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It’s that time, again, when members finalize their entries into the quilt show, decide what Boutique items they might make for sale and commit to bringing in their Challenge Quilts to support charity.

This is a long post, so I’m breaking it into three parts:

  1. QUILT SHOW ENTRIES
  2. CHALLENGE QUILTS
  3. BOUTIQUE ITEMS

QUILT SHOW ENTRIES – questions to Cheryl Borden (or 902-237-0096)

Online entry form for quilts will be active between June 1 and June 30, 2024

ONLINE ENTRY FORM

  • open to all MBQG members, up to 3 entries per member. (Only open to members who have paid their dues by June 30 — if you’d like to join, we’d love to have you!)
  • please only submit quilts that have not been entered in a MBQG show before
  • only enter quilts that are finished, or close enough that they are identifiable by the
  • photograph, and you have all the information required below – quilt size; name of quilter; sale price; etc.
  • please submit one online entry form per quilt (i.e. if you’re entering two quilts, you’ll submit
  • the form twice
  • PLEASE NOTE that the Mahone Bay Quilters’ Guild can accept no liability for quilts at the show.

Please drop your quilt off at the Mahone Bay Centre between 9 am and 11 am on Thursday September 26. 
All quilts must have a label sewn on the back bottom left corner with your name and the name of the quilt;
All quilts must have a 4″ sleeve, except small wall hangings may have a 3″ or 4″ sleeve. Download Instructions

CHALLENGE QUILT SUBMISSIONS – contact Nina Scott-Stoddart

Challenge Quilt Entry Form active between June 1 and September 1, 2024.

If you’ve bought your Challenge Quilt Kit, and intend to submit a Challenge Quilt for the Show, then just let the Hanging Committee know that you’ll be dropping off your quilt at the September 2024 meeting.

You don’t have to give it a title or know the exact dimensions (but remember it can’t be bigger than 120 in circumference) – just give us a heads up that it’s coming. 

You can find more information about the 2024 Challenge Quilt Guidelines plus the Entry Form HERE

BOUTIQUE ITEMS – email Jill Green or phone her at 902-518-2543 (evenings and weekends only)

We are excited to share information about the registration process for Boutique sales at our upcoming Quilt Show in September 2024.

You must be a paid-up member of the guild by September 13th for your products to be marketed in the Boutique. Members that wish to sell products in the boutique should be willing to volunteer to work at least one shift during the quilt show.

Registration will open on Thursday August 1st and close at midnight on Friday September 13th. Simply click on the following link to the Boutique Product Sales Registration Form on the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild website:

BOUTIQUE REGISTRATION LINK

You must fill out and submit one form online for each different product you plan to sell.

Here are some examples:

– If you have 3 pillows to sell, all at the same price you will only need one registration form. Your items can be different patterns or colours but if they are pillows at the same price that will only require one form. If you have other pillows at a different price, then you must submit a separate registration form for each pillow when the prices are different.

– If you have a baby quilt, 5 placemat sets (same price for each set), 20 Christmas ornaments (same price for each one) and 6 mug rugs (same price for each one), then you need to fill out four registration forms.

– If you want to donate products for the guild to sell (where all proceeds would go to the guild), then please fill out a registration form for each different product and ensure you mark the product as a donation.

– If you have entered a quilt/product into the quilt show and opted on the quilt submission form that you wish to sell your quilt, then you do not need to submit a separate Boutique Product Sales Registration Form. We will cross-reference the forms for you.

Pricing Guide – FYI

If you’re curious about some advice for pricing items for sale, you can download a Pricing Guide for Quilted Products in either pdf or Excel format:

PDF.       XLSX

At the end of the day, it is completely at the discretion of members to price their own products. Please remember to factor in that the guild uses the Boutique to raise funds to support member activities by retaining 20% of all sales.

SKU NUMBERS

Between September 13th – 20th we will upload all the information from the forms into our inventory database and email you back by September 20th (at the latest) with a unique identifying number (SKU) for each product you registered, including quilts/products listed for sale as part of the show.

All products that will be for sale in the Boutique or as part of the show must have a price tag securely affixed by the maker. The tag must include your unique identifying number (SKU) that we provide you on the top line of your tag and the price for the item below. We are asking that you put a price tag on donations in the same manner as your own goods. Products cannot be accepted without the tags affixed. If you wish to add a description of the item, please put that on the back of the tag.

PRODUCT INTAKE – Mahone Bay Centre, Thursday September 26, from 10 am to noon

When you drop off your products, we will double check to confirm we receive all of the product you registered and make any necessary corrections. We will treat all sale items with respect and rotate products to ensure that all our members products are given equitable visibility.

END OF SHOW and PAYMENT

Unsold products must be picked up on Sunday September 29th between 5:00 and 6:00PM. If you cannot make it at that time, please arrange for someone else to pick up for you. We have a detailed tracking system to accurately track inventory and report on sales. While it is rare and the boutique team will exercise upmost care, the guild cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items. Members will receive payment for their sold products (minus the 20% Guild commission)  by cheque at the October guild meeting.

PROMOTION

We would love to receive some photos of products you plan to sell so that we can use them for promotional activities.

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