January 2019 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 19 Issue 5 – January 10, 2019

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 December 13, 2018, President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
We had 2 visitors and 1 new member this evening.

Program:  Sister Mary Berigan, Executive Director of BLESSING HOUSE.  Sister Mary talked a little bit on how they use are donations and about Blessing House. They focus on children from birth to age 12 in Lorain County.  They opened in 2005 and can have up to 10 children at one time.  Their mission is to keep our children safe and to gift them with what they need. Children receive one of our blankets which stay with them the entire time they are at Blessing House and when that child is ready to go home that blanket goes home with them. The children also receive a pillowcase (Go-Home Bag) to carry their belongings around at Blessing House and then take their belongings home in their pillowcase. Blessing House is so very grateful for those blankets and pillowcases. Thank you!

President’s Report:  Chris thanked everyone that participated in the quilt show. Everyone was very pleased with the quilt show and had many complements regarding the show.  Many comments were made on the umbrellas and the Blue and White challenge quilts on how nice they looked.  A big thank you to all that help in making the show such a big success.  We could have not done it without you. THANK YOU!

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the October 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 $15,953.45 with Quilts of Valor at $1,252.03 and Home of the Brave at $290.91.  Chris thanked Pam for the treasurers’ report and noted that the report will be filed for audit.  Pam took out a 13 month certificate which matures December 3, 2019 for $1,212.04.
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Membership:  (Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak) Karen reported she had a couple of new members this month. 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 the membership list and will be sending an email to all members.

Community Service:  (Ruth Groot and Vickie Morris) Ruth has a box at the guild meeting to collect donations for community services.  Ruth or Vickie will make sure that any donations to Blessing House from the box will be delivered.

Sew day for community service has been changed from June to May 9th, during the day before the guild meeting. Ruth brought in two quilts to have completed which were handed out to volunteers.

There is a group of ladies from the, Second Baptist of Elyria helping out with making quilts and they have 33 quilts ready to go.  Also Iris Tewksbury has headed up a group of ladies from the Second Baptist Church of Elyria making flannel quilts and they have 12 quilts completed.  The church groups have been such a big help to us. Thank you!

When making the community Service Quilts a decided was made that the size of the quilts need to be about 40” wide x 50”- 60” long.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler)  Kaye appreciated and thanked everyone that help to hand-out information at the QOV table for the Quilt Show.

Kaye presented four quilts at the North Ridgeville VFW on December 6, 2018. There is a request from them to do another one for five quilts in May of 2019. (So we have some sewing to do!)

We will participate in the national Sew Day for QOV. Saturday February 2, 2019, 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Amherst Main Street Community Center.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) Chris asked for ideas regarding youth sewing and to please place suggestions in the Suggestion Box.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser) Sue thanked everyone that participated in the Blue and White Challenge.  It was a great turnout.

Fat quarter sign-ups will start in January, lists will be sent out in March or April and fat quarters will be due back by the June meeting.

UFO Challenge lists will be due by the end of January (either at meeting or emailed by Jan 31st) and a sign-up fee of $5 for prizes at December’s meeting.

2018 UFO Challenge – the following people have completed UFO projects:  Kelly Grace completed 3, Susan Thornton completed 6, Sue Schilling completed 7, Cheryl Majewski completed 3, Kaye Koler completed 9, Helen Smelser completed 6, Georgia Forbush complete 3, Judy Echeagaray completed 1, and Sharon Lutz completed 4 for a total of 42 UFO’s completed. Great Job!  We will be doing this challenge again next year. If you would like to participate, Kelly will need your list by the end of January.

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

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) No report at this time as Val was not present.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Admission was $5 with a free door prize ticket.  Six hundred and eighteen people attended according to the count of red door prize tickets. The door prize was a sewing machine from Pins and Needles. Margaret Greene from Cleveland Hts. OH won the sewing machine.

We showed 159 quilts and 6 umbrellas (which was a big hit) and 45 members participated out of our total of 75 members. We had 24 members entered 44 small quilts, (48” and smaller) 27 members entered 32 “Blue and White Challenge” quilts and 41 members entered 83 large quilts.

We had 42 beautiful baskets in the Chinese auction with many thanks to Barb Spieker, Barb Cowger-Vilagi and Vicki Morris and members donating items and a big thanks to Cindy Kraft for the sewing machine donation.

