Uncommon Threads Exhibit

Dear Wiltwyck Quilters Guild,
Here’s an announcement about an ongoing exhibit at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts. Hope to see you there.

Uncommon Threads, a quilt show featuring contemporary quilts by eight members of the Brooklyn Quilters Guild, is running through October 5, at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, 196 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. Admission is free, there’s plenty of parking ($7), and it is walking distance to the train station. 

A reception will be held on Saturday, September 29, noon – 3 pm.

The quilters include Madeleine Appell, Susan Byrnes, Joyce Crupi, Kirstin Fisher, Martha McDonald, Ellen Piccolo, Margaret Walsh and Shari Werner. There are approximately 60 items on view, including quilts of all sizes and fabric bowls.

In addition, Kirsten Fisher will be teaching a workshop on making contemporary art quilts on Saturday, October 27, at the Center. For more information on the show and the workshop, call 914-606-7500.

A note: The entrance to the Center for the Arts is to the right as you face the building. Walk around the flower bed and you will see the sign above the door.

Case for Smiles Update. 705 collected so far!

Dear Case for Smiles Volunteers, 
You are coming through for us in a BIG way.  We are averaging 25-50 pillowcases made at each of our events.  BUT we’ve also received many, many more donations of completed pillowcases from individuals and groups who have been working on them for months.  Would you believe our total for the month so far is 705???!!!  I’ll say that again!  705!!!  And we still have 2 more pillowcase parties to go in September.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 

We hope to see you at one of the remaining September events listed below.   There are also have a couple of opportunities in October and November to add to our stash.  

Friday, Sept. 28, 10-2 pm, Grace Church, 160 Seremma Ct, Lake Katrine

Saturday, Sept. 29, 9:30-2:30 pm, Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6512 Western Turnpike (Route 20), Duanesburg

Friday, Oct. 19, 6-8 pm, Quilt Bug, 3637 Carman Rd, Schenectady (RSVP please)
Friday, Nov. 30, 10-2 pm, Quilt Bug, 3637 Carman Rd, Schenectady (RSVP please)
Questions?  Suggestion for another event?  Pillowcases to drop off?  Send us an email.
Linda and Maggie
Linda Armour and Maggie Katz
Albany Chapter Co-Coordinators

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


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. 


•  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