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

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
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
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
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 

Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2017 Newsletter

President's Letter
Welcome 2017!  Resolutions, goals, a new diet, a new lifestyle, whatever it is, most of us look at the new year as starting a new chapter.  Whatever your wishes are for the new year, I hope you have the strength and stick-to-it-ivness to carry them through.

In December, Robin, our Program Chairperson, was ill.  Can't play The Price is Right without Bob Barker!  Just wouldn't be the same so, rather than hold merely a business meeting at the busiest time of the year, I chose to cancel the meeting.  So this month we will hold our birthday and holiday celebration.  Don't forget to bring your exchange blocks too.

See you at the meeting,

Stephanie Braskey

Membership
January Birthdays
25 Diana Smyrl
? Mitzi McGlynchey


Hospitality
Snack list for January guild meeting is: M. Kline, E. Lance, M. Lewis, R. Lodi, J. Loncaric*, S. Longenecker, C. Lynch, E. Mayer, M. McGlynchey, E. McMillen*.  A  star* after your name means to bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack. Remember to switch your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend the meeting and let me know. Angel


Quilt Show Entry Form
I hope you're all quilting away on your entries to our show. The show is only four months away! We have made some changes to the form and to the entry rules. Please take a few moments to review the entry form which can be downloaded from our web site. Note that the final deadline to submit your forms is March 13th! Please contact me with any questions. I would especially like to hear from our newer members as I would like to encourage you to enter your quilts for display or to be judged. Thank you!
Ellen McMillen
610-363-5956
ejmcmillen@verizon.net


Acorn Shop
Time to think about your donations for the acorn shop.  Know it's the holidays coming up just keep in mind so that after all the rush is over you can thin out your stuff .  I will start collecting after the January meeting .  Questions. Call Pat Smith ... 610-256-2326.. 


Fat Quarter Exchange
Fat Quarter this month Valentine's theme and red and pink. 

Rikki


Challenge

Rikki Newlander and Marti Campbell 


Challenge

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




From Suzanne Doonan
 Destination Craft, a PBS craft/travel program, premiers April 2017 with 8 episodes featuring travel to locations around the world.  At each location, master crafters are featured along with travel and cuisine of interest to crafters  Penn Oaks Quilter Sara Borr is a cast member in the Peru episode and Suzanne Doonan is in the Christmas Markets episode.  For a limited time, you can view four episodes on the Internet at wjct.org/DestinationCraft.  Sara is featured in the introduction of each show.  More information can be found on Crafttours.com and Destination Craft.com.  Sara and Suzanne have travel plans with Crafttours to China in March/April 2017 and with Destination Craft Season Two to Spain and Portugal in May/June 2017.  We hope you'll join us!

From Patricia Sherman
Thank you all very much for all the scraps that you have given me for cat and dog beds. I have decided to stop collecting. I will let you know if i decide to resume collecting to make beds in the future.



Quilt Happenings
Undercover Quilters Inspirational Fair
March 11, 2017
click here for more info
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
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 

Monday, November 28, 2016

December 2016 Newsletter

President's Letter
December is here and that means it is time for our annual Holiday Party.  This year's party will be extra special because we will celebrate our 30th birthday.  Do you have a quilt that you made in 1986?  I know I have a UFO from 1986 that is still waiting to be finished!  Can you believe it?!?  I can, I'm a great starter but not a finisher.  I'll bring it for show and tell, please bring yours, finished or unfinished.  It will be fun.  I can say I'll try to finish mine before the meeting but I've got some other projects that I need to start before then.  See, I told you I'm a great starter!

For new members, please don't be afraid to ask if there is something that we forget to explain.  We exchange blocks every year in December.  Participation is optional.  If you'd like to take part, make a block that is 12 1/2" cut so it will finish 12" square.  They're usually holiday themed and you can sign and date it if you'd like.  Wrap it and we'll have a fun exchange.  Oh, yes, and there's no limit to the number of blocks that you want to exchange.  For each one you bring, you'll take one home.


I'm early but I hope all of you have a happy, safe, and healthy holiday season.

Stephanie


Programs
December Meeting is Happy Birthday Penn Oaks.  

  • If you are founding member - please email me at robin_mcmillen@yahoo.com and let me know if you will be at the meeting in December.  
  • Where were you in 1986 - think back.  We will celebrate all things from 1986 with some really fun games with prizes you do not want to miss.  (I bet you all even have some clothes in the Closet from the 80s - Shoulder pads and plastic earrings anyone?)
  • If you have a project you made in 1986 (or around then) please bring it to show - we would love to see how quilting styles have changed
  • Don't forget your signed 12 1/2 inch Christmas Block for the block exchange.  Make sure it is wrapped.  When you turn in your block you will receive a number for the swap.  
  • We will also have holiday tunes and birthday cake.  You won't want to miss it.  

