QCNYS Membership Meeting - Winter 2014
Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Business Meeting Starts at 10:30 AM
Click here for Meeting Agenda
Sponsored by: Candlelight Quilt Guild
Clay Volunteer Fire Department
4383 Route 31, Clay, NY 13041
HOST CONTACT: Glenda Chappell 315-652-9125
COST: $3.00 per person ** Bring Your Own Lunch!!
Since it is December in Central New York and there is a
chance for bad weather, we ask that you bring your lunch to
the meeting. We will have some breakfast breads, fruit,
desserts, coffee, Tea and water available.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 28, 2014
If you have
not paid by the deadline, please call the
to let her know you're coming and will pay when you get
there!! Hosts want to plan and be prepared for you!
registration forms are available at the QCNYS website:
QCNYS Member Meetings
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Membership Meeting hosted by Webster Quilt Guild, Webster,
President: Rosemary Grandusky
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Membership Meeting hosted by OSusannah's Quilt Shop, Watkins
Owner: Susannah Knapp
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Membership Meeting hosted by Piecemakers of Moravia,
President: Susan Stout
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Membership Meeting hosted by Thread Bears Quilters Guild,
President: Debbie Skinner
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Meeting Host Information
and please contact QCNYS President to host.
SPRING Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Membership Meeting
SUMMER Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Membership Meeting
FALL Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Membership Meeting
Unconfirmed Host: QCNYS
WINTER Tuesday or Wednesday, December 6 or 7, 2016
QCNYS Board and Committee Reports
Martha Wetzler, Secretary
Click here for September
Liz Scott, Chairperson
Current membership:16 businesses,3 teacher members,2
individual,3 non profit and 31 guilds
If you have not paid your dues for 2015, please mail them to
the Treasurer today!
EVENTS & PROJECTS COMMITTEE
QCNYS Quilt Challenge 2016
Following the success of the 2014/2015 challenge the QCNYS
Board of Officers is pleased to invite you to participate in
a new challenge. It is our intent that this challenge will
not only tour the guilds but will also be exhibited in a
public venue such as the NYS Fair. We sincerely hope you
In keeping with the goals of the Travel Club, the winning
quilts resulting from the challenge will be made available
to member guilds for exhibition at 2016 Quilt Shows. Guilds
requesting the exhibit may request the entire exhibit or a
subset of the exhibit. Entries in this challenge will be the
same size for ease of space planning and transportation;
more importantly exhibits of like-sized, themed quilts
deliver a cohesive visual impact.
Title/Theme: Lines and Angles of New York State - The
challenge title is open to your interpretation; will
your entry utilize the geometry of classic blocks or
explore outside the traditions?
Categories: Traditional, Modern/Contemporary, Art
Eligibility: Entrants may come from any QCNYS membership
category - Guild, Non-Profit, Individual or Business
Prizes: Monetary awards totaling $1250
For more info and entry form go the QCNYS website or
2015 QCNYS Raffle Quilt
Many of you may remember that QCNYS used to have a periodic
raffle quilt; these were sometimes donated by guilds or
individuals and at least once a quilt was even commissioned
for raffle. The Board of Officers would like to resurrect
the idea of a periodic QCNYS raffle quilt, offer every level
of membership the chance to participate and still not place
a large burden on any one group or individual.
At the December 2014 meeting Liz Scott will unveil a
collection of full size patterns for New York Beauty blocks.
Each guild, business, individual and even the non-profit
members are asked to choose one of the patterns and make a
Playing off the limited pallet of the I Love NY ads we ask
that only red, white and black fabrics be used. They may any
shade/hue - consider the full range of reds from red-orange
through deep maroon, deep black to charcoal, ivory to
brilliant white. They may also be any fabric pattern -
florals, paisleys, geometrics, solids.
The completed blocks are due at the June 2015 meeting and
the Board of Officers will layout, assemble and complete a
quilt by the September 2015 meeting.
Raffle tickets will be made available and we encourage you
to offer them at quilt guild meetings, quilt shows; perhaps
some of our business members will be willing to display the
quilt. The funds raised with this quilt are specifically
earmarked to support a new and exciting announcement -
more about that at the December 2014 meeting.
