It seems impossible to me that it has been two years since we started registering quilts for our 2010 show but here we are, at the beginning of preparations for the 2012 show in June. I am excited about our show and the preparations that will take place in the coming months. Many of the committee members from 2010 are volunteering their services to the guild again and I cannot adequately express my gratitude to them for their willingness to join me in this endeavour. We do have a few changes, Krista Hennebury has agreed to take on the Boutique with the help of Marsha MacKay and Jan Callow has volunteered to be our publicity coordinator.
We have a great team in place and are looking forward to providing the best possible venue to display your quilts. I trust you have all been hard at work preparing entries that are sure to delight everyone who comes to see them. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced quilter you are encouraged to register up to 3 quilts and are sure to have at least two of them hung in the show. Third choice entries will be hung as space allows. It would be wonderful if every member registered at least one quilt. Remember that Challenge Quilts will be hung in the gallery at this show as well. Please be sure to read the information below.
Quilt show Coordinator
Quilt Registration – Elaine Fjoser
Registration will take place at the Jan.26th, Feb.28th, and Mar.27th meetings. The Registration Rules and Information Sheet for the show is now available on the website – please read it carefully as it contains important details. The Registration Form is also available on the website for you to print off. A 4″x6″ photograph must accompany each registration form. For those who are unable to provide a picture we will be taking photos at the meetings, the cost will be $1.00 each. Please remember to check that all the information is filled out on the Registration form before handing it in. There will be a few extra copies of the Rules and Information Sheet and Registration forms at the meetings for those who need them. Completed Registration forms, with photos, can also be mailed to my home or dropped off. No quilt registrations will be accepted after March 31, 2012.
Boutique – Krista Hennebury & Marsha MacKay
We are looking forward to a fabulous boutique again this show with a wide variety of items for our guests to purchase! Start making a few items a month for the boutique and you’ll have a great little stock by June! There are many, many fabulous tutorials online* for quick, stash-busting sewing projects (check this link for a long list http://tinyurl.com/6prlt2a) like iPad/ereader sleeves, zippy pouches, coffee cup cozies or market bags. Think pin cushions, potholders, tea cozies, aprons, placemats/napkins and pillow covers. If there are a few people interested in contributing to a Christmas in June theme, I’m sure we could find a small table-top tree to hang ornaments (let me know if you’ve got one we could use). Other popular items in the boutique include hand-crafted jewelry, photo greeting cards & baby knits. And of course quilts, wall hangings and table runners. We are unable to sell any food items, including preserves.
Please let Marsha or I know if you can lend a quilt rack, antique ladder or other props that you think would help us to best display our wares in the boutique. Remember that the guild keeps a small 10% of your selling price (this includes quilt sales from the show and the boutique). Boutique sales are a great way to not only clear out your stash, but recoup some cash so you can re-stock with the latest fabrics! Let’s get busy quilters!
* Please honour copyright requests from designers who may ask for design credit on your labels, even if their pattern is available free of charg