Evening Star Quilters NY

Evening Star Quilters NY


I'm binge-watching The Final Stitch with Natalie (from Missouri Star Quilts) on YouTube. Lots of interesting info I didn't know (or had forgotten.) It's like attending my own personal quilt retreat! So much fun!

What are you doing today?

Hello fellow quilters,
A World of Quilts XLI is a judged show which will feature more than 175 quilts in addition to two special exhibits and 18 vendors. I am the bus/group coordinator for our show this year. Please contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in pre-registering a bus/group of 10 or more at a discounted admission cost/person.
And, we'd appreciate it if you could spread the word!
Hoping to see you at the show!
Carol Sterk

You know how you fall down a rabbit hole trying to find a specific pattern? Well, it turns out the book I was looking for was right in our very own Guild Library! How cool is that! Thanks Linda for making it so easy! Check out our list of books and DVDs available on the library page (members only) of our website.
This past Saturday, I attended an online workshop by Brita Nelson (the Questioning Quilter) sponsored by our guild. Wow, what a great day! We worked on disappearing- 4 patch, hourglass and 9 patch blocks. She was clear and concise in all her directions, and patient beyond words. At one point, I think she had three groups going with multiple screens so we could all see the block we were working on. It was awesome!

Thanks to , Brita Nelson, for an entertaining and enlightening class. It was great!

Thanks also to the board members who prepare our programs - dynamite job, as always!

I've included some of the 'disappearing' blocks I made. I can't wait to make more!

P.S. If you were in the class, please share your photos!
Here's wishing all of us an amazingly successful 20th Anniv. Fence Show.
Join us this Saturday, October 23rd, for our Outdoor Quilt Exhibit & Auction at Mineola Middle School. Scavenger hunt for kids. See details below!
Veronica Flyntz Medina, I want to make the group aware that there are 2 Evening Star Quilters groups on FB.
How cool is this?! ESQ received a great thank you note from Ronald McDonald himself for our most recent donation of 26 quilts to Ronald McDonald House!

"...your members lovingly and diligently work on quilts to comfort those who need this the most.... On behalf of my children and their families, I thank you and your ESQ members from the bottom of my heart! Thanks to your sincere wishes and support. You make life nicer for my precious children and their families and friends!!!
"Please know how much we appreciate your efforts, kindness, giving and good work!
I'm working on my 20 x 20 quilt. Very Halloween-y. Cats, and bats, and pumpkins - oh my! Anyone else?
We're grateful to Stephanie Kollar and the talented Evening Star Quilters NY for their generous donation of hand-made quilted blankets for Child Life at Cohen Children's Medical Center. Thank you for supporting Northwell Health!
Our Brooklyn Quilt Show is scheduled for March 21-22 at Industry City in Brooklyn. Come for the show and the sights at Industry City. Plenty of parking, even for buses. Admission $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more info and tickets, www.quiltbrooklyn.org.

Welcome! Education and Service through Quilting is the motto of this group of individu


We are excited to be preparing for our next fence show! Join us November 4 (rain date November 11) for a wide range of quilts inspired by the theme of Going Green.

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 10/01/2023

We got to meet so many great people today at the Mineola Street Fair. Lots of kids made fabric collage bookmarks and Linda demonstrated her fabulous hand-quilting. Everyone wants to learn to quilt!

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 09/28/2023

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Come see us at the ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐จ๐ฅ๐š ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐…๐š๐ข๐ซ this ๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ฌ๐ญ from 10am to 5pm. It's on Jericho Turnpike between Nassau Blvd and Mineola Blvd. We'll have a kid's craft, our beautiful raffle quilt, quilt books, and more!


Evening Star Quilters is pleased to provide this vintage quilt to the Mineola Historical Society for their fundraiser on October 15, 2023. Don't miss an opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket for this authentic feed sack quilt!

Contact Mineola Historical Society for details or visit their tent at the Mineola Street Fair on October 1st.

Pictured: Linda Radziminski, ESQ vice president, donated this beauty to BIll Balalaos (JB Vintage Goods) who accepted on behalf of the Mineola Historical Society.


