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

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August 2016 Newsletter

PRESIDENT'S LETTER

Is it August already?  I don't know about you but my summer is just flying by. We've had lots of family activities and good times.  I've done a little sewing too but never enough.

I'm hoping we get a great turnout for our August Bee. If you're not familiar with it, it is on our regular meeting day, August 8, from 4:00 until about 8:00.  We don't have a regular business meeting but this year, we will be having our annual auction which was postponed from June.  It's a great time for picking up some extra quilting goodies as well as making a contribution to the guild.  Bring something to work on and you may bring a snack or dinner if you'd like. 

I'm going to hold a board meeting during the bee at some time.  I'm not choosing a time, whenever everyone gets there and is settled, we'll gather off to the side somewhere.    

You know the rest of the routine...work on your raffle quilts (only 16" by 24"), challenge quilts, quilt show quilts, etc.  Quilt show activity will be ramping up and May will be here before we know it.
Now go sew something.  But first, read the rest of this newsletter!

Stephanie


16" x 24" raffle quilt


MEMBERSHIP

We had 35 members at the June meeting. Memberships are due now. So far, 36 members have renewed.


July Birthdays:
Delores Holzwarth on the 6th, Sara Borr on the 13th, and Pat Smith on the 19th - hope you had great celebrations!


August Birthdays:
Eileen Mincarelli (4th), Esther Dusinberre (5th), Linda Kerschner (8th), Suzanne Stiverson (12th), Betsy Moses (15th), Helen Hofbauer (25th), Kathy DeCarli (26th), and, Jean Zubert (27th).

Quilt Show
I will be scheduling another meeting in August so we can update everyone in September. Hope you are all working on your 16 x 24 inch raffle quilts. I have made one. I also made another one, however, you know how you start an appliqué using a bigger background than the piece will be? Yes, I did that but it was way bigger than I needed. Too big for the raffle. Oh, man! I will show you in September.


2017 Getaway
It's time to start planning for next year's Getaway. We'll be gathering again at the Amish View Inn and Suites from February 15 until February 19.  There will be a $3.00 increase in the room rate per night. As in the past registration will be on a first come, first served basis and will be accepted at the September meeting. More information to come as we get closer to September. We're looking forward to another fun time!
Ellen McMillen and Pat Sherman



Write as Desired

July…… daylilies, hydrangeas, daisies, swimming pools, ice cream, barbeques….                                       Christmas?
I am a very seasonal quilter.  By that I mean that I am inspired by the colors that we are so blessed to have each season. If it is summer, I want to work with the summer colors of aqua and peach, if it is fall I am inspired by the colors of the autumnal leaves, as well as winter whites and the fresh greens of spring.  So the idea of Christmas in July doesn’t usually go with my quilting mentality.
I am fully aware that starting a Christmas quilt in July means that there is a greater chance that it will be completed for Christmas. (Which Christmas I am not saying). After all, having some lead time may relieve the quilter of that last minute rush.  Sounds like a plan, but let me tell you my most recent way of dealing with the Christmas themed quilt.  I start the week after Christmas!  “Oh” but you say “Christmas is over by then! You missed it!”  Let me explain.
The Christmas season is so front loaded these days that there is no time for quilting.  Decorating, gifts, baking, cooking, entertaining, etc.……where does the quilting fit in?  So after Christmas when the house looks great and the baking is done and the mood is right, I sew something Christmas.  It may be big, it may be small.  It does not matter.  That small window of time when all is right is my Christmas inspiration.  If it is not finished then that is ok too.  Grab that unfinished project in the beginning of the next December and finish the binding or label.  Done for Christmas!  I understand that there are some of you who must finish a project to the very end before starting another (really?). That this may not fit your work ethic but it has worked for me.
The idea of giving Christmas items and quilts is wonderful but the reality is that we quilters are thinking of giving year round.  There are wedding quilts, birthday quilts, anniversary quilts, memory quilts, baby quilts, soldier quilts, and just because quilts. We are working at giving year round. So in the midst of all that giving, if you squeeze in a Christmas quilt in July, you deserve to have some Christmas cookies!
Chris Harkins



QUILT HAPPENINGS
Boyertown Area Historical Society Quilt Show and
Sale, September 16-18, 2016,
www.boyertownhistory.org.

