President's Message - Lynn Telson
The year has started off with a ZOOM! Pun intended.
The executive board met in July to kick of this new year. As sad as it is to say, zoom has to become our friend. I like the rest of you prefer face to face meetings. The church will allow us to meet with stringent requirements such as bringing our own chairs, no A/C or heat, sanitizing everything to name a few. The board has unanimously decided to continue with Zoom meetings for the guild at the present time. Board meetings will continue on Zoom after face to face has resumed for convenience of attendees.
In an effort to advertise our guild, we are opening our September Zoom meeting and presentation by Barb Vedder to friends at no charge. There is no limit to the number of people you invite to attend. Please email me with the names so I know who they are to admit them into the meeting. In addition we will have an item to auction. Pictures to follow.
Please send me your show and tell pictures. This will make it easier to see the items presented during the Zoom meeting.
We are in need of someone to handle our website. Jamie and her husband have done a nice job and are willing to pass it on to an interested person. Please email me directly if you are interested in managing our website.
Penn Oaks has many years of historical information. It was discussed at the board meeting to digitize this information and possibly post a snapshot of our history on social media. Given that, we need one or more persons that can take on the job of digitizing the information. Please email me with your interest.
We are continuing with the door prize to all members and guests that attend our zoom meetings. If you have a donation, please contact Kathy DiCarli. All donors must be able to mail their item to the winner.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone as we Zoom 😢 our way through the year.
Programs - Jen Burke
Thanks everybody with your patience as we put out the schedule for next few months. Lynn has asked us to invite a friend to each of these programs if we can!
August Bee will be on Zoom
Everyone is welcome to join us from 5 pm to 9 pm on August 12, 2020 to sew and snack and share! Although I would rather be there in person, I forget so much when I travel that I’ll be able to just sew my brains out this time. I have planned a big deep clean of my sewing room before August 12th. I am not reminding myself that you can only see the wall behind me so this is not important….. A word to the wise, make sure you cut before you have that cocktail. Not a mistake you want to make twice!!!!!!!
Join us for a zoom session with Barb Vedder of fun with Barb. She will be presenting Sensational Solid Quilts. This will not be the same lecture for those of you who are also in Calico Cutters. This is a new lecture from Barb and I’m excited that we get to participate in this brand new lecture.
Ways & Means - Robin McMillen
Membership - Kathy & Bob DeCarli and Marianne Caporale
Hi ladies We now have received 24 Membership forms. If you are not able to print the membership forms please alert us and we will mail them to you snail mail, and you can return them in the same way. We have a few checks without forms. Thanks. Please remember the amount for dues this year is $20.00.
Newsletter Articles - Kelly Meanix
As always members are invited to send items to be included in the newsletter. Please send them to Kelly Meanix at email@example.com Items are due no later than the 24th of the month. The newsletter is published on the 25th, except for holidays. Please send them in an email and not as an attachment.
Hi I am the founding Mother of the Chatalaine Bee better known at The Chats. We meet in the daytime at the homes of our members . We are a friendly group but,. since we can’t meet face to face we are presently meeting on Zoom. We began as a group of hand appliquers, but we now bring our own hand work. We formerly brought our lunch and the hostess provided coffee and dessert. We work and talk about quilting and solve the problems of the world We talk and laugh give advice share new quilting techniques and ,our favorite new books . We would welcome new members , we don’t get a lot of work done but at times like these the laughs are the best part.
Queen Bees - Social group of 11 who meet once a month on a Friday night to enjoy each other's friendship and share experiences -- both quilting and life. Meeting dates are chosen to suit bee member availability and are typically scheduled 6-9 months out at a time. With 11 bee members we max out our dining room's table space so at this point in time we are not open to new members. Maureen Carlson
Hello quilters! Our Getaway is still on the calendar. We recognize the uncertainties of the times we are in, but we are taking a cautiously optimistic view that we will be able to have our Getaway. We will continue to hold the Getaway at the Amish View Inn & Suites at 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand. Next year, the Getaway dates are February 17-21. We will decide at a later date if the Getaway reservations will be accepted in October or November. The sewing room fee is $450 plus 6% tax; this amount will be shared equally by all attendees. In early fall we'll work with the Amish View Inn to determine the number of quilters the sewing room can safely accommodate. The room rates (including tax) for a single/double room will be $116.65 for Wednesday/Thursday nights, and $166.50 for Friday/Saturday nights. A deposit of $100.00 per room will hold your reservation. Come for one night, two, three or all four nights to sew, shop and visit with your fellow members. Take a look at the Amish View Inn web site (www.AmishViewInn.com) to learn about this wonderful venue. Please give some thought to the Getaway and let us know your feelings and/or interest in having this event.