Thru the Eye of the Needle

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From the President

It’s ― Quilt Week!

The time when all our efforts of the past two years will culminate. I want to thank all of you who have participated in planning and supporting the quilt show. Thank you to all who have provided quilts to hang in the show — without your quilts there would be no show.

Believe it or not, planning for the 2016 show will get underway in a few months. As you participate in this year’s show, look ahead and decide how you wish to help with the 2016 show. We need a quilt show director and many committee positions will need to be filled.

Enjoy the show!

Patti Struck, President

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Quilt Show Publicity

Things are really getting exciting! Keep up to date on vendors, auction items and special exhibits on our Facebook page, which can be found by typing “Pensacola Quilt Show 2014” in the search toolbar on your Facebook page. You can help us to advertise the Quilt show by “liking our page”, and “sharing” our links on your Facebook page; personally inviting people to the show, and passing out bookmarks. Thank you for making OUR show a success!

I hope you all have enjoyed the quilt shows Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram posts. I would like to extend a special thanks to one of newer members, Olivia Nelson, for helping to teach me the ins and outs of social media. There are so many opportunities to grow as a guild and your time and talent was much appreciated, thank you.

Katy Fournie & Dorothy Bare, Quilt Show Publicity Co-Chairs

Day Chapter – April 24th, 9:30 AM

I hope all of you that attended March‘s meeting enjoyed the Emerald Coast Modern Quilt presentation. March and Cindy had a wonderful trunk show and explanation of the modern movement. This month we are welcoming Jacki Wilson from the Wentworth Museum. She will be giving a presentation on quilts the museum owns. We will also be displaying PQG’s reproductions of some of those quilts. Come and enjoy a bit of quilting history in and around Pensacola.

Joyce Thompson, 1st Vice President

Night Chapter – April 27th, 6:30 PM

Hello friends! I hope you all enjoyed Judy Niemeyer’s trunk show last month. Thank you, Joyce Cobb, everyone that assisted with setting up and taking down the trunk show, and everyone that helped with the classes. What a fabulous presentation! Also, thank you to those that have been stepping up to share “A few of My Favorite Things” it’s so much fun to learn about all these different tools, tricks, and techniques. You are never too old to enjoy show and tell!

This month our presenter will be Diane Holman, who will present on the modern quilt movement and help us all to have a better understanding of the modern perspective. Diane is a accomplished quilter from Opp, Alabama. To find out more about Diane please visit her blog “southern”. I hope you join us for this informative program, and if you have a modern quilt, please bring it to show and share. There is nothing more inspirational!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Remember, keep stitching, the show may be over, but there is so much more for us to learn and share as you begin quilts for Pensacola Quilts! 2016.

Katy Fournie & Barbara Emmons, 2nd Vice Presidents of Quilt-Related Mischief

Quilt Show Boutique & Consignments

I will be taking contributions for the Boutique on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, before and during the quilt show. Members are expected to donate two small quilted, or quilt-related items for the boutique. If each member did this, we would have a bountiful selection for all the shoppers we expect.

Consignment forms need to be filled out correctly and delivered to the Fairgrounds along with the products for sale on Thursday, April 10th between 9 Am and Noon. Consignments are a big part of the Boutique success and are a great way to make money on doing the thing you like to do anyway. Guild members and community shoppers are looking forward to your efforts. Thank you

Anne Connor, Quilt Show Boutique Chair

Quilt Show Important “Stuff”

Quilt Pick-Up After the Show is on Saturday April 12 at 6 pm — once ALL OF THE QUILTS ARE DOWN! Your quilts will be ready for pick-up at the fairgrounds inside the bag with the judging forms inside the bag. We should be out of there by 7 if we have enough help on the take-down crew. You must have your pink form to get your quilts back!

It will be a great show. If you have any questions call me.

Susan Rivait, Quilt Show Registration

Quilt Show Set-Up and Take-Down

Please consider coming to help hang the quilt show on Wednesday, April 9th beginning at 10:00 am; or Thursday morning April 10th at 8:30 am. We will be working hard to have a good show and would appreciate any help. For more info contact Angie Madden or Joyce Cobb.


