July 2022 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 22 Issue 11 – July 14, 2022

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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 June 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. President Chris Yoo officially welcomed members and visitors.

Program:  Tonight, we welcomed Cindy Oravecz from the Quilter’s Fancy. Cindy gave a fabulous trunk show of her art quilts, embellished treasures, and oh so much more!  Cindy also brought her “store on wheels” with her so we could buy some of the money fabrics, trims, ribbons, embellishments, dimensional applique, and just plain cool fancy items to use in our quilts, or other fiber related items.  If you were not lucky enough to join us tonight, make sure you visit Cindy online or at her shop.  I’ve included the information here.
Cindy’s online shop is found at http://www.quiltersfancy.com, and her brick-and-mortar shop is located at 227 S. High St. Cortland, Ohio 44410.  The store is open Monday-Friday from 10 to 5 and on Saturday from 10 to 3.

President’s Report:    Chris reminded everyone of the August Quilt workshop called Summer Swag, a pattern by Krista Moser and the class is being taught by Laura Nolletti.  Chris noted the cost of the class is $15 and includes the pattern fee.  You must pay upon registration and the pattern will be emailed to you or if you wish a hardcopy, just let us know!  Final registrations will be taken at the July 14th meeting.

Chris also reminded everyone that we are trying to raise money by selling raffle tickets for the 2022 quilt raffle.  If you want to pick up tickets, see Chris on quilt guild day.  Tickets are $1 each or sold in bundles of 6 tickets for $5.

Approval of the Minutes:  The May minutes were distributed electronically by Kelly Grace.  Hearing no changes or corrections, the minutes were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report: The treasurer’s report and all financial documents of the guild are filed for audit and can be made available for review upon request of the guild treasurer, Lori Quinones.

Committee Reports: The membership heard reports from all Committees that were present.  The Committee Chairpersons will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter no later than the Saturday before the next meeting.  For up-to-date information from the Committees, please review the individual Committee Reports noted in this newsletter.

Unfinished Business:  None.

NEW BUSINESS:  Quilt Show 2023 Committee and Volunteers for Main Events.  Chris said it is time to start thinking about preparing for the 2023 Quilt Show and to firm up the chairpersons for the few main tasks that need to be accomplished prior to the show.  Chris said she needs volunteers for the following positions and notes some of the duties for each:

Raffle Baskets:  A couple of people to work together who will be responsible for gathering and storing new and like new items for making the raffle baskets, including the baskets.  You will be responsible for storing the items until the setup day for the show and then setting up the Basket Display.  You will be responsible for putting the baskets together in a pleasing fashion, perhaps theming the baskets or just filling them to the rim with goodness!  of the show.   You will be responsible for coordinating the selling of tickets and making sure your booth is staffed the days of the show, but note that I will get people to sign-up to help you in advance of the show.  The guild has a budget to help with cost of items needed to wrap baskets such as ribbons, fillers, clear acetate, etc.

Country Store:  A couple of people to work together who will be responsible for gathering and storing gentle used items and/or hand-made items to sell at the guild’s country store.  You will price the items and oversee the display and make sure the booth is staffed throughout the 3 days of the show by guild volunteers.  I will put out sign-up sheets for you.

A good Salesperson (or two) to secure donations for our raffle baskets and vendors for the show: You will be responsible for contacting area quilt shops to see if they would like to vend at the show for a small fee.   We usually have no more than 4 or 5 vendors.  We have a form letter that can be sent out to quilting manufacturers and various needlework and fiber art companies to see if they would make a contribution toward our raffle baskets.  They can get a receipt for their item for tax purposes.

Program Booklet:  Sue Schillig has agreed to put together the program, which entails typing all the data, inserting advertisements that were purchased, and getting it to the printer and back prior to quilt show day. Sue will work closely with those selling advertisements and those taking quilt registrations to make sure everything comes together.

Show Advertisements: Online and in publications.  Val Watring has agreed to continue this task for 2023 as she has done in the past.  If you have any great ideas about how and where to advertise the show, please pass your ideas along to Val.

Piecemaker’s Café:  Genny Dangerfield has agreed to continue being the hostess with the mostess for us in 2023 and Genny has already had another volunteer to help her prepare, and that was Margaret Miller.  In 2023 we will return to serving hot food aka hot dogs and sloppy joes, as well as other snacks, and drinks.  We will need volunteers to sign up to help at the café for the 3 days of the show but those sign-ups are done much closer to the event.

Postcards and Save the Dates and Show Signage:  Chris Yoo will continue to handle these tasks for 2023.

Quilt Registration: Someone to distribute and collect quilt registration forms.  Those forms contain the information needed for the program, quilt labels, and the dimensions needed to creating the master layout for the show.

Quilt Show Map and Layout:  Chris Yoo will take on this task.

Rented Quilt Poles and Hardware pickup and return:  If someone has a truck and trailer, they can use to help withs process, let me know and we will discuss details.

There are more jobs that need filled, but these are the main events that need attention sooner rather than later.  More to follow.  Please see Chris if you can help!

Announcements:  Cassandra Brown asked Chris to pass along information about a bus trip she is organizing to the Grand Rapids Quilt Show on August 19th.  Anyone interested should let Chris now and she will put you in contact with Cassandra.   Susan Thornton asked the group to consider stepping up to volunteer to either put on a presentation at the guild and/or to help her find programs since the guild does not have a dedicated person as the Program Chair or committee.

Upcoming Guild Programs and workshops:

  • July:  Day is our annual Christmas in July Sew Day.  Evening:  Summer Potluck!
  • August:  Day is a Quilting Workshop taught by Laura Nolletti.  Laura will be teaching a quilt pattern by Krista Moser (more details to follow). Again, the cost of the workshop is only $15. In the evening Laura will presenting a trunk show of Krista Moser quilts and patterns.  Fun Fun!!
  • September: OPEN (several invitations are out, just waiting on return messages.)
  • October:  Ginger Mangie presenting a Day Workshop and Evening program.
  • November:  Dee Hart of Dee’s Quilted Treasures is going to teach a quilt workshop called Tool Box Blitz (details to follow), and in the evening Dee will present a trunk show of Deb Tucker quilts and all the various tools used to create her quilts.  Dee will also have patterns and tools available for purchase.
  • December:  Sew Day.  Evening:  year-end potluck and celebration!

Show & Tell:     A small number of items this evening, but WOW, they were mighty!!  What we lacked in number, we made up for in fineness!!  Seriously, there was some outstanding items tonight!  We rock as usual!

Next meeting:  July 14th @ 6:30 p.m.  Summer Potluck and Chris, freshly returned from her Bucket List Trip to central Oregon, will regale everyone with her tales of the Quilter’s Affair and Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode. Thank You Sew Much!

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report:   Meeting minutes:  No scoops. …wish I had ice cream. 🙂

Newsletter Update:

June 30, 2022 Fran Weber had hip surgery yesterday. We sent her a card for a speedy recovery card; wishes for steady healing.

June 24, 2022 Our member, Ruby Barck’s husband passed away. We will collect BLUE fabric, typically fat quarters, for a blue bag for Ruby. Please aim to bring your blue fabric to the July meeting and sign the card for her. Barb Cower-Vilagi shared that Ruby is also into patriotic fabrics/quilts lately.

Fondly, Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.

July Birthdays

Kathryn French – July 2
Patti Worcester – July 5
Jean Wynne – July 9
Beverly Tucker – July 9
Pam Scholle – July 10
Maryann Doucette – July 11
Kathleen Wells – July 13
Dianne Clawson – July 15
Vicki Morris – July 20
Teri Walter – July 22
Ann Ingram – July 23
Mary Jane Toney – July 24
Ruth Bradley – July 25
Cindy Kraft – July 29

Programs/Workshops

July:
During the Day – Sew Day & Christmas in July Sew Day
Evening Program – Summer potluck – starts at 6:30pm!

August:
During the Day – Sew Day & quilting workshop by Laura Nolletti (info to come)
Evening Program – Laura Noletti trunk show

September:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

October:
During the Day – Sew Day & pending Ginger Mangie workshop
Evening Program – Pending Ginger Mangie

November:
During the Day – Sew Day & Dee Hart Quilting Workshop
Evening Program – Dee Hart trunk show

December:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Year-end potluck and celebration

Challenges
Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge

The 2022 UFO Challenge is on! 58 (out of 395) finished items – 15% of the UFO’s are completed and the year is halfway over! If you cannot come to a meeting to show off your finish, please send me an email or post it in our Facebook group and let me know it’s a UFO so I can mark it down as complete. Good luck this year!

Fat Quarter Exchange
Lists were emailed out April 4th. Bags were passed out at the April meeting and will be due back by the August meeting – they can be turned in early though! I will sort everything and give it back to everyone at the end of the August meeting. Let me know if there are any questions.

Monthly Challenge
We are currently doing the crayon challenge again! I still have crayons, you choose 2 blindly and make something using those colors. We will have this due at the August meeting – I won’t be there in July. This can be any size you’d like and you may add 1 additional color.

Also a mini challenge due at the July meeting – make a name tag! We have lots of new members, let’s see what you can do!

Block Exchange 2022
8 members have signed up for the block exchange.  Blocks will be due by the October meeting (can be turned in early if you want) and tops or finished quilts done by the December potluck.

Double Nine-Patch Challenge

I’ve made a little Double Nine Patch, which metamorphosized into a Triple Nine Patch, which I’ll show & tell at the potluck. You all probably know what a double nine patch is, but I thought I’d show you an example in case you’d like to accept the Double Nine Patch Challenge.

Your pal,
Susan

President’s Challenge
CHALLENGE yourself creatively.  When you finally do it, TELL US ABOUT IT.  Was if fabulous; was it scary; was it comical; was it the worst thing you have every done; did you suddenly realize you wish you had done it 10 years ago?  How did it go?

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above).

Community Service

Marcy Delavan

First off I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the Judy Riggle Community Sew Day!  The turn-out was awesome! The goal was to make quilts, kits and pillow cases for Snuggled in Hope Quilts.  They provide quilts and pillow cases for the campers at Flying Horse Farms.  There were 38 pillowcases made by an industrious group of ladies! Way to go! The rest of us put together kits and either worked on them that day, made them to share with others or took them home to complete.  You all deserve a round of applause!

If you are still working on your project, yay!  Please continue. If you are done with a quilt top and need batting, I will have some pre cut at the next meeting. If you are done with your top and need it quilted, bring it to the meeting and I will arrange to have it quilted. Please remember to have your backing ready (sewn together if it’s pieced) for quilting so the quilter does not have to take the time to put it together.  If you have completed your quilt bring it and show it for show and tell!  We would all love to see it!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me (phone, text or email). I also have copies of the quilt patterns that Snuggled in Hope Quilts uses. You can, of course make whatever you like as long as it meets their criteria. We will plan to deliver the quilts in late August or early September.

Thank you again to everyone who made our annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day a success!

