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

Monday, September 25, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter

President's Letter


We had such a wonderful program last month, hearing Jean Fox tell us about her love for crazy quilts as well as books. When she moves to Texas, there will definitely be a void in our guild. 

I'm looking forward to this month's program with Janella Macbeth, quilter and author of Scrapstashtic Quilts: Organizing Your Scrap Fabric Stash and ACTUALLY Using It.  Now if only the Scrap Fairy can visit my sewing room and organize my stash for me. 

Denise Blake is organizing our Challenge for this year. She had fat quarters of a special fabric at the last meeting and will have more this month. Get yours and put your thinking cap on!

See you on October 9,
Stephanie Braskey

September Guild Minutes- Leslie O'Brien

Penn Oaks Quilt Guild
Meeting Minutes
9/12/17
President Stephanie Braskey called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Membership Report – Diana Smyrl
36 members and 1 new member attending. Suzanne Doonan won the membership door prize.
Diana reported that the meeting minutes will be published in the Guild Newsletter.
We will continue the practice of charging .25 for forgetting your name tag. So, remember, everyone!
Treasurer’s Report – Debbie Becker
Bank account balance $18,942.
Quilt show net $4,893. Last quilt show net was $3,800.
Discussions – Stephanie Braskey
Stephanie discussed next the getaway at the Amish View Inn and encouraged the group to consider attending.
The group discussed email lists and duplicate emails announced by organizations and then perhaps duplicated in members’ email. The group decided it was OK to continue forwarding information of interest to the group.
Challenge – Denise Blake
Denise announced that the challenge will be to use at least 5 square inches of fabric in a 16 x 24 quilt.
Some of the challenge fabric was available for purchase. She will have more at the next meeting.  
Newsletter – Kelly Meanix
Please notify Kelly if you are not getting the newsletter. 
Everyone was reminded that side chats can be heard throughout the room. Please do not hold private discussions during the meeting.
The group discussed the quilt show and its possible future. This discussion will be continued at another meeting while we consider this more.
We held a lovely meeting to honor Jean Fox, a charter member and past president as she moves to Dallas, TX. Jean showed us many of her wonderful crazy quilts. She was presented with flowers and a proclamation that she was a valued and much loved member and will be missed. The group enjoyed cake with Jean’s name on it. Take care, Jean. We will miss you!
Stephanie adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Leslie O’Brien                                                                                                                            
Recording Secretary, Penn Oaks Quilt Guild 

From Jean Fox

To the GREATEST  QUILT  GUILD  any one could ever belong to:   
Ever since the meeting night last month, I have been thinking of how to express my thanks for the recognition and all the kind words spoken to me at the meeting.  It has  been a joy to be a part of Penn Oaks Guild these past years and I shall miss being here to continue being a part of the group. Thank you for the lovely cake. It was delicious.  I shall treasure the little quilt signed at all.  Know that each month I shall think of you on the meeting night and will try to keep up with the activities through the internet and from anyone who has a minute to send me an email about the activities of the guild as well as news about members.  Again, thanks for everything and my best to each of you with love.  Jean
     

Blue Ribbon Winners!
Stephanie Braskey's quilt "I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends" and Leslie O'Brien's quilt "The Shot" long arm quilted by Carolyn Davis and Jamie Loncaric  won blue ribbons at the Oaks show! Congratulations to our talented members!!!! Hopefully this will inspire you to enter a quilt next year.

Membership-Diana Smyrl

Here are the Birthdays for the month of October:

Kathy Joyce      
Denise Blake
Pat Gallagher
Christine Harkins
Patricia White
Rob Lodi
Susan Longenecker
Elaine Egan


Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Linda Kerschner

Janella Macbeth, quilter and author of ScrapStashtic Quilts: Organizing Your Scrap Fabric Stash and ACTUALLY Using It, will be our guest speaker October 9th.  She enjoys hand, machine and paper piecing, applique, hand and machine quilting. She looked for ways to streamline the way she dealt with scraps and thus her system for cutting, storing and using scraps evolved over the years and led to an Amazon #1 bestseller.  She will be bringing copies of her book for purchase.  You can visit her website at www.janelleamacbeth.com.

On November 13 Kathy Dunkle, President of the Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild, will be speaking and the title of the presentation is "What is Modern Quilting?"  This presentation will look at what are the characteristics of modern quilting. We will also look at some modern quilters and their work a well as explore how to take traditional blocks and make them modern.

Looking forward:  December:  Holiday Party and Block Exchange; January: Round Robin Demos; February: Challenge 


The last opportunity to sign Jean Fox's quilt will be at our October meeting. 

