2016 Challenges Poll

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What challenges would you like to participate in during 2016?
Fat Quarter Exchange
Red and White Quilts
50 States Fat Quarter Exchange – order (or visit a shop while on vacation) a fat quarter from another state, label it (Merry Christmas from Idaho, for example), and participants will draw a fat quarter from a basket at the potluck
Round Robin
Row by Row – 1-2 rows provided each month January – October with final quilts to be shown at December potluck
Postcard Exchange
Bra Challenge – Small quilts or blocks
PhD Challenge – submit a list of all your unfinished projects that you’d like to finish in the year along with a fat quarter, for each one you finish your name goes in for a drawing for the fat quarters at the end of the year
Brown Bag Challenge – put x number of fat quarters in a brown bag with your name, trade them, then make something for that person out of the fat quarters and 1-2 yards of fabric you add
Ugly/Holiday/Selected color fat quarter shuffle – everyone who wants to participate brings a FQ they consider ugly. You stand in a circle and pass to the left and right different amounts of hand-overs, based on a story with numbers or the roll of dice, or musical chairs type of game. Everyone ends up with a different fq than they brought ( usually ones they like better)
Orphan Block Exchange -This could be “brown bag” or just some kind of “how ever many you put in, you can take”. Good blocks that were made as a sample, or they made one too many, or they were testing a color combo, or they just decided against a certain pattern for whatever reason. We could issue a challenge to use the orphan block(s) you choose to make a quilt? – Or we could donate them all to community service and see if a group can get some cute quilt(s) out of them?
Notion scavenger hunt: Members could supply unwanted/ extra notions, which could be listed on a scavenger hunt sheet. Finder’s keepers?
Community service block of the month challenge. Hand out a pattern and each person makes two. One gets handed in to community service and the second goes into a drawing. For each block you turn in, you get your name in the drawing. The winner wins all the blocks turned in to the drawing.
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Poll Maker


Home of the Brave

Don’t faint, I’m still a member of our guild!!!  At the meeting in November, I’d like to have a workshop of ALL and ANY members willing to help create kits for the Home of the Brave.

Starting at 10 and bring a lunch or come later and bring dinner – it’s all day and any time you’d like to come!

Please bring a cutting mat, ruler and cutter.  Some may want to bring their sewing machines.  I’ll have an iron and board (a second one would be helpful) and all the material that I have collected to be able to make triangle backings for the nine-patch on point, the detail strips and borders.

I HOPE alot of you will be able to attend.  I have gotten the number of soldiers’s families/spouses to be found down to 50!!  If we all pitch in, we can get that number even lower!!!

I know I haven’t been around to meetings, but I have NEVER stopped working on HOME OF THE BRAVE.

Thanks for your help Lindy,

Janet Alderman
Ohio Coordinator
Home of the Brave
101st Airborne Associate Member

Community Service Donation

2015-10-07 07.33.05We have received a wonderful gift from Sandy Leppart, a quilter in Grafton who is cleaning out her parents house. There is enough cotton (on the left) for lots of baby quilts and there is flannel and a bunch of misc fabrics (on the right) for pjs and possibly donating to the prison. All the fabrics have been delivered to Teri for distribution as necessary. She told me that she has batting that she will also donate when she finds it.

Red/White Quilt Challenge

Lindy, will you please forward this Barbara Brackman blog article? Thank you.

Vicki Morris suggested the idea of doing redwork (red floss on white background) embroidery for the Red and White Quilt Challenge for the Christmas and Summer Potlucks to display in our quilt show next fall–what a terrific idea–and here’s an example I thought might interest people:



Garage Sale

Gentleman is selling his late wife’s quilting and sewing supplies.
He has an Accuquilt machine with nine dyes and three mats. Many are new. He is selling these as a package. Also has fabric from overseas trips.

Saturday, October 3rd. 10am – 4pm
5194 Colorado Ave, Sheffield
3 doors down from the Backpacker shop

If you have contacts with other guilds, please share this with them.

Barb King

Sandstone Village Show

Peggy Paterchak posted this on FB, if you have any questions, please contact her. 

 Peggy Paterchak No need to be a member of any group. This is a “bragging” rights show. Just collecting to make a lovely display. I will be at the Chapel at Amherst Sandstone Village from about 2 to 3 on Friday, Aug 7 to accept quilts that anyone might want to display. The can be any quilted item, table runners, quilts, purses, anything quilted. Please make sure you attach a piece of cloth with your name, address, and phone#. They will be on display from 1-9 on Sat. 

Quilts of Valor Workshop

Quilts of Valor workshop! We’re making great progress! Several tops already completed….and more to go! Not pictured are Helen Smelzer, Judy Riggle, Kathleen Vanmeter, Karen Jackson, Iris Tewksbury, Dave Walter and Joann Tayich all the way from Mentor, Ohio! (Hope I didn’t miss anyone!) thank you one and ALL!


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