The October newsletter is now available.
Missing any back issues? Want to see what we were up to in the recent past. Newsletters back to 2012 are available on our Newsletter page.
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.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 9:30-2:30 pm, Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6512 Western Turnpike (Route 20), Duanesburg
WANTED FOR OCT WORKSHOP
A sewing machine for Jackie Kunkel’s use in her Oct. workshops here. She prefers a Viking, but will use a different brand. Must be in perfect working order. Contact Linda Armour if you have one she can use. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Below is the link to the Teal Pumpkin Project. I make 5″ x 8″ mug rugs and back pack tags (just like luggage tags) for trick-or-treating over the candy! Linda Armour
back pack/luggage tags
I can send you the pattern for the mug rug and tags if you want. Just email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
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