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President: Ann Hawkins
President: Pam Capen
Secretary: Debbie Lester
Treasurer: Melonie Unger
Passport Agent/Travel Club:
Info/Blogger & Calendar:
QCNYS Logo Quilt -
Keeper of the Quilt:
Mary Jane Frind
Quilt Challenge 2017:
QCNYS Calendar of Events
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The President’s Note
Quilters and Friends,
to say this has been one heck of a rainy Summer! Our thoughts are with
those in Texas and hoping that Hurricane Irma doesn't do any more damage
to our neighbors to the South.
you Keuka Quilters and Lake to Lake Quilt Guild for hosting a wonderful
June meeting overlooking Keuka Lake. What a spectacular place. We
appreciate the time and energy you put into making us comfortable for
our Summer 2017 meeting.
you signed up for the September meeting yet? Piecemakers of Moravia is
hosting us on September 20th. We will have a short business meeting and
break into three discussion groups. Discussion groups are: Quilt Shows
from a Vendor's Prospective - Barb Smith, Limestone Threads; Quilt
Judging and Appraisals - Val Schultz, Mt. View Quilting; National Quilt
Day - Ann Hawkins. And you will look forward to hearing about Quilting
Connections 2018 and are great plans for next September! If you haven't
registered yet, do it NOW!!
looking for a few volunteers to join the Board in a number of different
"jobs." Feel free to bring someone from your guild that you think could
help us out! We'd love to meet her.
your bobbin always be full!
TO MEETING AGENDA: (But please wait until Friday, 9/8... I'm working on
QCNYS Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, September 20,
2017 Membership Meeting
Hosted by Piecemakers of Moravia, Moravia, NY
Monday, November 9, 2017
Phelps Community Library
Wednesday, 6, 2017 Membership Meeting
Hosted by Candlelight Quilt Guild, Baldwinsville, NY
January 2018 Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
May 2018 Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Hosted by Piecemakers of Elmira
August 2018 Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Membership
Tuesday or Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Membership
about hosting a meeting please visit
www.qcnys.org/meeting/index.htm or contact QCNYS President, Ann
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Hosted by Lake to Piecemakers
Quilt Guild of Moravia
LINK TO MEETING AGENDA:
www.qcnys.org/meeting/agenda/index.htm (please check after the 5th of the month)
WHERE: Locke Fire Department Banquet Hall, Fairgrounds Building, 1050 Route 38,
Locke, NY 13092
HOST CONTACT:Pat Dillon, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-729-3015
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 5, 2017 is past, please contact Pat Dillon to
see if there is still space for you. You
MUST register to be included. IF
YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED PLEASE CALL TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ROOM FOR YOU AND MAKE
the easiest way to get there *
from Rt 81, exit 12, at light, go R, then L on State Rt 90. 12 miles to Locke,
turn R on Rt 38, less than 1/2 mile.
from Rt 38N to Locke, before they enter Locke, before bridge on L side
from Rt 38S to Locke, at blinking light go straight, on R about 1/2 mile
Meeting Agenda available online at www.qcnys.org
QCNYS BOARD & COMMITTEE REPORTS
Link to Meeting Minutes:
FROM THE TREASURER:
Happy Fall to All! It’s time to pay your 2018 QCNYS Dues. Bills were sent out,
please let me know if you did not receive one so that I can check your
Some of the great benefits:
includes your Guild's President, Program
Chair, Newsletter Editor and Delegates in our mailing list for all QCNYS
help increase attendance at your quilt show
through the QCNYS Travel Club Passport program
invitation to your Program Chairs to
participate in our annual meeting of Program Chairs to plan future events,
brainstorm and share information.
provide all of your guild members with
discounted rates for all QCNYS sponsored events.
provide an opportunity for educational
scholarships for your Guild Members and your Guild.
