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What is a Quilt In?
P & Q Quilt In was on Saturday 30th June 2012
I have attended a few ‘Quilt-Ins’ and so here are my thoughts on what you will experience at our Quilt In. Our Quilt- In will be a very social gathering of like minded people, not only from Patchworkers & Quilters Guild of Victoria but from far and wide outside our own membership not necessarily from any other group, we encourage you to bring friends along. The aim is to get together, enjoy each other’s company, check out what others are sewing, sit and chat, listen to a speaker, visit the traders etc. and do a little of one’s own sewing or other craft.
Don’t get confused-It is not a quilting-bee where everyone works on quilts that are a special project.
The event will start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4p.m. On arriving, after signing in, you are presented with a little treat. The gift is usually sewing related. That is why we are asking members if they could donate a fat quarter of fabric (one that you would like to receive). Once you have signed in, you then find a seat, sometimes you might attend with a group of friends who have already pre-booked and because we are limiting our attendance to 100 (maybe 120), we are recommending booking prior to the day. When you are settled there is the opportunity to visit the traders and investigate the range of products they have brought.
Traders invited to our Quilt-In are – ‘Can Do Books’, ‘Lilly Patches’ & ‘Chandlers Cottage’.
There is a raffle to tempt us all. We have a magnificent quilt to be won.
Our colour selection is blue, as it is our Former President’s favourite colour and yellow to reflect ‘Cancer Research’ as portion of the profits will go to Cancer Research.
Morning Tea is a favourite time and everyone checks out the wide variety of choices. Diets usually are delayed until another day, but allergies such as gluten free will be catered for.
Part way through the morning everyone is greeted and there is an opportunity for a selection of ‘Show and Tell’ and some Door Prizes are presented. So remember to bring something to show.
The lunch is usually B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) however sometimes there is a taste tempter. We are planning on offering soup or soup & roll as we realise our Quilt In is in winter.
After lunch there will be a Speaker and we are very fortunate to have Leesa Chandler from ‘Chandlers Cottage’ available to speak to us.
While the Speaker is talking the traders cease trading but resume when she has finished.
After another selection of ‘Show and Tell’, and Door Prizes, the Winner of the Raffle will be announced. We are asking if members can fossick through their stash and see if they have anything to donate for the Quilt In Door Prizes, or add to our Monthly Raffle.
Of course who could forget that there is also Afternoon Tea and one can always find something that tempt your palette.
All in all it is a splendid day, time to be with long time friends or meet new ones, purchase some ‘can’t do without’ items, and work a little on your own project then go home at the end of the day exhausted from having fun.
The Quilt In Sub Committee hope that you will support our endeavours and make our Inaugural Quilt In an outstanding success, we rely on your help.
Our logo represents the outside shape a thimble, the outer edge of the thimble represents the oval quilting frame. Victoria fits in there quite nicely along with the lettering Patchworkers and Quilters Guild of Victoria Inc. with the needle and thread representing the aims of our Guild's Constitution of promoting patchwork and quilting as a craft and the assembling for the purpose of sharing our ideas and skills.
Artist: Keri Constanti