Programs 2015 - 2016
Monday, September 14, 2015 - Gretchen Gibbons
Gretchen will be presenting her lecture, “My Quilt Journey and Working with Wool”
Gretchen began quilting in 1988. Gretchen's first book, "Pennies from Heaven", was published by Martingale in 2010. Her second book, "My Enchanted Garden", was released in February, 2014. Both books were on Martingale’s “Best Seller” list of books on appliqué. These books demonstrate her love of appliqué designs that combine cotton, wool and nature. Her website is gretchengibbons.com.
Monday, October 12, 2015 - Bethanne Nemesh
Bethanne’s lecture, “Walk a Creative Path”, includes a trunk show of some of her award-winning quilts.
Bethanne lives in the lovely Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with her husband and two young children. She loves quilting and has been doing so since 1997. First as a hobbyist and later as a professional, quilting allows her to continue the creative expression begun with formal art degrees on both a bachelor’s and master’s level in college. She has won many awards for her machine quilting and specializes in whole cloth quilts as well as open space quilting. Her website is whitearborquilting.com
Monday, November 9, 2015 - Robert DeCarli
Bob will present his latest lecture,“Tiptoe Through EQ”
Bob DeCarli is an accomplished quilter with 2 published books, Remarkable Rectangles and Hill and Valley Log Cabins. He has used EQ in designing many of his quilt projects and will share his tips for using this tool to design your own fabulous original creations. Bob DeCarli is also a long time member of the Penn Oaks Quilt Guild.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - Guild Holiday Party
Monday, January 11, 2016 - Carolyn Davis and Jamie Loncaric
Join Penn Oaks members and Long Arm Quilters For a lively presentation on why your favorite long Arm quilter asks you to do what they ask you to do to prepare your quilt for them to quilt. There will be a period for questions and answers
Monday, February 8, 2016 - Kelly Meanix
Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather!
Lecture and Trunk Show
Kelly is an active member of both our guild and Calico Cutters in West Chester. She is a very creative quilter who shares her passion for, not just quilting, but gardening, decorating, cooking and most of all, family, through her blog, http://pinkadotquilts.blogspot.com/ Kelly will share her experiences and challenges that come with writing a blog and hopefully has a few items to show us that she hasn’t given away yet (she is known for her generous spirit!) I’m sure we all want to know how she does it all.
Monday, March 14, 2016 - Stacy Koehler & Penn Oaks Quilters Challenge Theme: "Silver Screen"
“You Be the Judge: Learn What Judges Really Want”
“(Stacy’s) judging goal is to make entering a quilt for judging a meaningful step in the quilting career of each entrant that motivates them to make more quilts and refine our art.” She has been an NQA Certified Judge since 2005, became qualified to judge in their Master Quilt program in 2008 and is currently working with other CJ’s to make the certified judging program a free-standing entity. Stacy has exhibited her quilts both locally and nationally. She teaches in shops and adult education programs and is an active member of Undercover Quilts in Aston, PA.
Silver Screen Challenge: Create a quilt inspired by a movie that is significant to you in some way. It could be your favorite movie or it could be a movie you watched with your children or it could be the first movie you saw with your spouse. There will be an award for both the best applique quilt and for the best pieced quilt. Be creative when piecing, for example you could use the storm at sea block for The Poseidon Adventure or corn and beans block for Field of Dreams
Monday, April 11, 2016 - The Quilt Block
"What's new at our LQS"
The Ladies of the Quilt Block, Jan and Cynthia will present some of the new fabrics, rulers and patterns available to today's quilter. They use their great eye and experience to sift through and choose the most innovative new products. They will also have a table set up so we quilters can buy some of these new and exciting items
Monday, May 9, 2016 - Michele Scot
"Quilt As Desired" ...
don’t you just hate those words?? Using LOTS of quilts, Michele will show us many ways to quilt our completed quilt tops. With her trademark humor, extensive quilting knowledge, and eye for color and design, any of Michele’s lectures and workshops are well worth attending. Feel free to bring tops along for a group consultation. Michele’s quilt designs, articles and blogs can be found in a variety of publications, including AQS’s American Quilter, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts and Fons and Porter, to name a few. But by far, her greatest passion is designing fabric for Northcott Silk. Her book, Bobbin’, Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun was debuted by AQS. Search ”Michele Scott” in YouTube to get an idea of the fun you’ll have learning from Michele!
Monday, June 13,, 2016 - Barbara Garrett
With a Mother’s Love: An Historical Overview of Quiltmaking
Barbara will trace the history of quiltmaking from circa 1780 to 1940, using approximately 90 of her own doll quilts for demonstration. She will provide facts, stories and myths about quilting and give information about the types of quilts, patterns and fabrics that were popular during the various time periods. Barbara is passionate about keeping the history of quiltmaking alive. She is actively involved with Quilt Documentation projects in southeastern Pennsylvania and has attended many symposiums and conferences on the subject.
Barbara uses both antique and reproduction fabrics to recreate the older looks – 1800 to 1930 – making both full size and doll quilts, with over 140 in her doll quilt collection. She has designed and published some of the patterns in her collection and will offer them for sale after the lecture.
Flower Mug Rug Exchange
July 2016 - No Meeting
August 8, 2016 - Summer Bee