Business Category I,
quilt related storefront business, with employees $72.00/year
II, quilt related business with no employees including quilt instructors, long
arm quilters, fabric dyers, etc. $36.00/year
Non-Profit Organization $50.00/year
A few of the benefits of membership:
include your business on
the mailing list for all QCNYS publications
include your business in
the first wave of invitations to vend at QCNYS sponsored events
invite you to all
quarterly meetings of the organization
invite you to participate
in our annual meeting of Program Chairs to promote your business.
include your business on
all membership lists distributed to individual, business and guild members
provide member rates for
up to three participants from each business at QCNYS sponsored events.
Some of the benefits:
include you on the mailing list for all QCNYS
invite you to all quarterly membership
provide you with discounted rates for all
QCNYS sponsored events.
Please complete the
renewal information online and remit your check payable to QCNYS for your
category to :
Melonie Unger, 4982
Limeledge Road, Marcellus, N.Y. 13108
You may also pay
through the QCNYS website with PayPal at
http://www.qcnys.org/joinqcnys/index.htm If you have any questions, please
feel free to call Melonie at 315-673-2617 home or 315-406-3646 cell
GETTING READY FOR QCNYS=QUILTING CONNECTIONS 2018
Planning is well underway for the second
which will be held just about a year from now--September 13-16, 2018--at Watson
Homestead Conference & Retreat Center in Painted Post, New York. Please save
will bring together quilting teachers looking for students and quilt guilds
looking for teachers in an exciting trade show atmosphere.
And...there will be a two-day master class (participants to be chosen by
And...there will be a sewing retreat with a mini mall.
Lodging and meal packages will be offered in a range of prices.
We can’t wait to tell you all about
at the next delegates meeting. Full details will be available on the website at
after September 20. Keep an eye on the newsletter for additional information
throughout the year.
Be sure to remind your guild members that you need to collect the back-page
entry form from their 2017 Passports to enter in the drawing.
are 3 opportunities to
win at our December
meeting with the back page of your Passport:
1 stamp - a raffle basket worth at least $50.00
8 stamps - a $100. Visa gift card along with other surprises
totaling even more!
10 stamps - a mini quilt get away at Turtle Rock Retreat, Angola
on the Lake for the winner and 5 friends.
2018 Travel Club Passports!
It's that time of year again. If your guild or organization has a quilt show in
2018, please go online to
http://www.qcnys.org/passport/index.htm and complete the form to
participate! Business Members will note there has been a change in advertising,
business members have opted to pay $25.00 to advertise to 1000+ quilters instead
of providing a gift certificate.
Passport Agent -
Pamelajoy626@aol.com or 858-353-8136
Quilt Shows for 2017
Snow Country Quilt Guild
Piecemakers Quilt Guild
County Quilters Guild
Schweinfurth Museum - Auburn
October 28 , 2017 -
January 7, 2018
QCNYS QUILT CHALLENGE
and Theme: CONVERGE
QCNYS members converge from across the
State. The 2017 – 2018 Quilt Challenge will encourage QCNYS Quilters to use
applique, piecing, wholecloth, and mixed techniques to interpret the theme. Converge is a verb: to meet in a point or line,
incline toward each other as lines that are not parallel; to tend to a common
result or conclusion; (mathematical) to have values eventually close to some
number, to have a finite limit; to have a finite value.
The Challenge :
Participants are invited to consider the Theme and its definition and make a
quilt of a specific size (see below). Will your entry consider converging lines?
Or converging ideas? Or will it explain the mathematic concepts? This challenge is open to all QCNYS members. A
maximum of 12 entries will be chosen to travel throughout the 2018 Quilt Show
As in past years there is no entry fee. Participants who ship their entries are
required to provide return shipping costs.
Prizes awarded will be based on principles of design, interpretation of the
theme and basic construction skills.
We hope to see participation representing many different interests and
techniques and have kept the criteria to a minimum:
- Entries must be
made in response to the theme and completed after January 2017.
- All entries must
be 36” x 36”
- Each quilt must
have a 4” sleeve firmly attached
- All entries must
have an identifying label firmly attached.
