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At our March 3, 2015 meeting, we will have May Watson as a guest speaker. She is a local quilter who teaches a technique called fabric collage. She is teaching a workshop, Whimsical Fish/Butterfly based on this technique onSaturday, March 7, from 10:00-4:00 at the East Northport Library, 185 Larkfield Rd, East Northport, NY. The price for the class is 35.00 plus a 10.00 materials fee.
There are still spots left in the class. Please email me, Gilma Simeone, email@example.com, or Laura Catlan,firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in taking the class. Please bring your payment on the night of the meeting, March 3rd. There is a book based on this technique called Serendipity Quilts, by Susan Carlson. You do not need to purchase the book to take the class.
Also, if you signed up to complete a UFO, they are due for the March meeting. There is still time to finish, so get towork!
The Evening Star Quilters is hosting Karen Gloeggler, the author of Jane Austen Quilts at our March 5th, 2015 meeting.
We are also having two workshops in which we have a limited number of openings.
Pride and Prejudice on Friday, March 6th and The Jane Austen Quilt on Saturday, March 7th.
For more information, visit the Evening Star Quilters Guild Website
Donna Russell, ESQ program chair
Victoria Findlay Wolfe is coming to our guild in February! There is still room in her class, “15 Minutes of Play” on February 7. The class will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Northport from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cost is $45.00. Please Laura Catlan or Gilma Simeone if you want to join us!
Victoria Findlay Wolfe will be giving a lecture at Huntington Quilters on Tuesday, February 3. Her attitude to quilting is described on her website http://bumblebeansinc.com/ as “I love QUILTING for myself and I love QUILTING for other people. It makes me very happy to be commissioned to make a QUILT for someone who I know will cherish it. A QUILT I have made keeps me attached to the people who live with it and that, besides my loving family, brings me the greatest joy.”
Victoria will be teaching a workshop on February 7 at Christ Lutheran Church, 189 Burr Road, East Northport, from 10:00 – 4:00.
The workshop will improvisationally explore new ways to use your SCRAPS, 15 minutes at a time! Learn techniques in playing in your scraps to make your own beautiful designed quilts. Sharpen your design skills, learn about combining colors and prints in new ways, push it futher by using templates then watch your own unique quilt design. Discover just how distinctive classis quilt blocks can be, when they are constructed with more spunk and spontaneity! Build confidence in colore, quilting techniques, and design all through PLAY!
The supply list is as follows:
- Victoria’s book- 15 Minutes Of Play
- Basic sewing machine and equipment
- all colors of scraps
- Several choices for setting (background) fabric
- some pages from an old phone book, for paper piecing
- a 6 and a half inch template
- rotary cutter
- (the guild has two irons, which we will bring for sharing)
We’ll be doing man quilts for Pro Bono – bring in your patriotic fabrics, or any fabric that is appropriate for a man.
Fat Quarter: Asian fabrics!
We’ll be doing sign ups for quilt camp, to be held March 21.
Quilt Retreat: if you have not already done so, mail your check to Lucie Blohm. SAVE THE DATE for the fall retreat: November 13 – 15, 2015. We’re not collecting money or doing the sign up yets.
UFOs: Keep working on them, they are due in March.
If you want anything added here, please send me an email!
Bring: materials for Pro Bono quilt.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s holiday exhibition features both traditional and art quilts fromthe Society’s collections, as well as work by local quilters Pat Aitken, Dagmar Karppi, and Jacque Blocklyn. The show runs throughDecember 31 in the Society’s Angela Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. Phone 516-922-5032, or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society is celebrating the holidays with a concert and open house on Saturday, December 13. The musical program, provided by the Hood Mass Choir, begins at 4:00 pm in the Hood A.M.E. Zion Church at 137 South Street in Oyster Bay. Concertgoers, and those who can’t make the concert, are then invited to join the Historical Society’s open house, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, in the Earle-Wightman House and Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. Food, refreshments, and good cheer are all featured.
The programs are free and open to the public. Donations to the church and to the Society are most welcome. For more information, please call the Oyster Bay Historical Society at 516-922-5032, or visit oysterbayhistorical.org
The reception for our Quilt Show at the Harborfields Library will be on Friday, December 5, from 7 – 8:30 PM. If anyone would like to bring cookies the cookies should be without chocolate. Thanks.