Quilt Show Wrap-up

Our show was a resounding success! We welcomed 1155 guests to view the work of our members and based on comments received they did not go away disappointed.

What an excellent Quilt Show! Magnificent display, good vendors and so much warmth and friendless… Good fun…..and so well organized! You are to be recognized for such a wonderful 2 days of inspiration! Thank you.
~ Jenifer Bartlett

 

Just wanted to let you all know how much I enjoyed your show. There was a welcoming atmosphere the minute one stepped through the door. There was someone to answer questions at every turn, with a pleasant manner. The quilts were fabulous, well displayed and an inspiration for some of us that tend to get bogged down with lack of imagination. Compliments to those in charge of signage as well. We came from Richmond, so were very grateful for the arrows that had us there without a hitch. So many times we complain, letting everyone know we haven’t had a good time. But how many times do we take the time out to throw a bouquet for a job well done. So this is my bouquet, ladies. I will look forward to your next show in 2016? I know that it will be most enjoyable. Thank you for a great show, super inspiration and for sharing your talents with those of us less blessed.
~ Eileen Carr, Boundary Bay Quilters Guild

 

This is not at all what I expected! I envisioned patchwork bedcovers. This is ART!!!
~ Guenther Krueger

We will have a wrap up at our June meeting but I would be remiss if I did not thank all of the members of my committee for their dedication to making our show the best it could be. Carol Piercy, Krista Hennebury, Karen Munro, Linda Heese, Trudy Jaskela, Andrea Cowie, Leslie Forbes, Vicki Digby, Rebecca Skiffington, Jo Ann Lee and Barbara Brawn. The following members must also be thanked for assisting committee members and being at the show full time from start to finish Paula Bohan, Myra Frampton, Kathryn Gillis, Judy Greenwood and Helen Jorgensen.

Of course the show would not have been possible without your participation. To the 92 quilters who entered 216 beautiful quilts, to the 27 members who created items for our boutique and to everyone who volunteered their time to meet and greet and serve our guests, THANK YOU!

The Sportsplex has been booked for our 2016 show so let’s go quilt!

Dianne Ritter,
Quilt Show Coordinator

Quilt Show Business: June Meeting

Please do bring your ribbon (both viewers and committee) winning quilts to the meeting to share.

Cheques for boutique sales will be available before the meeting and at the break. Cheques not collected at the June meeting will be available at the September meeting. If you cannot attend this meeting please arrange for a friend to collect your envelope.

Volunteer prizes will be drawn for after the break but you must be present to win.

PLEASE bring back the wire lawn sign frames and if you went home with a glove return it as well.

Quilt Show 2014 Ribbon Winners

Viewer’s Choice

Leslie Rutledge – True Salvation
Helen Jorgensen – Jungle Walk For A Cause
Shirley Prakke – Storm Warning
Pat Gormeley – Mazel Tov Rachel and Ian
Deborah Barrett – Little Monsters
Rita Douglas – Memories of Maui
Ellen Domm – Changes
Judy Greenwood – Affairs Of The Heart
Bena Luxton – Raindrops From My Stash
Boudina Jones – Little Houses