The “Raffle Quilt” was pieced by Karen Neuschaefer and Pam Scholle, long-arm quilting by Kaye Koler. Lucy Barzellato from South Euclid, Ohio won the raffle quilt.

Viewer’s Choice was awarded to Bonita Grove for her hand appliquéd and hand quilted Christmas quilt “Noel”.

We had six Vendors; Cindy Sew Easy Shoppe,  Mom’s Sewing Basket,  Wool Yankees,  Mercantile on Main, Appliqué Quilts & More and Polka Dot Pin Cushion.

Country Store with Fran Weber, Peggy Hughes, Jean Tobias and Maryann Doucette did an excellent job of marketing our un-wanted material and new crafts and second-hand items.

Bev’s Kitchen by Beverly Tucker and committee provided the food and drink all day and every day. Thank you everyone who donated cookies, bars and sweets.

Karen Neuschaefer and MaryAnn Grayson did a great job on the show programs and selling of ads.

Besides all the beautiful quilts and the people heading up the committees, the quilt show still cannot happen without volunteers to help set up, tear down, and may I put in a special “Thank You” for the men that came to help. Those who worked the admissions table, Chinese Auction, Raffle Quilt ticket sales, White Gloves, Country Store, Kitchen and Quilts of Valor a big thank you,  Members were very generous with their time and volunteered on one or more of the committees and filled one or more time slots.

We also to thank Pam Scholle for being Treasurer, Val Watring for all the advertising and Chris Yoo for making signs,  ribbons,  boxes, vendor bags and seeing to many details we would of never thought of.  What an awesome group to work with.

Programs, Events and Retreats…Oh My:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson)

January 2019:
Workshop:  Kaye Koler – Collage Quilt – chose from a sewing machine or a fish. Class fee is $35 and will have to be paid for in advance. Please bring light neutral piece for background 20 x 24, lots of scraps, iron and ironing surface, scissors, fabric glue, pencil or pen, and sewing supplies.
Evening Program:  Stories in Fabric – Elizabeth Bauman, Associate Professor, Hiram College.

Donna Garrett Workshop, Making Bags (Crossover and Tote) was a big hit.  She does have extra patterns available if you are interested in buying a pattern please see Donna.

Potluck Dinner was wonderful. We had lots and lots of food which everyone enjoyed. Yum…

Unfinished Business:  No report at this time.

New Business:  No report at this time.

Announcements:  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 2 Pink and Gray quilts, T-Shirt quilt, Red and Green quilt, Blue and White quilt, Lone Star quilt, Fish Quilt, Car Quilt, 2 Patchwork quilts, cute… Gift Card Holders, Sunshine Quilt, Blue and Gray quilt, 3 Baby quilts, Pennsylvania quilt, Christmas quilt, Oho Star Quilt, Aqua, Blue, Purple quilt, and Notebook and Tote Salvage bag.

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

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

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

January Birthdays
Barb King
LIbby Betounes
Jean Tobia
Pat Logar
Peggy Hughes
Lori Quinones
Marcy Delavan

Program

Workshop:  Kaye Koler – Collage Quilt

Evening Program:  Stories in Fabric – Elizabeth Bauman, Associate Professor, Hiram College.

Challenges

UFO Challenge

Sign ups for the 2019 UFO challenge are now open. Sign up by the end of January (list and $5 to Kelly Grace) to join.

Fat Quarter Exchange
Signups for the fat quarter exchange are also now open. You can sign up through the end of March, lists will be sent out in April and will need to be turned in by the June meeting.

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

No Report (see meeting minutes)

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Happy New Year!  So, what are your quilting resolutions for the year?  I’ve made a resolution to sew art quilts all year long.  Since several of my UFO’s are art quilts, I may actually finish a few of them!  I stopped making resolutions like eat healthier or exercising because honestly, I’m tired of that game.  There are so many quilting inspired resolutions you can make and actually keep, so why not try a few, such as:

    • learn a new technique, one you have always wanted to know.
    • sign up for a retreat (a whole uninterrupted weekend to sew with friends!)
    • start on your quilt submission for our 2020 Quilt Show
    • make (or remake) a nametag for yourself to wear at meetings and sew-ins – they are a great way to show off a little bit of your quilting style!
    • make plans to come to several sew days in 2019 to enjoy our wonderful facility!  Other guilds would give anything to have use of such a beautiful facility. We forget how lucky we truly are.
    • promise yourself you will finish just one UFO this year.
    • bring a friend to a guild meeting—even if they don’t sew.
  • put a couple of suggestions in the “suggestion box” for new lectures or classes.

