NAQGCON 2018

Grapevine, Texas
May 11-12, 2018

 


Contact:

Email: bbthequiller(at)gmail.com or (432) 559-8945

(email has been modified to prevent SPAM)

When:

May 11th and 12th, 2018

Where:

Grapevine, Texas

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas – DFW Airport North
2401 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051

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

Theme:

DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS


HOWDY!...Welcome to the “Lone Star State”
(A BIG ol’ warm, friendly TEXAS HELLO!  Say it like ya’ mean it!)

I am excited to be your host for our 2018 NAQGCON!!!  Texas is a BIG state; rich and proud in our history of cattle, oil and cotton…where cowboy boots and cowboy hats are daily attire.  From the desert to the piney woods, we have it all “where the deer and the antelope play.”  Only in TEXAS you’ll find cactus, bluebonnets and of course, the “YELLOW ROSE of TEXAS.”

Our theme is “DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS!”
I will be providing your ID name tags, you bring your quilling tools and some paper strips for practice.

Grapevine is a suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and the perfect location for NAQGCON!  Explore the heart of Grapevine, the beautifully preserved Historic Main Street, which is lined with more than 80 locally-owned restaurants, boutiques, jewelry stores, winery tasting rooms and art galleries.  Take a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, or learn more about the history of Grapevine at Nash Farm.  Within walking distance of the hotel is the Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall (LEGOLAND Discovery Center and Sea Life Aquarium are inside the mall).  Need transportation to explore Grapevine?  You may be able to prearrange with the hotel shuttle driver (your own cost) a ride to these areas if airport service is not too busy.

Visit the Embassy Suites DFW North web site (www.embassysuites3.hilton.com) to get more information (amenities) on the hotel, maps and driving directions.

At our Saturday night dinner, awards and raffle, we’re going to have a “Purdy Boot” contest.  Pack those cowboy/cowgirl boots, rain boots, suede boots, yard boots, whatever boots!!!!  Decorate them if you want…the “purdier” the better.  You can pack lots of quilling STUFF inside those boots.  Did I mention prizes???  Yes, there will be prizes.

As a gift from me, I’m going to give each participant a NAQGCON mug.  I want YOU to design it.  Another contest!  Submit your design ideas to me via email by February 28, 2018 and I will select my favorite.  It can be 2018 conferenced-themed or general quilling.  Get creative!  Prizes…of course.

FYI:  The distance from me (Midland) to Grapevine is many miles and taking everything to the hotel mid-week of the conference date, has to be done in one trip.  Carla Parvin (NAQG Treasurer) has offered to help with receiving and taking all mailed-in competition work and conference donations to the hotel.  Thank you, Carla!!

If you would like to join my conference hosting team, let me know.  I sure will need the help and you don't have to be Texan either.

Have any questions or concerns, contact me at:  bbthequiller@gmail.com

I can't wait for May 2018 and for us all to be together again.

Happy Trails for now!! Beth Clark

 

 

 

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.

Here are the NAQGCON Forms & General Information
(Please Note: This page will be updated as information is available)

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 2018 Paypal Payment click here

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 return it to the host. PDF document

Instructor Registration: Attending the NAQGCON and are willing to teach others? Contact the hostess ASAP! PDF document
NAQGCON CLASSES: To be announced at a later date before the conference and in time for attending members to make their selection.


Other Information and Attractions: To be announced!