2017 Quiltshow Wrap

Ponderings from Pat 

Well I’m not pondering any more about whether our 1st annual North Texas Quilt Festival will be a success or not. I can now say with certainty, WOW! WHAT A HUGE SUCCESS! 

•  365 Total Entries = Success (112 from TVQG alone)

•  +/- $3,260 Admissions and Festival Night Ticket Sales (almost $2,000 over last year) = Success 

•  Great feedback from the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo staff = Success

•  Many, Many, Many, attendee comments on how much they enjoyed the show=PRICELESS!

A big thank you to all from TVQG who entered quilts. Another big thank you to all from TVQG who showed up to volunteer. Another bigger thank you to all who were on TVQG’s Quilt Show Committee, who gave countless hours, sweat, tears (probably blood too) and money out of their own pockets to make this show work! I won’t name names, cause even though I didn’t have brain surgery, I don’t want to leave anyone out. Just know, I appreciate all that you did! 

As this was our first year to collaborate with other guilds and the OSQE, there were some things that worked well, and some that could use some work. We will be having a wrap-up meeting in late September with all the guild representatives to talk about both. As always, I welcome your feedback on what we do in the guild, so please feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with things you saw that went well, and things that you think can be improved upon. We as a committee saw a lot of the good and bad, but y’all are our eyes and ears on the ground! 

And, last, but not least, remember that our show next year is June 7th, 8th, 9th. It will be here before we know it! The artistry that TVQG members showed with their entries this year was unbelievable, but I know we can top it next year. So, get those minds thinking, machines humming, fingers working, and get busy creating your quilt(s) for 2018! 

-Pat