Sunday, December 31, 2023

Happy New Year!

 May your seams be straight, may your stitches be tight, may your quilts be beautiful in the New Year.

Happy 2024!

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Toys for Tots update

Toys for Tots is very grateful for all the quilts we have made.  The totals are the following:   

 Large size for Girls 17

 Large size for Boys  6

 Medium Size for Girls 15

Medium Size for Boys 20

Baby Size for Girls. 13

Baby Size for Boys. 12

Baby Unisex. 14

Toddler Unisex. 14

    The GRAND TOTAL is  111 quilts.  THANKS to all the quilters, knitters and crocheters who made the loving items which will wrap and keep kids warm this winter.

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO DIANE GORSKI!!! Thanks, Diane for your help in sorting, counting and bagging quilts. I always feel like Santa in his stuffed sleigh when I drive my car full of bags of beautiful quilts to the Penn Stater.      Jill Wisniewski


Six more quilts didn't make it into Jill's sleigh but will be added to a Toys for Tots drop site with CPQG lablels. for a grand total of 117 quilts for 2023. 

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - December 12 - ZOOM - Japanese Fabrics

     For our December ZOOM meeting, we will be welcoming Dana Jones back to discuss quilting in Japan in "Indigo, Taupe & More:  Japanese Fabric from Vintage to Contemporary."  (She did a presentation last winter on the quilters of Caohagan Island in the Philipines.)  The link will be available at 6:30 for a little social time with the program beginning at 7 PM.  Join us for some passport-free travel!

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Special event on Color and Natural Dyeing

Dyestuff: Historical Materials of Color

Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pasto Agricultural Museum 

What do wheat bran, hydrangea branches, oak galls, safflower petals, lotus pods, nutritional yeast, snails, coal tar, and mud have in common? They have all been used to make cloth colorful. Come examine these materials and learn how they have produced extraordinary colors throughout history and around the world.

Dr. Sarah Rich is Associate Professor of Art History and co-curator of the exhibition Sad Purple and Mauve: A History of Dye-Making, on view through January 15, 2024, in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno, University Park.

This event is free, as is parking at the museum.

The Pasto Agricultural Museum is located at 2710 West Pine Grove Road, Gate K, Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College on Route 45.

For more information, call 814-863-1383,, or see the museum's website.

Monday, November 13, 2023

3rd Wednesday Gathering change of program

 All the important information is the same (1:00-3:00 at Pine Hall Lutheran) but the subject will be working with charm (5") squares. Bring in 5” squares of any quantity. We will be making “kits” to be taken home and assembled at your leisure. Bring some pins, small pieces of paper, and a pencil to label rows/blocks.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Science Communication and Quilting

 Laura Guertin, distinguished professor of Earth sciences at Penn State Brandywine, gave the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ 2023 Lattman Visiting Scholar of Science and Society Lecture. See her quilts on Instagram @drlauraguertin or  She makes wall hangings to commemorate her oceanic expeditions and data collections.  She has temperature and cloud cover quilts.  She has messages in code, Her JR quilt is an I-Spy with pictures of the expedition ship printed by

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - Nov 15, 1 PM - Potholder Blocks for Comfort Covers

     We will be meeting in person on November 15 at the Pine Hall Lutheran Church on W College Ave to work on potholder blocks for Comfort Covers quilts.  Everyone is invited to create a block that is 10 inches finished. (If your block is less, add a little border to bring it up to size)…..we can demonstrate, share materials, or gather finished blocks.  We will put these together for Comfort Covers or Toys for Tots on another day.

    This will be our last daytime meeting until the lunch meeting in January.  Stay tuned for details!

Monday, November 6, 2023


Fran MacEachren, former CPQG member, has published her memoir, Quilted Visions: Reflections on A Magical Life, a collection of 33 autobiographical art quilts. It’s available from Amazon in paperback or on Kindle.

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - Nov 14 - ZOOM Presentation - The History of the Sewing Machine

    Starting with the November 14 meeting, we are in ZOOM season for the winter.  Members - check your newsletter for the link.  Sign on begins at 6:30 for a little social time, with the presentation beginning at 7PM.  This month will be The History of the Sewing Machine... A Tale of Intrigue and Espionage. Terry from Purple Moose Designs will fill us in on historic and humorous bits of the past that brought us our sewing machines as they are today.  Join us for some fun, no matter what the weather is or where you are at this time of year!

