Breast Cancer Pillows

Asenath Fuchs has provided directions for making pillows for breast cancer patients at Huntington Hospital.  Directions can be found at Pillows for breast cancer patients at Huntington Hospital.

Please contact Asenath if you have any questions.  She will take donations at any guild meeting.

 

 

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Show and Tell May 2014

May 1 May19 May18 May17 May16 May14 May13 May12 May11 May10 May9 May8 May7 May6 May5 May4 May3 May 2

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Quilters Take Manhattan!

News from The Quilt Alliance –

The Quilt Alliance’s annual fundraiser, Quilters Take Manhattan, gets better every year, thanks to our savvy guests! Last year you wanted more workshops, more tours, more opportunities to see quilts, shop from our sponsors and more time to meet and greet with fellow quilters–and we listened! This year our main event at FIT is a full two hours longer (doors open at 10 am). Just like last year, tickets to the add-on events (see chart below linked to descriptions) are only available to those who also purchase a ticket to the main event at FIT for Saturday, September 20. If any tickets to these outings and events remain, they can be bought on an individual basis starting September 1. Don’t wait to sign up for your favorite add-on’s though–they are first come, first served and will go fast!

Click here for more information, and to register –  http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/support/QTM2014.php

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Grand Central Quilt Exhibit

GCS

Grand Central Centennial Quilt Exhibition

organized by
The City Quilter & American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine
in association with the NY Transit Museum &
the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

This quilt-making challenge celebrates one of the most beautiful & important buildings in the world on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary year.

Naturally, The City Quilter felt this called for fabrics to help celebrate.  Consequently,we developed two designs, “Grand Central” and a complement, “GCT Constellations” to commemorate this anniversary, and recruited American Patchwork & Quilting magazine to co-organize a national quilt-making “challenge,” a competition to make commemorative quilts that use these Grand Central fabrics and that exemplified what Grand Central meant to them.

The quilts were judged by American Patchwork & Quilting and The City Quilter.

There are 3 winners, 9 honorable mentions, and 18 finalists, representing 15 states. These 30 quilts are exhibited at the New York Transit Museum’s 1,000 square foot Gallery in Grand Central Terminal. The Gallery & adjacent Transit Museum Store are best reached by entering GCT at 42nd & Vanderbilt; location is opposite the Station Master’s Office.

“Grand Central Centennial Quilts” will be in Grand Central from March 15 through July 6, with these hours: Monday–Friday, 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

A majority of the quilts are available for sale. If interested, please contact The ArtQuilt Gallery•NYC by phone, 212-807-9451, or email.

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Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history.

Made for “AK” in Pennsylvania by an unidentified quiltmaker, this textile illustrates the life of a Zouave soldier. It includes fabrics used by seamstresses at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia to make Zouave uniforms. “AK” may have been Adam Keller or Albert Keen, both of whom served with the 88th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, which boasted two companies of Zouaves. Collection of Kelly Kinzle.

Textiles were integral to the Civil War— physically, economically, ideologically, and emotionally—and linked soldiers and civilians. The exhibition builds on recent scholarship in social and economic history to tell of the events that led to the war, the stories of men and women affected by the Civil War, and the opportunities and challenges that followed it. Through a wealth of artifacts drawn from around the nation, the exhibition will invite visitors to see and acknowledge the human experiences beneath the veneer of Blue and Gray.

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Help Wanted!

HELP WANTED! We have such a great group of really talented (and fun) quilters. However, our website is lacking in pictures to show off our work. If anyone can volunteer to take AND EDIT pictures for the website, it would be much appreciated. Please, be willing to take the pictures at our meetings, and go through them, select the best 5 or 6, and email them to me for posting. It would be much appreciated!

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Bus Trip to Somers Quilt Show!

The Spring Quilt Show season is upon us, and Kathy Redman is organizing a road trip for the guild. The details are here SOMERS 2014.  Hope to see many of you there!

Full details are here – Northern Start Quilters Guild.

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