Program News 2020 – 2021

SAT DEC 12 – Since we are meeting virtually I am proposing the following project for our usual holiday get together.
Make an ornament, any medium, and bring it to show at the 12 12 20 meeting. Anyone showing an ornament will receive one “ticket” in a drawing to be done that day.You will get one ticket for each ornament.At the end of the meeting a drawing will be held, there are two chances to win, the prizes are (2) gift cards to Joanns. ($25.00 each). After the meeting you will donate your ornament to a nursing home of your choice and in your area.Please email or call Mary with any questions.

Thank you


NOTE: Sign up this month for a repeat of Suzi Parron’s barn quilt project February 20th!  Click on Guild Calendar on our website for details.  $45 for supplies.  No money due now.  Email me (Linda Armour) to register.  Limit of 15.  We already have 4 signed up.

SAT JAN 16 – Twin Quilt Project tie-in or quilting month.  Pick up a top, back, and batting from Linda to quilt or tie on your own or with friends.  Check out the member list on our website that is organized by address.  It’s in the Members Only section that’s password protected.  Find members near you with whom you can carpool to pick up/drop off quilts.

Anyone wishing to make the drawstring bags this month may continue to do so.  Pattern details on our website:  Or go to our website, click on Guild News, then scroll down to Patterns. 

NOTE: Today is the deadline for signing up for Suzi Parron’s barn quilt workshop in February.  Email Linda Armour.

SAT FEB 20 – Suzi Parron will offer a repeat barn quilt block workshop after our regular zoom meeting.  Sign up by January 16!  See details above and on our website under Guild Calendar.  Suzi’s website:

SAT MAR 20 – Sharon Waddell presentation and trunk show on 19th century applique patterns unique to New York State, how they were developed and shared.  No workshop.  For more info on Sharon:

SAT APR 17 – Karen Miller of Redbird Quilt Co will offer an Aurifilosophy lecture and trunk show followed by a half day free motion quilting “A Quilter’s Doodles” workshop.  Rescheduled from spring 2020.  $20 guild workshop fee.  Contact Linda Armour to reserve your space.  More info on our website and at:

SAT MAY 15 – Sheri Ciffaldi-Morrill from Wholecircle Studio will offer a Content, Concept, and Quilts, presentation and trunk show.  

SUN MAY 16 – Hawaiian Inspired Applique workshop with Sheri.  Full day.  More details later in the spring.  Visit her website:

SAT JUNE 19 – End of year meeting.

MoonCatcher Recap

SAT NOV 21 – recap.  We enjoyed an informative and inspired presentation by Ellie von Wellsheim of The MoonCatcher Project.  Members have already signed up to make 100 drawstring bags during the next month.  Way to go, Wiltwyck!  If you would like to sign up, email me (Linda Armour) your name, address, and how many bags you plan to make.  I will mail you the labels to sew on the bags before you make them.  All the details for making the bags are on our website at this link:  Or go to our website, click on Guild News, then scroll down to Patterns.  Check out the MoonCatcher website for more information:

2020 Challenge Block: “The Games We Used To Play”

Participants will create a 20″ x 20: block to interpret the games played by children 50 or more years ago. (Examples: hopscotch, jacks, jump rope, tag, dodge ball, etc.)

The following rules will be observed:
1. The block must clearly illustrate at least one childhood game.
2. The block must measure exactly 20″ x 20″.
3. The block may be quilted, but does not have to be. Do not bind the block.
4. The block must contain BOTH a pieced portion and a sewn appliqué (by hand or machine) portion as a significant part of the overall design. Glued or iron-on appliqué is not permitted.
5. The block may contain 3-D items as part of the design. These items must be securely attached.
6. The block may contain juvenile fabric with children and/or games printed on it. It may be used in small amounts within the block but may not be used as the sole reference to the chosen game.

The block is due by the May meeting.

Wiltwyck Program News

Wiltwyck Program news.

November 17.  Join us for Jessica VanDenburgh’s trunk show and presentation on creative ways to use pre-cuts (layer cakes, jelly rolls, and charm squares).  There are 6 spaces left in the Mini-Diva wallet workshop following the presentation.  Workshop fee is $15, supplies $16 (pattern and hardware).  Contact Linda Armour for more info.

