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

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2013 Newsletter

Hello Quilters,

So looking forward to seeing you all at the upcoming Holiday Party.  Leslie has some excellent activities planned to celebrate the season.  Please see the details below.  One activity is a guess the quilter, holiday addition.  I am going to bring something in.  It will be so fun to play that game. It reminds me of my favorite part of the Challenge where we get to guess who quilted what.  I am going to make something delicious to share will you all.  OR maybe I will simplify and just bring M&Ms, we will see. 

On that note, I want to tell you that I did simplify my Thanksgiving menu and guess what - No one noticed and no one starved.  Wow, did I learn an important lesson.  I also had more fun and was less stressed so as a result my family had more fun too because I was not yelling at everyone.  Imagine that??!!  It also freed up some time that I could spend in my sewing room.  That was an additional stress reliever.  All I really did was cut out some squares but just touching the fabric and looking at the colors was restful.  If only I could figure out a way to avoid the parking lot at Wegmans, my holidays would be completely peaceful.  Oh well, I guess some stress in unavoidable. 

My holiday wish for you all is two fold.  I hope for improving health for those members of our guild who have struggled health wise in the past year.  And I wish for a creative and productive year quilting.  I think my New Year's Resolution will be to complete a UFO in the upcoming January and February time frame.  Wouldn't that be great to spend some time during these cold months completing a project.  Maybe I could bind it at the getaway.  MMMMM that sounds like a great way to start the new year. 

Happy Quilting and Happy Holidays. 
Robin McMillen


It's that time of year! The next meeting is the holiday meeting. There have been a couple of changes to the format so please read this carefully.....
*  Angel is arranging the refreshments per the usual method. Please see Angel's hospitality article to see if you show up in the alphabetical order and need to bring refreshments. Do not worry about bringing your own as we talked about at the meeting if you are not on Angel's list.

*  We are having an activity for those that want to participate. Please bring your favorite winter/holiday quilt project in a bag or folded inside out (so nobody can see you deliver the quilt and know it is yours). Pin your name on the back of the quilt. I will be there to collect the quilts so bring it directly to me when you arrive. Susan, Suzanne, and I will display the quilts in the back of the room. The membership will guess which quilt belongs to which quilter. To vote, you will write your name and the name of the quilter on a piece of paper and place it in a bag next to the quilt. We will draw votes from the bag. As soon as we draw the correct name of the quilter, the voter will win a small prize. The quilter will then discuss the background and history of the quilt. I hope this will be fun and help us learn a little more about each other and our quilts. It will also decorate the room for the festivities. Does this inspire you get the holiday quilt you are working on finished?

* We may also play quilt pictionary if time allows. 

* Don't forget your 12 1/2" block for the block exchange

*Show and tell will be held as usual. Feel free to participate in both!

*Plan to sign up to present at Book Night during the January meeting. I will circulate the list during the party. This was a lot of fun last year and we hope to hear from some others this year.

See you at the party!
The Programs Committee
Leslie, Susan, and Suzanne


Snack list for the  Penn Oaks holiday meeting in December includes: M. Lewis, R. Lodi*, J.Loncaric, S. Longenecker, E. Mayer, E. McMillan, R. McMillan, K. Meanix*, E. Mincarelli, B. Moses, R. Newlander, L. Obrien, M. Pack, M. Paluba, L. Paylor, N. Rubinelli, P. Sherman*, S. Simmons, P. Smith, R. Smith, D. Smyrl, M. Stevenson, S. Stiverson, C. Vognetz, D. Werkheiser*, J. Zubert, J. Zwizanski*. Remember that a star by your name means you bring a drink rather than a snack and please call a friend and make arrangements to get a snack in if you cannot attend the meeting.

MEMBERSHIP: Jean Fox/Ellen McMillen
Penn Oaks Quilters is 55 members strong and 33 attended the November meeting. There were no guests. Denise Blake was the winner of the door prize.

Carolyn Davis is doing very well following bilateral knee replacements. She says her recovery is exceeding all expectations and she thanks the guild for the cards and well wishes.

December Birthdays
Denise Werkheiser          9-December
Kelly Meanix                   13-December
Marianne Caporale      30-December
May your birthdays be filled with quilting delights and holiday treats.

