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

Monday, April 29, 2013

May 2013 Newsletter

PRESIDENT'S LETTER


Hi Quilters,

Phew, getting ready for the quilt show and looking so forward to it.  I know it is going to be awesome because we have so many, hard working, creative, talented members that will ensure the show is a success.  My Husband Glenn, came into my quilt room today and had the nerve to want to go to Longwood Gardens this afternoon.  Totally spontaneous!  "But I have the quilt show to worry about!" I cried.  Is he crazy, I ask you?  Has he taken leave of his senses?  I could make some more pin cushions for the Acorn Shoppe (mine are awesome, you all are going to want one)  But I took a breath and thought here is a good chance to take a break and literally smell the flowers.  I wanted to share a beautiful picture I took with my phone of the tulips in full bloom.  



Remember, while we are working so hard towards the goal of a fabulous quilt show, we need to have a good time doing it.  It is fun.  Quilting is fun and sharing our passion for quilting with others is fun.  

See you at the show.  

Robin McMillen
(610)836-1363
(610)873-2950


PROGRAMS - CHRIS HARKINS


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!!!

June – Madge Ziegler, Strings Attached
Teacher, lecturer and award-winning quilt maker, Madge will talk 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!

MEMBERSHIP - ROB LODI AND PAT SMITH

May Birthdays 
 
-Stephanie Braskey
-Carolyn Daves
-Debbie Hill
-Kate Hill
-Selena McFall
-Elaine Mayer
-Rita Marie Smith
 
Membership fees are due May and June....$35. Membership form is in the side bar 
to the right under Important information. Click on it and print.

HOSPITALITY

Diana Smyrl*, Marion Stevenson, , Cindy Vognetz,    Denise Werkheiser*,  Jean Zubert, Jan Zwizanski, AllieBarchi and Debbie Becker.
Please find some one to replace you if you are unable to make the meeting. If there is a star after your
name please bring a drink.


MYSTERY BOX - STEPHANIE BRASKEY

Mystery Box
There will not be any more Mystery Boxes this year.  I hope everyone enjoyed the prizes and I hope someone will consider taking the job for next year when asked.  It was easy and a lot of fun.
I have REALLY enjoyed doing the Mystery Box this year.  As many of you know, I will soon be leaving to spend a year in Shanghai, China while my husband is working there.  I will miss everyone at Penn Oaks and hope to be able to attend a meeting whenever we are home throughout the year.  I'll keep in touch via e-mail and tell you all about my adventures when we get back.
In stitches,
Stephanie Braskey
FROM MYRNA
Fabric Web Site
I was trying to find a fabric to complete a quilt top I made last year.  Locally I could not find it at our favorite quilt shops.  When I took my quilts to the professional quilter, she told me to go to Quiltshops.com.  They ask for your name, info about the fabric, and your email address.  What they do is search the quilt shops throughout the country and when they receive a positive reply(s) will email you immediately with the shops who have your fabric and the cost per yard.   My fabric was found in Shiner, Texas and was mailed/received two days after I ordered.    
Myrna Paluba
UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday June 22         
Main Line Quilters Presents:
“Trash to Treasure” Sale 
for Quilters, Crafters and Friends 
10 am to 2 pm No admission charge Tredyffrin Township Library 582 Upper Gulph Road Strafford, PA 19087
quilt fabric - yardage, fat quarters, and some vintage
fabric kits, orphan blocks, and UFO’s
skeins of yarn
cross-stitch and needlepoint kits
lace, beads and embellishments
books, magazines and patterns
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     PENN DRY GOOD MARKET MAY 17 & 18 2013

   SCHEWENKFELDER LIBRARY & HERITAGE CENTER

   105 SEMINARY ST PENNSBURG PA 18073
   
   WWW.SCHWENKFELDER.COM

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Stitched Through Time: A Legacy of Quilts, Part II
Through May 24, 2013
Gloucester County Historical Society Museum
Woodbury, NJ  08096


                               



Monday, April 1, 2013

April 2013 Newsletter

Hi Quilters,

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.  

Happy Quilting
Robin

Robin McMillen
(610)836-1363
(610)873-2950

Programs Christine Harkins


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 if 
you can't make the meeting. A star after your name means you bring a drink instead of a snack.


Quilt Show Update Suzanne Stiverson

QUILT 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 Borr
Acorn Shoppe
Hope 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 sbeyerborr713@msn.com  or 610-269-1155.
Sara  Borr

Mentor Program Rob Lodi and Pat Sherman  

All mentors this is the month to be on the program.  Please contact your new 
member 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. 
 Mystery Box
 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 Braskey
Silent Auction Denise Blake
We will be holding the silent auction this month.
Happenings in the Quilt World
Homemaker's Country Quilters
"A Showcase of Quilts XV"
Montgomery County 4-H Center
Creamery PA
1015 Bridge St Collegeville PA  19426-1179
Friday April 5, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday April 6, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Quilts on the Mountain XIII
April 20-21, 2013
Stroudsburg Junior HS, Stroudsburg, PA
A World of Quilts  XXXIV
May 4-5, 2013
John F. Kennedy HS
Somers, NY
Stitched Through Time: A Legacy of Quilts, Part II
Through May 24, 2013
Gloucester County Historical Society Museum
Woodbury, NJ  08096