We remember. We honor the memory of those who died, assist the ones who still are suffering, and support each other in the loss we continue to feel.

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 08/26/2023

I wasnโ€™t sure how well this would work out. Kids from 7 to 13 signed up to learn how to quilt at our local library. Iโ€™m amazed at how fast they learn everything. Such a pleasure! The kids are having fun, but I think we are enjoying it even more!

Thanks to our wonderful guild members who are sharing their passion for quilting with the next generation.

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 08/21/2023

What a beautiful day to spend looking at quilts, talking about quilts and hearing about quilts.

Congratulations to the Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild for another wonderful exhibit at the Hallockville Farm Museum this weekend. It was such a relaxing and enjoyable day and a great chance to pick up some fabric and quilty goodies!

If you didnโ€™t make it out to Riverhead, here are some pictures to enjoy.

Photos from Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild's post 08/16/2023

We spent some time today with future quilters!

We helped students who signed up to learn to quilt at the Mineola Public Library, and they were great! They started off a bit nervous since none had even held a needle. Within an hour, they learned to thread a needle, do a running stitch, sew two quilt pieces together and press. Wow! They were attentive and enthusiastic, and it was a delight to watch them as they learned a basic life skill. I canโ€™t wait for next week when we take the next steps in creating a scrappy quilt!

Thanks to Mineola librarian, Meredith Minkoff, for suggesting the Kidโ€™s Learn to Quilt program. Thanks to ESQ member, Karen Gulotta, for her creative lesson plan and thoughtful guidance. And thanks so much to our members - Sandi Keblish, Peg Cahill, Angela Zubrovic, Mary Sexton, Carolyn Harding and Maureen Mitchell - who were on hand to help! (Photo is our goal for next week.)


DATE CHANGE!!! A cool band has been added to the concert series at Eisenhower Park on Thursday. They will draw a big crowd and I don't like having to search for parking. So, we're moving our meet-up to Wednesday. Sorry for the change.

Eisenhower Park Meet-up has been moved to Wednesday, July 26th at 4pm. Parking field 3.

We'll have Show & Tell, Share Table and Maryellen's Pop-up Shop with all the Quilty things you need! We'll be at the picnic tables. Bring something to eat, your show & tell, and bring a friend! All are welcome!


Congratulations to Emma Gutierrez who was chosen to receive this year's Evening Star Quilters Scholarship Award.

A senior at Mineola High School, Emma is an AP Art student and National Art Honor Society officer whose work was recently featured at the Firefly Artists Gallery on Main Street in Northport. She will attend the Savannah College of Art and Design this Fall.

Congratulations Emma! We wish you all the best!

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 05/29/2023

The guild received a beautiful red, white, and blue quilt made by Joanne McGerty and Mary Schuellein and donated it to the Village of Stewart Manor who incorporated it into their Memorial Day ceremony (and gave ESQ a shout out). The quilt was given a place of honorโ€”draped on the empty chair that symbolizes those who are not present, having given their lives in service to their country. Uniformed firefighters, one by one, stood before the empty chair and saluted. How special to have one of our quilts participate in such a meaningful way! ~Jane


We remember with gratitude and pride all who served and died for our country and our freedom.

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 05/21/2023

Thanks to all who joined us for a fab luncheon at Poppyโ€™s Place this afternoon. Good food, good friends, and SO many raffles. It was a blast!


A bit too much truth in this one! ๐Ÿ˜…


This response from the NY State Race Track Chaplaincy just makes me smile! Thanks to Jane Hartigan who has done a wonderful job finding homes for our quilts!

โ€œHi Jane, it was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you so much for the incredible quilts! It was perfect timing because we were able to give them to moms for Motherโ€™s Day and everyone was very excited. Thank you!โ€


Ronnie Medina donated a mountain of quilts to Community Service at the end of her show. Thanks, Ronnie, for a fabulous presentation and a great surprise ending!

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 04/21/2023

What a great feeling to get this kind of response to our quilt donation. The NEST at Nassau Community College received our latest donations.


