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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

April 2017 Newsletter

President's Letter
Spring is finally here, April is here, and that means our quilt show is only a month away. Yikes!  There is plenty to do. PLEASE read the rest of this newsletter carefully. There are many ways that you can help make this a very successful show. 

In addition to looking forward to our show, we have a wonderful speaker, Jody Beck, to look forward to at this month's meeting.  I hope everyone can make it to hear her presentation.

Also, remember that the board is calling for nominations for Volunteer of the Year.  The form was sent out in a separate email and can be given to any board member at the meeting or mailed to me.  The Volunteer of the Year will be honored at the June meeting. 
See you at the meeting,
Stephanie Braskey

Membership
Unfortunately we needed to cancel the March meeting due to weather but hope to see everyone out in April!

April Birthdays

4 Catherine Morano
13 Myrna Paluba and Dana O’Connor
14 Jean Fox
24 Suzanne Doonan
30 Marian Stevenson


Programs
We are excited to have Jody Beck of Jody's Jems coming to speak at our meeting in April. 

Jody is planning her samples for her Jody's Jems Journey trunk show next month at our guild meeting and wants to make sure she brings the samples you definitely want to see.  With almost 30 patterns now she can't bring them all or we'd be at the meeting all night.  Please go to her website pattern page www.jodysjemsquilting.com,  when you have time and email her at jodysjems10@gmail.com with any request of the patterns you would love to see and she'll do her best to bring a sample or two of the patterns requested.  Please make a note Penn Oaks somewhere in the email.  She's looking forward to coming next month to meet you.  Thank you. 

Cake Bake off Details:

We have 6 cakes to taste (including mine) at our April meeting so bring your appetite.  I would like to say thank you in advance to the following bakers for contributing a cake and recipes. We will not have members provide snacks this month and April will bring drinks.

  • Carolyn Davis
  • FayAnn Grider
  • Kelly Meanix
  • GiGi Procario
  • Lynn Telson



I attached the Dresden Plate Menu.  We needed to change some prices to accommodate tax.  
Look for a sign-up list of items you can donate coming soon.
  
 Dresden Plate Menu
(Leave Room for Cake at the Dresden Plate)




Platters                                                                         $6.25
(Platters include an Entree and either chips or a side salad
 with fresh tomatoes in vinaigrette)
-  Chicken Salad Platter (GF)
-  Chicken Salad Croissant Platter
-  Frittata Platter (GF)      
Kling House Chicken Corn Soup                          $4.00
Kathy’s Turkey Chili (GF)                                        $4.00
Dunkin Donuts Coffee                                            $1.50
Iced Tea (1 free refill on iced tea), Soda or Water           $1.50
Homemade Brownies and Cookies                    $1.50
Dresden Plate Cake                                                 $4.00


(Prices includes Tax)

Quilt Show Carolyn Davis
We are getting to crunch time! We didn’t get to have sign-up time in February. I have prepared a list of all the wonderful opportunities for volunteering at the show.  You may email me to claim your opportunity. Or, in the alternative, you may email me when you are available and I will give you your spot.

Quilt Show Opportunities

In-take and Return of Quilts
3 people to assist with intake on Thursday. This will not be a long job but the more hands to place quilts in assigned pile, the better.
3-4 people to assist with returning on Saturday.

Acorn Shop
3 people to assist with set-up on Thursday
4 people to assist on Friday (one for each shift)
5 people to assist on Saturday
4 people to assist with take-down Saturday

Clean Up
14 slots are available for general clean-up Friday and Saturday

White Glove
25 slots opportunities for Friday and Saturday

Raffle Baskets
6 helpers at Raffle Basket table (3 both days)
2 helpers to assist with drawing winners and handing baskets out
2 helpers to assist with takedown in Raffle Basket area on Saturday

Small Quilt Raffle
2 people to set-up on Thursday
2 people each shift on Friday
6 people for shifts on Saturday

Registration
3 slots on Friday
5 slots on Saturday

Dresden Plate
10 slots on Friday
8 slots on Saturday

Judging
5 scribes needed
9 helpers to hold up quilts

THIS IS GOING TO SO MUCH FUN!


