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

Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2017 Newsletter

President's Letter
Welcome 2017!  Resolutions, goals, a new diet, a new lifestyle, whatever it is, most of us look at the new year as starting a new chapter.  Whatever your wishes are for the new year, I hope you have the strength and stick-to-it-ivness to carry them through.

In December, Robin, our Program Chairperson, was ill.  Can't play The Price is Right without Bob Barker!  Just wouldn't be the same so, rather than hold merely a business meeting at the busiest time of the year, I chose to cancel the meeting.  So this month we will hold our birthday and holiday celebration.  Don't forget to bring your exchange blocks too.

See you at the meeting,

Stephanie Braskey

Membership
January Birthdays
25 Diana Smyrl
? Mitzi McGlynchey


Hospitality
Snack list for January guild meeting is: M. Kline, E. Lance, M. Lewis, R. Lodi, J. Loncaric*, S. Longenecker, C. Lynch, E. Mayer, M. McGlynchey, E. McMillen*.  A  star* after your name means to 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. Angel


Quilt Show Entry Form
I hope you're all quilting away on your entries to our show. The show is only four months away! We have made some changes to the form and to the entry rules. Please take a few moments to review the entry form which can be downloaded from our web site. Note that the final deadline to submit your forms is March 13th! Please contact me with any questions. I would especially like to hear from our newer members as I would like to encourage you to enter your quilts for display or to be judged. Thank you!
Ellen McMillen
610-363-5956
ejmcmillen@verizon.net


Acorn Shop
Time to think about your donations for the acorn shop.  Know it's the holidays coming up just keep in mind so that after all the rush is over you can thin out your stuff .  I will start collecting after the January meeting .  Questions. Call Pat Smith ... 610-256-2326.. 


Fat Quarter Exchange
Fat Quarter this month Valentine's theme and red and pink. 

Rikki


Challenge

Rikki Newlander and Marti Campbell 


Challenge

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 the PO 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




From Suzanne Doonan
 Destination Craft, a PBS craft/travel program, premiers April 2017 with 8 episodes featuring travel to locations around the world.  At each location, master crafters are featured along with travel and cuisine of interest to crafters  Penn Oaks Quilter Sara Borr is a cast member in the Peru episode and Suzanne Doonan is in the Christmas Markets episode.  For a limited time, you can view four episodes on the Internet at wjct.org/DestinationCraft.  Sara is featured in the introduction of each show.  More information can be found on Crafttours.com and Destination Craft.com.  Sara and Suzanne have travel plans with Crafttours to China in March/April 2017 and with Destination Craft Season Two to Spain and Portugal in May/June 2017.  We hope you'll join us!

From Patricia Sherman
Thank you all very much for all the scraps that you have given me for cat and dog beds. I have decided to stop collecting. I will let you know if i decide to resume collecting to make beds in the future.



Quilt Happenings
Undercover Quilters Inspirational Fair
March 11, 2017
click here for more info
Three Rivers Quilters 2017 Quilt Show
April 27-29, 2017
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA  15301
Click here for more detailsinfo about new venue
For the Love of Quilting IX
May 5-6, 2017
Sponsored by Penn Oaks Quilt Guild
Griffith Hall – Ludwig’s Corner Fire House
1325 Pottstown Pike (Rte 100)
Glenmoore, PA
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 

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