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

Call for 2018 Boutique items: What do you have to sell?

Boutique Guidelines and Information Coordinator: Krista Hennebury

We encourage members who have items for sale to volunteer in the boutique during the show.

GUIDELINES

  1. Only Lions Gate Quilters’ Guild Members are eligible to enter items in the Boutique.
  2. The Quilt Show Coordinator and Guild Executive will determine the eligibility of items for sale.
  3. Due to health restrictions, food items CANNOT be accepted, including preserves.
  4. Boutique inventory forms are available here, by email from the Boutique Coordinator, or in printed form at meetings in April and May only.
  5. Items WILL NOT be accepted without a completed Inventory Sheet.
  6. Each item for sale must be listed individually on the Inventory Sheet. Please use as many sheets as required. Price tags on each item must correspond to the inventory sheet, and be securely fastened with a safety pin (or removable sticker if more appropriate).
  7. All price tags must include the following: Your full initials, inventory sheet number and item price ALL on one side of tag. Example: KDH-1 $10
  8. Prices must be in .50 cent increments. No price adjustments during the show.
  9. The Lions Gate Quilters Guild retains 10% commission on all sales, including quilts sold in the show.
  10. Goods will be looked after and special care taken, but LGQG cannot be responsible for damaged, lost or stolen articles.

ALL SALES WILL BE CASH, PERSONAL CHEQUE (WITH ID), DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS.  BOUTIQUE CONTRIBUTORS WILL RECEIVE THEIR TOTAL RECEIPTS MINUS 10% AT OR BEFORE THE JUNE GUILD MEETING.

BOUTIQUE DROP OFF
During quilt drop-off ONLY: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

PICK UP OF UNSOLD ITEMS
At show’s end: Saturday, June 9th, 2018  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Click here to download these instructions
Click here to download the Boutique Inventory Form

2018 LGQG Raffle Quilt

At the February meeting, we will commence to sell books of Raffle tickets to Guild members to purchase for advance sales to your family and friends. The prize is a Queen size Quilt, which will be on display.

In 2016, advance sales of Raffle tickets, by all the Guild members were excellent and it would be great to have the same experience for our 2018 Quilt Show!

Tickets will be sold in books of 15 tickets, at a cost of $25.00. The ticket price is 3 tickets for $5.00. So that means you only have to sell your book of 15 tickets to 5 individuals (3 tickets for $5.00), and your book is complete!

As done in previous years, the member purchases the book of tickets up front for $25.00, sells the tickets (now this money is yours) and returns the stubs for the Quilt draw. We will keep track of the member’s names and the ticket books.

It is necessary to return your completed books of stubs to the Raffle Quilt Committee at our monthly meetings. We will need all stubs to be returned for the Quilt draw before the LGQG Quilt Show. This will ensure all tickets are entered in the Quilt draw on Saturday, June 9th.

During March, April, May and June, the Raffle Quilt Committee is planning visits to various Quilting Guilds and also the Lion’s Gate Hospital to promote our Quilt Show, and sell raffle tickets. We need volunteers to assist. Please sign up at the Raffle Quilt table at our monthly meetings. Thank you!

It is important to remember that all proceeds from the sale of the Raffle tickets go directly to our Community Quilts program.

As always, thank you for your support.

Sharon Bovee, Raffle Quilt Coordinator

Quilt Show Report

Preparations for our 2018 Quilt Show are in full swing so if you haven’t already been planning your entries it is time to start!

  • Our show will be held at the Capilano University Sportsplex on June 8th and 9th.
  • Quilt drop off will be June 8th
  • Registration will begin in January.
  • You must be a member in good standing as of the close of the Guild AGM February 26th 2018 to be eligible enter a quilt in the 2018 show.
  • To be eligible your quilt cannot have been hung in a public arena (store, show, display) in the lower mainland between June 1 2017 and the date of our show.
  • Each member is eligible to hang 3 quilts – ONE of which may be extra-large. As in the past extra-large quilts are hung on a “space available” basis and first registered are first eligible.

This show we are using technology to help with registration. JoAnn will be talking to us at our next meeting about using Google Forms via our website to register quilts. The process will be extensively tested prior to launching it so that we are confident that it is easy to use. This technology will make the registration process easier for members and volunteers alike. More information will be provided as we move forward.