Mini Raffle Quilts for the Quilt Show
Please remember the April meeting is the last time to give me your mini raffle quilts, at this point I have 18. If you are not going to be at the meeting, please give it to a friend. I will be away and will not be able to get the quilts after the meeting date. It takes time to photograph all the quilts and get them ready for the show. Quilts are to be 16" wide by 24" long, any theme or idea is welcome. All quilts must be finished and ready to hang. Please do your best work and remember no cheater cloth. People really enjoy this part of our show and it is a substantial money maker, so let's get sewing so they have a lot to choose from on our clothes line! Remember the money from the mini quilts help to pay for our speakers/activities for the next 2 years. If you have any questions at all please contact me, Kelly Meanix 610-873-7211 or kellymx@aol.com



Acorn Shop Needs:

Please help us stock up our inventory for the quilt show! We are still in desperate need for items to sell…donations and consignments. We hardly have anything currently.
               
Think about going through your sewing rooms and take inventory to see if you have “extra” items…I found I had 2 of the same template!! (I must have really liked it…both times!!) Or even items that you acquired, but never used (like those templates of mine.) Why let them sit there and collect dust (AKA: fabric fuzz and cut threads!) Let someone else enjoy trying them out.

TIME FOR SOME SPRING CLEANING!! You’ll be happier to see the top of your cutting table once again!

    Purchased a gadget that you’ve forgotten what it does, then gave up on it?
·         How about older books or magazines?
·         About time you decluttered those drawers or shelves??
·         Have a few extra patterns or notions?


·    Why hang on to it? Everything you can provide will be most appreciated. Please bring your items to the April guild meeting. We will be there to collect either donations or the consigned items. Please take another look at your things to see if there is something you can donate. Also we have not heard from many consignors. This meeting is your last shot! Call Pat Smith 610-256-2326 if you have any questions. Thank you! Pat Smith and Helen Hofbauer 
              
     Quilt Show Judging
I    I hope that many of you will be interested in being part of the judging process. It is always educational, sometimes inspirational, and can be fun! We have two excellent judges. One judge, Stacy Kohler, was our speaker last March. We will need about 12 members working shifts throughout the set-up day. Judging will begin by 10:30 and should conclude by 4:30. We will work in two-hour shifts, four members per shift. In addition, one or two members will be needed to set up our judging area (the kitchen) beginning at 9 am. Questions? Please ask me. Thank you!
Ellen McMillen


    2016 Challenge Quilts - The Silver Screen 
    Bob, our Master Quilt Hanger, tells me that all the challenge quilts will need a narrow, (about 1.5") simple sleeve for hanging. If you've not yet sent me your entry form for the 2016 Challenge - The Silver Screen, please do so asap. The projects for this challenge were wonderful and would make a great display. You only need to complete your personal information, the quilt size and the name of the movie the quilt represents. Do include a photo. As there is no entry fee you can scan the entry form and email it to me. Thank you!
Ellen
 




Fat Quarter Exchange


For the fat Quarter exchange I am making a change to make it simple and easy so everyone can participate. Everyone will bring just 1 FQ to raffle any color or design they want. NO rules… So let's see if more people will participate.
Rikki




These are the Do Not Touch signs that we made for our last show. If anyone wants to make one, or more, they will be used well.
Average size is 11x8
Thanks!
Marti



Charity Corner
Baby Bits  As always, feel free to make baby quilts, 30 x 30, for the NICU at Chester County Hospital. You can also knot or crochet baby hats, including preemie sizes.  CCH also has Ob/Gyn Clinic Services for those in need. The clinic will happily accept blankets and hats that are quilted, knitted or crocheted. Color is not important. Use scraps of yarn and fabric!!
Pillowcases Children’s can be given to Allie Barchi or me. Adult pillowcases can be given to Diana Smirl who works at Wellington Terrace.
Frustrated Fidgeters.  The Pocopson Nursing Home has asked us to make sewn or knitted  items for dementia,  Alzheimer’s, etc. patients, who may become agitated and need to keep their hands occupied.  These are designed to offer an outlet for anxious fidgeting.
A twiddlemuff is a double thickness hand muff with bits and bobs attached inside and out. Fleece would work well.  An activity blanket or pillow serves the same purpose.  Activity blankets are comforting of they have some weight to them (3-5 lbs.) – this gives a sense of security. A blanket can be weighed down with thicker fill, rice, dried beans, etc. All items must be firmly attached or,  if detachable, must be too large to be swallowed.



