Welcome to the Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild, started in 1981. We strive every year to meet our mission: To preserve and promote the tradition, culture and history of quilting; and to promote the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of quilting among our members and the general public.
Sharing, Caring, Support, Community, Commitment, One-On-One, Fellowship, Guiding, are a few of the adjectives that describe the guild and it’s members. A place to learn and grow in the genre of quilting. The personal contact you cannot find at home in front of your computer. Please join us! Everyone is welcome.
JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT MEETING: Friday, May 8, Southold Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic, 7 PM, $5 guest fee. Vickie Mathas’ will present her Materials, Mediums and Mixing It Up Trunk Show and Demo. Combining quilting materials and art mediums to create expressions in fabric and surface design quilts. Including but not limited to flower pounding, painting, thread painting, digital textiles, clay sculpture, metal, wood, paper, felting, needle punching, and complex collaged cloth. A Quilt Artist’s journey of experimentation shared with a botanical impression demonstration following the lecture. Vickie is from Mt. Laurel, NJ
Vickie is also doing a workshop with us, for more info see our professional workshops page.
Join ELIQG at THE LONG ISLAND FLEECE AND FIBER FAIR at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead!
The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is the first of its kind in the region to bring together the diversity of fiber arts activities! Visitors will see and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into beautiful finished pieces of clothing and art. The fair provides two fun-filled days of demonstrations and hands-on learning that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit both days for a variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products in the Naugles Barn Fiber Market! There is something for everyone, new and experienced fiber artists alike.
The setting for the Fair is like nowhere else on Long Island- the various activities and demonstrations take place throughout the picturesque Hallockville Museum Farm campus and in the historic buildings that date back to 1765. Food vendors sell a variety of freshly-prepared lunch items for guests to enjoy while relaxing in the picnic area shaded by apple trees.
For the safety of all animals on display at the event, please leave your dogs and pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation.
Admission rate per day:
$6 adults/ $4 ages 5-12, ages 4 & under are free. Family rate of 2 adults+2kids, or 1 adult + 3 kids is $15.
All admission fees directly support the not-for-profit educational mission of Hallockville Museum Farm.
Demonstrations and Activities Include:
Animal Displays- Meet the sheep, llamas, alpacas and angora rabbits that provide the fleece and fiber needed to make fiber goods like yarn!
Basketweaving- Learn how plant fibers are woven into baskets and other functional pieces.
Sheep Herding- Watch expert herders and their trained Border Collies move a flock of sheep across the pasture.
Llama Obstacle Course- The Long Island Livestock Company Youth Showteam will lead the llamas through the paces of various obstacles in a display of fancy footwork!
Sheep & Llama Shearing- Learn how fiber is harvested during informative demonstrations by an expert shearer.
Carding and Spinning- See raw fiber being de-tangled and teased apart to prepare for the next part of the process, spinning. Watch spinners at their wheels turn fiber into spun yarn!
Dyeing- Learn how natural and chemical dyes transform fleece and wool into every color under the rainbow.
Knitting- Watch knitters up close as they work on a variety of wearable pieces. Plus pick up new techniques you can use on your own projects.
Needle Felting- Learn about how you can create sculptures from wool felt with this interesting technique.
Rug-Hooking- Watch and learn as skilled rug hookers demonstrate this craft.
Weaving- The Hallockville looms will be on display to see how fiber can be woven into cloth, and other pieces such as shawls and tapestries.
Quilting- Quilting artisans will demonstrate this technique and you can even try it out yourself!
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