PA National Quilt Extravaganza, September 15-18,
2016, Oaks, PA, www.quiltfest.com.

Quilts in the Mill, Stockton, NJ, September 30-
October 2, 2016, www.courthousequilters.org.

Berks Quilters Guild Quilt Shoe 2016, October 14-15,
www.berksquiltersguild.org.

November 4-13, 2016,
Quilters’ Quest Shop Hop, Maryland and Northern
VA, www.quiltersquest.org.

Lebanon Quilters Guild 10th Annual Exhibition of
Quilts, Nov. 11-13, 2016,
www.lebanonquiltersguild.com.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 2016 Newsletter

PRESIDENT'S LETTER
Hello everyone!

Ah, summertime!  Are your days lazy and hazy or crazy?  In either case, I hope you're enjoying these days and finding at least a little time to sew.  I'm trying to finish up several UFOs that have been lurking in my sewing room and catch up on some BOMs.  I also want to get started on my mini quilt for the auction at the quilt show.  Don't forget, 16" by 24" and, best yet, the project is totally self serving!

Even though we will not meet in July, there is a lot going on behind the scenes.  Diana Smyrl is busy getting ready for the Auction at our August Bee. I hear there are lots of goodies to be had.  Carolyn and Jamie are still collecting membership renewals so be sure to get yours in if you haven't yet.  Robin has a great lineup of programs for the coming year and we also have our annual challenge to be thinking about. 

The Quilt Show Committee has realized there will be some added expenses incurred at the next show. Maybe the bee in August would be a good time for an informal discussion about the show, our goals, etc.  Please try to be there if you can to support both the Auction and the discussion. There is no business meeting so bring something to work on and a snack or dinner.

So, read the rest of the newsletter and then go sew something!  See you at the Bee!

Stephanie Braskey



PAST PRESIDENT'S LETTER

Hello Everyone,

Old habits die hard, including responding to Kelly's newsletter request!

I want to thank everyone for a fun two years. The Board and Chairpersons have done a wonderful job and I thank them for their help. I thank everyone else too. We all do something to contribute to the group.

Please be sure to thank the Volunteers of the Year, Delores and Angel. Delores for all she has done over the years for the Guild and her huge contribution to the soldiers' quilts program. We wouldn't be able to have our hospitality break without Angel. She handles the kitchen well. Excellent job, both of you!

I didn't think you could top the cat blocks, but the friendship blocks are outstanding! I love them. I read all the messages and appreciate all of your comments. Great job! My turn now. Time to sew them together!

Thanks and have a great rest of the summer!

Les


CHALLENGE 2017

Rikki Newlander and Marti Campbell 
We are giving you almost a year to do the challenge for 2017. Because of the flexibility, we should have 100% participation. It gives you a chance to make something you have been meaning to make or want to make but just haven't gotten around to it.
 
> 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 thePO 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

Possibilities are endless.
 
> Categories for awards could be:
> Most original portrayal
> Most fun hobby
> Challenge that no one could guess whose it is


SMALL QUILT RAFFLE
We are planning another small quilt raffle at the quilt show in May. For our new members, in lieu of a large raffle quilt every member is encouraged to make a small quilt. Attendees of the show can buy tickets and take a chance on any quilt(s) that catches their fancy. This has been a great fund raiser for us and we hope for it to continue with your beautiful creations.

Size 16" x 24" (16" across and 24" down) like this:

My small quilt in progress for the auction

Any subject matter your little heart desires! We have had a great variety in the past which helps as not everyone is in love with flowers etc. Think sewing, kitchen decor, holidays.....

Please use good quality quilt shop fabric and do your best work

The only exception is no cheater cloths

All quilts must be quilted and finished.

You can start your quilts and hand them in at any time, you can even make more than 1! Summer is a great time to start getting your ideas together before the holiday sewing begins.

