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News and Announcements for Guild Members

2017 President's Challenge

The Theme is Red & White. If there is enough participation, we will have a special exhibit of the quilts at the 2017 Quilt Show . While we've already awarded the prizes, it isn't too late to get it into the quilt show. All you need to do is register it through Daphne by August 8. Here are the guidelines for this challenge.

  • Must use only red and white fabrics
  • Quilt must measure exactly 24" x 24"
  • Quilt can be any style: traditional, redwork, contemporary, modern, art

Advertise your business, service, or organization

For only $25 you receive a one-quarter page black and white ad in our Quilt Show Program. Now that's a good deal!

Quilt Show Information

A Quilt Show Handbook was emailed to all guild members with a valid email address. We will print updates on this page. Remember to pick up raffle tickets from Carmen. Profits from the quilt show help us secure quality speakers and purchase materials for charity quilts.

Final Call for Quilts

The deadline for registering quilts is Tuesday, August 8. We would like to see quilts from as many members as possible, so if you haven't signed up to have a quilt in the show, please do so today! And even if you have already registered quilts, you are welcome to register more. We're nearly at capacity, though, so let Daphne know sooner rather than later.

Make 2, Take 1

We're having a Make 2, Take 1 Sewing Day on Tuesday, August 8 in the Sunshine room at the Willmar Community Center. We will get started at 11 am with a zipper pouch instructional from Sharon. We will then have How-To Sheets for small projects available for you to choose from. You can take one item home (if you bring your own fabric) and donate the other item to the Quilt Show Boutique. You will need to bring your sewing machine and basic supplies. We'll have raffle quilt fabric available if you just want to sew items to donate. We will be sewing until 6 pm. You must sign up for this Sewing Day (for all or part of it) with Sandra as space is limited. Please email or call as soon as possible. Details for the day will be sent to you when you sign up.

Quilt Show Volunteer Opportunities

The 2017 Quilt Show needs your time and talent! Sign Up Sheets will be at the August and September guild meetings as we need volunteers to make a show successful. You may choose shifts in the following areas: Admissions, Door Prizes, Registration, Show Set Up, Show Take Down, Boutique, and Raffle Ticket Sales. See a committee person for more information.

Quilt Show Boutique

There is an exciting new addition to our quilt show - A Country Quilters Boutique. Members can sell handcrafted items without having to rent and staff an entire vendor booth. The focus is on sewing and quilt-related items, such as quilts, table runners, Christmas ornaments, quilt art, and tote bags. Items must be new and of good quality (not white elephants). Members receive 90% of the sale price; the guild receives 10% to help defray quilt show costs and add to our fundraising efforts. Members may donate items for sale as well. Boutique item registration is due Tuesday, September 12. Tags will be handed out to all who have items in the boutique. These tags will be used to track sales. If you are selling a quilt that is in the show, your tag will be attached to the quilt stating that "This Quilt is For Sale." All quilts will stay in place until the show is over.

Block of the Month

Dorothy Anderson and Darlene Boie will present their final blocks at the July meeting.

Library Review

Country Quilters offers members a large library of quilting-related books available for checkout during any general meeting.

Guild Newsletter

All members welcome to share photos, tips and tricks, favorite new tools and other interesting quilting info. Email Laura at lauradeleski@charter.net.

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