Hope you found one or two quilting resolutions you can make this year.  Finally, a big thank you to everyone who brought something yummy for the December potluck.  I know I speak for many of you when I say it was scrumptious and a great way to end our hugely successful year!

See you on Thursday!!

Your Pres, Chris Yoo

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

Many of us may be busy putting together our new and improved sewing supplies we received as gifts.  Or perhaps like me you are revisiting your fabric stash–touching and feeling and admiring the beautiful collection, while at the same time trying to minimize the  appearance to a spouse or family member that you might be able to open your own shop soon.  Maybe you’ve (also like myself) have uncovered another UFO long lost to the bottom of a bin.   Hint: Kelly–I might need to do the UFO challenge again!  But what has come to my mind most today is the relief that many of my fears are unfounded.  Here are just a few of my unfounded  fears for 2019:

1. I may run out of hand quilting thread.  Turns out that despite the lack of hand quilting thread in many modern quilt shops, I do have enough to keep a quilt in the frame at least for the next decade or two. Also, if anyone wants to quilt with some rust colored thread I’d be happy to pass that along.
2.  I’ll finish my UFO list. Despite working steadily, I have accumulated almost as many as I’ve finished.
3.  I’m running out of fabric.  Likewise false.  But that’s not to say that sometimes I don’t have the RIGHT fabric, so will still need to shop for a few pieces in 2019.
4. I can’t think of any more quilts I want to make.   LOL.
5. Maybe I already have too many quilts.  I have 7 grandchildren and they’ll need some.

Having dispelled these fears, I’ll press on to the next project/UFO/ new dream to turn into something really fun!

Piecefully,
Sue Schillig

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

FYI:  Our former member, Beverly Macbeth’s mother, Winifred Charlton, passed away December 16, 2018.  If you wish to send condolences to Beverly, Beverly’s address is:  1004 Provincetown Court, Grafton, Ohio  44044.

Quilts of Valor

Kaye Koler

No Report

QOVF National Sew Day.
February 2, 2019

Save the date! Our annual National Sew Day for Quilts of Valor will be held at the Main Street Community Center,
255 Park Ave.
Amherst, OH.
10-4 pm

Details will follow.
Thank you SO much,
Kaye

Community Service

Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle

Blessing house – Sister Mary was our last meeting we discussed the size of Quilts. It was decided they should be 40 ins by 50 or 60ins.

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.

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December 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 19 Issue 4 – December 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 No report for November meeting, as this meeting was not held due to the Quilt Show.

Thank You!!!

We would like to thank all the quilt guild members who volunteered their time, talents and quilts, for a job well done before and during our 2018 LCP Quilt Show.  Hanging the quilts before the show went smoothly with many helping hands, the generosity of your time and the husbands that helped set up.

A special “Thank You” for committee chairpersons and their committee members.  Without you the quilt show would not be possible.

Barb Cowger-Vilagi and Barb Spieker (Baskets)
Beverly Tucker and Committee (Quilt Show Kitchen)
Chris Yoo (Signs, Postcards, Posters)
Fran Weber, Peggy Hughes, Jean Tobia and Maryann Doucette (Country Store)
Val Watring (Advertising)
Kaye Koler (Sewfie the  quilted car)
Kelly Grace (Newsletter, blog, website and keeping our forms up to date)
MaryAnn Grayson (Booklet and Ad work)
Pam Scholle (Treasurer)

And to all those who donated, baked, and quilted to help make this show a success.  Thank you so much.

Our Sincere Appreciation,
Karen                                     Julie
Karen Neuschaefer              Julie Bragg

Reminder for the collage class in January.

I will bring a sign up sheet to the December meeting and the fee $35 must be paid in advance. I will also bring the class samples…. You can choose sewing machine or fish for your collage piece. If you have any questions please email me…. Thank you Merry Christmas ! Kaye

We received this email from a basket winner and I wanted to share it with everyone (She did give her permission for me to share it in the newsletter!) Kelly
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Hello to the loraine county piecemakers,

I had attended your quilt show a couple weeks back and boy was it wonderful. I really enjoyed the car cozy you made it was spectacular!!! Never saw one before.

Your quilts were beautiful and inspiring and it was so much fun to take our time looking at all of them. And we also enjoyed your vendors. We knew only a couple of them so they were a few that were new to us.

