Bi-Annual Shell Point Quilt Show Will Be Open to the Public

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 28 , 2013) – The bi-annual Shell Point Quilt Show will be open to the public and will take place from Saturday, April 13, through Monday, April 15. The resident quilters invite the public to view the many sizes and varieties of hand crafted quilts on display, including quilts based on this year’s theme entitled “My Heritage”.

“We are inviting the public to view heirloom quilts on loan, quilters’ demonstrations, and new quilts focused on many quilters’ unique heritage,” said Michelle McCarthy, Shell Point resident and avid quilter. “We are also encouraging the public to vote for our quilters’ challenge winner!”

The 2013 Shell Point Quilt Show will be held inside the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, April 14, from noon to 4 p.m.; and Monday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the quilts on display, visitors will have the opportunity to listen to music performed by Shell Point resident musicians while perusing the orchids from the Shell Point Orchid House. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Melody Desilets, volunteer coordinator at (239) 454-2290.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course that is open to the public, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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