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

Thursday, June 28, 2012

JULY 2012 NEWSLETTER

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Hi Quilters,
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far.  The final June Meeting was splendid. Terry gave an informative and inspiring talk that made me want to tackle some new projects in my sewing room.  I am sure many of you felt the same way.  For those of you not in attendance, Chris Harkins provided a wonderful show and tell and she mentioned a goal of having an item to show at each meeting.  I think that is a brilliant idea.  So I am committing to make an item to show at each show and tell.  I am using this summer to stock pile items to parse out though the year.  I hope others of you take up this challenge.  It keeps me returning to my sewing room when I could easily find something else to do.
I am so excited to be the president and we have many fabulous quilting opportunities for the upcoming year. 
  • Chris Harkins and Leslie O’Brien are working hard scheduling another year of inspiring programs. 
  • Suzanne Stiverson and team are putting together our terrific quilt show. 
  • And what can I say about the new Blog Newsletter accept – “Awesome Job Kelly Meanix”!  I know it may have been a challenge setting up your account and getting the hang of the new method but I think in the long run this is going to be a great way to communicate. 
                                                                           

I wish all of you a Happy 4th and a wonderful summer of quilting.                                    
                                                                             Robin McMillen

PS – Don’t forget the Bee on Monday August 13th at 5:30. The bee will be held at our regular meeting location, the Frazer Mennonite Church.   For those of you who are new members, the bee is an informal quilting time where the members bring their dinner and a quilt project to work on.  It is a great opportunity to bring in a project where you would like help, advice or feedback!  I enjoy the bee because it also provides the opportunity to visit with old friends and make new ones.   

From Pat Smith

Jo Morton will be at the Old Country Store in Intercourse August 30th  from 6-9.  All of her quilts will be on display then and there will be special events as well. They will also be showcasing lots of her fabrics.

  

Marti Campbell is looking for 6" squares to make our pre-fused applique cut outs for the quilt show. We sold these at the last show and they were a hit and a good money maker. If you have any questions contact Marti at artsygal01@aol.com.



Downingtown Library Challenge



The Vintage Patchwork Revisited Challenge.
Stop by the Downingtown Library and pick up a kit which will include several "arcs" from the original pieces ( about 28 patches). Fill out the information sheet and return with $10.00 in the envelope provided. You will get this back when you return the finished quilt or you can exchange it for a ticket to the reception and raffle of quilts on October 5, 2012.



Make a small quilt using any number of patches from the kit along with any new fabric and or embellishment you would like to include (buttons embroidery etc) The design is up to you- traditional, contemporary whatever inspires you. Maximum size 24" on a side. You can also make a block and frame it rather than make a quilt. Quilts should have a sleeve or rings included on the back or some other way to hang it.



Turn in the finished quilt on or before October 1, 2012. Finished quilts will be displayed as they come in.
On October 5 the quilts will be displayed at a reception where all attendees willl be able to win the quilts through a lottery drawing. Details are being finalized. Tickets will be $15 per person. Refreshments will be served.

We are hoping for a lot of enthusiasm and support for this new idea as a library fundraiser. Please consider joining the fun and or passing on the information to a friend.

For more information contact Debbie O'Keefe at dokeefe19@hotmail.com 




Quilt Shops

Just in case you need something to do this summer here is a list of all the local quilts shops. Can you visit each and every one?


Quilt Shop List for POQ

CITY
SHOP INFORMATION
CITY
SHOP INFORMATION
Lancaster County
Bird-in-Hand
Glick's Craft Shop
Intercourse
The Old Country Store
283 Monterey Road
3510 Old Philadelphia PK (RT 340)
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505-9742
Intercourse, PA 17534-0419
800-828-8218
Bird-in-Hand
The Quilt & Fabric Shack
3137 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
Intercourse
Bitty Kinna's
717-768-0338
3466 Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA 17534
717-768-8885
Denver
Sauder's
581 S. Muddy Creek Road
Denver, PA 17517-9639
Lititz
Weaver's Dry Goods
717-336-2664
108 W. Brubaker Valley Road
Lititz, PA 17543-9401
Denver
Burkholder's Fabrics
717-627-1724
2155 West Route 397
Denver, PA 17517-9527
Manheim
Stitch & Craft
717-336-6692
2957 Lebanon Road
Manheim PA 17545
717-664-4230
East Earl
Good's Store
1333 Main Street (Rte. 23))
East Earl, PA 17519-9507
New Holland
Brubaker's Sewing Center
717-354-4026
20 North Roberts Ave.
New Holland, PA 17557
Ephrata
Hinkletown Sewing Machine Shop
717-354-8332
232 Wanner Road
(1/4 mi off Rte 322E--Hinkletown
Ephrata, PA 17522-9314
Cedar Lane Dry Goods
717-354-0204
204 Orlan Road
New Holland, PA 17557-9302
Goodville
Obie's Country Store
717-354-0030
1585 Mainstreet
Goodville, PA 17528
Ronks
Lapp's Quilts & Crafts
717-445-4616
206 N. Star Rd. off 896
Ronks, PA 17572-9512
Intercourse
Zook's Dry Goods
3535 Old Philadelphia PK (RT.340)
Intercourse, PA 17534-9999
717-768-8153
Other local shops
CITY
SHOP INFORMATION
CITY
SHOP INFORMATION
Chadds Ford
Quilters Corner
New Britain
Byrne Sewing Connection
100 Ridge Road Ste 8
422 E. Butler Ave
Olde Ridge Village
New Britain, PA 18901
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
215-230-9411
610-459-8993
Oley
Lady Fingers
Exton
The Quilt Block
6375 Oley Turnpike Road
95 East Welsh Pool Road
Oley, PA 19547
Exton, PA 19341
610-689-0068
610-363-0404
www.thequiltblockinc.com

