October 2018 Newsletter

 

 

 

 

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 19 Issue 2 – October 11, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Community Service: Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074
Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

On September 13, 2018, President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
There were 2 visitors, 3 new members and 2 returning members this evening.

Program:  Applique Quilts and More – Machine Applique Workshop

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo)
I reached out to Janet Alderman our former Home of the Brave Coordinator. The purpose of that was to ask Janet if she still needs the small budget we have left or if we should role that into QOV.  Janet was happy to hear from me and she said she does have some expenses for locating and mailing several quilts so she will get those to Pam ASAP for reimbursement and she shared that she only has 3 soldiers left to find, but she does have those 3 quilts ready.  She will be mailing Pam receipts for the associated costs, postage, etc.  Since there is money left in the HOB budget that will not be a problem.  Janet also shared that she would love to remain a member (although remote) and will be mailing her application and payment soon, so please keep her on the list of active members.

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the August 2018 meeting.  Hearing no corrections, the minutes are approved as distributed.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle) We distributed the Treasurer’s Report and the 2018-2019 budget and a ledger showing how we spent the money over the past year. There was some discussion and a few questions about the 2018-2019 budget.  We didn’t change a lot but did increase room rental, insurance, community service and hospitality; sunshine and we combine Quilt Show with Fundraisers. There was a motion and a second to approve of the 2018-2019 budget which passes. However, Chris stated that it is important for us to understand that budgets are not “written in stone” because the financial position of the guild may change during the year. A budget helps us stay on course financially as we move through the next fiscal year.  Although it is important to “stick to the budget,” budgets can be and should be flexible when necessary.

Pam presented the budget noting that the balance in the checking $7,177.37 with Quilts of Valor at $1,077.03 and Home of the Brave at $412.36.  Chris thanked Pam for the treasurers’ report and noted that the report will be filed for audit.

Membership:  (Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak)  Karen reported that they are collecting membership dues.  Membership cards are at front table if you have already paid your membership fees.  If you sign up tonight cards will be at the front table next month.  Karen will be updating rosters and sign-in sheets.

Community Service:  (Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle) Ruth stated that after she collects the community service donations she will be writing up a report in the Newsletter of the items that were donate and  to what organization they were delivered.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler) Presentation at the North Ridgeville VFW on Aug 19th and presented three quilts.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) Chris stated that she is not giving up but is thinking of other ideas about getting youth interested in sewing.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser)  Keep working on your Blue and White challenges. Helen suggested Attic Window block for the new 2018-2019 challenge. Also small art portrait quilts with a deadline but not to show anyone the quilts but to bring quilts to meeting hang them up and let people guess who made the quilt.

Communication Committee:  (Kelly Grace & Chris Yoo) No report at this time.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) No report at this time.

2018 Lorain County Fair:  (Ruth Groot) – Ruth is not here tonight as her husband is undergoing a medical procedure.  So she will not be here to report on all the ribbon members won at the fair this year.  Chris asked anyone who won a ribbon or trophy to please stand to be recognized.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Please continue to hand in your Pre-Entry and Quilt Entry Registration forms. If you need a Pre-Entry or a Quilt Entry form you can print one off our website.

Everything is going on schedule for the Quilt Show.  I have sign-up sheets for various volunteer positions needed such as Cookie and bars bake sale, hanging up quilts, taking down quilts raffle, door prizes, white glove and county store.

Baskets – Barb Spieker thanked everyone for bringing in baskets and items for the baskets. You can also bring the basket in with the items and we will put the basket together.  You can bring the baskets in any time before October 31st.

Country Store – Fran thanked everyone for their donations of materials, notions, books, and magazines.

Raffle Tickets – If anyone has raffle tickets they didn’t sell please bring them back.  We want to use up what we have before ordering anymore.

Programs, Events and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported program for the following months:

October:
      Evening Program:  Emilie Collens Illson – Button Down Designs – Items made by buttons
Day Workshop:  Julie Bragg – French Country Quilt – Part 3 – Scalloped Borders.

December:
      Day Workshop:  Donna Garrett – Making Bags

New Business:  No report at this time.

Announcements: Harvest of the Arts in downtown Wellington is Sunday, September 16th from 11 to 4pm. I will be running around with an Orange shirt helping run the event, but our very own Jean Ruth and Donna Garrett will have booths.  Lunch will be available, Quilt Raffle and Children’s Activities.

Free Table Reminder – If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Please remember that we have a suggestion box and would like to hear your suggestions.

Show and Tell:
We had a child giraffe quilt, blue ribbon projects from the fair such as 3 purses and 2 quilts. We had a few UFO’s completed, table runner, wall hanging, scalloped border quilt, primitive stockings, Ohio State quilt, and black and gray quilt.

Adjournment:  Chris adjourned meeting at 8:40 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, October 11, 2018

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Community Service
Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle

I have ten quilts ready to deliver.

I will bring to the meeting several quilts that need binding.  The  binding is cut and pressed.

We have purchased flannel for pajamas that needs cut.  I have a large cutting table so if anyone could help with this please call me (see membership list for phone number).

All help is greatly appreciated.

Ruth

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

October Birthdays
Christine Berenznay
Tina Bowers
Carolyn Bradley
Bobbie Bruck
Judy Riggle
Lynette Thomson
Chris Yoo

2018 Quilt Show

Last chance to enter a quilt for the Quilt Show. Get the “Quilt Registration Form” from the LCP website or bring all your Quilt info and dimensions to the meeting and see Karen or Julie for a form.

We also need members to sign to help hang and sign in quilts, November 8th and during the show, 2 hour time slots for White Gloves, Raffle Tickets, Country Store, QOV, etc….

Do you have a favorite cookie or bar recipe?
Sign up to bake them for our Quilt Show Kitchen. Put them on a small paper plate or baggies, ready to sell.

Quilt Show questions?  Call or email Julie Bragg (see membership list for phone and email).

Challenges

UFO Challenge

We have already seen 35 UFO’s finished this year! That is 21% of the UFO’s submitted that are now completed! Keep up the great work ladies! I can’t wait to see what’s finished this month.

2019 Challenge
Attic Windows – Examples can be found here.

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Talk with anyone on the committee or send an email to the guild email (shown above).

Treasury Report
Pam Scholle

Guild  Bal.                        $7562.17
QOV                                 $1077.03
HOB                                  $  290.91
Total in checking               $8930.11

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

I typically write a novel for my President’s note so I’ll keep it brief this month primarily because I have about 5 deadlines on my giant “to do list” and I have to push on through them!  My message for this month is PROMOTE OUR QUILT SHOW!  Getting the word out that we are having a show is critical to attendance. Please click on the show poster link HERE and print the poster and hand it out, post in local stores that allow it, (many businesses will have a community board), if you work take it to work, bring it to church, and post on your social media pages and send to your friends by email. Just let everyone know we are having a show.  The clock is ticking and unbelievably, the show is NEXT MONTH!!  And finally, don’t forget to sign up to VOLUNTEER at the show.   Julie and Karen have several sign-up sheets ready and waiting for your name!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Your Pres, Chris Yoo
AsTheYooFlies@Gmail.com

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

It has been several months since I’ve finished a UFO. I’d  like to say that I really wanted to finish something. But that would be a lie. These long dry spell’s are part of the reason there are so many unfinished projects. But there is good news. I’m starting to get that itch again. While working on my latest quilt the urge to do those curved wedding ring pieces finally arrived. But have I done them yet? Oh no, I’m on a Florida beach.  Later maybe.

Piecefully yours,
Sue Schillig

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Barb Spieker had some heart issues and was in the hospital.  The guild sent Barb a supportive, encouraging card.

Heartbreaking news:  Pat Logar posted this on her Facebook page:   Chuck Logar my dear love and companion of 38 years passed away Oct. 1st. There is such a void for all of us who knew and loved him. There will be a “Celebration of life” Oct. 14th, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Amherst VFW. Please come and join us. He loved so many of you!”

You may remember Chuck as he often drove Pat to Russia Township Hall for sewing days/ meetings.  I have a sympathy card for Pat.  Please plan to sign the card at the meeting, Thursday, October 11th.  I am also bringing a blue bag.  The membership list shows Pat prefers sage and teal green fabrics.  Please bring a fat quarter or so to add to the blue bag.

I just put a get well card in the mail to Mary Wallhead.  I understand she has taken a fall.

Thank you to the guild members who notified us of the information above.  We could not respond if we did not know.

Fondly,
Val

Program

Evening Program:  Emilie Collens Illson – Button Down Designs – Items made by buttons

Day Workshop:  Julie Bragg will be helping members with their “French Country” (Scalloped Edge bindings) during our LCP sew day, October 11th. Anytime between 10:00-3:00.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

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September 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 19 Issue 1 – September 13, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Community Service: Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074
Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

At 7:00 p.m. Guild President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. There were 4 visitors this evening.

Program:  Applique Quilts and More – Machine Applique Workshop

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo)
It is time to start thinking about the 2018–2019 budget.  I will be reviewing last year’s budget and our expenses to date and reaching out to each committee chair to discuss where we are and where we need to be for the coming year.  I hope to get everything lined up so Pam can present the budget next month.

During the committee reports, Karen will be talking about membership dues and sign-ups because our new fiscal year is about to begin.  Ruth will be telling you about volunteer opportunities for the fair.  Please consider helping out for a few hours if you can.

Also, please do what you can to get the money in for your raffle tickets.

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the July 2018 meeting.  Hearing no corrections, the minutes are approved as distributed.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle) Pam presented the budget noting that the balance in the checking $6,491.79 with Quilts of Valor at $777.03 and Home of the Brave at $412.36.  Chis thanked Pam for the treasurers’ report and noted that the report will be filed for audit.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership:  (Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak)  Karen reported that they are collecting membership dues again for the year of September – August.2018 -2019.

Community Service:  (Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris)  Ruth stated that after she collects the community service donations she will be writing up a report of items that were donate were and  to what organization they were delivered.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler) No Report at this time.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) No report at this time.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser) Keep working on your Blue and White challenges.

Communication Committee:  (Kelly Grace) No report at this time.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) Was not present but did send a thank you card that was received from Stephen Palun (Joanne Palun’s son) thanking everyone for supporting him during the Pelotonia18.  For more information about Pelotonia 18, please visit their website at https://yourpelotonia.org/public-profile/326025

A sympathy card was sent out to Teri Walter as her mother Eva Moore passed away July 28th.

2018 Lorain County Fair::  (Ruth Groot) – Ruth will be bringing sign-up sheets for help at the fair throughout the week.  She is also collecting items such as sewing basket and buttons for decorations and will be returned after the fair. Please put your name on your sewing baskets and buttons so they get returned to the right person.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Pre-Entry and Quilt Entry Registration forms were handed out tonight. Please bring in your Pre-Entry and Quilt Entry Registration forms to the next month meeting.  If you need a Pre-Entry or a Quilt Entry form you can print one off our website.

We have about 112 quilts for our Quilt Show.  There is no limit of quilt that you can enter. If you have a list of 7 quilts we will take the first 3 quilts from you list.  If we still need more quilts we will take the 4th quilt from your list and so on till we meet our 150 quote.  Deadline for the quilts is November 8th.  If you can’t get the quilt to us please contact Julie or Karen to make arrangements.

Baskets – We will need the basket by October 1 with a list of items that are in the basket. You can also bring the basket in with the items and we will put the basket together.  You can bring the baskets in any time before October 31st.  Please remember if you have any donation items for the raffle baskets please bring them to the September meeting. If you will not be at the September meeting, contact Vicky Morris to make arrangements.

We are looking for handmade items to sell and for volunteers to staff the County Store…sign-up sheets will be at the next Guild Meeting. The County store will need help with organizing and sorting and storing donations to get ready for the show.

We are on track and things are starting to come together for the Quilt Show.   Keep working on those blue and white challenges!  Quilt Tickets will be handed out this evening by Chris if you are interested in selling them.

Programs, Events and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported program for the following months:

September:

   Evening Program:  Melissa Delisio – Fabric Marbling
   Day Workshop:  Helen Smelser –  Zen Doodle Class -11:00 a.m.
Drawing zen tangle-like designs on fabric to create quilt blocks.

                        Supplies: 

  • Bring No.2 pencil
  • 1 Black and 1Gray thin point fabric marker such as Micron Fabrico, Sakura Indentipen or Laundry marker is okay.  No Sharpies…they run.
  • Three 7” squares of white fabric (can be beige, ecru off white)
  • Small ruler

Day Workshop:  Teri Walter – Cell Phone/Tablet Holder Class – 12:30 p.m.  – Make great Christmas gifts.

This class is after Helen’s workshop.  There will be a potluck lunch…anyone sewing that day please join us for the potluck lunch.

I would like to share Helen’s pattern, show you how to make a holder and in return I am asking you to help us make a few cell phone holders to sell at our Country Store booth during the Guild’s quilt show. Bring a dish to share for lunch at noon and we will start after we eat.

                        Supplies: 

  • Each cell phone holder needs a piece of fabric  6 ½: x 18” and a tablet holder need 81/2”x20”
  • Please bring fun/novelty printed fabric.  Please breing fabric for your project and fabric to make into holders for the Country Store…they don’t take long so you should have time to make a few.
  • If you have extra polyester filling bring it and I will provide the rice to fill them with.
  • Sewing machine, matching thread and the usual sewing supplies to cut and sew the holders.

