****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 31, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

President's Letter
Dear Guild Members,

We all celebrate New Year's Day in the middle of the winter when not much else is going on just because the calendar changed. There are many other times of year that are more worthy of celebrating change. Spring is one of them. My Facebook and Instagram are full of graduation photos, out of school school children with summer plans and adventures, newly planted gardens, and I could go on. 

Our Guild changes in the Spring too. We break for Summer and hold our bee in August. We honor the volunteer of the year. Please come to the June meeting for the big reveal and to congratulate this year's winner.

The Board transitions to a new team. I thank everyone on the current Board, the Committee Chairs, and the rest of the Guild for making the last two years as President delightful and uneventful. I know uneventful sounds like an odd comment. Sometimes "events" can mean trouble and there was none! Thank you for being such a great group of quilters and friends. 

As we usher out our old year and look forward to the new year, we should make our summer resolutions. Keep quilting. Try a new technique. When you travel keep a lookout  for new quilt shops and opportunities. You may stumble on a local show or speaker. You may purposefully set out to attend a show or attend a lecture. Set priorities. Sew don't clean. Have fun and see you at the August Bee.

I now pass the ringing bell thing along to Stephanie. Please behave for her and quiet down when she asks you to!

Keep quilting!
With love,

Programs - Betsy Moses

Barbara Garrett will present her lecture, “With a Mother’s Love:  An Historical Overview of Quiltmaking”
Barbara will trace the history of quiltmaking from circa 1780 to 1940, using approximately 90 of her own doll quilts for demonstration.  She will provide facts, stories and myths about quilting and give information about the types of quilts, patterns and fabrics that were popular during the various time periods.

Barbara is passionate about keeping the history of quilt making alive.  She is actively involved with Quilt Documentation projects in southeastern Pennsylvania and has attended many symposiums and conferences on the subject.

Barbara uses both antique and reproduction fabrics to recreate the older looks – 1800 to 1930 – making both full size and doll quilts, with over 140 in her doll quilt collection.  She has designed and published some of the patterns in her collection and will offer them for sale after the lecture. 

Don’t miss the silent auction at the June meeting.  Great stuff has been coming in since January. For sale will be fabric, equipment, thread, patterns and of course books and magazines.  I think will we fill about 3 large tables.

We had 34 members and 3 guests at our May meeting! Please be sure bring your membership forms for next year to the meeting. I will ask Kelly to resend the membership form just in case it was missed last month. 

June Birthdays
6 Leslie O'Brien
7 Marie Kline
7 Ellen McMillen
11 Linda Lakitsky
23 Jan Brown
24 Cindy Vognetz
26 Bob DeCarli
29 Maryann Lewis

 Programs September 2016 through June 2017  Robin McMillen

I am very excited to have the Programs finalized for next year.  Below is a list of the speakers and activities.  It looks like a great year.  We have some awesome speakers, both in house and from the larger quilter community.  

I hope you are as excited as I am.  

12-SepCarol Singer World of Color
10-OctErin Underwood From Then to Now, A Trunk Show of my Quilting Life 
14-NovBarb Vedderwww.funwithbarb.com
12-DecChristmas Party / Patches of Love
9-JanKelly MeanixTrunk Show
13-MarRound Robin DemonstrationsCarolyn Davis (Binding),
Suzanne Stiverson (Beading)
Kathy DeCarli (Appliquick Applique)
Betsy Moses (Paper Piecing)
Jean Fox (Embroidery)
10-AprJody BeckJody's Jems Journey Trunk Show and Demo
8-MayQuilt Show Party
12-JunLonni RossiDouble Happiness: The Marriage of Graphic Design & Textiles


Over the summer we will still publish the newsletter. Even though we don't meet in July and August there is the summer bee in August to come and catch up with each other. You can be sure to find out the date and what time here in the newsletter. I will also send out an email blast once the details are decided.
Please feel free to email me with pictures, questions or general quilting information to share or ask other members in the next 2 months. I will also send out reminders if you wish to submit information for all of the membership.
Kelly - kellymx@aol.com

Snack list for the June guild meeting is: J. Brown, M.Campbell*, M. Caparole, B. Moses, R. Newlander*, L.O'Brien, D. O'Connor, M. Paczok, M.Paluba*, L.Paylor, N. Rubinelli, P.Sherman*, S. Simmons, P.Smith, R.M. Smith, D. Smyrl,M.Stevenson,  M. Stiverson*, C. Vognetz, P.White, S.Williams, J. Zubert, J. Zwizanski. A star after your name means bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack.  

Challenge 2017

Rikki Newlander and Marti Campbell 
We are giving you almost a year to do the challenge for 2017. Because of the flexibility, we should have 100% participation. It gives you a chance to make something you have been meaning to make or want to make but just haven't gotten around to it.
> Portray any thing you love to do other than sewing or quilting. Any format; pillow, purse, pillow cases, baby blanket, place mats etc.
> Ideas such as bird watching, cooking, sports events, wine tasting, traveling, volunteering, reading,drawing, shopping, etc

Any size, up to a baby quilt size. We have to watch out for space at thePO Quilt show, so an apron because you love to cook can go on a mannequin.
A tote for gardening, shopping, the farmers market will fit nicely.
If you love to volunteer at the senior center, something(s) that you make for them.
Pillowcases because you love to watch your grandchildren. 
Placemats with lobsters, wine, cheese because that's what you love to eat.
A sun hat
A blanket for your pet

Possibilities are endless.
> Categories for awards could be:
> Most original portrayal
> Most fun hobby
> Challenge that no one could guess whose it is

Quilt Happenings

Quilting by the Bay 2016
June 11-12, 2016
The Annapolis Quilt Guild
Annapolis Senior High School
Annapolis, MD
Trash to Treasure
June 11, 2016, 10 AM - 1 PM
Main Line Quilters
Tredyffrin Townsgip Library
Mid-Appalachian Quilters (MAQ)
July 15-17, 2016
Mount St Mary's University
Emmitsburg, MD
Quilt Show
Island Quilters of Brigan䏰ഩne
Briganti䏰஥ Community Center
Brigan䏰஥, NJ 08203
Quilt Odyssey
July 23-26, 2016
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Hershey, PA

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