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1Oct, 2016

President’s Message

The 2016 Quilt Show photos are now posted on our website.  To view the photos, please go to Quilt Show, Quilt Show Photos, 2016 Quilt Show Photos.

Thank you to all of you who could rearrange your schedules last month and attended our meeting on Wednesday.  Our turnout was good considering we changed the date just a few days before our meeting.  It was nice seeing everyone and catching up on what people have been doing.  We had a great presentation by Pat Harrison that evening and I heard her workshop was terrific.

Needless to say, I have gone over the calendar for the rest of the year with the Kennedy Catholic to make sure we have the correct dates and times scheduled.  We did find the need to reschedule the February and April meetings since the school is closed on the original meeting dates.  They have been moved to a week later.  The new dates are February 28 and April 25.  Fortunately, our speaker for April, Marge Tucker, was available for that week, both to lecture at our Meeting and to hold her workshop the following day.  Please make sure you change your calendars.

Our first shout outs have gone out announcing A World of Quilts XXXVIII and postcards were available at several Shows that are taking place this Fall.  If you hear of any Show or event where you think we should advertise, contact either Chris Roche or Noreen Lippolis at

Also, we have created a new Facebook page.  We will be shutting down the old Facebook page in one week. We would like to ask if you are on Facebook, please follow us at   Also share the page with your friends and ask them to follow us too.

I hope to see you at our October meeting.

Susan Fasnacht, President

1Oct, 2016

Quilt Show

We are happy to report that all of the positions have been filled on the Show Committee.  We hope that everyone is working on the quilt(s) that they will enter into the Show – it would be a lovely problem to have to cap the number of entries per person!

1Oct, 2016

Member Showcase featuring Tamar Drucker

We are very happy to welcome our first Member Showcase this season, with fiber artist Tamar Drucker!

Tamar started quilting after moving to the USA. Her love of creating art through painting, sculpting, and sketching continues using fiber art.

Tamar has been a member of Northern Star Quilt Guild in Somers NY since 1987.  She also belongs to SAQA, The Israel Quilters Association, and FANE.

Tamar says “I am a self-taught fiber artist. The enjoyment of playing with different textures and colors, and collaging bits of fabric scraps together, is like assembling a puzzle.

I start with a sketch or drawing inspired by my own photograph, then try the colors and fabrics for the best effects. I pin them down and then iron them to be collaged. Once I have a satisfying image I sandwich the top with the batting and back layer. Next I start the sewing process which adds another dimension. A lot of thought goes into every aspect of the quilting process. I enjoy this thought process, even though it sometimes seems to go so slowly. There are some lines that I absolutely feel have to be hand-quilted, and others can be done with the machine.  I love to add paint or additional color by thread.

Please take the time to enjoy the wonderful display of Tamar’s work.

1Oct, 2016



Michele O’Neil Kincaid will be giving our lecture and workshop this month.  The workshop will be on Extreme Texture.  Embellishment like folding fabric, couching, cording and beading to enhance your piece.  There is still time to sign up and enjoy the day, along with learning new techniques.


  • The Art Quilters will be meeting at 5:45pm. There will be a sign by the Teacher’s Lounge telling the location of the meeting.  The instructions for the annual Challenge will be distributed. Please bring your “play practice” to discuss as well as your Show and Tell items!
  • The Domestic Machine Quilting SIG will be meeting at 5:45pm in the back of the cafeteria.  Jane Eyes will be the presenter and will discuss machine quilting borders.  We will not be meeting in November since that is the month  of the boutique.  Presenters are needed for the December, January and February meetings.  Please contact Helen Boland if you have a topic you would like to discuss.
  • The Paper Piecing SIG will be meeting on Saturday, October 29th from 10am to 1pm at Pooa Bloomberg’s house.  For further information, please contact Susan Deshensky.

Guild Challenge

The due date has been pushed back to January for submissions with a display at the February meeting,  so don’t be left out! The rules and size are posted on the website. If you questions, please contact Linda Stern or Carol Weber.

Super Saturday

Would you be interested in teaching at Super Saturday on February 18, 2017?  Remember a better selection of classes makes for a fun time. And what better way to get to know more members than sharing your skills. Please contact

Holiday Boutique

Our annual Boutique will take place at the November meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. in the lower lobby of the school.  Members will have quilt items for sale.  Good place to shop for that special gift.  The cost is $25 per table – you may share with a friend.    Looking forward to another successful event.  If you are interested in selling your work at the Boutique, please Mary Cannizzaro.

