Notices

The February trip to see the Roots of the "Dinner Party," History in the Making at the Brooklyn Museum will take place February 15th at 6:30.  We will meet a docent in the lobby of the museum where we will pay our admission and then proceed to the 4th floor for the Exhibit.  This Exhibit presents rarely seen test plates, research documents, ephemera, notebooks and preparatory drawings from 1971-1979.  This ground breaking exhibit by Judy Chicago has been on permanent exhibit at the museum and if you have been there to see it yet,this is the time to remedy  this oversight or revisit an exhibit that has given women a very special place of their own.

On March 15th, we will visit the Jewish Museum, also with a docent at 6:30pm to tour the exhibit entitled "Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress from the collection of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The exhibit contains 100 articles of clothing from the 18-20 centuries.
There is no additional charge for these trips, other that your entrance ticket to the museum, I do want to be able to let the docent know in advance, how many we will be in our group, so be sure to contact me with your name and email so I can put you on the list. Email info@empirequilters.net please include in the subject line the trip you want to go on. 
Looking forward to joining you on each of these trips,

On Saturday, April 28, we will head to Edison NJ to enjoy the NJ Quilt Fest, and view our exhibit, Urban Inspirations. Bus will depart at 9:15 from the southeast corner of 31st and 8th and will arrive just before the show opens, and leave Edison at 3 PM. Pricing will depend on number of participants, and will include round-trip transportation from NYC and discounted admission to the show. In order to reserve a seat, all you have to do is complete the form below. Pricing and a confirmation will be sent to you by the end of January via email or via phone, and you can pay at the February meeting (check or cash) or online by credit card (small fee for credit card payment, you will be sent an invoice to pay). If you have questions, please send an email to Aleeda with NJQF in the subject.

 

The first field trip of the 2017-2018 season was to Timberlake Studios.  We were greeted by the owner Sarah Timberlake who discussed the ins and outs of running a studio that makes costumes for theater, dance and fashion.  It was a chance to visit a working studio and learn about the trials and tribulations incurred in running such a business in today's world.  It gave us a sense of old New York when garments and fashion were one of the two most important industries in the city.  The studio itself, up a steep flight of stairs captured our imagination and offered  a glimpse into the life of old New York.


 

 

All members of Empire Quilters are encouraged to make one charity quilt a year.  

We need all of our members to participate in our charitable endeavors.