Friendship and Interest Groups
  • Most of these groups meet weekly to provide members with an opportunity to socialize, work on your own projects, trade ideas and books, and even arrange/take field trips (aka fabric buying expeditions). Many of these groups meet in member's homes and spaces may be limited. Centre Pieces encourages members to form new friendships or interest groups when the need and inclination arise.
  • Check your Greenbook for contact phone numbers and/or emails
  • Thursday Morning Group (aka Alley Cat Quilters)
  • Meets (surprise!) Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Willows Building of the Juniper Brookline facility in the Mt. Nittany Dining Room. We bring our own projects to work on and enjoy each other's company. A no-frills group, snacks and beverages are not provided. Newcomers are always welcome! For more information, or for directions, contact Cindy Alley.
  • Cover Girls
  • Meets Wednesday mornings each week from 9am to Noon, to work on projects, trade ideas, and socialize in member's homes. Open to all Centre Pieces Members. Contact Jan Donaldson for more information.
  • Tuesday QB (Quilting Bee)
  • The QB's meet every Tuesday morning from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at St. John's United Church of Christ in Boalsburg. We bring our own projects to work on and share ideas and fellowship. Bring your own lunch. Open to all quilters! For more information, contact Mona Hill or Bobbie Muscarella.
  • Tuesday Afternoon Quilt Group
  • Meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month in the Library of the Social Hall behind Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church from 1 to 3 pm. Contact Beth Ondo for more information.
  • Hearts and Hands
  • Hearts and Hands comprises a variety of community service quilt projects such as Comfort Covers, Toys for Tots, and other worthy projects from time to time. For more information about contributing to these projects, please contact the people mentioned below.
  • Comfort Covers
  • Our group is in need of all sizes of quilts and blankets: small for babies, lap-sized, and twin sized. Comfort Covers gives quilts and blankets to surrounding hospitals and shelters, and quilts are always needed! Quilts will be collected at every meeting. For more information or to drop off quilts at other times, contact Marge Reeder.
  • Toys for Tots
  • Members donate small quilts for dolls to the Toys for Tots drive by December 1st each year. Quilts will be collected at every meeting. For more information or to drop off quilts at other times, contact Jill Wisniewski or Debbie Barrick.

    Diann and a representative of the Toys for Tots program have come up with a list of helpful hints for you to consider as you are making small quilts for this program--and remember, soft and colorful are what kids like.
    + For dolls and stuffed animals: square quilts should be at least 18 inches to wrap small dolls easily. Rectangular quilts should be about 18 x 24 inches. Any size will work as long as it is no smaller than 18 inches. Every child loves a quilt with a doll or stuffed animal.
    + For infants: a 36 x 36 inch receiving size flannel works well with no batting. A 30 x 40 inch quilt panel size also works well. Very soft and thin batting and light quilting work the best. Fleece blankets any size with crocheted edges are great, too.
    + Any size will work as long as it is no smaller than 18 inches.
  • Operation Shoebox
  • For a number of years members have made stockings that are sent to the Operation Shoebox headquarters (check out their website directly to learn more about the organization or see how you can help). These stockings are then filled and distributed to military troops around the workd during the holiday season. For the coming year Operation Shoebox has requested that we make Ditty Bags since they can be distributed throughout the year. There is also a need for crocheted skull caps for troops to wear under their helmets. For more information about this charitable opportunity, please contact Claire Amick.

    Directions for both projects are provided here:
    + Ditty Bags
    + Crocheted Skull Cap
  • CHARITY DONATIONS - Centre County Food Bank
  • We will be supporting the Centre County Food bank this year. Please remember to bring a food item or monetary donation to each meeting. Please check the following link for items currently in short supply and other tips for items needed: State College Food Bank