FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much are dues?
Dues are $20 for the year. Our year runs from September through June. The Guild meets informally in July and August, but there is no business discussed or programs planned. Members meet to work on their own individual projects.
Is it possible to try your Guild before I formally sign up?
Yes, you may attend as a guest with no additional charge for one meeting. After that, we kindly request that you pay your dues and become an official member. PLEASE NOTE, we are no longer accepting members at this time due to space restraints. If interested in being placed on our membership waiting list, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Membership Wait List.
Is there any obligation if I join the Guild?
All members are required to sell, or buy, four (4) books of raffle tickets for our annual Raffle Quilt. This is our only major source of income for the guild. The monies we receive from this raffle, helps to pay the rent, insurance and any programs or guest speakers we have during the next year. We also encourage that each member try to make at least one pro bono baby quilt per year. However, if you should find that you would like to devote more time and effort to the guild, you could always volunteer to run for an elected position or for an appointed chairperson of one of our committees.
Is there anything I should bring to my first Guild meeting?
A good sense of humor and be ready to have a really good time. Members are told in advance if they will need to bring anything for the following meeting(s). If you have something for Show and Tell, please feel free to bring it to share with the members.
Am I allowed to bring a guest to the meeting?
You may bring a guest to one meeting at no cost.
Does a membership get us discounts at quilt shops?
Currently, there are two area shops which give the Huntington Quilters a 10% discount. Those shops are: Sentimental Stitches in Cold Spring Harbor and Beyond the Thimble in East Setauket. Please see Local Resources tab for more information.
Is there a newsletter and how often is it distributed?
Yes, we produce a Newsletter bi-monthly (every other month) and is sent out 5 times per year (there is no Newsletter during July & August). This is sent to you as part of your membership dues. The editor encourages contributions from the members. As part of ‘going green’, we try to send the Newsletter via email. However, if a member does not wish to receive this electronically, you can request that it be mailed to you.
Why doesn’t the newsletter appear on your website?
Since the newsletter contains members’ names and, in some instances, phone numbers, we feel this would be in violation of their privacy. Also, the newsletter is a privilege of being a paid member in good standing of the Guild.
What kind of programs do you have for beginners?
Although, our programs are not “geared” toward any one particular skill level, the Program Chairs try to line up presentations that are suitable for all levels. This gives a person an opportunity to learn and hear about the different aspects of quilting. The agendas often include demos, lectures, or trunk shows to give the Guild a variety of inspiration and excitement to try different ideas.
Do you have any recommendations for teachers?
Although we cannot endorse any one particular person or place, you could refer to the Local Resources tab on the left, as many of the local shops offer many different types of classes. There are also quilt classes held at the following locations:Commack Continuing Education Commack Middle School Commack, NY 11725 Phone: 631-912-2153 http://www.commack.k12.ny.us (Main page; look for Continuing Education) The William J. Brosnan School (a.k.a. The Northport Middle School) Office of Community Services; Room 101 158 Laurel Avenue Northport, NY 11768 Phone: 631-262-6650 or 262-6651 (1/4 mile North of Route 25A/Ft. Salonga Road; opposite of the Northport Public Library) The Huntington Historical Society Huntington, NY 11743 For more information you can call Cathi Horowitz at the office (427-7045, Ext 403) http://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/quilting.htm