Wednesday, December 9, 2015

QCNYS meeting hosted by Thread Bears Quilt Guild

December 8 was our quarterly membership meeting in Verona hosted by the Thread Bears Quilt Guild of Sherrill, NY.   The room was filled to capacity and the agenda was full.   Outgoing officers Val Schultz as Vice President and Martha Wetzler as secretary were honored as new officers Dawn Garafolo and Debbie Lester were installed in those respective positions.  Members were treated to a show and tell by Susan Jones of Twilight Stitchers who won the Scholarhip award last year, showing her latest Judy Niemeyer quilts.  Cathy Rohr from Tug Hill Quilters gave a report on the community service grant awarded to her guild last year.  

After lunch Jackie O'Brien showed us several new rulers and quilts she had designed using those rulers.   More pictures from that will follow another day.   For now, here are some "around the room" shots from the meeting.

Vendor row.   They were kept busy all day with new items for us to peruse and purchase.

Silent Auction baskets prepared by the host guild.   All of them were filled with lots of wonderful goodies.

Ahhhh, the soups for lunch!   Which one to choose....they all looked SO good!   There were sandwiches to add and more desserts than we could count....of every flavor and variety.

Lake to Lake Raffle Quilt

Webster Quilt Guild Raffle Quilt

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Museum Quilt Guild celebrates the holidays with the Holland Land OfficeMuseum "Wonderland of Trees"

Every year the Holland Land Office Museum celebrates the holidays with a "Wonderland of Trees".   Since our guild started at the Museum, and we take our name from our beginnings, it is only natural that we would participate as one of more than 25 local groups invited to decorate a tree.   Here are our guild helpers in the middle of decorating the tree this year,  Prizes are awarded each year and the proceeds from those that visit the display benefits the work of the museum in our community,

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mexcali Quilters - getting a head start on the season!

The Mexicali Quilters have been busy making donations quilts for the Operation Reindeer organization to help give children in the area a warm quilt for Christmas. Loretta Grandjean and Debbie Licourt chair this committee and set a hefty goal for the 2015. The guild members came through and Thursday, November 12th the guild turned over the 200 quilts to the representatives of Operation Reindeer.  Along with the Operation Reindeer donations, we also donate quilts and walker bags to our Veterans.  This year the guild has donated 50 lap quilts and  approximately 50 walker bags.
Loretta and Debbie are passionate in their roles as donation chairs. This past month Loretta entered our guild in the contest sponsored by The Warm Company. The grand prize was approximately 195 yards of batting along with 80 yards of Steam a Seam. There were over 150 guilds participating in this contest. Loretta monitored the website daily (or maybe it was hourly?) to make sure our members were signing in and that their entries were being counted.  Over 65 members logged in and “LIKED” The Warm Company. The prize has been received and Loretta and Debbie were featured on The Warm Company Facebook page. Now the quilting begins for next year. This prize will go a long way in helping our guild to provide for those in need. Knowing  Loretta and Debbie,  we are sure the goal will be higher next year.
The quild has been busy this fall as we held our first Quilt Show in Williamstown, New York. Over 300 visitors came through the doors of the old Williamstown elementary school. Over 200 member quilts were on display in various rooms along with a Boutique and several vendor booths.  Quilt Show Chair Ellen Walker, along with her committee did a fantastic job of pulling all this together and making it a great success.   Our raffle quilt was donated by member Carol Fitzsimmons and won by Julie Burger of Oswego, NY.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Quilters consortium of New York State raffle quilt.

This is our raffle quilt constructed by several different guilds and members of the consortium.  It is 90 x 90 and the proceeds benefit the Linda Storrings Educational Fund.   Linda, who passed away this past year, was a very integral part of the consortium since its inception.   She worked tirelessly on membership and making sure all information was up to date.   She transitioned the process from all paperwork to computer during her term,   The scholarship is so named because of her efforts and love of quilting.  The fund will benefit guilds by awarding a scholarship to aid in bringing national teachers to our local area. To purchase tickets, see any member or guild member or visit

Monday, August 24, 2015

O Susannah's Quilt Show

O Susnnah's Quilts and Gift Shop is one of our longtime business members,   This past weekend they hosted their quilt show in Watkins Glen, NY,    Here are a few scenes from that show (courtesy of Liz Scott who attended on Saturday, August 22.)

Monday, August 17, 2015

More news from the Caledonia Quilt Guild

Members of the Caledonia Quilt Guild honored 37 veterans with a handmade lap quilt as part of the Guild’s two-day show, “A Garden of Quilts,” on Aug. 8 and 9.

This year the Guild focused on veterans from World War II and the Korean War  who are members of Caledonia VFW Post 10844 and Matthew Cleary Post American Legion Post 255.  

“The Guild sews these quilts for our veterans to honor and show you our appreciation for the sacrifices you and your families have made,” Guild member Gail Milner said in her presentation to the veterans.

Several guild members sewed the 37 lap quilts, each with a unique poppy design. Five of the 37 veterans were able to attend the presentation. Guild members plan to deliver the remaining quilts to the homebound veterans.

“It is with gratitude and thanks that Caledonia Quilt Guild presents these lap quilts to you. Our hope is that every time you use them they wrap you in the love and thanks you deserve,” Milner said.

(Photo and article  compliments of The Livingston County News, reported by Sally Santora)

Friday, August 14, 2015

More from the Caledonia Quilt Guild Show

This quilt by Mary Christopher was deemed "Best of Show".  As part of her prize she was awarded a lovely hibiscus plant from Xantopia Nursery in Mumford, NY

In an interesting twist of events, the owner of Xantopia Nursery was the winner of the Caledonia Quilt Guild raffle quilt.   Very apropos given that the name of the quilt is "Field of Poppies"

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Caledonia Quilt Guild Show


This weekend is the Caledonia Quilt Guild  Show at the school on North Street.  They are a small guild of approximately 30 members.  What a show this group has put on.  It features over 150 quilts, 17 vendors, a raffle quilt, boutique, members challenge and even lunch.  It's worth your trip.  I will feature some quilts over the next few days!   

