Wow! I can’t say enough about the 2016 Quilt Show. Karan Fisher and her team did an extraordinary job. They took a vision and made it into a reality that was second to none.
During the Day Chapter meeting in July, the suggestion was made to stop giving the proceeds of pattern sales to the Virginia Quilt Museum (VQM). I did some research on the subject and here is what I found.
The proposed budget is in this newsletter and will be submitted for approval to guild members at the September meetings. The amount proposed for the VQM is the usual $350. VQM rents the house they use from the city of Harrisonburg for $1. In exchange, they are required to maintain the building. There is an additional $100 in the budget proposed to offset the cost of repairing the porch. The estimated cost is $35,000. The $100 is a minimal amount that would not be burdensome to the guild. However, it obviously is drop in the bucket of the amount actually needed. Therefore, Wilma Gerald and Betts Werbiskis have taken on the project of putting together a basket to raffle off as a fundraiser for the museum. Ladies, I look forward to seeing the goodies!
While I am on the subject, if you haven’t been to the museum, it is well worth the trip. Even better--is there anyone in the guild who would be willing to organize a bus trip? We could stop a quilt shops along the way! Please let me know.
In the past the proceeds of the Quilt show silent auctions have been given to charity. However, once the silent auction started making thousands of dollars instead of a couple hundred dollars, this practice went by the wayside. Therefore, in the spirit of reaching out beyond our guild, the Executive Board has added two lines items to the budget; one for Linus Quilts and another for Quilts of Valor. (TQG Purple Heart quilts decided to suspend their work, because thankfully the war has geared down and the need for quilts in Landstuhl is no longer critical. The Peninsula Peacemakers Guild is still active and our supplies have been transferred to them).