Marcy

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.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

What gives a quilt more than 3 layers?Do you know?  Can you guess?  Well, I believe a quilt is so much more than just 3 layers, and it is the story behind the quilt that adds all those extra layers.  That’s the secret.  Sometimes the story is simple, while other times, it is more complex.  Perhaps you have been stock piling special fabric for years and now you are stitching it together in a special quilt for someone.  Perhaps you are making a memory quilt for a someone you lost; perhaps you are making a wedding quilt for your daughter, or a quilt to send off with your son to college, or a baby quilt for your first grandchild.   The story behind every quilt adds layer upon layer to those 3 basic layers we think about when we define a quilt.

Join me in thinking about the stories behind your quilts because that is going to be the theme of our 2023 Quilt Show.  Every Quilt Tells a Story….what’s yours?

Your Pres,

Chris Yoo

Membership

Welcome to the new and rejoining members, Maria Lucki, Kathy Spencer and Jean Wynne.  Their information will be available in the updated membership list.  We currently have 98 members.   If your information needs updated, please let Karen or Marilyn know.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Your Quilts of Valor committee

Treasury Report
Lori Quinones

Treasurers Report and Financial Statements of the guild are on file for audit and will be made available for review upon request. 

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

Quilting in the summer months is very often problematic. There just is so much outside time but not enough inside time. So I am working on a UFO that I can stop and start again with ease. Several years ago the kit was left on the free to a good home table. Someone had brought in the leftover projects from a lady who lived past 100 years but had many UFO’s. Food for thought I guess. Meanwhile it gets worked on in fits and starts. Someday maybe it will get finished, if not by me then by another fearless UFO enthusiast. Meanwhile, too hot to garden so a few more stitches onward we go.

Sue Schillig

LCP member, Kathy French is accepting clean, material scraps & yardage for Dog Beds. Also upholstery and other heavier material for Dog Bed covers. Bring material to Julie Bragg at the LCP Sew Day or the evening Meeting.

June 2022 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 22 Issue 10 – June 9, 2022

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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 May 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. President Chris Yoo officially welcomed members and visitors.

Program:  Tonight we welcomed Kathy Gordan of Kwilty Pleasures.  Kathy presented a wonderful trunk show of her traditional quilts with a modern twist.  Kathy was also the host for today’s quilting workshop called Plaidish.  Many in the room held up their progress on their beautiful plaid quilts in the making!  Everyone had a wonderful time!

President’s Report:  Chris shared with the group that in August they will be welcoming Laura Nolletti for not only an evening trunk show of quilts inspired by Krista Moser, but Laura will also be hosting a Summer Swag workshop.  You need to pre-register for the workshop and the fee is only $15, which includes the pattern.  Payment is due at signup.

Chris also took this opportunity to spread the word that she was looking for a local quilt shop to donate a quilt kit for the 2023 Raffle Quilt.  She also reminded the group that they are still selling raffle tickets for the current 2022 raffle quilt so remember to see her for tickets.  Also if you know of any upcoming Lorain County Craft Shows or Fairs, please give Chris the information as she may try to get a booth at the event to showcase the raffle quilt.

Approval of the Minutes:  The April minutes were distributed electronically by Kelly Grace.  Hearing no changes or corrections, the minutes were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report: The treasurer’s report and all financial documents of the guild are filed for audit and can be made available for review upon request of the guild treasurer, Lori Quinones.

Committee Reports: The membership heard reports from all Committees that were present.  The Committee Chairpersons will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter no later than the Saturday before the next meeting.  For up-to-date information from the Committees, please review the individual Committee Reports noted in this newsletter.

Unfinished Business:  None noted.

New Business:  Chris indicated that over the summer she is going to begin talking more about the responsibilities of the 2023 Quilt Show as she is going to need volunteers not only to help during the show but she is going to need a committee to help prepare for the show.  More details to come.

Announcements:  None noted.

Upcoming Guild Programs and workshops:

  • June: Day is our Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day.  Evening Program:  Quilter’s Fancy with Cindy Oravecz.   Cindy will be vending and presenting a fabulous show-n-tell.
  • July:  Day is our annual Christmas in July Sew Day.  Evening:  Summer Potluck!
  • August:  Day is a Quilting Workshop taught by Laura Nolletti.  Laura will be teaching a quilt pattern by Krista Moser (more details to follow). Again, the cost of the workshop is only $15. In the evening Laura will presenting a trunk show of Krista Moser quilts and patterns.  Fun Fun!!
  • September: OPEN (several invitations are out, just waiting on return messages.)
  • October:  Ginger Mangie presenting a Day Workshop and Evening program.
  • November:  Dee Hart of Dee’s Quilted Treasures is going to teach a quilting workshop during the day (pattern and details to follow).  In the evening Dee will present a trunk show of Deb Tucker quilts and all the various tools used to create her quilts.  Dee will also have patterns and tools available for purchase.
  • December:  Sew Day.  Evening:  year-end potluck and celebration!

Show & Tell:

Next meeting:  June 9th @ 7:00 p.m.  We will have Cindy Oravecz from Quilter’s Fancy.

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode. Thank You Sew Much!

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring
Committee Report:   Meeting minutes:  No scoops.

Newsletter Update:

Julie Bragg…a little Wellington Birdie let us know Donna Garrett had knee surgery. May 26, 2022; we sent Donna a Get Well card. Easy does it, Donna! …wishing you comfort and healing.

An Art of Healing card was sent to Sandy Gallagher as she is recovering from knee surgery. ~ Apologies to Sandy for my tardiness.  Sandy, compliments on your diligence with physical therapy and exercises.

Fondly, Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.

LCP member, Kathy French is accepting clean, material scraps & yardage for Dog Beds. Also upholstery and other heavier material for Dog Bed covers. Bring material to Julie Bragg at the LCP Sew Day or the evening Meeting.

Treasury Report
Lori Quinones

Treasurers Report and Financial Statements of the guild are on file for audit and will be made available for review upon request. 

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

No Report

June Birthdays

Barbara Stiner – June 1
Keri Celik – June 3
Denise Maggard – June 6
Dolores Bean – June 19
Deb Beard – June 19
Pat Sarraino – June 20
Teri Barile – June 23
Janet Shairba – June 25
Carol Stomieroski – June 25
Ruby Barck – June 29
Kathleen MacLean – June 30

Programs/Workshops

June:
During the Day – Sew Day & Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day
Evening Program – Quilter’s Fancy with Cindy Oravecz

July:
During the Day – Sew Day & Christmas in July Sew Day
Evening Program – Summer potluck

August:
During the Day – Sew Day & quilting workshop by Laura Nolletti (info to come)
Evening Program – Laura Noletti trunk show

September:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

October:
During the Day – Sew Day & pending Ginger Mangie workshop
Evening Program – Pending Ginger Mangie

November:
During the Day – Sew Day & Dee Hart Quilting Workshop
Evening Program – Dee Hart trunk show

December:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Year-end potluck and celebration

Challenges
Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge

The 2022 UFO Challenge is on! 56 (out of 395) finished items – 14% of the UFO’s are completed! If you cannot come to a meeting to show off your finish, please send me an email or post it in our Facebook group and let me know it’s a UFO so I can mark it down as complete. Good luck this year!

Fat Quarter Exchange
Lists were emailed out April 4th. Bags were passed out at the April meeting and will be due back by the August meeting – they can be turned in early though! I will sort everything and give it back to everyone at the end of the August meeting. Let me know if there are any questions.

Monthly Challenge
We are currently doing the crayon challenge again! I still have crayons, you choose 2 blindly and make something using those colors. We will have this due at the August meeting – I won’t be there in July. This can be any size you’d like and you may add 1 additional color.

Block Exchange 2022
8 members have signed up for the block exchange.  Blocks will be due by the October meeting and tops or finished quilts done by the December potluck.

Double Nine-Patch Challenge

I’ve made a little Double Nine Patch, which metamorphosized into a Triple Nine Patch, which I’ll show & tell at the potluck. You all probably know what a double nine patch is, but I thought I’d show you an example in case you’d like to accept the Double Nine Patch Challenge.

Your pal,
Susan

President’s Challenge
CHALLENGE yourself creatively. When you finally do it, TELL US ABOUT IT.  Was if fabulous; was it scary; was it comical; was it the worst thing you have every done; did you suddenly realize you wish you had done it 10 years ago?  How did it go?

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above).

Community Service

Marcy Delavan

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.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Well, summer is finally here!!  A sure sign is I received the 2022 Lorain County Fair book in the mail.  I’m actually shocked at how fast the first five months have flown by!  I have been in touch with Connie Bradley, a local Wellington stitcher who is overseeing the Needlework Barn at the fair along with Judy Pickworth.   Connie has indicated she will still need our guild’s help with taking in quilts at the start of the fair and helping with the pick-up of quilts and the end of the fair.  She said she will get details to me in July for signups.

It is exciting to see so many guild members not only represented at the fair but also taking home ribbons and awards.  Honestly it is even MORE exciting just to have quilts at the fair!  All too often I hear other counties say they only have a handful of needlework items at their fair.  The fair is an outstanding way to introduce the community to not only our craft but to our quilt guild.

You don’t have to enter a bed quilt.  You can enter a wall hanging, a pillow, quilted purse, placemats, pot holders, Christmas stocking or ornament, etc.  I’ve entered one or two pillows for the last few years and it is fun!   If you have never entered anything into the fair, consider doing it this year.  There are many of us who enter and would be happy to help you!  Just ask!

Your Pres, Chris Yoo
Membership

If you have not received your LCP membership card or NEORQC card, please see Marilyn Novak.  If there is an error in the list, please let Karen Neuschaefer know.

Thank you,  Karen and Marilyn

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Your Quilts of Valor committee

May 2022 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 22 Issue 9 – May 12, 2022

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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 April 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. President Chris Yoo officially welcomed members to the first meeting of 2022.

Program:  Tonight, we welcomed Sharon McConnell, the Color Girl.  Color Girl Quilts is a small online shop that strives to give you a boutique shopping experience right from the comfort of home. Sharon is a Colorful Quilter who likes to explore new techniques, never fears a challenge, and make quilts that that she LOVES.

Sharon is here tonight to share her passion for the art and craft of quilting and to cheer us on by celebrating color, new ideas, and taking on challenges.  The show and tell was fantastic and Sharon was a breath of fresh air.  Her fabrics and products were unique and loved by everyone!  If you missed Sharon’s presentation, make sure to check out her online shop at https://colorgirlquilts.com.

President’s Report:  Chris began by thanking everyone who helped her at the guild’s booth at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Akron last week.   Chris shared that the raffle made just under $400.

