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Bok Tower show and meet up.


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Hey local friends–wanna meet up?

I’m back with the details for a local meet up and checking out my current exhibit at Bok Tower happening on May 24. Anyone interested and available is welcome to come! I’m thinking it’ll be super casual and low-key. I’ll plan to get to there at 11:00am. We can meet up at the exhibit (in the visitor’s center), check it out, and then grab food at the cafe (or bring some snacks of your own) and find a shady spot in the gardens to hang out for how ever long we feel like it. Bring handwork, projects or anything you want. We can sew, chat, and hang. It’ll be good.


I can also get us a group discount ($10 per person instead of $12), so send me an email [info(at)carolynfriedlander(dot)com] if you are interested.  I’d love to have a rough count of how many are planning to attend, and it’d also be great to have you on my email list in case I send out any updates or reminders.


To recap:

What: Check out my exhibit, Quilting Florida / meet up with local quilty friends / have fun

When: Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:00am-?

Where: Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853

Cost: If you aren’t a member at Bok, we’ve got a group rate of $10/person

Shoot me an email if you are interested, and I’ll keep you up-to-date on the details.


Hope to see you soon!


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Quilting Florida and packing for a SewDown.

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I’m getting the final pieces together for my (very soon) exhibit at Bok Tower–it opens Saturday–and will include a few images (like the one above) from my upcoming book.

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After posting this pic while gathering quilts, I got pretty excited to see some local folks showing interest in the show. So, I’d really like to plan a day for whoever is available and interested to meet up. I was thinking that we can check out the show and then wander around the gardens…chat…maybe bring some handwork or something to sit and work on in a shady spot…anyone with me? The show runs until June 4th, and I’ll throw out 2 potential dates. If you are interested, comment on your preference and we’ll go with the one that seems to suit most people. How about April 26th or May 24th? Both are Saturdays.



Anyways, here are some more sneaks from my book that will be on display at the Bok show…


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Otherwise, I need to get to packing. SewDown Nashville is finally here, and I’m leaving tomorrow. Can’t wait to teach and to enjoy some good, quality time at the sewing machine with new and old friends. If you aren’t able to make it, I’m sure the IG feeds (mine included) will be blowing up with activity.


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end of the year adventures.

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It’s been a busy few months for me, and these last few weeks especially have disappeared completely. There has been a lot going on.


Since getting back from Houston at the end of October, I’ve been pretty much consumed by two big things, finishing up work on a book and buying a house–both of which still sound completely crazy to me and are kind of terrifying. The book has been in the works for a while, and only now am I finally starting to feel like I’m over the big hump in the process. Having made it this far, it’s exciting to start seeing the vision coming together, and I am really looking forward to sharing it in the coming year.


Buying a house has been the other beast in my life that I’ve finally wrapped up on within the last few weeks. It’s been (and will continue to be) a learning experience to say the least, especially when the house is approaching her 91st birthday in 2014. Being an avid fan of old stuff and character, she is very full of both.


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Merriest wishes at the end of 2013, and here’s to 2014 being just as special.

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