2014 Getaway: Kathy DeCarli/Ellen McMillen
There are three rooms available for the GetawayIf you are interested in attending please contact Ellen as soon as possible. Both Kathy and I are unable to attend the December meeting so give me a call (610-363-5956) or send me an email (ejmcmillen@verizon.net). Please mail me your registration form and check. Thank you!

Silent Auction

I would like to thank everyone for making the silent auction such a big success-----especially Kelly who brought in bags and bags of fabric pulled from her stash.


We will be making small quilts to say please don't touch the quilts. You may say it any way you wish, as long as the message is clear.  Please keep the size no larger than 9 x 12 inches.  Shoot for 8.5 by 11 - regular paper sign size. 
We will decide whether and how we will label them after the challenge. I'm 
thinking about using an embroidered ribbon that says Do Not Touch the QuiltsChallenge 2014 and leaving space for you to sign the ribbon. But, then again, maybe we don't need that, except that we have displayed challenge quilts at 
the show in the past. I apologize if this seems like a work-in-progress.

Carolyn and Jamie
Here are some pictures to give you some ideas........
I think Bob should make one like this! You know how he loves Sunbonnet Sue!

Quilt Happenings

2014 Quilt Competition & Display
January 13-April 6, 2014
Peddler’s Village Gazebo
Lahaska, PA

AQS Quilt Week
March 12-15, 2013
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA


PA Row by Row Quilt Shop Hop
(63 shops)
July – September 2014

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November 2013 Newsletter


Hi Quilters,
Is it me or are the holiday commercials starting way too early.  Petsmart had Santa commercials on last week.  Ridiculous!  That said, it is getting to be that time of year again so time to start planning.  I have been looking back on previous holiday seasons and to be honest the business and lists and demands are really destroying the season for me.  Does anyone have any advice about how to reduce the workload of the holidays.  It is challenging because I do not want to disappoint anyone.  I was going to challenge myself to complete a Christmas Quilt to hang in my foyer which would require a quilt roughly 64in by 64in.  I informed my husband of this challenge and he looked at me like I was crazy.  He carefully said "Isn'tour house Christmasy enough?"  He is right.  There I go again, adding and artificially inflating my to do list.  Where is the balance?  Just because I can create something does it mean I have too?  MMMMMM something to think about. 
If anyone has some advice or tips for reducing holiday stress please let me know. 
I hope everyone is quilting and creating but not freaking out trying to get something complete.  That is my wish for you all and myself. 
Now I need to go make the blocks for the Round Robin because they are due at the next meeting ;)
Happy Quilting. 

Robin McMillen

PROGRAMS....Leslie O'Brien

This month we will welcome Kimberly Knipe from the Chester County Hospital Outreach Program. Our favorite activity is rather sedentary so Kim will remind us about how to stay healthy. Please note - this talk may or may not involve some light (and I mean light - no need to dress for a yoga class) exercises so wear something you can move in, just in case.  There it is - your excuse to dress down for a Guild meeting!  We will be inspired to watch our diets as the holidays approach and we are tempted to try all those traditional foods and desserts. Speaking of the holidays, have you started your 12 1/2 X 12 1/2" block for the exchange? More details about the December meeting will follow!

MEMBERSHIP: Jean Fox/Ellen McMillenWe had a good turn out for the October meeting. Forty-one members were in attendance but we did not have any guests. Rob Lodi was the winner of the membership door prize.
November Birthdays 

Allie Barchi            8-November
Dena Corry            13-November
Jamie Loncaric       28-November
May your birthdays be filled with quilting delights.

HOSPITALITY   Angel Henderson

Snack list for the November guild meeting is: S. Doonan*, E. Dusinberre*, E. Egan, J. Fox, P. Gallagher, D.Giroux, F. Grider, C. Harkins.  Those with a * after their name should bring a beverage for the group rather than a snack.  If you can't make the meeting please trade with a friend and let me know who will be bringing the snack in your absence.  Angel

SILENT AUCTION   Maryann Lewis

November's meeting will have our Fall Silent Auction. 
There are many exciting things to bid on-----books, magazines, supplies, fabric, etc.   Put your bid on a post-it with your initials,---anyone can up the bid if they choose.  When the time is up, whoever has the highest bid gets to purchase the item.  

