Quilt Show 2020: Celebrate the Quilt from Home
By popular demand, our 2020 Quilt Show has been extended to October 31! Click here to view
Be sure to submit your Viewer’s Choice Ballot for your favorite entry.
No admission fee. Consider making a SafeHouse Center Donation instead*
($10 or more is recommended) Click here to donate
On August 8, 2020, GAAQG opened its 16th Biennial Quilt Show, “Celebrate the Quilt From Home 2020.” Every even-numbered year, GAAQG members create items to enter into this non-juried show. This online show is a new venture that we hope will attract 200+ member-made entries.
“Celebrate the Quilt from Home” also features two special exhibits created by GAAQG small groups: the “Monet Challenge” from the Eight Mile Radius Group and “Quilt Rescue 9-1-1” by the Quilt Study Group. Quilts entered for sale, with all proceeds being donated to SafeHouse Center* are in another slide gallery. Although you will not be able to shop with our vendors at this online event, we hope you continue to support small businesses to restock your quilting supplies at your favorite quilt shop.
In our show we celebrate the accomplishments of beginners and experts alike. Viewers of our online show will see traditional quilts, art quilts, mixed media quilts; quilts intended to be loved enthusiastically by children or taken to college; quilts intended for family heirlooms or eventual purchase by collectors; hand and machine piecing, applique, commercial and hand-dyed fabrics; commercial patterns and original designs – they are all here!
Our virtual show will be posted until September 30 so you will have time to study these pieces of art from the comfort of home. Here are links to six separate Galleries: Bed Quilts, Wall (Art) Quilts, SafeHouse Quilts for Sale, the Monet Challenge Exhibit and the 9-1-1 Rescue Exhibit. There are also two video presentations of some of the Quilts Donated to SafeHouse this year. Please share our online quilt show with your family, friends and neighbors and help us extend our reach across the country and around the world!
We normally charge $6.00 admission to our show but hope you will consider a donation in that amount or greater to SafeHouse Center.
*GAAQG supports SafeHouse Center, a shelter for domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors, as its primary community service project. Our members make and donate an average of 300 quilts per year, which are given to each new client upon arrival and to take home when they leave. Our guild also raises several thousand dollars each year, much of it at our Biennial Quilt Show, to help support their work. This year, instead of our normal raffle, we are offering many quilts for sale, made and donated by our members, with all proceeds going directly to SafeHouse. The SH staff is conducting the sale and delivering the quilts to the buyers. Each quilt in the SafeHouse Quilts for Sale Gallery is numbered. Click on the number of the quilt you would like to purchase and go directly to the SafeHouse online Store.
Please help us promote the show by sharing this poster click here to download