2023 Guild Show Special Events

September 26 - October 1, 2023  |   Hilton Hasbrouck Heights/Meadowlands   |   Hasbrouck Heights, NJ


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Lion King

Broadway Show - The Lion King
Thursday, September 28
5:30pm – 11:30pm

Join us for an Evening at a Broadway Show!

We will have door to door transportation arranged.
5:30pm pick up at the Hotel Lobby
7:00pm Show
The show is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.
Departure Back to the Hotel after the Show.

Price does NOT include Dinner. Please eat prior to departure. You will have a couple of minutes prior to the show start to grab something quick in the area.

We need you to decide as soon as possible as we need to book the group price and arrange the tour bus. Tickets are limited.

Maximum number: 27

IGMA Members $199.00 / Non-Members $210.00

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The Gathering of the Guild: Desserts & Demonstrations
Friday, September 29
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Be sure to join us for this popular event on Friday evening. We will be offering complimentary desserts, while you visit our artists demonstrating their crafts, catch up with friends, and enjoy this casual and fun event!

Check back for our list of demonstrators.

Our wonderful demonstrators include:

  • Pat Kasell - Bobbin Lace
  • Peggy Meyers - Discovering Silk Gauze for Needlepoint
  • Tim Kraft - Using LED's for lighting your project
  • Pete & Pam Boorum - Picture Framing
  • Christine Hannon - One Inch Painting in Acrylic Gouache
  • Jeffrey Caplan - CraftOptics Magnifying Eyeglasses
  • Barbara Kalty - Lost Wax Casting
  • Smallini - The Mini Magician - Dollhouse Theater Magic Show
  • Jeanie Anderson - Meet the new Guild School Director
  • Marianne Malone - Author of the Sixty Eight Rooms
  • Ann Pennypacker - Siding and Shingles
  • Susan Van Tubbergen - Wheel Thrown Pottery

Complimentary Event: FREE to all Members and Non-Members


Guild Show Preview
Saturday, September 30
8:30 - 10:30am

Early admission before the general public to purchase the unique and exquisite items handmade by our Artisans and Fellows.

$25 IGMA Members and $35 Guests (includes 2-day admission).

IGMA Member Preview Ticket   Guest Preview Ticket


Child Project - Mini Girl Scout Cookie Booth in a Cookie Box
Saturday, September 30
1:30pm - 3:30pm

We will be hosting two local Girl Scout Troops to help them accomplish some of the requirements for their Girl Scout Miniatures Badge. Badges will be awarded at a later date by the Troop Leaders after they complete all badge requirements.

We are opening this up to other children as well. Boys and girls from 8 to 12 are welcome to join in in the fun!!

Free Project for any child. Pizza lunch is included.

Sponsored by Donations from our Generous IGMA Members.


Complimentary Event but registration is limited so please register below.

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If you are interested in donating to make this event possible, please click on the red button below or email Linda Zechel (guildshowdirector@igma.org) for supplies donations.

We would love to send all our Future Miniaturists home with a great project and some personal crafting supplies.

Any extra donated funds after the project is completed will be donated to a local Animal shelter determined by the Girl Scout Troop that they will visit as a community service project.

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Live Auction of Fine Miniatures
Saturday, September 30

Social Hour/Cash Bar & Live Auction

Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on and win some wonderful miniature items for your collection!

If you are interested in donating to the Guild Auction, click here for more information.


Silent Auctions
Friday 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Saturday 11:00am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Sunday 11:00am – 12:30pm

How Does a Silent Auction Work?

At a silent auction, each item has its own specific bid sheet where guests can place their bids. When the time is up, the last and highest bidder wins! Check out and get your item at the end of the sale.

Sit Down DINNER and Author Marianne Malone of The Sixty-Eight Rooms
Saturday, September 30
6:30pm in the SKY Ballroom on the 12th Floor

Filled with magic, mystery, miniatures, and adventure, The Sixty-Eight Rooms is the perfect series for Miniaturists! They are set in the Famous Art Institute of Chicago. Her imagination combines miniatures, time traveling and all miniaturists' fantasy of shrinking down and going inside miniatures! Such a great read! All of her books are available on Amazon!

Individually crafted plated dinner
  • Salad, Entrée
  • Choice of Chicken or Vegetarian
  • Dessert
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot or Iced Tea

Your registration confirmation will serve as your ticket.

The last day to register for the dinner and speaker is Sunday September 11, 2023. We need to give the Hotel an accurate headcount.

No refunds will be given after Sunday Sept 11, 2023 so if you paid and need to cancel please do so prior to Sunday 11, 2023.

IGMA Members $59.00 / Non-Members $64.00

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IGMA Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 1
8:30am - 9:30am

You are invited to the Annual Meeting of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans.