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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 2015 Newsletter

PRESIDENT'S LETTER
Hello Guild!

Ok. I have to say it now. Happy Autumn. It has been quite a month for everyone in the area. If Facebook is accurate, there were a lot of weddings going around. Congratulations to many family and friends of Guild members. The Pope's visit invigorated many, even those who aren't Catholic. Again, lots of great photos going around. Some real, some staged, some totally fake! What a great event for the Philadelphia area. There was a blood moon, for those of you who could see it through the clouds. The Eagles finally won a game. Lots of inspiration for our quilts. 

Last month's speaker ushered in the season with many lovely wool quilts. This year is off to a great start.

I appreciate the invigorated desire to help others in need. We have several projects in the works right now. Please remember to bring in snacks for the Ronald McDonald house snack project. I'm sure many of us can eek out a project using cat fabrics for the Cat Angels. Look for more info on the very cool antique sewing machine cabinet raffle. Can't you just see it in your house as a side or end table? And, as always, the pillow cases and Quilts of Valor. Many thanks to all of those who work on our charitable projects.

See everyone in October!
Leslie


PROGRAMS
We are excited to have Bethanne Nemesh as our speaker this month.  She will be presenting her lecture, "Walk a Creative Path", which includes a variety of interesting quilts from her past to the present.  Bethanne will have her design books available for sale. 
I will be teaching a workshop at the church on November 9th on one of Linda Hahn's New York Beauty Diversified  patterns, "Bensonhurst Blooms".  A sneak peak inside this book is available at https://shop.americanquilter.com/media/peekinside/files/264/1251.pdf.  I will have a sign up sheet at the October meeting.  

This will be a full day workshop from 10:00 to 4:00.  Cost will be $15 plus materials.  You will need a copy of either of Linda's New York Beauty books and a set of acrylic templates and stencils, both of which are available at AQS's website.  Feel free to contact me for additional information.  I am  making great progress on my sample and hope to have it ready for October Show and Tell!  Follow me on Facebook to see my progress (I started with the sun blocks and love the results.)
This will be a great segue to Bob DeCarli's lecture on EQ7 that evening.  Both Linda's books and the EQ7 software have a creative component of rotating blocks to create something completely different!
Betsy Moses and Robin McMillen



MEMBERSHIP
We had 41 members, 3 new members, and 2 guests at our September meeting!Please welcome to our guild Patricia White, Sue Williams, and Suzanne 
Simmons         (welcome back).  
There are still a few members who haven't renewed yet. Please bring 
your forms to the October meeting or mail them to Jamie Loncaric at 

1 Hunters
Hill Drive
Morgantown, PA  19543

October Birthdays
1  Denise Blake
8 Marsha Paczok
12 Patricia White
12 Pat Gallagher
12 Chris Harkins
13 Rob Lodi
19 Susan Longenecker
26 Elaine Egan


HOSPITALITY

The October snack list is: M. Carlson*, C. Davis, K. DeCarli, B. DeCarli*, S. Doonan, E. Dusinberre, E. Egan, J. Fox, P. Gallagher. 
A star after your name means you bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack.  Remember to switch your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend the meeting and let me know so we won't be short that night.

4 Patch Swap

The color for the month of October is pink. Please remember to bring 12 blocks to swap in a baggie with your name inside.
The color for November is yellow. 
Questions? Email kellymx@aol.com

MYSTERY BOX

The box is back!  Bring your ones or fives for the first Mystery Box of the year.  You never know what will be in the box so be sure to join in this month.
One dollar will get you one chance and five dollars will get you six chances.
See you all at the meeting,
Jan B.
Snacks for Ronald McDonald House
I am collecting snacks for the families at Ronald McDonald House. They are looking for single packaged items - like the small size of peanut butter crackers (4 or 6 to a package) , cheese curls, pudding snacks, pretzels, protein bars. Anything that is a single serve portion. The families like to take a surprise snack over to their child. I will have a market bag on the bench at the far side of the room at the October meeting.
Any questions -- jzbeachchair@aol.com    484-369-8706
Thank you,
Jean ZubertPenn



Oaks Getaway - February 2016
27 of our available 30 spots have been reserved. $100.00 will hold a spot for you. Final payments are due by the December 14th meeting. Call myself at 717 517 8018 or see Ellen McMillen or myself at October 12th meeting. Pat Sherman