January 5, 2018 (Entry form)
Quilt Due Date: March 15,
and Entry Form available at
INFORMATION COMMITTEE REPORT
and Teachers - Remember that you can advertise four events, sales or whatever a
year (that's once a quarter). Send information to:
email@example.com This is an opportunity to advertise your business or
classes to a very targeted audience!
Website - Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any corrections or changes.
When life gives you scraps make quilts!
Applications for Educational Scholarship Grants
are available online at
http://www.qcnys.org/scholarship/educational.htm - let your guild members
know today! Deadline for applying is November 15, 2017. Scholarships will be
drawn at the December QCNYS meeting.
North Country Quilting
Plank Road Quilt Guild
Towpath Quilt Guild
Lake to Lake Quilt Guild
MEMBERSHIP CORNER: EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Delightful Quilting & Sewing vendor at
Champlain Valley Quilters Guild Quilt Show
September 30 – October 1
Field House, SUNY Plattsburgh
(Nolting Longarm, Intelliquilter computer
guided, A Quilter’s Eye, longarm supplies, and more)
Register online at:
Colors: Developing your personal palette
Friday October 27th - Sunday October 29th This class will help
you choose your personal palette of pure reds, yellow, and blues, from which all
hues can be mixed. Emphasis is placed on mixing colors by eye rather than by
formula, developing skill in intuitive color mixing, based primarily on training
the eye and understanding of the relationship between colors. Students will dye
up from 8 to 10 yards of cotton using low water immersion techniques, resulting
in both solid-colored and multi-colored cloth. This class is appropriate for
all levels. Non- Members: $380 / Members: $370
Experimental Surfaces: Machine Stitching and Unexpected Materials
Friday October 27th - Sunday October 29th During this class we
will explore stitching as a drawing technique. Using our sewing to create lines
and textures, we will focus on constructing mixed media surfaces by combining
machine embroidery and water soluble stabilizer in a variety of ways. We will
experiment with plastics, papers, and yarns to create a variety of samples
exploring different texture and color combinations where stitch holds the work
together. Non- Members: $380 / Members: $370
Ceramics: Pottery, Object, and Identity
Saturday November 18- Sunday November 19th During this workshop
participants will use clay and mixed media to create functional and sculptural
objects that challenge and expand notions of object, ritual, function and
adornment. We will explore pinch, coil, and thrown and altered forms to
construct objects of cultural, historical, political and personal meaning.
Participants may additionally develop unique surfaces by layering non-ceramic
materials such as nail and shoe polishes, paste wax, permanent markers and
acrylic and spray paint in addition to glazes, oxides, slips and terrasigilattas.
Non-members: $265 / Members $255
Register online at:
Fall Retreat Friday
November 10th – Sunday November 12th
Spring Retreat Friday
April 27th – Sunday April 29th
Join us for 3 days of creativity and
camaraderie. All fiber artists welcome whether you are quilting, knitting,
sewing, or dying. No instructor, just friends and community during this open
studio fiber arts retreat. Lunch included. The retreat will run from 9am to 5pm
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Access to the Sewing Studio and the Wet Studio.
Please note that space is limited in the Wet Studio. To reserve a spot in the
Wet Studio during this retreat, please email Davana Robedee at
Non-Members: $120 / Members: $100
Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit Showcasing Fiber As A Visual Art Form
Experience FiberArt will hold its annual juried fiber art exhibit October 7
- 27, 2017 at the - Wilder Building, 1 E. Main St., Rochester, NY. The theme
“Global Murmurs” celebrates the concerns, joys, and curiosities in the current
world through 45 works of fiber art. The exhibit
curators invite all to enjoy fiber as a visual art form that allows one to
express feelings about today’s world. Many thanks to the talented fiber artists
from the United States, Europe and Israel who were chose to share their two and
three-dimensional work. The exhibit jurors are Elin Noble and Gabriella
Zanandrea Founded in 2011, Experience Fiber Art is a not-for-profit corporation
promoting freedom of expression using fiber. This is their fourth exhibit in the
Rochester area. In addition to art exhibits, the group utilizes fiber art to
open a dialogue about global issues with school-age groups and elder-care sites
through presentations and hands-on projects.
