Did you know that one of the most vital undertakings of the NQA Quilt Show is the education and nurturing of the members that represent us across the globe in our Certification Programs? Each year, NQA Certified Judges and NQA Certified Teachers, and Candidates in those programs as well, travel back to the NQA Annual Quilt Show to take part in the orchestration of this fine National Quilt Show. You, too, can be a witness to that orchestration by visiting and volunteering prior to the show opening on Thursday morning. Judging can be observed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 19-21, 2014 during business hours. Judging will take place in Pod C of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Or stop by the Demonstration Area next to the NQA Booth to see and meet NQA Certified Teachers on the show floor during the show. Get into the mix of things by volunteering. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
There will be a great time at the Awards Dinner this year, on the evening of Thursday, May 22nd, 2014. Join us for a dinner and slide show presentation of the award winning quilts. We are excited and pleased to announce Holice Turnbow as our keynote speaker and Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Let the excitement build for the opening of the show floor on Friday, May 23rd, at 9am. So stay and relax, and visit with friends. The Awards Dinner will be held in the Franklin Room of the Hyatt Regency, just over the connector from Hall C of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Preregistration is necessary for the Awards Dinner and the cost is $55.00. Learn more about Mr. Turnbow here.
The Annual Meeting of the membership of the National Quilting Association, Inc., will be held on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 from Noon until 1pm at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in room C120. Meet the NQA Board of Directors and hear a State of the Association address from the President, Marcel Miller. We need your thoughts, opinions, and voices to be heard. Join us – we’re saving a chair for you!
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 email@example.com). 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 3pm 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.
It just wouldn’t be the NQA Annual Quilt Show without the Little Quilt Auction! Join us just outside Hall C on Saturday evening, May 24th, in rooms C120-122 for a spectacular and fun time at the Little Quilt Auction. This live auction of small donated quilts has a BIG responsibility of funding the NQA Grant Program. A full service bar will be available, and the auction will commence at 6pm.
And on Sunday, May 25th, we honor our placement on Memorial Day weekend, with free admission to all Military Families. Know someone in town for the weekend? Suggest they come by to see the show for the wonderful experience that is our National Quilt Show. Each military ID is good for up to 5 free admissions. Spread the word - we welcome visitors and honor the sacrifices made by our service men and women and their families. Sunday show hours are 10am to 3pm.