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

Monday, May 27, 2019

June 2019 Newsletter

President's Letter
Ah! It’s June with so much to look forward to do, see, and experience for this summer. What are some of your “summer resolutions?” I’d like to see the beach some more and get at least 5-6 of my UFO’s completed.
We have the Volunteer of the Year to present at the next meeting. If anyone still would like to nominate someone you know, who has done wonderful volunteer works, please let me know.
Our new board members will take office on July 1st. Thank all of you for your commitment to continue to support our guild with your service.
See you soon,
Helen Hofbauer
Programs - Rita Marie Smith and Denise Blake
June- Michele McLaughlin is coming and will be telling us all about  The History of the Sunbonnet Quilt Pattern.  Michele has been quilting for over 35 years and sewing since she was a child.  She is the founder of the Lehigh Valley Quilt Study Group and has a membership in various quilt organizations including the American Quilt Study Group.  She has completed various classes in quilt appraisal and history and has a special interest in researching Pennsylvania quilts and makers.  Sunbonnets remain one of the most beloved--and maligned--quilt patterns of the 20th century.  This lecture is one of her most popular and provides an insight to the development of this quilt pattern.  Michele's trunk show features over 50 different examples and demonstrates the versatility and humor this pattern continues to provide quilt makers. Michele will be bringing some sewing themed stationary for purchase and checks and cash are acceptable. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their own sunbonnet quilts for Michele to review and possibly identify the pattern. (newsletter edit: I am sure Bob DeCarli will have many quilts to share)!

This is our last meeting for the year, we don't meet in July. Our next gathering will be on August 12 for our bee. Details to follow in the July newsletter.  

Hospitality - Angel
Snack list for the June end of year guild meeting is: A. Henderson*, H. Hofbauer, B. Holden, D. Holzwarth, M.Hopkins, E. Lance*, R. Lodi, L.Lombardo, J. Loncaric, E. Mayer, E. McMillen, R. McMillen*, K. Meanix, E. Mincarelli, R. Newlander, D. O'Connor, M.Paluba, G. Procario.  Bring a beverage for the group if you have a star after your name and don't forget to switch your responsibility with a friend if you can't attend so we don't run short!

Sew Along Update
I will be sending out step 5 with this newsletter just in case someone missed it when I sent out the wrong one earlier this month. Step 6 will come out on June 1st. As summer is always a busy time with all kinds of activities, I will send out step 7 in July but you will have all summer to complete it. We will start step 8 in September. You still may email or call me or Facetime if there is a problem. I will try and help you out so you can keep up.
We are getting towards the end, so if you have fallen behind don't worry you will get there! Right now I am behind too!
Please always remember to bring your quilt for show and tell so we can see how they are progressing!

Kelly Meanix 610-873-7211 or kellymx@aol.com

For something totally different and random, you might want to give these cute little toys a try. You can find the pattern and an interesting blog at  Quarter Inch Mark Blog

The New Executive Board  for 2019-2020 
President - Helen Hofbauer
Programs - Denise Blake
Programs Assistant - Jen Burke
Treasurer - Cindy Vognetz
Ways and Means - Robin McMillen
Corresponding Secretary - Maureen Carlson
Recording Secretary - Ellen McMillen
Membership - Bob and Kathy DeCarli
Membership Assistant - Marianne Caporale

The new board will take over in July 2019.

If you are looking to increase your stash.......

June 15, 2019
10 am – 1 pm

Tredyffrin Township Library 582 Upper Gulph Road Strafford, PA 19087

All Items Fantastically Priced!

New and Gently Used: Fabric, Quilting Supplies,
Yarn, Patterns, Books, Needlework Supplies and Kits,
Magazines and MORE!
Baked Goods available for sale

Quilt Happenings
Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc.
Annual Educational Seminar
July 12 – 14, 2019
Click here for more details
Sacred Threads
July 11 – 28, 2019
Herndon, VA
For the exhibit, quilts are divided into categories based on theme. These are Expressions of Joy, Spirituality, Inspiration, Grief, Healing and Peace/Brotherhood.  The artwork themes provide thought-provoking insights, encouragement, inspiration and healing responses to grief and human hardships. It has attracted a wide array of visitors and has proved appropriate for all ages from young teens to seniors. The exhibit is a positive influence on the human spirit, giving joy as well as addressing concerns of the soul and mind.
Click here for more details
Muncy Historical Society – 15th Annual Quilt Show
-featuring Pat and Arlan Christ
– and from their Quilt Collection “American Pride – Eagles & Stars”
July 19 – 20, 2019
First United Methodist Church
602 S. Market Street
Muncy, PA
Admission $8/$12 multi day
Christ Lecture $10 (Sat 11 AM)
Click here to visit their website.
Schuylklll County Quilters Guild – Quilt Spectacular
September 7 – 8, 2019
Walk In Art Center
220 Parkway
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Entrance Fee $5.00
Visit them on FB