Sunday, October 31, 2021

Welcome new website administrator

 Julie Rohleder, a brand new Guild member, has offered to take over web site duties.  She  administered her former B&B's site when she lived in Vermont.  Please send her lots of information and pictures to get her started.  

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Scraps & Skeins news

Scraps & Skeins is planning some renovations and re-organizing in December so they are not accepting donations at this time. They will be closed the first 2 weeks in December.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

 Check this site out.  Thanks CarrieF for working on this. This is a wonderful (though not necessarily complete) roster of worldwide quilting resources. Field trip anyone?

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