Country Quilters Guild Newsletter

2017 - 2018 Officers

President - Shirley Seifert
Vice-President - Cyndi Beres
Secretary - Carol Maltais
Treasurer - Karen Grace


Message from the President!

Dear Members,

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.  As a member of the Country Quilter’s guild I am thankful for each of you.  Your kindness, support, wisdom, love of teaching & sharing of  your knowledge of quilting with others is a blessing to many.  Among those we are especially blessed to have Betsy Calvin and Maureen Larsen as members. 

          Maureen has volunteered to maintain & update our website,  At our December meeting she will go thru each page and ask for positive input on what needs to be edited or added.  My computers skills are limited so I am very thankful and in awe of both Betsy & Maureen’s knowledge and willingness to invest so much time into our Guilds website and newsletter.

As last years recipient of the Silver Thimble Award I will be presenting this year’s winner.  Your votes have been tallied and the thimble has been purchased, my lips are sealed.  I hope you are able to join us for the presentation at our December’s pot luck meeting. 

 A heartfelt thank you to Cyndi who did a fantastic presentation at last month’s meeting.  We all loved to see the fabric bowls she made and appreciated the opportunity to actually see her bowl take shape from start to finish.  If you made any of the fabric bowls bring them for show & tell.  They will make great gifts that will be cherished for many years.

 See you in December,


General Information

General Information for December 2017 Guild Newsletter:

 The quilt show meeting scheduled for Dec. 10th has been moved up to

Dec. 3rd.  It will still be held at Judy Leiner’s home at 2pm. Judy’s new home

phone # is 845-391-8430

 December’s Guild meeting will start at 6pm   with our Holiday Pot Luck Dinner. 

Remember to bring your gift of hats, gloves, mittens, scarves & socks that will be delivered to school nurses to give as gifts to youth in need in the Pine Bush & Valley Central School District’s

 After Dinner Maureen Larsen will lead a meeting on updating our website.  She is looking forward to hearing what information we would like to add that would encourage other’s to join our Guild & those seeking information about upcoming events such as workshops, community quilt sewing events and quilt show information.  Those of you who use a computer can look at our current site now by going to

 Maureen will add the 2018 Quilt Show registration forms & raffle ticket information.  She will inform us on what is needed so we can have her add pictures of our Guild members in action whether it’s assembling charity quilts, attending workshops, shop-hops, completed quilts, show & tell projects, etc….  

The website currently has our meeting information with directions, past Community service events as well as information on our Door prize raffle, our Library and past Show and Tell pictures. In the future our monthly newsletters will also be added.

 Looking for a token gift for a friend? We have “Scrap Happy at 30” clear shopping/tote bags available for only $6.00 each.  They can be purchased at our monthly meetings.

 Due to our pot luck starting at 6pm Quilter’s Attic will not stay open late the night of our meeting. 

 Looking ahead:

January’s meeting will be our Chinese Auction

February’s meeting we will be playing strip poker.  Bring 10 2 ½ inch strips of fabric.


Note: Those on monthly refreshments are responsible to come early to set up & start the coffee. You will be required to clean up also. Half & Half, coffee and paper goods will be supplied and restocked by Sandy McKeon. Thank you all for providing this service to enhance our meetings.