Raffle Quilt

Success in Amesbury

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Some very special members supported our raffle quilt at the Amesbury Open Studio Days. Much appreciation goes out to Ann Hockmeyer, Rosalie Berard, Pat McBride, Margaret Tipton, Barbara Bell, Ann Hockmeyer, and Betty Hastings. Their efforts brought in $150.00 to our organization. An extra special thank you goes out to Brian Hockmeyer and Bill Hastings who came to help with take down.

There were lots of good questions from non-quilters. “What is a long arm quilter?” Again, it seems that non-quilting events can bring us great PR along with some cash! With the end of the Mancuso show, we have one less major event for traveling. We encourage all members to think about other local venues that might work for us.
Appreciatively,
Betty Hastings and Judy Naylor

Connections Quilt Festival

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Thanks to all who signed up to sit with our quilt at the Connections Quilt Festival. We still need someone willing to white glove on Thursday, October 25th and Saturday, the 27th. If you can fill one of these slots, please contact Judy.naylor@gmail.com.

We would also like more company for Ann Hockmeyer at Amesbury Open Studio Days, Saturday, November 11th from 12:00-2:00 and from 2:00-4:00.

Please and thank you,
Betty and Judy

Raffle Quilt Travel

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Our new raffle quilt is ready for her first journey. She will be traveling to Connections Quilt Festival on October 25th, 26th, and 27th. This festival is in Westford, MA at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

For new members, this is a great way to be with quilters from all over. We will pair you with someone who can teach you the ropes of being a Raffle Sitter.

Please email judy.naylor@gmail with times that you can sit at the table.

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Appreciatively,
Judy Naylor and Betty Hastings

Raffle Quilt 2017-2018

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I am forming a committee of volunteers to work on the raffle quilt for the 2017-2018 season.  This is a good opportunity for members who do not have a lot of time to spare to have a chance to volunteer.  For our new members, volunteering is a great way to get to know other members of the guild in an environment outside the regular guild meetings.  All I need right now is a willingness to meet and share ideas.  We can decide as a committee when and where we would like to gather for future meetings.  If you are interested, please email me at liz@swanquilting.com.  Tell me what days of the week and time of day you are available.  I will try to make the first meeting on a day and time that works for the majority.  We can meet just about anywhere, so if you have any suggestions about a meeting spot, please let me know.  I would like to set up a meeting sometime in July as I am excited to begin the project, so the sooner you reply the better.  Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

 

Thank you!

 

Liz

Amesbury Days Art Expo

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The Amesbury Days Art Expo on June 25th  & 26th in Amesbury city hall where we are hanging our raffle quilt has become a mini quilt show just for MVQ members!

We have an incredible opportunity to promote our guild and advertise our Newburyport Show “Autumn Splendor”. To make this easier due to the short notice I would like to hang all or most of the Presidents Challenge Quilts. Another person who hopes to one day also become a certified judge will judge them and award ribbons. This is a secure place and I’ll be with the quilts both days along with other members.

If you will allow me to bring your quilt to Amesbury Days then you can just leave it with me after our meeting next week. If not, then you may pick your quilt up on Thursday night after the meeting. I will work out the logistics of how to get your quilts back to you as soon as possible and I have others who will help me. Thanks in advance for all your help and cooperation! Let’s have a mini pop up quilt show!

Thanks,

Ann Hockmeyer

Lowell and Manchester Shows – Help Needed

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Our raffle quilt is going to Lowell this weekend and we still have spots to fill for selling tickets and white gloving.  Help is needed on; Thursday the 8th from 12-2, 2-4, and 4-6  on Friday the 9th another person is needed from 2-4 and 4-6. and on Sat the 10th at least one person is needed from 12-2 and 2 or more from 2-4.  Please contact Carol Sullivan at casulli@comcast.net if you can help.  Thanks to those who have volunteered already- I’ll be sending you a separate reminder of the time you volunteered for.

Next week the quilt will be going to the World Quilt Show in Manchester.  Help is still needed in many time slots on Fri. Aug 16, Sat. Aug 17 and Sun. Aug 18.  To volunteer please contact Terri Gelinas at gelina5246@comcast.net.  What better way to spend a day in August than visiting a quilt show and helping the guild, having a chance to wear those white gloves and being able to check out the quilts up close, taking a sit down break and selling raffle tickets and then going on a shopping spree.

Raffle Quilt at World Quilt show in August

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An application has been filed to sell tickets for our 2011-2012 raffle quilt at the World Quilt Show in Manchester NH, August 18-21 (Thurs- Sun).   In the past this has been our most profitable venue for.  In order to sell raffle tickets there, many volunteers are needed to sit with the quilt and sell tickets and to white glove.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the June meeting and you can also volunteer by contacting Carol Sullivan at either 603-893-5211 or casulli@comcast.net.

This year,The World Quilt Show also has opportunities for individuals to volunteer. Twenty-four  Exhibition hostesses will assist viewers who want a closer look and will need to work a four hour shift.  In exchange for this service you will be entitled to a complimentary half day workshop or two complimentary lectures.  Four Judging assistants are needed on Wednesday August 17 from 7:30 am to 6pm. These assistants will receive breakfast, lunch and a $55 credit which can be used toward a workshop or lecture.  Carol Sullivan has more information on these opportunites.