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!