This morning DH and I, along with 3 friends headed toward Tampa to attend the Cypress Creek Quilter's Guild outdoor quilt show, held at the Botanical Gardens at the University of South Florida.
The weather was wonderful - cool at first, but jackets came off 15 minutes after our arrival. We had a wonderful morning, sharing all the quilts, plants and sunshine.
The first picture is of the opportunity quilt - they sold all of the tickets by 1pm and the draw was at 3. I guess I didn't win, as no one called!
The quilts were on stands and hung under and between the trees. There was lots of room for visitors to spread out, and there were demonstrations set up throughout the gardens as well.
They had a small vendor area, and I did pick up 2 cloth book kits at their boutique. We stayed to see the auction of quilts - tried to win a couple, but the bidding went too high for my budget. The money from the auction was being donated to the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital & Clinic - for health care for Woman Veterans.
Guild members made the lovely award ribbons - such a special touch...
Some of the quilts seemed to glow when the sun added its own highlights.
On the way home we stopped at Olive Garden for a late "soup and salad" lunch. Lots of laughter turned it into a wonderful day.