Hands All Around Quilt Guild
Quilt Spectrum 2018
Quilt Spectrum 2018
2018 Quilt Spectrum Winners Slideshow
2018 Spectrum Quilt Show
The 2018 Spectrum Quilt Show will take place Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, 2018, at the Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center. The location is the same as last year’s show, but the date is a little later.
For the moment, I am looking for volunteers for the following committees:
To volunteer, see me at the September meeting, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give me a call 309 830-0520. If you have not worked on a show before, you have missed out on the fun that it is when everything comes together. So be first in line to volunteer. We need your input in the quilt board meetings leading up to the show.
IMPORTANT! The Put Up/Take Down Committee needs some new blood. Last year’s chair, Ruth Novosad, and her assistant, Mary Sanko, worked out an attractive and useable layout which showcased our quilts nicely. (A shout out to Cheryl Adam who actually put the plan on paper.) We have the plans in our files for the show, and they can be used again this year. This committee involves receiving and organizing the quilt entries as they come in, deciding what order to put them in, putting up the frames, hanging the quilts, and taking them down at the end. It works best if the chairperson or members of the committee have family members to help. Husbands and grown children typically pitch in to help with hanging the higher quilts. This year the committee worked all day Wednesday, part of the day Thursday, enjoyed the show Friday or Saturday, and had the quilts down and everything ready for pickup between four thirty and six on Saturday. There are always willing hands to finish up after the show on Saturday. This committee is at the very heart of the show and needs new people to learn how to do it. Last year’s chairman is willing to mentor new people. Contact me or Ruth Novosad to ask about chairing or serving on this committee or with any other questions. Thank you.
I am looking forward to another year of meetings and of learning new ideas for quilting.
"Quilts Between Friends" - Bedturning 2018 Quilt Show
Quilts Between Friends is the theme of the bedturning. Did you and a friend decide on this fabric? Did you go shopping together? Did you construct these pieces yogether? What about colors, pattern? Was this quilt a gift to you or from you? Did you receive it for your birthday or Christmas, etc? Please share your special Quilts Between Friends at our bedturning.
Questions? Contact: Joy Ahearn - email@example.com or
Karen Applegate - firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Quilt Spectrum Volunteers
Our annual Quilt Spectrum needs your help! Please sign up as a volunteer - lots of areas can use your talents.
You can sign up at the Guild's monthly meeting or online through SignUpGenius.
New to SignUpGenius and need help? Download the instructions using the link below!
Please sign up for loaning props that are needed to decorate our Quilt Show. We are asking for antique and newer items.
We will need lots of items to help decorate at the Parke Regency Hotel Conference Center, Bloomington. Please contact Mary Weakman or Jackie Pilon if you have any questions. Remember that any quilted items that you loan us WILL NOT be entered in the show. They are strictly for decor. Please label them clearly so that they can be returned to you after the show.
All items will be needed on Wednesday afternoon, April 11 or Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 for the Quilt Show setup. You will need to e responsible to get them to the show and to pick them up on Saturday, April 14, 2018 after takedown, unless you make arrangements prior to the show. All props will be checked in and out to insure their saftey. A reminder card will be mailed/emailed to you prior to the show.
Thank you! Thank you for helping to make this year's show a success.
Raffle Quilt 2018
The raffle quilt, “Bunny in the Blooms,” was unveiled at the September guild meeting. The quilt is 94” square. It was pieced by Evelyn Young and Sherrie Snyder and quilted by Ruth Pfaffmann. The applique blocks are from a pattern by Edyta Sitar.
We will begin selling raffle tickets at the November meeting. (Tickets will be $1 each, 6 for $5, or a packet of 24 for $20.) The tickets will be available from any guild member after November 2, 2017 and during the quilt show. The winning ticket will be drawn at the quilt show on April 14th.