Friday, January 30, 2009


Potsdam is a great village with nice shopping and restaurants. Check out the chamber site for more information.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


We will have wonderful vendors at the 2009 show. I'll be giving more details in future posts.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Quilts and More Quilts

We visit quilt shows to see quilts.....and shop the vendors! The quilts at our 2007 show were incredible. Here's a few shots. I'll post more in the future.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Favors - A Special Gift for Attending Our Show

Let's face it - we all love presents and surprises. A little something from a relative or friend to let us know we're special. Our guild members are busy making special "heart theme" favors for show attendees. I've heard from snow bird members who are enjoying this project. I for one can't wait to see them!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Anyone Out There?

If you are visiting my site, please leave me a comment. It can be anonymous. The Champlain Valley Quilters' Guild of New York has added a link for this blog to their web site. So nice of them. They are an active guild and have quite a bit going on. Be sure to visit their web pages.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Quilt Appraisals

Having a written appraisal on each quilt that you own is the best way to document your quilt collection of antique, newly made traditional-style, and/or art quilts, and record their Insurance Replacement Value. A written appraisal will determine the value for replacement with similar like and kind when shipping your quilt, displaying it in a quilt show, or any other loss or damage.

We are excited to be offering quilt appraisals at our show. Member, Anne Ryan-Ruud, has secured certified appraiser, Genie Barnes. Genie will be available on both Saturday and Sunday. Appointments will need to be scheduled. Anne's phone number is 315-379-9327.

Eugenia (Genie) Barnes has been a quilt maker since the early 1960's. Genie founded the first quilt guild in central New York and has been involved in the development of many other guilds. She has been a professional quilt maker, teacher, and lecturer on the international circuit since 1978.
Genie is one of the first five people certified by AQS as an Appraiser of Quilts/Quilted Textiles. Genie's quilt making is rooted in the tradition of quilting, both in her work and historical base of knowledge. She is noted for her traditional and innovative piece work, for her ability to aid students with problem solving, her hand skills and designs, as well as her sense of humor.
Genie has contributed to a number of publications, both books, and magazines, and has worked on state documentation projects. Genie is active as a teacher/lecturer in all areas of quilts and quilting. She is also a judge and appraiser throughout the United States and abroad.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fliers and Posters

One of our talented guild members is designing a flier and poster to help publicize our show. I'm soooooo excited! I'm working on a target list to get the news out - newspapers, television stations, radio stations, other guilds, shops, etc.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Our Raffle Quilt

Most shows feature a raffle quilt. Our quilt is called Welcome to My Cabin. It was designed by Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan of The Great American Quilt Factory - Guild member, Chloe Ann O'Neil made our quilt and it was beautifully machine quilted by member Marcia Tiernan. The colors are bright and cheerful. Check out the applique animals, flowers and leaves! The quilting is full of surprises.
Tickets are available from guild members for a donation of $1 each or 6 for $5

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cheel Center, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Our show will be held at the Cheel Center on the Clarkson University Campus. Check out their web site for directions. It's handicap accessible and air conditioned.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

QUILT SHOW - June 13 and 14, 2009 in Potsdam, New York


Proudly Presents.......





Saturday, June 13, 2009

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, June 14, 2009

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Clarkson University

Cheel Center

Off Route 11

Potsdam, New York


Wonderful Quilt Exhibit

Door Prizes

Antique Quilt Bed Turning


Great Demonstrations


Quilt Appraisals

Several Wonderful Vendors
Free Admission

More information in future blogs. Please mark your calendars for this special show in Potsdam, New York