Sara Lawson will be visiting Huntington Quilters on November 3

Huntington Quilters are excited to host Sara Lawson of SewSweetness. Sara has several published books and many bag/purse patterns. 

Sara started designing free bag sewing patterns for Pellon Projects, in late 2011. They include detailed instructions and step-by-step photos. Her book, Big-City Bags, was published by Martingale on November 5, 2013. She also produces pdf and paper sewing patterns. In 2012 Sara wrote 26 bag patterns and, in 2013  wrote 22 bag patterns.  This year, she is working on her second book.  

Sara will be doing an Interfacing Lecture and Trunk show at the November 3rd meeting.  She will provide one interfacing charm pack (11 interfacings) for each person attending-as supplies last, as well as a handout.  You can learn more about Sara on her website, Sew Sweetness.

You are welcome to bring a guest to this meeting.  However, guests will be asked to pay a $10 fee to attend this meeting.  If you have not yet paid your membership dues, you would also be asked to pay this fee.  

As a reminder the Fat Quater of the Month is Fall Colors!  

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New Directory emailed

A new directory has been emailed to our members.  If you do not receive yours, or if there is an error in your entry, please let Rosy or Bette know.  Thanks!

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2016 Raffle Quilt at the Old Country Store

Look who was back at the Old Country Store in Lancaster!Kim, Kathy, Lucille and Laura picked out the fabric for the raffle quilt, and they stopped in to show it off – and The Old Country Store featured them in their newsletter!  Read all about it here 

Remember to bring in your raffle tickets!  and yes, we have more if you need them!  Let us know if you have a place we can take the quilt to show off and sell tickets.

ladies at quilt shop

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October Meeting Reminders

Membership Reminders from Bette and Rosy:

Please remember to sign in at the Membership table before the start of our meeting. If you bring a guest, we need your guest’s name too. When checking in, we’ll be asking you to review your Membership Directory entry for accuracy.

The new Membership Directory will be sent via email prior to the November meeting. We love seeing all the smiling faces of our HQ membership in the directory, and we think you’ll love it too! It was a lot of work, but we think the results are just great. If you would like a print copy, for which there will be a small fee, order one at the October meeting for pick up in November. Still need your photo taken? See Rosy at the break.


Fat quarter of the month is:  PINK for breast cancer awareness.  The fabric does not have to be breast cancer related, but needs to be pink.

Program for the night:  Janet Hines of Farmhouse Quilts will be talking about design, and vending as well.  She can’t take credits cards at the meeting, but will take checks.

The scissor man will be there to sharpen your scissors and knives.  Make sure to label them, and bring cash to pay him with.

Things to bring:  

Cash for the scissor man and cash or checks for Farmhouse Quilts

Payment for the raffle tickets for the beautiful 2016 raffle quilt!  and if you need more raffle books to sell, just ask!

Membership dues, if you have not paid them yet.

Items for the Honeybee Auction – please bring new or gently used things that you would like to receive.  Now is a great time to weed through your collection of gently used rulers, notions and fabrics that you no longer love.  Also, if you have baskets or decorative boxes that can be used for packaging, bring them too.

fat quarter fabric

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Riley Blake Birthday Celebration Block of the Month

Huntington Quilters Block of the Month is using Riley Blake Birthday Celebration for our block of the month.

For October, please make four of the Cupcake Blocks (although you can make as many as you want).  This pattern looks addictive.

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Membership News – Next Meeting is Tuesday, September 1!

September is coming! Have you renewed your membership yet? Had your photo taken for our members only online Membership Directory? (No Membership Directory information is ever posted on the HQ website.) Bette and Rosy ask that you print out and mail your membership form prior to the September meeting. The form is available for download here at the HQ site and yearly dues are $30 payable to Huntington Quilters. If possible, make arrangements to get to Rosy’s home at 6 Princess Court, Greenlawn, and have your photo taken before August 28. Please renew your membership BEFORE the September meeting as this will make Rosy’s job much easier that night. (Bette will be away so Rosy will be working solo.  Any questions, please call Rosy at631-599-0802 or email at


 Members who wear a name tag to the meeting will get a raffle ticket upon signing in that evening. You could win a fabulous prize just for wearing your name tag! We’d love to see every member wearing one as it really fosters camaraderie when we all know each other’s names.


Get in on the fun each month with our themed fat quarter raffle. This month’s theme, inspired by the opening of school, is Schools/Libraries/Books/Calligraphy. So bring in a fat quarter with this month’s theme fabric and you could be the winner of a bunch of great fat quarters.


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A Note From Gilma

Dear Huntington Quilters,

When I first started quilting, I was so in awe of how welcoming quilters were and how willing they are to help you in any way that they can. Seventeen years later, I still feel that way. I have loved being a member of this guild and serving on the board. Thank you so much for my beautiful hat lady blocks which will always remind me of all of you and which I will treasure forever, and for your generosity with the donations for the troops and the books for the hospital. I want to thank you most of all for your friendship. Some of you have become my true friends and some of you are acquaintances but you have all touched my life in a wonderful way. I will miss you all very much and I promise to visit and show you the completed hat lady quilt. My address is in the roster. Please feel free to call me and stop in if you are in South Carolina!

Love always,
Your friend,

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