Chris went on to note that it is her desire that the guild host an annual quilt.  The years of the quilt show she would love a more formal or “fancy” quilt and in the off years a simple, utilitarian, quilt as we have this year.  Chris noted that she is looking for a pattern and for volunteers to make the 2023 raffle quilt, which will also be the quilt for the 2023 LCP Quilt Show.  Chris noted that the 2023 quilt needs to be completed by April 1, 2023 so it is ready for the 2023 Sewing/Quilting Expo.  See me with questions and if you would like to take on this challenge and help the guild.

Finally, Chris shared that the Guild’s 2023 Quilt Show dates are confirmed and booked.  Our show will be September 15, 16, and 17th, with setup being on Thursday, September 14th which would normally be our meeting day.  Over the next few months Chris will be talking more and more about the show and start recruiting people to help me on the Quilt Show Committee.  If you reviewed the previous newsletter, she detailed some of the things we will need help with. Starting planning what quilts you would like in the show.

Approval of the Minutes:  The March minutes were distributed electronically by Kelly Grace.  Hearing no changes or corrections, the minutes were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report: The treasurer’s report and all financial documents of the guild are filed for audit and can be made available for review upon request of the guild treasurer, Lori Quinones.

Committee Reports: The membership heard reports from all Committees that were present.  The Committee Chairpersons will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter no later than the Saturday before the next meeting.  For up-to-date information from the Committees, please review the individual Committee Reports noted in this newsletter.

Unfinished Business:  In Sue’s absence, Chris distributed some of the remaining t-shirt orders for the guild and shared that although we are not taking more guild t-shirt orders for a few months, you can order a guild shirt directly from Eye Candy Embroidery.  You can contact the owner Tina Harmon by one of the following ways:  (1) Message her through her Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/EyeCandyEmbroidery or (2) email her at eyecandyembroidery@me.com.

New Business:  None Reported.

Announcements:  Chris shared information about upcoming quilt shows so that we can support other guilds:

July 14th – July 16th from 10 am – 5 pm daily:  Quilts in the Garden, United Quilt Guild, Salem Centerplex, 1028 North Ellsworth Ave., Salem, Ohio 44460. $6 per day

September 8 – 10th:  Ohio’s Amish Country Quilt Festival, Mt. Hope Event Center, 8076 S.R. 241, Millersburg, Ohio 44654

September 30th from 10 am – 6 pm and October 1st from 10 am to 4 pm:  Streetsboro Quilt Guild, Faith Baptist Church, 9890 S.R. 43 (Frost Road), Streetsboro, Ohio.

Upcoming Guild Programs and workshops:

  • June: Day is our Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day.  Evening Program:  Quilter’s Fancy with Cindy Oravecz.   Cindy will be vending and presenting a fabulous show-n-tell.
  • July:  Day is our annual Christmas in July Sew Day.  Evening:  Summer Potluck!
  • August:  Day is a Quilting Workshop taught by Laura Nolletti.  Laura will be teaching a quilt pattern by Krista Moser (more details to follow). Again, the cost of the workshop is only $15. In the evening Laura will presenting a trunk show of Krista Moser quilts and patterns.  Fun Fun!!
  • September: OPEN (several invitations are out, just waiting on return messages.)
  • October:  On Hold for Ginger Mangie presenting a Day Workshop and Evening program.
  • November:  Dee Hart of Dee’s Quilted Treasures is going to teach a quilting workshop during the day (pattern and details to follow).  In the evening Dee will present a trunk show of Deb Tucker quilts and all the various tools used to create her quilts.  Dee will also have patterns and tools available for purchase.
  • December:  Sew Day.  Evening:  year-end potluck and celebration!

Show & Tell:   Was fabulous as always and it included a rainbow quilt and a hippy quilt!  You miss a meeting, you miss a lot!  Hope to see you next month.

Next meeting:  May 12th @ 7:00 p.m.  We will have Kathy Gordon from Kwilty Pleasures.

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode. Thank You Sew Much!

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report:   Meeting minutes:  Lots of nothing new!    🙂

Newsletter Update:

After the meeting, Marilyn Novak shared that Jan Monos was under the weather.  We sent a Get Well card to Jan.  …wishing Jan a speedy recovery.

FYI:  I will be absent from our May meeting.

Happy Spring, everyone!

Fondly, Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.

Treasury Report
Lori Quinones

Treasurers Report and Financial Statements of the guild are on file for audit and will be made available for review upon request. 

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

While the yard is nicely green (read that too wet to mow) I’ve been working on quilting or cooking projects.  I’m all ready for the class on Thursday and eager to get this one pieced together to see if it really turns out “plaidish”.  In the process I’ve discovered that fabric apparently breathes!  Many years ago, I began collecting fabric for watercolor quilts. I even made a few.  I’ve been working my way through all those lovely florals and thought this would be a way to finish them off.  Sadly, about all I can say toward those efforts is that the lid now will comfortably close!    It felt like I was using up a lot, but I’m left with a full bin still.  Next time, perhaps I can reduce it by half?

Piecefully,
Sue Schilig

May Birthdays

Iris Tewksbury – May 11
Jan Monos – May 18

Programs/Workshops

May:
During the Day – Sew Day & Kathy Gordon from Kwilty Pleasures Scrappy Quilt Workshop (info to come)
Evening Program – Kathy Gordon Truck Show

June:
During the Day – Sew Day & Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day
Evening Program – Quilter’s Fancy with Cindy Oravecz

July:
During the Day – Sew Day & Christmas in July Sew Day
Evening Program – Summer potluck

August:
During the Day – Sew Day & quilting workshop by Laura Nolletti (info to come)
Evening Program – Laura Noletti trunk show

September:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

October:
During the Day – Sew Day & pending Ginger Mangie workshop
Evening Program – Pending Ginger Mangie

November:
During the Day – Sew Day & Dee Hart Quilting Workshop
Evening Program – Dee Hart trunk show

December:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Year-end potluck and celebration

Challenges
Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge

The 2022 UFO Challenge is on! HUGE jump to 55 (out of 395) finished items – 14% of the UFO’s are completed! If you cannot come to a meeting to show off your finish, please send me an email or post it in our Facebook group and let me know it’s a UFO so I can mark it down as complete. Good luck this year!

Fat Quarter Exchange
Lists were emailed out April 4th. Bags were passed out at the April meeting and will be due back by the August meeting – they can be turned in early though! I will sort everything and give it back to everyone at the end of the August meeting. Let me know if there are any questions.

Monthly Challenge
We had some great projects shown at the April meeting from our fat quarter trade. This was to be something (any size!) using the fat quarter you received and black and/or white fabric. We are going to do the crayon challenge again! I will have a bag of crayons, you choose 2 blindly and make something using those colors. We will have this due at the August meeting – I won’t be there in July.

Block Exchange 2022
8 members have signed up for the block exchange. Fabric has arrived and I will have it at the May meeting. Blocks will be due by the October meeting and tops or finished quilts done by the December potluck.

Double Nine-Patch Challenge

I’ve made a little Double Nine Patch, which metamorphosized into a Triple Nine Patch, which I’ll show & tell at the potluck. You all probably know what a double nine patch is, but I thought I’d show you an example in case you’d like to accept the Double Nine Patch Challenge.

Your pal,
Susan

President’s Challenge
CHALLENGE yourself creatively.  When you finally do it, TELL US ABOUT IT.  Was if fabulous; was it scary; was it comical; was it the worst thing you have every done; did you suddenly realize you wish you had done it 10 years ago?  How did it go?

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above).

Community Service

Marcy Delavan

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.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

May has arrived and brought Spring with her—I think.  There’s no guarantees with Ohio weather (smile).  May is also a month for remembering mothers, along with mother figures and other special women in our lives.  Here are just a few May highlights in US Women’s History:

  • May 1, 1950 – Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, named Library of Congress’s Consultant in Poetry (later called Poet Laureate) in 1985
  • May 5, 1938 – Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen presents results of her medical research identifying the disease cystic fibrosis at a meeting of the American Pediatric Association
  • May 8, 1914 – President Woodrow Wilson signs a Proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day
  • May 10, 1872 – Victoria Woodhull is nominated as the first woman candidate for U.S. president for the Equal Rights Party
  • May 21, 1932 – Amelia Earhart Putnam becomes the first woman to complete a solo-transatlantic flight by flying 2,026 miles from Newfoundland to Ireland in just under 15 hours
  • May 29, 1977 – Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to qualify for and complete the Indy 500 car race
  • May 29, 1943 – “Rosie the Riveter” by Norman Rockwell appears on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post

Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.  –Maya Angelou

I am woman hear me roar. –Helen Reddy

Hope to see your smiling faces on May 12th.  Live long and stitch on quilters!!

Your Pres, Chris Yoo

Membership

We had 6 new members sign up last month for a total of 95 members.  Please welcome Bridget Coyle, Corrine Devich, Kathleen MacLean,  Margaret Miller, Sheila Myracle, and Linda Yavoich. Their information has been added to the updated membership list.  If you have not received your card, please see Marilyn Novak.  If there is an error in the list, please let Karen Neuschaefer know.

Thank you,  Karen and Marilyn

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Your Quilts of Valor committee

April 2022 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 22 Issue 8 – April 14, 2022

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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 March 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. President Chris Yoo officially welcomed members to the first meeting of 2022. 

Program:  Tonight, we welcomed Snuggled in Hope Quilts a non-profit organization who make quilts and more for Flying Horse Farms.  Penny Reeve shared that Flying Horse Farms is a magical camp for children with serious illnesses located on over 200 acres just outside of Mt. Gilead, Ohio.  It is a place where kids are free to be kids and being sick takes a backseat to having fun.   Penny shared that every child who visits the camp will leave with a quilt and a pillowcase.  Penny brought several quilt tops and kits for members to finish for the camp.  She shared that they are always accepting finished donations but the quilts must be certain size for the camp beds.  They request that they be 55″ x 65″ but if the quilt will shrink upon washing, she asks that you account for that and make it a little larger.  As you must wash the quilt before they can accept it.  Pillowcases need to be standard sized and constructed with new cotton fabric and the seams must be finished by either a serger or using a closed French seam.  She noted that don’t worry about matching the pillowcase to the quilt as they will not stay together. 

Finally it was noted that all fabrics must be cotton and kid friendly fabric.  No holiday or religious themes.  For more information contact Penny at 419-560-3287 or snuggledinhopequilts@outlook.com or their webpage http://www.snugledinhopequilts.com

President’s Report:   Chris reminded the group about the Plaidish Quilt Workshop sign-ups are due this month and in April.  $15 holds your spot and gets you the pattern and cutting instructions for this scrappy quilt. 

Chris also reminded everyone that she will be hosting a guild table at the Original Sewing & Quilt Show in Akron on April 7th, 8th, and 9th.  Chris will bring the finished quilt and raffle tickets to the April meeting so everyone can take photos and purchase quilts to re-sell.  REMINDER:  We do not hand out tickets.  If you wish to help us sell tickets you have to purchase the tickets to resell.  

Approval of the Minutes:  The February minutes were distributed electronically by Kelly Grace.  Hearing no changes or corrections, the minutes were approved as distributed.

