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Guild Business Meeting: 1:00 p.m.

Saturday

September 10, 2016

Location: Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Ave (@ 28th St)
New York, NY 10001 (Map)

Please join us! Meetings are free for new members.

 

Guest Fee $10

 

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Meeting events and activities:

  • Ongoing Focus Groups: Elm Creek Quilts (details on the Focus Groups page).
  • Focus Group - TBA
  • Board Meeting: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Guild members are welcome to attend
  • General Meeting: 1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
  • Program: Katie Pasquini Masopust - Painting with Cloth
  • Block of the Month: September 2016 - TBA  Block of the Month 
  • Fabric swap: TBA
  • Quilter of the Month
  • Share Table:  Yes
  • Show & Tell: Yes
  • Library: Yes

 

Check in with us via social networking.   We want to hear from you!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empirequilters

Instagram: https://instagram.com/empirequilters

Twitter: https://twitter.com/empirequilters

New to our guild?  The guest fee is now $10!  Please join us!

 

Show Girls Corner

Things are quietly proceeding for our 2017 Jade & Coral show.  We have submitted our requested dates to FIT:  either Saturday, April 1 and Sunday April 2, or Saturday March 25 and Sunday March 26, 2017.  We know, as of now that these dates bypass holidays, and major shows.  The order provided is the preferred and alternate dates.  We are still building teams for the show, and hope to introduce you to the wonderful volunteers at our May meeting.  Betsy and I had a chance to go to the unit and take inventory.  You will be happy to know we have a good supply of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons, just awaiting your submissions!

We are hoping to present the judging categories and sizes shortly, giving you plenty of time to work on your wonderful projects.  We are so thrilled to see the first 'adoption' quilts coming in, and some will be on display monthly. See the April newsletter for more info on the adoption quilts, or see Betsy or me at the May meeting.  We'll share pictures of these mini quilts on our Facebook page and website.  We are trying to bring some technology to the show,(particularly in submissions and ticket sales) and hope that the guild at large (and not just the show teams) will benefit.  As these new features are confirmed, we'll report and demo them to guild members; don't worry, we will assist anyone who needs and asks for it!  If you have ideas about the show, don't keep them to yourselves.  Please send them to eqgshow@gmail.com  In the meantime, please keep selling the Roy G. Biv raffle quilt tickets.  It's our first off-year raffle quilt fundraiser, and we very much want it to be a success. 

Going forward, we will introduce the show teams and the area they are managing.  Our hope is that it might trigger ideas, convince you to volunteer for one of the teams, and help you meet one another.
Have questions? Email eqgshow@gmail.com, or talk to Aleeda Crawley or Betsy Vinegrad at the meetings.

Thanks!

Betsy Vinegrad & Aleeda Crawley,

2017 Showgirls
Charity Reminder

Reminder to all guild members that it's time to start thinking about your charity sewing for the year.  Members are encouraged to mkae one charity quilt per year and/or participate in other Empire-sponsored charity sewing events. Start thinking about it now, and get your year off to a great start!

 

 

Click here to read more Notices, such as information about upcoming trips, our Urban Rainbow show at NJ Quiltfest 2016, and where to see guild members exhibiting quilts locally.  Have something you'd like to add?  Send it to us!