Roundabout Quilt Shop
5 Cemetery Lane
Kennet Square PA 19348
610-347-1122

Phoenixville
Chester County Quilting
Glenside
Granny's Sewing Den
206 Village at Eland, Rte 113
243 Keswick Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Glenside, PA 19038
610-917-2527
215-885-4959
Pottstown
Generations Quilt Shop
King of Prussia
Steve's Sewing, Vac & Quilting
120 Shoemaker Road
268 West DeKalb Pike
Pottstown, Pa 19464
King of Prussia, PA 19406
610-718-5505
610-768-9453
On line
Jackie's Woolens
Kutztown
Wooden Bridge Dry Goods
33 Oak Haven Road
195 Deysher Road
Fleetwood, PA 19525
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-944-8925
610-683-7159
The Quilted Cat & Greenery Too
8500 Allen Pike
Rte 222 btw Kutztwn & Reading
Blandon, PA 19510
610-916-1595









QUILT SHOWS

Quilts in the Mill: The Courthouse Quilters
October 5-7, 2012 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Prallsville Mills, Rt 29, Stockton, NJ

House of Buck Quilt 7 Garden Festival
Featuring - Variable Star Quilters
June 26, 27, 28, 2012
Pearl S. Buck International (A National Historic Landmark House)
520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA  18944
Hilltown Twp - 1 mile south of Dublin & 313

Stitched Through Time: A Legacy of Quilt - Part 1 (Concludes October 28, 2012)
Gloucester County Historical Society Museum
58 N. Broad St
Woodbury, NJ 08096
www.rootsweb.com


BIRTHDAYS

JULY - Sara Borr, Cindy Block, Delores Holzwarth, Mary Morello and Pat Smith.


AUGUST - Kathy DeCarli, Esther Dusinberre, Jane Russell, Suzanne Stiverson and Jean Zubert.

Happy Birthday to all!

QUILT SHOW  SUZANNE STIVERSON
Remember our next quilt show is Friday and Saturday May 3-4, 2013. We held the first official meeting for our 2013 show at my house on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 PM.

We accomplished a lot. We decided to continue using NQA judges that are local. We still need a volunteer who take the list of winner on Thursday before the show and type them up and have them printed for Friday distribution to attendees.

We will again have a workshop where we cut "GO" shapes with heat n' bond backing to sell at the Acorn Shop. We need 6" strips of fabric, ideally, but we will take take seasonal, themed, batik or bright fabrics to make the shapes in any amounts.  Please provide to Marti Campbell.  If you have items to sell at the shop, now’s the time to start making them.  The Guild will take a 20% commission.  Contact Sara Borr for details.  We also will be collecting rick rack, lace, buttons, trims, etc. to make packets to sell at the shop.
As you do your summer quilt room cleaning, remember to collect your gently used or new (great intentions) patterns for Sara.  They sold very well last time.  If you know you’ll never make it, the guild will get the return.

Also if you would like to donate a theme basket (kitchen, coffee, tea, chocolate etc) for our basket raffle please let Jean Fox know. Jean also needs larger baskets to fill. Please let Jean know if you do and you can coordinate a meeting. If you have gently used books or extra fat quarters, she could use them too.

Kelly Meanix will be chairing a small quilt raffle where each member will be asked to make a 16" x 24" finished quilt that we will raffle off at the show. She gave information at the meeting so please contact her for more information or clarification.

RAFFLE QUILTS FOR THE QUILT SHOW       KELLY MEANIX
We will be making small 16" x 24" quilt to raffle off at our quilt show next year. Just think, no taking a large raffle quilt to places to try and sell tickets, no sign ups for white gloving at the quilt shows!
I am telling you about this now because it gives you an entire year to make a quilt. We would love to get 100% participation in this project! Make anything your little heart desires....some themes could include, children, kitchen, flowers, patriotic, modern, landscape, geometrics, beach, winter, country, Christmas, any holiday,abstracts etc. Use any technique you want, pieced, applique or anything you can think of, just make sure it is quilted, hand or machine, and put a 4" sleeve on the back or you can use the triangle method. Make this your best work, please no cheater fabrics! The quilt that sells the most tickets will win a prize. I promise to come up with something really good!

