As planning continues for the 2016 TQG Quilt Show in June, Ann Walls as you to consider....
Several years ago we had a period where many of our members passed away. In order to recognize their contributions to the guild, we started a booth at our quilt show where family members could display a quilt in their memory. This year I am aware of only one of our members/former members who have passed (Detra Jones). If you know of any others, please let me know.
Unfortunately, the past two years have been a time where many of our members have lost loved ones. Therefore, the Quilt Show Committee has voted to open the Memory Quilts booth to allow members to display a quilt in memory of a loved one close to them they have lost. They need not have passed in the last two years. However, we will be limiting these quilts to 25 since we are not sure of the response and the space will be limited to one booth. If you desire to do this, please let me know and I will forward details of what will be needed for the display.
We are also considering a similar display of “rescued quilts.” These would be quilts that you have either found in attic, in a thrift store or other venue where they could have been lost. They could either been completed by the original maker or after it was rescued. They must be finished prior to submission to the show. Normally, these quilts would not be eligible for the quilt show because the makers are usually unknown or not members of the guild. By making it Special Display that is not judged, they would be eligible for the show. If you think that would be a good idea, please let me know.
Ann Walls, email@example.com