Experience FiberArt’s website is
www.experiencefibertart.com All are invited to the Opening Reception of The
Global Murmurs Art Exhibit on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 2 – 4 PM at the
Wilder Building in downtown Rochester. The Exhibit also features two speakers.
On October 7th, Sharon Larson will present poetry readings at 2:30 PM and on
October 14th at 1:00PM, Sarah Bachwitz will give a lecture on her trek through
the Gobi Desert. Exhibit hours are Thursday-Saturday 12 noon to 3 PM and by
appointment. Admission to the exhibit is free. Parking is readily available
nearby and is free on weekends.
New Quilt Shop Open
- Quilt With Passion, Oswego, NY
Quilt With Passion is proud to announce the
opening of their new quilt shop at 142 West 2nd St., Oswego, NY It is owned by
Julie Burger, a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor who grew up sewing, and has
quilted, co-owned a longarm business, and taught quilting classes for 20 years.
Trunk shows and workshops are offered for guilds. We are a full service shop
with fabrics, classes, patterns, notions, sewing machines and a beautiful
classroom space for “SEWcial sewing…. everyone’s favorite!! Please come visit
us and introduce yourself! We would love to meet you! Contact Information: email@example.com
Quilt With Passion Store Hours
10am - 5pm
12pm - 8pm
10am - 3pm
Patchwork & Pies Quilt show
November 4, 2017. 9-3:30
Free admission! Handicap accessible
Williamson United Methodist Church
4146 East Main Street, Williamson, NY 14589
Over 30 vendors, farm fresh produce, quilt show (Reverse Curves),
quilted items for sale, demos, baked foods, scissor and knife sharpening,
breakfast, lunch, and pies, lots of pies!!
Wallets, Purses &
Totes, Let's Go!
NEW Guild presentation
(Demo Lecture) by SEW Artistic
Have you always wanted to
make a bag or wallet that has just the right pockets for YOUR stuff? Do you
wonder which stabilizer to use? Are you afraid of zippers? Confused by bag
hardware? Which fabric will work well? Learn how to be successful at sewing
wallets, purses & totes. Hands on workshop also possible. Email
for more info:
The dates for the next
Empire Quilt Fest
have been determined: April
More details will follow. Any New York State quilter can enter a quilt in the
show, however, quilt drop off and pick up needs to be done in person.
Quilt Lady Stories
Hello Everyone! Just
got back from a fun evening with the Snow Country guild in Remsen New York. The
Quilt Lady told the story of Lily and her family's situation after the Civil
War. A laugh filled, good time was had by everyone!
But that is not why I am writing you. I am proud to announce the
Quilt Lady is adding three new stories to her collection.
Coming in late October she will have a trunk show and story about The
Underground Railroad Quilting controversy. And then by the end of the year she
will add a trunk show and story about Women's Issues - Suffragettes Abolitionist
and Temperance. Early next year the third will be added....I was a Mail Order
Bride. Keep an eye on the website http://www.thequiltladystories.com/ for
to see you all soon! Cathleen Koons Wiggs
The following lectures and workshops will be offered by
Genesee Valley Quilt Club in
(except October 2017)
will be held at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave, Rochetser NY. Guests are
welcome for a $5 fee. All workshops are held at the First Baptist Church, 175
Allens Creek Road, Rochester, NY. Please check our website (gvqc.org)
for workshop registration.
and Trunk Show: Adventures with Leaders and Enders,
to be held at the Clover Center for
Spirituality, 1101 Clover St. Rochester, NY
Trunkshow: Quilt-As-You-Go 5 Ways (and a few more for good measure)
and Trunk Show: Patterns and Fabric Design
and Trunk Show: Do It for the Process
3/19/18 Workshop: Tiny Piecing
and Trunk Show: A Quilted Journey Around the World
Color Me Beautiful
4/14/18 Workshop: “Hoot”
Whole Cloth Painted Quilt
Leni’s Process (From Photo to Fabric)
5/10 and 5/11/18 Two day Workshop: Your Own Photo, Guided Tour
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