Saturday, May 14, 2011

SAQA Booth at OVQG show

Thanks to all of you who volunteered at the SAQA booth at the quilt show for the Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild last weekend, May 6-8. I know some of you had to drive long distances - from Kingston, Pembroke, Montreal ...  your support was greatly appreciated! The booth looked terrific with our new banner and the rotating display of fibre art.  Volunteers who manned the booth said the Laurentian Foothills display generated a great deal of interest and positive comments from visitors to the show.

Special thanks are in order for some incredibly thoughtful and helpful people, without whom I could never have pulled it all off:

  • Margaret Dunsmore - who, even after a day of hanging the show, stayed with me on Thursday night to set up the booth and hang the Laurentian Foothills display, providing her ladder, plastic straps, and expertise
  • Pat Caffery and Karen Goetzinger - who manned the booth solo all day Friday
  • Sheila Hills - who sat at the Artist-in-Residence booth whenever I needed to visit the SAQA booth or grab a bite of lunch, and who gave me a lift home on Friday!
  • Marie-France Gosselin and Paul Leger - who assisted with booth take-down and helped lug the bins and quilts out to my car
  • Debra Sine - who kindly drove the Laurentian Foothills display to the show on Thursday and picked it up on Sunday
This was a wonderful opportunity for us to show the world how wonderful art quilts are and possibly even encourage some new folks to join SAQA.  Thank you, everyone!