Quilt Show

We’re in countdown mode, just 2 1/3 months to our show!

Last chance for registration – the March meeting is your final chance to register a quilt for the 2016 show. Photos are available at the meeting for a small fee.  Rules and regulations and the registration form can be found on the guild website.  I expect the registration team will be busy at this meeting so please bring your patience along with your forms.

When asked if she had registered a quilt for the show, a member recently responded “oh I don’t make anything good enough to be in a show”.  Please, if that is your belief let me say that nothing could be farther from the truth. Our show is a showcase for the work of ALL of our members. While we do hope that you will enter your very best work, it is just that YOUR very best work and is something to be proud of. You never know who might be inspired to give quilting a try when they view your quilt so please don’t hide your light under a bushel bring it out and show it off!

Have you renewed your membership? – the deadline for renewal is March 31st.  In quilt show years there is an increase of $20 in the membership fee. This goes directly to funding the quilt show giving us the funds to get started. For your $20 you receive 4 – $7 tickets, a saving of $8. Give them to friends, family, co-workers etc. If you volunteer at the show you do not need a ticket. If you don’t then you will need one of your tickets for entry.

Have you completed your volunteer forms? –  last chance before Vicky starts calling. Remember there are really great volunteer prizes. For every two hour shift you complete one entry goes in the draw.

Boutique items – I hope you are busy creating for our boutique – when you aren’t working on your show quilts that is!

Challenge Quilt – I’ve been hearing lots of chatter about these little quilts and can’t wait to see what you have created!

New instructions for hanging sleeves – If your quilt is larger than 48” wide you need to add a 4” sleeve. If your quilt is 48” or less please use a 2” sleeve.

Notes:  Dowels will be available on a first come first served basis at the April meeting. We will also be available at that meeting only to assist with cutting dowels to length and adding the screw eyes.

More information on attaching the dowel to your quilt will be included in the April newsletter and repeated in the May newsletter.

Keep working on those beautiful quilts!

Dianne
Quilt Show Coordinator

Quilt Show Report

A few reminders this month:

Two months remain for registration—the February and March meetings. Photos are available at those meetings for a small fee. Rules and regulations can be found on the guild website.

Have you renewed your membership? The deadline for renewal is March 31st. In quilt show years there is an increase of $20 in the membership fee. This goes directly to funding the quilt show giving us the funds to get started. For your $20 you receive 4 – $7 tickets, a saving of $8. Give them to friends, family, co-workers etc. If you volunteer at the show you do not need a ticket. If you don’t then you will need one of your tickets for entry.

Have you completed your volunteer forms? The show cannot go on without you. Remember there are volunteer prizes. For every two hour shift you complete one entry goes in the draw.

Boutique items. We need your wonderful creations for our fabulous boutique!

Challenge Quilt. How are your stories coming along?

New instructions for hanging sleeves. If your quilt is larger than 48 inches wide you need to add a 4 inch sleeve. If your quilt is 48 inches or less please use a 2 inch sleeve.

Notes: Dowels will be available on a first come first served basis at the April meeting. We will also be available at that meeting only to assist with cutting dowels to length and adding the screw eyes.

More information on attaching the dowel to your quilt will be included in the April newsletter and repeated in the May newsletter.

Keep working on those beautiful quilts!

Dianne
Quilt Show Coordinator

Quilt Show Challenge

Is your challenge quilt made? Do you need another entry form for the challenge? Have you come up with another winning quilt? If yes, email me at: quiltshowchallenge@lionsgatequiltersguild.com

A few reminders:

  • Remember, your entry form needs to be handed in at the April meeting. Your quilt will be dropped off and picked up at the same time as the rest of the quilts for the show.
  • As challenge quilts will be narrower than 48 inches please follow the hanging rules for smaller quilts. Check your January and February newsletters for the quilt committee’s hanging advice.

I can’t wait to see what you clever quilters are making for the challenge.

Barbara Beatty

Quilt Show Report

Quilt Show Year has begun! This month the focus is on Registration and Volunteers.

Registration: Your first opportunity to register quilts is the January meeting, the last opportunity is at our meeting on March 22nd. Registration forms and the rules and regulations are included with this newsletter and will be available going forward on our website.

When registering a quilt at the meeting please remember that you must stay with your quilt until the registration is complete. Depending on the number of members registering this may take some time. You can also submit your registration by mail, remembering the deadline for submission. Please refer to the registration package for details on mailing address etc. DO NOT mail your registration to the guild mailbox.

Your quilt does not need to be complete to be registered. A picture giving a good representation of the colours and the size within a couple of inches is all that is absolutely required.

Volunteers: Forms are also included with this newsletter and will be available on our website. The deadline for submitting them is the February meeting. It is the expectation of the guild that every member volunteer for AT LEAST TWO SEPARATE SHIFTS DURING our show. Some positions require walking rather than sitting. If you have physical limitations please be sure to note that on your volunteer form so that Vicki can accommodate you.

