Volume 18 Issue 2 July, 2009
a Communiqué for Chapters of the P. Buckley Moss Society
WVPT EXCLUSIVE PRINTS
A MESSAGE FROM PAT For nearly 30 years Pat Moss has made a
Dear Chapter Friends: Television, the PBS Station that serves the
Shenandoah Valley as well as Central and Northern
The Society’s group cruise on the Mediterranean Virginia. Through her generosity, and of course her
was such fun! I was delighted to have so many of un-matched talent, Pat has provided a new original
my friends as shipmates. It is a blessing to meet print every year for WVPT to utilize in its ongoing
friends wherever I go, and I always feel at home no efforts to raise funds to support the programming and
matter where I am. outreach efforts that positively impact this region of
Our Society and our chapters have taught us the Virginia.
valuable lesson of sharing and friendship and have The proceeds from the sale of these WVPT
given us a network of friends all over the country and Exclusive Prints benefit the culturally enriching and
sometimes in other parts of the world. Even though educational programming that WVPT broadcasts to
we may go somewhere and think we don’t know audiences of all ages. In particular, Pat’s passion for
anyone, chances are we will find a fellow Society helping children is evidenced through this support –
member and make an instant connection or bond. as it helps fund the broadcast of more than 60 hours
We are then no longer “strangers in a strange land.” of weekly programming specifically for children.
This is a precious gift that shows us how humanity is In describing Pat Moss when interviewed for the
linked together. WVPT documentary “P. Buckley Moss: Lady
No man is an island, entire of itself; every Behind the Brush”, retired P. Buckley Moss
man is a piece of the continent, a part of the Museum Director Peter Rippe said, “She paints the
main. human dream, she paints a very perfect world. It’s a
John Donne, 1572-1631 world that many people are seeking as human beings
Love, – not as Americans, but as human beings – the
brotherhood of all humanity.”
And in 2009, one aspect of Pat’s “perfect world” is
exhibited in the new WVPT Exclusive Print “Spring
Awakening”, which is the companion to the 2008
WVPT print “Winter’s Peace”.
WVPT would like to extend the offer to purchase
these prints, and others which are still in the station’s
inventory, to all Moss Society members. Your
purchase would benefit this PBS station – Pat’s
“hometown” PBS station - and would benefit you as
an owner of an exclusive Moss Print.
WVPT has a lot of the print editions still available
on their website at
You will find several images and additional
information on page 7 of this newsletter.
For more information about ordering prints, contact
Jo Sites, WVPT, (540) 437-2444 or email
A MESSAGE FROM
PEGGY’S CORNER MARY LOU MCMILLIN
Happy 4 of July,
What a year this has been, but even with the Hi everyone,
challenges of a struggling economy your Moss I just returned home from watching my two
Chapters continue to make a difference for children grandsons ages 4 and 6. They were wonderful and
and families in need. And those needs are visible this is a great age because they have so many new
every where we look these days. Now especially is a things they want to do. I forgot how much energy they
time of opportunity for us to reach out and adopt a have and how much I do not have. When it was time
family with a jobless parent, contribute to a food for bed I was also ready, but it was great fun, and now
bank, or gather clothes and supplies for children who our house is very quiet. I really miss them.
otherwise will be unprepared when school begins.
By this time, you should have received your letter
The VA hospitals are filled with soldiers who are in
about the eco bags. I hope your chapter will order
need of the encouragement from a visit and a treat
some of the bags and you are able to raise some
bag as they heal or endure lengthy therapy.
money for your favorite charity. The Board realizes
I am excited about the “Eco-friendly” bags that the how difficult it is to try to come up with new ideas, and
Society has been able to offer the chapters for we hope that this project will help in getting the
fundraising. That creative idea from Wanda members excited doing something different. Getting
Wickensheimer, president of Pat’s Happy Hoosiers. the bags into your community will help to spread the
will help to fund many worthy causes. This is just news about our Society and also hopefully help your
another example of the amazing ideas and activities chapter get questions about the bag and share with
that make your chapters so successful and inspiring. the public all the great things that you do. We realize
We want to pair each of our chapters with another there are many bags out at stores, but we are
chapter as a “Buddy Program” to support each other promoting that by buying our bags people are
with ideas and resources, as well as enable us to donating money to charities. That is what makes our
learn about one another. bags so special. I would like to give a special thanks
In the near future, look for a questionnaire for to Wanda Wickensheimer of Pat’s Happy Hoosiers
each chapter to complete about your chapter Chapter for coming up with this idea.
