PennOaks Newsletter March 2024
In March, David Owen Hasting will be
joining us from the Pacific NW in Washington via zoom. In April, we plan to
return to in-person meetings in the back building of the church. We will be hosting Terry Lieberman from the Brandywine
Valley Quilt Guild. The last two months we will focus on a Sew Day working on
UFOs or projects and our Quilt Challenge and just having time to socialize with
one another and enjoy the members of our guild.
- David Owen Hastings
- Quilt Labels to Love
David Owen Hastings will present Quilt Labels to Love. He describes his lecture as “ A simple and beautiful quilt label is like a signature on a piece of art, and I truly believe quilts are art! Learn my techniques for creating labels that preserve the important details of your creations. I combine computer-printed custom labels with a woven logo label on my quilts to give them a professional finish, and to record important details for posterity (or for the recipient). Quilts are a wonderful art form, and you should sign your work with a distinctive label. It’s a great opportunity for you to consistently brand your quilts, especially those you gift to others at holidays or other special occasions. It’s also an opportunity to weave in the story of your quilt, so the story doesn’t get lost. Was the quilt made for a special occasion? Was it made from a pattern, based on tradition, or is it a unique design? Who were the makers, and where was it made? Are there special fabrics used that require particular care? Imagine someone seeing your creation in the future: what would you want them to know? I will walk participants through the steps to create these beautiful labels and will share alternate labeling methods that draw from my graphic design background.” https://davidowenhastings.com/
Don’t Stitch in my Ditch: How to quilt your quilt and select thread
Terry Lieberman will
present “Don’t Stitch in My Ditch: How to quilt your quilt and select thread
colors.” Terry is a member of the BVQG. She started quilting 18 years ago and
quickly realized that her favorite part of the quilting process was the actual
quilting. As a national award-winning quilter, she used her teaching background
to easily transition into “teaching the art of quilting. Her motto YES YOU
Sew Day from 1-8pm
The May meeting will
be a UFO Sew Day. We will be in person
at the back building in the church were we can work on any UFO or new
projects. It will be a time of community
and sewing. Sewing will be from 1pm to
8pm with a meeting starting at 7pm to discuss any business.
Year End Party
In June, we will meet in the back building of the church where we will have our Year End Party, Quilt Challenge, a Show and Tell of any work that anyone wants to share, and some games and prizes.
Challenge - Kathy Timko - Rikki Newlander
The Challenge: Lets hear it for Barbie!
If you would like to participate, unleash you inner Barbie with at least a baby sized quilt to keep or donate. Go with a riot of pinks or pick your (or your daughters or nieces) favorite Barbie outfit to use as inspiration. We’re looking forward to seeing what you can come up with!
Rikki and Kathy
President - Carolyn Davis
Program Chair - Deb Houck
Assistant to Programs - Elaine Mayer
Treasurer - Rita Marie Smith
Recording Secretary - Kelly Meanix
Corresponding Secretary - Ellen McMillen
Membership - Denise Blake-Elaine Egan
Ways & Means - Jen Burke
Scraps and Pieces From The Textile World