Please do not hesitate to send me an email or call me if you have any questions.
Kelly Meanix    Kellymx@aol.com

NEWSLETTER

I am hoping for more news in the August newsletter. Anyone can send anything they want, just send it to me! kellymx@aol.com

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

President's Letter
Dear Guild Members,

We all celebrate New Year's Day in the middle of the winter when not much else is going on just because the calendar changed. There are many other times of year that are more worthy of celebrating change. Spring is one of them. My Facebook and Instagram are full of graduation photos, out of school school children with summer plans and adventures, newly planted gardens, and I could go on. 

Our Guild changes in the Spring too. We break for Summer and hold our bee in August. We honor the volunteer of the year. Please come to the June meeting for the big reveal and to congratulate this year's winner.

The Board transitions to a new team. I thank everyone on the current Board, the Committee Chairs, and the rest of the Guild for making the last two years as President delightful and uneventful. I know uneventful sounds like an odd comment. Sometimes "events" can mean trouble and there was none! Thank you for being such a great group of quilters and friends. 

As we usher out our old year and look forward to the new year, we should make our summer resolutions. Keep quilting. Try a new technique. When you travel keep a lookout  for new quilt shops and opportunities. You may stumble on a local show or speaker. You may purposefully set out to attend a show or attend a lecture. Set priorities. Sew don't clean. Have fun and see you at the August Bee.

I now pass the ringing bell thing along to Stephanie. Please behave for her and quiet down when she asks you to!

Keep quilting!
With love,
Leslie


Programs - Betsy Moses


Barbara Garrett will present her lecture, “With a Mother’s Love:  An Historical Overview of Quiltmaking”
Barbara will trace the history of quiltmaking from circa 1780 to 1940, using approximately 90 of her own doll quilts for demonstration.  She will provide facts, stories and myths about quilting and give information about the types of quilts, patterns and fabrics that were popular during the various time periods.

Barbara is passionate about keeping the history of quilt making alive.  She is actively involved with Quilt Documentation projects in southeastern Pennsylvania and has attended many symposiums and conferences on the subject.

Barbara uses both antique and reproduction fabrics to recreate the older looks – 1800 to 1930 – making both full size and doll quilts, with over 140 in her doll quilt collection.  She has designed and published some of the patterns in her collection and will offer them for sale after the lecture. 

SILENT AUCTION
Don’t miss the silent auction at the June meeting.  Great stuff has been coming in since January. For sale will be fabric, equipment, thread, patterns and of course books and magazines.  I think will we fill about 3 large tables.

Membership
We had 34 members and 3 guests at our May meeting! Please be sure bring your membership forms for next year to the meeting. I will ask Kelly to resend the membership form just in case it was missed last month. 

June Birthdays
6 Leslie O'Brien
7 Marie Kline
7 Ellen McMillen
11 Linda Lakitsky
23 Jan Brown
24 Cindy Vognetz
26 Bob DeCarli
29 Maryann Lewis

 Programs September 2016 through June 2017  Robin McMillen

I am very excited to have the Programs finalized for next year.  Below is a list of the speakers and activities.  It looks like a great year.  We have some awesome speakers, both in house and from the larger quilter community.  

I hope you are as excited as I am.  



12-SepCarol Singer World of Color
10-OctErin Underwood From Then to Now, A Trunk Show of my Quilting Life 
14-NovBarb Vedderwww.funwithbarb.com
12-DecChristmas Party / Patches of Love
9-JanKelly MeanixTrunk Show
13-FebChallenge
13-MarRound Robin DemonstrationsCarolyn Davis (Binding),
Suzanne Stiverson (Beading)
Kathy DeCarli (Appliquick Applique)
Betsy Moses (Paper Piecing)
Jean Fox (Embroidery)
10-AprJody BeckJody's Jems Journey Trunk Show and Demo
8-MayQuilt Show Party
12-JunLonni RossiDouble Happiness: The Marriage of Graphic Design & Textiles

Newsletter


Over the summer we will still publish the newsletter. Even though we don't meet in July and August there is the summer bee in August to come and catch up with each other. You can be sure to find out the date and what time here in the newsletter. I will also send out an email blast once the details are decided.
Please feel free to email me with pictures, questions or general quilting information to share or ask other members in the next 2 months. I will also send out reminders if you wish to submit information for all of the membership.
Kelly - kellymx@aol.com