Committee Ribbons

Best Use of Triangles (Vicky Digby)
Two Sisters Side B by Penny Dyer

Best Use of Pink (Carol Piercy)
Dazzling Diamonds by Anne Pelton

Great Use of Colour (Linda Heese)
Dragons Eggs by Karen Munro

Super Cool Solids (Krista Hennebury)
Circles II – Sherbert by Paula Bohan

Best Hexagons (Rebecca Skiffington)
Jennifer’s Garden by Noreen McCaffery

Inspired by Nature (Karen Munro)
Pond Life by Leslie Forbes

Small is Beautiful (Leslie Forbes)
City Grids 2 by Susan Lum

Best Use of Large Print (Trudy Jaskela)
The Mansion by Marika Dauberman

Man Appeal (Dianne Ritter)
A Life Dedicated to Golf by Leslie Chatelain

Low Volume (Jo Ann Lee)
Stamp Collection Three by Laurel Hickey

Boutique Report

boutiqueThank you to the record-setting 27 members who supported our show boutique with their beautiful handmade items! Visitors to the show were very impressed with the workmanship, variety and prices of our merchandise. Once all of our stock was displayed on the tables and quilts hung on the drapes around the boutique it was an impressive sight on Friday morning. Sales were brisk and the boutique was visibly depleted for Saturday, however sales of three quilts out of the show boosted our total sales. It seems that having the Square reader for credit card sales was the key to success, with 61% of sales using credit cards. Total sales were over $7000, a definite record for our shows, especially considering that we missed having Carolyn dePasquale’s beautiful silver jewelry and ceramics this year, which were always hot sellers.

The call for baby quilts was answered and I think about 12 of them sold. It appears that $50-$60 is the upper threshold for baby quilt prices, as ones more expensive than that generally didn’t move. Boutique items priced less than $20 were moving best, but up to $30 seemed reasonable for customers.

As always, pin cushions are a big seller, needlebooks, cotton dishcloths, tea towels, Pat and Penny’s doggie paw-towels and baby knits also sold well.

Thanks to everyone who worked to make the boutique a great success from making items, to set up and take down, and to Paula who volunteered two full days with me at the cash desk!

Krista

Raffle Quilt Winners

Congratulations to our winners of the 2014 Raffle Quilts!
raffleOur first prize winner was Gabbie Kwan of Edgemont Village in North Vancouver. Gabbie visited our show on Saturday with friends, and was absolutely thrilled that she won first prize. She choose the blue & white quilt and informed me that she has recently been re-decorating and the quilt will go lovely in her living room – she said she may even hang the quilt! Gabbie is pictured with her new quilt!

Our second prize winner was our very own guild member, Judith Pilley! Judith took home the bright Kaffe Fassett quilt, which her husband loves! Judith was also the successful bidder on our silent auction of the vintage sewing machine – Thank you Judith!

The raffle quilt sales raised over $2,800.00 (net) for the Community Quilts Program. Thank you to all guild members who sold Raffle Quilt tickets to support the Community Quilts program.

Until the next time – Carry on and Happy Sewing!

The Raffle Quilt Committee
Becky West, Norine McCaffrey, Suzanne Patchell, Betty Clarke

Pincushion Challenge Display and Auction

We had lots of pincushions for the Show exhibit. Thank you to all who participated. Many people stopped to look at the exhibit and to vote on their favorite pincushion. Winners for the three favorite pincushions will be announced at the meeting and their prizes will be presented.

The pincushions will be auctioned to the highest bidder at the June meeting. The silent auction will be open for bidding before the meeting and up to the end of the break. Please bring cash or checks. Proceeds will go to the Workshop Committee to up-grade or buy new equipment and supplies.

Barbara Beatty

Thank You to Our Donors

Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much!

Our thanks to the following merchants for their generous donation of prizes:

Carola’s Quilt Shop ~ Cherry Tree Quilts Cindy’s Threadworks Creative Edge Quilting & Sewing Diversity Quilting Supplies Eileen Neil ~ Fibre Expressions Kismet Quilts ~ The Needle and I Passionate Dyes ~ Poppins Quilt Parlour Quilted Bear ~ Quilters Dream Fabrics Quilters Connection ~ Stitcher’s Muse A Threaded Needle ~ Wool Penny Rugs

And to Davies Pharmacy for their generous donation of wheelchairs

Education: Quilters in Action

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Education section, doing demos, providing display material and volunteering. I heard from many of you and from Dianne and others how much the visitors enjoyed our area. It worked out well that people had to walk through the displays before getting to the gallery. Some people liked to just look at the displays, others came to the demos, and some did both. And then there was the rest of the show – the gallery, the boutique, tearoom, memorial area, and merchants – all so well done. The new venue was great. I am sure we handed out over 300 mug rug kits over the two days and all the thread cutters. I hope that leads to a few future quilters getting started sooner than later.

We had so many posters prepared for previous shows, which were not used because of space available. A lot of work went into them, and I plan to take high resolution photos of them and post to the website, so others can have the benefit of the educational material.

Karen Munro