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

Monday, May 27, 2019

June 2019 Newsletter

President's Letter
Ah! It’s June with so much to look forward to do, see, and experience for this summer. What are some of your “summer resolutions?” I’d like to see the beach some more and get at least 5-6 of my UFO’s completed.
We have the Volunteer of the Year to present at the next meeting. If anyone still would like to nominate someone you know, who has done wonderful volunteer works, please let me know.
Our new board members will take office on July 1st. Thank all of you for your commitment to continue to support our guild with your service.
See you soon,
Helen Hofbauer
Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Denise Blake
June- Michele McLaughlin is coming and will be telling us all about  The History of the Sunbonnet Quilt Pattern.  Michele has been quilting for over 35 years and sewing since she was a child.  She is the founder of the Lehigh Valley Quilt Study Group and has a membership in various quilt organizations including the American Quilt Study Group.  She has completed various classes in quilt appraisal and history and has a special interest in researching Pennsylvania quilts and makers.  Sunbonnets remain one of the most beloved--and maligned--quilt patterns of the 20th century.  This lecture is one of her most popular and provides an insight to the development of this quilt pattern.  Michele's trunk show features over 50 different examples and demonstrates the versatility and humor this pattern continues to provide quilt makers. Michele will be bringing some sewing themed stationary for purchase and checks and cash are acceptable. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their own sunbonnet quilts for Michele to review and possibly identify the pattern. (newsletter edit: I am sure Bob DeCarli will have many quilts to share)!

This is our last meeting for the year, we don't meet in July. Our next gathering will be on August 12 for our bee. Details to follow in the July newsletter.  

Hospitality - Angel
Snack list for the June end of year guild meeting is: A. Henderson*, H. Hofbauer, B. Holden, D. Holzwarth, M.Hopkins, E. Lance*, R. Lodi, L.Lombardo, J. Loncaric, E. Mayer, E. McMillen, R. McMillen*, K. Meanix, E. Mincarelli, R. Newlander, D. O'Connor, M.Paluba, G. Procario.  Bring a beverage for the group if you have a star after your name and don't forget to switch your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend so we don't run short!

Sew Along Update
I will be sending out step 5 with this newsletter just in case someone missed it when I sent out the wrong one earlier this month. Step 6 will come out on June 1st. As summer is always a busy time with all kinds of activities, I will send out step 7 in July but you will have all summer to complete it. We will start step 8 in September. You still may email or call me or Facetime if there is a problem. I will try and help you out so you can keep up.
We are getting towards the end, so if you have fallen behind don't worry you will get there! Right now I am behind too!
Please always remember to bring your quilt for show and tell so we can see how they are progressing!

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



For something totally different and random, you might want to give these cute little toys a try. You can find the pattern and an interesting blog at  Quarter Inch Mark Blog

The New Executive Board  for 2019-2020 
President - Helen Hofbauer
Programs - Denise Blake
Programs Assistant - Jen Burke
Treasurer - Cindy Vognetz
Ways and Means - Robin McMillen
Corresponding Secretary - Maureen Carlson
Recording Secretary - Ellen McMillen
Membership - Bob and Kathy DeCarli
Membership Assistant - Marianne Caporale

The new board will take over in July 2019.


If you are looking to increase your stash.......
TRASH TO TREASURE SALE

Saturday
June 15, 2019
10 am – 1 pm

Tredyffrin Township Library 582 Upper Gulph Road Strafford, PA 19087

All Items Fantastically Priced!

New and Gently Used: Fabric, Quilting Supplies,
Yarn, Patterns, Books, Needlework Supplies and Kits,
Magazines and MORE!
Baked Goods available for sale


Quilt Happenings
Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc.
Annual Educational Seminar
July 12 – 14, 2019
Click here for more details
Sacred Threads
July 11 – 28, 2019
Herndon, VA
For the exhibit, quilts are divided into categories based on theme. These are Expressions of Joy, Spirituality, Inspiration, Grief, Healing and Peace/Brotherhood.  The artwork themes provide thought-provoking insights, encouragement, inspiration and healing responses to grief and human hardships. It has attracted a wide array of visitors and has proved appropriate for all ages from young teens to seniors. The exhibit is a positive influence on the human spirit, giving joy as well as addressing concerns of the soul and mind.
Click here for more details
Muncy Historical Society – 15th Annual Quilt Show
-featuring Pat and Arlan Christ
– and from their Quilt Collection “American Pride – Eagles & Stars”
July 19 – 20, 2019
First United Methodist Church
602 S. Market Street
Muncy, PA
Admission $8/$12 multi day
Christ Lecture $10 (Sat 11 AM)
Click here to visit their website.
Schuylklll County Quilters Guild – Quilt Spectacular
September 7 – 8, 2019
Walk In Art Center
220 Parkway
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Entrance Fee $5.00
Visit them on FB

Thursday, April 25, 2019

May 2019 Newsletter

President's Letter
I only have a few important words for all of you this month. 

