****Meetings are held the second Monday of the month from September through June at 7:00 PM at the Mennonite Church in Frazer****

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

February 2020 Newsletter


President's Letter

Greetings Guild Members!

What a great January meeting, thank you Denise Blake! If anyone has other ideas for us to create another meeting with the round robin demos, please feel free to contact Denise Blake and Jen Burke, our Programs team.
Our Charitable Meeting this month looks to be another fun, successful event! Elaine Mayer has done her research looking for local charities with a current need. Denise found a nice pattern for us to make. Please keep an eye out for the required items we need you to bring to the February meeting.
On the home front, I had taken Janellea Macbeth’s 7 Day Challenge to tidy up my sewing room for 15 minutes a day. The challenge is now over, and I don’t feel like a made a dent…so, I’m continuing to work on my sewing room. I mean, I see the piles of fabric I’ve pulled out of bags or boxes, ironed, folded, and organized, but there’s much more to go!! I can’t believe how many projects I’ve uncovered! I had either found awesome fabric or a great pattern that had inspired me to make…lost in the mess of my room.  So, as I found them, I put them in organizational bins, which I had purchased maybe a year ago for this purpose. I do feel I’ve accomplished something when I see them, which has me motivated to keep it up.
Until our next meeting! 😊

Helen Hofbauer


Programs - Denise Blake and Jen Burke

Greetings fellow quilters,

It's another busy meeting coming up February 10th.
Pay attention to this as it's VERY important.
The board has decided to to donate quilts of valor to a hospice that Jen Burke is affiliated with. On the 10th, we will be making quilt tops for this charity.
We will have a cutting station, ironing station, and a sewing station. We need volunteers to bring cutting materials, sewing machines, and iron/ironing boards. Some have already volunteered some of these:

Sewing Machines                                       Iron/Ironing Boards                                        Rotary cutters/rulers/mats
1. Robin McMillen                                      Jen Burke                                                      Denise Blake
2. Lynn Telson                                           Rita Marie Smith                                            Rikki Newlander
3. Denise Blake                                         Angela Brant                                                  Ellen McMillen
4.                                                                                                                                      Elizabeth Young
5.                                                                                                                                      Page Toghill

We need 2 more volunteers for sewing machines and iron/ironing boards. Please email me if you are going to volunteer.
Since we are going to be very busy and we want to create as much as possible, we will be starting the meeting at 5:30. Please feel free to bring dinner and join as as early as you can.
What we need from each person is washed and ironed 3 fat quarters: 1 red, 1 white, and 1 blue. You are more than welcome to bring more, but the minimum is 3 fat quarters. It's VERY important that they are washed and ironed.
We have a chosen a pattern (pics below) that we feel is relatively easy and flexible. The X's will be red and blue, and white will be used for the background. PLEASE DO NOT pre-cut and sew your fabric. We may be changing the size of the block and/or the pattern.
We're going to have a GREAT time!
Remember, it's February and the weather may not cooperate with us. Be sure to check your email for a cancellation if things don't look too hot outside. Email or call with questions.






March 9th is our challenge. Lynn Telson has the details.


Hospitality - Angel
Snack  list for the February guild meeting is: M. Caporale, M.Carlson, D. Daley*, C. Davis, K.DeCarli, R. DeCarli, E. Eagan*, F.A.Grider,A. Henderson. Bring a drink for the group if a star occurs after your name in lieu of a snack. Remember to switch your responsibility with a friend if you cannot attend. 

Membership-Kathy, Bob DeCarli and Marianne Caporale

We had 26 quilters at the January meeting: 23 members, 2 guests and one new member:  Kathy Timko. Welcome, Kathy! One guest came with a member and the other found us on our website. Also, thank you to Helen, Carolyn and Kelly for the very helpful demonstrations.

