QBL

THE SCHWEINFURTH
ART CENTER

Quilting by the Lake

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

 

July 15 - 27, 2018

 

Quilting by the Lake (QBL) began in 1981 as a four-day quilting conference in Cazenovia, NY, and has grown into a two-week, internationally recognized quilting event attracting over 200 participants from around the country and overseas. From the beginning, QBL recruited some of the most innovative and legendary quilters to teach and that tradition continues today. Classes are offered in design, techniques and surface design. No matter what your style- traditional, art or modern- all quilters are welcome. 

Many of our participants have been attending QBL for 10, 15 and over 20  years.  One of the longest running quilt conferences in the country, QBL continues to be a special community treasured for its creative environment and camaraderie. In addition to classes, the sessions include lectures, a quilt show and other activities. A highlight of each session is the final Class Show & Tell program on Friday night. The evening is always punctuated with humor, and includes raffle drawings and a faculty apron auction to benefit the QBL Scholarship Fund. 

The atmosphere at QBL is friendly and casual, and participants enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY.  Facilities are modern, accessible and air-conditioned.  Housing is in single or double rooms in suite style dorms with 4-5 people per suite. Meals are served in the campus cafeteria. 

QBL has provided me with the education and inspiration for my lifelong passion. I will forever be indebted to all the folks that have made it run so smoothly. Who would I have been with out QBL! Plus - all the friends and laughs we have had. Can't wait until I return this summer! 

- Randy Keenan

Tour Quilting by the Lake!

Tours of Quilting by the Lake are available on the two Thursdays of  the conference, July 19 and 26. Tours include the quilt show, classrooms, and a lecture by an instructor. 2018 QBL instructors are Joe Cunningham, Rosalie Dace,Valerie Goodwin, Ann Johnston, Mickey Lawler, Katie Pasquini Masopust, Jeannette
DeNicolis Meyer, Philippa Naylor, Sue Nickels, Jane Sassaman, David Taylor, and Sherri Lynn Wood.

Here are the tour details:

Dates: July 19 and July 26, 2018
Lecturers: July 19, Sherri Lynn Wood; July 26, Katie Pasquini Masopust
Cost: $20 per person, $18 each for groups of 20+ with $5 discount for Schweinfurth members
Registration deadline: July 1
Late Registration: $25 per person

To register,  download this registration form and mail the completed form and payment to:

Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021

Or call 315-255-1553 to make a reservation over the phone.