Hanging: As previously noted there are changes to our hanging methods for this show. Detailed instructions will be included in the February newsletter. If you are attaching a sleeve before then please use a 4 inch sleeve on quilts over 48 inches wide. Quilts less than 48 inches wide should have a 2 inch sleeve. The sleeve should end 1.5 inches before the edge of the quilt.

Our show would not be possible without the support of volunteers and the task of scheduling all of the shifts required is a large one. Please assist Vicki in her volunteer position by submitting your forms as soon as possible.

Thank you for registering your quilts and volunteering to do your part to make our 2016 show a success!

Dianne Ritter
Quilt Show Coordinator

2016 Quilt Show: Job Descriptions

All the positions listed below are important to the smooth running of the show. The purpose of our show is to showcase the work of our members and to educate the public on the art of quilt making.

We hope you will volunteer; it is a lot of fun and a great way to meet other members of the guild.

Admissions – Welcome our guests to the show. Collect and sell tickets, distribute ballots, keep a running tab of attendance, stamp hands and direct our guests to the various parts of our show.

Boutique – Assist with craft sales and wrapping. May require some cash handling.

Education – Interact with guests as they view displays.

Float – To be willing to assist where extra help is required.

Gallery – Act as hostess. Visitors to our show love to talk about quilts. The security of our quilts is also important, so you will be required to stay in the area to which you are assigned.

Raffle – Sit at the table in the entrance foyer and sell raffle tickets.

Café – Assist with the tea room, which will include serving food, bussing tables, food preparation, garbage handling and cash handling. You may also be asked to go to another location to pick up coffee as needed. Note: This position is more physically active than other positions.

Quilt Me a Story: The 2016 Quilt Show Challenge

Step right up to the 2016 Challenge table at the guild meeting. Is a book now knocking around in your head waiting for you to create a small challenge quilt? Have you got a little Grinch fabric just waiting to be your jumping off point for the next challenge? Have you got a teapot pattern that you just have to add a mouse and you will have a perfect entry quilt titled “The Mad Hatter Tea Party”? Have you just read a great book? Set your imagination free, but first buy a challenge package!

The challenge this year is to make a small quilt that represents your favorite book. It could be a book you have read for yourself or a book you read to a child (perhaps a 100 times). Alternately, you could choose a book that you know would make a great challenge quilt. You do not have to take a pledge stating that the book really is one of your favorites!

The goal is to get very imaginative and express yourself. Be whimsical, be serious, sign up and make a small quilt for the challenge.

We want to have a great challenge display. The entry fee will cover minor costs and the rest will go to fabulous prizes. The winner will be chosen by people attending the quilt show

The cost is $4.00. You can enter more than one quilt! You can enter 3 quilts if you buy three entries. NOTE: The number of entries is limited. They will be available at the meetings at the Challenge table. Bring your Toonies.

More details will be announced at the meeting and in your challenge package.

Barbara Beatty

PS from Dianne: A reminder that quilts you are planning to register for the June 2016 show cannot be hung in another show in BC within the 12 month period before our show.

Quilt Me a Story: The 2016 Quilt Show Challenge

All of us have favourite books. The challenge this year is to make a small quilt that represents your favorite book. It could be a book you have read for yourself or a book you read to a child (perhaps a 100 times). Alternately, you could choose a book that you know would make a great challenge quilt. You do not have to take a pledge stating that the book really is one of your favourites!

The goal is to get very imaginative and express yourself. Be whimsical, be serious, sign up and make a small quilt for the challenge.

We want to have a great challenge display. This challenge is not a fund raiser. The entry fee will cover minor costs and the rest will go to fabulous prizes. You get a chance to win and you keep your quilt.

The cost is $4.00 per entry. You can enter more than one quilt; you can enter up to 3 quilts. They will be available at the September and October meetings at the Challenge table. Bring your Toonies. More details will be announced at the meeting.

PS: A reminder that quilts you are planning to register for the June 2016 show cannot be hung in another show in BC within the 12 month period before our show.

Mark Your Calendars: Quilt Show 2016

The venue for our quilt show has been booked. The show will run June 10–11, 2016 . Initial set up and quilt drop off will take place on Wednesday June 8th. Barbara Beatty has a great idea for our 2016 guild challenge. Watch for news of that coming in September. Challenge entries will be displayed at the show. Your Quilt Show Committee is looking forward to our second show in our new venue. We can’t wait to see your amazing creations hanging in that space!

Dianne Ritter,
Quilt Show Coordinator

Pincushion Challenge Winners

pincushionAND the winners are:

  • 1st place: Judy Greenwood, Blueberry Pie
  • 2nd place: Sandi Hill, Crow on a Black Post
  • 3rd place (tie): Marsha McKay, Tiny Owl and Norine McCaffrey, Log Cabin Chickens

Members purchased 68 packets of glass. Twenty nine members entered their pincushions in the contest. A few more delivered completed pincushions in time for the silent auction.

The profit for this challenge was just over $300.00. The workshop committee can shop for things to enhance our workshop experience.

Several people asked where to get the glass. It was purchased from Manus Abrasive Systems Inc., in Coquitlam. Be warned: you have to buy a 50 lb. bag! For the challenge, a 50 lb. bag made 34, two cup bags of medium grind glass.