NAQGCON 2017

Tampa, Florida


Contact:

Email: RoxannDragula(at)tampabay.rr.com

or at (941) 928-8669

(email has been modified to prevent SPAM)

When:

May 19th and 20th, 2017

Where:

Tampa, Florida

Embassy Suites Tampa International Airport Westshore, 555 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33609

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

Theme:

The Circus / Carnival!


The 2017 NAQGCON will be held on May 19th and 20th at the Embassy Suites Tampa International Airport Westshore, 555 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33609. Guest room rates for our members will be discount-priced at $119.00 with complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and Evening Reception. The Hotel will extend this special rate for three days pre and post conference dates. Reserve your room early by calling 800-749-2974. Be sure to let them know you are reserving your room for the North American Quilling Guild Conference to ensure you receive the discount guest room rate give the group code “NAQ”. Hotel reservations must be made no later than April 27, 2017. IT DOES NOT COST ANYTHING TO MAKE OR CANCEL ROOM RESERVATIONS (Cancellations must be made within 24 hours prior to your scheduled stay.)


Tampa International Airport (TPA) is located 3 miles from the Embassy Suites. Complimentary Hotel shuttle is available 24hr to/from the airport and within 3 mile radius of the hotel. When you arrive, have the shuttle come pick you up at the airport by calling (813) 875-1555. There is also FREE (normally $8/day) covered parking for


NAQGCON guests that are driving. Advise the clerk upon check-in that you are self-parked using the group code “NAQ”.

The theme for the 2017 NAQGCON is The Circus / Carnival!

We will provide you with name tags this year, but we are asking that you make 4 Quilled gift tags that you can swap with other members. We will have a paid bus trip to the Ringling museum on Sunday if we have enough interested members. See the newsletter for more information.

Thanks to the generosity of the members who volunteer their time and expertise, we hope to offer a variety of classes/workshops. If you would like to volunteer to teach a class/workshop, give demos or “Make-it/Take-its”, please let me know your decision as soon as possible and fill out and return to me the Volunteer Instructor Registration Form. When teachers/classes are confirmed, I will notify attendees when to choose classes.

The NAQGCON is a very special event; it’s an opportunity to meet and know other quillers, see their work, and learn new techniques. All conference events are held in the hotel (competition, classes/demos, and public viewing hours). The general schedule goes something like this: Most attendees arrive Thursday afternoon to pre-register, receive their ‘goodie’ bag w/conference information, greet and meet other quillers. Friday is a day of classes/workshops and viewing competition entries. Vendors usually set up their tables to be available Friday evening and all day Saturday. Members that bring personal work to display only will set up Saturday morning.

The day is spent viewing displays, giving demos or make & takes with some classes, vendor shopping. There will also be some paid classes offered on Saturday, more info at a later date. The raffle table drawings, voting and announcement of competition winners is usually Saturday evening. The public is also invited to come and view our work on Saturday afternoon.

The competition is open to all NAQG members, whether or not you plan to attend the conference. Be sure to read the Competition Guidelines and contact the Competition Coordinator if you have any questions.

If you plan to donate any giveaways, or items for the raffle table, and send them to me by mail, please let me know as soon as possible and include a note inside so I know what the items are for.

This event takes a lot of work and planning, I hope you will help me and return the required forms and payments to me as early as possible.

Please remember to bring your own quilling tools, glue, scissors, etc. (packed inside your luggage) and extra paper to practice all the things you will see and learn. You can contact me at (941) 928-8669 or via email at RoxannDragula@tampabay.rr.com with any questions.

Roxann Dragula, 2017 NAQGCON Host

 

 

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.

Sunday: A group bus trip will be available for those that would like to attend. This will be a paid bus trip. See your Quill America for more information or contact your hostess

The competition is open to all NAQG members, whether or not you plan to attend the conference. If you are not attending and plan to submit work by mail in the competition, please let me know in advance. I must receive your mailed work, with return postage included, 2 weeks before the conference date.

There are usually giveaways and/or a raffle/auction table of donated items during the conference. If you plan to donate and mail any items please let me know and mark the items, so I know which are to be used for giveaways, raffle/auction, and which items are for the competition.

These events take a lot of work and planning and you can help make my job a lot easier by mailing and returning to me all required forms and payments as early as possible.

Thanks to the generosity of the members who volunteer their services and expertise, we are able to offer a variety of classes/workshops. Please remember to pack your own quilling tools, glue, scissors, etc. (they can travel in your checked luggage) and extra paper to try out all of the new things you will see and learn. You can contact me at (941) 928-8669 or by email: RoxannDragula(at)tampabay.rr.com with any questions.

 

 

 

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 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.

NAQGCON Silver Quilling Clay Class: This will be a Saturday class and will be taught by the master artist Jackie Truty. Seats are limited and on a first come first serve basis. To make a payment of $80.00 for guild members or $100.00 for non guild member and reserve your seat, call (866) 381-0100 Monday – Saturday 9AM to 5PMNOTE: do not send payment with your NAQGCON forms. You must call the number above to make payment.

Other Information and Attractions: To be announced!