The Wiltwyck Quilters Guild is a non-profit organization. The purpose of this organization shall be to preserve the tradition and the history of quilt making, as well as to foster awareness of and to be receptive to creative innovation in the art, to promote and sponsor interest and appreciation in all areas of quilt making among our members and the general public; and to promulgate friendship and the exchange of ideas.    Article II of the by-laws.

 September Meeting Date Change
The Wiltwyck Guild meeting scheduled for September 16th has been changed to September 23rd. The church needs the use of the building that day.  Hope to see you on 9/23.

The Featherweight Maintenance workshop will take place on the new date of September 23rd.  See you there.
Jenny & Jodi 

Catskill Flora:  Quilts by Patricia Clark 
Meet the Artist Reception – Pat Clark
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2-4 pm

The Erpf Gallery
Catskill Center
53355 Rt. 28
Arkville, NY

It is Early Membership Renewal Time
Current members can renew by the September 23rd meeting and be entered into a drawing for a free year of membership.  Here is the early renewal forms: Early Membership Renewal Form
If you are not a current member you will need to fill out the complete membership application available here: Membership Application

Pillowcase Party

A Case for Smiles is hosting our second “pillowcase party” at Grace Church in September.  The first one was in March, where about a dozen and a half guild members and Kohl’s Associates made DOZENS of pillowcases (and had lots of fun).  
September is Case for Smiles MOPS (Miles of Pillowcase Smiles) event.  The national goal is 44000 pillowcases, one for each child in treatment.  Our chapter goal is 1000, which we’ve done before, and hope to do again!  
On Wed. Sept. 27th from 10-2 at Grace Church we’ll be joined again by Kohl’s Associates to make pillowcases for kids in Albany Med, Ronald McDonald House, VA hospital (adults here!), and other area facilities.  
Pillowcase kits, cut and ready to sew, will be provided along with chocolate.  We will also have a few ironing boards and irons, but if you have a portable one, bring it along.  We will also have a few cutting mats and cutters, but if you have a favorite and want to tote it along please do.
 Bring your lunch, beverage, and the usual sewing suspects:  machine, pins, thread, thread snips.  We provide the chocolate.  You provide the fun!
Please contact Linda Armour (ed. her contact information is in the members only section or your membership booklet) with any questions and/or your RSVP to save your seat.  I hope to see you there!  

Upcoming Events Around The Area  (check our page of all events for all other months)

September 2017

Catskill Flora
Quilts by Patricia Clark
September 16 – November 4, 2017
The Erpf Gallery
Catskill Center
53355 Rt. 28
Arkville, NY
Meet the Artist Reception
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2-4 pm

The Hudson Valley Modern Quilt Guild Presents: Amy Friend
September 23, 2017
Saturday, 10 – 5
Poughkeepsie Senior Center
14 Abe’s Way
Poughkeepsie, NY
Fee:  $50 Members, $60 Non-Members

If you are ready to take a creative risk, this is the workshop for you.
Attached is the registration form.  At this time (July 11th) there are a few openings left and there will be a wait-list created.  
Amy Friend Registration

The Hudson Valley Modern Quilt Guild Presents: Amy Friend
Lecture and Trunk Show
September 24, 2017
Sunday, 1pm
Poughkeepsie Senior Center
14 Abe’s Way
Poughkeepsie, NY
All are welcome.  Amy promised to bring along lots of quilts for us to see.

Merrimack Valley Quilters “Water Reflections” Quilt Show
September 29-30, 2017
Friday, 9-4
Saturday, 9-4
Hope Church
11 Hale Street
Newbury Port, MA
Website:  https://mvquilters.org/quilt-show/

XI Annual Quilt Show, Treadle to Technology
Presented by:  Champlain Valley Quilters’ Guild NY
September 30 – October 1, 2017
Saturday, 10-5
Sunday, 10-4
SUNY Plattsburgh Fieldhouse
167 Rugar Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/TreadleToTechnology
List of vendors:  Meet Our Vendors

Fall for Quilts
Presented by Cheshire Quilters
September 30 – October 1, 2017
Keene Recreation Center
312 Washington Street
Keene, NH
Adults: $7
Seniors: $6
Website:  www.cheshirequilters.com

Belknap Mill Quilters Guild 40th Annual “Harvest of Quilts”
September 30 – October 1, 2017
Saturday, 10-5
Sunday, 11-4
The Gilford Community Youth Center
19 Potter Hill Road
Gilford, NH 03249
Admission: $7
Website:  www.bmqg.org

October 2017

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show
Saturday & Sunday
October 7-8, 2017
10 – 5 each day
Falcon Hall
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Guest Speaker/Instructor: Teri Lucas
For more information: dhquiltshow.org
See “Needling Around”
A show to highlight local needlework skills.
Sunday, October 8th at 3pm as part of the Dutchess Show

A Harvest of Quilts
October 7-8, 2017
Saturday, 10-4
Sunday, 10-3
Madison Senior Center
29 Bradley Road
Madison, CT 06443

Pieces from the Heart XII Quilt Show
October 13-14, 2017
Friday, 2-6
Saturday, 9-3
Cobleskill United Methodist Church
107 Chapel Street
Cobleskill, NY
Betty Pillsbury will be book signing
Instead of a featured quilter they will be honoring quilt guilds

Wilmington Quilt & Craft Show:  “Remembrance”
October 14-15, 2017
Saturday, 10-5
Sunday, 10-4
Memorial Hall
14 W. Main Street
Wilmington, VT

Innovative Beads Expo
October 14-15, 2017
Saturday, 10-5
Sunday, 11-4
Polish Community Center
225 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12205
Details:  www.innovativebeadsexpo.com

17th Annual Quilters’ Paradise
a unique bargin shopping experience
for quilters and sewers
Where Old is New Again
Sunday, October 22, 2017
10am – 2pm
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School 
(located on Route 9W, Ravena)

Vendors * Refreshments
If you are interested in renting a spot for this event, call Log Cabin Fabrics
Booth rentals are $45 for 10′ x 10′ or $55 for 10′ x 15′

Donation for entry: $3.00

Come find incredible bargains on fabrics, notions, books – anything related to sewing.

November 2017

Quilt Festival Houston
November 2-5, 2017
Classes begin October 30
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX, 77010

Connections Quilt Festival
November 9-11, 2017
Thursday, 9-5:30
Friday, 9-5:30
Saturday, 9-5
Radisson Hotel
11 Tara Blvd
Nashua, NH
Vendors do not accept credit cards
Website:  www.connectionsquiltfestival.com