Monday, May 15, 2023

Sewing Classes at the State College YMCA

  All classes are being announced by YMCA flyers/newsletter, etc. as Offerings of the Centre Pieces Quilt Guild

Introduction to Sewing/Quilting for 6th-9th grade (incoming)

June on Mon. and Weds. 1-3 pm,  Dates to be: 6/12, 6/14, 6/19, 6/21

Meeting in the Teen/Community Room

Registration for 4 youth with waiting list…. Possibility if waiting list is 2 or more of opening another


Adult Beginning Quilting

June on the following Tues. and Thurs. 7-8:30 pm, Dates to be: 6/15, 6/20, 6/22, 6/27, 6/29

Meeting in the Teen/Community Room

Registration initially for 4 adults with waiting list

Intermediate Sewing/Quilting for 6th-9th grade (incoming)

Must have had June’s class or some previous sewing experience

August on Mon. And Weds. 1-3 pm, Dates to be: 8/7, 8/9, 8/14, 8/16

Registration for 4 youth with waiting list as in June

Adult Quilting 

To be announced if interest for additional class in August; remains Tues. and Thurs. nights

Project for class will be different than June

Please let BeckyT know if you can help with one or more of the classes.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Wednesday Meeting - May 17th - Charity Quilt Sew-in - Patton Township Building

  This is the last of the charity quilt meetings for a while. We still have some fabric chunks and jelly rolls left so at the May gathering we’ll kit up what’s left. No sewing but bring your cutting mat and rotary cutter. We’ll choose a jelly roll, some chunks, and a back and maybe even put a pattern in the package. These packs will then be out of BarbZ’s sewing studio and into ours to sew at our leisure. Let’s put these unloved fabrics to work hugging a deserving person. Yea!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

RSVP to our 40th Celebration

 Please RSVP to our 40th Celebration by May 22.  These are links to the invitation and quilt show form.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - May 9th - Big Foot - Machine Feet

  Ever wonder what that “medieval torture tool” machine foot does and how to use it? Did you get a few feet with your machine purchase but only use one because that one looks familiar?  How about that one foot with the goo-gah hanging off it, what the heck does that do? Cindy Alley will try to  answer all your foot questions.  Bring your mystery feet and your Sew & Tell to Blue Course Community Church, State College.  We begin with some social time at 6:30 and the meeting beginning at 7 PM.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Machine Embroidery Group Meeting

    Interested in Machine Embroidery?  Come join the group meeting on the 3rd Friday of every month at the Blue Course Community Church, 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College.  This is in addition to our regular UFO Fridays.  Learn about stabilizers, embroidery applique technique, making projects with embroidery motifs. Bring your embroidery machine, hoop, material, and a pattern of your choice. It’s always a good idea to have your machine manual with you.

Friday, April 14, 2023

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - April 19th - New Location

 We will be meeting at a new location for our Wednesday meeting.  We will be at the Patton Township Building, 100 Patton Plaza off Green Tech Drive.  Join us for a Jelly Roll Jam at 1 PM.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - April 11 - Brita Nelson - Every Last Crumb, An Adventure in Scrap Quilting

    Come join us IN PERSON for a date with Brita Nelson, The Questioning Quilter, as she explains how to handle that mountain of left-over scraps from your prior projects.   

    We will be at the Blue Course Community Church, 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College, starting with some social time at 6:30 PM with the meeting beginning at 7 PM.  Bring your Sew & Tell so we can see what you've been up to!

    April 12 - 9 am – 3 pm – State College Alliance Church (1221 West Whitehall Rd.) 

BRITA NELSON WORKSHOP “3D Lattice – 6 hours (9:00-3:00) From her website “This eye-catching optical illusion quilt is easier than you think. Using either scraps or yardage we will turn 1 ½” strips into beautiful light and dark diamonds.  You will assemble these diamonds into a wall hanging that will impress your friends and family. I will teach you how to create this masterpiece without difficult Y or partial seams.”

Cost: $35, check to CPQG Reservation to Fran H.  

Pattern: $10 download from

It is recommended that you come to class with your strip sets sewn to make the best use of class time.

Bring a lunch/drinks.