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.  lkarmour1968@gmail.com

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.  http://caseforsmiles.org/albany/

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:  http://wiltwyckquilters.org/guild-events/

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:  http://wiltwyckquilters.org/guild-events/
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: www.simplebirdapplique.com

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

National Quilting Day is March 19th

National Quilting Day is also our March Guild meeting!

Don’t forget to bring donations for the church to thank them for allowing us to use their facilities.  Donations are non-food items:
Toilet paper; dish soap; SOS pads; paper towels; facial tissue; napkins; sandwich bags; coffee filters; laundry soap; all-purpose cleaner; hand & body soap/lotion; shampoo; toothpaste; dental floss; toothbrushes; sun screen; deodorant.  Non-perisable foods are also needed.

For an idea of what else would be good to add to your donation see the article in the NY Times –

For more information on National Quilting Day go to their website:

Local Events of Interest February 2016

Sue Reich at the Roosevelt Presidential Library

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to present an author talk and book signing with Sue Reich, author of Quilts Presidential and Patriotic.  The program will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.  Following the presentation, Reich will be available to sign copies of her book.  For more info for this other publics events at the DR Wallace Center:  www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/publicprograms/calendar.html.


Kyra Hicks at Vassar College

Quilter and author Kyra Hicks will give a presentation on the links between African American history and quilting.  “Amazing African American Quilt History as Prelude”, on Tuesday, February 16th at 5:30pm, in Taylor Hall, Room 203 at Vassar College.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info and directions, please check the website at http://info.vassar.edu/news/2015-2016/160216-kyra-hicks.html.


Kate Themel Workshop

First Dutchess Quilt Guild, May 19, 2016.  9am – 3pm at the Cooperative Extension Farm and Home Center, Millbrook, NY.  Cost is $90.  For non-members, additional kit fee of $30.  Payable to Kate Themel (kit fee paid the day of the workshop).  If interested contact Carol Weber at rodian@optonline.net


Gardiner Library Fabrics, yarn, and Craft Supplies Sale

The Gardiner Library is holding it’s sixth annual Fabric, Yarns, and Craft Supplies Sale on Saturday, February 6th from 10am to 1pm in the library community room.  Items for sale include fabric at $1 and $2 per yard, deeply discounted yarn, craft supplies, handicraft kits, sewing, knitting, and crochet notions.  There is also a large quantity of basket making supplies, a kit to make a fifty state quilt, brand new white tee shirts for crafting, a plush hand-hooked rug, and several working sewing machines.  Free patterns and information on websites with ideas for crafters will be available at the sale.

The library is located at 133 Farmer’s Turnpke in Gardiner.  For directions, or further information, call the library at 845-255-1255 or visit www.gardinerlibrary.org or the library’s facebook page.

February Workshop

The February workshop is now posted in the calendar.  You can find all the information about the Daisy Pin Cushion, Wool Appliqué class by clicking on the February 20th link in the calendar or click here.

Daisy Pin Cushion Workshop by Lisa Fagan