Committee Leaders - Sign-up
A huge thank you to all of those who have volunteered to take on a leadership position. All positons are now filled. There will be plenty of opportunity for other members to assist on committees and during the actual quilt show weekend.
Show Co-Chair - Karlie M
Show Co-Chair - Wendy L
Advertising - Kate D Photographer - Norma H
Challenge Quilt - Wanda L Prize Baskets - Kate D
Decorations - Carla C / Cathy C Quilt Registration - Beatrice R / Dalle P
Demonstrations - Maureen G / Carla C Raffle Quilt Sales - Grace L
Entrance Table - Gail W Receiving/Returning Quilts - Cathy V / Grace L
Guild/Boutique Table - Sandra L / Wendy L Tea Room Decorations - Joanne B
Kitchen/Tea Room - Janet S Treasurer - Shirley V
Merchants - Lyn R / Darlene T We Care Display - Gail W
Raffle Quilt Construction Committee
Thank you to those who have signed up to contribute their time in making the First Prize Raffle Quilt for the 2018 Show. They are: Grace L, Gail W, Wendy L, Wanda L, Debra P, Micheline G, Kate D, Darlene B, Janet S, Sandra L, Karlie M.
First sew-in day was Sat 23rd Sept. Wow did we work hard all 64 blocks were fully completed in just one day. Karlie sewed all the blocks together the next day and the top is now ready for Grace L to add her magic (long arm quilting).
PieceMaking in the Valley Quilt Show
Date: 19 & 20 October, 2018
Location: Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Road, Chilliwack.
Advertising Poster - Thank you to Kate who has taken on the Advertising job for our Quilt Show. She has completed her first task of getting our poster printed. She also has postcards of the same image ready to go.
At a future meeting these will be available for members to take and hang in locations around our community and others to advertise our event.
Raffle Baskets -
The Basket Raffles are a great fundraiser for our guild and supports our "We Care" program. This year we will have 10 Raffle prizes at the show - 8 Baskets and 2 Quilt Racks. Thanks so much to Barry Lyon and Neil Robinson for donating the beautiful quilt racks!
We're asking for help from our membership to put together 8 themed prize baskets. Your donations of new patterns, notions, books, fabric or other items will be much appreciated. Here are some "themes" we have in mind for the baskets: Trick or Treat / Happy Holidays / Country Gal / City Girl / Baby Time / Local Foodie ...maybe your donations will inspire another cool theme! We will collect donation items at our regular monthly meetings March through October.
Talk to Kate is you have any questions.
Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales -
Gwynne Vaughn Park - June 2 - Wendy will do set up
Chilliwack Quilt Guild (day guild) - June 19 - Janet / Lyn will do set up and sales
Threshermans/Pioneer Village - Aug 11 - Karlie will do set up
Agassiz Fall Fair - Sept 14/15 - Cathy V will do set up
Consignment Boutique -
The guild is going to have a consignment boutique at the quilt show. All items for sale must be clearly marked with your name, guild number and price.
The guild will collect a 20% commission on all consignment sales. We will accept quilts, wall hangings, quilt related items, quilting tools, books and magazines. If you are selling fabric, small and medium pieces must be bagged and marked with your name, guild number and price. Larger pieces of fabric can be folded and tagged as per instructions.
Items for sale are to be brought to the church Friday morning and there will be further instructions as to where they are to be dropped off. Wendy and I will not collect items prior to that time. It is suggested that you bring your items in a tote or box for ease of handling.
Donated items will also be accepted and we would appreciate it if you would also price those items.
Please email Sandra at email@example.com and Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Show Challenge Project - Sew That Tune
Choose a song title than contains a colour name then create your interpretation using any technique you wish! Your quilt will be displayed with a card attached to it, indicating your song title. We will ask our viewers to vote for the quilt that they feel best depicts the song title.
The finished quilt should not exceed 100 inches in circumference/perimeter. It can be any shape that you wish, but it must have a straight top edge with a sleeve for ease of hanging. Attach a label to the back of your quilt with your name on it, and then cover it in some way that can be easily removed after judging.
