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Winter Edition December 2011
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Vice President: Marilyn Urciuoli
Secretary: Martha Wetzler
Treasurer: Natalie Masker
Membership: Linda Storrings
Info Chair: Valerie Schultz
Meeting Program: Janet Lutz
What a wonderful
day we had at Mexico for our delegate meeting. A very special “Thank
You” to Mexicali Quilt Club for all of your hospitality and hard
work. You made the day special for all of us.
For those who
were not in attendance, I would like to share a few of the
our new webmaster Ann Hawkins who is enthusiastic and has many new
ideas to make our newsletter more valuable to us and user friendly.
We talked about having a calendar of events in our newsletter and
request that all the guilds send in information, like when and where
you meet, important up and coming activities, speaker and such. It
will be our responsibility to get the information to her and to Val
in a timely manner. Please don’t wait until the end of the info
We nominated and
vote in a new vice president Marilyn Urciuoli who will be inducted
at the December meeting. Her job is to work between the guilds and
assist whenever possible. Welcome Marilyn!
We discussed what
service project we will do as group and because there were so many
ideas that people like, included in this newsletter is information
about some and how you can become involve either as an individual or
We did get a
couple groups to volunteer to do the member meetings for June and
next September but not for December. When no one steps forth it
becomes the job for the board.
IN THIS ISSUE:
December Delegates – DAY & DATE
CHANGE to Thursday, December 1st
Travel Club Winners to be announced
Guild Program Opportunities
Delegate Meeting Schedule
QCNYS Help Wanted List
Newsletter Deadline and Submission Needs
Minutes for June and September Meetings
Delegate Meeting December 2011
Hosted by QCNYS Board and Calico Gals
Thursday, December 1st
(PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A
DAY & DATE CHANGE)
BYOS (Bring Your Own Sandwich)
Soup, Salad and Dessert provided
COFFEE, TEA & WATER TOO
Community Room at the East Syracuse Fire Department
Sanders Creek Parkway, East Syracuse, NY 13057
DIRECTIONS: TAKE 298E FROM CARRIER CIRCLE
(THRUWAY EXIT 35)
IN ½ MILE TURN RIGHT
ON KINNE STREET, THEN LEFT ON SANDERS CREEK PARKWAY.
BUILDING IS ON THE
The building is
handicap accessible and has great parking
meeting will start at 10:30 AM
are due - bring your renewal form and dues to this meeting! (Linda
Travel Club Raffle
winners will be announced – don’t forget your baskets and passport forms!!
Scholarship Drawing will be held, bring completed forms please.
registering for more than one person please indicate the name of each
Guild Delegate or Business Member:
Guild Officer or Non-Profit
QCNYS Officer or Individual Member:
form and check ($4.00 per
person) payable to
Lynn Schantz, 501 East Avenue, Kirkville, NY
to Participating 2011 Travel Club Guilds:
your guild participate in the 2011 Travel Club? If so, please remember to
bring your guild’s raffle basket to the December 2011 meeting. These baskets
will be awarded by lottery to QCNYS members who attended the required number
of quilt shows and submit the required form. The forms are found on the last
page of the Travel Club booklet and may be given to a guild delegate or
brought to the December meeting.
Reminder to Travel Club Passport Holders:
you purchase a QCNYS 2011 Travel Club Passport and attend at least six
events? Please remember to turn your form (last page of booklet) in to your
local delegate for the December meeting. It could be you going home with one
of the baskets donated by participating guilds!
Info on 2012 Quilt Shows for Travel Club Passports due by December 1st
QCNYS Members, It is that time a year again ... time to renew your
membership dues. Renewal information was distributed at the wonderful
meeting in September hosted by Mexicali Quilters. I like to issue the
information early to allow you to bring the dues with you to the December
meeting. If you were not at the meeting, we will include the renewal forms
with this newsletter for you to use. Please click here for renewal forms -
Business Renewal *
Not For Profit Renewal
those that promptly have returned them to me already. If you, your guild,
or your business decides not to renew your membership, please let me know so
that I take you off the reminder list.
October 1st, we currently have 39 Member Guilds, 12 Business Members,
including our newest member Rohring Brook Custom Quilting, 9 Individual
Members and 1 Not-for-Profit Member. Roaring Brook Custom Quiltings is
located in the northwestern Adirondacks and heard about us through her
membership in the Tug Hill Quilt Guild, one of our Guild Members.
welcome new members. If there are Guilds in your area that are not members
of QCNYS, please invite them to the next meeting so that they can find out
what we are all about.
If you have
any membership questions, please contact me through my email
by phone, evenings and weekends, 315-695-3425.