There is a vacant spot on our committee that must be filled. Vicki Digby has moved to the island so isn’t able to carry on as Volunteer coordinator. Katherine Gillis has been Vicki’s right hand for this position for a number of shows and has agreed to assist the new coordinator. If you have reasonable computer and organizational skills please consider volunteering for this position. We cannot mount a show without volunteers.

I and everyone on my committee are looking forward to seeing your quilts hanging in all of their glory next June!

Dianne

LGQG 2017/18 Quilt Challenge

What happened this month? Is it really November? Did something happen in recent months and then you realized “Oh my, that is how the light got into my life this month”. Did a new grandchild arrive? Did the golden colour of the trees catch you off guard and WOW you? Did you just learn to sew little slivers of light into your quilt? Well then, a challenge packet is your answer! I know, I know I said October was the last possible month to buy a challenge packet. Dorothy Porter has agreed to hold the remaining packets and sell them to you. Also, if you would like more fabric, you can buy a fat 1/8 from Dorothy for $2.50. Can’t wait to see everyone’s creative solutions to “There is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in”.

Thanks, Barbara

2016 Quilt Show Wrap-up

Thanks to your amazing quilts and the tireless work of 100+ volunteers our 2016 Quilt Show was a smashing success.

While I don’t have all of the final numbers as yet, I do know that our boutique had record sales and we exceeded the number of visitors we had to our last show. Krista, our boutique coordinator is in Ontario at present volunteering at the National Show and keeping an eye on the beautiful quilts she had juried in. As soon as she returns we can close the books and give a full report at the June meeting.

In the mean time I want to thank each and every person who entered a quilt, volunteered their time, erected a lawn sign, put a poster in their car window or gave tickets to friends and family. Our show is, and always has been the result of a group of committed people who love the art of quilting wanting to share their creations. Well done you!

A few reminders for the June meeting:

  • If you won a ribbon, viewer’s choice, challenge or committee, please bring your quilt for show and tell.
  • Did you volunteer? If so your name has been entered to win a volunteer prize. The draw will take place at the June meeting but you must be there to win.
  • A stainless water bottle with a black top and red logo was left at the Sportsplex. If it belongs to you please pick it up at this meeting or arrange for a friend to do so. I won’t be bringing it back in September so this is your chance to claim it.
  • Cheques for boutique sales will be available as well. If you cannot attend this meeting, please arrange for a friend to collect your cheque. Otherwise they will be available at the September meeting.

And now the list of Ribbon and Door Prize winners:

Viewer’s Choice

  • Marika Dauberman – My Neighbourhood
  • Ellen Domm – Heart Chakra
  • Debbie Barrett – Silent Night
  • Leslie Forbes – Loving Murano Italy
  • Dianne Ritter – My Summer with Kaffe
  • Terry Grusendorf– Little Orange Bird Song
  • Leslie Rutledge – Paradise in Blooms
  • Rita Douglas -­‐ Bali Wedding Star
  • JoAnn Lee – Midnight at the Oasis with Grandma

CQA Ribbon

  • JoAnn Lee – Midnight at the Oasis with Grandma

Committee Ribbons

  • Handstitching: Marika Dauberman – My Neighbourhood
  • Hand Applique: Marika Dauberman – My Lollipop Garden
  • Size Matters (largest quilt): Marika Dauberman – My Lollipop Garden
  • Blended Colours: Joan Gold – Blue Bowtie Circles
  • Circles: Paula Bohan – Endless Rhythm
  • Half Square Triangles: Laurel Hickey – Sally Ann Triangles
  • Best Use of Red: Sharon Bovee – Maison de Noel
  • Tell Me a Story: Cathy Hinds – Taylor’s Friends
  • Perseverance: Helen Jorgensen – O Canada Our Canada
  • Negative Space: Judy Walkey – A Message of Love
  • Little Jewels/Small Quilts: Boudina Jones – Tiny Stitches Miniature Sampler
  • Two Colours: Jane Ellis – True Blue
  • Improv: Myra Frampton – Shirt Quilt #1
  • Re-Mix: Susan Germain – Red Rocks
  • English Paper Pieicing: Judith Pilley – Once in A Blue Moon or Never Again

Challenge Quilt – Quilt Me A Story

  • Puff in The Land of Honalee – Helen Jorgensen
  • Wishing for a Secret Garden – Leslie Forbes
  • Whoot – Isabelle Jenkins

Door Prize Winners

  • Donna Wedell ­‐ Burnaby
  • Shelley Laird – Surrey
  • Lori Greyell – Port Moody
  • Kat Thomson – Lynn Valley

Our thanks to the following vendors for their contributions of door and volunteer prizes:

Be sure to remember these generous vendors when you shop or are looking for a retreat space.