Hospitality- Angel
Snack list for October guild meeting is: C. Davis, K. DeCarli. B. DeCarli, S. Doonan, E. Egan*, J. Fox, P.Gallagher, FA Grider, C. Harkins*. A star after your name indicates to bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack. Remember to switch your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend so we don't end up short.

Just in case someone want to make those smores again, here is Stephanie's recipe....

2018 Challenge- Denise Blake

The response for the challenge has been terrific, so far. I'm really pleased. 
So, here's how it works:
I will have fat quarters available at our meetings. Each fat quarter will cost a member $1.00. It's not so much an ugly fabric, as it is difficult to use.

For the challenge, one MUST use at least a 5" square of fabric on the quilt, and no, that 5" can not be used on the back of the quilt. You may cut that 5" square up, just as long as 5" are used.

The quilt will be 16" x 24" (a good size for the raffle quilts at the quilt show).
The challenge will be at our February meeting, so you have plenty of time to think of something.

That's it. Pretty simple. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or call me. Please look Denise's phone number up in the membership list.

Thank you.
Denise Blake



2018 Getaway - Ellen McMillen and Pat Sherman

We will take the Getaway reservations at the October meeting. As in the past, this will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Getaway will be held at the Amish View Inn & Suites at 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, from February 21st to 25th. You may sign up for all four nights or 1, 2 or 3 nights. A deposit of $100.00 per room will hold your reservation. The balance of the room cost will be due by the December guild meeting. 

In addition to our main sewing room, we have signed up for a small conference room on the lobby level of the Amish View Inn. It can comfortably hold up to 10 quilters which allows us space for 38 quilters at the Getaway. Hopefully this will provide enough room for everyone who wishes to attend to do so. We hope that some of our newer members will join in the Getaway. The room will have all the functionality of the larger room and has natural light. For those of you who would like a bit quieter working space this would be ideal.

 The total cost of the two sewing rooms will be $530 including tax, and is shared by all attendees. If we wish to limit the increase in the sewing room/food fee to approximately $4.00 per person we would need 34 attendees. The room rates (including tax) for a single/double room will be $102.12 for Wednesday/Thursday nights, and $150.96 for Friday/Saturday nights. The Getaway reservation form will be sent via email about 10 days prior to the October guild meeting. Should you have any questions please contact Ellen ejmcmillen@verizon.net) or Pat patspatch@comcast.net). We look forward to another wonderful Getaway! If you need to call Ellen or Pat please look their phone number up in the membership list.


Downingtown Library
A Call For Quilts! The Downingtown Library is sponsoring a quilt show to promote quilts as art with the quilts to be raffled off as a fund raiser for the library. We are looking for any interested quilter to make a small “art” quilt as a donation. The size request is 16” wide by 20” long. Any subject matter, any method, including hand or machine quilting and any form of embellishment is acceptable. Please sign or label your quilt and include a sleeve or corner triangles for hanging. A dowel is not necessary. Raffle tickets will be sold at the library while the quilts are on display. Winning tickets will be drawn at an evening reception on April 6th. Winners will be able to take their quilts that night or pick them up later at the library. For a little incentive , the quilter whose quilt sells the most tickets will win a $25 cash prize. Quilts will be accepted any time between now and March 20 at the library or they may be given to one of the following people: Karen Smith (Downingtown Library)- ksmith@ccls.org Debby O’Keefe - dokeefe19@hotmail.com Leslie O’Brien- leslieobriensk8@comcast.net Please send the following information to confirm your intention to participate to Debby - dokeefe19@hotmail.com: Your name: E-mail address: any questions? Thank you so much for supporting the library and quilts as art!

Rug Hooking Opportunity
For those of you who are interested in wool appliqué, rug hooking, or punch needle, the Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild is holding a hook-in on October 28 at the Kimberton Fire Hall in Phoenixville, PA. There will be several vendors selling wool and hand-dyed wool. Here is a link to the hook-in website. Vendors are listed near the bottom of the page.

http://www.brandywinerughookingguild.org/hook-in-2017.html

Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild
In November the president of the Modern Quilt Guild, Kathy Dunkle will be coming to speak to us. Let's support this small guild!

Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild QUILT BAZAAR
Manor Church
530 Central Manor Rd
Lancaster PA 17603
OCTOBER 7th
9am to 2pm
$2.00 admission

Quilt Happenings



Summer Quilt Exhibits
June 10 – September 30, 2017
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center
105 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073-1898
Click here for more details
“A Quilter’s Harvest Quilt Show”
Friendship Quilters of Linthicum and Eternal Quilters
September 23-24, 2017
Lindale Middle School
415 Andover Rd
Linthicum Heights MD
Click here for more details
Keystone Quilters Quilt Show
October 13 – 14, 2017
Finland Mennonite Church
Pennsburg, PA
Click here for more details
Undercover Quilters 2017 Quilt Show
October 20-22, 2017
Brookhaven Municipal Building
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Click here for more details
You Reap What You Sew Quilt Show
October 20-22, 2017
South Shore Stitchers Upper Township Community Center
1790 Route 52
Tuckahoe, NJ
Click here for more details
Valley Forge Indoor Yard SaleValley Forge Homestead Quilt Guild
October 23, 2017
10-3
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
132 East Valley Forge Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
No admission fee
Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild’s 2017 Hook-In
October 28, 2017
Kimberton Fire Hall
2276 Kimberton Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Click here for more information
Click here for Registration Form
MWQG’s 2017 Bi-annual Quilt Show!
“Precut Fun!”
November 3rd & 4th, 2017
10am – 4pm
Church of the Covenant
267 East Beau Street
Washington, PA 15301
Vendor Market, Quilt Raffle, Flea Market, Demonstrations, Dream Basket,
Chinese Auction, Over 150 Quilts! Lunch Available.
$6 Admission
$5 Pre-sale Tickets Available
$10 “Deal” Admission and 2 Raffle Quilt Tickets.
Click here for more details
Exhibition of Quilts
Lebanon Quilters Guild
November 10th and 11th
10am-6pm
Lebanon Expo Center & Fairgrounds
80 Rocherty Road
Lebanon, PA
8.00 admission fee
Click here for more details
Cheryl Lynch – Mini Mosaic Quilt
Old Country Store
Intercourse, PA
December 2, 2017
9:30 – 4:30
Click here for more details
Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild
World War I Centennial Quilt Show
March 2-3, 2018
Click here for more details
AQS Quilt Show – Lancaster
March 21-24, 2018
Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
Click here for more details
The Lancaster Quilt Show continued at the Continental Inn
March 21-24, 2018
Click here for more details
An Evening with Mary Fons
April 11, 2018
6-9pm
Easton Fire Hall
315 Aurora Park Drive
Easton, MD
Reservation 8.00
Send check to Bayside Quilters, P.O. Box 2672, Easton, MD 21601 (please include an email address for receipt)
A World of Quilts
Calico Cutters Quilt Guild
May 4-5, 2018
Ashton Hall at the Church of the Good Samaritan
212 W. Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA
Click here for directions
Quiltfest 2108
May 5-6, 2018
Colonial Quilters Guild
Charles Chrin Community Center
Palmer, PA
Click here for more details
Celebration of Quilts 2018
May 18-19, 2018
York Quilters Guild
York College of PA
Click here for more details
Penn Dry Goods Market
Antiques Show and Sale
May 18th and 19th, 2018
Friday – 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday – 10:00 – 4:00
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center
105 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
Click here for more
details
Kutztown Folk Festival
June 30th – July 8th, 2018
Click here for more details
Brandywine Valley Quilters
Quilt Show
October 19-21st, 2018
Brookhaven Municipal Building
2 Cambridge Road
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Click here for more details













Sunday, August 27, 2017

September 2017 Newsletter

President's Letter
September is here and summer is waning. I had a wonderful summer and I really hope all of you did too.  A little bit of sewing, a little bit of travel, and couldn't complain too much about the weather.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's show and tell at the meeting with what you've been up to this summer.  I'm also looking forward to Jean Fox's trunk show before she leaves us for Texas.  Hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Stephanie Braskey


Programs - Rita Marie and Linda 

I am delighted to begin the 2017-2018 program year with our own Jean Fox. Jean will present a Crazy Quilt Trunk Show for us.  She is not only a quilter but an accomplished embroiderer and appliques.  It will be a real treat to see Jean's quilts and admire her needlework skills. 
If you have a crazy quilt, please consider bringing it for the show and tell portion of the meeting.  

In October Janella Macbeth, quilter and author of ScrapStashtic Quilts: Organizing Your Scrap Fabric Stash and ACTUALLY Using It, will be our guest speaker.  She enjoys hand, machine and paper piecing, applique, hand and machine quilting.  She looked for ways to streamline the way she dealt with scraps and thus her system for cutting, storing and using scraps evolved over the years and led to an Amazon #1 bestseller.  You can visit her website at www.janelleamacbeth.com. 


