September 2014 Newsletter

11 09 2014

Bits & Pieces GraphicLorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 15 Issue 1 – September 11, 2014

President: Mary Ann Grayson
Vice President: Barb Spieker and Barb Vilagi
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Cheryl Majewski
Community Service: Teri Whidden
Library: Joanne Palun
Hospitality: Karin Knox and Bobbie Bruck
Membership: Marilyn Novak and Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Carole Doerr
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace

Meetings:         2nd Thursday of month
Time:               7:00 PM
Location:         New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074

Website: http://loraincountypiecemakers.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

meeting placeMeeting Location has changed!
New Russia Township Lodge
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd
Oberlin, 44074

ProgramsPROGRAMS
Electric Quilt Demo by Kelly Grace

Stray ThreadsSTRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig
I’ve taken a lot of grief from family over the years regarding my quilting passion.  My husband has threatened to cart my “stash” to Goodwill on numerous occasions.  The girls are supportive, but I’m sure they’ve rolled their eyes a time or two when dinner was late because “I just need to finish this turn”.  So imagine my surprise when my husband sent texts to the girls and Sarah posts the picture on Facebook!   It does a person good to be recognized for what they enjoy doing.  I hope Kaye Koler felt the same thrill, as she was part of the winning team quilt entry–she did the quilting after all!  I would encourage more people to enter competitions and county fairs.  Enter your quilts in the quilt show in October.  Everyone needs that feel good experience once in awhile.  I’m hoping it encourages me to work on some new designs and gives me the boost I need to finish some of my projects.  That could happen, right?

Piecefully, Sue Schillig

Meeting MinutesMEETING MINUTES
Cheryl Majewski

We met at 6:30 for our summer potluck meeting. Before the meal MaryAnn welcomed all visitors and new members. Sue Schillig said grace before our wonderful meal.

Pam Scholle gave the treasurer’s report. We have $5,180.28 which includes $1,213.26 that belongs to Home of the Brave. Judy Riggle made a motion that we donate $300 to Quilts of Valor. Bobbie Bruck seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Ruth Groot reported that there were going to be 25 quilts at the fair. Next year a woman from the fair board will come to our meeting to register people to make it easier for everyone. Ruth had volunteer sign-up sheets on the tables.

Karen Neuschaefer reported that she would be taking postcards advertising our quilt show to the fair. There will be five vendors at the show plus a guild table. There will be raffle baskets again. If any one has something to donate to the baskets see Barb Spieker, Barb Cowger-Vilagi, or Kathy Clark. We will have the building Thursday thru Sunday.

Marilyn Novak was taking membership applications and dues for the new year. Membership fee is $25.00 yearly.

There are several events scheduled at Main Street Amherst. Aug. 30 is a Kid Sew Day from 10:00 to 4:00. Wed., Sept. 17 is Embroidery Day. Sept. 20 MaryLou Brown is organizing a P. J. Party from 10:00 to 4:00.

St. Joseph Church has raised our rent and our insurance cost, so we will be moving our meetings to the New Russia Township Hall.

Sue Schillig reported that she will be giving an English paper piecing program on the second Tues. of Sept. at 7:00 at the North Branch Elyria Public Library.

Kelly Grace will be taking over the newsletter. Anyone contributing to the newsletter  may send everything  to her the same as they do now for awhile.

Before Show and Tell we went around the room and everyone introduced themselves and told what they did in the guild and how long they had been a member.

Eight people had something for Show and Tell.

Respectfully submitted,
Cheryl Majewski

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community serviceCommunity Service
Judy Riggle made 8 quilts, Lindy Sleasman donated 1 baby quilt, Bev Tucker donated 2 huge bags full of shampoo and body lotions.  Thank you so much ladies!  These are very greatly appreciated.

September is “Amnesty Month”

Calling all baby quilt kits that are unfinished!  If you have a baby quilt kit that has been hanging around and have not had time to work on it, please feel free to bring it to the September meeting.   We are going to have a sewing day (to be announced) and we can use these kits then.  So, please check your sewing room.

Teri Whidden

Home of the Brave2HOME OF THE BRAVE    
Janet Alderman 

Judy Riggle gave someone a plastic box of nine patches on point at the Aug. meeting.  They were for the fair to raise money.  However, they seem to have taken a different route because no one I’ve spoken with knows where they are.  If you happen to have them or know where they are, please either email me or give them to Cheryl Majewski.  (That will teach her to live so close to me.

