Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Meeting coming up!

  1. Our next meeting will be Saturday July 16; 20ll at 10:00 a.m. at the Bountiful Davis Art Center 745 South Main in Bountiful.  Sandra Starley will be our guest speaker.  She does a fabulous trunk show with many antique quilts and lots of information about textiles and how to date quilts, well worth your time.  When I was given the information that she was going to be our guest, there was no mention of her fees or requirements, so I just planned on her coming.  I have since learned her usually fee is $400 plus mileage, lodging, and 10 appraisals.  Needless to say I was a little surprised.  She reduced the fee to $100 and I have offered to have her stay at my house.  If we can get the 10 appraisals at $35 each lined up, we should come out just fine.  We will set up appointments from 12:30 to 4:30 after the meeting.  Cheryl Barlow will be doing a cathedral window demonstration from 2:00 to 4:00 and other things will be going on that afternoon in the building, so it won’t be to boring waiting for your appraisal.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to have a quilt appraised.

  1. We will also be collecting materials for Fran Ogden’s sewing and quilting classes at the school in Council, Idaho.  These kids are learning to sew, to piece, and to machine quilt.  They can use anything from scraps to yardage, tools, thread, patterns or books.  Please keep them in mind if you have anything you no longer need or want. 

  1. Emma Dugal of BDAC called and asked me if we could provide about 15 quilts to hang for a show July 29 through September 2.  The art center has been so good to us how could I say no.  I really need someone to volunteer to be in charge of this project. (Our son is getting married July 27th so I am a little nutsier than usual.)  The quilts need to be there by Saturday the 23rd or you can bring them to the meeting on the 16th.  If you want to put a price on your quilt you can, but they take a 40% commission.