Treasurers Report:  The treasurer’s report and all financial documents of the guild are filed for audit and can be made available for review upon request of the guild treasurer, Lori Quinones. 

Committee Reports: The membership heard reports from all Committees that were present.  The Committee Chairpersons will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter no later than the Saturday before the next meeting.  For up-to-date information from the Committees, please review the individual Committee Reports noted in this newsletter.

Unfinished Business:  Sue Schillig continued taking T-Shirt orders. 
New Business:  None Reported.

Announcements:  It was shared that member Bev Tucker had room for 4 more people at the April retreat in Wilmot Ohio at the Amish Door.  Contact Bev Tucker for more information ASAP as the retreat was April 18th through 21st. 

Upcoming Guild Programs and workshops:

April:  Color Girl: All Things Quilts by Sharon McConnell.  Sharon will put on a slideshow presentation, real life trunk show, and yep, she will bring rulers, patterns, and fabric bundles to sell!!  Woo Hoo!!

May:  Kathy Gordon from Kwilty Pleasures will be hosting a Scrappy Quilt Workshop during the Day and an evening trunk show.   The guild is paying the lion’s share of the costs but when you sign up you will be asked to secure your spot for $15.  You will receive a free pattern and there are no other costs.

June: Day is our Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day.  Evening Program:  OPEN…

July:  Day is our annual Christmas in July Sew Day.  Evening:  Summer Potluck!

August:  Day is a Quilting Workshop taught by Laura Nolletti.  Laura will be teaching a quilt pattern by Krista Moser (more details to follow). Again, the cost of the workshop is only $15. In the evening Laura will presenting a trunk show of Krista Moser quilts and patterns.  Fun Fun!!

September: OPEN

October:  On Hold for Ginger Mangie presenting a Day Workshop and Evening program.

November:  Dee Hart of Dee’s Quilted Treasures is going to teach a quilting workshop during the day (pattern and details to follow).  In the evening Dee will present a trunk show of Deb Tucker quilts and all the various tools used to create her quilts.  Dee will also have patterns and tools available for purchase. 

December:  Sew Day.  Evening:  year-end potluck and celebration! Show & Tell:   Beautiful, beautiful work ladies!! 

Next meeting:  April 14th @ 7:00 p.m.  We will have Color Girl: All Things Quilts by Sharon McConnell.  Sharon will put on a slideshow presentation, real life trunk show, and yep, she will bring rulers, patterns, and fabric bundles to sell!!  Woo Hoo!!

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode. Thank You Sew Much!

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report:   Meeting minutes:  Lots of nothing new!    🙂

Newsletter Update: April 8, we mailed a card to Bev Tucker wishing her a comfortable recovery from surgery in March.

Hoping everyone enjoyed the Sewing Expo if you were able to attend.  Thanks to all who supported the LCP booth and raffle quilt ticket sales.

Fondly, Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.

Treasury Report

Lori Quinones

Treasurers Report and Financial Statements of the guild are on file for audit and will be made available for review upon request. 

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

No Report

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

Happy Spring fellow quilters!

A bit of good news to share regarding Quilts of Valor!

The QoV foundation has announced  the 300,000th quilt has been awarded to a veteran!  To commemorate this milestone they have sent each group leader a panel to be made into a quilt, and awarded as an honorary 300,000th QoV ! I am in awe that SO many Quilts of Valor have been awarded! I am also very pleased that our guild has had a part in those extraordinary numbers! Thank you to everyone who has given of their time and talents to this very worthy endeavor!

We are in the planning stages of resuming presentations !  More news to follow as it unfolds….

If you know of a veteran that would like to receive a Quilt of Valor, please submit their name to one of us on the committee.

Thank you,
Kaye Koler
Teri Walter
Helen Smelser


April Birthdays
Kaye Koler – April 2
Georgia Forbush – April 10
Judy Echeagaray – April 12
Barbara Spieker – April 13
Barbara Leoni – April 14
Ruth Groot – April 16
Helen Smelser – April 28
Linda Yovoich – April 29

Programs/Workshops
April:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Color Girl: All Things Quilts by Sharon McConnell

May:
During the Day – Sew Day & Kathy Gordon from Kwilty Pleasures Scrappy Quilt Workshop (info to come)
Evening Program – Kathy Gordon Truck Show

June:
During the Day – Sew Day & Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

July:
During the Day – Sew Day & Christmas in July Sew Day
Evening Program – Summer potluck

August:
During the Day – Sew Day & quilting workshop by Laura Nolletti (info to come)
Evening Program – Laura Noletti trunk show

September:
During the Day – Sew Day 
Evening Program – Pending

October:
During the Day – Sew Day & pending Ginger Mangie workshop
Evening Program – Pending Ginger Mangie 

November:
During the Day – Sew Day & Dee Hart Quilting Workshop
Evening Program – Dee Hart trunk show

December:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Year-end potluck and celebration

Challenges

Kelly Grace
UFO Challenge

The 2022 UFO Challenge is on! HUGE jump to 41 (out of 395) finished items! If you cannot come to a meeting to show off your finish, please send me an email or post it in our Facebook group and let me know it’s a UFO so I can mark it down as complete. Good luck this year! Please remember if you haven’t turned in your $5 – goes toward prizes at the end of the year, I need this soon.

Fat Quarter Exchange

LIsts were emailed out April 4th. I will have numbered bags at the meeting with another copy of the list. Bags will be due back by the August meeting – they can be turned in early though! I will sort everything and give it back to everyone at the end of the August meeting. Let me know if there are any questions.

Monthly Challenge

8 brave members traded fat quarters at the last meeting. These projects are due at the April meeting. This was to be something (any size!) using the fat quarter you received and black and/or white fabric. 

Block Exchange 2022

8 members have signed up for the block exchange. Fabric is being chosen – please let me know your choice by the end of April. Blocks will be due by the October meeting and tops or finished quilts done by the December potluck.

Double Nine-Patch Challenge

I’ve made a little Double Nine Patch, which metamorphosized into a Triple Nine Patch, which I’ll show & tell at the potluck. You all probably know what a double nine patch is, but I thought I’d show you an example in case you’d like to accept the Double Nine Patch Challenge.

Your pal,
Susan

President’s Challenge
CHALLENGE yourself creatively.  When you finally do it, TELL US ABOUT IT.  Was if fabulous; was it scary; was it comical; was it the worst thing you have every done; did you suddenly realize you wish you had done it 10 years ago?  How did it go? 

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above). 

Community Service

Marcy Delavan

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.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

As I rest up and think back over the past week at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo, I realize that all too soon we will be planning our own 2023 Quilt Show.  There is so much that goes into a quilt show, it is never too soon to start planning.  As many of you know our long-time Quilt Show Committee Chairs have stepped down from their roles after many years of dedicated service.  It is time for a new group of volunteers to step up.  Over the coming months I will be asking for volunteers to be on the 2023 Quilt Show Committee so we can make our show a huge success.  We need to lockup volunteers for the following:

  • Advertisement:  In print and social media, Selling ads for show program
  • Create and oversee the printing of the paper show program for distribution at the show.
  • Raffle Baskets: Collecting new and like new items and assembling baskets, oversee raffle
  • Collect Quilt registration forms
  • Create paper quilt labels, signs for each quilt with its story
  • Show Setup and hanging quilts
  • Show Tear down and returning quilts
  • Sign in and collect quilts the morning of setup
  • Sign out quilts the last day of show
  • Designing the layout and floor plan for hanging quilts
  • Oversee the renting of poles and curtains for hanging quilts and arranging for the pickup and return of this equipment. (Need panel va, or truck with flat bed, etc.)
  • Recruiting 4 or 5 Vendors for our Vendor Mall
  • Country Store: Collecting used or slightly used items for sale
  • Running the store
  • LCP Cafe: Food prep and selling snacks
  • 2023 Raffle Quilt and selling tickets
  • 2023 Quilt Show Postcard

This show cannot succeed without YOU.  A few people have stepped up to say they will help with some of the above, tasks, but I will depend on many others to make this a success.  If you have done these tasks in the past and want to help again, let me know.  If you are eager to help with any of the tasks as a first-time volunteer, great, let me know.  These are early days and not much needs done now, but I’m a planner.  I like to be prepared.  Time to get our committee of volunteers locked up.  Please consider helping make the show a success!

Your Pres,
 Chris Yoo

Membership

We had 6 new members sign up last month for a total of 95 members.  Please welcome Bridget Coyle, Corrine Devich, Kathleen MacLean,  Margaret Miller, Sheila Myracle, and Linda Yavoich. Their information has been added to the updated membership list.  If you have not received your card, please see Marilyn Novak.  If there is an error in the list, please let Karen Neuschaefer know.

Thank you,  Karen and Marilyn

March 2022 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 22 Issue 7 – March 10, 2022

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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 February 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. President Chris Yoo officially welcomed members to the first meeting of 2022. 

Program:  Tonight, we were entertained and wowed by Stephanie Feador.  Stephanie is many things, including a longarm quilter, online retail quilt shop owner, Facebook site manager, and Youtube personality.  Oh, and lest we forget, she is also a member of this quilt guild!   Besides sewing and quilting, Stephanie loves spending time with her family and small group of amazingly supportive friends who have all given her the courage to pursue my craft as a business.

Stephanie shared her story with us and presented a fabulous trunk show.  She also brought an impressive amount of shop haul for us to gaze upon and to purchase!  It was fantastic!  Thank you so much Stephanie!!  To learn more about Stephanie, visit her online shop at http://www.stephanies-stitches.com and/or watch her Youtube channel Stephanie’s Stitches. 

President’s Report:   Chris reminded the group that the guild will have a booth at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Akron, Ohio from April 7th to April 9th.  Chris indicated she would need volunteers to sit at the booth with her to sell raffle tickets and to talk about guild and distribute information.  Chris was taking sign-ups this evening. 

Chris also shared that the Township has raised the rent on the hall rather significantly, jumping from $125 a month to $200 a month.  Chris shared that the hall coordinator told her that they their expenses has doubled so they have to pass on the extra costs.  The hall coordinator also shared that the guild is still getting a very good rate as the general public pays $400 for 1/2 the hall on Thursdays, noting that we are only paying half of that rate.  Although Chris agrees that we are getting a discounted rate, Chris did not agree that this was a good deal for a non-profit quilt guild who provides community service to Lorain County and honors local veterans.  The hall coordinator was sympathetic but said that they have many other non-profits using the hall and everyone wants rock-bottom prices, and they simply cannot do it anymore. 

Chris noted that the cost of the hall now eats up 100% of our membership dues and that assumes we stay at around 95 members, which is pretty optimistic.  Therefore, the only way to maintain a healthy budget and to continue to stay in this fabulous hall is to have annual fundraisers, in addition to the bi-annual quilt show. Therefore, the ideal of having an annual quilt raffle, which Chris suggested earlier this year, is even more important.  The fundraisers are what pay for our programs and workshops. 