Looking forward:  November, Modern Quilt Guild;  December, Holiday Party and Block Exchange; January, Round Robin Demos; February, Challenge

Membership
You should have received an email with the membership form attached. If you have not filled it out and paid your dues ($40.00) please do so and bring it to the September meeting so we can get the membership list out. If you need it resent to you please send Kelly and email (kellymx@aol.com)

September Birthdays
Sue Williams
Nancy Rubinelli
Cheryl Lynch
Rikki Neslander
Debbie Becker
Maureen Carlson
Martha Hopkins
Lee Paylor
GiGi Procario

Hospitality - Angel
The snack list for September guild meeting is : A. Barchi, D. Becker*, D. Blake*, S. Borr, S. Braskey, J. Brown, M.Campbell, M.Caporale, M. Carlson. Bring a drink for the group instead of a snack if there is a star after your name and remember to switch with a friend if you can't attend so we don't run short.

Fat Quarter Exchange - Rikki
Please bring your fat quarter, any color or theme to the September meeting.

2018 Getaway - Ellen McMillen and Pat Sherman
We will continue to hold our Getaway at the Amish View Inn & Suites at 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand. Next year the Getaway dates are February 21 - 25. We will take the Getaway reservations at the October meeting. This will allow everyone a bit of extra time to make their plans, and give our new members the opportunity to find out about this fun event. In addition to our main sewing room, we have signed up for a small conference room on the lobby level of the Amish View Inn. It can comfortably hold up to 10 quilters which allows us space for 38 quilters at the Getaway. Hopefully this will provide enough room for everyone who wishes to attend to do so. The room will have all the functionality of the larger room and has natural light. For those of you who would like a bit quieter working space this would be ideal. The total cost of the two sewing rooms will be $530 including tax, and is shared by all attendees. If we wish to limit the increase in the sewing room/food fee to approximately $4.00 per person we would need 34 attendees. The room rates (including tax) for a single/double room will be $102.12 for Wednesday/Thursday nights, and $150.96 for Friday/Saturday nights. A deposit of $100.00 per room will hold your reservation. The Getaway reservation form will be sent via email about 10 days prior to the October guild meeting. Should you have any questions please contact Ellen (610-363-5956, ejmcmillen@verizon.net) or Pat (717-517-8018, patspatch@comcast.net). We look forward to another wonderful Getaway!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

August Newsletter

President's Letter

Our August Bee is right around the corner.  For those of you who have never attended our summer bee, it is a fun casual evening.  We begin at 4:00, come whenever you can and stay as long as you wish.  We usually last until about 8:00.  Bring something to work on if you'd like, bring a snack or dinner with you as well.  It is a nice time to get to talk to other members more than we usually have time for at a regular meeting.

The guild seems to be quiet over the summer months but there has been a lot of work being done behind the scenes.  Rita Marie Smith, our Programs Chairperson, and her mentor, Linda Kerschner, are putting together a fabulous lineup of programs for the coming year.  I'm very excited about what we have to look forward to.  I have asked a small group of members to review our by-laws and they will begin work on that soon.  When they have a final copy of changes recommended for the by-laws, the membership will be asked to review and approve them by vote.  Another group of members is working hard researching options for the site of our next quilt show.  New officers are in their positions and learning their jobs and a budget will be created for the coming year.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer and that you'll be able to join us at the Bee.

Stephanie

August Bee   Rita Marie Smith and Linda Kerschner

The summer bee will be at Frazer Mennonite Church, Monday, August 14, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.  This is an informal evening so bring your dinner or a snack, a beverage, a project to work on and sit and chat ! !   



Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Linda Kerschner

Plans are well underway for our 2017-2018 programs.  Here is some of what will be happening:
     
       September will feature Jean Fox and a Crazy Quilt Trunk Show. 
       October .....  Janella Macbeth, ScrapStashtic Quilts: Organizing Your Scrap Fabric Stash and                                                                                                                                                        ACTUALLY Using It.
       November.....Modern Quilt Guild:  Learn More About the Modern Quilting Movement
       December ....Guild Holiday Party
       January.........Round Robin Demos
       February....... Challenge

Membership
Happy summer from membership!
Members who have not renewed yet can send their dues ($40) with their completed membership form to me. It will reduce confusion at the busy September meeting. Thanks.
Carolyn Davis
55 Highcroft Drive
Morgantown, PA 19543

Jean Fox - Quilting Items Moving Sale
Jean can’t take it all with her to their new place in Texas.

When:    Friday, August 25 and Saturday August 26
                                 10 AM to 5 PM

Where:  Maureen Carlson’s house
            843 Church Ave
            West Chester, PA  19382
            (484) 880-1984

Items Available:  
  • Complete sets of Block of the Month --  Applique, Pieced, Cotton, Flannel
  • Cut fabric ranging in size from 1/2 yard to 4-5 yard pieces - $2.00/yard
  • Fat Quarters - $.50/quarter
  • Fabric sets or bundles 
  • Scrap bags - anything less than 1/2 yard and not in the other categories - $2.00/bag
  • Quilting-related books
  • In-Progress projects waiting for someone to finish them
  • Any many other items
Cash or personal checks only
Questions?  Call Maureen at (484) 880-1984

-- 

Maureen

NOTE NEW E-Mail Address:  mlcarlsonwc@GMAIL.com


Member Profile - Linda Kerschner
How many years ago did you start quilting?
I’ve always admired quilts but didn’t think I could be precise enough with my sewing to be successful. When I retired five years ago, I dipped my foot into the quilting waters, and two years ago bought a serious sewing machine. Now I’m addicted.

