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. 
 

QCNYS Quilt Challenge Call for Entries

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. 

Requirements:

•  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 qcnys.org@gmail.com  or Val Schultz vjs749@twc.com

Entry Form: http://www.qcnys.org/challenge/index.htm

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

and

New York State Quilters Retreat on September 13 – 16, 2018

at Watson Homestead, Painted Post, NY

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is quickly approaching, please register today!

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

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.

    MINI MALL

    A small group of member businesses

    will offer kits, supplies and more throughout the Quilters Retreat.

    Christy’s Creations, Christy’s Creations cjehle@rochester.rr.com
    Just Threads, Laura Little justthreads.laura@gmail.com
    Limestone Threads, Barbara Smith limestonethreads@outlook.com

    30-MINUTE TREAT for YOU

    A make & take, quick and easy project for you.  Kits provided.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

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 qcnys.org@gmail.com