Saturday, March 18, 2023

Comfort Covers Collection

 March 25 at Pine Hall Lutheran Church, 1760 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801, is the next collection of quilts for local nursing homes and care facilities.  Any size, color, pattern, or target age is welcomed. The doors will be open from 10:00-12:00.  Contact LenoreC for more information or to donate your quilts at some other time.  

Monday, March 13, 2023

Machine Embroidery Club - 3rd Friday of the Month - Blue Course Community Church

 Bring your projects and your machine and up your embroidery game.  Embroidery Club held from 10 am till 1pm at the Blue Course Community Church the 3rd Friday of every month. March 17th, April 21st, and May 19th.  Leader: Gail Anderson

Learn about stabilizers, embroidery applique technique, making projects with embroidery motifs. Bring your embroidery machine, hoop, material, and a pattern of your choice. It’s always a good idea to have your machine manual with you.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - 1 PM - State College YMCA - One Block Wonders

 Bobby M will be demonstrating One Block Wonder Quilts.  These are a version of “Stack and Whack” quilts using 6 panels that are stacked into layers and then cut into equilateral triangles to make hexagons. They involve purchasing 7 panels; 6 to “stack and whack” and one to actually use in the quilt, framing it with the hexagons made from the stack and whack process.

Take a look at some of the websites above and see if you think this might be something you might be interested in making. My presentation will be just a lecture, not a workshop. But if some of you are interested in making one, we can organize a workshop later in the spring.

Watch for sales of panels. Check out some online sources of panels such as: Panels -

Hancock’s of Paducah: Fabric Panels for Quilting | Hancock's of Paducah (hancockspaducah.


Amazon: : fabric panels for quilting

Fat Quarter Shop: Fabric Panels - Shop for Quilting Panels & Fabric Panels for Sale | Fat

Quarter Shop

Quilted Twins: Quilt Panels (QP) (

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Tuesday Evening Zoom Meeting - March 14 - Karen Miller of Redbird Quilt Company - It's All About the Thread

 Join us at 6:30 for social time and 7 PM for our March evening meeting via ZOOM. (No worries about the weather or driving after dark!)

During this program Karen L. Miller of Redbird Quilt Co. will share her Aurifil-centric trunk of quilts while giving a structured, in-depth presentation about cotton thread including information on weights, ply, process, spool positioning, needle recommendations, tension settings and more. Karen offers helpful tips & tricks while addressing projects and photos aimed to inspire and expand your knowledge of cotton threads.  

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Unloved fabric finds friends at the 3rd Wednesday afternoon at the YMCA

 We spread out all over the small gym at the Y.  We used the floor as our design wall as teams of 2 or 3 chose orphan blocks and selections of donated fabric to build 50"x 60"quilt backs. If you have a WOMBAT (Waste Of Money and Batting) or just a UFO that might match the size of one of these that you would like to donate, please see LenoreC. 11 quit backs finished, 50”x 60”-ish; many people went home with almost-dones and some people even went home with a pile of fabric to continue the scrappy fun..

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Sunday, February 12, 2023

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - February 15 - Unwanted Fabric

1 PM at the State College YMCA

“Give us your lonely, your orphaned blocks, your wrinkled masses of fabric yearning to be part of a quilt. Free them from the big Rubbermaid tub you have in your basement….

We know you have them! We want chunks of fabric you will never use from your “What was I thinking” bin, no smaller than 8 in squares and any sized orphan blocks. We will be planning, designing layouts, pressing, cutting, pinning, packaging…. We will have a few machines to start putting things together…..we have some charity projects coming up. 

Bring: Yourself and your unwanted fabric- we will supply the rest. Barb Z is our lead on this project.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

YMCA Auction

 We have met at the YMCA for most of our face-to-face progams this year.  In recognition of their generous donation to us (i.e. rent-free space), we have been asked to donate to their Spring fundraiser auction which will be held at the end of March at the Y on Whitehall Rd.  Please check your stash and UFO pile for quilted and other handmade objects that you can finish quickly as well as your closets for new/in-box/with tags gifts you are never going to use.

Please use this tag so the Y staff knows who donated and how much your item is worth. Becky and Leslie will receive your donations any time or you can drop them off at the Y at our February 15 day meeting.  

Tuesday Evening Meeting - February 14 - ZOOM - Happy Valentine's Day!

 6:30 Social, 7 PM Meeting.  ZOOM - link is in the newsletter: 

Favorite Tools and How You Use Them

Show us what tool you can’t quilt without, what tool you’d give up chocolates for, or what tool you’d rather have than a dozen long-stemmed red roses. Cynthia Spencer, owner of Stitch Your Art Out, agreed to participate. You won’t want to miss her selection of new toys tools. This is a member-participation program. Don’t be shy.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

UFO Fridays- Comfort Covers on February 10

10:00-Noon. Blue Course Community Church (formerly Evangelical Free Church) off Blue Course Drive

Joining the regular Friday sit, chat & sew will be a Comfort Cover project.  This month we will be making walker bags to hold light items.   

Monday, January 16, 2023

UFO Fridays, embroidery, Comfort Covers, and banner updaters, OH MY!

Blue Course Community Church was busy on January 13. Machine embroidery people were working in one corner, and Comfort Covers was busy making fingerless fleece mitts in the other corner. We had text correctors, cutters, pinners, sewers, QC personnel, and trimmers. All told we made 52 pairs of fleece mitts that were delivered to Out of the Cold after the meeting. Big Thank You's go to Fran H, Sue Y, Lenore C, Lynn S, Nancy S, Jill W, Leslie D, Peggy R, and Peggy T. 

If you want to come join in the fun Feb 10 we are making walker bags. See additional information in the newsletter.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Youth Sewing Classes Starting February 4th

    Designed for 4th - 8th graders, this is a pilot program at Schlow Library in State College to teach beginning sewing.  It begins on February 4th from 1:30 - 4:30 at the Library for four Sundays with March 4th as a snow day.  If you are interested, please contact Schlow Library at (814) 237-6236 to register.  A chance to join the next generation of quilters!

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

UFO Friday Sit and Sew with Comfort Covers

On Friday January 14 the group will make fleece fingerless mitts.  The instructions are here. if you want to participate, please bring any of these items:  fleece larger than 11" x 10" you can donate, pins, a cutting board/rotary cutter, and sewing machine with thread.  Stations will be set up in an assembly line, so not everyone needs to bring all the equipment.  

On Friday February 10, we will make walker totes.  The instructions are here.  For these we need heavier fabric like upholstery weight.  

On Friday March 10 we'll sew fidget quilts for dementia, autism, and preschool friends. For these we will use washable textures like rough lace and washable silky polyester and moveable things like big zippers and big snaps.  More on this soon. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Wednesday Meeting - January 18 - Reminder to RSVP

 This month's meeting will be a luncheon at Hoss's from 11:30 to 2:30 (Full menu, separate checks).  Please RSVP to Lynn Springer (info in your newsletter or Green Book) by January 11th.  See you there!

Monday, January 2, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - January 10 - Wool Applique

 Our January evening meeting is a ZOOM event, so you can stay warm and safe at home (or where ever you are).  We start at 6:30 for some social time with the meeting beginning at 7 PM.  This month's program will be presented by Vicky McCarthy on Wool Applique with a Virtual trunk show. She will showcase many quilts and discuss inspiration as well as basic techniques used in the quilts, along with touching stories of 40 + years quilting, and tips passed on through four generations of quilting. Vicky's business is Calico Patch Designs at  The link information for the meeting is in the newsletter.