Friday, November 3, 2023

Comfort Covers Collection Report

    On a rainy Saturday a hardy core of volunteers gathered to size, label, sort and deliver the donations inside Centre County. WendyN, BeckyS, BeckyT, JillA, PeggyT, and Pat worked hard. Pat went home to get a second iron, and Lenore went home to make more labels. We were out of the building by 11:30

    Thank you to those who made donations since the last collection day in July. Without your ongoing support for this guild project, we would not be able to continue this mission. LenoreC is the coordinator for Comfort Covers. It would be impossible for her to make all these lovely covers.

    We are delivering this week 14 bed toppers, 17 lap blankets, 16 small lap, 31 walker/wheelchair bags, 21 fabric dignity protectors, 17 dress shirt dignity protectors, 28 covers for Toys for Tots, 5 hats, and 4 items to the House of Hope Mommy Shop. Our destinations include 7 senior care facilities, Out of the Cold (un-housed) , The Haven (teens), The Meadows (psych hospital), and Park Forest Nursery School.  That's over 150 people receiving something to bring them comfort, and maybe a little joy.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Wednesday Meeting - October 18th - Fabric Designers

    For the Wednesday afternoon presentation BarbZ and BeckyT would encourage any attendees to bring show and tell of any quilted items they have created from a particular designer or that involves a fabric collection from any era. 

    In the meantime, check your selvage information from your stash… we will have some questions for you!! Anyone have any poppies or striped clothing or dishes from the Marimekko design line?? If so, let Barb Zeger or Becky Trunzo know. Hope you come… it should be fun and helpful when you shop Scraps and Skeins or any quilt store.

    Meeting begins at 1 PM at Pine Hall Lutheran Church on W College Avenue.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - October 10 - Kate Mulberger Lecture on Civil War Quilts

    Join us starting at Blue Course Community Church for a lecture by guest speaker Kate Mulberger on Civil War Quilts.  She will be providing a history behind the "potholder" quilt technique which was very popular during that time period.  Social at 6:30, meeting at 7:30.  Bring your work if you participated in the workshop at QBs.

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Comfort Covers Drop-Off Reminder

    Collection day is Saturday Oct 7 at Pine Hall Lutheran from 10-11. Come visit and see what the hubbub is all about. We need sizers, labelers, sorters, drivers, and a greeter. Directions and contact details are provided for the drivers. All sites are in Centre County, and most are on your regular "driving-around-town" routes.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Wednesday Meeting - September 20 - Ricky Tims' Harmonic Convergence

Wednesday meeting at Pine Hall Lutheran Church, 1 PM

    Becky Trunzo and Leslie Demmert lead an exploration into Ricky Tims Harmonic Convergence and Divergent Thinking. As always, please bring examples of your interpretation of this pattern.

As always, bring you Show & Tell of what you have been working on.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Tueday Evening Meeting - The Great UFO Reveal - September 12

    Tuesday, September 12 at Blue Course Community Church.  Social time starts at 6:30 with the meeting starting a 7 PM.  UFO = Unfinished Fabric Object

     You challenged yourself to reach a goal. Bring your finished projects to reveal. Will the “Kitty” return your $5.00 entry fee for completing the task you signed up for, or will your $5.00 go into the Guild's “Kitty” if you just couldn't find the time to reach your goal? No judgment here.

    Strip Poker...Well, kind of... but you don't need to layer up with extra clothing or bring money. Bring 4 WOF 2 1/2” strips of Winter holiday themed fabric to play with. (We will have some WOF strips to share if you don't have those fabrics or forget yours) A few lucky winners will take home a collection of fabric strips ready to turn into gifts. (Judy Ray's “Hidden Wells” technique would be a great way to use them!)

    Show and Tell...Incentive to get a project or two completed!

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Comfort Covers Workshops - September 19 & 22

     September 19 at QBs (Boalsburg at St John's UCC) and the 22nd at UFO Fridays (Blue Course Community Church) there will be sewing sessions to make Dignity Protectors, fidget quilts and walker bags. Bring your sewing machine and BSS (Basic Sewing Supplies). These are the items most requested by the Senior care facilities. The patterns are on the website, and will also be available at the sewing sessions. Lenore has some kits available, if you want to have a head start.


