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

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

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