Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Vendors

We now have eight vendors! The following have also confirmed:

Marlene Hart
Hart Country Fabric
Richville, NY

Donna Adams & Chloe Ann O'Neil
Handiworks Quilt Shop
Parishville, NY

Phyllis Dumas
Fabric Corner
Canton, NY

Sue Cazziol
Phoenix Fabrics
Hammond, NY

Wonderful News!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Raffle Quilt to Benefit Office of Aging

Our guild made a quilt to benefit the St. Lawrence County Office of the Aging. The pattern is Aunt Betty's Attic. Members are busy selling tickets. We had decided to draw the winning ticket on Mother's Day, but since our group meeting will be right before Mother's Day, we'll draw the ticket then. What a great gift!!

The St. Lawrence County (New York) Office for the Aging provides service and advocacy for county residents 60 years and older. Noon meals and Home Delivered Meals are provided to county residents. Other services include Expanded In-Home Services For the Elderly; Family Caregiver Support; Senior Community Service Employment Program; Transportation; Home Repair; Legal Services; Weatherization, Referral and Packaging Program (WRAP); Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program; and the Ombudsman Program. Provides information and application assistance for many entitlement and tax programs.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Quilt Show Committee Meeting

We had a quilt show committee meeting this morning at Clarkson University's Cheel Center where our show will be held. The meeting was well attended.

Our members are busy completing show entries.

We're starting to receive registration forms. Lots of favors have already been made. Great posters were designed by member, Renee Holsen, and are available for distribution. I'm encouraged at the progress being made. Many hands make for a lighter load.

Our group business meeting will be held May 6. We'll schedule work times for members then. Jobs will include registration, hanging of quilts, staging of area, greeters, security, help with boutique, raffle ticket sale table, etc.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Registration Form Update for Members

The registration form did not indicate a limit for entries. My fault entirely!
We'll go with a limit of three (3). If you have more you are interested in showing, please indicate in a note to me and we will consider after we know what we have received.

Call me if you have any questions.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Show Challenge

Our members have been asked to complete a challenge for the show using our show theme "Pieces of Our Hearts" as inspiration.

The rules are as follows:

1. The size of the completed piece must be no smaller then 10" x 10" nor larger than 36" x 36". For example: your piece could be 10" x 36".

2. At least one recognizable heart must be on the quilt top. The heart can be appliqued, pieced, painted, beaded, colored, etc.

3. All fabrics and supplies used must be from your stash (or the stash of someone else). You can share and trade (Quilter's Honor Code).

4. The quilt batting and backing must also be from your stash. Piece the backing if necessary. Be creative!

5. The quilt must be hand or machine quilted.

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 6. This is the date of our monthly group meeting. Quilts may be delivered before the date in a large brown paper bag to Anne Ryan-Rudd or Linda Walrath. 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 14 2009

10. Keep your interpretation of the Challenge Quilt a SECRET!!!!! Any questions, please call Anne Ryan-Rudd @ 379-9327.

I'm so excited to see what members are been working on for this fun challenge! Members -please remember to fill our a registration for for your challenge entry.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Flea Market - Potsdam

Are you looking for a special gift - birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day? Do you collect anything?
Check out North Country Neighbors in Potsdam.
There are thousands of items to choose from. I don't know where to start! Toys, tools, furniture, purses, clothing (name brands including Christopher Banks, Coldwater Creek, H & M, Old Navy, American Eagle), jewelry, pottery, dishes, CDs, DVDs, books, old records, coins, antiques........
I've also seen fabric, thread and patterns.
It's a treasure!

Their Mission:
North Country Neighbors connects craft, antique, and junque vendors with their customers. All can expect friendly and honest service in a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere.
North Country Neighbors
6 Main Street - Potsdam, NY 13676(315) 268-1055


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Registration Forms

Show registration forms were distributed at the April meetings and also mailed out with the newsletter. Members - please mail back to me as soon as you can. Deb Darou has offered to type up our program. She will need time to do this.

I've already received four (4) entries from one member. Thanks! We're off to a great start.

It's a cool, rainy day here in the north country. I've been cleaning and doing laundry (if has to be done once in awhile). I hope members are enjoying the day with sewing projects.