Quiltique Information

News from the Quiltique!

This month I would like to talk about the Quilt Show and how we need volunteers to make it a successful one.  Please try to help out in any way you can, at least an hour of your service will go a long ways.   Plus, if you work you will get into the quilt show for free.

As many of you have heard there is a new item that will be implemented this year.  It is a Prize Page!  It will be an insert in the Quilt Show Program.  There are 4 squares on it and in each of those squares a stamp is needed.  In order to get all 4 stamps on the page, they must visit 4 different places at the Quilt Show.  One is the Basket raffle; another is the 2 vendor malls (one for each room) and finally the Quiltique.  Once all they have all 4 stamps (each one is a different color and shape), they need to take the page to the quiltique and place it in the box there and on Sunday afternoon we will draw out a winner.  The prize will be a gift card, and they do not need to be present to win.

So, I am asking for volunteers to sit by the vendor malls and stamp these pages.  If you can do this for one hour it will help so much.  I have a sign-up sheet for both days Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10 -4.  Please let me know if you will be able to do this by calling me or letting me know at the next (and final) quilt guild meeting before the show.  (My number is in the directory).

Also, if you are making something to sell at the quiltique, I am asking for (at least) one hour of your service during those two days.  I have had a few volunteer, but there are many “spots” left open.  Of course, you do not have to make anything to help out at the quiltique.

One more thing, if you are going to sell items in the quiltique and have not yet received your “Personal Inventory Sheet” you can download it from the FB Page (look under Files). Also there is the instruction sheet to go with it (News from the quiltique).   If you did not get any tags, I can give you some, or you can get your own – they are the paper tags with a string attached (I bought them from Wal-Mart #100 in a box).  Please do not use stickers and be sure to attach the tags by pin, tie it on or tape them on your items.  Please put your Mem. ID on the front (Your initials) and on the back of the tag place the item # and Price.

I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful items and hope this will be a success Quilt Show and Quiltique!

Deena Sanders, Quiltique Chairman




News From the Quiltique (2/14/17)

The time is drawing near, and, soon, our Quiltique will be open for business at the Quilt Show in May! 

I do hope you all are busy making your items to sell and earn a little supplemental income!  In doing so, be aware it is also time for Spring Cleaning!!  So, please, if you will look around your sewing room and throw together some items in a bag that you no longer need, want or are tired of and donate these to the “Quiltique Grab Bag” section.

I am collecting items to toss into some brown bags to sell at the quiltique for $1/bag and proceeds will go to our guild.  These items can be buttons, notions, thread, rick rack, bias tape, ribbons, scrap fabric, fabric quarters, etc.  If you have a large selection of buttons, toss them in a baggie and I will sort through them and make smaller baggies to place in the brown bags.  It is one way to clean out your stash (your husband may be so grateful) and another way for the guild to make some money.

If you are planning to sell items in the quiltique please be sure to get one of the “personal Inventory sheets” from me (with directions on how to fill it out correctly) and the tags that you will need to place on each item (tie it on, pin it on, or tape it to it).  These will be used for checking in your items and for us to write down what is sold, and we will also use it to “check you out” on Sunday after the Quilt Show is over.  It is imperative that you come to pick up the items that “have not been sold” directly after the Quilt Show has ended on Sunday.  You will need to bring “your items to sell” and check them in on Friday May 5 between 12 noon and 5 PM to the Best Western.

And since you will be selling items in the quiltique, I will be asking for volunteers to sign up at the March and April guild meetings, so please be thinking of which hour you can volunteer at the Quilt Show to the Quiltique!  I will need (at least) 4 people signed up for each hour (10 -5 on Saturday May 6) and (10-4 on Sunday May 7).  Here are the following places that I will need help:  1) someone to wear the “sandwich board” and walk through the Quilt Show and bring people to the quiltique.  2) someone to walk around the quiltique and help people with items and be sure they do not “walk away” without being paid for.  3) someone to help me at the table to collect money and take the tags from the items and to correctly catalog them on the personal inventory sheets.  And 4) someone to stamp the “Prize Page” (it will be in the program – a separate piece of paper) and place completed pages into the jar for a prize drawing to be held on Sunday at the close of the quilt show.
 
