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Winter/Spring Edition February 2012
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Vice President: Marilyn Urciuoli
Secretary: Martha Wetzler
Treasurer: Natalie Masker
Historian: Position open
Membership: Linda Storrings
Info Chair: Valerie Schultz
Meeting Program: Janet Lutz
Webmistress: Ann Hawkins
Happy New Year Quilting
Now that the new year has started, I hope all are well and busy. Let us make a resolution to learn something new each month and do at least one good deed a month. I don’t think that will be too difficult since we are quilters and we are always giving and helping others.
I have a bit of sad new for the group, Dianne Miller the co chair resigned at our meeting in December. We did not know until the meeting was over so we were unable to do something special to say ‘Thank You’ for all she has done. She has worked hard for the consortium and is so knowledgeable when it comes to QCNYS that it will be hard to step into working alone. Hopefully in the future she will return to share her talents.
I was very pleased with the December membership meeting, run by the board. A very special ‘Thank You’ to Janet (Calico Gals) and her helpers for all they did in preparing for the meeting with the name tags and the project on the table for each person to do during the meeting. Lynn did a wonderful job with the lunch and the organization of everything. I think we could all wish we had a Lynn working for us. I think the ’ BYOS’ was a good idea and one that other groups might want to try, however I didn’t see many people eating their sandwich. The soup was delicious and the salad bar was great. I have heard that groups don’t clear the cost of hosting a meeting by charging the normal eight dollars, but we charged four and with the raffles cleared the cost and are in the black. We have our hosting groups through next December but please do let that stop your group from volunteering for the next year. Also remember that the consortium can help with the cost as well if you are a small group and don’t think you can afford to host. I hope the board won’t have to do it for a long time but it was fun! If I have forgotten to ‘thank’ anyone, please forgive my omission.
Remember to submit ideas for Service Projects for consortium to service chair Kathleen Gilbert Klutterqn@aol.com. We will choose one in March so the project can be taken back to your respective clubs as a recommendation for the 2012-2013 programs. This decision was made in September when so many felt that the low response to the last project was due to the fact that the clubs already had their service projects set for the year and they were already work on those projects.
Pamela Langdon, President
IN THIS ISSUE:
Quarterly Delegate Reports
As a delegate to QCNYS do you sometimes wonder which of the wonderful guild activities to share with fellow quilters during the oral Delegate Reports?
The QCNYS Board has some suggestions to keep this portion of the meeting on schedule and interesting to all. Prepare a list ahead of time and mention:
A recently past activity that was exciting/fun/touching
An upcoming activity that incorporates a new idea
Programs open to other guilds
Upcoming Quilt Shows
QCNYS TRAVEL CLUB
Spring into Color 2012
Celebrate Earth Quilt Show
Lake to Lake Quilt Guild
April 13th & 14th, 2012 Admission $5.00
Saturday 10AM-11:30AM Trunk Show & Lecture
by Karen Witt, “Quilting – Past, Present & Future”
www.lake2lakequiltguild.com for more information
Friday, April 13, 2012, Karen Witt teaches a class called Nineteenth Century Nine Patch. For more information about the class or to sign-up please contact Florine Meredith at email@example.com or 607-532-8733. Check out Karen Witt’s website at http://www.reproductionquilts.com.
The Wiltwyck Quilter's Guild of Kingston, NY
will conduct a series of lectures and workshops in Kingston, NY.
Friday, April 20, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches will present an all-day class ($40 visitor) Subject: TBD
Saturday, April 21, 2012, at
10:00 a.m. at Grace Community Church in Lake Katrine, Kari Carr will lecture
(Specific Topic To Be Determined) ($6 visitor) followed at noon by half-day
May 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Kingston, NY, Bonnie Hunter will present a Cathedral Stars workshop- all day ($40 visitor)
May 19, 2012 at Grace Community Church, Carol Gilham-Jones's lecture "Tile Quilt Revival" will begin at 9:20 ($6 visitor) and at noon a half-day workshop "Making a Tile Quilt Block"
For more information and availability of the workshops, please contact Shirley at (845) 876-2556
North Country Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
June 8, 9 & 10 at the Clayton Arena, Clayton, NY. Over 200 quilts on display and vendors galore!
Also there will be a silent auction of quilted wall hangings to benefit breast cancer research.
My name is Jessica Mischkot and I am seeking someone to work with my organization to create a 10 year anniversary quilt. My organization is a violence prevention program working with youth in NY high schools. I want to hire someone who can help design a quilt and guide students to help them create squares. We need to have the quilt completed by the beginning of next Nov (2012).
Please let me know if you or someone you know might be interested in working on this project.
