President’s Message

Hello ESQ Members,

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone is well and keeping busy!

It’s a busy time for our guild! Our wonderful Board has been hard at work planning activities, coming up with fundraising ideas and new projects. (If ANY member has a fundraising idea and/or can help out (check out Cathy Peterson’s article in this newsletter) let us know!) Our focus groups are going well and the group members are enjoying their meetings and making progress on their Splendid Sampler, Dear Jane and Row n Row projects. I’m sure everyone is having fun with Pat’s mystery quilt and looking forward to a new clue each month!

Our October 1 st meeting with Patricia Nicholes, OTR, from Northwell Health was so interesting and Ms. Nicholes presented very helpful information so that we quilters and crafters can be as comfortable as we can be while working.

At our next meeting on Nov. 5th, RaNae Merrill will join us and present a trunk show all about her Free-Motion Mastery method. There is still time to sign up for RaNae’s Free-Motion Mastery workshop on Saturday, Nov. 7thand Sunday, Nov. 8th, 1- 4pm, so contact Elaine Thibault ( and join us!

Our next Show ‘n Tell will take place at our December holiday meeting so start planning on what you would like to share. The membership is always happy to see what you’ve been working on especially at holiday time. It would be fun to show how you use your quilts and quilted projects to decorate your home for the holidays.  Also, don’t forget to get those UFOs that you have been working hard on completed before Dec. 1st. Contact Sue Acevedo ( so you can be part of the UFO raffle.

Included in this newsletter is a quilt pattern Kathy Priven wanted to share, I Heart America. It is a free pattern from Pretty Little Quilts and someone asked Kathy about the pattern after she showed her version of the quilt in the September Show ‘n Tell. Thank you, Kathy!

We have a lot planned for the next few months to get us through these times and into the winter. Look for the details in this newsletter. Stay well everyone and happy stitching,

                                                                                     Mary Schuellein