The Quilt Show, it’s my favorite part of our guild, with all of us working together for our united success!

Volunteer of the Year! There are so many deserving members for this award. Please don’t forget to nominate someone. 

I want to thank those who had came to me at the last meeting and volunteered to take on our open positions in the guild. It takes all of us, taking turns, to keep this wonderful group going! 

See you at the show! 
Helen Hofbauer 


Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Denise Blake
 May- Sue Reno is an award winning fiber artist who lives and works in Lancaster County, PA. Her rich and intricate art quilts featuring landscape images, botanical subjects and local wildlife are inspired by her surroundings, incorporating plants from her extensive organic garden and imagery from the mighty Susquehanna River. She also works with architectural subjects, focusing on historical buildings that are in the process of renovation.

She employs surface design techniques including cyanotypes, heliographic prints, and image transfers as the basis for works that also incorporate unusual and hand painted fabrics, hand and machine stitching, felting, and beadwork.

Sue's work was selected for the U.S. State Department Art in Embassies program in Vientiane, Laos. Her “Silk Mill #3”is part of the permanent fine art collection of the Pennsylvania State Museum. Her work has been featured in publications including Quilting Arts Magazine, Machine Quilting Unlimited, The Quilt Life Magazine, Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Seasonal Palette, The Studio Quilt and 1000 Artisan Textiles, and in an episode of Simply Quilts on HGTV. Sue is featured in several episodes of Quilting Arts TV, airing on PBS stations nationwide. An instructional video of her techniques was released by Quilting Arts in 2014.

Sue was one of a select group of artists chosen to participate in the James Webb Space Telescope Artist Event at NASA Goddard Space Center. She has exhibited in solo shows as well as participating in numerous art and fine craft exhibits at venues including The Pennsylvania State Museum, the Robeson gallery at Penn State, the Wayne Art Center, Seton Hill University, and the Bellefonte Museum, all in PA; the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY, the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, TX, the Greater Denton Art Council, TX, the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY, The Vision Gallery in Chandler, AZ, the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ, and the Museum of Fine Art in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. As part of SAQA exhibits her work has traveled worldwide to venues in Europe, Taiwan, and Brazil. Her career includes lecturing on the creative process and serving as a juror for fine craft and quilt exhibitions.

Sue’s website at suereno.com features a gallery of her work, including the series Flora and Fauna, The Garden, The Woods, The Structures, and The River.  Her blog at suereno.blogspot.com is updated frequently with work in progress, news about exhibits, and observations on life in Lancaster County. Find her on Facebook at

Sue is bringing small quilted items and original prints for purchase.  Cash or a check is acceptable for payment.  If she can get a connection, credit cards will be accepted.


June- Michele McLaughlin is coming and will be telling us all about  The History of the Sunbonnet Quilt Pattern.  Michele has been quilting for over 35 years and sewing since she was a child.  She is the founder of the Lehigh Valley Quilt Study Group and has a membership in various quilt organizations including the American Quilt Study Group.  She has completed various classes in quilt appraisal and history and has a special interest in researching Pennsylvania quilts and makers.  Sunbonnets remain one of the most beloved--and maligned--quilt patterns of the 20th century.  This lecture is one of her most popular and provides an insight to the development of this quilt pattern.  Michele's trunk show features over 50 different examples and demonstrates the versatility and humor this pattern continues to provide quilt makers.

Members and guests are encouraged to bring their own sunbonnet quilts for Michele to review and possibly identify the pattern.

Anyone know who can repair/restore old quilts? Please contact Denise Blake: dewpink@gmail.com. Thanks.

Hospitality - Angel
Snack list for the May guild meeting is: M. Caporale, M.Carlson, D. Daley, C.Davis*, K.DeCarli, R. DeCarli,N. DiTeodoro, E. Eagan, F.A.Grider*. If your name is starred please bring a drink for the group instead of a snack. Remember to trade your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend the meeting so we don't run short.


Pincushion Project




Here's a fun pincushion to use up those scraps. Maybe even make one for the Acorn Shop? You can find the tutorial here at the blog, Retro Mama.

