invitational Art Show
Davenport, FL
For information, call 863-419-3300

December 3-5, 2016
Once Upon a Quilt Annual 3-day Retreat
IGFA Conservation and Event Center
Dania Beach, FL


January 13-14, 2017
Florida Haiti Benefit Auction
3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237

January 19-21, 2017
Annual World Quilt Show - Florida
Orange County Convention Center
West Concourse - Hall E2
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

January 27-28, 2017
2017 Showcase of Quilts "Quilting 'round the Square"
Quilting Guild of the Villages, Florida
The Savannah Center
1545 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL 32162

January 27-28, 2017
Quilting under the Palms Biennial Quilt Show
Quilters' Crossing
Countryside Recreation Center 
2640 Sabal Springs Dr 
Clearwater, FL 33761

January 27-28, 2017
Quilting in the Highlands Annual Quilt Show
Highlands County Quilt Guild
Kenilworth Lodge, 1610 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL

January 28, 2017
Annual Kumquat Festival Quilt Challenge Show
Downtown Dade City, FL
Quilt Show Publicity  352-567-3769

January 2017 TBD
Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 West Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL

January 2017 TBD
Annual Conference & Expo
sponsored by Florida Sewing Sew-Ciety
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
Leesburg, FL

January 2017 TBD
Florida Breeze Shop Hop "Playing at the Beach" - 7 shops

February 4, 2017 (10am-pm)
Venice Florida Quilters Show Annual "Airing of the Quilts"
Maxine Barritt Park, Beachfront near Sharky's Restaurant
1800 S Harbor Dr, Venice, FL 34285
Carole Lyles Shaw (410) 913-8539   
Free admission
Quilt show will be hung under and around the Big Pavilion in a beautiful beach-side park.  We will have a unique display of modern quilts and textile artwork made by our very talented members

February 4-5, 2017
34th Annual Farmfest & Quilt Show
Pioneer Florida Museum 
15602 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City, FL 33523

February 4-5, 2017
SunBonnet Sue Quilters Biennial Quilt Show
Indian River County Fairgrounds 
7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32967
Pat Lester  772-562-9294

February 10-11, 2017
Quilts from the Heart
Holley Academic Center 
4750 Collegiate Dr, Panama City, FL 32405

February 10-11, 2017
Quilts from the Heart
St. Andrew Bay Quilters’ Guild Annual Quilt Show
Florida State University, Holley Center,
4750 Collegiate Dr, Panama City, FL 32405

February 17-18,  2017  (9am-5pm)
14th Biannual Quilt Show "Quilts by the Sea"
presented by the Amelia Island Quilt Guild
Atlantic Recreation Center
2500 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Rozlyn Warren  904-415-1405

February 17-18, 2017
Peace River Quilt Festival
Peace River Quilters Guild, Punta Gorda, 
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL 33951
Admission: $7 or $12 for entire event       

February 17-18, 2017
Home Sweet Home
Sponsored by: Largo Cracker Quilters, Largo
Seminole Recreation Center
9100 113th St. N, Largo/Seminole - Mid-Pinellas, 33772    
Admission: $7   

February 17-18, 2017
Mid Pinellas Quilt Show
Hidden Stitches, Largo Cracker Quilters & Procrastinating Quilters
Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St N, Seminole, FL

February 24-25, 2017
Applique in Tampa Bay IV
Higgins Hall 
5221 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33614

February 24-25, 2017
"Stitches in Time Quilt Show"
Naples Annual Quilt Show
New Hope Ministires
7675 Davis Blvd, Naples, FL 34104
email Sue at

February 24-25, 2017
35th Annual Quilt Show "FAN"tastic Quilt Show
Lake County Quilters Guild
Lake Receptions
4425 Hwy 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

February 2017 TBD
Space Coast Quilters Biennial Show
Eastern Florida State College
Titusville Campus Gymnatorium
1311 N US Hwy 1, Titusville, FL 32796

February 2017 TBD
Flying Needles Quilt Guild Annual Retreat
Northwest Florida State College
100 E College Blvd, Niceville, FL 32578

March 1-4, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek
Ocean Center, 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
Melissa Winters (270) 898-7903

March 3-4, 2017
"Quilts in Paradise:
Friendship Knot Quilters' Guild Biennial Show
Robarts Arena
3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237

March 9-11, 2017
Broward County 14th Biennial Quilt Expo
War Memorial Auditorium
800 Sandy Ninninger Dr (NE 8th St), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

March 16-18, 2017
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
The Lakeland Center, 701 W Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815

