June 4, 2019 Meeting Agenda

Hello Ladies!

I hope all of you enjoyed yourselves at our year end festivities last evening.  The members outdid themselves with all of the culinary excitements.  The foods were delicious!  And there was so much for us to share.  Thanks to all of you for contributing to the festivities.

President Michelina Maguire thanked all the members who worked on committees and events throughout her term and who to continue to make this guild possible.  Here are some photos of the Ladies accepting a token of Michelina’s appreciation for their efforts over the past two years.
















The members contributed to and presented Michelina with a gift in return.  Many members made blocks in the themes of either food or flowers for Michelina to make into a quilt.  Over 150 blocks were collected and presented, in grateful thanks and appreciation for all her hard work over the past two years.




Jean, the Programs Committee member for these past four years, presented Michelina with blocks for her quilt!

The President’s Challenge quilts received a terrific response from our members.  The theme was “The Four Seasons”.    Members were encouraged to create four blocks depicting the four seasons.  Any configuration was acceptable.   The members voted on and picked the winners of the President’s Challenge.  And they were:

President’s Challenge Winners Karen, Lynne and Joan

First place – Karen W
Second Place – Joan OR
Third Place – Lynne R

Congratulations Ladies on your beautiful creations.




The 2019 Raffle Quilt was revealed at this evening’s festivities. SCRAP HAPPY WITH A TWIST!  It is a 98″ x 98″ custom quilted creation!    This pictures do NOT do this quilt justice.  The custom quilting, done my Barbara Ryan, enhanced the blocks beautifully!

The members response to their hard work was tremendous.   Forty-five member contributed to the making of this beautiful quilt.

Thank you to all the Ladies who’s work made this beautiful quilt.  (I wouldn’t mind winning this one myself!)

Go sell those raffle tickets Ladies!


The new slate of officers for the term of 2019 thru 2021 was announced.

The President for the new term will be Hilory Bucher.

The other board positions will be filled by:

Secretary – Victoria G
Treasurer – Lucie B
Membership Committee – Lucille I. Laura L. and Kathy R
Programs Committee – Michelina M
Hospitality Committee – Joan C and Diane M
Block of the Month – Alice Z and Marian S
Pro Bono Quilts – Linda R and Tricia McC
Book Raffle – Maggie S. and Jenn F
Retreats – Lucie B
Newsletter – Michele M
Website and Facebook – Kathy Kelner

Congratulations to all the new Officers.  Let’s lend them our support for their new positions in the upcoming term.

Festivities ended with lots of hugs and wishes for all to have an good summer.   Look forward to seeing all of you when we return in September, 2019 with our new slate of officers.  I am looking forward to seeing what you Ladies have planned for this group in the coming years.

Hope you enjoy your summer!  See you in September!

Kathy Kelner
Web Mistress

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Hello Ladies!

I hope this note finds you all well and enjoying this beautiful weather. It was a long and tedious winter and spring. Summer is finally arriving. Get out and enjoy it! Take some hand sewing outside and enjoy the breezes.

This is the June 4, 2019 Meeting Reminder.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – Michelina Maguire….Don’t forget to bring in the President’s Challenge projects! The Four Seasons.

PROGRAMS – JEAN, ALYSON AND LIZ….The Programs Committee would just like to thank everyone for all their support these past four years. We are confident that Mickey will do a great job and look forward to the upcoming year!

HOSPITALITY- Joan and Diane….This is our guilds last meeting for the year. We will be celebrating with our Annual Year End Party.

Each member is required to contribute a food item to the event. Past events have always brought such wonderfully delicious selections and this year should be no different! Can’t wait to see what you Ladies bring for us to share.

If you last name begins with A to O – please bring in an appetizer.

If your last name begins with P to Z – please bring in a dessert.

2019 RAFFLE QUILT – Kathy Kelner….The 2019 Raffle Quilt is finished. (Ladies – you outdid yourselves! It is BEAUTIFUL!) The quilt will be displayed at the June meeting.

If you haven’t already done so, please pick up your raffle ticket books. Each member is required to purchase/sell FOUR raffle ticket books. Additional raffle tickets are available. Photos of the quilt will be handed out at the meeting. My thanks to all the members who helped make this a beautiful quilt.

All other committees are completed for the year. Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.

Kathy Kelner
Web Mistress

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Life’s little Challenges!

Dear Members, 

When life give you Challenges, make something! 

Kathy Kelner



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Hello Ladies!

SPRINGTIME!!!! It’s finally come! It’s finally SPRING!!! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful time of year. This is the May 7, 2019 Meeting Reminder message.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – Michelina Maguire….

PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE QUILT…. Looking forwards to seeing everyone’s President’s Challenge Quilt. The quilts are due at the June 4, 2019 meeting. Time is flying by! The theme is the Four Seasons. It must be FOUR – 10″ blocks, any configurations you like. Can’t wait to see your beautiful quilts.


MEMBERSHIP – Janice and Sue….The Fat Quarter color for this month is STRIPES!

BLOCK OF THE MONTH – Barbara and Karen…. Looking forward to seeing your Polka Dot Basket blocks of the month at the May meeting. The pattern is attached to this reminder.

This is our last Block of the Month for the year. If you missed a pattern from the past two years, send me an email and I will send your a copy. It was a fun and creative 2 years. Thank you for your participation and support. Barbara and Karen

HOSPITALITY – Joan and Diane….

PROGRAMS – Jean, Alyson and Liz…For our May meeting we have a guest speaker, Leni L. Wiener. She makes art quilts that are figurative representational fabric collages. She has written four books: Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook, 3 Fabric Quilts, Photo-Inspired Art quilts and Thread Painting. She is a regular contributor to numerous quilt magazines. She will be giving a lecture and showing some of her quilts.

ROUND ROBIN QUILTS – Jean….If you have one of our Round Robin Quilts, please bring it in to the meeting.

QUILT RETREAT – Lucie….Fall retreat dates; Friday, November 8, through Sunday, November 10, 2019. Those who have signed up, please bring their check, in the amount of $200, payable to Huntington Quilters to the May meeting. The retreat is filled.

PRO-BONO QUILTS – Debbie and Lorraine…. If you have any pro bono quilts please bring them to the May meeting. There is only one more meeting to donate your pro bono quilt before our summer break. Perhaps you would like to pick up a kit to work on over the summer, there will be kits and batting available at the May meeting. See you in May! Debbie and Lorraine.

2019 RAFFLE QUILT – Kathy K….The quilt top is finished and is going to the long arm quilter. Hoping it will be back in time for the June meeting, where the raffle tickets will be distributed. I want to thank everyone who working on the blocks for the quilt. It’s turned out beautifully and I can’t wait for you to see it!

QUILT CAMP – Jo M and Madeline….The date for Quilt Camp is Saturday, May 18, 2019. Don’t forget to sign up for classes at our May meeting. If you have any last minute project additions you would like to teach at Quilt Camp, please bring in a sample and a supply sheet for the project and we will do our best to include it in the events of the day.


BOOK RAFFLE – Lucille…. Drop by the Book Raffle table to purchase 3 tickets for $1.00 for our book raffle. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

OPERATION VERONICA – LUCILLE AND GILMA….The May 7th meeting will be out lost collection date until we resume meeting in September. If anyone needs a donation list or pillowcases instruction sheets, Lucille will have copies for you at the meeting. To date we have collected 105 pillowcases. Thanks to everyone for your generous donations all through the year. Lucille and Gilma

NEWSLETTER – Michele….This will be the last newsletter for the year. We will start again in September, 2019. Please send Michele anything you would like to put in the newsletter.

WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE – Kathy Kelner…. Always updating. Go check it out!

If you have any questions, send them to us at Huntingtonquilters@gmail.com

We will do our best to get you answers to your inquiries.

The minutes from the April 2, 2019 meeting are attached to this email.

See you at the meeting.

Kathy Kelner
Web Mistress .

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The Smithtown Stitchers Quilt Guild held their bi-annual quilt show this past weekend, April 6-7, 2019.   The members of Smithtown Stitchers work very hard to produce this show.  Many hours of hard work go into the organization, prepreation and setup of this event.

Many members of the Huntington Quilters Guild are also members of the Smithtown Stitchers guild.   Our members put on a terrific showing of their creativity and workmanship.  Check out these photos of the quilts made by our members.

I see lots of ribbons there Ladies!  Congratulations to all the winners and to all the members who participated in this event.

Karen Weiderman’s beautiful wool quilt

Victoria Stoddard’s Heartfelt design

ELizabeth Dragone’s Wonderful work

Michelina Maguire’s Blue Bird Sampler

Victoria Stoddard’s My Ears Are Still Ringing

Karen Weiderman’s My Maine Adventure

Barbara Oestel’s Batik Mystery

Elizabeth Dragone’s Welcome Spring!

Michelina Maguire’s Memories of Italy 2014

Eileen Anders – Wind Beneath My Wings

Elizabeth Dragone’s – Homespun Hearts a Plenty

Michele Miroff’s Black Tie Optional

Karen Weiderman’s A Few of MY Favorite Things Calendar Quilt.

