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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: Ann Hawkins



Liz Scott




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Fall Issue
September 2013
Greetings from the President  
Hello Quilters,
    Can you believe summer is almost over, where did it go? I hope all have had a wonderful season and have been sewing up your favorite designs.
    "Thank You" to Amherst Museum Quilters and Kenmore Quilters Patch for the wonderful job you did hosting our June meeting. Also a thank you goes out to the two business members who provided a Mini-Mall at the meeting - Just Threads and Marie's Sewing Center from Lockport.
    Don't forget to fill out the forms for a Community Service Grant and get it back to me by October 20th. We make our decision at the board meeting following that date. Also if an individual is interested (everyone in you guild is eligible to apply who is a member in good standing) in an Educational Grant you will need to fill out the form and get it to your delegate before our member meeting in December. We actually draw the names at the meeting so everyone will be surprised. A link to the two forms is in the newsletter.
See you at the meeting!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thumbstall Quilt Guild, Marcellus

TUESDAY, December 3, 2013
Grape Country Quilters, Naples, NY

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
to host this meeting Contact Pamela Langdon, QCNYS President

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Piecemakers of Elmira, Horseheads, NY

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The View Arts Guild of Old Forge, Old Forge, NY

TUESDAY, December 2, 2014
to host this meeting Contact Pamela Langdon, QCNYS President
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Reservation Form required and was sent separately, please contact Lucia Dwyer for late reservations to be sure their is room for you!
Business Meeting Starts at 10:30 AM
Hosted by: Thumbstall Quilt Guild
PROGRAM THEME:  How to Dress Up Your Guild - End of the Year Picnics
by Debbie Lester

Meeting Location: Grace Chapel, 1674 US Route 20, Skaneateles, NY 13152

Directions:  Take Route 81 to Exit 15 - Lafayette.  Head West for 14.9 miles toward Skaneateles.  Grace Chapel is on the left just before the intersection of Route 175 (Lee Mulroy Rd.)  GPS Coordinates: N 42 56'43.9" W 76 23'58.1"

Any questions? Contact Lucia Dwyer 315-673-9217 email:

PLEASE WEAR YOUR NAME TAG so that we can see who you are and the guild/business you represent.

by Debbie Lester, Program Chair

At our last meeting I listened our delegates talk about their programs.  More than one said "We had our end of year picnic like everyone does".  This is my inspiration for the topic at our next consortium meeting - "How to Dress Up your Guild". 

Have fun at your meetings!  and learn how to think outside the box, A LOT.  I will tell you what we did at our end of year luncheon and how one of the Piecemakers guilds is using some of those ideas.  Be ready to share ideas and inspirations!!

FOR THIS MEETING!! Please bring in the address of some of your favorite websites or youtube videos that makes quilting enjoyable for you.  Most of you have gone to and all of the fabric makers have tons of free patterns but it would be nice to share the sites that you have found.  I found RedBrolly the other day while looking for the cosmo embroidery site.  So please write down the site and hand it in at the next meeting.  I will put them together and have a hand out at the December meeting.  You can always email them to me (Debbie Lester) at  Thanks!

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.)


Candlelight Quilt Guild presents "Much Ado About Quilting"
Saturday, September 21, 2013 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2013 11 am - 4 pmat Clarion Inn & Suites, 100 Farrell Road, Syracuse, N.Y. 13209

Featuring: Raffle Quilt, Raffle Baskets, Vendors, Tea Room, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Boutique

Admission $4.00
$.50 off with donation to the Baldwinsville Food Pantry
$.50 off for QCNY Travel Club Members
Kids 16 and under free

For information call: Glenda Chappell @ 315-383-6210
Directions:Thruway Exit 39 to 690E to John Glenn Blvd. exit, turn left onto Farrell Rd. and follow signs

"For The Love Of Quilts"  quilt show presented by the Kenan Quilters Guild
Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 1-3, 2013
Location:  Kenan Arena, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, NY 14094 (, 716-433-2617)
Admission:  $5.00
Over 200 quilts on exhibit including the 2013 Hoffman Challenge Quilts, featured quilter is Gretchen Lang, live demonstrations by members and vendors, door prizes, a boutique, a food court, and a Chinese Auction.

Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Elmira Quilt Show
November 2 through 28th
at the Steele Memorial Library, 101 E. Church St., Elmira, NY.
There will be only large quilts hung around the atrium of the library, and all entries will be quilts that have not been hung in a previous show.


