When life give you Challenges, make something!
When life give you Challenges, make something!
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.
ROW BY ROW QUILTS – Judy….
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.
Web Mistress .
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.
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.
Monthly Meeting Reminder notes have been relocated to the Monthly Meeting Information tab on the black header bar above. Look there for the monthly reminder.
Show and Tell photos from this meeting are now located under the tab Show & Tell Photos tab above. Click on the tab to look at the photos.
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