Quilters By The Sea Guild
QUILT SHOW 2019
Bouquet of Quilts
Saturday, May 4, 2019 (10am-5pm)
Sunday, May 5, 2019 (10am-3pm)
The Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave, Portsmouth, RI 02871
Sandy Point Avenue is off route 138 (East Main Road) in Portsmouth
Small Quilts Silent Auction
Admission: $8 per person per day
Children under 12 are free.
Quilters by the Sea will be holding it 17th biennial quilt show, “Bouquet of Quilts,” May 4-5, 2019 at the Pennfield School in Portsmouth, RI. There will be more than a hundred quilts made by our members; some quilts are for sale (look at the information card next to the quilt to see if a particular quilt is for sale). The show will include vendors offering supplies, fabrics and other items of interest, a raffle quilt and raffle baskets, a boutique table selling hand-made items, and demonstrations of quilting techniques.
The Quilts Make the Show
Enter your quilt in the show! All current Quilters by the Sea members are encouraged to enter up to four quilts in the show (the number accepted may depend on the total number of quilts entered). Quilts of all levels and all styles are welcome – don’t be shy. To submit your quilts for the show, please read these instructions QBS Show Registration Instructions 2019 and then fill out this form QBS Show Registration Form 2019. All forms need to be submitted by April 4, 2019, so don’t delay! Don’t forget to put a 4 inch sleeve and a label on your quilt. Instructions on our Sweatshirt Challenge can be found here.
Vendors add so much to the show. They offer quilting supplies, other craft supplies, sewing machines and so much more. Click on the links below to check them out. You can also follow many of them on Facebook and Instagram.
Lorraine’s Stitch ‘n’ Crafts
Six Gable Designs
Allison Wilbur Quilts
Loop by Loop Studio
Galilee Designs (No website, Facebook only)
Blaine’s Sewing Machine Center
A Touch of Whimsy (No web presence or Facebook)
June House Textiles – hand dyed fabrics
Sew Nice Fabrics
Main Fundraiser for guild activities!
The quilt show helps raise funds for the guild’s programs and activities as well as for charitable causes. Below are some of the ways in which we raise funds – please support them when you come to the show!
Raffle baskets are filled with goodies and so much fun to win! Proceeds are used for guild programming and activities. For more info, contact Deborah Pereira. Here is a list of the some of the themes for this years 20 raffle baskets:
Guild members make handmade items for sale at the show to support the guild. For more information, contact Marla Rusling.
Proceeds from the raffle quilt go to support the programs and guild activities. Tickets are for sale (contact a guild member) for $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5.00. The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, May 5, 2019. You do not need to be present to win!
The Mission of the Quilt Show:
To increase awareness of Quilters by the Sea and quilting
To involve most guild members in show preparation
To make a profit to support guild activities
To raise money for the New England Quilt Museum
What to do in the Area
Here are a few things to pursue in the area:
– Norman Bird Sanctuary
– Tennis Hall of Fame
– Breakers tour
– Cliff Walk
– Bike or hike Ocean Drive or Fort Adams
– Rent scoot coops and scoot around Newport
– See if the Hop on Hop off shuttle boat is running and hop around Newport, Fort Adams, and Goat Island
– Tour Bellecourt – the one and only 19th century bachelor pad built in the style of a French hunting lodge by Oliver Perry Belmont
– Chill at Castle Hill or Guerneys (Goat Island) with a beer or a glass of wine and magnificent views
– Shuttle out to Rose Island if times permit
– Check out the Newport History Museum walking tours
– Hike Sachuest wild life refuge
– Visit the Newport Car Museum