2014 Quilt Show Is On!

LGQG 2014 Quilt Show Report A full committee is in place and we are well on our way to having the show organized! Show and tell is a good gauge for what will be on display and based on what I have seen in the past year I am sure our show will be filled with amazing quilts of all shapes and sizes from the wide spectrum of quilting styles that our members enjoy. While we don’t have the number of quilts per member nailed down as yet, it is likely that it will be 3. So keep working on those works of art!!

My thanks to the following guild members for volunteering to work on the committee:
Rebecca Skiffington – Treasurer
Carol Piercy – Hanging Coordinator
Krista Hennebury – Boutique Coordinator
Barb Brawn – Registration Coordinator
Vicky Digby – Volunteer Coordinator
Jo Ann Lee – Merchant Mall Coordinator
Karen Munro – Education Coordinator
Linda Heese – Publicity Coordinator
Trudy Jaskela – Tea Room Coordinator
Myra Frampton – assisting Trudy
Marsha McKay – assisting Krista in the boutique
Andrea Cowie – assisting Barb with descriptions
Leslie Forbes – shadowing Carol

From Karen Munro: If you would like to help plan the education area please contact Karen either at the meeting or by phone.

From Krista & Marsha: We encourage you to participate and put your skills and stash to good use: sew, sell, make money, buy more fabric! All members are invited to sew or craft items for the boutique. You set your own prices and keep 90% of your sales – the guild receives 10%. Several throw quilts and table runners sold last time and we could have easily sold more baby quilts. If you’ve got an easy patchwork pattern in cute, current fabrics (even just a charm pack of 5″ squares sewn together!), these would be great. Seasonal quilts (Christmas/Hallowe’en) also sold. Other ideas include: embroidered or appliqued tea towels, small stuffed animals, pin cushions, tea cozies, seasonal or decorative potholders, napkins, knit items (dish cloths, socks, baby items), flannel receiving blankets and wash cloths, jewelry, photo greeting cards, bookmarks, purses, wallets, tote bags, gadget sleeves (ipad, e-reader, cell phone), zipper pouches, box pouches…etc. Due to the timing of the show, Christmas ornaments were not as popular last time around, but we do have a small artificial tree for display if anyone would like to try again. Start thinking about what you would like to make and sell at the boutique. Inventory sheets will be available in the new year. Keep in mind, when filling out your volunteer form, that guild members who made boutique items and volunteered in the boutique had the most success. Buyers love to meet the people who make all the lovely things!

From Barb Brawn: I would like to remind previous volunteers (and new volunteers) that I will need their help starting in January – our first meeting when quilts can be registered. The registration and volunteer forms will be included in the January newsletter along with specifics on quilt size, number eligible, registration dates etc.

Guild Challenge: The challenge pin cushions will be on display at the show. Funds raised from the auctioning of the pincushions will be given to workshops for equipment upgrades.

Dianne Ritter
Quilt Show Coordinator