Fall is upon us and it is still hot and sticky outside. For those who are winter residents, this is our inside time. A great time to work on the unfinished projects, or even to start new ones. I am happy to say that I have finished many projects this summer and am trying to finish another one involving large hexies, which I will teach in the winter. I wasn’t really certain that I would; but, now that I am starting to put it together, I am liking the way it is turning out.
We have added a couple of new teachers this Summer. Diana Forrest will be teaching Redwork. She already has some followers, me included. We have been making kitchen towels for the holidays. Don’t be surprised if you get one. Our other teacher, Linda Chasse, will be teaching Brazilian Embroidery. She will teach one class in the fall and more after Christmas.
Lots of goings on in Dade City: Northerners, this fall we have added a new monthly event, First Fridays. This event takes place from 5pm to 9pm. Stores are open, many musicians playing music in the streets, refreshments and carriage rides. A great “date night” for you and your friends.
Our Classic Car shows begin again on the first Saturday of the month along with our Farmer’s Market!! On October 14th, the Scarecrow Festival is held at the Pioneer Museum just north of town with lots of events for children. We also have our Fall Antique Faire, October 14 and 15th Downtown. A great time to pick up antiques and other items. November 4th brings the Unwrap for the Holidays and includes the Second Annual Snowball Flurry at 9 am.
December deserves its own paragraph. The Christmas Light Parade takes place at dusk on December 1st. Great way to get the whole family excited about the holidays. Dec. 9 is our Annual Christmas Stroll; shops will be open late, streets closed for wandering about. Again, there will be music, vendors, carriage rides and refreshments in the shops. Enjoy a real “small town” experience.
The following Friday, December 15th, the merchants will have carriage rides on Church Street to enjoy the Holiday lights. The following weekend Dec. 21,22, 23rd. don’t miss Annual event: Church Street Christmas. Each evening the street is blocked off to allow pedestrian traffic ONLY, Dogs allowed. Lots of music and holiday cheer.
I know these activities don’t center on quilting; but, I love this city and want to share some of the reasons I live here. There are activities at the Quilt shop too. The September Red X Sale. All bolts marked with a Red X will be $5.00 a yard. A great time to get backing fabric or add to your stash. In October, we will have antique quilts and antiques for sale outside the shop. After all of your holiday eating and visiting, enjoy a day with us at our after-holiday sale, Thursday, Dec. 28. Everything in the store will be 30 percent off.
We enjoy your visits anytime, especially when you bring in your show and tells. I will be adding some of mine to our Facebook Page throughout the Fall! Like us on Facebook and see the pictures.