Beryl Mullane – Mom’s Turquoise Heaven

Michele Miroff – Green Onions

Michelina Maguire – For Mary Byrnes

Judith Knorr – By My Hand

Goose in the Cabin by Barbara Oestel

Signs of Spring by Lynne C. Rokoff

Summer by the Sea by Lynne Rokoff

Shades of a Long Island Summer by Elizabeth Dragone

ABC’s by Joan Papa

Asian Stars by Madeline Emmons

Letters from the Front by Joan Fritz

Tote Bag by Lynne Rokoff

Million Dollar Jacket by Madeline Emmons

Box Kite by Michelina Maguire

Holiday – by Joan Fritz

Remembering Cathy, by Carol Ann Nolan

Here’s Your Hat by Joan Fritz

Folk Art Flowers by Judy Knorr

Sleeping Under Love Letters by Victoria Stoddard

Batiks by Joan Papa

Zig-Zag Quilt by Lynne Rokoff

A Tribute to Mrs. Rose by Barbara Oestel

Threads by Joan Papa

My Favorite Things Calendar Quilt by Karen Weiderman

Black Tie Optional by Michele Miroff

Fall Skies by Judith Knorr

Garden Flowers by Carol Ann Nolan

The Mothership Series – Part Two by Kathy Kelner


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Hello Ladies!

It would appear that the Groundhog might have been somewhat correct in his prediction of an early Spring. It feels like it’s starting to warm up, even if it is just a little bit! Keep sewing and quilting to help stay warm!

This is the April 2, 2019 Meeting Reminder message.

President message – Michelina Maguire... “Hello my fellow quilts friends, I will not be at the April meeting. My husband is turning 60 on April 2, the night of the meeting!  I felt the need to celebrate this milestone with him. I hope you all understand. Peg Schroeder has graciously volunteered to step up and fill in for me!! Kathy Kelner will be opening the doors. My deepest appreciation to them for her time and help! I hope you all enjoy the evening and I look forward to seeing all of you in May.
Thank you, Michelina

President’s Challenge Quilt – Hope everyone is working on their President’s Challenge quilt. The quilts are due at the June 4, 2019 meeting. The theme is the four seasons. It must be four – 10″ block, any configuration you would like. Can’t wait to see your creativity!

Guild Positions Open – We still need volunteers for the 2019-2021 Board Members and Committee positions. Please volunteer for these very worthwhile positions and keep our guild going strong.

Membership – Janice and Sue…. The Fat Quarter color for this month is FLORALS!

Block of the Month – Karen and Barbara…. Don’t forget to bring in your blocks.  Looking forward to seeing your blocks at the meeting. Do you have questions or need help? Call Karen or Barbara.

Hospitality – Joan and Diane…. Cards were sent to members asking them to please bring in a dessert for hospitality.

Programs – Jean, Alyson and Liz…. In April we will have a member based meeting. We are asking EVERYONE to please bring in a favorite quilt that they have made for an extended show and tell. We haven’t had that kind of shared program in a while.

Quilt Retreat – Lucie…. The April retreat is completely booked. November retreat spaces still available.

Pro-Bono Quilts – Deb and Lorraine…. Hello ladies, Happy Spring, Everyone is doing a great job donating pro bono quilts. Keep up the good work!!! There will be kits available at the meeting and don’t forget to hand in any quilts you have completed. Thanks once again for all your efforts, they are truly appreciated.

2019 Raffle Quilt – Kathy…. Quilt in process! Will post more as work progresses.

QUILT CAMP – Jo and Madeline…. The date will be Saturday, May 18, 2019. Don’t forget to sign up for a class at our April Meeting in you haven’t done so. If you just want to come and enjoy the day this is your opportunity to do so. Catch up on your sewing and getting to know your fellow quilters. Keep in mind to be at the Burr Rd. and Larkfield Rd. Church 8:15am for a light breakfast with coffee. Members will go to their assigned tables at 8:55 to start class 9:00am. Bring your lunch. Any salads or desserts to share with all will be appreciated. Jo Morrish, Chairperson, Madeline Emmons, Assistant

Row by Row Quilts – Judy….. The Row by Row project has reached the halfway point with five rows completed. It begins to get more difficult to think of ideas as all the easy ones have been used. Anticipation is growing for the unveiling of the rows in June. Thanks Judy

Book Raffle – Lucille…. Book raffle tickets will be available for sale at the meeting. Come by and take a look and take a chance on a book!!!

Operation Veronica – Lucille and Gilma…. Continued thanks for the donations to this very worthy cause. Collections will continue at each meeting.

Website and Facebook – Kathy…. Always updating information. Come take a look and see what’s happening!

Food Pantry – If you have any non-perishable food items to donate, please bring them in to the meeting and we will leave them for the church’s Food Pantry.

If you should have any questions, please contact us at Huntingtonquiters@gmail.com We will get you an answer as soon as we can.

See you at the meeting.

Kathy Kelner,
Web Mistress






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