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.

Monthly Meetings

AUGUST 2016  

This month's meeting is on Wednesday, August 3.

Smile     Smile     Smile    GARAGE SALE  Smile  Smile  Smile 

The August program is a GARAGE SALE! Bring sewing items that you no longer want, price them and sell them during the program half of the meeting. Bring fabric, patterns, tools, magazines, kits, books, whatever you are willing to part with for a little cash - that you can use to increase your stash!

Whatever is left over you can take home or you could donate to the Tea Cup Auction for Quilt Camp. Sandra and Renee will be collecting left overs after the evening meeting.

There will also be a raffle for camp. The raffle is the latest book produced by Eleanor Burns. Bring a few dollars to help support the quilt camp and have a chance to win the book! 

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.  



American Quilters Society Bus Trip - Friday, July 29

There is still room on the bus for the trip to ACS in Syracuse. The fee of $50 guild members/$55 non-members will cover your transportation and entrance fee to the event. The bus will be stopping on the way home for dinner at Good Golly's in Central Square. The dinner is an additional cost. If you are a member of AQS bring your membership card. You will be eligible for some specials at the show.

Pick up locations
7:30 a.m. - Lisbon Medical Center
8:00 a.m. - Canton Price Chopper
8:30 a.m. - Gouverneur Tractor Supply

Return trip home - the bus will leave the show at 5:00 p.m. 
Drop off times
8:30 p.m. Gouverneur
9:00 p.m. Canton 

Quilt Camp, September 9 - 11,2016

Quilt Camp will be held again this September at Wadhams Hall. Teachers have submitted projects. Our guest teacher this year is Joan Ford. The camp web pages will be up on June 1. Hope to see you there!




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.


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.



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


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.