Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Destash Sale with OLV

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Daughters has scheduled a sale at the OLV Activities Center for June 10-11 (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 crafts/fabric and 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. Becky and Leslie will take names of interested sellers in May at all CPQG gatherings.

Full payment is required at set up.  Checks made payable to CDA . After May 27 contact Pat Hubler 814-466-8712 to reserve your table.

Seller is responsible for setting up and taking down according to OLV rules and restrictions . Setup is allowed on Thursday, June 9th, 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, precuts, and scraps, and sewing notions may be sold.  Seller may split  table with friends and may sell for friends 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

UFO Fridays end May 20 for summer break

 A few of us have enjoyed sewing, socializing, and gathering ideas on Fridays at the Evangelical Free Church on Blue Course Drive thanks to Cindy R.  We have decided to take a break for the summer.  Our last meeting will be 10:-12:00 on May 20.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - 1 PM at YMCA-State College - May 18

 This month we will be showing and discussing bags we have made.  Bring any you have made, started, or bought the kit for to discuss & share, whether they are quilted or not.  If you have been curious about making bags, come and learn!  This informal discussion will provide an opportunity for questions and ideas to be shared.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Irmgard Lee Trunk Show - Tuesday, May 10

 We will be IN PERSON at South Hills School, 480 Waupelani Dr, State College, PA, for a trunk show by Irmgard Lee, one of our members.  We have some business to conduct before the Speaker begins at 7 PM, so please try to arrive early.   Agenda:  Social 6:30 Business meeting and call for nominations from the floor.; 7:00 Speaker 8:15 mini-Show and Tell

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Ladybug Guild Quilt Bazaar "Spring Into Quilting”

St. Philips Lutheran Church Social Hall 5320 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808

Friday, May 6th from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, May 7th from 9 am to 3 pm

There will be lots of handmade items by members of the Ladybug Quilt Guild as well as gently used quilting tools, patterns, etc. in our Second Time Around section.

Be sure to check out our Raffle Baskets and the raffle of a new Serger.

Sew What of Delaware will have a booth with items available in their store.

There will be door prizes given out each day. Bring canned goods and/or handmade pillowcases to get extra tickets for the door prizes.

For information contact Midnight Quilter <midnightquilt@aol.com>

Redbud Quilt show news

  In case you missed it, here's a nice article about the Redbud (Huntingdon) quilt show.

Huntingdon Quilt Show returns April 29-30 | People | huntingdondailynews.com

Monday, April 18, 2022

3rd Wednesday Meeting - April 20 - Template & Ruler Exploration

 Join us on Wednesday, April 20, from 1-3PM at the State College YMCA in their Teen Room (just inside the main entrance, overlooking the pool).  This month we ask everyone to bring their templates and rulers (whether you know how to use them or not!) to show the group and perhaps learn new tricks from other quilters.  This meeting is informal and every month we do something different.  Ideas for future meetings are always welcome!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Red Bud Quilt Guild Show--Enter your quilt!

Here’s an opportunity to show off the quilts you made during the pandemic.
The Red Bud Quilt Guild Show in Huntingdon will be held Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30. 
https://redbudquiltguild.weebly.com/2022-huntingdon-quilt-show.html
Please click on the link and download the registration form. 
A completed registration form and the $2/quilt entry fee are required.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Tuesday April 12 Change of plans

 

Well, we’ve had our share of April Fools jokes in the programming department.  Our Tuesday and Wednesday speaker, Joyce Hughes, had a significant health issue and has cancelled/postponed her programs with us.  So….

April 12, 2022 6:30, South Hills School of Business (behind the YMCA) 480 Waupelani Drive

Since we haven’t had any Show and Tell in a long while, please bring your finishes and almost finishes, and any problem quilts you would like help with.  We’ll spread them out on tables and our quilt racks at South Hills and have a great walk around.  Bring your Guild Challenge in progress, too. 

We’ll also have a business meeting so come with lots of ideas for the new Guild year. 

Elections are coming up:  how do your skills and interests align with Guild needs?

And finally, we’ll play some Bingo and clear out the gifts and prizes you all donated last summer from Karen’s sewing room. 

