Sunday, August 25, 2019

Ditty Bag Workshop

Ready  Set  Sew 

Date:        Thursday, September 26th - 2019
Time:        9:30 am .  3:00 pm
Where:        Transfer Station  (,5 mile after the Nittany Mall)

We'll be sewing as many bags as we can to make a shipment to Operation Shoebox in early October.

Light lunch provided -- bring your favorite beverage  --  coffee will be provided

Sewing machines will be available for anyone not  wanting to tote their machine  (Singer Featherweight and Singer 301)

Questions?   Contact Claire Amick

Friday, August 23, 2019

Juniata Valley Quilters Guild

Juniata Valley Quilters Guild will host a retreat at Sharp's near Middleburg, PA on September 12-15, 2019. Contact Roxanne Boyer at 570-539-4042 or at

October 26, 2019, our guild is planning a workshop with Sarah Bond.  The project will be her Pickle Dish.  Cost for non-guild members is $75.  Contact Charity Polshuk at 717-636-2582 or

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Calling all Community Service Sewists

Polly Miller is organizing a Sausage Pillowcase sew-in at QBs on August 27.  Bring your machine and regular sewing supplies.  If you have width of fabric kiddy cotton, bring that too.  Polly has kits made up so join the fun that makes a hospitalized child or teen a little happier during the holidays. Find directions here.
Each pillow is made with three long, straight hems and neutral thread.  We need to have two or three ironing stations set up. If you can bring an iron and mat, that would be great!  Polly will bring a cutting mat and rotary cutter.
These pillowcases will be given to sick children in the Philadelphia area.  Leon Hoover’s young daughter was given one when she was in the hospital. Katie Scalise has been my inspiration for this.
The pillowcases will be washed before they are sent.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Joyce's Yarn Stash

You don't have to be just a quilter.  You can knit and crochet, too.

Unlimited Treasures 2
3013 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, PA 16823
Hours M-F 10-6 and Saturday 10-4

Joyce has decided that there are some yarns she is never going to get around to knitting and it's time to place them in good homes. Judy Ray visited the shop (nestled in the far back of the Unlimited Treasures). It's small but has some amazingly beautiful yarns and at at least half price. Well worth the stop. AND she keeps adding more and more.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Union County quilt display

Packwood House Museum in Lewisburg is currently displaying Union County quilts 
from their collection.  The exhibit ends in early October.
Tours are offered Tuesday-Saturday at 1:00 pm for $10/adult.
You are advised to call ahead to make sure a tour guide will be available.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Fiber Art by Susan Ball Faeder

To friends and clients near and far: After 30 years in business teaching quilters about Japan through the vehicle of textiles, tours, teaching, and vending, I am happily shifting gears to focus on making my own artwork. 

Please join me in celebrating with a solo exhibit of my new work that includes sashiko, quilting, weaving, and fiber collage -  here in my hometown of Lewisburg, PA, for the entire month of August. 

Japanese Sashiko Embroidery & Patchwork
Fiber Art by Susan Ball Faeder

Library Gallery
Union County Public Library
255 Reitz Blvd.*
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Saturday, August 3rd to Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Open during regular library hours including some evenings

 * Please note specific address. There are 3 libraries in Lewisburg.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A note from Judy Ray

I have your fat quarter fabric for the Guild 2020 Challenge that you selected and paid for. I will bring it with me to the Tuesday morning QB meetings as well as to the Guild meetings when they resume in the fall. If you would like to make other arrangements to pick it up, just contact me and we'll work out other arrangements. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Semstresses against plastic bags project

Micaela Amateau<> is a former art professor at Penn State who is fighting plastic bag use. She is inviting all crafty sewers to design and make unique large cloth shopping bags that will be distributed to the public this fall.
She'd like to get many bags made by end of summer and then have students work on this in early Fall to be distributed before the holidays.
September 6/7th we will have a display/auction at Lemont Art Alliance to publicize the program
Please contact Micaela directly if you are interested in making grocery bags.