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

Saturday, June 28, 2014

July 2014 Newsletter


Happy Summer Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying the sun and  warm weather the season brings us. Best part of all - no snow! Enjoy it while we can.

It is my pleasure to support the Guild as President for the upcoming term. The Guild is in good shape and I thank the Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs, past and present, who work so hard to keep the group running smoothly.

This year we look forward to some great programs. Yes, I have inside information about the plans and Suzanne Doonan has a good year in store for us.

This is a show year. I hope the easy living of summertime is giving us all time to create our show quilts and raffle quilts. Special thanks to Suzanne Stiverson and Robin McMillan for managing the show. I thank everyone in advance for the Guild support needed to pull off a project as big as the show. 

The summer bee is coming. I look forward to seeing many of you there. Please attend if you can. It is an easygoing event and nice way to catch up over the summer. Even if you don't have a transportable project to bring, it's OK to stop and say hi! It is the same second Monday of August, August 11. We plan to open the doors at 4:00 and stay until we want to stop, probably around 8:00. Please bring your own snacks and beverage if you are going to be hungry.

Huge thanks to the incoming Officers and Committee Chairs. I believe Kelly is posting the new list so you can easily find a Chairperson if you need to reach them. Some Chairpersons don't want all their personal contact info on the newsletter blog so remember to check the membership roster if information is missing. 

Remember, the September workshop with BJ Titus is coming. I know, it's hard to think about September at this point in the summer, but I do want to fill the event so we can self-support it financially. If you plan to attend, please register with me. At some point I may have to open it to the outside. I want to make sure all the Guild members who want to attend are signed up before I do that. Please let me know.

Happy Quilting!

Programs   Suzanne Doonan 

2014-2015 Programs 
We have new programs and old favorites to look forward to this year. Our speakers will inspire us with 
applique, art quilting, quilt embellishments, EQ 7 techniques, and quilting with new materials. 

Join us for our Annual Bee on August 11. Meet at the church at 4. Bring your own dinner/snack. Bring 
handwork to keep you busy while we catch up. Here’s an opportunity to get your quilting friends’ 
expert advice on how to finish your beautiful projects. 

In September, we will feature a workshop with B.J. Titus, Cosmic Posies. http://www.bjtitus.com/ 
($40 for guild members) Time and date: 11 am to 5 pm on guild meeting day, Sept 8, at the church. 
Please email leslieobriensk8@comcast.net/ if you’d like to join us. 
Our September meeting will feature BJ Titus, an art quilter and applique artist. Check out her website 
for inspiration http://www.bjtitus.com/ 

In October, Teresa Fusco will be with us, accompanied by many, many quilts, for her program, “A 
Quilter’s Journey – 50 and Older – Better than Ever.” Look for her updated website later this summer. 
http://teresasquiltstudio.com/ (October 13) 

Fiber Artist Cheryl Lynch will be with us in November with “Sensational Silks.” She is pleased to be 
invited back. Her 2009 visit was at the beginning of her quilt journey, she said, and she has much to 
share with us. http://www.cheryllynchquilts.com (November 10) 

After you complete your 18-in square mini-quilt for the Quilt Show Raffle, start thinking about your 
12 ½-in block for our December Block Exchange. We’ll be making a small gift for you for your sewing 
room in December, too. (December 8) 

Looking ahead to 2015, guild programming will feature Janneken Smucker, a quilt scholar new to guilds 
in our area and our very own quilt book author, Bob DeCarli. 

Check our website through the summer for updates on programs for the coming year. 

Maureen Carlson sent in this picture of a quilt by B.J. Titus

NQA Quilt Show in Columbus, Ohio May 23rd

Membership: Ellen McMillen/Rita Marie Smith
Thirty-six members and five guests attended the June meeting. The door prize winners were Rita Marie Smith and Jamie Loncaric. Membership renewal for the 2014-15 guild year is still in progress. Approximately 30% of our members have yet to renew. The membership form will be sent as an attachment in a separate email. Feel free to mail Ellen your renewal forms and checks. Have a fun summer everyone!

