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

Thursday, January 24, 2019

February 2019 Newsletter

 President's Letter 
RETREAT!! No, this is not a battle cry to turn back…But for me to go forward!
This is my first sleepover quilters’ retreat…EVER!!
I’ve been doing some research of what I need to bring, pack, and be prepared for. There are tips online on all the tools, supplies and kinds of projects to work on, but the most important information I found was a list of how to be at a retreat!
  1. Have a positive attitude and a thankful heart.
  2. Make the best of the situation.
  3. Share…your experiences, ideas, tools and supplies.
  4. Be considerate to all.
  5. Be a friend. Making new friends at a retreat, or just getting to know someone better.
  6. Smile.
  7. AND Thank those who were kind enough to put the work into creating our retreat for us.
I’m so excited!! I hope I don’t overload myself with too much packing.  😉
See you at the retreat!
Helen Hofbauer
Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Denise Blake
February 11  Ann Tumolo of Calico Cutters will have a trunk show  A Parade of Quilts  for us.  I have asked Ann to please include wall quilts she made and painted faces on.  In addition she is going to demonstrate thread painting.  She has taken many classes from Joyce Hughes.  There will also be demos on paper piecing, binding and continuous binding.  A big thank you to Denise, Carolyn and Helen for volunteering to conduct the demos.

March 11   Annual Challenge. Pat Sherman has all the information posted below.

April 8:  Jan Mast, owner of The Old Country Store in Intercourse, is coming to speak to us about the trends in the quilting industry.  She will have been to the Fall Quilt Market and is going to tell us of all the latest and greatest going on in the quilting world that she learned at the Market.   

May 13:  Sue Reno is our speaker. Her topic is From Foliage to Fiber Art...and Beyond.  Sue is an award winning fiber artist who lives and works in Lancaster County.  Her lecture is an overview of her working methods and techniques.  Cyanotypes, heliographic prints, digital prints, thermo fax prints and collagraphy are explained and illustrated.  She will have a large selection of her work to share in a trunk show.  Please visit her website to read so much more about her.....suereno.com.  

RYAN'S CASE FOR SMILES - FINAL CALL   Please bring all sewn, washed (in Free and Clear detergent) and bagged pillowcases to the February meeting.  263 pillowcases have made to date to donate to Ryan's Case for Smiles at our March meeting.  They are wonderful !  A big thank you to all who participated.  

Please remember Programs is always looking for ideas for speakers. If you have someone you would like to see, be sure to contact Rita Marie smitty308@verizon.net and Denise Blake dewpink@gmail.com.

**********Winter is coming! 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 February guild meeting is: D. O'Connor, M. Paluba*, G. Procario, S. Reindel*, P. Sherman, P. Smith, R. M. Smith, D. Smyrl, S. Stiverson.  Remember to switch your responsibility with a friend if you cannot attend so we don't run short.  A star after your name indicates that you bring a drink for the group instead of a snack. 

Penn Oaks Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes for January 2019, is sent as a separate attachment.

Penn Oaks Quilters Challenge 2019
Pat Sherman

Create an art quilt in the style of or representing a painter. The quilt should be no more than 150 inches in total perimeter.

Bring your completed quilt to the March meeting unlabeled or with a label covered in a paper bag.
Choose your favorite painter or here are some suggestions.

Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Paul Klee, Georgia O'Keefe, Van Gogh, Monet, Maxfield Parrish, 
Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Matisse, Degas, Rubens, Norman Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Slavador Dali.

This is also a perfect time to make it 16" wide x 24" long for the mini quilt raffle! Please contact Pat if you have any questions.

From Marian Stevenson
When I was looking for things to give to Penn Oaks via Maureen Carlson I found this cookbook from about 1971 when Andrew Dinnniman was a county commissioner along with Colin A. Hanna and Karen L. Martynick.

It does not have any trade mark on it so I am sending it.  I started to look for lunch type meals and opened to this first thing and never got further.  I did not check to see if the Department of Aging still has a copy.  

