Guild Business Meeting: 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 11, 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.





Meeting events and activities:

  • Ongoing Focus Groups: Elm Creek Quilts, Charity Coach and Chat (details on the Focus Groups page).
  • Board Meeting: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Guild members are welcome to attend
  • General Meeting: 1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
  • Program: Lori Triplett - Red & Green Applique Quilt Trunk Show
  • Block of the Month: June - Random Blocks with Red Centers Block of the Month 
  • Fabric swap: Yes - Blues or Nautical
  • President's Challenge: Cats
  • Quilter of the Month
  • Share Table:  Yes
  • Show & Tell: Yes
  • Library: Yes


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New to our guild?  The guest fee is now $5!  Please join us!


2017 Raffle Quilt

The raffle quilt committee for the 2017 show has met and has selected a design for the 2017 raffle quilt.  We are once again asking that our members support us by making blocks for this quilt.  If you picked up a packet in April or May to make a block for the raffle quilt, please bring the completed block to the June meeting.  The quilt will be assembled and quilted for presentation to Empire at the September meeting. 

Instructions for 2017 Raffle Quilt Block 


ROY G. BIV Raffle Quilt

As a reminder, your raffle tickets and money are due at the June meeting for our Roy G Biv fundraising quilt.  We will be raffling off the quilt at the June meeting.  The proceeds from the raffle tickets will provide seed money for the 2017 show. 

We need to sell as many tickets for this quilt as possible as we want to make sure that our 2017 show is a huge success. 


Urban Rainbow: Empire Quilters' Borough President's Exhibit 

Empire's Urban Rainbow quilts are on display at the Manhattan Borough President's Gallery this May.  The show runs until Thursday May 26.  Enjoy the fabulous quilts and the fabulous view!

10 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday

Transportation via subway:
Take the A/C/E or the 1/2/3 to Chambers Street. Walk east towards the Municipal Building and enter via the south door.
Take the 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge.  Exit up the stairs at the door to the south building.
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  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, or talk to Aleeda Crawley or Betsy Vinegrad at the meetings.


Betsy Vinegrad & Aleeda Crawley,

2017 Showgirls

Presidents' Challenges

This month's Presidents' Challenge is cats.


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!


Fabric Swap

THE GOAL: To get a large variety of fabrics of a color or category of design for a small amount of money and effort.  To give yourself a present each month.  To have fun!


Choose either a color OR a design from the monthly list and cut a 6 inch strip of 6 different fabrics of that type.  Cut each strip into 7 squares.  Sort the 42 total squares into 7 sets with one of each fabric. Fill 6 letter sized envelopes each with a set of fabrics and seal. (You will keep one set at home.)  PRINT your first and last name on each envelope and either the color or the design you chose.

At the beginning of meeting, register with the swap domo and pass in your envelopes.  At the end of the meeting, pick up your swapped envelopes. (You will be returned squares of 36 different fabrics, plus the 6 you left at home makes 42 different fabrics total!)


June: Blues or Nautical


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!


Empire Quilters' 2017 Show

Greetings from your 2017 show co-chairs!
The planning for our next show started the day after our 2015 show closed.  We're hoping that we can bring everyone along for the ride.  If you have suggestions, comments or donations, please send them to, and please include what you can/plan/hope to do to help.
We thank you for the opportunity to begin this grand adventure!
Aleeda Crawley & Betsy Vinegrad