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CMQHOF Spring Newsletter


It’s been some very trying times for the country as a whole.  I hope and pray that you and yours are doing well.  With the current restrictions in place, and concern for everyone, the Spring meeting that was to be held May 11 is cancelled.  The Catskill Center website currently states it is closed for meetings until May 31, 2020. 


The CMQHOF was built on tradition and a strong sense of community.  As most guilds and individuals are answering the call to make face masks for those on the front lines combating the virus, the 2020 charity activity is face masks.  Be sure to contact the place you wish to make donations because many have strict requirements for what they can accept. Thank you to everyone for helping out.


We look forward to the Summer Picnic meeting at CD Lane Park, Maplecrest on July 13 hosted by the Patchworkers.  Of course, we will be monitoring the situation and will let everyone know if there is a change to this plan.  The raffle block theme is Sunbonnet Sue Travels, featuring Sue in country attire.  It will be a fun filled meeting, with Jackie Atkins as our speaker.  It will also be a busy one with the distribution of our quilt show flyers, raffle quilt tickets and any other new business due to the cancellation of the Spring meeting.


The Cauliflower Festival is still planned for September, and they are really promoting our quilt show.  They are including us in their advertising and have a goal to make Delaware County the ‘go to’ place for anything quilt related – retreats, shows, etc.  With more time spent at home, I look forward to seeing more guild members entering their quilts to share with the community.  Remember, you do not need to be an inductee to enter the show and I know you are quilting while practicing social distancing at home.


If you have any suggestions in line with the CMQHOF’s Mission and By-Laws, please contact me, your guild representative or any of the Officers.



The website is at this link:

Want to add your information to the website as either an instructor or machine quilter?  Got pictures to share?  Also, can you share your talents by giving classes within and across guilds? See the website for instructors and maybe add your name to the list.    


Send your information to Pat Clark –

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Raffle Quilt update

The name of the quilt is "A Catskill Mountain Hometown" – see a picture is on our website. 

Several quilt shows where we planned to sell quilt raffle tickets have been cancelled.

If anyone knows of any future events that the raffle quilt can travel to, please let Sharon Vrooman know so she can schedule.  She will be more than happy to either deliver (and pick up) or take the quilt/supplies and work the event herself.  Sharon has the quilt raffle tickets ready. 


Quilt Show Update:

The new venue for this year’s show is the MTC – Margaretville Telephone Company, 61 Academy Street, Margaretville and I hear it is fantastic!  This building was previously called the Purcell Center.   Hold the dates:  Quilt Show - Sept 26-27 with set-up on the 25th.  The flyers, post cards, and posters are ready to print but on hold to allow further monitoring of the situation.

Admission price at the last show was $3, however the board recently voted to raise it to $5, with children under 10 free to keep in line with other exhibit pricing.

Chairs – Overall Show:  Debra Steup and Pat Cumming.

Publicity – Lucci Kelly

The CMQHOF is making our own quilt racks (Debra Steup & Susan Koenig leaders) and good progress has been made building them.  

A contract will be developed for guilds to borrow these and other equipment, i.e. speaker system.

Pat Clark will get the required event liability insurance. 

To keep the education element in the Show - a demo and/or make & take table will be set up.  Sharon V is scheduling time slots for the two days, so please contact her if you can do a demo. 


Book Update:

The board agreed to pursue a follow-on book to The Unbroken Thread, A History of Quiltmaking in the Catskill by Steve Hoare.  Debra Steup is heading up this effort.  Monetary support for this book is via grants, and we are seeking any assistance that guild members can offer in writing grant requests. 


CMQHOF Overall Calendar:

Spring Meeting - May 11th –  Catskill Center, Arkville  ***CANCELED***
Picnic - July 13  - the presenter will be Dr. Jacqueline M. Atkins.
Quilt Show - Sept (setup 25) 26-27 – MTC Building, Margaretville
Fall Meeting - Oct 5 - Catskill Center, Arkville

Spring Meeting -  May 10
June - Induction Committee/Judging
Picnic - July 12
Induction Ceremony- Sept 18
Fall Meeting - Oct 4



President: Pat Clark  845-297-3160

Vice President: Judy Craddock  518-817-5107

Secretary:  Sharon Vrooman  518-295-7753

Treasurer:  Ellen Adams  607-363-7414

Historian:  Debra Steup   518-622-2270


Happy Quilting and Stay Safe,

Pat Clark

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