Keystone Quilters 2020 - 2021 Executive Board 

 

President  -  Alicia Wilhelm  

Vice President  -  Mary Ann Smith

Secretary   -  Dawn Englehart 

Treasurer  -  Patricia Royer 

Historian  -  Janet Schmell 

Ex Officio  -  Lyn Rossanese 

2020 - 2021 Committee Heads 

Bee Keeper  - Janet Schmell 

BOM - Debbie Witt

Challenge - Arlene Kushinka

Charity/Service Coordinator  - Arlene Kushinksa

December Tea - Debbie Witt 

Door Prizes - Ingrid Griffith 

Fabric Lottery - VACANT

Guest Registration - Jean Perry 

June Dinner Meeting - Debbie Witt 

Library/Magazine Subcscriptions-  Edna Reiss &                                                                Patty Geroni

Membership/Name Badges - Sue Edwards 

 

Newsletter - Kerry Kastle

MAQGNET Coordinator - Kathy Shorter

Nominating Committee  - Lyn Rossanese

Programs - Kathleen Shorter 

Publicity - Tracy Smith

Quilt Camp - Bobbie Dewey

Quilt Show 2021 - Sue Edwards & Kathy Pogue 

Raffle Quilt (non-show year) - Lynn Lentz

Redners Receipts - Maryanna Caldwell 

Saturday Specials Coordinator & Scheduling - Deb Ott

Sunshine - Trudy Salvatore  

Webmaster - Tracy Smith  

 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.

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 

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