Hospitality
Snack list for the June guild meeting is: J. Brown, M.Campbell*, M. Caparole, B. Moses, R. Newlander*, L.O'Brien, D. O'Connor, M. Paczok, M.Paluba*, L.Paylor, N. Rubinelli, P.Sherman*, S. Simmons, P.Smith, R.M. Smith, D. Smyrl,M.Stevenson,  M. Stiverson*, C. Vognetz, P.White, S.Williams, J. Zubert, J. Zwizanski. A star after your name means bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack.  


Challenge 2017

Rikki Newlander and Marti Campbell 
We are giving you almost a year to do the challenge for 2017. Because of the flexibility, we should have 100% participation. It gives you a chance to make something you have been meaning to make or want to make but just haven't gotten around to it.
 
> 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 thePO 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

Possibilities are endless.
 
> Categories for awards could be:
> Most original portrayal
> Most fun hobby
> Challenge that no one could guess whose it is




Quilt Happenings

Quilting by the Bay 2016
June 11-12, 2016
The Annapolis Quilt Guild
Annapolis Senior High School
Annapolis, MD
www.annapolisquiltguild.org
Trash to Treasure
June 11, 2016, 10 AM - 1 PM
Main Line Quilters
Tredyffrin Townsgip Library
www.mainlinequilters.org
Mid-Appalachian Quilters (MAQ)
July 15-17, 2016
Mount St Mary's University
Emmitsburg, MD
www.maqonline.org
Quilt Show
Island Quilters of Brigan䏰ഩne
Briganti䏰஥ Community Center
Brigan䏰஥, NJ 08203
http://www.bb-nj.com
Quilt Odyssey
July 23-26, 2016
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Hershey, PA
www.quiltodyssey.com

Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

PRESIDENT'S LETTER

May. You know what that means. It is either a show year, or the year before a show, or the year after a show, depending on how you look at things. The next show is well underway with Carolyn Davis at the lead this year. Thanks again to Suzanne Stiverson for all she did to establish our show.  There are several things all of us need to do in anticipation of the show. First, keep quilting with next May as your goal. Next, think about what you would like to do to help with the show.

Do you like to cook? Do you like to eat? Help with the Dresden Plate snack bar. Do you like to decorate? Consider helping with setup. Do you want to get your hands on fabric and quilts? Help with intake, judging, and returning the quilts. Do you like to handle money? Who doesn't? Help at the entrance table. Salesman at heart? Sell raffle tickets. Retail is your thing? Work at the Acorn Shop. The show is a lot of fun, so work doesn't really feel like work. Even clean up is kind of, sort of, in a way, fun. We make money for guild activities and educate the public about what real quilting and sewing is all about. 

We still have two more meetings left this year with some great speakers. Don't forget the August bee. This year is wrapping up, but we are still busy and getting ready for next year. There is still time to donate another charity item or two and create a few more things for show and tell.

One more thing to do. Don't forget to find some time to head outside and enjoy the spring weather - when it stops raining!

Keep quilting!
Leslie



Programs

Quilt As Desired... don’t you just hate those words??  Using LOTS of quilts, Michele Scott will show us many ways to quilt our completed quilt tops.  With her trademark humor, extensive quilting knowledge, and eye for color and design, any of Michele’s lectures and workshops are well worth attending.  Feel free to bring tops along for a group consultation.
Michele’s quilt designs, articles and blogs can be found in a variety of publications, including AQS’s American QuilterMcCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts and Fons and Porter, to name a few.  But by far, her greatest passion is designing fabric for Northcott Silk.  Her book, Bobbin’, Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun was debuted by AQS.  Search  ”Michele Scott” in YouTube to get an idea of the fun you’ll have learning from Michele!  Her website is www.piecefulquilter.com 

Betsy


Programs 2016 through 2017 - Robin McMillen

I am very excited to have the Programs finalized for next year.  Below is a list of the speakers and activities.  It looks like a great year.  We have some awesome speakers, both in house and from the larger quilter community.  

