Well folks our show is a little over two months away and it is a “really big show” that takes all of us working together to make it the successful. It is beautiful and colorful with lots to keep a person intrigued.
Again, I am encouraging members to display a quilt, take a leap to have it judged, enter a challenge quilt (Rose of Sharon) and a completed class project from the last two years for our special exhibit. The entry form is on our website and are due Layne Rando by July 31st. You can contact Layne with any questions you may have. Her info is on the form, quilt show committee list and the membership list.
Also, if you would like to place an ad or know of someone who would like to place an ad in our booklet please contact Jamie Ruh. Her info is on the quilt show committee list and the membership list. The advertising form can be found here.
As some of you may have heard, this is Carrie Zizza’s last year in the judging room and doing quilt show set up. She will be taking over this task for the Vermont Quilt Show. Congratulations Carrie!
This means we have an opening that is vital to our show! I would like two volunteers. One to run the judging room; the other to take care of set up and take down of the quilts. We need two people ASAP so that they can shadow Carrie this year as she does that thing she does so well. It is imperative that we fill these positions. Without it we have no show.
Please contact me or Diane Kelly if your interested.
We were excited to see so many interested parties for the 2019 quilt show challenge. It is an applique (machine or hand) project which features the Rose of Sharon as the subject of the challenge. It can be executed anyway in a 24×24 inch piece and must use (somewhere in the quilt) the fabric which we have chosen. I have two pieces left so if interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the fabric and the directions for the challenge.
Thank you all for your participation,
Layne Rando and Marianne Karp
I have thoroughly enjoyed chairing the quilt show so when the 2018 show came to a close I started thinking ahead to next year. Firstly a big thank you to the following members who have said they will return to help me in 2019: Wenonah Schwedler, Linda Lydecker, Heather Shields, Ann Hockmeyer, Pat Lucey, Maggie Judd, Bev Knapp, Marianne Karp, Elaine Rando, Carrie Zizza, Stacey Caruso, Patti Gregg, Cathy Harnish, Jane Hamel, Angie Cyr, Gail Wozniak, Betty Hastings and Judy Naylor. Also, thank you to Diane Kelley and Pat McBride who have volunteered though not been given an assignment yet. Key positions that still need filling are vendors and special exhibit.
Here are some reminders for the 2019 show:
- Special Exhibit: In 2019 we’ll be off projects from our programs in the last two years that are wall hanging size and smaller. If you have participated in any of the following classes please complete your project and consider submitting.
- Christine Wickert – silk floral applique pillow
- Carol Robinson – Collages
- Pam Weeks – Stings and Bits, Fun with Scrap Quilts
- Rose Ann Hunter – Wool Pincushions and Knitted Confetti Bag
- Bonnie Lyn McCaffery – Painted face for Beginners
- RaNae Merrill – Free Motion Mastery in a Month and Mandala
- Sue Pelland – Hope’s Diamond
- Carrie Zizza – Machine Quilting
- David Sirota – Paper Pieced Storm at Sea Wall Hanging, No Tears
- Linda Hahn – New York Beauty Simplified
- Alison Wilbur – Hand and Machine Sachiko
- Kathy Graves – Wedding Ring using the quick curve ruler
Our Ruby Celebration in 2020 has a lot members thinking ahead. While I was on retreat Barbara Ward and Roseann Ricketson volunteered to take on the Ruby Challenge. They are excited and have some wonderful ideas. I would also like to remind members that all show quilts except mini’s will be required to have sleeves. Thank you all.