Show and Tell, January 2017

Tonight,  our quilts took center stage!  Members were invited to bring in their first, favorite or a quilt that was significant to them.  It was an inspiring evening.  And remember to label your quilts!

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Reminders for January 3 Meeting

Program Reminders

January 28th Workshop: Remember to bring in your $60 dollar check for Michelle Hiatt’s class if attending. Lunch is included! There are still a few openings in the class if interested. Signs of Autumn is the workshop, great for using up your scraps- can make a table runner or quilt, instructions will be emailed when payment is received.

 January’s meeting is a “Member Show and Share”…please bring in a “first” or “favorite” quilt you’d like to show our members!

February’s meeting is Pro Bono night!

More information for March’s Michelle Scott class will be given at the January meeting.

Membership News for January

Does your New Year’s Resolution involve dieting? No worries because you can indulge in any treat you want with this month’s Fat Quarter raffle. Bring a food/beverage/kitchen themed FQ to be in on a no-calorie raffle to win some FQ’s for a yummy project.

Make a New Year’s Resolution to wear your name tag to each meeting. Pick up your raffle ticket when you sign in at the meeting to have a chance to win a half-yard of new fabric.

 Quinipet Retreat in April

Payment is due for the retreat!  The cost is $175 and your check should be made payable to Huntington Quilters and can either be mailed to Lucie Blohm at 30 Cherry Lane, Huntington, NY 11743 or brought to the next guild meeting on Tuesday, January 3rd.

As of this minute, we are OVER-ENROLLED for this retreat.  There was a glitch in the sign up lists and 32 people signed up. The list is officially CLOSED.

For the moment, I will leave it as is, but if any of you know now that you will not be able to attend, please let Lucie know.

We can only accommodate 29 people in the 2 houses (Asbury and Bobolin) unless we have three people willing to take a top bunk.

Bring in your finished HONEYBEE QUILT BLOCK for the raffle quilt to the January meeting.

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Reminders for Tuesday, December 6 Meeting

Janet Godfrey from Operation Veronica would like to thank the Guild for their donations of 60 pillow cases and five cartons of food and toiletries to the men and women serving in the military.

Even though they are located in Rocky Point, someone connected with Janet in Huntington has graciously allowed us to drop off items there.  So if anyone missed the November meeting, you can bring them to December’s meeting.

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Kim Newton has done a wonderful job as Hospitality chair, but she has decided it it time to let someone else have a turn.  If you would like to take over, please talk to Kate Breen or Kim.

Bring to the Party:

  • Appetizers, Desserts, or whatever you signed up to bring
  • A wrapped gift if you would like to participate in the gift exchange
  • A handmade ornament if you want to participate

Many hands make light work, so if you can come a little early to help set up, or stay late to clean up, the help will be appreciated. 

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Reminders for Tuesday, November 1 Meeting

Reminders for November 2016 Meeting:

Programs Updates:

November Meeting– MEG COX- Get ready to be entertained!   Meg’s website can be found here:   There is a brief bio of Meg at the bottom of this newsletter.

Also- Scissor Man, Anthony will be there to sharpen your scissors- remember to label them clearly and bring CASH!

We will be taking checks for Michelle Renee Hiatt’s class on January 28th, Saturday. The cost will be $60 which will include lunch!! Options for the class will be at the meeting.

Don’t forget about the round robins– those of you who took one, please add something to it and bring it to the meeting so we can pass it on again.

Looking Ahead:

Pro-Bono is at the January Meeting

Michele Scott will be lecturing at the March Meeting and teaching on Saturday, March 11th

Pin Cushion Swap will be at the April Meeting!!

Bring in pillowcases you made, and toiletries and supplies for veterans.  Gilma and Lucille will be collecting them.

Membership Reminder–Vote early and often!

Yes, cast your vote, more than one if you like, by voting for your favorite color at the November meeting. Bring in your favorite color solid/near solid fat quarter. You’ll get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a half yard of lovely fabric. What color will win the HQ fabric ballot?

Wear your name tag! So many members now! Do you know everyone’s name? If we wear our name tags, it helps us get to know each other better. Pick up your name tag raffle ticket when you sign in at the meeting. Pick up your membership card if you haven’t already done so.

Finally, former members who have not paid their membership dues by the November meeting will be deleted from the email list, as required by the HQ Constitution.

Meg Cox Biography:

Ohio native Meg Cox has been earning her living as a writer since graduating from Northwestern University in 1975. She was hired as a staff writer by the Wall Street Journal in 1977, at age 24, and worked at the WSJ in Chicago and New York for 17 years.  While at the Journal, Meg contributed hundreds of front-page stories and was lauded for her feature writing. Her beats included financial futures, agriculture, the business of the arts, and publishing.

Since the birth of her son, Max, in 1994, Meg has written for many national magazines, lectured and taught all over the country and authored five books.  She continues to contribute weekend arts features to the Wall Street Journal.

