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.

Field Trip to Embroidery Designers and Artisans

The next guild field trip is set for Thursday, November 16th, at 3:00pm at Penn & Fletcher, 21-07 41st Avenue, 5th Floor, LIC, New York. This is a custom embroidery company serving the fashion, theatrical, historical, reproduction and interior design/decoration industries. All embroidery is produced in their workroom by artisan embroiderers either by hand, by hand-guided machines dating from the 1870's and/or by the most modern equipment. By arriving at 3:00pm, we will be able to see the workshop in operation and have an opportunity to view the large inventory of patterns and the research library. The cost to guild members will be $20. Please be sure and let me know as soon as possible if you would like to be included in this trip by emailing Please put Field Trip to Embroidery Designers and Artisans in the subject line. 
The Folk Art Museum

If you haven't made your way to the Folk Art Museum, please read the NYTimes review of “War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics” in the Weekend Arts section on Friday, October 27th. This exhibit is quite special and will continue until January 7th so there is still time to check it out.


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.