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Winter/Spring Edition          February 2012



Pamela Langdon

(585) 349- 2596   


Vice President: Marilyn Urciuoli


Past President:

Dianne Miller

(585) 374-6962


Secretary: Martha Wetzler              



Treasurer: Natalie Masker



Committee Chairs

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 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



  • Consortium Meeting – March 21st in Verona

  • Delegate Meeting Schedule

  • QCNYS Help Wanted List

  • Membership Report

  • Newsletter Deadline and Submission Needs

  • Minutes for December Meetings


Consortium meeting March 21, 2012

Sponsored by Thread Bears Quilt guild

held at the Verona Fire department in Verona


Please send reservations to and $8.00 per person to:

Beth Taylor

3536 Foster Corners RD

Durhamville, NY 13054


Make checks payable to: ThreadBears Quilters

Any Questions please call Martha at 315-697-5652



From the west:  I 90 east to exit 33 ( this is Turning Stone Casino exit)  go East on 365. at the light ( by Joel's Steak house) turn left onto rt 31 . take the next right onto Main street. pass the school.  Turn  Left Volunteer Dr ( right before the Verona Hotel)  the meeting is at the fire hall.

From the East:  take I 90 west. get off at exit 33. follow directions from above.

From North and South:  take I 81 to I 90 east and follow above directions.


Cottons Etc will open at 9am for anyone who wants to stop on their way to the fire dept and will offer 10% off.


Reservation Form

Name(s): If registering for more than one person please indicate the name of each attendee

Guild/Business/Non-Profit Affiliation: ______________________________________________________

Guild Delegate or Business Member: ________________________________________________________

Guild Officer or Non-Profit Member:_______________________________________________________

QCNYS Officer or Individual Member: ______________________________________________________

Guest: _____________________________________________________________________________

Send reservation form and check ($8.00 per person) payable to ThreadBears Quilters to:

Beth Taylor, 3536 FosterCorners Rd., Durhamville, NY 13054

Any Questions please call Martha at 315-697-5652





2012 Travel Club

No information at this time





Membership Report

Submitted by Linda Storrings. Membership Chairman


Happy New Year to all our Consortium Members. I am glad last year is behind me and am looking for a healthy new year.  Our membership has seen some ups and downs, as it always does.  I think our core membership is happy to be a part of the organization and we have many committed and active membership.  We thank you for your support and participation.


We ended 2011 with 39 Member Guilds, 12 Business Members, 1 Not for Profit Member, and 9 Individual Members.  For 2012, we have 29 Guild Renewals, 6 Business Renewals, 1 Not for Profit Member, and 5 Individual Members.


We are missing renewals from the following Guild Members - Cayuga Lake, Clarence Log Cabin, Community Quilting Bee, Evening Star, Genesee Valley, Grape Country, Kenan, Lake Country, Sew Busy, Stepping Stones, ans Sunday Piecemakers;  and Business Members - Carriage House, Divine Threads, Dye-Lectable Creations, Hummingbird Highway, Ivy Thimble. Remember if you are a Guild Member and would like to include your upcoming show in the Travel Passport for 2012, you MUST get your renewal ASAP.  If you think that you have paid your membership, please send me an email. I may have failed to register your payment.


Again thank you for supporting this organization.  If you have any suggestions of programs or ideas that we can do to support you, please come to a meeting and make a suggestion, or drop an email to me or our President.  We are looking forward to hearing from you.  See you at the March meeting.


If you have any membership questions, please contact me through my email or by phone, evenings and weekends, 315-695-3425.


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:












Does your Guild or Shop have an upcoming event?  Get the word out!! Send your information to Val Schultz, for the next QCNYS Network News!!


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” 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 or 607-532-8733. Check out Karen Witt’s website at


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 workshop

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.
















We are pleased to announce the upcoming



To be held July 12th, 13th and 14th of 2012 at the Gordon Fieldhouse, on the RIT campus. (Same place GVQC quilt show has been the last two shows.) The three day seminar includes; Ricky teaching all of his techniques.  Alex will give advice on a wide variety of quilting topics and tips, as well as her latest projects. Libby will show us how she creates and how we can create, her beautiful quilted ribbons.  All of this will be done with a syllabus and a pencil. No dragging a machine and supplies around. This is a relaxed and enjoyable three days of fun learning. (Then we can all go home and create one of those magnificent rhapsody quilts.