Her two main specialties are FAMILY TRADITIONS and QUILTING, two wildly misunderstood topics. Both are thought to be old-fashioned and un-hip which could not be farther from the truth. Today’s smart parents are avid inventors of personalized rituals and celebrations that give their kids a sense of identity, security , meaning and fun. These traditions encompass everything from meals and activities handed down through generations, to brand new rituals, including some built around cutting-edge tech devices like iPads and smart phones. The same is true of quilting: the 21 million American quilters who have built this burgeoning craft into a $3.6 billion industry are educated, computer-literate and fiercely creative.  Did you know the dominant version of quilt-design software is in version 7.

Meg Cox’s writing and lecturing on FAMILY TRADITIONS is informed by her experience as a mother, stepmother and step-grandmother, as well as more than a decade of interviewing psychologists, religious leaders and hundreds of families about rituals. Meg has been hired as a traditions spokesperson by such companies as Pillsbury, KFC and Hallmark.

Her expertise on QUILTING stems partly from the 25 years that she has been a passionate quilter.  Additionally, Meg has served on the board of the national nonprofit Quilt Alliance since 2005: she has been president since 2009.  She writes a regular column for a trade magazine for quilt shop owners: Fab Shop News, and a column on “unexpected quilters” for The Quilt Life magazine.

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Reminders for October 2016 Meeting

Membership Reminders from Rosy and Bette:

  • Fat Quarter for October is black solids/ blenders or white solids/ blenders. Bring your black or white FQ and you might win a stack of FQs to add to your fall and winter projects.
  • Wear your name tag and get in on the raffle to win a half yard of glow-in-the-dark fall fabric!
  • Renew your membership for 2016-17 if you haven’t already done so. Download your renewal form at the HQ web site and submit it with your $30 check payable to Huntington Quilters at our October meeting. The new members-only directory will be available online soon.

Updates from Jean and Alyson regarding Programs:

  • Anthony the scissor sharpener will be at our NOVEMBER meeting, not the October meeting.
  • Don’t forget about our PIN CUSHION SWAP. It’s not too late to join in the fun! If you would like to participate, please bring a 10-12” square of fabric that you would like included in the pincushion that someone will make for you. Please pin your name on the fabric. The pin cushion exchange will be at the April 2017 meeting, so plenty of time to complete it.
  • October- Presentation and vending by The QUILT BASKET, of Pauling, NY. They will be vending, so bring some spending money!

And a note about workshops offered by the Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild:

Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild will be hosting a local quilt day on October 8th from 9:39-4 in beautiful Peconic, NY at the Peconic Receation Center on Peconic Lane.  Three different workshops are available on that day:

  1. Making a TShirt Quilt Or
  1. Making a tote bag with your scraps Or
  1. Making a fabric bowl

The cost of each workshop is $25

Please bring your lunch, a beverage and a snack to share.   If interested contact Brigitte Mazzaferro she will have a copy of the workshop supply list for interested individuals.

Thank you for considering this event.

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Quilt Frame Looking for a New Home

A queen size wooden quilt frame is available for adoption.  Please email if you would like it.  It would have to be picked up from its curent home in Hicksville.14303836_10207131646118502_69410341_o

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Reminders for Meeting, on Tuesday September 6

Membership Reminders for September

Summer vacation season may be over, but let’s keep the spirit alive with the September fat quarter raffle. This month’s theme is travel/maps.  Be inspired by your favorite destinations and bring your FQ to get in on the raffle.

Wear your name tag to the meeting for more raffle fun. It’s your chance to win a half yard of lovely fabric.

Membership renewal time! A HUGE thank you to all those who mailed their renewals to Rosy during the summer! We really appreciate your helping us avoid the September rush. You may still renew by mail, and we urge you to do so.

If you plan to renew your membership at the September meeting, bring your check for $30 payable to Huntington Quilters along with your completed Membership Form (which you will find at our website). Forms will not be provided at the meeting. Computer buddies, please let your non-computer pals know so they can make arrangements to obtain a renewal form.

Notes from Programs:

September we will have an extended Show and Tell- so bring all your summer projects in to share.

Also- We would like to do a pin cushion swap, so if you want to participate, bring in a 10-12 inch piece of fabric with your name pinned onto it. We will swap names and make one for each other.  If you have a pin cushion that you have made, please bring it in to show, whether you want to do the swap or not. We will have a table of pin cushion creations on view for ideas.

Upcoming programs:

October- Presentation and vending from the Quilt Basket, Pawllings, NY (Home of the Cuties)

November- Presentation by the fabulous Meg Cox- Author, Quilter

December- Holiday party

Mark your Calendars!!

Saturday, January 28th we have Michelle Renee Hiatt returning for a workshop by popular demand- chase away those winter doldrums with a fun and exciting quilting workshop. It will be held at Christ Lutheran Church.

Saturday, March 11th  Workshop with Michele Scott   Details will be forthcoming.

See you Tuesday!!

Jean and Alyson

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