Hearts & Hands Quilt Guild

The official blog of the Hearts & Hands Quilt Guild. Visit to find out about upcoming events, meetings, and member happenings.

Location: Pennsylvania, United States

Friday, August 10, 2007

2008 Hearts & Hands Challenge

Fabric packets are now available for the 2008 Hearts & Hands Quilt Guild Challenge. First ($100), Second ($75), and Third ($50) prizes will be awarded. Challenge entries will be displayed during the 25th Annual Quilt Show at the West Overton Museums (Scottdale, PA), scheduled for June 2008.

Cost is $17.99 for the packet that features 1/2 yard plus three fat quarters of fabric in shades of blue, yellow and purple.

Participants can add up to two additional fabrics but the majority of challenge fabric should be used on the front of the quilt. Challenge entries can be 36" or smaller and must include a 2-inch sleeve on the back. The quilter's name should also be on the back of the quilt, but temporarily covered for the judging process.

A limited number of Challenge Packets are available at Kate & Becca's Quilt Patch, Etc. (Scottdale, PA), or e-mail heartsandhandsguild@gmail.com for more information.

Finished challenge projects must be submitted according to the entry process, fee, and deadlines established by the West Overton Museums (http://www.westovertonmuseum.org/). A May 2008 submission deadline is expected, but an exact date is not available at this writing.

2007 Hearts & Hands Quilt Challenge

The Hearts & Hands Quilt Guild organized its first "public" quilt challenge as part of the 2007 West Overton Museum Quilt Show.

Guild members Marsha Callaro and Vicki Ulery selected fabric and prepared challenge packets that were purchased by interested Guild members. Butterflies and bumble bees danced across wall hangings in shades of blue, purple, and yellow displayed as part of the show. Styles ranged from traditional pieced to three-dimensional elements.

Prizes were awarded in several categories:

Best of Challenge -- Fay Pritts
Viewer's Choice -- Fay Pritts

Most Original Design -- Pat Peden

Most Whimsical -- Priscilla Richardson

Most Creative Use of Fabric -- Kay Bigley

Judges Choice -- Marsha Callaro

August 2007 Meeting

August Meeting Highlights:

  • The next meeting of the Guild will be Thursday, September 6, at 7 p.m. Donna from Sew Special will demonstrate a stained glass technique after the business portion of the meeting.

  • Please remember to renew your dues ($10) if you haven't already done so.

  • Join us Wednesday, October 3, when we participate in fabric designer Nancy Odem's trunk show and lecture at the Mennonite Camp (Laurelville). Nancy's presentation is part of the annual retreat sponsored by Kate & Becca's Quilt Patch, Etc. (Scottdale, PA). The program begins at 6:30 p.m. The entrance fee for this event is $8, payable at Quilt Patch, Etc. or at the door. (This lecture takes the place of our regular October meeting.) Visit http://www.quiltpatchetc.com/ for more information about Nancy Odem and the retreat.

  • The November 1 meeting will feature our annual baby blanket bonanza. Bring along a pair of fabric scissors and help to snip and tie fleece blankets for our charity Alternatives. Yes Pregnancy Support Center. Donations of completed quilts and baby blankets will also be accepted at this time.

  • This year's Christmas meeting will be held December 6. Each guild member is to bring a $5 grab bag gift to exchange. The group agreed to order pizza for the party and each person is to bring their own soft drink. Additional details will be shared as they are clarified.

Monday, July 02, 2007

July 2007 Meeting

Just a reminder that the next meeting of the Hearts & Hands Guild will be Thursday, July 12, 2007.

The meeting was changed from the first Thursday of the month (July 5) because of the holiday.

Happy Fourth of July!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

11th Annual Guild Dinner Planned

Plans are underway for the 11th annual dinner for members of the Hearts & Hands Quilt Guild. This year, the dinner will be held at Miss Martha's Tea Room (www.MissMarthasTeaRoom.com), located at 165 Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, PA.

The dinner will be held Wednesday, June 7, and will take the place of the regular monthly meeting. It will begin at 7 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:10 p.m.

