It is with great excitement that our members are preparing for their quilt show at the end of May, 2015.
The Petawawa Civic Centre Arena has been booked. This large, central facility offers plenty of space for hundreds of quilts, generous sized vendors’ booths as well as our tea room and a quilt appraiser.
With regard to having your quilt appraised, please give your name to our committee chair Carol Boldt or send it to this website using the contact info at the bottom of the home page. Having an appraisal by a qualified appraiser will inform you how much insurance to put on your quilt and if you ever need to make a claim you will have proof of that value. If you wish a written appraisal the cost is $60. A verbal appraisal is $25.
The quilt show committee, chaired by Carol Boldt, has been meeting since July 2014. Committee members have stepped forward to look after certain aspects of the show.
Dawna Steele and Denise Kossatz are co-ordaining the making and quilting of the raffle quilt- autumn leaves in batiks. Members took home the blocks and returned them in record time. Dawna and Joyce Harrietha have sewn the queen sized quilt together and Denise is in the process of machine quilting it.
Lynda Best and Janice Wilson are collecting for and assembling ten raffle baskets with a minimum value of $50 each. The chosen themes for the baskets (as of writing) are Baby Items, An Italian Dinner, All about Tea, Items with Children in mind, A Gardener’s Delight, Add Bling with Jewellery, Your Own Spa, Cards and Games, BBQ and Golf. Members are asked to make donations of new or like-new items to these baskets.
Linda Spagnolo will be getting the raffle licence, having the tickets printed and distributed for members to sell. She also will look after advertising of the show.
Joyce Marcuccio and Joyce Layman are overseeing the Tea Room.
Joanne Jeffries is booking vendors for the Merchant Mall. There is still space for more merchants. If you are a merchant interested in coming please contact the guild. Our contact info is on the home page.
Members at large are Christina Adams and Susan Taylor.
With all this preparation we can’t overlook the most important ingredient of the show – a wonderful collection of beautiful quilts. This winter our members will be working diligently to bring these into fruition. Our last quilt show was in the spring of 2012; so many members already have an impressive body of work to show.
If you are a quilter living in our area we welcome you to join our guild and show off your quilts too. You can find the meeting time and the location on the home page.
To further motivate us the president has issued a challenge. We were directed to bring a non-quilting magazine to the October meeting and turn to page 73, or page 37 if your magazine didn't have 73 pages. There we would find the inspiration for our challenge quilt!
It was suggested that we lean more towards modern quilting elements than traditional for this challenge. Very liberating and very challenging! I wonder what amazing interpretations of our pages will emerge? Come to our show “Quilting in the Valley” and find out.