I know these photos are small. You can enlarge the newsletter. Also, look here:
For more ideas google twiddlemuff images  and look on pinterest.
Anything you make can be given to me at meetings or dropped off at Downingtown Animal Hospital.

Member Profile - Robin McMillen
How many years ago did you start quilting
I started quilting about 17 years ago right after Miranda was born and I became a stay at home mom. 
What is your favorite part of the quilting process?
I love choosing the colors and the freedom of mixing patterns
What is your favorite color?
Orange
How many quilts do you think you have made?
30 Quilts
What is your next project?
I would like to make a new table runner for my kitchen table with a simple pattern with shadows. 
Tell us something the members may want to know about yourself.
That is a hard question - I feel like everyone knows everything about me.  I am allergic to all fuzzy animals so I have a fish tank in my kitchen.  One day - I would love to have a large saltwater tank in my foyer.  



Quilt Happenings

Homemakers Country Quilters Quilt Show


March 24-25, 2017
1015 Bridge Road
Collegeville, PA 19426-1179
Click here for more details
AQS Quilt Week
March 29 – April 1, 2017
Lancaster, PA
Click here for more details
Lancaster Quilt Show @ The Continental Inn
March 29- April 1, 2017
2285 Lincoln Hwy
Lancaster, PA
Click here for more details
Three Rivers Quilters 2017 Quilt Show
April 27-29, 2017
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA  15301
Click here for more detailsinfo about new venue
For the Love of Quilting IX
May 5-6, 2017
Sponsored by Penn Oaks Quilt Guild
Griffith Hall – Ludwig’s Corner Fire House
1325 Pottstown Pike (Rte 100)
Glenmoore, PA
You do not need to be a member to add a quilt in the show.
Click here for more details
Calico Cutters  Quilt Guild Auction
May 10th, 2017
9:30 am
West Goshen Fire Hall
1320 Park Avenue
West Chester, PA 19380
Click here for more details
A Garden of Quilts – Oxford, MD
June 2-4, 2017
4 Locations – Oxford Community Center, John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, St Paul’s Church, and Oxford Fire Hall
Click here for more details
Quilt Show – Chantilly, VA
June 2-4, 2017
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA
Click here for more details
Main Line Quilters 5th Annual Trash to Treasure Sale
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Tredyffrin Public Library
Click here for more info
Mid-Appalachian Quilters Retreat
July 14-16, 2017
Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD
Registration opens March 4th.
Click here for more details.
13th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition
July 14-15th, 2017
1st United Methodist Church
602 S. Market Street
Muncy, PA
Click here for more details
Ocean Waves Quilt Show
July 21-22, 2017
Cape Henlopen High School
Lewes, DE
Click here for more details
Diamond State Quilt Show
August 10-12, 2017
Sponsored by Ladybug Quilters
Singerly Fire Hall – 300 Newark Avenue
Elkton, MD
Click here for more details 
Undercover Quilters 2017 Quilt Show
October 20-22, 2017
Brookhaven Municipal Building
Brookhaven, PA 19015

Saturday, February 25, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

President's Letter
March is here and our quilt show is only two months away.  Everyone is busy filling out entry forms (they are due by our meeting day, March 13), finishing their quilts, finishing raffle quilts, and cleaning out their sewing rooms to donate items to the Acorn Shop or door prizes.  Right?  I hope so.  There is a lot to do yet.  Please sign up to volunteer at the show sometime if you can.  Sign up sheets will be at the meeting.  If you can't attend a meeting but would like to help in some way, contact Carolyn Davis. 

The Getaway was a fun and productive time in Bird-in-Hand.  There was shopping, eating, and, yes, sewing.  For those who were unable to sign up this year, the chairpersons are working on options so everyone can possibly be included next year.  Stay tuned for more info.

