|Hotel specials and more Show information|
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Take a look at the Demonstations Schedule. for October's quilt show.
These hotels are offering special rates for the quilt show
Please mention Washington State Quilters when making reservations at our "quilt show" hotels who have offered us special rates:
Quality Inn Valley Suites
8923 E. Mission Ave.
Spokane Valley 99212
Red Lion Hotel at The Park
303 W. North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201
Holiday Inn Spokane Airport
1616 South Windsor Drive
Spokane, WA 99224
$91 single/ $96 double
Mirabeau Park Hotel
1100 N. Sullivan Road
Spokane Valley WA 99208
509 924-9000 866 584-4674
$83/single or double
33 W. Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201
($89 per night)
Residence Inn by Marriott
15915 E Indiana Ave
Spokane, Wa 99216
$89 for standard room, with one King or Queen bed
|Quilt Show is Run by volunteers|
Overwhelming response for drop-off volunteers
|For more details about this year's quilt show, please click here.
If you have questions, please contact Patty Yedinak (2013 Quilt Show Chairman) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers for the Quilt Show
Anyone who volunteers will receive free entry for all three days of the show.
Washington State Quilters (WSQ) has been able to put on a quilt show every year only because the members of WSQ, along with their friends and family, have been willing to volunteer. That participation has been the key to the Show's success. In addition to a Quilt Show Committee of about 30 members who begin working on the next Show while the current Show is in progress, the WSQ Quilt Show needs about 300 volunteers every year. There is something for everyone to do. For this year's show, anyone who volunteers will receive free entry for all three days of the show. Many of our members sign up for multiple shifts each year simply because they have fun working with other quilters. Not all of our volunteers belong to WSQ: some have family members in WSQ, others are neighbors and friends. All are welcome.
Set-Up for the 2013 show will be on Thursday, October 17th. Very early in the morning a LCD will lay out the frames on which the quilts will be displayed, the chairperson will distribute sheets, sleeves, pins & row folders and sort the quilts as they're dropped off. Setting up the Show requires about 80 to 100 volunteers. One benefit -- beyond the fun of seeing the room come to life as the quilts go up -- is that volunteers are able to view the Show at their leisure and take photos while the rows are open and uncrowded.
Cashiers sell tickets to the Show and need to be comfortable handling money. About 42 volunteers are needed.
Hostesses are a very important part of the Show and about 90 are needed each year to greet people at the door, answer questions and show quilts on the floor, sell tickets for our annual Raffle Quilt, give information on membership and sell fundraising items. They also explain that the blocks displayed for the following year's raffle quilt have been made by WSQ members and explain voting procedures to visitors who wish to vote for their favorite blocks.
Throughout the Show, about 35 Floor Quilters will be needed to work on a quilting project of each volunteer's choice and explain the techniques used to interested visitors. Floor Quilters also set up a small frame to demonstrate quilt tying and allow those who are interested in the technique to have some hands-on practice. The quilts tied during the Show are donated to charity.
To give volunteers a secure place to put their belongings while working at the Show, Stash Check needs about 25 people.
And let's not forget the 36 people needed to run the WSQ Boutique where members are able to sell the quilted and quilt-related items they've made.
Ballot Counters tally the votes cast by visitors to the show. They work in two teams of three and up to half of the volunteers on each shift may be members of WSQ. About 18 ballot counters are needed each year.
Last, but certainly not least, are the 80 volunteers needed to Take Down all the quilts and distribute them to their owners at the end of the Show.
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This Year's Show
Photos of First Place Winners
Quilt Me A Garden - 2012 Show
Quilt Show Vendors 2012
WSQ's 2012 Raffle Quilt
Ribbon Awards in Prior Years