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4H Fair – August 10-12th at the 4H Center at 1015 Bridge St Collegeville, PA

HCQ members organize the display of quilts for the 4-H Fair during the second week of August each year. In the even year, HCQ sews a raffle quilt for 4-H.  All the proceeds from the raffle is given to the 4-H Foundation. The 4-H Fair is the culmination of the 4-H project year for Montgomery County 4-H members. This is their opportunity to show their families, friends and the public their achievements throughout the year.

All quilters are encouraged to enterYou do not need to be a Montgomery Co. resident or HCQ member. This is a great opportunity to show off your talents! A giant fabric sale is ongoing during the fair and is coordinated by the Creamery Crafters 4-H Club. 

4-H Fair Quilting Categories:

Bed quilts, Lap or Crib size Quilts, Wallhangings, Accessories  Be sure the bed size quilts have a sleeve for hanging. There is a link about how to make a quilt sleeve in the Member Information tab. The quilts can be machine or hand quilted. A Viewer Choice Award will be given in each category.   

Pick up and drop off information .This information is being revised, check back later.

The 4 H Raffle Quilt was sewn by Marianne and hand quilted by Connie, Phyllis, Lillian and Judy. A group of hard working and talented ladies

Farm, Home and Youth Foundation of Montgomery Township received a check for $9,000.00 from Homemakers Country Quilters in May.  Our successful and prosperous quilt show in the spring allowed the guild to share our profit.  We are grateful for our partnership with this fantastic organization.  Merrill Ruth, President of the board, is holding a large version of the check.

This spring, guild members traveled to Ronald Mc Donald House in Danville to give them our RMD quilts we made the last two years for the children in the RMD house.  The guild members sewed 124 quilts, 195 pillowcase, and a big tub of shampoo, 2 tubs of toiletries, a tub of can tabs were delivered to RMD house. They appreciate all of our donations.

The May meeting was a comedy routine with quilt slow information sprinkled in by our speaker, Mark Lipinski.  We laughed our way through his quilt journey. His message; slow down, enjoy your quilting, find new pleasure in challenging yourself with new techniques and reawaken your passion for quilting.  A wonderful way to end a fantastic two years! Thank you to our Executive Board for doing just that, reawakening our passion for quilting.

Our 2017 Quilt Show Viewer’s Choice Awards

Thanks to Warren, HCQ’s handyman, Jeannie’s HCQ apron is framed and hung in the Walnut Room. He made the beautiful frame for the apron. Evelyn’s quilt show pins are now displayed as well.

First picture of the 2019 Quilt Show First Place Prize Raffle Quilt, “Poetic Blossoms” already in the quilt frame!

Second Place Prize for 2019 Quilt Show is a quilt pieced by the late Rosie Mutter.

Quilts for the 4 H Fundraiser in April

Nannette machine quilted a quilt for the 4 H fundraiser.

HelenMarie sewed a quilt for the 4 H fundraiser.

Helen’s  acquaintance gave HCQ many quilt tops to be used for a silent auctioned for our members at a meeting in the Fall, it will be announced later. 

Starlight Surprise Workshop   

by Sally Rapp, a former HCQ member, was held after the January meeting. Some of the Starlight Surprise quilts completed by our members.

New Hexie Workshop in November presented by Jeannie Flynn   img_1125

 

 

Twisted Table Runner Workshop – We enjoyed the workshop Judy taught in October. Judy is an excellent teacher. After the detailed cutting process, the runner sewed very quickly. Each different yet beautiful.

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Ahead of the game – The first picture of the 2019 Raffle Quilt!!

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Fabricpalozza!!  The Measure and Mark Party to jump start the measuring for the Recycle Room at the quilt show was quite a success.  We had 23 ladies, 3 of the new members, and 2 guys come in and work very hard. Over 100 hours of time was spent during the 3 weeks. See you in February for more Measure and Mark fun.  Great job! Thank you all!  We will be accepting more fabric at each meeting. Time to clean out your stash ladies.  Some pictures of the boxes full of measured fabric.

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4-H Fair – Many people visited the Quilt Room during the 4-H Fair in August to ohh and ahh over the wonderful quilts.  Now you can enjoy HCQ members’ beautiful quilts too.

      The set up team working hard.

The beautiful 2017 4-H Raffle Quilt in the frame to be quilted. Can’t wait to see it next year.

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