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The BUZZ - March 2014

February 25, 2014

Quilt Show News

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Quilt Appraisals

If you wish to have your old, newly made, or art quilt(s) appraised while displayed at the NQA show in Columbus, or if you wish to bring in quilts for appraisals, please contact Dee Dadik (614-861-0478) or deedadik@att.net).  Dee, a certified AQS appraiser, and Molly Butler, an accredited member of The International Society of Appraisers, will conduct both hanging and walk-in appraisals.  They will be located on the second floor of the Convention Center C Pod daily Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12:30 until 3 PM and as appointments dictate.  Your quilt appraisal is for insurance purposes unless you request another type of appraisal.  The cost of insurance appraisal is $45.00 per quilt.

show logo smallVendors

The NQA Annual Quilt Show boasts an impressive Vendor Mall at each show, filling the large Exhibit Hall C of the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  Just past the award winning quilts and the NQA Booth, the floor opens up to a world of opportunity for shoppers of anything quilting related, as the diverse and talented vendors set up shop and offer new and exciting products and methods for quilters to enjoy.  Plan on spending hours looking at all of the exciting things they have to offer, and be sure to bring your credit card and fun money.  

The Vendor Mall hours are:

Friday, May 23rd, from 9am to 6pm 

Saturday, May 24th, from 9am to 6pm 

Sunday, May 25th, from 10am to 3pm

show logo smallMeet this year’s teachers! 

Be sure to check out all of the teachers in the 2014 Workshop Classes at the 45th Annual NQA Quilt Show but for those who want to be ‘in the know’, here are a few we are hosting-

Barbara A Arnold Dena Dale Crain
Barbara J. Eikmeier Linda J. Hahn
Toby Lischko Anita Shackelford
Klaudeen Hansen Helen Squire
Donna Lynn Thomas Holice Turnbow

Check the classes being offered by each, along with their bios and photos at http://www.nqaquilts.org/teachers/

show logo smallCall for Quilt Entries

Show your quilt at the Quilt Show!

The National Quilting Association is unique among the large quilt shows in that all quilt entries submitted are accepted for the competition.  Up to 400 quilts are accepted each year for professional judging by NQA Certified Judges as an integral part of the NQA Certified Judging Program. The judging process results in thoughtful and educational critiques of each and every quilt.  This year you may elect to enter your quilt by mail or online. Quilt Show entry is $20 for NQA Members; $30 for Non-Members.

More about  general entry information , entry rules, and category definitions can be found on the Quilt Show website.

show logo smallVolunteering at the Show

Volunteers are a vital part of the NQA Annual Quilt Show this year, and we are veryVolunteer fortunate to welcome back Sherri Powell as Volunteer Coordinator. Sherri will be happy to hear from you when you write to her at spowell.vcnqa@gmail.com.  Use the online form at http://www.nqaquilts.org/forms/helping-hands/ . Or print this one, and send it in: Volunteer Form


From The President

Show OpenDiscover the array of quilts exhibited at the 45th NQA Annual Quilt Show, May 23-25, 2014, in Columbus, OH.
 
From sophisticated to whimsical, modern to traditional you will see a broad spectrum of quilts at the NQA Annual Quilt Show. With more than 400 quilts on display you will find a style or design that pleases you.
 
The success of the show is dependent upon your attendance and your quilt entry. If you haven’t entered your quilt yet now’s the time to go online to enter your quilt. If competition isn't what you do, you can still support NQA by attending the show and taking classes. Members receive reduced rates for show entry and classes. Go to NQA’s website for more information about the show, quilt entry and classes. 
 
See you there!
 
 
From the LQA Coordinator
 
Little Quilt Auction (LQA)
 
Entries are coming in for the Little Quilt Auction, an indicator that this will be another great year for this much anticipated auction. A selection of Little Quilts will be available each day for a silent auction. A live auction Saturday evening will include the Viewer’s Choice award from among these quilts. Proceeds from the auction are used to award grants that encourage education and expansion of the art, heritage, and skills related to quilting.
 
Special thanks to the NQA Certified Judges who have contributed their quilts made as a part of their Color Challenge. You may have seen these quilts at regional shows - Color Journeythey have been touring for two years as "A Color Journey". 

There’s still time to register and finish your Little Quilt (no larger than 28” x 28”). The wide variety of quilts included in the Little Quilt Auction makes this a wonderful exhibit, supports NQAs educational outreach and gives you an opportunity to own a unique piece of artwork.
 
Register your Little Quilt online by April 1st at http://www.nqaquilts.org/grants/lqa/.
 
Completed quilts should be mailed by April 30th to:
 
Margaret Powers
LQA Coordinator
965 Beechtree Drive
Columbus, IN 47203
powersthatbeequilting@comcast.net

 
From the National Quilting Day Coordinator
 
National Quilting Day is March 15!
 
NQD PosterOnly a few more days until we celebrate the 23rd Annual National Quilting Day, March 15, 2014. Do you have your plans made for what you will do for our special day? Remember to send your photos and descriptions on how you celebrated to: nqdcoordinator@nqaquilts.org. These will be posted on the NQA Facebook page as well as being showcased at the NQA Quilt Show. A poster promoting National Quilting Day and a press release are posted on the web site. These can be used by members to help inform people in their communities about National Quilting Day. Further information is also available regarding the history of our special day and ideas on how to plan programs for the day or month. Go to http://nqaquilts.org/nqd/. 

July 1, 2014, is the deadline for submitting your quilt design for the 2015 National Quilting Day project. The rules and regulations for the contest are posted at http://nqaquilts.org/nqd/. Your design with written instructions and pictures needs to be submitted to nqdcoordinator@nqaquilts.org.
 
 
From the Education Chair
 
GALAXY Block of the Month
 
March BoMThe design and instructions for the March star in the Certified Teachers’ Block of the Month project for 2014 are now posted. This month’s block is called “Savery Friendship Star".
 
It’s not too late to begin! You can get January and February’s blocks made and stay current. Also provided is the Supply List necessary for making the Galaxy blocks.
 
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 Communications Chair
 
Social MediaHelp us get the word out about the Annual Quilt Show! How? If you're a Facebook user, share the posts as emails with friends who don't use Facebook! Do you use Twitter? Tweet those posts for all your followers to see! Or, if you find yourself at a quilter's event, share! I was able to do that last week at the NEORQC Getaway 2014. Made some new friends and encouraged them to enter a quilt, take a class, or volunteer at the show.