Thanks, Jessica Shultz, Jessica@joetorre.org
Guild Program Opportunities
Threadbears Quild Guild
is hostng Pat Knoegle ( Elenor
Burn's sister) at 7:00 PM, May 15, 2012 at St Helena's Church in Sherrill. $5
if you are not a Threadbears member. Call Martha at 315-697-5652 for
Lake to Lake Quilt Guild
Friday, April 13, 2012, Karen Witt teach a class called Nineteenth Century Nine Patch. For more information about the class or to sign-up please contact Florine Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-532-8733 or www.lake2lakequiltguild.com. Check out Karen Witt’s website at http://www.reproductionquilts.com and don’t forget her lecture and trunk show on Saturday, April 14th!
Kenmore Quilters Patch is sponsoring a Fearless Circles Workshop by Marlous Carter on Saturday April 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM - 4 PM. For further info contact Cathy Chamberlin at email@example.com
North Country Quilt Guild is hosting the following lectures and workshops:
April 25, 2012 - Mary Huey lecture titled "Discovering the Keys to Your Creativity" with class, "Playing With Jelly Rolls" on April 26th
May 22, 2012 - Lorraine Torrence lecture titles "Design Principles for Quilters". This will be followed on the 23rd by workshop "Collage Curves Mini Quilt Class" and on the 24th a second workshop "Designing With a Single Shape".
Sept. 25 and 26, 2012 - Lola Jenkins, a quilt artist who recently appeared on The Quilt Show, an internet show hosted by Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. Lola is from Oklahoma and is interested in visiting other NY guilds while she is here.
Anyone interested in taking one of these classes, please contact Laura Little, Quilt@twcny.rr.com or at 315-782-1674.
QCNYS HELP WANTED LIST
December 2011 QCNYS Minutes
Everyone was welcomed by Janet Lutz at 10:40. Thanks were given to the staff of Calico Gals Staff for helping to organize this event and for their help in the kitchen.
Minutes were in the news letter and no corrections noted so they stand as read.
Treasurer's report given $18,054.00 is in checking account this is combined with the holiday account.
We welcomed Marilyn Urchuoli as our new vice president as Pam Langdon has taken over the president job on the resignation of Dianne Miller. Marilyn presented ideas for the coming year. Whether guilds are small med or large they should piggy back with other guilds and to view ourselves as one large guild to bring in big name quilters. Committees to be formed as regions and report back to one person. Maybe set up a web site to help fill classes. The focus should be on teaching and education, maybe weekend retreats with big name teachers. Anyone with any ideas or thoughts or that would like to hold a regional meeting should contact Marilyn at 315 682-6134 or by email at Marilyn@divinethreadsllc.com
Membership report was given by Linda Storring : 24 of the 39 guilds have renewed so far; 2 of 11 businesses have renewed and 4 individuals of 8 have renewed their dues so far this year. Dues were due by 12- 31- 2011 to be considered a member in good standing and also to have your quilt show included in the passport.
January 15 is the deadline for the newsletter. Please check your email and snail mail addresses for correctness.
Service Project: please get your suggestion lists in. Suggestions received to date include support for the Southern Tier in Binghamton, pillow cases, donations to Vera house , donations to the food banks.
Need to host a Build Your Guild. Which a 1 day conference need a chairman to coordinate the 1 day conference for Build Your Guild.
All Guilds were very active this past year doing, Library, review and do projects from a book in 3 months then have discussion on the book. We Can have Challenges, BOM, for comfort quilts, Domestic violence quilts. Other projects completed by quilds include, pillow cases, Kayugalakequiltguild.com underground railroad quilt.. Donations to Vera house , donations to the food bank. UFO Challenges, fundraising events groups created raffle baskets and bought tickets. A Sulky Educator visited one group , Paper piecing projects . Sew group for Kids in which they could make a pillowcase, a tote or an ornament. This was for kids 6-18. Also groups did Comfort quilts, Neonatal quilts, lap quilts for the VA, Toys for Tots. One guild has Guild Bucks where members gets bucks for various things, being on a committee, working on projects, At the end of the year they can spend their buck on items or use them at a quilt show.
Calico Gals is holding Quilt Camp check their newsletter. Joan ford has a more interactive website. www.Humingbird-highway.com also at www.scrap-therapy.com
Travel club prize baskets were drawn at this meeting. Congratulations to all who went to the shows. and to the 3 people who completed all 12 shows.
Scholarships were given to , Nancy Hullins form candlelite and Sharon Jarvis also from Candlelite, Barb Cleveland from Susquahanna Valley, Elaine Sushin from Twilite Stitchers , Anna Jane Houdoc from Elmira Piecemakers.
Grant Money of $125 was given to the following 4 quilds
Undercover Quilters Guild, , Mexicale Quilters, Kenmore Quilters Patch, Grape country Quilters.
The next meeting will be sponsored by Threadbears Quilt Guild.
Respectfully submitted Martha Wetzler
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