Because bad weather forced the cancellation of the meeting on May 15, 2018, the Annual Meeting of the Guild will now be held on June 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. (following the Salad Supper at 6:00 p.m.), at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, Somers, New York.
Voting on the Board proposal to amend the By-Laws and on the slate of candidates for the NSQG Board for the 2018-2019 year will take place at this meeting. Details about the amendment and the Board candidates may be found on the NSQG website in the May 2018 archive or your May newsletter email.
June Salad Supper starts at 6pm! All members are asked to contribute by bringing some type of salad (about enough to share with six members). Any kind of salad is great: fruit, vegetable, meat or beans, or just your favorite summer recipe. Please provide a small card with an ingredient list to put beside the salad to help members who might need to avoid particular food items. Thanks!
Comfort Quilts Meetings – Starting on Wednesday June 6th, Comfort Quilts will be meeting according to its Summer Schedule, every Wednesday (not July 4th) at: Bnai Israel Temple, 2 Banksville Road, Armonk, NY. All guild members are welcome, so consider joining the fun! We make lap-size quilts for hospitals, shelters, fund raisers and individuals in need of comfort. Meetings are held between 9:30 and 3:30. You can stay for all or part of the day. Bring your sewing machine and your lunch. Fabric, batting and other quilting tools are available for your use.
Check with Carol Auer or Karen Carlson for information or any possible cancellations.
Comfort Quilts Summer Surprise Project – Our summer project will be available once we meet in Armonk. If interested in participating even if not attending CQ meetings, contact Karen Carlson or Carol Auer.
Raffle Quilt Prizes – Thank you to all the members who supported our 2018 charity Emergency Shelter Partnership by buying our raffle tickets. Since our May Guild Meeting was cancelled because of the storm, we will be having our raffle drawing at our June Salad Supper.
Comfort Quilts Show Kits – During the 2018 Quilt Show, Comfort Quilters raised $1,360 by the sale of special boutique kits, monies help support our Guild activities. Kudos to Carol Auer and Karen Carlson, who create these popular kits from fabric donated to Comfort Quilts.
Comfort Quilt Donation Kits – Kathy Keane will have CQ Kits that you can work on during the summer. This past year, we have donated 275 quilts to give comfort to those in need. Pick up a quilt kit and help to continue our charity work.
It’s time to sign up for 2018/2019. Bring a $45 check with you to the June meeting and be sure to fill out the Registration Form. If you sign up before September 1st, you will be eligible for a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for all Guild programs. We are also offering a registration card that you can use for a discount at fabric store.
The Library Book Sale was a success thanks to the generous donations from our members and their friends. Also, deepest gratitude and appreciation to all the volunteers for your time and assistance with the Library Book Sale at the Quilt Show.
For the June 19 Salad Supper meeting, please return all outstanding books, magazines, and DVDs. An inventory of our library will occur over the summer. The library will not be lending out books for the summer. BUT . . . . . you can get your summer reading at amazing discount prices and dream of your next quilt project . . . . .
Bring your quarters and dollars to the June Meeting for the Book/Magazine Sale. Unbelievable bargains — everything is almost free!!!!!
Quilt Show ---
World of Quilts XXXIX was a wonderful success. Thanks to the hard work of our amazing committee and the overwhelming participation of all of our guild members another show is a happy memory. Our sincere thanks to all of you.
And remember… it’s never too late to start thinking about a quilt for next year’s show!
Longarm… No meetings July and August EQ… Enjoy your Summer and Sew On! Paper Piecing... June 13th will be 10-1pm at Fabric Mart Landscape... Saturday, June 23rd, from 1pm to 3pm will be at the FABRIC MART quilt shop in Yorktown. Art Quilters… The group will not meet in June, but I will bring all of the quilts from the exhibit to return. Please let me know if you would like someone to pick yours up for you. Carol Improv… Have a wonderful and creative summer! Jane Eyes & Meg Mooar
(Available to members (once per year) for passing on their quilt related information )
The Lancaster Fiber Festival, a three-day educational and vendor event covering various media, including paper crafts, Zentangle, calligraphy, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, felting, spinning and weaving, hand embroidery and other fiber arts, will take place in the Lancaster Convention Center and Marriott Hotel in Lancaster, PA from August 16th through August 18th, 2018. Information is available at www.lancasterfiberfestival.com.