At its May 2018 meeting, the members of the Guild celebrated its 35th Anniversary. Each member enjoyed light appetizers and desserts, and each received a free bag of fabric! Raffles were also awarded, which included irons, light boxes, gift certificates from our local quilt shops, notions, patterns batting and more! A citation from the Town of Islip was given to commemorate the event. See below for the article written by Liz Finnegan which appeared in the Islip Bulletin's May 31, 2018 edition and the Suffolk County News' June 7, 2018 edition.
Photos from the celebration...
Lil, one of the four active founding members.
Rose and Cindy were happy winners!
Sandie, SaraJean, Stephanie and Dottie won some great raffles!!
More happy winners: Dawn, Sandie, Susanne, Donna and Yasmina!
Samples of the many charity projects members have made. Citation from the Town of Islip is at top right.
Pictured below are some of the many walker/wheelchair caddies that were donated to Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood. These are attached to the residents' walkers or wheelchairs to carry essentials and treats!
Guild members made 97 port pillows to be donated to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The pillows are placed between the patient's port and seat belt for added comfort while driving/riding in a car.
In October 2016 the Great South Bay Quilters held a quilt show at BAFFA in Sayville. Click on the links below...
In July of 1986, the GSBQ held their first quilting show. Only three years young, the guild created the following brochure which lists the participants and very impressive number of quilts that were on display. Check out the attached file and see how many members you recognize! Thanks to Audrey Collins for this important piece of guild history...