Thursday October 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM EDT
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International Quilt Festival 
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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Quilt Alliance 

Quilt Alliance Volunteer Sign Up for Festival 2014 in Houston 

Every quilt has a story and the Quilt Alliance's mission is to document, preserve and share those stories--and we need your support! This year at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, we will be busy!

  • On the show floor, we will conduct Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! interviews (3 minute video oral history interviews) with quilters with work exhibited in the “Quilts: A World of Beauty” annual Judged Show of the International Quilt Association as well as in special exhibits.These interviews will be scheduled in advance and conducted by Quilt Alliance staff.
  • We will also be conducting Go Tell It! interviews in our Go Tell It! booth, located at the far end of the Exhibit Hall (booth number to be announced). We will post an advance sign-up for Go Tell It! interviews conducted in our booth, but we will also take walk-in's as we have room. Maybe you'd also like to be interviewed--just bring the quilt you'd like to share with you to Festival!
  • And, again this year, we will have a Quilt Alliance membership booth (also in the nonprofit section at the end of the Exhibit Hall), where staff and volunteers will share information on membership and projects with attendees and the 2014 Inspired By contest quilts will be exhibited.

We are seeking volunteers to work in our Qult Alliance membership booth (handing out brochures, selling memberships, etc), as well as volunteers to assist staff in our Go Tell It! booth (registering interviewees, handling quilts, keeping time for interviews, etc.). No prior experience is needed and we will provide training at the beginning of every two-hour shift.

All volunteers will receive an IQF volunteer badge, a Quilt Alliance lapel pin and free admission on the day(s) they volunteer. Follow-up communication will include a draft volunteer schedule and information on where and when to check in at the show to pick up your badge.

Please sign up by clicking on the blue Sign Up Now! button below to show your interest in volunteering at Festival 2014. Quilt Alliance staff will then follow up with you via email.

Watch Go Tell It! Interviews Recorded at Festival 2013


To get an idea of what Go Tell It! interviews are like, visit the Quilt Alliance YouTube Channel to see interviews conducted at Festival 2013. Last year, we interviewed 21 quiltmakers and family members of quiltmakers, including the Handi Quilter Best of Show Award winner Melissa Sobotka (pictured at right). Watch this Go Tell It! interview.


Go Tell It! interviews are conducted with quiltmakers, but also with friends and family of quiltmakers, quilt collectors, curators, and anyone who owns a quilt they would like to share. At Festival 2013, Cathy Arnold, the sister of beloved quiltter Libby Lehman, talked about one of the quilts featured in a special exhibit of Libby's work. Watch this Go Tell It! interview.

Please share this email with friends who plan to come to Festival! We hope to be busy bees at the show this year, and will need a lot of help!