Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Quilt Alliance Wants YOU at Festival!

Hello friends of the Quilt Alliance!

This year at Festival, the Quilt Alliance is planning on filming more of our Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! three-minute videos with show entrants, as well as recording our longer-form QSOS interviews. 

The Go Tell It project has been especially popular in years past, and is a simple videotaped interview project that follows the formula:  “One person, one quilt, one camera, three minutes. Another quilt story saved!” Our interviews from last year's Festival are here.

We're looking for interviewees that might be interested in sharing their quilts with us, whether they have a quilt in the show or want to bring a quilt with them to Festival to talk about. We'd love your help spreading the word--we still have lots of open spots for both Go Tell It and QSOS interviews! 

If you're able to share on social media, or on your website or email list if you have one, we'd love to draw more interviewees (we currently have only 1!)  I know many of you were a big help to us last year finding interviewees, so if you know of anyone that would be interested, please send them our way.

Thanks again!
Emma Parker
Oral History Projects Manager

Quilt Alliance

Friday, October 2, 2015

Volunteers Needed for SAQA Booth at Quilt Festival

Do you want to meet the rock stars of the quilting world?  They stop by!

Do you want to meet members of other SAQA regions?  They are here!

Do you want to give back to the best quilting organization around?  Then volunteer to work the SAQA booth during International Quilt Festival in Houston!

We are looking for SAQA members to help sell books and quilts, sign in volunteers, renew memberships, talk to people about SAQA and assist with taking money. 

Volunteers are needed to work:

  • Preview Night - Wednesday 10/28 from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Thursday 10/29, Friday 10/30 and Saturday 10/31 from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday 11/1 from 10 am to 4 pm

And the best part?

Volunteer for a 2 hour shift and you

get into the show free on that day!

If you are interested, please email our Booth Coordinator Deborah Bright at disdocent@aol.com with the following information:

Your first and last name
Your email address
Contact phone number - a cell number would be great
The day(s) you want to volunteer - you are welcome to help on more than one day
The times you are available on that day(s)

As we get closer to the show, Deborah will email your assigned times and where to pick up your badges.

Yes! To get in free on the day(s) you volunteer,

you only need to work a 2 hour shift

Check out other volunteer opportunities on SAQA's Volunteer Page