Helping One Another Blend Art and Tradition
Helping One Another Blend Art and Tradition Genesee Valley Quilt Club © 2017
Community Service The motto, “Help One Another,” is a way of life for the members of GVQC. The   club   has   a   long   history   of   providing   handmade   goods   to   those   in   need.      From   the   original intent   of   the   club   to   inspire   others   to   make   better   quilts,   to   making   donations   to   relief agencies   in   Britain,   Russia   and   the   Red   Cross   during   WWII,   the   club   continues   this   tradition   of giving today through its Love and Comfort Quilt Project In   2003,   the   club   created   a   formal   committee   to   manage   the   projects   that   were   being   done by the membership and donated to those in need. I n   2009   club   members   and   attendees   at   the   2009   quilt   show   made over   1600   custom   pillowcases   that   were   donated   to   eight   charities around the Rochester and Canandaigua area. GVQC   has   helped   other   community   minded   organizations.      In   2009 Compeer   Inc,   an   international,   non-profit   organization   that   helps adults   and   children   overcome   the   devastating   effects   of   mental illness   received   a   generous   check   along   with   materials   for   its   Quilt Workshop.          A     few     of     the     organizations     that     have     received donations   are   Arts   &   Cultural   Council   of   Rochester   used   to   create The Fiber Arts Program grant, Guilda’s Club, and Building Community Through Quilting. Every   two   years   the   club   makes   a   Raffle   Quilt   and   chooses   a   charity   to   benefit   from   the proceeds   of   the   ticket   sales.      Previous   recipients   of   Raffle   Quilt   proceeds   have   been   Guilda’s Club   (2011),   Sojourner   House,   Compeer   (2013),   and   Lap   Robes   for   Veterans   (2015).      The designated   recipient   of   the   proceeds   of   the   2017   Raffle   Quilt    is   Finger   Lakes   Quilts   of   Valor.     The drawing for the Raffle quilt is on the last day of the quilt show . Love and Comfort Quilt Project Club members make quilts by the hundreds each year to donate to local agencies for donation to those in need.  Club   members   may   make   quilts   from   their   “stash”   or   from   the   kits   that   are   assembled   by   the LACQ   Project   Committee   from   the   stash   of   fabric   that   has   been   donated   to   the   club   for   this project.      Several   times   each   year   members   come   to   a   “cutting   party”   to   cut   kits   which   include all   of   the   patches   for   the   quilt   top,   strips   for   borders   and   binding.      If   backing   is   not   included in   the   kit,   the   member   can   select   from   the   assortment   of   large   cuts   of   fabric.      Members usually    contribute    their    own    batting    and quilt the quilt. LAC    Quilts    are    turned    in    at    the    monthly meeting.          The     LACQ     Project     Committee receives       written       requests       from       club members   to   donate   these   quilts   to   various charities,   veteran’s   organizations,   and   other organizations    with    outreach    to    those    in need   in   the   Rochester   and   Genesee   Valley region. During   the   2015-16   club   year,   the   Love   and   Comfort   Quilt   Project   collected   and   distributed 345 quilts valued at over $40,000 to 21 organizations to give away. Requests   for   donations   of   comfort   quilts   are   made   through   a   GVQC   member.      If   you   do   not know a GVQC member, contact Love and Comfort Quilts to request by email. Fidget Quilts & Clothing Protectors In   2017   GVQC   extended   their   comfort   to   those   with   dementia   and   Alzheimer’s   by   making fidget   quilts   and   clothing   protectors   (adult   bibs).      These   little   quilts,   about   the   size   of   a   fat quarter,   are   tactile,   made   with   different   textures   of   fabrics   and   embellished   with   a   pocket, zipper, rickrack, and other items to keep fidgety hands busy. Requests   for   donations   of   fidget   quilts,   or   clothing   protectors   are   made   through   a   GVQC member.  If you do not know a GVQC member, you can request by email. Drawstring Bags for P.A.D. In   2017   GVQC   approved   a   new   club   activity   making   10”   x   13”   drawstring   bags   for   P.A.D.,   a community    project    that    provides    personal    menstrual    supplies    to    women    in    need.        The drawstring   bags   are   given   to   several   organizations   in   Rochester   who   work   with   women   who have   need   for   such   items.      A   collection   basket   for   the   drawstring   bag   donations   is   locaed   at the Comfort Quilt table each month. Susan B. Anthony 2020 Quilt Project The   club   is   helping   to   promote   the   Susan   B.   Anthony   2020   Quilt   Projec t .      Genesee         Valley         Quilt         Club         has         a         rich         history         with         the         Susan         B.        