Keystone Quilters 2021 - 2022 Executive Board
President - Alicia Wilhelm
Vice President - Mary Ann Smith
Secretary - Melody Schmidt
Treasurer - Patricia Royer
Historian - Janet Schmell
Ex Officio - Lyn Rossanese
2021 - 2022 Committee Heads
Bee Keeper - Janet Schmell
BOM - Debbie Witt
Challenge - Arlene Kushinka
Charity/Service Coordinator - Arlene Kushinksa
December Tea - Debbie Witt
Fabric Lottery - Melissa Yates
Guest Registration - Jean Perry
June Dinner Meeting - Debbie Witt
Library/Magazine Subscriptions - Patty Geroni
Membership/Name Badges - Sue Edwards
Newsletter - Kerry Kastle
Nominating Committee - Lyn Rossanese
Programs - Kathleen Shorter
Publicity - VACANT (interim - Tracy Smith)
Quilt Camp - Bobbie Dewey
Quilt Show 2021 Co-chairs - Sue Edwards & Kathy Pogue
Redners Receipts - Maryanna Caldwell
Saturday Specials Coordinator & Scheduling - Deb Ott
Sunshine - Trudy Salvatore
Webmaster - Tracy Smith
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.
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.
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.
All skill levels are welcome - we do not have a waiting list to join the Guild.
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