April 26 and 27, 2019

Wilmington/Christiana Hilton
100 Continental Dr., Newark, DE 19713

All Quillers are invited to attend, you do not have to be a paid member of the NAQG.


A great big HELLO from Delaware

The 2019 NAQGCON Host
Deborah Arnold

I am really looking forward to seeing you and hosting the 2019 NAQCON in Newark, Delaware.  We may be the second smallest state, but we have many wonderful museums, gardens, and cultural places to visit while you are here.  Geographically, we are one of the Mid-Atlantic States that is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, ranges up through the salt marshes and on up to the Piedmont.  We are one of the original 13 colonies, and are considered the first state because of an overnight ride by Caesar Rodney.

Our theme this year, as suggested by Marion Bertaut, is “Quill Your Way Through Delaware”.  So, check out our state and learn all you can.

Since ID name tags will be provided for you, and we still need to have some type of contest, I would like each of you to fill out an index card (or a few) with something you have discovered about Delaware, and then quill the card to use in an exchange with other attendees during lunch on Friday.  To help you store your card, you will each receive a small photo album as a gift from me.

There are many places to eat across the road from the hotel and at the Christiana Mall.  You can choose from steakhouses, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Tex-Mex or one of the major chain restaurants.  The hotel shuttle will take you anywhere within a ten mile radius. This includes the Christiana Mall and all of the eateries across the street if you don’t feel like walking.  Did I mention that Delaware has tax free shopping? Enjoy our local stores while you’re here.

Speaking of meals, your conference fee includes your buffet lunch [with some local specialties] on Friday afternoon, and your dinner at the awards banquet on Saturday night.  If you want to include a guest at these two meals, please select from the Meals Only options on the Registration form and include the amount with your payment. Attendees and guests will need their ID name tag to attend either of the conference meals.

Art Clay World Chicago is offering a class from 9 to 5 on Saturday where you can design and make a fine silver necklace under the guidance of master instructor Jackie Truty.  There is a fee for this class; $80 for guild members and $100 for non-members. Members interested in this class must pre-register via the Art Clay World Chicago website at https://www.artclayworld.com/product-p/cl-jt-4-27-19.htm, to purchase this class, or call the phone number provided in the class information.

Other Activity:  On Sunday April 28, 2019, Winterthur Museum and Gardens (www.winterthur.org) has very graciously agreed to give us a tour of their antique quilling, a spring house tour, and two hours of free time to either take the garden tram tour, or see the costumes from the new theater production, The Crowne.  The separate cost for the tours and transportation to and from the hotel will be $58.80 per person for the day, and does not include lunch. Please contact me at darnold16@verizon.net to let me know if you and your guests are interested in going.

Last, but not least I can always use extra help before and during the conference organizing all kinds of things.  If you’re interested in helping out, I can be reached at darnold16@verizon.net.

Thanks a million.  Looking forward to seeing you at NAQCON 2019.

Deborah Arnold

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

General Information about the 2019 NAQGCON. PDF document

2019 NAQGCON Registration Form PDF Document PayPal link coming soon

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? Please fill out this form and return it to the host. 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:

Winterthur Tour Itinerary
Places To Visit & See In Delaware