Thursday, October 21, 2021

Day meeting updates

 We've had two months of very successful meetings at Cobble Creek Condo Clubhouse thanks to LynnS. In September we learned to do Missouri Star Quilt Company's (MSQC) Quartered Stripes with BeckyT as our leader.  October was another MSQG pattern, Charms on Point, with FranH as our leader.  Part of the fun of this format is the interactivity, even thou we aren't sewing, and the focus on one theme.  Both patterns allowed for wonderful creativity and exchanges of ideas and elaborations.  Who says Charms on Point has to be done with 5" squares.  Try it with 1.5" or 8" squares for variety,  Who says Stripes has to be 10" squares on 11/4 yds of 40: wide fabric?  Try it with a tiny bit, line up your stripes, and fold in fourths for a mug rug. or maybe you'd prefer 12" squares because you have 2 yards of stripes you'd never use. 

We took a vote and decided we'd rather play with fabric and hear and see what our friends have done than listen to a business meeting.  All Guild business is posted on the website and in the  newsletter.  Any votes may be done by absentee ballot.  We also decided to look into carpools for those who don't drive at night but would like to come to evening meetings.  That's a work in progress.  We also decided that the day meetings should be from 1:00 to 3:00 since the whole thing is very social. In addition, we decided that we should meet all 12 months with any weather cancelations posted to the website 2 hours before the start.  For a non-business meeting, we covered a lot of business.  

November's meeting will be led by Judy Ray and will highlight her creativity.  In December, we will explore borders.  Each attendee is asked to bring a favorite border sample, finished or in progress.  More on both in the November newsletter.

All Guild members and potential members are invited to the 3rd Wednesday group meetings.  No reservations are needed. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Quilter's Stash Plus

FYI: Quilter's Stash Plus in Clearfield will be closed October 22 through November 10th for vacation. Come in on October 20 and 21st if you have Christmas projects planned. Our goal is to provide all the supplies you will need before we close. See all of you again starting November 10.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Pentel Gel Roller for Fabrics

Over the summer at QBs, some of us discovered a new pen for writing on fabric.  The "Pentel Gel Roller for Fabrics."   They are now in stock at Stitch Your Art Out. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Boxes of men's neckties

 I have boxes of men's neckties that are donated to and sold by the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in State College.  However, I have many more than the store can use/sell. Would the CPQG have any use for men's neckties for quilt projects?  Or if you know any one that might be interested in them for a small donation to SVDP.  contact Gladys Hart at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

October Meetings

October 12 Evening Meeting – South Hills School (480 Waupelani Drive, State College Room, 804)

6:30-7:00-Social time

7:00-Business meeting, program and show & tell

Color! This program (postponed in August due to threatening weather) will inspire you and provide ideas for selecting fabrics when you begin your next quilting adventure.  Our own Becky Trunzo will present her ideas about color, and Karen Powers and Fran Hrenko will lead us through several color exploration exercises. 

Bring a bag of scraps that you are happy to give away and a pair of fabric scissors.  Small scraps (up to 6” x 6”) and any fabric type including solids, prints that read as solids, and small- and large-scale prints are suggested.  Also, if you’re interested, using your smartphone, practice before the meeting converting a photo you have taken to grayscale (or black & white). Show and Tell – It’s been a while so bring those pretties.

Wearing masks is required. 

Day Meetings have resumed with thanks to Lynn Springer and the use of her condo clubhouse. It’s 3296 Shellers Bend. Look for signs to the Club House and our Guild banner.  Please park on the sidewalk side, wear your masks. and attend to social distancing. 1:00-3:00. 

October 20--MSQC Charms on Point Workshop Led by Fran H. and others who have made this pattern. This is a fun way to use your scraps!

Option one: Come with your scrap squares sewn together: one side is twice the adjacent side (6 squares by 12 squares, or 4 squares x 8 squares, or 5 squares x 10 squares, etc.) Squares can be any size (3 inches square, 5 inches, 8 inches,). We will do the magic cut at the meeting.

Option two: make 2 fabric pieces that are square: ( 4squares by 4 squares. 6 squares by 6 squares- any size block ie: 3 inch, 5 inch, 6 inches- your choice ). We will do the magic cut at the meeting.

Option three: bring a bunch of squares, any size, painter’s tape.  We’ll play with arrangements. (You won’t need the mat and cutter for this option, and we won’t cut but we’ll get you all set up.)

Bring mat and rotary cutter. We will refer to the Missouri star tutorial (May 4, 2018). Bring samples if you have made this pattern. Share your tips.

This will be another demonstration without sewing, but we’ll get you started on a very fast and addicting lap quilt that’s great for gifts and charity giving. We’ll show variations of size and placement.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

September Membership Meeting

South Hills School of Business and Technology – Activities Room

480 Waupelani Drive, State College

6:30-7:00-Social time

7:00-Program starts promptly

The September program was originally booked before the pandemic by Cindy Rutschky, our previous VP for programs.  AnnMarie Rowland from Coldwater, MI will present “Pieces of Time – A Musical Trunk Show”.  

From her website: “Through song, story, and 50-60 antique quilts, I’ll take you along on a happy trip through time and place.  You’ll laugh, and you’ll cry, and maybe view the quilts in your life just a bit differently.”

We won't have time for a business meeting or Show and Tell this time so be sure to join the group at QBs on Tuesdays back at St. Johns in Boalsburg.  9:30 to noon-ish.

In support of social distancing, the room will be arranged using approximately 20 6’ tables, with 3 chairs (on one side) to a table.  So our September attendee capacity will be about 60 people.  Wearing masks will be required. 

***If you want to join AnnMarie for dinner at Honey Baked Ham before the meeting (time to be determined) please let BeckyT know at QBs.  We'll be preordering. ***

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Daytime meetings resume in September


Day Meetings resume in September with thanks to Lynn Springer and the use of her condo clubhouse. It’s 3296 Shellers Bend.  Cobble Creek Manor.  (Amazingly close to Scraps & Skeins.) These first demos are great for making quick gifts and Comfort Covers give-aways. 1:00-3:00

September 15—Missouri Star Quilt Company Quartered Squares Workshop (AKA Addicted to Stripes) led by BeckyT and others who have made this pattern. You’ll need 1 ¼ yd of an interesting stripe if you want to try this.  Bring a cutting board, long ruler, rotary cutter, and pins.  We’ll not be sewing. We’ll show variations of size and pattern. 

Stripes Leslie D
Stripes1 BeckyT
Stripes variation BeckyT

October 20--MSQC Charms on Point Workshop Led by Fran H. and others who have made this pattern. Start collecting 5” squares. This will be another demonstration without sewing, but we’ll get you started on a very fast and addicting lap quilt. We’ll show variations of size.

Charms Leslie and FranH
Charms Lilly

November  17–(tentative) Carla Klop’s HST and/or QST demo workshop led by ???  Karen delivered 18 of Carla’s books.  Who has tried some of her techniques? 

After November we’ll reevaluate and hope that the Transfer Station will open for us.