Update on Victoria Findlay Wolfe

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!

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe comes to Huntington Quilters!

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
  • scissors
  • a 6 and a half inch template
  • rotary cutter
  • iron
  •  (the guild has two irons, which we will bring for sharing)


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Reminders for January Meeting

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.


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Quilts on Exhibit at Oyster Bay Historical Society

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

log cabin blocks

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Quilt Show at Harborfields Library

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.

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December Meeting Reminders!

Our raffle quilt is BEAUTIFUL!  Remember to bring your raffle tickets to the holiday party.  You have to be in it to win it!


Other reminders for the meeting:

Holiday Party Update:

Please provide food according to the below alphabet
A-N     Appetizers/Salads
O-Z     Desserts

We appreciate the food items you bring and would also appreciate you taking home any of your remaining food. Please bring containers/foil or whatever you need to carry your food HOME.

The following people will bring the these items.
Lucille Corbett        Ham
Kim Newton            Turkey breast, cooler with ice
Lucille Imparato     Soda
Nancy Rocker          Bottled water, cooler with ice

The following people have signed up for Hospitality and are needed to set up the room with tables, chairs, table settings, centerpieces. (all items needed will be provided for you that evening)
Set up will start at 6:00pm.
Kate Breen
Sue Boccio
Louise Burg
Elizabeth Dragone
Mary Falk
Diane Giardino
Debbie Hayde
Dee Jacobus
Kathy Kilmer
Laura Leone
Janice Lipari
Diane Marcone
Alyson Ruvel
Jean Ruvel
Peg Schroeder
Linda Thury

Ginger Brockey

Everyone is expected to participate in the clean-up which includes clearing your entire table and returning the tables and chairs to the storage carts.

Please contact your quilt buddies who do not have access to e-mail and relay this message.

If you are unable to come to the Holiday Party and your name is on this list, please contact me at jnerocker@aol.com.

Looking forward to see you all and a very special evening.

Spring Fling Sign Ups!  Bring in your brown paper bag, filled with either 3 fat quarters plus a 1/2 yard of fabric OR 5 fat quarters.  This was great fun last year, and I hope many of us will participate again.

Holiday Gift Exchange – Bring a wrapped present, something new that you would like to receive, valued at $10 if you want to participate in the holiday exchange.

The Fat Quarter of the month is 1930s retros!

Operation Veronica –  donations will be accepted at the December meeting  - A message from Gilma –  My friend, Janet Godfrey, of Operation Veronica, came and picked up all the donations for the soldiers at my home. She was overwhelmed, as was I,  by your generosity. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! Because of your donations of pillow cases, food and toiletries, men and women fighting overseas will be having a much nicer holiday this year. It means so much to these soldiers to know that people back home are thinking of them. If you forgot to bring something in and still like to donate, I can still get it to Janet. Again, my sincerest thank you and God bless you all! 

Quilt Camp will be held on March 21 at the CENTERPORT Church (where we used to meet).  If you can teach a class, please email Mickey or Pauline, and let them know!  Quilt Camp is always a great way to celebrate National Quilting Day.

On December 1, the display of our members quilts will open at Harborfields Library.  I hope to see many of you there.  The reception will be December 5, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  If you bring cookies, please NO chocolate.

If there are any other reminders you would like to add for the December meeting, please let me know.

Check back for updates!



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Pat Sloan at Huntington Quilters

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.

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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!

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