Information below is from the 2000 show. New info about the 2001
show will appear as available.
If you are involved in a guild or group challenge or project that you
think would make a great invitational display please let us know. You may
contact us by
email if you have a web page with photos, or send us photos and information
by snail mail to: NYQuilts! PO Box 93 Brainard, NY 12024-0093. Please include
contact info, projected costs and a good description of the quilts and
Invitational Quilts at 2000 NYQuilts!
We always have an assortment of wonderful invitational
quilts! One quilt we're quite excited about seeing in person is Linda Pool's
"The Bride. If you've only seen pictures of it you really haven't
seen it at all! We're still making arrangements, but count on seeing the
current Hoffman Fabric Challenge Quilts, some great antique quilts, quilts
by our teachers, some challenges from the internet, some work by students
in school classrooms and, of course, a great selection of quilts by our
Featured Quilter - Mary Wirchansky of Pine Bush,
Mary's family members were quilters and she was trained in textile arts,
but she didn't start making quilts until the mid-1980's. NYQ! showgoers
will remember Mary's quilts, in particular "And The Lord Gave Yet
Another Spring" which received the Viewers' Choice award in 1997.
This quilt (also remembered by many as "The Old Lady Quilt")
has been exhibited at Houston, Paducah, Quilt Expo in Europe and elsewhere
and was published in American Quilter Magazine. Other quilts Mary
has exhibited at past NYQuilts: "Eyeing the Storm" (did she foresee
the tornado?) and "Spring Airing."
We're thrilled that Mary will be on hand during the weekend, and will
be giving a "gallery talk" about her quilts on both Saturday
and Sunday at 3 pm. This talk will be held near her quilts in the NYQuilts!
exhibit and is free for show registrants and show goers. Come see Mary
Wirchansky's quilts and meet her!
NYQuilts! is a judged show, meaning the quilts are judged while
they are hanging, before the show opens. It is not juried, or pre-judged.
We welcome all entries and would only have to turn away quilts when we
run out of room to hang them in.
We've made some changes in our point system and minor changes in our
entry requirements this year.
2000 Judges - Mary K. Ryan and Kathy Riley.
Click here for some
thoughts on "why should I enter?"
2000 Quilt Theme Contest
Something Old, Something New and
Maybe Something Blue
In honor of the millennium as well as our move this year to a June date,
we're looking for quilts that reflect both the historical and contemporary
aspects of quilting. More details to come, but as always our theme
is designed to be interpreted by you!
(NOTE: Your quilt is not required to fit the theme to be entered
in NYQuilts! If you have a quilt that fits the theme, and designate it
as such, it will be considered for an additional award.)
2000 NYQuilts! Raffle Quilt
Designed by Pat Piniazek and Mary Beth Goodman - a classic appliqued
tree of life medallion with a pieced border. Not quite classic colors!
Click for a larger view of the
NYQuilts! 2000 fundraising quilt
"New York Tree of Life"
Queen size, cotton fabrics and batting.
Machine appliqued, pieced and quilted by Pat Piniazek and
Mary Beth Goodman.
Photo by Ron Goodman
2000 Block Challenge
As a special note, we'd like to encourage school kids to make blocks
for this challenge - so parents and teachers, please check this out!
We have extended the NYQuilts! show theme for 2000, "Something
Old, Something New & Maybe Something Blue" into our Block
Challenge. We feel this has a LOT of potential for interpretation. Old
blocks made with new fabrics. New blocks made with old fabrics. Old blocks
made with old.... well you get the picture. Want to celebrate June? Go
for it. Want to make a blue block? Cool!
here for complete information and forms to enter quilt block contest.