Monday, August 28, 2023

Congratulations to all 2023 Grange Fair exhibitors


Gail Anderson.  Third Premium, Embroidered Hand Quilted Quilts.

Gail Anderson.  Third Premium, Embroidered Machine Quilted Quilts.

Jill Wisniewski.  Pieced Wall Hanging, Machine Made Quilts.

Jill Wisniewski.  First Premium Counted Cross Stitch Cushion.

Jill Wisniewski.  First Premium and Best of Show, Embroidered Needlecraft.
Peggy Terry.  First Premium, Any Other - Machine Made Quilts.

Peggy Terry.  Second Premium, Conventional Quilts.

Peggy Terry.  Second Premium, Pieced Wall Hanging - Machine Made Quilts.

Beth Brown.  Third Premium, Machine Made Quilts.

Sally Ripka.  First Premium, Appliqué Wall Hanging, Machine Made Quilts.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Comfort Covers / Toys for Tots Update

 Due to all your efforts we are distributing to 6 area Senior Residence Communities, The Meadows, the Youth Services Bureau, a nursery school, and Toys for Tots: 

    Small lap 15 (4 Crochet, 11 quilted)

    Lap 28 (13 Crochet, 15 quilted)

    Bed Topper 14 (4 Crochet, 14 quilted)

    Walker bags 5

    Other: 1 pair child mittens

    Toys for Tots: 18 (3 Crochet, 15 quilted)

    The next Collection date will be October 7, Pine Hall Lutheran Church, from 10-11 (Note the time change!). It really helped speed the process by having your covers sized. Please, no covers smaller than 40x40. Laundered items are preferred to remove pet dander, "carrying around the cover while working on it" soil, and for quilters--- to check seam/ binding integrity and fabric bleeding.

    September 19 at QBs and the 22nd at UFO Fridays there will be sewing sessions to make Dignity Protectors, fidget quilts and walker bags. Bring your sewing machine and BSS (Basic Sewing Supplies). These are the items most requested by the Senior care facilities. The patterns are on the website, and will also be available at the sewing sessions. Lenore has some kits available, if you want to have a head start.

    The Embassy at Hearthside has requested a larger fidget quilt for their Life Engagement area, 36-40 ish inches. Putting on my nursing cap, these were called reality orientation boards, in my day. If anyone would like to work with me on this special project, please let me know.

    The ladies of Comfort Covers will also be donating $65 to the Pine Hall Church for the use of their space on our collection days. Thank you for all your contributions in labor, time, creativeness, and cash.

    If you are affiliated with a faith or service organization that provides items similar to what we make, please let LenoreC know so that we don't duplicate efforts. On the other hand, if you know of a need that Comfort Covers could fill, please share it with the group. We are aware that a church provides hats, sweaters, and mittens for Park Forest. Another church makes fleece blankets for the dialysis center.

    We call them fidget quilts. Some call them touch quilts. Here’s an interesting article about how beneficial they are.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Wednesday Meeting - August 16 - Fabric Collage

    Join us at Pine Hall Lutheran Church (1760 W College Avenue, State College), 1:-3:00 where Nancy Silverman, Karen Powers, and Leslie Demmert show several methods of collaging with fabric. Please bring a 8-12” square piece of muslin, sheeting, or other unimportant fabric. It will be covered. Also, small scissors and pins will be needed. We will do an exercise to look at fabric a new way!

    As always, bring you show and tell!  We love to see what everyone is working on!

Link to handout

Friday, August 4, 2023

Tuesday Meeting - August 8 - Favorite Tools & Techniques

    Mark your calendars for our next evening meeting on August 8, 2023 at Blue Course Community Church (1243 Blue Course Drive, State College). Come at 6:30 PM to socialize. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM where YOU will be the program! 

    We ask members to bring one favorite tool, tip or technique that was helpful this year, along with any samples. Perhaps you don’t have an inspiring tool or technique but a problem you may have encountered? You'll have a roomful of talent to help find a solution, possibly several solutions. 

