If you haven’t registered yet, sorry but you’ve missed the deadline for our $25 guild certificate drawing to be held at the meeting but prompt registration now means you can still be included in the Membership Directory.
Special thanks to those who did register before September 1st! And remember to pick up your new membership card at the meeting.
Registration is now even easier with online credit card registration or you can print and mail your check and registration. Click on your preferred member registration method:
Reminder: If you know any member of the guild who is in need of a little ‘sunshine’ for illness, sympathy, or any other reason, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so the guild can send a card.
This year Kathy and Nancy are very excited to be the new Hospitality Co-Chairs. We love that sharing and enjoying snacks are a big part of what brings our guild members even closer together!
As you probably know we would like to invite all those members whose last names begin with the letters A, B, and C to bring in a snack for our September refreshment table. Cut-up fruit, nuts, cheese, chips and dip, as well as baked goodies are always welcome.
Patricia Loquet will be running our raffle table, and she has been having fun shopping for the prizes. Don’t forget to bring along some money to buy some chances!
A major change this year is that we will NOT be supplying bottles of water, so if that’s your beverage of choice, plan accordingly. There will still be tea and coffee available. Also, if you have your favorite travel mug bring that along as well.
We look forward to another terrific year with NSQG!
At our September meeting, Pat Julian, our 2020 Raffle Quilt Coordinator will be giving us a first look at this year’s charity quilt, “Sunshine Stars Cabin” to be raffled off at our 2020 Quilt Show. Designed and coordinated by Pat, the quilt was pieced by NSQG members with donations from individual member stashes and longarm quilted by Angela Vertucci. The quilt is queen/king size (102″ x 102″) and composed of traditional Log Cabin Blocks set on point in a variety of blues, yellows and whites. Many thanks to Pat, Angela and all the other members that have donated their time and attention for this year’s raffle quilt. Tickets will be available for members to sell starting at our November guild meeting.
The raffle quilt charity recipient is the New Dawn Family Resource Center of Northern Westchester. New Dawn FRC provides and expands support for programs and services for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse and human trafficking. The organization accomplishes this by providing a safe place where victims can receive coordinated and accessible free services, including individual counseling, advocacy, legal assistance, peer support and other holistic opportunities to heal. These services are provided in Northern Westchester, an area where victims of domestic violence have been underserved in the past.
2021 Quilt Show Raffle Quilt
Daisy Dodge is the 2021 raffle quilt coordinator. She presented the Board with a variety of pattern ideas to choose from for the raffle quilt, and the board approved one of patterns. Members will be getting further details shortly.
Comfort Quilts winter schedule at the North Salem Ambulance Corps has started. Comfort Quilts schedule and information is also available on our website. The projected dates for September thru May are the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays except for switching to the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in January.
The projected dates are as follows:
2019 – Sep 4 and18, Oct 2 and 16, Nov 6 and 20, and Dec 4 and 18.
2020 – Jan 8 and 22, Feb 5 and 19, Mar 4 and 18, Apr 1 and 15, May 6 and 20.
13 Comfort Quilt to Maria Ferrari NICU
All Guild members, novices to experts, are invited to join Comfort Quilts. While making attractive quilts to donate to those needing comfort, you will have the opportunity to work alongside other quilters, get help and even inspiration.
To be assured of a workshop slot, sign up as soon as possible.
The September 24th program for Ann Holmes is fully booked but we are creating a waiting list in case there are any last minute cancellations.
The October 16th workshop with Wen Redmond is only half full so we are opening it up to non members. Anyone interested can email@example.com. The member fee is $50.00 (non-member $70.00) plus the supply fee of $25.00 to be paid directly to Wen at the workshop.
I will be taking sign ups for the November Thread Painting workshop with Charlie Hietala. Please bring a check or cash to pay for any workshops at the meeting and stop by the program table with any questions you might have.
The library inventory shows 36 items unreturned so please double check your books and magazines against this missing books list for any items that may have gotten mixed in and return them at the September meeting. Thank you.
A local Middle School has made 24 quilt blocks and has asked for us to put the quilt together. Anyone interested in helping, please contact Linda Finegan at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will set up a day to do this.
Be sure to check out our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for this year, including the new Sweatshirt Jacket and Quilt Skills SIGs! SIG starting times may be earlier since the guild meetings now start at 6:30pm so be sure to check with the SIG leader.
The Special Events Chair is an appointed Board Member supervising the Boutiques, Challenge, Super Saturday and Trip Events.
Attend monthly Board meetings and report on the status of the Special Events Committees.
Appoint and monitor Event Coordinators to organize the Boutique(s), Challenge, Super Saturday and Trip(s) for the coming year. NOTE: These activities (except Boutique) currently have volunteers coordinating them so it’s a super simple job.
Ensure timely appropriate information is submitted for the Newsletter and for website updates.
Submit expense reports and provide procedural documentation for the next Chair.
For Sale: Sewing Machine Donated to the Guild – Lily 550 Viking Husqvarna with case and accessories.
Donated to and proceeds benefit NSQG, works well, $1,500 retail when new. Price: $200 or best offer. Contact email@example.com if interested.