October:
      Evening Program:  Emilie Collens Illson – Button Down Design – Items made by buttons
Day Workshop:  Julie Bragg – French Country Quilt – Part 3 – Scalloped Borders.

December:
      Day Workshop:  Donna Garrett – Making Bags
Reminder from MaryAnn Grayson about the AQS Show Grand Rapids, MI.  Friday, August 24th – Saturday, August 25th. $175.36 seats, hotel double occupancy. $50 deposit due by May 10th: balance due August 10th. Deluxe coach, show ticket, breakfast and hotel stay included. Any questions, please contact MaryAnn.

New Business:  No report at this time.

Announcements: No report at this time.

Free Table Reminder – If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Please remember that we have a suggestion box and would like to hear your suggestions.

Show and Tell:
We had four applique wall hangings from our Applique and More Workshop this afternoon, star quilt with a blue ribbon from the fair, Quilts of Valor quilt, community service quilt, child’s bedspread, hand quilted quilt find from a flea market, reversible sundress, sewing bag, Pairs wall hanging and a revisable table runner.

Adjournment:  Chris adjourned meeting at 8:35 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, September 13, 2018

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Program

Evening Program:  Melissa Delisio – Fabric Marbling

Day Workshop:  Helen Smelser –  Zen Doodle Class -11:00 a.m.  Drawing zen tangle-like designs on fabric to create quilt blocks.

Day Workshop:  Teri Walter – Cell Phone/Tablet Holder Class – 12:30 p.m.  – Make great Christmas gifts.

Community Service

Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle

Thank you to everyone that helped work on items at the fair. Members came to help get items ready before the fair and completed projects at the fair. 12 quilts, 31 PJs and 27 pillow cases are completed at the fair.

August delivery
Genesis house 12 quilts
31 pjs
40 pillow cases
Hygen products
Blessing house
8 quilts
13 pillow cases

Year total          93 quilts
67 pj’s
9 hats
77 pillow cases

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

September Birthdays
Sandi Morse
Anne Schaefer
Dot Glover
Fran Weber

2018 Quilt Show

The Quilt show committee has a couple of reminders and some information for the coming show.

During the September meeting we will be passing around the sign-up sheets for different positions that are needed for the quilt show.  These are:  Admission and Door Prize, White Gloves, Basket Raffle, Quilt Raffle, Quilts of Valor, Country Store, Hanging the Quilts and Quilt Sign In, Take Down Quilts and Quilt Sign Out, and Bake sale.  Please consider signing up and helping our Guild to have a successful show.

Raffle Baskets:  Please bring all items for the raffle baskets to the September Meeting.  If you have an item and can’t come to the meeting, please contact Barb Spieker, Barb Cowger-Vilagi, or Vicki Morris to make arrangements for pick up.

All members should purchase one 5$ ticket to the quilt show.  That will be good for all three days.  We will have a sign-up sheet like we have at the meetings, where we can track that you have paid.  This is a lovely way to show that we support our guild.  In addition to that, each paid ticket will receive a door prize ticket.  And we know you all want a chance to win the door prize.  Children 11 and under will be free, and they will not receive a door prize ticket.

When we are working at the show, there will be name tags that we should be wearing at all times.  These will identify us as guild members and help people find someone if they have questions.

The booklet for the show is currently selling advertising space.  If you would like to advertise please see MaryAnn Grayson, Karen Neuschaefer or Julie Bragg for more information.

Quilt Raffle Tickets:  A number of quilt raffle tickets have been handed out.  We are currently collecting the money and ticket stubs so we don’t have to chase them down before the drawing.  The drawing will be held at the show on Sunday @ 4pm.  If you haven’t sold the tickets and are unable to do so, please return them so when we order tickets for the show we don’t waste money and order more than we need.

Thank you very much,
The Quilt Show Committee

Challenges

UFO Challenge

We have already seen 35 UFO’s finished this year! That is 21% of the UFO’s submitted that are now completed! Keep up the great work ladies! I can’t wait to see what’s finished this month.

2019 Challenge
Attic Windows

Since we’ve done red/white quilts, and blue/white quilts we need a new quilt challenge. Helen has suggested Attic Windows. There are lots of ways to personalize these blocks/quilts, you can be looking into or out of a window. Examples can be found here.

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Talk with anyone on the committee or send an email to the guild email (shown above).

Membership

This is the time of year we collect our annual membership dues.  The membership year runs from September 2018 to August 2019.  Please see Karen Neuschaefer if you need a form, or would like to submit your dues.  Thank you.

The Membership Committee
Karen N. and Marilyn Novak

Treasury Report
Pam Scholle

No Report

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

I’m reading more and more disturbing articles about how guilds are cancelling quilt shows because of lack of volunteers.   Although the dues members pay to join guilds is vital to the financial success of the guild, there is nothing, and I mean NOTHING more crippling to a nonprofit than the lack of volunteers.  The truth is, volunteers are vital to the operations of most nonprofits.

I won’t underestimate the importance of your money, because the sheer fact that you paid $25 of your hard-earned dollars to join is appreciated more than you know.  However, giving of your TIME is even more valuable.  I say this because time is the most precious resource in our lives.  Money can be made, or obtained if needed, (usually).  However, no one can make more time.  Once you give an hour of your time it is lost forever.

While preparing the new budget for 2018-2019, I again valued the dues you pay as members, but I put them into perspective this way.  Let’s assume we have 75 members.  That equates to $1,875.00.  Have you seen our annual budget lately?  That will barely cover our rent and insurance.    So where do we get most of our money?  The Quilt Show.  It brings in a large amount of money that allows us to bring in speakers and schedule workshops.   No guild can survive on membership dollars alone.

The 2018 quilt show is around the corner.  When the Quilt Show committee puts out sign-up sheets for help, I am imploring you, well, let’s face it—I am begging you to get out of your comfort zone and sign up for a shift to help.  We need volunteers every day to make our show a success.

A special note here to the 15-20 people who volunteer for everything, THANK YOU.  To say you are the backbone of this guild is the understatement of the year.  Your hard work and dedication over the years is more appreciated than you will ever realize.  This is where understanding the value of TIME can be appreciated.

A well-known non-profit leader, DJ Cronin said it best, “Those hours you gave volunteering will never be replicated. Your time volunteering is valued but we cannot put a value on that time.  How can you value something that is priceless?”  As a volunteer you bring your knowledge, skills, advice, experience, friendship, vision, leadership, and inspiration to our guild.   But it is your precious TIME that you give.  “In our time poor-world you bear the gift of time. You choose to donate the most precious commodity in the known universe.”

So today, I wanted to take a little time out to thank you for the amazing TIME that you give. If for some reason you cannot volunteer to help at the show, please plan on coming to the show and bringing a few friends.  Please spread the word about our show.  Tell everyone you know.  Please pass out postcards or flyers.  Please help make our 2018 show the best yet. This event is our biggest fundraiser.  Let’s make it a huge success in 2018.

THANK YOU for actually spending your precious TIME reading this dissertation.

Your Pres, Chris Yoo
AsTheYooFlies@Gmail.com
440-289-9846

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

No Report

Sunshine Committee
Val WatringThank you for obtaining and signing a card for Marilyn Novak at our August guild meeting.  Barb, we appreciate you delivering the card to Marilyn.

An apple a day, keep the doctor away.  September is a magnificent month for APPLES in Ohio.

Fondly, Val

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

August 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 18 Issue 12 – August 9, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Comfort Quilts: Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074
Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

At 7:10 p.m. Guild President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order.  There one visitors this evening.

Program:  No Program tonight…6:30 p.m. Potluck, yummy…

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo)
Please always were your name badge because we all don’t all remember names.

Workshop for Guild Members  –  Any guild member wanting to do a Workshop, will need to fill out a new Workshop Proposal Form which Outlines the Workshop, has a supply list, estimates length and cost as well as fees and cost for members, etc.  Present your idea to Donna Garrett then you and Donna will present your idea to the group and if there is enough interest to hold the workshop you will coordinate an available date.

Members who teach are to be treated just like any other teacher.  So, if you have an expertise or specialty and want to put together a workshop, start working on your outline.

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the June 2018 meeting.  Hearing no corrections, the minutes are approved as distributed.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle) Pam presented the budget noting that the balance in the checking $6,457.14 with Quilts of Valor at $1,131.51 and Home of the Brave at $412.36.  Chis thanked Pam for the treasurers’ report and noted that the report will be filed for audit.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Membership:  (Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak) Karen reported that we have 76 members. We will start running membership again in August for the year 2018-2019.

Community Service:  (Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle)  Ruth reported that we had 32 pj’s, 27 quilts, 24 pillow cases and 15 cuddle dolls for community service this month.  Ruth gave to Oberlin Church 10 quilts and 24 pillow cases.  Ruth will be buying two bolts of material to make up some more pillow case.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler)  Just had a call for three more quilts in August at the VFW in North Ridgeville.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) Jean reported the youth are very busy with school activities.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser) Fat Quarter exchange is finished.  We would like to get more involved in the Fat Quarter exchange…Think about joining next year.  We do have lots of fun.   Keep working on your UFO’s.

Communication Committee:  (Kelly Grace & Chris Yoo) No report at this time.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) We received a thank you card from Lori Quinones’ family for her mother’s passing for you to read and a get well card for Barb Stiner for you to sign which are located at the front table.

Lorain County Fair::  (Ruth Groot) – Ruth brought information and form to the meeting regard the Fair in August.  Please consider entering…You can enter something other than a quilt…clothes, purse, pillow, etc.

Ruth will be bringing sign-up sheets for help at the fair throughout the week.  She is also collecting items such as sewing basket and buttons for decorations and will be returned after the fair.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Pre-Entry and Quilt Entry Registration forms were handed out tonight. Please bring in your Pre-Entry and Quilt Entry Registration forms to the next month meeting.  If you need a form you can get one off our website.

We have about 90 quilts and need about 60 more quilts, clothing, pillows, antique, fiber art, etc. to meet our 150 quilts that we advertised on our postcards.  There is no limit of quilt that you can enter. If you have a list of 7 quilts we will take the first 3 quilts from you list.  If we still need more quilts we will take the 4th quilt from your list and so on till we meet our 150 quote.  Deadline for the quilts is November 8th.  If you can’t get the quilt to us please contact Julie or Karen to make arrangements.

As for the food, we will be having sloppy joes, hot dogs, chili dogs, chip, coffee, pop and water. We are asking members to make cookies and bars that are cut and ready to put in bags or in bags to sale for 50 cents. We want the cookies and bars to be a nice size and look saleable…worth 50 cent.

Please get in touch with Julie If you want to sale something to the public at the quilt show or advertise a business.

Baskets – We will need the basket by October 1 with a list of items that are in the basket. You can also bring the basket in with the items and we will put the basket together.  You can bring the baskets in any time before October 31st.

We are looking for handmade items to sell and for volunteers to staff the County Store…sign-up sheets will be at the next Guild Meeting.  We are on track and things are starting to come together for the Quilt Show.   Keep working on those blue and white challenges!  Quilt Tickets will be handed out this evening by Chris if you are interested in selling them.

Programs, Events and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported program for the following months:

August:  Applique Quilts and More –Machine applique workshop – have to purchase $35 kit.

Day Event – Workshop – Wild Life Applique 10:00 a.m.
If you didn’t sign up and would like to attend…come she will be bringing extra kits.

Evening Event  –  Program

September:  Melissa Delisio – Fabric Marbling
October:  Julie Bragg – French Country Quilt – Part 3 – Scalloped Borders.
December:  Donna Garrett – Bags

Reminder from MaryAnn Grayson about the AQS Show Grand Rapids, MI.  Friday, August 24th – Saturday, August 25th. $175; 36 seats, hotel double occupancy. $50 deposit due by May 10th: balance due August 10th. Deluxe coach, show ticket, breakfast and hotel stay included. Any questions, please contact MaryAnn.

Christmas in July – Items that were made was a pair of slipper, Kleenex holder, 2 wall hangings, 3 table runners and a tablecloth.  The door prizes went to Donna, Fran and Val.  We had lots of fun. Can’t wait till next year’s Christmas in July workshop.

New Business:  No report at this time

Announcements: “A Walk in the Garden”, Quilt Show – Friday, July 13 and Saturday July 14, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Coshocton Canal 31st Annual Quilters Quilt Show – Entrance $5, children under 12 free
Coshocton County Career Center, 23640 Airport Road, Coshocton, Ohio

Streetsboro Quilt Guild 2018 Show, Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6th.

NEORQC:  There are still some members that don’t understand what NEORQC is all about.  There are information flyers on the table by the door.

Anyone interested in an August Garage Sale of quilting supplies, please email Kaye Koler.

Free Table Reminder – If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Please remember that we have a suggestion box and would like to hear your suggestions.

Show and Tell:
We had lots of cuddle dolls, black and white quilt, pillow, flower quilt, tan quilt, snow day mystery quilt, civil war quilt, block of the month quilts, bags, panel quilts and a star quilt.

