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:
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

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.