Angie Madden & Joyce Cobb, Set-Up Co-Chairs

Quilt Show Report

The Quilt Show is about to be ―In Full Bloom. I am so excited and grateful to all those who have been working in the background to make this show the success it will be.

Fifteen vendors have been secured; books, magazines and donated items are overflowing Boutique Chair Anne Connor‘s home. Many guild members are busy finishing up their entries for the show. So, at this point, I just want to encourage you to volunteer. From set-up to takedown to the preview party to the actual show days, it takes many, many hands to keep everything running smoothly.

Patterns for the Opportunity Quilt are for sale to guild members for $8.00 through the March meeting times. At the show, the patterns, whether purchased by guild members or visitors, will be $10.

One word about donations. Once a donation is made to the Boutique, it becomes the property of the guild. Every effort will be made to sell the items. Any unsold items will be brought to the April guild meetings and may be purchased for half price. Any remaining after this will either be recycled at another guild event or donated to a worthy cause. Only unsold consigned items will be returned to owners.

Don‘t forget to buy your opportunity quilt tickets if you haven‘t already. And don‘t forget to invite your friends who may or may not be quilters to come. There will be so much to see and do.

Karen Williamson & JoAnn McKeithan Co-Chairs

Quilt Show Staffing

Be on the look-out for sign-up sheets ―passing around‖ during the meetings this month. This is your chance to sign up to help at the quilt show – ―showing‖ quilts in the display area; selling tickets for the opportunity quilt; or sewing in the community area. (Remember, working a shift entitles you to free admission to the show for that day.) Many hands make light work – and it‘s lot’s of fun!! Questions? Please call!

Barbara Doster & Linda Richardson, Staffing Co-Chairs

Workshops – 2014

October 2014 – Phillipa Naylor will be here in October. I urge you to go to her website and see her beautiful work. More information will be coming after our Quilt Show!

Joyce Cobb, Workshop Chair

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New Member Spotlight

Please introduce yourself to these new (and rejoining) members!

Liz Jones

Louise Houston

Jean Meadors

Jill Paulsen

MIcki McGriff

Anne Bergan

Franchen McArthur-Bobe

Shanon Willis

Linda Hayes

Phyllis Clark

Sandy Dickerson

Community Quilts

Community Quilts at Martelli’s Friday, May 2nd, 9:30 AM

Please join us at Martelli’s Fabrics and Quilting, 5450 North W Street, Pensacola First Friday of each month at 9:30 AM

We will meet Friday May 2nd at 9:30 at Martelli’s. Last month we were very creative with the fabric we had and we came up with 6 cute tops. We have many quilt tops that need to be quilted – maybe after the show you could help us out, We will have some of our quilts on display at the quilt show. Call Susan Rivait if you have any questions.

Susan Rivait, Community Quilts Chair

Community Quilts at Suzanne’s Thursday, April 17th, 10 am to 3 pm

On Thursday, April 17, 10 AM, Community Quilts will meet to make more quilts for Habitat new homeowners. At the last meeting, a beautiful Log Cabin quilt was constructed. It is being quilted by long time contributor, Diane Carson. Diane is one of many who have donated their time and effort for this project. The plan for this meeting is to make a Court House Steps quilt from 2/1/2 strips.

As always, lunch will be served. Please come and join us for fun, food and fellowship. Bring sewing machine and your favorite sewing tools. Fabric and ideas (?) are provided. Please let me know if you will be attending so that I will know how many plates to set at the table.

Suzanne Wernick, Co-Chair, Community Quilts at Suzanne‘s

Community Quilts at JoAnn Fabrics Thursday, April 10th & Thursday, May 9th

A Night Community Group will be meeting in the Educational Room from 5:30 to 8:30 on the SECOND THURSDAY of each month. Those interested in attending are welcome as we establish this group. Please bring, needles, thread, scissors, rotary cutters, cutting mat, rulers and sewing machines. Come even if you only have a few of these items. There will be machine piecing and hand sewing available to work on. We had a successful first meeting and hope to create some fabulous quilts for the guild‘s outreach in the community.

Lynn Waters, Co-Chair, Night Community Group

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