I can’t believe I actually won a basket!!!  I’ve never won a basket at a quilt show so I was thrilled !!!!  it was the purse/tote basket with a beautiful purse made by Pat Logar.  I was amazed how heavy it was it ended up having about 46 patterns. Along with a few books. Plus thread plus batting, fabric plus this gorgeous, gorgeous purse that I got to say Pat did a fabulous job on, its professionally made. I’d like to send a letter to Pat to thank her(him?) for such a beautiful purse.  Could someone please forward her (his?) address to me if you’re able?

I was overwhelmed by the amount of items in that basket and was thrilled going through it it was so exciting and I’m inspired to make so many gorgeous totes and purses. Thank you so much for your generosity that was one basket; I saw all the beautiful basket you ladies (gents?) made and they were outstanding!!! Thank you so much for my awesome basket !

Mary Mahoney
Tree city quilt guild member

Wooster

Quilts of Valor

Kaye Koler

Quilts of Valor.  

A Heartfelt Thank You!

We would like to thank everyone who helped with the QUILTS OF VALOR table in our absence at the quilt show. It is wonderful to know that so many of you support our committee and are willing to step in, helping to raise awareness for QoV when we weren’t  available.

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Sew Happy, Kaye, Helen, and Teri

QOVF National Sew Day.
February 2, 2019

Save the date! Our annual National Sew Day for Quilts of Valor will be held at the Main Street Community Center,
255 Park Ave.
Amherst, OH.
10-4 pm Details will follow.
Thank you SO much, Kaye

Community Service Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle

Delivered: Nov.  Blessing House
9 quilts, burp clothes, bibs and gloves.

Dec. Genesis House
33 quilts, 11 pj’s

Oberlin Family Promise house closed down.

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.

December Birthdays
Diane Duly
Darlene Fedor
Nicole Justice
Kathy Keyse
Karin Knox
Marylou Kucera
Argena Patouhas
Sandy Pawlak
Jean Ruth

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

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Just a quick note this month because I’ve managed to over commit myself this holiday season!  I’m sure that has NEVER happened to any of you!?  LOL as they say.  I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make our 2018 quilt show a HUGE success.  I have not seen the final numbers but even without the financials, I can tell you the show was outstanding!  I have heard from many people who are not even quilters who have said they enjoyed the show so much they want to join our guild just to be a part of our creative group!  I’m pretty sure they were only joking, but…who knows.  During the 3 days I had countless other guild members coming up to me asking what magic we used to create just a wonderful show.  I admit, I had to tell them all big secret—hard work and true commitment by our quilt show committee and members.  I am so proud to be part of the leadership team of our guild.   There are many of you have served as President of this guild over the decades and you now this job can be frustrating at times, but it can also be a pleasure.  I can tell you all that it is my PLEASURE to serve as your President.    I hope to see a large group of you at the December potluck to help us ring out this very wonderful year!

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig This weekend we went through our ornaments and decorations and we are keeping only the ones we actually use. Don’t worry, there are still plenty.  I had a random thought that maybe I should do the same with my quilting supplies. Granted, that thought lasted a nanosecond, but still, the fact that it merited even that makes me wonder what I was thinking!  Instead, I’ve decided to approach things just a little bit differently.   My extra sewing machine is being gifted to the eldest granddaughters.  It will reside at a house I visit often so I’m in effect just spreading out the quilt love a little farther down the line.  Additionally I’m gathering up some stray squares for them to sew, a few of my extra supplies like needles and thread, so they can begin their quilting journey.  While they are in school on the days I am there I suppose I might borrow it, maybe give it a cleaning and a test run or two.   They are eager to sew and my husband is eager for me to share.  I think this has the potential for great things and a merry time for all!  Here’s hoping it leads to the next generation of quilters!

Piecefully,
Sue Schillig

Sunshine Committee

Val Watring

11/25/2018   Mary Wallhead shared that her older sister, Florence Long, has passed away.  A sympathy card was sent to Mary.

11/10/2018   As we were getting ready for the Quilt Show, gals signed a card for Cheryl Majewski; her husband was in the hospital undergoing heart care.

Also, we signed and sent a card to our member, Helen Smelser.  She was in the hospital but rallied in time to visit the Quilt Show on Sunday.

I will be absent from the December meeting.  Please text if Sunshine-y tasks are needed:  440.935.0972.  Thank you!

Program December – Potluck at 6:30pm

Bring something yummy!!