Adjournment:  Chris adjourned meeting at 8:35 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, August 9, 2018

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Program

Applique Quilts and More – Machine applique

Comfort Quilts
Judy Riggle

No Report

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

August Birthdays
Janet Reynolds
Barbara Cowger-Vilagi
Linda Janowicz
Valerie Watring

Challenges

UFO Challenge

We have already seen 35 UFO’s finished this year! That is 21% of the UFO’s submitted that are now completed! Keep up the great work ladies! I can’t wait to see what’s finished this month.

A-tisket a-tasket, a QUILT SHOW BASKET….AUCTION IDEAS!

Start thinking about what type of Basket you would like to sponsor for the upcoming Quilt Show.  You can make one yourself, or team up with a friend, family member or a small group.  However, we need as many glorious baskets as possible for the Quilt Show because the basket auction was a HUGE success in 2016!! I will have sign-up sheets at the meetings starting this month so you can start letting us know what you will be making.  Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  This is NOT an all-inclusive list.  YOU get to decide what you want to put together.  Fun Fun!!

Coffee Lovers
Crazy Cat Lady (Cat theme)
Crocheting
Family Game Night
Fun in the Sun
Gardening
Gift Card Frenzy
Gone to the Dogs (Dog theme)
Grilling & Chilling
Kitchen/Chef
Knitting
Night at the Movies
Quilt Kit
Quilting (Blue/White)
Quilting (Holiday)
Quilting (Sports)
Quilting / Sewing (General)
Spa Night
Sweet Tooth
Tea for Two
Tee Time “Golf”
Fat Quarter Buster
Tools/Duct Tape
Ultimate Sports Fan
Win Big (Lotto tickets, etc.)
Wine & Cheese
Wool Lovers

Chris Yoo

Treasury Report
Pam Scholle

Guild Bal.             $6491.79
Home of Brave     $ 412.36
Quilts of Valor       $ 777.03

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Riddle…What do funnel cakes, cheese sizzle, band donuts, elephant ears, steak on a stick, oh boys, and caramel applies have in common?  If you said the Lorain County Fair, you would be one smart cookie, or should I say snow cone??  Hard to believe it’s almost that time again.  Yes, it is a little sad that my first thoughts of the fair are about the food, but I challenge you to ask five people what they enjoy about the fair—most of them will say the food.   Although I’ll admit I have no idea what a cheese sizzle is, I do love the band donuts.  However, over the last two years my NEW favorite thing about the fair is talking with all the creative people as they drop off their entries at the Fine Arts Barn.  I am constantly amazed at the homegrown talent in our community.

At our August guild meeting, Ruth Groot will be asking for volunteers to help at the fair this year.  Please consider volunteering for a few hours either before the fair begins with checking in all the wonderful entries, or on Monday morning for judging, or on Sunday evening after the fair when people pickup their treasures to take home.  Everything always goes very smoothly when we have a lot of helping hands.  I doubt if you will find more fun, food, and “fiber” in one place.  If you haven’t visited the Fine Arts Barn to view the exhibits in a few years, you really should plan on visiting.  You may come for some creative inspiration, and leave with a little sizzle.

Your Pres,  Chris Yoo.

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

I’ve been in the midst of grandma camps these last two weeks.  Even so, the quilt in the frame is finally turned! Summer is not the best time to work on finishing projects. There are just too many other distractions.  However, the lure of a new quilt trumps all the UFO’s!  In fairness, I’ve finished up several earlier this year, so I’m not feeling too bad about the new class I’m taking. I’ve wanted to make the Christmas pickle quilt for a long time now and it is finally being offered at the quilt store.  I’ve had the same Christmas quilt on my bed for maybe 30 years now and feel like it might be time to make a new one.  The new one probably won’t be hand quilted like the one 30 years ago, but the old one will look nice in one of the other bedrooms.  But wait… The UFO feathered star was supposed to be my next Christmas quilt.  Maybe it will be ready in a few years…

Piecefully,
Sue Schillig

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Not exactly smooth sailing this month.

As a follow up to her surgery in June, Barb Stiner is now wrestling treatments. You might recall,  we signed a card for her at our July guild meeting.

Also, we sent a sympathy card to Teri Walter.  Her mom passed away at the end of July.

FYI:  I will be unable to attend the August meeting.  Call if you need:  440.935.0972

May the rest of your summer be full of frolicking with family and friends!

Fondly, Val

2018 Quilt Show

As of right now we have about 90 items for the quilt show.  Please continue to fill out the small forms, or start turning in the large forms so we can get our numbers for the show.  Julie will be contacting people in a month or so to see what we have available, if we don’t get the forms in.  We would also like to do an umbrella display if you have yours from the class.  Remember that we will also display bags, clothing and other quilted items   After all, we do have a quilted car.

We are going to need at least 2 volunteers to help Fran and Peggy with the Country Store.  Unfortunately, they are returning to Texas before the show, and won’t be here to run the store.  They have lots of information about what was successful the last show that I’m sure they will share with you.  Plus any new ideas that anyone has to help the Store be successful would be greatly appreciated.  They will need help with organizing and sorting and storing the donations to get ready for the show.

Remember to work on your blue and white projects and other quilts.  See you at the meeting.

Thank you from the Quilt Show Committee

July 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 18 Issue 11 – July 12, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Comfort Quilts: Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074
Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

At 7:00 p.m. Guild President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order.  There were six visitors this evening.

Program:  Annemarie Chany – Modern Traditional Quilting

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo)
Thank you community service committee and Ruth Groot for organizing our First Annual Community Service/Charity Sew Event.  Looking forward to the Christmas in July next month as well as our summer potluck!

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the May 2018 meeting.  Hearing no corrections, the minutes are approved as distributed.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle) Pam was not presented.  Chris reported Treasurer Report dated 5/31/18 shows our total in checking at $8,336.68.  The Treasurer’s Report will be filed for audit.  More details next month.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Membership:  (Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak) Karen reported that we have 76 members. We will start running membership again in August.

Fair Committee:  (Ruth Groot) – Ruth will be bringing in information and form to next guild meeting regard the Fair in August.  Please consider entering…You can enter something other than a quilt…cloths, purse, pillow, etc.

Community Service:  (Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle) We had a good turnout for our First Annual Community Service/Charity Sew Event for June and look forward to this every year.  Thirty-two people attended and we completed 79 cuddle dolls with 36 to finish, 35 pairs of pajamas, 35 pillow cases and 35 quilts.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler) No report at this time.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) No report at this time.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser) Please bring fat quarters next month so we can finish up the Fat Quarter Exchange.  Keep working on your UFO’s.

Communication Committee:  (Kelly Grace & Fran Weber) Kelly thanked Chris for helping out with emails while she was out on vacation.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) No report at this time..

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Pre-Entry and Quilt Entry Registration forms were handed out tonight. Please bring in your Pre-Entry and Quilt Entry Registration forms to the next month meeting.  We have about 50 quilts to display so far.

Equipment for hanging the quilts has been ordered for the Quilt Show.  We have committees in place, advertising has been started and we are looking for volunteers to help with the Quilt Show. Fran and Peggy are collecting items such as notions, fabrics, magazine and books for the Country Store.

We are looking for handmade items to sell and for volunteers to staff the County Store…sign-up sheets will be at the next Guild Meeting.  We are on track and things are starting to come together for the Quilt Show.   Keep working on those blue and white challenges!  Quilt Tickets will be handed out this evening if you are interested in selling them.

Programs, Events and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported program for the
following months:

July:
Day Event –
Julie Bragg – French Country Quilt (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Part 2 – Scalloped borders.  Bring your quilted top or if you’re not that far come anyway.

Sharon Lutz – Christmas in July  (10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.)
If interested in a Christmas Fat Quarter Exchange, please bring a fat quarter.

Evening Event –
There will not be a Program for July…We will be having Potluck at 6:30 p.m.

August:  Applique Quilts and More –Machine applique workshop – have to purchase $35 kit.

October:  Julie Bragg – French Country Quilt
Part 3 – Scalloped Borders.

Reminder from MaryAnn Grayson about the AQS Show Grand Rapids, MI.  Friday, August 24th – Saturday, August 25th. $175; 36 seats, hotel double occupancy. $50 deposit due by May 10th: balance due August 10th. Deluxe coach, show ticket, breakfast and hotel stay included. Any questions, please contact MaryAnn.

New Business:
Cindy from Cindy’s Sew Easy Shoppe, 5278 Detroit Rd., Sheffield Village, OH 44035 will be retiring after 26 year of business. Have lots of fabric and other items on sale. Watch for sales as the Retirement Sale continues.

Announcements:
“A Walk in the Garden”, Quilt Show – Friday, July 13 and Saturday July 14, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Coshocton Canal 31st Annual Quilters Quilt Show – Entrance $5, children under 12 free
Coshocton County Career Center, 23640 Airport Road, Coshocton, Ohio

Dee Dadik and Molly Butler are licensed quilt appraisers and will take the time to review your quilt, give you interesting information regarding it, and assign a value to the quilt.

Saturday, June 23, 2018, we’re scheduling appointments for those of you that would like to have quilts appraised. Verbal appraisals are $35 and written appraisals are $55. For those of you that may have more than one quilt to appraise, they do offer quantity discounts.

Anyone interested in an August Garage Sale of quilting supplies, please email Kaye Koler.

Free Table Reminder – If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Please remember that we have a suggestion box and would like to hear your suggestions.

Show and Tell:
We had few UFO’s, a couple of modern quilts, deer quilt, bag made out of plarn, pillows with antique lace on them, Baltimore Bunny quilt, small quilt made for mom, tote bag made by a members daughter from fabric on the free table, paneled quilts, hand quilted quilt, blue and white quilt and table runner.

Adjournment:  Chris adjourned meeting at 9:10 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, July 12, 2018, Potluck 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Program

Potluck starts at 6:30pm

2018 Quilt Show

As of right now we have about 50 items for the quilt show.  Please continue to fill out the small forms, or start turning in the large forms so we can get our numbers for the show.  Julie will be contacting people in a month or so to see what we have available, if we don’t get the forms in.  We would also like to do an umbrella display if you have yours from the class.  Remember that we will also display bags, clothing and other quilted items   After all, we do have a quilted car.

We are going to need at least 2 volunteers to help Fran and Peggy with the Country Store.  Unfortunately, they are returning to Texas before the show, and won’t be here to run the store.  They have lots of information about what was successful the last show that I’m sure they will share with you.  Plus any new ideas that anyone has to help the Store be successful would be greatly appreciated.  They will need help with organizing and sorting and storing the donations to get ready for the show.

Remember to work on your blue and white projects and other quilts.  See you at the meeting.

Thank you from the Quilt Show Committee

Comfort Quilts

Judy Riggle
No Report

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

July Birthdays
Jerri Bachna
Cindy Kraft
Ruth Bradley
Teri Walter
Charlene Fischer
Vicki Morris
Sharon Lutz
Dianne Clawson
Mary Ann Doucette
Amy Govoni
Pam Scholle
Kathryn French
Beverly Tucker

Christmas in July Sew-In at the Lodge
July 12, 2018  ………….. 10 AM – 3 PM
Come one – come all … for a (hopefully) fun filled few hours at the Lodge sewing a Christmas item – for you or for someone special.   Some items to consider:  apron, table runner, placemats, fabric bowls, small quilt .. whatever you would like to do. Any Christmas themed project you want to make.  You can have your item pre-cut/pre-pinned, and minimal sewing done if you choose. We will have a show and tell at the picnic in the evening.

We will also have a fat quarter drawing.  For those who want to participate, please bring a Christmas fat quarter to enter.  We will draw a winner at the evening festivities.

Brown Bag Lunch & BYOB

Munchies will be provided

We hope you are able to join us.

Char Fischer/Sharon Lutz

Challenges

UFO Challenge

We have already seen 30 UFO’s finished already this year! Keep up the great work ladies! I can’t wait to see what’s finished this month.

Fat Quarter Exchange

Please bring your fat quarters in their bags to the July meeting and they will be sorted and handed back to you by the end of the meeting.

Trip to AQS Show

Travel to the AQS quilt show in Grand Rapids, MI August 24-25. Package includes deluxe coach transportation, admission to the show and overnight double occupancy accommodations with full breakfast. Dinner on your own on Friday might. The cost is $175 per person. $25 Deposits due ASAP. Final payment due by August 15th.

Parking on east side at Rockside off 271 or Midway Mall in Elyria. We will stop and shop and lunch on the way back Contact MaryAnn.

A-tisket a-tasket, a QUILT SHOW BASKET….AUCTION IDEAS!

Start thinking about what type of Basket you would like to sponsor for the upcoming Quilt Show.  You can make one yourself, or team up with a friend, family member or a small group.  However, we need as many glorious baskets as possible for the Quilt Show because the basket auction was a HUGE success in 2016!! I will have sign-up sheets at the meetings starting this month so you can start letting us know what you will be making.  Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  This is NOT an all-inclusive list.  YOU get to decide what you want to put together.  Fun Fun!!