What is your favorite part of the quilting process?
My favorite part of the quilting process is the part I’m doing at the moment. I like planning because of the infinite possibilities, I like cutting to see how the fabric changes as it is framed in its new shapes, I like sewing the shapes together to see the relationships develop, I like machine quilting smaller projects to add another layer to the design, and I like binding because I know the project is almost ready to give to someone special.

What is your favorite color?
Blue

How many quilts do you think you have made?
I’ve finished over 50 quilts.

What is your next project?
I’m working on a queen-sized quilt for my best friend. She picked out the fabric (neutral batiks), and we researched the pattern together. It’s the first time I’ve tackled a project this large. And I have a Lorax quilt kit sitting on the cutting table to make for my son’s birthday in September.

Tell us something the members may want to know about yourself.
I love to cook and bake, especially cookies at Christmas and pizza any time. This passion and my family’s traditions led me to write a series of children’s books about pizza, pasta, and pizzelles.

If you are interested in being our member of the month please contact me.
Kelllymx@aol.com

Summer Fun
What is the Teal Mini Swap? 

Teal Mini Swap, formerly known as Two for Teal Mug Rug Swap and OCRF fundraiser, is a way for EvaPaige Quilt Designs to help raise awareness of this ridiculous disease annually during the months of July through September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The basic premise is formulated around the What We Know of All Quilters and Sewists Trifecta:
  • They love to sew
  • They like fun gifts in the mail
  • They are mostly women and/or have women in their lives and would like to prevent women from dying from ovarian cancer if at all possible.
Participants are asked to pay a nominal fee when registering; registration starts the third week of July each year and if THIS LINK is live, it means registration is open and it will lead you right to it. They are then sent the name of their swap partner along with a small piece of that year's focus fabric, to be used somewhere in the mini quilt they are to make for their partner. All minis are to be sent to partners by by 9/30 of the swap year.

Participants can choose to make either a mug rug (up to 10" square) or a mini quilt (up to 18" square). Partners will be matched according to their preference, ie, if you request a mug rug, you'll be matched with someone who also is requesting a mug rug. Same for minis. Just be sure to check the appropriate box on the registration!

For more information here is the link:
https://evapaigequilts.com/pages/teal-mini-swap

Monday, June 26, 2017

July 2017 Newsletter

President's Letter
Summer is rolling right along. I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and, most of all, finding at least a little bit of time to stitch.

At our June meeting, we had a very interesting speaker, Lonni Rossi.  I think she inspired many who were in attendance. We had a full house and even got 4 new members.  It's so great to see so many visiting faces and especially ones who chose to join and stay with us.

Thank you so much for the Polaroid blocks that you gave me at the June meeting.  I was blown away!  You people are so sneaky, I had no clue and it was totally unexpected.  Never saw a thing!  I'm touched by all of them and looking forward to putting them together. There are 91 blocks with promises of a few more. Maybe I'll make it to 100!

I'm looking forward to another year as your president. Thank you so much to the wonderful board and committee chairs who helped me through this past year. It was a learning year for me and I have new plans for the year ahead. I think we have a great new board and committees who are all anxious to get working.  

Don't forget, there is no meeting in July but we will have our fun bee on August 14 from approximately 4:00 until 8:00. Come whenever. It's always a very casual evening.  Bring whatever you'd like to work on or just bring yourself to visit and chat. It always feels like we never have enough time to do that at a regular meeting.  Hospitality has the night off (Yay for the great job that Angel always does) so bring a drink and snack or dinner for yourself. 

If you're hankering for some quilt activity in July, Calico Cutters Quilt Guild is having Melissa Averinos as their lecturer on Wednesday, July 12. All I can say is it will be interesting!
Stephanie Braskey

Membership News

 We had 32 members at our June meeting AND four new members joined.  We also had 12 guests.

Membership dues time is here and as of this writing, we have 39 paid members. If you haven’t renewed, please mail your form and dues to me. We will have new cards at the August Bee and at the September meeting.  Your cards from last year do not expire until the end of September, so don’t panic.

