Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Common Threads - the second guild hosting a quilt show this weekend!


The second quilt show on the Quilters Consortium of New York State Trail is presented by
Common Threads Quilters Guild.   The show is at the Broome West Senior Center in Endwell, NY  

This is the group raffle quilt!   You can buy your winning ticket at the show this weekend!   Wouldn't you just love to own this!!!!
Quilt (& show)name: Common Friendships
Pieced & appliqu├ęd by20+ members; machine-quilted by Estie Mowry
Measures approx. 100” square
Raffle tickets cost $1 each or 6/$5, 12/$10, 25/$20
Drawing May 3rd at our Quilt Show...
Western Broome Senior Center on Wayne Street, Endwell, NY
Contact info:
Angie Roux angie@quiltingbyproxy.com
Jayne Stoll quilterjayne@gmail.com
Barb Merritt bjmerritt2@gmail.com

The Quilt Shows continue this weekend - Thread Bears Quilter's Guild in Sherrill, NY

Thread Bears Quilters' Guild is hosting a Quilt Show on:
· Friday May 1 from 5PM to 9PM,
· Saturday May 2 from 10AM to 4PM and
· Sunday May 3 from Noon to 4PM
at the CAC (Community Activity Club), 139 East Hamilton Avenue in Sherrill. Displays will include bed quilts, wall hangings, and other quilted items made by members.

The show will also feature:

o Stitching New York: A traveling quilt exhibit celebrating the diversity of New York State
o Bed turning featuring narrations of different piecing and quilting styles
o Basket raffles: Wine & Chocolate, Movies, Pasta and more!
o Pre-owned quilt magazine sale
o Door prizes
o Quilting vendors
o Bed Quilt Raffle! Drawing on Sunday May 5th at 3:45PM.

Thread Bears Quilters' Guild is an organization that promotes friendship as well as the art of quilting. In addition to individual projects, Guild members make quilts for charities including organ donors & recipients, quilts for veterans, trooper quilts, Project Linus, and juvenile, senior and health care organizations.
$4.00 Admission. Handicapped accessible. For more information, contact Tara White at 315-264-3063.

Thread Bears also has a very active Honor Flights Quilt Program as evidenced by some of these photos!   


Monday, April 27, 2015

Soaring with the Quilts.....Piecemaker Quilters of Elmira quilt show

This past weekend, the Piecemaker Quilters of Elmira Quilt Guild held their show in a most unusual venue....the National Soaring Museum in Elmira.  Thanks to Liz Scott, I have some photos to show.   Doesn't this look like it would have been a fun place to view quilts!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mohawk Valley Guild quilt show

Here are some photos from the Mohawk Valley Quilt Show which continues for one more day this weekend.  Photo credit to Liz Scott....she sent me several pictures, as I was unable to attend,   Enjoy the show!

Hopefully someone will send me information regarding the raffle quilt winner and the Consortium basket winner.  (Elainejr@rochester.rr.com)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Soaring with Quilts....quilt show in Elmira

Our second featured quilt show this weekend is in Elmira, New York at the National Soaring Museum.  This show is hosted by the Piecemaker Quilters of Elmira.   Here you will find their quilts hanging among the airplanes and air exhibits usually on display.   This promises to be an interesting venue for sure.

Shown below is the guild raffle quilt!

For more information visit their website at http://piecemakerquilters.weebly.com

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Remembering our friend, Linda Storrings

Linda Storrings
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing today of our friend and valued Consortium member, Linda Storrings.  Linda was a member of the Consortium for as long as I remember, having started as a delegate from the Candlelight Quilt Guild and then becoming Membership Chairperson, a position she held for many years.  (She may have held other offices of which I am not aware).   Linda approached her position with the same professionalism as her everyday work profession.   When she began this job, everything was done by paper, not by computer as we do now.  She worked tirelessly to keep all the information on guilds, delegates and the consortium in general, up to date and current.  If there was a question about the early days of Consortium, we knew that Linda would know the answer. 
As she became ill and attended fewer and fewer meetings, we kept up with her activities through her friends, family and Facebook. She continued to travel and keep up with activities important to her cause and with her family - as recently at 10 days ago.  She never complained of the hand that was dealt to her, instead serving as an inspiration to all who knew her.   We will miss her and her enthusiasm for life.  

Barbara Miller presents Judy Niemeyer

At our March QCNYS meeting in Webster, NY, our program presenter was Barbara Miller of Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company.   Mt. Pleasant Quilting is a certified Judy Niemeyer shop and Barbara is a certified teacher of the Judy Niemeyer technique and patterns.    Barbara's love of this technique was evident in her smile, her enthusiasm and her presentation.   Below are a few of the quilts she brought with her:

On November 2-6, 2015, Mt. Pleasant Quilting and Judy Niemeyer will be hosting a symposium in Rochester, NY featuring workshops and classes.   For more information and to sign up, you can visit the http://www.mtpleasantquiltingcompany.com/index.php/site

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Community Service is at work in the Webster Guild

In 2014, the Webster Quilt Guild received a community service grant to support the project of making quilts for breast cancer patients.    At the March membership meeting, Michele Sanderson came to give a report on her project - showing us many finished quilts.   Below you can see some of the results of this wonderful program.   There were many more for which I do not have photos.

This is Michele Sanderson beginning her report.   She was a very exhuberant presenter!

Going even further in their dedication to community service - the host Webster Guild decided to forgo favors and fancy nametags (of which we all already have many) and make a donation to the Wound Warriors.   Definitely something for future host guilds to consider!!!!