Coffee Lovers
Crazy Cat Lady (Cat theme)
Crocheting
Family Game Night
Fun in the Sun
Gardening
Gift Card Frenzy
Gone to the Dogs (Dog theme)
Grilling & Chilling
Kitchen/Chef
Knitting
Night at the Movies
Quilt Kit
Quilting (Blue/White)
Quilting (Holiday)
Quilting (Sports)
Quilting / Sewing (General)
Spa Night
Sweet Tooth
Tea for Two
Tee Time “Golf”
Fat Quarter Buster
Tools/Duct Tape
Ultimate Sports Fan
Win Big (Lotto tickets, etc.)
Wine & Cheese
Wool LoversChris YooNotes from the President
Chris Yoo

I have a new quilting acronym for you to discover today…FOY.  Come along with me and I’ll explain.  I have been told by many older friends and family members that we become more obsessed with time as we grow older.  Since I wrote about time in the last newsletter, and I appear to be writing about it again today, apparently they were onto something.  However, I have never been more acutely aware of time as I was this past weekend when I started sorting through my stash and project boxes to find things to donate to the Country Store and Raffle Baskets for our upcoming Quilt Show.

As I sat completely surrounded by my UFOs, I realized that Juan Ponce de Leon must have either been a quilter or married to one because barring my finding the fountain of youth elixir that will allow me to live forever, there is no way I was ever going to finish all these projects in my lifetime.  I also knew I was not yet finished adding things to my UFO list.  I quickly recognized how very sad I was that the old boy was not successful in his, shall we say, legendary, search for the FOY.

Alas, I am not going to live forever.  Even so, for some strange reason, I am not deterred.  Isn’t that crazy!?  Why do we quilters continue to buy more patterns, dream of the next big project, and grow our UFO  list daily without blinking an eye!??  Sorry, but I don’t have an answer for you, except to say, it is in our blood, our DNA.  We are makers of things, crafters, artists, and quilters.  We need to create.  We are easily inspired by the work of others, and we have a need to make things we love.  Even if sometimes we just dream big, we are no less inspired and happily add new projects to our ever growing UFO list.

I have already warned my niece and her daughter, who are both carbon copies of me, that some day—in the VERY distant future (smile), they will inherit my UFO list and the corresponding stash.

So you see, I have actually discovered the Fountain of Youth for my creative dreams.  Although, I will not live forever, my stash will certainly live on.  So I must leave you now because there’s a sale at Shabby Fabrics, and I need to find a few more projects for that list…

Your Pres,  Chris Yoo

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

Due to the birth of granddaughter Elizabeth this will be a very brief message.  The fair is coming, so time to sort out those completed projects and choose a few to enter into the fair.  The deadline is early August.  I always feel like I’ll just finish one more before I actually turn them in at fair time, but let me assure you that most of the time that dream does not become a reality.  Work now to finish what you wish, but don’t count on finishing up too much in the last two hours before you head to the fair. Hope you are all having a great summer.

Piecefully,
Sue Schillig

On Sewing Day I will be showing anyone how to make the kleenex holder You will  need a fat quarter or a 181/2 by 151/2 of faric. bring ruler, rotory cutter making pen ,pins, sewing machine  kleenex box small and also ribbon size 1/4 inch or 3/4/inch wide Bring extra material to make more if you like. If there are any questions, contact Sandy Lambert

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

So far in the last month, I have received NO phone calls, texts or emails…so, I am hoping there have been no illnesses or deaths.  Thank goodness!

Happy Summer!

Fondly, Val

June 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 18 Issue 10 – June 14, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Comfort Quilts: Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074
Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

At 7:00 p.m. Guild President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order.  There were two visitors this evening.

Program:  Nelly Vileikis of Artelas Quilts – Nature Inspired Quilts.

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo)
There is a suggestion box for you to let us know what you want…workshops, programs, speaker, retreats, events, etc.  Please take the time to share your suggestions with us.  We want suggestions…

NEORQC Meeting: (Sue Schillig)
Huge thank you for donations of fat quarters, volunteers that helped make cupcakes, helping out with the NEORQC meeting, with breakfast, baking, set-up, clean-up etc. THANK YOU…THANK YOU. The leftover fat quarters will be donated to the raffle baskets. NEORQC meeting is on June 2, 2018. The meeting will be held at Washington Christian Church on Washington Avenue in Elyria. Hope to see many of you there to enjoy the meeting.

Information regarding the NEORQC Meeting will be sent out by email and facebook.

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the April 2018 meeting.  Hearing no corrections, the minutes are approved as distributed.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle) Pam was not present.  We will report to you next month.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership:  (Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak) Karen reported membership is doing well.  We have about 74 members. You will start to hear about membership again in August when we get membership rolling again.

Fair Committee:  (Ruth Groot) – No report at this time.

Community Service:  (Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle) We will be doing a Community Charity Sit-and-Sew in June and would like to continue this every year.  We will be taking pictures at this event to share with others. We will be working on cuddle dolls and kits for community service. Bring your sewing machine, thread, sissors and extension cords. Please bring a dish to share…Ruth will be bringing sloppy.  Ruth reported that Judy is doing about the same and her spirits are good.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler) No report at this time.

Home of the Brave:  (Janet Alderman) No report at this time.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) No report at this time.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser) Eight people signed-up for the Fat Quarter Exchange.  Please bring fat quarters in bag next month.  We would like to get more envolved in the Fat Quarter Exchange…Think about joining next year.  We have a wide range of fabric and do have lots of fun. UFO going well.  Lots of projects are getting finished.

Communication Committee:  (Kelly Grace & Fran Weber) No report at this time.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) There is a card for Lori at front table to sign as she losted her mother.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Pre-Entry forms will be handed out next month to enter items for the Quilt Show which will be collected soon.  We will be handing out more detail forms in July for each quilt. Chris will have special labels for the UFO quilts explaining what a UFO quilt is to visitors that are not familiar with quilting.

Equipment for hanging the quilts has been ordered for the Quilt Show. We have started to work on some of the committees, the advertising and looking for volunteers to help with the Quilt Show. Fran and Peggy are collecting items such as notions, fabrics, magazine and books for the Country Store.  We are looking for handmade items to sell and for volunteers for the County Store and Raffle Baskets. Keep working on those blue and white challenges!

Programs, Events, and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported program for the following months:

June:     Anne Marie Chaney – Modern traditional quilts.

July:      Julie Bragg – French Country Quilt (10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.)
Sharon Lutz – Christmas in July  (10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.) Information will be in the newsletter.
Potluck in July

 August:    Applique Quilts and More –Machine applique workshop – have to purchase $35 kit.

October:     Julie Bragg – French Country Quilt

Reminder from MaryAnn Grayson about the AQS Show Grand Rapids, MI.  Friday, August 24th – Saturday, August 25th. $175; 36 seats, hotel double occupancy. $50 deposit due by May 10th: balance due August 10th. Deluxe coach, show ticket, breakfast and hotel stay included. Any questions, please contact MaryAnn.

New Business:  No report at this time.

Announcements: Julie Bragg – Historial Speaker Series “Quilts Before, During and After the Civil War”
June 12, 2018, Doors open at 6:00 p.m. performances begin at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Patricia Lindley Center for the Performing Arts at 627 North Main Sreet, Wellington, Ohio 440-647-5005

Free Table Reminder – If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Show and Tell:  We had many UFO’s, cuddle dolls for newborns, bird quilt, little boys quilt, row-by-row and table runners, collage quilt, miniature quilts, pillow shames, art deco wool quilt, quilt modern quilt, pineapple pleasure quilt, and members of a church participated in a quilt being donated to a member of the church.

Adjournment:  Chris adjourned meeting at 9:10 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Program

Anne Marie Chaney – Modern traditional quilts

2018 Quilt Show

As of right now we have about 50 items for the quilt show.  Please continue to fill out the small forms, or start turning in the large forms so we can get our numbers for the show.  Julie will be contacting people in a month or so to see what we have available, if we don’t get the forms in.  We would also like to do an umbrella display if you have yours from the class.  Remember that we will also display bags, clothing and other quilted items   After all, we do have a quilted car.

We are going to need at least 2 volunteers to help Fran and Peggy with the Country Store.  Unfortunately, they are returning to Texas before the show, and won’t be here to run the store.  They have lots of information about what was successful the last show that I’m sure they will share with you.  Plus any new ideas that anyone has to help the Store be successful would be greatly appreciated.  They will need help with organizing and sorting and storing the donations to get ready for the show.

Remember to work on your blue and white projects and other quilts.  See you at the meeting.

Thank you from the Quilt Show Committee

Comfort Quilts
Judy Riggle

No Report

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Barb Stiner had surgery June 6.  A get-well card was sent to her home, aiming for bright colors and some pink….hoping that is a favorite color of hers. We trust she is recovering comfortably.

I mailed a get well card to Helen Smelser on May 22nd.  She was to have surgery on May 23. Hopefully, the colorful hot air balloons on the card and its sentiment helped her feel supported.  We saw Helen at the NEORQG meeting on June 2; she helped at our sign in table.  …great to have her with us.  Keep on the mend, Helen.

5/23/2018  The guild received a thank you note from the Terry Sabiers Family.  At our last guild meeting, we signed and sent a thank you note to our member, Lori Quinones.  Lori’s mom, Terry, has recently passed away. We send Lori our sincerest sympathies.  We look forward to seeing you at a Guild Meeting soon.

Fondly, Val

June Birthdays
Barbara Stiner
Keri Celik
MaryAnn Grayson
Deb Beard
Janet Shairba
Carol Stomieroski
Ruby Barck
Dolores Bean

Christmas in July Sew-In at the Lodge
July 12, 2018  ………….. 10 AM – 3 PM

Come one – come all … for a (hopefully) fun filled few hours at the Lodge sewing a Christmas item – for you or for someone special.   Some items to consider:  apron, table runner, placemats, fabric bowls, small quilt .. whatever you would like to do.

Any Christmas themed project you want to make.  You can have your item pre-cut/pre-pinned, and minimal sewing done if you choose. We will have a show and tell at the picnic in the evening. We will also have a fat quarter drawing.  For those who want to participate, please bring a Christmas fat quarter to enter.  We will draw a winner at the evening festivities.

Brown Bag Lunch & BYOB
Munchies will be provided
A sign up sheet will be at the front desk at our June meeting.

We hope you are able to join us,
Char Fischer/Sharon Lutz

Challenges

UFO Challenge

We have already seen 21 UFO’s finished already this year! Keep up the great work ladies! I can’t wait to see what’s finished this month.

Fat Quarter Exchange

Please bring your fat quarters in their bags to the June meeting and they will be sorted and handed back to you by the end of the meeting.

Trip to AQS Show

Travel to the AQS quilt show in Grand Rapids, MI August 24-25. Package includes deluxe coach transportation, admission to the show and overnight double occupancy accommodations with full breakfast. Dinner on your own on Friday might. The cost is $175 per person. $25 Deposits due ASAP. Final payment due by August 15th.

Parking on east side at Rockside off 271 or Midway Mall in Elyria. We will stop and shop and lunch on the way back. Contact MaryAnn Grayson.

A-tisket a-tasket, a QUILT SHOW BASKET….AUCTION IDEAS!

Start thinking about what type of Basket you would like to sponsor for the upcoming Quilt Show.  You can make one yourself, or team up with a friend, family member or a small group.  However, we need as many glorious baskets as possible for the Quilt Show because the basket auction was a HUGE success in 2016!! I will have sign-up sheets at the meetings starting this month so you can start letting us know what you will be making.  Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  This is NOT an all-inclusive list.  YOU get to decide what you want to put together.  Fun Fun!!

Coffee Lovers
Crazy Cat Lady (Cat theme)
Crocheting
Family Game Night
Fun in the Sun
Gardening
Gift Card Frenzy
Gone to the Dogs (Dog theme)
Grilling & Chilling
Kitchen/Chef
Knitting
Night at the Movies
Quilt Kit
Quilting (Blue/White)
Quilting (Holiday)
Quilting (Sports)
Quilting / Sewing (General)
Spa Night
Sweet Tooth
Tea for Two
Tee Time “Golf”
Fat Quarter Buster
Tools/Duct Tape
Ultimate Sports Fan
Win Big (Lotto tickets, etc.)
Wine & Cheese
Wool Lovers

Chris Yoo

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Wow….I am having a very hard time wrapping my head around the fact it is MID JUNE already.  The first 5 months literally flew by and this month is on its way out the door.  I’ve always found “time” fascinating.  Several of my UFO’s are based on the subject.  One of them is inspired by the phrase “time flying” and another one is based on my inner clock feeling like it is still 1988 (when I was 25) and my outer clock feeling every bit of 2018 (you do the math).  No matter what time it is or what day it is, I’m happy to be flying through the months, enjoying every minute of it.

There is SO MUCH happening right now it makes time cruise along at record speeds. Last month we successfully hosted the NEORQC meeting.  This month we have our first annual Community Service / Charity Sew Day, followed by a wonderful presentation by Annmarie Chany in the evening.  In July we have our 2nd annual Christmas in July event, followed by our annual summer potluck feast.   Also, over the next couple of months we will need to get ready for the FAIR in August!!  Can you believe it is fair time again?   I have to say that before I joined the quilt guild, the fair came and went and all I noticed with traffic congestion.  Now I actually look forward to the fair.  I love helping in the fiber arts barn.  I am constantly amazed at what a creative group of people we have in our little part of Ohio.  If you have not been to the fair lately, please consider signing up to help Ruth Groot this year.  You get in for free when you help, and it is a wonderful time!!

All this and I have not even mentioned our Quilt Show preparation that is going on behind the scenes.  With time flying, November will be here before a blink of the eye!! More news about the Quilt Show will be shared at every meeting.   Miss a meeting—miss a lot (smile).  See you on June 14th!!