I am looking forward to seeing all of your items for sale at the quiltique in May 2017!


Later!  Deena Sanders, Quiltique Chairman



*UPDATE* News From the Quiltique
Hello fellow Tree City Quilter’s Guild members! 
This month I would like to give you a couple of links to some “Free Patterns” for some nifty looking bags and things.  You may find some of these items easy to make for the quiltique!
       http://www.allfreesewing.com/Bags-and-Purses   
I hope you enjoy these links and hope to see some of these items for sale at the quiltique in May 2017!
Later!  Deena Sanders, Quiltique Chairman


NEWS FROM THE QUILTIQUE: Hello Fellow Tree City Quilters Guild Members!!

I would just like to take a few minutes here and write about the upcoming Quiltique at our May Quilt Show in 2017.

First, and foremost, the quiltique is for YOU – the Tree City Quilters Guild Members. Because it is for you, the guild is giving you the opportunity to earn some money for the things that you make and would like to sell to the public. You price the items you would like to sell and you will make 80% and The Guild will keep 20%, plus pay the sales tax.

Please bear in mind as you think about what you would like to make for the quiltique that we will not allow any “Licensed Fabrics” to be used when making your items. It is too compli-cated and difficult to keep up with, so please do not bring any-thing using licensed fabrics or it will be refused.

This year we would like to ask each person who would like to sell their items to please sign up to work at least one hour dur-ing the Quilt Show, either on Saturday or Sunday.

Check in for your items will be on Friday, May 5th, and check out will be on Sunday May 7th after the Quilt Show ends. You MUST come by to pick up your unsold items, we will not be responsible for items left that have not been claimed. You have to sign for your items by one of the Quiltique personnel on duty. It will be at that time that you will know if your items were sold or not. You will be paid for any items sold at a later date, once the tallies have been noted and the Treasurer has the information.

You will be given a sheet of paper that you will need to fill out with your name, member ID, ad-dress, phone # and e-mail, and your items and price. Your Member ID will be your Initials and in case that someone has the same initials a number will be assigned [ex: DMS #1, DMS#2] – if this happens it will be noted on the day of check in.

Each item will need to have a number assigned to it (preferably in numerical order) and writ-ten on the sheet of paper along with the price of the item. If you need more pages you may make a copy. There is a place at the top of the sheet that says Page _ of _ , so please be sure to keep them in order. Besides this, a tag will be given to you to place on your item. It will be a small white tag with a string attached and you will place your Member ID on one side of the tag and on the other side of the tag you will need to place the Item number and the price. If you will be selling a quilt please place the dimensions (W x L) on the tag with your Member ID. Most of these tags can be pinned to your item with a small safety pin. If you will be selling items where a safety pin cannot be used, please use tape to secure it to your item or tie it on. These tags will be used to keep the inventory of items sold, so it is imperative that each item have a tag. Please do not use stickers. I will have the tags to give out to you at the Quilt Guild meetings. If you will need a lot of tags, please let me know so that I may purchase the correct amount needed.

During the Quilt Show, some items may be taken and placed on a display in the Quilt Show Room to advertise the Quiltique. These items may be moved only by Quiltique Personnel on duty and may be changed out during the day, if you do not want us to use your item please in-dicate it on your check in sheet. Also on this sheet we ask if you are willing to reduce your price at anytime during the Quilt Show. If we are not getting the sales and it is getting close to the end of the Quilt Show, sometimes people may purchase items if they are reduced or if they inquire if it can be reduced please give us the amount you would be willing to have it re-duced. [Ex: 10% off , or buy one get one for half –off, or buy two, get one free].

Please keep looking here each month for ideas and other news from the Quiltique. 

Until next month,
Deena Sanders, Quiltique Chairman