Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting of the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame will take place at the ERPF Center, 43355 Route 28, Arkville NY on Monday, October 1, from 10 am – 2 pm.  Bring your own bag lunch and beverage.  Water and coffee will be available.  Show and share of charity project and summer stitching.  Program will be old time bed turning.  Committees and Meetings for 2019 will be announced.

Bring your completed chemo pillows and/or other items to the October guild meeting.  Alice Maceyak will distribute them to the hospital.

Note:  Bloom Quilts in Margaretville, just a few miles past Arkville, will be open 10 am – 5 pm that day!  🙂
 
Linda Armour

Pillowcase Party

Pillowcase Party

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 lkarmour1968@gmail.com

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