Country Quilters Guild Newsletter

Next Meeting: March 12 at 7:15 p.m. - Town Hall, Pine Bush

2013 - 2014 Officers

President - Cyndi Beres
Vice-President - Bea Demers
Secretary -- Erika Scheuermann
Treasurer -- Carol McQuinn


Message from the President!

What a cold spell/snow storm we had!  Hope you had a chance to sew while snowbound!

Thank you Erika for arranging the Amy Berkowitz Zipper workshop.  It was enjoyed by all those who participated! It is nice to learn something different. 

Boy, do we have a lot planned for March!  3/9 at 2:00 PM at the Schoolhouse is the Quilt Show Meeting - PLEASE ATTEND!!!  Then on the Wednesday the 12th at 7:15,  we will have our usual Meeting and a Program presented by Trish Muller.  (No supplies are needed).

Our Guild's Community Quilting Weekend will be 3/22 and 3/23 at the Schoolhouse from 9:00 - ??  Bring your lunch or we order from across the street.  It is always fun and it is for a good cause.

Do not forget the Guild schedule changes for April.  The Meeting will be 4/25 at 7:00 at the Walker Valley Schoolhouse, followed by a lecture/Trunk show by Pat Delaney.  On 4/26 Pat will present "Cherry Fizz" workshop.  See “” for a pictures of her work in the Gallery specifically “Cherry Fizz”

Happy Stitching everyone!


Meeting Minutes

Amy Berkowitz was introduced and did a wonderful demonstration/workshop on Zipper Art!  Thank you Amy!

The February meeting of the Country Quilt Guild took place at the Town of Crawford government center on 2/12/14.  The meeting was conducted by president Cyndi Beres. The minutes we're read by Debbie Santulli. There was no treasurers report as Carol M. Was not present due to illness.

PLEASE NOTE:  The March meeting will be held at usual time and place.  The March meeting program will be presented by Trish. It should be good. You do not need to bring anything to participate.

March 22/23 will be our annual celebration of National Quilting Day with a Quilt-In at Walker Valley Schoolhouse. We will be making community quilts. Carol K. Is the chair and if you know of a need please request a quilt. That's what they're for.

PLEASE NOTE:  Pat Delaney's lecture AND the April meeting are rescheduled for 4/25/14, 7:00 at the Walker Valley Schoolhouse. The following day, 4/26, from 9 - 3:00 we will gather at the Schoolhouse for a workshop where Pat Delany will teach the technique to make her spectacular quilt titled "Cherry Fizz".  Cost for workshop is $35. See Bea's article for more information.

Also in April we will vote on By-laws revision. If you need a copy, Cyndi has extras for you.  Give Cyndi feedback on By Law proposal.

The oxymoron challenge is due at the May meeting. There are still oxymorons available from Trish and Barbara.

The Block of the Month pattern was distributed by Carol K.

Next Quilt Show meeting will be 3/9/14 at 2:00 PM at the Walker Valley Schoolhouse.

Show and Tell was presented by Barbara with several quilts completed. They are beautiful! Barbara also passed out brochures for the ALS Quilt Challenge. She will have them at the next meeting also.

One more one yard contribution for the raffle at our show was received. Mary Bickel is weaving a beautiful basket to hold the collection of one yards pieces of fabric. If you haven't donated yet, consider bringing it to the March meeting.

Sandy McKeon collected fat quarter donations for the evening.

MAQGNet (Mid Atlantic Quilt Guild Network) information is being gathered and submitted.  They meet annually to discuss Quilt Guild speakers, shows, etc.  Anyone interested in going, talk with Cyndi.

Respectfully submitted by Erika Scheuermann


Quilt Show 2014

Harvest of Quilts XII, September 27 and 28th, 2014 at the Pine Bush High School, 10 – 4:00 PM. 
$6 per day, $10 for both days.  The Show Theme is “Kaleidoscope  of Colors”

Speakers will be Paula Nadelstern, Quilt Artist, Author, Teacher and Fabric Designer. Sharon Waddell will be doing a gallery talk on her Antique Quilts on display. 

Mary Zesiger will be Judging the quilts entered.  Mary has been quilting seriously since 1980. She has been a member of the National Quilting Association since 1987, became an NQA Certified Teacher in 1991 and served as the NQA Certified Teacher Coordinator for 2 years.  She began judging in 1996, judging local and regional quilt shows; completed NQA Judging Certification in 2006 and Masters Judging Certification in 2009.

There will also be AQS appraisals on site.

For More information contact Judy Leiner, Show Chair, #941-955-4105, e-mail:

Click here to download the February Newsletter in PDF format.