2024 QUILT SHOW Member Information

Are you entering a Quilt?

Don’t miss your chance to share your love of quilting by entering a few of your recently finished quilts in our 2024 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!

2024 Quilt Show Entry Requirements

2024 Quilt Show Registration Form

There are 3 ways to submit your Quilt Registration Form:

  1. You can turn in your entry form at the Quilt Show table at any SSPM general meeting, or
  2. You can email it to:  [email protected], or
  3. You can snail mail it to P.O. Box 372761, Satellite Beach, FL 32937

We require a photo of your quilt to go with your Quilt Registration Form.  There are 3 ways to submit a picture of your quilt: 

  1. You can take a picture of your quilt and print a 4”x6” copy of it to turn in with your Quilt Registration form, or
  2. You can email a photo of your quilt to [email protected], or
  3. We will be happy to take a photo of your quilt at the Quilt Show table at our SSPM General meetings.

Note: Quilt Registration ends in mid-January, which is 2 weeks before our January SSPM meeting, so register early.  Quilts must be finished by Take-In Day: Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

Key Dates for our Quilt Show:

  • December 22, 2023 (Fri)
  • January 16, 2024 (Tues)
  • January 24, 2024 (Wed)
  • February 13, 2024 (Tues)
  • February 13, 2024 (Tues)
  • February 13, 2024 (Tues)
  • February 14, 2024 (Wed)
  • February 15, 2024 (Thurs)
  • February 15, 2024 (Thurs)
  • February 15, 2024 (Thurs)
  • February 16, 2024 (Fri)
  • February 17, 2024 (Sat)
  • February 17, 2024 (Sat)
  • Deadline to turn in Ads for the Quilt Show Program
  • Deadline to turn in your Quilt Registration Form
  • Challenge Quilts Submitted
  • Quilt Display Framework Setup (8:00am-Noon)
  • Quilt Take-In (9am-Noon)
  • Judging / Quilt Hanging (11am-5pm)
  • Judging / Quilt Hanging (9am-5pm)
  • Judging (9am-Noon)
  • Quilt Hanging (9am-4pm)
  • Quilt Show Setup (9am-4pm)
  • Quilt Show (10am-5pm)
  • Quilt Show (10am-4pm)
  • Quilt Return (5:30pm)

New this year: Quilt Take-In, Judging, Set-up and the Quilt Show will all be at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901.

Are you ready to buy a ticket?

Quilt Show Admission “Early Bird” Tickets will be available starting at the September 27, 2023 SSPM general meeting at a discounted rate of $10.00, which includes both days of the show.  The price at the Quilt Show entrance door is $12.00.   Contact Joan Alexander for Early Bird tickets.

Buy some Opportunity Quilt tickets!  They will be available at the SSPM general meetings starting at the August 23rd meeting.

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 Nana’s House (http://nanaschildrenshome.com/).  For each dollar that you donate you will receive one Opportunity Quilt ticket and a chance to win the beautiful Opportunity Quilt.  For a $5 donation, you will receive 6 Opportunity Quilt tickets.  We are encouraging each of our SSPM members to make a $10 donation and receive 12 Opportunity Quilt tickets.

Would you like to volunteer?

Signup at the Quilt Show table at the SSPM general meetings.

All volunteers will receive free entry into the quilt show.

Donated items

The following are being accepted at all Seaside meetings:

  • Boutique items
  • Silent Auction baskets and hand-made items
  • Small Quilts for the Raffle

We will not have a Book Nook / Tool shed for this quilt show, since we have a Recycle Table at our general meetings.

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 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 Mary Nielsen.

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!

Here are some great ideas on what you can make and links to instructions:

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 Lisa Thomas.

Silent Auction – We are looking for 30 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 Ginny Rosensteel.

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. 

Attendees at the Quilt Show can purchase raffle tickets for $1.00 each. Have a favorite small quilt? You might want to purchase many tickets for that one item to increase your chances of winning it! You don’t have to be present to win.

We hope to receive 50 small quilts to raffle off. Contact Catherine Schinella.

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 2024 is to make a small quilt (at least 12” tall/wide, no more than 24” tall/wide) following the theme (“The Colors of My Life”) and the published rules and guidelines.  It should incorporate the Challenge Fabric found in the Challenge Quilt Kit.  Kits are $2 each and can be purchased at the SSPM general meetings.  Contact Dij Pacarro.

The 2024 Challenge Quilts are due at our January 24, 2024 general meeting, before the meeting begins.  They should be turned in using a brown bag so that no one knows who made which quilt.  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.

Vendors – For any referrals, questions, or vendors you wish to be contacted, please send an email to:  [email protected]

Are you on Facebook?  Follow us on “SeasidePiecemakers-Quilt-Guild

Facebook is one of the best ways to advertise our quilt show. If you haven’t already, go to Facebook and search “Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Guild” and like/follow the page that has our logo. You will see all our posts and you can “like” and share them. Each time you share, all the people who you are friends with will see the post. As we get closer to the show, we will be posting to social media more often with links for people to purchase their tickets online. Thanks for helping us get out the word on social media!

Here’s the link to the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/WcpfvBOx

It will be updated with links to purchase tickets and more info as we get closer. 

Here’s the link to the post in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/100080448981274/posts/pfbid023Fn1pp4xJXWrZ8LsHTLsNEJ7m359Ghi114KqDFgKfJJofnTBNsyvBghVdgY9WSGRl/?d=n

Link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/seasidepiecemakers

Thanks for helping us get the word out on social media!