Cleveland Cover Up - An Outlaw Quilters Dream!
Hello quilting land! My name is Giddy and I've taken on a new task
this year that I truly need everyone's advice and suggestions on!!!
HELP!...sooooo the Chamber of Commerce and Events Coordinator at our new
Civic Center 'noticed' me at several functions and fundraisers. They
asked me to co-chair a quilt show at the Civic Center...so me, being the
Texan that I am, do absolutely nothing small! I have brianstormed all
week on this and here's my game plan. I want to start a non-profit
organization who's mission is to promote the growth of young quilters
through scholarships as well as promote quilters through education,
exposure, and providing a forum for the public to see the art of
quilting. I also want to work with the Historical Society in getting a
database created to document and record heirloom quilts from our
Here's just the top of the list of my OMG"s and issues! First, what
kind of salary do I consider for myself? This will take me every last
day of the 9 months I have to pull the first one off on October 22-23.
Second, we are a very small community about an hour north of Houston, so
I want the show to start off basic and small. What catagories would be
the best to pull in more entries? Also, Dusty Farrell (yeah!) talked
to me today and wants to teach or do a demo and maybe be the keynote
speaker at the Awards Banquet which I am just elated over! He suggested
that since it's shortly before the Intl Market and Fest in Houston I
need to use this to my advantage that lots of companies will already be
in the area preparing for that and that I really need to have a theme
thats unique to attract quilters and vendors interest.
This is what we came up with: Cleveland Cover Up - An Outlaw
Quilters Dream! What do ya think? We're a small town riddled with
gossip and scandals! lol and some friends and I started a group on
facebook called the outlaw quilters and they both just fit.
Ok, next question: I want to do an Outlaw Quilt Challenge. Any suggestions on themes and requirements?
Lord, I'm rambling on and on....so much work! I need an assistant.
Think I might go up to the high school tomorrow and see if there's a
willing student from FFA or FHA to volunteer to help me...OK....thanks
for taking the time to read this and sorry for the length!