Quilt Show News 
Our quilt show will be here in one week! Your quilt show committee is working hard to complete the final details. We have a wonderful group of 10 raffle baskets, most with special themes. Many of you have seen the creative mini raffle quilts during Show and Tell at our guild meetings. Helen and her assistants are assembling a large variety of items for sale at the Acorn Shoppe. Robin and her staff are preparing the delicious goodies for the Dresden Plate. Don't forget to bring the cakes and other baked goods! We will have 103 quilts on display. Remember to fill out your ballot for Best of Show, Best Use of Color, Best Workmanship and Makes Me Smile. We may not always have a White Glove on the floor so we will be handing out plastic gloves at the registration table. For those of you who have kindly volunteered to White Glove please do circulate; it is a wonderful way to welcome our guests. Please note Dana's message about volunteering. This is a great opportunity to meet and greet our guests.

Two reminders: Bring in your guilts on Thursday, May 2nd between 9 and 10am. Please wear your Penn Oaks name tag during the quilt show. While putting on a quilt show is work it is also fun!  It's a great feeling to see what a small group of quilters can accomplish.

Any questions? Contact Robin McMillen (robin_mcmillen@yahoo.com ) or Ellen McMillen (ejmcmillen@verizon.net)
 


Quilt Show Volunteers

We still have many opportunities for volunteering at the quilt show. There are several members who have not volunteered for anything. Remember, if you volunteer to help at the show, you do not have to pay the admission fee. Please email me if you would like to help.  Thank you, Dana O'Connor



Mini Quilts

If anyone still has a finished Mini Quilt or almost finished, we will still take it.  Just let either Eileen or Jean know. We will make arrangements to pick it up or meet you somewhere. One or two more would be great. A BIG THANK YOU to all of those that have already completed a quilt.

Eileen Mincarelli              Jean Zubert
610-457-5763                 484-369-8706. 

eileen4874@aol.com       jzbeachchair@aol.com


The Nominations for the 2019-2020 Executive Board
President - Helen Hofbauer
Programs - Denise Blake
Programs Assistant - Jen Burke
Treasurer - Cindy Vognetz
Ways and Means - Robin McMillen
Corresponding Secretary - Maureen Carlson
Secretary - Ellen McMillen
Membership - Bob and Kathy DiCarli
Membership Assistant - Marianne Caporale


Quilt Happenings
For the Love of Quilts X
Penn Oaks Quilt Show
Friday, May 3, 2019 – 10AM to 6 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 9AM to 4PM
Griffith’s Hall – Ludwig Corner’s Fire House
1325 Pottstown Pike
Glenmoore, PA 19343
Admission $8.00
Click here for more information.
A World of Quilts
Northern Star Quilters’ Guild
May 4 & 5, 2019
Saturday 10-5/Sunday 10-4
Western CT State University
West Side Campus
O’Neill Center
43 Lake Avenue Ext.,
Danbury, CT
Click here for more details
Quiltfest Lancaster (Mancuso)
May 9 – 11, 2019
Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center
Lancaster, PA
Click here for more details
Main Line Quilters – Annual Trash to Treasures
June 15, 2019
10 am to 1 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library at 582 Upper Gulph Rd, Strafford PA 19087.
The sale will include fabric, yarn, notions, books, baked goods and more!
Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc.
Annual Educational Seminar
July 12 – 14, 2019
Click here for more details
Sacred Threads
July 11 – 28, 2019
Herndon, VA
For the exhibit, quilts are divided into categories based on theme. These are Expressions of Joy, Spirituality, Inspiration, Grief, Healing and Peace/Brotherhood.  The artwork themes provide thought-provoking insights, encouragement, inspiration and healing responses to grief and human hardships. It has attracted a wide array of visitors and has proved appropriate for all ages from young teens to seniors. The exhibit is a positive influence on the human spirit, giving joy as well as addressing concerns of the soul and mind.
Click here for more details
Muncy Historical Society – 15th Annual Quilt Show
-featuring Pat and Arlan Christ
– and from their Quilt Collection “American Pride – Eagles & Stars”
July 19 – 20, 2019
First United Methodist Church
602 S. Market Street
Muncy, PA
Admission $8/$12 multi day
Christ Lecture $10 (Sat 11 AM)
Click here to visit their website.
Schuylklll County Quilters Guild – Quilt Spectacular
September 7 – 8, 2019
Walk In Art Center
220 Parkway
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Entrance Fee $5.00
Visit them on FB




Monday, March 25, 2019

April 2019 Newsletter

President's Letter
Getting excited yet!!??

The Penn Oaks Quilt Show is soon upon us!! You ask, what can I do for the show? We still need volunteers; to assist with set ups, break downs, and for coverage in many areas during the show. I’ve always enjoyed the quilt shows. It’s an opportunity to get to know our other members, ones you don’t normally have a chance to chat with during a regular meeting. 

Plus, the Acorn Shoppe is still collecting items, either consigned or donated. As for consigned items, please complete the form listing your goods and prices. I will be taking items at the April meeting. If you have any questions, please contact me. 

