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Thursday, April 30, 2009

quilt shows

I have some questions for all of you who belong to guilds that host quilt shows. Do you have to pay to enter your own quilts in your own guild's show??
Do you have to pay to go to your own show?
If you have a "boutique" area of gently used books, patterns, fabrics etc--are the items "donated" so that all the proceeds go back to the guild OR do you sell items whereby the seller gets the money and only a percentage goes to the guild??

These are questions that cause quite a disturbance at our guild meetings.

I hope this gets lots of discussion going and some comments that I can use!!
judy in AR


  • At April 30, 2009 at 3:03 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

    We have a very large quilt show here every fall. To enter a quilt there is an $8.00 charge, along with a form to fill out. Each local quilt shop has the forms and will take in quilts. They are also accepted by mail.
    The show is held in a downtown city owned center. If you entered the show you can get in free (show receipt). If you didn't enter there is an $8.000 charge to get in or a $15.00 charge for 2 days.
    If you are a white glove lady, or sit 2 hrs. at your guild table you can get in free.
    We usually have 5 or 6 guilds working together on the show.
    I don't know about the books and other things.
    Sara in fla.

  • At April 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM , Blogger lonna in wi said...

    Our quilt show is coming up in May and we have baskets that is made up with items the guild members donate. There is a dollar change for any basket you are interested in. We also have a quilt that is raffled off and each member has to buy ten ticket and can sell more if you wish. We enter quilts for the show, the first one is free and the others they charge $3 or each quilt entered. Non members can enter at a $5 charge. Admission is free if you have a quilt in the show. All work is volunteered by the members.

  • At April 30, 2009 at 9:42 PM , Blogger Kathi in Idaho said...

    The show at Sisters OR charges $5 per exhibitor, not for each quilt. They also have a form for tax deductible donations. Volunteers are also in great demand for putting up and taking down quilts as well as manning some of the special events areas.

    Kathi in Idaho

  • At May 1, 2009 at 7:52 AM , Blogger Judy said...

    Austin Area Quilt Guild and New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild both charge a small entry fee ($5?) per quilt. Members get into the show free. There is a booth for selling donated items - money goes to the guild.
    In addition, each has a Last Chance Boutique where members sell their own unwanted items. This is at a different time and venue than the Show.

  • At May 4, 2009 at 12:07 AM , Blogger dutchrose said...

    our guild is very small and does an annual show. there is no fee to enter a quilt and no entry fee for anyone. quilt forms are given out ahead of time and due back about a week or so ahead of the show. quilts are brought the day before when we all show up to set up the show. after the one day show we take down and pick up our quilt. of course if you are out of town or something you just arrange for someone else to handle your quilt.

    we have a boutique where we sell sewing related items and the $ goes to the individual.

    we have a donated book/magazine table that ranges from $.25 to $2.00 and that money goes to the guild.

    we do a raffle quilt each year and the proceeds pay for a donation to the grange, ribbons (viewer's choice), and various incidentals throughout the year.

    hope this is helpful.


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