successes, activities, needs, concerns, and history. I hope you have a wonderful summer and I look
This questionnaire will be returned to the Society forward to seeing you at a Moss event.
office, preferably by e-mail. This way we can contact Sincerely,
and find out about all the wonderful things that your
chapters are doing.
Please update your chapter webpage at
www.mosssociety.org. Brenda Simmons, at the Mary Lou McMillin
Society office (540) 943-5678 is available to help you President, P. Buckley Moss Society
with updating your websites and/or with your email@example.com.
password, if you need assistance. This should be a
wonderful resource for us all.
Don’t forget that this year’s Moss Foundation’s Pat’s Weekly Newsletter
Conference is coming up in October. If you have not
done so before, consider sponsoring a teacher. The To receive Pat’s weekly newsletter and keep
registration form is available on the Foundation informed of her latest happenings and newly released
website. prints, go to www.pbuckleymoss.com and click on
Letters from Pat. The letters usually come out on
Thanks for energetic support for the needs in your
Tuesday and you can have them sent to your e-mail
Vice President of Chapters
MESSAGE FROM THE SOCIETY OFFICE MOSS COUNTRY FRIENDS CHAPTER
Moss Country Friends Chapter of Kalona, Iowa
has set up a website to promote not only their
chapter, but their upcoming raffle and future events.
This is something all chapters need to look into. It’s a
great way to get out the word about your chapter.
In addition to the raffle drawing set for October 17,
2009, (see Item #1 on page 4), the website provides
additional details about this important chapter event.
Dear Chapter Members: The proceeds from the raffle will benefit oncology
patients at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital
If you haven’t heard about the new Society Eco- via the UI Dance Marathon, which will be used for
Friendly Shopping Bags, well listen up! We are so medical equipment, prescriptions and family needs.
excited about this new fundraising project!
The chapter is planning a Dinner with Pat when
Wanda Wickensheimer, president of Pat’s Happy she appears at the Village Shoppe in Kalona, Iowa on
Hoosiers, called the Society and asked if their October 17, 2009. Members will decorate and set
chapter could do a fundraiser by selling eco-friendly tables with a theme and tickets will be sold for a social
shopping bags with the Society logo on them. We time and dinner.
thought this was a great idea, however to minimize
the cost per bag, the required number of bags to be An auction will follow with many unique items
ordered was too great for one chapter. offered for the highest bid obtained by a professional
auctioneer. Among the items will be a quilted wall
Instead of giving up on the idea, the Society has hanging with the center painted by Pat. They promise
purchased a bulk quantity of these bags and is it to be an interesting and fun evening.
offering them to all of our chapters at cost! This way
we can use the buying power of the Society and Proceeds from the dinner & auction will be used to
every chapter will be able to purchase as many as purchase: a handicapped adaptive tricycle for a 4-
they like and sell them as a fundraiser. year old girl, several I-Pods to be used by students for
lessons and study help, and several handicapped
The bags are purple with the Society’s logo in bikes for adapted physical education classes for
white. They are 16” wide by 12” in height with a 6” special needs children in the local schools.
gusset. There are also pockets on the gusset ends.
It is made from a non-woven polypropylene material. For further information, check out their website:
The bags look very nice and are ready to be shipped. http://www.cloudburst9.net/kalonaboy/MossCountryFriends.htm
and please support them in this wonderful project. If
Each bag is $2 and you may sell them for $5 each. you are able to attend their dinner, we encourage you
The $3 leftover donation can be given to the to do so, but if you can’t be there, at least purchase
charity(s) of your choice. raffle tickets from them. Who knows – you might be
This is a wonderful way to “Go Green!” These the lucky winner of one of these fabulous prizes!
reusable eco-friendly shopping bags show that you
care about our planet, help promote something you
love (P. Buckley Moss), and raise funds for worthy
If you have any questions about this project,
please let us know!
