Quilt Show

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Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild of Fort Worth  

September 19-20, 2014

Friday & Saturday- 10:00-5:00

Amon Carter Exhibit Hall
Will Rogers Complex - Fort Worth, Texas

Live Auction Quilts

tvqg-2014-quiltshow-logo-fire-crackerAs well as asking for mini quilt donations for auction, this year we are expanding our horizons, and hopefully our coffers, to include many other types of items. Think, bags/totes, lap or even bed quilts, bed/table runners, baby quilts, Christmas ornaments, placemats, book covers, vests, knitting/ crocheting projects, the list goes on and on. There is an Auction Entry Form on our website or in the archived Newsletters. September 15th is the deadline to get the form to Miriam, but once the form is turned in, you can give her the item on September 18th during show set up. Remember, the proceeds go to a scholarship for a student in the College of Fine Arts at TCU, so let's get sewing!
Contact Miriam Hink for more info.

How Can I Volunteer?

tvqg-2014-quiltshow-logo-treeA big Thank You to our sponsor, Quilting Around, in Weatherford, TX

for donating 150 $10.00 gift certificates for our volunteers!

Check out the Volunteer Schedule on this page if you forgot when you signed up to

volunteer, or contact Sherry Franklin for questions.

Important Dates

*Sept 15, 2014 Deadline to get Auction Item Entry Form to Miriam Hink
*Sept 18, 2014 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Entry Drop Off
*Sept 18, 2014 – Set up for Quilt Show (Vendors and Entries)
*Sept 19th and 20th, 2014 – Show Dates
*Sept 20, 2014 after 6:00 pm – Pick Up Entries
*Sept 20, 2014 after 5:00 Take Down (Vendors and Entries)

Quilt Show Challenge

2014 Members' Challenge
“Holidaze Squared”

 Size:
18x18 Smallest
43x43 Largest
Any quilting method
3 layers
(Front-middle-backing)

Your quilt needs to represent your interpretation of a holiday or celebration.

Think outside the box—there are more holidays to celebrate than the big three.
Quilts are judged on originality and creativity(50%), and Judges criteria (50%).

For ideas of holidays, check out the website all-funny.info.

Contact Nikki Mahaffey for more info.

New Entry Categories

There are two new entry categories this year for MEMBERS ONLY –

“Not a Quilt”

and

“Handbags and Totes”.

So if you don’t want to enter a quilt, put your toe in the water, let others see your talent, and enter one of these categories. The Quilt Show Entry Form has more details.

TVQG Booth

tvqg-logo-website-50And why shouldn’t we have our own booth? Here’s the place to ‘toot our own horn”, and advertise to the public what we do. Faye Nedderman came up with this idea, and needs your help and ideas to make it a reality.

2014 Donation Quilt

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Our donation quilt had a great run this year! In addition to winning 1st place at the Ft. Worth Guild Show, Honorable Mention at the Plano Guild Show, it won FIRST PLACE in the group quilt category at our show! 

Kudos to Kay Valentine for all her hard work  in designing and making the quilt, and in coordinating ticket sales. Thanks to all who sold tickets, as we were able to exceed our goal. The guild made $3,214 for our charities!

And the big winner...Peggy Sympson!

Member Sales Booth

Show of your “Handcrafted Treasures” and make some extra money at the same time. Items can be anything you have made, from painting, knitting, sewing, and of course quilting. In fact, if you want to sell a quilt you have entered in the show, make sure to let the Members Sales Booth know. See the Sales Booth Info and Sales Booth Form documents on this website for details. Fill out your form(s) and get it to Gretchen in advance. Then when you bring your items Thursday September 18th, she will already have your tags made up, and you won't have to wait! For more info contact Gretchen Killingsworth.

Q&A

Q. When do I have to bring my entry to the show?

A. Entry turn in is Thursday, September 18th from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. We need them this early so they can be hung and judged before the show.

Q. Where should I park to turn in my entry? Will I have to pay?

A. Details to come on this website and September's Newsletter. Stay tuned!

Q. Do I have to pay to park if I'm a volunteer?

A. Everyone has to pay the City of Fort Worth to park in the lot at the Will Rogers Center. Think about gathering at Central Christian Church where we have our meetings (or anywhere convenient) and carpooling with friends from there. Check the Volunteer Schedule on the Quilt Show page of this site to see who's volunteering when you are.

Q. When I bring my entry to the Show on Sept. 18 for set up, does it have to be in a bag?

A. All entries must be submitted in a fabric bag with the entrant’s name and title of the entry on the  bag. Only ONE ENTRY PER BAG. Garment and bag/tote entries must also be submitted in a bag  with the same information.

Q. What about a sleeve?

A. Every quilt must have a 4” sleeve stitched to the top of the back on the horizontal width. Minia tures may use small rod pockets of only 2”. Quilts longer than 86” must have a sleeve at tached no more than 86” from the bottom edge of the quilt.