January meeting – Mon., Jan. 7, 2019 Comfort quilt workshop at the Library

Our January meeting is tomorrow, Mon., January 9th. It is our annual Comfort Quilts Workshop held at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Road Clifton Park, NY 12065 from 2 pm to 7:30 pm. Look for us in the big room upstairs. Drop in or stay the day as we make quilts that will be distributed to those in need.

If you plan on sewing, bring your sewing machine and accessories. If you’re interested in tying quilts, please bring your scissors and large needles. Feel like ironing tops and backs? We’ll need folks to do that too. As you can see, there’s something for everyone.

Paula Dunn, our Comfort Quilts chair, has tops to be quilted or tied and many kits ready to be sewn. Write to the address on this page if you have any questions.

Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided by the guild for dinner. Treats to share are always appreciated! Hope to see you there.

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Holiday Party tomorrow, Mon., Dec 3, 2018

The Quilt North December guild meeting is our annual Holiday Party at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Doors open at 6 pm. It’s always a fun way to kick off the holidays.

Read more about the meeting, including potluck assignments and our gift collection for the Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, on our Meetings page.

November guild meeting Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 with Leni Levenson Wiener

Welcome our November speaker and workshop teacher Leni Levenson Wiener at our November guild meeting. Join us at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Guest fee $10.

Leni  is a figurative fabric collage artist and focuses on the expressive and universal nature of body language. Read more about her and see her work at her web LeniWeiner.com. She also is teaching a workshop on Tues., Nov. 6th. Read about it on our Workshops page.

Red and green or Christmas fabrics are being swapped this month.


October guild meeting Monday Oct. 1 with Debby Brown

Upstate New Yorker, Debby Brown will be joining us in October to speak at our meeting and teach two workshops. She has been a Handi Quilter educator since 2005 and inspires quilters all around the globe. She also teaches machine quilting classes at Craftsy.com.

Join us to hear Debby’s talk at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Guest fee $5. Our Workshops page has all the details of her upcoming classes.

We will be “swapping” Autumn-colored fabrics this month – oranges, browns, reds and/or golds.

First meeting of the 2018-2019 year – Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 with Suzi Parron

Our first speaker at the first meeting of the new guild year is Suzi Parron. Her interest in quilting history led her to a fascination with barn quilts, which she discovered on a cross-country camping trip in 2008. Suzi spent 2 years documenting the barn quilt movement. This study resulted in the book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement,” published in 2012; it was followed by “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” published in April 2016. Read more about her at www.barnquiltinfo.com.

Join us to hear Suzi’s talk and catch up with all that is happening at QUILT North at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Guest fee $5.

Suzi will be teaching a barn quilt workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Read about it on our Workshops page.

June meeting with Karen Kay Buckley

The last meeting of our guild year is this Monday, June 4, 2018. We are excited to welcome Karen Kay Buckley as our speaker and workshop teacher this month. The meeting is at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Doors open at 6:45 pm- Guest fee $10.

Karen Kay Buckley is an award winning quilter, teacher, author, judge, and designer of quilts and quilting products whose focus is applique. She has completed over 350 quilts! They have graced the covers of many magazines and won numerous awards including 12 Best of Show awards, one of them being the 2013 AQS Best of Show in Paducah, KY. She has authored five books, many articles and patterns, two DVDs and designs her own line of products called “Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Quilting Products” including Perfect Circles® and her Perfect Scissors™, and now Karen has a new line of adjustable rulers. She has been featured on several quilting programs. Karen has been teaching and lecturing for over twenty-five years and loves to share her techniques and tips for achieving the best appliqué possible. Read more about her, see quilts, access free tutorials, and shop her products at karenkaybuckley.com.

This will be a memorable lecture and an opportunity to take workshops with this renowned quilter. Read about her Tues., June 5th and Wed., June 6th workshops on the Workshops page.

Mini demo handouts online

What a group of talented quilters! Thank you to all the members who shared their knowledge and did demonstrations at our May 7th guild meeting. Thanks to Charmaine and Joanne for a great fondue reception. It was a treat!

Materials provided by some of the demonstrators are available on our Meetings page, under the May 2018 heading.