Photos from our Runway Show as part of Elly’s presentation in November 2019.
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.
Bring your completed chemo pillows and/or other items to the October guild meeting. Alice Maceyak will distribute them to the hospital.
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 email@example.com
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Still Crazy After All These Years
2018- 2019 QCNYS Quilt Challenge
The QCNYS Board is pleased to invite you to participate in a themed challenge.
In keeping with the goals of the Travel Club the quilts resulting from the challenge will be made available to member guilds for exhibition at quilt shows in 2019 and 2020 and be included in the Best of NY Quilt Show in September 2019.
Participation is limited to those who belong to QCNYS in any membership category including all members of Member Guilds, Individuals, Non-profit or Business.
Title: Still Crazy After All These Years
•. The challenge is open to your interpretation of crazy quilting. Go crazy!
•. Will it be traditional or modern?
•. Will it be hand-embellished or machine-embellished?
•. Embroidery or not?
•. Never made a crazy quilt? Go crazy and enter the first-time crazies category!
Theme: Explore and celebrate the diversity crazy quilting
Categories: Traditional, Modern/Contemporary, Art, and
First-time Crazies (beginner, never entered a quilt in a show or challenge)
Eligibility: Entrants from all QCNYS membership categories – Guild members, Non-Profit, Individual or Business member.
• Must be a minimum of three joined layers
•. All entries shall be 24” x 24” square (will allow a ½” difference but prefer exact size).
•. 4” minimum Sleeve must be securely applied to back of quilt; sleeve must allow for the
use of hanging rod without distortion on the quilt and must not show beyond the edges of
•. Label with the following information must be securely applied to bottom: Title of piece, Name and Address of quilter, Title of exhibit, Date Completed
•. Entry form must accompany completed quilt
Note: Quilts that do not meet labeling, sleeve and packaging requirements will not be accepted.
In the interest of assisting compliance with these needs, the December 2018 Quarterly Membership Meeting will include a short demo or example of each requirement.
Restrictions: No three-dimensional items accepted (shipping concerns)
One entry per participant.
Entries must be received by deadline date of March 20, 2019
Fees: No entry fees. Return shipping shall be the responsibility of the quilt artist.
Shipping: Entries may be shipped as directed or brought to the December 2018 or March 2019 Quarterly Membership Meeting. Return shipping shall be the responsibility of the Quilter; QCNYS will however return quilts at QCNYS meetings where that is convenient for the Quilter.
Insurance: Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the Quilter. QCNYS shall provide $500 insurance coverage for each entry from the date of receipt to the return date. Specific quilts that are valued in excess of $500 must be accompanied by a certified insurance appraisal and appropriate proof of insurance.
Judging: Shall be done by a panel of independent judges. Cash prizes will be determined by the judging. All entries shall be evaluated for technical and visual merit during the judging process.
Entry Form: http://www.qcnys.org/challenge/index.htm
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 am How to make mitered border demo by Nancy S
1:00 pm History of the Apron talk by Marcy Williams
2:30 pm Featured speaker Celeste Compion of meerkatschweschwe.com,
Ontario, Canada on South African schweschwe fabric
Sunday, May 20, 2018
11:00 am Featured speaker Celeste Compion of meerkatschweschwe.com,
Ontario, Canada on South African schweschwe fabric
1:00 pm Finding your own neutral by Martha Mosher
2:00pm Bed turning, Genie Barnes
3:45 pm Raffle drawings
All Members of the Wiltwyck Quilters’ Guild are also members of the Quilters Consortium and, therefore, qualified to sign up for this.
Register for the Quarterly QCNYS Meeting, Networking, Lunch and Trunk Show
by nationally recognized teacher, Ricki Selva on September 13, 2018
New York State Quilters Retreat on September 13 – 16, 2018
at Watson Homestead, Painted Post, NY
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is quickly approaching, please register today!
NY STATE QUILT RETREAT INFO:
Enjoy 1-day or 2-days or more of sewing (depending on how long you stay), new friends (and old), talking, eating, sleeping – and repeat. Lodging & meal packages from $110 and up!
Spend an hour or two working on a Community Service Project.
Spend the time working on your own quilt project!!
Take a break and do the 30-Minute Treat.
Bring walking shoes if you want to take a stroll.
All activities are suggested but nothing is required except relaxation, fun and friendship.
A small group of member businesses
will offer kits, supplies and more throughout the Quilters Retreat.
30-MINUTE TREAT for YOU
A make & take, quick and easy project for you. Kits provided.
