Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 PM, Lifelong - SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Trunk Show. We have rented a Trunk Show of small art quilts made by SAQA members (Studio Art Quilters Associates) who reside all over the globe. This is an opportunity to enjoy an intimate view of some pretty magnificent artwork.
Sunday November 18th- Annual Carpool to Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn for Quilts=Art=Quilts
We will meet at 12:00 PM in Joanne’s Parking Lot and carpool to Auburn. The Guild will pay entry fee for guild members.
The Schweinfurth will be hosting a local Fiber Market on Sunday November 18th from 1-5 PM. The market will feature local yarn producers in Central New York and a range of handmade items from spinners, weavers, knitters, including hand dyed yarn, and products for makers. Local producers will have finished product to sell, along with educational and marketing materials to share with visitors. There will be a lecture by Indie Dyer, Carrie Drake. The event will be held during the Schweinfurth’s annual Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit, and annual juried show featured art quilts from across the U.S. and world.
Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 PM, Lifelong - Guild Committee Meeting Night. We will divide up into our Guild Committees and discuss the upcoming business and needs for 2019. Many of you are on more then one committee, so you will need to circulate. This is a good opportunity for members who have not committed to a Guild volunteer position to shop around and get involved. This will also allow us to update our current data regarding who is chairing which committee.
If you currently head up a committee you make every effort to be there or delegate another within your group to be in charge for the evening. Descriptions of the Guild Committees can be found HERE.
Tuesday, December 11 - Annual Holiday Party. 6:30 PM . Please note the earlier start time. Dish to Pass. Please attach a card to your dish that lists the ingredients. We will enjoy a meal together, games , door prizes and show and tell. Keep an eye on the list serve for more details as they unfold.Volunteers Needed, please contact Lori
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2018 HOLIDAY BLOCK
This year’s holiday block exchange is a pieced snowball block with wintery fabric as the focus.
If anyone has not done a holiday block exchange before it is a fun way to participate in a guild project. You can make as many blocks as you would like. For each block you can place your name in a box for a drawing to receive a group of blocks. We typically get plenty of blocks which means that there can be several winners. If you win the blocks you can use them in any way you would like. The blocks are due the first meeting in December which is also our holiday party and the winners will be chosen at that time.
The block is a 6 ½ in unfinished block that will finish to 6 inches. Each block requires a focus fabric and 4 squares to make the corners of the block:
Choose a focus fabric and cut a 6 ½” square
Cut 4 – 2 ½”squares of a white or cream tone-on-tome
Lightly draw a diagonal line on the back of each of the 2 ½” squares
With right sides together, place a white square on each corner with each end of the diagonal line touching the side of the focus square.
Sew on the drawn line of each square
Press the fabric toward the corners.
Trim the bottom 2 layers off from the corners
The block will measure 6 ½”
QCNYS Road Trip 2019 to Quilt Canada Show
Bus trip to Quilt Canada, Thursday through Saturday, June 13 - 15, 2019. Options for one or two nights. For more information, click HERE.
Guild member news:
Congratulations to Lorraine Benjamin on her recent quilting awards from Quilts Unlimited 2018 at View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY. She was awarded a ribbon for Best Machine Quilting as well as a ribbon for Third Place Bed Quilt for her queen sized double wedding ring quilt “Inception”.