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!
The raffle quilt will be traveling this summer and we need your help. From Thursday Aug 8- Sun Aug 10 it will be at the Lowell Quilt Festival which is held at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. It will also be at the World Quilt Show held at the Radisson in Manchester from Thur. Aug 15 to Sun. Aug 18. This is a great opportunity for our guild to raise funds and we need your help with selling tickets and hostessing. The following are the available times and contact info.
Lowell Quilt Festival contact Carol Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs 8 9:45 – 12 12-2 2-4 4-6
Fri 9 12-2 2-4 4-6
Sat 10 12-2 2-4
World Quilt Show contact Terri Gelinas email@example.com
Thur 15 9:45 – 12 12-2 2-4 4-6
Fri 16 9:45 -12 12-2 2-4 4-6
Sat 17 9:45 – 12 12-2 2-4 4-6
Sun 18 9:45 – 12 12-2 2-4
This is a great opportunity to see some wonderful quilts, do a little shopping and help your guild.
Thanks to the great sales skills of Jan Taylor and the help of her support staff, Cathy Harnisch, Gloria Zacharias, Ann Stobbs and Carol Sullivan, our raffle quilt had a successful visit to Fabric Place Basement last Saturday and Sunday. Over the two days we made a total of $259.00.
If you haven’t been to Fabric Place Basement in Natick MA yet, I recommend that you plan a visit. There are fabrics of all types from clothing to home dec and lace to leather and of course lots of quilting fabrics including batiks. For the knitters and crocheters there is also a yarn area. Peter, the owner, and his staff are friendly and helpful. Check their website www.fabricplacebasement for information, directions and coupons.
We will be displaying our raffle quilt and selling chances at the World Quilt Show New England at The Radisson Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, August 18-21 and are in need of help. In order to participate we also need to provide 32 hours of white gloving. Volunteering to white glove while you visit the show is a great way to see the show up close and on the reverse side while helping your guild. Then perhaps you could sit and relax for an hour with our raffle quilt before going off to check out the vendors. You can choose your day Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun and time slot. This venue has been the biggest moneymaker for our guild in the past and we need to have enough volunteers to go there this year.
Help is needed
Thursday Aug 18 in all time slots for both sitting with the raffle quilt and white gloving
Friday Aug 19 tickets 9:30-12, 2-4 , 4-6 White glove anytime
Saturday Aug 20 tickets 4-6 White Glove anytime from 12-6
Sunday Aug 21 tickets 12-2, 2-4 White Glove anytime
We would also like to go to Images in Lowell Aug 11- 13 and need volunteers to white glove and sell raffle tickets.
Help is needed
Thurday Aug 11 tickets 12-2, 4-6 White glove anytime
Friday Aug 12 tickets 9:30 -12, 2-4, 4-6 White glove anytime
Saturday Aug 13 tickets and white glove anytime
If you can volunteer any of your time, please contact Carol Sullivan e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-893-5211 with your date and time preference.
Thanks to those who have already volunteered and those who are about to.
Congratulations to Betty Hill of Londonderry, NH! She is the winner of Orient Express, the 2009-2010 raffle quilt.
A beautiful Fall day- lots of people – we sold $105 worth of tickets and answered many questions about our guild and our show in May. Good publicity for the Guild.
Georgetown members- Bring our quilt to Georgetown days in October
will buy a ticket!