tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:/posts County Line Quilters 2017-06-11T20:23:52Z tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/1162844 2017-06-11T19:21:28Z 2017-06-11T20:23:24Z Ice Cream Social

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM 

Our June meeting will again be our ice cream social.  The final meeting of the year before everyone goes off to summer vacation.  We will also have our basket raffle, job jar drawing for a free membership for the year and lastly, our philanthropic committee will be drawing for the lucky winner of a gift certificate for helping complete quilts and placemats.  Good luck to all.


We’ll also be collecting $10 Giant gift cards for the church’s food larder.  Don’t forget your Polka Dot fat quarters and your show and tell. 

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/1158612 2017-05-29T21:28:26Z 2017-06-11T20:23:52Z 2017 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza Guild

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/1144640 2017-04-07T01:57:08Z 2017-04-07T01:57:08Z Candace Kitner-Perry from the Schwenkfelder Library

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Candace Kitner-Perry from the Schwenkfelder Library will speak. 

The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, with its internationally recognized collections and research facilities, engages visitors in exploration of the themes of religious freedom, tolerance, migration, and heritage in their own lives and the lives of their families through the stories of the Schwenkfelders and the Pennsylvania Germans of the Perkiomen region - people whose bonds of faith, family, and community tell a fundamental American story.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/1130077 2017-02-10T00:39:11Z 2017-03-08T05:28:05Z Show n Tell

Monday, February 13, 2017 7:00 P.M.

The program for our February gathering is "A Night of Inspiration". In an effort to revitalize the "show and tell” portion of our guild meeting, each member is asked to bring with them to the meeting one quilt they have made. This quilt can be a recent completion or a favorite from long ago. (We ask that you NOT bring a quilt the guild has already seen). You will have the opportunity to share with the group what inspired you to make the quilt. Was it color or fabric choice? The person you were gifting? perhaps it was a challenge you just couldn't turn down? Whatever the reason we want to hear "your story" of why you made this quilt.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/1113210 2016-12-06T02:08:23Z 2016-12-06T02:35:57Z Holiday Gathering

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:30 P.M

Lots going on for our meeting on December 12.  Don’t forget it begins a half hour earlier at 6:30 pm.  Can’t wait to sample all of the delicious goodies that everyone will bring and share.  If you are making something and think that others may want the recipe, please bring the recipe with you or email it to me and I will add a recipe section to the newsletter in January. 

We have many requests for donations to not only the church’s food larder, but also for Laurel House.  Please consider bringing something to the December meeting for both of these worthy causes.. See the newsletter for all the details.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/1094746 2016-09-30T00:20:16Z 2016-09-30T00:20:16Z Japanese Culture Revealed Through Textiles

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM 

This month the County Line Quilters will host Susan Ball Faeder. She will lecture on Japanese Culture Revealed Through Textiles. We will learn about Japanese fabric from her collection and trunk show. Please come join us for a fun evening. http://qejapan.com/events.php

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/1087674 2016-09-08T01:29:43Z 2016-09-08T01:29:43Z Welcome

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM 

Welcome Back!!

Where did the summer go?  Seems like just yesterday we were enjoying our ice cream social and now we will be getting back together to start our new year at County Line Quilters. As always, we love to have visitors join us. 

I hope that everyone enjoyed their summer and the heat wasn’t too unbearable.

Also, don’t forget that membership dues are payable now.  Jeanne and Gale are ready to take your checks!!

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/1058543 2016-06-01T17:30:32Z 2017-06-11T19:20:50Z Ice Cream Social

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM 

Our Ice Cream Social night and an in-house Show & Tell Show is Monday June 13, 2016.  We are featuring 20 or more quilts made by our very talented members.  After our ice cream sundaes, we will have an opportunity to get an up-close look at the quilts and to talk to the quilt-makers about techniques and inspirations.  As always, we love to have visitors join us. 

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/1040870 2016-04-25T23:29:26Z 2016-04-28T14:57:05Z A Winning Quilt

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to make a winning quilt? Not sure, then join us on Monday May 9th, as we welcome Carol Heppe. Carol is the Director of Quilt Sales for the Kutztown Folk Festival. Her program is titled "A Winning Quilt", she will speak on how the top 24 quilt winners are judged. The festival has developed their own judging rubric, to help guide quilters towards "winning" quilts. 