Approval of the Minutes:  The January minutes were distributed electronically by Kelly Grace.  Hearing no changes or corrections, the minutes were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report:  The treasurer’s report and all financial documents of the guild are filed for audit and can be made available for review upon request of the guild treasurer, Lori Quinones. 

Committee Reports: The membership heard reports from all Committees that were present.  The Committee Chairpersons will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter no later than the Saturday before the next meeting.  For up-to-date information from the Committees, please review the individual Committee Reports noted in this newsletter.

Unfinished Business:  Sue Schillig continued taking T-Shirt orders. 
New Business:  None Reported.

Announcements:  A member shared that there will be an Antique Quilt Show at Weymouth Preservation Society Museum, 3314 Myers Road, in Medina, Ohio on Saturday March 26th, 12pm – 4pm.  The show is entitled the Art of Quilts & Coverlets.  The show will display multiple quilts, blankets and coverlets from the society’s collection and private collections. An admission donation of $5.00 is requested, and masks may be required so come prepared.

Upcoming Guild Programs and workshops:

March:  Penny Reeve from Snuggled in Hope Quilts, Inc., will present a program about their organization and their partnership with Flying Horse Farms.  It is sure to be an informative and wonderful evening.  Note that Penny will be bringing a few quilts that need quilted so if there are any volunteers, please step up to help the organization.

April:  Color Girl: All Things Quilts by Sharon McConnell.  Sharon will put on a slideshow presentation, real life trunk show, and yep, she will bring rulers, patterns, and fabric bundles to sell!!  Woo Hoo!!

May:  Kathy Gordon from Kwilty Pleasures will be hosting a Scrappy Quilt Workshop during the Day and an evening trunk show.   The guild is paying the lion’s share of the costs but when you sign up you will be asked to secure your spot for $15.  You will receive a free pattern and there are no other costs.

June: Day is our Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day.  Evening Program:  OPEN…

July:  Day is our annual Christmas in July Sew Day.  Evening:  Summer Potluck!

August:  Day is a Quilting Workshop taught by Laura Nolletti.  Laura will be teaching a quilt pattern by Krista Moser (more details to follow). Again, the cost of the workshop is only $15. In the evening Laura will presenting a trunk show of Krista Moser quilts and patterns.  Fun Fun!!

September: OPEN

October:  On Hold for Ginger Mangie presenting a Day Workshop and Evening program.

November:  Dee Hart of Dee’s Quilted Treasures is going to teach a quilting workshop during the day (pattern and details to follow).  In the evening Dee will present a trunk show of Deb Tucker quilts and all the various tools used to create her quilts.  Dee will also have patterns and tools available for purchase. 

December:  Sew Day.  Evening:  year-end potluck and celebration!  

Show & Tell:   This president and minute taker was so busy being amazed at the quilts and variety of projects shown tonight she failed to make a note of anything.  Not a bad problem to have!  We rock!!

Next meeting:  March 10th @ 7:00 p.m.  We will have Penny Reeve from Snuggled in Hope Quilts, Inc.  Penny will present a program about their organization and their partnership with Flying Horse Farms.  It is sure to be an informative and wonderful evening. Note that Penny will be bringing a few quilts that need quilted so if there are any volunteers, please step up to help the organization.

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode. Thank You Sew Much!

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode. Thank You Sew Much!

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report:   Meeting minutes:  Thank you for signing cards at the Welcome Table.  We learned Sandy Lambert was able to head home from Elyria Memorial Hospital. 

Newsletter Update: February 11, Val mailed cards to Bobbie Bruck, Dee Martin and Saundra Lambert. 

Fondly, Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.

March Birthdays
Susan Thornton – March 3
Donna Garrett – March 5
Laura Williams – March 9
Pat Brush – March 20
Casandra Brown – March 23
Susan Schillig – March 25

Programs/Workshops
March
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Penny Reeve from Snuggled in Hope Quilts, Inc

April:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Color Girl: All Things Quilts by Sharon McConnell

May:
During the Day – Sew Day & Kathy Gordon from Kwilty Pleasures Scrappy Quilt Workshop (info to come)
Evening Program – Kathy Gordon Truck Show

June:
During the Day – Sew Day & Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

July:
During the Day – Sew Day & Christmas in July Sew Day
Evening Program – Summer potluck

August:
During the Day – Sew Day & quilting workshop by Laura Nolletti (info to come)
Evening Program – Laura Noletti trunk show

September:
During the Day – Sew Day 
Evening Program – Pending

October:
During the Day – Sew Day & pending Ginger Mangie workshop
Evening Program – Pending Ginger Mangie 

November:
During the Day – Sew Day & Dee Hart Quilting Workshop
Evening Program – Dee Hart trunk show

December:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Year-end potluck and celebration

Challenges

Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge

The 2022 UFO Challenge is on! We already have 25 (out of 395) finished items! I’ve even finished a few items! If you cannot come to a meeting to show off your finish, please send me an email or post it in our Facebook group and let me know it’s a UFO so I can mark it down as complete. Good luck this year! Please remember if you haven’t turned in your $5 – goes toward prizes at the end of the year, I need this soon.

Fat Quarter Exchange

Sign ups will continue until April 1 for the 2022 exchange. That way I can send out a list for anyone that is looking for fabrics while at the Sewing Expo! Think about what color/theme you’d like to sign up for. We currently have 7 members signed up, the more people that participate, the wider selection of fabrics you’ll receive!

Monthly Challenge

If you are interested in the monthly challenge please bring a fat quarter and give it to me at the meeting – you will get a different one back for the challenge! You will be making something (any size!) using the fat quarter and black and/or white fabric. This will be due at the April meeting.

Block Exchange 2022

Is anyone interested in doing a block exchange? We currently have 8 members interested. Signups will close at the March meeting. I will be looking for a focus fabric for us to use for this challenge.

Double Nine-Patch Challenge
I’ve made a little Double Nine Patch, which metamorphosized into a Triple Nine Patch, which I’ll show & tell at the potluck. You all probably know what a double nine patch is, but I thought I’d show you an example in case you’d like to accept the Double Nine Patch Challenge.

Your pal,
Susan

President’s Challenge
CHALLENGE yourself creatively.  When you finally do it, TELL US ABOUT IT.  Was if fabulous; was it scary; was it comical; was it the worst thing you have every done; did you suddenly realize you wish you had done it 10 years ago?  How did it go? 

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above). 

Community Service

Marcy Delavan

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.

Notes from the President

Chris Yoo

Happy March everyone!  I am looking forward to longer, warmer days, although I realize it is still winter.  A girl can dream, right?    Lately I’m finding it hard to focus on one project at a time and I’m jumping from this to that and back again to this.  I think my lack of concentration may be due to watching too much horrific news about the war in Ukraine.  It is so unsettling.  So, over the weekend I decided to unplug from the news and just create.  With the machine buzzing and humming as I create, I am reminded of a Richard Rogers song, In My Own Little Corner.  “In my own little corner, In my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be.”  I like to change the lyrics to say, I can CREATE whatever I want to create. 

We are makers, creators of beautiful things.  I think I’m going to create a sunflower because it is the national flower of Ukraine.  May you spend your days creating and finding peace in the little things. 
I hope to see you all on March 10th!

Your Prez, Chris Yoo

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Your Quilts of Valor committee

Membership

Hello everyone,

We currently have 90 members.  Please welcome our newest member, Linda Moor.  Linda’s information will be in the updated spreadsheet.  If you have not received your membership card yet, please see Karen or Marilyn.

Karen and Marilyn

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

No Report

Treasury Report

Lori Quinones

Treasurers Report and Financial Statements of the guild are on file for audit and will be made available for review upon request.

February 2022 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 22 Issue 6 – February 10, 2022

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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 this January 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. President Chris Yoo officially welcomed members to the first meeting of 2022. 

Program:  Tonight, Linda Miller presented her Vintage Old Ladies trunk show.  Many of you know Linda as the Quilt Camp Director for Quilt Camp at Cedar Lakes, but Linda is also the owner of That’s Sew Special, a Longarm Quilting Studio, that began with crafts and wall hangings, then grew to encompass Longarm Quilting.  Linda’s trunk show was BEYOND fantastic!!  It was truly a sight to behold.  It was fascinating to learn the story behind some of the quilts and to see them reborn under Linda’s watchful eye!  Thank you for a fabulous show, Linda!

President’s Report:   During the President’s report, Chris outlined the 2022 program schedule as it stands to date:

February:  Stephanie Feador from Stephanie’s Stitches.  Stephanie is many things, she offers longarm services, she is a fabric retailer, and a quilt addict.  She also has a YouTube Channel and guess what, she is a member of our quilt guild!  If you don’t know Stephanie, you are not going to want to miss this presentation and she is VENDING!!!

March:  Penny Reeve from Snuggled in Hope Quilts, Inc., will present a program about their organization and their partnership with Flying Horse Farms.  It is sure to be an informative and wonderful evening.

April:  Open…

May:  Kathy Gordon from Kwilty Pleasures will be hosting a Scrappy Quilt Workshop during the Day and an evening trunk show.   The guild is paying the lion’s share of the costs but when you sign up you will be asked to secure your spot for $15.  You will receive a free pattern and there are no other costs.

June: Day is our Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day.  Evening Program:  OPEN…

July:  Day is our annual Christmas in July Sew Day.  Evening:  Summer Potluck!

August:  Day is a Quilting Workshop taught by Laura Nolletti.  Laura will be teaching a quilt pattern by Krista Moser (more details to follow). Again the cost of the workshop is only $15. In the evening Laura will presenting a trunk show of Krista Moser quilts and patterns.  Fun Fun!!

September: OPEN

October:  On Hold for Ginger Mangie presenting a Day Workshop and Evening program.

November:  Dee Hart of Dee’s Quilted Treasures is going to teach a quilting workshop during the day (pattern and details to follow).  In the evening Dee will present a trunk show of Deb Tucker quilts and all the various tools used to create her quilts.  Dee will also have patterns and tools available for purchase. 

December:  Sew Day.  Evening:  year-end potluck and celebration!  

Approval of the Minutes:  The December minutes were distributed electronically by Kelly Grace.  It was reported this evening that the only correction to the previous minutes was the order of the programs noted.  Dee Hart is coming in November, not May.  Hearing no other changes or corrections, the minutes were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report:  The treasurer’s report was provided by guild treasurer, Lori Quinones.  The treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Committee Reports: The membership heard reports from all Committees that were present.  The Committee Chairpersons will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter no later than the Saturday before the next meeting.  For up-to-date information from the Committees, please review the individual Committee Reports noted in this newsletter.

Unfinished Business:  Sue Schillig started taking T-Shirt orders.  Everyone was excited to see there were so many styles and colors from which to choose!  See Sue in February for more information, and note you must pay for the order when placed so if you want to place an order in February, please bring cash or check.

