Helping One Another Blend Art and Tradition Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Copyright © 2022

Welcome to GVQC

Share your passion with a group that has

been sharing the art of quilting for 86

years.

Genesee Valley Quilt Club (GVQC) offers quilters a place to learn, grow, and serve through their love of quilting. Activities: block of the month, fat quarter drawing, Comfort Quilt, opportunity to sign up for workshops. A large lending library. Show and Tell Program, usually with a special speaker who shares quilting wisdom, tips, a trunk show, and/or quilting inspiration. See speakers and workshops for 2022-2023 Sometimes after meeting mini-workshops. The club, located in Rochester, NY, meets monthly September through June and draws members from the Finger Lakes region and even as far away as Buffalo, Corning, and Oswego, NY. Members that have moved out of the area (Colorado, Michigan, and warm areas in the winter) continue to enjoy attending meetings via Zoom. The membership represents a wide range of quilting skills from beginner to advanced, all types of quilting and interests, including traditional, contemporary, modern and art, both hand and machine quilting. Because of the diversity of quilting interests, Show and Tell and the parade of Comfort Quilts (turned in for donation) are always a delight and an inspiration. Although a few of the members have been recognized in prestigious juried national quilt shows, all of the members enjoy learning and sharing their love of quilting together. GVQC offers an opportunity to connect with member quilters through an active (private member only) Facebook Group and to keep up with club news through the monthly (Sept - June) newsletter, Patchword . GVQC has a long tradition of serving the community, including making and donating hundreds of quilts a year through Love and Comfort Quilts to area organizations to give to individuals and families in need. New members are always welcome. If you are not sure you want to join, come for a visit. We would love to meet you. More about our meetings. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Congratulations GVQC

The GVQC 2019 opportunity quilt, Genesee Valley Friendship Quilt, was featured in the March 2022 issue of American Quilter, (pg 16). The article, “Did You Know?” , written by Pamela Weeks, Binney Family Curator, New England Quilt Museum is a short history of QAYG (Quilt As You Go). The GVQC quilt photo in the article was the only contemporary example of this technique. Other example quilts were made in the mid-1800’s. The GVQC Friendship Quilt is also featured in Pamela Weeks‘ book, “Portable Patchwork, The Women Pioneers of the Quick and Easy Quilting Method, with Projects for Today.” Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, February 2022. QAYG is a technique that extends back to the earlier 1800’s. Blocks were made, quilted, and often bound, then, sewn together into a larger quilt. Because QAYG is a great project for a group, our club used this technique to make the 61 blocks in the 2019 club raffle quilt. Members made the blocks using fabrics selected by the committee, then quilted their block before turning them in. A committee bound the blocks, arranged them and stitched them together into the 91” x 91” quilt. Chris Wickert organized this GVQC project and made the unique finishing treatment. GVQC is blessed to have so many talented quilters that contributed to this unique quilt. Congratulations to all who participated in making the pot-holder quilt.

