2021 SHOW DATES Friday June, 4, 2021   9-5 Saturday   June   5,   2021         9- 5 Sunday June 6,2021   10-4
SOCIAL
SHOW ADDRESS Gordon Field House RIT Campus 1 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY
Genesee Valley QuiltFest - Genesee Valley Quilt Club 2019

  Special Exhibits

 The Power of Six by Ruth Ohol

Kitty Keller, GVQClub’s Featured Honoree

Kitty   Keller   has   been   so   much   a   part   of   Genesee   Valley   Quilt   Club   members’   lives,   that   it   was   decided   to   make her the featured honoree at  QuiltFest in 2019.  In   1977   Kitty   bought   Patricias’   fabric   store   located   in   the   back   of   Bushnell’s   Basin   and   in   1989   moved   the business   to   East   Rochester.         In   1989   she   put   on   a   fashion   show   complete   with   music,   rented   runways, lighting,   etc.         Not   long   after   that   fashion   sewing   slowed   down   and   quilting   re-emerged   and   made   its presence   known.     As   a   wise   shop   owner,   she   read   the   handwriting   on   the   wall   and   stocked   the   shelves   with quilting   fabrics.      She   always   made   it   a   point   to   hire   knowledgeable   quilters   so   they   could   be   of   real   service   to her   customers.      Suzzy   Payne,   a   friend   and   neighbor,   was   the   first   quilt   teacher   she   hired.      Kitty   put   on   37 quilt   shows,   mostly   for   quilters   who   did   not   belong   to   guilds   and   had   no   place   to   “show   off”   their   creations.     She   says   the   biggest   thrill   in   show   was   seeing   what   was   created   with   fabrics   purchased   from   her   shop   AND   watching   the   growth   and development of individual quilters.  In December 2017 Kitty closed her beloved Patricias’.  Over   the   years   Kitty   was   extremely   generous   to   Genesee   Valley   Quilt   Club   by   providing   free   space   for   group   sewing   events   and   to   GVQC’s Love   and   Comfort   Quilt   project   offering   space   for   cutting   parties   and   by   donating   fabric   and   innumerable   star   patches   made   by   her customers. Somehow,   in   the   40   year   span   of   managing   her   shop   and   taking   care   of   her   family,   Kitty   also   found   time   to   make   many   quilts.      We   are pleased to be able to have a special exhibit of Kitty’s quilts at QuiltFest 2019. 

Teacher Showcase by our Teachers and Lecturers

Quilts   by   this   year’s   teachers   and   lecturers   will   be   on   display.      Look   forward   to   seeing      spectacular   creations   by   Eugenia   Barnes,   Cynthia England,   Antonia   Hering,   Barbara   Korengold,   Paula   Nadelstern,   and   Maria   Shell.      Register   for   their   lectures   and   see   more   of   their amazing quilts.  Lecture Schedule

“Dream Big” Quilting Challenge

This   year’s   QVQC   member   challenge   is   quilting.      Using   the   panel   “Dream   Big”   in   any   color   they   select, members   are   showing   how   quilting   can   change   or   effect   the   look   of   the   panel.   The   challenge   is   to   “leave your   mark”   through   quilting.   For   this   challenge   only   the   panel   is   used.   There   are   no   added   borders   or   other extras added. Quilting is done by hand, sit down machine, or stand up machine.

HERstory: A Celebration of Strong Women - A traveling exhibit of 52 quilts

curated by Susanne M. Jones

Throughout   history,   women   have   struggled   to   have   a   voice   until   gaining   the   right   to   vote   in   1920.   In   keeping   with our   celebration   and   recognition   of   Susan   B. Anthony,   we   present   HERstory: A   Celebration   of   Strong   Women. Each   of   the   52   quilts   represents   a   woman   whose   courage   and   intelligence   we   admire   and   the   ground- breaking accomplishments that have inspired us all.

Domestic Abuse Series by Quilt Artist Lynn Carson Harris

Using   textile   art   techniques   from   past   and   present,   Lynn   Carson   Harris   has   created   a   series   of   small   scale abstract   designs   inspired   by   the   experiences   of   someone   close   to   her   who   is   in   an   abusive   relationship. Her   goal   is   help   prevent   domestic   abuse   by   increasing   understanding   and   awareness   of   this   pervasive problem.

Award Winning and/or Published Quilt Special Exhibit

Each   year   GVQF   has   a   special   exhibit   of   the   quilts   that   have   won   national   ribbons   or   have   been   published   in   a   quilt   magazine   or book.   This   year’s   exhibit   will   feature   those   member’s   quilts   that   have   met   those   criteria   in   the   past   two   years.   Please   help us celebrate the wonderful work of our members!