REQUEST From Marion Stevenson

Please contact me if you create labels for the quilt back and let me know the cost.  Thanks.  Marian Stevenson

CHALLENGE 2014     Carolyn Davis and Jamie Lonaric

We will be making small quilts to say please don't touch the quilts. You may say 
it any way you wish, as long as the message is clear.  Please keep the size no 
larger than 9 x 12 inches.  Shoot for 8.5 by 11 - regular paper sign size. We 
will decide whether and how we will label them after the challenge. I'm thinking 
about using an embroidered ribbon that says Do Not Touch the Quilts Challenge 
2014 and leaving space for you to sign the ribbon. But, then again, maybe we 
don't need that, except that we have displayed challenge quilts at the show in 
the past. I apologize if this seems like a work-in-progress.

Carolyn and Jamie

Just a friendly reminder that there will be a Mystery Box this month.  So remember to bring those extra dollars to purchase your chance to win ____ oh that's right it's a mystery.  You never know what's in the box.  Jan

PATCHES OF LOVE  Rita Marie Smith

Patches of Love - Rita Marie Smith    For those of you who were unable to attend last month's guild meeting, Jean Fox and I will be explaining about our charity project for this year at our November meeting.  We are making little dresses for an orphanage in Africa.  They are for little ones up to size 4T and will be hand delivered in March.  The dresses are very easy to make. I can provide directions or you can google pillowcase dresses or dresses for Africa for directions.  We only have until our February meeting to make as many as possible.  The little boys could use pull on shorts if you would like to make them.  For the remainder of the guild year, we will continue to make pillowcases for the Hershey pediatric unit.   E-mail me if you have any questions.  Thank you for your continued support of our charity projects. 
Fall Fabric Frenzy Shop Hop
The Quilt Block is one of the participants.
Lebanon Quilter's Expo
November 22 - 24

Tuesday, October 1, 2013



Happy Halloween Quilters
This is my favorite time of year.  Football, Pumpkins, Fall Colors and of course - Orange.  I just finished the coolest quilt.  I will bring it to show and tell this month.  It is a Halloween quilt with a star in the center made from strings like the ones we saw at our June meeting last year. I included a Picture of the quilt below.  The Zig Zag Border was a cool challenge.   
I am also so pumped for the workshop on October 14th.  I have never cheniled anything so this will be a new experience.  I would like to encourage any of you who are thinking about attending but are nervous because of skill level.  Go for it.  We are a small friendly group and this is a great way to meet your fellow guild members.  We are even going to socialize and go out for dinner between the workshop and the meeting.  Sounds fun. 
I also want to solicit some more "Look What I Made" projects.  If you have a cool, clever little project that you would like to share please send me a picture and a description in an email.  I would love to include it in my November President's Note. 
Trick or Treat is around the corner and I have to start making Halloween Costumes.  Charlotte wants to be a lion and Miranda wants to be Ohura from Star Trek.  It is a good thing I can sew and I love Halloween.  I can't believe my girls still Trick or Treat. 

Happy Quilting
-Robin McMillen
Robin McMillen

Autumn Greetings from the Programs Committee!      Leslie

October 14 is our workshop with Christine Morgan. Doors will open at the church a little after 11. Workshop starts at noon so come in enough time to get setup and comfortable before we start. I will make a reservation for the group at Anthony's in Malvern so we don't have to think about where to have dinner. We should have a fun show and tell with all of our creations after Christine's lecture at the evening meeting which will start at 7 as usual. And....it isn't too late to join the workshop. Cost is $30 plus $20 for the kit. Email me if you want to join us and I'll send you the materials list. Pay at the Door is fine. 

Our November meeting speaker will be here just in time to remind us to stick with our healthy habits over the holidays, even though lots of food will tempt us to overeat and we may slow down our exercise and activities now that the weather is getting colder. Kim Knipe from the Chester County Hospital outreach program will talk with us about how to stay healthy even though our favorite activity is a bit sedentary.  Kim's talk will be followed up later in the year with a presentation by one of her co-workers who works in hand injury rehabilitation. We use our hands a lot and we are subject to a lot of bone and muscle issues. We will hear how to prevent repetitive motion injuries. Date for this meeting will be announced soon. 

