This blog's primary purpose will be to inform you of the special events we have planned in our community.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

October Meeting

We have basically used this blog to announce upcoming quilt events.  We have decided to try to post summaries from our monthly meetings.  We will try our best to do just that and we will also try to take pictures at our meetings to share here on our blog, because we all love pictures.

Our bake sale/flea market table was a big success at the Franklin House/Quilt Tour event.  We hope to be there again next year, the second weekend in October. 
We are presently raising funds for speakers in the future.  We do not have anything scheduled yet, but we are working on ideas.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Franklin, Pa

The NWPA quilt study group will have a table of baked goods and quilt flee market items at the Franklin Preservation Society first quilt show and house tour Saturday, October 16th.  Any money we raise will be used to bring in a speaker in the future or group tour.  I will be giving a presentation on Quilts from the Civil War period.  Come and enjoy this great, new event.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sweet Star Quilt from our first "Quilts With A Past" event

Do you have a special quilt you would like to know more about? Let our “quilt detectives” help you discover it’s secret past. Bring it along and spend a day at the Baldwin Reynolds House Museum. The day will start with a lunch prepared specially for the event. After lunch, the quilt discovery will begin. Each quilt will be presented to the group and it’s
history revealed by our experts. Not only will you find out more about your treasure but you will get to see 39 other fine quilts that may never be seen in public again.
Our Quilt Detectives
Pauline Fisher, AQS Certified Appraiser
Megan Bell, owner of Megan’s Quilt Parlor
Laurie Wellington, member NWPA Quilt Study Group
Jill Meszaros, member NWPA Quilt Study Group
Judith Stoll, member NWPA Quilt Study Group
Selected quilts from the Baldwin Reynolds collection will be on display
Pauline Fisher will be taking reservations to do certified quilt appraisals
July 11, 2015
Baldwin Reynolds House Museum
639 Terrace Street
Meadville, PA 16335
1:00 (arrivals start at 12:00)
Limited to 40 participants Cost $35.00
If interested in attending please leave comment on this post.
9-Patch quilt from our first "Quilts With A Past" event

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Upcoming July Quilt History Events

July 11 and July 12
Presented by: Barbara Garrett
Nationally known Quilt Historian
Friday, July 11, 2014
Eastern Pennsylvania Historic Quilts
Christian Missionary Alliance Church
233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs, PA
6:30 pm   Cost: $10.00 (refreshments served after lecture)
The quilts of the Pennsylvania Germans have largely contributed to giving the title to Pennsylvania as the “Center of Quiltmaking”.  Barbara will explore the journey of their quilt heritage and present beautiful examples of their quilts and other related textiles. 
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Baldwin Reynolds House Museum
639 Terrace Streat, Meadville, PA
12:00  Cost: $25.00 (includes lunch)
 Enjoy a Downton Abbey style lunch in the parlors of the BRH Museum while Barbara explores the various quilt making time periods of the US.  This will be expertly illustrated by a trunk show of 145 miniature quilts that reflect these historic times. 

Visit to make reservations for Saturday's program/lunch. 

If you are interested in attending either event please leave me a comment and I will get back to you with more information. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

"Soft Covers for Hard Times" with Merikay Waldvogel

Welcome Spring!!!  It has been a long time since we have posted anything on our blog.  Sorry for the long absence.  I guess not much to post about over the last several months.  But now we do have some very exciting news to share and I will start at the beginning..................
About three or four years ago one of our members contacted Merikay Waldvogel to see if she would be interested in coming to NW PA and speak to our group.  At that time, she was not traveling for lectures and workshops.   Although, she said that if she was ever in our area she would look us up.  Fast forward to January 2013.........It was brought to our attention that she was giving a lecture in Charleston, WV at the Clay Center.  We think to ourselves, maybe she is traveling for lectures again.  We contact her and here is what we have arranged.........................

