Penn Oaks Newsletter-February 2023
Come on February, hurry up!
I feel like I have been in hibernation or something; maybe there was a blip in my band width; whatever, I think I am back now. We have some great things coming. So let’s get to it.
As a sort of history buff, I am looking forward to our Zoom speaker this meeting. We will need a brief business meeting, though.
Here’s the deal, we are getting a terrific response to our Jenny Doan meeting. Thanks to Jen for handling the money issue. I need to all to think about a couple things related to this. It will be an opportunity to try to entice new members, so I think we need to consider providing refreshments. I think the guild could buy some cookie trays or whatever, so we can chat with the visitors. I would be great to have Show and Tell, especially if you have a little story about the item – it was the first time you tried the technique, or it is a old one you finally finished, or there were problems you conquered.
Please think about something you have wanted to try, but need a buddy to start it. For instance, I have some applique projects/kits left (I donated several earlier) but I can’t get started. I need some hand holding. I think that is one of the services we can provide to each other.
At the Board meeting, we will discuss the refreshments for March. We will also be discussing the plans for our April sew along meeting. We will have the meeting space beginning at 1pm. We want to set up stations for making the string quilts. Rita Marie, with help from several others, has made kits from the donated fabrics which will be available to you if you want to make a different pattern as a charity quilt. You may remember, we planned on donating the strip quilts to charity for the challenge. However, we wanted to use up the donated fabrics as well. We are cutting strips from the scrap bags and some of the fabrics. We will have them sorted by colors and you can take as many as you need at the sew along.
There was more I wanted to say, but I forgot. Let us know what you think any time. Love to you all!
President - Carolyn Davis / Jamie Loncaric
Program Chair - Donna Daley
Treasurer - Rita Marie Smith
Recording Secretary - Angela Brant
Corresponding Secretary - Nancy DeTeodora
Membership - Elizabeth Young / Sarah Reindel
Ways & Means - Jen Burke
2022 Quilt Guild Challenge - Rikki Newlander
Quilt Challenge, Hospice Quilts and Quilts for Kids
Rikki Newlander and Rita Marie Smith
We will be working together to cut and provide strings to guild members participating in making quilts for the challenge, hospice patients and Quilts for Kids.
If you would like strings, please let us know: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Since the next 3 guild meetings will be zoom only, please contact us to make arrangements to meet you with the strings. They can also be brought to the getaway. Rikki is willing to cut more muslin foundation squares (8 ½”) if needed. Just let her know. The fabric we are using is from our sale held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church. It was felt that this was an excellent use of the fabric. Not sure as yet but there might be some yardage for backing. Will let you know.
Basic requirements for the Quilts for Kids were in the last newsletter. Quilts for the hospice are lap size (40” x 40”.) There are many examples and videos of string quilts online if you are not familiar with them. Our blocks finish at 8” squares, are so easy and come together quickly.
A little bit of sewing on our part will certainly brighten someone’s day.
Bits and Pieces From The Textile World
1. A Visit to the New Michaels Concept Store
The entry area.
The yarn corner.
The maker space
The table in the Maker Space
2. The Spellman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta will be showing Bisa Butler's Black American Portraits February 8-May 15.