The supply list has been added to the calendar.
Nearly 60 have already signed up for the holiday brunch in December.  If you haven’t already done so, sign up in November to bring a main, salad, or dessert dish.
December 15.  Ellie VonWellsheim of the Mooncatcher Project will present on making reusable menstrual products for girls around the globe.
Holiday brunch after presentation.  Time to enjoy our friends and give thanks.
CMQHOF News.  Continue to make chemo caps, breast cancer pillows, and seat belt/port covers.  Bring to a meeting for collection and delivery.
2019 Charity Project is fidget quilts.  More info in the coming months.
Ryan’s Case for Smiles:  1000 pillowcases were made and collected during our MOPS events in September.  Check out our webpage for a list of upcoming pillowcase parties.

November Workshop

Cheryl Potter will be teaching us how to create the very useful and colorful bags above.  The cutting list and the pre-class instructions are here:

Patchwork Bag Pre-Class Instructions and Cutting List

Here are photos of the pieces you will need to cut:

Patchwork Bag Cutting Photos

See the files above and note the info below:
The exterior should be quilted prior to workshop.
These are the side panels which the ‘angle’ will be cut in the workshop. Fuse the interfacing to TWO of the panels
The linings need to have the interfacing fused to each one.
If someone wants to use a prequilted fabric that works as well.
Thread to blend with the bindings works the best. Extra needles, zipper foot and regular sewing foot, pins etc….

Workshop Updates

There is still room to get into the April Workshop.  Register Now for best availability.

PillowOn Friday, April 15, Karen will conduct a class on creating a sweet home décor pillow with some simple piecing, a little quilting, and some (optional) wool embellishments. What’s awesome is that we can make two pillows with just one jelly roll and some added yardage.  Find all the information on our website:

As a member of the Wiltwyck Quilters’ Guild you have first dibs on a place in this and any other workshop offered by the guild.  As of April 1st the registration will open up to non-members.  Get your place now and register before the 1st.

The class will be a full day workshop at the Grace Church, from 9:30 – 4:00. There will be a $20 workshop fee for members, $25 for non-members.

Quilters Dream and Door Prizes
Karen Miller loves Dream Wool and suggests it for use in our April Pillow Top project. Thanks to the efforts of Marie G. Quilters Dream will be providing 4  throw-size batting packs which can be cut up to provide enough of the 16” x 30” piece of batting needed for the project for everyone taking the class.

In addition, they are  sending sample cards for all the Guild members and some door prizes!  How wonderful is that?

All information can be found on the Calendar:
Supply List:  Hearts Content Pillow Top Supply List
Registration Form:  Workshop Registration – Hearts Content Pillow


Our May Workshop:  Kerry Burke from Simple Bird Applique has been quilting for more than 30 years and loves to share her love of hand applique through her blog and on-line tutorials). Kerry resides in Canada where she has a quilt store, a yarn store, and an on-line business that specializes in hard to find applique tools, patterns and notions.  Please look at Kerry’s spectacular work:

We are delighted to host Kerry Burke at our Guild Meeting on May 21, 2016 where she will conduct a lecture and trunk show in the morning.

In the afternoon, at the Grace Church, Kerry will teach the following workshop:
The Glorious Eagle 1/2 Day Workshop: $20 Members, $25 Non-Members

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 85Eagles have nested in nearly every major Baltimore album quilt made during the heyday of album quilts (1840-1850).  In this class, students will start their own 15-inch block.  Techniques include the basics of Prepared Edge Applique, marking, layering, off-unit applique, perfect circles, and making pointy-points, smooth curves, and folded roses. Freezer Paper templates will be provided.  Kits (optional) are available for $30.00.  Patterns (necessary) are $9.00
Supply Lists to be available soon.
Check the calendar for updates and details:  Kerry Burke Eagle Workshop
To Register for either of these workshops:  Workshop Registration – Kerry Burke Workshops

On Sunday May 22, 2016, at the Town of Ulster Senior Center, Kerry will teach the following class.
The Braided Flower Basket.  Full Day Workshop: $35 Members, $45 Non-Members

Is there anything more beautiful than a basket filled with flowers?  In this workshop, you will learn everything needed to make this lovely 15-inch block: prepared-edge applique, layering, marking, off-unit applique, perfect circles, folded flowers and leaves, and bias stems for the braided basket.
Kits (optional) are available for $40.00.  Patterns (necessary) are $9.00.
Supply lists will be coming out soon.

To see all the details and any updates check the calendar:  Kerry Burke Full Day Workshop
To Register for either of these workshops:  Workshop Registration – Kerry Burke Workshops

Download a pdf of these workshops:  Kerry Burke Workshops – May 2016