I hope you are as excited as I am.  



12-SepCarol Singer World of Color
10-OctErin Underwood From Then to Now, A Trunk Show of my Quilting Life 
14-NovBarb Vedderwww.funwithbarb.com
12-DecChristmas Party / Patches of Love
9-JanKelly MeanixTrunk Show
13-FebChallenge
13-MarRound Robin DemonstrationsCarolyn Davis (Binding),
Suzanne Stiverson (Beading)
Kathy DeCarli (Appliquick Applique)
Betsy Moses (Paper Piecing)
Jean Fox (Embroidery)
10-AprJody BeckJody's Jems Journey Trunk Show and Demo
8-MayQuilt Show Party
12-JunLonni RossiDouble Happiness: The Marriage of Graphic Design & Textiles



Membership
We had 36 members and 6 guests at our April meeting! Please remember membership renewals are due in June. You can print out the membership form here

 http://pennoaksquiltersnewsletter.blogspot.com/search/label/Membership%20Form

May Birthdays
3 Rita Marie Smith
14 Elaine Mayer
20 Carolyn Davis
21 Stephanie Braskey
28 Debbie Hill



Nominations for the 2016-2017 Executive Board

President - Stephanie Braskey

Membership - Carolyn Davis and Jamie Loncaric
Programs - Robin McMillen and Rita Marie Smith
Treasurer - Ellen McMillen
Recording Secretary - Leslie O'Brien
Corresponding Secretary - Rob Lodi

All standing committees will remain the same except for the Challenge, which will be co-chaired by Marti Campbell and Rikki Newlander


Hospitality

Snack list for the May guild meeting is: S. Borr*, S. Braskey, E. lance, K. leadbetter, M. Lewis, R. Lodi, J. Loncaric*, S. Longenecker, E. Mayer, E. McMillen, R. McMillen*, K. Meanix, E. Mincarelli. 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 and let me know.

4 PATCH SWAP

*********Please note you need to bring 2 sets of blocks this month!!!!!!!!*****************

The MultiColored 4 patches are due at the May meeting. Please also bring your Purple blocks for June to the May meeting.  Let me know if you will not be at the meeting. Remember we are swapping 12 blocks, please put your name inside the bag. This will be our last swap for the year.

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


Challenge 2017

Rikki Newlander and Marti Campbell 
We are giving you almost a year to do the challenge for 2017. Because of the flexibility, we should have 100% participation. It gives you a chance to make something you have been meaning to make or want to make but just haven't gotten around to it.
 
> 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 thePO 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

Possibilities are endless.
 
> Categories for awards could be:
> Most original portrayal
> Most fun hobby
> Challenge that no one could guess whose it is




CLEAN OUT YOUR SEWING ROOM
FOR THE
SILENT AUCTION
ON JUNE 13, 2016

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO DELIVER THE GOODS
TO DIANA SMYRL AT THE MAY MEETING
(Please no items delivered at the June Meeting)
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE GUILD.


Member Profile - Myna Paluba
How many years ago did you start quilting.
I became interested in quilting in 1982.  My first quilting class was held at the home of Jacqueline Magann in Berwyn, Pa.  Jacqueline was one of the founders of Main Line Quilters.
What is your favorite part of the quilting process?
I enjoy the color and fabric selection and especially the machine piecing.  My least favorite part is machine quilting.  Have taken a few classes, but remain totally frustrated with machine quilting.  For peace of mind and sanity I prefer to have someone else perform this task .
What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is blue.  When I first started quilting my color pallet was earth tones.  Today I prefer bright colors and love throwing in a few zingers when needed. 
How many quilts do you think you have made?
It is exhausting just to think about this number.  I have three albums filled with pictures of every quilt I have made, large, small and in between sizes.  I started counting the pictures in the first two albums, but stopped when I reached 150.  The count is high because for many years I was involved with a wonderful group of ladies who sold their quilts at the Brandywine River Museum.   The more you made the more you sold.
What is your next project?
I want to make a queen size bed quilt for my wonderful physician, Dr. Ann Reilly.  I have been a patient of Dr. Reilly’s for over 30 years.  She is a lovely lady and has always been there for me.   She is a physician who has time for her patients and now it’s time for me to start her quilt.
Tell us something the members may want to know about yourself.
I am married to my high school sweetheart.  We live in a historic house in Strafford-Wayne and we enjoy antique shopping and gardening.  We have formal gardens which we maintain ourselves and have a very large pond with Koi and goldfish.   Before moving to Wayne we lived in a house which was a log cabin in Honey Brook built by the Winchester Family (as in guns).   I have a twin sister who lives in the Brandywine area who is a beautiful seamstress, but not a quilter.  I have made so many friends through the love of quilting and I thank all of you for your lasting friendships. 

