MEMBER INFO FOR QUILT SHOW

Are you entering a Quilt?

Don’t miss your chance to share your love of quilting by entering a few of your favorite quilts in our 2022 quilt show.  Don’t stress!  You may choose to have your quilts judged (to get some great feedback and suggestions) or you may enter them in a Display-Only category.  The important thing is to enter!  Register today!

  • 2022 Quilt Show Entry Requirements
  • 2022 Quilt Show Registration Form

There are 2 NEW ways to submit a picture of your quilt: 

1) You can email a photo of your quilt to SSPMQuiltShow2022@yahoo.com rather than print a 4”x6” copy of it, or

2) We will be happy to take a photo of your quilt at the Quilt Show table at our SSPM General meetings in August, September, October and November.

Also new this year is a “Save My Quilt a Spot” form, to be used if you are planning on entering a quilt but are not ready to fill out the Quilt Registration Form yet.  This will give us a heads-up on your plans, which will help us get a better idea of how many quilts may be in the show. 

  • 2022 Quilt Show Save-My-Quilt-A-Spot Form

Key Dates for our Quilt Show:

  • December 14, 2021         We will stop taking “Save My Quilt a Spot” Forms
  • December 22, 2021         Deadline to turn in Ads for the Quilt Show Program
  • January 14, 2022              Deadline to turn in your Quilt Registration Form
  • January 26, 2022              Deadline to turn in a Challenge Quilt
  • February 14, 2022            Quilt Take-In Day (9am-1pm)
  • February 15-16, 2022       Judging Days (8:30am-5pm)
  • February 17, 2022            Quilt Show Set-up (8:30am-5pm)
  • February 18, 2022            Quilt Show (10am-5pm)
  • February 19, 2022            Quilt Show (10am-4pm)
  • February 19, 2022            Quilt Return (5:30pm, after the quilts are removed from the hangers)

Quilt Take-In and Judging will be at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 610 Young St, Eau Gallie, FL 32935.  The Set-up and Quilt Show are at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901.

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Are you ready to buy a ticket?

Quilt Show Admission Pre-Sale Tickets will be available starting at the September 22, 2021 Seaside general meeting at a discounted rate of $10.00 (price at the Quilt Show entrance door is $12.00).   Bus groups of 10 or more people will get the discounted rate.  Contact Kris David for pre-sale tickets, and Nancy Deibner for bus groups.

Buy some Opportunity Quilt tickets!  They will be available at the Seaside general meetings in 2021 on August 25, September 22, October 27, November 17 and on January 26, 2022.

Every 2 years we focus on a specific charity in our community, and we try to raise a large amount of money to help them.  This year our charity is Second Harvest Food Bank.  For each dollar that you donate you will receive one Opportunity Quilt ticket and a chance to win the beautiful Opportunity Quilt.   We are encouraging each of our SSPM members to make a $10 donation and receive 10 Opportunity Quilt tickets.

According to Second Harvest:

“1 in 7 Central Floridians are struggling with the reality of hunger.  Demand for assistance remains at record levels and is not likely to diminish in the near future.”

The need for food Is greater than usual.  According to Second Harvest:

“$10 Donated Provides 40 meals for our Neighbors in need.”

Would you like to volunteer?

Signups will occur at the Seaside general meetings in 2021 on August 25, September 22, October 27, November 17 and on January 26, 2022.

All volunteers will receive free entry into the quilt show on the day you volunteer. Only members who have done a minimum of two hours volunteer work for the quilt show can get into the show for free.

Donated items

The following are being accepted at all Seaside meetings:

  • Book Nook / Tool Shed items
  • Boutique items
  • Silent Auction baskets and hand-made items
  • Small Quilts for the Raffle

All members are expected to donate at least 1 item to be sold at the Quilt Show.  What kind of items do we need?  Here is what we are looking for:

The Book Nook/Tool Shed needs your donations. We plan on selling any books and magazines related to hobbies, crafts, art, gardening, cooking, quilting, knitting and crochet, wood working, model building etc. We are also looking for donations of tools, patterns, kits, supplies etc. that pertain to these hobbies. It’s a great time to clean out your stash and donate these items so we can have a successful Book and Tool sale for our 2022 Quilt Show.  Contact Carol Bloomberg.

The Boutique is our gift shop, selling new, finished quilting or sewing-related items to the public.  Think purses, small quilts, baby and child items, Christmas items, etc.  It is preferred that these items are handmade, not purchased.  Contact Kathie Medley.