Crazy Quilts Exhibit and Wool Applique Exhibit

The   last   couple   of   years   a   number   of   GVQC   members   have   gathered   at   the   Crazy   Quilts   interest   group   or the   Wool Applique   interest   group   which   meets   after   the   regular   club   meeting   once   a   month.     Those   that “know”   are   teaching   those   that   want   to   learn   techniques   and   stitches   used   in   these   crafts.     As   they   learn new   stitches   and   refine   their   techniques,   they   begin   making   projects.      It   is   amazing   the   creativity   that emerges with a little learning and encouraging. Crazy   Quilts   will   be   exhibited   together   and   will   include   antique   as   well   as   recently   made   crazy   quilts   or   crazy quilt projects.  Look in the Special Exhibits area to find Crazy Quilts. Wool   Applique   will   be   scattered   throughout   the   quilt   exhibit.      Keep   your   eyes   open   and   read   the   tags.      Wool   applique   photo: Bowls of Blooms by Robin Vizzone
2021 SHOW DATES SOCIAL ADDRESS Gordon Field House RIT Campus 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Rochester , NY 
Genesee Valley QuiltFest - Genesee Valley Quilt Club 2019
The Power of Six by Ruth Ohol

  Special Exhibits

Kitty Keller, GVQClub’s

Featured Honoree

Kitty Keller has been so much a part of Genesee Valley Quilt Club members’ lives, that it was decided to make her the featured honoree at  QuiltFest in 2019.  In 1977 Kitty bought Patricias’ fabric store located in the back of Bushnell’s Basin and in 1989 moved the business to East Rochester.   In 1989 she put on a fashion show complete with music, rented runways, lighting, etc.   Not long after that fashion sewing slowed down and quilting re-emerged and made its presence known.  As a wise shop owner, she read the handwriting on the wall and stocked the shelves with quilting fabrics.  She always made it a point to hire knowledgeable quilters so they could be of real service to her customers.  Suzzy Payne, a friend and neighbor, was the first quilt teacher she hired.  Kitty put on 37 quilt shows, mostly for quilters who did not belong to guilds and had no place to “show off” their creations.  She says the biggest thrill in show was seeing what was created with fabrics purchased from her shop AND watching the growth and development of individual quilters.  In December 2017 Kitty closed her beloved Patricias’.  Over the years Kitty was extremely generous to Genesee Valley Quilt Club by providing free space for group sewing events and to GVQC’s Love and Comfort Quilt project offering space for cutting parties and by donating fabric and innumerable star patches made by her customers. Somehow, in the 40 year span of managing her shop and taking care of her family, Kitty also found time to make many quilts.  We are pleased to be able to have a special exhibit of Kitty’s quilts at QuiltFest 2019. 

Teacher Showcase by our

Teachers and Lecturers

Quilts by this year’s teachers and lecturers will be on display.  Look forward to seeing  spectacular creations by Eugenia Barnes, Cynthia England, Antonia Hering, Barbara Korengold, Paula Nadelstern, and Maria Shell.  Register for their lectures and see more of their amazing quilts.  Lecture Schedule

“Dream Big” Quilting

Challenge

This year’s QVQC member challenge is quilting.  Using the panel “Dream Big” in any color they select, members are showing how quilting can change or effect the look of the panel. The challenge is to “leave your mark” through quilting. For this challenge only the panel is used. There are no added borders or other extras added. Quilting is done by hand, sit down machine, or stand up machine.

HERstory: A Celebration of

Strong Women - A traveling

exhibit of 52 quilts curated by

Susanne M. Jones

Throughout history, women have struggled to have a voice until gaining the right to vote in 1920. In keeping with our celebration and recognition of Susan B. Anthony, we present HERstory: A Celebration of Strong Women. Each of the 52 quilts represents a woman whose courage and intelligence we admire and the ground-breaking accomplishments that have inspired us all.

Domestic Abuse Series by

Quilt Artist Lynn Carson

Harris

Using textile art techniques from past and present, Lynn Carson Harris has created a series of small scale abstract designs inspired by the experiences of someone close to her who is in an abusive relationship. Her goal is help prevent domestic abuse by increasing understanding and awareness of this pervasive problem.

Award Winning and/or

Published Quilt Special

Exhibit

Each year GVQF has a special exhibit of the quilts that have won national ribbons or have been published in a quilt magazine or book. This year’s exhibit will feature those member’s quilts that have met those criteria in the past two years. Please help us celebrate the wonderful work of our members!

Crazy Quilts

Exhibit and

Wool Applique

Exhibit

The last couple of years a number of GVQC members have gathered at the Crazy Quilts interest group or the Wool Applique interest group which meets after the regular club meeting once a month.  Those that “know” are teaching those that want to learn techniques and stitches used in these crafts.  As they learn new stitches and refine their techniques, they begin making projects.  It is amazing the creativity that emerges with a little learning and encouraging. Crazy Quilts will be exhibited together and will include antique as well as recently made crazy quilts or crazy quilt projects.  Look in the Special Exhibits area to find Crazy Quilts. Wool Applique will be scattered throughout the quilt exhibit.  Keep your eyes open and read the tags.  Wool applique photo: Bowls of Blooms by Robin Vizzone
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