QUILT SHOW 101- for new members or those who have forgotten

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  • 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