From “The Cookbook: A Compilation of Recipes Presented by the Chester County Aging Network”

Elephant Stew, page 63
1 elephant, 2 rabbits, optional
Salt and pepper.
Cut elephant into bite size pieces.  This should take about 2 months.  Add enough brown gravy to cover.  Cook over kerosene fire for about 4 weeks at 465 degrees.  This will serve 3,800 people.  If more are expected, 2 rabbits may be added, but do this only if necessary as most people do not like to find hare in their stew.

Thanks Marian, that gave me a good chuckle!

Quilt Show Reminders
*  The volunteer sign up sheets for working at the quilt show will be available at the February meeting.
*  Helen will be accepting items for the Acorn Shoppe at the March and April meetings.
*  Quilt entry forms are due no later than April 1st. The form was e-mailed to you on January 21st.
*  Final deadline for the mini quilts and the raffle basket donations is the April meeting.
*  Members who do not contribute in some way to the quilt show will be required to pay the entry fee to attend the show.

Take a look at our web site http://www.pennoaksquilters.org. Jamie and Bob Loncaric have done a great job bringing our quilt show page up to date. You may also download the quilt entry form from this site. Thank you Bob and Jamie!
Robin and Ellen

Mini-Quilt Auction Message:
The quilt show is right around the corner and we do not have many mini-quilts collected yet.  Please take some time out of your busy schedule to put together a 16  by 24 inch mini quilt to donate to the show.  We expect one from every member.  I added some photos of the quilts we collected so far to stimulate your creative juices. The quilts can be pieced, applique or a combination, they should be bound and have a sleeve or corner triangles on the back so they can be hung.  These are cold days and just the prefect time to brew a cup of tea and visit your sewing space to make a quilt. The more quilts we have the more chances people will take. Make it your best effort but remember, like the sign says in my quilt room -- "Only God is perfect, our quilts don't have to be".  

Any questions contact Eileen Mincarelli (Eileen4874@aol.com) or Jean Zubert (jzbeachchair@aol.com
-Robin M

Sew Your Stash Along! Kelly Meanix
This is sent as a separate attatchment with the newsletter.  Please contact me if you did not receive it. kellymx@aol.com

Free Tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew

If you are looking for a quick gift, how about a table runner? This uses charm squares for a coordinated look. You can find the free tutorial here Summer Runner This could also make a nice mini quilt for the auction....just saying! Make it 16" x 24"

2019 Getaway
We'd like to encourage those members who are not attending the Getaway to visit the Amish View Inn and take a look around. The Inn is located at 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand. We'll be there from February 20th through the 24th. The best days to visit are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Do a little shopping, have a bite to eat and come say hello. We look forward to seeing you.
Ellen McMillen and Pat Sherman

Wanted: I am in need of about 3/4 yd of black and white checked fabric.. anywhere from an inch to inch and a half sized squares. I will gladly purchase if anyone has any. It does not need to be cotton, as I want to recover two stools. Thanks!! Contact Marti Campbell

Quilt Happenings

Quilt Expo 2019
Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild
March 23 & 24, 2019
Park School Athletic Center
2425 Old Court Rd
Pikesville, MD
More info or to buy tickets in advance at a discount: www.baltimorequilters.com
AQS Quilt Week – Lancaster
March 27-30, 2019
Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA. 17603
For more info click here.

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
Homemaker’s Country Quilters Show
“Blooms of Spring”
April 5-60th, 2019

Penn State Extension Building
1015 Bridge Road
Collegeville, PA  19426
Penn Oaks Quilt Show
"For The Love of Quilting X"
May 3-4, 2019
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Griffith's Hall, Ludwigs's Corner Fire House
Glenmoore PA 19343
Admission $8.00

A World of Quilts
Northern Star Quilters’ Guild
May 4 & 5, 2019
Saturday 10-5/Sunday 10-4
Western CT State University
West Side Campus
O’Neill Center
43 Lake Avenue Ext.,
Danbury, CT
Click here for more details
Quiltfest Lancaster (Mancuso)
May 9 – 11, 2019
Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center
Lancaster, PA
Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc.
Annual Educational Seminar
July 12 – 14, 2019
Click here for more details