I fell just before the Thursday at the fair and consequently have gotten behind.  I was hoping to have a work shop to sew more nine patches like we did last year to raise money, but I am not available any Thursday in Sept. before our quilt show.  Please, Please, PLEASE, if any of you can sew some I will be extremely great full.  Perhaps I can even give you some material scraps that would work – (weekends or Mondays).

I did mail off 4 quilts today:
CWO Christopher Thibodeau – parents and wife
SPC Robert Hartwick – parents
SPC Christian Neff – mother

I have 5 more addresses and only need to make the labels that go on the back of the quilts.

We are headed to Columbus this weekend for the Ohio Fallen Memorial Service being held in Sunbury, Ohio.  I always hope that perhaps I’ll find one of our missing heroes that needs a quilt.

Thank you to Ruth Groot, Cheryl Majewski, Pat Mahoney, Judy Riggle and Carol Stomieroski for the help they have given me.

Gone But Not Forgotten!
Janet A

Lorain County FairLorain County Fair

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the Lorain County Fair.  The fair board was very pleased with our help.  We have the suggestions that our members have made and I will review them with everyone at our next meeting.

Ruth Groot

When I went to the Fair on Thursday, Seniors and Veterans got in free.  Both groups were interested in quilts and in talking about them.  Several were also interested in joining the Guild.  One veteran had already had one of our Quilts of Valor delivered to his home.  Several more were interested in receiving one.  That was especially true for Vietnam veterans, who never received respect on their return–sometimes even being spit upon.

They were also interested in the antique quilts and crocheting exhibited near our table.

We need more and larger signage, and T-shirts to provide identity and encourage interaction.

Quite a few quilters came by, and were enthusiastic promoters of quilting!

Judy Riggle

tshirt quilt2JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING or get a jump on NEXT year’s graduate!

I’ve had several requests for a TEESHIRT QUILT Workshop. I have two dates in mind. The first one is Saturday, October 12, 12-5. OR Saturday, October 25, 10-3. I will hold the workshop on the date I get the most sign ups for. If interested please email me for details.

Sewhappyquilting@gmail.com     (Kaye Koler)

This class will be held at the Main Street Community Center, 255 Park Ave., Amherst.

Quilting Live – Expo in Atlanta, GA
Our own Kaye Koler has a quilt on display!
http://www.sewingexpo.com/QuiltingLIVE/DisplayGallery.aspx

LCP Quilt Show News

Hi Ladies,

Just a reminder, forms and pictures are due for the quilt show at this meeting.  We are still about 50 quilts short of having the 150 goal we had set.  Those of you who have not submitted your forms at all, please make sure we get your information this week. We will use the 1st 3 that each person submits.  For those who have extra quilts, I would take the information on these quilts this week also.  We will contact you if we are unable to accommodate all the quilts you have submitted.

The little stories that go with your quilts are very appreciated.

Thank you very much,
Karen and Julie

sunshine committeeSunshine Committee

Ladies,

This is what I have so far for blue bags for next Thursday’s meeting:
Karen Neuschaefer (bag never finished) – father-in-law – blue/batiks
Terri Widden – mother – brown/batiks
Bev Tucker – mother – bright ones
Nicole Justice – grandmother – sparkly pinks

As an fyi – I will be sending out three cards:
Melanie Majewski – getting married Sept 20
Kathy McKenzie – illness
Barb Spieker – recovering from knee surgery

I will also be sending out a plant to Terri Widden for the loss of her sister earlier this summer as per MaryAnn rather than two blue bags.

Do you know of anyone I am missing for blue bags or cards?
Carole

Template 14 by No Reimer ReasonYouth Sew Day – August 30, 2014

On the 30th of August seven  souls went to Amherst for a day of fun:  Hannah; Olivia; Ivenna; Kathy Kayden, grandmother of Hannah, Olivia, and Ivenna; Nicole; Jean Ruth, great aunt of Nicole; and President MaryAnn Grayson. Some of the girls have used sewing machines before and some were not too sure of the machines. It started out with the adults showing the girls how to use the machines, and by the end of the day the girls were showing each other how to use the machines. We had a pizza lunch from Olde Town Pizza House. By the end we had one quilt top put together, one wall hanging, and one lap quilt almost finished. The girls wanted to know if they could come back the next day (Sunday) to finish and to do more. They all left with the knowledge of how to make sure they had a ¼-inch seam, how to set and press a seam open, and how to press the seams the opposite way for putting seams together. I hate to say it but their seams went together better than mine. At the end it was great to see smiles of satisfaction and fun on their faces and wanting more knowledge and to continue sewing. Please keep posted through the newsletter and e-mails for further dates for the kids. It gave great pleasure to teach these young girls and to see the smiles on MaryAnn and Kathy’s faces as the girls worked together and helped each other. A great day was had by all.   –Jean Ruth

Upcoming Show

You have a great web page and easy to use. I am publicity chair for our upcoming Quilt Show…The City Blues Quilt Show presented by the members of the Tree City Quilters’ Guild in Wooster.