Please make a point to sign up to volunteer for time slots. 

Thank you,

Helen Hofbauer 

Programs- Rita Marie Smith and Denise Blake
April 8:  Jan Mast, owner of The Old Country Store in Intercourse, is coming to speak to us about the trends in the quilting industry.  She will have been to the Fall Quilt Market and is going to tell us of all the latest and greatest going on in the quilting world that she learned at the Market. Jan may be bringing items from the shop for sale.
Jan will be bringing some best selling/trending merchandise (at special prices) for sale.  Cash, personal check and credit cards are acceptable.

May 13:  Sue Reno is our speaker. Her topic is From Foliage to Fiber Art...and Beyond.  Sue is an award winning fiber artist who lives and works in Lancaster County.  Her lecture is an overview of her working methods and techniques.  Cyanotypes, heliographic prints, digital prints, thermo fax prints and collagraphy are explained and illustrated.  She will have a large selection of her work to share in a trunk show.  Please visit her website to read so much more about her.....suereno.com.  

June 10:   Michele McLaughlin is coming and will be telling us all about  The History of the Sunbonnet Quilt Pattern.  Michele has been quilting for over 35 years and sewing since she was a child.  She is the founder of the Lehigh Valley Quilt Study Group and has a membership in various quilt organizations including the American Quilt Study Group.  She has completed various classes in quilt appraisal and history and has a special interest in researching Pennsylvania quilts and makers.  Sunbonnets remain one of the most beloved--and maligned--quilt patterns of the 20th century.  This lecture is one of her most popular and provides an insight to the development of this quilt pattern.  Michele's trunk show features over 50 different examples and demonstrates the versatility and humor this pattern continues to provide quilt makers.

Members and guests are encouraged to bring their own sunbonnet quilts for Michele to review and possibly identify the pattern.



Cases for Smiles:  We had 313 pillowcases for Ryan's Cases for Smiles ! !   Plus 37 from Rikki Newlander's granddaughter's girl scout troop and 20 from Donna Daly's sewing club at school.  Grand total....370 !   I made arrangements with and gave Cindy the pillowcases so that they could be on their way to the children.  She was so very pleased and grateful for our generosity.  Cindy is planning to come to our April meeting.  She said there is always a need for pillowcases, especially for patients in their middle to upper teens. They don't have to have a sports theme because everyone doesn't play sports.  So....if you want to make a couple more with teens in mind (wash in free and clear detergent) to give her at our next meeting, that would be great.  

Please remember Programs is always looking for ideas for speakers. If you have someone you would like to see, be sure to contact Rita Marie smitty308@verizon.net and Denise Blake dewpink@gmail.com.


Hospitality - Angel
April snack list is: L.Telson, P.Toghill, C. Vognetz, E. young, J.Zubert*, D. Blake, S. Borr*, J. Burke,M. Campbell. If your name is starred please bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack.. If you can't attend the meeting switch your responsibility with a friend so we don't run short.

Quilt Show News
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed and sponsored baskets for the quilt show this May. It looks like we will have 10-11 baskets. I'm  sure that they will draw interest from our guests and help fund the show. We are still accepting donations of fabric, notions, patterns, books, rulers etc. for a general quilting basket. Please bring them to the April meeting. If you have any questions please contact me at ellenlance55@gmail.com. Thanks again, Ellen Lance

Quilt Show Reminders*  The volunteer sign up sheets for working at the quilt show will be available at the April meeting. Take a moment to schedule your time. This is a good opportunity to meet and greet our guests.
*  Helen will be accepting items for the Acorn Shoppe at the April meeting. If you cannot attend this meeting please contact Helen to make other arrangements.
*  The due date for the Quilt Entry form has been extended to April 8th. More information will follow in a separate email. I would appreciate receiving the entry forms as soon as possible.
*  Final deadline for the mini quilts and the raffle basket donations is the April meeting. Please take note of Jean and Eileen's notice in this newsletter.
*  Members who do not contribute in some way to the quilt show will be required to pay the entry fee to attend the show.

Please keep in mind that the success of this show depends on the effort we all put into it. Thank you everyone for your participation, time and work.

- Ellen McMillen



Quilt Show Dresden Plate Update

Thank you so much to those of you who signed up to bring a cake.  Cakes should be delivered on the Friday AM of the show unless you make other arrangements with me specifically.  Cakes can be delivered in the foil pan I provided to you to bake it.  There were some old directions on the carrot cake recipe that were misleading.  Email or call me if you want clarification.  


