President’s Message

Hello ESQ Members,

It is the start of a new membership year with many enjoyable and informative activities planned for the guild. As your new President, I look forward to working with you and the new Board to make this a very successful year.  On behalf of all the membership, I want to thank Pat Cacaceand Sue Acevedo for their hard work as co-Presidents over the past two years.  During their tenure we had two successful Quilt Shows, interesting meetings and fun social events that have encouraged camaraderie among the members.  Sue and Pat have guided the group along well and left us in a strong position to continue the guild’s mission of promoting and sharing the art of quilting.  I also want to thank Peggy Cahill, Sandi KeblishSue Acevedo, Elaine Thibault and Betty Belford for putting together such a nice Spring Dinner on May 2nd.  Thank you, too, to any others who set up, cleaned up or helped in any way at the dinner. It was a wonderful night!  Joanne Sorrentino has made a beautiful, appliqued quilt to represent our Evening Star Quilters Guild in the Eastern Long Island Quilt Show exhibit in June. The quilt contains various scenes from the Mineola area and it is so creative and gorgeous!  Thank you, Joanne!

Please remember that we will NOT have a General Meeting in July because of the July 4thHoliday!

 Membership renewal is ongoing so please send your application in now!  The new membership year begins June 1st.

We have Members Teaching Members in June and that should be a very informative evening.  In August Erin Underwood, a quilt shop owner and quilt teacher from Delaware, will speak and conduct a wonderful workshop. There will be sign-up sheets at the June meeting for Erin’s workshop. Then, in September, members will be able to rent a table at the ESQ Garage Sale and sell some of their quilting and crafting supplies.  The meetings should be fun and I look forward to seeing you all there!

Cathy Peterson will continue to chair the Block of the Month committee and she has some new ideas for BOM.  Cathy has written a description of the kits and other options she is preparing for BOM, which you have seen in this newsletter, and I think the members will find these changes fun and challenging.  You know the wonderful job Cathy has always done with guild programs and she has the same enthusiasm for her new BOM ideas so it should be lots of fun!

Thank you to all of this year’s Board members for volunteering your time and talent! Some Board members have even taken on more than one committee responsibility.  We appreciate your efforts and with your help we will have a very successful year!

I look forward to working and quilting with all the members this year and sharing good times! You all possess so much creativity and great ideas and it is nice to be around such talent!

Happy Quilting,           Mary Schuellein