Our Show will be at the Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry St., Dalton, OH, 44618. Admission is $5 and it is handicap accessible. We will have over 200 quilted items created by our members since the last quilt show in 2012. Also six vendors, a Keepsake Challenge Traveling Exhibit, demos and more. We look forward to seeing your members at our show, You may call me at 330-264-6906 with any questions. Thank you so much. Ruth Bishop

President’s Message – LCP Sept newsletter





Meeting Location Change

2 09 2014

meeting place

 

Piecemakers’ Monthly Meeting Relocation!!

You are invited to our first membership meeting of 2014-2015, Thursday, September 11, 2014 7pm at the New Russia Township Lodge 46300 Butternut Ridge Rd. Oberlin, OH 44074

 

 





Reminders!

28 08 2014

Lorain County Piecemakers Reminders

reminder3These activities will be held at Main Street Amherst (Old Post Office) Park St., Amherst, OH

Youth Sew Day
Saturday, August 30th 10 am to 4 pm
Please bring daughters, granddaughters, nieces, sisters, and friends to sew. You Adults can sew, too! Work on Community Service projects (fabrics provided) OR work on your own quilts or items! Call MaryAnn 440-322-1220 for additional details.

Embroidery Day
Wednesday, September 17th 10 am to 4 pm
Bring that embroidery machine and let it work while you enjoy a leisurely day to understand the machine and software. Join others to complete some small projects or your own projects. Bring your laptop and learn how to view, rename and resize embroidery files. Call MaryAnn 440-322-1220 for additional details.

reminder1Pajama Party Community Servicereminder2
Saturday, September 20th 10 am to 4 pm
This Community Service project is about making pajamas for children. We will provide the flannel, elastic and patterns to make pajamas for children who end up in Lorain County Shelters this winter. Bring your sewing machine or serger to complete various sizes. Please contact MaryLou for additional details.

Piecemakers’ Monthly Meeting Relocation!!
You are invited to our first membership meeting of 2014-2015, Thursday, September 11, 2014 7pm at the New Russia Township Lodge 46300 Butternut Ridge Rd. Oberlin, OH 44074

meeting place

NOTE: New and renewal Memberships are due at September meeting; call Marilyn 440-322-1076 for more information.





August 2014 Newsletter

14 08 2014

Bits & Pieces GraphicLorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 14 Issue 12 – August 14, 2014

President: Mary Ann Grayson
Vice President: Barb Spieker and Barb Vilagi
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Cheryl Majewski
Community Service: Teri Whidden
Library: Joanne Palun
Hospitality: Karin Knox and Bobbie Bruck
Membership: Marilyn Novak and Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Carole Doerr
Bits & Pieces Editor: Teri Barile
DEADLINE THE SATURDAY (6PM) BEFORE MEETING

Meetings:          2nd Thursday of month
Time:                      7:00 PM
Location:                St. Joe’s Social Hall, Amherst

Website: http://loraincountypiecemakers.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

ProgramsPROGRAMS

MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
Thursday, AUGUST 14th  6:30 pm
New Russia Township Hall
46268 Butternut Ridge Road, Oberlin 44074

Bring your covered dish!  The Guild will provide paper products and beverages!

       GARAGE SALE  ~  Sell / Trade / Giveaway

Tag & price your items ~ fabrics, notions, sewing or quilting accessories.   Bring items to donate for the Guild Table at the Quilt Show.

Stray ThreadsSTRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

Sometimes there are so many stray threads in life, there seems like no connection can be made.  My last couple of “sewing ” weeks looked like a real nest of stray threads.  I needed a program for the library, so the second Thursday of September I’ll be doing a program on English Paper Piecing at 7.  Call the North Branch of the Elyria Library to register. 366-4919.   So that little pile is out.  I wanted to  make a baby quilt for my niece and started it–another pile.  I’ve got the form out to register my quilts for the quilt show–it will get done I promise, just not this week.  I managed to enter a few things for the fair, the first time in many years.  One item I need to collect from its home and one I need to make yet.  The two oldest granddaughters’ quilts are close by, and the 2 tshirt quilts for the niece and nephew have been graphed and some fabric purchased.

