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Quilters Guild Show will be held October 1-2 in Dryden


This is a community announcement from the Tompkins County Quilters Guild. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements, please send them to Matt Butler at [email protected]

Traditions and Beyond Quilt Show

The Tompkins County Quilters Guild will host Traditions and Beyond Quilt Show 2022, October 1-2 at TC3 Field House in Dryden, NY. Many residents of Ithaca and Tompkins County are part of the guild and are central to organizing the show with the goal of sharing their beautiful work and educating residents about the wonders of quilt making.

The usual semi-annual show was delayed for a year due to pandemic concerns. This means that there will be three years of beautiful quilts on display. Browse the 350 quilts all hung and choose your favorites using Viewers Choice ballots. Quilts range from traditional, antique, modern, art quilts, wall hangings, baby quilts, miniatures, garments and more.

Looking for gifts for the holidays? Be sure to bid on some of the 100 gorgeous little quilts, quilted dolls, baby quilts, purses, and more. in the silent auction of small quilts. All made locally with creativity and love! There will also be over 20 vendors selling fabric, quilting supplies, quilts, and other crafts.

You’ll also have the chance to win this amazing queen-size raffle quilt designed and made by Tompkins County resident Karen Kindle. She coordinated over 20 quilters to create this spectacular heirloom quality quilt. All proceeds go to Guild Projects to create quilts and quilting items to benefit the Cancer Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity, Advocacy Center, Pediatric Center at Cayuga Medical Center and the Golisano Hospital, and many small quilts for children with serious illness or trauma. Featured is the Dryden Town Historical Society’s New York Signature Top with the signatures of residents of Dryden between 1846 and 1849. Anita Loscalzo did much of the research on the signers. Wouldn’t it be cool to see if you recognize any of the names as family members?

The Guild is one of the oldest quilting guilds in the country and is about to turn 50 years old. Organized during the quilting revival of the 1970s, the Tompkins County Quilters Guild made a name for itself in the quilting world during the nation’s bicentennial in 1976 by hosting one of the first quilt shows. It featured 600 quilts from 14 counties and attracted 8,000 visitors.

On each broadcast, the guild chooses an exceptional member to highlight. The featured artist for this year’s Quilt Show is longtime Ithaca resident and lifelong fiber artist June Silberman. Although June makes beautiful quilts, amazing soft sculptures and even fabric jewelry, her presentation at the show will consist of her true passion, quilted garments.

You’ll be amazed by the display of our featured artist, June Silberman, at the Traditions and Beyond Quilt Show, October 1-2, 2022, at TC3 Field House, Dryden. Plus, you’ll see hundreds of quilts, from miniature pieces to king-sized bed quilts. There will be vendors, a book sale, a raffle and a small silent auction. Admission is $6. Doors are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Don’t miss this family event!

For more information about the guild, how to join or the show, check out our website: https://www.tcqg.org/