Guild Business Meeting: 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

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

Please join us! Meetings are free for guild members.

Guest Fee $10





Meeting events and activities:

  • Ongoing Focus Groups: Members Teaching Members Focus Group 10:45-11:45, Elm Creek Quilt Blocks 12:00-1:00, and Charity Coach and Chat 11:30-12:30 (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: Melody Crust "A Fine Line - Creating the Quilting Design"
  • Block of the Month: Hashtag Empire BOM
  • Quilter of the Month:  Mildred Purdy
  • Meeting Activities: Presidents' Contest/Challenge; Fabric Swap; Raffle Quilt Blocks (see below for details)
  • Share Table:  Yes
  • Show & Tell: Yes
  • Library: Yes


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At the Guild meetings, have you ever wanted to know who you were talking to, but were too embarrassed to ask?  This contest/challenge will solve that problem.  As your new presidents, Lee and Kitty challenge each member to make their own name badge.  This can be any size, shape, style-as long as fabric is involved.  We are issuing the challenge in June and in September we will judge them and award prizes in the following categories:

Most Artistic


Best Beading

Best Embroidery

Best Piecing

Best Applique


Remember, the one requirement is that the name be large enough to read.


Raffle Quilt Blocks 

Reminder: Please bring your finished, untrimmed raffle quilt blocks to the September meeting. If you can't complete your blocks in time, please bring them back so we can find someone else to complete them.  We can't wait to see your blocks!


Charity Reminder

Reminder to all guild members that it's time to start thinking about your charity sewing for the year.  All members are encouraged to complete one charity quilt per year!  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!)


September: Greens or Children’s Prints

October: Oranges or Halloween

November: Browns or Winter/Holidays 

December: Metallic or African Prints

January: Tans or Hearts

February: Reds or Japanese Prints

March: Purple or Easter/Passover 

April: Aqua/Turquoise/Teal or Flowers

May: Yellows or Black  & White

June: Blues or Nautical


Members Teaching Members

Jennifer Bigelow will be hosting the Members Teaching Members activities at our February 2016 meeting and would like to know from the Membership what sorts of classes you are interested in.  Please see the Notices page for more information.

Urban Rainbow: Empire Quilters' March 2016 NJ Quiltfest Exhibit

Urban Rainbow is the theme of Empire Quilters' March 2016 NJ Quiltfest Show.  Think ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet).  A rainbow accurately represents the wide diversity within our group and how we express our creativity in quilting.

Rules: quilted (specialty techniques such as yo-yos, cathedral windows, and crazy quilts are all welcome), minimum of 24" on all sides, maximum of 90" on any side, and must use all seven colors of the rainbow.   Any quilts meeting these criteria will go in the exhibit.  You can submit a previously made quilt or make soemthing new!  
The deadline for submissions is our January 2016 meetings.  Upcoming newsletters will have more details.  
Need inspiration?  Click here, or see Aleeda Crawley at the June meeting.  Have questions? Email, or talk to Aleeda Crawley or Betsy Vinegrad.

Empire Quilters' Fiber Art Exhibit at the Manhattan Borough President's Office

Please see pictures of the quilts from this exhibit on our Facebook page.

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