35th Anniversary Celebration - May 23, 2018

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.


2018 Charity Project

The Great South Bay Quilters had extraordinary participation in this year's charity projects. The ladies of the Guild created dog beds, walker caddies and port pillows and brought them to the April meeting to be distributed to local organizations in the Town of Islip. The total count was 29 dog beds, which were donated to the Islip Town Animal Shelter for the dogs to use in their cages while awaiting a fur-ever home, 42 walker caddies, which were donated to Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood for residents to use on their walkers or wheelchairs, and 97 port pillows, which will be donated to cancer patients to help protect ports from seat belts. Thanks to all who once again generously donated their time and talents! See below for pictures of these projects...

 

2018 President Claire Noto and Website Manager Joan Dlouhy went with fellow guild member MaryEllen Ransom to deliver 29 dog beds to the Town of Islip Animal shelter. Claire and Joan are pictured here with Magee, one of the many dogs who will enjoy using the dog beds made by GSBQ members.

 

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.

Creating Art With Fabric...Quilt Show at BAFFA

In October 2016 the Great South Bay Quilters held a quilt show at BAFFA in Sayville. Click on the links below...

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Quilting by the Bay - 1986

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...

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