The following members are celebrating birthdays in February:
  • Brenda Calhoun
  • Angel Henderson
  • Ellen Lance
  • Robin McMillan

Ways and Means Update:

Penn Oaks Acorn Shoppe Vintage Sale
Fall 2020

Hi Guild

To keep funding the guild, Penn Oaks Ways and Means committee is planning a vintage sale for the Fall 2020, current plan is to hold the sale at the Church on a Saturday.  (Date to Follow)
Here is how you can help support you guild:
  1. While cleaning out your home and sewing room, collect items that we could sell.  Items are not limited to sewing and quilting.  This sale will have other items as well such as
    • Household goods, dishes, glasses, etc
    • vintage jewelry -- clean out your jewelry boxes and save the items for the guild.  
    • Bags and Purses
    • Books, games and puzzles
    • Be creative -- reach out to me if you have questions, when in doubt don't throw it out, save it for the sale.  
  2. If you hear of someone cleaning out and downsizing, please investigate and volunteer to take sewing and quilting materials.  Reach out to me and connect us so we can collect the stuff
  3. Think about consigning items.  Just like the Acorn Shoppe at the quilt show, you can make and consign items.  Guild would get 20% of the sale price.  Elaine Mayer and Marianne Caporale are running the consignments, please reach out to them with questions.  Consigned items in the past included, pin cushions, homemade greeting cards, aprons, purses, bags, unfinished blocks of the month, etc. 
  4. If you really cannot hold onto the items then bring them to the guild meeting.  There are volunteers for each of the upcoming meetings that will collect the items for the sale.  
  5. Here are some photos of some of the items already collected.  
-Robin McMillen, (610)836-1363 text or call with questions






Quilt Challenge - Lynn Telson

Quilt Challenge!!!!! It is coming up fast. I hope all of you have been working on your favorite farm animal project. 
Bring it to the March 9th meeting forward seeing what everyone has come up with. There will be awards and prizes. 
Any questions call me. Lynn 717-799-0638 or email at lynntelson@gmail.com


Book Shelf

I came across this recently. This looks like it might be a good book!


Sampler Sew Along - Kelly Meanix
I hope you all are excited about our new Sampler Sew Along! I sent out the helpful hints page a few weeks ago. If you have it, save it or print it out. If you need it email me and I will make sure you get them.
How did the January blocks go? Were you able to sew during the holiday break? I did not receive any questions so I am hoping they were easy!

We have some blocks to paper piece in February for our Sampler Sew Along. I hope you were able to make it to the demo in January. If not, I sent you some links that will be able to help. Once you learn how to do this, I promise you will like it especially for the accuracy.

As always, at any point if you have any problems contact me and I will be happy to help you out. Remember it is only 3 blocks a month, not hard I know you can do it!
The blocks go out on the 1st of the month, so February 1st , I will send out the next set of 3 blocks. If you do not receive them, be sure to let me know.

Kelly Meanix------- kellymx@aol.com-------  610-873-7211


Crafty Corner for Quilters



I know Christmas is just over but........you may want to start a craft for next year. These are the cutest thing ever! So detailed and made of felted wool and pretty embroidery. I don't think they are a quick craft so maybe you might want to get the pattern and gather supplies for next fall? You can find more information here mmmcrafts There is also a Santa and some other figures, go check it out!


Guild Challenge _- Lynn Telson

Theme: Your Favorite Farm Animal.

Item to make: No guidelines. You can make a quilt, wall hanging, pillow, stuffed animal, anything…..

Judging categories: Funniest, Best Use of Color, Most Original, Best Workmanship

Items are to be brought to the March meeting for judging.

Any questions? Call me. Lynn 717-799-0638


2020 Getaway
We'd like to encourage those members who are not attending the Getaway to visit the Amish View Inn and take a look around. The Inn is located at 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand. We'll be there from February 19th through the 23rd. The best days to visit are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Do a little shopping, have a bite to eat and come say hello. We look forward to seeing you.
Ellen McMillen and Cindy Vognetz


Penn Oaks Shirts



We have Penn Oaks shirts for sale.  They are grey, short sleeved, $10.00 each.  If interested, please contact me.


Page Toghill
610-518-2601

Corresponding Secretary 
I am the corresponding secretary for the coming guild year.  I am asking each guild member to help me fulfill the mission of the Corresponding Secretary position.  Part of the position responsibilities is what is called "sunshine".  Sunshine is where cards are sent to members of the guild that have been ill, hospitalized, have lost a loved one, or are struggling in some other way.  Since I don't talk with each and every guild member consistently, I will need you all to e-mail me if you know of someone who could use some Sunshine in their lives from Penn Oaks!