County Line Quilt raffle will be drawn on  Monday May 9th. Winner will be notified.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/1025067 2016-04-04T19:43:44Z 2016-04-04T19:48:30Z Fabrics to Dippy Dye

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Please join us on Monday April 11th at 7:00, as we welcome Lisa White Reber, of Dippy Dyes. Lisa has been dying fabric and teaching since the mid-nineties. Her lecture entitled "You Mean That Started Out White" will explore her unique dying techniques.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/999563 2016-02-23T15:43:36Z 2016-04-04T19:46:56Z Rags to Riches

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to click your heels, tweak your nose, or rub the genie's lamp and turn your scraps into quilts? Then join us on Monday March 14th, and welcome Merry May, a quilt instructor, designer, author, quilt historian, curator, and fabric and button hoarder. Merry will show us how to turn our rags to into beautiful scrap quilts. Merry has been a quilt maker since the early 1970's and has written works enjoyed by all worldwide. We look forward to this special presentation.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/978929 2016-01-26T17:09:25Z 2016-03-15T01:50:08Z Tucker Trimmer? Wing Clipper? Is County Line Quilters Guild going into the exercise business?

Monday, February 8, 2016 14 - 7:00pm

Tucker Trimmer?  Wing Clipper?  Is County Line Quilters Guild going into the exercise business?  Heaven forbid!  No, these are just two of the Studio 180 tools that Ellen Cicak & Sisters will be demonstrating at the February 8th guild meeting.  And after they show us how to use these amazing tools, they will show us some of their beautiful quilts that they made using these techniques.  Then there will be a test (sort of!) and an opportunity to purchase these handy dandy tools.  Please join us at 7 PM for a fun evening.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/806075 2015-12-21T17:00:00Z 2015-12-21T22:33:40Z Come Out and Play!!

Forget about our cold winter weather by joining us on Monday, January 11 for our 2016 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! 

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/941250 2015-12-01T00:27:14Z 2015-12-03T16:07:38Z Looking for that perfect gift for your Quilting Bestie?

Monday, December 14 - 6:30pm

"Looking for that perfect gift for your Quilting Bestie or maybe a wee something for yourself?" Join us Monday, December 14th at 6:30 PM for our end-of-the-year gala. Four of our favorite vendors – Byrne’s Sewing, Granny's, Jackie's Woolens, and Round Bobbin – will each demo a fun new project. In between sampling delicious appetizers and desserts and exchanging our mug rugs, we will have ample time to shop for that perfect gift. Please bring cash or checks (no credit or debit cards). It's going to be a fun night!

Also a reminder to bringing $10 Giant food store or CVS gift cards for the New Britain Baptist Church food larder, and the $10 - $20 Visa cards requested by A Woman's Place to be used by their clients for gasoline purchases.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/934561 2015-11-16T18:17:18Z 2015-11-16T18:17:18Z 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.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/863786 2015-06-01T11:13:09Z 2015-06-01T17:55:15Z 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!

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/850771 2015-05-03T16:43:50Z 2015-05-03T16:43:51Z 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!

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/830470 2015-03-25T20:15:53Z 2015-03-25T20:15:53Z Aloha!

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!

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/817025 2015-03-01T16:57:09Z 2015-03-01T16:57:10Z 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! 

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/809225 2015-02-09T18:08:13Z 2015-02-09T18:08:14Z February Meeting is Cancelled

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!

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/790930 2015-01-04T14:11:38Z 2015-01-04T14:11:38Z 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.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/776704 2014-11-30T18:31:15Z 2014-11-30T18:31:15Z 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!

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/751137 2014-10-05T13:27:28Z 2014-10-06T01:15:55Z 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.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/719951 2014-07-29T00:27:50Z 2014-07-29T00:27:50Z Quilting and Embroidery: A Perfect Match!

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.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/699680 2014-06-03T17:55:31Z 2014-06-03T18:07:40Z Quilts from your Garden?

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 at the Phillies! - August 6, 2014

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!

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/674953 2014-04-09T02:26:03Z 2014-04-10T20:11:20Z Back By Popular Demand... Quilters' Strip Poker!

