Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sad News

Barb First's mother, Margaret Mortimer, passed away June 19 at The Oaks in Pleasant Gap.  Arrangements are pending.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Challenge Correction

The size requirement has been dropped from the 2019-2020 Quilt Challenge.  You do not need to make your project an average of 30" on a side.  This opens up the tote bag or wall hanging (among many) option.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Quilt Camp news

Quilt Camps
     QBs In Town---Super 8, Sept 17-19; See Connie Rutschky for details
     Camp Blue Diamond--Oct-11 at 5:00pm to Oct 14 at noon; See Hilary Kleckner or Lena Shaeffer for details

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Congratulations to new Board and best wishes to our retiring Board

CPQG Board for 2019-2020
President Lizzy Taylor (She will be looking for a co-President)
Day Vice President/Program Planner (need a nomination)
Evening Vice President/Program Planner Cindy Rutschky
Secretary Jane Brown
Treasurer Brenda Hameister

We thank Sue SantaLucia and Barb First for their 2 years of CPQG leadership, Susan DeMetrick and Pat Lutz for their wonderful program planning as vice presidents, and Joyce Snider for making sure our bills were paid on time as our treasurer. Jane Brown will be staying on as Secretary; we thank her for that service.

In other CPQG news, Membership voted to reduce meetings to 8: September, October, November, December (joint), March, April, May, and June (joint).  Summer meetings were poorly attended because of vacations, and winter meetings were too often impacted by weather.
Membership also voted to remove the financial need requirement from the workshop scholarship.  The Scholarship Fund had never been used, so the Board recommended this fund be used as an incentive to attend workshops.  Any member may win this incentive once a year by signing up for a workshop.  Winner will be randomly drawn from attendees.

The outgoing Board voted to recognize Bobbie Muscarella as Renaissance Member.  This is a lifetime membership to the Guild to honor her many years of service to the Guild.  She has encouraged a passion for quilting and helps foster goodwill in the quilting community at large.  Ten members are Rennaisance Members.  Bobbie was president of CPQG from 1993-95 and organizes QBs.
The Board also recognized Leslie Demmert with the Presidents' Award, a one-year membership to the Guild for exceptional service during the Guild year.  Leslie manages the newsletter and is now your webmaster.

2019-2020 Quilt Challenge

  1. Must be an average of 30" or more per side
  2. Must show obvious use of the challenge fabric
  3. Must have top, batting, and backing, and be quilted
  4. Must have a finished edge
You may:
  1. Use any technique, style, or design
  2. Purchase more fabric from StitchYour Art Out. Cynthia has put the 2 Challenge fabric selections away for us until Sept 30
Mona Hill is our leader on this. She will have our fat quarters that we ordered and paid for at the September Meeting, or you may make arrangements to pick up your order on a Tuesday at QBs. If you did not order the Challenge fabric at the June meeting but would like to join the Challenge, please mail Mona your $3 per fat quarter and your choice of colors.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

June 11 Meeting Agenda

June 11 – Guild Picnic/Potluck Joint Meeting at Our Lady of Victory Social Hall. Set up at 3:00. Dinner at 6 pm. Meeting after dinner. 820 Westerly Parkway.
The picnic is potluck so dig out your best recipe to serve 8-10. Don't forget to bring a serving utensil for your dish. The guild will provide drinks, napkins, and other necessary items.
Hilary Kleckner needs help setting up at 3:00.

We have lots to do at the picnic in addition to socializing, of course. Please bring your Greenbook to use during the 2 votes.
 1.  Accept the slate of officers for the 2019-2020 Board.

       a. President Lizzy Taylor (Looking for a co-President.)
       b. Day Vice President/Program Planner (need a nomination)
       c. Evening Vice President/Program Planner Cindy Rutschky
       d. Secretary Jane Brown
       e. Treasurer Brenda Hameister
2. Although many of the Committee members are remaining, we always welcome new help. We are in particular need of a Refreshments Chair who is the coordinator for this picnic/potluck (only) and a Daytime Hospitality who greets members and guests. Please see any board member to volunteer.
3. The Board recommends a vote on omitting the July and August meetings because of low attendance. CPQG would meet 8 times a year: September, October, November, December (joint, Cookie and Ornament Exchange), March, April, May, June (joint, Potluck and Auction). The Board recommends this vote which will save money on venue, speakers, and programs at meetings which have not been well attended recently.
4. Christmas Party (joint) will be on Dec. 10 in the Middle School Cafeteria. Time: TBD. We will hold our traditional Ornament Exchange and this year add a Cookie Exchange.
5. Claire Amick will speak on membership procedures.
6. Raffle quilt Show and Tell.
7. 2018-2019 (Orphan Block) Challenge Show and Tell by Carrie Fala.
8. 2019-2020 Challenge Introduction by Mona Hill.
9. Presentation of Annual Membership Recognition Award.
10. The Board recommends a vote to revise the wording Scholarship for Workshop in the By-Laws. No one has applied for this scholarship as it stands. The Board recommends omitting the financial need requirement and making it an incentive to attend a workshop. Any member could win this scholarship once a year.
11. Monthly Show and Tell Remember: June is our joint Day and Evening meeting.

Guild Announcements Membership Notes
*You should have received a post with your current information on it. Please bring it to the June picnic along with payment of $35 dues. If you are unable to be at the picnic, please put the post card with any corrections on it and your check for $35 in an envelope addressed: Centre Pieces Quilt Guild P.O. Box 657 Boalsburg, PA 16827 ATTN: Treasurer
*Pictures for 2019-2020 Membership Directory Becky Shirer will be available at our picnic meeting in June for you to have your picture taken (or re-taken) for our 2019 – 2020 Directory. We would like to have all pictures taken more than 3 years ago updated. If your picture was distorted in this year’s Greenbook you should also retake your photo.

2019 Challenge Shhhhhhhhhh! Please keep your challenge under wraps until we have the official show & tell reveal during the June 11th picnic. At that time I'll tell you whose orphan block you received and we will display our finished projects along with photos of the original blocks. So please keep it a secret and under wraps until the reveal. See you at the picnic! Carrie

Sunshine Condolences to the family of former member Marcha Drake who died on June 1. Marcha was president of the Guild in 2002-2003.

Happy June Birthdays to the following Guild member A belated birthday wish to Mona Hill 6/8