Quilt Show 2017 Update

Members, we are counting on more fabulous new quilts for the show. We met to discuss possible changes, or adjustments, to our categories. There will be more information a little later, for now, don't stress over categories. Just make some wonderful quilts, wall hangings, or accessories.

Thanks,

Carolyn and Jamie  


Write As Desired…….

Working the Stash
Collecting and stashing fabric is one of my most pleasurable aspects of quilting.  What is more fun than perusing the bolts of fabric at your local quilt store and taking home new yardage or even a new bundle of the most luscious colors imagined!  Getting new fabric is fun, inspiring and sometimes magical!  But what about that stash you already own? 
Working the stash requires the quilter to make all the decisions and not rely on a team of color experts who design easy to mix and match fabric collections. Working the stash can be difficult, time consuming and indeed daunting. Working the stash can cause feelings of uncertainty and the quilter may feel the need to fall back on the “matched” collection.  But working the stash can also be exciting, spontaneous and give reason to try new ideas!
A quilt anthology which I have not been able to put down is, “Unconventional & Unexpected, American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000” by Roderick Kiracofe.  The book shows a stunning collection of quilts of collector Roderick Kiracofe.  There are no elaborate Baltimore style appliques or blue ribbon showpieces, but rather a collection of more casual works by predominately undocumented quilters.  Ordinary quilters who at times produced extraordinary works using their limited stash.   These quilters were unafraid to put fabrics together that did not always match. 
In working my own stash, I have come up with a few ideas that I will share.   1) Commitment – Stay with it. Trust your instincts.

      2) Dig deep – If that perfect fabric does not surface, look again. If that perfect fabric is not there, can something else be used?

      3)Unbundle your bundles – This may seem counterintuitive but if you bundled some fabric for a project years ago, unbundle it.  Your ideas on use of the fabric have probably evolved and that certain something you need for your current project may just be in a bundle that you have not gotten to, and may never.

      4)Don’t save a fabric – This too may sound counterintuitive but if you have been saving a favored fabric for some time, it could just be what you are looking for your current project. Use it!  This also gives you a great reason to revisit your local quilt shop for your next project!

      5) Remember - It’s All a Journey! 

Chris Harkins



Ronald McDonald House Snacks
Cindy Vognetz and Eileen Mincarelli and I bagged up the treats  for Ronald McDonald House that all of you have donated. We have 213 snack bags containing 3 or 4 items each. I know that this will make a lot of children happy. Thank you for your generosity.

Jean Zubert












Quilt Happenings

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Celebration of Quilts 2016
York Quilter’s Guild
May 20-21, 2016
Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center
York, PA
www.celebrationofquilts.com
Quilters Unlimited
Virginia’s Beautiful Waters
June 3-5, 2016
Chantilly, Virginia
www.quiltersunlimited.org/quiltshow
Quilting by the Bay 2016
June 11-12, 2016
The Annapolis Quilt Guild
Annapolis Senior High School
Annapolis, MD
www.annapolisquiltguild.org
Trash to Treasure
June 11, 2016, 10 AM – 1 PM
Main Line Quilters
Tredyffrin Township Library
www.mainlinequilters.org
Mid-Appalachian Quilters (MAQ)
July 15-17, 2016
Mount St Mary’s University
Emmitsburg, MD
www.maqonline.org
Quilt Odyssey
July 23-26, 2016
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Hershey, PA
www.quiltodyssey.com