Sunday, May 2, 2021

May Membership Meeting

  Join us for the last Zoom meeting (for a while) on May 11 at 7:00pm 

Carla Klop learned to quilt by hand around 1976 and for the next 30 years completed a quilt per year. It was not until discovering the rotary cutter, that her ideas went wild. She developed shortcut methods to speed up her time. These methods are now published in a binder along with patterns and tips.

Carla has created 100+ patterns, many which use her techniques. She has been published 4 times in the American Quilter magazine and has had featured patterns with some of Northcott’s fabric collections. 

In this hour long presentation, Carla shares the accidental path she took to go from Quilter to Designer. She has many quilts to show, all created over the past few years. 

Topic: Centre Pieces Quilt Guild Monthly Membership Meeting

Time: May 11, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 873 0998 7167

Passcode: 220216

 The nominations for Executive Board elections are as follows:  

 Presidents Leslie Demmert and Becky Trunzo
 Vice Presidents Fran Hrenko and Karen Powers
 Secretary Jane Brown
 Treasurer Carrie Fala
 Members at Large  Jill Aller and Lynn Springer

Elections will be held at the June meeting.  Nominations from membership will be accepted until June 1.  Absentee ballots may be sent to Lynn Springer until 5:00 PM June 6. 

Monday, April 26, 2021

April 27 Show and Tell at Spring Creek Park

  Bring a chair and a mask and something to show how productive you've been.  See you there, 10:00-noonish.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Masked Quilters: 2 meetings in May Cancelled

 May 20 and 27 the Mall Community Room will be closed.  We'll have to cancel our Masked Quilters on those 2 days.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April Membership meeting

 Last night's Zoom through members' sewing studios was fun, informative and only available on Zoom.  The program, produced by Karen P and Becky S and directed by Sue Y and Becky S, starred Fran H ,Joyce S,  Karen P, Barb Z, Lynn S, Sue Y, Becky T. 

The presentation was so successful and  inspiring there is talk of doing a part 2, perhaps in January or February when we don't meet in person due to weather concerns.  Start thinking of what part of  YOUR studio you can share. Special or unique tools, racks to keep thread, rulers, and feet in their handy places, and pattern corralling ideas, for example,. are struggles for many of us.  How can you help?

If you missed the meeting, watch the presentation here but understand that most of the brilliance was that the studio owners talked us through our visit.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Tuesday Show and Tell

Zoom meetings links are below for April 20 and 27 with decisions to be made on Monday before each date about actually holding Zoom. After April Show and Tell will move to all in-person Spring Creek Park.  If this summer sets up as particularly miserable with snow, hail, and hurricanes, we'll revisit.  Also if QBs is able to relocate to a suitable spacious place, we'll revisit. 

Join Zoom Meeting April 20 and 27 incase of bad weather only

Meeting ID: 816 7866 5135

Passcode: 825366

Monday, March 22, 2021

Tuesday Show and Tell in the Park

 3/23/2021 Polly says we should be outside getting our vitamin D while we socialize and Show and Tell so we’ll be at the Spring Creek Park off Houserville Rd near the ball fields.  10: to 12:-- Bring a chair and wear a mask.

We will also experiment with Zooming from the park with a hotspot.  This is an experiment and is not a promise of future service.  (You know how fickle technology can be.)

Topic: CPQG Online Show and Tell

Time: Mar 23, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting at

Meeting ID: 820 0085 6325

Passcode: 288107

Save the dates June 8, July 13, August 10 for our “normal” monthly membership meetings, second Tuesdays. We plan to have them outside in a pavilion at a local park with a flush toilet.  We’ll be masked and distanced. We will end early enough that we shouldn’t have to drive home in the dark.  Please mark your calendars now.  Times may depend on the program, but it will be something like 7:00-8:15.  Location to be announced soon.


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Ruminations 2

 Have you learned to live without the guild so there’s no need to revive it?  

    a) I probably won't join again. 

    b) Whatever. 

    c) I'd miss it terribly. 

How important is the guild newsletter? 

    a) I seldom read it.

    b) I get some info but "meh". 

    c) I find something interesting or important in most issues. 

When do you think you’ll be comfortable with in-person (masked, distanced) meetings? 

    a) When the president/other government official says it's safe  

    b) When my dr gives me the ok  

    c) When most/all people in the meeting  have been vaccinated  

    d) In 2022

    e) I'm good now. 

Talk to me, Quilters.  Don't let a few people run your hobby. Let's do it your way.