There will be additional sign-ups to help with the cooking and serving at the Dresden Plate.  I am getting so excited.  For those of you that are not familiar with how the Dresden Plate operates here is a summary:

  • The Dresden plate serves lovely, quality lunch dishes including Chicken Salad, Gluten Free Fritatas, and a variety of soups.  We are known for our food because it is all homemade and tailored to the Quilt Show audience.  I have a food handlers license and I provide detailed instructions to the volunteers to ensure everyone's safety.  
  • In addition to high quality food, we also pay special attention to detail that make the eating experience at our show delightful.  
  • We decorate the tables with flowers and table clothes that match the show theme colors-- this year is orange and green
  • The tables also have salt and pepper shakers and a quilted mug rug that add a nice touch.  Kathy and Bob DeCarli are working on green and orange mug rugs (see photo below).  Attendees are encouraged to share long tables in the lobby area of the show.  The mug rugs and flowers encourage conversation and sharing.  
  • On the subject of Cakes -- we are known for our cakes at the Dresden Plate.  Our slogan is 'Leave room for cake at the Dresden Plate"  I am adding one more cake to the menu -- the Black and White Nine Patch.  I will be making these cakes ahead of time and freezing them, I have a special pan.  Below is a photo.  
  • Volunteers at the show will wear rubber gloves and black Dresden Plate Aprons.  Volunteers will either collect money at check out or plate food in the kitchen.  If you sign up to help we will make sure you have thorough instructions so you know what is expected.  It is so much fun to serve a great product at a reasonable price to our community while raising funds for our guild.  It is a win-win.  
  • Please email me at robin_mcmillen@yahoo.com or call my cell (610)836-1363 if you have questions.  
  • I will also have a sign up at the April meeting for additional items such as Gluten Free Baked Goods.  



Mini Raffle Quilts

Last Call!!!  Please bring your completed Mini Raffle Quilts to the April 8th meeting. Remember they need a sleeve or some other hanging arrangement on the back. If for some reason that you can't attend the meeting please contact Eileen Mincarelli or Jean Zubert and we will make arrangements to either meet you or pick them up. We need time to take photos to get them ready for the show. 
Thank you.

Eileen Mincarelli                           Jean Zubert
eileen4874@aol.com                    jzbeachchair@aol.com




What a fun item this would be for the Acorn Shop at the quilt show or maybe as a Mother's Day gift. Use some of that fabric you have been saving for a special project. You can find all the directions here Polka Dot Chair Pot Holder Tutorial

Quilt Happenings

April 5-60th, 2019

Penn State Extension Building
1015 Bridge Road
Collegeville, PA  19426
Penn Oaks Quilt Show
"For The Love of Quilting X"
May 3-4, 2019
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Griffith's Hall, Ludwigs's Corner Fire House
Glenmoore PA 19343
Admission $8.00

A World of Quilts
Northern Star Quilters’ Guild
May 4 & 5, 2019
Saturday 10-5/Sunday 10-4
Western CT State University
West Side Campus
O’Neill Center
43 Lake Avenue Ext.,
Danbury, CT
Quiltfest Lancaster (Mancuso)
May 9 – 11, 2019
Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center
Lancaster, PA

Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc.
Annual Educational Seminar
July 12 – 14, 2019


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

March 2019 Newsletter

President's Letter
Hello my fellow guild members!

I’d like to mention a few words about our upcoming Quilt Show. As some of you may know, I am the Acorn Shoppe co-chair, along with Denise Blake. We are still in need of volunteers, donations and consigned items.

Please sign up at the next guild meeting to volunteer…and let me just say, we do have a good time at the shoppe!

Donations are always welcome, but we do have many who like to consign items that they’ve made…which have been quite a variety of items. From totes, pincushions, clothing, and more! I like having a wide variety to appeal to all visitors to the quilt show.

Some consigned items have been previously loved items found/purged from sewing rooms. Those are most interesting to see what one feels ready to let go of, and another is so happy to find!

The Acorn Shoppe will be ready to receive item at the next meeting. I will be sending out a PDF of the form that needs completed with your consigned items. Please have with your items.

Thank you for your support!

Helen Hofbauer

Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Denise Blake
March 11   Annual Challenge. Pat Sherman has all the information posted below. .
As of the moment Cindy Kerr will be coming to the meeting.  We will present her with all of the pillowcases that have been made.  The final count will be announced that night as there are more coming.  Should you have some made, please bring them washed and bagged as this is the last opportunity to do so.  

April 8:  Jan Mast, owner of The Old Country Store in Intercourse, is coming to speak to us about the trends in the quilting industry.  She will have been to the Fall Quilt Market and is going to tell us of all the latest and greatest going on in the quilting world that she learned at the Market. Jan may be bringing items from the shop for sale.