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (540) 943-5678
The Society office.
P. Buckley Moss Society P. Buckley Moss Foundation
20 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 102 152 P. Buckley Moss Drive
Waynesboro, VA 22980 Waynesboro, VA 22980
CHAPTER FUND RAISERS IN PROGRESS
Whenever you request tickets for a charity event, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope,
along with name/address labels to be attached to the tickets you purchase. Saves time & money!
This enables the designated recipient to receive a greater portion of the profits.
1. Trees of Life Chapter of Defiance, OH is 5. Moss in the Valley Chapter of Salem/Roanoke,
conducting a September “Prize-A-Day” calendar VA will conduct a raffle with three prizes: First
to benefit Diabetes Youth Services/Send a Child prize is a framed, remarqued Colonial Winter,
to Camp. There will be 30 prizes, including 2 with a total value of $1,550. Graphics, Etc.
framed Moss prints: Winter’s Grace and With My generously donated the $700 framing. Second
Love, other Moss items, Vera Bradley purses prize is a hand crocheted afghan valued at $150.
and garment bag, gift baskets, and many other Third prize is the tapestry pillow, Bridge at Long
great prizes. (See page 5 for a complete Grove, valued at $50. Proceeds will be used for
listing of the prizes.) Tickets are $5.00 each, 3 Apple Ridge Farm, Inc., providing educational
for $5.00 or 6 for $20. Send a check payable to development and outdoor enrichment for under
Trees of Life to Deb Weisgerber, 1052 Wayne served youth from various backgrounds. The
Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512. Please enclose a drawing will be held November 30, 2009. Tickets
SASE and address labels to affix to your tickets. are $1.00 each or a book of 6 tickets for $5.00.
Send a check payable to Moss in the Valley to
2. Moss Country Friends Chapter of Kalona, IA Dot Baldwin, 6210 Mt. Chestnut Road, Roanoke,
will conduct a raffle with three prizes. First prize VA 24018.
is a remarqued Serenity, with framing donated
by the Village Shoppe of Kalona, IA, valued at 6. Pat’s Lambs Chapter of Libertyville, IL will raffle
$525. Second prize is a Moss porcelain plate Noble Contemplation, valued at $400, with
from 1986, Night Before Christmas, and third framing donated by Curtis Frame. Proceeds will
prize will be the 1994 Society Membership pin, benefit the Creative Connections Art Program at
Country Wedding. Proceeds will benefit the Equestrian Connection. The drawing will be held
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital via the in October during the Equestrian Connection’s
Dance Marathon at the University of Iowa which Annual Fund-raiser. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3
funds various equipment and other causes. for $5.00. Send a check payable to Equestrian
Read further details in the article on page 3. Connection to Ms. Ginger Cloonan, 1075 Wren’s
The drawing will be held October 17, 2009, and Gate, Mundelein, IL 60060-1272.
tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Send a check 7. Pat’s Blue Goose Chapter of Mineral, VA will
payable to MCF Charities to Connie Sieren, raffle a framed Within My Soul, valued at $2,000.
33251 190 Street, Keota, IA 52248. Proceeds will be used for Vincent Tickle, a 10
3. Moss in the Country Chapter of Roanoke, VA year old boy with malignant thyroid cancer. The
will raffle a framed, remarqued Our Field Trip, drawing will be held December 15, 2009. Tickets
with a total value of $1,029. Proceeds will benefit are $1.00 each. Send a check payable to Pat’s
the Area Agency on Aging. The drawing will be Blue Goose to Shirley Collins, 20 Elk Court,
held November 30, 2009. Tickets are $1.00 Mineral Springs, VA 23117. Please write a note in
each. Send a check payable to Moss in the the memo portion of the check – “the Vincent
Country to Joanne King, 6005 Old Manor Court, Fund.” Don’t forget to include the stamped, self-
Roanoke, VA 23019. addressed envelope.
