President’s Message

Hello ESQ Members,

The Summer of 2019 is really going fast, but I sincerely hope it has been good for you! I hope you have had time to really enjoy summertime activities whether on vacation, relaxing in your yard or sitting on the beach with a good book. I also hope you have had time to work on a quilting project, visit a quilt shop or two or take a quilting class.  The workshop presented by Erin Underwood on August 3rdwas really enjoyable and already I have seen some very pretty pillow tops and wall hangings that have been produced.  I’m sure you will agree that Erin’s Trunk Show at the last meeting was quite enjoyable. The meeting was made even nicer with the wonderful spread set up by hospitality chairs, Karen Gulotta and Kathy Priven and by all the members who brought treats.  It was a really nice evening.

At the September meeting, we will have our ESQ Garage Sale where you may be able to find a new quilting or craft item to add to your collection.  Don’t forget to tell your friends to come shop as there is no guest fee that night. Also, I hope you are deciding on some UFO’s you would like to finish up this year.  Bring them along to the September meeting and get in on the ESQ UFO Challenge that will run through May 2020. We will resume Show ‘n Tell in September, too. Look for the Shop Talk table at the next meeting!  Shop Talk is being coordinated by our VP, Kathy Dehler, who will conduct the first Shop Talk, demonstrating the use of quilting rulers.  Each month we hope to have a different demo and if you would like to volunteer to demonstrate a tool or technique, please see Kathy. Thank you, Kathy!

The October meeting promises to be exciting! Paula Nadelstern will be coming to speak to the Guild on Oct. 3rdand will conduct a workshop on the next day, Friday, Oct. 4th. Look for more details in this Newsletter.

Please don’t forget to get out and sell your 2019 Raffle Tickets!  We are planning to sell raffle tickets at the Mineola Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 22nd too.  If you can spare some time to sell tickets that day, please look for the sign-up sheet near the check-in table.  Thank you!

Meanwhile, kits for the 2020 Raffle Quilt are available for pick-up if you would like to help in making the next raffle quilt. Please see Eleanor Reilly for a kit.

The Labor Day Holiday is fast approaching so enjoy these August Summer days!

See you in September!

Mary Schuellein