NSQG receives ArtsWestchester $2500 Grant

Feb.23-12-5pm-Kennedy HS,Somers,NY

As we all know February is “Super “month. We refer, of course, to Super Saturday, not to mention all the other “super” events the Guild has in store in the next few weeks.


Super Saturday will be held this year at the Ossining High School.  As always, there is a variety of classes to choose from and it is always a great day both to learn new skills and to socialize with other members. If you haven’t signed up yet, please check in with Annette Nash-Goven.

At the Guild meeting on February 18, we will once again be holding the popular Ugly Fabric Auction.  As well as providing a really entertaining evening, it is also a fundraiser for the Guild so be sure to bring along your wallet and get into the bidding wars!

On Sunday, February 23, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., along with Kennedy Catholic, we will be hosting a Sewing Day for the Amanda Browder art installation which is being sponsored by ArtsWestchester.  Amanda Browder will be at the sewing day to supervise the process and it should be very interesting and a lot of fun. It would be good to have a healthy turnout. A number of you have already let us know that you will be taking part. If you would like to come, please drop us a line at president@northernstarquilters so that we will have an idea of the number of people who will be attending.

As you may know, this year we received an Arts Alive grant from ArtsWestchester for $2,500 to support our monthly speakers. This is twice the award we received last year – quite an honor — so please thank Susan Fasnacht for all the hard work and time that she devoted to the application which was such a success.

We hope that you are all following us on Instagram and sending in your photos to Sarah Stern at social@northernstarquilters.com.  Among the recent posts is a photograph of the 2021 Raffle Quilt laid out by Daisy Dodge.  Take a look – it is a stunner!  Thank you to all those members who completed a block and, of course, a big thank you to Daisy who took on the project, designed the quilt, and will be putting it together.

Please remember to bring back your tickets for the 2020 Quilt Show Raffle or send them to Anne MacDonald.  In addition to the beautiful 2020 Raffle Quilt, Pins and Needles has once again generously donated a Bernina sewing machine as a prize.   Pins and Needles has recently moved to brand new, airy quarters in Radio Circle in Mount Kisco.  You might want to drop by and browse the beautiful new selection of materials and have a look at the spacious sewing room.

The next Guild meeting is also the deadline for handing in your Challenge Quilt to April Russell for display and voting on at the March meeting.  Don’t forget to label your quilt with your name and put on a sleeve to hang it.  We are all excited to see your “2020 Vision”.

At its last meeting, the Board voted in favor of combining the posts of Vice President: Education and Chair of Special Events.  The new Activities Liason post will co-ordinate the activities of those volunteers who have agreed to run the various events and activities such as Super Saturday, the Challenge Quilt, the SIGs, etc. This proposal will go before the membership in May.  We believe it will offer an opportunity for volunteers who cannot attend Board meetings to contribute to the Guild.  As well as the popular activities that the Guild currently holds, a number of members have suggested ideas – such as more opportunities for members to learn about the kind of projects others are working on – and these would be an excellent way to expand our quilting fellowship.  We hope you will think about taking a role in maintaining the vitality of the Guild which ultimately relies on the contributions of its members.  If you would like to volunteer in any way, please chat with us at the next meeting or email us at president@northernstarquilters.com.

See you on the 18th!

Anne and Karen, president@northernstarquilters.com
February 2020