Today, I put everything in piles and in drawers.  Then cleaned my sewing /laundry room. Little Alex is coming with his sisters for a couple of days and at 9 months is currently enjoying the finer tastes of paper, which I’m sure would transfer to fabric if I left it out. And as soon as the children are returned safely to their parents, the sewing mayhem will commence!

Piecefully,
Sue

Meeting MinutesMEETING MINUTES
Cheryl Majewski

LCP Minutes July 2014

Maryann welcomed four visitors and our new nine year old member. The evening’s speaker was Noella Calala from Qulter’s Source in Parma.

Ruth Groot and Barb Spieker showed winning fair quilts and told what judges are looking for. Entries for this year’s fair need to be submitted by Aug. 5th. Ruth is bringing her travel trailer for volunteers to rest in. There will also be refreshments available. Our guild will have a table at the fair and volunteers are needed, especially on Sunday at 6:00. Wednesday Quilts of Valor will be there and Thursday will be Home of the Brave.

There was no Treasurer’s report.

Teri Whidden took quilts and pillowcases to Blessing House. They need hotel size soap and shampoo and toothbrushes from our dentists.

Kaye Koler has scheduled a workshop from 9:00 to !:00 on Friday at the JoAnn’s in Elyria. Bring your iron, cutting mats, and sewing kits. There will be six sewing machines there. Another sewing day is planned for Aug..

The Home of the Brave info is on the blog. Two kits are available for anyone wanting to complete them. We will be making nine patches for people to sign at the fair and quilt show.

Everyone is to let our Sunshine chair know of anyone in need of a card. There will be two blue baskets in August. One is batiks and the other blue fabric.

Karen Neuschafer reported that we have 47 quilts for our show so far. We need 150. As well as new quilts, you may enter antique quilts in good condition, wall hangings, placemats, table runners, etc.. If you have a question about an entry, see Karen. Each item needs a picture for security reasons. Karen will pass out postcards in August.

If anyone has an idea for a class or workshop, talk to Barb Spieker or Barb Cowger-Vilagi.

If you have suggestions for a date for the guild’s fall retreat, see Cheryl Majewski.

Oct. 12-17 is Quilt Camp at Cedar Lake in Ripley, WVA. There are around 30 classes. For more info go to Peg’s Patches on the net

NEORQC Getaway is Feb.20-22 at the Clarion in Hudson. So far there are 14 classes. Check the NEORQC website for more info. Registration starts Aug. 1..

Maryann G. passed out fat quarters from NEORQC for their challenge in Feb. to anyone who was interested. You can enter whatever you want.

Eight people had items for show and tell.

Respectfully submitted,
Cheryl Majewski

Quilts of ValorQUILTS OF VALOR
Quilts of Valor update:

Our third workshop was also successful! Thank you everyone who came a helped us sew, learn some stuff, laugh a good bit, and get to know some new faces from our growing guild membership!

I will have ten quilts to send to the Women’s PTSD Group in Cincinnati at the end of the month. I’ve also had a request for two red, white and blue quilts to be included in a group that is going to Puerto Rico for a returning military group!

If anyone has quilts they are working on for QoV please bring them back to the August meeting. They will be included in the ten shipping out in late August.

I would also like to address the question I get asked the most. “What pattern should I use to make a quilt of valor?” Below are two links to get you started. The first is the official site for QoV. Go there and click on free patterns and you can download the PDFs for several patterns. There are some nice ones!

The second one is a BOM for doing a quilt at a slower pace. Just sign up for their free newsletter and they’ll be delivered right to you inbox!

There is also the sawtooth star that we’ve used in the past. It works very nicely because we don’t have to match points. Teri Barile has graciously done that pattern for us and is included in this month’s newsletter. Thank you Teri!

I am in the process of planning a couple of sew day workshops for later in the fall and maybe winter. I did not get a confirmation on dates before the deadline. I’ll let you know when I do.

http://www.qovf.org/

http://www.bomquilts.com/Free-Quilts-of-Valor-Patterns.php

Thank you all for your continued support for this worthwhile cause!

