September 12 - 16, 2018

at Watson Homestead, Painted Post, NY


Thursday, September 13, 2018

QCNYS Business Meeting, Networking, National Teacher Lecture & Trunk Show


 Thursday Evening - Sunday Afternoon, September 13 - 16, 2018

QCNYS New York State Quilters Retreat and Mini Mall


Friday and Saturday, September 14 - 15, 2018

Master Classes with National Teacher Ricki Selva


Meeting and/or Quilters Retreat




We have opened up three additional spaces

 in the Master Classes with Ricki Selva!

Available on a first-come registration basis!

More info and registration HERE!!


Member Registration

for QCNYS = Quilting Connections Meeting


NY York State Quilters Retreat


Registration Closes: May 1, 2018


Register for the Meeting, Networking, Lunch and Trunk Show

by nationally recognized teacher, Ricki Selva

September 13, 2018


and you may also want

to participate in:


New York State Quilters Retreat

September 13 - 16, 2018


Enjoy 2-1/2 days or more of sewing (depending on how long you stay), new friends (and old), talking, eating, sleeping - and repeat. Lodging & meal packages from $210 and up!

  • Spend an hour or two working on a Community Service Project.

  • Spend the afternoon working on your own thing!!

  • Take a break and do the 30-Minute Treat.

  • Bring walking shoes if you want to take a stroll.

  • All activities are suggested but nothing is required except relaxation, fun and friendship.


Enter one of your Quilt Guild's Community Service Projects in the lottery and your guild could win the chance to have 1-3 hours of work by the Retreat Quilters on your project!

  • Two Community Projects will be drawn.

  • Project should require approximately 1-3 hours only.

  • Selected guild must provide pattern, instructions or kits in advance for up to 100 quilters.

Click here to enter your Community Service Project for consideration!



A small group of member businesses will offer kits, supplies and more throughout the Quilters Retreat.



A make & take, quick and easy project for you.  Kits provided.


Meeting and/or Quilters Retreat

Click here to REGISTER


Teachers Registration

for Quilting Connections Networking Opportunity


Registration: Wait List Only, Registration Closed


Register for the Meeting, Networking, Lunch and Trunk Show by Ricki Selva

September 13, 2018

  • Networking among quilting teachers and representatives of quilt guilds

  • Teachers to introduce themselves and their classes to representatives of over 40 quilt guilds from across New York State in a trade show setting.

  • Teachers and guilds to schedule future lectures, workshops, and classes

and you may also want to participate in:


September 14-16

NY State Quilters Retreat

and Mini Mall

  • A sewing retreat with a Ĺ day dedicated to QCNYS Community Service Projects

  • Three businesses will have the opportunity to set-up a Mini Mall while they participate in the Quilters Retreat (Businesses will be drawn by lottery.)


September 14-15

Master Class with National Teacher

  • A master class taught by a nationally recognized quilting teacher Ricki Selva (Class limit 20.  Participants to be chosen by lottery.) 

  • A variety of lodging and meal packages will be offered, including an option for arriving in time for dinner on Sept. 12.







National Teacher Class with Ricki Selva


Registration Closed


Two classes in 2 days

with Ricki Selva

September 14 - 15, 2018


A fourth-generation quilter, Ricki Selva was raised on a west St. Louis County farm and left home (with her grandmotherís Featherweight) to attend the US Air Force Academy. When she left the Air Force in 1989, she took up quilting and five years later she began instructing and coaching other quilters. Her quilts have hung in the Virginia Quilt Museum, as well as quilt shows and other venues around the nation and been featured in books.




FRIDAY, 9/14

Painting with Patches In this class, quilters produce beautiful watercolor blocks for a quilt, but more importantly they develop an understanding of the role of value and texture play in all quilts.





Altered Cloth This is sort of a fun and wacky class for playful spirits. A smorgasbord of techniques inspired by collage art and scrapbooking including photo transfer and a variety of embellishment techniques.