Friday, April 12, 2024

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - April 17 - Pine Hall Lutheran Church

 Join us at 1 PM on April 17 for our daytime meeting.  Lynn Padgett will be presenting on Ideas to Fabric.  

Bring your Sew & Tell and show us what you have been up to!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Two QBs changes

We are unable to meet at St. John’s on April 23rd due to the room being used for election duties.

We're planning to use that time for a Quilty road trip and lunch.  The itinerary is Connie’s, Country Beefers, Traditions, Zimmerman’s and Mary Koval.

Two of these shops are closed on Tuesdays, Connie’s and Mary Koval, however , they may be amenable to a special appointment if we can promise them a certain number for shoppers.

 We need both shoppers and drivers. This will be an all day trip from approximately 9am until late afternoon.  We need time to arrange the logistics so please let BarbaraZ know as soon as possible if you are interested in either shopping, driving or both.

Also, April 16-19 is our QB Spring Retreat so we will not meet at St. John's on Tuesday.  All QBs are invited to drop by the retreat at Motel 8 during regular QBs time.  

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Tuesday Evening Meeting - April 9 - Blue Course Community Church

 We will be having our first in-person evening meeting of the year on Tuesday. Heather Koontz is going to show us Disappearing Spirals Bargello at the Blue Course Community Church, 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College.  

The meeting begins with some social time at 6:30 and regular meeting starting at 7 PM.  Be sure to bring along your Sew & Tell as well!

Carpooling Quilts to Redbud Show

 If you want to join in the fun of showing your work done over the last year, let Leslie or a Board member know by Tuesday April 23 at QBs. Deliver it at QBs complete with the registration form and the $2 per quilt entry fee.  Registration will take place on Thursday, April 25 from 9AM to noon.  Public display will take place April 26-27.  We will then bring your treasures home and deliver them back to you on April 30 at QBs.  If Tuesdays don't work for you, please make other arrangements with Leslie.

Remember: there are categories for everyone including display only.  Bed quilts over 250" will be judged separately from lap sized quilts.  Hand quilted, domestic machine and long armed will be judged separately.  Even first-time entries will be judged separately.  


Monday, April 1, 2024

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Frankenbatting sew-in for Comfort Covers

Tuesday April 2 during QBs we will be making "frankenbatting", or making larger pieces of batting from trimmings. The goal for finished size is about 45x60".  We will need about 3-4 people to bring machines and sew the batting together. Also needed will be 3-4 people with mats, rotary cutters, and rulers to make straight edges on the trimmings. Runners would also be helpful. If you prefer to use iron-on tape, bring it, and an iron/board to "sew" together strips.

These battings will be available for use for Toys for Tots, and Comfort Covers quilts. We also have about 8 yards of batting purchased by the guild in 2022, and some poly donated by Kathryn Miller. All will be available during the QB spring retreat in April. You don't need to be a QB member to use the batting. 

Any questions, contact Lenore


Sunday, March 17, 2024

Comfort Covers and Toys for Tots Collection and Distribution

Tuesday March 19 from 10-12 during QBs time and place will be the spring collection of Comfort Covers. If you have a walker bag, fidget quilt, adult dignity protector or a quilt that you are planning to donate to keeping the county covered, this is the time and place to do it.

We will need two people with irons and mini-boards to iron on labels, 2-3 people to measure quilts (feel free to bring a tape measure), one person to attach labels to the knit/crochet items, several runners to place covers under recipient signage, and drivers to help deliver the items to the care facilities. Address cards with contact name and phone number provided. Deliveries are best made during the upcoming week.


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Wednesday Daytime Meeting - March 20 - Round Robin Activities

 Join us at 1 PM at Pine Hall Lutheran Church in State College for Round Robin of Hands-On Activities.  Various members will present tips, tricks, techniques at stations set up so you can move from one to the next to learn something new, or just see how someone else does it!

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Brandywine Valley Quilters Show Invitation

 

Brandywine Valley Quilters
is pleased to invite all quilters to participate in our
2024 summer quilt show !

 

 

Enter quilts as an individual or as part of a curated group display

Judged and Exhibition Categories
Two National Association of Certified Quilt Judges

Prizes will be awarded for:
Best in Show, Best Use of Color, Best Interpretation of Theme, Best Hand Workmanship, Best Sewing Machine Workmanship, Best Longarm Workmanship  

Youth Category

All youth entries will be entered into a raffle for a sewing machine and other goodies
 



Quilt Show & Entry Form Information:
https://www.brandywinevalleyquilters.org/lazy-crazy-days.html
Deadline to enter is June 1st , 2024



Show Dates:  
June 21 -22 10am - 5pm
June 23 10am - 3pm 

Neumann University’s Miranda Center
502 Convent Road, Aston, Pa 19014

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Tuesday Evening Meeting - March 12 - ZOOM - Spinners, Spirals, and Stars – Lots of Hexagon blocks without “Y-Seams”

 Join us March 12 via ZOOM for a presentation by Kelly Ashton of Kelly Quilter Designs for a presentation on making a variety of blocks using hexagons without the problem of the "Y-seam."  A self-described "Hexamaniac" (an enthusiast for all things hexie-related), Kelly will take the stress out of hexagons!

