Allie Fresco: feeds the Guild, to her food is love.
Polly Anski: Guild president, always the peace maker.
Angelina Collage: token art quilter, loves all new techniques.
Gettie Dunn: quilt show chair, the mistress of organization.
Nouveau Lloyd: new quilter wants to learn it all.
Rose de Sharon: queen of applique’, perfect points and seams.
Fulla Spectrum: Guild Color Diva, there isn’t a color she doesn’t love.
Ohso Wright: quilt police, insists on excellence.
Oracie Lush: work’s a little sloppy but always has a smile.
Bitsey Pieces: scrap queen, can make any scrap useful.
Lotta Aggression: must always be first, best to stay out of her way.
Ima Procrastinator: last, of course, decisions come slowly to her.
Wanna B.Quiltin, the narrator: moves the group through the evening.
Each character except the narrator prepares a quilt part or block prior to the event. Complete instructions are included.
Schedule of the event:
Hors d’oeuvres; Before and during characters and audience member mingle. Narrator’s speech, character introductions and Act I. 20 minutes.
Salad course: After Act I the script will tell you when to stop and serve salad.
Act II: Approximately 20 minutes. More clues and parts to the quilt on the chart.
Entrée: The script will tell you to stop and serve the entrée at the end of Act II.
Act III: Begin Act III after everyone has finished their entrée. 20 minutes.
Dessert: The script will indicate when to stop and serve dessert.
Closing Statements: Each character gives a statement from the script about their motive. Ten minutes.
Accusations: Have each character, or audience member, fill out the Who Done It Sheet with their accusation of the murderer. Ten minutes.
Solution: Narrator reads the solution to the murder and the winner is announced.
Murder at Pieceful Lake and Horrible Happenings at the Winery
The kit comes with everything you need except food and fabric for an evening of fun and quilting.
The Kit includes:
Invitations and envelopes
Hostess Guide with complete instructions for the event including fabric requirements.
Instruction packets for each character’s quilt section.
Character scripts and Narrator’s script.
Chart for assembling the quilt.
Who Done It Sheet and answer sheet.
Picture of the Quilt.
List of audience character names and personas. Vocabulary list for Non-Quilters. Characters from Horrible Happenings at the Winery: Antique Oldie: She owns Sister's Choice Emporium and Antique Shop.
Allie Fresco: She feeds the Guild, to her food is love.
Mera Low: Our gadget guru. Loves any new tool.
Gettie Dunn: Miss modern quilter.
Emily Embellish: She is the diva of decoration.
Dora Drunket: She's chairing the exhibit at the LaLucious Grapes Winery.
Longa Memory: The Guild historian. Loves anything about history.
Savi Yon Blanc: Mistress of quilt kits.
Angelina Collage: A great art Quilter
Char Donay: a busy longarm quilter Pina Grigio: Queen of paper piecing
Syrah Reisling: MInister's wife
Wanna B. Quiltin: Narrator. moves the action right along.
Costs: $130.00 includes the kit in a box and shipping--less than the average cost of a speaker for your Guild. If you’re doing the dinner as a small group the cost is $10.00 for each character. Canadians, please add $5.00 to cover additional shipping costs. To order: Make checks payable to: Nancy Reester 3271 Osprey Lane Port Charlotte, Florida 33953 The Murder Box will be mailed to you within ten days.