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

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Our very own Jill Meszaros won runner up viewers choice in the Seaways Trail War of 1812 Bicentennial Quilt Show at Sackett Harbor, NY. Three of our members submitted quilts. You can see Judith Stoll's on Barbara Brackman's blog and Jill's on the Seaway Trails blog. All the quilts were fabulous! We are so proud of our Jill.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Quilts With A Past Day at The Baldwin Reynolds House Museum

Just wanted to share an interesting quilt day event coming up in our area.  This is not an event done through our Quilt Study Group.  Although, several of our members are part of the Textile Conservation Committee at the Museum.  This is sure to be a special day with some wonderful quilts on display.  I will post a picture of the raffle quilt as soon as I have it ready.

Noon until ? (Arrivals start at 11:00)
April 28, 2012
Have a special vintage quilt you would like to know a little more about? Let our experts help you discover its past. Bring it along and spend a special day at the Baldwin Reynolds House Museum. Attendance will be limited to 40 participants. 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 three outstanding experts. Not only will you find out about your treasure but you will get to see 39 other fine quilts that may never be public again. Finally, the day will end with one of our lucky participants winning a full size scrappy Log Cabin quilt made by award winning quilter, Charlotte Newhard.
                                     Our Experts: Pauline Fisher, AQS Certified Appraiser
                                     Megan Bell, owner of Megan’s Quilt Parlor
                                     Peg Weymer, retired antique quilt purveyor
Other attractions:
*Selected quilts from the Baldwin Reynolds House collection will be on display.
* Megan Bell will be offering tempting fabrics and notions from her store, Megan’s Quilt Parlor in Albion, PA.
*Pauline Fisher will be taking reservations to do certified quilt appraisals suitable for insurance purposes from 9:00 to 11:00.
Cost $30.00
If interested please leave a comment or contact through email.Proceeds to benefit the Textile Conservation Committee of the Baldwin Reynolds House

Sunday, February 19, 2012

February Quilt Study

It has been a long time since have gotten together. Can't wait to see every one tomorrow. Good food, good friends and great quilts.