Anthony         House      having         made         reproductions         (on         display         in         the        house)         of         two         Susan         B.         Anthony      quilts.               Looking            forward            to           2020,            the            Centennial            Anniversary            of            the            19th      Amendment         to        the         United         States         Constitution         that         granted         women         the         right         to     vote,         the         Susan         B.         Anthony         House         is         sponsoring         the         creation        of         “collaborative      textile         art         that         honors         women’s         history,         particularly         in         relation         to        the         woman’s      suffrage         movement         and         the         people,         places,         events,         and         issues         that        are   related   to   it.”     The         2020         Quilt         will         be         made         of         blocks         usi ng   purple   and   yellow, the   suffrage   colors,   that         are         attached         to      other         blocks         with         ribbons.                 2017         was         the         kick-off         of         this         “quilt”         with      about   60   blocks   on        display         at         the         2017         Genesee         Valley         QuiltFest .                  It         is         anticipated        that         parts         or      all         of         this   growing      “quilt”         project   will         be         available        as         a         traveling         display,         especially         through         the      2020   Centennial Anniversary    of    the    19th    Amendment.        Any            person,            group,            or          organization         is         encouraged         to         create         a         block         for         the         2020      Quilt.      For   more information, instructions and how to submit blocks (click links below): 2020 Quilt Project 2020 Quilt Block Instructions 2020 Womens History Submission Form  
Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Inc. Founded January 1936
66 Quilts Turned in November 9, 2017
Part of the Quilt Block display at Genesee Valley QuiltFest 2017
Helping One Another Blend Art and Tradition
Helping One Another Blend Art and Tradition Genesee Valley Quilt Club ©2017
Community Service The motto, “Help One Another,” is a way of life for the members of GVQC. The   club   has   a   long   history   of   providing   handmade   goods to   those   in   need.      From   the   original   intent   of   the   club   to inspire   others   to   make   better   quilts,   to   making   donations to    relief    agencies    in    Britain,    Russia    and    the    Red    Cross during   WWII,   the   club   continues   this   tradition   of   giving today through its Love and Comfort Quilt Project In   2003,   the   club   created   a   formal   committee   to   manage the   projects   that   were   being   done   by   the   membership   and donated to those in need. I n     2009     club     members     and attendees   at   the   2009   quilt   show made        over        1600        custom pillowcases   that   were   donated   to eight       charities       around       the Rochester       and       Canandaigua area. GVQC        has        helped        other community   minded   organizations.      In   2009   Compeer   Inc, an   international,   non-profit   organization   that   helps   adults and   children   overcome   the   devastating   effects   of   mental illness   received   a   generous   check   along   with   materials   for its   Quilt   Workshop.      A   few   of   the   organizations   that   have received     donations     are     Arts     &     Cultural     Council     of Rochester   used   to   create   The   Fiber   Arts   Program   grant, Guilda’s Club, and Building Community Through Quilting. Every   two   years   the   club   makes   a   Raffle   Quilt   and   chooses a   charity   to   benefit   from   the   proceeds   of   the   ticket   sales.     Previous    recipients    of    Raffle    Quilt    proceeds    have    been Guilda’s   Club   (2011),   Sojourner   House,   Compeer   (2013), and    Lap    Robes    for    Veterans    (2015).        The    designated recipient   of   the   proceeds   of   the   2017   Raffle   Quilt    is   Finger Lakes   Quilts   of   Valor.      The   drawing   for   the   Raffle   quilt   is   on the last day of the quilt show . Love and Comfort Quilt Project Club members make quilts by the hundreds each year to donate to local agencies for donation to those in need.  Club   members   may   make   quilts   from   their   “stash”   or   from the     kits     that     are     assembled     by     the     LACQ     Project Committee   from   the   stash   of   fabric   that   has   been   donated to    the    club    for    this    project.        