Members whose last names begin with H, I, J, and K: Please bring a generous snack this month. The Ugly Fabric Auction preview will begin around 6:30 so members will be ready to snack a bit early. Thank you!
Signups continue: – Super Saturday, February 16th – a selection of classes taught by the Guild’s own talented quilters. – Lancaster Trip, March 29-30th – a fun overnight fabric buying spree and quilt show with a fun busful of quilters.
Every year the Guild supports a nonprofit charity organization to partner with the Guild and be the recipient of our Raffle Quilt Charity Fundraiser. If you have a favorite charity that you would like to nominate, the nomination form, guidelines and timeline can be found on the website under Charitable Activities or click here. Applications are now being accepted, the deadline is the March Guild Meeting.
The library will remain open past 7pm during our meeting and close at the beginning of the lecture near 8pm. This will give members an opportunity to browse and borrow during the intermission.
Please check your shelves for outstanding books and magazines and return all outstanding library items at the January meeting. Thereafter, I will be contacting members individually .
The last time I will collect books for the Quilt Show Book Sale will be at the January meeting. I have no more storage room at home. Any volunteers to help store books/magazines/patterns for the quilt show will be greatly appreciated.
This year for the Silent Auction, we are increasing the maximum perimeter size to 200 inches. This allows for crib quilts (up to 45” x 55”) plus table runners in addition to wall quilts. We will be collecting Silent Auction pieces at the Guild meetings starting in January.
SILENT AUCTION RAFFLE BASKET
We will also start collecting fat quarters at the January meeting and on to create ‘Fat Quarter Frenzy’ Raffle Baskets to be included in the Silent Auction. Please bring in any unwanted fat quarters for us to begin to build our Baskets.
NEW CATEGORY: MODERN QUILTS We will have a new category added to the roster for our show: MODERN QUILTS. We have defined a MODERN QUILT as follows: Modern quilts are inspired by modern design. They include: bold colors, minimalism, asymmetrical design, expansive negative space, alternate grid work, improvisational piecing and/or solid fabrics. Your modern quilt entry need not be quilted by the maker. As always, we will be reviewing the entries carefully to ensure all quilts are in the proper categories. We would love to have a nice offering of modern quilts this year to enhance our show! QUILT REGISTRATION
Quilt registration opens on January 15th. The fees this year are a bit different: your 1st quilt entered will be $15 and $10 each for your 2nd & 3rd quilt entries. The 4th quilt is free to enter; we will evaluate space once all entries are received to see how many 4th quilt entries we will be able to accommodate for the show. EXHIBITED QUILTS FOR SALE
We will be offering an option for your exhibited quilt to be FOR SALE at the Show. When registering your quilt entries online, there will be a box to check if you wish to offer your quilt for sale. This is only an OPTION, of course. You do not need to list your quilt for sale to be in the show. If you do wish to sell your quilt, you will also be asked for a SALE price when registering. NSQG will retail a 10% commission on the sale of the quilt, and we will also collect Connecticut sales tax, so bear that in mind when setting your price.
We are hoping to have quite a spectacular showing for our 40th Ruby Anniversary Challenge quilts. We are looking to prominently display these at the show, so please continue to work on them! Remember the deadline for submission is the February 19th Guild meeting.