Helpful Information


Onondaga Community College
4585 W Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215

Onondaga Community College is located in Syracuse, NY. If you wish to arrive or depart by air, Syracuse Hancock is the nearest airport. The welcome packet contains more information about directions and taxi service that can provide transportation to Onondaga Community College. For more information go to www.sunyocc.edu.


Getting to QBL & Onondaga Community College


Airport: Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Bus and Train station: William F. Walsh Transportation Center (has both bus and train station)
From the airport or bus and train station you will need to take a taxi to Onondaga Community College. The campus is about 10 miles away from both the airport and the bus station.
When arriving by taxi- it is helpful to have the taxi wait while you sign in- and then deliver you to your dorm to unload your luggage- and also your classroom so that you can unload your supplies. Carts will be available at building entrances. 

Sending Supplies

If you would like to send some of your supplies ahead of time, Please use the address and format below. Be sure to write QBL, the name of your teacher and the class on the outside of your package to facilitate its delivery to your classroom. No packages can be accepted prior to the Monday before the conference begins. For questions please email qbl@schweinfurthartcenter.org or call 315-255-1553.

Onondaga Community College
Attn: Central Receiving (Katie Boyle SRC Arena)
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215
(QBL, Your Name, Your Workshop)

Sewing Machine Rentals

Bernina sewing machines may be rented for your classes at QBL. Contact the following for more information or to rent a sewing machine. All rental requests should be placed by May 1, 2018.

For Bernina rental please contact Patchwork Plus/Tom West at 315-673-2208 or http://www.patchworkplusquiltshop.com

Registration & Check-In at QBL

Please refer to the Campus Map for directions around the OCC campus.
Upon arrival to QBL, all students must check-in & register at the Registration/Information Desk in the Allyn Hall Gym, attached to the SRC Arena to receive their QBL information packet along with their classroom assignments.
The Registration/ Information Desk will be open the following days & times: 
  • Sundays: 12 - 5:30pm
  • Tuesdays: 2 - 5:30pm
Dorm Check in on Saturday or after registration hours: 
  • Go directly to the back entrance (parking lot side) of Residential Building B, #165. There will be instructions & a phone number on the door to reach Onondaga Community College staff who will provide you with your dorm/room assignment & key.
  • If you arrive on Sunday after 5:30, dinner is located in the Great Room in Gordon Student Center.
Early Morning Arrivals: You must inform the QBL staff that you intend to arrive the morning of your workshop so that we can give you directions.
If you are arriving the first morning of your workshop- go directly to your workshop. The QBL staff will bring the registration packet and dorm instructions to your classroom. 

What to Bring

Things to Consider Bringing to QBL:

For Kitchens:

Kitchens do not include any utensils, dishes, towels, ice cube trays, cleaning supplies, coffee maker, tea kettle or cleaning supplies. We recommend you coordinate with suitemates to bring those items that will make your stay more comfortable.  Some participants bring all kinds of things and end up with a fully stocked kitchen and decorations.  But most take just the essentials.

For Bedrooms:

Dorm rooms include overhead lighting, a small wardrobe, a desk, chair and bed.  The rooms are carpeted.  Linens provided include sheets, pillow and towels.  Most long time QBL participants prefer to bring their own linens (for XL single bed). Some also bring mattress pads. Other items that people often bring include alarm clock, reading lamp, extra blanket.

For Bathrooms:

Bathrooms do not include soap, bathmats, or hairdryers. Bathrooms are close to the bedrooms.


The dorms do have wifi access for those who wish to bring computers.

For more information about what to bring to QBL please email qbl@schweinfurthartcenter.org