**In-Person Meetings Suspended**
Due to the extension of social distancing protocols, we have suspended our in-person meetings. A return date has not been set. Please stay safe and healthy! Check back often for new information.
July Virtual Meeting
Guild Meeting - July 21, 2020 at 7:00PM (Zoom)
Our evening meeting will be via Zoom beginning at 7 PM. Bring your beverage of choice, sit in a comfortable chair, and spend the evening with your quilting friends virtually. We have a number of activities planned and will be having Show and Tell too. Please send a picture of what you have been working on to Christy Stephenson at least a day before the meeting. She will compile the pictures into a presentation so everyone can see your quilt on their screen while you tell us about your quilt.
Workshop on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Mystery Quilt with Diana Leslie
Guild Member, Diana Leslie, is hosting her mystery workshop virtually this year. Everyone who signed up should have received the mystery clues from Diana over the course of the month of July. There is no cost to Guild members for this workshop.
NEW!! Sit and Sew with Friends - Tuesday July 28, 2PM-4PM
Set your iPad or laptop up in your sewing room and join a virtual “Sew-in” with your fellow Guild members. A meeting invitation will be sent to you a day before and all you need to do is click on the link and join in the fun.
We're Still Quilting ... with Old Friends in New Ways
Check out the Events tab on this site for "Quilting Events of All Kinds" including virtual quilting events that may interest you during your time at home. If you have an event to post, please contact Lisa Coccetti.
Row of the Month
This year, Guild members are joining in on a "row of the month" rather than a typical block of the month. The approach is simple - each month a block pattern is featured and repeated to comprise one row of your quilt. ***The rows through July are now posted on the Members tab.***
*AQS (American Quilter’s Society) granted us permission to use their 2016 Row of the Month Quilt including the supply list and all the instructions with some stipulations... “AQS QuiltWeek Row Quilt, Copyright 2016, American Quilter’s Society. Used by permission. For personal use by guild members only. To maintain the integrity of the copyright, the quilts and pattern are not to be sold, Quilt labels should bear the tag line: ‘AQS Quiltweek Row Quilt, Copyright 2016,American Quilter’s Society. Used by Permission.’
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: REGINA APUZZO
I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well and enjoying the summer.
As you know, Pennsylvania has entered the green phase of its reopening. Whether doing so can be done safely and successfully hinges on many factors, and only time will tell. While the Executive Board continues to monitor the situation and its impact on our return to in-person guild meetings and workshops, we feel that we need to move forward by revising our plans for the remainder of this year. We feel that we should take into consideration the possibility that we may not be able to meet in-person; and even if we can, there will likely be members who are not comfortable doing so. Our goal is to keep everyone connected and included, and we feel that we can best do so by providing virtual meetings and workshops. Our inaugural venture into the virtual world went very well last month. Some 40+ members joined our Zoom program, featuring Joyce Hughes. Earlier in the day, members attended Joyce’s virtual thread painting workshop. Based on that success, we will be moving forward with the Zoom platform for the foreseeable future. Shortly, you will receive an email, detailing our plans for the remainder of the year. Christy and Nancy are currently reworking our 2020 calendar of programs and workshops, which you will find in that email. They may have some information to share in this newsletter, as well.
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