We hope the members will assist with these donations, even a small bit goes a long way, especially if we all contribute.
RAFFLE BASKET ITEMS
In order to increase sales, it takes many items to make those baskets appealing, there are 8 to 10 in all that need to be filled. Possible theme ideas to consider: Trick or Treat / Happy Holidays / Country Gal / City Girl / Baby Time / Local Foodie / Modern Quilting / Fantastic Fat Quarters / Batiks Galore.
SCRAP FABRIC POOL
We are planning on a scrap pool, where visitors can fill a baggie from scraps of their choice and pay for it as a fundraiser. The pool is literally a pool ‘kiddies pool’ brimming full with our scraps. Usable pieces no smaller than roughly 3” x 3” please.
2 1/2" x 2 !/2" SQUARES
At our last show we gave away a freebie of a small stack of 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares with our guild information on a label securing them. If you have any squares any colour this size to donate that would be awesome.
Please look around in your sewing room to see what you can part with to donate to this great cause. We will collect items at the guild meetings from April to September. Thanks for helping!
Quilt Show Challenge - will you be particiapting - here are the details.
A BOTANICAL COLOUR WHEEL
Theme: Anything botanical; from a tree to a bud, flower, even a vegetable. If it grows, it goes.
Size: Not to exceed a total circumference of 100 inches. It can be irregular in shape.
Method of construction: Create a 3-layer quilted piece using your choice of technique, paper-pieced, applique, traditional themed-block, collage, etc.
Now, for a bit of challenge.
- Use a split-complimentary colour scheme. Use a colour wheel to find the different colour combinations. Alternatively, do a 'Google' search for a Split-complimentary Colour Chart. You will find a great amount of helpful information and examples.
- Your piece must show the three different colour groups, in whatever balance works for you. White and black are free colours to use if you wish.
- Include some element of fabric manipulation, eg., pleats, folds, gathering, pin-tucking, etc. The little yo-yos we make are an example of fabric manipulation.
- Add some embellishment; a little or a lot.
- Attach a hanging sleeve.
- Attach your label with your name on it, and then cover it over with pinned or loosely basted fabric.
Split-complimentary colours just naturally work well together.
I hope you have fun creating your masterpiece! Any questions just ask Wanda L.
Winners of the Raffle Quilts
First prize - queen size quilt - Lyn Robinson
Second prize - twin size quilt - Judy Leslie
Here is the queen proudly displayed on Lyn bed and Judy psoing with her twin win.
Winner from the Quilt Show
Raffle Quilts - First Prize (white) & Second Prize (black)
These were made for the 2020 Quilt Show and we not raffled off due the show cancellation. They are made, waiting and ready to go. Ticket sales start in May and continue until the final day of the Quilt show. One for $2 or three for $5.
Quilt Show 2022
PieceMaking in the Valley Quilt Show
Date: October 21 Friday & 22 Saturday
Location: Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Road, Chilliwack.
Quilt Show Volunteers
Thank you to the members who have already volunteered to help organize the quilt show. There are just a few positions left to be filled listed below, email the guild address if interested.
Show Co-Chair - Karlie M
Show Co-Chair - Janet S
Advertising - Natalie B
Challenge Quilt - Wanda L
Decorations - Janet S
Entrance Table - Gail W
Guild/Boutique Table - Sandra L, Wendy L
Merchants - Lyn R
Photographer - Leah M
Prize Baskets - Carla C, Karri W, Debra P
Quilt Registration - Beatrice R
Raffle Quilt Sales - Jane E, Debra P
Receiving/Returning Quilts - Jean P
Treasurer - Connie D
We Care Display - We Care Committee
CQA Rosette - Viewer's Choice
Maureen Wood - Coral Reef Queen
Guild Member's Choice
Wanda Lumsden - In Bloom
1st Quilt Challenge
Karri Whitehead - The Pollinator
2nd Quilt Challenge
Ginger Campbell - Flowers
1st Small Quilt
Maureen Wood - Scarlett
2nd Small Quilt
Carla Carvalho - 2020 Quilt Challenge
1st Assembled/quilted same person
Jean Puffer - Mixed Mutts
2nd Assembled/quilted same person
Kate Davis - Wonder Owl
1st Assembled one person, quilt another person
Maureen Wood - Coral Reef Queen
2nd Assembled one person, quilt another person
Joan Jones - Vintage Tiles
Winners of the Basket Raffles
Thanks to Carla C and Karri W for putting together 10 amazing raffle baskets for the public to win. Also thatks to all the guild members and merchants who donated items to make these baskets win worthy.
Here is a list of the lucky winners:
All for Kids - Barb Prinster
Marty Mitchell - Grace MacDonald
Holiday Basket - Jeanine Bowen
Sea Breeze Bundle - Joyce Clough
Bags & More Bags - Jean Blair
Foundation Paper Piecing - Diane Jansen
Outdoors - Peg Addley
Cozy Quilts - Karolin Wong
English Paper Piecing - Carolyn Sperling
Hand Quilting - Judy Cruiskank