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New All Florida Shop Hop coming soon:
March and April 2023
60 stores, 100s of prizes and FREE gift at every store.

Passport/Magazine as well as this special Florida fabric line available to preorder here on our web site under the "2023 Florida Shop Hop" section or call us and we get everything ready for you.


Who could have predicted the fall retreat would be held during hurricane Ian? We were so lucky to be spared and did our best to not let the weather dampen our sewing days. So Cathleene said "Let's do it again!" Please mark your calendars for March 20-24th 2023 when we will once again drag threads all over the Hyatt Place Hotel in Lutz. The staff there are fantastic! We love them as much as they love us. How wonderful to feel welcome.

The retreat will meet during the week Monday - Friday, with the room open from 7am to midnight M-Th and 7am to 8pm on Friday. Just think, pack up all your stuff and unload only once. It is a great chance to start new projects or finish those UFO's. Along the way, you will spend time with old friends while making new ones.

The Hyatt Place Hotel is at 26000 Sierra Center Blvd. Lutz, FL 33559, near exit 275, at I-75 and SR56. A block of rooms will be offered after the first of the year. The price remains the same as the fall retreat. For all 5 days in the sewing room, the cost is only $180 with breakfast included. Get your registration in early so that you are guaranteed to join in the fun. You can pay a $50 non-refundable deposit now to hold your spot, then pay the balance of $130 by December 31, 2022. Get your deposit in quick, the seats fill fast. There will also be a waiting list in case we can graduate to a larger room if enough people sign up. Click HERE to sign up today or come into the store to make your payment.

I am a certified instructor in Laura Heine’s Collage method. 
As a certified teacher I am willing to travel. 
Please contact Cathleene if you would like for me to teach at your guild or shop. or 813-994-2994

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Shirley Kasprzyk

Welcome to our Store

At Sweet Darling Quilts we're all about Quality, Attitude and Commitment.  That's why we carry only the best products from manufacturers you've come to know and love in the quilting world.  When you call or stop by to see us, we always have a smile on our face and are eager to help you.  That's our commitment because when you "Find your passion...then it is no longer work!"
(quote from LA Reid)

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Melanie-Long Arm Quilter

Melanie from Itching for Stitching will be here from 10-12 for pick-ups and deliveries.

Civil War Sampler

We will be studying and working on blocks from the Civil War Sampler

Quilts of Valor

Come work on quilts for our service personnel. Dues are going up to $15 annual starting in 2020. You MUST rsvp with Bonnie as we are only allowing 6 to attend due to Covid-19

Feb 2
Open Sew-Nights
Feb 3
Collage Class
Feb 4
Open Sew-Days

Upcoming Classes

Bargello Twist and Turn

Cost: $ 40

Here are bargello quilts like you've never seen them before! Instead of streaking up and down, these 11 designs wave, twist, and curve to create beautiful shapes with incredible movement. Eileen's techniques use the efficiency of strip piecing to make truly mesmerizing modern designs. You'll create strip sets, slice and dice them, and arrange the values using a number chart for flawless results. A gorgeous gallery is included.

Thimballina Bag

Cost: $ 35

Auntie Two Pattern. This mini messenger bag with long shoulder strap is great for travel or sliding in a briefcase or travel bag.

Beginning Free Motion Machine Quilting

Cost: $ 35

This class introduces all the basics of quilting with your sewing machine. You will learn both quilting with an even feed foot and free motion techniques. After this class you'll be ready to finish all those beautiful tops you have.