March 24-25, 2017
Biennial Quilt Show "Flights of Fancy"
presented by Quilters Workshop of Tampa Bay
The Salvation Army Worship Center
1100 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL, Cindy Ambler (954) 564-2908

March 2017 TBD
Annual High Sees Quilting Cruise Adventures
on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas!
321-242-1331 or

March 2017 TBD
Trenton's Suwanee Valley Annual Quilt Festival
Outdoor Quilt Show
Every shop and business in Trenton will sport quilts, host quilting demonstrations
Trenton, FL

March 2017 TBD
A Festival of Quilts
Venice Area Quilters Guild
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL or

April 14-16, 2017
Annual Quilts by the River Quilt Show
Miss D's Quilt Shop
305 St Johns Ave, Palatka, FL 32177
(386) 385-5678

April 28-30, 2016
Quilting Under the Roof Quilting Retreat
Fort Myers, FL
Melissa Roof 239-910-6072

April 2017 TBD
Pensacola Quilts! Annual Quilt Show
Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, Expo Hall
6655 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32526

May 6-7, 2017
Biennial Tree City Quilters Quilt Show
Best Western Gateway Grand
4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32604
For info: 386-385-5678

May 2017 TBD
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 16th Annual Quilt Show
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd, Blountstown, FL 32424
(850) 674-2777 or

June - September 2017 TBD
Row By Row Experience

July - August 2017 TBD
Summer Shop Hop

July - September 2017 TBD
35th Annual Capital City Quilt Show
Museum of Florida History
500 S Bronough, Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 245-6400

August 2017 TBD
4th Annual "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts" Bus Tour
$195 per person, includes hotel, meals, bus ride
Make reservations at one of the following stores:
Boutique 4 Quilters, West Melbourne, FL
Fabric Art Shop, Lake City, FL
Happy Apple Quilts, Tampa, FL
Inspire! Quilting & Sewing, Plant City, FL
Nancy's Quilt Shop, Winter Garden, FL
Seaside Sewing & Quilts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Tomorrow's Treasures, Ocala, FL
Wandering Stitches, Orlando, FL

October 2017 TBD
"Lighting Up Florida"
Creative Quilters 14th Biennial Quilt Show
Crystal River National Armory
8551 Venable St, Crystal River, FL

October 2017 TBD
6th Annual Crafts on the Lake
presented by Creative Crafts Guild of West Central Florida
Lakeview Community Church
475 E Lake Rd N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

October 2017 TBD
3rd Annual Quilters' Craft Sale
Savannah Regional Recreation Center
1545 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL

November 2017 TBD
Biennial Quilt Show
presented by Hernando Quilters Guild
St. Anthony's Parish Heffernan Banquet Hall
20428 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601


January 2018 TBD
11th Biennial Show
Southwest Florida Quilter’s Guild
Lee County Civic Center
11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 or

February 2018 TBD
Port St Lucie Crazy Quilters 10th Biennial Quilt Show
Port St Lucie Civic Center
9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

February 2018 TBD
Chautauqua Quilters Guild Biennial Quilt Show
with The Emerald Coast Modern Quilt Guild
DeFuniak Springs Community Center
361 N 10th St, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 or 850-585-2796

February 2018 TBD
Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL
Contact Joan Balmer (941-625-3322) or Peggy Nederveld (941-457-6566) or email at

February 23-25, 2018
West Pasco Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center
6630 Van Buren Street, New Port Richey, FL 34653 or
Rhonda Koning, (727) 869-9604  
Admission: $7 or $10 for entire event     

February 2018 TBD
High Point Quilt Club Show and Lady Dresden Tea - Biennial
Community Center of High Point Senior Community
12249 Clubhouse Rd, Brooksville, FL 34613
For information, email
or call 352.592.2147

March 9-10, 2018
Biennial Quilt Show
Suncoast Quilting Guild
Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave, Largo, FL 33773, Teiah Hester (727) 452-9574

March 2018 TBD
Seaside Piecemakers Timeless Treasures Biennial Quilt Show
Melbourne Auditorium
625 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL
Judy Pacificador (321) 777-5660

Marcch 2018 TBD
Quilts of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Palm Beach Country Quilters' Guild Biennial Show
South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, FL

April 2018 TBD
Quilts by the Lake Biennial Quilt Show
sponsored by Ladies of the Lakes Quilt Guild
175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801


January 2019 TBD
4th Biennial Quilters & Stitchers MarketPlace - A 'One Stop Shop Hop'
Sponsored by The Quilting Guild of the Villages
La Hacienda Recreation Center
1200 Avenida Central, The Villages, FL

