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1 Jun, 2017

President’s Message

2017-07-21T16:30:06-04:00President's Message|

It is time once again for our summer break. We will be ending this year with our traditional Salad Supper at the June meeting.  I hope that many of you can attend.  It has been a wonderful year – we’ve had great speakers and workshops, enjoyed a new venue for Super Saturday, visited Lancaster, quilted for our Challenge, and held another successful quilt show.

I want to thank guild members for their help and support throughout the year.  Without the volunteers who are on the Board, run a program, or help at the show, our guild would not be able to do as much as it does.  Your help makes my job easier.

Enjoy your summer – do lots of quilting.  There are many opportunities.  Our 2018 guild challenge will be announced during the summer – you can get started on that.  You can join us at Comfort Quilts any Wednesday, at the B’nai Yisrael Temple in Armonk.  Also it is only seven months until quilt registration opens for “A World of Quilts XXXIX”, we would love to display your quilt at our show.  And of course, you can just work on a project of your own.

Have a safe and happy summer.  I look forward to seeing you in September.

Susan Fasnacht, President
president@Northernstarquilters.com

1 Jun, 2017

Quilt Show

2017-06-01T20:57:11-04:00Quilt Show|

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make the show a success! Everyone who exhibited a quilt, all of the volunteers and, most especially, the amazing show committee. We look forward to working with you again!  Chris and Noreen
The Quilt Hanging Committee would also like to thank all the volunteers who put in so many hours between drop off, judging, hanging and take down.  It was a pleasure to work with you.   Maria and Nancy
1 Jun, 2017

Membership Information

2017-08-10T03:14:56-04:00Hospitality, Library, Membership|

Hospitality

Thank you to all our members who brought in snacks during the year. For our June Salad Supper  all members are asked to bring in a dish that would feed 6-8 persons and a recipe note describing the dish and ingredients.

Library

May was a very successful month for the library. All the library books were returned, or accounted for, and the book sale was successful! This was due to both the hard work of volunteers before and during the sale.  And the constant influx of donations, carried in bags, boxes, car trunks and backseats.
While I don’t have everyone’s name, I would especially like to thank the following people for their donations: JoAnne Hochstein, Rebekah Glacy, Barb Tatera, Joan Weith and her family for donating her entire collection of quilting books “to her friends the NSQG” , Yvonne Clayton, Joan Dean a former NSQG member who has retired from quilting and donated her whole collection of quilting books  for us to use.     We will be holding the Librayr end of the year book and magazine sale! Bring your change!
1 Jun, 2017

Charitable Activities

2017-06-01T20:54:46-04:00Charitable Activities|

Congratulations to Kay Macarello, who won the beautiful raffle quilt coordinated by Angela Vertucci, and Marsha Henderson, who won the Sewing Machine donated by Pins and Needles.  Thanks to all the members who supported the Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry by purchasing their raffle tickets.  The membership has voted for Emergency Shelter Partnership sponsored by Linda Stern to be our charity for 2018.  Raffle tickets will be available in November for you to be able to support this chosen charity.

1 Jun, 2017

Programs

2017-06-01T20:53:38-04:00SIGs, Special Events, Workshops|

SIGs

Landscape Sig meeting is Saturday, June 24th, from 1pm to 3pm at the FABRIC MART quilt shop in Yorktown.  Thanks,Don
Art Quilters Sig will not be meeting this month.  See you in September!
Paper Piecing SIG:  Meeting Wednesday, June 14th from 1000 to 1300 at Fabric Mart, Yorktown Heights.
SUMMER Paper Piecing MTGS:
Saturday, July 15, 1000 to 1300 at Fabric Mart
Saturday, August 12, 1000 to 1300 at Fabric Mart
Workshops

The following is a line up of our fall programs.  We hope we have speakers and workshops to be of interest to all members.

September 19 – Rose Hughes – Lecture – Great Color – Without Fear
September 20 – Rose Hughes – Workshop  – Fast Piece Appliqué
October 17 – Bonnie Dyer – Lecture – The Roots of Modern Quilting
October 18 – Bonnie Dyer – Workshop – Block Therapy
November 21 – Debbie Bein – Lecture – To Be Determined
November 22 – Debbie Bein – Workshop -TBD
December 19 – Natalya Akins – Lecture only – TBD

Special Events

We are looking for creative suggestions for the 2018 Guild Challenge.  Please send any suggestions to specialevents@northernstarquilters.com  Carla Wdowski and Donna Chambers will coordinate the Guild Challenge for the next year.

1 May, 2017

President’s Message

2017-05-03T20:33:03-04:00President's Message|

I just got back from quilt drop-off and all I can say is – WOW!  The quilts are spectacular; it’s going to be a fantastic show this weekend.  Make sure you encourage your friends and family to come and see the quilts, they will be impressed at what our guild can do.

