President’s Message

Hello ESQ Members,

We are approaching the end of summer!  It’s hard to believe especially since it has not felt like a real summer, at least to me, but already the days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to cool off a little.  I hope you are staying healthy and keeping busy.

Our August meeting with Mel Beach was very interesting.  Mel’s presentation was very thorough and it was fun to see what goes into dyeing your own fabric.

Our September meeting will be all about our members.  Please send me your photos for Show ‘n Tell  ( so we can see what everyone has been working on over the summer. We will also have a few holiday demos using PowerPoint.  Members will receive instruction sheets afterward.

Don’t forget to sign up for Rachel Derstine’s online class, ‘Artful Couching”, on Saturday, September 12th. Please send in your payment to the Guild PO Box by August 29th.  Look for more details in this newsletter.

Join us at our Oct. 1stmeeting with Patricia Nicholes, MPA, OTR/L, CHT,from Northwell when we will learn about ergonomic principles. Ms. Nicholes will provide stretching exercises and joint protection tips so it should be an important and informative presentation.

November brings us RaNae Merrill.  Her Free-Motion Mastery lecture will take place at the Nov. 5thmeeting.  Please sign up nowfor RaNae’s two day workshop, Nov. 7-8, if you are interested. The workshop will get you started with RaNae’s clever techniques for indeed mastering machine quilting.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and be well! 

Happy Quilting!

                                                                                                  Mary Schuellein