Monday, April 14th - 7pm

We had so much fun with this last year, we've decided to do it again! To participate, you should bring 13 fabric strips, each 2 1/2" by 42" (like a "jelly roll" type strip) and your sense of humor! This game is easy to play and a lot of laughs - and the Grand Prize Winner could go home with over 100 fabric strips. Everyone goes home having had a fun evening!

If you're bringing a guest to this meeting, their $5 guest fee provides them with a set of strips, so there's no need for them to bring any with.  Members who don't have fabric (IS there such a thing??) can also purchase a set of 13 strips for $5.

Boas and G-strings are optional....

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/659799 2014-03-02T21:29:02Z 2014-03-02T21:29:02Z A Wealth of History in Local Quilts

Monday, March 10th at 7pm

This month we are excited to welcome Candace  Perry from the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center for her program on Pennsylvania German Quilt Heritage.  The Schwenkfelder Museum has an incredible collection of antique quilts and coverlets and Candace will be sharing some of their best with us.  You'll be amazed at how pristine these quilts are, and by the enjoyable stories behind them and the history of the Schwenkfelder religious community in our area.  

Plan to join us for a very enjoyable meeting and also before the meeting for "Dinner with the Speaker" at the New Britain Inn at 5 pm.  If you would like to join us for dinner please RSVP to Sue Edelman here by March 9.

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/611451 2013-10-22T04:33:47Z 2016-07-08T06:01:19Z Don't Be Afraid to Show That Quilt!

Monday, November 11 - 7pm

On November 11 we welcome Helle May Cheney of Flemington, NJ as our speaker. Helle May's patterns have appeared in magazines such as American Quilter, Quilters Home, and Quilters Newsletter and her quilts have been accepted into AQS shows and the Hoffman Challenge.   Her Estonian heritage is a source of inspiration for her quilting designs and we will see examples of it in her program "Don't Be  Afraid To Show That Quilt!"- a timely and inspiring topic as we begin to register our quilts for our April 2014 quilt show.  Visit Helle May's website www.hellemaydesigns.com for a sneak peak at her original designs!      

 And... don't forget your Monochromatic Challenge quilt is due at this meeting.  Now, I know most of you have it all completed and ready to go but just in case... Here are the rules one more time.  Good  luck!

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/607022 2013-10-08T02:13:24Z 2013-10-08T17:31:08Z Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts: Folklore and Superstition

Monday, October 14 - 7pm

County Line Quilters is excited to welcome noted antique quilt collectors Pat and Arlan Christ to their Monday October 14 2013 meeting on the topic "Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts:  Folklore And Superstition".  Their presentation of quilts from the 1800's to early 1900's  will begin at 7PM in Fellowship Hall of New Britain Baptist Church, Butler Avenue and Tamanend Road.

Arlan and Pat Christ want to preserve the legacy of quilts from past generations by sharing the history that surrounds the art of quilting.  They enhance their wonderful collection of antique quilts with knowledge not only about the quilts themselves, but about the times and society from which the quilts evolved.  

The Christs will be sharing a number of the most colorful Pennsylvania Dutch quilts made during this period.  Their unique designs and quilting patterns have created the “Dutch” folk art we collect today.  Learn about the connection of “quilts”, “hex signs” and the world of “folklore and superstitions.”  Don't miss it!

tag:countylinequilters.org,2013:Post/583705 2013-06-11T19:39:00Z 2013-10-08T17:26:18Z What's in Your Scrap Basket?!!

If someone told you that you could make quilt blocks such as the Pineapple, Log Cabin, Off-center Log Cabin, Sunburst Star, and Geese in the Cabin (to name a few) with just squares and strips of fabric or scraps, would you believe them? What if they also told you that the blocks use no foundations, no templates, no triangles and have no Y-seams but turn out perfectly square and all the same size, even in miniature?  Meet Nancy Bills, our September speaker, and her "Perfect Strips" technique.  

Join us in September at our new venue and see Nancy's exquisite quilts.  She will be showing quilts from her collection - both antique and her own - and talking about things she has learned over the years as a quilter.  And, in addition to talking about her quilts, she will include tips for construction, quilt assembly, and design... as well as her "Perfect Strips" technique!