You are the program of the month.  Come, enjoy some long missed socializing. 6:30 at South Hills School of Business.  If you need a ride, please let Becky Trunzo know.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Saturday, April 2, 2022

April 12 Evening Meeting - In Person - Joyce Hughes Thread Painting

 Join us at South Hills Institute for a presentation by Joyce Hughes on Thread Painting.  The meeting begins at 6:30 for the social and 7 PM for the presentation.  The address is 480 Waupelani Dr, State College, PA.  This is our regular monthly meeting, so there is no fee to attend.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Thread painting workshop

 The guild is inviting interested quilters to join us for a 6-hour workshop with Joyce Hughes, an award winning thread painting quilter.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 13 at the State College Alliance Church.  Joyce will be teaching her “Techniques” workshop. A detailed workshop description can be found at this link if your scroll down a bit: https://joycehughesoriginals.com/classes-and-lectures-1

$60 is the price of the workshop and required kit. The various threads used in the workshop are available for purchase for an additional $40.

To register or ask questions, please contact Karen Powers at  KarenRPowers@verizon.net.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Invitation to exhibit Redbud/Huntingdon

 Redbud Quilt Guild has invited our members to participate in the Huntingdon Quilt Show on April 29-30. Your quilts will be judged by Nationally Certified Quilt Judge Phyllis Manley from Plymouth Meeting, PA. Entry fee is $2. Go to 2022 Huntingdon Quilt Show - Redbud Quilt Guild (weebly.com) for the registration form.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

A New Murder Mystery Story set in Paducah, KY

   Do you enjoy murder mysteries & quilting?  Bruce Leonard has written Quilt City Murders, set in Paducah, KY, home of the National Quilt Museum.  

You can check it out on Amazon at   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09M68HJ3R

The author's website is https://bruceleonardwriter.com/

 


Monday, March 21, 2022

Joyce Hughes – Register for April 13 Workshop! OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS

Join CPQG at a full day workshop with Joyce Hughes at the State College Alliance Church, located at 1221 W. Whitehall Road in State College.  See more about Joyce at her website here.

    The workshop is called “Techniques, Techniques and More Techniques.” From her website, “Eight techniques will be covered and applied to a beautiful panel of a butterfly on milkweed. You will learn step by step basic instructions for:

1) Free Motion Quilting
2) Dimensional Thread Painting
3) Trapunto
4) Application of Multiple Overlays
5) Various 3D Layering
6) Bobbin Work
7) Blocking and Squaring a Quilt
8) Applying Crystals

    You will see the effects of various techniques and supplies, and how they can create added interest of texture and dimension to a piece of Art!” 

Everyone in the workshop will be working on the same panel.

The workshop will begin at 9:30, ending at 4:00, with a 30-minute lunch break.  Set up is available at 9:00.  Our room is close to the parking lot and has great natural light. 

A supply list will be provided after your registration and payment is received. In addition to a basic sewing kit, you will need a sewing machine that is able to do free motion quilting and work with a zig-zag stitch.

The cost of the workshop is $60 for non-members. The workshop fee includes the cost of the required panel. An optional thread kit that will have all of the threads for the top and bobbins for $40 is available for purchase.   

Registration is limited to 20 participants.  Please send your check made to Centre Pieces Quilt Guild to:  

Centre Pieces Quilt Guild
 ATTN Treasurer
PO Box 95
Boalsburg, PA 16827 

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Powers at 814-234-1298 or KarenRPowers@verizon.net

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

February Evening Makeup--Zoom to the South Pacific with Dana Jones

 

Dana Jones: The Quilts and Quiltmakers of Caohagan Island Zoom with us to the South Seas to learn the story of a unique culture of quilters, the Pagtinabangay. 

From her website: You’ll be transported to a tiny island — just 13 acres — in the central Philippines as you enjoy images and stories of the colorful quilts and the more than 100 quiltmakers of Caohagan Island. You’ll see photos of more than 50 of these handmade, one-of-a-kind quilts plus be introduced to the unique techniques developed by these quiltmakers whose tools are simply fabric and scissors, needle and thread. I spent more than a month on the island, quilted with the residents, went fabric shopping with them on nearby Cebu Island, and snorkeled the reef that surrounds Caohagan. Those who view the quilts come away smiling, inspired by the creativity of these women and men.





