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

QCNYS Quilt Challenge Call for Entries


Still Crazy After All These Years


2018- 2019 QCNYS Quilt Challenge

Click here for Entry Form

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
the quilt.

•. 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. 

Information Contacts: Ann Hawkins  or Val Schultz

Entry Form:

Quilters Consortium Quilt Show Date Change

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,
Ontario, Canada on South African schweschwe fabric

Sunday, May 20, 2018
11:00 am Featured speaker Celeste Compion of,
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

Ryan’s Case for Smiles Pillowcase Party

Due to popular demand, we’ve scheduled another pillowcase party at the Saugerties Library (91 Washington Ave) on Friday June 15th from 10-2.  Bring your machine, thread, and scissors.  We will have kits, pins, and chocolate.  Bring a light lunch and beverage if you wish.  RSVP to Linda Armour please.

Quilters Consortium of New York State Retreat

All Members of the Wiltwyck Quilters’ Guild are also members of the Quilters Consortium and, therefore, qualified to sign up for this.

Member Registration

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!



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.

    Christy’s Creations, Christy’s Creations
    Just Threads, Laura Little
    Limestone Threads, Barbara Smith


    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.

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

2018 Wiltwyck Quilt Show Challenge

 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, or 845-657-6783. 

Quilt Show at Ulster Savings Bank in Gardiner

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.

Quilt Show at Ulster Savings Bank

Quilt Show At Ulster Savings Bank
November 18, 2016 – January 5, 2017

Ulster Savings Bank has long been a supporter of local artists and has hosted quilt displays for several years.  Our own Dolly Wodin has been a visiting quilt artist in the past and when approached to hang her work again last year, she suggested something a little different.

Quilters are notoriously philanthropic and organizations such as nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, veterans’ hospitals, children’s homes, and wounded warrior projects have all benefitted.  Dolly thought that a display of some of the charity quilts created by local artists might serve not only to highlight the needs of charitable causes but also encourage other quilters to contribute their creative efforts to needy organizations.  The response to Dolly’s call-to-quilters for charity quilts was immediate and enthusiastic.  More than a dozen quilters submitted thirty quilts destined for distribution to the following recipients:

  • Adaptive Sports Foundation
  • Agri-Business Child Development
  • Astor Services for Children and Families
  • Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie
  • Family of Woodstock Domestic Violence Services
  • Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Mountainview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Philanthropic Educational Organization
  • University of Albany School of Social Welfare
  • VFW for VA Hospital at Castle Point

The response from clients of the bank was so positive and receptive that the staff at Ulster Savings requested that Dolly come back and do it all again.

Please consider displaying one of your quilts destined for donation to a charity.
Contact Dolly Wodin (her info is in the book or contact for more information.

The location of the participating bank is:

Ulster Savings Bank
Gardiner Branch
2201 Route 44-55
Gardiner,  NY

Even if your charity quilts have already flown the coop, you can stop by to see the display at the opening day reception or at any time during bank hours until the show closes.