New Business:  Chris shared that even though we are not having a Quilt Show this year, there will be a 2022 Quilt Raffle, which will start at the Original Sewing & Quilting show in Akron, Ohio this April 7th, 8th and 9th.  The 2022 quilt is being made by Julie Bragg, Chris Yoo, and MaryAnn Doucette.   Chris also noted that she will need help sitting at the table to sell raffle tickets.  If you sit for one 2-hour shift you get into the show for free.  Chris will have signup sheets at the February and March meetings. 

Announcements:  Julie Bragg shared some information about a local health challenge. 

Show & Tell:   Although the number of items was down this month, ladies and gentlemen you never cease to amaze me!!  So very exciting!!  Cannot wait until February!

Next meeting:  February 10th Stephanie Feador from Stephanie’s Stitches.  Stephanie will be vending and she carries Moda and Riley Blake fabrics and your favorite notions!!  Come prepared to learn about this fabulous lady, her stop, so much more!  Fun Fun!!

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode. Thank You Sew Much!

Membership

Hello everyone,

Welcome Pat Serio and Colleen Nelson.  Both ladies have renewed their membership for this year.  Their information was sent via the updated pdf.  If you have not received your membership card, please see Marilyn Novak or Karen Neuschaefer.

Karen and Marilyn


Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

Hello Lorain county piecemakers!

After some discussion, Quilts of valor has decided to hold off until spring for our next sew day. The national sewday is February 5th. But with Covid numbers being what they are we feel it’s better to be safe and wait till spring. Will keep you posted! in the meantime, stay safe and warm and hopefully Sewing! Thank you for everyone that has helped in one way or another with our Quilts of Valor campaign!

Your Quilts of Valor committee

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report:   Meeting minutes: We learned Sandy Lambert is in Elyria Memorial Hospital.  She took a nasty fall. 

Newsletter Update: February 1st; from Susan Thorton:  Many of the gals know Teri Whidden, a clever little babe who was a member for many years. Her husband, Jeff, had a major heart attack and spent several days in the hospital and now is back home with Teri taking care of him.    If you’d like to send a cheery greeting; her email is: iquilt47@oh.rr.com and her address is:  1145 Royal Drive, Amherst 44001,

Please plan to sign a couple cards as you register/sign in at the Welcome Table with Jean and MaryAnn.       
Thank you!

1-13-2022; We invited anyone interested to send a cheerful card to Sandy Lambert.  Val put a card from the guild in the mail for her on Friday.

Fondly, Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.

Treasury Report

Lori Quinones

Checking has 15,365.05
CDd’                 4,094.64
Total              $19,459.69

Lori


February Birthdays
Julie Bragg – February 1
Cheryl Majewski – February 3
Dee Martin – February 7
Karen Schrader – February 8
Marilyn Novak – February 24
Bonita (Boni) Grove – February 27
Karen Neuschaefer – February 27

Programs/Workshops

February:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Stephanie Feador from Stephanie’s Stitches

March
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Penny Reeve from Snuggled in Hope Quilts, Inc

April:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

May:
During the Day – Sew Day & Kathy Gordon from Kwilty Pleasures Scrappy Quilt Workshop (info to come)
Evening Program – Kathy Gordon Truck Show

June:
During the Day – Sew Day & Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

July:
During the Day – Sew Day & Christmas in July Sew Day
Evening Program – Summer potluck

August:
During the Day – Sew Day & quilting workshop by Laura Nolletti (info to come)
Evening Program – Laura Noletti trunk show

September:
During the Day – Sew Day 
Evening Program – Pending

October:
During the Day – Sew Day & pending Ginger Mangie workshop
Evening Program – Pending Ginger Mangie 

November:
During the Day – Sew Day & Dee Hart Quilting Workshop
Evening Program – Dee Hart trunk show

December:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Year-end potluck and celebration

Challenges
Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge

The 2022 UFO Challenge is on! 18 members have signed up for a total of 395 items to be finished in 2022 – or at least attemped to finish! If you cannot come to a meeting to show off your finish, please send me an email or post it in our Facebook group and let me know it’s a UFO so I can mark it down as complete. Good luck this year!

Fat Quarter Exchange

Sign ups will start in February and continue until April for the 2022 exchange. Think about what color/theme you’d like to sign up for. The more people that participate, the wider selection of fabrics you’ll receive!

Monthly Challenge

If you are interested in the monthly challenge please bring a fat quarter and give it to me at the meeting – you will get a different one back for the challenge! You will be making something (any size!) using the fat quarter and black and/or white fabric. This will be due at the April meeting.

Block Exchange 2022

Is anyone interested in doing a block exchange? We currently have 4 members interested, if we don’t have at least 6 interested this will be put on hold until 2023.

Double Nine-Patch Challenge

I’ve made a little Double Nine Patch, which metamorphosized into a Triple Nine Patch, which I’ll show & tell at the potluck. You all probably know what a double nine patch is, but I thought I’d show you an example in case you’d like to accept the Double Nine Patch Challenge.

Your pal,
Susan

President’s Challenge
See Notes from the President for more information.

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above). 

Community Service
Marcy Delavan
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.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Happy Valentine’s Day my quilty friends!!  As I sat down to ponder my thoughts this crisp February morning, I realized that I had forgotten to announce my annual President’s Challenge for 2022.   I had decided that this year, instead of picking a theme or even a special project, my challenge to you is to CHALLENGE yourself to do something different, to get outside your creative comfort zone in 2022.  What do I mean? 

Take a class or teach yourself something brand new, something you have always wanted to do creatively, perhaps a new type of needlework or craft such as: wool applique, cross stitch, punch needle, knitting, embroidery (hand or machine), applique, paper piecing, etc. Enter your work in the local fair for the very first time.  Create a piece of artwork that’s intensely personal.  Something that has deep meaning to you. Make a quilt you have always wanted to make but just didn’t think you had it in you.  

CHALLENGE yourself creatively.  When you finally do it, TELL US ABOUT IT.  Was if fabulous; was it scary; was it comical; was it the worst thing you have every done; did you suddenly realize you wish you had done it 10 years ago?  How did it go? 

So, ladies and gents, my challenge to YOU in 2022 is to CHALLENGE YOURSELF CREATIVELY.  Stop doing the same old thing.  Go outside your comfort zone in 2022, even if only once.  Live bold, live the creative life, and quilt on!

Your Pres, Chris Yoo

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

On this stark white morning, with the sun glistening like diamonds, the ideas for quilts just seems to explode.  So for those of us with lots of projects, it is a very troubling time.  I’ve spent my morning getting some projects organized to bring to Sew Day, in the hopes of doing tedious tasks surrounded by friends.  Meanwhile, a couple months ago I led a program on organization.  Not my best strength, but oh well. Fortunately many of you had some great ideas.  Here is one I have which helps me to keep organized and the projects ironed and ready to go. I hang the finished and pressed top, backing and batting with binding on hangers.  When I’m ready to layer (I’m never “ready” to layer a quilt) everything is in one place and ready to go.  It might not make my projects finished in 2022, but at least the ones that are this far along are staring at me every time I open the closet.  Here’s hoping you are making great progress on your UFO’s for 2022.

Piecefully, Sue Schillig

T Shirt orders will be taken in January and February. There will be three styles to choose from and the person doing them says it will be just as easy to pick from the numerous colors available.  She will do her best to get what is wanted, unless supply becomes an issue.  There will be v-neck, crew neck and long sleeve crew neck available. Our large logo will appear on the back, and a small one will be on the front shoulder.    You will need to provide your name and phone number, style, color, and size.   The one I was wearing, a 2x crew was extra long and nice with leggings.  The logo will hold up for at least 50 washings.  Pricing is $20 for XS-XL, add $3 for 2X and 3X for the short sleeved styles.  Long sleeved crews are $25 for S-2X.   For 3X and 4X add $3.

January 2022 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 22 Issue 5 – January 13, 2022

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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 this December 9, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., President Chris Yoo officially welcomed everyone to the December potluck and year-end celebration.

Program: Tonight we enjoyed what Chris called the Potluck, Pincushion, and Prize bonanza!  Chris shared that she was celebrating the end to a crazy year, noting that it was most definitely a year filled with both highs and lows.  Chris also took the opportunity to note that members should be very proud of what was accomplished at our 2021 Quilt Show.  It truly exceeded all of our expectations.

Before enjoying the wonderful feast that was laid before them, Chris shared that she was grateful for the fellowship of the members and for the nice group we had this evening to share a meal during this crazy time in history.  Chris wished everyone a wonderful, happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season, and a blessed new year.  Following the meal, Chris drew numbers and the very popular pincushion exchange commenced.  Chris also had 6 prize drawings that included everyone present.  The events seemed to be well received by everyone in attendance.

President’s Report:   Chris reported that she has sent out about a dozen emails and left about as many voice mails for teachers and prospective presenters to fill up our 2022 calendar.  She indicated she was starting to get some responses and hopes to let everyone know in January what she has lined up so far.  Chris shared there is a January program penciled in the books, but she needed to confirm it this weekend.  Finally, Chris reminded everyone to let her know if they have specific programs in mind.

Approval of the Minutes:  The November minutes were distributed electronically by Kelly Grace.  It was reported this evening that there were no changes or corrections required so the minutes were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report: The treasurer’s report will be included in the newsletter and filed for audit.

Committee Reports: The membership heard reports from all Committees that were present.  The Committee Chairpersons will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter no later than the Saturday before the next meeting.  For up-to-date information from the Committees, please review the individual Committee Reports noted in this newsletter.

Unfinished Business:  Although not in attendance tonight, Chris indicated that Sue Schillig reported in the newsletter that T Shirt orders will be taken in January and February.  There will be three styles to choose from and many colors.  There will be v-neck, crew neck and long sleeve crew neck available. Our large logo will appear on the back, and a small one will be on the front shoulder.    You will need to provide your name and phone number, style, color,  and size.   Pricing is $20 for XS-XL,  add $3  for 2X and 3X for the short sleeved styles.  Long sleeved crews are $25 for S-2X.   For 3X and 4X add $3.  Sue will have more information at the January meeting.

New Business:  None noted.

Announcements:  HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Show & Tell:   This has been a very productive year for many of our fabulous members!!

Next meeting:  Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode or turn it off, and do not take photographs during presentations without asking permission first. Thank You Sew Much!

Membership

Hello Everyone,

We had 3 new members join in December.  Please welcome Rachel Peters, and Joey and Brad Watts.  Their information will be in the updated spreadsheet. We now have 88 members in the guild. The rest of the membership cards should be out shortly.

Karen and Marilyn


Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report:   Meeting minutes: Nothing new.

Newsletter Update: January 1st, Val sent a Thinking of You card to Peggy Hughes. Karen Neuschaffer let us know Peggy was having a medical procedure at the end of December. We wish Peggy well.

