The New Raffle Quilt will travel to Nashua to the Connection festival.
Please sign up to sit at the Raffle Quilt table at the September meeting.
August 17 – 19, 2017
For our raffle table
Thursday 4:00 – 5:00
Friday 10-12:00, 12-2:00 and 4-5:00
Saturday 12-2:00 and 2-4:00 and 4:5:00
For white gloving
Friday or Saturday any time,
Contact Betty Hastings or Judy Naylor to sign up
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!
Thank you to the people who have signed up to white glove or to sell raffle tickets at the World Quilt show August 14 through 17.
Once again, we have the opportunity to have the raffle quilt at Mann’s Orchard. The dates are August 26, 27, and 28, from 9 am to 4 pm. If you can take a shift please email Betty Hastings. Come and join the fun. There is electricity available so bring the quilt you are working on, hand or machine work. Cathy Harnisch generally brings an iron for all to use.
I have gone through the entire list of guild members, calling each and everyone of you. If you didn’t get a call, it’s because the phone number was incorrect. If you got a call and did not call me back, please call me back as I still have room to fill on the roster. I will be calling you back if I don’t hear from you by Monday.
With that said, its a go. We WILL be going to the Mancuso show with our raffle quilt! Please double check the list to make sure I have you listed correctly. If you have not signed up there is still time.
Check the Mancuso web site for more information about the show.
See you at the show.
The literature that came from the August Mancuso World Quilt Show- New England XII reads as follows
“The World Quilt Show will provide your guild with space to display your raffle quilt for all four days in exchange for 32 hours of white glove volunteer service. Volunteers have the option of filling 8 four hour shifts or 16 two hour shifts..
Please note all volunteers must pay the pre registration fee or general admission so that they have proper identification. We ask all volunteers to supply their own white gloves. Please note that the guild’s quilt must be displayed all four days of the show.”
On the pre registration form it states that Volunteers will be given a complimentary half-day work shop or two complimentary lectures for each four hour shift. they commit to. or a complimentary full-day workshop for two shifts.
I have discussed this with a dozen MVQ members and I seriously doubt that we can field a team of enough people to sit at the raffle table for 4 days AND fill 32 hours of volunteer service. I am not going to apply for a space at the August 14-17 Quilt show. If you volunteered to work on the raffle table, you can take it off your calendar.
Re: The MQX Quilt Festival at the Radisson in Manchester April 10, 11, and 12
We have a “Skeleton Crew” for the MQX show but we could use more people. We are allowed two White Glovers a day and I have volunteers for all three days for those positions. We have at least one person on the 10 to 12 shift and the 12 to 2 shift all three days. But that isn’t enough. We need people for the 2 to 4 shift, especially on April 10 and 12.
If you can help please call or email Betty Hastings.
Thanks so much