Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Website updated!

We have been too busy to blog, but there's lots of updates to report!

First off, the deadline for entering the quilt and wearables shows has come and gone so we are now getting the layout in Hermann Gym perfected to assure maximum walking and viewing, and of course shopping room!

2011 Teacher of the Year
Even if you haven't registered for classes, you don't want to miss the quilt show and vendors mall. We have a great Day of Fun for $18.00 that includes a lecture of your choice and the quilt show/vendors mall. That's a savings of $3.00. The details for DAY OF FUN are at the NCQS11 website. We've added a lecture by Lyric Kinard who has just been named 2011 Teacher of the Year by the International Association of Professional Quilters. She's also going to emcee the Participants' Fashion Show. It will include several of Lyric's award winning garments. They are both elegant and extremely wearable. You've got to see them up close!

There's still great classes from some amazing teachers.Be sure to check out the  NCQS11 Faculty. Just think how fun it would be to take a class from Frieda Anderson, Joyce Becker, Susan Cleveland, Sally Collins, Karen Comstock, Nancy Eha, Ann Fahl, Rayna Gillman, and the list goes on!

And the last update to the website, is to add the directions to Peace College for all you first timers to North Carolina Quilt Symposium in Raleigh.

Can't wait to see all of you June 2-5 at "History Revisited ~ Old is New Again."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Register for NCQS11 Quilt Show ONLINE!!!

NCQS 11 Raffle Quilt
How Kewl is this!! NCQS11 Quilt Show chair, Margaret Slade has created an online form to enter this year's symposium quilt show! This will sure save us alot of keyboarding time and maybe we will be able to finish our own quilts for the show. Here's the link to enter your quilt:

The Symposium Quilt Show is always THE highlight of each year's event and with your quilt we are looking forward to another fabulous show.
The Quilt Show will also feature a vendors' mall for all your quilting and embellishing needs. We are even going to have a shop hop at the quilt show to encourage vendor visits! The prize for visiting all 20 vendors during symposium is a super large basket of goodies donated by the vendors.

The location, hours and fees for the quilt show are listed below:

Peace College, Hermann Student Center
15 East Peace Street
Raleigh, NC

Quilt Show & Vendors’ Mall:
One-day Admission     $5.00
Seniors (70+)              $3.00
Children under 5          FREE
Friday and Saturday     9am - 7pm
Sunday                         9am - noon
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Is your registration in the mail?

Have you sent in your registration for “History Revisited – Old is New Again?” The beginning postmark date was January 20 and we received well over 100 envelopes in the first mail! Look for all the details and registration forms at our website: http://www.capitalquilters.org/

Monday, January 17, 2011

Take a look at our "local" teachers!

We have a fabulous list of teachers coming to Symposium 2011 in June, but we are most proud of our "local" teachers. Notice the quotation marks? I'm just not sure we can consider these three strictly local as they all teach and sell patterns nationally. I'm talking about Karen Comstock, Laura Martell and Janice Pope.

 Karen Comstock
After years of perfecting her patterns with students, Karen Comstock launched her company, Quiltricks, in 2005. She has produced award-winning quilts, three dozen patterns, and traveled from Florida to Oregon exhibiting and teaching. Her designs have appeared in American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, 100 Blocks From Today's Top Designers and Better Homes and Garden Quilting Calendar 2003. "Patterns," an exhibit devoted exclusively to her work, is  on display at The National Humanities Center in Durham, North Carolina through June 30. It's a great symposium side trip to schedule Thursday morning before arriving at Peace College. The NHC is located off I-40 at 7 T.W. Alexander Dr.

Known as a caring instructor with a warm sense of humor, Karen  is eager to share her love of the craft with quilters of every level. She's teaching one of her ever popular tryptics, "Magic's Harvest" on Saturday, June 4th. If you plan on purchasing the optional kit for this class, do make sure you pre-order by marking your registration form.

Laura Martell
 A lifelong sewer, teacher and founder of The Creative Thimble, Laura made clothes for her Barbie dolls by hand until her grandmothers taught her to sew on their machines. A quilter since the 80s, Laura saw a had-to-have tote bag in a high-end catalog. Not being able to afford that one, she decided to try to make her own designer bag. Well, of course she was hooked. Her love of handbags and tote bags prompted her to design, make and sell bags. After moving to Raleigh in 1993, she was soon teaching her bags and totes in local classes. Since then she has developed a line of eight patterns and teaches extensively in the eastern U.S.
Laura is well-known for her detailed and easy-to-follow instructions, along with her simple tricks to accomplish sometimes challenging techniques. Laura has designed a NEW unpublished tote pattern for "Laura's Purse Sampler," a 6-hour class on Saturday, June 4. Students will learn three different EASY ways to sew a zippered pocket into a tote bag, purse, or even your sweatshirt! Of course, you will learn several of Laura’s favorite purse techniques as you sew the purse, a detachable zippered pocket that converts to a mini purse, and a  zippered change purse to match. 

Janice Pope
Known for her energy and enthusiasm, Janice is the creative mind behind “Anything But Boring”. She seeks to make projects that not only look great, but help solve everyday problems of contemporary life. Sewing since a teenager, this 50-something quilter has created and carried her own style of purses for several years. Now her bag and quilt patterns are available for everyone, especially those with limited time to sew. Shouldn't all patterns be quick and easy to make? Janice thinks most should! 
We love Janice's purses so much that we are offering two of her most popular classes at Symposium, the Schlepping Bag and Two-Hour Tulip. 
Saturday's 6-hour, the 25" x 30" Schlepping Bag, pictured on the left will be your best friend when it is time to pack up for a class or guild Show and Tell. There's pockets for a long ruler, large mat and even a removable pouch for those endless quilting tools.
The Two-Hour Tulip, is a fast and easy purse, ergonomically balanced so it won't turn over! This is a fast and fun 3-hour Sunday morning class. You can choose any one of 4 sizes: Petite to Jumbo. Janice will teach you her tips and tricks to make this purse even faster and easier.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

NCQuilt Symposium 2011 is now online

Capital Quilters Guild and North Carolina Quilt Symposium Inc. are excited to again present North Carolina Quilt Symposium,"History Revisited ~ Old is New Again" June 2-5, 2011 at Peace College in Raleigh.
North Carolina Quilt Symposium is a 3-day quilt conference featuring workshops and lectures by national teachers, a participants’ quilt show and fashion show, special exhibits, and a merchants’ mall. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend. 

Registration packets and Teacher and Class information can be downloaded at the following website:

We are accepting registrations postmarked beginning January 20th so hurry on over to see all the fun we have planned for "History Revisited ~ Old is New Again!"