    We'll end the meeting with Show and Tell... we love to see what fellow quilters have been working on! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Wednesday Meeting - July 19th - Pine Hall Lutheran Church

    Join us July 19th at Pine Hall Lutheran Church, the new home of our Wednesday meetings, at 1 PM.  The church is located at 1760 W College Avenue, State College.

    This month Judy will be demonstrating Hidden Wells and ways to keep them organized.  If you would like to do as well as watch, bring 2 width of fabric strip sets with 5 strips each.  If you can, bring an iron & board, cutting mat, or machine.  Not everyone needs to bring everything.

Judy has written instructions available here.

     Dues are due!  If you haven't paid, bring your money to the next meeting or send a check to CPQG, PO Box 95, Boalsburg, PA  16827

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - July 11 - Blue Course Community Church

    Karen Powers will be leading us in Quilt Bingo.  We start with social time at 6:30, business meeting at 7 PM with our program to follow.  We are meeting at Blue Course Community Church in State College.  Come spend some time with your fellow quilters!

    Dues are due!  If you haven't paid, bring your money to the next meeting or send a check to CPQG, PO Box 95, Boalsburg, PA  16827

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Board Meeting - July 7

 The Executive Board will be meeting July 7th at 10AM at Blue Course Community Church in State College.  Beth & Peggy will be beginning their term as Co-Presidents and Lynn & Bunny with Fran & Karen as our VP Programming Team.  Ideas for programs are always needed!

Monday, June 26, 2023

3rd Wednesday Home

 Pine Hall Lutheran Church has agreed to host our 3rd Wednesday gatherings on a permanent basis.  Thank you FranH for shepherding this through the process.  The space is bright, with easy access, and has lots of chairs and tables for us to work with. 

So, 1:-3:00 at 1760 W. College Ave/

July has JudyR showing us an easier way to make Hidden Wells.

August will be NancyS, LeslieD, and KarenP working on fabric collage in several styles.

September BeckyT (BLT) amd LeslieD will play around with building fabric backgrounds in the style if Ricky Timms, and others.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Summer UFO Kitty Challenge

Summer UFO Kitty Challenge contract is here.

Make a goal and a plan to work on a UFO this summer. Bring it to the September 12 evening meeting for Show and Tell. The goal may be to get the flimsy done, or to get it to the long-armer, or maybe just to get to instruction number xxx. 

Write out the contract and place it and your $5 in the Kitty at any meeting or gathering.

If you have accomplished this goal by Sept 12 evening meeting, you’ll get your $5 back. If not you will forfeit your $5 to the CPQG Kitty. Any money left in the Kitty at the end of the September 12 meeting will go to the general CPQG programming fund.

Please remember, this is all for fun. There are no quilt police in CPQG. If you need encouragement or motivation to get this quilt moving, perhaps this challenge will do it for you.

You may join this challenge anytime but the end date is fixed. Please leave this contract and your $5 with the kitty.

Saturday, June 24, 2023

40th Celebration photos

 We have a new page to collect 40th Celebration photos.  Send your best photos with a caption to Leslie. Go to the menu and click on Ruby Celebration to see the photos.  They view better on a lap or desk top rather than a phone.

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Comfort Cover / Toys for Tots Collections

 Collection days for Comfort Covers & Toys for Tots will be Saturdays, July 8 & October 7 this year. The drop-off point is Pine Hall Lutheran Church, 1760 W College Ave, State College, from 10-12.   Many thank-yous to those who have contributed time and thread to these projects.  

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Wednesday Day Meeting - June 21 - Four Blocks become Five

 We will be meeting at Pine Hall Lutheran Church, 1760 W College Ave, State College, at 1 PM for a demonstration by Sally R of 4 Blocks Become 5 Blocks.  Come join us for some fun and learning!  This is one technique that's difficult to Google - try it!

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - June 13th - Ruby Anniversary Celebration!

 We will be having our 40th Anniversary Party on June 13th from 5-7 PM at Good Shepard Catholic Church, Grays Wood Blvd, Port Matilda.  If you haven't already, contact Becky S to make reservations.  

The party includes catered dinner and a quilt show by members, including our Ruby & White Challenge.  Did you make something with 39/40 pieces plus the printed patch?  There's still a little time to finish!