Hope to see everyone at the March meeting,
Stephanie Braskey



Programs
March Bake Off

Attention Bakers:

We will host a cake bake-off in March so we can select a feature cake for the Dresden Plate at the Quilt show.  In addition to the Lover's Knot Chocolate Cake and the Ultimate Carrot Cake I would like to offer an additional flavor.  We may just make 2 cakes of that variety - I have not decided yet.  So if you have a good and easy cake recipe here is your chance to win a small prize and more importantly - bragging rights.  Here are the rules
  1. Cake must have a relatively simple recipe with no exotic ingredients. 
  2. Cake must be made in a 9 by 13 inch pan.  
  3. Cake must be different from the Chocolate Cake and the Carrot Cake
  4. You must be willing to share the recipe.  
  5. Contact Robin McMillen at robin_mcmillen@yahoo.com to notify me that you are willing to participate and the title of your cake so I have a count of how many cakes (you may re-name your cake after a quilting, I am baking a "Better than Sex Cake"  But I am going to call it "Better than Free Fabric" or something similar.)  You will also need to help serve your cake for sampling at the meeting.  I will set up a special table and provide forks and plates.  
  6. Everyone can sample the cakes at the meeting and receive a ticket to vote for your favorite.  We will count the votes and declare the winner at the meeting.  


March - Round Robin Demonstrations 
Some of our in house experts will provide demonstrations and techniques that will either inspire you to do something new or help you improve the work on some of your current projects. The experts will not only demonstrate their technique but you will receive a handout to take with you that has recommendations regarding materials required and where to get more information on the techniques.   As of now, there will be 3 different 15 to 20 minute sessions so you can choose 3 of the 5 topics.  
        Here is a list of our experts:
   
        Carolyn Davis - Binding
        Kathy DeCarli - Machine Applique
        Jean Fox - Embroidery
        Suzanne Stiverson - Beading
        
April - Speaker Jody Beck of Jody's Jems
        Jody will present her beautiful and innovative Stack and Slash Technique.  You can see her work at:

          Jodys Jems Quilting



Robin McMillen
(610)836-1363
(610)873-2950

Membership
We had 35 members and 2 guests at our February meeting! Hope to see everyone in March. 

March Birthdays

6 Fay Ann Grider
10 Pat Sherman
15 Jan Zwizanski
26 Marti Campbell


Hospitality
The snack list for the March guild meeting is: E. Mincarelli, C. Morano, B. Moses, R. Newlander*, L. O'Brien*, D. O'Connor, M. Paczok, M. Paluba, L. Paylor. A star after your name indicates to bring a drink for the group in lieu of a snack. Remember to switch your responsibility with a friend if you cannot attend so we don't run short.


Silent Auction News
It was decided not to have a Silent Auction this year due
to the Acorn Shop at the Quilt Show.  Please donate all usable
items to the Acorn Shop.  The Silent Auction will return in 2018.
Thanks

Diana Smyrl


Quilt Show

Wow! I am so pleased with the number of people who have signed up to help with the quilt show. Lots of time slots filled and plenty of time to fill the rest. I will have the lists again at the meeting in March.  Don’t think of it so much as work as hosting a fantastic party.  We have such a great time; you will want to spend as much time as possible there.

Please keep working on your mini quilts for the raffle and your quilts for the show.  If there is anyone you know who sews or quilts, please let them know about our plan to put business cards in the program.  It could be a handy resource for our visitors and would keep our name in front of them. $10 for a business card.

There will be some technical details to discuss as we get closer. If you have questions, please email me. This is going to be great. Start posting on your Facebook page. Start gentle reminders for your non-quilting friends.
Carolyn Davis

Acorn Shop Please bring tons of your donations for the Acorn Shop to the meeting... Great time to spring clean your sewing room.  Let's make this a great Acorn this year!!!!       Pat  Smith. 610-256-2326❤️ 
The consignment sheets will be sent in a separate email along with the rules. Sheets will also be available at the meeting.
Mini Quilts
Please get your mini quilts to me by the March and April meetings. I will be away right before the show and will not accept any quilts after the April meeting. I have 17 quilts so I know there are a lot of beautiful WIPs out there! At the last show we had 100% participation, let's try and do it again!
Size is 16" wide by 24" long please no other sizes, any subject matter or technique is welcome the only requirements other than the size, is it must be finished and no cheater cloth. If you have any questions at all please email me kellymx@aol.com or call 610-873-7211. Kelly Meanix

Raffle Baskets for Quilt Show
Hello Members:   Don't forget as you clean or rearrange your sewing room  to save anything that you think will be a good item for the raffle baskets.  As of now, I don't have enough things but for one maybe two baskets.  We would like to have at least ten baskets for  the raffle.  I will be at the March and April meetings to collect anything you bring.   Thanks  Jean Fox


Quilt Show Entry Forms

Just a not so gentle reminder that the forms are due MARCH 13th!  As of February 23rd I have only 6 entries. Thank you all.
Ellen McMillen

