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1. Guidelines for Grant Applicants 2. NQA grants do not support Personal travel of any kind. Personal travel of any kind. Teaching basic sewing skills unrelated to quilting. Teaching basic sewing skills unrelated to quilting. Providing sewing machines or equipment for individual ownership or ownership by a business. Providing sewing machines or equipment for individual ownership or ownership by a business. Salaries or payments to individuals. Salaries or payments to individuals. Administrative expenses, office space, computers, software or costs associated with website development/main tenance. Administrative expenses, office space, computers, software or costs associated with website development/main tenance. Projects outside of the U.S. Projects outside of the U.S. 3. Successful proposals align with the mission and provide specific information about The interest in/and commitment to your project Project goals, needs and benefits How project success will be measured Leadership and volunteer support How grant money will be used 4. Be specific about For example Of those who completed the sewing class last year, 21 indicated that they would take a quilting class if offered this year. More than 100 individuals who responded to a recent community survey indicated interest in programs on the history and the art of quilting. 35 guild members already meet monthly to make quilts for local charities, producing 225 per year. They want to quilt together more regularly and establish a permanent location where they can work together. 5. Be specific about your For example Our goal is to produce 100 quilts annually to support the clients of a local health clinic that serves uninsured women and children. We want to expand our program by adding two one-week sessions for teens who have completed the basic sewing class. Our goal is to develop an educational exhibit and program for young people who attend the two day quilt show that includes: basic quilting terminology, examples of various types of quilts, a design wall where participants can experiment with block placement options, demonstrations of hand and machine quilting, and an opportunity to sew blocks for a charity quilt. 6. Be specific about your For example The quilt shop that provided us with 75 yards of fabric each year has gone out of business. We need funding to cover this cost for a year until while we seek out other sources for fabric. The skills we teach now include machine quilting. Our fund raising efforts last year enabled us to purchase 6 walking feet and 6 open toe feet. However, we need 4 more of each to meet the needs of our typical class enrollment. We just received a donation of a highly unusual antique quilt that, if restored, would be a significant addition to the exhibit planned for next year. The statement from our curator documents the historical significance, the need for restoration work before it can be displayed, and estimates for repairs that exceed our budget. 7. Be specific about For example In addition to 20-25 quilt camp participants who learn all steps involved in quilt making and produce a baby quilt, an equal number of needy infants will benefit from receiving the quilts they produce. Having additional walking feet will enable participants to finish their projects and submit their quilts to the community art show. The benefits extend far beyond the students satisfaction in their skills and pride in their quilts. The community art show draws crowds of up to 900. Visitor feedback indicates that over 25% of respondents gain a new appreciation for and understanding of quilting as a result of the show. 8. Be specific about For example A minimum of 20 people will attend the class, all of whom will complete at least one quilt made with machine pieced blocks and machine quilted. All quilts will be donated to a local shelter. We will present 4 lectures with demonstrations to audiences of at least 25 people. All program evaluations will be in the very good to excellent range. Photo used with permission by www.reannalilydesigns.com 9. For example 4 Janome machines @ $517.99 $2,071.96* *This price reflects a 15% discount from our local quilt shop. Fabric: 60 yards @ $8.95 $ 537.00 Maintenance for 6 machines @ $48.95 $ 293.70 10 Bernina walking feet @ $108 $1,108.00** **Items will be purchased during the annual 20% off sale. Be specific about 10. QUESTIONS about the NQA grant program? the fit of your project? or application procedures? Contact the Grant Coordinator at grants@nqaquilts.org