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Day 5 Volunteer – Dolores – Won a Square Ornament
August 28, 2012, 6:28 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012

I wanted to stitch something to thank all the volunteers but unfortunately that’s too many people to personally stitch one for each person. So, I decided to stitch one for each day & hold a daily drawing – one chance for every hour worked. This is for the Day 5 winner. It is a silver ornament measuring 2&3/4″ x 3&1/2″ with a design area of 2″ x 2&1/2″. I got the ornament at Restoration Hardware & designed it on 14 count red vinyl canvas (from crafterspride.com under fabrics) to fit the space. I like the vinyl because the edges don’t fray.



Day 4 Volunteer – Michele – Won a Round Ornament
August 27, 2012, 6:02 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012

I wanted to stitch something to thank all the volunteers but unfortunately that’s too many people to personally stitch one for each person. So, I decided to stitch one for each day & hold a daily drawing – one chance for every hour worked. This is for the Day 4 winner. It is a silver ornament measuring 3″ diameter with a design area of 2&1/4″ diameter. I got the ornament at Restoration Hardware & designed it on 14 count red vinyl canvas (from crafterspride.com under fabrics) to fit the space. I like the vinyl because the edges don’t fray.



Day 3 Volunteer – Sandy – Won a Glass Heart Frame
August 26, 2012, 5:06 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012

I wanted to stitch something to thank all the volunteers but unfortunately that’s too many people to personally stitch one for each person. So, I decided to stitch one for each day & hold a daily drawing – one chance for every hour worked. This is for the Day 3 winner. It is a glass frame measuring 4&1/4″ x 4&1/4″ with a design area of 2&3/4″ x 2&1/2″. I got the frame on a sale table somewhere & designed it on 14 count red vinyl canvas (from crafterspride.com under fabrics) to fit the space. I like the vinyl because the edges don’t fray.



Day 2 Volunteer – Karen – Won a Heart Frame
August 25, 2012, 5:42 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012

I wanted to stitch something to thank all the volunteers but unfortunately that’s too many people to personally stitch one for each person. So, I decided to stitch one for each day & hold a daily drawing – one chance for every hour worked. This is for the Day 2 winner. It is a silver frame measuring 3&1/2″ x 4″ with a design area of 2&1/4″ x 2&1/2″. I got the frame at a flea market & designed it on 14 count red vinyl canvas (from crafterspride.com under fabrics) to fit the space. I like the vinyl because the edges don’t fray.



Day 1 Volunteer- Alice – Won a Heart Ornament
August 24, 2012, 6:13 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012

I wanted to stitch something to thank all the volunteers but unfortunately that’s too many people to personally stitch one for each person. So, I decided to stitch one for each day & hold a daily drawing – one chance for every hour worked. This is for the Day 1 winner. It is a silver ornament measuring 3″ x 3″ with a design area of 2&1/2″ x 2&1/4″. I got the ornament on a sale table somewhere & designed it on 14 count red vinyl canvas (from crafterspride.com under fabrics) to fit the space. I like the vinyl because the edges don’t fray.



Local Information
August 23, 2012, 9:34 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012

Local Information

There are some great offerings at the Hospitality Desk. Be sure to stop by. This blogging from my phone is a little tricky & slow going. But, I’m not paying $12.95/day for internet access!



Daily Drawings
August 23, 2012, 9:12 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012

Daily Drawings

Don’t forget to sign up daily. There are 17-18 gifts per day. And, 2 super prizes. Lots of volunteers worked all day in various areas! Looking good.



Hospitality Desk Setup
August 23, 2012, 8:56 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012

Hospitality Desk Setup

It took Bill & I about 2 hours to get set. Glad I brought the red tablecloths much better than the drab gold and look great with the black as skirts.



Name Tag for Seminar
August 20, 2012, 5:21 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012

Well, it’s Monday night & we’ll be checking in to Marriott on Thursday for Seminar! So close now. I never made my ANG MLS Chapter name tag. And, so I wanted one for seminar but didn’t want it to be large or complicated. So, this is simple & done. Guess who ran out of red half way through!!

I added a Liberty Bell charm (I am pretty sure I heard that these will be handed out to registrants – so, you are getting a sneak peek)! I had no idea there were words on it until I took this picture & blew it up. Thanks to Google & wiki, I found what is inscribed: “PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF LEV. XXV X. BY ORDER OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE PROVINCE OF PENSYLVANIA FOR THE STATE HOUSE IN PHILADA PASS AND STOW PHILADA MDCCLIII”

Bill & I are quite excited about our vacation our own backyard. He has 2 stitch husbands to golf with & the weather is showing mid 80s (may their golf score be as good) and no rain!!

Welcome to Philadelphia & enjoy!!



ANG Seminar Hospitality Desk – Volunteers Welcome!
August 10, 2012, 4:19 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012

I am organizing the volunteers for the Hospitality Desk this year at Seminar. In case you don’t know, Hospitality Desk volunteers greet people as they enter the area to gain access to the bookstore, shop, and exhibit. We hold people’s bags (not purses) as they shop & browse the exhibit. There will be chairs for volunteers to sit in. It is a fun place to see folks & chat with ANGers from all over!

There will be free candy & perhaps brochures available for attendees. Attendees will drop their name in a box for a chance at the daily drawings. We have at least 17 daily prizes that have been donated and two larger donations….so members should be happy with lots of giveaways. Drawings are held at the end of the day (about 5 pm) for seven days – first Friday through Thursday.

There will be a daily drawing for people who volunteer anywhere at seminar for a $5 coupon off parking at the Marriott. There are about 20 coupons to be given out in the daily drawing.

Lastly, I plan on having a daily drawing for people who work the desk. For every hour worked, you get a chance in the drawing for a small piece stitched by me to commemorate the seminar! 

The Hospitality Desk will need volunteers from the first Friday beginning at noon and closing down on the last Friday of Seminar. We need 3-4 people per shift. They are done in 2 hour shifts. And, you may sign up for as many shifts as you would care to work. As of today, the hours that are particularly light on help are:

Friday, August 24; 2-4 pm
Saturday, August 25; 8-10, 10-12, 12-2, 2-4
Monday, August 27; 8-10, 10-12, 12-2, 2-4
Tuesday, August 28; 10-12
Wednesday, August 29; 8-10, 10-12, 2-4
Thursday, August 30; 10-12
Friday, August 31; 8-10, 10-12, 12-1

Please be sure these coordinate with your activities, classes, and/or tours – you can’t do both at the same time. For example, any of the Officers may want to attend the Officer’s meeting on Mon & so should not sign up for the Mon 4-6 pm shift. You may want to attend the Member’s meeting, silent auction, & live auction on Tues. Plan on arriving early to volunteer for a couple of hours, see the exhibit, shop the expo store, bid at the silent auction items (I submitted a liberty bell – pictured below), get lunch/dinner, and then get ready to bid!  Or, Expo is Thurs night. Both are popular events.

So, please let me know which days & shifts that you can commit to work. I will fill in slots on a first come first serve basis. All I need from you is a simple email (glav257@yahoo.com) with the day & time slot(s) that are good for you. You do not have to fill out a form and send it back to me. I want to make this as easy as possible for you. Then, you will hear back from me when I confirm your time slots.

Any questions please ask, looking forward to seeing you there, & thanks so much for the contribution of your time, Melita