I’m planning my quilts for 2018. How about you?

Dianne Ritter
Quilt Show Coordinator

2016 Raffle Quilt Winners

Two ladies on the North Shore won our 2016 Raffle Quilts.

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Our first winner is Maebritte Jeffels, who is 95 years young, living at Evergreen House and is still as bright as a new penny.  She was very happy with her new quilt and informed us, she has never won anything like this before.  Maebritte bought her ticket, when we were selling tickets at Lions Gate Hospital and wanted to support our Community Quilts program.  She sees the quilts donated by our Guild and the joy they bring to the residents at Evergreen House.

raffle1The second winner is Katherine Bennett, who lives in Lynn Valley.  Katherine bought her ticket from Katherine Gillis of our Guild and had not viewed the quilts prior to winning.  She was very pleased when Suzanne delivered the white modern quilt to her home, and loved the back as much as the front.

Both, very pleased ladies, are pictured with their winning quilts!

Raffle tickets sales raised over $3,000.00 (net) for the Community Quilts programs.  A BIG thank you to all the Guild members who helped to sell raffle tickets to their friends and family.  Guild member tickets sales represented 54% of total tickets sold.

The Raffle Quilt Committee, of Betty Clarke, Suzanne Patchell, Norine McCaffrey and myself, are now retiring.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this Committee for the past four years and our best wishes go out to the next group.

Becky West
Raffle Quilt Coordinator

Quilt Show Update: One Month to Go

As I write this we are exactly one month from opening day of our show. Plans are in full swing and the committee members are hard at work taking care of the final details that make our show run so well.

I expect there are some of you who are working diligently to finish your show quilts, I know I am.  At this point all 243 registered quilts have an assigned space.  If you absolutely have to pull a quilt please let us know as soon as you possibly can so adjustments can be made.  Leslie says that we have the perfect number of quilts and the show is going to be fabulous.

Some final reminders:

Publicity:

Lawn signs – our best form of advertising – will be available at the May meeting. They should be erected May 26th and taken down late day June 11th or on June 12th. The frames are expensive to replace so please be sure to return them at either pick up or the June meeting.

Posters – Anne had sent our show poster via email. Please email it to friends and family, post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, print it off and display it in your vehicle window. Whatever you can do to get the message out there.

Quilts must:

  1. Have a sleeve attached by stitching. No glue or pins please
  2. Have your name and phone number on the sleeve or the label
  3. Have a dowel, complete with eye hooks, attached (for quilts 48” or less)

Drop Off:

Drop off will begin at 6:30 PM on June 8th at the southern entrance of the Sportsplex.  Please remain outside until advised that the registration team is ready for you.

Drop off will end at 8 PM.

You will be given a receipt for your quilt which you MUST present at pick up in order to collect your quilt. If someone else submits your quilts, please remember to get your receipt from them for pick up.

Please fold / roll your quilt so the label can be seen with little effort.  This is particularly important if you are bringing in quilts that belong to someone else.

We will have an area set aside for quilts needing special handling (3D, fragile, etc.).  Please remember to let us know if your quilt needs special attention.

Boutique Items/ Education Items/ Challenge Quilts:

Drop Off – Tables will be set up in the concourse to receive these items. Please drop these items off before lining up to submit your quilts.  Make sure ALL of your items are labeled.

Boutique items will be accepted at the time of Quilt Drop-Off ONLY. All items must be individually priced according to boutique instructions and accompanied by a completed and signed inventory form. If you have a number of small items, it would be helpful if you provided a complete ‘display’, like arranging your items in a basket, wooden box or display rack, if possible.

Pick Up – Tables will be set up in the concourse. Please remember to collect your belongings.

Cheques for boutique sales will be available for pick up at the June meeting

Volunteers:

  • Must check in at the volunteer table located in the center hallway just off the concourse.
  • Please arrive to check in 10 minutes before your scheduled shift

Members who have not volunteered in some capacity must use a ticket to enter the show.

