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

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

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