December will be the holiday meeting. Block exchange as usual. Activity to be discussed and announced shortly. We are thinking about a pot luck (filling appetizers and snacks - enough to make a "dinner") sit-and-sew party of some kind and a collection for the Chester County Food Bank.

Start to think about Book Night in January. It was a big success last year and we are doing it again to allow those who didn't present last year to take the floor. Book night is when we present our favorite and most influential books along with samples of the work we created from them and why we like the books (or patterns) so much. 

MEMBERSHIP: Jean Fox/Ellen McMillen

If you've not yet renewed your membership please do so as soon as possible. You'll find the Membership Form on the right side of this newsletter under "Important Information." You can print one or pick one up at the meeting if needed. If you cannot attend the October meeting please mail the form with your check for $35.00 to Ellen McMillen, 810 Dowlin Forge Rd., Downingtown, PA 19335. We plan to send out the new roster following the October meeting and would like it to be complete. Forty-three members and two guests attended the September meeting. Myrna Paluba won the member door prize.

October BirthdaysDenise Blake                1-Oct
Marsha Paczok            8-Oct
Chris Harkins               12-Oct
Rob Lodi                     13-Oct
Susan Longenecker      19-Oct
Elaine Egan                   26-Oct
Pat Gallagher                ?-Oct 

Snack list for the October guild meeting:  j.C. Brown, M. Campbell, M. Carlson*, D. Corry, C. Davis,  K. DeCarli, B. DeCarli*.  A  star beside your name  indicates you bring a drink for the group instead of a snack.  Remember to trade with a friend if you  cannot attend and let me know who is bringing a snack for you.  Angel

I be collecting any articles for the silent auction in November at the October meeting.

Maryann Lewis

The getaway will be scheduled  for Feb. 19  to Feb 23. I'm sorry I have no information on the hotel rates. I will send an email with the necessary forms as soon as I know.

     Kathy DeCarli


October 5, 2013

Airing of the Quilts
Tunkannock PA 

October 11-12

Scraps to Treasure
Keystone Quilter's Guild

October 10-13

Beaver Valley Quilt Show
New Brighton PA

October 19-20

Berry Basket Quilt Show

October 26-27

Undercover Quilter's Quilt Show

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September 2013 Newsletter

President's Letter
Hi Quilters
It has been a b-e-a-utiful August and I am looking forward to may favorite season - Fall! I love back to school, football games, pumpkins, marching band, etc.  Orange is my favorite color so I am diligently working on a new Halloween quilt.  I want it done by October 1.  (it is always good to have a deadline)  I hope you are all looking forward to a new guild year.  We have many fun and informative meetings planned to keep everyone inspired and working on projects. 
I have another example of a look what I made from member Suzanne Doonan. 
"Here's a simple project, a stroller or car seat quilt, that I made for my grandson. It's approximately 28 in x 32 in. Make 2 - 24 inch x 3 inch pieces, folded over twice and stitched twice for the ties and attach them approx 10 in down the sides of the quilt. Tie it to the carseat or stroller so that it doesn't fall off in transit." See Photo

This is genius, I wish I had thought of this when my kids were little.  Please send me your "Look what I made" projects so I can include them in the October newsletter. 
This is a note for Board members and Committee heads.  I will be contacting many of you personally in the near future to set up activities on the guild calendar and to discuss what is coming up.  I do not see an need to meet as a group in September.  Email me or call me if you have an questions and I am putting together the September agenda so email me if you would like to be on the agenda. 

Keep Calm and Quilt on!

Robin McMillen


MEMBERSHIP: Jean Fox/Ellen McMillen
Two-thirds of our members have signed up for the new guild year. Membership runs from September 2013 through August 2014. For those of you who have not yet renewed your membership you will find the Membership Form on the right side of this newsletter under "Important Information." You can print one or pick one up at the meeting if needed.

Please bring a completed form with cash or check for $35.00 to the September meeting or mail it to Ellen McMillen, 810 Dowlin Forge Rd., Downingtown, PA 19335.