Social 6:30. Lecture will start at 7:00 (No Business meeting or Show and Tell)

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Thread Painting Workshop in April

 Our regular meeting on April 12 evening 6:30-9:00 at South Hills School of Business and Technology (IN PERSON) features a lecture by Joyce Hughes on Thread Painting.  A workshop is being offered on April 13 9:30-4:00 at State College Alliance Church (IN PERSON) for you to learn the techniques of Thread Painting with Joyce Hughes.

Joyce Hughes – Register for April 13 Workshop!
    Following the lecture by award winning thread painting artist Joyce Hughes at the regular evening meeting on April 12, there will be a full day workshop with her to be held at the State College Alliance Church, located at 1221 W. Whitehall Road in State College.  See more about her at her website here.
    The workshop is called “Techniques, Techniques and More Techniques.” From her website, “Eight techniques will be covered and applied to a beautiful panel of a hummingbird on milkweed. You will learn step by step basic instructions for:

1) Free Motion Quilting
2) Dimensional Thread Painting
3) Trapunto
4) Application of Multiple Overlays
5) Various 3D Layering
6) Bobbin Work
7) Blocking and Squaring a Quilt
8) Applying Crystals

    You will see the effects of various techniques and supplies, and how they can create added interest of texture and dimension to a piece of Art!” Everyone in the workshop will be working on the same panel.
    The workshop will begin at 9:30, ending at 4:00, with a 30-minute lunch break.  A supply list will be provided after your registration and payment is received. In addition to a basic sewing kit, you will need a sewing machine that is able to do free motion quilting and work with a zig-zag stitch.
    The cost of the workshop is $25 for members. The workshop fee includes the cost of the required panel. An optional thread kit for $40 will be available for purchase that will have all of the threads for the top and bobbins.  Registration is limited to 20 participants. Please register early, as we will open registration to non-members (non-member fee $60 plus optional $40 thread kit) of the CPQG on March 21.  Please send your check made to Centre Pieces Quilt Guild to:  

Centre Pieces Quilt Guild
 ATTN Treasurer
PO Box 95
Boalsburg, PA 16827 

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Powers at 814-234-1298 or KarenRPowers@verizon.net

Friday, February 25, 2022

Wed Meeting - March 16 at State College YMCA - Nancy Silverman

 

Nancy Silverman will walk us through her quilted forest of trees.  Show and tell focus on nature but you are welcome to bring any pretty you want us to gush over.  The Wednesday meetings are being held at the YMCA in State College.  The room is on the far side of the open area as you enter, overlooking the pool.  Meetings run from 1 - 3 PM.  Show & Tell is welcome and this informal setup is another great opportunity to interact in person with your fellow quilters.

Tuesday March 8 Evening Meeting - Sue Glass - Prepared Edge Applique

 Join us on March 8 for our regular Tuesday night meeting by Zoom at 6:30 for social and 7 PM for our program.  Sue Glass will demonstrate how to use the prepared edge method of applique to achieve those lovely round circles and edges common in her work.  Her lecture includes information on and demonstration of how to prepare your project, make the extra items like bias stems and circles, the use of different basting techniques, and how to set up an applique block to its best advantage. Watch your email for the Zoom link on March 6th.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

No Friday sewing

 Friday Feb. 25 sewing at Evangelical Free Church has been cancelled due to weather.  No State College Area School District classes means we must sew at home.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Friday, March 4 Board Meeting - Evangelical Free Church - 10 AM

We’ll start planning for 2022-2023 at the Evangelical Free Church on Blue Course Drive. 10:00 during the regular Friday sew-in.  All Guild members are invited to attend. On the agenda will be meeting dates. locations, and programming, budgeting, upcoming elections, open committee positions, and more.  It’s a long process and everyone's input is appreciated!

Zoom Trip to South Pacific Rescheduled for Tuesday, March 15

 Our Zoom trip to the Philippines has been rescheduled for March 15th.  Come and join us for a guided tour by Dana Jones to Caohagan Island in the Philippines for a trunk show of their unique culture of quilting.  Social starts at 6:30 with presentation at 7 PM.  Watch your email for the Zoom link on March 13th.  Don't forget the sunscreen!

Fantastic Fibers 2022 call for entries

 Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2022 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.

https://theyeiser.org/fantastic-fibers-call/