MAY 15, 2013, 6:30 PM
                             MAY 16, 2013, 8:30 AM until 12 noon 
 Location for both events:
 Christian & Missionary Alliance Church           
                                  233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs, PA     
LECTURE:  Merikay Waldvogel, nationally known quilt authority, curator, lecturer, 2009 Quilters Hall of Fame Honoree, and recognized expert on quilts of the twentieth century quilt revival, will be giving her lecture, “Soft Covers for Hard Times”, which is based on her key work on early 20th century quilts and quiltmakers.  If you are a quilter, enjoy history, and would like to have a better understanding of those antique quilts passed down from your mother, grandmother or great grandmother………then you will want to attend Merikay’s lecture.  Her lecture is sure to give you a better understanding of the nature and role quilts played during the Great Depression, as well as illustrating, how in a difficult time creative people were able to combine beauty and utility into one art form….Quilts!  Tickets $10.00
DISCOVERY DAY:  Curious about the story your family’s quilt tells?  Bring that old quilt from your closet and learn how color, craftsmanship, and technique can reveal its history.  Limited to one quilt per person.   Pre-registration required, with a limit of 30 to the class.  Thursday morning begins at 8:30 am, with quilt registrations….Fill out a short form and then enjoy refreshments until 9 am.  Merikay will bring to light things you may never have known about your quilt.  Cost just $10.00.

We are very excited to have Merikay in our area and to offer these events to the public.  We hope to continue having lectures such as these.  We have a list of speakers that we would love to host.  I believe that slowing, but surely, we will work our way down that list and continue to provide such events to our community.  

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September Meeting

At our September 17th meeting we were pleased to have Betsy Updegrave, Franklin, Pa and her family quilts.  To quote Judith, "they were delicious".  Thanks for sharing.f

Friday, July 20, 2012

Civil War Quilt Lecture

One of our own will be presenting a lecture in our area:

For those interested in quilting, or the Civil War, Butler resident Susan Catanzarito will be presenting a lecture for both. The Baldwin Reynolds House Museum is presenting her lecture on  July 28th at 1 pm.

Susan has been a life-long resident of Butler, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Indiana University, Susan is retired with almost 35 years experience in Family and Consumer Science, formerly known as Home Economics. Since the mid-90’s, she has done extensive research of the Civil War era and quilt history in general. She has taken her lectures to western Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and New Hampshire. Susan is a member of the NWPA Quilt Study Group, a member of the ILR Quilting Guild as well as American Quilt Society and National Quilt Association.
With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Susan used her research to create a new program that includes many reproduction quilts, pictures and even some post civil war quilts. She encourages people to bring some of the own antique quilts to her lectures. Susan’s lectures are both informative and entertaining.
Cost for the lecture is $10 with all proceeds benefiting the BRH museum. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited to 40 participants. Please call Judith Stoll at 814-398-4365 for reservations.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What a wonderful day!

Our summer picnic was everything I had hoped for and more.  The food was delicious.  Take a look at this beautiful salad Susan made.
Susan's Cold Asparagus Salad--Yum!
Jill's Honey Oatmeal Rolls
Pauline picked cherries from her orchard.
Donna's quilts were amazing and she is such a delightful person.  Here are just a few quilts.  You can see many more on her blog.
Broderie de Marseille Petassoun

Perfect condition doll quilt

Another doll quilt late 1700's
We loved the usual pattern in this applique quilt.  Donna hand quilted this top.  Her quilting is breathtaking!!

This is not a repo...the real deal!

Eastern PA applique and reverse applique

Judith loved this one c. 1840-1860

 This post is getting a little heavy with photos.  I have more from Donna's quilts and also some from Sheila's miniatures.  Although, if you want to see great pictures of Sheila's quilts, check out her blog
I think everyone had a great time.  It was so nice to see Sheila and Vern again and meet Donna.  Thank you all for coming and sharing your quilts and time with us. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Picnic

Tomorrow is our annual summer picnic at Judith's lovely home.  We are in for a real, fun, fellowship and quilts, quilts, quilts!
Sheila Holland will be back to join us and we are all looking forward to seeing her again, and Vern too.  Our program for the day will be given by Donna Stickovich from Quilting on the Mon blog.  We can not wait to see what quilts she brings to share with us.  We are so thrilled she has agreed to travel the three hours north see us and share some of her collection.  Can you tell I am excited??
The weather looks perfect, mid-70' rain.  Pauline is bringing some of those fresh cherries from her family's orchard, yum! 
I will share pictures if I can. 

I thought I would try to add a picture, to this post, to see if I could actually do it.  This is not an antique, as you can tell.  It is my version of a quilt called "Select Six" by Karen Montgomery from The Quilt Company.  It is entirely hand pieced and is being hand quilted. 

"Select Six"

Close-up of center, sorry color is not great.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Another famous member

Check out Bonnie Hunter's blog to see our Pauline in living "cherry" color.  We are a small group but we get around.