Our May 16 meeting is the Guild’s Annual Meeting and it will be a busy one.  We will be voting on the Elected Officers for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors.  You can read the bios to find out more about the candidates by clicking here.  In addition to the vote for the Officers we will also be voting on what charity will be the recipient of the proceeds from the 2018 raffle quilt.  Information on the three charities will be sent to you as we get closer to the meeting.  Finally, we will be drawing the tickets for the winner of this year’s raffle quilt and the Bernina sewing machine.

One final reminder, Comfort Quilts will be meeting on May 10 and 24 this month – not the normal first and third Wednesday of the month.

Hope to see you this weekend.

Susan Fasnacht, President
president@Northernstarquilters.com

1 May, 2017

Quilt Show

2017-04-30T20:18:32-04:00Quilt Show|

Now we are counting down the days to the Show!  The quilts have been dropped off, the vendors are packing up and all of the wonderful volunteers are assigned to their jobs.  Remember that the Show opens on Saturday at 9am for Guild members. Be sure to use social media to spread the word about our Show.
1 May, 2017

Programs

2017-08-10T03:14:56-04:00SIGs, Special Events, Workshops|

 SIGs

Art SIG Quilters will meet at 5:45pm in the cafeteria.  Please bring transparency samples to share and samples of art techniques for our May display.

The next Landscape SIG meeting will be Saturday May 27th from 1pm to 3pm at the FABRIC MART quilt shop in Yorktown.

Thank you to all who presented at the Domestic Machine Quilting SIG this year.  There have been so many great ideas to help us in our machine quilting journey.  We will not be meeting in May or June.  Helen is stepping down as facilitator so if anyone would like to continue the group please let Helen Borland or Donna Chambers know that you are interested in the position.
EQ SIG are working on establishing some goals for the group.  New members welcome! You only need to have an interest in EQ, even if you don’t own it. We will meet in the cafeteria at 5:45pm at the May meeting.
1 May, 2017

Charitable Activities

2017-04-30T20:17:07-04:00Charitable Activities|

Be sure to stop by the Comfort Quilt Display at our Quilt Show and enjoy quilts of a variety of colorful designs and exquisite quilting.  Thanks to all who made quilts or donated fabric to make these outstanding quilts, which are distributed to give comfort to those in need.

1 Apr, 2017

President’s Message

2017-04-01T22:07:11-04:00President's Message|

Once again I am starting my message with an important reminder – the April meeting is to be held on April 25. This is one week later that when we normally would meet since the school is closed for spring break the previous week.

If you have not registered a quilt yet or have another one that you could enter, please do so.  Registration has been extended until April 7 and we could use a few more quilts.  The diversity and number of quilts we have on display at our show are what help make our show so fantastic.  Don’t forget also to sign up for volunteering at the show.  Although we ask that all members volunteer for at least two hours, you don’t need to limit yourself to that.  Did you know that if you volunteer for four hours, you will be able to attend the show for free on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Guild’s Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place during our May 16 membership meeting.  We will be voting on the Board Members for 2017-2018.  See the proposed slate in the Annual Meeting announcement below.

Annual Meeting – Election of Board Members

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Slate of Officers for 2017-2018. The nominees will be introduced at the April Guild Meeting and voting will take place at the May Meeting.

NSQG 2017-2018 Ballot

President – Susan Fasnacht
Treasurer – Annette Nash-Govan
Secretary – Anne Chehebar
VP Communications – Julie Long
VP Programs – Helen May

Returning for a 2nd year in their current positions:

VP Quilt Show – Noreen Lippolis and Chris Roche (co VPs)
VP Membership – Jennifer Kramer
VP Education – Donna Chambers

Thanks to the nominating committee, Dee Ploufee, Rona Spar, Helen May and Chair Karen Carlson for giving the Guild a wonderful slate of candidates. And thanks to the candidates for agreeing to share their talents with the Guild.

Susan Fasnacht, President
president@Northernstarquilters.com

1 Apr, 2017

Quilt Show

2017-04-01T22:06:42-04:00Quilt Show|

Remember Quilt Registration has been extended to April 7.  Please consider showing a quilt – it does not have to be judged.
Karen Carlson is chairing the Silent Auction and is looking for more donations.  It is a good way to help the guild raise money for our expenses and a popular display at the show.  The preferred size is smaller than 25″ on any side, but this is not a hard and fast rule.
Please be sure your name is on it and preferably a hanging sleeve of some sort.  She would like to have them by the April meeting, but will accept pieces pretty much up to the show weekend.  She can be reached at quiltingkarend@aol.com
Our next Show Committee meeting is on April 11 at 4:30 in the faculty lounge at Kennedy Catholic.
1 Apr, 2017

Membership Information

2017-04-01T22:06:01-04:00Hospitality, Library, Membership|

Hospitality

Members whose last names begin with S T U please bring in a snack for our April meeting

Communications

A reminder that our web hosting provider has scheduled network maintenance on Sunday, April 2nd starting at 5pm.   This will result in the website being unavailable for approximately 3 hours.