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The BUZZ-May 2014

April 24, 2014

From the President

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We’re looking forward to seeing you at the NQA’s 45th Annual Quilt Show. We realize that the Holiday weekend will not permit some of you to attend this wonderful quilt show and the other show events that are planned. If you’re not able to attend the show you won’t be able to attend the Little Quilt Auction or place bids at the Silent Auction.
We don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity to show your continued support like you have in the past. We’ve are offering you a way to support the Little Quilt Auction with your monetary gift just by clicking on the link below. Your generous donation will be earmarked as a Grant donation.
The proceeds from the Little Quilt Auction fund the NQA Grant program. Just ask the recipients of the grants what a positive impact their grant has had on their community. 
Won’t you help the NQA Grant program with your donation?
Thank you so much, 
Marcel Miller, President
National Quilting Association, Inc.
From the Annual Quilt Show Director

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!  
Step Right UP and Register TODAY!

Very soon Peg Bingham, our Show Education Coordinator, will be pulling the preregistration numbers and working with our professional instructors to determine whether each class will be a success in 2014, or cancelled due to lack of interest.  
If you have already signed up, talk the class possibility up to all of your friends, and get those numbers high!  If you haven't registered but really have your heart set on a particular class, you need to register to let us know - NOW.  We are looking forward to providing you with the best in the industry; help us make the workshops a success!

Put these dates on your calendar!



Register for classes Today!!
Volunteer to help at the show Today!!
Quilts due in Columbus! May 12-16
Awards Dinner Thursday, May 22, 6-9 PM
45th Annual NQA Quilt Show

Friday, May 23, 9 AM-6 PM 

Saturday, May 24, 9 AM-6 PM 

Sunday, May 25, 10 AM-3 PM 

Shop the Vendor Mall Friday, May 23, 9 AM-6 PM 

Saturday, May 24, 9 AM-6 PM 

Sunday, May 25, 10 AM-3 PM 

Annual NQA Meeting Friday, May 23, 12-1 PM
Little Quilt Auction Saturday, May 24, 6:30-9 PM
Free Admission for Military Families

Sunday, May 25, 10 AM-3 PM

From  the Education Chair

GALAXY Block of the Month

The design and instructions for the May star in the Certified Teachers’ Block of the Month project for 2014 are now posted. This month’s block is called “Crazy Star".
Instructions are posted in the Members Only section of the web site. (Hint: Be sure to have your NQA member number handy when you want to access the Members Only section. If your membership card has gone missing, your NQA number is printed just above your name on your Quilting Quarterly address.) 
From the National Quilting Day Coordinator
There is still time for you to submit an entry for the 2015 National Quilting Day Design a Quilt contest. The complete guidelines and rules are posted on the NQA web site
NQA members are invited to participate in a design contest for the 2015 National Quilting Day quilt. National Quilting Day was established by NQA as the third Saturday in March to celebrate quilts and the artistry of those who make quilts. Saturday, March 21, 2015 will be the 24th annual National Quilting Day.
A color illustration of the quilt top design must be submitted to The National Quilting Association, Inc., P.O. Box 12190, Columbus, Ohio 43212-0190 or to by July 1, 2014. The winner of the contest will be determined by NQA no later than July 15, 2014. The winning design, tested written pattern instructions, and completed quilt, must be submitted to the Association no later than September 1, 2014. The winning design will be featured as the 2015 National Quilting Day quilt.
The National Quilting Day quilt should be a simple design that could be worked on by several members of a quilting group, including those who may have different levels of expertise. 
In addition to having the quilt design published and featured as the 2015 National Quilting Day quilt, the winner of the contest will receive a receive a 3 day admission pass to the 2015 Annual NQA Quilt Show, a show CD and publishing of your pattern in the Quilting Quarterly with a feature article.

From the Quilting Quarterly Editor
The Quilting Quarterly seeks…

A new columnist to write a regular column tentatively called “Quilt as Desired.” The focus of the column will be to educate and instruct readers in making appropriate choices in how to quilt various projects from traditional pieced or appliquéd to Modern. The author will be asked to illustrate her/his writing with photographs or drawings. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience with machine quilting (stationary and/or longarm) but also be able to address hand quilting as a choice and be on top of trends. A stipend will be paid for each column. Interested candidates are asked to submit their quilting resume and qualifications to Barbara Polston, Editor, at Be sure to include your complete name, mailing address, telephone and e-mail contacts. Deadline for initial inquiry is June 1. Finalists will be given directions for submission of a sample column.
Collectors! Are you a collector of sewing-related items? For example, do you have a collection of pincushions, sewing baskets, or needle cases? Do you collect sewing themed pottery or something else sewing or quilting related? Would you like to share you collection with readers of The Quilting Quarterly? Contact Staff Writer Barb Kelly at Please include the word “Collector” in your e-mail subject line. Tell her what you collect and how many items are in your collection. Please be sure to provide your full name, telephone, and e-mail contact information. Deadline for initial contact - June 1.
Folks who show their love of quilting by making other quilt-based art. Do you make stained glass quilt blocks? Jewelry with a quilting theme? Include quilts in your watercolor or oil paintings? Would you be interested in sharing your quilt-related art with our readers? Contact Staff Writer Barb Kelly at Please include the words “Quilt-related Art” in your e-mail subject line. Tell her what you make and send a sample photo. Please be sure to provide your full name, telephone, and e-mail contact information. Deadline for initial contact - June 1.
If it’s not you, but you know of someone who would be perfect for any of these opportunities, please feel free to pass on this information.
From the Certified Teachers Coordinator
The CT meeting planned during this year's show has been moved to 3:30 PM not 3:00 PM as previously stated.
CTs who are interested in doing a demo at the meeting should contact with their requested time slot and topic, since there are still openings in the schedule. Also, anyone interested in sitting at the Ask the Teacher table to field questions and share info, please contact about that as well.

From the Communications Chair

Social Media

Excitement is building for this month's Annual Quilt Show. Keep an eye out for email updates and/or Facebook posts regarding events during the show. For those who use Twitter, you can follow my updates @magquilts. I'm looking forward to meeting you in person at the show!