Members, this year’s fundraising efforts are off to a great start.
We entered the year with funds raised from our mini-quilt raffle at the 2017 Pacific International Quilt Festival. We raffled a total of 8 mini quilts and attracted several new guild members at the show.
As we’ve done in previous years, we reached out to the vendors at QuiltCon 2018 to solicit donations for our fabulous raffle drawings. The first of two drawings was held at our recent Quilt Retreat. Congratulations to all who won! For those of us who didn’t win or weren’t there to enter, worry not! We have six more baskets waiting to be auctioned off at our upcoming fall picnic. (More on that in a minute.)
Our next fundraising event is the upcoming Piecemakers Quilt Show, July 21 – 22. In addition to a mini quilt raffle, we will be selling handmade note cards, mini barn quilts, zippered pouches, project bags and tote bags in the boutique. Please join us for our Piecemakers exclusive Sew Days on June 16th to assemble our sewn items and July 7th to paint the mini barn quilts. Both events will be held at the Google Garage. Tricialyn’s Mini Quilt Texture Challenge is due at the May meeting (Wednesday, May 9th). The idea is for these quilts to be used for the raffle, however if you are not participating in that challenge but would still like to donate a mini-quilt, feel free to bring any donations to our May, June or July meetings. We will be calling for volunteers to man both the boutique table and our raffle table. Look for sign ups coming soon!
Want to learn some tips and tricks for photographing your projects? Want your shot at winning one of our fabulous raffle baskets? Well, mark your calendars for September
8th when we will be having our First Annual Summer BBQ. We’ll enjoy great food and an informative lecture on photographing finished projects by a professional photographer. Bring a camera and your finished quilts and spend the afternoon getting great shots of your best work. Who knows, your project may be selected for publication in our very own SVMQG Quilt Planner!
Yep! You read that right! New this year, is our Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Planner! Filled with great planning tools and lots of our members’ beautiful quilts, we are out to create the perfect annual quilt planner. Want to help? We are looking for input and ideas on the must haves of the ideal project planner. Please feel free to email me your input at (I’m in the directory) OR email the guild with the subject line of “SVMQG Perfect Planner” and I will make sure to be in touch with you.
Please give a big shout out to our current sponsors! Be sure to tag any projects using these products to let them know we appreciate them. Include our own #SVMQG hashtag so they make the connection of their donation to our guild.
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