INFORMATION COMMITTEE REPORT
- please forward this newsletter to your membership!
QCNYS Calendar of Events
Calendar Girl: Dawn Garofolo
firstname.lastname@example.org - If there are corrections or
additions, please use the form available on the
Businesses and Teachers
- please remember that you can advertise four events,
sales or whatever a year (that's once a quarter). Send
email@example.com. This is an opportunity to
advertise your business or classes to a very targeted
- Updates are currently being made and will be complete
by December 1. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any corrections
QUILTERS TRAVEL CLUB PASSPORT 2014
Liz Scott and Ann Hawkins
Don't forget to collect the stamped page from your guild
members and bring them to the December meeting! Wait 'til
you see the QCNYS prize - a giant duffel bag full of fat
quarters, batting, books and sewing notions.
QUILTERS TRAVEL CLUB PASSPORT 2015
Packets of Passports for your guild
will be available at the December and March
Perfect gift or stocking stuffer for quilting
friends, husbands, or other people who might like to
join you at some of the great quilt shows!
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!
Quilt Businesses with great offers and discounts!
Super Grand Prize - Mini Retreat at O'Susannah's, The
Room Upstairs, Watkins Glen
End of Year Prizes: Giant Bag of Quilters Goodies
Same low price of $5.00 per passport
RESULTS from the 2014 Event Survey
The QCNYS Board would like to thank the 27 guilds and 2
business members who participated in the survey. The
responses were interesting as well as useful and will be
used to plan future events. Below is a summary of the survey
results in order of popularity:
Meet the Teachers:
With 20 responses in favor of this activity it is the clear
leader in preference. Defined as a 1 day event closed to the
public, open to all QCNYS member categories and permitting
member Teachers the opportunity to present examples of
lecture and class offerings. This would require a specific
committee reporting to the QCNYS board and operating within
an established budget. Fees would be established to cover
expenses with minimal impact to individuals and to the QCNYS
Although Meet the Teachers is the most popular choice it is
somewhat problematic as QCNYS has so few formal teacher
members. It is unfair to those teacher members (a specific
category of membership) to promote non-member teachers.
However, it is possible that such an event, limited to the
current teacher members, could take place during the
afternoon of a quarterly meeting.
The second most popular choice with 12 favorable responses.
Defined as a 2 day event that is closed to the public and
including vendors, lectures and classes featuring regional
and national teachers, and quilt appraisals. All member
categories would have an opportunity to participate; would
require a Quilt Conference specific committee reporting to
the QCNYS board and operating within an established budget.
As a closed event this would not be considered a fund
raising event; fees would be established to cover expenses
with minimal impact to individuals and to the QCNYS
The QCNYS board will investigate this further, establishing
the parameters for location, types of classes, lectures and
budget. We would appreciate your input, particularly
Quilt Show and Quilt Retreat:
Each of these proposed events received 3 positive
responses, far below the threshold for consideration.
MEMBERS CORNER: EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
FLYWAY QUILTERS HAS SUCCESSFUL FIRST SHOW
Our first-ever quilt show was held on October 31 and
November 1 at the beautiful Montezuma Audubon Center. We
were thrilled with the turnout and were able to give a
sizable donation to the Center. Our raffle quilt, which
debuted at the Consortium meeting in September, was won by
someone who bought a ticket at that meeting! We are very
grateful for the support for our first show that was derived
through the Consortium.
After 15 years of sewing and designing from a home studio,
Julia Deal / SEW Artistic has moved to a new location in
Rochester, NY. The Hungerford Building is on the edge of the
Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA) in Rochester, and actively
participates in First Fridays and Second Saturdays when many
galleries are open to the public. The Gallery will be open
every First Friday and Second Saturday, as well as Saturdays
(10am - 3pm) between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
SEWArtistic 414 Studio & Gallery
December 5th 6-9pm and December 6th, 13th, 20th 10am - 3pm
The Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Rochester NY
DECEMBER 7, 2014
Quilts & Gifts and WSKG are excited to bring to you the
first Episode of Season 5
of the very popular PBS series - Downton Abbey. Season 5
does not air on PBS until January 4, 2015 BUT we're bringing
it to you a month early.