This is their raffle quilt...Field of Poppies

The veterans community service project

The boutique area 

Challenge quilt display.... The fabric was a floral fabric which is quite evident 

1st place Pretty Poppies by Cathy Jo Rogers...featuring thread art flowers. 

2nd place "Where the "beep" is my other shoe" by Patti Cline.   Features over 300 glued crystals in the shoe

3rd place. "A Wreath for Sandi" by Linda Coats in memory of her longtime friend Sandi Orolgio.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thread Bears Quilt Guild donates to Honor Flight

This quilt was given to Shelah LaDuc's father after being a recent honor flight participant.   Thread Bears, a guild located in Sherrill,  is very active with making quilts for veterans.  Way to go!!!!!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Consortium raffle quilt is well underway!

The Consortium is constructing a raffle quilt to be raffled off in 2016.  The monies collected will benefit the Linda Storrings Scholarship Fund,   Each member guild was asked to create a New York Beauty block in red, white and black.    Layout has begun and construction will start soon!   Tickets will be available for each guild to sell to its members!  It's going to be awesome!!!

Ann Hawkkns and Liz Scott begin the layout process.  Julie Brandon and Val Schultz are also hard at work, assisted by Elaine Ross (taking photos) and Caren Betlinski.

The picture below is the layout as we left it yesterday!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June membership meeting at Watkins Glen

On June 17, 100 members of Quilters Consortium of New York State met in Watkins Glen for their quarterly meeting.   The meeting was hosted by O'Susannah's Quilt Shop.  Members were treated to a wonderful lunch, and in a wonderful gesture, Sue Knapp of O'Susannah's gifted the monies received for the lunch to one of her staff to helpful pay for costs incurred for her cancer treatment,   

Arriving at the meeting, we were checked in.

Raffle Quilt by Candlelight Quilt Guild

Another raffle quilt (I missed the guild who made this)

This quilt will be raffled at the next meeting with proceeds going to the scholarship fund.

Sue Knapp tells us of some of the specials in her shop, O'Susannah's. Below, one of her staff does a short demo.

As part of the meeting, 2 discussions were held for those attending.  This session was led by Ann Hawkins, discussing social media and Internet networking!   The other group discussed helpful hints in locating a national teacher and bringing the teacher to your guild for lectures and workshops.

The next meeting will be September 16, hosted by Piecemakers of Moravia.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thumbstall Quilt Guild Honors Local Veteran

Thumbstall Quilt Guild, one of our guild members in central New York State presented this quilt to a 96 year old veteran at the VFW in Skaneateles this past Sunday!    Quilters are a caring group and this is a great way to honor those who have served our country.

Monday, June 8, 2015

More from the Genesee Valley Quilt Show

The show is over but the rave reviews keep coming in!

This was the huge gift gallery....always a fun place to shop where members can make q little bit of money and the club can benefit with a small percentage also.

The club issued a challenge exhibit, headed up by Val Schultz and Julie Brandon called "my Corner of the Universe". The idea was to show our place in the universe or what makes it our happy place.  The winner was Elaine Ross (yes that's me) with her quilt called "My Corner of the Sky" depicting looking up thru the trees to the sky,  I picked this as I love to be outside in nature and because my favorite song of the musical "Pippin" is called "My Corner of the Sky".  

There were over 700 quilts, so obviously something to please everyone,   

The Best of Show was won by Vickie Coykendahl with her exquisitely machine quilted masterpiece called Feathers Galore.

It's hard to see the machine quilting here, but it was outstanding,

The winner of the raffle quilt was Sally Hersberg, a long time club member.

Iron quilter winners were Sarah Terry, Beth Brandkamp and Mary Weiser,   (Sorry I don't have pics of those finished creations)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Genesee Valley Quilt Club Show

The Genesee Valley quilt show is in full swing!  With over 600 quilts and over 65 vendors, there is plenty to see and do!   I will share some of my favorites over the next few days!

This quilt by Christine Wickert was deemed Best of Show!   It is done in all silk, hand appliqué and hand quilting.   It even has a silk backing!  I'm sorry I forget the name, I'll try to get it and add later,   The quilt itself measures 30 x 60.   She didn't start out to make it this size,,,,it made itself!

This is another of my favorites!   It is called "Dreamtime" by Antonio Herring and demonstrates her love of Australia.   It was a Judges Choice,    Not only is it very colorful....but...all of the dots you see are hand appliqués circles....perfectly round,    It is mind boggling that someone could do that.  

Closeup of detailed circles,

This quilt by Janet Atkins is called "Murderskill Crossing". It won several awards.....very colorful.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Genesee Valley Quilt Club Quilt Show this weekend

One of our member guilds, our largest member guild, will be having their quilt show this weekend.   Genesee Valley Quilt Club puts on the largest guild show in New York State and it is NOT to be missed.

This is their raffle quilt designed by two of their members and quilted by our own Vice President, Valerie Schultz of Mountainview Quilting.   You will for sure want a ticket on this one!!!
With over 600 quilts on display and even some for sale, a wonderful Vendor Mall, workshops, lectures, demos, special exhibits, and lots more, The Universe of Quilts quilt show held by the Genesee Valley Quilt Club is certain to excite.   Mark your calendar and join us for a day, or the weekend of June 5 - 7, 2015 and explore The Universe of Quilts. June 5 - 7, 2015 - Rochester, NY Gordon Field House Rochester Institute of Technology
For more information visit their website at