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Memorial for John Elliott

To all my Dear Friends at MVQ,

First, I want to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your support over this very difficult year. You will never know how much this meant to me and to our family. All of the food, the letters and cards made this time bearable for us.

John’s 43rd birthday is next Saturday, August 16th. To honor his life there will be a Memorial Service on that day. I am inviting any of you who, would like to join us, to please come. The service will be at 11 AM in the Congregational Church in Atkinson NH. The church is located on Main Street about 2 miles or so past Holy Angels. It is a white Church on the left side of the road on Rt. 121 which is Main Street in Atkinson. For those who are unable to attend we ask that you continue to keep us in your hearts and prayers and know that you will always be in ours.

With gratitude and love,

Jeanne Elliott and Family

Thank you to the people who have signed up to white glove or to sell raffle tickets at the World Quilt show August 14 through 17.

Once again, we have the opportunity to have the raffle quilt at Mann’s Orchard. The dates are August 26, 27, and 28, from 9 am to 4 pm. If you can take a shift please email Betty Hastings. Come and join the fun.  There is electricity available so bring the quilt you are working on, hand or machine work.  Cathy Harnisch generally brings an iron for all to use.

World Quilt Show update

I have gone through the entire list of guild members, calling each and everyone of you.  If you didn’t get a call, it’s because the phone number was incorrect.  If you got a call and did not call me back, please call me back as I still have room to fill on the roster. I will be calling you back if I don’t hear from you by Monday.

With that said, its a go. We WILL be going to the Mancuso show with our raffle quilt!  Please double check the list to make sure I have you listed correctly.  If you have not signed up there is still time.

Check the Mancuso web site for more information about the show.

See you at the show.

Cathy Harnisch

2015 Quilt Challenge

The rules for the 2015 Quilt Show Challenge have been posted to the Challenge page.

Are you planning on attending the World Quilt Show in Manchester, NH on August 14 – 17th?  If so, we need you to assist with raffle ticket sales and/or white gloving.  If we do not get enough people to volunteer, we will be unable to sell raffle tickets at the show.  This show can bring in $300 or more to the guild.  This money, in part, goes toward our wonderful programs.

Don’t have a ride?  I’m sure we could find someone who would be more than willing to let you tag along.

Do you have a friend or relative who is going with you? Have them assist with white gloving or selling tickets.  Teams of people can share the time slots so you don’t need to be standing or sitting for an extended time.  I generally get one of my family members to assist with raffle tickets and/or white gloving.  I will try to get at least one of my family members to help again this year.

If we don’t get enough volunteers by next weekend. I will be calling each and every one of you.   So please contact Betty Hastings to let her know you are willing to help.  That way it will be one less phone call to make.

Respectfully yours,

Cathy H

The literature that came from the August Mancuso World Quilt Show- New England XII reads as follows
“The World Quilt Show will provide your guild with space to display your raffle quilt for all four days in exchange for 32 hours of white glove volunteer service. Volunteers have the option of filling 8 four hour shifts or 16 two hour shifts..

Please note all volunteers must pay the pre registration fee or general admission so that they have proper identification. We ask all volunteers to supply their own white gloves. Please note that the guild’s quilt must be displayed all four days of the show.”

On the pre registration form it states that Volunteers will be given a complimentary half-day work shop or two complimentary lectures for each four hour shift. they commit to. or a complimentary full-day workshop for two shifts.

I have discussed this with a dozen MVQ members and I seriously doubt that we can field a team of enough people to sit at the raffle table for 4 days AND fill 32 hours of volunteer service. I am not going to apply for a space at the August 14-17 Quilt show. If you volunteered to work on the raffle table, you can take it off your calendar.

Quilt Show News

Some people are already working on quilts for our Show: Celebrating the Red, White and Blue and 35 years of MVQ

photo QS

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