I hope that you have fun with this and that we have many entries. If you need a little help visit www.songfacts.com for songs with colours in the title. Please talk to Wanda if you have any questions.
Raffle Quilt Winners
First Prize Quilt – Diane H
Second Prize Quilt – Lisa V
Register Your Quilts - Registration is now closed, a huge thank you to all who have submitted work to make this show a success. We now have over 160, more than two years ago.
Quilt Categories for hanging and possible prizes in the 2018 Show are as follows:
Small Quilt – max 30” wide or high
Guild Challenge – 100” perimeter max
Assembled & Quilted (same person) – 31” no max
Assemble (one person) & Quilted (another person) – 31” no max
Best in Show (Viewers’ Choice)
Best in Show (Members’ Choice)
Other category items to be displayed all together at the show (no prizes)
Bags / totes
Quilt Category Winners
Best in Show - Viewers’ Choice - CQA Rosette
Sandra L - ‘Ode to the Penny’
Best in Show - Members’ Choice
Sandra L - ‘Ode to the Penny’
Small Quilt Winner -
Wanda L - ‘Glacier Lights’
Assembled & Quilted by One Person Winner -
Wanda L - ‘Moonlight’
Assembled One Person Quilted Another Person Winner -
Maureen W - ‘ Butterfly Garden’
Sew That Tune Challenge Winner -
Karri W - ‘The Crow’
Raffle Basket / Quilt Rack Winners
Friday Draws –
Quilt Rack – Beatrice R
Baby Time – Tracy
Saturday Draws –
Happy Holidays – Margaret B
Modern Girl – Vera S
Cats & Dogs – Pat M
Planes & Trains – Debra P
Country Girl – Melanie D
Perfect Purple – Edna H
Quilt Makers – Karla H
Quilt Rack – Darlene B
Everyone Loves A Quilt Show
. . . the shopping, the quilt viewing, the special displays, the raffle quilts, the merchants, the demos, the helpers, the snacks, the boutique table, the volunteers . . . enjoys these photos taken at our show.
View Our Show
Enjoy these videos of our 2018 Quilt Show, they are courteous of Norma Hanson and the many hours of work it took her to put these together, thank you. To view the videos click on the link it will take you to YouTube for the viewing.
Volunteer Draw Prizes
It takes many volunteers to put together a quilt show that goes up and down in two days. Gift Certificates were bought at Hamels to give as draw prizes. There were 46 different members who gave time either once during the two days, stayed and worked for the whole two days or worked on committees throughout the year. Many thanks to all of them. Their names were placed in a draw with the winners as follows:
Quilt Show 2018
Volunteer Sign-up -
The sign-up sheet was available at the June meeting and will be passed around again at the September and October meetings. All vacant places need to be filled in to make this two day event a success. Please help out where you can, even filling in one place would be great.
Loaned Item for the Show Days -
Once again at this show we will be needing extra tables both 6 and 8 foot lengths. We are also asking for the loan of your quilt racks. There will be a sign-up sheet at the October meeting, or you can email with the info (Karlie). Please be sure your name is on any items you are loaning. They will need to be delivered Friday morning and picked up late Saturday afternoon.
Registration Form - Drop Off / Pick Up -
This form must be filled out by each participating member. You can record your quilts and entry numbers at the October meeting where the information will be posted or at the time of Friday drop off from your infomation cards. It must be presented at the time of delivering your work, the receiving table will check off items taken in. Upon pick up the same form muct be presented to collect your work. It will be emailed to you to print out a copy, or you can download and print a copy from here. Drop Off / Pick Up Form
Challenge Quilts - Sew That Tune
Some confusion has occured as we stated the Challenge quilts could be registered via email or on a paper sign-up sheet. We are now asking for all registration of these quilts to be sent via email to Beatrice asap.
Quilt Raffle Tickets -
All tickets sold and unsold with the money must be returned at the October meeting.