Quilt Show Judging

I hope that many of you will be interested in being part of the judging process. It is always educational, sometimes inspirational, and can be fun! We have two excellent judges. One judge, Stacy Kohler, was our speaker last March. We will need about 12 members working shifts throughout the set-up day. Judging will begin by 10:30 and should conclude by 4:30. We will work in two-hour shifts, four members per shift. In addition, one or two members will be needed to set up our judging area (the kitchen) beginning at 9 am. Questions? Please ask me. Thank you!
Ellen McMillen


2017 Challenge


Most Fun Hobby, Suzanne Stiverson

Most Likely to Be Used, Sara Borr


Most Original, Carolyn Davis






















Quilt Happenings





Penny Sisto : The Spirit of Women
Quilt Exhibition
February 9- March 4th
Media Arts Center & Gallery
609-B w. State Street
Media, PA 19063
*next to Sterling Pig Brewery
Click here for more details

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey
March 2-5, 2017
Garden State Exhibit Center
50 Atrium Drive
Somerset, New Jersey
Click here for more details
Quilts Around the Bay
March 3- 12, 2017
Shop Hop
9 Shops participating
Click here for more details
Undercover Quilters Inspirational Fair
March 11, 2017
Click here for more details
Quilt Expo 2017
March 18-19, 2017
Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild
Park School Athletic Center
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD  21208
baltimorequilters.com
Homemakers Country Quilters Quilt Show
March 24-25, 2017
1015 Bridge Road
Collegeville, PA 19426-1179
Click here for more details
AQS Quilt Week
March 29 – April 1, 2017
Lancaster, PA
Click here for more details
Lancaster Quilt Show @ The Continental Inn
March 29- April 1, 2017
2285 Lincoln Hwy
Lancaster, PA
Click here for more details
Three Rivers Quilters 2017 Quilt Show
April 27-29, 2017
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA  15301
Click here for more detailsinfo about new venue
For the Love of Quilting IX
May 5-6, 2017
Sponsored by Penn Oaks Quilt Guild
Griffith Hall – Ludwig’s Corner Fire House
1325 Pottstown Pike (Rte 100)
Glenmoore, PA
You do not need to be a member to add a quilt in the show.
Click here for more details
Calico Cutters  Quilt Guild Auction
May 10th, 2017
9:30 am
West Goshen Fire Hall
1320 Park Avenue
West Chester, PA 19380
Click here for more details
Quilt Show – Chantilly, VA
June 2-4, 2017
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA
Click here for more details
Ocean Waves Quilt Show
July 21-22, 2017
Cape Henlopen High School
Lewes, DE
Click here for more details
Diamond State Quilt Show
August 10-12, 2017
Sponsored by Ladybug Quilters
Singerly Fire Hall – 300 Newark Avenue
Elkton, MD
Click here for more details 







Sunday, January 29, 2017

February 2017 Newsletter

President's Letter
Well, we've made it through January without any major snowstorms. I hope I don't jinx it but you know winter isn't over yet.  Even though we haven't been snowed in, I hope you have had time to do some sewing.  Our quilt show is just three months away and it will be here before we know it. There is a lot to do. Get your entries in, don't be shy.  If you've never done it, getting a quilt judged is a great experience.  You can learn a lot from the judges' comments. 

We also need mini raffle quilts. In the past, this has always been a very popular part of our show.  For more information about this project, see further in the newsletter or ask Kelly Meanix at a meeting.  

There will be lots of opportunities to help with the quilt show. We strive for 100% participation and are proud when we can say that we've achieved it.  Let's hope we can do it again this year.

At the January meeting, three people volunteered to be on the nominating committee. They will be looking for people to fill some open spots on the board for next year.  Please consider helping out, there's probably a position that you would fit in perfectly.



Stephanie Braskey

Happy 30th Birthday!

Happy 30th Birthday Penn Oaks Quilt Guild! Original members, from left to right....Jean Fox, Pat Sherman, Myrna Paluba, Fay Ann Grider and Sara Borr. We celebrated with a cake and some quilts from the 1980's!


Programs
February - Challenge 
Get those projects ready there are prizes to be won.  See Challenge Details for more information. Please write a blurb about what your challenge is.

> Portray any thing you love to do other than sewing or quilting. Any format; pillow, purse, pillow cases, baby blanket, place mats etc.
 
