Members must complete one of the following three charity projects in order to maintain membership:

*The completion of one of these projects per guild year satisfies the community service membership requirement. It is not mandatory to attend the workshop to create either quilt or bags. See more information by clicking the "Membership" tab on the navigation bar at the top of this page.

Baby Quilt Workshop*

Please see Jean Pastorino for information.

Lap Robe Quilt*

Please see Jean Pastorino for more information 

Born to Read Bags (20)*

This is a volunteer program at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY. The purpose of the program is to encourage new parents to read to their newborns. Our Guild makes tote bags for this program. Each bag contains new children's books, finger puppets, and information about programs and services available at local libraries. One of our mandatory community service project choices, 20 bags are required to be made in one calendar year. Please see the pattern below, as well as supplies that are always needed for the bags.


The following are not mandatory, but participation is strongly encouraged:

Block of the Month

Ready for a challenge? Each month guild member Ronnie Alber will lead participants in this program.  Any questions, please see Ronnie at the meetings.

Wheelchair Caddy

The following are two different patterns for making wheelchair or walker caddies. Please be as generous as possible in participating in this endeavor. The finished projects are donated to residents of nursing homes. 

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Wheelchair Caddy.docx
Microsoft Word Document 36.6 KB
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2ndWheelchaircaddypattern.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 86.0 KB

Gift Exchange

At our December meeting, members share the joy of the holiday season by participating in a grab bag. Please bring a new, wrapped, sewing related gift between $15-$18, and write your name on the outside so your recipient can thank you! A potluck dinner is also on the agenda, where members provide delicious homemade dishes for both dinner and dessert. Signups for the dinner menu will be in November.

Quilt Camp

Each year the Guild hosts a special, full day of sewing and fellowship for its members. Members can choose to attend a special class taught by enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors or bring something of their own to work on.  The fee for non-members and guests is $15.

This year Quilt Camp will be held on March 30, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joyce Fitzpatrick Senior Center at Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip.

Details of classes TBA

Mystery Quilt

An optional activity, the Mystery Quilt is led by Cindy Carroll. The 'mystery' is that the quilters do not know what the final product will look like until its final construction!  Click on the file below for months 1 and 2.

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Mystery1and2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.4 MB

The following is the template needed for the third block.

Then, click on the link below for the pattern for the 3rd month.

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FAIRY RING BLOCK 3.docx
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Veteran Quilts

Meetings are held at the Bay Shore/Brightwaters Library the 4th Friday of every month starting at 10 a.m. Participants construct quilts that are donated to our local Veterans' organizations. Please see Ruth Caulfield for more information.

 

Applique Group

The Hidden Stitchers, an independent applique group, meets the third Friday of the month at the Islip Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We share idea and projects that we're working on. Anyone is welcome to join us. The membership is open: no attendance, no dues except for the Christmas collection for the custodian, no formal classes, always someone to help with a problem, share their knowledge, share new products or old and enjoy one another's company. In June, at the library's request, we set up a display of members' projects. Come join us!