Purpose
Quilters Consortium of New York State, Inc. (QCNYS), a non-profit organization, was formed in 1986 for the following purpose:

  • To foster and promote knowledge and participation in all forms and aspects of quilt making.

  • To act as an information network for quilt guilds with similar objectives in promoting interest in quilt making.

  • To readily inform quilt guilds and individual members of resources available to them.

  • To foster education through the cooperative sharing of speakers, teachers and programs.

Our 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.


History
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.

   
 

Quilters Consortium of New York State, Inc. and Annhawk Designs

last update 2018