Sunday, October 2, 2022

Board Meeting October 7

 Board Meeting We call it a Board Meeting, but all members are invited. We especially invite committee leads to join us whenever they can. Next meeting is October 7 at 10:00 at Blue Course Community Church

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Bellwood Quilting Bees Show

The Bellwood Quilting Bees is pleased to announce the date for their annual quilt show. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the annex of Hillside Community Church in Bellwood. Admission is free.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - September 21 - State College YMCA

Come join us for our informal, weekday, daytime meeting (no driving in the dark!).  This month all are invited to share ONE particular item:- Technique, Tool or Trick. Share something interesting you have learned along this quilting path.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

UFO Fridays - Restarting on September 16

 Join us on the 3rd Friday of the month from 10 AM to Noon for UFO Fridays at Blue Course Community Church (formerly known as Evangelical Free Church) at 1243 Blue Course Drive in State College. Come to sew or chat, knit or cut, machine or hand work. This is a small group of physically distanced friendlies.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Tuesday Evening Meeting - September 13

In Person at the State College YMCA

6:30-7:00-Social; 7:00- Business meeting; 7:15 - Program

This will be our 40th Celebration kick-off and Annual Quilt Challenge led by Barb Zeger. 

On Sept. 18, 1983, a small group of people gathered and the Centre Pieces Quilt Guild was born! This year we will be celebrating our 40th Jubilee. Join us throughout the year as we find ways to commemorate our beginnings, and plan on joining us for our June mega-celebration.

We want to see your challenge quilt!  We started with a Dresden Plate and added and added and added....  Remember: it is your quilt so how much or how little you do, what colors, what size, is all up to you. Table topper or king size, all work. Finished, almost finished, candidate for next year’s UFO challenge, and even your pile of fabric: we want to see how you think.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Barn Quilt Workshop - Saturday, September 17

 Last Chance to Register for the Barn Quilt Workshop.  Contact Fran Hrenko Six 1 Four - 5577 using 717 area code to.  (Just trying to keep the bots out...) 

 The workshop is at the Baileyville Community Center, 284 Diebler Road, Pennsylvania Furnace from 9 - 4 PM.  The $5 facility fee was paid at pre-registration, $60 course fee is due at the door for a 2' x 2' board.  If you would like to do a 4' x 4' board the fee is $150, and an 8' x 8' board is $350, please contact Fran in advance to discuss your project. A pre-primed board and all materials (paint & brushes) will be provided. 

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Quilting Bees - Tuesday Mornings 9:30 - Noon - St John's Church, Boalsburg

 QB's is an informal sit & stitch, an opportunity to meet and socialize.  Bring some handwork (quilting, knitting, etc) and enjoy the company of other quilters.  There are tables if you need space to lay out and baste a quilt (don't forget your pins!).  This group meets every Tuesday morning, come when you are able.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Destash Sale at Our Lady of Victory - August 26-27

 Several members are setting up tables next weekend at Our Lady of Victory for their yard sale as an opportunity to reduce their stashes (so they can buy more fabric...)  Come and see what is for sale on Friday, 9-2 and Saturday 9-1.  Our Lady of Victory Activities Center, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - August 17 - 1 PM - State College YMCA

 This month's Wednesday meeting will be about transferring art to fabric and designing quilts.  Learn how to get those pictures out of a drawer and onto a quilt.  Bring examples of your work and your experiences.  This is a more informal meeting for sharing techniques and ideas and an opportunity to ask questions.  We meet at the YMCA the third Wednesday each month.  Guests and new members are always welcome.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Tuesday Evening Meeting - August 9 - 6:30 at State College YMCA

 This month's meeting will be showcasing our members quilts.  Bring your UFO challenge finished to whatever degree you agreed and get your $5 back.  Bring any or all of the following to share (either the quilt or a photo of it):            

            Your first quilt 

            The quilt you learned the most from

            Your favorite quilt

            The ugliest quilt you made

Pictures and the stories of the quilts are important.