Thanking you in advance for your assistance this year with this endeavor.  

Maureen Carlson
484-880-1984 (Cell) or 610-696-7736 (home)



Newsletter Articles

As always members are invited to send items to be included in the newsletter. Please send them to Kelly Meanix at kellymx@aol.com Items are due no later than the 24th of the month. The newsletter is published on the 25th. Please send them in an email and not as an attachment.


Quilt Show Announcement
Hello Fellow Quilters, the York Quilters Guild asks if you would please publish the following information in your newsletter or otherwise pass it along to your membership.  Thank you.
Mary Moul on behalf of YQG.

York Quilters Guild, York, Pennsylvania, invites you to its Quilt Show — Celebration of Quilts 2020:  A Quilter’s Journey Then & Now — which will be held May 29 and 30, 2020, in the York College Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, 899 S. Richland Ave., York, PA 17403.   Friday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  

This is an AQS judged show, and entries from non-Guild members are welcome.  Complete information, rules, and a registration form are available on the Show website:  www.celebrationofquilts.com.

In addition, The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, District IV, invites you to its Flower Show, which is  being held at the same time and location.  

There is one admission for both events—$10 adult, $5 age 12-17, free under age 12.  

The York College Grumbacher Center is a beautiful venue with lots of natural lighting, is handicapped accessible, and parking is adjacent to the Center.


The Show Chairman, Darlene Schardt, may be reached at dlschardt@yahoo.com or 717-741-3078, with questions or concerns.  See also the YQG website at www.yorkquiltersguild.com.


Ideas for the 2020 / New Year related to Suffrage:
As I spent much time on Amazon in December shopping away for both Christmas gifts and needed goods, I came across this link to an array of suffrage-related books.  As more of us do our shopping on Amazon, maybe one of these books will find it's way to your 2020 reading list:



Maureen Carlson

Quilt Happenings


The Lancaster Quilt Show at The DoubleTree
March 25-28, 2020
Willow Valley Resort
2400 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA  17602
For more information, click here.
County Line Quilters presents “A Quilter’s Home”
March 28-29, 2020
St. Cyril of Jerusalem Social Hall
1410 Almshouse Road
Jamison, PA  18929
For more information, click here.
Colonial Quilters Guild Presents “QuiltFest 2020”
May 2 – 3, 2020
Charles Chrin Community Center
4100 Green Pond Road
Palmer Township, PA  18045
For more information, click here.
York Quilters’ Guild Presents “Celebration of Quilts”
May 29 – 30, 2020
Grumbacher Sports & Fitness Center (York College)
899 S. Richland Ave.
York, PA  17403
For more information, click here.
Diamond State Quilt Show
Ladybug Quilt Guild
July 30 – August 1,  2020
The Independence School
1300 Papermill Road
Newark, DE  19711
For more information, click here.

Monday, December 23, 2019

January 2020 Newsletter

President's Letter
Happy Holidays Guild Members,

I’m excited for our January program. It’s a great way to share our knowledge with each other and I hope we have more of these moments. Give us some ideas or other techniques you’d be interested in seeing or sharing. I’d like to hear from you. 

We are coming to the end of the year. What a fast one we’ve had! It’s always a good time to reflect on what special events occurred this past year. Were they challenging, encouraging, or surprising? Has it made you stronger or given you a new outlook? Well, I hope it will inspire you on your 2020 projects. As for me, I’ve had plenty of of ups and downs this year. It’s been an incredible journey. In retrospect, I’ve seen nothing but love  through it all. I’m surrounded by my wonderful friends as a great support group. It warms my heart to know I have only to reach out and there is at least one who it’s there to share my good and bad times. It’s wonderful. And thank you. 

I want to wish everyone a peaceful and relaxing holiday season.

Bring on 2020!! 😁
Helen Hofbauer 

President 


Programs - Denise Blake and Jen Burke
Greetings fellow quilters,
Hope you all had fun with QUILTO.
The block exchange was awesome. You all made such wonderful blocks!
The food was spectacular! Thank you all who made goodies. I know my tummy sure appreciated them :)
On to next year!

