CPQG Interest Groups

Most of these groups meet weekly to provide members with an opportunity to socialize, work on your own projects, trade ideas and books, and even arrange/take field trips (aka fabric buying expeditions). Many of these groups meet in member's homes and spaces may be limited. Centre Pieces encourages members to form new friendships or interest groups when the need and inclination arise.
Check your Greenbook for contact phone numbers and/or emails.

Thursday Morning Group (aka Alley Cat Quilters)
Meets (surprise!) Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Willows Building of the Juniper Brookline facility in the Mt. Nittany Dining Room. We bring our own projects to work on and enjoy each other's company. A no-frills group, snacks and beverages are not provided. Newcomers are always welcome! For more information, or for directions, contact Cindy Alley.
Cover Girls
Meets Wednesday mornings each week from 9am to Noon, to work on projects, trade ideas, and socialize in member's homes. Open to all Centre Pieces Members. Contact Jan Donaldson for more information.
Tuesday QBs (Quilting Bee)
The QBs meet every Tuesday morning from 9:30 am to noon pm at St. John's United Church of Christ in Boalsburg. We bring our own projects to work on and share ideas and fellowship. Bring your own lunch. Open to all quilters! For more information, contact Mona Hill or Bobbie Muscarella.
Tuesday Afternoon Quilt Group
Meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month in the Library of the Social Hall behind Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church from 1 to 3 pm. Contact Beth Ondo for more information.
Comfort Covers
Our group is in need of all sizes of quilts and blankets: small for babies, lap-sized, and twin sized. Comfort Covers gives quilts and blankets to surrounding hospitals and shelters, and quilts are always needed! Quilts will be collected at every meeting. For more information or to drop off quilts at other times, contact Marge Reeder.
Toys for Tots
 Please note that Doll Quilts for Toys For Tots are still in need. We received the following email from Donna Weller this week:
“We would love to have some quilts. In the past we matched the smaller quilts with a doll or medium size stuffed animal. The larger quilts we sent out as baby blankets with an infant toy.
 I know they are appreciated as I have had people tell us how much they love them.  Any way you can help us out would be greatly appreciated . As for the size if you could make some for dolls and some larger ones that we can send out as blanket would be fantastic.  Thanks for doing this for us.  
Donna Weller”
Sizes requested:
36” x 60” crib size

A  doll quilt workshop is planned for  Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at St. John UCC Boalsburg from 9:30 a.m. till noon. Donations of large yardage materials 28” square, 40 “ square and 40” x 64” are needed (no scraps please). We will be using this donated material to make kits that will include batting for the workshop. Donations may be given to Jill Wisniewski (814-237-0167) or Debbie Barrick (215-738-7929) any Tuesday at QB’s or give us a call and we’d be glad to pick up your donation.
If you are making doll quilts at home please note that quilts made with flannel, front and back, do not require batting. Baby quilts may include batting. Minimal quilting, bright colorful fabrics and nursery fabrics are best suited for these quilts.
Thanks to Peggy Reed for the donation of a roll of batting for these quilts.
Thank you in advance for supporting Toys for Tots in Centre County through your guild.

Jill Wisniewski and Debbie Barrick, Project Leads

Operation Shoebox
For a number of years, members have made stockings that are sent to the Operation Shoebox headquarters (check out their website directly to learn more about the organization or see how you can help). These stockings are then filled and distributed to military troops around the worked during the holiday season. For the coming year, Operation Shoebox has requested that we make Ditty Bags since they can be distributed throughout the year. There is also a need for crocheted skull caps for troops to wear under their helmets. For more information about this charitable opportunity, please contact Claire Amick.
Directions for both projects are provided here:

CHARITY DONATIONS - Centre County Food Bank
We will be supporting the Centre County Food Bank this year. Please remember to bring a food item or monetary donation to each meeting. Please check the following link for items currently in short supply and other tips for items needed: State College Food Bank