Tuesday, June 27, 7:00 PM at Lifelong - Photo night for quilt show entries. We will also be giving an update on planning and progress for the show, which is now just over 3 months away.
Photos will have two purposes for this show. As always, they will be used for Layout. The second purpose is new. We will be constructing a PDF souvenir booklet that will include photos and descriptions of all entries, except for those who do not wish to be included. For this purpose, we would like the photos to be relatively high quality: square with good lighting. Even if you have previously submitted a photo, you can have an additional one taken if you'd like it to be included in the show book.
To get the best picture, we plan on having lighting and a rod for hanging quilts. So it would be best to have completed quilts with a sleeve for hanging. If only the quilt top is done or if the quilt does not have a sleeve, we will have people hold it up and crop the photo to show only the quilt.
It will facilitate aligning photos with entries if we have all the information required for registering your quilt. This may be done by registering online (it's easy) or filling out a paper entry form at the meeting. In any case, we will have a sign-in sheet for the photographs.
Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 PM at Lifelong - Presentation on "Natural Dyeing" by Sarah Gotowka and Tracy McLellan. Learn how to use plants to color on fabric and fiber.
Guidelines to enter the 2017 Quilt Show, Traditions & Beyond are now posted on the Entries page under the Quilt Show main menu tab.
Revised pattern for bags available
Our Community Service Committee has just revised the pattern for bags we make to donate to cancer patients. The pattern now incorporates using corrugated plastic to make the bottom of the bag stiff. This is a very popular project, helpful and easy to make. Click HERE for the pattern.
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SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN, THE TOMPKINS COUNTY BICENTENNIAL QUILT
On April 7, 1817, by act of the New York State Legislature, the counties of Seneca and Cayuga were divided, and Tompkins County was formed.
The official opening of a year-long celebration begins April 7, 2017. The TCQG's newly completed Sawtooth Mountain is ready and hanging next to the 1850s inspiration quilt at The History Center. If you are downtown this spring, take a peek.
The History Center regular hours are Tuesday,Thursday, and Saturday, 11-5, and is also open for first Fridays. We also hope the quilt will travel to bicentennial and other community celebrations across the county.
When members of the TCQG set out to reproduce the historic quilt, we tried to match each of the many fabrics with reproduction fabrics from our stashes. Go and compare! You may be surprised by the variety of 1850 fabrics and want to add to your stash. We did.