The Chenango Piecemakers

Quilting . . . . It's functional, it's an art, it's an obsession!

"Festival of Quilts 2011"
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
October 8, 9 & 10, 2011

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location:  Oxford Academy High School Gym,
50 South Washington Ave., Oxford, NY  13830

Admission:  $4.00 adults, children under 12 free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Special Events:


Genie Barnes will be giving verbal appraisals FREE of charge for new or vintage quilts or quilted clothing from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday - Limit 2 items per person.  From 3:00-4:00 she will provide written appraisals for insurance.  Written appraisals are $35.00 each and require an appointment.  If you are interested in a written appraisal, please call Kim at 607-843-6837 for a time slot.  If there is enough interest, Ms. Barnes will return on Sunday for written appraisals.

Mini Shop Hop - get your card stamped at each vendor for entry in the drawing for a gift basket of quilting goodies. 

Daily Demonstrations - A complete schedule of demos will be posted closer to show time.  
Cottons Etc - Fabric, patterns, embellishment, Paula Schultz, Wampsville NY 
Sew Nice - Quilt shop, Norwich, NY
Good Measures - Quilt shop, Locke, NY
The Stitch Witch - Gretchen Adams, Long-Arm Quilter, Afton, NY
Christy's Creations - Purse kits and patterns, Fairport, NY
Rainbow Dyes - Fabric dyes, Auburn, ME

Food provided by:
Saturday - Girl Scouts
Sunday - South Otselic Methodist Church Women
Monday - ?

*We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the local food pantries all three days of the show.


Positions Still Open:

   Overall Chairperson
   Quilt Placement Coordinator
   Overall Chairperson:

Positions filled:

Show Chair:  Kim B.
Demonstrations:  Chris G.
Gift Shop:  Joy B.
Graphics:  Lorane B.
Insurance:  Sandy H.
Labels: Maureen N.
Photographer:  Lois S.
Publicity: Donna H.
Quilt Check-out:  Cally P.
Quilt Collection:  Gail S.
Quilt Registration:  Ann H.
Quilter's Walk: Pat O.
Raffle Quilt:  Cally P.
Raffle Tickets & Funds: Annetta D.
Scheduling Volunteers:  Elaine S.
Set-up Day Coordinator: Evelyn B.
Special Exhibits/Events: 
     Roadshow Style Appraisal Event - AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, Genie Barnes
     Vendor Shop Hop - Barton S. 
     Junior's Quilt Display - Linda F. 
Treasurer:  Betty Sue C.
Venue Contact:  Kim B.
Vendors:  Sandy H
V.C. Ballots & Ribbons:  Jane C.
Vignettes:  Janice W.



I would like to begin my tenure as the 2011 Show Chair by thanking everyone who helped make our anniversary show the best yet.  It was a record year for attendance, income and number of quilts displayed.  A lot of planning and work goes into the success of our shows, not to mention ALL THAT QUILTING !

We had good participation this year, but we can do better.  We had 67% of our members enter quilts, 45% worked the show in some capacity, and 23% of the guild did not participate.  While 100% participation would be incredible, it is also unrealistic.  Some of our members live out of state, several were in the process of moving, and some suffered from illnesses or personal tragedies. Although we donít require participation from our membership we do hope for it.

We should all be very proud to be part of this organization.  We have a far reaching reputation for a high quality and very diverse show.  We use our quilts and demonstrations to help fulfill our mission statement, which is to promote the art and education of quilting.  We apply a generous portion of funds raised by the raffle quilt to support our community.  Remaining funds from the show are used to support the guild for two years.  These funds cover workshops & programs as well as pay for the next quilt show.  As you can see the show is very important to both the guild and the community.  It also generates a sense of fellowship within the guild itself.  It is very rewarding when we all work together towards a common goal.  That reward is multiplied by the overwhelming success of our show.

I know it may seem early to some of you but, it really does take us two years to pull it all together.  We have 16 of 24 chair positions already filled for 2011.  I am thrilled that so many of you have already stepped up and agreed to serve again.  I am really looking forward to working with all of you.  I am currently reviewing and updating the time lines and job descriptions of each committee.  If you think you are interested, but have questions or reservations, please donít hesitate to contact me.  I will be discussing the jobs that make up the quilt show committees at an upcoming guild meeting.  None of these jobs are difficult or complicated, nor do they require an inordinate amount of time, especially if you have help. I will be using the newsletters and website to keep the entire guild apprised of our progress over the next two years.  I want everyone to feel as though they are part of the process.  
The two most critical areas that we need to address as soon as possible are the Raffle Quilt and a new set of quilt racks.  Both will be discussed at our first quilt show meeting in January.  If you are interested in heading up or serving on a committee, we hope to see you there.  The 2010 Quilt Show Committee meeting schedule is below.  This schedule is tentative and changes will be made as needed.  These meetings are at UCC and  will start one hour prior to our regularly scheduled guild meetings, unless otherwise noted.

January 14 - 5:30, April 8 - 5:30, June 10 - 5:30, August 12 - 5:30, October 14 - 5:30.

Again, thank you all for your confirmed or prospective participation.  

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