Here's what we've sewn up for meetings and special events for the next couple of months. It should be a great year! Check every month for new listings.
September 12, 2016 Guild Meeting: Shelli DaBaldo Smith will tell us what we need to know about professional machine quilting. If you attended the retreat last Spring, you probably met Shelli; in addition, she has provided the machine quilting on many of our masterpieces! Shelli will bring some of her own quilts to show us. Before-the-Meeting Stop-By Demo (6:30p): Mary V will demonstrate the lark's head knot and continuous bias binding September 12, 2016: Reminder: Deadline to submit your logo for the 2017 Quilt Show, Sew Many Memories. For more info on what's needed, see Sean C's write-up in the September, 2016, guild newsletter.
September 19, 2016: Quilt show committee meeting at Leslie B's house, 7p. All are welcome--get involved, and lend your talents to this great guild endeavor and fundraiser.
October 3, 2016 Board Meeting: 7p at Donna D's house. All guild members welcome.
October 10, 2016 Guild Meeting: Arlan and Pat Christ of the Christ Collection (Antique Quilts) will talk about the history and preservation of old quilts. If you attended the Hershey Show, you saw part of their remarkable collection--now meet them here! If you'd like a preview, have a look at their website: http://thechristcollections.com. Before-the-Meeting Stop-By Demo (6:30p):
October 15, 201630th Anniversary Luncheon: Mark your calendars! Deneen T will sell tickets for members ($20) and guests ($30) at the September Guild meeting. Don't miss out on this great celebration of our guild.
REMAINING MEETING DATES and EVENTS THIS GUILD YEAR (Watch for details of programs here as they become available):
November 14, 2016 Guild Meeting: Speaker Amy Smith will present Quilting Outside the Block: On-the-Go Machine Quilting". Before-the-Meeting Stop-By Demo (6:30p): December 12, 2016 Guild Meeting: Holiday Party and Silent Auction. Before-the-Meeting Stop-By Demo (6:30p): January 9, 2017 Guild Meeting: In-house program; info to come. Before-the-Meeting Stop-By Demo (6:30p): February 15, 2017 Guild Meeting: Kids Quilts. Before-the-Meeting Stop-By Demo (6:30p): March 13, 2017 Guild Meeting: Speaker Joyce Hughes. Before-the-Meeting Stop-By Demo (6:30p): April 7, 8, 9, 2017: Annual Retreat. There's already a waiting list for this very popular event, so talk to Nancy C. if you'd like to add your name--or if you're already signed up, but need to cancel. April 10, 2017 Guild Meeting: Speaker Robert De Carli. Before-the-Meeting Stop-By Demo (6:30p): May 8, 2017 Guild Meeting: Speaker Grace Katz. Election of officers. Before-the-Meeting Stop-By Demo (6:30p): June 12, 2017 Guild Meeting: Annual dinner. Before-the-Meeting Stop-By Demo (6:30p):
Looking ahead to next year: our quilt show "Sew Many Memories" will be October 21-22, 2017
. . . . and just a quick recap of what we did last year (2015-2016) . . . . September 14, 2015 : Merry May of Merry Mayhem’s Mystery Quilts October 12, 2015: Dawn Heefner (from “Something Wonderful”) October 23, 2015: Gala Dinner and Quilt Show Preview October 24-25, 2015: Quilt Show: “Under the Stars” November 9, 2015 : Gretchen Gibbons: “My Quilt Journey” December 14, 2015: The Quilt Block of Exton, PA: Demonstration and Shopping January 11, 2016: Issue of the Quilt Challenge and “Happy New Year” Brown Bag Exchange February 8, 2016: Kids’ Quilts February 27, 2016: Something Wonderful 2016 (See tab above.) March 14, 2016: Rachel Blosser-Derstine: “My Quilting Journey: Boundaries and Beyond” May 9, 2016: Annual Dinner and Elections June 13, 2016: Challenge Quilt Due. Patriotic Bingo (wear your Red, White and Blues)