Here are summer birthdays
July
6            Delores Holzwarth
13         Sara Borr
19         Pat Smith

August
4            Eileen Mincarelli
8            Linda Kerschner
12         Suzanne Stiverson
15         Betsy Moses
25         Helen Hofbauer
26         Kathy DeCarli
27         Jean Zubert
Nancy DiTeodoro
Page Toghill

Have a great summer!
Carolyn Davis
55 Highcroft Drive
Morgantown, PA 19543

To all at Penn Oaks Guild,

I am overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity during this difficult time for my health.  All the meals you’ve been bringing are appreciated and enjoyed, home cooked or not, and each one comes with a smiling face and encouraging words. Thanks as well for your cards and calls and for being my Facebook friend. There’s always something to lift my spirits at just the right time each day. I know I’ll get through this and be sewing again before I know it. I hope to repay you in kind should you need me when I’m put back together again.

Blessings to all,
Betsy Moses

Quilt Show

We had a great show! My personal thanks to each and every one of you for your dedication and hard work. To complete our records on the show, I would appreciate a brief summary report from committee chairs. This should describe any problems and/or any thoughts for possible changes.

We will have more detail at the September meeting. I would like to have a final quilt show meeting in late August or early September. I am almost always available. How about 8/23 to 9/7? We can have it at my house in Morgantown, unless someone more central wants to have it in their home. Please let me know. Thanks and thanks again.
Carolyn

Treasurer's Report 2017 Quilt Show
While running a final check of the quilt show's revenues and expenses I realized I had made a large error.
I double counted Smithfield Barn's commission. This resulted in additional revenue of nearly $700! With the mini quilt ticket sales at the June meeting, our quilt show netted $4,893.00! This is a 28 percent increase over the $3,811 net income of the 2015 show! 
I'm so sorry I did not discover this error prior to the June meeting.
Ellen McMillen

2018 Challenge
I found some really ugly fabric that will be used in the challenge. At our next meeting (September), I will have fat quarters available for purchase. Each fat quarter will cost a member $1.
Here are the rules:
You must use at least a five inch square in the quilt
The quilt will be 16" x 24" (a great size for the raffle quilts for our next show-wink, wink)
Any subject matter

That's it. Pretty simple.
Any questions please call or e-mail me.
Denise Blake
484-574-5604

From Suzanne Doonan 

Destination Craft, Season One, premiers on WHYY 2 on Sunday, July 2, at 3 pm. Episode 1 features crafts in Bali. The series continues featuring Penn Oaks quilter Sara Borr in Peru and Suzanne Doonan in Austria/Germany. 

Sara and I wish to thank guild members who supported our effort to lobby WHYY to offer this program. At the time, WHYY had not committed. Your support made the difference. Check out the show's website www.destinationcraft.com for previews of each episode. 

Sara and I recently returned from filming two episodes, Spain and Portugal, in Season Two, which will air in 2018. Our travel experience was amazing; the crafters were extraordinary. 

Vermont Quilt Festival


I was lucky enough to go to the Vermont Quilt Festival last week with Cheryl Lynch to help her in her booth. If you have never been I think you would like it. There were quilts there we haven't seen before and a very interesting judging system. Your quilt was judged on it's own merits and not against other quilts.

I bought this antique baby quilt just because.....I couldn't pass it up! So keep Vermont in mind for next year in case you are headed up north.

Please feel free to send me anything of interest you find along the way this summer.
Kelly

Quilt Happenings

The Mary Schafer Collection: A Legacy of Quilt History
May 13 – August 13, 2017
Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle
845 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Click here for more details
Summer Quilt Exhibits
June 10 – September 30, 2017
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center
105 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073-1898
Click here for more details
Kutztown Folk Festival
July 1- 9th, 2017
Kutztown Fairgrounds
225 North Whiteoak Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
Click here for more details
Visions of a Quilter
Chambersburg Quilt Guild Quilt Show
July 14 – 15, 2017
Falling Spring Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Stree
Chambersburg, PA
Click here for more details
Mid-Appalachian Quilters Retreat
July 14-16, 2017
Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD
Registration opens March 4th.
Click here for more details.
13th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition
July 14-15th, 2017
1st United Methodist Church
602 S. Market Street
Muncy, PA
Click here for more details
Quilt Odyssey
July 20 -23, 2017
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Hershey, PA
Click here for more details
Ocean Waves Quilt Show
July 21-22, 2017
Cape Henlopen High School
Lewes, DE
Click here for more details
Diamond State Quilt Show
August 10-12, 2017
Sponsored by Ladybug Quilters
Singerly Fire Hall – 300 Newark Avenue
Elkton, MD
Click here for more details 
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
September 14-17, 2017
1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19456
Click here for more details
Undercover Quilters 2017 Quilt Show
October 20-22, 2017
Brookhaven Municipal Building
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Click here to access their website.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

June 2017 Newsletter

President's Letter
The 2017 Penn Oaks Quilt Show is history. Anyone who was unable to see it really missed a gem, didn't they?  It was a wonderful show all around. It was so nice to see members as well as non-members working so hard to make this show what it is. Thank you to everyone who helped out even in the smallest way. 