Those planning to attend the dinner will have a choice of:

PICK ONE: Wedding Soup -- or -- Side Salad (mixed greens with salad vegetables and feta cheese)

PICK ONE: Chicken Salad Croissant -- or -- Grilled Chicken Wrap -- or -- Spinach-Bacon Quiche

DESSERT: Four mini-desserts will be served to each guest: Eclair, Cream Puff, Cheese Cake (one of seven differet kinds of cheese cakes), and Chocolate Mousse Dessert

BEVERAGE: a choice of Coffee -- or -- Hot Tea -- or -- Iced Tea

Members interested in attending the dinner should send their check (made out to Hearts & Hands Guild) for $16 to:

Cheryl Pallygus
407 Sylvan Road
Scottdale, PA 15683

Deadline for reservations is May 30.

Please e-mail your dinner choices to Susan at susan.isola@gmail.com.

3rd Annual Bus Trip to Quilt Odyssey 2006

Plans are set for the Hearts & Hands Quilt Guild's third annual bus trip to Quilt Odyssey 2006 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Scheduled for Thursday, July 27, the trip offers a great opportunity to enjoy the afternoon at one of the premiere quilt shows and venor exhibits in the state, while eliminating the stress of driving and the hassle of parking.

Cost for the trip is $35 for Hearts & Hands Guild members and $40 for non-members. With the increasing cost of gas, this bus trip offers an economical way to visit the show and enjoy time with friends.

Reserve your seat today by mailing your check (made out to Hearts & Hands Guild) to:

Cheryl Pallygus
407 Sylvan Road
Scottdale, PA 15683.

For questions, please call Vi at 724-696-4466, or e-mail her at viquilt@zoominternet.net.

The day's schedule is as follows:

7 a.m. -- depart Pennsville Baptist Church parking lot

7:15 a.m. -- depart Leah Personal Care Home (New Stanton) parking lot

9 a.m. -- rest stop at Sidling Hill (PA Turnpike)

11:15 a.m. -- lunch at Bob Evans (Hershey, PA) Please note that all meals are the responsibility of individual travelers.

12:15 p.m. -- arrive at Quilt Odyssey 2006 (Hershey, PA)

4 p.m. -- depart Quilt Odyssey 2006

6 p.m. -- dinner at Ed's Steakhouse (Bedford, PA)

8:45 p.m. -- arrive Leah Personal Care Home parking lot (New Stanton, PA)

9 p.m. -- arrive Pennsville Baptist Church parking lot

Monday, March 20, 2006

Keepsake Quilting Tour in May

From member Vicki Ulery:

Keepsake Quilting Tour
Center Harbour New Hampshire

May 18-19-20
Depart 6 a.m. -- May 18 (Cranberry area)
Arrive back 1 a.m. (approximately) May20
Package Includes, Round trip Transportation
2 Nights Lodging, 2 Breakfasts
Complete Insurance Pkg.

Professional Tour Manager

Attractions: Visit New England Quilt Museum Lowell MA. Thursday.

Saturday we will board Washington Cruise Ship for 2 ½ hours of shopping in another port on Lake Winnipesaukee. Also receive a canvas tote bag, coupon books, maps, guides and more. Free time to shop at Keepsake Quilting on Friday and Saturday.

Shop Saturday until 3 p.m. Depart for Pittsburgh

Plenty of time to shop and browse Keepsake Quilting and other specialty shops.
Price: Double $360.00
Triple $330.00
Quad $313.00

May 18 breakfast, lunch, dinner, May 19 lunch, dinner, May 20 lunch dinner not included.

Deposit $150.00 required ASAP. Final payment due April 20.

Contact Sharon Thompson for Trip Reservations
412-877-1941 or 724-567-7251
(Tour package provided by American Destinations)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

July Bus Trip to Hershey

Plans are currently underway for the Hearts & Hands Quilt Guild to sponsor a one-day bus trip to Hershey for Quilt Odyssey. Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 27, and check back as more details become available.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Author of Quilting Book Series to Visit Pittsburgh

From member Vicki Ulery:

Mark your calendars because Jennifer Chiaverini will be visiting Pittsburgh this month.

Jennifer is the author of the popular Elm Creek Quilt book series. She will be promoting her latest book, Circle of Quilters, when
she visits the Joseph Beth Booksellers on Tuesday, March 28. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the store located at 2705 Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.