March 28, 2022 – WEEKLY UPDATE INFORMATION

Good Morning My Quilty Friends!

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday with family or friends doing what makes you happy!

The April minutes were sent out, if there are any corrections, please notify Brigitte.  Thank you to her for a job well done!

Quilt Retreat- this coming weekend, to all those going, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

The Sheep to Shawl Festival will be at the Historical Society site on New York Ave. in Huntington on May 7th. From 12:00-4:00. There will be many needle-art demonstrations. As well as vendors.  Please join them to support the Historical Society and enjoy a day out.  For more information see Lucie.

This weekend is also the Northern Star Quilt Show in Purchase NY. Some of the members will be going on the bus trip arranged by the Smithtown Stitchers.  If you were not able to, maybe you will be making the trip by car with some friends.  Either way, I hope you all have a great time!  We have all missed not having these trips in the past two years.

The Evening Star Quilters from Mineola will be having an exhibit at the Hillside Public Library in New Hyde Park April 30th-May 6th.

A week-long exhibit of many sizes, styles, colors and themes.  Guild quilt raffle ticket sales and member demonstrations.

155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 in the All-Purpose Room 2nd fl.

Saturday, April 30th 10:30-2:30

Sunday, May 1st 12:30-3:30

Monday, May 2nd 11:00-5:00

Tuesday, May 3rd 11:00-7:00

Wednesday-Friday, May 4th-May 6th 11:00-5:00

Please visit www.eveningstarquilters.org for more information,

Raffle Quilt- is being chaired by Michele M. construction is underway.

Newsletter- to all committee members, Please send any information or updates you wish to include in the newsletter by the 27th of April.

Please contribute any articles, jokes, recipes or any other useful information you would like to share with your fellow quilters!  The newsletter is only as good as you make it!

Membership- The fat quarter raffle will be your choice of color for May.  There will be NO fat quarter raffle for June.

Lucille made 2 quilt tops and collected some blocks that will be made into tops for Ukraine.  They will be quilted and mailed to Germany where they will be delivered to those in need.  The blocks are to be 8 ½ inches square in blue and yellow, color of their flag.

She is also collecting for Project Veronica.  If you have any pillowcases or toiletries, please deposit them in the box provided.

Pro-Bono- Linda and Trisha are also collecting items to be sent to Ukraine. They are in need of medical supplies, baby items etc.  Also, the pro-bono quilts collected will go to Ukraine as well.

We started a “Sharing Table” for the first time at the April meeting.  It was very successful!! 

Bring in any un-loved quilting related item you have, leave it on the table.  I am sure someone else will love it and take it home!  Please leave a small donation in the cup provided.  We collected $34.40.  yeah! 

You will need to take home anything that has been left on the table!  The idea is to NOT have to throw anything in the trash. You can then bring it to savers or try again the following month.

Lynne has begun a 50/50! Also, very successful!  $40. Was collected and the winner received $20. Yeah!

Program- April program was “Station Rotation” five different tables were set up and members demonstrated different techniques.

April show and tell was full of amazing quilts from our talented members which included your favorite applique quilts.

For May, the special theme is “Dear Jane” have you attempted one?  Bring it in for all to see!

The last of the UFO challenge is also due!  Have you enjoyed participating in this challenge?  Did it motivate you?  let Dale and Lorie know your thoughts!

Our program will be a quilter, giving us helpful hints and tips for preparing your quilt.

Quilt Camp once again was a successful and fun day for everyone!  Special Thanks to Madeline and Jo for all their hard work putting this day together!  It is no small job!

Also, to those who helped with set up and clean up! Thank you!

Thank you to Eileen for the wonderful baskets she put together with donations from Pieceful Quilting. As you know, the shop has closed and Angie donated tons of items to the guild!  She said she was always partial to the Huntington group!

Eileen raffled off half the baskets at Quilt Camp and half at the April meeting.  Thank you!

Website/FB- please continue to take pictures and forward to Kathy so she may share them on the website for all to see!

June Pizza Party- there will be a sign- up sheet for the party.  Please put your name on it if you intend to join us.  An approximate number is needed for ordering. If you will not be at the May meeting and would like to attend in June, send me an e-mail, txt or call so that I may add you to the list.

Hospitality- Joan and Diane have done an amazing job providing goodies at all the meetings for us to enjoy.  Special Thanks to them for all their hard work!

We now need someone else to take over or we will not have refreshments or a December/June party.  This can be a two – three- person committee. Don’t forget everyone chips in to help when needed.  Please think about volunteering!

We also need a President!  Have you considered the job? Have questions? Just ask, maybe I have some answers.

We have a “Sunshine and Flowers” committee, Kathy R. 

She sends cards to those who are not well or have had a loss in the family.  She doesn’t always hear about these events in order to send a card.  If you know of someone who has lost a loved one, has been ill or had surgery, please forward her the information so she may acknowledge them on behalf of the guild.

Thank you!

Thank you for reading my updates!  I hope this helps keep everyone informed, especially those who are not able to make it to a meeting.

See you all next week, that’s all for now!

Michelina

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