March 7th Meeting
The March 7th meeting will be at the usual place and time. Regarding the donations for the animal shelter, they suggest the following:
Feb quilt camp information
Our next AQG Quilt Retreat is scheduled for February 22-26 at 4H Camp Overlook, Mountain View, NY. Participants may arrive at camp around noon on Wednesday, 2/22; and must be departed from camp by Sunday afternoon (2/26). This is an AQG sponsored quilt retreat – you must be a member of AQG in order to participate in this quilt camp.
- Someone will be at camp to open it up on Wednesday -most folks leave Saturday.
As always, you may participate in the retreat for as many days as you choose, and may participate either as a day only camper or may stay overnight. Cost for participation in this camp is $15 per day per person for day only campers; $25 per night per person for overnight participants. Your total cost is cumulative and you pay only for the days and/or nights that you spend at camp. I will be collecting the participation fees from everyone at camp. YOU NEED TO CONTACT ME TO ADVISE ME WHAT DAYS YOU WILL ATTEND CAMP AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL BE STAYING OVERNIGHT OR ATTENDING AS A DAY-only CAMPER –BY FRIDAY 2/17.
Day Campers may just show up, but please remember our meals are planned for a certain number of folks. Surprise us with a dish to pass.
For those of you who have never participated in one of our guild quilt retreats in the past, I’ll give you a little information about what to expect.
We have the run of the camp while we are there. We will be using the Great Hall. There is a large, well-lit central room where we sew, eat and socialize. Tables and chairs are provided by the camp.
SEWING AREA: We sew in the common room of the Great Hall on tables and chairs provided by the camp. You may opt to bring your own sewing chair. You should also bring along a lead cord to provide electricity for your sewing machine.
MEALS: We have use of the large, well-equipped commercial kitchen to prepare meals and/or snacks ( there is a large commercial gas stove and double oven, as well as a convection oven; walk-in refrigerator and freezer and clean-up sinks. We can use the camp’s cooking utensils, plates, coffee making machine and microwave.) We are responsible for providing our own meals during camp.
– Breakfasts are ala carte and up to each camper to provide what they want, when they want it – there is no group-prepared breakfast during the retreat.
– Lunches will be prepared by teams of campers. Each team will prepare a menu and prepare lunch for the other campers during one day of camp.
– Supper/Dinner is also been prepared each evening by a team of volunteer campers. We also share in clean-up for each meal. As the camp nears, I will publish a roster of meal teams and meal menus for everyone. If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let me know so that our teams can adjust their meals if necessary.
BEVERAGES AND SNACKS: All campers should bring their own beverages for the duration of the camp, as well as any snack foods they may desire.
I will be putting out more information about meal service and prep as camp- time nears.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS: Overnight campers will sleep in the two large rooms adjoining the Central Room in the Great Hall. These two rooms can hold up to 8-10 overnight campers each. While there are some cots available (I don’t find them especially comfortable or roomy), campers usually opt to bring their own air beds. You must also provide your own bedding linen, pillows, towels.
There is a large women’s bathroom with two shower stalls (there is also a men’s room with a shower stall).
Along with their changes of clothes, sleepwear, slippers, toiletries, necessary medications, beverages, snacks, foodstuffs, campers should bring along any and all items that they need to work on their quilt projects for the duration of the camp. There are no formal workshops or classes during camp- everyone works on their own project(s ) during the camp. You should come prepared with your sewing machine, all sewing tools (rotary cutter, mat, sewing machine, lead cords, any other usual sewing tools) as well as all fabric, patterns, etc that you need for your project(s ). AQG has a large ironing mat that fits an 8′ table and an iron; however, you may also bring your own iron and ironing mat to use at your camp workplace.
The Great Hall is heated and we have always been comfortably warm/cool while at camp. However, keep in mind that we will be at camp in February and the weather might be quite cold while we are there, so bring along comfortable warm clothing, slippers, sweaters and enough blankets. The camp has generator power in the event of a power outage (you should have a surge suppressor for your electronic sewing machine).
Once again, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-483-7914 to let me know which days/nights you will be at camp.
Adirondack Quilters Guild
Sat 2/18 Trunk Show with Barb Stadnicki
Don’t forget the Barb Stadnicki Trunk Show and Quilt Appraisals on Saturday 9 am at the Adult Center . There will be a fee for Quilt Appraisals and cost of Trunk Show is free. Forms for appraisal of your quilts were previously sent out by Mary, contact her if you need copies.