November 2018 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 19 Issue 3 – November 8, 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 October 11, 2018, President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
There was 1 visitor and 2 new members this evening.

Program:  Button Down Designs (Emilie Collens Illson) Emilie gave a very informative discussion on different types of antique buttons such as Bone, Vegetable Ivory, Porcelain, Tin, Painted Wood, Bison Horn, Mother-of-Pearl, Celluloid, and Bakelite.

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo) PROMOTE OUR QUILT SHOW!  Getting the word out that we are having a show is critical to attendance.  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.

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the September 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 $7,562.17 with Quilts of Valor at $1,077.03 and Home of the Brave at $290.91.  Chris thanked Pam for the treasurers’ report and noted that the report will be filed for audit.  Speaking of Audit, Chris informed membership that the budget is audited once a year and this year it was audited by Barbara Cowger-Vilagi and Vickie Morris.  

Barb and Vickie indicated that Pam does an excellent job and they could find no errors; however, they did make one recommendation. They recommended that the money collected for workshops and events be managed by the organizer and only turned into Pam once all payments have been received so she can deposit and write a check out for the amount to the organizer or venue. This way it will be much easier to track and audit workshops.  Barb and Vickie indicated that allowing payments to come in sporadically makes it almost impossible to track and audit events and workshops.  There was a comment that it would be helpful if the organizer could turn in collected money to Pam more than just at the end because then they are responsible for holding onto a lot of money.  They would rather have the option of turning it into Pam as they collect the money.  It was noted that the sporadic collection of payments and multiple deposits is what is causing the confusion and trouble.  Therefore, the suggestion was made that we start enforcing strict deadlines for payments for workshops and events to avoid sporadic payments.  If you miss the deadline then you don’t get to attend.  Setting strict deadlines for payments and enforcing them will stop the intermittent collection of payments.

Chris Yoo noted that she would talk with Pam and the other officers and review the bylaws to see if anything special needs to be done to take the recommendations into consideration.

Pam also took this opportunity to note that the 1-year CD they bought to cover the rent will come due soon and she wanted to know if she could reinvest the money for 2 years and look into getting a higher interest rate.  There was a motion that was seconded to have Pam look into getting a 2-year CD with a higher interest rate.  Pam will investigate and report her findings to the group. 

Membership:  (Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak)   Karen report she had new members last month and a couple of new members this month. 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 the membership list and will be sending an email to all members.

Community Service:  (Ruth Groot and Vickie Morris)   Ruth brought in 11 quilt tonight that need binding and asked for some help in binding (no hurry) the quilts for community service. She also wanted to thanked everyone for the help she received for the fair.  Ruth also indicated that the fair book was under revision.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler)   Kaye will be out of town and would appreciate any help to hand-out information at the QOV table for the Quilt Show.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) Chris asked for ideas regarding youth sewing and to please place suggestions in the Suggestion Box.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser)   We have at least 19 Blue and White quilts and have also met our 150 quilts quoted for the show.  Helen suggested Attic Window block for the new 2018-2019 challenge. Also suggested is a 20” x 20” mini quilt challenge  wherein you would turn to page 20 of a magazine and get inspired from what you see on that page and make an art quilt.

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

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

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Julie is asking everyone to please return Raffle Tickets that you have not sold to Chris or herself.  We order 2000 tickets and have sold a little over 1000 tickets so we want to be able to use up what we have before ordering anymore tickets. 

We will not have a Guild meeting on Thursday, November 8th it will be a work day to get ready for the Quilt Show.  We will be preparing the room to hang quilts from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  At 11:00 a.m. we will be receiving quilts to hang.  There will be a line so please be patient.  You will be giving a receipt when you drop off your quilt. You will need this receipt to pick up your quilt on Sunday, November 11th at 4:00 p.m.  If you can’t be there you will need to give your slip to someone responsible to pick up your quilt. There will be a line so please be patient. We are taking extra precautions to make sure we don’t lose anyone’s quilt.  We haven’t lost one quilt yet and don’t want to start.  If you have any questions regarding the quilts you entered in the Quilt Show please call Karen.

We have sign-up sheets for white glove, table with raffle tickets, QOV table, raffle baskets, hanging quilts and taking down quilts.  Please bring a step ladder if you signed up to hanging or taking down quilts.