> Ideas such as bird watching, cooking, sports events, wine tasting, traveling, volunteering, reading,drawing, shopping, etc

Any size, up to a baby quilt size. We have to watch out for space at the PO Quilt show, so an apron because you love to cook can go on a mannequin.
A tote for gardening, shopping, the farmers market will fit nicely.
If you love to volunteer at the senior center, something(s) that you make for them.
Pillowcases because you love to watch your grandchildren. 
Placemats with lobsters, wine, cheese because that's what you love to eat.
A sun hat
A blanket for your pet the possibilities are endless.
 
> Categories for awards could be:
> Most original portrayal
> Most fun hobby
> Challenge that no one could guess whose it is


March - Round Robin Demonstrations 
Some of our in house experts will provide demonstrations and techniques that will either inspire you to do something new or help you improve the work on some of your current projects. The experts will not only demonstrate their technique but you will receive a handout to take with you that has recommendations regarding materials required and where to get more information on the techniques.   As of now, there will be 3 different 15 to 20 minute sessions so you can choose 3 of the 5 topics.  
        Here is a list of our experts:
   
        Carolyn Davis - Binding
        Kathy DeCarli - Machine Applique
        Jean Fox - Embroidery
        Betsy Moses - Paper Piecing
        Suzanne Stiverson - Beading
        
April - Speaker Jody Beck of Jody's Jems
        Jody will present her beautiful and innovative Stack and Slash Technique.  You can see her work at:

          Jodys Jems Quilting


Membership
We had 25 members and two guests- one of which joined the guild also! Welcome new member GiGi Procano!

February Birthdays
15 Robin McMillen
21 Ellen Lance
26 Angel Henderson


Hospitality
Since the snack list for January was cancelled to celebrate with the guild birthday cake (which was awesome!), the list will be repeated: M. Kline, E. Lance, M. Lewis, R. Lodi, S. Longenecker, C. Lynch, E. Mayer, M. McGlynchey, R. McMillen*, K. Meanix*. A star after your name means you bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack. Remember to switch your obligation with a friend if you can't attend the meeting so we don't run short.

Fat Quarters 
The month of February we will be doing  spring colors like:  pinks,purple, blue, light green and flowers. You still can bring Dec which was winter, blue and white because our meeting was canceled. Jan was Valentine and red and pink you can also bring  those as it is still open. 
Thanks,
RIkki

Quilt Show Chair Update
Oh boy! It really is time to get really ready for the show!

I will have a meeting, at the getaway with members who will be there. I will have another meeting for those who are not there and others, so we can all be up to date.

Please contact Suzanne Doonan with all of your advertising ideas where we could encourage visitors. Raising our attendance is a high priority.

As you know, we now have to cover the insurance cost for the show and it costs us more than twice what we have paid with the NQA policy.

Ellen and I will be taking care of the sales tax issues.

Suzanne Stiverson has been obtaining donations for our door prizes and even two ads.

Please be reminded of our planned changes to the show program. We will not be listing the names of the quilts or quilters. We will have information about the guild, the judges, and the vendors and door prize donations. Beyond that, I would like business cards or card-type ads for services, such as making tee shirt quilts, hand quilting or long arm quilting, or any other sewing or crafting. We don't want the program to be too big as that runs up the costs, but if provide some good information, perhaps our visitors will hold on to the program and be more interested in the quilt. Don't you find that it seems that someone always wants to get someone to make a tee shirt quilt? Or do some other project?

I am hoping we will provide Kelly with plenty of wonderful mini quilts and the little ticket bags get stuffed! Please remember the size of the quilts are to be 16" wide by 24" high. Use your imagination, all themes are welcome and create something using your best work!

Jean Fox is still looking for items for her gift baskets. If you have a ruler you bought but decided not to use, she could use that. Maybe you bought a charm pack or layer cake you don't think you will use, Jean could use that as well.

I'm sure you will think of several things I have forgotten to mention. But I'm on vacation right now. I will have sign-up sheets for the meeting.


Carolyn Davis



Quilt Show Donations

Quilt Show donations are trickling in with more to come.  I’ve received over $765 worth of items including batting from our premier sources, beads, thread, books, Dinner for two at Millers, and a quilt frame.  Companies represented so far are Hobbs, Fairfield and Warm for batting; YLI, Coats & Clark and Sulky threads; AQS; Amishview Inn; Artbeads.com; Frank A. Edmunds; Nancy’s Notions. The Country Store and Wooly Lady.  There is a team visiting other Lancaster shops.  Leslie O’Brien will be providing the list of door prizes from the vendors at a later date.

