NQA Chapter Newsletters: Archive
In this issue:
From the NQA President,
It's hard to believe that we are just 45 days away from the NQA 42nd Annual Quilt Show in Columbus!
For all of you who entered the show, thank you, and we look forward to seeing your wonderful quilts on display.
Given the current price of gasoline, it's a wonderful time to look into chartering a bus to come to the Show. By chartering a bus your members get a dollar off the price of admission and avoid the long lines at the admission desk. Simply fill out the Bus Reservation Form located in the Show Catalog, or go to the NQA Web site at http://www.nqaquilts.org/.
This is also our time to ask for volunteers to aid at the show. If you live in or near Columbus and would consider helping to hang the quilts, we would be most appreciative. It is a very big task and the more volunteers we have, the quicker the quilts are hung and the easier the process is on all of us. Volunteers are also needed for white gloving, door monitoring and sack sitting. If you have the time to work one shift (2 � hours), please fill out your Volunteer Form, or contact email@example.com with any questions.
A Happy Mother's Day to all of you! I hope your day is special and is spent doing something that you enjoy.
Judy Taylor, President
Volunteers Needed for 2011 Grant Committee
One of the most exciting and rewarding volunteer jobs available with NQA is serving on the Grant Committee. Each year the organization receives almost two dozen requests for grant money and it is the task of the committee to read through the applications and determine which fit best with the NQA mission statement. Their recommendations are then sent to the NQA Board for approval.
During the two years I have served as Chair of the Grant Committee I have truly enjoyed being able to see the results of NQA grants. It is amazing what so many guilds and individuals are doing within their communities to enrich lives through the art of quilting.
We are now searching for 5 new members for this very important committee. Applicants must be computer literate and be able to accept both Word and Excel documents.
Please email me with any questions or for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cindy K. Casciato
From the Education Chair,
Are you a new quilter? Would you like a friend or daughter to learn to make quilts too? Come to the NQA show in Columbus and see not only beautiful quilts and vendors, but ALSO take a half-day class just for beginning quilters! New Bees classes are perfect for learning the essentials of quiltmaking. They are taught by NQA Certified Teachers and include Hand Quilting, Basic Binding, Hand Piecing, Low-Tech Hand Appliqué and Basic Drafting. They were a big hit last year (our first year offering them) and we have added more for this year. Take the plunge and try one, you'll like it!
From the Quilting Quarterly Editor,
Exciting news! You'll now be receiving The Quilting Quarterly six times a year... with no increase in membership dues! More quilts, more projects, more fun, and more NQA news... right in your mailbox!
Your chance to win! The Quilting Quarterly calls for your images of your purple quilts. Complete details will be in the Summer issue, Page 3, arriving mid-June. Everyone submitting a photo will be entered into a drawing to win a small prize.
From the Chapter Chair Coordinator,
The Nevada Quilt Guild from Fallon, NV has big plans for the month of May! Their third annual quilt show will be held on May 21 coupled with other events in the community. See their beautiful raffle quilt on the webpage too!
Joyce Hengy Hughes is a self-taught, award-winning quilter from Warminster, PA who has great talent. She has produced her own designs and also been inspired by the great masters of art - this is a must see display for all quilters looking for inspiration!