Here are some items that sold well in our Boutique at our last Quilt Show:

  • Baby Bibs
  • Bookmarks
  • Casserole Carrier
  • Coasters
  • Coin purses
  • Credit Card Holder
  • Cutting Mat Cleaners
  • Fabric Baskets
  • Fabric Bowls (Microwave)
  • Grocery Bag Dispenser
  • Jar Openers
  • Jewelry Travel Pouches
  • Key Chains
  • Luggage Tags
  • Makeup Bag
  • Mug Rugs
  • Needle Cases
  • Notebook Covers
  • Pot Holders
  • Potato Bags (Microwave)
  • Pouches
  • Purses
  • Rice Bags
  • Rotary Cutter Holder
  • Scissor Holders
  • Sewing Machine Caddy
  • Small Quilts
  • Table Runners
  • Tea Towels (Embroidered)
  • Teapot Cozy
  • Tote Bags
  • Wall Hangings
  • Water Bottle Holders
  • Wine Bags
  • Zipper Bags

You do not have to make something from this list.  If you want to make something else that you think will sell well at the Boutique, please do!

If you are a Pinterest user, we have set up a Pinterest Board with lots of Boutique ideas.  You can search for the Board – Seaside Boutique 2022

If you like YouTube Channels, try some of these for ideas

Sewing Times – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6OABwDH7_SxVK5FemtdOxA

Video Tutorials from ByAnnie.com – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUeCmQdYSKYe0VjcmThCfpQ

Lorrie Nunemaker – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3d8MjmqeSBt8j9oRwSYcIw

Shabby Fabrics – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7F1_XUGsf9EQQK2TLfZ4Ig

EasyToSew – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5k0QhAP8mwqjIYHVLwBEZg

Door Prizes – If anyone would like to contribute an item for the door prizes, we are accepting sewing tools, notions, rulers, and patterns.  These items must be new, in unopened original packaging.  Contact Kathy Baker.

Silent Auction – We are looking for 20 items or baskets to raffle off to the highest bidder.  These do not have to be sewing related!  Think wine, coffee, spa, gift certificates, etc.  This is where Seaside’s circle members can contribute to the inspiration that is quilting.  Please remember to ask your favorite business if they would like to donate a gift certificate to a good cause and let them know the publicity factor involved with our quilt show.  We also need and would love donations of stand-alone items. Surprise us with your unique creativity!  Contact Pam Nelson and Margie Cameron.

Small Quilt Raffle – Do you have any orphan blocks? (Who doesn’t?!?)  Put a border or two on them, quilt, and Voilà! You have a small quilt for the raffle!  Perhaps you have some beautiful focus fabric.  Fussy cut a portion, border, quilt, and you have another small quilt.  If you have an embroidery machine, you probably have thousands of beautiful designs. Stitch one out and make that into another small quilt.  Hope these ideas give you the inspiration and desire to help us out by having the best Small Quilt Raffle ever!

Small quilts should not exceed 16″ x 16”.  Please also add a 2” sleeve on the back, and sign the quilt or make a label with your name on it.  We hope to receive 40 quilts to raffle off.  Raffle tickets are $1.00 each.  Contact Diana Whitson.

Quilt Show Programs: Every attendee will receive a program on admission.  The cost of printing the program is paid for by program ads.  The prices for the ads are:

  • $200 for full page ad
  • $100 for half page ad
  • $30 for business card-sized ad

Ask your hairdresser, dog groomer, favorite restaurant, or owner of your favorite shop.  $30 is inexpensive advertising in today’s world.  Contact Kathy Van Pelt.

Challenge Quilt

The SSPM Challenge for 2022 is to make a small quilt (at least 12” tall/wide, no more than 24” tall/wide) following the theme (“Kennedy Space Center – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”) and the published rules and guidelines.  It should include a pieced quilt block that you’ve never made before (to challenge you to try something new), and should incorporate some space-related picture (fabric or photo) 

The 2022 Challenge Quilts are due at our January 26, 2022 general meeting, before the meeting begins.  They should be turned in using a brown bag so that no one knows which quilt is which.  The membership will vote on the Challenge quilts during the meeting break.

The Challenge Quilts will be on display at the quilt show.  Ribbons will be attached to the winning quilts right before the Quilt Show.

Lectures and Demos will be held periodically during the Quilt Show.  Would you like to share something with the public for 30 minutes?  Contact Marjorie Mulla and Mary Nielsen.

Vendors – For any referrals, questions, or vendors you wish to be contacted, please send an email to:  SSPMvendors2022@currently.com