Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ninth Biennial Show - Success!

We're all still recovering from the past weekend! I deem the show a huge success with 180 entries and over 450 in attendance. The weather was great which helped especially during setup and take down. Thanks to all our members for their incredible help during the show. Thanks also to the 12 vendors who set up. There are so many to thank .......

I will post viewers' choice awards soon. Our raffle quilt was won by guild member, Sandra Harris. I'm attaching a photo of Sandra with Show Co-Chairs - Mary Snell and Kathy Casey(me) - who happen to be sisters!!

Sandra worked all weekend long on the show as well as many days before hand - finishing her beautiful quilt and proof reading the program - along with many other things - too numerous to mention. Thanks, Sandra!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quilt Show Entires

We have 180 entries for the show! It promises to be a wonderful display - full of color. Our national pride will show through with many red, white and blue entries.

Reminder -
Quilt Show Meetings tomorrow at the K of C Hall in Canton -
1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Potsdam Museum Collection Quilts

The Potsdam Museum will be showing a few of their quilts! We're very pleased. Plan to attend the show at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 11 for a "bed turning" and viewing.

We'll also have a few demonstrations scheduled during the show. On tap are:
Paper Piecing, Fast Flying Geese, Twister Ruler Technique, Potato Bags. I'll have more information posted soon regarding times.

Please leave a comment if you have seen the show advertised.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Random Photos -

The above is raffle quilt for Knights of Columbus. 2011 Block of the Month contributions! What a beauty!!

Quilt Show Committee Meeting

The show is less than a month away! OMG! So much to do.
Clarkson University Cheel Center
Saturday, May 14, 10:00 AM

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Eleanor Burns' Sister - Patricia Knoechel

Patricia Knoechel will visit our guild!
Two presentation on Friday, May 6
- 1:00 - 3:00 PM
- 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Canton Knights of Columbus Hall, 30 Miner St., Canton, NY

Guild Member, Debbie Baldwin has set this event up for our guild. Please join us. No charge!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Las Vegas Vacation

My husband and I just returned from two weeks in Las Vegas. We went for a construction show. We rented a vehicle and did quite a bit of traveling around as well visiting the west part of the Grand Canyon, Boulder City, Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon. Las Vegas is a fun city to visit with so much to see. I love to people watch! We walked and walked and ate too much! I did visit four quilt shops and purchased a little bit........of course!! Now my focus will be on the quilt show. Watch for future posts.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Misty Hollow

Our raffle quilt has been displayed in the window of Misty Hollow on Market Street in Potsdam for the last couple of weeks as part of National Quilt Month. Thanks to Misty Hollow for helping support guild and quilt show!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Park Street Armory - New York City

Check this out - It would be wonderful to attend this
Three centuries of red and white quilts.

March 25 - 30, 2011
For six days in March, the American Folk Art Museum will dramatically transform the Park Avenue Armory’s historic 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall with the installation of 650 red and white American quilts, all of which are on loan from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. It will be the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in the city. As an extraordinary gift to the public, entry to this unprecedented event is free. A café and a book and gift shop will be open during show hours.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Guild Meeting - Wednesday - March 2

Our March monthly guild meetings will be held at the K of C Hall in Canton, NY on Wednesday, March 2. We meet at 1:00 PM and again at 7:00 PM. New members welcome.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Colton Winterfest this Weekend

Reminder - this weekend - January 29 and 30, 2011
Colton Winterfest

Quilt Show - Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Zion Episcopal Church, Colton Hepburn Library and Colton Town Hall - Main Street in Colton and at Catamount Lodge located South of South Colton on Route 56

This is always a great show and there will be many other activities going on in the Colton community.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Guild Show and Tell

A few photos from our guild show and tell.......

Monday, January 3, 2011

Quilt Guild Meeting - Wednesday - January 5

Reminder - our monthly guild meetings will be held this Wednesday. This year the meetings will be held at the K of C Hall in Canton. Meeting times - 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Great Blogs to Visit

I LOVE checking out other blogs - especially quilting and decorating blogs. Please check out my blog listed below and visit some of the blogs I have listed on the right hand side. Let me know what you think. Please send me a comment. It's easy to do.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Challenge Rules - A Reminder

Happy New Year!
The countdown is on. Our quilt show will be here before we know it. I hope to post regularly about the show. Today I'm sending a reminder about our show challenge. Have you been thinking about this.? Perhaps you have already started or even finished a piece. I hope so. If not, it's certainly not too late.

Right now our focus is on publicity. We want to get the word out about our show. Members - let us know if you have any ideas along this line. We have bookmarks and posters ready for the printer.

Quilt Show Challenge
Theme - Stars of My Patriotic Heart

The Rules ~
  1. The size of the completed piece must be no smaller than 10" x 10" nor larger than 40" x 40". For example: your piece could be 10" x 40".
  2. Follow a patriotic theme with your country’s colors (USA - red, white and blue - CANADA – red and white) in shades desired. For example off white or cream is acceptable.
  3. Please use stars and/or stripes somewhere in the construction.
  4. Your piece can be appliquéd, pieced, painted, beaded, colored, etc.
  5. Your entry must be hand or machine quilted and bound.
  6. Attach a label on the back of the quilt with any appropriate information, but be sure you include the name of the quilt, your name, and the date completed.
  7. The deadline for submission will be May 4, 2011. This is the date of our monthly group meeting. Quilts may be delivered before the date in a large brown paper bag to Debbie Baldwin, Mary Snell, Sandra Harris or Kathy Casey. Please put your name on the outside of the bag.
  8. Three awards will be given in the following categories a. The member's choice picked by votes at the May meeting. b. The best interpretation of the theme as judged at the Quilt Show. c. The viewers choice, selected from only the challenge entries at the show. Award ribbons will be placed on the Challenge Quilts at the show in June.
  9. Quilts will be returned at the conclusion of the Show on Sunday, June 12 2011
  10. Keep your interpretation of the Challenge Quilt a SECRET! Any questions, please call Debbie Baldwin @ 265-2717 or Sandra Harris @ 265-4188.