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 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 challenge.

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, NY 

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!

Our Quilt Show - how to enter! prizes in 2000!

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!

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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!

Click here for complete information and forms to enter quilt block contest.

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