Maureen Carlson did a great job on the website. Please go to our website to see all the quilts and the list of winners....... Quilt Show Recap

Our June meeting features a lecture and trunk show by Lonni Rossi. Because this is a 2-hour lecture, THERE WILL BE NO BUSINESS MEETING OR SHOW & TELL.  

We will have our annual bee on August 14 from 4:00 until 8:00 at the church. Bring some stitching and dinner or snacks if you'd like. A regular business meeting, show & tell, and continued quilt show discussion will resume at the September meeting. 

Stephanie Braskey

Programs Robin McMillen
Lonni Rossi
The talk is called Double Happiness: The Marriage of Graphic Design and Textiles.  

"How and why I do what I do, with design motifs and type, calligraphy and other graphic symbols of communication, to create my authentically handcrafted, multi-processed textiles.  This is a "process" lecture that gives in-depth instruction about the design process, my sources of inspiration and my multiple painting processes.  Trunk show and lecture / Approximately 2 hours. " 

Membership Carolyn Davis and Jamie Loncaric
We had 28 members at our May meeting. We also had one guest, Ruth Heslin. Welcome, Ruth, we hope to see you again!


June Birthdays

6 Leslie O'Brien
7 Marie Kline & Ellen McMillen
23 Jan Brown
24 Cindy Vognetz
26 Bob DeCarli
29 Maryann Lewis



Membership dues are due in June.  At our last meeting, we voted to raise membership to $40.00 per year. The new membership form will come as a separate email.  Please complete the form and bring it to the June meeting. The completed forms help us update member information for the directory.

I am happy to say that Diana Smyrl has volunteered to be our Membership Chairperson for the 2017-2018 term. I want to thank Diana for so graciously offering to take on this job.

Pending Executive Board approval, Diana is anxious to take over as Membership Chairperson. We would appreciate if everyone would pay their dues promptly. This enables the guild to have an accurate budget and an updated directory as soon as possible and also an updated email list for newsletter and notifications.

Thank you in advance for your prompt renewals.

Stephanie Braskey, President


Newsletter Kelly Meanix
There is a new newsletter deadline, it is the 25th of the month. I will send out a notice as usual but it will be published on the 25th of each month in order for everyone to read and prepare for the meetings. Any member is welcome to submit things to the newsletter that would be of interest to the membership. Please send them to Kelly Meanix at kellymx@aol.com We still have a newsletter in July and August even though there is no regular meeting.


Hospitality  Angel Henderson
Snack list for the June guild meeting is: N. Rubinelli,P.Sherman, P.Smith, R.Smith*, D. Smyrl, M.Stevenson, S. Stiverson, L.Telson, C. Vognetz, D. Werkheiser, P. White, S. Williams, J. Zubert*, J.Zwizanski. Please remember to switch your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend the meeting so we don't run short of goodies.  Also a star after your name indicates you bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack.

Quilt Show - Ellen McMillen
I do not have the final numbers as I still have outstanding invoices. For those who missed the May meeting I would like to mention that we had 393 attendees which is a nine percent increase over the 2015 show! Rain and all! Like so many of you I've had a lot of positive feedback about our show. Last week I was in The Old Country Store and spoke with Jan Mast, the shop owner. Her comment was that no matter the weather quilters would come to see our show as it has such a good reputation. Something to think about.  As soon as I have the financial results I'll send out a separate email via Kelly. Stay tuned.


2018 Getaway - Ellen McMillen and Pat Sherman


Next year the Getaway dates are February 21 - 25. We will take the Getaway reservations at the October meeting. This will allow everyone a bit of extra time to make their plans. In addition to our main sewing room, we have signed up for a small conference room on the lobby level of the Amish View Inn. It can comfortably hold up to 10 quilters which means that we can have up to 38 quilters at the Getaway. The room will have all the functionality of the larger room and has natural light. For those of you who would like a bit quieter working space this would be ideal. The additional cost is $212 which includes tax. To limit the increase in the sewing room fee to approximately $4.00 per person we would need 34 attendees. Should you have any questions contact Ellen or Pat.


Ronald McDonald House- Snacks Jean Zubert

I will be collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House snacks program at the June meeting.  They are looking for anything that is individually wrapped to be given to the families that are staying at the House. The other children in the family like to take treats to their siblings. Some suggestions are -- individually wrapped cookies and crackers, small packages of popcorn and pretzels, fruit snacks.  Anything that you think children will like and that will fit into larger baggies. Just bring it to the meeting and  I will take it from there. 