The meeting will start at 6:30 with some social time, with the regular meeting and presentation scheduled for 7 pm.  You can join us from wherever you are!  A link is in the newsletter and will be emailed leading up to the meeting.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Friendly February Fidgeters Finished Fidgets

 Friendly February Fidgeters Finished Fidget quilts on Tuesday the 27th at QBs. What a crew we had! Busy machines, creative ideas, Flexing Fingers Finished 7 Fidget quilts, with many others brought home to Finish. We even had a short break for lunch, thanks for DebB and BeckyS catering service. Many, many thanks to LeslieD, Claudia (a new member!) AnnR, BarbZ, MargaretM, FranM, FranH, BeckyS, GayleA, BeckyM, Debbie B, and CindyR.

Did you know you can buy fidget mats or quilts on Etsy and Amazon for $50-$70? Ideas for your fidget quilt at https://quiltdom.com/fidget-quilt-ideas/

Pictures soon.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Spring Comfort Covers Collection - March 19

 Comfort Covers will be collecting quilts, dignity protectors, and walker bags at QBs Tuesday meeting.  Bring you completed and laundered items to St John's UCC in Boalsburg from 9:30 to Noon.  Have some fabric in your stash you're not fond of, or don't think you will ever use?  Have some old large size button-down shirts no longer needed?  Check out the Comfort Covers link above for instructions / patterns for making dignity protectors and walker bags for someone whose mobility isn't what it used to be.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Fall Schlow Library Program for Children

 Once again our Guild and Schlow Library are co-offering a beginning sewing/quilting class for 10 children ages 8 to 10.  We need at least six instructors to step up from the Guild on the following Sunday afternoons in the fall: October 13, October 20, October 27, and November 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Clearances will be needed (no cost).  Format will be different from our previous Schlow class.  No teaching experience needed, and you don’t have to be an award-winning quilter to help out. Contact Becky Trunzo.  Hope you will join us in this fun experience.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Star of Hope Quilt

 Check out the olive branches in the white fabric.

Wednesday Feb21 BeckyS and LenoreC delivered the Star of Hope lap quilt to Brit Shalom for their use. This was a project sparked by Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville site in response to the October events in Israel. Lenore and Becky shared blue and white fabrics to ensure a balance of the fabrics were in both the stars and the alternate blocks. Becky made the borders, back, and binding. Lenore sewed the finished blocks into the top, and did the quilting. It was a fun collaboration, and Deena, the president of the synagogue was very grateful to receive it.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Comfort Covers Fidgets

Are you getting fidgety, wanting the snow to go away? I am!

Tuesday, Feb 27 we are having a fidget quilt session at QB's from 10-2. Please bring your machine and basic sewing supplies. Fidget quilts are small, like placemats. I have about 17 backing fabrics and batting available for use, plus all sorts of fidgety things to attach. Ribbons, ruffles, buttons, zippers. Do you have scraps of velvet, corduroy, lame, satin, yarn, nylon net you can bring? The aim is for different textures, and things for fingers to do for sensory stimulation in dementia patients. Even if your sewing room is strictly cottons, come help to assemble these tiny quilts.

 March 19, during QBs, is our next Comfort Covers collection. We will need walker bags, lap quilts, dignity protectors. I have miles of twill tape that can be used for walker bag ties. Starting Feb 13, I will bring it to QBs weekly for those of you who prefer to create at home. I'll also be bringing my machine. Come join me, and we can fidget February away.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

February 21 Regular Daytime Gathering

 

February 21 Regular Daytime Gathering Pine Hall Lutheran 1:00-3:00. – Katherine Miller – How to Prepare a Quilt for your Longarmer

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

January Meetings - Special Schedule

    There will not be a Tuesday evening meeting for January.  We will return to Tuesdays via ZOOM in February to learn about batting.

    The Wednesday daytime meeting on January 17th will be lunch at Hoss's Steak & Sea House in State College, beginning at 11:30 AM.  In addition to lunch and socializing, there will be a kick-off for the 2024 Quilt Challenge:  Quilt Builder Workshop.  Please RSVP to Lynn Springer by January 13th so we can give a count to Hoss's.  Bring your show & tell - we love to see what everyone has done!