Quilt Show 101

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For new members- this might help explain some of the things you hear or read about at the Guild.

Although the Quilt show is not until May, plans are in the works now.

You will be given more specifics as we get closer but plan on being a participant!

  • Held every year at the end of NH school vacation- Friday and Saturday- May 1st and May 2nd at Timberlane Jr High in Plaistow
  • Quilt judging is usually done at Merrimac Library on a Wed, Carrie Zizza is coordinating.
  • Quilt drop-off and show set-upis Thursday, at the School. Come early as the show is also hung that day.
  • Members are required to give 2 hours of volunteer timeeither before or during show. Many opportunities abound!  Sign sheets are on the back table.
  • Quilt entry forms [found on blog] are to be sent in by the Sat after the March meeting.
  • You can choose to have your quilt judged by a certified judge- $3:00 per quilt. Great chance to learn from a professional!
  • Challenge Quilts: Janice Jones is chair- make a quilt related to the Theme- “Red, White & Blue- must have a “hatchet block ” somewhere –  separately judged according to specific criteria- info on blog
  • Quilt Show ads:Members can gather an ad from a business for our booklet- can be any type of business, not just quilt related. Letter is on blog with info you will need.
  • Publicity:Take a few bookmarks or posters- give to friends or hang in public places in your tow.- Available on back table during meetings.
  • Penny Raffle Table:  members donate a basket, bucket, tray etc filled with new items- either quilt related or not [tea, chocolate, gardening, teddy bear etc.] Kathy Pearse is coordinating.
  • Silent Auction: Members donate a handmade article to be auctioned off during the show. 50% of proceeds goes to maker and 50%goes to a charity or the Guild.
  • White Elephant:  members bring in fabric [no upholstery], patterns, buttons, lace, unwanted tools or unfinished quilts- 100% of proceeds to the guild.
  • Kitchen:Volunteers are needed to man – bake cookies to sell- donate bottled water and Diet Soda to sell. Deb Zukas is chair.
  • Boutique: An opportunity for members to sell homemade articles,pins, bags, knit items, [quilts do not really sell], tools, books , patterns that are in excellent condition. 20% goes to guild- maker gets 80%. You can start now on creating your items- lower priced things sell the best. Maggie Judd & Pat Lucey

5 thoughts on “Quilt Show 101

    Lynne Pisani said:
    December 4, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks so much! It does come through. Glad I was just early and not needing a course in IPad for dummies.

      Cathy H said:
      December 5, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      I’m glad it worked for you. I also requested any other forms for the show to be sent my way as the forms page was blank.

      It’s good to get e-mails from members. I don’t have the time to check all the pages, so when something needs updating it’s nice to know.

      Thanks for the heads up.
      Cathy H

    Lynne Pisani said:
    December 2, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Question…does anyone know how to open the quilt show forms on an iPad? I can’t get anything but a blank page and don’t know how to fix it

      Cathy H said:
      December 3, 2014 at 6:43 am

      The reason you are getting a blank page is because the forms are not complete yet. They generally get uploaded after the first of the year. Keep checking back.

      Cathy H said:
      December 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

      Try it now. I just posted it to the quilt show forms page.

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