Membership Chairman, Linda Storrings
Quarterly Delegate Reports
As a delegate
to QCNYS do you sometimes wonder which of the wonderful guild activities to
share with fellow quilters during the oral Delegate Reports?
Board has some suggestions to keep this portion of the meeting on schedule and
interesting to all. Prepare a list ahead of time and mention:
recently past activity that was exciting/fun/touching
upcoming activity that incorporates a new idea
open to other guilds
Does your Guild or Shop have an upcoming event? Get the word out!! Send
your information to Val Schultz,
email@example.com for the next QCNYS Network News!!
Kenan Quilters' Guild presents COLLECTIONS OF COLOR quilt show
November 4, 5 & 6
10am - 5pm Admission $5
quilted items on display Featured Quilter Live
Prizes Boutique Food
Auction Drawing 4 pm Sunday
Arena 433 Locust Street Lockport NY 14094 www.kenancenter.org
information contact Jan at 716-434-0273
Piecemaker Quilters of Elmira – Quilts Amongst the Books II
All of November
Library, 101 East Church St, Elmira NY
QAQ – Quilts=Art=Quilts - 31st Annual Show
October 30th thru January 8th, 2012
Art Center, Auburn NY
Passports will be stamped thru December 1st
Spring into Color 2012 – Celebrate Earth Quilt Show
to Lake Quilt Guild
13th & 14th, 2012 Admission $5.00
Show and Lecture by Karen Witt, “Quilting – Past, Present & Future” on Saturday
www.lake2lakequiltguild.com for more information
North Country Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
June 8, 9 & 10
at the Clayton Arena, Clayton, NY. Over 200 quilts on display and vendors
Also there will be a
silent auction of quilted wall hangings to benefit breast cancer research.
SAVE THE DATE BRING YOUR
PREPARE FOR A GREAT TIME.
We are pleased to announce the
RICKY TIMS SEMINAR with ALEX
ANDERSON and LIBBY LEHMAN.
To be held July 12th, 13th and 14th
of 2012 at the Gordon Fieldhouse, on the RIT campus. (Same place GVQC quilt
show has been the last two shows.) The three day seminar includes; Ricky
teaching all of his techniques. Alex will give advice on a wide variety of
quilting topics and tips, as well as her latest projects. Libby will show us
how she creates and how we can create, her beautiful quilted ribbons. All
of this will be done with a syllabus and a pencil. No dragging a machine and
supplies around. This is a relaxed and enjoyable three days of fun learning.
(Then we can all go home and create one of those magnificent rhapsody
There is also, a concert on Friday
evening, which is included in your seminar fee. Ricky plays his music, piano
and flute. He has been working with the Colorado Indians to record their
music and keep the history. He also tells how he became a quilter. He does a
beautiful power point presentation. I have seen it three times and still
The registration fee is $179.00 for
the large group rate and $194.00 for small group rate and $219.00 for single
registration. This includes all three days and the concert. (If you wish to
bring a spouse or friend to the concert only, tickets can be purchased for
$10.00) We want all of our members, or friends of members to get in at the
lower group rate so we are starting a sign up. You may sign up and pay with
one payment, if you please. Or you can sign up on the installment plan and
pay in 1/3 increments. Roughly $60.00 for a total of three payments. Make
checks payable to GVQC. This offer is good and must be paid in full by the
May meeting, of GVQC.
For clarification or questions
please, contact Mary Anne Smith
Msmith044@rochester.rr.com / 585-442-4195, or Priscilla Kibbee. at
firstname.lastname@example.org / 315-594-1046
Patch is sponsoring a
Fearless Circles Workshop by Marlous Carter on Saturday April 21, 2012
from 9:00 AM - 4 PM. For further info contact Cathy Chamberlin at email@example.com
North Country Quilt
Guild is hosting the
following lectures and workshops:
April 25, 2012
- Mary Huey lecture titled "Discovering the Keys to Your Creativity" with class,
"Playing With Jelly Rolls" on April 26th
May 22, 2012
- Lorraine Torrence lecture titles "Design Principles for Quilters". This will
be followed on the 23rd by workshop "Collage Curves Mini Quilt Class" and on
the 24th a second workshop "Designing With a Single Shape".
Sept. 25 and 26, 2012
- Lola Jenkins, a quilt artist who recently appeared on The Quilt Show, an
internet show hosted by Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. Lola is from Oklahoma and
is interested in visting other NY guilds while she is here.
Anyone interested in taking one of
these classes, please contact Laura Little, Quilt@twcny.rr.com or at
Lake to Lake Quilt
Friday, April 13, 2012,
Karen Witt teach a class called Nineteenth Century Nine Patch. For more
information about the class or to sign-up please contact Florine Meredith at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-532-8733 or
www.lake2lakequiltguild.com. Check out Karen Witt’s website at
and don’t forget her lecture and trunk show on Saturday, April 14th!
