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OK, This is The Plan

So, the good news is – The Quilt Faire will go on as planned, despite PG&E’s grim outlook.

The following statement was issued by Ironstone this afternoon, by Kerry Keeney, 
the Ironstone Vineyards, Event Manager…

“The plan is to keep Ironstone open this whole week and through the weekend even if power is out.  We have a few light towers/generators that maintenance staff will be running for some lighting and refrigeration.  I will tell you that we are trying our best to make this doable but extra battery-powered lights and flashlights may be needed in some areas. “

“We will not have power available for vendors to run credit card machines, cash registers or wi-fi so please make sure that they bring what they will need to accept cash and checks.  For vendors in the Heritage Room, I would urge them to plan on bringing battery-operated lighting if needed because we will not be able to provide that for the vendors.  Placer Room ( = Boutique) will probably be the darkest room because there are not many windows but of course, you can always open up all of the doors in that room if needed to allow additional lighting. “

“We will have a generator outside of the Music Room to give power to our kitchen but the lighting will not be available so once again we will be utilizing sunlight. “

“Restrooms will not be operable at all, we will have limited porta-potties and hand washing stations available in certain areas.”

“I know the above information is basic but until the power goes out and we start turning on generators and seeing where we need things in which area to remain as a functioning facility it will be a test.

Happy Planning!”


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Take in/Return Crew Refresher Class

Monday, September 16th after announcements, Jodi Lea will meet with those signed up to work with her (Thank You, Thank You!) to answer questions and hand out “cheat sheets” regarding procedures for both desk workers and runners.

No formal class will be happening, but PLEASE if you are new to this job, touch base with Jodi Lea!  This is a fun assignment, but a bit of knowledge reduces a lot of stress…

This photo was taken behind the check-in desk at QF 2016


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Ways To Donate To IHQ


We are thrilled to accept donations of cotton fabrics, thread, yarn, patterns, notions, and things sewing related. It is because of generous donations, that help us to keep our Comfort Quilt & Pillowcase projects serving the growing community.

Have you found a closet in your grandma’s house you are trying to clean out, that is crammed full of her sewing stash??  We can help you with that!

Send us an email at, and someone will contact you.

Our very thankful 2019 Board of Directors


Another way to support our mission…

We recently set up an account with Giving Assistant as one of their non-profit organizations. Online shoppers now can select IHQ for receiving a percentage of a stores cash back awards. A free account with them, and their web browser “Button”, allows your cashback rewards, over 3,000 major retail stores to shop online at, and coupons, deals & more!

Click on the green square to find out more information and set up your free account.

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Great deals. Good deeds.

Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Independence Hall Quilters


Giving Assistant is a certified non-profit shopping rewards platform that makes it easy for online shoppers to save money and give to their favorite charities for free.

Over 3,000 major retailers (Macy’s, Target, and Best Buy, to name three…) are partnered with Giving Assistant (GA), and shoppers with [free!] GA accounts, can choose to donate any earned cashback rewards to their favorite charities.

Know of a non-profit organization you want to donate to?  You can find out how it all works By clicking this link