Sweet Sixteen 2021 WQG Virtual Quilt Show
The Sweet Sixteen Westshore Quilters’ Guild 2021 Virtual Quilt Show is going to go online on September 16th in honour of the guild’s sixteenth birthday. Members In good standing can enter as many quilts as they would like (there may be a limit if the response is overwhelming), and all quilts are eligible to be entered into the next “in person” quilt show.
The purpose of the virtual quilt show is to showcase our creations since the last quilt show in 2019, give the guild members something to look forward to this year, and showcase our talents to our community. I am hoping that we can get some publicity from local papers/radio & TV stations to promote it.
We will use the same categories as the last quilt show:
Large (greater than 70” wide)
Medium (50 – 69” wide)
Small (up to 49” wide)
Art Quilt (includes embellished)
Hand pieced and hand quilted
Wall Hanging Large (greater than 48” wide)
Wall Hanging Small (less than 47” wide)
Mixed Technique (hand/machine pieced, includes sashiko, embroidery, applique, etc)
UFO and Youth Categories have been eliminated for this quilt show.
For each quilt submission, a photograph (in jpg format) is required with a Quilt Registration Form. You may submit two photographs if you would like to showcase a close up of quilting or embellishment or some aspect of your quilt. Paula has made arrangements to have a photographer take photographs this summer. Likely sometime in July or August, we will make appointments to meet in a park or picturesque setting to take photographs. You are welcome to submit your own photograph too.
Any questions? Email: email@example.com
Since the Guild began sixteen years ago, we have hosted a biennial quilt show at Eagle Ridge Community Centre in Langford. The purpose of the quilt show is to showcase our Guild and the talents of the guild to our community and beyond.
We start each quilt show with a Gala. The day of the set up, we have an invitation only gala evening with refreshments and live music. The idea is for people to enjoy a less crowded, more intimate quilt show before the crowds rush in the next day. The vendors are open and the Guild hosts a boutique of handcrafted and quilted items for shopping pleasure.
Then the doors open for a two day quilt show. We usually have about 200 quilts on display, with a wide variety of categories including large, and medium quilts, and small/wallhangings, Art quilts. Wearables. A sponsored Youth category and our new but popular UFO category (members must commit to finishing a project or two that have been languishing for sometime.
We normally have a merchant mall of about 25-30 vendors. A Demonstrations area. Guild Challenges. Silent auction. Quilt Raffle. Guild Boutique. A Rest Area. Voting for Viewer's Choice on the Gala night and the first day of the quilt show by the public, and voting by category by the Guild members.