We encourage you to ask your favorite local vendors to donate gift certificates or items that would appeal to women and/or quilters.  In the past my salon generously gave color and cuts.  .  If you get a donation from your hairdresser or another local vendor, please give me all their critical data so we can put it in our show program and on our website.  I need their name, item given, address, phone, e-mail and website.  We send thank you letters to all who participate.

All these door prizes should help inspire your friends to attend the best local quilt show in the area.

Smiles,

Suzanne Stiverson


QUILT SHOW RAFFLE BASKETS

Now is the time to start bringing donations for the quilt show raffle baskets.  If you have an idea for a "topic" basket such as a wine basket,  a child's basket  tell me about it.  You can wait until March or April to bring that.  I plan to have only ten baskets this year or if there is an abundance twelve at the most.   Books in good condition can be used for door prizes.  If you have not had time to go through your :stash:  tell me that you what you expect to bring.  This is a good "good money maker"  and we need that.   Thanks very much.  Jean Fox

Quilt Show Judging
I hope that many of you will be interested in being part of the judging process. It is always educational, sometimes inspirational, and can be fun! We have two excellent judges. One judge, Stacy Kohler, was our speaker last March. We will need about 16 members working shifts throughout the set-up day. Judging will begin by 10:30 and should conclude by 4:30. We will work in two-hour shifts, four members per shift. We will also need three scribes, two primary and one alternate to give each scribe a break. The judges are very good at clearly dictating their comments. Kelly, Maureen and Carolyn have all been scribes and can tell you about their experiences. In addition, one or two members will be needed to set up our judging area (the kitchen) beginning at 9 am. Questions? Please ask me. Thank you! Ellen McMillen


Mini Quilt Raffle
I have already received a few mini quilts and they are wonderful! Please remember this is one of our major fundraisers at our quilt show for the guild. We do small quilts instead of one large raffle quilt. We love any theme you choose to do, the more the better because not everyone likes the same thing. Our only stipulation is no cheater cloth quilts, otherwise the sky's the limit! I have had many people ask if they need to put their name etc on the back. It is totally up to you. I will be collecting quilts up to and including the April meeting, so get stitching! Please note I will be away the last 2 weeks of April so all quilts must be given to me at the April meeting, no exceptions! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me kellymx@aol.com. Kelly Meanix

2017 Getaway
For those members who are not attending the Getaway please know that you are welcome to stop in, say hello, and take a look around. We will be at the Amish View Inn and Suites on Rt. 340 in Bird-in-Hand from February 15th to 19th.


Scraps for Pet Beds
 You can take fabric scraps to any Goodwill as selvedge, at least until Pat Sherman wants scraps for beds again. Debbie Becker

Quilt Happenings

February 23-26, 2017 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival – Mancuso
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton Roads, Virginia
https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/mid-atlantic-quilt-festival/
Undercover Quilters Inspirational Fair
March 11, 2017
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Quilt Expo 2017
March 18-19, 2017
Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild
Park School Athletic Center
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD  21208
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Homemakers Country Quilters Quilt Show
March 24-25, 2017
1015 Bridge Road
Collegeville, PA 19426-1179
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Three Rivers Quilters 2017 Quilt Show
April 27-29, 2017
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA  15301
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For the Love of Quilting IX
May 5-6, 2017
Sponsored by Penn Oaks Quilt Guild
Griffith Hall – Ludwig’s Corner Fire House
1325 Pottstown Pike (Rte 100)
Glenmoore, PA
You do not need to be a member to add a quilt in the show.
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Calico Cutters  Quilt Guild Auction
May 10th, 2017
9:30 am
West Goshen Fire Hall
1320 Park Avenue
West Chester, PA 19380
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Quilt Show – Chantilly, VA
June 2-4
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA
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Ocean Waves Quilt Show
July 21-22, 2017
Cape Henlopen High School
Lewes, DE
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Diamond State Quilt Show
August 10-12, 2017
Sponsored by Ladybug Quilters
Singerly Fire Hall – 300 Newark Avenue
Elkton, MD
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