Materials, Mediums and Mixing it Up!

Monday, September 14 - 7pm

September 14th, our first program of the 2015-16 season, features Vickie Mathas, a fine art fiber artist, lecturer and teacher. Ms. Mathas uses varied and unusual objects to create her unique works and has developed several innovative techniques including Flower Pounding. Her art quilts and fiber art pins are displayed at several galleries around South Jersey. Join us on Monday, September 14th at 7:00 PM for an informative and fun evening.

Barn Quilts and Ice Cream!

Please join us June 8th at 7:00 PM as we journey along The American Barn Quilt Trail with author Suzi Parron.  Suzi will provide us with a fascinating look at a huge variety of beautifully painted “quilt blocks” which are proudly displayed on barns across our country.  Following the program, we will enjoy our annual ice cream social.  Come join us for a fun evening. - and the last before summer!

Strings Attached!

Please come out and join us at our May 11th meeting when we will have Madge Ziegler will present her "Strings Attached" program.  String quilting is a fast fun and exciting quilting technique that will definitely get you "hooked"!  Madge will tell us all about string quilting while she shows us a bunch of her gorgeous string quilts!   (We quilters love show and tells!)

Guild Reminder: All house blocks are due at this month's meeting!


Aloha Members!!  If you've been dreaming about warmer weather and sweet tropical breezes, our meeting Monday, April 13th at 7pm will be just what you need!  Gail Mahealani Small, a native of Hawaii, will be sharing her presentation on Hawaiian history, culture and, of course, Hawaiian applique quilting.  Come out and enjoy our quilting luau!

Hope to see you there!

Won't You Be My Neighbor?!

On Monday, March 9 at 7 PM, we will be making fusible applique house blocks for one of the quilts we will be raffling off at our quilt show!  It sounds like a surefire way to beat these winter blahs!  We'll provide the fabric, so that you and a friend (old or hopefully new) will be building a custom house for our "Won't You Be My Neighbor" quilt.  Please bring scissors, pencil, straight edge or ruler, and any small embellishments for your house. 

Hope to see you there! 

Come Out and Play!!

Forget about our cold winter weather by joining us on Monday, February 9 for our 2015 Game Night!

Bring your "A" game to play "Left-Right-Center". You'll need 20 charm squares fabrics(5"x5"). Winners could go home with over 100 charm squares or even more!!  

What a great way to get to know our members!  Good luck to all! 

Guests wanting to get in on the action will receive their fabrics with their guest fee of $5.00.

Hope to see you Monday! 

Starting out the New Year with Sarah Bond!

On January 12th at 7pm, we will be starting out our new year by welcoming Sarah Bond.  Sarah's lecture is titled "Many Quilts, One Family".  Sarah will be focusing on her family quilt history, her own quilts and inspirations. Her family quilting history goes back to her great-great grandmother who was a well-known slave quilter.   Sarah has been quilting since 1979 and teaching quilting for over 15 years. Sarah teaches at local shops and has exhibited her works at many local venues.  I am sure Sarah's talent and use of color will inspire us this year! 

Quilt Raffle Note:  Thanks to everybody at our December meeting who took home packets to sew for the 2016 raffle quilt!   They are due back NO LATER than our February 9 guild meeting (sooner is OK too!!)   If you are paper piecing arcs, but not appliqueing them to the black background, we need those arcs returned at the January meeting so our applique volunteers have a month to complete their part of the quilt.

Wrapping Up 2014 - The County Line Quilters Holiday Party!!

Wow!  I can't believe that it's the holidays already!  The turkey is eaten and it's time to celebrate another great year with the County Line Quilters! Please join us on Monday, December 8th at 6:30 pm -- please note the earlier time!

This year we are giving back!  In lieu of our traditional Pollyanna gifts, we are asking our members to donate a $10 grocery store gift card for the food larder at New Britain Baptist Church and/or bring in a full-size personal hygiene donation for A Women's Place.  A Women's Place has requested: hair and skin products, feminine hygiene products, hand sanitizer, razors, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, baby wipes, diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6), baby powder, baby wash and baby shampoo. 

We will also have our yummy appetizer and dessert party, please feel free to bring something, even if you didn't sign up at last month's meeting. 

Once we finish eating and chatting with our quilting friends, three of our guild members: Barbara Harrison, Sandy McKenna and Sally Malley will be sharing some great quilting and gift ideas.  It's going to be a fun night, so I hope to see you there!

Cyndi Hershey & Fabric 101: What's Old is New Again!

Fabric 101:  What's Old Is New Again

Cyndi currently the creative manager of Cranston Fabrics' Quilting Treasures division and will speak on trends in the fabric industry.  It's always great getting the inside scoop!  Please come out and join us on Monday, October 13th to welcome back our friend Cyndi!

Cyndi became interested in quilting in 1976 as a result of reading the Good Housekeeping issue that featured the Great American Quilt Festival. Since there were very few quilt shops at that time, she taught herself to quilt (with varying results!). Her education and background in interior design and textiles have been helpful as her interest in quilting has grown over the years.

Cyndi began teaching in the early 1980's at shops as well as at community evening schools. In 1989, Cyndi and her husband, Jim, bought the Country Quilt Shop (which became Country Quiltworks) located in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. Their shop was selected as one of the top 10 quilt shops by American Patchwork & Quilting magazine in 1999. They owned the shop for 11 years.