Several    times    each    year members    come    to    a    “cutting    party”    to    cut    kits    which include    all    of    the    patches    for    the    quilt    top,    strips    for borders   and   binding.      If   backing   is   not   included   in   the   kit, the   member   can   select   from   the   assortment   of   large   cuts of   fabric.      Members   usually   contribute   their   own   batting and quilt the quilt. LAC   Quilts   are   turned   in   at the   monthly   meeting.      The LACQ      Project      Committee receives     written     requests from      club      members      to donate      these      quilts      to various    charities,    veteran’s organizations,      and      other organizations    with    outreach to    those    in    need    in    the    Rochester    and    Genesee    Valley region. During   the   2015-16   club   year,   the   Love   and   Comfort   Quilt Project   collected   and   distributed   345   quilts   valued   at   over $40,000 to 21 organizations to give away. Requests     for     donations     of     comfort     quilts     are     made through   a   GVQC   member.      If   you   do   not   know   a   GVQC member,   contact   Love   and   Comfort   Quilts   to   request   by email. Fidget Quilts & Clothing Protectors In    2017    GVQC    extended    their    comfort    to    those    with dementia    and    Alzheimer’s    by    making    fidget    quilts    and clothing   protectors   (adult   bibs).      These   little   quilts,   about the   size   of   a   fat   quarter,   are   tactile,   made   with   different textures   of   fabrics   and   embellished   with   a   pocket,   zipper, rickrack, and other items to keep fidgety hands busy. Requests     for     donations     of     fidget     quilts,     or     clothing protectors   are   made   through   a   GVQC   member.      If   you   do not know a GVQC member, you can request by email. Drawstring Bags for P.A.D. In   2017   GVQC   approved   a   new   club   activity   making   10”   x 13”   drawstring   bags   for   P.A.D.,   a   community   project   that provides   personal   menstrual   supplies   to   women   in   need.     The   drawstring   bags   are   given   to   several   organizations   in Rochester   who   work   with   women   who   have   need   for   such items.          A     collection     basket     for     the     drawstring     bag donations    is    locaed    at    the    Comfort    Quilt    table    each month. Susan B. Anthony 2020 Quilt Project The   club   is   helping   to   promote   the   Susan   B.   Anthony 2020   Quilt   Projec t .       Genesee         Valley         Quilt         Club         has         a        rich         history         with         the         Susan         B.        Anthony            House        having            made          reproductions         (on         display         in         the        house)         of         two         Susan         B.         Anthony     quilts.               Looking            forward            to            2020,           the            Centennial            Anniversary            of           the                19th        Amendment            to            the          United            States            Constitution            that          granted         women         the         right         to      vote,         the         Susan         B.        Anthony         House         is         sponsoring         the         creation         of        “collaborative        textile            art            that            honors            women’s          history,         particularly         in         relation         to         the         woman’s     suffrage         movement         and         the         people,         places,         events,        and   issues   that   are   related   to   it.”     The         2020         Quilt         will         be         made         of        blocks            usi ng    purple    and    yellow,    the suffrage   colors,   that         are         attached         to     other         blocks         with         ribbons.                  2017        was         the         kick-off         of         this         “quilt”        with      about   60   blocks   on         display         at        the         2017         Genesee         Valley         QuiltFest .                 It         is         anticipated         that         parts         or      all         of         this   growing     “quilt”         project   will         be         available         as         a         traveling        display,            especially            through            the        2020    Centennial Anniversary    of    the    19th    Amendment.        Any            person,          group,         or         organization         is         encouraged         to         create         a        block         for         the         2020      Quilt.      For   more   information, instructions and how to submit blocks (click links below): 2020 Quilt Project 2020 Quilt Block Instructions 2020 Womens History Submission Form  
Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Inc. Founded January 1936
66 Quilts Turned in November 9, 2017
Part of the Quilt Block display at Genesee Valley QuiltFest 2017