Delegate Meeting Schedule
2012 Thread Bears Quilt Guild, Sherrill NY
2012 Plank Road Quilt Guild,
19, 2012 Lake to Lake Quilt Guild, Gorham NY
2012 Host guild needed*
Board understands that hosting the quarterly meetings can place an
unbudgeted financial burden on the host guild. On August 6th,
2011 the QCNYS Board voted to offset some of the cost of hosting the
meetings by providing a $100 stipend from QCNYS to the host guild. This
stipend is effective with the December 7, 2011 meeting.
fee paid by each attendee will remain in effect. Many host guilds also offer
raffle baskets in addition to further reduce the expense of hosting the
York State Flood Relief – Broome County
County was especially hard hit by the flooding. The United Way has on-line
information for providing assistance - the main screen has several options;
choose "Flood Guide" and on page 23 through 31 there are many options to
select from to aid these people. Each option has a phone number and address
so the individuals and guilds can select and contribute in whatever way
seems appropriate. More Information: Lynn MacDonald
just take a moment to thank you for extending me the opportunity to speak at
your September meeting. Furthermore, with all the wonderful service
projects that were presented, on behalf of the Quilts of Valor Foundation (www.QOVF.org)
we would be very pleased to be chosen as the Consortium’s ongoing service
project this year. Our service men and women are thankful for every effort
made on their behalf.
take a moment to introduce myself to those of you not at the meeting. My
name is Kerry Barnes and I belong to the Lake Country Quilt Guild in Fulton,
New York. I am also the service project chairman for the guild which is the
Quilts of Valor Foundation. For the past two years we have awarded a quilt
at a ceremony on Memorial Day to a local veteran. Recently I volunteered to
be the coordinator for New York State when it was decided that one regional
director was not enough. I have had the opportunity to work with the
organization at MQX-East, Houston Quilt Festival, and North Carolina.
making quilts for our veterans about seven years ago in honor of my father,
Christy Malone. My dad served his Country for several decades, was awarded
the bronze star for his service during World War II, and is buried in
Arlington Cemetery. I am proud to honor and comfort a new generation as
they heal from the ravages of war.
Quilts of Valor website contains everything you ever wanted to know about
the program. However, I will briefly go over the high points. The Foundation
was formed in 2001 by Catherine Roberts after her son was deployed to the
quilts are made of the finest materials by talented piecers and quilters.
They are awarded to our service men and women to comfort them during their
healing process; as such they are meant to be used and must hold up to
frequent laundering. Each quilt has a special label documenting the quilt as
a “Quilt of Valor” and is presented in a presentation case or matching
pillowcase. Most of the time they are patriotic in nature but other themes
are accepted. The sizes vary between 55”-72” wide and 65”-90” long. This
range works well for a hospital bed or bunk.
has been established so that blocks and quilts are assembled and then sent
to long arm quilters who donated their time to quilt the QOV’s. The quilts
are returned to the piecers for binding, labeling, and laundering.
finished quilt is then matched to someone who requests a QOV on the website.
As the State coordinator, the Foundation contacts me with requests from our
state. The hope is that New York state quilts are awarded to New York state
service men and women before sending other finished quilts to the Foundation
for distribution all over the world to our military installations.
Presently, we have awarded 56,058 quilts but lacked 187 quilts to fill the
requests in September. Our piecers and quilters are doing a fine job but as
more and more individuals learn of our organization, the requests outnumber
can help, please do. We need blocks, whole batts, finished tops, long arm
quilters, and money to defray the cost of shipping.
as our Founder, Catherine Roberts, likes to remind us “it is not about
politics it is about people”.
If I can
assist you in anyway, my address is: 2 Cliff Rd., Oswego, New York 13126. My
e-mail address is email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. My phone number is
Barnes - New York State coordinator Quilts of Valor Foundation
HELP WANTED LIST
(updated November 2011)
Please consider volunteering for
one of the following positions; without
these positions filled, we cannot continue to provide the programs that many
of our membership have found valuable.
We are looking for volunteers
for the following appointed positions:
The Historian is responsible for
collecting and organizing historical records of our activities, including
meetings and organized events. Tasks include photographing events and/or
collecting photo’s from members, collecting news articles, programs, and
organizing this information in a binder or scrap book. You will be
responsible for storage of previously collected information.
Build Your Guild Event
Coordinator: In 2006
and 2009, QCNYS hosted a one day “Build your Guild” event to provide a venue
for member guilds to share ideas for hosting and promoting events,
publishing newsletters, guild and meeting organization, along with a host of
other topics. The Coordinator shall oversee the research and obtain a
suitable location, organize the food required, recruit volunteers to
facilitate discussions and scribes to take notes, and to oversee the
publication of these notes and distribution to the membership.