May 13:  Sue Reno is our speaker. Her topic is From Foliage to Fiber Art...and Beyond.  Sue is an award winning fiber artist who lives and works in Lancaster County.  Her lecture is an overview of her working methods and techniques.  Cyanotypes, heliographic prints, digital prints, thermo fax prints and collagraphy are explained and illustrated.  She will have a large selection of her work to share in a trunk show.  Please visit her website to read so much more about her.....suereno.com.  

Please remember Programs is always looking for ideas for speakers. If you have someone you would like to see, be sure to contact Rita Marie smitty308@verizon.net and Denise Blake dewpink@gmail.com.

**********Winter is coming! Guild Meeting Cancellations:  The Board will be communicating via e-mail by 4:00PM.  Please remember to check your emails.**********


Meeting Minutes
There are no minutes as the meeting was canceled due to weather.

Hospitality - Angel
Snack list for the March guild meeting is: D. O'Connor, M. Paluba*, G. Procario, S. Reindel*, P. Sherman, P. Smith, R. M. Smith, D. Smyrl, S. Stiverson.  Remember to switch your responsibility with a friend if you cannot attend so we don't run short.  A star after your name indicates that you bring a drink for the group instead of a snack. 


Quilt Show Raffle Bakets - Ellen Lance
Along with our auction quilts, the raffle baskets are a fundraising opportunities at the quilt show.  We are in need of donations to fill our baskets.  Although we have tried to change the format into themes we have not had much response.  I would like to request quilting notions such as fabric, patterns, rulers, books, etc. Please, look through your quilting stash for items that you can donate and bring them to the March meeting.

Quilt Show Reminders*  The volunteer sign up sheets for working at the quilt show will be available at the March and April meetings. Take a moment to schedule your time. This is a good opportunity to meet and greet our guests.
*  Helen will be accepting items for the Acorn Shoppe at the March and April meetings.
*  Quilt entry forms are due no later than April 1st. The form was e-mailed to you on January 21st and can be downloaded from our website. Ellen would appreciate receiving the entry forms as soon as possible.
*  Final deadline for the mini quilts and the raffle basket donations is the April meeting.
*  Members who do not contribute in some way to the quilt show will be required to pay the entry fee to attend the show.

Take a look at our web site http://www.pennoaksquilters.org. Jamie and Bob Loncaric have done a great job bringing our quilt show page up to date. Thank you Bob and Jamie!

Robin and Ellen

Quilt Show Voting:

When attending the quilt show everyone will receive a ballot when they register so attendees will have the opportunity to vote on the quilts at the show.  Denise Blake is kindly making the ribbons that will be awarded.  Thank you Denise.  The categories are:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Workmanship
  • Best Use of Color
  • "Makes Me Smile"
Ellen and I are looking for two people to manage the details.  Please email one of us if interested.  You will be reimbursed for expenses.  Tasks required are:
  1. Design and Print the Ballots
  2. Provide a cute collection box / basket and a sign
  3. Collect and Tally the Ballots at the show.  
This is a great way to get involved and as it is the first time we have different categories, you will be able to put your creative stamp on this process.  

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

Mini Raffle Auction Quilts

The Quilt Show is looming large in closeness and we do not have many completed mini quilts yet. The mini quilts can be any design. They can be modern, traditional, seasonal or children's. Piecing and quilting as you wish. They must measure 16" by 24". They need to be bound and have a sleeve or corner triangles on the back so they can be hung. We are looking foe at least one quilt per member. 

I always marvel at someone else's design or color combination and wonder why I hadn't thought of that because I just love it. Whatever you make will be wonderful. The more options we have the more interest we will attract. Please bring your finished quilts to the next meeting.


Thanks you,
Eileen Mincarelli and Jean Zubert




How cute would these be for the Acorn Shop at the quilt show? The nice thing is the tutorial will give you instruction on how to make them any size! Check out the free tutorial here!
Lillyella Basket Tutorial


Penn Oaks Challenge 2019 - Pat Sherman
Create an art quilt in the style of or representing a painter. The quilt should be no more than 150 inches in total perimeter.

Bring your completed quilt to the March meeting unlabeled or with a label covered in a paper bag.
Choose your favorite painter or here are some suggestions.

Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Paul Klee, Georgia O'Keefe, Van Gogh, Monet, Maxfield Parrish, 
Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Matisse, Degas, Rubens, Norman Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Slavador Dali.

This is also a perfect time to make it 16" wide x 24" long for the mini quilt raffle! Please contact Pat if you have any questions.

Getaway 2019 Pictures!






Quilt Happenings
Quilt Expo 2019
Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild
March 23 & 24, 2019
Park School Athletic Center
2425 Old Court Rd
Pikesville, MD
More info or to buy tickets in advance at a discount: www.baltimorequilters.com
AQS Quilt Week – Lancaster
March 27-30, 2019
Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA. 17603
For more info click here.


