Charity Corner

This month we have donated quilts to Guardian House, Birthright, Albany Medical Center’s neonatal unit, CAPTAIN, and WIC. We have plenty of kits waiting for long-arm quilting, piecing, and tying.

Remember, in lieu of a regular meeting, the January meeting will be a charity workshop held at the Elks Club, 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6. Drop in or stay for the day! Pizza and salad will be provided. Bring your sewing machine and walking foot, and call me if you can bring an ironing board or iron. The guild has a few travel irons. We will be tying, piecing, making wheelchair caddies and layering quilts for domestic machine quilting. If you’d like to bring a treat to share, feel free! I will have my coffee urn set up all day. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! See you next year!

Dayle Gruder

Date change for January meeting

The January guild meeting is our annual charity workshop. Because of venue availability, we will be meeting TUESDAY, Jan. 6, not Monday, Jan. 5.

The workshop will be held at the Elks Lodge, 695 Mac Elroy Road, Ballston Lake (which is only about 10 minutes from Shenendehowa United Methodist Church). This is a new venue for us for workshops and has received rave reviews. Here’s a chance to check it out and work alongside other members making quilts that will be given to those in need.

Appreciation from Maplewood Manor

Dear Dayle and Quilt North members,

The quilts and knitted blankets are stunning as always. Christmas is fast approching and our residents will be thrilled with these gifts.

Thank you all so much.

With sincere appreciation,

The Activity Dept at Maplewood Manor

Thanks from Helping Hands

Thank you Quilt North members for your great donation of $100 cash and a trunkload of paper products and nonperishable food items. Your donation was greatly appreciated by the Helping Hands Food Pantry.

– Pat & Michelle Stata

Travel update

Don’t forget to sign up for our trip to the AQS quilt show in Lancaster, March 12-14! All money is due by the Feb. 2 guild meeting, but deposits will be accepted and appreciated to hold your spot. As usual, we will have lots of fun with our quilty friends!

AQS Quilt Show
Lancaster, Pa.    Mar. 12-14
$545 each for a single room
$420 each for a double room
$384 each for a triple room
$365 each for a quad room

Genesee Valley QuiltFest: The Universe of Quilts
Rochester, N.Y.    June 6
$98 per person, including transportation, show admission and dinner on the way home

We’re also offering a trip to the Christ the King quilt retreat, Feb. 6-8. The approximate cost per person will be $250. This is a great weekend at a beautiful country location in Greenwich, N.Y. Consider breaking up the long winter by spending a weekend with friends doing what we love!