Uncommon Threads Exhibit

Dear Wiltwyck Quilters Guild,
Here’s an announcement about an ongoing exhibit at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts. Hope to see you there.

Uncommon Threads, a quilt show featuring contemporary quilts by eight members of the Brooklyn Quilters Guild, is running through October 5, at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, 196 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. Admission is free, there’s plenty of parking ($7), and it is walking distance to the train station. 

A reception will be held on Saturday, September 29, noon – 3 pm.

The quilters include Madeleine Appell, Susan Byrnes, Joyce Crupi, Kirstin Fisher, Martha McDonald, Ellen Piccolo, Margaret Walsh and Shari Werner. There are approximately 60 items on view, including quilts of all sizes and fabric bowls.

In addition, Kirsten Fisher will be teaching a workshop on making contemporary art quilts on Saturday, October 27, at the Center. For more information on the show and the workshop, call 914-606-7500.

A note: The entrance to the Center for the Arts is to the right as you face the building. Walk around the flower bed and you will see the sign above the door.

Case for Smiles Update. 705 collected so far!

Dear Case for Smiles Volunteers, 
 
You are coming through for us in a BIG way.  We are averaging 25-50 pillowcases made at each of our events.  BUT we’ve also received many, many more donations of completed pillowcases from individuals and groups who have been working on them for months.  Would you believe our total for the month so far is 705???!!!  I’ll say that again!  705!!!  And we still have 2 more pillowcase parties to go in September.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 

We hope to see you at one of the remaining September events listed below.   There are also have a couple of opportunities in October and November to add to our stash.  

 
Friday, Sept. 28, 10-2 pm, Grace Church, 160 Seremma Ct, Lake Katrine

Saturday, Sept. 29, 9:30-2:30 pm, Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6512 Western Turnpike (Route 20), Duanesburg

Friday, Oct. 19, 6-8 pm, Quilt Bug, 3637 Carman Rd, Schenectady (RSVP please)
Friday, Nov. 30, 10-2 pm, Quilt Bug, 3637 Carman Rd, Schenectady (RSVP please)
 
Questions?  Suggestion for another event?  Pillowcases to drop off?  Send us an email.
 
Linda and Maggie
Linda Armour and Maggie Katz
Albany Chapter Co-Coordinators

Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting of the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame will take place at the ERPF Center, 43355 Route 28, Arkville NY on Monday, October 1, from 10 am – 2 pm.  Bring your own bag lunch and beverage.  Water and coffee will be available.  Show and share of charity project and summer stitching.  Program will be old time bed turning.  Committees and Meetings for 2019 will be announced.

Bring your completed chemo pillows and/or other items to the October guild meeting.  Alice Maceyak will distribute them to the hospital.

Note:  Bloom Quilts in Margaretville, just a few miles past Arkville, will be open 10 am – 5 pm that day!  🙂
 
Linda Armour

Pillowcase Party

Pillowcase Party

Thank you to all of you who have expressed an interest in coming to the pillowcase party. We’ve had 3 parties so far and have made/collected over 150 pillowcases! Bring your machine, thread, pins, scissors to cut thread, lunch, beverage, and a buddy. I’ll bring the pillowcase kits, extra pins, and chocolate. We’ll see you on Friday, September 28, from 10-2. No problem if you can only stay part of the time. Come for as long or as little as you are able. Contact me with any questions. Linda Armour lkarmour1968@gmail.com

Student Scholarship Initiative

Volunteer mentors from 7 districts have stepped forward for the student scholarship initiative.   We’re nearly 1/3 of the way there, since our guild members cover 22 school districts.   Invitation letters will go out this week to those 7 districts.  
 
The districts are listed below.  The ones with asterisks are districts for whom we already have mentors.  (Note:  if you volunteered for Onteora, please contact me since I didn’t write your name down!).  
 
Cairo-Durham, Catskill, Germantown, Gilboa-Conesville, Hudson, Hyde Park, Kingston City**, Kingston Catholic**, Margaretville**, Millbrook, New Paltz, Onteora**, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Rondout Valley**, Roxbury**, Saugerties**, Sullivan West,  Wappingers, Webetuck, Windham-Ashland-Jewett
 
Please consider signing up for your district as a mentor.  You would be responsible for connecting with the student, answering any questions they may have about the guild, and forwarding any questions or concerns to me.  Easy job!  Great PR for the guild, and a help for the students.  Email me if you’d like to hop on board.