Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Webmaster's September Challenge

Make a patriotic/Labor Day pin cushion. AllFreeSewing has some ideas to get you started. Or, you might prefer this from Kathleen Tracy's Small Quilt Lovers on FaceBook.

Send a photo of your creation and a short statement to your webmaster for inclusion on this post. No rules; no deadline. Just fun.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

2020-2021 CPQG Challenge: My Town

Recently, the Sisters OutdoorQuilt Show held their annual show virtually. One of the collections shown was a guild challenge where members were asked to create a “My Town” quilt. When you think of “My Town”, what comes to mind? My town can be somewhere in the Centre region. But it can also be reminiscent of:

-where you grew up

-where you went to college

-where you worked your first job

-your favorite vacation spot

-where you lived when you got married

-the town where your grandparents lived when you visited them at Thanksgiving or in the summer

-the town where your children were born

The list could go on and on. So again, where does your imagination go when you think of “My Town”?

For this challenge there are no requirements other than your piece must have a label on the back (or inside) that references the challenge, what town or area you picked, and why you chose the town or area. Your quilt or quilted item can be pieced or appliqu├ęd, traditional or modern, realistic or abstract, embellished or not!

Hopefully we’ll have a June picnic in 2021 where your creations will be revealed.

Karen powers is our lead on this project. 
See this as a pdf.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Webmaster's August Challenge

Quilt something useful for back to school/work.  Be as creative and/or utilitarian as you want.  No rules here.  No pressure.  Just fun. 
Send a photo of your creation and a short statement to your webmaster for inclusion on this post.

Leslie Demmert-- Ask Claire for the pattern.. These pencil bags (or whatever bags) are so easy you'll want to make a million of them.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

How to Mend a Pair of Jeans

If threads start fraying, add stitching before the fabric tears. Patching should be your last resort.  

Brenda Hameister suggests reading his article and then looked up Sashiko patterns. It’s like beautiful hand quilting. Have any of you heard of it? This man lives in Lewisburg, PA and he gives workshops.


Vintage Singer Sewing Machines

Have you ever wondered how Singer's were made when they only came mi black?  Click here to find out.?

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Friends of the Elderly, Veterans and Disabled in Need of Masks

A note to our membership from Cheryl Anne Blood <lighthouse1261@gmail.com>:
We make reusable masks and distribute them to subsidized residences of elderly, veterans and disabled individuals across Pennsylvania.  We are hoping you will join us in our efforts to provide the most vulnerable with at least one reusable mask that will protect them.  Some of these individuals either don't have masks or they are wearing disposable masks that are torn or dirty.  
Please contact her directly for information on where to send masks and what style she needs OR check back here for updates.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Membership and Dues Renewal Now

Our CPQG membership form for the upcoming Guild year 2020 - 2021 is available now on our website here.  Will you please complete the form and return via email to the membership email address: cpqgmembership@yahoo.com    Your dues check may be sent to our USPS address:  Centre Pieces Quilt Guild, P. O. Box 657 Boalsburg, PA 16827, ATTN: Treasurer.  You will note that for this Guild year there is a sliding scale for your dues in accordance with the online survey.
Since there will not be a new publication of our membership directory, please indicate on the form any changes in address, phone, etc. Changes will be listed in our newsletter so you can make the changes to your current copy of the directory.
Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding this different format for your membership renewal.