Your Pres, Chris Yoo

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

First and foremost, a very big thank you to the many guild members who helped or attended the NEORQC meeting.  It was wonderful to have such great support from all of you. And wonderful to hear Mary for perhaps the last time give her inspiring talk.  We received many compliments from those who attended. The next NEORQC meeting will be the first Saturday in October. I encourage any who are able to attend.  The meeting details will be posted on their website.  Also the classes being offered for the next Getaway weekend were shared at the June meeting. Getaway is held in February each year.  Last but not least I received my fair booklet. Time to think about the fair entries.  And when your little ones complain that “It’s not fair” I tell them too bad, the fair’s in August.

Hope all of you are getting in some quilting time. It is always a hard time to sew for me, too many distractions outside.

Piecefully,
Sue Schillig

We’re very excited!! My exchange partner Brenda, from Australia, & I found out last week our quilts were selected for exhibit in Houston. Her quilt is beautifully made (for me) using Australian fabrics. “Pineapple Pleasure” is the one I made for her. This was great fun for us both & we’ve become fast friends…thank you Brenda! #internationalquiltfestival #miniaturequilt#miniquilts #imqe

HOME OF THE BRAVE    
Janet Alderman

No Report

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

May 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 18 Issue 9 – May 10, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Comfort Quilts: Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074
Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

At 7:00 p.m. Guild President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order.  There were six visitors this evening.

Program:  Lunn Fabric – Denise and Ann gave a presentation on how Batiks are made which was very interesting.

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo)
Sewing and Quilting Expo at the IX Center on was tons of fun.  Grand total for $1 raffle tickets was a grand total of $286.00.  A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped out.

I really would like to keep hosting a booth at the Sewing & Quilting Expo. It was a great way to share our guild with NE Ohio and beyond.

Raffle Baskets – We need a bunch of you to sign-up to crate and donate a raffle basket for the Quilt Show.  I hope to get as many baskets as possible because the Basket Raffle was a HUGE SUCCESS in 2016.

NEORQC Meeting: (Sue Schillig)
Our guild is hosting the NEORQC meeting on June 2, 2018. The meeting will be held at Washington Christian Church on Washington Avenue in Elyria. Chris Yoo and I will be making fat quarter cupcakes for our table favors and would be so grateful for any fat quarter donations. Sign up sheets will be at our next meeting for help with NEORQC meeting.

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the March 2018 meeting.  Hearing no corrections, the minutes are approved as distributed.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle) Pam presented the budget noting that the balance in checking was $7,186.68 with Quilts of Valor at $1,131.51 and Home of the Brave at $412.36.  The treasurers’ report was noted that the report will be filed for audit.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership:  (Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak) Karen reported that she will be sending out another update for the membership list.

Fair Committee:  (Ruth Groot) – No report at this time.

Community Service:  (Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle) Suggestion was made to make bigger quilts for children.  A good size would be 45 x 60 for small children.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler) No report at this time.

Home of the Brave:  (Janet Alderman) No report at this time.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) No report at this time.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser) UFO’s are going strong and the Fat Quarter Exchanges will be handed out in the June meeting.

Communication Committee:  (Kelly Grace & Fran Weber) We are looking for someone to help send out emails.  If you are interested please contact Kelly Grace.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) Will be sending Judy Riggle a card to let her know we are thinking about her and  her progress.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Pre-Entry forms were handed out to enter items for the Quilt Show which will be collected soon.  We will be handing out more detail forms in July for each quilt.

We we like to do a special display for anyone who made an umbrella, so please, enter those in the Quilt Show.  Also would like to see some quilts enter with the ribbon they won from the Fair.

We will have the Country Store so Fran is collecting items such as notions, fabrics and books.  We are also looking for handmade items to sell. Keep working on those blue and white challenges!

Hospitality Committee:  (Maryann Doucette & JeanTobia) No Report at this time.

Programs, Events, and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported program for the following months:

May:     Nelly Vileikis  of Artelas Quilts – Nature Inspired Quilts.
June:     Anne Marie Chaney – Modern traditional quilts.
July:     Julie Bragg – French Country Quilt (10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.)
Sharon Lutz – Christmas in July  (10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.)
August:   Applique Quilts and More – Machine applique workshop – have to purchase $35 kit
October:  Julie Bragg – French Country Quilt

MaryAnn Grayson handed out flyers on the spring and fall retreats and Alaskan Cruise. For more details contact MaryAnn.

New Business:  No report at this time.

Announcements: No report at this time.

Free Table Reminder – If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Show and Tell:  Some of the items that we had for show and tell were a Summer (no batting) quilt, Four-Patch quilt, Fall Wall Hanging and a couple of blocks made out of ties, several UFO quilts, Zentangle pen and ink on fabric, Jacket Sweatshirt, three Block of the Month quilts, Purse, Pillow, Blue and White quilt, Christmas quilt, Maple Leaf, and a French County quilt.

Adjournment:  Chris adjourned meeting at 8:45 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Program

Nelly Vileikis  of Artelas Quilts – Nature Inspired Quilts.

 

 

 

2018 Quilt Show

Hello Everyone,

Just a little blurb from the quilt show committee.  We will start collecting the pre show entries soon.  Forms will be passed out at the meeting in March. What we are looking for at this time is how many quilts and what sizes.  If you have a blue and white quilt, please show that too.  We would like to get an idea of how many quilts we will have for the show to make sure we have enough supplies ordered.  When we do the pre entries, we would also like anyone who made an umbrella to enter that if you would like.  If we get enough umbrellas, we may do a special display.

Thank you very much for your help,

The Quilt Show Committee

Comfort Quilts
Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle

No Report

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

HOME OF THE BRAVE    
Janet Alderman

No Report

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

I sent a card to Judy Riggle, (Kendal) aiming to be cheerful.  Thank you to Ruth Groot for her update about our gal, Judy.

One of our members, Lorraine (Lori) Quinones’ mother has passed away May 2nd.  Details c/o:
http://www.chroniclet.com/obituaries/2018/05/05/Teresa-Terry-Ann-Sabiers.html

I will bring a card to our next meeting to be signed by guild members.

Fondly, Val

May Birthdays

Joyce Zickefoose
Iris Tewksbury

Challenges

UFO Challenge

We have already seen 21 UFO’s finished already this year! Keep up the great work ladies! I can’t wait to see what’s finished this month.

Fat Quarter Exchange

Please bring your fat quarters in their bags to the May or June meeting and they will be sorted and handed back to you by the end of the June meeting.

Quilters!

Please come with us to browse, shop and enjoy a few events and locations.

1. AQS Show Grand Rapids. MI Friday, August 24th – Saturday, August 25th. $175; 36 seats, hotel double occupancy. $50 deposit due by May 10th: balance due August 10th. Deluxe coach, show ticket, breakfast and hotel stay included.

2. Berlin Retreat. October 28, 29, 30 & 31. Sew, shop or relax in Berlin Oh. And Holmes Co Sunday to Wednesday $150; Monday to Wednesday $100. double occupancy 32 seats open.

3. 9 day Southern Caribbean cruise with or without Sewing option. ONE (maybe two) spaces left $1168. $250 deposit due now. Must have passport. Sewing machine provide; ‘Mystery At Sea’ quilt with Rita Fishel and/or Swing Jacket with Rachel Clark.

Please contact MaryAnn Grayson or I will see you at Guild meeting to sign up for any travel activities.

4. 12 day Cruise Tour to Alaska!! August 16 to 27, Northbound Inside passage on Celebrity Summit, tours, hotel accommodations, train ride and much more. $250 deposit due by May 15th. Final payment due December, 2019

Guild members have priority on all activities, others will be considered next.

A-tisket a-tasket, a QUILT SHOW BASKET….AUCTION IDEAS!

Start thinking about what type of Basket you would like to sponsor for the upcoming Quilt Show.  You can make one yourself, or team up with a friend, family member or a small group.  However, we need as many glorious baskets as possible for the Quilt Show because the basket auction was a HUGE success in 2016!! I will have sign-up sheets at the meetings starting this month so you can start letting us know what you will be making.  Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  This is NOT an all-inclusive list.  YOU get to decide what you want to put together.  Fun Fun!!

Coffee Lovers
Crazy Cat Lady (Cat theme)
Crocheting
Family Game Night
Fun in the Sun
Gardening
Gift Card Frenzy
Gone to the Dogs (Dog theme)
Grilling & Chilling
Kitchen/Chef
Knitting
Night at the Movies
Quilt Kit
Quilting (Blue/White)
Quilting (Holiday)
Quilting (Sports)
Quilting / Sewing (General)
Spa Night
Sweet Tooth
Tea for Two
Tee Time “Golf”
Fat Quarter Buster
Tools/Duct Tape
Ultimate Sports Fan
Win Big (Lotto tickets, etc.)
Wine & Cheese
Wool Lovers

Chris Yoo

Our very own Teri Walter has won a ribbon for her “gramma’s flower garden”, hand pieced hexi quilt, at the  2018 Sauder Village Show !!!! Congratulations Teri!

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Happy May!! I am so glad the weather has decided to change. However, I will be the first to admit I’m not much of an outdoors person. All my hobbies are indoors. I guess I’m more of a 4-season sunroom kind of a girl! But since I don’t have a sunroom, my crafting & sewing room will do just fine.

Remember Sue Schillig needs volunteers for the June 2nd NEORQC meeting/luncheon and we are folding fat quarter cupcakes at the meeting (Make sure to read the full newsletter here for more details). Please plan on helping because this is another wonderful way to spread the good word about our wonderful guild.

I’m personally also looking forward to an event at Barnes Sewing Center in Cuyahoga Falls on May 12th. I will get to meet Mary Mulari. In case you don’t know her name, Mary has appeared as a guest on over 50 programs of Sewing With Nancy and written 28 creative sewing books. She is not renowned for her quilting, but instead she has developed a national reputation for her unique, stylish, easy-to-sew accessories, clothing embellishments, as well as her sense of humor. She has designed “automatic applique” embroidery cards and publishes her own line of patterns.

I have made MANY embellished sweatshirts over the years due to her inspirational patterns. She is a wonderful lady and I look forward to this all day event. According to the website, there are still seats available. Below is the link. If you have never been to Barnes, note that it is NOT a quilt shop (no fabric). They are a sewing, embroidery, serging and scan-n- cut machine shop! They sell new and pre-owned machines, and they have loads of accessories for all machines and they service most machines. They also have a nice event space.

I am biased, however, as I have purchased all my machines from Barnes, including my scan-n-cut which I use for paper crafting and applique. The event is Saturday, May 12th from 10am – 4pm in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and the $49 includes lunch.

Check out more details at this link: http://barnessewing.com/BSC/event-descriptions

Chris Yoo

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

I do not really like to take my sewing machine in for repairs.  Even though I can’t claim to sew every day, it seems like something is missing when it is gone.  So I found a place that for an additional $20 would do same day service.   What a difference a few new parts and a cleaning can make!  I always change my needle often, and that certainly makes a difference, but it sounds like an entirely new machine now.  If you haven’t had your machine cleaned in several years I highly recommend  doing so.  I also did a little shopping of course, and discovered there are all sorts of new quilty toys.

For those of you who bake, you might be confused by the newest  “recipe books” at quilt shops.  Cake mixes and cupcake mixes do not necessarily contain calories!  Instead, you receive papers to sew on that creates several different recipes using 5 (cupcake) and 10 (cake) inch squares of fabric.   I guess I knew about purchasing  fabric in charm packs and layer cakes, but the recipe idea was new.  Also new was the window cling that is for the machine so you don’t have to draw diagonal lines when piecing triangles  out of squares or laying squares on top of other squares to  sew diagonal lines.   And of course I looked at a new sewing machine, but now that the old one is fixed, guess I’ll have to really think about that one!

Piecefully,
Sue Schillig

April 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 18 Issue 8 – April 12, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Comfort Quilts: Judy Riggle, Linda Janowicz
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace & Fran Weber
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074
Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

At 7:00 p.m. Guild President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order.  There were no visitors this evening.

Program:  Judy Kessler – In perfect harmony using Fibonacci numbers in quilt making.

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo)
Pins & Needles Round-Robin Experience on March 12th.  We need at least 20 people to hold a spot and we are a few short so if you can, bring a friend. FREE test drive on new products and complete a survey.  It starts at 11:00 a.m. and last at least 3 hours.  Our guild will receive an $800 sewing machine for our Quilt Show raffle.

Sewing and quilting Expo at the IX Center on Thursday, April 5th through Saturday, April 7th.  Thursday and Friday we need people from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The sign-up sheet has been broken into 2 hour slots.  If you already signed up – Booth 711 is downstairs.  Also remember to sign-in when you arrive at the Vendor table to get your name badge.  It is not too late to sign-up as a Volunteer Ambassador on the show website.  They desperately need White Glove volunteers.

Raffle Baskets – We need a bunch of you to sign-up to crate and donate a raffle basket for the Quilt Show.  I hope to get as many baskets as possible because the Basket Raffle was a HUGE SUCCESS in 2016.

