Good Morning My Quilty Friends!

We have lots to update you with!

Can you believe we are getting ready for our May meeting already!  The days just fly by!  My mother used to say “the older you get, the faster the days go”.  So true.

This has been a busy month for me.  With my nieces second anniversary, I’ve spent many days keeping my sister- in- law busy.  Had two separate house guests and a couple of DR. Appointments. Squeezed in some sewing, a play date, lots of cooking and a very small amount of housework.  That’s the way I like it.

We are now up to 95 that’s right! 95 members!!  Yahoo!! I am beyond excited! 

I took a zoom class with Smithtown Stitchers last Friday evening, the program person, asked me what the secret was for so many returning members??

I say it’s the amazing group of women that make up our guild!!  Not to mention being locked in our homes for a year and everyone desperate to get out and back into the real world! 

But…………….it is the group!  The camaraderie, friendships, the art of quilting we all share and the love of learning!!

I am proud to be amongst all of you talented, beautiful women!!

We have a special event in store for everyone at our May meeting.  It’s a surprise!!

Lucie and I will be doing some preparation during the day.  I HOPE to be there by 6:30 at the latest to set up the room.  I think last month’s set up worked out well.

If anyone would like to join me, you are more than welcome and it’s very much appreciated!

I ask that we all try to get there by 7:15, that will give us some time to sign in, chit chat and find a seat.  We’d like to be ready before 7:30.

If you get there extra early you will be able to buy quilt or book raffle tickets, look at block of the month or pro-bono, if not you may take care of all this during break.  Business will be conducted after and Show and Tell to follow.

We are very excited we were able to bring you this program, we hope you all will be as well.

I don’t feel you need to let me know if you’ll be there, the room is large and can hold the group.  I also think not everyone is quite ready to come out, therefore the entire membership will not show up.

Masks are still mandatory.  Lysol spray, Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer will be provided as well.

There is still NO food allowed, bottled water will be provided.  It was such a hit last month.

At the April meeting, I thought with all the excitement of our first meeting, some of us might forget our name tags, so I prepared some sticky labels. 

Wear your own beautiful name labels, this way we all know who we are speaking with and receive a ticket to win a prize.

Don’t forget to bring a check or cash to purchase your tickets for our stunning 2021 House quilt raffle.

$20. For 25 tickets. Second prize is $100. and third prize is $50.

There will also be a door prize.

Lucie will be collecting your money.

Did you come up with a name for our beautiful quilt yet??  Please return your slip of paper with your suggestion on it at the May meeting.  There will be a vote at the June meeting.

Dottie’s poem is printed in the minutes and will be in the newsletter as well.  It will also be the label for our quilt.

Our book raffle chairwomen will be ready to sell you tickets for some new books.

Don’t forget to stop by and see the new selections!!  You have to be in to win it!

Completed block of the month’s will be collected and a new one will be displayed.  Can’t wait to see what’s next.

Pro Bono will be collecting charity quilts and handing out tops, packets or batting.

They’ve delivered over 100 quilts!  Kudos to all of you!!

Our HoneyBee Raffle committee has been hard at work!!  All the fabric and supplies have been picked up and transferred to Anne M’s house!  They have been busy sorting and preparing with some exciting ideas for the guild! 

You will hear all about at the meeting!

Those who took home a “Round Robin” Block, if you’ve finished it, bring it in so we can pass it on to the next victim, if you haven’t, no worries, bring it next month.

We’ve completed our batiks 5- inch square swap.  For those who haven’t picked up, I will have them at the May meeting. 

The next one will be patriotic prints.  We have done a red, white & blue.  This will be prints.  Please let me know if you are interested.

Your participation is what makes it worth having.

Do you remember Florence B.??  She was the vendor we had at a meeting who carried all the feedsack and antique fabric.  She called me to let me know she will be vending at the Northport antique market on 25 A.

She has some amazing fabrics, dish towels (my favorites) buttons.  You name it!

They are there the first Sunday of the month.  Weather permitting of course.  Take a ride, get some fresh air and support our local small businesses.  I know I’ll be there!! 

I hope I haven’t forgotten anything!!

Hope to see you all at the meeting, Tuesday, May 4th at 7:15 P.M.

Michelina M.

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