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.
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