April Quilt Show Update

We have 216 quilts registered and based on the photos I have seen we will once again have a fantastic variety of quilts on display for our
audience to enjoy! 

JoAnn Lee: Registration:

This month we will focus on hanging the show – virtually. This is the time when membership and registration come together to create the show that we will physically assemble in June.  This process has been made much easier by your use of online registration. Thank you for your participation in that process. I know there were some hiccups along the way, but you embraced the technology and thanks to that, the cards we use to organize the show were ready within a couple of days of close of registration.

Leslie & Kathleen: Hanging info

We will once again be using dowels to hang as many of the quilts as possible. Instructions for dowels and attaching sleeves are on the following page and our website. Please read the instructions carefully as there have been some changes from last show. The proper hanging of our quilts really does make a difference in how our show looks and makes the process go more smoothly so your cooperation is greatly appreciated

Eye hooks for dowels will be handed out at the April and May meetings.  If you require assistance adding the hooks to your dowel please bring your dowel to the MAY meeting.

Linda Heese: Publicity

The lawn signs will be available for pick-up at both the April and May meetings (in case some people will be away in May).  The signs should go up on May 25 and be taken down Saturday after the show or on Sunday.  Return wire frames and signs (these can be recycled) at the June meeting.

Please place as many signs as possible on your lawn and on the lawns of family and friends.  We have permission to post signs at specific places in North Van but these places are very restricted.  West Van is not allowing our signs on municipal land this year – our show is not in West Van.  So let’s make sure we have signs on lots of West Van lawns!  Let’s see lots of signs up everywhere at the end of May!

Our large banners will be on the Delbrook Park fence and on the Harry Jerome overpass.

The show posters and bookmarks will be available at the April and May meetings.  Spread the show info as far and wide as possible.  Emails are going out now to our guild members and to the other guilds on our list, also to quilt shops. Posters will go to Vancouver area shops in late May.  Our show information is also going to senior centres, North Shore lodges and schools with Home Economics programs.

At the end of May we need to have posters on bulletin boards everywhere — libraries, rec centres, coffee shops… please think of good locations and help get posters up.

Karen Munro: Education

Karen is looking for members interested in giving demos in Education for an hour.  If you have a skill and would be willing to demo it, please talk to Karen (Hand Quilting, English Paper Piecing, Embellishing, Sashiko, Foundation Paper Piecing, Hand Applique, Machine Applique… the list goes on).

Krista Hennebury: Boutique

Are you busy making items to sell in our show boutique? I hope so! LGQG is well known for our incredible show AND the quality of goods made by our talented members. Every show we are able to stock a beautiful boutique and I look forward to doing the same this June.  Please have a read of the boutique rules (no food items, please!) and fill out your inventory sheets PRIOR to delivering your goods at the same time you deliver your quilts for the show. Both sheets are posted on the 2018 QUILT SHOW page of our website. Here’s all the boutique info.

Every item you deliver for sale must have a price tag attached. The easiest way to do this
is use tiny safety pins and string tags (stickers often fall off). You set your own prices.

Here are some suggestions for you enthusiastic makers: knit dish cloths, knit baby clothes, pin cushions, stuffed toys, place mats, napkin sets, seasonal table runners/wall hangings, baby quilts, tote bags, needle books, zipper pouches, drawstring bags (think reusable gift bags for birthday/Christmas), quilting related jewelry, photo greeting cards, scissor keepers, bookmarks, wallets/purses, notion holders for mugs, notebook covers, tea cozies, tea wallets, make-up kits, crayon/coloured pencil/marker rolls.

Carol Piercy: Volunteers

Carol has advised that we have a full slate of volunteers. That said, things can crop up, resulting in gaps in coverage. If you have not yet volunteered your time please use the online volunteer form to do so as soon as possible.

Also, please read the Dowel Instructions for the Quilt Show (for hanging).

Thank you all for registering your quilts and for volunteering for the show.  We have a month and a half to get those quilts finished. While I know that we all intend to have our quilts done on time sometimes life gets in the way. Should that happen and have to withdraw a quilt please be sure to send JoAnn an email. She will need your name and the name of your quilt.

Thank you again for the wonderful support
of our show!

Happy Stitching!

Dianne Ritter
Quilt Show Coordinator

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