Borderline Quilters Inc.

The purpose of Borderline Quilters shall be to satisfy the interests of the Guild members and to promote interest in quilting for area residents by providing meetings for the exchange of ideas, working on quilting projects, educational opportunities through workshops and programs, shows for the community and other such activities that further these purposes as designated by the membership.

Quilt-cation

Definition (n) A thoroughly enjoyable experience blending quilting with a vacation including maid service, private bathrooms, quality meals, a great view as well as classes and camaraderie at an affordable price.  More information coming soon.

Monthly Meetings

JUNE 2017  

This month's meeting is on Wednesday, June 7.

This meeting will be demonstrating a variety of label techniques. Please bring some of your ideas.

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The Monthly meetings take place at the Knights of Columbus meeting hall in Canton, New York. Meeting schedule is the first Wednesday of each month.  Afternoon meetings begin at 1:00 PM and the evening meetings begin at 7:00 PM.

The Guild has two business meetings a year. The first will be upcoming in May. The full guild will meet in the evening. The second will be our October dinner meeting location changes as membership decides.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

"Canning Jar" Quilt

Start collecting fabric to fill your jars! (fruit, veggies, bugs, flowers) personalized to your taste.  Class will be taught by Vicky Williams on Saturday, June 10th, 9:30 - 3pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall. 

Vermont Quilt Festival Bus Trip

Another wonderful bus trip to the Vermont Quilt Festival, June 23, 2017.  The cost will be $55 for members and $70 for non members. (Cost includes ticket into the show.) For more information contact Dawn Streeter.

Good Vibrations Class, September

The Good Vibrations class has been moved to September 16, taught by Jill Josephs. It will be offered at the Knights of Columbus Hall. More details to come.


 


 

 

Poster_14_2.jpg A related project is to supply local hospitals with heart
shaped pillows for mastectomy patients after surgery.
The pillows are placed under the arm to aid in relieving
the pain and pressure on the incision. Guild member
Sandy Foley has made sample pillows and this pillow
project is just getting underway.

TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS

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Although Tribute to the Troops began in Texas in 2004, the local project began when Hart Country Fabrics’ Wednesday Night Ladies Group and the Richville Rockets 4-H Club teamed up to take 34 mini memory quilts to Fort Drum on September 16, 2007. That was just the beginning! After meeting the soldiers at the base, they decided to continue the project because there was still a war going on. They made some modifications to the original pattern to save time and fabric but kept the important elements. By 2011 over 600 mini quilts have been completed. Guild members and many groups have helped including the youth group of the United Church of Richville, members of Stone Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg, Quilters’ Quorum from Potsdam, a sewing/craft group from Fowler, and members of Tug Hill Quilters from Lowville. Some persons donate supplies. Borderline Quilters and others have given money for supplies. Donations are always appreciated.

QUILTS FOR PROJECT COMFORT

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At the June meeting, Guild members hand-sewed TEN MINUTE BLOCKS for a quilt for victims of the recent Joplin, MO tornado.

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Today at the show, you can make two quick 9-patch blocks here to be used in additional quilts for this service project. The completed quilts will be sent to the Joplin Tornado Project Comfort.