September Birthdays

Debbie Becker
Maureen Carlson
Martha Hopkins
Rikki Newlander
Lee Paylor
Tamara Rommel
Nancy Rubinelli
Suzanne Simmons

PROGRAMS- Leslie O'Brien
As we kick off the new Penn Oaks Quilting year we will welcome Dalen and Mitzie Keys. Dalen is the author of several books including children’s books “Just A Quilt?” and “The Mess.” His talk will include book readings, thoughts on ways to spark creativity, and a quilt show and tell with quilts that tell stories. Mitzie specializes in string quilting making this talk a nice segue from our last speaker last year. The Keys will bring books and quilting to supplies to sell so start to think about the youngsters on your holiday gift list.
We will be able to spend the whole day with our October speaker, Christine Morgan, on meeting day next month. She will bring us her stunning chenille. This is not your grandmother’s chenille! Prepare to be inspired by her lecture and learn a new technique if you can make it for the workshop during the day. The workshop form is attached.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Christine Harkins for her hard work on programs. She brought in some fabulous speakers and we all enjoyed the meeting she planned. Thanks Christine for the hard work!


DATE:                   OCTOBER 14, 2013
TIME:                   12:00 – 5:00 (approx.)
LOCATION:         Frazier Mennonite Church, 57 Maple Linden Lane, Frazer, PA
COST:                   $30.00 workshop fee
                              $20 kit fee to be paid to Christine the day of the workshop
CONTACT:           Leslie O’Brien, 610-269-4845,  leslieobriensk8@comcast.net
CHECK AND MONEY TO:               Workshop fee (not kit fee) and form may be sent to:
                                                            (Checks to be made out to Penn Oaks Quilt Guild)
                                                            Leslie O’Brien
                                                            581 Whitford Hills Rd.
                                                            Exton, PA 19341
                                                            Or pay at Sept. Guild meeting

DON’T FORGET:   Power strip and extension cord
                                Eat lunch first or bring snack.
                                Water or beverage of choice
                                We will break for dinner before meeting. Dinner will not be provided.
                                Chenille cutters may be ordered at The Quilt Block in Exton. They can order several                                                different styles so you can choose the one you like best. Please order promptly so you                                                have it in time for the workshop.






Hospitality - Angel
Summer is almost gone and I'm sending the snack list a bit early as I have to go 
out of town until Sunday. Also I have noted a pattern of getting 100% response 
bringing in snacks when the newsletter is sent closer to the meeting time.  The 
earlier it is sent out the more likely people forget.  The meeting when we had a 
cake to celebrate the successful quilt show only one snack came in!  Just an 
observation.  Septembers list is :   
A. Barchi, D. Becker, D. Blake*, C. Block, 
S. Borr*, S. Braskey, J.Brown.  

A* next to your name means you bring a beverage 
for the group instead of a snack.  If you can't attend the meeting, please 
switch with a friend and let me know.  

Patches of Love:  Rita Marie Smith Please bring all your completed pillowcases to Guild Monday night.  Just a few more would bring our total to 100 to send off to the pediatric unit at Penn State Hershey.  A big thank you to the 11 ladies who have already contributed.  What would you like our charity work to be this year?  Pillowcases for breast cancer patients,  ConnKerr,  quilts for kids,  walker bags for folks in senior living?  Mention was made at a meeting about small special quilts for children and adults with autism.  Bring your thoughts and suggestions to Guild.  Thanks.

