October Meeting

A big thanks to PJ for her demonstration on the selvage mummy wall hanging. As usual, we enjoyed social time and Show and Share in addition to the specific program.

Fall Retreat at PennYork Camp

The guild hosted its first fall retreat this year at PennYork Camp in Ulysses, PA. Everyone who attended had a fabulous time. We hope this will become an annual tradition, just like the spring retreat.

September Meeting

We began our new year of Corning Quilters Guild with a birthday dinner to celebrate everyone’s special day. We had a series of mini-sessions about some changes in how things will be organized this year. Our new president Tanya is doing a great job at getting information out to us. Be sure to check your email for updates and information from her as well as newsletters from Terri.

June Picnic and Meeting

We had a wonderful end of the year picnic on June 21, and it was particularly enjoyable this year since we were able to come without any preparation. Food, drink and table service were provided by Fran’s Landing. Thank you to those who arranged everything.

Our summer challenge was announced at the picnic. It is called “Calendar Girls.” Members of the guild randomly drew a month of the year and have until the September meeting to finish (quilted and bound) a themed mini-quilt or wall hanging based on the month drawn. The finished article must be a minimum of 12” and a maximum of 36”, but not necessarily square. Quilts can be pieced, appliquéd, or any other technique. Use your imagination and have fun. If you were not able to attend the June picnic, contact Deb F. and she will assign you a remaining month. At the September meeting, members with their quilts will be photographed and the pictures will be used in a calendar that will be available to purchase. All members will have their name and their quilt’s name listed under the photo or on the calendar page. If you cannot attend the September meeting, please send your picture by October 1 to Tanya .

Thank you gifts were presented to all members who taught classes this past year and to outgoing officers Nancy and Anita for their service these past 2 years.

Be sure to check the recent newsletter Terri sent out for more information about next year’s events. Have a wonderful summer! Start digging out those UFOs to work on in the fall, and have fun creating your calendar quilt.

May Meeting

Our big event for May was our bi-annual craft rummage sale. We had another successful sale, cleaning out items and supplies that we no longer need or want and earning money for them. (Well, perhaps some of us purchased enough to replace what we sold–but at least we were able to trade things we didn’t want for things that we want and will use!) Thank you to everyone who contributed and participated.

Our June picnic is scheduled for Friday, June 21st Picnic at the Church.  Food, beverage and table service will be provided by Fran’s Landing.  We will eat promptly at 6:30 p.m. Our summer challenge will be revealed that night, and if I remember correctly, you need to be there to participate, or at least talk to Tanya if you can’t attend and would like to participate.

Please forgive the poor quality of these photos. Several ended up blurry this month, but they are still better than no pictures. :)

Finally…photos!

The long lost Corning Quilters Guild Show and Share posts are finally here! Please accept my most sincere apologies for not keeping up with this better. I will do my best to do better next year–unless someone else is interested in taking this over. :)

Here are some highlights from the most recent newsletter:

Our May 17 meeting will be a lecture and demonstration by Vida on curved piecing. We will have a ballot for program suggestions for next year and vote on the President and Treasurer Board positions. Currently the candidates are Tanya L.– President and Anita A. – Treasurer. If you are interested in serving in either of these positions, please contact Anne or Amanda to be added to the ballot prior to our next meeting.

Saturday, May 18 is our Craft Rummage Sale. Set up for the sale can begin after the regular meeting is completed. Sale times on Saturday are 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you are donating items for the Guild Table, please bring those Friday night and give those to Deb R. We hope to see you there!

Our end of the year picnic will be Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the church. The $10.00 payment must be paid to Anita by the May 17 meeting to reserve your place. This year we are having the picnic catered by Fran’s Landing so we do not have to make any food or bring place settings or beverages. Don’t forget to bring your show and share items. The summer challenge will also be announced. If you have questions, please contact Tanya or any Board member. A big THANK YOU goes to Tanya and Deb F. for organizing this event.

Our 2014 Quilt Show is May 16, 2014–only 1 year away! We ask that you think about how you can help make this quilt show a roaring success. We need help from all hands on this event. Committee sign up sheets will be out at the May meeting, but we will be aggressively seeking help from everyone. If you have questions or suggestions, please see show chair, Terri H.

We are in need of a new home to store our quilt racks we use at quilt shows. Connie is unable to store these for much longer. If you are able to store these racks, please contact Connie or any other member of the Board.

And now the photos!

November Meeting

We had a wonderful meeting this past Friday night. Here are the main points from our business meeting:

  1. Our Christmas Dinner Party is on Friday, November 30 at the Corning Country Club. We’ll have social hour at 6:30 with appetizers. Drinks are available for purchase at the bar. “Make your own” pasta buffet will begin at 7:00. Payment and sign up was due by this past meeting. We will also do show and share at this event. Bring your holiday present projects to share with the group! As a seasonal mini service project, we will be collecting seasonal placemats that night to be distributed to Mealson Wheels clients during the holiday season. They have asked for 125 placemats, and so please bring a home-made placemat or 3 (approximately 18″ x 12″) to the party to donate to this program. Forevery placemat you bring, you will get a ticket for a door prize. You may bring up to 5 placemats. We ask that these not be holiday themed but seasonal such as winter or all occasion. We will also draw prizes for UFOs this night.
  2. Spring retreat payments are due. If you are still interested in attending, contact Anita to see if there are any openings.
  3. December’s BOM is an adorable present. You can find the patterns on the guild Facebook page, and I am investigating our options for adding such things to the blog–but please don’t hold your breath. :)
  4. The next UFO letter is G. This letter is for our January meeting since our “December” meeting is in only 2 weeks. However, if you feel motivated to take advantage of some time off during the Thanksgiving holiday to church out some UFOs, bring them to the next meeting!

This month’s program showed 3 different appliqué methods. All 3 of our teachers did a wonderful job demonstrating the techniques and providing useful hints and tips. Thank you, Anne, Connie, and Anita!