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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

May 2017 Newsletter

President's Letter
Spring is here, flowers are blooming and pollen is everywhere!  I hope this isn't bothering your allergies as bad as mine.  I hope it is inspiring you to do some sewing.  I have a bird feeder right outside my sewing room window and it is fun to watch the birds feeding and imagine where their nests are and if they have eggs that are waiting to hatch.

The quilt show is knocking at our door.  If you are able to, I hope you will be able to help out in some way but I also hope you will have time to enjoy the show, learn something new, and be inspired to create something new.

I will hold a board meeting at 6:00 before the May regular meeting. I hope all board members, current and nominated, can attend.  Any other members are welcome as well.

Stephanie Braskey


Membership
We had 39 members and 2 guests at the April meeting. Hope to see everyone at the show!!

May Birthdays
3 Rita Marie Smith
14 Elaine Mayer
20 Carolyn Davis
21 Stephanie Braskey 
28 Debbie Hill


Slate of board members for 2017-2018
President Stephanie Braskey
Recording Secretary Leslie O'Brien 
Corresponding Secretary Roberta Lodi
Programs Rita Marie Smith
Programs Deputy Linda Kerschner 
Treasurer Debbie Becker
Membership Cindy Vognetz and Maureen Carlson


Hospitality
Since we had a wonderful cake tasting last month, the snack list from March will be repeated: E. Mincarelli, C. Morano, B. Moses, R. Newlander*, L. O'Brien*, D. O'Connor, M. Paczok, M. Paluba, L. Paylor. Remember to trade your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend so we don't run short. Also if you have a star after your name* please bring a beverage for the group instead of a snack.

Quilt Show


Quilt Show – OMG it’s almost here!!!

Very important – mom thing here, wear name tags on Friday and Saturday

We need raffle basket help from 12-2 on Friday and 1-3 on Saturday
We need white glove help 12-2 and 4-6 on Friday and 9-11 and 1-3 on Saturday
The Acorn Shop needs help Saturday from 9-11 and 1-3.

We are going to have a great time and a great show!
See you Thursday

Carolyn

Registration 
I am in need of some purple, or predominately purple quilts. They will be covered, so no need to worry about them. Please e-mail me if you are able to donate one: dewpink@gmail.com.
For sure, I have Jan from the Quilt Block donating. 
Thank you in advance,
Denise Blake

Quilt drop off
Just a little reminder to everyone about timing, etc. for dropping off your quilt(s) for the Quilt Show next week:
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Entrants are personally responsible to deliver and retrieve your quilts.  A numbered receipt will be given to you when you drop off your quilt.  Don’t lose this receipt!  You must present that receipt(s) when you come to pick up your quilt.  NO QUILTS WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT A NUMBERED RECEIPT.

Drop off for the quilts is on Thursday May 4th between 9 am and 10 am.  IF you are helping with set up that day we should be ready to take your quilts at 8:00 am.

Your quilt must have a 4” sleeve firmly basted to the top of your quilt: miniature and small quilts must have a 2” sleeve.   Your quilt will not be hung if it does not have a sleeve.

Label / identification must be on the back of your quilt.   If your quilt is being judged all identification (front and/or back) MUST be temporarily covered with a non-transparent fabric. You must cover the labels prior to bringing to the show.

Pick up:  Quilts must be picked up with the original numbered receipt between 4:30 and 5:30 pm on Saturday May 6th.   

See you all on Thursday,

Cindy Vognetz (610-324-2652)

Jean Zubert (484-369-8706)

Quilts for saleWe will have eleven quilts for sale at the show. There will be a statement on the quilt label to indicate that it is available for sale. A list of the quilts with their asking price will be at the registration table. If you are speaking with a prospective buyer please connect them with the quilter. If the quilter is not available please obtain the buyer's contact information. Any problems, please ask me.
Ellen McMillen


Acorn Shop
Thanks for all your donations and consignments for the Acorn Shop.  Bring money it should be great and  Kris has great vintage pieces to accent all your quilts.. Bring money and lots of friends, it should be great!!


Quilts of Valor
There is a new quilt group called Stitches of West Brandywine. They make Quilts of Valor. For more information you can email qovstitches@gmail.com  On June 3 they will be awarding some quilts they made at the Veterans Memorial 4599 West Chester Pike Newtown Square as part of a D-Day celebration set for 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Quilt Happenings


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
Calico Cutters  Quilt Guild Auction
May 10th, 2017
9:30 am
West Goshen Fire Hall
1320 Park Avenue
West Chester, PA 19380
Click here for more details
Penn Dry Goods Market Antiques Show and Sale
May 19-20
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center
 Click here for more details
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
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Main Line Quilters 5th Annual Trash to Treasure Sale
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Tredyffrin Public Library
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Mid-Appalachian Quilters Retreat
July 14-16, 2017
Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD
Registration opens March 4th.
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13th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition
July 14-15th, 2017
1st United Methodist Church
602 S. Market Street
Muncy, PA
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Quilt Odyssey
July 20 -23, 2017
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Hershey, PA
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Ocean Waves Quilt Show
July 21-22, 2017
Cape Henlopen High School
Lewes, DE
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Diamond State Quilt Show
August 10-12, 2017
Sponsored by Ladybug Quilters
Singerly Fire Hall – 300 Newark Avenue
Elkton, MD
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