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September 23, 2014 - 12:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in alexander, Announcements, Museum Quilt Guild.

Press release:

The Museum Quilt Guild will present "Stitches In Time" -- a biannual quilt show on Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Alexander Fireman's Recreation Hall, 10708 Alexander Road (Rt. 98) in Alexander.

This year's show will feature approximately 280 quilts stitched by 54 guild members. The raffle quilt was designed by Martha Lorshbaugh with help from Alex Hammon, Mary Ellen Ames and Emmy Hartwick. It's a medallion-style quilt featuring both hand appliqué and machine piecing.

Many guild members pieced blocks, and have contributed to the hand quilting. Hand-quilted quilts are becoming more rare, so it promises to become a cherished heirloom for one lucky winner.

As in the past, this year's show will offer a silent auction. All proceeds benefit recreation activities at VA Western New York Healthcare System. Demonstrations, basket raffle and a fabulous boutique where many beautiful handmade items will be available for purchasing.

New this year will be the scrap pool. One dollar will buy as may fabric scraps as you can fit in a provided plastic bag. All the proceeds from the scrap pool will benefit a new women's program at the VA Hopsital.

The quilt show will also host a "traveling quilt show" featuring 20 quilts from quilters across New York State. In 2012 the Quilter’s Consortium of New York State (QCNYS) issued a challenge to its members to create a quilt based on the theme – “Stitching Across New York State – A Quilter’s Perspective.” The 20 quilts shown in this exhibit were professionally judged by Eugenia Barnes; four of our own members entered and two were chosen as winners. This exhibit will travel across New York State through 2015.

September 25, 2012 - 7:16pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in Announcements, alexander, quilt show, Museum Quilt Guild.

The Museum Quilt Guild's biennial quilt show -- named "Stitches in Time" this year -- takes place this weekend at the Alexander Fireman's Recreation Hall, at 10708 Alexander Road/Route 98 in Alexander.

Times are as follows:

  • Friday, Oct. 19 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at the Farmers Market at the Batavia Downs parking lot (at 8315 Park Road in Batavia) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays.

The show will include a display of over 200 quilts made by guild members, a boutique, vendors, a silent auction, demonstrations and a Raffle Quilt.

For more information, contact Mary Ellen Hartwick at [email protected] or call 409-9297.

September 25, 2012 - 7:14pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in events, alexander, quilt show, Museum Quilt Guild.
Event Date and Time: 
October 20, 2012 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

The Museum Quilt Guild's biennial quilt show -- named "Stitches in Time" this year -- takes place this weekend at the Alexander Fireman's Recreation Hall, at 10708 Alexander Road/Route 98 in Alexander.

Times are as follows:

  • Friday, Oct. 19 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at the Farmers Market at the Batavia Downs parking lot (at 8315 Park Road in Batavia) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays.

September 25, 2012 - 7:04pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in events, alexander, quilt show, Museum Quilt Guild.
Event Date and Time: 
October 19, 2012 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

The Museum Quilt Guild's biennial quilt show -- named "Stitches in Time" this year -- takes place this weekend at the Alexander Fireman's Recreation Hall, at 10708 Alexander Road/Route 98 in Alexander.

Times are as follows:

  • Friday, Oct. 19 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at the Farmers Market at the Batavia Downs parking lot (at 8315 Park Road in Batavia) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays.

August 24, 2012 - 8:53am
posted by Daniel Crofts in alexander, quilt show, Museum Quilt Guild.

Quilt lovers will have their pick of everything from fabrics to fancy threads, from big to small, and from modern to traditional at the "Stitches in Time 2012 Quilt Show."

This is the Museum Quilt Guild's biennial quilt show, and it will take place from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m Friday, Oct. 19 and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. It will be at the Alexander Fireman's Recreation Hall, at 10708 Alexander Road/Route 98 in Alexander.

Included in the two-day event will be a vendor's mall, a boutique where people can buy quilts, a silent auction and a raffle.

Raffle tickets will be available at the following venues:

  • Farmers Market at the Batavia Downs parking lot (at 8315 Park Road in Batavia) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays
  • Brick House Corner's Fair (at 1145 Main Road in Corfu)

All quilts, including the raffle quilt (which can be viewed at the above locations), are made by guild members. Admission is $5.

Guild Publicity Chairperson Mary Ellen Hartwick said the proceeds will be donated to the Veteran's Administration, the Holland Land Office Museum and "a very active Community Service Program" (quoted from press release).

"Through the Community Service Program," Hartwick said, "many, many quilts are made and donated each year to organizations such as All Babies Cherished, the YWCA for their Domestic Violence Shelter, St. Luke's Mission of Mercy and the Batavia Agri-Business Child Development Center."

They have also donated quilts to fundraisers for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Genesee ARC, the Gillam-Grant Community Center and HomeCare & Hospice.

Guild meetings are held the third Saturday of every month at the Batavia VA auditorium, at 222 Richmond Ave. in Batavia. Meetings are from 9:30 a.m. until noon, and anyone who is interested in making quilts is encouraged to attend.

For more information on the quilt show, contact Hartwick at [email protected] or call 409-9297. People can also learn more by visiting the Museum Quilt Guild's blog page about the event.

Photo courtesy of Mary Ellen Hartwick. Pictured front row, from left: Mary Lu Hodgins, Mary Ellen Casey, Melanie Watson, Eileen Partise, Alex Hammon and Jamie Hammon.

Back row, from left: Barb Brady, Lori Anderson, Kate Martin, Chris Kuehl, Jean Butzer, Elaine Ross, Dodie Morrison, Kathy Belluscio, Anne O'Geen, Carol McNally and Dorothy Doerrer.

February 2, 2012 - 2:55pm
posted by Martha Lorshbaugh in arts, Quilts, Richmond Memorial Libary, Museum Quilt Guild.
Event Date and Time: 
February 2, 2012 - 9:00am to February 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

 

Members of the Museum Quilt Guild were invited to the "Carnival" for this year's challenge.   Twenty-three quilts by twenty-one members were presented at the January 21 meeting, and will be on display at the Richmond Memorial Library during regular hours during the month of February.  A variety of techniques and colors were used to create quilts depicting carousel horses and other rides, Mardi Gras themed quilts, and fond memories.

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