There is also, a concert on Friday evening, which is included in your seminar fee. Ricky plays his music, piano and flute. He has been working with the Colorado Indians to record their music and keep the history. He also tells how he became a quilter. He does a beautiful power point presentation. I have seen it three times and still laugh.


The registration fee is $179.00 for the large group rate and $194.00 for small group rate and $219.00 for single registration.  This includes all three days and the concert. (If you wish to bring a spouse or friend to the concert only, tickets can be purchased for $10.00) We want all of our members, or friends of members to get in at the lower group rate so we are starting a sign up. You may sign up and pay with one payment, if you please. Or you can sign up on the installment plan and pay in 1/3 increments. Roughly $60.00 for a total of three payments.  Make checks payable to GVQC.  This offer is good and must be paid in full by the May meeting, of GVQC. 


For clarification or questions please, contact Mary Anne Smith  / 585-442-4195, or Priscilla Kibbee. at / 315-594-1046 


QCNYS Delegate Meeting Schedule

June 20, 2012                 Plank Road Quilt Guild, Cicero NY

September 19, 2012        Lake to Lake Quilt Guild, Gorham NY

December 5, 2012           Host guild needed*

* The QCNYS Board understands that hosting the quarterly meetings can place an unbudgeted financial burden on the host guild. On August 6th, 2011 the QCNYS Board voted to offset some of the cost of hosting the meetings by providing a $100 stipend from QCNYS to the host guild. This stipend is effective with the December 7, 2011 meeting. 

The modest fee paid by each attendee will remain in effect. Many host guilds also offer raffle baskets in addition to further reduce the expense of hosting the quarterly meetings



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,




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 information/reservations.
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 or 607-532-8733 or  Check out Karen Witt’s website at 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


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, or at 315-782-1674.


Quilts of Valor

Link to Friendship Star


Link to Just One Star


If there is anyone who received the Quilts of Valor block patterns at the September or anyone else who would like to help the Lake Country Quilt Guild with their service project to contact me at, 315-342-0866, 2 Cliff Rd., Oswego, New York, or on Facebook under Lake Country. The Quilts of Valor needs all the help we can receive. Money, red/white/blue quality fabric, quilt blocks, completed quilt tops or completed quilts.

Thank you, Kerry Barnes, NYS coordinator, Project chairman- Lake Country Quilt Guild



June 2011 (updated February 2012)

Please consider volunteering for one of the following positions; without these positions filled, we cannot continue to provide the programs that many of our membership have found valuable.



We are looking for volunteers for the following appointed positions:


Build Your Guild Event Coordinator: In 2006 and 2009, QCNYS hosted a one day “Build your Guild” event to provide a venue for member guilds to share ideas for hosting and promoting events, publishing newsletters, guild and meeting organization, along with a host of other topics.  The Coordinator shall oversee the research and obtain a suitable location, organize the food required, recruit volunteers to facilitate discussions and scribes to take notes, and to oversee the publication of these notes and distribution to the membership. 


 If you or someone else in your Guild might be interested in this position, please contact our Information Chairman for more information or to sign up.


Val Schultz (585) 229-2908






Newsletter Deadline and Submission Needs


The deadline for submissions to the next newsletter is April 15th, 2012. All articles, reports and other items of interest must be emailed to no later than that date.


We are happy to accept program information, quilting hints, recipes (could be edible, might be a recipe for a quilt), challenge ideas, block or fabric swap proposals, even the occasional bit of poetry.


Please note that absolutely no hardcopy items will be accepted. Submissions must be in a format that enables editing – Microsoft Word is preferred.  Photos and business cards must be sent in a .jpg format.











Southern Tier Flood Victims - Restock The Sewing Rooms

Donations Being Accepted

Starting Jan 2, 2012, we are accepting donations of sewing notions, threads, patterns, sewing and quilting books.


Fabric should be of first quality 100% cotton, clean and folded.

Minimum size   Fat Quarter (18"x22")

Quarter Yard cut or more

Please, no scraps, odd pieces, partially made projects.


If you or you quilt group know of people who could benefit,

please send us their names or have them contact us. 607-266-0850


The Items will be distributed on Saturday, March 10, noon - 4


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


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, 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.  also at


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.


Meeting closed.


Respectfully submitted      Martha Wetzler







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