BOM, Challenge, Travel

Block of the Month (BOM) is returning to Quilt North for 2022-2023!

The Quilt North President has already chosen the President’s Challenge.

Travel is making inquiries about possible trips for us this year.

Our August newsletter will have details on these activities. You can find

more information on our website under the committee name at the top of

our website home page.

OCT 8, 2022 – JAN 22, 2023

Wall Power! Spectacular Quilts

from the American Folk Art

Museum

Artist unidentified, Broken Star Block Quilt, United States, 1930s, cotton, 81 x 64″, The American Folk Art Museum, Gift of Karen and Werner Gundersheimer, 2018.2.18 Photo by Gavin Ashworth

As an art form, quilts have deep roots in American life and experience. For more than three centuries, the artists, primarily women, have created highly individualized expressions in this medium that is both yielding and unforgiving, and challenges the maker to test the limits imposed by cutting and piecing bits of fabric.

This exhibition has been organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York.

Location:  The Hyde Collection                       Museum Hours:
161 Warren Street                                                  Thursday – Sunday
Glens Falls, NY 12801                                            10 am – 5 pm
p. 518.792.1761
fx. 518.792.9197

Quilts for Hospice

Message from Cynthia Guess:

The Community Hospice cares for hundreds of Veterans on our program every year. To thank them for their service, we recognize each with a certificate and present them with a handmade blanket or quilt in red, white, and blue. Unfortunately, we only receive a fraction of the donated blankets we need, leaving about a third of our Veterans without. We are seeking knitters, crocheters and quilters to help ensure every Veteran on hospice can receive this gift of comfort and warmth. Blankets can be lap size (35 x 40 inches) or large enough for a hospital bed (66 x 90 inches). If your members would like to participate in this very special mission, your hand made blanket can be dropped off at our Albany office located at 445 New Karner Road. We also have offices in Saratoga Springs and Catskill. For more information, call The Community Hospice at (518) 724-0200 and ask to speak with Cindy in the volunteer office.