The meeting is held at the State College YMCA with social starting at 6:30, business meeting at 7, and program at 7:15.  Guests and new members are always welcome.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Special Workshop - Barn Quilts - September 17

 There will be a special workshop to make Barn Quilts on September 17, 2022.  Painted on wood with exterior paints, these colorful quilts adorn the sides of barns & garages and also porches, gable ends, and any other structure on your property!  Choose your pattern and pick you colors and sign up beginning at our August evening meeting!

Here is one Julie Rohleder made for the garage at her bed & breakfast in Vermont.  It is 2 foot square.  The pattern is from an antique quilt made by Sarah Fitch in Connecticut who was a cousin to the man who built the house that became the Fitch Hill Inn in Hyde Park, VT.  The replica quilt hangs in the stairwell of what is now a private home.



Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Destash Sale at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, August 26-7

    Our Lady of Victory Catholic Daughters has scheduled a sale at the OLV Activities Center for August 26-27. (9-2 Friday/9-1 Saturday are the hours). They will "rent" out tables to our members for this sale. The fees are $15.00 for one day and $20.00 for two days for an 8' table space. They will advertise it as a yard sale, but of course, any advertising sellers can do among sewing friends is recommended.
     Seller gets all money after paying table rent. Guild gets nothing and takes no responsibility for anything.
    Full payment is required. Checks made payable to CDA . Contact Pat Hubler 8l4-466-87l2 to reserve your table .
    Seller is responsible for setting up and taking down according to OLV rules and restrictions. Setup is allowed on Thursday, August 25, time to be announced. Tear down cannot begin before 1:00 p.m. on Saturday (unless special permission is given by Pat Hubler).
    Seller is responsible for setting prices and collecting money. All yardage should be marked with amount and price (a la Scraps & Skeins). Quilts, kits, fabric yardage, pre-cuts, and scraps, and sewing notions may be sold. Seller may split table with friends and may sell for friends.

Have nothing to sell?  Come pick up a few new items!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - July 20, 2022, 1 - 3 PM

 The Wednesday meetings are continuing at the State College YMCA, 677 W Whitehall Rd.  This week we will be looking at quilts made from clothing and other unusual fabric.  Bring your examples, whether made from a pattern or made from an old quilt.  Your project could be our inspiration!

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Tuesday Evening Meeting - July 12, 2022, 6:30 Social, 7 PM Meeting

 We are meeting at the State College YMCA, 677 W Whitehall Rd, for our evening meetings starting with this July meeting.  This meeting will be a round robin of quilting techniques presented by our members.  Come learn something new, have an opportunity to ask questions, and maybe figure out how to do those mitered corners on the binding.  Also, bring your Sew & Tell!  We all like to see what everyone else has been up to.  Dues are due - bring cash or check for $35.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

New Guild Board Members

 After our annual elections at the picnic on June 14 we can announce leadership for 2022-2023.

    Co-Presidents Leslie Demmert and Becky Trunzo
    Co-Vice Presidents Fran Hrenko and Sally Ripka
    Secretary Lenore Clarke
    Treasurer Carrie Fala

We always have room for new committee leads and people who want to help in any way.  Contact one of these ladies to volunteer your skills and talents.  

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Congratulations to our newest Renaissance Members

 Judy Ray and Barb Zeger were awarded lifetime memberships in our Guild for their diverse service over many years.  They encourage the passion for quilting and help foster goodwill among the quilting community at large.  They served as co-presidents, have led many workshops, and have offered their talents to further the mission of the Guild.  Judy was newsletter editor when not all of us had email addresses so she had to print and snail-mail copies.  She was also website manager when that was HTML and FTP enabled.  Barb has chaired several Challenge programs and led our last quilt exhibition.  

Thank you, ladies, for your service to our community.

Monday, June 13, 2022

UFO Challenge Contract

 If you need some extra motivation to get to your UFO pile, we have just the thing. Bring your UFO or a picture of your UFO, or just the contract and $5 to the June picnic.  Finish the UFO to the degree you have stated as your goal on the contract and you can have your $5 back. If it's still a UFO at the August meeting, the Guild Kitty keeps your $5 for future fun and games.  Contract. 

Sunday, June 5, 2022