Held every year – new venue and time for 2016: Hope Community Church in Newburyport. September 30 and October 1st’ Chairs- Beverly Knapp & Lin Caido
Quilt judging is usually done at Merrimac Library on a Wed, Carrie Zizza is coordinating.
Quilt drop-off and show set-up is the day before the show at the church. 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 before August 15th
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:Gail Wozniak is chair- “What’s in Your MVQ basket”
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.] Ann Hockmeyer 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 Guild fund for a new loud speaker system.
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 Bev Valle 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%. Maggie Judd and Pat Lucey