July Birthdays
Delores Holzwarth        6-July
Sara Borr                    13-July
Pat Smith                   19-July
Many best wishes ladies!

Check out the new Penn Oaks Quilters website!
 The new Penn Oaks website is now on-line.  Please take a look and let me know if you encounter any issues.  It has a lot of pictures and graphics.  If you have a slow internet connection, pulling up the site may take you some time.  If it does, I would like to hear from you! 

A big "Thank You" to everyone who takes to time to review the site.  As special incentive to do so - the 2014-2015 programs are listed on the site  (Thank You! Suzanne Doonan).  And see if you can find yourself featured there!

As always, if you have materials or pictures you think is news-worthy for the public website, please contact me.  I will be glad to post the items.


Quilt Show 2015

We recently had a quilt show meeting and here is the overview.

Entry form, vendor form and advertisement/door prize donation forms are ready.
Website is updated with newest information on the Quilt Show.  Maureen will be putting the Vendor and door prize list.  Ellen will provide the whole quilt entry form and rules on the website.

Props are being gathered.  Pat Smith and Helen Hofbauer will let us know when we can provide items for the Acorn Shoppe.  They will organize any workshops.

Robin McMillen is getting her food handler’s license and will lead the food committee.  We will need commitment tending the food area if we go this way.  We have tried to get a caterer who will self-fund and supply everything and take the profit (with some cut for the Guild).  No luck so far concerning the latter.


Cindy Vognetz and Jean Zubert are re-looking at receiving and returning quilts process.

Next Meeting is still on a Sunday—Sunday, September 21.  Place to be determined.


Quilt Committee Leaders Filled:  Now we need you to sign up for committees

Quilt Show Co-Chairs:                                    Suzanne Stiverson & Robin McMillen
Floor Plans/Set- up/Tear Down                 Bob DeCarli
Acorn Shoppe:                                                  Pat Smith and Helen Hofbauer
Props:                                                                   Pat Smith
Small Quilts Raffle:                                           Kelly Meanix
Door Prizes (letters--email):                        Pat Sherman
Raffle baskets/Door prizes:                         Jean Fox
Basket Delivery                                                 Marsha Paczok
Lancaster Area Vendors:                               Pat Sherman  Distribution of flyers
Vendor letters:                                                 Suzanne Stiverson
Vendor on-site chair:                                     Robin McMillen
Registration/Admission:                               Denise Blake
Quilt Judging/forms                                        Ellen McMillen
Quilt Check in/out chairs:                             Jean Zubert & Cindy Vognetz
Ads for Programs:                                            Diana Smyrl
Program Brochures:                                        Rita Smith
Publicity/Flyers                                                 Suzanne Doonan
Quilt description/signs:                                 Myrna Paluba
Viewer’s Choice Ballots                                 Myrna Paluba
Signage inside and outside venue:           Elaine Egan
White Glove:                                                     Marti Campbell
Clean-up:                                                            Marti Campbell
Food Chair                                                          Robin McMillen
Food Handler                                                     Robin McMillen


10th Annual Muncy Quilt Show
July 18, 2014
Muncy Historical Society
Muncy, PA  17756

Quilt Odyssey 2014
July 24-27, 2014
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey

World Quilt Show New England XII
August 14-17, 2014
Radisson Center of NH, Manchester, NH

A Quilt Exhibit by the Crazy Quilters
August 10-31, 2014
Community Gallery, Allenton Art Museum
Allentown, PA

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

Quilts from the Heart of Berks”
September 12-13, 2014
Berks Quilt Guild
Leesport Farmers Market

PA National Quilt Extravaganza
(Mancuso Show)
September 18-21, 2014
Oaks, PA 

Valley Forge Quilt Show
October 24-25, 2014
Good Shepard Lutheran Church
King of Prussia, PA

8th Annual Exhibition of Quilts
Lebanon Quilters Guild
November 21-23, 2014
Lebanon Expo Ctr and Fairgrounds
Lebanon, PA 

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