Quilts on the Grand

Important Information

Here is a handy list of local folks that will be vending at the show.
Be sure and visit each booth for goodies!

Booth # Name
28, 29 Accomplish Quilting
15, 16 At the Heart of Quilting
9 Attic Window Quilt Shop
27 Bottom of the Basket, LLC
1 Ethelbird & Eliza Kids Fabric
22 Field’s Fabrics
8 Forever Fabrics
32, 33 Friends Quilting Basket
11, 12, 13 Gall Sewing & Vac Centers
Lobby Guild Boutique
20, 21 Keep Sewing
24, 25 Lakeshore Sewing
26 Lori Miller Designs
18, 19 Martelli Enterprises
7 Mo’s Needle and Thread
23 Mr. J’s Sewing Center
26 Northwater Quilt Designs
2 Queen Bee Quilt Shoppe
3, 4 Quilted Memories
17 The Quilted Turtle
14 Quiltricks
10 Sew Unique Threads
30 Sharon’s Quilts & More, Inc.
34, 35 Sisters In Quilting
5, 6 Smith-Owen Sewing & Quilt Center
36 Surgeon’s Skin Secret
31 Wood Works

QUILTS ON THE GRAND 2018

Benefiting “The Tie That Binds” Charity

Volunteer Job Descriptions

 Loading Trailer – We store items for the show at the church. We need to bring items out of storage, the quilts from the judging room and load them into the trailer for transport to the Delta Plex.

Set Up – Unload the trailer and set up the show!  What a great way to stretch and get your exercise for the day!  Want to show your family what we do?  Bring them along!  This position is open to family members with strong backs!

Small Quilt Auction – When guests visit the area, encourage them to bid on the selection of small quilts and other handcrafted items.  Have the guests fill out bidder forms, give them a poker chip with their personal bidding number on it, record the information on their form and put the form in the master binder.  This is a standing job.  The West Michigan Quilt Guild proudly produces this show bi-annually with the proceeds going to charity.  For that reason, we do require that our volunteers pay the admission fee.  One admission fee is good for both days!  You can work as many shifts as you would like, and attend the show as much as you like just hang onto your wristband once you get it. We appreciate your support!

Guild Store – You are the salesperson in the guild store!  You are the guild representative. Be as helpful as possible.  Answer questions about the guild and our activities. Sign persons up to be members. The West Michigan Quilt Guild proudly produces this show bi-annually with the proceeds going to charity.  For that reason, we do require that our volunteers pay the admission fee.  One admission fee is good for both days!  You can work as many shifts as you would like, and attend the show as much as you like just hang onto your wristband once you get it. We appreciate your support!

Raffle Sales – After the guests enter the show they will pass right by the raffle table.  Encourage attendees to purchase raffle tickets to win one of the beauties displayed in the entrance way.  Explain where the proceeds for the raffle will go.  Explain how the raffle will be drawn and what time the raffle will be held.  You need not be present to win! This is a seated job. The West Michigan Quilt Guild proudly produces this show bi-annually with the proceeds going to charity.  For that reason, we do require that our volunteers pay the admission fee.  One admission fee is good for both days!  You can work as many shifts as you would like, and attend the show as much as you like just hang onto your wristband once you get it. We appreciate your support!

Quilt Ambassador – Smile and have fun!  This job is responsible for the overall guest experience and protection of the quilts! You must wear an apron at all times, be as helpful as possible to the guests of the show. Due to the hanging system, no one is allowed to touch the quilts, not even the volunteers!  The quilts can too easily fall from their position and we need to avoid any potential damage that would cause! No food or drinks are allowed on the show floor, only in the concession area. If the guests have questions about the quilts, the guild or anything else, be as helpful as possible.  If you cannot answer a question, see if one of the other Ambassadors can or flag down a committee member. Try to stay in your assigned aisle as much as possible. This job is a walking job! Great way to get in your daily steps! The West Michigan Quilt Guild proudly produces this show bi-annually with the proceeds going to charity.  For that reason, we do require that our volunteers pay the admission fee.  One admission fee is good for both days!  You can work as many shifts as you would like, and attend the show as much as you like just hang onto your wristband once you get it. We appreciate your support!

Admissions – sell admissions tickets and welcome guests to the show!  Answer questions about the show and the guild. This job is a seated job. The West Michigan Quilt Guild proudly produces this show bi-annually with the proceeds going to charity.  For that reason, we do require that our volunteers pay the admission fee.  One admission fee is good for both days!  You can work as many shifts as you would like, and attend the show as much as you like just hang onto your wristband once you get it. We appreciate your support!

Vendor Assistant – The main responsibility is to be helpful to the vendors who are supporting our show.  Wear an apron at all times, put a pair of white gloves in the pocket in case you need them. Start at one spot and circulate from one vendor to the next.  Introduce yourself and offer your help. Do they need a bathroom break, or water or change or whatever?  When you finish with the vendors, check with the Quilt Ambassadors to see if they need a bathroom break. The West Michigan Quilt Guild proudly produces this show bi-annually with the proceeds going to charity.  For that reason, we do require that our volunteers pay the admission fee.  One admission fee is good for both days!  You can work as many shifts as you would like, and attend the show as much as you like just hang onto your wristband once you get it. We appreciate your support!

Quilt Release – Gather all the quilts from the show to the release area and return the exhibited quilts back to their owners. The West Michigan Quilt Guild proudly produces this show bi-annually with the proceeds going to charity.  For that reason, we do require that our volunteers pay the admission fee.  One admission fee is good for both days!  You can work as many shifts as you would like, and attend the show as much as you like just hang onto your wristband once you get it. We appreciate your support!

Take Down – tear down the pipes, curtains, tables etc and load it back into the trailer for transport back to storage. Want to show your family what we do?  Bring them along!  This position is open to family members with strong backs!

Supply and Quilt Transport – meet the trailer back at the church to return everything back to its storage location. Want to show your family what we do?  Bring them along!  This position is open to family members with strong backs!

If you would like to participate in the Small Quilt Auction at our next Quilts on the Grand Show, please download, fill out, and submit the form at the link below. We appreciate your willingness to help!

Please contact Nancy McCormick with questions or concerns at nmccormick@sbcglobal.net

SQA Form

Following are links to posts that give in-depth information regarding the quilt judging process for our 2018 show. Please take some time to read through these documents prior to entering your quilt in the 2018 Quilts on the Grand show.

Please follow this link to find instructions for attaching the required hanging sleeve to your quilt prior to submission.

http://www.quiltweek.com/hanging-sleeve-instructions/

Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our quilt show.
  • What is the date for this years show?
    • Friday & Saturday – October 5 & 6, 2018
  • Where is the show being held?
    • The Delta Plex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
  • What time does the show open and close?
    • The show is being held from 9am to 5pm each day.
  • What is the cost of admission?
    • Admission is $8 per person for both days! Children under 5 get in free.
  • How many quilts are on display?
    • We won’t know the exact number until all quilts have been submitted. However, if this show is like previous events, there will be well over 250 quilts on display.
  • Does the quilt show support a charity?
    • Yes! Proceeds from this year’s show will benefit “The Tie That Binds Fund” at Spectrum Health, Helen Devos Children’s Hospital.

Here is where you’ll find the 2018 Quilt Entry Form.
Please contact Karen Giles with any questions or concerns you may have.