Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Rd, Geneva, NY 14456.
The Lake to Lake Quilt Guild celebrates our 32nd
year with our “Spring Into Color” Quilt Show to be held on May 19th and
20th, 2018, 9 AM to 4 PM both days, at the Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter
Street, Geneva, NY just north of Geneva High School. This is an easy trip South from Exit 42 of
the NYS Thruway (also close to the outlet mall in Waterloo!). Admission is $ 6.
Children under 12 are free. Food is available for purchase onsite. Website:
lake2Lakequiltguild.com, Facebook Page: Lake to Lake Quilt Guild. We are an all
volunteer not for profit organization.
Our featured speaker this year is Cèleste Compion from meerkat
trading company who will present a lecture about Shweshwe fabrics from South
Africa, entitled, “ The Bolt and the Beautiful – The Shweshwe Saga”, a
fascinating look at the history and the fabrics. Be sure to check the website
for the presentation show time both days.
Our member’s handiworks are on display showcasing around 200
pieces not all of which are quilts.
Textile art such as clothing, purses, wall hangings are also on display.
The Vendor’s Mall is sure to delight patrons vending everything from patterns,
fabric, hand dyed fabrics, notions, embellishments, ribbons, threads, jewelry
and beads. Our Gift Gallery offers you
handmade unique items! While you shop,
the men in your life can be comfortable with a cookie or a piece of pie in the
dining area or TV room. The whole family can eat at our Quilter’s Café.
The winning quilts
from The Quilter’s Consortium of New York State (QCNYS) 2017-2018 Challenge
themed, “Converge” will be on exhibit.
This provides an amazing group of quilts due to differing
Our Lake to Lake Guild members made and donated 4 large bed
quilts to Friendship House in Middlesex this past year that they sold to help
fund their programs to help the disadvantaged in our area. Quilters are very generous in donating baby
quilts for the newborns in Newark Hospital Birthing Unit, Quilts of Valor for
our Veterans and placemats for Office of the Aging and Meals on Wheels to our
communities. Outside of our own communities we donated goods and quilts to the
victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. We
are over 21 million strong in the USA alone!
Our guild members have participated in several challenges
this year. One is called a round robin where the quilts are passed around to
different participants who add a row or border to the quilt they receive. We have mystery quilts entered. One of our members chooses a pattern and
discloses a set of directions each month. One never knows what the quilt will
look like until the end! There is a Stripper’s
Challenge too! If you do not know what
this is, come see.
Lake to Lake Quilt Guild meets the first Wednesday of every
month except July at the United Methodist Church on South Street in Gorham, NY.
If you are interested in joining us call President Florine Meredith, 585 813
8037. We have further details at www.lake2lakequiltguild.com.