The Lancaster Quilt Show @ The Continental Inn*

March 27-30th, 2019

*DoubleTree Resort
2400 Willow Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Watch for more info at www.lancasterquiltweek.com
Homemaker’s Country Quilters Show

“Blooms of Spring”

April 5-60th, 2019

Penn State Extension Building
1015 Bridge Road
Collegeville, PA  19426
Penn Oaks Quilt Show
"For The Love of Quilting X"
May 3-4, 2019
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Griffith's Hall, Ludwigs's Corner Fire House
Glenmoore PA 19343
Admission $8.00

A World of Quilts
Northern Star Quilters’ Guild
May 4 & 5, 2019
Saturday 10-5/Sunday 10-4
Western CT State University
West Side Campus
O’Neill Center
43 Lake Avenue Ext.,
Danbury, CT
Quiltfest Lancaster (Mancuso)
May 9 – 11, 2019
Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center
Lancaster, PA
Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc.
Annual Educational Seminar
July 12 – 14, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

February 2019 Newsletter


 President's Letter 
RETREAT!! No, this is not a battle cry to turn back…But for me to go forward!
This is my first sleepover quilters’ retreat…EVER!!
I’ve been doing some research of what I need to bring, pack, and be prepared for. There are tips online on all the tools, supplies and kinds of projects to work on, but the most important information I found was a list of how to be at a retreat!
  1. Have a positive attitude and a thankful heart.
  2. Make the best of the situation.
  3. Share…your experiences, ideas, tools and supplies.
  4. Be considerate to all.
  5. Be a friend. Making new friends at a retreat, or just getting to know someone better.
  6. Smile.
  7. AND Thank those who were kind enough to put the work into creating our retreat for us.
I’m so excited!! I hope I don’t overload myself with too much packing.  😉
See you at the retreat!
Helen Hofbauer
Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Denise Blake
February 11  Ann Tumolo of Calico Cutters will have a trunk show  A Parade of Quilts  for us.  I have asked Ann to please include wall quilts she made and painted faces on.  In addition she is going to demonstrate thread painting.  She has taken many classes from Joyce Hughes.  There will also be demos on paper piecing, binding and continuous binding.  A big thank you to Denise, Carolyn and Helen for volunteering to conduct the demos.

March 11   Annual Challenge. Pat Sherman has all the information posted below.

April 8:  Jan Mast, owner of The Old Country Store in Intercourse, is coming to speak to us about the trends in the quilting industry.  She will have been to the Fall Quilt Market and is going to tell us of all the latest and greatest going on in the quilting world that she learned at the Market.   

May 13:  Sue Reno is our speaker. Her topic is From Foliage to Fiber Art...and Beyond.  Sue is an award winning fiber artist who lives and works in Lancaster County.  Her lecture is an overview of her working methods and techniques.  Cyanotypes, heliographic prints, digital prints, thermo fax prints and collagraphy are explained and illustrated.  She will have a large selection of her work to share in a trunk show.  Please visit her website to read so much more about her.....suereno.com.  

RYAN'S CASE FOR SMILES - FINAL CALL   Please bring all sewn, washed (in Free and Clear detergent) and bagged pillowcases to the February meeting.  263 pillowcases have made to date to donate to Ryan's Case for Smiles at our March meeting.  They are wonderful !  A big thank you to all who participated.  


Please remember Programs is always looking for ideas for speakers. If you have someone you would like to see, be sure to contact Rita Marie smitty308@verizon.net and Denise Blake dewpink@gmail.com.

**********Winter is coming! Guild Meeting Cancellations:  The Board will be communicating via e-mail by 4:00PM.  Please remember to check your emails.**********


Hospitality - Angel
Snack list for the February guild meeting is: D. O'Connor, M. Paluba*, G. Procario, S. Reindel*, P. Sherman, P. Smith, R. M. Smith, D. Smyrl, S. Stiverson.  Remember to switch your responsibility with a friend if you cannot attend so we don't run short.  A star after your name indicates that you bring a drink for the group instead of a snack. 


Penn Oaks Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes for January 2019, is sent as a separate attachment.

Penn Oaks Quilters Challenge 2019
Pat Sherman

Create an art quilt in the style of or representing a painter. The quilt should be no more than 150 inches in total perimeter.

Bring your completed quilt to the March meeting unlabeled or with a label covered in a paper bag.
Choose your favorite painter or here are some suggestions.

Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Paul Klee, Georgia O'Keefe, Van Gogh, Monet, Maxfield Parrish, 
Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Matisse, Degas, Rubens, Norman Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Slavador Dali.

This is also a perfect time to make it 16" wide x 24" long for the mini quilt raffle! Please contact Pat if you have any questions.

