Letort Quilters has been invited by the Central PA Gath-ering of the Guilds to come to their display at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and demonstrate how to quilt by hand.
Vist us on Tuesday, January 8, 11am-4pm, and Saturday, January 12, 9am-2pm. We hope to see you there!
Are you a member of the National Quilting Association? We encourage you to join and become involved with the NQA! There are many benefits associated with being a member including being more informed of events such as National Quilting Day on March 17 – a day to recognize the quilting skills we have dedicated time to learn and love, and for non-quilters to bundle-up in a quilt and appreciate the warmth, beauty and love put into every stitch. Visit the NQA website to learn more about National Quilt Day and the Benefits of being a member. NQA has also posted a free compass star pattern called “Pointing the Way” to celebrate!
Apply for a membership online or download the application form on the NQA Website.
Do you love a mystery? Start a mystery quilt project. Mystery quilts are when quilt instructions are provied a piece at a time (often one clue a week) and quilters have no idea what the end project will look like until the final instructions are sent.
Interested LeTort Quilters are working on the Bonnie Hunter 2012 Mystery quilt called Easy Street. More information can be found on her website
LeTort Quilters were excited that the Project SHARE of Carlise were able to attend our first 2012-2013 guild year meetintg to accept the money raised with the sale of raffle quilt tickets for our 2012 QuiltFest. Project Share provides food, clothing, nutritional education, and links to programs to empower people in need within in the Greater Carlisle Area. We're glad to be able to help our community!
Did you know that Letort Quilters is a chapter of the National Quilting Association (NQA)? In September 2012 NQA selected LeTort Quilters to be the featured chapter in their Chapter Showcase! The NQA promotes the art, craft, and legacy of quilt making, encouraging high standards through education, preservation, and philanthropic endeavors. They fund grants and scholarships; provide quilt teacher and judge certifications; as well as a Master Quilt Program that recognizes quilts constructed with a high degree of excellence. They also hold an annual quilt show in Columbus, Ohio every June. Because we are a chapter of NQA they make available for purchase the special ribbons we award at our own quilt show. We can share our activities and announce our quilt show in their publication The Quilting Quarterly. Individuals can also join NQA. Members receive the Quilting Quarterly publication; reduced class fees and quilt entries at the annual NQA show.
For more information about NQA visit their website. Information about the organization, lists of teachers and membership information can all be found on their site.
The Cumberland County Quilt Documentation Project officially began at the LeTort quilters meeting place, St. Matthew's Church in Carlisle. Locals who brought in their quilts were able to learn much from the quilt experts such as techniques used and quilting trends for the time.
The word is spreading about the exciting project! The Patriot News had an article about our documentation, Liz Kisielewski was interviewed by WITF radio, and Shopper's Guide ran an article too. Visit the documentaiton website for more details and project updates.