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the February 2018 meeting.  Hearing no corrections, the minutes are approved as distributed.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle)  Pam Scholle was not present so Chris Yoo presented the budget noting that the balance in checking was $8,984.55 with Quilts of Valor at $1,131.51 and Home of the Brave at $412.36.  The treasurers’ report was noted that the report will be filed for audit.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership:  (Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak)  Karen reported that she will be updating the membership list.

Fair Committee:  (Ruth Groot) – No report at this time.

Community Service:  (Judy Riggle) Vicki Morris handed out fabric for projects or baby quilts to be made for community service.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler) No report at this time.

Home of the Brave:  (Janet Alderman) No report at this time.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) No report at this time.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser) Kelly reported four people signed up for the Fat Quarter Exchange.  She will be accepting sign-ups till the end of the month.  Please think about participating in the exchange…we do have fun.

Communication Committee:  (Kelly Grace & Fran Weber) No Report at this time.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) No report at this time.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Karen handed out the Pre-Entry forms to enter items for the Quilt Show.  She also said to keep working on your blue and white challenges.

Hospitality Committee:  (Maryann Doucette & JeanTobia) No Report at this time.

Programs, Events, and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported program for the following months:

April:     Lunn Fabric – Short brief presentation on how Batiks are made…Need to come early (4:00 p.m.) to buy material. They will be packing up and leaving after a brief presentation.

May:      Nelly Vileikis – Nature Inspired quilts.

June:     Anne Marie Chaney – Modern traditional quilts.

August:    Appliques Quilts and More – Free machine applique workshop just have to purchase $35 kit.

New Business:  No report at this time.

Announcements: No report at this time.

Free Table Reminder – If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Show and Tell:  Judy Niemeyer quilt, UFO quilts, bird and fox, doll and baby quilt, cuddle doll, a sewing bag and tatted bookmark, two Christmas stockings, machine quilt block, child’s quilt, butterfly quilt and Christmas quilt.

Adjournment:  Chris adjourned meeting at 8:20 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Program

Lunn Fabric – Short brief presentation on how Batiks are made…Need to come early (4:00 p.m.) to buy material. They will be packing up and leaving after a brief presentation.

 

 

2018 Quilt Show

Hello Everyone,

Just a little blurb from the quilt show committee.  We will start collecting the pre show entries soon.  Forms will be passed out at the meeting in March. What we are looking for at this time is how many quilts and what sizes.  If you have a blue and white quilt, please show that too.  We would like to get an idea of how many quilts we will have for the show to make sure we have enough supplies ordered.  When we do the pre entries, we would also like anyone who made an umbrella to enter that if you would like.  If we get enough umbrellas, we may do a special display.

Thank you very much for your help,

The Quilt Show Committee

Comfort Quilts
Judy Riggle
No Report

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

HOME OF THE BRAVE    
Janet Alderman

No Report

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

3/27/2018…understand there was a Facebook post.  I sent a get well card to Mary Ann Doucette. We wish her a comfortable recovery from surgery on her foot.

Here is hoping with “sunshine” soon; your April showers bring you many May flowers.

Fondly, Val

April Birthdays
Helen Smelser
Kaye Koler
Georgia Forbush
Judy Echeagaray
Barbara Spieker
Barbara Leoni
Ruth Groot
Mary Wallhead

Challenges

UFO Challenge

We have already seen 17 UFO’s finished already this year! Keep up the great work ladies! I can’t wait to see what’s finished this month.

Fat Quarter Exchange

Signups for the Fat Quarter Exchange have closed. The list was sent out via email last week, and I will be handing out the baggies at the April meeting. You will bring your fat quarters to the May or June meeting and they will be sorted and handed back to you by the end of the June meeting.

Quilters!

Please come with us to browse, shop and enjoy a few events and locations.

1. Berlin Retreat. April 29-30 + May 1-2. Sew, shop or relax in Berlin OH. Sunday to Wednesday $150; Monday to Wednesday $100, double occupancy 15 seats open. $50 deposit due now or at the meeting, balance due April 26th.

2. AQS Show Grand Rapids. MI Friday, August 24th – Saturday, August 25th. $175; 36 seats, hotel double occupancy. $50 deposit due by May 10th: balance due August 10th. Deluxe coach, show ticket, breakfast and hotel stay included.

3. Berlin Retreat. October 28, 29, 30 & 31. Sew, shop or relax in Berlin Oh. And Holmes Co Sunday to Wednesday $150; Monday to Wednesday $100. double occupancy 32 seats open.

4. 9 day Southern Caribbean cruise with or without Sewing option. ONE (maybe two) spaces left $1168. $250 deposit due now. Must have passport. Sewing machine provide; ‘Mystery At Sea’ quilt with Rita Fishel and/or Swing Jacket with Rachel Clark.

Please contact MaryAnn Grayson or I will see you at Guild meeting to sign up for any travel activities.

5. 12 day Cruise Tour to Alaska!! August 16 to 27, Northbound Inside passage on Celebrity Summit, tours, hotel accommodations, train ride and much more. $250 deposit due by May 15th. Final payment due December, 2019

Guild members have priority on all activities, others will be considered next.

A-tisket a-tasket, a QUILT SHOW BASKET….AUCTION IDEAS!

Start thinking about what type of Basket you would like to sponsor for the upcoming Quilt Show.  You can make one yourself, or team up with a friend, family member or a small group.  However, we need as many glorious baskets as possible for the Quilt Show because the basket auction was a HUGE success in 2016!! I will have sign-up sheets at the meetings starting this month so you can start letting us know what you will be making.  Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  This is NOT an all-inclusive list.  YOU get to decide what you want to put together.  Fun Fun!!

Coffee Lovers
Crazy Cat Lady (Cat theme)
Crocheting
Family Game Night
Fun in the Sun
Gardening
Gift Card Frenzy
Gone to the Dogs (Dog theme)
Grilling & Chilling
Kitchen/Chef
Knitting
Night at the Movies
Quilt Kit
Quilting (Blue/White)
Quilting (Holiday)
Quilting (Sports)
Quilting / Sewing (General)
Spa Night
Sweet Tooth
Tea for Two
Tee Time “Golf”
Fat Quarter Buster
Tools/Duct Tape
Ultimate Sports Fan
Win Big (Lotto tickets, etc.)
Wine & Cheese
Wool Lovers

Chris Yoo

Treasurer Report
Pam Scholle

Guild cking bal.      $7,186.68
QOV.                       $1,313.51
HOB.                        $ 412.36

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Whew!!  The big Original Sewing and Quilting Expo is here and gone already!  Time surely does fly.  It was a crazy, busy week, but it was full of fun, meeting friends, old and new, and spreading the good word about our guild and selling raffle tickets to the tune of $286!!!   Oh, did I forget to mention we did a little shopping?  Oh yes my friends, there was shopping—waaaaay too much shopping (smile).     You cannot roam the halls for 3 days and not find a few things that you either need or just have to have.  I finally found a small machine to take to guild and for retreats.  I simply cannot manage hauling my large, should never leave my house, quilting machine any more.  So I have no excuses not to be sewing every guild Thursday!!

I’m pretty sure I speak for all of us when I say “Where the heck is spring??!!”  I was driving to the IX Center the other day and the sun was shining and it was still snowing like crazy due to one menacing cloud!!  Winter just won’t let go!  The need for warmer weather and sunshine is showing in my fabric choices because the few fabrics I bought at the IX Center were lovely spring colors.  That is saying something because I typically stick to earth tones.

Speaking of fabric, I hope you are ready for Lunn Fabrics on Thursday!!  I’ll be getting some whites and blues for my little blue & white challenge quilt.  As if coming for the luscious batiks and handdyes is not enough reason to join us on Thursday, please try to make the meeting because we have LOTS of news to share and business to discuss. See you Thursday!!

Come on spring!!

Chris Yoo

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

Sometimes you plan to do something, and it is so far in the future you just completely forget about it.  That was the case this month when, after the NEORQC meeting in March my friend Judie said to me: “You know your guild is hosting the next meeting in June , right?”   I guess it did come as a surprise, one of the many blessings of getting older.  Fortunately we  have a great group and people that have already stepped up to make this happen.  The meeting will be held at Washington Avenue Christian Church on Washington Avenue in Elyria.  Mary Huey will reprise the program she did for our guild recently, though I’m sure it will include some updates as she has been busy creating new things out of her giant stack of UFO’s.  Chris Yoo and I both came up with the identical same idea for a table favor which I felt was very serendipitous (if that is even a word)   We’ll have samples to show at Thursday’s meeting.  If you would be so kind as to look through your stashes for some brightish fat quarters, we would be grateful for any and all you might be willing to donate.  They will become fat quarter cupcakes.  Chris is printing all the cupcake papers and little topper flags.  Additionally on June 2nd  (the day of the meeting)  I’ll need some help with hosting the meeting, as well as some baked goods for morning snack.  If you plan to stay for the meeting the lunch will be potluck  so bring a dish to share.  I’d like to get a rough idea of who from our guild plans to attend to calculate set up.  Sign up sheets will be at our next meeting for donations of muffins or other morning bakery treats, help with the day, and whether you plan on attending.  One of the great benefits of attending a meeting is the chance to be with quilters from all over Northeast Ohio.  We will be able to share publicity about our quilt show in November. Also there is a show and tell portion of the program so feel free to bring a show and tell to share with the group.  It is always a fun day. Our guild has hosted this meeting at least 3 other times that I’m aware.  I’m looking forward to our opportunity to do so again!

Piecefully,
Sue Schillig

March 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 18 Issue 7 – March 8, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Comfort Quilts: Judy Riggle, Linda Janowicz
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace & Fran Weber
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074
Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

At 7:00 p.m. Guild President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. There was one new member and two visitor this evening.

Program:  Guild President Chris gave a hands-on introduction to Painting on Fabric with Inktense pencils and blocks.

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo) Update on Polar Fest:  Our table at the Polar Fest on January 27th and 28th was a big success. WKYC Channel 3 came out Sunday and our booth and Raffle Quilt were on TV.  We sold $125.00 in raffle tickets.

Brought 3 sign-up sheets for the following events:
Pins & Needles Round-Robin Experience on March 12th.  We need at least 20 people to hold spot.  FREE test drive on new products and complete a survey. Starts at 11:00 a.m. and last at least 3 hours.  Our guild will receive an $800 sewing machine for our Quilt Show Raffle.

Sewing and Quilting Expo at the IX Center on Thursday, April 5th through Saturday, April 7th. Thursday and Friday we need people from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. The sign-up sheet has been broken into 2 hour slots.  So, I will need 3 people every day, besides me.

Raffle Baskets – We need a bunch of you to sign-up to create and donate a raffle basket for the Quilt Show.  I hope to get as many baskets as possible because the Basket Raffle has been a HUGE success in 2016. Please check the LCP January Newsletter for ideas.

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There was one correction to the minutes from the January 2018 meeting.
Paid $100 deposit to secure dates for meetings for the year of 2018.  Corrected to:
Paid $100 deposit to secure dates for meetings for the year of 2019.
Minutes are approved as distributed and corrected.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle) Treasurer, Pam Scholle, presented the budget noting that the balance in checking was $7,201.18 with Quilts of Valor at $1,186.51 and Home of the Brave at $412.36.  Chris thanked Pam for the treasurers’ report and noted that the report would be filed for audit.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership: (Karen Neuschaefer & Marilyn Novak) Karen reported we have 2 new members that signed up and there will be updated coming this month.

Fair Committee:  (Ruth Groot) – No report at this time.

Community Service:  (Judy Riggle) Susan Schilling distribute 12 community quilts to Family Promises.  Sue also suggested that we could also make children’s quilts 50” x 60”, Pajama bottoms and pillow cases.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler) Kay reported we had 12 volunteers for sew day on February 3rd.  We had a good time and got much done.

Home of the Brave:  (Janet Alderman) No report at this time.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) No report at this time.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser) Kelly reported she received 10 people that signed up for the UFO Challenge.  Will be doing the fat quarter exchange also this year.  Please think about participating in the exchange…we do have fun.  If you have any ideas for challenges please share those ideas with me by sending me an email.

Communication Committee:  (Kelly Grace & Fran Weber) No Report at this time.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) No report at this time.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Karen reported to keep working on your blue and white challenges.  Julie will be answering emails and phone calls regarding questions about the Quilt Show.  Chris Yoo will also be taking any questions regarding the gift baskets or donations to the Guild.

Hospitality Committee:  (Maryann Doucette & JeanTobia) No Report at this time.

Programs, Events, and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported program for the following months:

March 2018:    Judy Kessler – In perfect harmony using Fibonacci numbers in quilt making.

April 2018:    Lunn Fabric – Short brief presentation on how Batiks are made… Need to come early (4:00 p.m.) to buy material. They will be packing up and leaving after a brief presentation.

May 2018:       Nelly Vileikis – Nature Inspired quilts.

June 2018:      Anne Marie Chaney – Modern traditional quilts.

August 2018:   Appliques Quilts and More – Free machine applique workshop just have to purchase $35 kit.

New Business:  Kaye Koler wanted to let everyone know she saw Judy Riggle and that she is doing very well with her recovery.

Announcements: Quilts 2018 is running from February 9 through March 11, 2018 at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio.

Free Table Reminder – If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Show and Tell:  We had 3 UFO quilts, 4 table runners, QOV quilt, 2 blue and white quilt challenges, 2 fish quilts, triple Irish chain, Guild table banner, t-Shirt quilt, purse, and 3 community service quilts.