Contact Pat at



November 1-30, 2015 (closed Sundays)
Florida Architectural Quilts
Miami Art Quilters
Key Largo Library, 101485 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL

November 6-7, 2015
Harvest of Quilts, Past, Present & Future
Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon
The Regent Event Center
6437 Watson Road, Riverview FL

November 21, 2015
Quilt Bluegrass Festival
Thornebrooke Village
2443 NW 43 St, Gainesville, FL


January 7-8, 2016
Modern Quilting Workshop
World Quilt Florida, Orlando, FL

January 8-9 2016
Splashes of Color
Southwest Florida Quilters' Guild
Lee County Civic Center
11831 Bay Shore Rd, N Ft Myers, FL

thru January 18, 2016
The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America and Mid-Florida Quiltmakers: Commemorations and Connections
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
642 W New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Crealdé School of Art (Jenkins Gallery)
600 St Andrews Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
Two-venue event - Internationally traveled exhibition by leading quilt artists from across the U.S.

January 18-21, 2016
Florida Sewing Sew-Ciety Expo
Lake Yale Conference Center, Leesburg, FL

January 9-29, 2016
Art Quilt Exhibit works by Gayle Wolfe
Cedar Key Arts Center
457 2nd St, Cedar Key, FL

January 22-24, 2016
Babes on the Beach 2016 Quilting Retreat
Cocoa Beach, FL

February 5-6, 2016 (9-4)
Busy Bees Quilt Show "Quilts: what is old is new again"
Silver Springs Presbyterian Church
674 Silver Road, Ocala, FL

February 12, 2016
Fiber & Art Quilt Exhibition and Show
Quilt South Florida
First United Methodist
622 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL  33030

February 12-13, 2016
Suncoast Quilt Expo "A Stitch in Time"
Manatee Patchworkers Quilt Show
Manatee Area Convention Center
1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221
Karon Clay (941) 360-8285
Admission $7

February 18-21, 2016
Quilting Bee Retreat - Come join us for our 4 day retreat at the Hilton in Downtown St. Petersburg FL. The great teachers are: Author, Quilt artist and teacher, Rayna Gillman; Award winning teachers, Pauline Salzman, Linda Krause, Alberta Dalke; and others. Admission: A base price for the retreat plus any additional classes you may want.
Contact: Cheri Samon (727) 525-0111 or

March 1-31, 2016 (closed on Sunday)
Florida Architectural Quilts
Miami Art Quilters
Key Largo Library, 101485 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL
305-451-4536 or 305-253-6994

March 11-12, 2016
The Pelican Piecemakers Quilt Guild NSB "Charlotte's Garden"
Christ Community Church
1210 Mission Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Contact: Kathy Davis

March 19-20, 2016
Koreshan Clothesline Quilt Show
The Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero,  FL  
(between Ft Myers and Naples on Route 41, exit 123 off I75)
in conjunction with the Antique Engine Show.

March 20-27, 2016
Quilting Cruise in the Eastern Caribbean!
Cruise with us...on the beautiful, Holland America Eurodam...we bring the Sewing machines on board, all the kits and more!
386-734-8782 or

April 7-9, 2016
Quilt Retreat in Bradenton
Sarasota Modern Quilt Guilt
Christian Retreat Center
1200 Glory Way Blvd, Bradenton FL 34212
Fees: single occupancy -- $368;   double occupancy--$275 per person;  day stitcher (includes all meals)  $175.

May 28 - August 27, 2016
Radical Elements 
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901

September 9-11, 2016
Heather Jones 3-Day Special Event at Patch Reef Park
Heather will be teaching at QuiltCon 2017
Lecture & Trunk Show : Quilt Local Finding Inspiration in the Everyday Friday, Sept 9 6:30pm-9:00pm  Members Free but must register - spaces are limited. Guests $5
Workshop : Large Scale Piecing with Heather Jones  Saturday, Sept 10 : Learn the benefits of large-scale piecing and constructing oversized blocks. We’ll discuss the roots of large scale piecing, the effect of reducing design elements and the simplification of the overall design of a quilt.
Workshop : Inspiration To Design with Heather Jones Sunday, Sept 11 Workshop : Bring your inspiration to life as you create a one of a kind unique quilt pattern.

September 15-17, 2016
QuiltFest "All that Stash"
Sponsored by Seven Sister Guilds of Jacksonville
Prime F Osborn III Convention Center
1000 Water St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Gay Montgomery 904-771-1154


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