All NSQG Members are expected to contribute at least two volunteer hours to support our annual Quilt Show.
Here are brief job descriptions:
Admissions: We have two entrances and need volunteers at each spot at all times. You will collect money, stamp hands, give out programs and provide information about the show. A particularly good job if you need to sit.
Judging: Judging takes place on Wednesday, May 2nd. You can assist by holding up quilts, folding them, or transcribing the comments made by professional judges. You’ll get an opportunity to see the quilts first, up close and personal! The judging will take place at the First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Bedford Street, Stamford. Click here for directions.
Lecture Monitors: One volunteer is needed for each lecturer. You will be assisting the guest speaker.
Quilt Frame Setup: This very important three-hour job involves setting up the frames that are used to hang the quilts. It’s done on Friday, the day before the show.
Quilt Hanging: Another three-hour job which involves climbing ladders and holding sometimes heavy quilts.
Quilt Takedown: All quilts have to be returned to their owners Sunday afternoon at the show’s conclusion. It’s usually an active task, but there are some “sit-down” jobs within this category.
Quilt Frame Takedown: This task requires removing the muslin backing and disassembling the frames. Husbands, sons, daughters, and others significant in your life are surely welcome.
White Glove: During the show we’ll need a “white glove quilter” in each aisle to insure that the quilts are not touched. New for 2012: time-slots will be allocated into one-hour shifts. Standing and walking required.
Build-a-Block: Volunteers will be needed to demonstrate block construction, distribute fabric and batting, and then square up completed blocks. This job will certainly give you an opportunity to meet new people.
Friday Night Supper: Volunteers will be needed to assist in feeding the hungry and hard-working vendors and Friday night volunteers.
Patricia Loquet, Volunteer Coordinator
Caryl Castellion, VP Quilt Show