Penn Oaks 2013-2014 Round Robin
Instead of doing the traditional “Block of the Month” this year, Penn Oaks Quilters will be doing a “Round Robin”  A “Round Robin” is a quilt top that is made by a group of quilters and can be thought of as a variation of a friendship quilt.  We are going to do what is called a “Progressive Round Robin”.  The idea is based on a book by M’Liss Raw Hawley called “Round Robin Renaissance”.  Each participating person makes the equivalent of  two (2) – 12.5” blocks for each “box”  each month.  It can be two 12.5” blocks or the equivalent number of smaller units which can be used as setting blocks or sew together by the box owner at the end however they want.   You may not have time to do a paper pieced 12.5 square that month but you can do a set of  6.5” 4 patches or half square triangles that can be used to set the other blocks within the quilt top. 
Each quilter who signs up to participate will gather together at least 3 yards of material of at least 3 different fabrics.  Each participating quilter will fill out a guidance sheet indicating the participant’s preferences for the types of fabrics and blocks each quilter in their group will make for them.  The fabrics, along with the guidance sheet, will be placed in a plastic 14”  x 14” carry box (scrap booking storage box as found at Joanne’s).  This box will be brought to guild each month and passed among the participating group members till all group members have an opportunity to make the 2 12.5” blocks for that box.  At the end of the guild year, each participant will have 12 completed blocks ready to set into a quilt top.  
Groups will be limited to 6 people.  Sign-up can occur any time prior to or at the September meeting.  Please e-mail me if you are interested in participating so I can start organizing the groups.  A number of guild members already signed up at the June meeting.
The Groups are:
Skill Level:
Type of Quilt / Techniques
Pieced blocks only
Applique – Only   (Please indicate if you have a preference for Hand Applique only, Machine Applique only, or would not mind both techniques in your quilt)
Mixed Techniques (Group member have the choice of doing pieced blocks, any style applique or blocks with embellishments like machine embroidery.
Pieced blocks only
Applique – Only   (Please indicate if you have a preference for Hand Applique only, Machine Applique only, or would not mind both techniques in your quilt)
Mixed Techniques (Group member have the choice of doing pieced blocks, any style applique or blocks with embellishments like machine embroidery.
September 2013
Sign up; organize people into groups, et al
October  2013
Boxes are due for  1st exchange
November 2013
2nd exchange
December  2013
No round robin exchange – Christmas block exchange and party time Plus everyone is busy with holiday preparations
January 2014
3rd block exchange
February 2014
4th block exchange
March 2014
5th block exchange
April 2014
6th block exchange
May 2014
Return of all boxes to owner. 
June 2014
Show and tell of blocks within each group. 
September 2014
Show and Tell of finished Quilt Tops to Guild and Group Members
In fairness to group participants, we are establishing these “rules” for this project:
-          This is a commitment.  If you have  doubts that you can complete 2 – 12.5” blocks each month on time and get it back to guild, don’t sign up.  There will be other opportunities in the future that will be a better fit with your availability to sew each month.  We’ve all “been there” when life gets in the way of something we want to do.
-           If you can’t make it to guild for a particular meeting, find someone to bring your box for exchange and to bring you your next box from the meeting.  If you don’t have a “friend” attending the meeting that month, participants can drop off/pick up boxes at my house.  I am working from home (telecommuting) and can usually answer the door for 5 minutes or get something quickly off the front porch.  Please let me know if you will not make a meeting or when you will stop by my house to retrieve your month’s box.  . 
-          I will be available throughout if the participants have any questions on what to make.  We have sample blocks available. 
-          I will track each group’s boxes each meeting.  Participants will “turn” in the boxes to me; at the beginning of each guild meeting.   I will note who has already had whose box to ensure all boxes get distributed equally. 
Recommendation to save time each month: 
-          Find a favorite “block”  (or set of blocks) that you will make for each quilt.  Then all you need to do each month is select which fabrics to use, cut and sew.  It is much more time consuming when you try and figure out a new block or blocks for each person each month.  There is also something nice about seeing your same blocks in different quilts with  different fabrics and set in different ways.
If you think you are interested and/or want more information and sample pictures of “Progressive Round Robin” quilts from the “Round Robin Renaissance” book, please e-mail me @ mlcarlsonwc@yahoo.com
Maureen Carlson

Upcoming Quilt Events
September 19-22, 2013
Oaks, PA
Airing of the Quilts Outdoor Quilt Show
October 5, 2013
Tunkhannock, PA
Presented by Endless Mountain Quiltworks
www.airingof thequilts.com
ladybug Quilters are sponsoring a bus trip to this event.  Contact parsonsp1217@verizon.net if you are interested by 8/12.
Scraps to Treasures
October 11-12, 2013
Presented by Keystone Quilters Guild
Quakertown Christian School
Beaver Valley Piecemakers- 19th Annual Quilt Show
October 11-13, 2013
Holy Family Parish
New Brighton, PA
Quilt Show – Tiadaghton Quilt Guild
October 18-20, 2013
Penn College Field House
Williamsport, PA
Berry Basket Quilt Show
October 19-20, 2013
Marlton, New Jersey
Berry Basket Quilters
Quilts for all Seasons
October 26-27, 2013
Presented by Undercover Quilters
Brookhaven Municipal Building
Brookhaven, PA 
International Quilt Festival/Houston
Oct 31-Nov 2, 2013
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas