First Time the Annual Shell Point Quilt Show Will Be Open to the Public

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 1, 2010) — The annual Shell Point Quilt Show will be open to the public for the first time since it began 26 years ago.  This show will be on display from Saturday, April 17, through Monday, April 19.  The resident Quilt Show committee invites the public to view the many sizes and varieties of quilts created by talented artists here at Shell Point.

“There are so many talented individuals living at Shell Point, and the residents who create these beautiful quilts are excited to invite the public on property to view their hard work,” said Jean Arndt, Shell Point resident and Quilt Show Chairperson.  “This is the first time we have opened the Quilt Show up for anyone outside of Shell Point to visit, and we are really looking forward having many guests here on property.”






The 2010 Shell Point Quilt Show will be held inside the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point on Saturday, April 17, from 10am to 4pm; Sunday, April 18, from noon to 4pm; and Monday, April 19, from 10am to 4pm.  In addition to the quilts on display, visitors will have the opportunity to listen to music created and performed by Shell Point residents while also viewing the orchids on display from the Shell Point Orchid House.  This event is open to the public. For more information, please call Mary Franklin, resort services manager at (239) 454-2152.

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, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities.  To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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