Welcome to our last meeting of the season!
It has been a terrific year. Our speakers have been great and the turnout for the meetings has increased. The activity at the meetings and the enthusiasm of our members has been delightful. If you missed Helle-May Cheney in May, you missed seeing and hearing about some wonderful quilts.
May was a particularly busy month. We had a great selection of items at our Members Market, elected new Board members, heard from Aleeda and Betsy regarding the plans for the 2017 show, and have made progress on making our membership dues payable by credit card. We also said farewell to two of our longtime members-Nancy Rabatin and Kitty Squire, who are off to conquer new horizons in New Mexico. There was a cake and two incredible quilts were presented to them. (Kitty and Nancy would like to thank everyone who worked on the quilts-they are wonderful and greatly appreciated as reminders of all our friends in New York.) It always amazes me how incredibly talented and caring our members are.
June promises to be a terrific finale to our year. Lori Triplett will be speaking on Red and Green Applique quilts as well as leading a workshop on Indigo dyeing Sunday. Tina Barth will be supervising the final swap for the year-blues or nautical. (We want to thank Tina for running the swaps this year-it has been a great addition to our meetings for those who participate.) Lee will be running the final challenge for the year-cats. We will not be doing the challenge next year, so this is your opportunity to participate and for those of us who are cat lovers, what better theme is there? We will also be awarding the Roy G Biv quilt to a lucky member. Make sure you bring in all your tickets as well as the monies you have collected for them and give to Larry. The money will go directly into our Show 2017 fund. For those of you who took the packets for the 2017 show quilt block, they need to be returned to Andrea Deal or Aleeda or Betsy at the June meeting. Those we have received back already are terrific. What a gorgeous quilt this will be!
Enjoy the meeting and have a wonderful summer!
Kitty and Lee
June Workshop is the Indigo Resist & Dye Workshop with Lori Triplett
Guild Business Meeting: 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Location: Church of the Holy Apostles
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2017 Raffle Quilt
The raffle quilt committee for the 2017 show has met and has selected a design for the 2017 raffle quilt. We are once again asking that our members support us by making blocks for this quilt. If you picked up a packet in April or May to make a block for the raffle quilt, please bring the completed block to the June meeting. The quilt will be assembled and quilted for presentation to Empire at the September meeting.
Urban Rainbow: Empire Quilters' Borough President's Exhibit EXTENDED
MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
1 CENTRE STREET 19TH FLOOR
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We are hoping to present the judging categories and sizes shortly, giving you plenty of time to work on your wonderful projects. We are so thrilled to see the first 'adoption' quilts coming in, and some will be on display monthly. See the April newsletter for more info on the adoption quilts, or see Betsy or me at the May meeting. We'll share pictures of these mini quilts on our Facebook page and website. We are trying to bring some technology to the show,(particularly in submissions and ticket sales) and hope that the guild at large (and not just the show teams) will benefit. As these new features are confirmed, we'll report and demo them to guild members; don't worry, we will assist anyone who needs and asks for it! If you have ideas about the show, don't keep them to yourselves. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org In the meantime, please keep selling the Roy G. Biv raffle quilt tickets. It's our first off-year raffle quilt fundraiser, and we very much want it to be a success.
Going forward, we will introduce the show teams and the area they are managing. Our hope is that it might trigger ideas, convince you to volunteer for one of the teams, and help you meet one another.
Betsy Vinegrad & Aleeda Crawley,
This month's Presidents' Challenge is cats.
Reminder to all guild members that it's time to start thinking about your charity sewing for the year. Members are encouraged to mkae one charity quilt per year and/or participate in other Empire-sponsored charity sewing events. Start thinking about it now, and get your year off to a great start!
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