January 13, 2020
Happy New Year!
We will be doing a "Round Robin" of sorts. Rescheduled from last year.
Carolyn Davis will be demoing binding and facing your quilt to make it "show worthy".
Helen Hofbauer will be demoing how to make continuous bias binding.
Kelly Meanix will be demoing how to paper piece. (Hint: we may see some of this in our near future).

February 10, 2020
We will be working on charity quilts. 
Details at a later time.

March 9, 2020
Our annual challenge. Looking forward to seeing all of the down on the farm animals you make. What a fun challenge, Lynn Telson!
We may be having a silent auction or other type of sale that evening, as well. Details to follow.

I'm still "truing up" the rest of our guild year, so that's all I have for now.
Have a merry Christmas, happy Chanukah, and Happy New Year!

Denise Blake

Hospitality - Angel
Snack list for January 2020 guild meeting is: P. Toghill, C. Vognetz, E. Young, J.Zubert, D. Blake, S. Beyer*, J. Burke, B. Calhoun, M. Campbell*. If a star is after your name, bring a drink for the group instead of a snack and please switch your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend.

Membership - Kathy & Bob DeCarli and Marianne Caporale

January Birthdays:
Diana Smyrl

Sampler Sew Along - Kelly Meanix
I hope you all are excited about starting our new Sampler Sew Along! I sent out the helpful hints page a few weeks ago. If you have it, save it or print it out. If you need it email me and I will make sure you get them.

In January we will have our Round Robin and I will demonstrate how to paper piece. It is not hard! I think once many of you learn how to do it you will like it and use it! We will have some blocks to paper piece in February for our Sampler Sew Along.

The first blocks are on the easy side to get your feet wet. As always, at any point if you have any problems contact me and I will be happy to help you out. Remember it is only 3 blocks a month, not hard I know you can do it!

As soon as the newsletter goes out, I will send out the first 3 blocks. If you do not receive them, be sure to let me know.



Kelly Meanix------- kellymx@aol.com-------  610-873-7211

Miscellaneous Stuff!

Please note Rob Lodi's new address:
301 Sunset Ridge Way
Salem, SC. 29676
Same email and phone #

***************************************************************

Penn Oaks Quilters embroidered shirts will be for sale at the January meeting. I can no longer hold on to this box so I am asking if there is anyone with a little room to keep the box of shirts otherwise I will donate to a reuse-it shop.
$10.00  each, quantities : S 9, M 4, L 5, XL 1, 2X 5
Patricia Sherman 717 517 0438

Thank you


***************************************************************

Charity Committee
Elaine Mayer is looking for suggestions for the charitable donation project for January. I have received two thus far.
Thanks,

Elaine

***************************************************************


Kelly,  I would like to in have you insert the following in the newsletter.

The lovely Christmas card arrived and I was so happy to see it and the greetings from each of you. I wish I could have been there.  Know that even through you may not hear from me often,  I think of you especially on the nights I know a meeting is scheduled.  Merry Christmas to all and a very happy New Year filled with many joyful times.   Jean  Fox

**************************************************************
Sad news from Quilt Odyssey
"It is with heavy hearts, we announce Quilt Odyssey will not be taking place this year. Due to health concerns we must cancel the show scheduled for July 23-25, 2020 in Hershey, PA. We apologize to our Quilt Odyssey family including our registrants, visitors, merchants, sponsors, teachers and staff. Quilt Odyssey has been part of our family for two decades and this decision didn’t come without many thoughtful hours of consideration for our entire community. We will miss seeing all of you this summer.
Because the rumors will fly ­ please note officially: We did not sell the company, nor did we partner or merge with any organization. We will still have future retreats and we will not rule out a future quilt show, but right now, a focus on health is necessary.
Our Quilt Odyssey facebook and website will still be here to announce any upcoming future events. Our email is still live and we will answer any message if you send them thru facebook or email as we are able.
We appreciate your love for all things Quilt Odyssey and wish you health and happiness this holiday season and into the new year.
With love,
The Molino Family"

Newsletter Articles

As always members are invited to send items to be included in the newsletter. Please send them to Kelly Meanix at kellymx@aol.com Items are due no later than the 24th of the month. The newsletter is published on the 25th. Please send them in an email and not as an attachment.

Guild Challenge _- Lynn Telson

Theme: Your Favorite Farm Animal.