In Person Meeting COVID Protocol

The medical advisory team at Temple B'rith Kodesh has decided on the following conditions for use of their meeting space: Vaccinations are expected, but are not required and will not be monitored. Masks are not required Food will be allowed. Bring your own drink. If you have questions, feel free to call me (585-704-0101) or email me with your questions or concerns. I thank you all for your patience again this year as we navigate Covid and its frequent changes. Flexibility is the key! Thank you all for allowing me to lead this wonderful group. Peggy Braitsch, President
Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Inc. Founded January 1936
Online Membership Form 2022-2023 Online Membership Form 2022-2023 Online Membership Form 2022-2023
Next Club Meeting Date: September 8 Program: Sujata Shah (about our speaker) Visitors Welcome: If you would like to visit our next club meeting email Peggy Braitsch, President. Agenda: 9:30 Doors Open 9:30 - 10:00 Meeting Day Activities 10:15 Business Meeting, Installation of Officers 10:30 Reports, Comfort Quilts, Show and Tell 11:30 Lunch 12:00 Program: Sujata Shah - “The Root Connection” More meeting info. Read the COVID policy. September Workshops: more info Sept 9 - Sujata Shah, “Organized Chaos” Sept 10 - Sujata Shah, “Windmills”
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Helping One Another Blend Art and Tradition Genesee Valley Quilt Club , Copyright ©2022
Welcome to GVQC Share your passion with a group that has been sharing the art of quilting 86 years. Genesee Valley Quilt Club (GVQC) offers quilters a place to learn, grow, and serve through their love of quilting. Activities: block of the month, fat quarter drawing, Comfort Quilt, opportunity to sign up for workshops. A large lending library. Show and Tell Program, usually with a special speaker to share quilting wisdom, tips, a trunk show, and/or quilting inspiration. See speakers and workshops for 2022-2023 Sometimes after meeting mini-workshops. The club, located in Rochester, NY, meets monthly September through June and draws members from the Finger Lakes region and even as far away as Buffalo, NY. Members that have moved out of the area (Colorado, Michigan, and warm areas in the winter) continue to enjoy attending meetings via Zoom. The membership represents a wide variety of quilting skills from beginner to advanced, all types of quilting and interests, including traditional, contemporary, modern and art, both hand and machine quilted. Because of the diversity of quilting interests, Show and Tell and the parade of Comfort Quilts (turned in for donation) are always a delight and an inspiration. Although a few of the members have been recognized in prestigious juried national quilt shows, members enjoy learning and sharing their love of quilting together. GVQC offers an opportunity to connect with member quilters through an active (private member only) Facebook Group and to keep up with club news through the monthly publication, Patchword. GVQC has a long tradition of serving the community, including making and donating about 350 quilts a year through Love and Comfort Quilts to area organizations to give to individuals and families in need. New members are always welcome. If you are not sure you want to join, come for a visit. We would love to meet you. Feel free to contact us is you have any questions.

Congratulations GVQC

The GVQC 2019 opportunity quilt, Genesee Valley Friendship Quilt, was featured in the March 2022 issue of American Quilter, (pg 16). The article, “Did You Know?” , written by Pam Weeks, Binney Family Curator, New England Quilt Museum is a short history of QAYG (Quilt As You Go). The GVQC quilt photo in the article was the only contemporary example of this technique. Other example quilts were made in the mid-1800’s. The GVQC Friendship Quilt is also featured in Pamela Weeks‘ book, “Portable Patchwork, The Women Pioneers of the Quick and Easy Quilting Method, with Projects for Today.” Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, February 2022. QAYG is a technique that extends back to the earlier 1800’s. Blocks were made, quilted, and often bound, then, sewn together into a larger quilt. Because QAYG is a great project for a group, our club used this technique to make the 61 blocks in the 2019 club raffle quilt. Members made the blocks using fabrics selected by the committee, then quilted their block before turning them in. A committee bound the blocks, arranged them and stitched them together into the 91” x 91” quilt. Chris Wickert organized this GVQC project and made the unique finishing treatment. GVQC is blessed to have so many talented quilters that contributed to this unique quilt. Congratulations to all who participated in making the pot-holder quilt.

In Person Meeting COVID Protocol

The medical advisory team at Temple B'rith Kodesh has decided on the following conditions for use of their meeting space: Vaccinations are expected, but are not required and will not be monitored. Masks are not required. Food will be allowed. Bring your lunch and drinking. If you have questions, feel free to call me (585-704-0101) or email me with your questions or concerns. I thank you all for your patience again this year as we navigate Covid and its frequent changes. Flexibility is the key! Thank you all for allowing me to lead this wonderful group. Peggy Braitsch, President
Next Club Meeting Date: September 8 Program: Sujata Shah (about our speaker) Visitors Welcome: If you would like to visit our next club meeting email Peggy Braitsch, President. Agenda: 9:30 Doors Open 9:30 - 10:00 Meeting Day Activities 10:15 Business Meeting, Installation of Officers 10:30 Reports, Comfort Quilts, Show and Tell 11:30 Lunch 12:00 Program: Sujata Shah - “The Root Connection” More meeting info. Read the COVID policy. September Workshops: more info Sept 9 - Sujata Shah, “Organized Chaos” Sept 10 - Sujata Shah, “Windmills”
Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Inc. Founded January 1936
Online Membership Form 2022-2023 Online Membership Form 2022-2023 Online Membership Form 2022-2023 Print Membership Form Print Membership Form Print Membership Form

or Join GVQC Today