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.


Guest Fee $10





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: Lori Triplett - Red & Green Applique Quilt Trunk Show
  • Block of the Month: June - TBA  Block of the Month 
  • Fabric swap: TBA
  • 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 $10!  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 


Urban Rainbow: Empire Quilters' Borough President's Exhibit  EXTENDED

Empire's Urban Rainbow quilts are on display at the Manhattan Borough President's Gallery this May AND JUNE.  The show has been extended for a second month and now runs through June 24th.  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.
Note for members with quilts in the exhibit: Pick up date is now Monday June 27th.
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!



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!