Guild Business Meeting: 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 14, 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: Helle-May Cheney - "Don't be Afraid to Show that Quilt AKA Estonian Trunk Show"
  • Block of the Month:  Block of the Month
  • Fabric swap: Yes - Yellows or Black and White
  • President's Challenge: Horses
  • Quilter of the Month: Nancy Rabatin on Dolls
  • Share Table:  No
  • 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.  Packets are being made up for the paper pieced block and the packets will be available at the April meeting from Nancy Rabatin.  They will be due at the June meeting.  The quilt will be assembled and quilted for presentation to Empire at the September meeting.  Make sure you pick up your block from Nancy.

Instructions for 2017 Raffle Quilt Block 


ROY G. BIV Raffle Quilt

We are in the midst of selling raffle tickets for our Roy G Biv fundraising quilt.  This will be raffled off in June to raise seed money for the 2017 show.  Each Empire member is requested to sell 5 books of tickets.  Many of you still have not picked up your packets.  They will be available at the April meeting.  See Nancy Rabatin.  You can also pick up additional tickets and postcards from her. 

Roy is also looking to travel to various Guilds in the area.  If you are a member of a sister guild and would be willing to take the quilt, raffle books and postcards to visit, please email Kitty Squire at or see Nancy at the April meeting.  Roy is packed into a rolling suitcase for easy transportation.  We can also supply a portable rack if needed. 

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: Raffle Quilt and Empire Quilters' Borough President's Exhibit 

In May the Urban Rainbow quilts will form an exhibit at the Manhattan Borough President's  Office.  More information to follow.
Have questions? Email, or talk to Aleeda Crawley or Betsy Vinegrad.
Presidents' Challenges

This month's Presidents' Challenge is horses, In June the theme will be 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!)


May: Yellows or Black  & White

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