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Monday, March 9, 2009

Quilt show time - but not in New Ulm

Phyllis - we won't have a show this year. We do one every other year and when we started having guild shows we set it up so that we would alternate with Mankato. Mankato's show is in April - don't have the dates in front of me but I can certainly post them if you or anyone else, for that matter, are interested. Looks like I will probably be co-chairing our show and I would like to get the date and location set before Mankato's so we can do a little plug. I am hoping to meet with the chair of our previous show to get some info from her, etc. sometime soon!

Are there some other guild shows coming up? Do you have a theme? How far in advance do you cut off entries? We are still working out some of the bugs on ours. Last time we had a great show but way more quilts than we had room to display. There was a cut-off date to register quilts but people were calling the night before to add more quilts. As a result. a number of quilts were not hung but were draped over chairs, tables, railings, etc., and the owners of some of those quilts were, understandably, not happy. We did come up with some ideas on how to deal with the "problem" of too many quilts as well as some other things. What do some of the rest of you do?
I have been working on cutting out some Dear Jane blocks this afternoon while I tackled the mountain of laundry that has grown in my laundry room. We had our second class last Thursday and got our assignment for next month. At least to start out we are planning to have an actual sewing night, rather than a strictly instructional class. We are starting with the easy blocks and I am not even coming out with square blocks on those every time. I do think it is going to be a fun adventure and I am liking the Civil War Prints that we are using. The dryer buzzer is calling.... Joleen in MN


  • At March 10, 2009 at 11:11 AM , Blogger jdb in AZ said...

    Our state guild show is this weekend. The cut-off date for entries was two months ago, no exceptions. We have over 400 quilts, which is a lot to judge (two judges working three days with a team of go-fers to help expedite matters.) Each guild member is allowed to enter two quilts for competition. Any more quilts than that must be for display only. We recently outgrew our venue, not to mention a ridiculous rent increase, so we took our show elsewhere.


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