All quilts will be hung at the show. Each quilt will have it's own coffee can with a picture of the quilt on it. We will sell tickets and the buyer will put the tickets in the can of any quilt they would like to win. The winning tickets will be pulled at the end of the show on Saturday. If you have any questions please call me at 610-873-7211 or email me at kellymx@aol.com

Also registration for helpers will start at our January 2013 meeting. Each chair will pass a sheet or we will have one sheet with all the positions to pass for you to mark the times and on the day(s) you can work. As the rules say "POQ members not working at the show and non POQ members will pay quilt show entry fee of $8 even if their quilts are displayed."

We will not print off the winners this year for folks to pick up. We will post a copy on the web and in the newsletter.

A quilt show takes everyone in the guild to be successful. Your contributions help fund our charitable giving and programs.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
SHOW CHAIR----------------------------SUZANNE STIVERSON
2015 +ASSISTANT----SELENA MCFALLS & HELEN HOFBOUER
ACORN SHOP-------------------------------------------SARA BORR
CLEAN UP--------------------------------------MARTI CAMPBELL
DOOR PRIZES-----------SUZANNE STIVERSON & HELEN HOFBOUER
FLOOR DESIGN AND SET UP--------------------BOB DECARLI
JUDGES AND QUILT FORMS---------------ELLEN MCMILLEN
QUILT ACCEPTANCE/SIGN IN/RETURN----JEAN ZUBERT & CINDY VOGNETZ
SCRIBES------------------------------------------ELLEN MCMILLEN
LANCASTER SSHOP--------------------------------PAT SHERMAN
PROGRAM BROCHURE----CAROLYN DAVIS & RITA SMITH
SHADOW----------------------------------------------DENISE BLAKE
PROPS-------------------------------------------------------PAT SMITH
PUBLICITY------------------------------------------LESLIE O'BRIEN
QUILT SHOW SIGNAGE-------------------------MYRNA PALUBA
RAFFLE BASKETS------------------------------------------JEAN FOX
MINI-QUILT RAFFLE------------------------------KELLY MEANIX
REGISTRATION/ADMISSIONS------------------MARY MORELO
SHOW SIGNAGE--------------------------------------ELAINE EGAN
VENDORS------------------------SUZANNE & SELENA MCFALLS
WEBSITE--------------------------------------MAUREEN CARLSON
WHITE GLOVE----------------------------------MARTI CAMPBELL

It's only a year away.......
Suzanne Stiverson

PATCHES OF LOVE (Quilts for Kids)  RITA SMITH
For those who signed out on a kit ..... please complete the quilt over the summer and return it to me (Rita Marie Smith) in September.  I have to get them back so they can be sent on to a sick child in the hospital.  If you would like to make a quilt from your own stash or donate good quality cotton fabric that is also welcomed.  Quilts are given to patients up to 21 years of age.   Thank you to everyone who participates in this charity project.        



HISTORIAN  SARA BORR
As the new historian I am looking for any early Penn Oaks memorabilia you may have. A number of years ago our early history was thrown away and I would like to collect as much as possible. If you have any membership lists, photos, announcements early quilt show info etc. I would appreciate it.
Sara Borr

EXECUTIVE BOARD AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS FOR 2012-2013

*PRESIDENT--Robin McMillen 610-873-2950 robin_mcmillen@yahoo.com

*RECORDING SECRETAY--Pat Sherman 717-517-8018 patspatch@comcast.net

*CORRESPONDING SECRETARY--Riki Newlander 610-692-4726

*PROGRAMS--Chris Harkins, Alternative: Leslie O'Brien 610-269-5465 leslieobrien8@comcast.net

*TREASURER--Ellen McMillen 610-363-5956

*MEMBERSHIP--Pat Smith 610-321-0631

*Denotes Executive Board


COMMITTEE CHAIRS
PUBLICITY--Leslie O'Brien 610-269-5464 leslieobrien8@comcast.net

HOSPITALITY--Angel Henderson

SOLDIER QUILTS-- muriel1948@comcast.net

SILENT AUCTION--Denise Blake 610-524-6515

PATCHES OF LOVE--Rita Smith

CHALLENGE--Kelly Meanix 610-873-7211 kellymx@aol.com and Suzanne Simmons 610-873-3401 svsimmons@comcast.net

MYSTERY BOX--Stephanie Braskey 610-970-2513 dbraskey@aol.com

BLOCK OF THE MONTH---ON HIATUS

WINTER GET AWAY--Kathy and Bob Decarli 610-269-1113

NEWSLETTER--Kelly Meanix 610-873-7211

MAIL & PHONING NON COMPUTER ACCESS MEMBERS--
Delores Holwarth 610-269-3308 holzwarth@aol.com

PENN OAKS WEBSITE--Maureen Carlson

HISTORIAN--Sara Borr 610-269-1155 sbeyerborr713@msn.com

QUILT SHOW--Suzanne Stiverson 610-323-2949

PARLIAMENTARIAN--Jean Fox 610-436-9121


Please email any pictures, articles or information for the newsletter to Kellymx@aol.com.
I would love to have some pictures in here, it will make it more interesting. Send pictures from Show and Tell or any other quilt/guild related pictures.











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