From Marian Stevenson
When I was looking for things to give to Penn Oaks via Maureen Carlson I found this cookbook from about 1971 when Andrew Dinnniman was a county commissioner along with Colin A. Hanna and Karen L. Martynick.

It does not have any trade mark on it so I am sending it.  I started to look for lunch type meals and opened to this first thing and never got further.  I did not check to see if the Department of Aging still has a copy.  
Marian

From “The Cookbook: A Compilation of Recipes Presented by the Chester County Aging Network”

Elephant Stew, page 63
1 elephant, 2 rabbits, optional
Salt and pepper.
Cut elephant into bite size pieces.  This should take about 2 months.  Add enough brown gravy to cover.  Cook over kerosene fire for about 4 weeks at 465 degrees.  This will serve 3,800 people.  If more are expected, 2 rabbits may be added, but do this only if necessary as most people do not like to find hare in their stew.

Thanks Marian, that gave me a good chuckle!

Quilt Show Reminders
*  The volunteer sign up sheets for working at the quilt show will be available at the February meeting.
*  Helen will be accepting items for the Acorn Shoppe at the March and April meetings.
*  Quilt entry forms are due no later than April 1st. The form was e-mailed to you on January 21st.
*  Final deadline for the mini quilts and the raffle basket donations is the April meeting.
*  Members who do not contribute in some way to the quilt show will be required to pay the entry fee to attend the show.

Take a look at our web site http://www.pennoaksquilters.org. Jamie and Bob Loncaric have done a great job bringing our quilt show page up to date. You may also download the quilt entry form from this site. Thank you Bob and Jamie!
Robin and Ellen

Mini-Quilt Auction Message:
The quilt show is right around the corner and we do not have many mini-quilts collected yet.  Please take some time out of your busy schedule to put together a 16  by 24 inch mini quilt to donate to the show.  We expect one from every member.  I added some photos of the quilts we collected so far to stimulate your creative juices. The quilts can be pieced, applique or a combination, they should be bound and have a sleeve or corner triangles on the back so they can be hung.  These are cold days and just the prefect time to brew a cup of tea and visit your sewing space to make a quilt. The more quilts we have the more chances people will take. Make it your best effort but remember, like the sign says in my quilt room -- "Only God is perfect, our quilts don't have to be".  


Any questions contact Eileen Mincarelli (Eileen4874@aol.com) or Jean Zubert (jzbeachchair@aol.com
-Robin M







Sew Your Stash Along! Kelly Meanix
This is sent as a separate attatchment with the newsletter.  Please contact me if you did not receive it. kellymx@aol.com

Free Tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew


If you are looking for a quick gift, how about a table runner? This uses charm squares for a coordinated look. You can find the free tutorial here Summer Runner This could also make a nice mini quilt for the auction....just saying! Make it 16" x 24"

2019 Getaway
We'd like to encourage those members who are not attending the Getaway to visit the Amish View Inn and take a look around. The Inn is located at 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand. We'll be there from February 20th through the 24th. The best days to visit are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Do a little shopping, have a bite to eat and come say hello. We look forward to seeing you.
Ellen McMillen and Pat Sherman


Wanted: I am in need of about 3/4 yd of black and white checked fabric.. anywhere from an inch to inch and a half sized squares. I will gladly purchase if anyone has any. It does not need to be cotton, as I want to recover two stools. Thanks!! Contact Marti Campbell


Quilt Happenings


Quilt Expo 2019
Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild
March 23 & 24, 2019
Park School Athletic Center
2425 Old Court Rd
Pikesville, MD
More info or to buy tickets in advance at a discount: www.baltimorequilters.com
AQS Quilt Week – Lancaster
March 27-30, 2019
Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA. 17603
For more info click here.

The Lancaster Quilt Show @ The Continental Inn*
March 27-30th, 2019

*DoubleTree Resort
2400 Willow Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Watch for more info at www.lancasterquiltweek.com
Homemaker’s Country Quilters Show
“Blooms of Spring”
April 5-60th, 2019

Penn State Extension Building
1015 Bridge Road
Collegeville, PA  19426
Penn Oaks Quilt Show
"For The Love of Quilting X"
May 3-4, 2019
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Griffith's Hall, Ludwigs's Corner Fire House
Glenmoore PA 19343
Admission $8.00

A World of Quilts
Northern Star Quilters’ Guild
May 4 & 5, 2019
Saturday 10-5/Sunday 10-4
Western CT State University
West Side Campus
O’Neill Center
43 Lake Avenue Ext.,
Danbury, CT
Click here for more details
Quiltfest Lancaster (Mancuso)
May 9 – 11, 2019
Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center
Lancaster, PA
Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc.
Annual Educational Seminar
July 12 – 14, 2019
Click here for more details