Join us on December 7, 2014 to view the first Episode of
Season 5 of Downton Abbey
Be the first to find out does Mary find her love-will Edith
be reunited with her illegitimate child- Rose-what will she
be up to this season and will the train ticket expose Mr.
Mark your calendars for
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00PM
Watkins Glen High School Auditorium
Free of charge
And while you're in town stop at the shop. All holiday
fabric will be 40% off. And of course, we have the newest
Downton Abbey fabrics by Andover. I didn't think it was
possible but I like this collection better than the first.
And all Downton Abbey fabric will be 25% off.
Call now 607-535-6550 to reserve your seat !
Building Community through Quilting,
Inc. now has its own 501(c)3 nonprofit certification. We
have made 29 comfort quilts in Charmaine Bennett's memory
that will be donated to charities by the Genesee Valley
Quilt Club. Winn Development, owner of the Sibley Tower and
Building, will begin construction on Sibley Tower at the
beginning of 2015. The Tower will have three floors of
affordable senior citizen housing, retail space, a Lifespan
senior center, Building Community through Quilting program
space and market-rate apartments.
We are strong and growing! Germaine Knapp
OPPORTUNITY: March 2015
Eddy, author of Thread Magic and Thread Magic Garden, is a
noted thread artist who teaches all over the United States.
She is coming to the
Genesee Valley Quilt Club
for a lecture and 2 workshops March 12-14, 2015. If your
guild is interested in sponsoring MS. Eddy for lectures
and/or workshops around that time. Scheduling additional
workshops can significantly reduce expenses for all groups
by sharing travel costs.
You can view examples of Ellen Anne Eddy's art on her
www.ellenanneeddy.com. On the left hand side of the
home page is a tab where you can view all of her lecture and
workshop offerings. In addition, she can tailor workshops
to your specific interests, as she is doing for the Genesee
Valley Quilt Club.
If you have questions about her schedule/availability or
workshop content, you may contact her at
email@example.com or her manager at
firstname.lastname@example.org or most evenings at my
residence phone 410-719-7545.
Contact: Kathy Semone
Guild Members, Individual Members, Non-Profit Members:
Please send announcements, events, etc. to Information
Officer: Ann Hawkins
email@example.com 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
QCNYS BUSINESS & TEACHER CARD DIRECTORY
Cards are linked to websites - click on cards to visit your
Carriage House Quilts
201 N. Main St., Naples, NY 14512
Dianne Miller, Owner
5232 Route 464, Rome, PA 18837
Linda Salitrynski, Owner
61 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420
Marie M. Bell, Owner
Ivy Thimble Quilt & Gift Shop
11 Framark Dr., Victor, NY 14564
Trish Straight, Owner
190 Walworth Penfield Rd. Macedon NY 14502
Peter Drago, Owner
1949 Perth Rd., Galway, NY 12074
Marlous Carter, Owner
Crazy Moose Quilt Shop
115 Route 28, Inlet, NY 13360
Mailing: PO Box 158, Inlet, NY 13360
Sara Strouse, Owner
Myra Darious LLC
PO Box 916, New York, NY 14471
Nancy's Quilt Designs
243 Moul Road, Hilton, NY 14468
Pat Pauly *
686 Hillside Ave., Rochester, NY 14610
2532 Cherry Valley Turnpike,
Marcellus, NY 13108
Judi West, Owner
The Quilt Studio Designs by Karen
24 Glenwood Dr., Balliton Lake, NY 12019
Karen Gibb, Owner
Kris Gregson Moss
Pinecrest Dr., Queensbury, NY 12804
Kim's Quilting Corner
Professional Long Arm Quilting
by Kim Werth, Owner
89 Hutchings Rd, Rochester, NY 14624
Teachers and Businesses:
Want your card here??
Scan current business card and email it to
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