Saturday, September 22, 2012

Show Preparations

Our September 19 meeting was involved with assigning show duties, answering questions, receiving bags and labels to pin to quilt entries, making sure everyone knew their schedule. We pre-registered quilts from members, which will help reduce the load on check-in day. The registrars for the three off-site locations picked up all the paperwork for these quilts. Our space for receiving and judging will be less than we've had before, so care is being taken to keep the quilts in proper order for the hanging process.
We were reminded to distribute flyers and cards to advertise the show, sell the remainder of our raffle tickets and get the stubs and money turned in. 
It is exciting to know that we will have 19 vendors with fabric, thread, machines, patterns, etc. to tempt us. The catalog has gone to the printer showing 401 entries.  We're ready for a great show!
Remember to check the Schedule of Events back a couple of posts to see what lectures/demos or featured speakers you don't want to miss. Let's hope this fall weather continues!

Quilts for the Veterans Home in Collins

Jackie Page, assistant administrator at the Veterans Home in Collins, was present at PBQ's September 19 meeting to accept our gift of 15 colorful string quilts. Our member Dorothy Aultman makes and brings in these squares every month, and the (first Tuesday) Children's Quilt Group assembles, quilts, and binds them. Jackie said the residents were always cold and would enjoy these quilts, both for the warmth they provide and for the appreciation they represent for the residents' service to our country.