News and Notes
Just a note to wish you all a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!
And.... since the farm never sleeps even through the Winter seasons, see you after New Years' for fun stitching activities.
Winter is the perfect time to stitch and learn new things.
Stay tuned to the Hallockville.com web site for upcoming winter lectures and art classes.
If there is anything you would like to target a meeting on let me know: we have a request to explore the La Passacaglia quilt technique (a modern english paper pieced technique) so we could bring along EPP books and patterns to talk about and share for say January and February. There are some very pretty trends going on with EPP now that we can take a look at and get inspired from. Hand work is fun and easy to take along anywhere so if any beginners wish to try it we can get them started then also...
2019 Quilted/Stitched Item Raffle Follow-up
We pulled the four winning tickets on December 7th and the winners were:
1st prize floral basket quilt - Ursula Woods of Riverhead
2nd prize Twin sized civil war pattern quilt - Amanda Schumacher of Bethpage
3rd prize framed star block - Mary Ellen Doyle of Nesconset
4th prize embroidered pillow - Ginger Johnson of Riverhead
Final raffle income is being tallied but all funds were given directly to the museum to help defray the purchase of more acid free storage boxes and tissue for the textiles.
Good work ladies!!!!!!!
2020 Quilted/Stitched Item Raffle Plans
We have been challenged by Ursula to turn an unfinished workshop project into something unexpected (as we always do). We have a yellow, white and blue schoolhouse and log cabin patterned center.
Next we will be adding folk art applique motifs to that and paper piecing 3" house blocks for a border. If you are interested in working on this project let Connie know. We will have sewing days through the winter.
Target date is to have the items ready for raffle starting at the May Fleece and Fiber Fair at the latest.
Liz Buniski has given us a rose embroidered block to turn into either a pillow or wall hanging, so we are well on our way to three - four prizes for our 2020 raffle.
2020 National Quilting Day
March 21, 2020 is the next National Quilting Day. Some fun events are in the works, details after the new year.
Dates to know for 2020:
Quilt and Stitch Group Get Togethers:
May 16 & 17 (Demoing and selling raffles at the Fleece and Fiber Fair)
June 13 (weekend BEFORE Fathers Day weekend-or we can do the weekend after?)
August 29 & 30 Country Fair (demoing and selling raffles, no barn exhibit this year-we skip one year, my Niece is getting married upstate this weekend so I will need a backup to run this)
November 27 & 28 (pending)
December no get together happy holidays
New Crochet and Knitting Group first Get Togethers: January 11 and 13, 10 am - noon in the Hudson House!!!!!
Horseradish Festival May 2
Bird walk May 9
LI Fleece and Fiber Fair May 16 & 17
Food Truck Derby June 6
Have a good holiday!
Connie and the head elves of the QASG Group