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President: Pamela Langdon

(585) 349- 2596   


Vice President: Val Schultz  




Martha Wetzler              



Treasurer: Natalie Masker



Committee Chairs

Historian: Judy LaMay   


Membership: Liz Scott



Meeting Program:  

Debbie Lester



Webmistress and Info Chair:

Ann Hawkins

315-759-1492 (cell) 


Event Coordinator: Marilyn Urciuoli



Travel Club: Liz Scott


Ann Hawkins

315-759-1492 (cell)




Summer Issue

May 2013



Greetings from the President 

Hello Quilters,  
First, I would like to thank Community Quilting Bee for hosting our March member meeting in Rochester. It was a bit hectic with over 150 of our members in attendance.

I know some of you were surprised that we had some of our business members set up little "mini shops" at nine thirty for your convenience. We had noticed that many of you arrive to the meetings early and thought it might be a nice treat! The business members were pleased with the response they received. The Mini Shops by QCNYS business members will be set up again before the next meeting and possibly a few other meetings too. QCNYS Board would love to hear what you think of this so that we can evaluate the program.

Did you know that we have two classifications for business members...some of you may not be aware? We changed to have a small business rate for those who do not have a store front. This has brought in a few more business members. If you know of anyone who would benefit from joining us, please let them know. They can go to and look up the information.

The QCNYS Travel Club has a lot of shows to go to this year! If you did not put your show in the booklet, please let us know about your shows for the newsletter or put in on our Calendar of Events.

See you at the shows, Pamela






Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Amherst Museum Quilters, Amherst & Kenmore Quilters Patch, Kenmore

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thumbstall Quilt Guild, Marcellus & Patchwork Plus

TUESDAY, December 3, 2013

Grape Country Quilters, Naples, NY

Hosts needed for 2014 Meetings.  Please talk to Pamela Langdon at the meeting or call 585-349-2596, email






Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Spring MeetingSponsored by: Amherst Museum Quilters, Amherst
& Kenmore Quilters Patch, Kenmore
Business Meeting Starts at 10:30 AM

Buffalo Niagara Village Heritage Village (formerly Amherst Museum)
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd., Amherst, NY 14228

Directions:  Take NYS Thruway to Buffalo. After Williamsville toll (Exit 50), take 1st exit on right (Youngmann Hwy, University of Buffalo).  Go to 3rd set of exits (990). Go to end (Millersport Hwy.) Turn left. 2nd light is New Rd. Turn left at light (Day Care center on left). Go straight until you see museum on left. Several miles. It is before stop sign.
Call if you need more. 716-688-9006

Cost $ 8.00 Lunch provided

Deadline June 7, 2013
Checks made payable to Amherst Museum Quilt Guild
Mail to: Natalie Masker, 123 Radcliffe Dr., Getzville, NY 14068

Question??  phone 716-688-9006

*** Click here for Reservation Form ***

Arriving early? Some QCNYS Business Members will be offering a "Mini Shop" before the meeting. 

Business Members interested in participating in the "mini shops" before the meeting must complete the check boxes on the Reservation Form to let the hosts know they will be needing space.





Turtle Rock Retreat

Amelia's Fabric & Yarn Shoppe

7 Upton St., Hilton, NY 14468

Nancy Vorndran, Owner


Quaint little shop located in the village of Hilton. We carry quality fabrics at a low cost and we offer a nice selection. The shoppe also offers quilting classes and open sewing. Yarn is available for those multi-talented quilters who knit and crochet.







QCNYS Online Calendar!!

We are pleased to offer you a calendar that shows all the member events.  Click on "Add an Event" on the calendar. You'll want to bookmark this and use it often.  (Allow 5-7 days for publication please.)

Business Members - remember that you may send in four events per year to "advertise" it on the calendar.  Please use the "Add an Event" on the calendar to enter your information. (Allow 5-7 days for publication please.)

Red-Dog Enterprises will be at the Genesee Valley Quilt club show May 31-June 1-2.
Show Specials - Experience the latest technology in digital fabric printing. Bring your design or photograph to our booth. We will scan and print it on cotton size 8.5" x 11".  $8.00. Limit 1 image per person.
Bring your Passport and receive  5% off a workshop or retreat.



Quilting Treasures QUILT SHOW By the Southtowns Piecemakers Quilting Guild

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013  10 am to 7 pm   Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013  10 am to 4 pm

Crossroads Christian Church   1050 Girdle Road, Elma NY  (Corner of Jamison and Girdle Roads)

* Small Quilt and Theme Basket Raffle * Boutique * Vendors * 'Wildflowers' 2013 Raffle Quilt
Partial Proceeds to Benefit City Mission-Women's Shelter, Food Bank of WNY, & Wings of Mercy

Admission: $5.00


Quilting by the Lake

Don't forget Quilting by the Lake for classes, Quilt Show & Tours July 15-16, 2013. 

Spaces are still available for 2 day, 3 day and 5 day classes.  The QBL Quilt Show is open to the public Sun -Fri 7/14-7/19 and Sun - Thurs 7/21-7/25 from 11:30am to 5:30pm. Evening hours are Tues. 7/16 and 7/23 from 7-9. Admission $6. The show is closed on Saturday July 20.  Special tour days are held Thurs 7/18 & 7/25. Tours include guided tour of classrooms, lunch, lecture & quilt show admission. Tour Day tickets are $30 ($25 for groups of 20 or more). Lecturers are Cynthia England 7/18 and Carol Waugh 7/25. Reservations are required. Call 315.255.1553 or visit


Schweinfurth Hosts Major Fiber Exhibit

Innovators & Legends, Generations in Textiles & Fibers opens will be on view at the Art Center from May 26 - Aug 11, 2013.  The exhibition was organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art and features over 60 works by internationally acclaimed textile artists and includes weaving, quilts, knitting, beadwork, surface design, felting and more. A preview reception will be held May 25 from 4-6pm, and artist Arturo Alonzo Sandoval will be giving a lecture at 6:00. Admission $6.  (Free to members of the Art Center).

The exhibit will kick off with a yarn bombing. Trees in front of the Art Center will be banded with colorful knit and crocheted bands created by volunteers.  Anyone is invited to participate by making a band.  Join others at the Art Center during Fiber Fridays April 19-May 17, and June 7-28, from 3-5pm as we knit & crochet bands to add to the trees.  

Workshops with exhibiting artists  include Tapestry Made Easy a 5 day workshop with David Johnson and Geary Jones, May 21-25, and Stitched Color Lab: Inventing Surface with Suzie Brandt is May 24-25.

For more information on any of these programs visit


Mohawk Valley Quilt Club

We hold our meetings at New Hartford Methodist Church, 105 Genesee Street, New Hartford, NY 13413-2323  at 7 pm.


May 20, 2013 Kris Gregson Moss  Traditional techniques for contemporary quilts, trunk show

June 17, 2013 BanquetOur speaker will be Shirley Robinson on civil war quilts.  The banquet will be at Roselawn, in NY Mills and the price is $25.

Contact: Claudia Visalli at

Amherst Museum Quilters' Guild Quilting SeminarSeptember 18 - 21, 2013

sponsoring Pat Sloan,  Pat, the Voice of Quilting, will be the featured national at this fall's Quilting Seminar at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.

  • Four days of classes and quilting camaraderie - all quilters are welcome!
  • Pat and 12 local instructors will offer classes each day.
  • Evening lecture by Pat "Quilting with Expresso... Quilts, Creativity and Fun"
  • September 18, 7:00 p.m., Open to the public
  • Registration opens on May 6.
  • Visit for details including printable registration forms.

or come join us at Lake to Lake Quilt Guild, Gorham, NY
Linda Hahn ( will be with us the week of October 3.  She is offering a class at Lake to Lake Quilt Guild on Thursday October 3 from 9-3 and we would also invite any individual quilters who would like to come to the class we are holding. 

Linda would like more than one guild to work with in order to cut travel costs from New Jersey. Please contact Bobbi Beckhorn, Lake To Lake Quilt Guild Co-National Teacher Chair. 

Museum Quilt Guild in Batavia, NY will be hosting Wendy Butler Berns for 2 workshops and a lecture.   "Liberate Your Logs" will be the all-day class on Thursday, October 17th. "Out on a Limb" will be on Friday, October 18th, all day.  As of June 1st, workshop sign-ups will be available to non-guild members. On Saturday October 19th, Wendy will present a lecture as part of the regular guild meeting.  Please view her website at for more photos of her techniques. For further workshop information and to add your name to the list when it opens to non-guild members, please contact Tracy Jachimowicz at or 585-739-7240.    Hope to see you there!!



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Yellow House Quilts

17 Canal St., Port Byron 13140

Mandy Applebee, Owner/Quilter  315-776-8546

Custom hand quilted longarm quilting on an APQS Freedom S/R machine. Give me a call and we will work together to accent your quilted creation to make it spectacular and unique.








QCNYS Challenge Deadline January 31, 2014

 The QCNYS Board is pleased to invite you to participate in a themed challenge. In keeping with the goals of the Travel Club the quilts resulting from the challenge will be made available to member guilds for exhibition at quilt shows in 2014 and 2015. Guilds requesting the exhibit may request the entire exhibit or a subset of the exhibit. Participation is limited to those who belong to QCNYS in any membership category - Member Guilds, Individuals, Non-profit or Business.
Questions? Please email Val Schultz
For more information and the entry form please visit

















from Marilyn Urciuoli, Committee Chair


Mark your calendars for July 18 and 19, 2014! 
The Consortium is sponsoring a special weekend for education, connections and fun.  
There will be classes, lectures, demonstrations and vendors at the Amherst Museum, (in the Buffalo area) - we will keep you informed regarding local accommodations. 

We invite all quilters to attend!
QCNYS members will be able to sign up for classes and participate in The Event.  Non-members will be able to attend based on availability and their fee for the classes will be higher than those of members.  Vendors will also be members first and foremost.  With the number of business members we have, we hope to complete our allocation with members.

A big "thank you" to all who signed up at the last delegate meeting in March to help with the planning, promotion and working of The Event!  There will be memos forth coming with job descriptions and a list with names, emails, phone numbers, etc by committee.  If you have not signed up to help with The Event, please contact me via email.  The contact list will only go to those that have signed up to help.  If you do not want your information shared with the group, please let me know.  I hope to get this list to you as soon as possible so that you will be able to contact others that have signed up on the same committee. 

We want to add such as "special exhibits" (sounds like the challenge quilts could be a possibility?), "favors"- do we want/need them (?)- is there anything else we haven't addressed?  Any ideas to help make The Event memorable? Join us at the next brainstorming meeting.

I would like to have a meeting in conjunction with the QCNYS meeting at the Amherst Museum in June.  For those coming from afar and car pooling, it could be an issue.  The meeting could be earlier than the delegate meeting - like at 9AM????  Or it could be after the delegate meeting????  My guess would be that earlier would be a more popular idea so that there would still be time to shop the wonderful stores nearby.  We could also consider the day before or the day after the delegate meeting.   Could you please let me know your preference?

My information, above and beyond my home phone number:
Home:    315-682-6134, Cell: 315-415-2923, Business Phone: 315-682-1565
Email: or Business Email:
I will make every effort to get back to you just as soon as I can.  I will be traveling the first part of May and most of the month of June.   Cell phone and email are probably the best ways to reach me during that time.

Thank you again.  Happy Spring to all! 
Marilyn Urciuoli







from Ann Hawkins, Information and Webmistress


I am having trouble getting emails to some of our members.  If you know any of the following members, please have them contact me so that I can double check their email addresses and let them know the newsletter and Meeting Registration Form are available online at our website.  Anita Rowell, Lauren Mattison, Kathleen Mehltretter, Faye Thompson, Katie Bassett, Lynn Waite, Marquita Rich, Jessie Drew-Cates, Mary Smith, Nancy Pawlika, Becky Trzeceak, Barbara Zammito, Shirley Branch, and Wahneta Galley.

QCNYS is on Facebook - Visit and like us!

If you have a website page with a current event on it, "inbox"* me the link and I'll post it on our Facebook page for the world to see.  Let's network!


Want to see what's going on in the Quilting Community of New York State? I have had emails from visitors to the State who plan their trips and use the QCNYS Calendar!  The link to the QCNYS Calendar of Events is shown above... I love it when you click on the "Add an Event" and send a request to add it.

*"inbox" means "send me a message via Facebook messaging link"











Chairs: Leisa Fischer and Janet Lutz
Passports for the 2013 QCNYS Travel Club are currently being used.



Membership Chair: Liz Scott


Please welcome a new guild member:
Heart and Hand Quilt Guild in Hilton, NY (not to be confused with Heart IN Hand!)
Mary Hinkley, President
and a new business member:
Country Keepsakes (an online business and vendor)
Linda Salitrynski, Owner

As of 4.25.13

  • Quilt Guilds:   41 all paid  
  • Business: 23, 16 paid  
  • Individual: 5 all paid  
  • Non-Profit   2, 1 paid

Please check the web site and make sure all the info is correct. Thank you to everyone who has already done that and sent in the correct info!




The Quilt Studio, Designs by Karen Gibbs

24 Glenwood Drive, Balliton Lake    NY 12019


Karen Gibbs, Owner


Quilt patterns with an artistic flair. My inspiration for quilting comes from non-traditional sources. I draw from a background in textile and sweater design- using color and contrast, texture and movement- to make quilts sparkle. In lectures, trunk shows,and classes, I share my inspirations, my stumbles and triumphs. I'm proud to have a book published by AQS, Bit's of Bargello. My pattern's are technique driven with the classroom in mind. Other techniques include piecing with laminate, cuddle, applique idea's and piecing, without templates.