Adjournment:  Chris adjourned meeting at 9:00 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Program

Judy Kessler – In perfect harmony using Fibonacci numbers in quilt making.

 

 

2018 Quilt Show

Hello Everyone,

Just a little blurb from the quilt show committee.  We will start collecting the pre show entries soon.  Forms will be passed out at the meeting in March. What we are looking for at this time is how many quilts and what sizes.  If you have a blue and white quilt, please show that too.  We would like to get an idea of how many quilts we will have for the show to make sure we have enough supplies ordered.  When we do the pre entries, we would also like anyone who made an umbrella to enter that if you would like.  If we get enough umbrellas, we may do a special display.

If anyone has any blue and white quilts, please bring them to the guild meeting this month so we can take some pictures and start working on the postcards.  We would like to have postcards for the IX event.

Thank you very much for your help,

The Quilt Show Committee

Comfort Quilts
Judy Riggle

No Report

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

Quilts of Valor

Kaye Koler

No Report

HOME OF THE BRAVE    
Janet Alderman

No Report

March Birthdays
Janet Alderman
Susan Thornton
Donna Garrett
Casandra Brown
Susan Schillig

Challenges

UFO Challenge

We have already seen 11 UFO’s finished already this year! Please remember (if you haven’t already) I need $5 from each participant that will go toward prizes at the end of the year. For each finish you will get an entry into the prizes.

Fat Quarter Exchange

Signups for the Fat Quarter Exchange have started and will continue until March 30. In April I will hand out the baggies with the list of what needs to be bought. You will bring your fat quarters to the May or June meeting and they will be sorted and handed back to you by the end of the June meeting. As of right now, only 4 ladies have signed up to participate this year. Please think about joining us!

A-tisket a-tasket, a QUILT SHOW BASKET….AUCTION IDEAS!

Start thinking about what type of Basket you would like to sponsor for the upcoming Quilt Show.  You can make one yourself, or team up with a friend, family member or a small group.  However, we need as many glorious baskets as possible for the Quilt Show because the basket auction was a HUGE success in 2016!! I will have sign-up sheets at the meetings starting this month so you can start letting us know what you will be making.  Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  This is NOT an all-inclusive list.  YOU get to decide what you want to put together.  Fun Fun!!

Coffee Lovers
Crazy Cat Lady (Cat theme)
Crocheting
Family Game Night
Fun in the Sun
Gardening
Gift Card Frenzy
Gone to the Dogs (Dog theme)
Grilling & Chilling
Kitchen/Chef
Knitting
Night at the Movies
Quilt Kit
Quilting (Blue/White)
Quilting (Holiday)
Quilting (Sports)
Quilting / Sewing (General)
Spa Night
Sweet Tooth
Tea for Two
Tee Time “Golf”
Fat Quarter Buster
Tools/Duct Tape
Ultimate Sports Fan
Win Big (Lotto tickets, etc.)
Wine & Cheese
Wool LoversChris YooTreasurer Report
Pam ScholleNo Report.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

While attending a quilting lecture alone at Lake Farmpark last month I sat with ladies I did not know, and we easily talked about our quilting projects and our shared fabric obsession.   Isn’t it funny how you can talk to other quilters as if you have known them your entire life even though you just met?!?  One lady said she was a member of a virtual, online quilt guild, but she missed this type of personal interaction.  I encouraged her to join a local guild.  Too bad she lives in eastern Lake County or I would have dragged her to our next meeting.

A few days later I was talking with guild members and the conversation turned to “the good old days,” and one person mention that our guild used to have a lot more members.  We pondered why people don’t join guilds as much as they used to, and I wondered if it was due to the digital age.  A lot of modern quilters are online and I know many of you LOVE your online block of the month groups and/or mystery quilt groups.  I also learn a lot from trolling the internet.  Trust me; I can learn just about anything watching a YouTube video!  However…

There’s nothing like being surrounded by people who are cut from the same cloth, sharing the same passion for fabric, sewing, color, and beauty.  I can learn more from my guild buddies than I do on YouTube.  I’ve also discovered a literal patchwork quilt of personalities in this guild!!   However, we all share a common thread, and this gang understands all the hard work I put into my projects!

We quilters are a very social crowd. Although it is fabulous to bring in guests to lecture and workshop teachers, I truly think most of you really enjoy the social time and show-and-tell even more!  I think being a part of a guild gives us a place to go to be around like-minded people who love to create, socialize, and talk about their projects. I never tire of hearing the enthusiastic ooohs and aaahs during show and tell.  Bring it on!!

I really want our guild to grow and prosper in the years to come, but that won’t happen if we all hide behind our computers and “dream” about quilting.  That won’t happen if we hold up in our quilting caves at home and never come out to share the love.

Everywhere you go, share your love of quilting and get people interested.  Bring a friend to guild one month to introduce them to your addiction.  Do you know someone who may love to be here but they cannot drive?  Can you bring them?  It’s only one day a month.

I’m doing my best to spread the joy of the good old fashion quilt guild because I don’t want it to go the route of the dinosaur.  Please join me in celebrating our guild!  Woot Woot!

We rock!

Your President, Chris Yoo
March 2018

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

I’ve been trying to work on my quilt in the frame.  The best plan is to thread a few needles and plan to quilt that much.  For the most part, that works. However, there are some problems that may occur.  One of the biggest is that in order for that to work you need to be home!  Seems like there are many days I miss out because I’m out and about.  The latest current distraction is my new chicks.  Even though I chose older ones, it still means several trips down to the barn to check on them. Naturally I’m inclined to stay for a bit to visit.  Which brings me to my last obstacle.  I enjoy listening to books while I quilt.  Sometimes I run through an entire author’s works.  And then I’m stuck!  If any one has any good titles to recommend, I’m up for that!  Hope you are staying warm this fine winter day.  At least the weather is doing its best to keep me in and on task!

Piecefully,
Sue Schillig

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

I have not been notified of any correspondence needed at this time. Please let me know if one of our members could use a get-well card, a cheerful note, or a sympathy card.  Blue “baskets” are for the loss of a spouse or child.

Thanks!
Fondly, Val

February 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 18 Issue 6 – February 9, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Comfort Quilts: Judy Riggle, Linda Janowicz
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace & Fran Weber
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074
Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

At 7:00 p.m. Guild President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. There was one visitor this evening.

Program:  Linda G. Miller from “That’s Sew Special,” did a presentation on the Quilt Camp at Cedar Lakes.

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo) Brought 3 sign-up sheets for the following events:

Polar Fest – Sitting at table for an hour or two on January 27 or January 28 to help sale Raffle Tickets for our Quilt Raffle.

Raffle Baskets – We need donations of raffle basket for the quilt show. If you don’t know what type of basket you will design please sign-up to indicate a commitment to putting together a basket. I hope to get as many baskets as possible because the Basket Raffle was a HUGE success in 2016. Please check the LCP January Newsletter for ideas.

Pins & Needles Round-Robin Experience on March 12th.  Need 20 people to hold spot.  FREE test drive on new products and complete a survey. Starts at 11:00 a.m. and last at least 3 hours.  Our guild will receive an $800 sewing machine for our Quilt Show Raffle.

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the December 2017 meeting.  Hearing no corrections, the minutes are approved as distributed.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle) Treasurer, Pam Scholle, presented the budget noting that the balance in checking was $8,483.18 with Quilts of Valor at $1,186.51 and Home of the Brave at $412.36.  Chris thanked Pam for the treasurers’ report and noted that the report would be filed for audit.

Paid $100 deposit to secure dates for meetings for the year of 2019.  We need to start thinking about meeting dates to secure for 2019.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership: (Karen Neuschaefer & Marilyn Novak)  Karen reported we one more name to add to the Membership.

Fair Committee:  (Ruth Groot) – No report at this time.

Community Service:  (Judy Riggle) Susan Schilling will be taking things home for community service.  Receive 12 quilts from Deb Beard and two bags of quilt that Mrs Novak gave from the prison.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler) Kaye will be hosting a “sew day” QOV Workshop on Saturday, February 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Main Street Building in Amherst. Bring lunch or eat lunch downtown.

Home of the Brave:  (Janet Alderman) No report at this time.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) No report at this time.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser) Kelly reported she received 4 people that signed up for the UFO Challenge.  No changes can be made on your list after January 31st. Will be doing the fat quarter exchange also this year.  Please think about participating in the exchange…we do have fun.  If you have any ideas for challenges please share those ideas with me by sending me an email.

Communication Committee:  Kelly Grace & Fran Weber) Kelly reported nothing new at this time.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) Val reported that Karen Knox had surgery and sent her a card.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Keep working on your blue and white challenges.

Hospitality Committee:  (Maryann Doucette & JeanTobia) No Report at this time.

Programs, Events, and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported program for

February 2018:  Chris Yoo – A hands-on introduction to Painting on Fabric with Inktense pencils and blocks.

April 2018:  Lunn Fabric – Short brief presentation on how Batiks are made…Need to come early to buy their material. They will packing up and leaving after their presentation.

May 2018:  Nelly Vileikis

June 2018:  Anne Marie Chaney

New Business:  No report at this time.

Announcements: Quilts 2018 running from February 9 through March 11, 2018 at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio.

Free Table Reminder – If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Show and Tell:  We had a hand pieced and quilted grandmothers garden quilt, two blue and white quilts, one UFO black and white quilt, carpenter star quilt, quilt that was given as a gift, umbrella from a workshop, a couple of nightgowns, a pillowcase and a LCP white and blue banner.

Adjournment:  Chris adjourned meeting at 8:25 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Program

February Lecture:  Discover the MAGIC of Derwent Inktense pencils and blocks.   This presentation will be given by your President, Chris Yoo.  Chris has prepared a multi-media presentation that includes a hands-on demonstration.  Everyone in attendance will get a chance to try this fabulous product and get creative!  Don’t miss this fun, interactive presentation on Thursday February 8th @ 7:00 p.m.

2018 Quilt Show

Hello Everyone,

Just a little blurb from the quilt show committee.  We will start collecting the pre show entries soon.  Forms will be passed out at the meeting in March. What we are looking for at this time is how many quilts and what sizes.  If you have a blue and white quilt, please show that too.  We would like to get an idea of how many quilts we will have for the show to make sure we have enough supplies ordered.  When we do the pre entries, we would also like anyone who made an umbrella to enter that if you would like.  If we get enough umbrellas, we may do a special display.

If anyone has any blue and white quilts, please bring them to the guild meeting this month so we can take some pictures and start working on the postcards.  We would like to have postcards for the IX event.

Thank you very much for your help,

The Quilt Show Committee

Comfort Quilts

No Report

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

Our National Sew Day for QoV was very successful! We had a great time!

Thank you ladies for all your work and great company!

HOME OF THE BRAVE    
Janet Alderman

No Report

February Birthdays
Julie Bragg
Marilyn Novak
Bonita Grove
Karen Neuschaefer
Sally Gezzer

Challenges

UFO Challenge

Signups are now closed for the 2018 UFO Challenge. 10 brave ladies have signed up for a total of 166 projects to be finished this year. No further changes to your list will be allowed, let’s get started working on the UFO’s! Please remember (if you haven’t already) I need $5 from each participant that will go toward prizes at the end of the year. For each finish you will get an entry into the prizes.

Fat Quarter Exchange

Signups for the Fat Quarter Exchange have started and will continue until March. In April I will hand out the baggies with the list of what needs to be bought. You will bring your fat quarters to the May or June meeting and they will be sorted and handed back to you by the end of the June meeting.

A-tisket a-tasket, a QUILT SHOW BASKET….AUCTION IDEAS!

Start thinking about what type of Basket you would like to sponsor for the upcoming Quilt Show.  You can make one yourself, or team up with a friend, family member or a small group.  However, we need as many glorious baskets as possible for the Quilt Show because the basket auction was a HUGE success in 2016!! I will have sign-up sheets at the meetings starting this month so you can start letting us know what you will be making.  Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  This is NOT an all-inclusive list.  YOU get to decide what you want to put together.  Fun Fun!!

Coffee Lovers
Crazy Cat Lady (Cat theme)
Crocheting
Family Game Night
Fun in the Sun
Gardening
Gift Card Frenzy
Gone to the Dogs (Dog theme)
Grilling & Chilling
Kitchen/Chef
Knitting
Night at the Movies
Quilt Kit
Quilting (Blue/White)
Quilting (Holiday)
Quilting (Sports)
Quilting / Sewing (General)
Spa Night
Sweet Tooth
Tea for Two
Tee Time “Golf”
Fat Quarter Buster
Tools/Duct Tape
Ultimate Sports Fan
Win Big (Lotto tickets, etc.)
Wine & Cheese
Wool Lovers

Chris Yoo

Treasurer Report
Pam Scholle

No Report.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

I was talking to a co-worker about how difficult it is to motivate people to volunteer.  She made a weird face and crunched up her nose and shouted, “Why would ANYONE want to volunteer?!”  I was dumbstruck.  I cannot think of a really good reason why someone would NOT want to volunteer, but that’s just who I am.  That got me researching the topic of volunteering.  If you need motivated to raise your hand or to sign a list to volunteer the next time someone asks, here are a few good reasons that I found particularly inspiring:

I VOLUNTEER BECAUSE…

… it continuously teaches me something new about people, about cooperation, about compassion, and about myself.

