Local Quilt Show…

June 3-5 Diamond Jubilee Quilt Festival

Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Inc.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Gordon Field House
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Friday – 6/3/11 9am-5pm*Saturday – 6/4/11 9am-5pm*Sunday – 6/5/11 10am-4pm
Website: www.GenneseeQuiltFest.com

If you like “Iron Chef” and “Project Runway” you may want to check out the “Iron Quilter” contest at the Genesee Valley Quilt Club Festival on June 4. This concept was developed by Ruth White of the Tompkins County Quilt Guild and launched successfully at their show in 2009. It looks to be great fun and the quilts will be judged, auctioned and the proceeds donated to Gilda’s Club of Rochester.

Events…

It’s time for the 8th Annual Western New York Shop Hop! We are ready for you to hop your way though all 12 participating shops and enter to win the Grand Prize Bernina 210 worth $999! Each shop will have a host of other fabulous prizes, including gift baskets and gift certificates too. Here are the dates to mark on your calendar:

Join us for the Shop Hop on June 8 – 12, 2011

Wednesday – Friday 9am- 7pm; Saturday- 9am- 5pm; Sunday- 12pm-4pm

This year’s shops include:

Aurora Sewing Center, 650 Main St. East Aurora, NY 14052 * 716-652-2811
www.aurorasweingcenter.com

Aurora Sewing Center, 8575 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 * 716-204-8350www.aurorasewingcenter.com

Betty’s Quilting, Etc. 42 Nichols St. (Rt.31) Spencerport, NY 14559 * 585-352-9362www.bettysquiltingetc.com

The Carriage Quilt Shoppe, 593 Main St. East Aurora, NY 14052 * 716-655-4561www.carriagequiltshoppe.com

Chestnut Bay Quilting, 262 North St. Caledonia, NY 14423 * 585-538-4420www.chestnutbayquiltshop.com

Country Treasures, 61 Main St. Brockport, NY 14420 * 585-637-5148www.countrytreasuresquiltshop.com

Heartland Quilt Shop, 7121 Ridge Rd. Lockport, NY 14094 *716-433-3188
www.heartlandquiltshop.com

Ivy Thimble Quilt Shop, 5 Railroad St. Victor, NY 14564 * 585-742-2680
www.ivythimble.com

Marie’s Sewing Center, 6322 Robinson Rd. Lockport, NY 14094 * 716-434-2583www.mariessewingcenter.com

Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company, 2877 Mt. Pleasant Rd. York, NY 14094 * 585-243-0767www.mtpleasantquiltingcompany.com

Sew What? 6816 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 *716-632-8801
www.sewwhatquiltshop.com

The Whole Nine Yards, 513 Main St. Medina, NY 14103 * 585-798-1309www.thewholenineyards.orlearnslife.info

WHY SHOP HOP??

• Shop Hops promote quilting and shows what each shop has to offer in its own array of tastes, forms and styles. This let us express to you why we love quilting so much.

• Shop Hops are a wonderful way to see shops you’ve never been to before, in areas you may not normally travel to. Some shops specialize in novelty, bright and batik fabrics while other shops offer civil war reproductions, ‘30’s reproductions, flannels or primitives. The wide variety of these fabrics gives each shop its own flavor.

• Shop Hops are a wonderful way for quilt shops to show a unique solidarity among would-be competitors who come together with this fun project and also allow us to say a big ‘thank you’ for your support, friendship and love of quilting.

It is amazing the wonderful abundance of fabric that is available to modern women in today’s bustling world.

News and Notions…

Come into the shop and see some new “yummy” fabrics and pick up the panel for this apron that’s a snap to make for Father’s Day!

Quilter of the Month…

Mary Margaret Szymanski is our quilter of the month for June. Mary Margaret took quilting by hand with Ann in the early ‘90’s and has been quilting ever since. Her quilts have won many awards in quilt shows, throughout the area, and are much loved by family and friends alike. Her many talents, such as hand appliqué, which she is fond of doing on her many world travels, is only one of the quilting methods she enjoys doing.

As Quilter of the Month everyone who comes into the store, and the entire quilting community, has an opportunity to view the quilter’s talent and see the vast array of local quilting styles, colors and techniques. While quilts are on display, photos will be taken and a CD created so you can maintain a record of your exhibition. During the month you are displaying your quilts, you will receive a 20% discount in the store. We welcome all levels to participate in this exciting opportunity! Call the store to sign up for an upcoming month. We look forward to hearing from you.

Girl’s Night Out…

Girl’s Night Out will be on Friday June 24, 2011. We’ll start around 6:00 pm and go until 9:30 pm. The cost is $8.00. Don’t forget to bring your UFO’s, orphans, or any other quilting projects you are working on and we’ll have a great night out! We usually order take-out, but you certainly may bring your own dinner. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you in June.

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