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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

June 2013 Newsletter

Hi Quilters,

This guild calendar year is almost at a close.  What an awesome year!!!  We have some outstanding positions to fill on the board.  It is so much fun to get involved and work with your quilter friends.  I hope that you would consider volunteering to work on my team. We need:

  • Membership Chair:  This requires someone who is organized and is available to attend most meetings.  It is not a huge time commitment.  It has an advantage that you get to be the smiling face that greets everyone as they attend the meetings.  It is a great way to get to know everyone.  
  • Program Chair Deputy:  This person would shadow Leslie O'Brien this year helping organize the programs.  Then they would take over next year in scheduling speakers and activities.  This job requires a bit of work in the summer months to schedule speakers, and then you would need to attend the meetings to introduce the speakers and make sure they have what they need.  Leslie has resources that she will pass onto you that will help you find speakers.

I have actually held both jobs and I strongly feel that they are a great way to get to know your other quilters.  When you are program chair you also get to decide what types of speakers we invite.  I hope all of you would consider doing these jobs, but I especially want to encourage some of the newer members of the guild to volunteer.  You new members were very helpful at the quilt show and we want to get you involved to bring in some fresh ideas.  Please call me at anytime to ask questions or let me know if you are interested.  There is one requirement, you need to be a guild member for at least two years so for those of you that just signed up this fall, you are not eligible this time around.  

I look forward to working with you.  This guild year was very successful and well organized, we will continue this next year.  If any of you are hesitant to volunteer because you are nervous of the responsibility, I just want to alleviate those fears.  I have a very experienced team already in place, and we will do everything we need to ensure you are successful at your job.  Take a chance, it will be so much fun.  

Happy Quilting
Robin McMillen
Robin McMillen

June – Madge Ziegler, Strings Attached
Teacher, lecturer and award-winning quilt maker, Madge will speak on an old yet currently very hot quilting technique. String quilts are fast, fun and visually exciting.  Real life examples both old and new fill this lecture and will leave you inspired to start your own string quilt just in time for summer!

Hospitality Angel H.
It's the end of the year for guild meetings.  Let's have a picnic! The snack list is: D. Blake, c. Block, S. Borr*, S. bras key, Jan Brown, Joanne Brown, M.Campbell*, M. Caporale, M.Carlson*, Dena Corry, C.Davis, K. &R. deCarli, S . Doonan, E. Dusinberre, E. Egan, J. Fox, P. Gallagher, D. Giroux, F. Girder*, C. Harkins*, A. Henderson, D. Hill*, K. Hill, H. Hofbauer, D. Holzwarth, M. Hopkins*.  A star by your name means you bring a drink instead of a snack. 

From Ellen McMillen
2013 Quilt Show
Kudos to all the hard and creative workers in Penn Oaks Quilters for a marvelous show - we made a profit of $2,870!  

 Patches of Love -  Rita Marie Smith
 I'll be glad to accept any pillowcases you have made at our next Guild meeting as it will be our last meeting until September.  If enough members would like to make some over the summer, we can wait until September to sent off what we have so far to Penn State Hershey.  We are open to suggestions for next year's charity work.  We can continue with the pillowcases, go back to Quilts for Kids or perhaps you know of another worthy endeavor.  Bring your thoughts and suggestions to Guild.  A big thanks to everyone for the wonderful pillowcases made over this past year.   

From Marian Stevenson
I have a friend who is downsizing and has a quilt for sale.  I thought perhaps someone might be interested.  I have not seen it, but it probably is queen size.  She has an embroidered quilt and 2 shams that she would like to sell.  It is an antique, but never used and is cross-stitched in green and red, but is not a Christmas quilt.  I have not seen it, but you can contact me and I will pass on her name and phone number.  Marian Stevenson, 610-558-3896 or semirv39@aol.com.

Quilter in Space
Very interesting, we quilters are everywhere!

Quilt Happenings
War of 1812 Traveling Quilts Exhibit
Erie Public Library
June 3-29, 2013
Erie, PA

Quilts by the Bay 2012
June 15-16, 2013
Annapolis Quilt Guild, Annapolis, MD

A Trash to Treasure Sale
June 22, 2013
Main Line Quilters
Tredyffrin Township Library
Stratford, PA

NQA 43rd Annual Quilt Show
June 27-29, 2013
Greater Columbus (OH) Convention Ctr

A Quilter’s Journey – 2013 Quilt Show
July 19-20, 2013
Falling Springs Presbyterian Church
Chambersburg, PA  17201

Four County Quilters Guild Quilt Show
“Baskets of Friendship 2013”
Aug 2-4, 2013
Frederick County Fair Grounds, Maryland
FACEBOOK: Four County Quilters Guild Quilt Show

Diamond State Quilt Show
August 8-10, 2013
Newark, DE 
Space available in many classes!

AQS Quilt Show
August 14-17, 2013
Grand Rapids, MI

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XX
September 19-22, 2013
Oaks, PA

Welcome to our newest Penn Oaks returning member, Marie Kline!   Membership renewal for 2013-2014 season continues at the June meeting.  Don’t forget to bring in your forms and $.
Form attached.

June Birthdays:
Jan Brown
Joanne Brown
Bob DeCarli
Maryann Lewis
Ellen Mc Millen
Leslie O'Brien
Cindy Vognetz



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