…I have the time. I recognize that time is something I can give, if not money.

…It often lets me get closer to a community, the people and the region—I discover so much more than simply having travelled through.

…life has so much to offer if we remember to look beyond ourselves.

…I often learn something new or acquire a skill that I lacked.

…I can. It’s as simple as that. If you could do something to help the world around you, why wouldn’t you?

…‘to whom much is given, of him shall much be required.’ — Luke 12:48.

…it takes me out of my daily life.

…in helping others, I am reminded that we are all in this together and we need to remember to support each other.

…I love my community and I need to give back something to it other than tax dollars.

…my soul needs redemption, and I simply enjoy helping people.

…I want to make a difference.

I volunteer for the same reason as I quilt—because I have to.  It is an addiction.  Every fiber of my being screams for me to be creative and to hold out my hand to help others when I can.

Does that mean I sometimes I do too much?  You bet!  However, each time I flop on the couch and prop up my aching feet, I feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment because I know, for a short period of time, I actually made a difference and someone truly appreciated my efforts.

Please consider raising your hand or signing your name to a list.  You won’t regret it.

Your President,
Chris Yoo

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

I’ve not looked for the groundhog today, but it is currently snowing with the sun shining.  I don’t know what that means. But I can tell you that it makes for great sewing and quilting weather!  January was a good month for working on my UFO list.  Of all the resolutions, the one that I can do best is to keep at those projects! I’m hoping for good work in February as well.  Though I’ve got lots of other quilter-based activities to fill in the days.  The Alliance guild has a tea on the 10th that I almost always attend, and the next weekend is Getaway.  I don’t do many of these, but I’ve been doing this one which is now in Boardman Ohio for more years than I care to admit.  Plus there are some other projects I’ve promised to help with, which will cut into my sewing time.  But there are months like that.  Some of January was spent with my husband’s family as we gathered to celebrate his stepmother’s 97 years and recent passing.  Of all the amazing things about Gert, the one that I found hardest to wrap my head around was the fact that to my knowledge she left no UFO projects.  None.  She rarely did work on more than a couple at a time.  At some point she just decided she was done starting new things.  She remained interested, but not a participant in the last few years of her life.  I think that may be rare. Certainly I can barely finish two or three of the old projects before a new one pops up.  And based on the leftovers that appear on our free to a good home table I am not alone in that regard.  I hope all of you are enjoying the winter sew time and dreaming up new projects.

Piecefully,
Sue Schillig

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

January 12, we sent a card to Pat Predmore to cheer her up following shoulder surgery.  We left a condolence for the children of Shirley Williams January 22nd on the Cowling Funeral Home website.

Please wash your hands often, let’s avoid the flu.
Fondly, Val

January 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 18 Issue 5 – January 11, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Comfort Quilts: Judy Riggle, Linda Janowicz
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace & Fran Weber
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074
Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/LorainCtyPiecemakers
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

At 7:07 p.m. Guild President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order after potluck dinner. There were no visitors this evening.

Program:  Traveling Exhibit from Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) Ohio.  SAQA Representative:  Terry Ann Hartzell

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo) We will host a booth in April at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo at the IX Center.  We will display our blue and white raffle quilt and sell raffle tickets.

In August we will once again host a booth at the Lorain County Fair where we act as docents and trustees for the needle work barn.

In November we will be hosting our own 3-day Quilt Show.

Please join me in 2018 and volunteer to make our guild more successful.  Please plan on signing up to help man the booth at the IX show, at the Fair and our own Quilt Show.  Volunteers are a work of heart!

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the November 2017 meeting.  Hearing NO corrections, the minutes are approved as distributed.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle) Treasurer, Pam Scholle, presented the budget noting that the balance in checking was $9,067.68 with Quilts of Valor at $961.69 and Home of the Brave at $412.36.  Chris thanked Pam for the treasurers’ report and noted that the report would be filed for audit.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership: (Karen Neuschaefer & Marilyn Novak)  Karen reported we have 74 members. Membership list was sent out this month and will be sending an update for you to add two more members to your list.

We do have membership cards to give out.  Please check with Karen if you haven’t received your membership card.

Fair Committee:  (Ruth Groot) – Nothing new at this time.

Community Service:  (Judy Riggle) Judy Riggle was not present.  She is working on getting well and making good progress.  Kelly Grace reported there was a Warm and Natural big roll of batting donation for Community Service. Chris feels the one of the most important thing that we do is community service and would like get a committee going for community service.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler) Kaye will be hosting a “sew day” QOV Workshop on Saturday, February 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Main Street Building in Amherst. Bring lunch or eat lunch downtown.

Home of the Brave:  (Janet Alderman) Janet will be moving next week and will continue to look for the last 10 families that need to receive quilts.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) Lynette is looking for kids that are interested in sewing.  If you have a group of kids let Lynette know so she can set up a date and time for sewing.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser) Kelly reported to start getting ready for your next year list which she will be taking starting January 1st and is due to her by January 31st.  No changes can be made on your list after January 31st. We will be doing fat quarter exchanges this year. Please think about participating in the exchange…we do have fun.

Top three winners for the 2017 UFO Challenge – Barbara Leoni, Helen Smelser and Susan Schillig.

Communication Committee:  (Kelly Grace & Fran Weber) Kelly reported nothing new at this time.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) Val reported nothing new at this time.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Julie reported that the Raffle quilt is 84 x 96 with two pillow cases. Remember to keep working on your blue and white challenge project…10 months to go.  We would like to get postcards out by spring and need to take pictures of some of the blue and white projects…so keep working on them.  We would like to try and sell 2000 raffle tickets. We need to account for all 2000 tickets so the tickets you don’t sell need to be brought back to the guild.

Hospitality Committee:  (Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia) No Report at this time.

Programs, Events, and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported the program for

January 2018:  Quilt Camp – Slide presentation given by a Quilt Judge that will be taking over the Quilt Camp.

February 2018:  NEOROQ has posted their February 2018 Getaway called “Quilting Binds Us Together” and it will be held February 16 – 18, 2018 at the Holiday Inn in Boardman, Ohio.  More information on their new website, which is https://www.neorqconline.org.   Sign up begins September 1, 2017.

April 2018:  Lunn Fabric – Short brief presentation…Need to come early to buy their material.

December 2018: MaryAnn reported that she has planned a quilt cruise for December 2018 which the cruise will be going to the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao). The cost is $1,050 (if you don’t sew) $1,100 (if you do sew) for a 9-day cruise and all the rooms have a balcony!

New Business:  Susan Schillig will be keeping track of the Quilt Raffle tickets and has also offered to take the raffle quilt to NEROC to show and sell tickets in February. Thank you, Susan

Announcements:  Northcoast Promotions and Lisa Nemeth have extended a special invitation to the guild to attend or participate in January 27 – 28, 2018 – Winter Festival, Polar Fest at 19201 East Bagley Road Middleburg Heights, OH on Saturday Jan. 27th 9 – 3pm and Sunday Jan 28th 11 – 3pm. If you wish to vend and sell your quilts or fiber art, please ask Chris Yoo for a vendor application.

Quilts 2018 running from February 9 – March 11, 2018 at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio.

Free Table Reminder – If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Show and Tell:  We had several quilts – Dear Jane (signature quilt) Star Trek, carpenter star, blue & white.  We had some wall hangings such as candy drop, wool, flower basket and Christmas wall hanging and dinner placemats.

Adjournment:  Chris asked if there was any more business…Pause…then adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, January 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Program

Quilt Camp – Slide presentation given by a Quilt Judge that will be taking over the Quilt Camp

 

 

Comfort Quilts

Judy Riggle

No Report

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

HOME OF THE BRAVE    
Janet Alderman

No Report

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

Just a reminder the National Sew Day for Quilts of Valor is February 3, 10-4. We’ll gather at the Main Street Community Bldg., 255 Park Ave. Amherst .

Hope see you there! Thank you very much!
Kaye and Quilts of Valor committee

January Birthdays
Peggy Hughes
Lorraine Quinones
Pat Logar
Jean Tobia
Libby Betounes
Barb King

Challenges

UFO Challenge

Awesome job to our winners of the 2017 UFO Challenge! Barbara Leoni finished 14 of 15 UFOs, Helen Smelser finished 8 of 9 UFOs and Sue Schillig finished 10 of 29 UFOs! Signups for the 2018 UFO Challenge are open until January 30th. Either send me (Kelly) an email with your list or give it to me at the January meeting. After January 30th no additions/changes to the list will be allowed.

Fat Quarter Exchange

Signups for the Fat Quarter Exchange will start at the January meeting and will continue until March. You will bring your fat quarters to the May or June meeting and they will be sorted and handed back to you by the end of the June meeting.

A-tisket a-tasket, a QUILT SHOW BASKET….AUCTION IDEAS!

Start thinking about what type of Basket you would like to sponsor for the upcoming Quilt Show.  You can make one yourself, or team up with a friend, family member or a small group.  However, we need as many glorious baskets as possible for the Quilt Show because the basket auction was a HUGE success in 2016!! I will have sign-up sheets at the meetings starting this month so you can start letting us know what you will be making.  Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  This is NOT an all-inclusive list.  YOU get to decide what you want to put together.  Fun Fun!!

Coffee Lovers
Crazy Cat Lady (Cat theme)
Crocheting
Family Game Night
Fun in the Sun
Gardening
Gift Card Frenzy
Gone to the Dogs (Dog theme)
Grilling & Chilling
Kitchen/Chef
Knitting
Night at the Movies
Quilt Kit
Quilting (Blue/White)
Quilting (Holiday)
Quilting (Sports)
Quilting / Sewing (General)
Spa Night
Sweet Tooth
Tea for Two
Tee Time “Golf”
Fat Quarter Buster
Tools/Duct Tape
Ultimate Sports Fan
Win Big (Lotto tickets, etc.)
Wine & Cheese
Wool Lovers

Chris Yoo

Treasurer Report
Pam Scholle

Guild bal.    $8,483.18

Quilts of Valor.    $1,186.51

Home of Brave.   $412.36

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Happy New Year!!   Hope you are all keeping warm in this frigid January!!  These frosty days are perfect for sipping hot cider and quilting!  Although winter has only just begun, I’m already looking forward to spring and what lies ahead.  In March I have secured a date at the Middleburg Heights Pins and Needles for a round-robin demo and test-drive event for interested guild members.  It is a FREE event but you have to dedicate 3 hours of your time for FUN and learning new products.  The date they are holding for us is Monday, March 12th.

Attendees will get to see demonstrations of quilting and embroidery machines, specialty pressure feet, all kinds of new products, and we get to test-drive those machines!  We will leave with a quilted case we made using those new products!!  We will be asked to fill out a short survey about the various products we tested and for doing so our guild will receive a FREE sewing machine valued at $800!!  This will make a wonderful addition to our Quilt Show door prize!

We have to get at least 20 people who are willing to participate.  The date I was able to secure is Monday, March 12th and the event starts at 11:00 a.m. sharp and is expected to last 3 – 4 hours.  You can bring a sack lunch and/or we can take a break for lunch or order in Pizza. They are very flexible.  I will have a sign-up sheet at our next meeting.  Please check your calendar and try to attend.  I realize some of you may need a weekend date, but those were booked solid until summer.  If you would like to attend on a Saturday, I’ll have a separate sign-up sheet for weekend interest and work to set up another round-robin this summer.  However, I hope to get a group of you interested in the March 12th event.  I need to confirm that we have at least 20 people; however, they CAN accommodate up to 40, so please ask a friend and sign up to join us for this fun event!

Quilting and Chilling
Chris Yoo

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

Happy New Year!  And yet, when I checked my Facebook page this morning, it appears that nothing much in my quilting life really changes.  Two years ago I put a quilt in the frame on January 6th.  This year it was January 5th that I put my first quilt for the year in the frame. I’m one of those quilters for whom quilting really did start with, uh, quilting. I did piece a top in high school that my mom and grandma quilted for me, but I truly learned to hand quilt before I did much piecing. So even though  it is all about the machine these days I still like to hand quilt  at least one a  year.  It isn’t so much that one way is better than another. There are some beautiful machine quilted handwork and there is some really bad hand quilted ones.  But I tend to think better when hand quilting than I do when I machine quilt.  Less noise and a better rhythm for me.  Now of course I machine quilt more than I do by hand.  There are so many more that I want to make and really so little time.  So I plan for one method or the other, depending on which works the best on the quilt.  The one I’m hand quilting will be for the next grandchild to be due in early July.  Since I’m using retro 30’s fabrics it will look best hand quilted I think.  When I make a tshirt quilt and for most of the ones using batiks machine quilting works best.   While the grandkids are learning about good and bad decisions, this grandma is just making quilting decisions. Neither one is good or bad.  I hope all your quilting decisions make you happy this year.

Piecefully,
Sue Schillig

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

We sent a get well card to Karin Knox 12/18/2018 as she had knee surgery.
According to Bobbie Bruck, Karin is home and going through rehab.
Good luck, Karin, with your recovery.Warm wishes this new year:  hot cocoa, chamomile tea,
wool socks, velour robes,
flannel sheets, best of all = QUILTS!!!