Quilters Consortium of New York State, Inc. (QCNYS), a non-profit organization, was formed in 1986 for the
foster and promote knowledge and participation in all forms and
aspects of quilt making.
as an information network for quilt guilds with similar
objectives in promoting interest in quilt making.
readily inform quilt guilds and individual members of resources
available to them.
foster education through the cooperative sharing of speakers,
teachers and programs.
primary goal is to be a source of information for our member guilds.
To provide a venue for sharing program ideas and expenses for our
guild programs; a source of vendor information for quilt shows; a
means to advertise your guild quilting events; a forum to discuss
organizational problems and find solutions; and of course, a place
to share our love of quilting.
The NY/PA Quilters Consortium was founded in the fall of 1986 when a
small but very enthusiastic group of officers from area guilds met
at the Apple Tree Restaurant in Vestal, NY. There, surrounded by
hand-quilted art on the restaurant walls, the concept of a
networking consortium became a reality. The prime goal of becoming a
viable information source for member guilds gradually evolved to
include quarterly meetings and the publication of our newsletter,
Networker Notes. Networking includes sharing interests in quilting
techniques, programs, and teachers, as well as organizational
problem solving workshops for specific officers such as guild
newsletter editors and program chairperson.
QCNYS has grown and so have the beneficial outcomes. In October
of 1991, the name was changed to Quilters Consortium of New York
State as the majority of the member guilds were from New York State.
In 1995, the Consortium incorporated and changed its name to
Quilters Consortium of New York State, Inc.
In 2003, the organization voted to expand its membership from only
guilds to guilds, individuals and quilt related businesses. In 2004
a membership category for non-profit organizations was added.