If you or someone else in
your Guild might be interested in one of these positions, please contact our
Information Chairman for more information or to sign up.
Val Schultz (585) 229-2908
Newsletter Deadline and Submission Needs
The deadline for submissions to the
next newsletter is January 15th, 2012. All articles, reports and other items
of interest must be emailed to
later than that date.
We are happy to accept program
information, quilting hints, recipes (could be edible, might be a recipe for
a quilt), challenge ideas, block or fabric swap proposals, even the
occasional bit of poetry.
Please note that effective
immediately absolutely no hardcopy items will be accepted. Submissions must
be in a format that enables editing – Microsoft Word is preferred. Photos
and business cards should be sent in a .jpg format.
MINUTES FROM JUNE MEETING
June 2011 QCNYS Minutes
meeting opened by Dianne Miller at 10:00.
Minutes as published in the newsletter were accepted.
Treasurer’s report given. Balance is $17,572.48. This reflects the addition of
the quilt show account that was added to the regular account.
Storring membership: 39 guilds, 11 businesses and 1 not for profit.
Schultz , Information Chair informed members that the Website would be changing
over the summer. It will be revamped by Ann Hawkins, who is a member of Lake to
Lake. Please get information in by the middle of July to Val for the newsletter.
Historian, Marjorie Day is resigning and need volunteer to do historian job.
Lutz says that the travel club is doing well and passports are still available.
Also another committee member is needed to help with the travel club.
Monteleone is resigning as Service Projects Chairman. She is collecting the
Alzheimers 9x12 quilts. Need a volunteer to take over the Service Projects
also looking for a vice president, anyone interested can contact Val Schultz at
lunch we had a trunk show by our guest speaker Marlous Carter.
Submitted by Marty Wetzler
Minutes for September Member Meeting
meeting was called to order at 10:21am at the VFW in Mexico NY.
on the agenda was introduction of member delegates, business members, individual
members and visitors.
minutes were available from previous meeting.
Treasure’s report was given as $18, 26.82.
S. reported that there are no new guilds.
L. explained there would be no program today to give our new webmaster a chance
to speak to the group.
Hawkins was introduced and spoke to the group fielding many questions from the
membership. She stressed that they need to send information to her and to Val
for it to be published. Additional information was also discussed about the
‘face book’ page.
chair reminded the group that we still are in need of a historian and Linda
spoke about what the job entailed.
spoke about Marilyn Urciuodi being willing to take on the job as VP. Janet
explained what the job entailed and the members were asked for any additional
nomination. None came. Janet they officially nominated Marilyn and it was
seconded. A vote was cast with a show of hands and all agreed, no abstention and
no nays were noted.
was asked to speak about the travel club and she stated she would take unsold
passports and money if member brought it with them.
corrected Pamela and the amount to be given for service grants and also
explained the educational grants that are coming up in December.
Burrn for Lake Country Quilt Guild was given the opportunity to speak about the
New Your State program for the Quilts of Valor. Kathleen Gilbert was introduced
as the volunteer to head service projects. She spoke of several and the
intention was to choose one and vote but a lengthy discussion proceeded. Many
delegate felt that the service project should be decided on in the spring and
not now. Lynn McDonald from GVQC stood up and stated she felt we needed to keep
our project within the state. Many other did as well. In the end a final
decision was now decided upon for a service project. Lynn’s suggestion of
helping the people within the state that were hurting from all the recent storms
was the one decided on to try and do. Lynn offer to take anything that comes in
and get it to the correct people if no one from the southern tier was available
in December to take whatever comes in at the meeting. It was decided we would
collect clothing, nonperishable foods, bedding and quilts. Each group could
choose what they would like to do. Two groups expressed that they were working
on the problem within their guild currently. Pamela request that several of the
idea should be written up and place in the newsletter so anyone interested could
follow through. There seemed to be quite a bit of interest in the quilts being
done in Watertown where kits were available so the cost would be less for the
different groups. Many also wanted to do the quilts of valor but it was no a
business came up and the meeting closed at 11:53am. Respectfully submitted
10 Good Reasons to
It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.
It keeps the "economy" moving, it is my duty to support cotton farmers,
textile mills and fabric shops.
It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
It is a contest – the one who dies with the most fabric wins.
It keeps without refrigeration, you don’t have to cook it to enjoy it, and
you’ll never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.
Like dust, it’s good for "protecting" previously empty spaces in the house,
like the ironing board, laundry basket, the dining room table etc.
It is not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, gratifies the
soul and makes me feel good.
Because it’s on "SALE."
Because I’m worth it.
10. And buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all
your shopping expeditions.
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