1Oct, 2016

Membership Information

  • It was very nice to see everyone and welcome 116 members and 1 guest to the September meeting.  We currently have 147 members registered of which 6 are new members.  We celebrated those members who renewed their membership prior to the September meeting by awarding four $25.00 gift certificates. The gift certificates can be used for NSQG programs and trips.  Help me welcome our new members:  Jean Acebal, Mary Ellen Aleva, Pat Bobletz, Joan Burke, Louise Duff, and Kathy Vanacoro.
  • If you have not renewed your membership from last year it would be best if you did this prior to the October 18 meeting. Print your form, include a check for $45.00 and mail it to NSQG Membership, PO Box 232, Somers, NY 10589.  The Membership Book information will be available at the October meeting for you to proof read and then the info will go to print.  Don’t miss the chance to be included in the 2016-17 Membership Book.
1Oct, 2016

Charitable Activities

Every year, Comfort Quilts has a Summer Project.  This summer each participant supplied their favorite focus fabric and Carol Auer and Karen Carlson created packets of fabric to match.  You may be  one of the lucky members who gets to select from the many quilts created as part of the You Gotta Love It Project” by taking a chance on the Winner’s Choice Raffle.  Winners can select as their prize any of the quilts that are exhibited on the wall in the cafeteria at our October Guild meeting.  The more tickets that are sold the more quilts will be raffled.  Proceeds go to the Guild to help support Comfort Quilt Activities.

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Quilt Show News

raffle quilt copyPlanning for a World of Quilts XXXVIII is well underway.  We are all set at the O’Neill Center, our great new venue.  Our wonderful Quilt Show Committee is already hard at work.  If you will be going to a Quilt Show or quilt shop this fall, please get in touch with Helen Boland, our Publicity person.  She has had the show postcards printed and available for you to bring to Shows and shops.

The success of our Quilt Show does not depend on the Show Committee alone.  We need your help in two ways.  First, we ask all Guild Members to donate two hours of their time working at the Show.  You will receive free admission for the day.  Volunteer signups start in January.  Second, and most importantly, a Quilt Show is not a Quilt Show without quilts!  If you have entered a quilt in the past, we hope that you will continue showing your beautiful quilts.  If you have never had a quilt in the Show, please consider putting one in this year.  It is such a thrill to see your work hanging for all to admire.  How wonderful it would be to see all Guild Members sporting “exhibitor” ribbons at the Show!

We will once again be having our popular Silent Auction.  Many visitors look forward to bidding on these beautiful little wall hangings. Please consider donating one of your creations.  It is a great fundraiser for the Guild.

The entries from the Young Quilters are always fun to see.  If you have a grandchild or another youngster in your life who has been bitten by the quilting bug, we would love to see their work.

We look forward to seeing our guild’s talent and creativity on display!

If you have any questions, please email

Upcoming Events

Events Calendar

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Members on Display

  • Guild members Norma Schlager and Nike Cutsumpas, also members of FIBERWORKS, are exhibiting at the Cyrenius Booth Library, Main Street, Newtown, CT.  The themed contemporary fiber art exhibit “AT THE LIBRARY”  will be on display from Friday, September 30th – Friday, October 28th, 2016.
  • Barbara Marcone’s  “My Happy Quilt”, which was in the NSQG Quilt Show this year, was selected to be part of the “In Full Bloom” Exhibit at the Houston Quilt Festival.  Congratulations Barbara!!

Member Marketplace

Membership Info

Comfort Quilts

2016-2017 Workshops


September 21, 2016

Pat Harrison

harrisonPat will give suggestions on color, design, and, of course, how to easily and evenly piece circles into your quilt.

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October 19, 2016

Michelle O'Neil Kincaid

kincaidLearn how to manipulate fabric, go outside the box and add interesting additions to your quilts.

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November 16, 2016

Mickey Lawler

lawlerHer wonderful landscapes are well know.  Now you can learn her secrets and try doing your very own.

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Coming Soon

March 22, 2017




April 19, 2017


margetuckerThis class will show you how to do a very unique technique of curved piecing developed by the instructor.

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Special Events

Area Shows and Events

  • After almost 20 years and more than 20,000 students passing through our classrooms, we’re sad to announce that THE CITY QUILTER is CLOSING our physical store BY THE END OF OCTOBER.

    We have enjoyed getting to know many wonderful people and have had an exhilarating time building up our business from scratch. But Dale and I feel it is time for a change.  Our focus will be selling our exclusive New York fabric on-line, and, indeed, we intend to expand our offerings. Our original prints will be available on our website –

    A huge thank-you to all our loyal customers and friends who have supported our presence in Chelsea at The City Quilter for the last 20 years.

    Please be encouraged to visit the shop one last time to take advantage of great sales pricing.  Fabrics—with the exception of our own, original prints—are offered at 25% off and are also available via City Quilter Online Store    Please be sure to take a look at our many prints, as well as a Koala sewing table, notions, thread, a cutting table, embroidery CD’s, and many more  items.

Quilting Links & Resources (thanks to Meg Cox)

  • – The Quilt Index.   75,000 quilts & much more.  (All the Alliance contest quilts can be found by clicking on Quilt Alliance under the collections tab).
  • – Quilt Alliance resources, including the Quilters S.O.S. – Save Our Stories project
  • – International Quilt Study Center & Museum website, which offers virtual exhibition tours,
  • – Metropolitan Museum textile collection online
  • –  Meg Cox website. Sign up for her free newsletter, Quilt Journalist Tells All!

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