The Annual NAQGCON: 2014

North American Quilling Guild Conference NAQGCON
formerly known as the Annual Guild Meeting (AGM)

The NAQG Conference is always a very special event. In addition to getting an opportunity to meet other quillers from all over the world, you will able to see their work and learn and try new techniques. At this time we do not have a class schedule to post here. If you think you might be interested in giving a class/workshop please contact the hostess for this years NAQGCON as soon as possible.

Hosted by:

Marion Bertaut

 

 

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Contact:

Email: mbertaut213 (at) gmail (dot) com
(email has been modified to prevent SPAM)

When:

May 16, 17, and 18, 2014

Where:

New Orleans

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel,
2829 Williams Blvd.,
Kenner, LA 70062

If you are considering attending, you should reserve your room early

LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!

(Lay-say lay bohn tohn roo-lay) ...french for 'Let the Good Times Roll'

And we will be 'rollin' in New Orleans. Here's a big 'invite' to southeast Louisiana! The 2014 North American Quilling Guild Conference will be held in New Orleans on May 16, 17, and 18, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062. The hotel is a short drive from the airport and has free shuttle service. Kenner is a suburb of New Orleans and is about 20 minutes from downtown.

This year's conference theme will be 'anything Louisiana', from Mardi Gras, to the magnolia, to the brown pelican, to the Saints (if you are sports inclined!), to the offshore oil production, to hurricanes, to crawfish, etc. You get the picture.

We will be having the same format as usual; two meals together, raffle, competition, classes. So, of course, teachers, donations for the raffle, and pieces for competition are wanted. And be ready for a few surprises! And for wonderful New Orleans/Cajun/Creole food. The hotel's food is really good (I just HAD to make sure) and there are lots of restaurants close by, both fast food and not, for you to enjoy.

One difference will be the attendee name tags. These will be provided. With my old eyes, I want to be able to see to whom I am speaking! And it is guaranteed that they will have the flavor of New Orleans!

An optional bus tour of the city on Sunday morning is being researched. This would be an additional charge, separate from the registration fee.

If your budget allows it, try to take in all the sights and sounds of the area. For some, Bourbon Street and the French Quarter will be a must. But our insectarium and aquarium are another plus. Avery Island, home of Tabasco, is a great trip. And there are plantation homes galore and plenty of swamps to tour. You can take a riverboat ride on the Mississippi River, or go to the Audubon Zoo. You probably won't want to go 'crawfishing', but it will be the season and you will be able to find plenty of them to eat. I am sure you will Google your own interests.

 

Your host,
Marion Bertaut

 

 

The general schedule of a NAQGCON goes something like this:

 

 

Thursday: Most people arrive, register, receive conference materials, greet old friends and make new friends. A hospitality room will be available during the conference for quilling and socializing.

Friday: All day classes, as well as setting up for the competition, vendors, and personal displays. Friday evening we will vote on the competition work and possibly have the raffle.

Vendors will usually set up their booths so they are available Friday night and all day Saturday.

Saturday: Includes classes (if needed); admiring everyone's work; giving demonstrations, as well as greeting and teaching the public who come to see our work; also the announcement of the competition winners.

Some conferences have 'giveaways' and sometimes an auction at the conference. If you plan on donating any items please contact the hostess for this years NAQGCON as soon as possible . Be sure to mark any items you send so she will know which are to be used for giveaways/auction and which items are for the competition. If you are planning to attend there is a list of forms, rules, etc below that you will need to download, fill-out and send to your hostess. Also if you are willing to be a greeter (to meet the public) or help in any other way, I am sure it would be appreciated.

Thanks to the generosity of our members who volunteer their services and their expertise we are able to better educate people on the Art of Quilling. Remember the more people who are willing to give classes the better. It allows the NAQGCON to offer a variety of classes and workshops at no extra charge. Do not forget to pack your own quilling tools, glue, scissor etc (they can travel in your checked luggage). You will need extra paper to try out all of the new things you will see and learn.

Our hostess is waiting to hear from you.

 

 

 

If Interested, here are the NAQGCON Forms & General Information
(Please Note: This event has passed,
and this information is provided for historical reference only)

General Information about the NAQGCON. PDF document

NAQGCON Event Registration Form: Are you planning to come to the event this? Please, join us. Be sure to fill out this form and return it per instructions on the form. PDF document

NAQGCON Competition Guidelines: Thinking about entering your work? Here is information about the categories. PDF document

NAQGCON Competition Registration Form: If you intend to enter the competition(s), please fill out this form and mail or bring your entry(ies) with you. PDF document

Class List: Attending the NAQGCON? Do not forget to pick your classes. We are still waiting for a Class List - Contact the hostess if you would like to TEACH a class! PDF document

Directions to NAQGCON Location: Interested in attending, but not sure how to get there? PDF document

Other Information and Attractions. Our hostess has pulled together some information for fun places to go and things to see. PDF document