October 2, 2018 Meeting Reminder

Hello Ladies!

It’s getting to be that time again! Can you feel it coming? The cooler weather, the lower humidity, the crispness in the air! YES, AUTUMN IS COMING!!!

This is our monthly meeting reminder. The next meeting is on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The meeting start time is 7:30 PM. The hall is open earlier for set up, please consider coming down a little early to help set out the hall for our meeting.

MEMBERSHIP…. Janice and Sue – The 2018-2019 Membership Application is located in the membership tab above.  If you haven’t already done so please bring your application and membership dues with you to the October 2, 2018 meeting. All membership dues are due by this meeting.

MEMBERSHIP FAT QUARTER RAFFLE THEME….is ORANGE. Bring a Fat Quarter with you to enter to win!
Don’t forget to wear your name badge. You will be entered into a raffle for a 1/2 yard of fabric when you sign in with your name badge.

TREASURER….Lucie Our Treasurer will not be available for the October meeting. If anyone needs reimbursement for expenses, they should send their receipts to Lucie with a notation of their name and the category to attribute it to and she will happily put it in the mail.

BLOCK OF THE MONTH….Karen and Barbara – The participation in the September BOM was great! Congratulations to Diana on winning 20 – 12″ blocks!!!

We are looking forward to seeing all the spooky and fun Halloween squares at the October meeting. Attached is this month’s pattern – quick and easy. There is still time to make it and be part of the fun. The blocks will be collected and 1 or 2 lucky BOM participants will win the blocks.

Did you finish some of last year’s Block of Month as an Individual Block Wall Hanging or as a Table Runner or Small Quilt or Other Item or put all the blocks together as a quilt top? If you did – great — bring your finished items to the November meeting to be in the drawing for 3 special prizes. If not, then you still have time to finish a BOM(s) to be in the drawing at the November meeting.

Entries must meet the following guidelines:
Individual Block – quilted with binding.
Table Runner/Small Quilt/Other Item – quilted with binding.
Full Size Quilt Top – 12 blocks sewn together (does not need to be quilted)./
Bring your finished item(s) to the NOVEMBER meeting – Lucky winners will be picked from a random drawing. You have to be in it to win it! Good Luck!

HOSPITALITY….Barbara and Joan Post cards have been sent out to members asking for desserts. We appreciate all the delicious desserts that are brought to the meetings.

PRO BONO QUILTS…. Debbie and Lorraine – Just a reminder. All members are REQUIRED to make and turn in ONE quilt per year as part of your membership requirements. See the Ladies for fabric and kits to make your Pro Bono donation.

PROGRAMS….Jean, Liz and Alyson – We have an exciting year coming up!
Anthony the Scissor Man will be there starting at 6:30. If anyone is interested in having their scissors sharpened.

Nancy from OSQ will be vending so bring some spending money!

The first workshop we are taking reservations for is Erin Underwood’s Tuffet Class back due to popular demand! It will be on December 8th at our meeting spot, the Christ Lutheran Church. You can make a squffet or tuffet! Sign ups sheets will be at the October meeting, feel free to sign up then and bring a check for $60! You can buy supplies from her or on your own. Supply list will be at the meeting.

BOOK RAFFLE…. Lucille – Tickets for the book raffle are 3 for $1.00. Come by the table to see our fantastic books and try your luck.

OPERATION VERONICA…. Lucille & Gilma – We are continuing to accept and collect donations and pillowcases or this worthwhile cause. Please, won’t you contribute and help our service men and women. A list of acceptable items and instructions will be available from Lucille.

QUINIPET RETREAT…. Lucie – Any quilter who has signed up for the November retreat to Quinipet and has not yet paid, should bring a check to the meeting in the amount of $200/payable to Huntington Quilters. If you are unsure about your payment, please email Lucie at Lbee47@msn.com. The retreat is full.

2018 RAFFLE QUILT…. Lynne – Our Raffle Quilt 2018 will be displayed at our meeting. We will have envelopes ready for every member. Please come to the Raffle Quilt table at your earliest convenience during our meeting. Each envelope contains 6 raffle ticket books and a picture of our quilt. Each member is required to purchase or sell 4 raffle ticket books. If you find that you don’t have an envelope waiting for you please let us know. Thank you, Raffle Committee

HOLIDAY GIFT CAMP….Lauren – Projects and signup sheets will be available for the projects for the Holiday Gift Camp. The camp is scheduled for Saturday October 20, 2018 at our current meeting location. If you have a project you would like to teach, please see Lauren at the meeting. All teachers should bring in a Student Supply list for their project.

ROW BY ROW PROJECT….Judy sent out a reminder last month to all participants. The Row by Row is starting in Sept.
We have two groups of 10 and it will continue through June.

SUNSHINE AND FLOWERS….Kathy R. If you know of a member who could use a little Sunshine and Flowers please let us know.

WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE….Kathy K. Continuing to update both the website and Facebook pages. Check them out for the latest information.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS….We will, on an ongoing basis, be collecting non-perishable food items for the Christ Lutheran Church’s food pantry. If you have anything you would like to donate, please bring it in.

If you have any questions, please send them to Huntingtonquilters@gmail.com.  We will do our best to get you an answer!

See you at the meeting!

Kathy Kelner, Web Mistress

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