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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

October 2018 Newsletter

President's Letter
I hear that the September meeting went very well. I want to thank Bob DeCarli for a great presentation. I’ve only heard good things and I’m sad that I missed it. I want to thank Denise Blake for standing in for me while I was away. 

Ah, the weather is becoming cooler and the comfort of a quilt is just what’s needed. I love the fall. It gives reprise from the heat we had during the summer. And it motivates me to quilt more. It’s also a time to become extra crafty for Christmas gifts!! Can you believe Christmas is only three months away? Well, enough of that.

Onto the October meeting, Ann Holte will be our guest speaker. She will be discussing her study on the Friends and Family: The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt.  I always find it quite interesting learning about the nature and history of a quilt. So much information is discovered about that time in history; the people, the events, and the culture. I’m rather excited!

My October Challenge: buy no new fabrics and only start projects with my own stash. (And finish projects with my stash!) 

Wish me luck! 


Helen Hofbauer 

Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Denise Blake
October 8 Ann Holte will present Friends and Family: The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt.  This quilt is one of a small group of similar quilts that were made in Lancaster County in the mid-1800s by a group of quilters who referred to themselves as the "girl cousins."  Ann fell in love with this quilt and has been studying it and making the blocks since 2009.  She keeps discovering interesting and mysterious features about the quilt and the unknown quilter who created it. 

November 12 In progress.  Pillowcase challenge.  As of our September meeting, wonderful news, 269 pillowcases have been made !  100 were made by Kathy Joyce. The challenge completion date has been extended to December.  Kits will be available at our October and November meetings to take home, sew, wash and return in a plastic bag.  Please remember the pillowcases must be washed in a laundry detergent that is the free and clear variety.  Directions can be found online at Ryan's Case for Smiles or on you tube as the hot dog pillowcase or our April 22 email to the membership. 

December 10 Christmas Party - members only please.  We'll play our popular Quilto game with prizes, have the 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" unfinished holiday themed block exchange and refreshments.

January 14 Our own Robin McMillen.  Her topic - History of Visual Arts and How to Draw Inspiration From Your Favorite Artists and Reflect That in Your Quilt.

February 11  In progress

March 11 Challenge, Information and directions posted below.

Membership - Pat Sherman
27 members and 3 guests were present at the September meeting.

Guild Meeting Cancellations:  The Board will be communicating via e-mail by 4:00PM.  Please remember to check your emails.


Hospitality - Angel
Snack list for the October Penn Oaks meeting is: L.Lombardo, E. Mincarelli, R. Newlander, D.O'Connor, M. Paluba*, G. Procario, P. Sherman, P.Smith, R. Smith*.  A star after your name indicates you should bring a beverage for the group in lieu of a snack.. Don't forget to switch your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend the meeting so we don't run short!




This would look adorable on any table and is quick to make. Click on the link above to get all the directions. Tutorial by A Bright Corner.

Challenge - Dana O'Connor
Choose an artist from the following list and create a quilt (no more than 150 inches in perimeter) either representing a piece by that painter or design something in the style of that painter. Bring to the March meeting unlabeled or with the label covered in a brown paper bag. Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Rembrandt Michelangelo, Paul Klee, Georgia O'Keeffe, Van Gogh, Monet Salvador Dali, Da Vinci, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Matisse, Degas, Rubens, Norman Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth or Maxfield Parrish.

2019 Getaway
Reminder - 2019 Getaway ReservationWe will accept the Getaway reservations at the October meeting.  The Getaway will be held at the Amish View Inn & Suites at 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand from February 20th to 24th. The room rates (including tax) for a single/double room will be $102.12 per night for Wednesday/Thursday nights, and $150.96 per  night for Friday/Saturday nights. A deposit of $100.00 per room will hold your reservation. The double queen rooms have free Wi-Fi, a microwave and a refrigerator. A fantastic complimentary full hot breakfast buffet with made to order eggs, pancakes and waffles is served daily in the Lobby Great Room. Coffee and tea is available all day in the lobby. To learn more about the Amish View Inn visit their web site www.amishviewinn.com There will be an individual fee of approximately $20.00 to cover the shared cost of the sewing room and a Saturday night meal if we elect to have one. The Getaway reservation form will be sent via email about 10 days prior to the October guild meeting. Contact Ellen or Pat with any questions.

Ellen McMillen (ejmcmillen@verizon.net) and Pat Sherman (patspatch@comcast.net) 2019 Getaway Co-Chairs

From Marie Kline
The Quilter's Alphabet
Accuracy...mood dependent
Bleed...bless the fabric that doesn't
Credit card...purrs in a quilt shop
Distance...at which points look good
Even...well, does it look even?
Fudge...adjustment terminology
Golden...the moment it's finished
Hug...wrap up in a quilt
Iron...the great fabric discipliniarian
Justify...can't cook! Quilting an heirloom
Knot...size need not stop a truck
Love...quilting is a labor of love
Marker...please, let it wash out
Needle...feet always find it
Ouch...related to one end of a pin
Pucker...that rascally little puffy thing
Quilts...a thing of beauty, a joy forever!
Rip...as ye sew, so shall ye
Seam...straight is good
Time...to quilt, grab more
Underside...where all the work shows
Victim...of quilt guilt (too many?)
What...a quilt (all pourpose comment)
Xamine...I'll say how close
Y...only quilt on the days ending in "Y"
Zero...other things you would rather do!

Newsletter Articles
As always members are invited to send items to be included in the newsletter. Please send them to Kelly Meanix at kellymx@aol.com Items are due no later than the 24th of the month. The newsletter is published on the 25th. Please send them in an email and not as an attachment.

Quilt Happenings

Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild
Quilt Show and Artisan Market
9/29/18
9:00 to 3:00
Manor Church
530 Central Manor Road
Lancaster PA 


Quilting Across Culture: Piecing Together Tradition

Learn more about African American, Amish, and Mennonite quilting traditions with a quilting fest from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, November 3.
The day will include presentations from Kyra Hicks and Janneken Smucker, opportunities for individuals to share the story of one of their quilts, and time to fellowship over soup and a dessert potluck. There will be shared quilting time on pieces to be auctioned at Mennonite Central Committee relief sales.
Piecing Together Traditions will be held at the MCC Material Resources Center, 516 West Trout Run Road, Ephrata, Pa. Registration costs $15, due October 3. Register by calling the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society at (717) 393-9745 or online at lmhs.org

Quilt Exhibit - Extraordinary Quilts of Gee's Bend 

The women of Gee's Bend - a small, remote, black community in Alabama- have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the early twentieth century to the present.  
Where: Swarthmore College campus List Gallery and McCabe library
When: September 21 - October 12
“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
Fall in Love with Quilts
MLQ 2018 Quilt Show and Christmas Boutique
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10 AM – 4 PM
Donation $5
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