Travel Schedule

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

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.