Item to make: No guidelines. You can make a quilt, wall hanging, pillow, stuffed animal, anything…..

Judging categories: Funniest, Best Use of Color, Most Original, Best Workmanship

Items are to be brought to the March meeting for judging.


Any questions? Call me. Lynn 717-799-0638

Corresponding Secretary 
I am the corresponding secretary for the coming guild year.  I am asking each guild member to help me fulfill the mission of the Corresponding Secretary position.  Part of the position responsibilities is what is called "sunshine".  Sunshine is where cards are sent to members of the guild that have been ill, hospitalized, have lost a loved one, or are struggling in some other way.  Since I don't talk with each and every guild member consistently, I will need you all to e-mail me if you know of someone who could use some Sunshine in their lives from Penn Oaks!

Thanking you in advance for your assistance this year with this endeavor.  

Maureen Carlson
484-880-1984 (Cell) or 610-696-7736 (home)

Suffrage Movement
After the fun guild Christmas party with Quilto, I thought to look for specific suffrage-related quilt blocks thinking maybe "Economy" would be one of them. (You had to be there to get it regarding "Economy"...…..)     The name sure seems to relate to the late 19th and early 20th century - doesn't it???     Didn't find specific blocks -- I think they used mainly signature-type blocks that could be written on - but did find these two sites which you might also enjoy (and which may debunk my theory about suffrage quilt blocks.  :)  ) 

Many interesting posts related to various aspects of women's fight for the vote.

and 

(For this blog, you need to scroll to the bottom of the 1st page and click on the dates -- there will be links to each block there.  This is very interesting as they also have suffrage-related information with each block.


Maureen Carlson

Quilt Happenings
.
The Lancaster Quilt Show at The DoubleTree
March 25-28, 2020
Willow Valley Resort
2400 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA  17602
For more information, click here.

AQS Quilt Week Show - Lancaster-Downtown
March 25-28, 2020
Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
County Line Quilters presents “A Quilter’s Home”
March 28-29, 2020
St. Cyril of Jerusalem Social Hall
1410 Almshouse Road
Jamison, PA  18929
For more information, click here.
York Quilters’ Guild Presents “Celebration of Quilts”
May 29 – 30, 2020
Grumbacher Sports & Fitness Center (York College)
899 S. Richland Ave.
York, PA  17403
For more information, click here.
Diamond State Quilt Show
Ladybug Quilt Guild
July 30 – August 1, 2020

Monday, November 25, 2019

December 2019 Newsletter

President's Letter
Hello Guild Members!

We only have two more meetings for this year, and two major holidays to keep everyone in a stir! Just remember to stop and take the time to tell your loved ones how thankful you are for them.

I had a few interesting suggestions and ideas for the request I asked of you last month. Let’s see how we can work with them to give you a great guild to enjoy! More info to come...

If anyone was wondering, I did get that quilt done in time for Thanksgiving. It will be a nice throw to help decorate in the living room when my guests come to visit. 😁

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and I’ll see you at our next meeting!

Helen Hofbauer


Programs - Denise Blake and Jen Burke
Greetings fellow quilters,
Are we all ready for the holidays???? How about a break from all those chores and have some fun?
Our December (9th) meeting will be just that. Fun and games! Yay!
We will also be doing our annual block swap. Make a winter/holiday themed block 12 1/2'' x 12 1/2". Wrap it up and we will draw names and pick a new block. Don't put your name on it the package, it's supposed to anonymous. But, please do, sign your block. You may also make more than one. How ever many you make, you will get that many back. It's a lot of fun.

Here's a brief look ahead:

January 13, 2020
Happy New Year!
We will be doing a "Round Robin" of sorts. Rescheduled from last year.
Carolyn Davis will be demoing binding and facing your quilt to make it "show worthy".
Helen Hofbauer will be demoing how to make continuous bias binding.
Kelly Meanix will be demoing how to paper piece. (Hint: we may see some of this in our near future).

February 10, 2020
We will be working on charity quilts. 
Details at a later time.

March 9, 2020
Our annual challenge. Looking forward to seeing all of down on the farm animals you make. What a fun challenge, Lynn Telson!
We may be having a silent auction or other type of sale that evening, as well. Details to follow.