Enter one of your Quilt Guild’s Community Service Projects in the lottery and your guild could win the chance to have 1-3 hours of work by the Retreat Quilters on your project! Click here to enter your Community Service Project for consideration!
Two Community Projects will be drawn.
- Project should require approximately 1-3 hours only.
- Selected guild must provide pattern, instructions or kits in advance for up to 100 quilters.
MEETING AND RETREAT PACKAGES:
Here is a preview of the meeting and quilt retreat packages available. To register for any of these, please complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM.
MEETING ONLY – Quilting Connections Meeting, Networking, Lunch and Trunk Show, 9/13 $25.00
QUILTERS RETREAT ONLY, 9/14 – 9/16, hotel-style room (double occupancy, private bath) 2 nights lodging, 6 meals (begins with lunch), Retreat all day Friday and Saturday, and a few hours on Sunday. You are not registered for the 9/13 Meeting, Networking and Trunk Show. $277.00
QUILTERS RETREAT ONLY, 9/14 – 9/16, dorm-style room (sleeps 2-3, shared bathroom in hall) 2 nights lodging, 6 meals (begins with lunch), Retreat all day Friday and Saturday, and a few hours on Sunday. You are not registered for the 9/13 Meeting, Networking and Trunk Show. $210.00
EARLY BIRD MEETING AND RETREAT SPECIAL, 9/12 – 9/16, hotel-style (double occupancy, private bath), 4 nights lodging, 11 meals (begins with dinner), meeting, networking and trunk show PLUS Quilters Retreat after meeting on Thursday, all day Friday and Saturday and a few hours on Sunday. $500.00
MEETING AND RETREAT SPECIAL, 9/13 – 9/16, dorm-style (sleeps 2-3, shared bathroom in hall) 3 nights lodging, 9 meals (begins with lunch), meeting, networking and trunk show plus Quilters Retreat after meeting on Thursday, all day Friday and Saturday and a few hours on Sunday. $235.00
MEETING AND RETREAT SPECIAL, 9/13 – 9/16, hotel-style room (double occupancy, private bath), 3 nights lodging, 9 meals (begins with lunch), meeting, networking and trunk show PLUS Quilters Retreat after meeting on Thursday, all day Friday and Saturday, and a few hours on Sunday. $335.00
**NEW** – RETREAT One Night Special includes two days and one night, 9/14-9/15, dorm style room (sleeps 2-3, shared bathroom in the hall), one night lodging, 3 meals (begins with lunch), Retreat all day Friday and Saturday (room checkout at 11AM Saturday, sew until 5pm)
**NEW** – MEETING & One+ Day RETREAT, 9/13-9/14, dorm-style room (sleeps 2-3, shared bathroom in hall) 1 nights lodging, 4 meals, Networking Meeting and Trunk Show, Retreat Thursday evening and Friday (room checkout at 11AM on Friday but stay as long as you want to sew). $135.00 (includes meeting lunch and three meals on Friday).
QUESTIONS? Contact the Registrar, Ann Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Wiltwyck Quilt Show Challenge
The summer of 2019 will be the 50 year celebration of the Woodstock Festival. In honor of this milestone, the challenge for the 2018 quilt show will be “Celebrating 50 Years of Woodstock.”
Participants will create a quilt (three layers) or a quilt top that celebrates or commemorates something about the Woodstock Festival or something about Woodstock itself.
The entry can be any shape, but the perimeter should not exceed 80.” There are no limitations regarding fabric color or type. Please do not replicate the festival logo using the guitar and bird. Entries using the guitar and bird logo cannot be accepted.
Embellishments are allowed as long as they do not extend more than 1″ beyond the surface of the piece. No glitter will be allowed.
If there are enough finished quilts entered to create a show, after the guild show they will be offered to various venues to be displayed during the anniversary year of 2019.
Finished quilts should have a 2″ minimum sleeve attached to the back for hanging. A quilt top does not need a hanger.
The entry should have the maker’s name, phone number, and email or address included on the back.
All entries will be due at the April 2018 meeting. Voting will occur at the May meeting.
Any questions should be directed to Cheryl Kosarek, email@example.com or 845-657-6783.
There will be a quilt show of quilts which are being donated to several charities.
The quilts can be seen from Tuesday, November 21st until January 3rd.
There will be a reception on Friday, November 24th from 12 – 2.
The bank is on the corner of Rt 208 and Rt 44-55 in Gardiner.