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President: Pamela Langdon

(585) 349- 2596   


Vice President: Val Schultz



Martha Wetzler              



Treasurer: Julie Brandon 



Committee Chairs

Historian: Judy LaMay   


Membership: Liz Scott



Meeting Program:  

Debbie Lester



Webmistress | Info Chair:

Ann Hawkins

315-759-1492 (cell) 


Travel Club: Ann Hawkins



Liz Scott




QCNYS Website:

QCNYS Calendar of Events

QCNYS on Facebook:


March 2014


Greetings from the President


I hope everyone had a good holiday and you are surviving this winter with lots of quilting. By the time you receive this message our quilt challenge will be done. Remember if you want to display the quilts somewhere in your area that you need to contact Val Schultz (QCNYS Vice President).

This will be  our program 'planning meeting' for this year. Anyone responsible for programs in your guild is welcome to join us. We will be working together to make a booklet to be published with ideas and suggestions.

Thank you to Grape Country Quilters for hosting our member meeting in December. It sure was foggy on the way to the meeting but beautiful on the way home.

We need our member guilds to step up and sign up to host meetings. The board is to hosting the March member meeting because no guild volunteered. The hardest thing to do is find a place that can hold 120 people but with good planning the guilds are making money each time they host. The board's cost for the church and the lunch being made by the church women is fully covered with the eight dollar we charge per meeting.  If members are willing to bake for morning coffee, it helps. With raffle baskets, one can make more money. Remember the board is only seven members and we can do it. It doesn't take a large group but one that can work together.  A special 'Thank You' to Cathy Marks who offered to be the registrar and found the site we are using.

Please contact Ann Hawkins or Pamela Langdon if your group can host. Let's see a few of you who have never done a member meeting step up. You will have a full year to plan since 2014 is now filled.

Someone sent me this poem and I think it really does sum up life.
Life is like a patchwork quilt
And each little patch is a day,
Some patches are rosy, happy and bright,
And Some are dark and gray.

But each little patch as it's fitted in
And sewn to keep it together
Makes a finished block in this life of ours
Filled with sun, and with rainy weather.

So let me work on Life's patchwork quilt
Through the rainy days and the sun--
Trusting that when I have finished my block
The master may say: "Well done."

Respectfully submitted: Pamela Langdon





QCNYS Member Meetings


Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Hosted by Quilters Consortium of New York State Board
Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Greece, NY
$8.00 registration  Lunch provided
Contact: Cathy Marks 585-964-2859

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Hosted by Piecemakers of Elmira in Horseheads, NY

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

December 2014
Hosted by Candlelight Quilt Guild in Baldwinsville, NY

Please contact the QCNYS President or Information Chair to host in 2015:
Wednesday, March 18, 2014
Wednesday, June 17, 2014
Wednesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, December 16, 2014




QCNYS Membership Meeting - Spring 2014


If you have not paid by the deadline, please call the HOST CONTACT to let her know you're coming and will pay when you get there!!  Hosts want to plan and be prepared for you!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Business Meeting Starts at 10:30 AM
Hosted by: Quilters Consortium of New York State (QCNYS)
HOST CONTACT:  Cathy Marks, 585-964-2859,

Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Greece, NY

Thruway coming either East or West go to exit 46 (Henrietta/Rochester)
Take 390 North to Exit 24 B (104 West / Ridge Road West).
Go to the 5th red light (Just before the 5th red light you will go past a Mall on your left)
Turn at the 5th red light on to Long Pond Road North.
Go about 1/10th of a mile. Watch for QCNYS sign. The Greece Baptist Church on the right.
Enter driveway, park and entrance at the rear of the church. Follow signs.
Call if you need more info. Cathy Marks, 585-964-2859

Cost $ 8.00 Lunch provided

Deadline March, 5 2014
Checks made payable to Quilters Consortium of New York State (QCNYS)
Mail to: Cathy Marks, 59 Curtisdale Lane, Hamlin, NY  14464
Question??  phone 585-964-2859

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.

Before March 5th?
Printable registration forms are available at the QCNYS website:

The Meeting Program: Build A Guild 

by Debbie Lester, Program Chair 


Spring 2014 Meeting:  Mystery Quilts
This month I will talk about "Mystery Quilts". Be ready to share your guild's experiences with mystery quilts! I have some resources for you and suggestions of how to make it fun.

If you have tried any of the other build a guild suggestions so far, please let me know how it worked for your guild.

Every guild is different and will you have to have some patience if you want to make a change.  No matter how small that change is.  

If you have a topic that you would like to see addressed at a meeting please contact email me (Debbie Lester) at  Thanks!