4. Moss in the Highlands Chapter of Covington, NOTE: If the information for your chapter’s raffle is
VA will raffle a framed, remarqued Fun Filled incomplete, please send the additional information to
Memories, with a total value of $1,075. Proceeds Sally Gobrecht so it can be included in the next issue.
will benefit the Shenandoah Autism Center. The
drawing will be held November 30, 2009. Tickets
may be purchased for $1.00 each or a pack for
$10.00. Send a check payable to Moss in the
Highlands Chapter to Linda Adkins, 322 West
Ridgeway Street, Apt. A, Clifton Forge, VA
24222 or call 540-862-1283.
TREES OF LIFE CHAPTER MOSS IN THE VALLEY CHAPTER
SEPTEMBER 2009 PRIZES HAS A BUSY YEAR
Trees of Life Chapter of Defiance, OH has Moss in the Valley Chapter of Salem/Roanoke,
established the following daily prizes for their raffle, VA has done some very interesting things this year.
highlighted on the previous page of Chapter Fund- First, they donated stuffed bears to the local police
Raisers in Progress: department to be used with children in trauma
situations and to the Powell River Mission to be used
Sept. 1 – With My Love framed print for children with medical needs. They also donated
Sept. 2 – Vera Bradley Purse monthly for supplies to benefit the Ronald McDonald
Sept. 3 – Wine Basket House.
Sept. 4 – Applebee’s $25 gift card They had their own March Madness through the
Sept. 5 – Precious, B&W Moss print use of grab bags, raising money for their chapter.
According to president Linda Markham, each member
Sept. 6 – Bob Evans $20 Gift Card was asked to bring an item valued at $5 in a paper
Sept. 7 – Basket of Salon Products bag to be sold for $3. One of the bags had a Moss
Sept. 8 – Marathon $50 gift card item to add to the fun. Most members contributed
Sept. 9 – Hand Crafted Pillow more than one bag. After all the bags were sold, we
had fun seeing what each member had purchased.
Sept. 10 – George Carruth Stone Our Chapter raised $78.00 for the event.
Sept. 11 – Arps Hardware $25 Gift Card
Sept. 12 – Vera Bradley Purse
Sept. 13 – Traci Flory dessert & Pampered
Sept. 14 – Assorted Cookbooks
Sept. 15 – Southern Living Tiered Server
Sept. 16 – Southern Living glass tray/trio
Sept. 17 – $50 Cash
Sept. 18 – Hand Painted Ornaments
Sept. 19 – Small Quilt
Sept. 20 – Subway $20 gift card
Sept. 21 – Four All Seasons $25 Gift Card Pictured: Marion Roark, Aileen Morre, Lori Helvey & Kelley Moore
Sept. 22 – P. Buckley Moss Brooch They received a Certificate of Recognition for the
Sept. 23 – Bath & Body Certificate support given the Roanoke County Schools through
the support of the P. Buckley Moss Scholarships. It is
Sept. 24 – Vera Bradley Purse an outstanding accomplishment that since 2004, they
Sept. 25 – Kohl’s $20 Gift Card have given $3,480 for 12 teachers to attend the
Sept. 26 – P. Buckley Moss Puzzle Creative Mind Conference.
Sept. 27 – L. A. Dodgers/Chad Billingsley The chapter recently celebrated its 20 anniversary
items by taking a guided tour of the new Taubman Museum
Sept. 28 – Small P. Buckley Moss print of Art in Roanoke, with special guests Pat and Patty
Sept. 29 – Ohio State items
Sept. 30 – Winter’s Grace framed print
Be sure to order your raffle tickets right away!
Remember, they are selling for $5 each, 3 for $10, or
6 for $20. You might be the lucky winner of one of
these wonderful prizes and you will be helping Trees
of Life Chapter with their event.
You can find information on how to purchase
tickets on the previous page.
SOMETHING NEW FOR BINGO! HEART OF IOWA CHAPTER TRIP
Lake Marburg Moss Chapter of Hanover, PA
Heart of Iowa Chapter of Ames, IA has a Special
tried something new for a bingo party last fall, and it
Events Committee that plans a chapter trip. This year
was such a success they have scheduled another
they will be traveling to Stillwater, Minnesota on the
one for Sunday, October 18, 2009.
St. Croix River October 8 & 9.
