Annual Quilt Show

Each September, we invite the public to the Great Alaska Quilt show, a two-day quilt-fest in which members can show off what they do – their skill, artistic ideas, and love of quilting. It is also a major fund-raising event for the guild with a quilt raffle and the Small Treasures Silent Auction.
The Great Alaska Quilt Show is a major undertaking, with well over 100 member-made quilts on display, plus 50 or more Small Treasures in the silent auction. In addition we have a featured quilter, exhibits of comfort quilts and teddy bears with quilts, satellite group creations, wearable art, and demonstrations. Such a show needs several committees and work teams, and we strongly encourage all members to participate, not only by showing her or his own quilts or by donating Small Treasures, but also by helping the show committee with event activities. Volunteer activities include tasks such as: hanging quilts during set-up, setting up and/or staffing special displays, staffing show tables, selling raffle tickets, performing white-glove duty, working as greeter, demonstrating quilting skills, helping with take-down, etc. This show is usually held at the Conoco Phillips Building in downtown Anchorage.
Small Quilt Auction is a fundraiser for the guild, where small quilts (24” x 24” or smaller) are placed in a silent auction. We encourage each member to make and donate at least one item to the auction each year.
The raffle quilt, made by a member or a small group, has fine workmanship, a creative theme, visual excitement and is prominently displayed. Members sell tickets in advance as well as during the quilt show. The raffle quilt drawing is a highlight of the second day of the show.

The 2016 Great Alaska Quilt Show is September 17-18 in the ConocoPhillips atrium located at 700 G St.

5 comments:

Clare Purcella said...

If I bid and purchase an item on the silent Auction. How long before I can pick it up.

Anchorage Log Cabin Quilters said...

If you are the winning bidder on an auction quilt, you can pick up the quilt shortly after the auction ends on Sunday. if you can't be there for the end of the auction, but are the highest bidder, the guild will contact you & make arrangements that work for you.

Holly Payton said...

My sisters and I are planning a trip to Anchorage in September 2016 and would like to know the dates of the 2016 show. One of my sisters in an NQA Certified Instructor and Judge, so she is very interested. What information can you share about the 2016 show?

Katy Neher said...

The dates are Sep 17 and 18, 2016. Please contact me for addition information - mkneher@chugach.net. Katy Neher, Quilt Show Co-chair.

mackyton said...

Good to know about this annual quilt show. Thanks a lot for sharing these details here. We have been planning to book Seattle convention center for our annual office event since last couple of weeks. Will book it soon.