Life Is Good! See you at the picnic!

Sewhappyquilting
Kaye Koler

Home of the Brave2HOME OF THE BRAVE    

What a summer it has been!  I still have one more kit to make a top (Thank you Judy Riggle for picking one up this summer.)

Vermilion Sit’n Stitch has given me four more quilts.  On Tuesday, July 22, I met with the Westerville Quilt Guild (near Columbus).  They had twenty-two (22 !) quilts for me that they sewed and quilted between February and July!  In addition, the Sunbury Methodist Church quilt guild had two completed quilts.  I was left speechless at such generosity and wanting to help our families.  I was also given a check for $200 to help in mailing the quilts as they did not use it from what they had budgeted.  A wife and retired air force serviceman came up to me with a wrapped up donation – a $100 bill!!!  There was also a check from a friend of my husband who gave a check for another $100.

Sadly, I start going back to watching my grandsons Aug. 13 so I won’t be able to make the meetings.  Cheryl Majewski lives a couple houses from me and I’m sure she will help return the quilt tops to me for the 3 of you sewing on them.

I have now made connections with 3 of the 4 Survivor Outreach Service Coordinators for the Army.  They are going to try and help me find some of our missing heroes.  However, this is not their main responsibility, although they know how much the quilts mean to those families that have received one.

I am going to need your help.  In order to have nine patch blocks for the Fair AND the Quilt Show, I will need you to make the 9 1/2 inch size square.  It is made up of 9 – 3 1/2 inch squares sewn together.  The middle square HAS to be a plain fabric (cream – even something like muslin if its a good quality) so we can have people sign their names and towns (NO DATES) to make a donation.

I just mailed out a quilt this week to SGT Anthony Vinnedge’s mother.  He died July 5, 2007.  I also have one ready for PFC Jacob Spann (died Feb. 2, 2006) who’s mother is very involved with the Sunbury Fallen Ohio Heroes Memorial.  The remembrance day is Sept. 6th.

We are making a difference for these families.  I just do the paper work and try to keep organized, but it’s the women who make the squares, or quilt tops or do the machine quilting that are really doing the brunt of the work.  Thank you for your support!

Gone But Not Forgotten!!

Janet Alderman

shopping3SHOPPING
Georgia Forbush asked that I share these quilt shops for the next time anyone is traveling east.

Quilters Cottage
St. Michaels Plaza
2571 Ocean Hwy. Bus. 17
Garden City, SC 29576
843 651-4033
http://www.quilterscottagesc.com

Stickley’s Quilt Shop LLC
104 S. Harrison
Portland, IN 47371
937 417-2160

Engine House Quilt Shop
164 W. Main St.
Berne, IN 46711
260 589-3060
http://www.enginehousequiltshop.com

LCP QUILT SHOW NEWS

Hi Ladies,

It is that time of the year when we start asking you for your information and pictures for the quilt show. Forms should be available in the newsletter and also on the website. We will start collecting these at the next guild meeting, and finish up at the September meeting. Remember, a nice little tale about your quilt makes for interesting reading at the quilt show.

Thanks for your help,

Karen and Julie

pep(The reason I look like an old hag)

Take your vitamins!!!

From the desk of
MaryAnn Grayson
President

August, 2014

Hello Piecemakers!

I hope you are enjoying these beautiful days. Soon, we have the excitement of the Lorain County Fair!! I want to salute Ruth Groot. Her ideas, motivation and action have led us to become a part of revising and updating displays in the Quilt Barn at the Fair.

Guild Members: Receive a One Day Pass to the Fair for TWO HOURS work at the Fair in the Quilt Barn and the rest of the day enjoying! Sew (machine provided) or be on hand to talk to visitors. Refreshments will be provided to working Guild members. Sign up at our Picnic/meeting!! Call Ruth G. 440-775-0145 or email grgroot@ncwcom.com by August 15th.

Monday, August 18th to August 23rd
Gates open at 7:30 am, close at 8:00 pm. We’ll work in the Antiques/Needlework barn

  • Monday: Assist in hanging and arranging quilts
  • Judging (you are not permitted in the judging area when your category is judged.)
  • Tuesday: Community Service sewing
  • Wednesday: Quilts of Valor Sewing
  • Thursday: Home of the Brave sewing
  • Veterans, Military and Seniors Free All Day
  • Friday: Community Service sewing
  • Saturday: Quilts of Valor or Home of the Brave sewing
  • Sunday: Pick up your quilts or projects after 6 pm

Note: If you cannot pick your quilts or items on Sunday, give your ticket (in an envelope) and
she will pick it up for you.

