Thursday, April 30, 2009

Doll and Animal workshop

Everyone knows or knew that April 29th was the Doll/Animal workshop. How come there were only 9 members that attended? It was very disappointing to see so few there. We all know this is a guild project that we do for the area hospitals & we should all participate.
Although we had this workshop in Hall at the church there, most members know where this is. If you weren't sure of the location, call someone that does. I can't stress enough what these dolls/animals mean to the children when they receive them. We are a quilt guild that works together supposedly but this certainly wasn't very represented by the members.

Elaine Pelton & Barbara Shamp

Monday, April 27, 2009

Barb Shamp

Barb had hip surgery today & is doing great. I'm sure she'd like some cards to wish her a speedy recovery.Barb is in Geneva General 217.


QB's MAY 27th

May QB Supply List

This month in QB's we will be working with value.
We will create an Achromatic design/picture. Achromatic = Without color. To do this lesson you will be using black and white prints
You may work from a photo if you wish. If you do bring a photo it should be 8 x 10 in size. You should also bring several black and white paper copies of it.

Material List

Fat Quarters in a 7 to 9 step graduation from pure black to pure white. (no creams)
Fusible- 2 to 3 yards (such as wonder under or steam a seam 2)-
4 or 5 white backgrounds size 8 x 10" or 9 x 12"-
Rotary cutter and mat
iron and ironing surface-
pencil and thin black marker
extension cord
several sheets of tracing paper

8 x 10 photo and some black and white copies.

If you have a color wheel bring it.

Before Class

Attach the fusible web to the back or your 7-9 step graduations. This will allow you more time to work.

If you have questions call Caren Betlinski 585-554-4125 or email

Saturday, April 25, 2009

May Guild Meeting

Wednesday, May 6th
Set Up: Mona Fox, Joyce Tyler
Greeters: Nancy Ciaio, Lisa Woodworth
Snacks: Lucy Case, Trixie Volpe, Jane Johnson, Shirley Condella, Anne Marie Meyer, Mary Nolander, Sylvia Sheradin
Clean Up: Elaine Pelton, Phyllis Wergis
Fat Quarter Raffle: Phyllis Wergis

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quilt Guild Show and Tell

There's a new link on the website... go to Show 'n Tell and you'll be able to view pictures of the quilts that were shown at the April Meeting. While you're there, if you can identify any of the quiilts, please email and let me know who made the quilt and any other information you have so that I can add it to the website next to the picture.

This page is viewable by members and non-members alike, so when you're through looking at everything you will have to sign back into the members only part of the website.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009


This month in QB's we will be studying design and composition. We will make 4-5 different designs using black and white fabric. We will alsodiscuss what makes good composition.
Caren B.

April QB's Supply List

-5- 9" x 12" or 8' x 10' plain white fabric pieces
-1 Fat Quarter ( or more) solid black fabric. Have fusible web already fused to the back of the black fabric.
-Some extra wonder under or whatever fusible you want to use
-Rotary Cutter
-Ruler -6 x 24 or 6 x 12
-Ironing Surface
-Extension Cord

News Letter

Attention anyone who wishes to submit to the newsletter: If you could would you please send in your information as soon as you can; Anne and I want to be able to work on the newsletter this week end and get it out by the 20th.
Thank you,

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Quilt Show

Quilt Show 2010

As most of you know, the meeting notes have been posted. There are errors in the notes.

Barb Shamp did not make the motion, Ellen Buckley did, Barb seconded them.

The motion was made, and a discussion did follow. Our President called a halt to the discussions when BOTH sides were just repeating themselves. As everyone knows, we could still be there discussant it!

I was up front and I did not see 26 not voting. Our President stopped counting @ 47 as it was over half needed for the vote to carry.

8 people objected not 6.

As you can tell, this is a "hot button issue"….I think that all the newer members need to know that we have been at the Marcus Whitman School for about 20 years. In fact, we have never been anywhere else. This Guild was founded by people from Groham, Middlesex, Rushville and a few other towns. But mainly from the 3 mentioned. Lake to Lake Quilt Guild is known for having the show at Whitman.
In years past, the date at the end of June was good as Whitman used to have graduation before the final tests were given. When they changed graduation after the test week, it moved our show to close to July 4th weekend.

The last quilt show, only about 30 people helped, out of 130. That is a really poor showing.
I challenge those who want to move our show to somewhere else to get off their butts and work the show.
If you can’t take the time to work the show, don’t criticize the choice of venue.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Received from Deb Marshall of the Twin City Quilt Guild

Twin City Quilters Guild presents
Saturday, April 25, 2009
9AM-5PM Sunday, April 26, 2009
10AM-4PM Quilt Auction
2PM Sunday
Wheatfield Community Center
2800 Church Road
North Tonawanda, NY
Admission $5.00
The show will feature a presentation of quilts, boutique, vendors, quilt raffle Patrons who visit the Quilt Show on Saturday will receive a free pass to return on Sunday to take part in the auction.