Monday, May 15, 2023

Sewing Classes at the State College YMCA

  All classes are being announced by YMCA flyers/newsletter, etc. as Offerings of the Centre Pieces Quilt Guild

Introduction to Sewing/Quilting for 6th-9th grade (incoming)

June on Mon. and Weds. 1-3 pm,  Dates to be: 6/12, 6/14, 6/19, 6/21

Meeting in the Teen/Community Room

Registration for 4 youth with waiting list…. Possibility if waiting list is 2 or more of opening another


Adult Beginning Quilting

June on the following Tues. and Thurs. 7-8:30 pm, Dates to be: 6/15, 6/20, 6/22, 6/27, 6/29

Meeting in the Teen/Community Room

Registration initially for 4 adults with waiting list

Intermediate Sewing/Quilting for 6th-9th grade (incoming)

Must have had June’s class or some previous sewing experience

August on Mon. And Weds. 1-3 pm, Dates to be: 8/7, 8/9, 8/14, 8/16

Registration for 4 youth with waiting list as in June

Adult Quilting 

To be announced if interest for additional class in August; remains Tues. and Thurs. nights

Project for class will be different than June

Please let BeckyT know if you can help with one or more of the classes.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Wednesday Meeting - May 17th - Charity Quilt Sew-in - Patton Township Building

  This is the last of the charity quilt meetings for a while. We still have some fabric chunks and jelly rolls left so at the May gathering we’ll kit up what’s left. No sewing but bring your cutting mat and rotary cutter. We’ll choose a jelly roll, some chunks, and a back and maybe even put a pattern in the package. These packs will then be out of BarbZ’s sewing studio and into ours to sew at our leisure. Let’s put these unloved fabrics to work hugging a deserving person. Yea!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

RSVP to our 40th Celebration

 Please RSVP to our 40th Celebration by May 22.  These are links to the invitation and quilt show form.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - May 9th - Big Foot - Machine Feet

  Ever wonder what that “medieval torture tool” machine foot does and how to use it? Did you get a few feet with your machine purchase but only use one because that one looks familiar?  How about that one foot with the goo-gah hanging off it, what the heck does that do? Cindy Alley will try to  answer all your foot questions.  Bring your mystery feet and your Sew & Tell to Blue Course Community Church, State College.  We begin with some social time at 6:30 and the meeting beginning at 7 PM.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Machine Embroidery Group Meeting

    Interested in Machine Embroidery?  Come join the group meeting on the 3rd Friday of every month at the Blue Course Community Church, 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College.  This is in addition to our regular UFO Fridays.  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.

Friday, April 14, 2023

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - April 19th - New Location

 We will be meeting at a new location for our Wednesday meeting.  We will be at the Patton Township Building, 100 Patton Plaza off Green Tech Drive.  Join us for a Jelly Roll Jam at 1 PM.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Tuesday Evening Meeting - April 11 - Brita Nelson - Every Last Crumb, An Adventure in Scrap Quilting

    Come join us IN PERSON for a date with Brita Nelson, The Questioning Quilter, as she explains how to handle that mountain of left-over scraps from your prior projects.   

    We will be at the Blue Course Community Church, 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College, starting with some social time at 6:30 PM with the meeting beginning at 7 PM.  Bring your Sew & Tell so we can see what you've been up to!

    April 12 - 9 am – 3 pm – State College Alliance Church (1221 West Whitehall Rd.) 

BRITA NELSON WORKSHOP “3D Lattice – 6 hours (9:00-3:00) From her website “This eye-catching optical illusion quilt is easier than you think. Using either scraps or yardage we will turn 1 ½” strips into beautiful light and dark diamonds.  You will assemble these diamonds into a wall hanging that will impress your friends and family. I will teach you how to create this masterpiece without difficult Y or partial seams.”

Cost: $35, check to CPQG Reservation to Fran H.  

Pattern: $10 download from

It is recommended that you come to class with your strip sets sewn to make the best use of class time.

Bring a lunch/drinks.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Membership benefit

Don’t forget that one of your membership benefits is that we invite professional quilt designers to teach.  This year Brita Nelson is visiting us in April 11 for the Tuesday evening meeting and the next day for her workshop.  We saw her last year by Zoom and were impressed with her organization and clear directions.  Please join us on April 12 for her “3D Lattice” table topper or lap quilt instruction.

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..

Hover over a picture to see the size.

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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.