Monday, April 28, 2014

Tote and Gloat this coming Saturday

Tote & Gloat
Saturday 3 May 2014
Venue: Arena 3, Pascal Street, Palmerston North
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Cost $15.00 Pre-registration essential – entry tickets are not sold on the day. You can still buy them in Palmerston North from The Cloth Shop (48 Victoria Ave), Village Books & Crafts (318 College Street) or Angels in Gumboots (101 Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst)

Our guest speaker this year is Dale Rollerson. See Dale's blog HERE and her mail order business Thread Studio HERE. Dale is a textile artist living in Australia (originally from NZ). She is passionate about all areas of textile art and tries to be as cutting edge as she can.

Club challenges (open to financial members) for you to view this year are "2 Colour Challenge" and "Modern Quilts". Club challenges are to be handed in by 5pm Thursday 1st May 2014 to Village Books & Crafts or the Cloth Shop or Angels in Gumboots (all links and addresses above). Entry forms can also be collected from any of these shops.

If you are a ticket holder, hopefully you have also been making a block for our raffle quilt challenge to hand in on the day.

If you are bringing quilts that you want to have hanging up on display, don't forget to add velcro to the top of your quilt - fluffy side - attached to the quilt itself or on a temporary sleeve.

To help you plan your day, here is a guide of what is planned:
8:30am Arena 3 opens for ticket holders.
Hand in blocks for block challenge.
Purchase raffles.
9am-1.45pm Voting open for Viewer's Choice on Challenge Quilts and Challenge Blocks.
Merchant Mall open (also 12.30-2.15pm and a short time at the end of the day)
Cafe open. Eftpos available (we do recommend you purchase your lunch early before the rush).
10:00am  Raffles close and Tote & Gloat begins
12:30pm-2.15pm Lunch break.
Cafe open. Eftpos available
Merchant Mall open and do your voting
1:45pm Voting for Viewer’s Choice on Challenge Quilt and Challenge Block closes
2:15pm Guest speaker - Dale Rollerson
3:15pm Announcement of the Challenge winners/Raffles/Door Prize draw.
4:00pm  Quilts taken down.

Hope to see you there

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