12-14-2021 Bobbie Bruck fractured her knee cap. We sent a Get Well Soon< card to perk her up. Take care, Bobbie as you mend.

12-9-2021 Thank you, Boni Grove, for mentioning you had not seen Pat Logar. Val called and Pat is plagued with Shingles. We sent her a card. Pat, wishing you comfort and restorative healing.

Fondly, Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.

Treasury Report
Lori Quinones

CD – $2,000.00
CD – $2,094.42
Checking Acct.  $15,665.05
Out of that Quilts of Valor  $1,006.24

Lori

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

T Shirt orders will be taken in January and February.  I hope to get the information out yet in December.  There will be three styles to choose from and the person doing them says it will be just as easy to pick from the numerous colors available.  She will do her best to get what is wanted, unless supply becomes an issue.  There will be v-neck, crew neck and long sleeve crew neck available. Our large logo will appear on the back, and a small one will be on the front shoulder.    You will need to provide your name and phone number, style, color, and size.   The one I was wearing, a 2x crew was extra long and nice with leggings.  The logo will hold up for at least 50 washings.  Pricing is $20 for XS-XL, add $3 for 2X and 3X for the short sleeved styles.  Long sleeved crews are $25 for S-2X.   For 3X and 4X add $3.


January Birthdays
Barb King – January 3
Marcy Delavan – January 5
Libby Betounes – January 17
Jean Tobia – January 22
Peggy Paterchak – January 22
Pat Logar – January 26
Lori Quinones – January 30
Peggy Hughes – January 30


Programs/Workshops
January:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Linda Miller from That’s Sew Special

February:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Stephanie Feador from Stephanie’s Stitches

March:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Penny Reeve from Snuggled in Hope Quilts, Inc

April:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

May:
During the Day – Sew Day & Dee Hart Quilting Workshop (info to come)
Evening Program – Dee Hart Truck Show

June:
During the Day – Sew Day & Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

July:
During the Day – Sew Day & Christmas in July Sew Day
Evening Program – Summer potluck

August:
During the Day – Sew Day & quilting workshop by Laura Nolletti (info to come)
Evening Program – Laura Noletti trunk show

September:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

October:
During the Day – Sew Day & pending Ginger Mangie workshop
Evening Program – Pending Ginger Mangie

November:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

December:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Year-end potluck and celebration

Challenges
Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge
Congrats to everyone that completed at least 1 item off their UFO list in 2021! Prizes will be handed out at the January meeting. Sing-ups are now open for the 2022 UFO Challenge. Please see me at the meeting with your list or you can email it to me no later than January 30th! $5 is requested to participate so that we can get prizes for the end of the year.

Fat Quarter Exchange
Sign ups will start in February for the 2022 exchange. Think about what color/theme you’d like to sign up for. The more people that participate, the wider selection of fabrics you’ll receive!

Monthly Challenge
Due by the January meeting is an object (any size or shape) using the selected fabrics as inspiration. We can do this one again in the future if there’s interest. I have an idea for January – will be due in March. If you are interested in this challenge please bring a fat quarter and give it to me at the meeting – you will get a different one back for the challenge!

Block Exchange 2022
Is anyone interested in doing a block exchange? I will have the last one we did (2013) with me at the meeting as an example.

Double Nine-Patch Challenge
I’ve made a little Double Nine Patch, which metamorphosized into a Triple Nine Patch, which I’ll show & tell at the potluck. You all probably know what a double nine patch is, but I thought I’d show you an example in case you’d like to accept the Double Nine Patch Challenge.

Your pal,
Susan

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above).


Community Service
Marcy Delavan

Happy New Year everyone!
First let me start out by saying thank you to everyone for your thoughts and ideas regarding sending quilts to Hancocks of Paducah for the hurricane victims. I have been in contact with them and they are no longer accepting quilts.   Never fear, I have a bunch of quilts ready to be delivered to our local charities!  If they haven’t been delivered by the January meeting they will be shortly.

A Better Christmas did end up picking up the stockings and pillow cases! They were thrilled with your generosity!

Marcy

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.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Happy New Year my quilting and stitching peeps!!!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for what the new year brings.  I’m busy filling up our calendar for 2022.  The following is where we are at the moment:

January: Linda Miller from That’s Sew Special, evening program “Vintage Old Ladies.”
February:  Stephanie Feador from Stephanie’s Stitches.  Stephanie is many things, she offers longarm services, she is a fabric retailer, and a quilt addict.  She also has a YouTube Channel and guess what, she is a member of our quilt guild!  If you don’t know Stephanie, you are not going to want to miss this presentation!
March:  Penny Reeve from Snuggled in Hope Quilts, Inc., will present a program about their organization and their partnership with Flying Horse Farms.  It is sure to be an informative and wonderful evening.
April:  Looking…
May:  Dee Hart of Dee’s Quilted Treasures is going to teach a quilting workshop during the day (pattern and details to follow).  In the evening Dee will present a trunk show of Deb Tucker quilts and all the various tools used to create her quilts.  Dee will also have patterns and tools available for purchase.
June: Day is our Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day.  Evening Program:  Looking…
July:  Day is our annual Christmas in July Sew Day.  Evening:  Summer Potluck!
August:  Day is a Quilting Workshop taught by Laura Nolletti.  Laura will be teaching a quilt pattern by Krista Moser (more details to follow).  In the evening Laura will presenting a trunk show of Krista Moser quilts and patterns.  Fun Fun!!
September: Looking…
October:  On Hold for Ginger Mangie presenting a Day Workshop and Evening program.
November:  Looking…
December:  Sew Day.  Evening:  year-end potluck and celebration!

I am circling back with 4 or 5 other teachers in hopes of filling in the missing months.  I continue accept recommendations.  Woo Hoo!!

Quilt on!
Your Pres, Chris Yoo

October 2021 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 22 Issue 2 – October 14, 2021

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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 meeting due to Quilt Show setup!

Membership

It is once again time to renew our memberships.  Please see Karen or Marilyn to keep things updated.

The following people have rejoined or joined the guild this year.  Please welcome them aboard. Judy Echeagaray, Stephanie Feador, Debbie Huffman, Sandi Morse, Janet Shairba, Barbara Stiner, Patti Worcester, Denise Maggard, and Libby Betounes.

Their information is in the updated membership list – this will be sent out via email.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Karen & Marilyn

The Grafton Prison is taking items for their sewing projects. This includes items such as fabric, yarn, thread, needles and knitting needles. NO sewing machines. Julie Bragg will be at the guild meetings to take your items for the Grafton Prison.

Community Service

Marcy Delavan

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.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Happy Fall Y’all!!!   First let me say WOWZA!!  What a fantastic quilt show we put on my quilty friends!!  Given the current state of Covid, the show was successful beyond my wildest dreams!!  I know I have said it already but I need to say it again.  A HUGE thank you to the quilt show committee and to everyone who volunteered during the show, and another HUGE thank you to everyone who entered a quilt or needlework item into the show.  To the volunteers who helped, please know that without you we could not have pulled this off.  No task was too small.  To everyone who entered an item to be displayed in the show, please know that it was loved and photographed and praised by hundreds of happy visitors.  The show would not have been the same without your talent.

I am so very blessed to be the president of this guild.  You guys make me proud!  I could go on for days telling you how much praise we received from other guilds and even a couple of NE Ohio needlework guilds.  Everyone was so amazed at the talent in our guild.  We signed up several new members during the show, and I hope a few of them are present at the October meeting!  To everyone who volunteered and/or entered an item into the show, be sure to pat yourself on the back.  Not only did we rock it, but friends, we hit a grand slam!!  THANK YOU ALL!!!

Your Pres, Chris Yoo

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report:   Meeting minutes: No meeting.   Everyone…please take a bow!  Our 2020-2021 Quilt Show was a masterpiece.

Newsletter Update:
October   6…thanks, Sue Thornton and Karin Knox for letting us know about our member, Libby Betounes.  Libby’s husband passed away…I believe October 2.  A condolence card has been sent from the guild to Libby.   You may recall from the card the guild sent in June that Libby is at Abbewood.  1210 S. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio  44035

I will organize a blue bag to collect fat quarters on Thursday, October for Libby.  I believe Libby listed her favorite color as aquamarine.
http://www.reichlinroberts.com/obituary/sam-betouneshttps:/chroniclet.com/news/276830/sam-betounes/

October 1st, we learned from Deb Beard and clarified with Julie Bragg; our vendor from Appliqué and More/Lakewood was absent from the Quilt Show due to her husband being in the ER.  Regrets, Carolyn Burgess’ husband passed away.  We sent a sympathy card.

Fondly, Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

No Report

Treasury Report
Lori Quinones

Guild                   $14,534.48
Quilts of Valor      $1,124.79
Total in Acct.        $15,659.27

7 month CD    $2,094.07  Mat. Feb. 23, 2022
7 month CD    $1,520.65  Mat. Dec. 3, 2021

October Birthdays
Lynette Thomson – October 23
Christina Yoo – October 25
Christine Bereznay – October 28
Carolyn Bradley – October 30

Programs/Workshops
October:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Open for suggestions

November:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Anything Sews – Chris Brauning

December:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – December Potluck & Celebration (6:30pm start)

Challenges
Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge

I show that we are up to 23 finishes from the UFO lists! Keep up the good work, only a few more months to finish items on your lists! Please remember that we ask for $5 to go toward prizes at the end of the year – please if you have not turned this in, please get it to me as soon as possible. If you have not turned this into me by the October meeting then you will not be eligible for prizes in December.

Fat Quarter Exchange
Fat quarters were sorted and handed back to participants at the August meeting. What wonderful fabrics that were chosen this year! Think about signing up next year!

Monthly Challenge
Due by the November meeting is an object (any size or shape) using the provided picture as inspiration. If you were not at the meeting or were at the meeting and forgot to pick it up, let me know and I’ll email you the photo.

Block Exchange 2022
We will put this on hold until next year – but you can show your interest and sign up between now and the end of the year.

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above).

Quilt Show

The Lorain County Piecemakers had their 5th Quilt Show September 10th-12th, 2021 at New Russia Township Lodge, 46300 Butternut Ridge Rd.  Oberlin, Oh.

We had five Vendors; Mercantile on Main, Sew Creative Cottage, Serendipitee Novelties & Panels, The Crafty Ewe and My Essential Body Wear.

Admission was $5 with a free door prize ticket.  We had 482 people that attended.  The door prize was a Accu-cutter for fabric from Barnes Sewing Center along with some fabric.

The winner was a man and his wife from Lorain, who have been “quilting all their lives”.

We hung 205 quilts which was amazing. Some of the members have never participated in a Quilt Show before. I hope they enjoyed seeing their quilts hanging. Out of 82 members, 46 had quilts/quilt items in the Show.  We had 41 members enter large quilts (48” -115”), 28 members entered smaller quilts (48” and smaller) 18 members entered quilts and items for our 8 different challenges we had in the past two years.