This is a wonderful program and it is very much appreciated.

Thank you,

Jean Zubert


Susan Longenecker sent a very good link about quilters, their posture and health. This is a must read for all of us! Stay Fit While You Sew


Quilt Happenings

A Garden of Quilts – Oxford, MD
June 2-4, 2017
4 Locations – Oxford Community Center, John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, St Paul’s Church, and Oxford Fire Hall
Click here for more details
Quilt Show – Chantilly, VA
June 2-4, 2017
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA
Click here for more details
Main Line Quilters 5th Annual Trash to Treasure Sale
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Tredyffrin Public Library
Click here for more info
Mid-Appalachian Quilters Retreat
July 14-16, 2017
Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD
Registration opens March 4th.
Click here for more details.
13th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition
July 14-15th, 2017
1st United Methodist Church
602 S. Market Street
Muncy, PA
Click here for more details
Quilt Odyssey
July 20 -23, 2017
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Hershey, PA
Click here for more details
Ocean Waves Quilt Show
July 21-22, 2017
Cape Henlopen High School
Lewes, DE
Click here for more details
Diamond State Quilt Show
August 10-12, 2017
Sponsored by Ladybug Quilters
Singerly Fire Hall – 300 Newark Avenue
Elkton, MD
Click here for more details 
Undercover Quilters 2017 Quilt Show
October 20-22, 2017
Brookhaven Municipal Building
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Click here to access their website.



Quilt Show Information











Penn Oaks Quilters Winning Quilts 2017


















Category
RibbonQuilterEntry #Quilt Title
Best of ShowStephanie Braskey1100My Perfection
Judge's ChoiceKelly Meanix802Halloween Hexies
Judge's ChoiceKelly Meanix1207The Birds
NACQJ Award of MeritStephanie Braskey1201Minimalist Improvisation
Bed - Solo1stTerry Lieberman104My Stars!
3rdRita Marie Smith103Autumn Diamonds
HStephanie Braskey100Under the Apple Tree
Bed - Duet/Trio1stKathleen/Robert DeCarli201Stack & Whack
2ndKathleen DeCarli200Sunny Days
3rdBenita Holden204Old Towne
Bed - Small/Solo1stTerry Lieberman308Prelude to the Wedding
2ndBetsy Moses306Little Fox
3rdChristine Harkins302Savannah
HBetsy Moses307Peek-a-Hoo
Bed - Small/Duet/Trio1stMyrna Paluba403Spring Fever
2ndBetsy Moses402Fire Island Fiesta
3rdMyrna Paluba404Starbursts
HChristine Harkins400Singing in the Rain
HDiana Smyrl405Log Cabin Revisited
Bed - Group1stStephanie Braskey500Help From My Friends
3rdKelly Meanix501Nine Patches with Friends
Wall - Large/Pieced/Solo1stCarolyn Davis600Southwest Canyons
2ndRobin McMillen604Ice Skaters
3rdRobert DeCarli601Her Majesty's Bed Cover
HRobin McMillen603Three Tigers
Wall - Medium/Pieced/Solo1stBetsy Moses704Bensonhurst Blooms
2ndBetsy Moses705Fancy Forest
3rdKelly Meanix703Flowering Snowball
HRobin McMillen702Tropical Triangles
Wall - Small/Solo1stDiane Kinney805Who's Wild
2ndKelly Meanix802Halloween Hexies
3rdBetsy Moses804Pinwheel Garden
HRoberta Lodi800Pink Posies
Wall - Applique/Solo1stBetsy Moses904Be Creative
2ndCarolyn Davis900Art After Dark
3rdKathleen DeCarli901Majestic Mosaic
HKathleen DeCarli902Exotic Garden
Wall - Applique/Duet1stKathleen/Robert DeCarli1000Peaceful Valley
2ndCheryl Lynch1001Funkytown
HPatricia White1002Backyard Birds
Wall - Mixed/Solo1stStephanie Braskey1100My Perfection
2ndKathleen DeCarli1101Heart & Home
3rdRobin McMillen1102Orange Vines
Modern1stStephanie Braskey1201Minimalist Improvisation
2ndKelly Meanix1204Baby Twister
3rdKelly Meanix1205It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
HCindy Carey1203Modern DNA
Wearable Art/Accessories2ndSuzanne Stiverson1300Emily's Tallit
Tee Shirt Quilt1stLeslie O'Brien1401The Shot
2ndMarie Kline                               1400           Memories
Youth Entry1stAlison Kline1500Whoo Said I Can't ??

H: Honorable Mention


Penn Oaks Quilt Show
2017