I'm still "truing up" the rest of our guild year, so that's all I have for now.
If you don't make to the December meeting, hope you have wonderful holidays and we will see you next year.

Denise Blake


Hospitality - Angel
The snack list for the December Holiday guild meeting is: E. Lance, J. Loncaric, E. Mayer*,E. McMillen, R. McMillen, K. Meanix, E. Mincarelli, R. Newlander*, M. Paluba, S. Reindel, P. Sherman, P. Smith, RM Smith, D. Smyrl, S. Stiverson*, L. Telson. In honor of the holiday, please bake your favorite seasonal treat that your family loves and bring a drink for the group instead of a treat if a star follows your name. Switch your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend. 

Ways & Means - Robin McMillen
Hi Quilters

Please continue to collect items quilting and other items as well as you clean up the cutter.  Old Jewelry, Chotchkes, knick-knacks, kitchen serving pieces etc for the Ways and Means Committee.  If at all possible please hang onto them in your space.  Mine is filling up.  If you cannot hang onto them, then call me (610)836-1363 and we can make arrangements.  The Sale will be on a Saturday next fall, more details to follow.  

Recipe recommendation.  

My family loves this Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie from Martha Stewart.  I made one little tweak.  There is a chocolate layer that you add to the top of the crust before pouring in the filling.  Martha's chocolate layer was to hard to cut through so I made a tweak.  Melt 3 oz of choc in the microwave 30 seconds at a time then add 1 1/2 TBSP of heavy cream.  Mix it up and then pour it over the crust this works so much better.  

Also - I just use Ghiradelli chocolate chips not all the fancy chocolate in the recipe, makes it easier and cheaper.  
Triple-Chocolate Pumpkin Pie



Make Something For Yourself!


This caught my eye especially because it is my favorite color, aqua! You might want to give it a try during a quiet time when you feel like sewing something quick! You can find all the directions right here....Sewing Machine Ornament by Betz White


Community Outreach - Elaine Mayer
HI Penn Oaks Quilters!

I am your new Community Outreach Chair. I have been talking with other members, and members of the board, to gain some insight on the goals and expectations of this committee. We aim to hold three different charitable programs to donate items of need. I am happy to accept suggestions that will be presented quickly at the December meeting (or via email) for a vote from the group. Please be patient as I get my feet wet; feel free to email me at elainemaye@gmail.com. I look forward to seeing you all at the December meeting.
Elaine Mayer


2020 Getaway Reminder

The final payments for the Getaway are due at the December meeting. Approximately one week prior to the meeting Ellen will email each attendee with the amount of their final payments. The sewing room fee will be approximately $18.00 per person. If you're unable to attend the meeting please mail your checks to Ellen no later than December 9th. Thanks all and Happy Thanksgiving!

Ellen McMillen (ejmcmillen@verizon.net) and Cindy Vognetz (cvognetz@hotmail.com2020 Getaway Co-Chairs


Membership-Bob & Kathy DeCarli and Marianne Caporale
    The November meeting was great. We had 29 member and 2 guests. Sadly we said good bye to Rob Lodi but she promised to visit when she is in the area.
     Our speaker for the evening was Brita Nelson her work was helpful to those among us who collect scraps but have no idea what to do with them.
     The quiltalong produced a wonderful collection of quilts the photos have been posted by Kelly.
She did a tremendous amount of work putting this together. The “proof as they say is in the results “
   Everyone who participated were delighted with the quilts and with Kelly’s help we learned a lot and stretched our skills. Thanks and a round of applause.

Lynn Telson won the drawing.

December Birthdays 
Lynn Telson
Marianne Caporale
Kelly Meanix

  Bob and Kathy DeCarli



Printable Label Quilt Care Instructions

There's a reason why I always find good ideas at the blog, Diary of a Quilter! She has fun and simple yet adorable ideas. Now here's a fun idea for all those quilts you will make this year! Maybe even include it in your holiday quilts!

Sew Along Finish!----Kelly Meanix
Wow, Wow, Wow! Ladies you all did such a wonderful job on your quilts! I am  beyond happy so many of you participated and finished! Congratulations to Kathy DeCarli on winning the $25.00 gift card to The Old Country Store. I wonder what she will buy with it????

