Welcome to the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild Website!
We love to quilt and we love to share our passion for quilting. If you love quilting like we do, we invite you to check us out! Our membership encompasses a wide range of ages and skill levels and promotes quilting through the use of traditional quilt patterns.
Our members enjoy learning new methods, and we encourage each other to share knowledge through member-offered workshops. Several workshops each year are presented by regional and national (many are award-winning) quilters/authors/instructors.
The annual dues is $20 and due June 2021. Anyone who has not paid by 8/31/2021 will be removed from the email group.
The web page “Members Only” requires a password, which is on the back of your membership card.
Contact Janet Wisniewski or Judy Stuaffer for membership information.
Quilts of Valor Challenge
A challenge from Sue Keller: I would like to offer our guild a challenge this month. With all the things happening in United States, I would like our members to help make some blocks for “Quilts of Valor”. One of our guild members, Billie Blakeney (570-683-6189) is PA state coordinator for this group.
QUILTS OF VALOR:
From the beginning, Catherine Roberts had definite ideas about standards of excellence for Quilts of Valor:
I knew a Quilt of Valor had to be a quality-made quilt, not a “charity quilt.” A Quilt of Valor had to be quilted, not tied, which meant hand or machine quilting. It would be “awarded,” not just passed out like magazines or videos, and would say unequivocally, “Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor in serving our nation.”
I know many of our guild members have gotten together and made quilts for our neighbors and people they knew in the area. With what is happening in The United States, it’s making me rethink about all the people in uniforms defending our country and doing what is ask of them.
Any STAR design blocks could be made. You are welcome to visit their web site for ideas. Right now the blocks that are being featured are below (click on the star to open the pdf file). Eight point floating star and Floating wonky star. Any star pattern could be used and should measure 12 1/2″ to be finished as 12″. Most have a solid or tone on tone background with stars of red and blue.
Please join me in working on this project. I was going to have this finish up at our September meeting, but that is kinda short. Let’s finish this at our October 28th meeting. I personally am offering three individual handmade gifts (made by me) to the top three individuals that help with this challenge.
ARE YOU UP TO IT!!!!!! Let me see what October 28 brings….
THE QUILT SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO 2023!
2023 Quilt Show Theme "The Great Outdoors"
Watch for monthly emails from Jeff Randall about the quilt show.
The raffle quilt name is “Under the Stars”.
2023 Challenge Quilt Requirements
- Size less than or equal to 24″ on any side
- Wildlife / Nature (not a sporting event)
- Must have one wild animal
- Use pearl cotton somewhere on the quilt top
Regional Quilt Events
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
September 16th through September 19th, 2021
Great Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA
General admission $15 Thursday, Friday, or Saturday; $13 Sunday
Carol (Brown) Yoder