Regarding the admission fee…everyone will need to pay $5 to enter even if you are member, participating or volunteering.  If you are coming to work all three days we still need your admission fee of $5 but just one time. 
It is a small price to pay to support your Guild.  You will also get a ticket for a chance to win the door prize which is a sewing machine.

It was reported that we have over 30 wonderful Raffle Baskets.  Cindy has donated a raffle basket with a sewing machine.  Barb Speaker 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.

Fran Webber thanked everyone for their donations of materials, notions, books, and magazines for the Country Store.  There is so much they will need 3 or 4 tables for the collected items! 

We will be collecting the ads we have received to put into a booklet.  So if you are interested in placing an ad in the booklet it is not too late…come see or call MaryAnn or Karen.

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

October
The Berlin Retreat is Sunday, October 28th to Wednesday, October 31st. We have three rooms available (double occupancy) available. $150 per person for Sun to Wed; $100 per person Monday to Wednesday.  Deposit due now; balance due by October 22nd. Please contact MaryAnn.

November
No Program – We will be setting up the Quilt Show.  Please consider signing up to help us.

December
Day Workshop:  Donna Garrett – Making Bags
The pattern for the purses will be less than $10 which you can pay for the day of the class. Or you can pick up the pattern at the Quilt Show. She will be making both bags Crossover and Tote.  Made modifications to pattern for the crossover bag which is slip pockets will be replacing the zipper pocket.
Evening:  December potluck begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please remember to bring a dish to share and arrive by 6:30.

January
Day Workshop:  Kaye Koler – Collage Quilt – chose from a sewing machine or a fish. Class fee is $35 and will have to be paid for in advance.
Evening:  T.B.D.

New Business:  No report at this time.

Announcements: Please keep Marilyn Novak in your prayers as she has had surgery and needs your prayers.  Also remember there is NO meeting in November as we will be setting up for the quilt show. 
Thank you  

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 beautiful vintage applique quilt, 2 purses, French braid quilt, child’s small quilt, block of the month, French county scallop, UFO quilt, panel quilt, baby quilt with receiving blanket, bibs and burp cloths.  Some placemats, panel quilt that took a 3rd place ribbon from the Fair, pillow, crochet coasters, jacket, 1930 – 40’s rescue quilt, jelly roll baby quilt and a blue and white mini quilt.

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

Next Meeting:  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:30pm
                          December Potluck:  Remember to come early!

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

November Birthdays
Kelly Grace
Saundra Lambert
Melanie Kaliszewski

A quilter has an exhibit at the Vermilion library right now of what I guess would be called art quilts, even including a fish tapestry or rug, mixed media wall quilts, lap quilts, and various other bright and breezy quilted objects. I think the maker could do a great program that the group would like a lot.

I’m into dreary Civil War quilts and deep colors but even I liked these a lot, cheerful and bright and modern though they are.

I picked up one of her cards in case you’d like to contact her to talk to our guild; I think the gals would like her work a lot.

Mary Roesch
https://www.facebook.com/mary.roesch.9
roeschmbi@hotmail.com

She calls her program “With My Hands.” Chances are she has a site or page or something if you don’t want to go to Vermilion to look at her stuff.

I was impressed.

Susan

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

No Report

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Memory Keepers

Thinking of quilts as keepers of our memories is not a new concept.  Quilts were traditionally made from repurposed clothing and fabric scraps. All those random pieces of fabric bring with them a bit of history and stories. 

We can all look at some of the quilts we have made and we are instantly reminded of a particular moment in time or of a particular person.  Often, we can even remember where we got each piece of fabric.  Isn’t that amazing?!  Quilts can truly embody special memories and serve as reminders of places, people, events, and ideas.

Quilts are very comforting but they can also be powerful when they are attached to strong memories. When I’ve given quilts that are made of materials that remind the recipient of family or friends this often brings on powerful memories for the recipient and overwhelming emotions.  It is at that moment I am reminded of how powerful quilts are at connecting us with the past and with each other.

Long after we are gone our quilts will live on.  We are memory makers and they are our memory keepers.

I am so looking forward to sharing our memory keepers at our November show.  I could not be prouder of you all!

Your pres,  Chris Yoo

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

No Report

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Marilyn Novak was in the hospital again.  We sent a card to bolster her spirits.

Sunshine-y thought:  ~ bet everyone is looking forward to the Lorain County Piecemakers 2018 Quilt Show.

Program

No Meeting for November – we are setting up for the quilt show!

December – Potluck at 6:30pm

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Community Service

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.

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

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