Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild show returns after six-year break

| 25 Apr 2022 | 09:54

The Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild announced the return, after a six-year hiatus, of the “Stars of the Valley” Quilt Show. The event, which was canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 – 16, at Sanfordville Elementary School in Warwick, NY. As in the past, the show will include over 150 judged quilts, demonstrations, vendors, a mini-quilt auction, raffle prizes, boutique and refreshments.

Established in 1982, the Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild is celebrating its 40th year in 2022. Its mission to “create, stimulate, and maintain an interest in all matters pertaining to the making, collecting and preserving of quilts” has attracted members from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania as well as outside the tri-state area. The Guild is excited to bring back the “Stars of the Valley” Quilt Show to further support that mission and bring the artistry and beauty of quilting back to the community.

Guild members Penny Merkel and Trish Herskee are chairing this year’s event, thrilled that “Stars in the Valley” is returning.

“We waited a long time to bring “Stars in the Valley” back,” they said. “Now, during the Guild’s 40th anniversary, quilters are so creative. Displaying their efforts will be wonderful.”

Additionally, the biennial quilt show is the guild’s largest source of fundraising, though missing since 2016. The smaller “Airing of the Quilts” was held last year in Veterans Memorial Park in Warwick, a successful, pandemic-safe alternative to a full-sized show.

As in past years, the October Quilt Show will feature a “raffle quilt”, a collaborative guild effort that results in a beautifully crafted quilt to be raffled off to a lucky winner.

For more information on this year’s “Stars in the Valley” Quilt Show, including vendor opportunities and quilt submissions, contact Penny Merkel at 917-848-2295 or Trish Herskee at 845-651-1552. Information is also available at the Guild’s website, warwickvalleyqg.org, or send an email to warwickvalleyquiltguild@gmail.com.



Photo courtesy of Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild

This beautiful quilt, a collaboration of members of the Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild, will be raffled off in October during the Guild’s “Stars of the Valley” Quilt Show.