HOSPITALITY

The Hospitality Table provides sustenance to hungry quilters and a relaxing place to gather and chat with friends.

Monthly refreshments are provided by members according to the following schedule but feel free to bring a snack even if it isn’t your designated month!  Everyone who brings a treat will receive a ticket to the monthly raffle.

Hot water for coffee and tea will be provided. Please bring a mug or travel cup so we can reduce paper waste.

But Wait There’s More … Many hands make light work!

The Committee needs a few volunteers to help at the Hospitality table each month. If you have been selected to bring the snack and can come early to help set up or help serve and clean up, please email me to volunteer.  No hair net required!

Members are asked to bring snacks according to the following schedule:

September– Members whose last names begin with G, H, I
October – Members whose last names begin with M, N, O
November – Members whose last names begin with G, H, I
December – ALL MEMBERS – bring your favorite holiday treats
January – Members whose last names begin with J, K, L
February – Members whose last names begin with D, E, F
March – Members whose last names begin with S
April – Members whose last names begin with T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
May – Members whose last names begin with A, B, C
June – ALL MEMBERS – Salad Supper

Here are some food suggestions to consider if baking isn’t your thing:

  • Fresh fruit in easy, bite-sized pieces
  • Trail mix, spiced nuts, peanuts, pretzels
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Veggie platter and dip
  • And remember, finger foods rule!

Hospitality Raffle

At most meetings, the Hospitality Team hosts a monthly raffle.  Tickets are three for a dollar.  Items include a variety of quilt-related supplies and fabrics.  This is a fun way to try a fabric or material you might otherwise not purchase.  Winners are generally announced once the meeting moves to the Auditorium.


Annual Events Sponsored by the Hospitality Committee

November Meeting – Holiday Food Drive

We will again continue the Holiday Food Drive. This year we will collect at our November meeting, so we may have the donations to the food banks by holiday season.

Donation Suggestions:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Whole-grain, low-sugar cereals
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Pasta; boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Crackers
  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Soups
  • Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™
  • Peanut butter/grape jelly
  • White or Brown rice (2 lb. bags)
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Dried beans
  • Canned vegetables (corn, green beans)
  • Rice milk (shelf-stable boxed or powdered)
  • 100% fruit juice: boxes, cans, or plastic

June Salad Supper

The June meeting brings the spectacular Salad Supper.  This dinner provides a wonderful opportunity to socialize with Guild Friends and bring our formal activities to a close for the summer.  Each member is requested to arrive by 6 pm with a salad to serve 6 – 8 people.

Laureen Cannella, Hospitality
Hospitality@Northernstarquilters.com

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