SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 MEETING REMINDER

Good Morning My Quilty Friends!!

I hope you are all doing well and continue to stay safe and healthy!!  Can you believe the summer is almost over and we are getting ready to begin our 2021-2022 guild meeting year??  I don’t know about you but I am super excited not only about seeing everyone but we have some exciting programs AND our “FABRIC EXTRAVANZA” is going to be amazing!!  The committee has worked super hard all summer to put together a fun evening with sooooo many prizes to be won!  A BIG shout out “THANK YOU” for all the hard work and time that has gone into making this a success!!  

We had a very productive board meeting this past Wednesday, there were 10 members present. In order to not take up too much time at the September meeting, I would like to give you all an update.

I will be soon be closing on a house in Bellport.  We do not expect to move for at least a year.  

I have volunteered for almost every position in my 20 plus years as a member of the Huntington Quilter’s.  I have enjoyed every committee I’ve been on but being the President has been the most fun.  I have said so many times,  you are an amazing and talented group of beautiful women, it has been a pleasure and an honor to be among you all.  Especially being able to get to know so many more of you than I would have.

There are a few committees that will need new volunteers next year.

President, Secretary, Block of the Month, Hospitality and possibly Programs.

I will be looking to appoint a Nominating Committee in February. They will then attempt to fill these positions which will be announced at the May meeting.  Please, if any of them appeal to you, please step up, it will make the process so much easier.

The committee members are:

President- Michelina M

Treasurer/Retreat- Lucie B

Secretary- Brigitte M

Membership- Lucille I, Laura L.

Hospitality- Joan C. Diane M.

Book of the Month- Jen F. Barbara O.

Block of the Month- Marian S. Judy K.

Pro Bono- Linda R. Trisha M.

Program- Dale S.

Newsletter- Michele M.

Website/Facebook, photographer- Kathy K.

Gift Camp- Dale S. Lauren G.

Quilt Camp- Madeline E. Jo M.

Operation Veronica- Lucille I.

Sunshine and Flowers- Kathy R.

Historian- Nancy R.

We purchased a new speaker and microphone at Sam Ash for under $300. 

It will connect to the laptop for Zoom speakers and to the microphone which is wireless for those who refuse to come to the front of the room to use it, now it can travel to you.

Retreat: 

Lucie will not be depositing the checks for the retreat until mid-October.  If the retreat is cancelled, your own check will be returned.  As of now, it is a GO!  It is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 12, 13, 14.  Thursday the 11th is the add-on for those who might want to come early.  Please let Lucie know ASAP if you want to be on the “early” list.  As of now, there are no available spaces left for the retreat.

Membership:

We have 42 paid with 4 returning members.

Please NOTE: There will be NO fat quarter raffle for the September meeting.  

Between checking in, paying dues and the raffle, there will be too much going on.

Hospitality:

As of now, we are able to provide refreshments.  There will be coffee, tea, water and a 40th anniversary cake.

In lieu of all the positive reactions from the Pizza and Ice cream treats at the June party, this will now be our new tradition for the end of year.

We hope to change up the Holiday party a little.  Perhaps order a few main dishes from a pizzeria.  We would still be able to fill in the menu with some appetizers and desserts.

This will be addressed at the September meeting.  Thoughts and suggestions are welcome!

Website:

Our webmistress has been updating our website.  Visit the site, post pictures, share information.

She also handles our Facebook page.  Join the site and get involved.

Newsletter:

Our editor, Michele M. sends out a newsletter every other month.  Please help by sharing information, hints, tips, stories, recipes, jokes!  We would all love to read about it!!

Raffle Quilt:

The 2021 Raffle Quilt is a pattern by Kim Diehl called Journey’s End.

The winner will be chosen at the December Holiday Party with a second and third monetary prize.

There was supposed to be a contest for naming our raffle quilt.  We received 20 different suggestions.  My intention was to hang the list and have you put a check mark next to your choice.

Dottie Gay wrote a beautiful poem for our label called “The year of staying home”. The board felt the title of the poem should be the name of the quilt.

I do apologize for the confusion and I do hope you all understand and agree with this decision. 

The 2022 Raffle Quilt will be chaired by Michele M. 

Pro-Bono

Our pro-bono committee has delivered 60 quilts this summer.  Don’t forget to bring in your donated quilt.  It’s a requirement, part of being a member.

Book raffle:

You are now able to put your tickets in for the book you would like to win only, instead of a general raffle.

There will be NO book raffle for September.

Block of the month has a new chairperson, Judy K.

Gift camp:

Will take place Saturday, October 16

Please note: it will be held at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn. From 9:00-3:00

Presently there are 3 teachers for the AM classes and 3 for the PM classes.  

Please remember to bring your projects to the September meeting for sign up

They would love to have a few more teachers.  Won’t you please share a small project that would make a lovely gift with your fellow quilters??

The President’s Challenge, which is a mug rug to be made from the fabric you received inside the small planter, does NOT have to be in till the December meeting.

September 7th is our first meeting at 7:30 PM at the Christ Lutheran Church on the corner of Burr Rd and Larkfield.

FABRIC EXTRAVANZA Celebrating the Huntington Quilter’s 40th Anniversary! Will be the program.

Do you have a vest or jacket you made in the 80”s??  please remember to wear it for the celebration!!

There will be 75 prizes to be won along with some extras.

Tickets are 12 for $10.00 30 for $20.

If you purchase 30 tickets, one of the tickets will go into a special fat quarter drawing.

There will be a 50/50 raffle $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00

TIP: if you bring self- stick address labels you will NOT have to write your name on all the raffle tickets, which will give you more time to admire all the items!!

For those who are not aware.  YOU MAY BRING A GUEST.  There is a $5.00 guest fee for a meeting and a $10.00 guest fee when there is a speaker.

NO Guests are allowed at the December or June meeting.

October 5th, trunk show given by one of our members, JoAnne Powell, her work is amazing!!  Show and Tell.

November 2nd, we will have a zoom meeting by Rosa Parr from Canada, her program is “Healthy Quilting “

 December 7th is our Holiday Party.

January 4th is Pro Bono night.

February 1st, no program available yet.

Choosing a Nominating Committee 

March 1st is the official HoneyBee Raffle.  The committee is asking members to get together with friends and make up your own baskets. This will be a tremendous help in the number of items they need to collect and sort.  They will still collect but hopefully it will not be so overwhelming.

March is also our Quilt Camp, no date has been set yet.

April 5th, no program available yet.

May 3rd, no program available yet.

Announcing new Board members.

June 7th, Pizza and Ice cream party.

Some additional information:

The Longwood Estates Fair is Saturday and Sunday, September 25th and 26th.

Huntington Historical Apple Festival will be Sunday, October 24th at 12:00-4:00

Located at the Kissam Properties on Park Ave. Huntington.

We will have a table with demonstrations of different crafts.

Huntington Fall Festival in October.

That’s all for now!

Looking forward to our September meeting and seeing everyone!!

Michelina Maguire

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