They purchased a number of Vera Bradley items
including purses, tote bags, backpacks, etc. to award This has been a special time for our chapter over
as prizes for the 20 games of bingo. In addition, the the years. It started out as a one day affair, usually in
chapter members donate items to fill these bags. late August. As our chapter members retired from
There is also a Good Neighbor Prize. For those of their careers we have had success in making this a
you who have never heard of this – the “neighbors” fall event and an overnight event. In the past we have
on each side of the game winner receive a ticket that visited various communities in Iowa, usually a site that
is entered into a special drawing held following the Pat Moss had painted. From Mamie Eisenhower’s
last game. This has become quite popular, and there home in Boone to Simon Estes’ church in Centerville
are no more than 40 tickets in the drawing for the to Central College in Pella we have enjoyed all of
prize. Great odds! these communities, plus our visits over the years to
West Des Moines, Mason City, Clear Lake, and Iowa
They also have seven raffle prizes which are
matching pattern pieces in a set. Raffle tickets are
sold 6 for $5, and with seven prizes most people One year it was in connection with Chapter Training
purchased $10 worth (or more) of raffle tickets. The in Davenport. Two years during this time we
chapter finds this is where they make their money. organized a week long bus tour to Virginia, visiting
The chapter purchased some “sale” items – many of the sites there that Pat had painted. The past
patterns that are being discontinued, but the value of two years we have organized an overnight trip to
the items (not counting the things that fill the bags) is Minneapolis to attend a playhouse performance and a
more than $3,400. Chapter Members sponsor most, trip to Independence, Missouri to have dinner with
if not all of the prizes, and the profits from this event another chapter of Moss Friends. This year we are
will benefit their local scholarship fund. planning a trip to Stillwater, Minnesota, which is
Two $2,000 scholarships are awarded every year. situated on the St. Croix River and has a history rich
One is for a high school senior who is “challenged” in lumbering. Hopefully we will have over twenty of our
but plans to continue his/her education beyond high members attending. The fellowship from these trips
school. The other is for a high school senior or is above all expectations.
graduate student who plans to work with LD
If you have any questions about this event, contact
Chapter President Sally Gobrecht via e-mail at
(email@example.com) or at 717-632-3318.
PAT’S 2009 CALENDAR
July 10-12 Barn Show , Waynesboro, VA
July 21 Show with Pat – MAG – The Gallery
August 7-9 Dealers’ Meeting
August 13-22 Quilt Camp at Sea – “Cruise for the Cure”
August 23 Signing of Mathews Market Days Poster –
August 28-29 Show with Pat – Gallery Art Center, Columbus,
September 18- Show with Pat – Frame Haven
19 Springfield, OH
September 25- Show with Pat – Ginger’s Hang-up
26 Omaha, NE
Oct. 9-11 Barn Show, Waynesboro, VA
Spring Awakening "Winter’s Peace"
This lovely print depicts a meandering stream that This print features a lovely and serene winter scene
flows from the mountains. This tranquil landscape complete with the artist’s signature flowing lines and
gently alludes to the rejuvenation of life. symbolism.
March 2009 March 2008
"Off to School"
The third of three prints in the Lifelong Learning
The second of three prints in the Lifelong Learning
series, P. Buckley Moss' final series for WVPT.
series, P. Buckely Moss' final series for WVPT.
This is just a sample of the prints offered for sale
on the MVPT website. Here are the titles of the rest:
Valley Autumn, March 2004 $200.00
Winter, March 2003 $200.00
Summer Haven, March 2002 $200.00
Spring Barn, March 2001 $200.00
Luray Caverns, March 2000 $200.00
Appalachian Trail, Dec. 1998 $200.00
Natural Chimneys, March 1998 $200.00
"North Mountain Academy" Ashlawn-Highland, March 1996 $200.00
The first of three prints in the Lifelong Learning Madison’s Montpelier, March 1995 $200.00
series, P. Buckley Moss' final series for WVPT. Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar
March 2005 Forest, March 1994 $200.00
$100.00 Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, March 1993 $200.00
Buckhorn Inn, March 1992 $200.00
Lee Chapel, March 1991 $200.00
Old Oppequon Church, March 1990 $200.00
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Editor .......................... Sally Ann Gobrecht
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