April 1, 2104
Joan Ford Trunk Show & Lecture at Thread Bears Quilt Guild, 7:00-9:00PM
St. Helenass Catholic Church, 201 Primo Ave., Sherrill, NY.
Admission:$5.00   Contact:  Debbie Hansen,, 315-687-6455

April 2 & 3, 2014
Pat Pauly Trunk Show and Class at Lake to Lake Quilt Guild
April 3rd Class: The Big Leaf, using Freezer Paper Templates for design
Fee $40.00 (advance registration only)
Contact: Bobbi Beckhorn or Sally Kasulke,

April 8 & 9th, 2014
Elmira Piecemakers will be hosting Nancy Bills for a trunk show and workshop on April 8 and 9, 2014. Anyone interested in piggybacking a program/workshop should contact Susan Calabrese, 11945 Jolley Way, Corning, NY 14830  Phone: 607-936-1793





Guild Members, Individual Members, Non-Profit Members: Please send announcements, events, etc. to Information Officer: Ann Hawkins to be included in the newsletter. Use the "Add an Event" on the QCNYS Calendar of Events!

Business and Teacher Members: Add four events per year to "advertise" it on the Calendar of Events.  Please use the "Add an Event" on the calendar to enter your information. (Allow 5-7 days for publication please.) 


QCNYS Board and Committee Reports



Martha Wetzler, Secretary
Unavailable at this time, please check the website shortly.

Liz Scott, Chairperson
Business Members it is now time to pay your 2014 dues.
You should be recieving a letter and form from me in a few days.
Please fill in the form and return it with your check (payable to QCNYS) to:
Liz Scott, QCNYS Membership Chair
2684 Bellis Hill, Dundee, NY 14837
Please make sure that your business name appears on the face of the check.

Update on current project and discussion of upcoming projects during March meeting.

Ann Hawkins, Chairperson
ALL MEMBERS - please forward this newsletter to your membership!  Let's network!!

QCNYS Calendar of Events - updates have been made. Please take a few minutes to be sure your information is correct.  If there are corrections or additions, please use the form available on the calendar.

Businesses and Teachers - please remember that you can advertise four events, sales or whatever a year (that's once a quarter).  Send information to This is an opportunity to advertise your business or classes to a very targeted audience!

Website - Updates have been made to the membership directories on the website and the mailing list.  Please email if there are any corrections or changes.

QCNYS CHALLENGE:  Stitching New York, A Quilted Perspective
Elaine Ross and Val Schultz, Committee Chairs
Thank you to the 23 individuals who submitted entries to the QCNYS Challenge! The quilts are visually stimulating and depict a broad variety of the pleasures of New York State which is exactly what we had hoped to see. The entries create a wonderful, cohesive exhibit, sure to please all who view it.

Gathering the quilts kicks off a round of other activities for this exhibit, here are the highlights:

  • Judging will take place in March

  • Immediately following the judging the quilts will be available for exhibit at QCNYS member guild quilt shows - guilds may request the entire 23 piece exhibit or a smaller selection of the quilts.  This information is being sent to each guild participating in the 2014 Travel Club

  • Monetary awards will be made at the June 2014 meeting

  • A soft cover book of the exhibit will be available for purchase later this year (full details to follow)

We sincerely hope everyone gets an opportunity to view the exhibit and to congratulate the participants.

Liz Scott and Ann Hawkins, Committee Chairs
Packets of Passports for your guild will be available at the December and March meetings!
NEW for 2014 - Sell 20 passports by the June meeting and receive a free passport (for yourself or a friend!)

  • More chances to win - 15 quilt shows offer 15 chances to win a special raffle basket for Passport holders only!

  • 10 businesses with great offers!

  • Super Grand Prize - Mini Retreat at O'Susannah's, The Room Upstairs, Watkins Glen  

  • 2 End of Year Prizes: Giant Bag of Quilters Goodies

  • Same low price of $5.00 per passport 



Cards are linked to websites - click on cards to visit your favorite businesses.
*Teacher Member 


Amelia's Fabric & Yarn Shoppe

7 Upton St., Hilton, NY  14468

Nancy Vorndran, Owner


Carriage House Quilts

201 N. Main St., Naples, NY 14512

Dianne Miller, Owner


Country Keepsakes

5232 Route 464, Rome, PA  18837

Linda Salitrynski, Owner 507-744-2246

Ivy Thimble Quilt & Gift Shop

11 Framark Dr., Victor, NY  14564

Trish Straight, Owner 585-742-2680

Jquilter Products
190 Walworth Penfield Rd. Macedon NY 14502
Peter Dragu, Owner 585-737-3357

Marlous Designs
1949 Perth Rd., Galway, NY  12074
Marlous Carter, Owner 518-605-6802

ML Designs *

Mary Louise Gerek
1027 Highland Ave., Rochester, NY  14620  585-473-6643

Myra Darious LLC

PO Box 916, New York, NY  14471 917-715-5132

Nancy's Quilt Designs
243 Moul Road, Hilton, NY  14468

Pat Pauly *

686 Hillside Ave., Rochester, NY   14610 585-737-5822

Patchwork Plus
2532 Cherry Valley Tuhttp://www.patchworkplus.comrnpike,
Marcellus, NY 13108
Judi West, Owner 315-673-2208

The Quilt Studio Designs by Karen

24 Glenwood Dr., Balliton Lake, NY  12019
Karen Gibb, Owner 518-877-7072


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Scan current business card and email it to




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