 

Picnic

YOUR GARAGE SALE ~ Sell / Trade / Giveaway

Tag & price your items ~ fabrics, notions, sewing or quilting accessories. Bring items to donate for the Guild Table at the Quilt Show. Thanks, Kelly G. for gathering the Quilt Show Table items.

Piecemakers at Main Street (old Post Office), Park Street, Amherst

You asked for time to work; so here are days to work on your projects or ours. There are No fees, let’s just sew! Contact Teri W ( Community Service 440-985-1110), Mary Lou (Pajama Party 440-222-2433) or MaryAnn (Teen & Preteen Sew and Embroidery 440-322-1220) for more information. Snacks, covered dishes welcome!

Teen & Preteen Sew Day
Bring your machine, work on your project or community service project. You must come with an adult.
Saturday, August 30
10 am to 4 pm

Embroidery Sit & Stitch
Embroider your designs! Stitch, help or get help with your embroidery machine.
Wednesday, September 17th
10 am to 4 pm

Pajama Party & Community Service
We have the flannel and elastic. Make PJs for children at homeless shelters or quilts.
Saturday, September 20th
10 am to 4 pm

fabric challengeNEORQC Fabric Challenge

Create a project, ANY project using this fat quarter! There are a few Fat Quarters left; make it a part of ANY project, a quilt, bag, wall hanging, etc. MaryAnn has a few more fat quarters to share. The deadline is late February, 2015. The Challenge Winners will be announced at the March NEORQC meeting.

neorqcNEORQC Get Away

Friday, February 20 to Sunday, February 22, 2015

The NEORQC Get Away page is on the website! Registration runs August 1st through September 30th. The Get Away is at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center in Hudson, OH. Go to neorqc.com, select Get Away on the left side of the page. View the class offering and print your registration. Classes are assigned on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so register early!

The annual Get Away package will feature your three day class with NEORQC instructor or Open Studio, five NEORQC vendors, on-site machine technician and scissor sharpening plus your six meals and your room (double is included) or chose a single, triple or quad! We will have a few surprises for you, too!

The annual Get Away has a theme and this year it is “Over the Rainbow”, you will get patterns for the Get Away ‘Lotto Block’ in October with your class supply list. The Clarion has placed our rooms close to the work area. The hotel features a sports bar type lounge and indoor swimming pool. You WILL have a great time!

dr aliceDr. Alice Mawdsley is down under!!

Dr. Alice is traveling again. This time, she sends greetings from Brisbane, Australia. After a premier section of her Qantas flight, Dr. Alice has already had adventures. She will be attending a Jane Austin Tea and getting some reading in before traveling to the next part of her journey.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Alice, have a great day.

 

Quilt Show Registration Form 2014

How to Make a Floating Sawtooth Star

Nail Polish Pattern





August Meeting Notice

4 08 2014

PICNIC MEETING

~ ~ ~  LOCATION  CHANGE  ~ ~ ~

Thursday, AUGUST 14th  6:30 pm

New Russia Township Hall

46268 Butternut Ridge Road, Oberlin 44074

Bring your covered dish!  The Guild will provide paper products and beverages!

GARAGE SALE  ~  Sell / Trade / Giveaway

Tag & price your items ~ fabrics, notions, sewing or quilting accessories.    Bring items to donate for the Guild Table at the Quilt Show.





Square in a Square calculator

4 08 2014

I just found a terrific website:

http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/Calculators/Square%20in%20a%20Square%20Calculator.php

I was trying to figure out dimensions to cut squares to finish as a 3-inch square on point in a square block for a quilt I’m working on. I put in the desired finished size (3) and it calculated sizes for the central square and outer squares to cut diagonally. I imagine it calculates sizes and yardages for other blocks, too. Yes, a flea who finished ninth grade could calculate this, but I’m just getting by on my looks so forgetaboutit.

Susan





Sewing Date

30 07 2014
Hi everyone! this is your friendly reminder that we will meet at the Elyria Joann’s This Friday, 9-1 to do work on the Quilts of Valor. I’ll be mailing out another ten for the PTSD women’s group in Cincinnati in late August.
If you have a quilt that you are so kindly finishing for that, please bring it to the August meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you all this Friday! have a great week!
Thank you, thank you!







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