On day three of our road trip we went to The Villages, Florida.
Located close to Orlando, The Villages is a community of mostly retired people with 65,000 residents.
They drive golf carts for most of their daily activities.
The community is surrounded by restaurants, shopping, and medical facilities.
You would not have to travel far for any of your needs.
I did a lecture trunk show for the Quilting Guild of the Villages that night.
The next day I taught a workshop for Sew Cherished Quilt Shop of Fruitland, Florida.
We had a great time working on the Shooting Stars pattern.
There were 18 lovely ladies sewing and eating lunch together.
Here are some of their projects in different stages.
That night we were treated to a fabulous dinner at the home of my hostess Christine Brant.
She prepared an Italian feast for nine.
We spent the night with Christine’s mother Klementyne who told us wonderful and
sad stories of growing up in Poland and being sent to Siberia then immigrating to the United States.
She was a very sweet and interesting lady.
The next day I did a lecture trunk show for The Quilting Sisters Quilt Guild of Leesburg, Florida.
After a lunch in quaint downtown Leesburg, we left to go to St. Augustine, Florida.
Don’t forget to tell your guild program people and shop owners to check out Ami Sims’ new website.
Find A Quilt Teacher .com
It is a great resource for finding teachers and lecturers for your meetings and classes.