From Ellen Adalman – please respond to her directly if you are interested. Her info is in our membership booklet and also on the Members Only section of our website.
I read an article about the 19th Cenutry Patchwork Divas. They make miniature (and regular) quilts in the style of the 19th century. They choose that time period for their interest in history as well as the fact that each quarter of the 1800’s has its own look (pre-Civil War, Civil War, Westward Expansion/Prairie , Victorian, Baltimore). I thought it would be fun to have a miniature group to create these historic quilts. The appeal of small quilts is they can be finished in a reasonable amount of time.
Once I see if there is any interest, we can decide if we want each person to create their own quilt or do a block exchange. We would also need to agree as to when, how often ( I was thinking monthly) and where we should meet. We can miniaturize patterns or we can work from a book
( for example, Kathleen Tracy’s Civil War Doll Quilts or Prairie Doll Quilts). I am open to your ideas, So…if this sounds like something of interest to you, please contact me at Nelle@yahoo.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
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.