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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

June 2018 Newsletter

President's Letter
June is here and our guild year is winding down.  We have had wonderful programs this year and still have one more great speaker, Joyce Hughes, to look forward to at our June meeting.  In addition to that, we have lots to do.

Here are some things that YOU as a member should be doing:

1. Renew your membership.
2. Make pillowcases.  See below, there's actually a prize!
3. If you are a committee chairperson, send your annual report to me before the June meeting.
4. Ask yourself how YOU can help our guild.  There are lots of ways that everyone can help, in small or big ways.

Our new board of officers will take office on July 1.  I think they will do a great job.  Wonderful people have stepped forward.  We will also recognize the Volunteer of the Year for the guild at the June meeting.

I have really enjoyed being your president for the past two years.  My mission was to make the guild a better group.  One of my goals was to get back to following our by-laws and policies and procedures.  I want to thank everyone who helped the guild run as smoothly as it does.  Keep up this great work!

See you in June,

Stephanie Braskey

Penn Oaks Guild Meeting Minutes
May 14, 2018

7:00 p.m. President Stephanie Braskey called the meeting to order

Stephanie announced that Charles Moses is going to donate Betsy's quilting fabric and supplies to Penn Oaks for silent auction at the September meeting.

Jamie Loncaric asked the group if anyone minded if she took pictures for Facebook. Backs of heads only. There were no objections. 

Stephanie asked for any additional volunteer of the year nominations. There were none. Nominations are now closed and the Board will vote on the winner. The winner will be announced at the next meeting. 

Treasurer's Report - Debbie Becker

We have $18,717.28 bank balance. Silent Auction income last month was $822.00. Expenses were $644.10 and included the speaker and the hospice donation from the show profits.

Nominating Committee - Stephanie Braskey - Election of Officers
President - Helen Hofbauer
Programs - Linda Kerschner
Programs Deputy - Denise Blake
Recording Secretary - Ellen McMillen
Corresponding Secretary - Ellen Lance
Treasurer - Cindy Vognetz
Membership - Diana Smyrl
Ways and Means - Pat Sherman
Moved:  Kelly Meanix, Seconded: Leslie O'Brien, Approved: All

Jean Zubert could not attend the meeting tonight so the quilt show topic was postponed to next month. 

Membership - Diana announced that we have 28 members in attendance along with 10 guests. 
Stephanie announced that Diana needs a helper at the membership desk during arrival. 

Programs - Rita Marie introduced Sarah Bond. The group enjoyed her history presentation and showing of her spectacular quilts. If you weren't inspired by that trunk show nobody can help you. 

The group presented a wonderful show and tell.

Stephanie adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Leslie O'Brien
Recording Secretary, Penn Oaks Quilt Guild

Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Linda Kerschner

June 11:  Joyce Hughes is an award-winning, self-taught quilter, lecturer, fiber artist and instructor.  Her lecture is titled "My Journey into Quilting."  It is a very open and inspiring talk about how she started in quilting, leading into art quilts with thread painting, finishing with ideas to use with panels as art quilts.  Joyce's main subject matter will be working with fabric panels showing how, with a little embellishing and/or thread painting, a panel becomes a piece of art.  Learn about the preparation of the panel for a project, the freedom of using thread painting, adding embellishments of ribbon, markers, paint, crystals, etcJoyce will have thread, fabric and panels for purchase.

Hospitality - Angel
June Snack list
Snacks for the June end of year celebration meeting will be a surprise generated by the guild. In order to plan for quantities please text Kelly whether you will be attending or not and she will relay the info to me.

Diana is looking for a helper at the Membership desk while she is attending the board meetings that is held an hour before the meetings. Is there anyone available around 6:00? We feel it is important for someone to greet our guests that may arrive early.

Pillowcase Challenge

If you are looking for an easy project for summer, consider making pillowcases for Ryan’s Cases for Smiles. Rita Marie and Linda introduced this challenge at the May meeting. The guild member who makes and delivers the most pillowcases before or at the November meeting will receive a prize. There’s nothing like a little competition to help a good cause!

Cindy Kerr will be presenting on November 12th, and we will be giving her our guild’s contributions to the charity she founded to honor her son. 

Thank you to everyone who picked up a pillowcase kit at the May meeting, and to Carolyn Davis who put together many of the kits from fabric in her own stash. We will have additional kits at the June meeting. Since the fabric is already washed and cut, it will take less than an hour to finish a pillowcase. Please wash your completed pillowcases before passing them on.  

If you have any questions about the challenge, contact Linda Kerschner at linda.kerschner@verizon.net.

Quilt Happenings

Kutztown Folk Festival“Trash to Treasure”
A Sale for Quilters, Crafters & Friends
Saturday, June 9, 2018
10 am to 1 pm
Tredyffrin Township Library
582 Upper Gulph Road
Strafford, PA 19087
Quilt fabric, yardage and fat quarters, fabric kits,
quilt kits, orphan blocks, UFOs, and decorator fabric
Yarn, cross-stitch and needlepoint kits.
Lace, beads, and embellishments.
Lovingly used books, magazines patterns
and more, all priced to sell!
Bring your friends and family and take time to browse.
Homemade baked goods available.
Click here for more details
June 30th – July 8th, 2018
Click here for more details
Bucks County Quilt Show
July 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018
Bucks County Visitor Center
3207 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Click here for more details
Quilt Odyssey
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
July 19-22, 2018
Click here for more details
“Quilts All Around the Town 2018”Clamshell Quilt Guild
Connecticut College Student Center
Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT
August 4th & 5th, 2018
Click here for more details
Lancaster Fiber Festival
Paper, Fabric, Yarn & Thread
Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
25 S. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA  17603
August 16 – 18, 2018
Click here for more info
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA
September 13-16, 2018
Click here for more details
“Quilts From The Heart of Berks”
Berks Quilters Guild
October 5 & 6 2018
$8.00 Admission
Friday, 9-5pm
Saturday 9-5pm
Leesport Farmers Market
312 Gernant’s Church Road
Leesport, PA
Click here for more details
The Valley Forge Quilt Show
Friday, October 19, 2018, 10am-7pm
Saturday, October 20,2018 10am-4pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
132 E. Valley Forge Rd.,
King of Prussia, PA 19400
Click here for more details
A Thread Runs Through it
Brandywine Valley Quilters Show

October 19-21st, 2018
10.00 for both days
Brookhaven Municipal Building
2 Cambridge Road
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Click here for more details
Lebanon Quilters Guild
12th Annual
Exhibition of Quilts
November 9th & 10th, 2018
10am- 4pm
Lebanon Expo Center & Fairgrounds
80 Rocherty Road
Lebanon, PA
Click here for more details
The Lancaster Quilt Show @ The Continental Inn*
March 27-30th, 2019

*DoubleTree Resort
2400 Willow Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Watch for more info at www.lancasterquiltweek.com