Our guild offers many exciting programs to excite and inspire quilters of all levels, from the beginner to the advanced quilter. Thanks to our hard working Program Chairs Rosy, Kate, & Bette, our calendar will be once again busy with a wide range of programs, workshops and guest speakers (like Pat Yamin and Cheryl Almgren Taylor), and a few fun meeting surprises along the way. During July and August, informal gatherings take place with members working on individual projects.
Pat Yamin, author of Two Patch Scrap Quilts, will be our guest at the March meeting. She will entertain us with her trunk show and plenty of fun stories. Pat will be teaching a workshop for us on Saturday, March 9 at the Northport Library from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. If you have signed up for the workshop, Rosy has already provided you with the materials list and directions to the library. Haven’t paid for the workshop yet? Get your check to Rosy immediately–$30 payable to Huntington Quilters.
Cheryl Almgren Taylor will be our guest at the April meeting. Cheryl is the author of Inspirational Appliqué and Deck the Halls. Her jigsaw appliqué workshop is set for Saturday, April 6 at the Conklin Barn in Huntington. There are still a few openings available if you would like to master Cheryl’s appliqué style. See Rosy with your check for $30 payable to Huntington Quilters. Cheryl will provide you with a kit in class so that you can learn her technique and apply it to your own creative ideas.
Rosy, Kate, and Bette say farewell to their role of program co-chairs this month. We invite HQ members to pay tribute to their Quilt Inspiration. Who inspired you to quilt? Do you own or have a photo of a quilt that person made? Or have you made a quilt based on techniques you learned from the quilter who inspired you? We hope that members will volunteer to share a 5 to 10 minute tribute to their Quilt Inspiration, the quilter who inspired them to embark on their creative quilting journey. We’re sure that there are many wonderful stories of Quilt Inspiration among our members. We look forward to hearing them in May.
At our January meeting, Programs will be joining Pro Bono in hosting Huntington Quilters’ Jelly Roll Contest. There will be teams of two assigned to one jelly roll Pro-Bono quilt. In order to make this program a success, we need everyone to contribute scrap 2.5″ strips, cut width of fabric (42-44″). You can hand in your 2.5″ strip(s) to Ruth at the Pro Bono table during October and November’s meetings.
Want to learn more about Jelly Roll quilts? Here’s a video on how a jelly roll quilt is made:
On a separate note, many of us enjoyed watching a segment of the DVD “Why Quilts Matter” during our April meeting. We now own a copy which is available for loan – sign up at the Book Raffle table. If you’d like to own your own copy (and skip the wait), there is now a special discount available for guilds members who might want to purchase the DVD “Why Quilts Matter” at a 40% discount off the retail price of $40. The deal requires a minimum order of 4 DVDs, so if four or more members want to buy the DVD for $24 plus shipping, we could take advantage of the reduced price. If anyone is interested, please email Bette Ingoglia at email@example.com.
Stay tuned via guild meetings, newsletters, and this website for more news on our events. If you have an idea, we’d love to hear from you! Please email us your suggestions at: firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Guild email at: email@example.com; Subject: Programs.
Here are examples of the 2011-2012 events we enjoyed:
JUNE 5: MEMBERS ONLY buffet.
Two programs happened this month! The first was a presentation by Certified Quilt Appraiser, Eugenia Barnes at the monthly meeting on May 1st. Appraisals, for current Huntington Quilters, were available at Sentimental Stitches in Cold Spring Harbor that day (5/1).
The second May event was a bus trip to the Northern Star Quilt Guild Show in Somers, NY on Saturday, May 5th. Meet at Rte. 110/Pinelawn Rd. Park & Ride at 8:30 am with ETA at the show around 10:15 am. Enjoy the show–quilts, vendors, and lectures, lunch on your own, and ready to board the bus at 3:30 pm for the return trip to LI.
Saturday, APRIL 28th Workshop:
Attendees at February’s Arrowhead workshop had so much fun with Anita Grossman Solomon that we asked her to come back and teach us the Self-Mitered Log Cabin block from 10-4pm on Saturday, April 28th at St. Francis of Assisi.
Our April meeting was greatly enhanced by the presentation of a historical segment from the DVD “Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics”. We thank Linda for lending us her copy.
For anyone who’d like to purchase their own copy of the 2 disc DVD, here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/Why-Quilts-Matter-History-Politics/dp/0615453759/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333655292&sr=8-1
MARCH 6: The Honey Bee Basket Raffle was a huge success! 72 baskets were assembled and raffled off to many lucky winners. Thanks to all who donated goods for this event and special thanks to Lorraine L who lent the Programs team her professional gift basket skills!
FEBRUARY, 2012: We were delighted to have Anita Grossman Solomon demonstrate some of her newest “Make It Simpler” techniques and present a trunk show of her work at our meeting. The following Saturday, many members enjoyed attending Anita’s Arrowhead quilt block class.
JANUARY, 2012: Pro-bono night
DECEMBER, 2011: Holiday Buffet & optional gift exchange
NOVEMBER, 2011: Anthony’s Sharpening Service:
OCTOBER, 2011The unveiling of the wonderful Row-by-Row Quilt Project made by members of the guild and organized by Judy K.