“Sip and Sew” Wed. evening, 10/14 & November workshop with Lyric Kinard

Register today

It’s starting to turn chilly so it’s a good time to get together on Zoom and sew and socialize together! It’s a great way to see what others are working on, get inspired, show your own work, and maybe check out the new block of the month program! (See the BOM page get the patterns.)

We have been having a great time and we hope you join us this week and try it out! It’s our first evening event. Click a registration link below to sign up for Wednesday. Contact Sue Schoch at sschoch1@gmail.com with questions.

Sip and Sew via Zoom – Wednesday, 10/14 – 6 pm to 9 pm
Click here to register.

November workshop

The terrific Lyric Kinard will be with us in November. Sign up now for her two-day Quilted Faces workshop via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, 6 pm – 9 pm (Election Day – please plan accordingly) & Saturday, Nov. 7,, 2020 at 10 am. Fee for members is $50. All the details are available on the Workshops page.

October meeting & workshop with Katalin Horvath

We are so lucky to be able to go international with our October guest speaker. We would like to welcome Katalin Horvath from the United Kingdom. She will explain her Draw-Sew-Trim technique and show us her award winning quilts. Click here to visit her website. Our Zoom meeting is on Monday, Oct. 5th at 7 pm; the guest fee is $5. Please register in advance by clicking here.

Katalin will be teaching a workshop on this technique, which is a whole new way of doing applique, free motion quilting and thread painting, via Zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 6th. Read all about it and see the class patterns, as well as how to sign up on the Workshops page.

Here is a video showing Katalin’s Draw, Sew, Trim technique.

Sew Day this Saturday!

There is a “Sew Day” this Sat., September 26, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. It’s a great way to see what others are working on, get inspired, show your own work, and socialize!

You could also check out this month’s block of the month (BOM) and maybe make one or two.  Go to the BOM page to get the pattern.

Click here to register for this event. Two sew events are planned for October, an evening event on Wed, October 14 and another Sat., October 24. Go to the Events page for details and registration links.

Contact Sue Schoch at sschoch1@gmail.com with any questions.

We can’t wait to see you!

First meeting of 2020-2021 guild year this Mon., Sept. 14 with MJ Kinman

Accomplished textile artist, MJ Kinman, will kick off Quilt North’s 2020-2021 guild year. We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year!

MJ’s work focuses on the multifaceted grandeur of diamonds, color, and light. Her virtual lecture, “Gem and Joy,” is on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at 7 pm. It is free for Quilt North members and $5 for nonmembers.

Register in advance by clicking on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vdOGurT8jGt3gfyS0hzH1DkPdYUhxB8Hg.

After you register for the lecture, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

Guild continues using Zoom

Quilt North guild plans on using a Zoom program platform for our September 2020  –  January 2021 meetings. We will have both our speakers and workshops on Zoom and hope to offer some other fun programs as well. We have had some great Zoom events already! Alex Anderson’s lecture and workshop in July were exciting and showed us that we can continue to have high quality experiences using this virtural format.

The board and committees have been working hard on figuring out the logistics of delivering all the elements of our great meetings virtually – from Block of the Month to Show and Tell.

Tech support and practice sessions have and will be offered so no one is left out!

We miss seeing all our quilting friends! As disappointing as it is that we can’t meet as usual, we are excited that we can be together and connected with this new format. You won’t want to miss what’s coming in 2020-2021! Renew your membership today; click here to access the membership form.

June webinar with Rosalie Dace

The guild’s second online “meeting” will be an online visit with quilt artist Rosalie Dace, all the way from South Africa! Members will be receiving an email with all the necessary information to participate closer to the event.

Check your email. . .

Due to the corona virus, the rest of the guild year has been cancelled. That doesn’t mean the guild has been idle though! More than 1,500 masks have been donated to the community and some online fun has been planned.

Members should check their email for details of upcoming events. Hoping everyone is well and staying healthy!

3.13.2020 – QN Guild and EQF cancellations

The following cancellations have been made because of concerns about the corona virus. Information will be posted here as this situation continues to develop.

April guild meeting scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020. 

Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Workshop fees will be refunded.

Sew Day scheduled for March 21st at the Ballston Lake Fire Dept.

Upcoming quilt show – see below.

From the Empire QuiltFest Committee

CANCELLED – The Empire QuiltFest 2020 – EQF X Diamonds and Daffodils – scheduled for April 4 & 5 and Shenendehowa High School East in Clifton Park has been cancelled due to the ongoing concerns over the corona virus. We thank all those who planned, entered, volunteered for, and committed to vending at the show.

We will be in touch in the next couple of weeks with information about refunds for prepaid fees. Thank you so much for your support of EQF and please stay safe.

March meeting tomorrow, Mon. 3/2 with Paula Nadelstern

Our March guild meeting is tomorrow evening, Monday, Mar. 2, 2020. Accomplished quilter, author and instructor, Paula Nadelstern, is our speaker and workshop teacher this month. Can’t wait to hear her lecture, “Symmetry and Surprise,” at our March meeting, tomorrow evening, March 2, 2020. Doors of the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065, open at 6:45 pm. Guest fee $10. Please join us!

Paula will be teaching a two-day workshop on Tuesday & Wedesday, 3/3-3/4. Read about it on our Workshops page.


Comfort Quilt Workshop at the Library tomorrow – Monday, Feb. 1, 2020

Happy Super Sunday everyone! Enjoy the game.
Tomorrow, Monday, February 1st, is our annual Comfort Quilt workshop at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065, from 1 pm to 7:30 pm. Look for us in the big room upstairs. This is our February guild meeting.
We have many quilt tops to be tied or machine quilted. We need some members to bring sewing machines to piece backings and attach bindings, too. Please bring scissors and large needles (curved needles work great) for tying quilts. There is lots of crochet cotton in many pretty colors to use.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other guild members, a time to socialize and work on beautiful quilts. Come for a couple of hours or stay for the duration, any and all help is appreciated. Supper of pizza and salad will be provided by the guild.

Contact Comfort Quilts chair, Paula Dunn with any questions at pauladunn@nycap.rr.com.