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!
Hope to see you there!
Due to tonight's anticipated weather, our February meeting is cancelled.
Please keep your charm squares -- we will reschedule our game night for another month.
Stay safe and warm!
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!
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.
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 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.
Monday, Sept 8th at 7pm
Mark your calendars for our kickoff meeting for our new era in County Line Quilters! We can swap stories about our great vacations, fun quilt shows and fabulous quilt store discoveries! Looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Don't forget to bring your show 'n tell! (I'm sure you've been productive...)
Our first speaker of our 'new' year Michele McLaughlin who will be talking about "Quilting And Embroidery: A Perfect Match" ! Michele will be display and discuss vintage quilts and new trends in embroidered quilts. This is a new topic for me, so I'm excited to learn more - I hope that you'll join me!
Meeting will be at New Britain Baptist Church, Butler and Tamanend Avenues in New Britain PA. Guest fee is $5.
Monday, June 9th - 7pm
Our last meeting before summer break will get us inspired to sew -- or garden! -- when award winning quilter Karen Dever presents her program "My Garden Of Quilts - Botanical Textiles". We'll also indulge in our annual Ice Cream Sundae Social and vote on our new officers. See you at 7PM!
(or earlier if you'd like to join us for Dinner With The Speaker! See below for details.)
June 9 - Dinner With The Speaker!
Join us at the New Britain Inn at 5:15 on Monday June 9 for dinner with our speaker for that night, Karen Dever. Let Sue Edelman know if you will be attending and she will have the restaurant set aside a table for us Contact Sue by email here or by phone 215-659-2744.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame...
Stitch and Pitch Night returns to the Phillies this year! Join your friends from County Line Quilters at the Phillies game on Wednesday night, August 6, 7:05PM for a fun evening of baseball and sewing. Needlework enthusiasts take over Citizens Bank Park and stitch away while hopefully watching the Phillies win. Think knitting, embroidery, hand applique or piecing - small hand projects you can easily work on while seated at the game.
Tickets cost either $27 for Arcade Section seating (sections 233-237) or $18 for Terrace level (sections 330-333). That's a $6 savings off the regular price of tickets!
Telephone Sue Edelman (215-659-2744) by June 15 with your order of how many tickets and what price. Non-sewing friends and family are welcome to join us but must put up with possibly losing their dignity at being seen in a needlework crowd!