Tax Day, have a happy day anyway.


Circle of Hopeโ€™s Dress for Recovery will receive these charming โ€˜heart pillowsโ€™ to help breast cancer patients both before and after surgery.

Thank you to Cathy Peterson for designing and sewing the pillows, and to several members who completed them with stuffing and hand-stitching. Ready for delivery!


Pictured: Linda Radziminski, Jane Hartigan & Cathy Peterson

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 03/25/2023

Could you do it? Here's the story...

Evening Star Quilters member, Denise Horowitz, sent me an email to say she had just finished making quilts as a donation on behalf of our guild. โ€œEverything is going to Siena House next month,โ€ Denise says. http://sienahouseshelter.weebly.com/ โ€œThese two nuns do so much for the community in the South Bronx. Itโ€™s the least I can do.โ€ Then I saw the pictures!

21 adult quilts (each with a toiletry bag, hand knit slippers and a crocheted soap sack with soap) and 9 baby quilts (each with a handmade tiny teddy bear!)

I had to know. How did she accomplish this in such a short period of time?

Denise says she had fabric in her stash dating back to the 1990s and had just reached the point of 'I can't take it anymore,' plus she had no room. She started pulling fabric at the end of December and spent two days cutting it. Then she dived in and started sewing. After each quilt, she made a soap sack and knitted slippers to go with each quilt.

โ€œI can't tell you how good it feels to get all this โ€˜fabric I can't part with for the past 25 years โ€˜ into something,โ€ she says. โ€œI want to start a Dear Jane quilt. Now I am free. Sounds crazy, but only a quilter would understand.โ€

We hear you, Denise! Congratulations on a job well done!

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 03/18/2023

Happy National Quilters Day!

This past Saturday, we had a fun workshop with Mario Mulea. It will be great to see everyone's finished work!


New members are welcome! Please contact us for details.


Funny but true. Stay warm out there today.

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 02/25/2023

Coming up in March...
March 2nd: General meeting- speaker, Mario Mulea, will talk about modern quilt techniques.

March 11th: Mario Mulea's Classic Curves Ahead workshop.
Cost $65 for members. Deadline to sign up is March 1st. (Includes class, ruler & pattern)
Contact Elaine, Mary or Maureen to sign-up.

Non-members may be able to attend the class if there is space available. Email [email protected] for details.

If you are not a member and would like to attend a general meeting as a guest, complete the guest registration ($10) on our website. Click the green 'Give Us a Try' button and pay online. www.eveningstarquilters.org

Photos from Evening Star Quilters NY's post 02/19/2023

Saturdayโ€™s Sit โ€˜n Sew. I know I missed some of you becauseโ€ฆwell, I was busy chatting and having fun. Thanks again to Betty & Phyliss for showing us their amazing work and sharing their skills.


So glad ESQ was able to contribute to this wonderful group!


Thank you to the Evening Star Quilters of Mineola for these beautiful quilts


Coming up: in-person Sit 'n Sew on Saturday, Feb. 18th from 9am to 1pm. Thanks to Betty & Phyliss who will demo their applique techniques. Members only, but new members are welcome.



Marilyn Hamilton-Jackson and Diane Larrier Collier have been invited to exhibit their quilts at the beautiful Elmont Memorial Library. There are 40 quilts in total being displayed for two months during February for Black History Month, and March for Women's History Month.

If you get the opportunity, please stop by and enjoy them.
(The Elmont Memorial Library is located at 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003)


Another Sit 'n Sew?! You bet! This time we're online. Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm. It's for members only, but new members are welcome You can even join online! www.eveningstarquilters.org


Hey, Puxsutawney Phil, I'm all set.


Our next general meeting will be via Zoom on Thursday, February 2nd. See our speaker, Eleanor Levie (Rock Your Quilting), present a trunk show of her quilts and quilted items that have been embellished in her very own creative way.

This meeting is open to ESQ members. However, guests are welcome.

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About our Guild

The Evening Star Quilters meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Street, Mineola, NY. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm.


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