Will spring ever arrive? - I think we will just skip spring and move right into summer. Bummer! I hope you all are busy getting your quilts done for the show. It is going to be a great event and we have many quilters working behind the scenes to make it so. We are going to discuss the show in more detail (not too much) at the April meeting. Speaking of the April meeting, can't wait to see the challenge quilts. I look forward to the challenge meeting every year and I already have my quilt done and packed in an anonymous paper bag. It is so much fun to vote and guess which quilt belongs to which quilter. For those of you on the fence about participating - Do It. I am sure you can put something together. You still have time to make a 24 by 24 inch quilt. Go For it.
Finally, I know we are all working hard towards the quilt show but we also have to be thinking about next year. Denise Blake, Helen Hofbauer and myself will soon be tapping some of you to work in the guild leadership next year. We are the nominating committee. So if you receive a message about volunteering from us please consider it. It is a great way to get closer to some of your quilter friends. We really have a good time. At Penn Oaks we see many of the same faces in leadership positions over and over again. It would be nice to see some new ones.
April - Challenge, New Member night and Quilt Show wrap up. Please bring your challenge quilt in a plain brown paper bag.
May - Bob DeCarli, Weaving Patterns to Quilts
Bob’s first book “Shadow Log Cabins”, is due out this fall and
he is already in the planning stages for a second.
As always, Bob’s ideas will be unique and creative showing us how to take weaving patterns and translate them into quilts!
We will also take time to recognize our Quilt Show winners of the raffle quilt project and more!!!
Membership Rob Lodi and Pat Smith
MEMBERSHIP April Birthdays Suzanne Doonan Jean Fox Myrna Paluba Marian Stephenson
Hospitality Angel Henderson
The snack list for the April Penn Oaks guild meeting iis: L.Paylor, T.Rommel, N. Rubinelli, P.Sherman, S.Simmons,* P.Smith, R.Smith*. Remember to switch with a friend and let me know ifyou can't make the meeting. A star after your name means you bring a drink instead of a snack.Quilt Show Update Suzanne StiversonQUILT SHOW—Finish those quilts—1 months to go!!!!!Remember your quilt show is Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 2013.OK Penn Oaks, we need to get all the quilt entries into Ellen by the 5th (and by the 7th’s meeting probably will fly. Copies are on our site: www.pennoaksquilters.org.Now we need to get our friends, church groups, etc. to attend. We’ve almost covered many of the costs, but we need your help to get folks to attend. That is where the income is. Attendees pay for entry, but they are also the ones to buy raffle tickets and also support our vendors. We want our vendors back.Don’t forget to get things to Sara for Acorn Shoppe; your small quilts to Kelly and make sure you are there to help during the time you signed up.Let’s really rally around our biggest and now only fund raiser. The committees have done so much. Leslie has really gone the extra mile for publicity. Now it’s your turn.Thanks for all your help. Hope to see you there.Suzanne
Acorn Shop - Sara BorrAcorn ShoppeHope everyone is working on projects or collecting items for the Acorn Shoppe.I will have forms available for those selling items for commission.Remember that all profits from the Acorn Shoppe will be used for future programs.Any questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-269-1155.Sara BorrMentor Program Rob Lodi and Pat Sherman
All mentors this is the month to be on the program. Please contact your newmember so that they remember to bring their quilts.Patches Of Love Rita Marie Smith
Patches of Love -- Rita Marie Smith We have 31 wonderful pillowcases to date for the pediatric unit at Hershey. If everyone just made 2 pillowcases we could donate 120 pillowcases this year! ! I know there is alot going on right now with the quilt show and the 2013 challenge quilts but in May please think about making a couple of pillowcases to donate. They don't take long at all. Just imagine the smile you would be putting on that patient's face when they receive it ! Directions will be available at the April meeting.
The Mystery Box will be held this month. It is a fund-raiser for the guild. Chances are $1 or 6 for $5 and the prize is always worth $20 or more.
Stephanie BraskeySilent Auction Denise BlakeWe will be holding the silent auction this month.Happenings in the Quilt WorldHomemaker's Country Quilters"A Showcase of Quilts XV"Montgomery County 4-H CenterCreamery PA1015 Bridge St Collegeville PA 19426-1179Friday April 5, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMSaturday April 6, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMApril 20-21, 2013Stroudsburg Junior HS, Stroudsburg, PAA World of Quilts XXXIVMay 4-5, 2013John F. Kennedy HSSomers, NYStitched Through Time: A Legacy of Quilts, Part IIThrough May 24, 2013Gloucester County Historical Society MuseumWoodbury, NJ 08096