Submitted by Judy LaMay, published in Buffalo NY newspaper: 

On March 20th , the Quilter's Consortium of New York State (QCNYS) gathered at the Brighton Presbyterian Church, 1775 East Avenue, Rochester, NY for their quarterly delegate meeting hosted by the Community Quilting Bee. Approximately 145 members attended this event. The QCNYS is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization in New York State. QCNYS members include quilt guilds, individual quilters, quilt shops, quilt-related businesses, quilting teachers and non-profit organizations.

QCNYS meets quarterly at various locations around the State to conduct business, share guild program ideas and provide networking opportunities for our members. Our members enjoy resources provided to them including an ever-growing Directory of Teachers and Lecturers and a calendar of quilt related events around the State of New York.

QCNYS member guilds are also very concerned with giving back to their communities through Service Projects throughout the year. The Consortium has provided small quilts for fund raisers for research to eradicate Alzheimer's, quilts and much needed supplies for flood victims in the southern part of our state, and the list goes on and on. Our latest project is to donate small quilts to be placed in the cars of our NYS Troopers with the assistance of the NYS Trooper Foundation. The foundation distributes these quilts to the troopers to be given out to young children involved in an emergency, whether it be abuse, fire or accident, to provide comfort and to give these children something to hug and hang on to.


On December 5, 2012 the Consortium turned over 880 small quilts to Chairman and President of the Trooper Foundation. At our March meeting the Chairman, Bruce Stauffer and President, Racheal Mincer presented the Consortium President, Pamela Langdon with a beautiful plaque of Appreciation. At that time the Consortium presented them with another 250 quilts. The Consortium will continue this Service Project throughout the year.



NYS Trooper Foundation President, Racheal Mincer, left presents

QCNYS President, Pamela Langdon with the Appreciation Award.




Cafe Sewciety Quilts
869 Ridge Road, Webster  NY 14580
Judy Merrit, Owner   585-347-4852
Full service quilt shop, fabrics.patterns, classes, books and notions.


Country Keepsakes
5232 Route 464, Rome, PA 18837     507-744-2246
Linda Salitrynski, Owner
We are an on line business and vend at various quilt shows around the country. Over 500 contemporary fabrics, 60 colors of silk dupioni, hand-dyed pimatex in gradations, numerious fiberart supplies,silk thread,books,and notions. Workshops and trunkshow/lecture are available by award winning fiber artist, Linda Salitrynski, for your guild or organization.






Submissions to the Networker Notes can be made to

Deadline Schedule:

Fall Edition: July 20, 2013

Winter Edition: October 31, 2013

Winter/Spring Edition: January 20, 2014
Summer Edition: April 15, 2014 





Marlous Designs

Marlous Carter, Owner

1949 Perth Rd. Galway, NY 12074


S.E.W. Artistic * Julia Deal, Owner

44 Rolling Hill Drive, Fairport NY 14450


Marie's Sewing Center

Marie Walters, Owner 


6310 Robinson Road, Lockport, NY 14094



Marie's Sewing Center has been in business for 15  

years. We have over 5,000 bolts of fabric.Custom

machine quilting, machine repairs,and scissor sharpening, Janome Sewing Machines, Arrow & Kangaroo cabinets, notions, threads, etc.







  To print only the Meeting Registration form, just print the last page of the newsletter!



Your Name: ___________________________________________________________________


Guild Name: __________________________________________________________________

Delegate ______    Officer______   Guild Member_____  (please check one) 


Business Name: _______________________________________________________________ 


Non-Profit Organization Name:___________________________________________________


___Individual Member       ____Guest 


____Check here if you are a business participating with a Mini Shop before the meeting. 


Wednesday, June 19, 2013  Business Meeting Starts at 10:30 AM 

Sponsored by: Amherst Museum Quilters, Amherst & Kenmore Quilters Patch, Kenmore

Meeting Location: Buffalo Niagara Village Heritage Village (formerly Amherst Museum)

3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd., Amherst, NY 14228


Meeting Cost $ 8.00 Lunch provided

Deadline June 7, 2013

Checks made payable to Amherst Museum Quilt Guild

Mail to: Natalie Masker, 123 Radcliffe Dr., Getzville, NY 14068Question??  phone 716-688-9006 


Susannah Knapp, Owner
111 W. Fourth St., Watkins Glen NY 14891






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