Your name tag will contain two slips for voting – one for your favourite quilt and one for the CQA ribbon. The criteria for the CQA voting will be on the ballot. Please read the criteria and take the time to vote.

Members viewing:

Members will have an opportunity to view the quilts, sans public, after gallery closing on Friday evening from 5 – 6:30 PM.

Ribbons:

Voting will end at 1 PM on Saturday. Ribbons will be awarded at 2 PM.

Pick Up:

We have exactly two hours from gallery close to exit the Sportsplex. A monumental amount of work has to be completed in a short period of time.  For matters of safety and expedience please note these instructions:

If you are not directly involved in some aspect of take down please wait outside the building until 6 PM.

Pick up of quilts will begin at approx. 6PM on June 11th at the southern entrance of the Sportsplex

Remember to bring your receipts.  Quilts will NOT be returned without them.

Pick up will end at 6:45 PM sharp.  Quilts that have not been collected by 6:45 will be brought to the June meeting.

Once you have your quilts/boutique items/challenge quilt/Education items please exit the building.

Most importantly, take time to enjoy our show. Invite your friends and family, stay for tea, have fun and share your love of quilting with our guests.  We have an amazing guild filled with talented quilters and this is our time to showcase the fabulous items we create with needle and thread.

I am excited to see what we have created!

Dianne Ritter,
Quilt Show Coordinator

2016 Quilt Show

A huge thank you to the members who continued to register quilts between the meeting and the 31st of March. We have lots of quilts registered, Barb Brawn has seen all of the photos and says the show will be amazing!

Info from Committee Members:

Barb Brawn – Registration

  • 235 quilts have been registered!  (and a few more coming in the mail)
  • at the April & May meetings, I will have a printed list of quilts registered so you can check your quilt names, etc.  Really need to keep track of this info for making your quilt label.
  • if you need to withdraw a quilt, please let me (BARBARA BRAWN) know!  I need to know for quilt drop-off in June.  I will forward the info to the appropriate people on the committee executive.
  • any questions about hanging your quilt should be addressed to Leslie Forbes.
  • many thanks to all that helped with in-person registration.
  • I will be looking for more volunteers for quilt drop-off and pick-up at the next two meetings.

Carol and Leslie – Hanging

The guild’s stocks of dowels will be available, at the APRIL meeting only, on a first come first served basis. Be sure to measure your quilt so you know what length of dowel you require – remember only quilts 48” or less in width need a dowel.  There will also be assistance available to cut dowels (your own or one obtained from the guild) and insert screw hooks for those of you who require it.  Please be sure to arrive early to the meeting if you want to take advantage of this service.

Krista – 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 QUILT SHOWS page of our website. Here’s a quick link to the inventory sheet:
https://lionsgatequiltersguild.com/quilt_shows/boutique_inventory.pdf
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). Your set your own prices.  I will bring some string tags and pins to the next meetings for anyone having difficulty sourcing these.
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.
If you have display ideas (baskets, boxes, shelves, quilt rack) let me know. We have some wooden boxes, but if you are making small things, a container to keep them nicely together would help out.
Please contact me if you have any questions krista.hennebury@shaw.ca

Vicki – Volunteers

Our show is fast approaching!! I have most of your volunteer forms and will be collating them this month. If you have missed handing yours in, please just call or email me shequilts@hotmail.com with your availability and I will slot you in.

If you have already given me your form, a huge thank you for making my job so much easier. If your circumstances have changed since you have handed in your form, just let me know and we can work something out I will have each volunteer’s assignments ready to give out at the May meeting. If you are unable to attend, please ask a friend to pick yours up for you. This saves me many phone/emails after the meeting, thanks!

Karen – Education

We are looking for members to demo techniques if you have a skill that you would like to share at the show please call or see me or Helen at the 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 26 and be taken down Saturday after the show or on Sunday.

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 and West Van but these places are very restricted.  We need to see lots of signs up 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 also be available at both meetings.  Spread the show info as far and wide as possible.  Emails are going out now to the other guilds on our list, also to quilt shops – plus posters to the Vancouver shops in late May.  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.


As always my thanks to my committee for their hard work and support and to you for creating the beautiful quilts that make our show so wonderful.

Just keep quilting!
Dianne