Huntington Quilters was lucky to have Pat Sloan, nationally famous teacher, quilter, and lecturer to come to our October meeting, where she shared her quilts, her development as a quilter and quilt designer, and most of all, her wonderful enthusiasm for quilting.
The next day, Pat taught her “Wild and Free” applique technique, using her “MaMa’s Garden” pattern. We all had great fun at the class, learning not to be afraid of color and choosing fabrics to form the backgrounds for the applique. It was great fun!
NEW LOCATION – Christ Lutheran Church, 189 Burr Road, East Northport
Bring: Quilts and forms for show at Harborfields Library
Scissors and knives, garden tools (be sure to label them!) for sharpening. And money to pay him. He’ll tell you what it will cost when he sees your items to be sharpened.
Fat quarter of the month is Batiks!
Speaker is Sue Reich, quilt historian
Board and Committee Positions, starting September 2015 still open:
Quilt Camp, scheduled for March of 2015, needs someone to take charge.
If you can help with any of these positions, please let Pat Aitken know!
Members of the Huntington Quilt Guild will have an opportunity to showcase our quilts at the Harborfields Library during the month of December. The quilts do NOT have to have a Christmas theme. Judy Knorr will be collecting the quilts at our November meeting. the maximum length of a quilt is 76″. Please download this form, print it, fill it out, and bring the quilt and the registration form to our next meeting on November 4.
HUNTINGTON QUILTERS QUILT SHOW Entry form
The Guild has some terrific programs for the 2014 – 2015 year. Here is our schedule for the year:
September, 2014: Welcome Back Icebreaker Game, and UFO Contracts:
October 2014: Guest Speaker Pat Sloan from Quilters Home!
November 2014: Guest Speaker Sue Reich of the Connecticut Quilt Search Project
December 2014: Holiday Dinner and Game
January 2015: Pro Bono Night
February 2015: Guest Speaker Victoria Findlay Wolfe
March 2015: UFO Unveiling and Awards
April 2015: It will be a surprise!
May 2015: Nickel Exchange or Game
June 2015: End of Year Dinner
Looking forward to our October meeting in our new home! Some reminders:
The meeting is Tuesday, October 7 at our new location, 189 Burr Road, East Northport.
Remember, bring your own drinks to the meeting. If you are supposed to bring a snack, you will get a postcard.
The fat quarter of the month is patriotic fabric.
And best of all, we are having Pat Sloan as our speaker that evening. If you’re not familiar with her, check out her website at Pat Sloan’s Quilters Home. It will be a great night!
Please think about what you might like to do to help the guild in the coming years. These positions are open for the 2015 – 2017:
- Program Chairs
- Quilt Camp
We also need members to work on the nominating committee, so think about what you may be able to do to help the Guild!
If anyone has a baton (the kind cheerleaders use to twirl) please get in touch with Linda Bokuniewicz before the guild meeting on the 2nd. Her husband Henry needs it for a science talent contest. All I can say is, I hope we can watch it on YouTube!
We have a celebrity in our midst. Judy’s quilt “Midnight in the Garden of Hearts and Flowers is featured in “500 Traditional Quilts!” Can’t wait to see the book! Congratulations Judy, we are thrilled to see your talent being acknowledged. This is an honor that is well deserved!