January Meeting:

Due to a scheduling conflict we will need to move Kelly Meanix's trunk show to another meeting however, I am working on a few ideas for January and as soon as they are solidified I will have Kelly send out an email.  

Thanks

Robin McMillen


Membership
We had 40 members at the November meeting! We also had two new members join and 10 guests! Please welcome Catherine Morano and Cheryl Lynch to our guild. 

December Birthdays
9 Denise Werkheiser
13 Kelly Meanix
30 Marianne Caporale 
30 Lynn Telson



Acorn Shop
Time to think about your donations for the acorn shop.  Know it's the holidays coming up just keep in mind so that after all the rush is over you can thin out your stuff .  I will start collecting after the January meeting .  Questions. Call Pat Smith ... 610-256-2326.. 


Fat Quarter Exchange
Fat Quarter this month is winter theme, so anything that has a winter like snowflakes, ice skating, snowy trees ect, colors blues and white. It does not have to be a solid. 
Jan it will be Valentine's theme and red and pink. 
We had four drawings last month...

Rikki

Member Profile - Stephanie Braskey
How many years ago did you start quilting?  I started quilting 38 years ago.  Right after I got married and moved to Chester County, I was fascinated with the history of the area, including quilting.  My first class was at Boscov's with Dot Key as teacher.

What is your favorite part of the quilting process?  I think my favorite part of the process is choosing a pattern and fabrics.  When I started quilting, I felt I had to make the project in the same colors as the sample.  Over the years, I've forced myself to "think outside the box."


What is your favorite color?  Oh, boy!  That's a tough question!  Long ago, I loved red and green together in a quilt, especially appliqué quilts.  Then I moved to my pink and pastel phase.  I still like pink and pastels but lately I've been leaning toward happy, bright, fun colors, especially lime green.

How many quilts do you think you have made?  I've got the same answer as everyone else...not really sure.  Wish I kept a quilt journal!  I've given away more quilts than I've kept.

What is your next project?  My father-in-law died two years ago.  I was given some of his ties and I'd like to make 3 small wallhangings, for my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law.

Tell us something the members may want to know about yourself.  I've been happily married to my college sweetheart and best friend for 38 years and we have four sons.  I was a systems analyst (computer programmer) for GE (now Lockheed) for several years before I became a stay-at-home mom.

Quilt Show Updates

Please remember your mini quilts~ we do this instead of making a large raffle quilt and encourage everyone to participate. Size is to be 16" wide and 24" long. Pick a theme or idea, applique, pieced, embellished the choice is up to you. You may sign and date it or not if you are not comfortable doing so.  I will be accepting quilts at every meeting. Make one (or more!), show it at show and tell then hand it to me!
Kelly Meanix

I’ve been sending emails and letters to numerous large companies to provide our Quilt Show with door prizes.  Here are the approximately $485 worth of items I’ve received.  I have many other commitments, but they tend to send donations closer to the show date.  I’ve asked to have them to me or to Jean Fox by February 1, but often they are late. These particular companies like to send before year end. Crossing my fingers the rest will come early.
Carolyn and Jaime and others will covering the Lancaster area.
Just an update…..


American Quilter’s Society
P.O. 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290
270-398-7983

Lisa Calle’s Books
“Divide & Design” -- $24.95 +
“The Guide to Grids” -- $19.95= $44.93


Artbeads.com
11901 137th Ave, D
Ct. KPN
Gig Harbor, WA 98329
866.715.2323
Swarovski Crystal, Nymo Thread and Embellishments.  Value:  $45



Coats Crafts
3430 Toringdon Way
Suite 301
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-329-5970

Box of 18 multi-colored spools
Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP
All Purpose Polyester thread
Value $63.00

Frank A. Edmunds & Co.
6111 S. Sayre Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
773-586-2772

Quilter’s Wonder
Quilt frame and stand
Value:  $199.99
Warm Company
5529 186th Pl. SW
Lynnwood, @A 98037
800-234-9276

4 batts
Warm & Plush 45”x60” $10
Sew-in Warm Fleece 45”x36” $6
Soft & Brght Needled Batting
(34”x45”) $10
Cotton Batting 90”x 108”  $40
Wooly Lady
2201 Military Road
Eagle River, WI 54521
715-477-0036
Wool Mat Pattern & Kit
“English Garden Candle Mat”
Value:  $54

Nancy’s Notions
333 Beichl Avenue, P.O. Box 683
Beaver Dam, WI 53916-0683
800-245-5116

$10 Gift Certificate




Suzanne Stiverson