I am so proud of all of you for jumping in and doing something that took a lot of courage and time having no idea what it was going to look like! They all are different and unique, just like all of you. Now I look forward to Show and Tell for the quilted finishes.

I wanted to let you know that the sew along pattern is by a lovely woman named, Diane Knott and her blog is called Butterfly Threads Quilting. She has another sew along that started in September, so be sure to check her blog!

December 23rd I will be sending out the January newsletter and our first 3 blocks for our new sew along. I'm thinking we will call this one our Sew Along Sampler. After December (which are the January blocks), you will receive the blocks every month on the 1st. I am giving you some extra time to get started by releasing the first ones in December. So the second installment will come out on February 1, 2020.
We will be making (3) 6" blocks per month. For a total of 30 blocks. If you would like to make your quilt bigger, just make more blocks. 

This time we are going to add some paper piecing or foundation piecing to make the blocks. Not all, just a few to introduce some of you to this technique. So make sure you are at the January meeting to see my demo on this very accurate way to sew! I promise you it is not hard.

I will have lots of instructions and tips to help you along. Once again you will pick out your theme (think Christmas, Halloween, Reproductions etc.) and or colors. So start checking your stash and fill in if you "need" to so you have a quilt you love. I am also leaving the quilt settings up to you as well. Think about sashing, maybe a square in a square, sewing them right next to each other, or maybe a very out of the box setting. Keep your eyes open for just the right thing.

Congratulations once again on creating such lovely quilts! You all are so very creative 😊













Newsletter Articles

As always members are invited to send items to be included in the newsletter. Please send them to Kelly Meanix at kellymx@aol.com Items are due no later than the 24th of the month. The newsletter is published on the 25th. Please send them in an email and not as an attachment.

Guild Challenge _- Lynn Telson

Theme: Your Favorite Farm Animal.

Item to make: No guidelines. You can make a quilt, wall hanging, pillow, stuffed animal, anything…..

Judging categories: Funniest, Best Use of Color, Most Original, Best Workmanship

Items are to be brought to the March meeting for judging.


Any questions? Call me. Lynn 717-799-0638

Corresponding Secretary 
I am the corresponding secretary for the coming guild year.  I am asking each guild member to help me fulfill the mission of the Corresponding Secretary position.  Part of the position responsibilities is what is called "sunshine".  Sunshine is where cards are sent to members of the guild that have been ill, hospitalized, have lost a loved one, or are struggling in some other way.  Since I don't talk with each and every guild member consistently, I will need you all to e-mail me if you know of someone who could use some Sunshine in their lives from Penn Oaks!

Thanking you in advance for your assistance this year with this endeavor.  

Maureen Carlson
484-880-1984 (Cell) or 610-696-7736 (home)

More on Women's Fight for the Right to Vote: 
Many of this month's posts in the Pennsylvania Piecemaker blog highlight prominent women in the suffrage movement.  There is also a post entitled "The Night of Terror" posted 11/13/2019 which highlights suggrage protestors being jailed for picketing in front of the White House.  The Atlantic magazine has this recent article (https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/06/most-dangerous-women-american-politics/590959/) talking about the same topic.  In our season of celebrations, abundance and gifting as well as a nation that is politically divided, one has to ask oneself if today you would do similar things in a fight for a principle or belief.

Maureen Carlson




Quilt Happenings


Quiltoni Workshop
November 23, 2019
Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum and Quilting
For more information:  Quiltoni Event
Stitch Central Pop-Up Fabric and Yarn Shop
December 14, 2019
2524 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA
For more information, click here.
The Lancaster Quilt Show at The DoubleTree
March 25-28, 2020
Willow Valley Resort
2400 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA  17602
For more information, click here.
County Line Quilters presents “A Quilter’s Home”
March 28-29, 2020
St. Cyril of Jerusalem Social Hall
1410 Almshouse Road
Jamison, PA  18929
For more information, click here.
York Quilters’ Guild Presents “Celebration of Quilts”
May 29 – 30, 2020
Grumbacher Sports & Fitness Center (York College)
899 S. Richland Ave.
York, PA  17403
For more information, click here.
Diamond State Quilt Show
Ladybug Quilt Guild
July 30 – August 1, 2020