Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quilt Shows and the like... Sisters, Coburg, Lane Co. Fair

Hi-ho!  Well when summer starts around here, IT REALLY STARTS!  I don't know about you, but I am knee deep in quilt projects, design projects, and quilt projects to be and it has been HOT HOT HOT.   I want to give a shout out to the Sisters Quilt Show, happening EVERY second Saturday in July--- Which is THIS Saturday the 14th!
My personal plans are up in the air-- I am flying solo with the baby birds this week BUT, PMQG and the COMQG are having a meet up from 12-1 and 4-5 in near the PMQG display area.  I am busting my hump to farm my kiddos out so that I can make the afternoon meet.  If you have never been to the Sisters show, you should go-- there are a lot of quilts and your brain with go in to a quilt mania stupor. Try and stay cool and have fun, send me your pics and we can post them here.
Coburg Quilt Show-- Let's share our work!!  Coburg is a fun outdoor show July 28th, 9-4.  Some numbers: Enter by July 12 to get your quilt's story in to the program.  Entry fees are $5 for the first quilt and $2 for was additional one.  You can sell your quilt too!  The show asks a 25% commission fee, so price accordingly.  They are also looking for volunteers they have spots Sun. July 22- Mon. July 23, Fri. July 27-Sun. July 29.  The info is on the website. If you want to plug the EMQG in your quilt's story, that is always nice.

I noticed that the Coburg show falls on our sew day-- is anyone into meeting for breakfast and going to the show? Instead of sewing?  I am! Post a comment or email me.

Lane Co. Fair- August 15-19.  Entries must be received by July 20th.  It would be fun to see a bunch of our quilts hung at the fair and getting a ribbon is so fun, no matter what age you are! :)
I had spoke to a few of you about having a EMQG show this fall, maybe in September.  After looking at what is going on in my family this fall, I am going to suggest that we push back our show until February?  I just don't think that I can devote the time that is needed to doing it right, right now.

Additionally, our stay at EWEB is up for this year in September and we need to find a new space to meet until we can re-sign up with EWEB in November.  I am seeking new spaces that are no cost (there has gotta be something out there for a fun group of community minded adults), and I would love all of you to ask around-- see what might be available.  No suggestion is a bad one. My dream would be to revert back to meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month-- it just seems like a better spacing with the sew day.

What about a desert potluck for the meeting in September at a park?  We can have a show and tell, and talk our families into coming and experiencing all the fun we get to have each month? We will talk about these and many things next week -- Anybody seen the notes from last month?