CPQG Programs

Evening Meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month (except June and December) in the Mount Nittany Middle School Library from 7pm.  - 9pm, but please check each meeting for changes in time or location. Each meeting begins with a half-hour social time and a half-hour meeting which includes show and tell.  Our programs are usually an hour
[656 Brandywine Drive, State College, PA 16801]

Day Meetings are normally held third Wednesday of each month at the Transfer Station Interpretive Center from 12:30pm - 3pm, but please check each meeting for changes in time or location. Each meeting includes a half-hour social time and a half-hour meeting and show and tell.  Our programs are usually an hour.
[253 Transfer Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823]

Although we try to schedule around weather, sometimes we are foiled. In the event of inclement weather, CPQG will follow the same closure information as State College Area School District. If SCASD is experiencing any closures, we will not have a guild meeting. Check this website's home page for possible information.
Time permitting the President will begin a telephone tree to cancel Guild events. She will call each person listed on the top of each page of the Membership Directory.  That person should then call the other 3 on the page.  As always, use your judgement:  if you are uncomfortable with the weather conditions be safe and do not come to the event.

Feb. NO meetings

Mar. 10 Evening
Finish up your winter projects and bring them to the March, Tuesday night, quilt guild meeting, for show and tell!
We are also planning on extra time for show and tell for scrap projects too.  We will have a short demonstration – “Let’s get scrappy! and then please bring any projects you have made with scraps to show us. 

Last but not least we will have some “March Madness Bingo”. There will be New prizes and “like new” prizes that have been donated.  If you have any donations, (tools you don’t need, fabric you don’t want, etc.) please get it to Cindy Rutschky or bring it in a bag to the guild meeting.
Mar. 18 Day
Apr. 14 Evening
We are looking forward to bringing The Questioning Quilter,  Brita Nelson  – “Every last Crumb” lecture to town.
Apr. 15 Day
Workshop with Brita “Crumbs to Quilts, making beautiful Quilts from scraps”.  The workshop will be at the Transfer Station, from 9am -1pm with the daytime meeting at 1pm.   Sign up at the March Guild meeting or at QB’s on Tuesday mornings.  The fee is $ 35 for guild members and $40 for non-members. Limit 15.  
May 12 Evening
May 20 Day

June 9 (Joint) Election and Potluck
2019-2020 Program Schedule
Oct. 8 Evening  Member Trunk Show.  Members: dig out your finished quilting projects (old and new) or at least the ones you still have in your possession. Bring them along and tell the story behind the project.  Each person will 2-5 minutes to describe their project and give inspiration and enjoyment to everyone.  We all love seeing each other’s work.
Oct.  16 Day  Quilts of Valor workshop and short presentation led by Jane Brown on making Ohio Stars blocks for the Happy Valley Quilts of Valor (HVQOV). The workshop will be from 9am to 3pm with an hour break at noon for our regular meeting and lunch.  Bring your lunch or it can be ordered out.  
Please bring basic sewing supplies including a sewing machine, and any blue, red, and white or cream fabric to make an Ohio Star. Some fabric will be provided as will some pre-cuts to make the star. An ironing board and an iron will be available. The block will finish at 12 inches
Workshop participants are invited to bring any red, white/cream, blue orphan blocks for donation to HVQOV. Sewists are welcome to work on other 12"finished red, white or blue blocks.  
Nov. 12 Evening  Joyce Robinson, Assistant Director, Palmer Museum of Art will be joined by Julia Kasdorf, a poet and professor in English, to highlight an upcoming exhibition, Field Language: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer, that includes modern abstraction and Amish quilts.
Warren and Jane Rohrer were raised in the Lancaster area as Mennonites and eventually went out into the larger world to pursue their art. The exhibition will have two examples of quilts that proved inspirational for both Rohrers.
Nov. 20 Day Our Own Trunk Show led by Barbara First and Susan DeMetrick, 1:00-3:00
Dec. 8 Christmas Party (joint)  Time: 3:-5: PM at the University Club. We will hold our traditional Ornament Exchange. Our occasional annual auction will also be held at this meeting.

Jan. NO meetings
June 11, 2019 (joint)  Guild Picnic/Potluck Joint Meeting at Our Lady of Victory Social Hall. Set up at 3:00. Dinner at 6 pm. Meeting after dinner. 820 Westerly Parkway.
The picnic is potluck so dig out your best recipe to serve 8-10. Don't forget to bring a serving utensil for your dish. The guild will provide drinks, napkins, and other necessary items.
Hilary Kleckner needs help setting up at 3:00.
We have lots to do at the picnic in addition to socializing, of course. 

May 14, 2019 Evening – Ann Holte – Making Lancaster Diamond Samples

May 15, 2019 Day – Ann Holte Workshop Getting Started with the Lancaster Diamond Time: 9:00-3:00 Place: Saint John’s UCC, Boalsburg The workshop will be limited to 15 participants. Signup sheets will be available at upcoming quilt guild meetings. You may also register by contacting Susan at 814-238-1481 or by email: susand124@yahoo.com  The fee for the workshop is $30.00 per person. Please make your check payable to CPQG and give them to Susan DeMetrick beforehand or on the day of the workshop. Social time will begin at 12:00 noon followed by a business meeting at 12:30. Please bring your lunch.  Supply List  More information on Lancaster Diamond Workshop

March  12, 2019
NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: Saint John's UCC in Boalsburg

CARD TRICK TABLE-TOPPER presented by Mona Hill

My table topper is 45 inches in all directions.
If you want your smaller there are several options:                                                                                  
  1. Use fewer strips  - I used 7 
  2. Use narrower strips – mine are 1 ¾ inches wide  
  3. Use fewer and narrower strips.

You will need
  • Fabrics with graded colors from very light to very dark   I used 7 from white to black
  • Pre-work includes:
  • Cut 4 strips of each fabric and sew them into 4 strip sets with colors arranged from lightest to darkest.
  • Press 2 strips toward the dark side and 2 strips sets to the light side.

Equipment you will need
  • Sewing machine
  • Neutral thread
  • Cutting board and rotary cutter.  Everyone will start with cutting, so you will need your own unless you want to wait A LOT.
  • Basic sewing supplies