About Us 

 

On September 24, 1983, a group of 15 women from Quakertown, Springtown, Sellersville, Pleasant Valley, and Perkasie, Pennsylvania met for the first time in the basement of Quakertown's historic Burgess Foulke House.  Our co-founders,

Vicki Derenick & Brenda Kalata, wanted to provide a forum for area quilters to come together trying and evaluating new techniques, trouble-shoot quilting issues, as well as stimulate, challenge and expand their quilting skills.  The group called themselves "Keystone Quilters".  

In 1987, the Keystone Quilters quilt guild had the honor of hosting the NQA (National Quilting Association) national quilt show at Lafayette College, Easton, PA.  The show boasted an attendance in excess of 7,500. 

Over the years our membership has grown from that small group of 15 to approximately 100 members.

Come to a meeting  - Our monthly meeting place for General Meetings, and Saturday Specials; 

 

St John's Lutheran Church

Activity Center

26 1st Ave

Richlandtown, PA 18955

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our mailing address is

P.O. Box 446, Quakertown, PA - 18951

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for email,

click here -                    Keystone Quilters email

Non-members can register for special workshops and Saturday Specials if space is available.

Please email us if you would like more information, click here  -                       Keystone Quilters email

 

The guest fee for attending an evening meeting/program is $5.

 

Executive Board 2019 - 2020

  • President ......................................... Lyn Rossanese

  • Vice President ................................ Alicia Wilhelm

  • Secretary ........................................ Dawn Englehart

  • Treasurer ........................................ Mary Ann Smith

  • Historian ........................................ Melissa Yates

  • Ex-Officio....................................... Linda Curry            

Committee Heads 2019 - 2020 

  • Bee Keeper - vacant                                                      

  • BOM  (block of the month)- Deb Witt                                                  

  • Box Tops - Trudy Salvatore                                                         

  • Bus Trip - vacant                                             

  • Challenge - Arlene Kushinka                                                            

  • Charity/Service Coordinator  - Jan Abate                 

  • December Tea - Deb Witt                                                   

  • Door Prizes - vacant                                         

  • Fabric Lottery - vacant                                              

  • Guest Registration - Jean Perry                                

  • June Dinner Meeting - Joan Cahill                           

  • Library/Magazine Subscription - Donna Zaleta, Edna Reiss & Patty Geroni          

  • MAQGNET Coordinator - Jamee Pemberton                        

  • Membership - Sue Edwards  

  • New Member Coordinator - Carol Leibel & Ellen Inghrim       

  • Nominating Committee - vacant                          

  • Newsletter - Ellen Inghrim                             

  • Programs - Kelly Wenhold & vacant                        

  • Publicity - vacant (Tracy Smith interim)                                 

  • Quilt Camp - Kelly Wenhold                              

  • Quilt Show 2019 - Sue Edwards & Kathy Pogue                             

  • Raffle Quilt (non-show year) - Lynn Lentz                

  • Redners Receipts - Maryanna Caldwell                       

  • Saturday Specials - Deb Ott    (Coordinator & Scheduling)                

  • Sunshine - Trudy Salvatore                            

  • Webmaster - Tracy Smith                                          

Our Goals

  • To stimulate interest among members and the general public about quilts, including the history and craft of quilt making.

  • To create and promote good will and fellowship among members.

  • To encourage quilters everywhere to strive to improve their workmanship.

  • To define standards of quality that quilters are able to use to evaluate their work.

 

Our Quilt Show

Our first quilt show was held in October of 1984 at Burgess Foulke House & Market, Quakertown, PA. Our biennial show, held in October (in odd numbered years), is a judged show.  Our quilt show features quilts, wall hangings, and clothing items by guild and non guild members alike with ribbons being awarded in more than 20 categories.  We have special exhibits, free demonstrations, door prizes, vendors, a guild sponsored boutique and to round off your quilt show experience, we have the famous "Keystone Cafe".  Our quilt show continues to be a Fall destination for many. Our "no repeat" policy ensures that you will always see a new and exciting show.

Community Service

Keystone Quilter's first community project was to work on the restoration of several antique quilts for the Quakertown Historical Society which are now on permanent display in the 19th century Burgess Foulke house, Quakertown, PA.

 

We have contributed to our community over the years in the following ways;

  • Donating quilting related books to local libraries 

  • Donating software to local schools

  • Awarding scholarships each year to a high school student pursuing degrees in fabric art

  • Contributing to breast cancer awareness fund raisers

  • Supporting local women's shelters 

  • Supporting the local food bank  

  • Making and donating in excess of 1,500 teddy bears annually to the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, PA

  • Participating as a guild in making blankets for the Linus project

  • Donating a portion of the Quilt Show profits to local charities 

  • Displaying our quilts, wall hangings, and quilted clothing at local malls, libraries, and

  • Accepting invitations from local communities to demonstrate the art of quilting.

Membership 
  •  All skill levels are welcome - we do not have a waiting list to join the Guild.

  • Click here to take the first step in becoming a Keystone Quilter!                    New member information and application ​

If you still have questions, send us your question here ...  

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