The Mohawk Valley Quilt Club, New Hartford, NY, recently donated eleven cuddle quilts to the Oneida County Sheriff's Department.  This will be an ongoing project from the group and the quilts were very much appreciated.  The Quilt Club will be having their Quilt Show in September this year and will have their raffle quilt on display at the next meeting in September.
Contact: Michele Ricci, Consortium Rep.  Mohawk Valley Quilt Club, New Hartford, NY

Stitching New York, A Quilted Perspective

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 this 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.

Title:  Stitching New York - A Quilted Perspective

Theme:  Explore and celebrate the diversity of New York State

Quilt Categories:    Traditional, Modern/Contemporary, Art

Eligibility:  Entrants may come from any QCNYS membership category (guild, business, individual, non-profit)

Must be a minimum of three joined layers
Minimum perimeter =    96"
Maximum perimeter = 180
4" minimum Sleeve must be securely applied to back of quilt

Label with the following information must be securely applied to bottom:
Title of piece, Name and Address of quilter, Title of exhibit  

Entry form must accompany completed quilt.  

No three-dimensional items accepted (shipping concerns)
One entry per participant
Must be received by deadline date of January 31, 2014    

Fees:  No entry fees.  Return shipping shall be the responsibility of the quilt artist.

Insurance:   QCNYS shall provide insurance from delivery to return.

Judging:   Shall be done by a panel of independent judges, Cash and ribbon prizes will be awarded  
Awards:  $1000 Prize Money
Contacts:   Elaine Ross and Val Schultz

For more information and the entry form please visit
from Ann Hawkins, Information and Webmistress
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. 
QCNYS TRAVEL CLUB Passport for 2014
Chairs: Ann Hawkins, and Liz Scott,

Some new and exciting things are happening with the Travel Club!! We will tell you all about it at the September meeting. New opportunities for quilt guilds and businesses to increase traffic to shows and shops!!

Applications for participation in the 2014 Travel Club Passport will be available at the September meeting.  Deadline for applications will be November 1, 2013.  Applications will also be sent out via email to all members following the September meeting. 

TRAVEL CLUB PASSPORT 2013 - Please bring your unsold passports, money and stamp (if you've already had a show) to the September meeting.  Liz Scott will be collecting them.
I misplaced my description of the Community Service Project and will be sending out updated information as soon as I can.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Ann Hawkins, Info Chair
Cards are linked to websites - Click on cards to visit member websites.  
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. Offering quilting classes and open sewing. Yarn for multi-talented quilters who knit and crochet.

Country Keepsakes
Linda Salitrynski, Owner

An online business and vendor at various quilt shows around the country. Over 500 contemporary fabrics as well as 60 colors of silk, dupinoni, hand-dyed pimatex and more.

Marlous Designs
Marlous Carter, Owner
1949 Perth Rd., Galway, NY  12074
Kris Gregson Moss
2 Pinecrest Dr., Queensbury, NY  12804  585-321-6599

Lectures and Workshops. Decades of teaching and sewing experience are the foundation for my lectures. Teaching others about the use of colors, fabrics and construction techniques.

Nancy's Quilt Designs
Nancy Wilson, Owner

Nancy's Quilt Designs was started to share the love of quilting by creating innovative patterns that appeal to quilters of all levels, including the invention of the Whirlwind Whiz tools to make sewing triangles so easy.
111 W. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, NY  14891
Susannah Knapp, Owner
S.E.W. Artistic
Julia Deal, Owner
44 Rolling Hill Drive, Fairport, NY  14450

Patterns, classes and online shopping
The Quilt Studio
Karen Gibb, Owner
24 Glenwood Dr., Balliton Lake, NY 12019

Quilt patterns with an artistic flair and more.
Yellow House Quilts
Mandy Applebee, Owner
17 Canal St., Port Byron 13140

Custom Hand guided longarm quilting.
Washington Landing Creations
Rochester, NY

We specialize in handmade jewelry made from buttons. You may have seen us at art, craft and quilt shows.

Meeting minutes can be found online.  You will find the link at the top of this newsletter.  Left hand side, under the list of officers and committees.  The link will take you to a printable copy of the minutes.
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Deadline Schedule:
Winter Edition: October 30, 2013 
Spring Edition: February 15, 2014
Summer Edition:  May 15, 2014
Fall Edition: August 15, 2014

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