Viewers’ Choice was awarded to Teri Walter for her beautiful, hand appliquéd and hand quilted “Baltimore Album” quilt.

“Quilts of Valor” had a display by Kaye Koler and raised $119.00 in donations.

Admissions took in $2,409.80 at admissions, Booklet adds $425.00 and booth rentals $278.45

Subtract all expenses ($2,629.92) for rental of room & quilt racks, printing, signs, clips/hangers and advertising, our profit was $483.33.  A big “Thank You” for Karen Neuschaefer for selling ads and creating the show booklets.

We had 42 beautiful baskets in the basket auction with many “Thanks” to Barb Spieker, Barb Cowger-Vilagi and Vicki Morris for putting the baskets together, with the members donating items and baskets.   Taking in $2,220.00, with an expense of $88.77. Resulting in a profit of $2,131.23

Country Store managed by Fran Weber, Peggy Hughes and Jean Tobias.   An excellent job of marketing our un-wanted material, new crafts and second-hand items, along with donations from the Grayson family, (from MaryAnn’s stash), they made a clear profit of $2,002.15

The “Raffle Quilt” was pieced by Julie Bragg and Kathryn French and long-arm custom quilted by Mary Ann Doucette.  Taking in $1,851.00 with $125.00 for ticket printing expenses leaving a profit of $1,726.00. Member, Dee Martin of Westlake, won the raffle quilt.

Refreshments were arranged by Genny Dangerfield.  The snacks and drinks were the maximum that we could provide this year because of taking extra precautions due to the virus variant.  Everyone is looking forward to the next show so we can offer our favorite recipes.

Expenses $219.84. Collected $185.50. Our extra soda and snacks will be used at our December Potluck.

Besides all the beautiful quilts and the people heading up the committees, the quilt show still cannot happen without volunteers that help set up and tear down. A special “Thank You” for the men that came to help.  We were hanging quilts by 9:30!! A big thank you for those who worked at the Admissions table, Basket Auction, Raffle Quilt ticket sales, White Gloves, Country Store, Refreshments and Quilts of Valor.   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 owe Huge “Thank Yous” to Pam Scholle for being Treasurer, Lori Quinones for assisting Pam.  Val Watring for all the advertising and Chris Yoo for making signs, ribbons, boxes, vendor bags and seeing to many details we would never have thought of.  What an awesome group we have to work with.

We would like to thank everyone for the opportunity to serve as co-chairs for the quilt show committee. After five shows, we have decided to step down. This will allow other people an opportunity to implement their ideas and innovations for future shows, so that we may continue to grow as a guild.  We will be here to support the new chairs moving forward. Once again, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve the guild and hope that the new chairs enjoy their time as much as we did.

Thank you.

Julie and Karen

Final Totals:   Collected: $ 9,422.00

                    Expenses: $ 3,076.29

                         Profit:  $ 6,345.71

2021 – 205 quilts and 46 members submitted quilts       Collected $9,422.00 Profit: $6,345.71

2018 – 159 quilts and 45 members submitted quilts       Collected $9,391.22 Profit: $5,660.87

2016 – 153 quilts and 50 members submitted quilts       Collected $6,712.67 Profit: $3,465.95

2014 – 160 quilts and 53 members submitted quilts       Collected $4,009.11 Profit: $2,161.86

2013 – 126 quilts and 30 members submitted quilts       Collected $4,203.00 Profit: $2,180.17

August 2021 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 21 Issue 12 – August 12, 2021

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Pam Scholle/Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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

Chris and Helen at the Sewing Expo in Akron (July 2021)

Meeting Minutes: At 7:00 p.m. President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and several guests and returning members.

Program:  The program this evening was presented by the Lorain County Fair’s Needlework Department Heads, Judy Pickworth, and our very own Ruth Groot.  The ladies talked all about the needlework barn at the fair and about the various categories and gave some tips and tricks on getting signed up correctly.  It was stressed that the deadline for entries was August 5th.  They also shared that the spinners and weavers would be helping with setup and judging this year and it was point out specifically that the weavers would be assigned to assist the quilt judge this year.  Ruth noted she will have sign-up sheets next month for anyone who can help at the fair.

President’s Report:   Chris took this opportunity to remind everyone that the quilt show would only be successful if everyone helps.  Chris stressed that she was not just talking about quilt entries and volunteering at the show, but also about members telling their family, friends, and casual acquaintances all about the show.  Chris noted that we need to get people interested in learning more about this guild of quilters so the community will come out and support us and see the gorgeous items we have been making!  Chris noted that the show was the guild’s biggest fundraiser and that we only have it every couple of years; so, please help us break an all-time attendance record this year!

Chris also reminded everyone to sell quilt raffle tickets for the beautiful quilt and to make sure to set aside time on one or more of the 3 days of the show to volunteer.  Hosting a 3-day quilt event is a lot of work, but it is SO rewarding.  Come help us promote the art of needlework!

Approval of the Minutes:  The minutes from the June meeting were distributed in the Newsletter by email and posted on the webpage.  Hearing no changes were necessary to the minutes, they were approved as distributed.

Treasurers Report:  The treasurer’s report was filed for audit.

Committee Reports: The membership heard reports from all Committees that were present.  The Committee Chairpersons will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter no later than the Saturday before the next meeting.  For up-to-date information from the Committees, please review the individual Committee Reports noted in this newsletter.

Unfinished Business:  There was a brief discussion about the status of getting new guild t-shirts which was basically a reminder to Chris.  Chris assured the group it was “on the list” but unless someone else wanted to take the lead, the t-shirts would have to wait until after the quilt show.

New Business:  Chris brought up the topic of whether or not they should have hot food at the quilt show as they have done in the past or serve pre-packaged refreshments and snacks, given the current Covid situation. The group took an informal vote on whether or not to serve hot food or just pre-packaged snacks and refreshments like coffee and pop.  The pre-packaged snacks option was the clear winner.  It was noted that the volunteers could setup crockpots and things in the kitchen so they could eat hot food during the day, but it was stressed that everyone is responsible for their own food and only volunteers would have access to the kitchen as it will be off limits to attendees and guests.

Announcements:  None noted.

Show & Tell:  Just when you think we cannot do better—WHAM!!  We surprise even ourselves!  The show-n-tell was fantastic.  We had mystery quilts, baby quilts, tote bags, stockings, 3-yard quilts, table runners, wedding quilts, double-sided quilts, a Giant quilt and so much more.  Seriously quilters—we rock!!!

Next meeting:  August 12th @ 7:00 p.m. BUT it is highly recommended that you come earlier as we have invited many other guilds who may have members who would like to meet our special guest lecturer, Deb Strain, Moda designer extraordinaire.
Note that due to the current state of the pandemic, face masks are recommended, but at the time of this writing, masks are still optional.  Use your own judgement, but be safe and conscious of others around you.  If you are not feeling well—stay home.

Upcoming Schedule of Programs:

September Day:    Setup Quilt Show – No open sew this day (Setup Schedule to be Announced)
September Evening:  NO MEETING.  Quilt Show Prep.

October Day:  Sew Day (10:00 a.m. – Dinner)
October Evening:  TBD (Any ideas, let me know)

November Day:  Sew Day (10:00 a.m. – Dinner)
November Evening:  Anything Sews, Chris Brauning (7:00 p.m. start)

December Day:     Sew Day (10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
December Evening:  Potluck and Celebration. (6:30 p.m. Starts Early)

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode or turn it off, and do not take photographs during presentations without asking permission first. Thank You Sew Much!
Membership

It’s that time of year where we start collecting dues for the next year. Please submit a form when you pay your dues so we can try and keep things updated.  In the month of August, please contact Marilyn Novak to pay your dues. With the quilt show in September, we probably won’t have an updated membership until October or November. Please be patient!

Karen & Marilyn

The Grafton Prison is taking items for their sewing projects. This includes items such as fabric, yarn, thread, needles and knitting needles. NO sewing machines.

Julie Bragg will be at the guild meetings to take your items for the Grafton Prison.

During our “August” LCP Sew Day Bruce’s Tool Sharpening is coming 12:00-5:00 to sharpen scissors and knives.

Here are the prices:
(Cash and correct change is appreciated)

Scissors:
All sizes $3.50
Pinking shears $5.00
Rotary Cutter blades $1.00

Knives: (no serrated knives)
Large knives $3.50
Medium knives $3.00
Parry Knives $2.50

Community Service

Marcy Delavan

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.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

Our committee is planning on getting slowly back on task for QUILTS OF VALOR! While we have not planned any presentations just yet we will have a sew day !! Yay!

It will be:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021 FROM 10-4.
255 PARK AVENUE, AMHERST, OHIO

Plan to bring your lunch or walk to one of the great eateries right in town. And you know quilters……snacks are always welcome!

It will be good to get back to work on these quilts! You are welcome to bring a friend that is not a guild member of you like.

Hope to see many of you there!
Thank you much!
Quilts of Valor committee

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Because I have a need to plan ahead, I’m already thinking of our December potluck and a fun event for us to enjoy!  I would like to host a mystery pin cushion exchange.  Everyone makes a fun pin cushion and places it inside a brown paper bag.  Everyone who participates will get to choose a bag to take home on December 9th!  The one thing we will not have to worry about is someone stealing your pin cushion—I’m not a fan of stealing as part of exchanges.  You get to keep the mystery pin cushion you pick first.  Let’s have fun with this!  If you google fun pin cushions on the internet you will be overwhelmed with fabulous designs!

I’m giving you over 3 months to plan and make a pin cushion. So, let’s see how many participants we can get!  The more the merrier!  If you need inspiration, check out this video from Lori Holt.  However, you do NOT have to make a pincushion like these.  This is just an inspirational video!  Simple, fancy, vintage or modern. Let’s make this FUN!!  I, for one, cannot wait to see all the pin cushions!!

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/_8xodXc96kA

Hope to see you on August 12th!!

Your Pres, Chris Yoo

August Birthdays

Karin Kollar – August 11
Barbara Cowger-Villagi – August 20
Meredith Becher – August 22
Valerie Watring – August 27

Programs/Workshops

August:
During the Day – Sew Day – Scissor Sharpening!
Evening Program – Designing Fabric and More – Deb Strain (vending!!)

September:
During the Day – Quilt Show Setup
Evening Program – Quilt Show Setup

October:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Open for suggestions

November:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Anything Sews – Chris Brauning

December:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – December Potluck & Celebration (6:30pm start)

Challenges
Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge

I show that we are up to 19 finishes from the UFO lists! Great start to 2021 UFO’s. Please remember that we ask for $5 to go toward prizes at the end of the year – please if you have not turned this in, please get it to me as soon as possible. I want to start looking for more great prizes for December.

Fat Quarter Exchange
Bags will be due back at the August meeting – you will receive the sorted fabrics by the end of the meeting.

Quilt Show Challenge
40th Anniversary Quilt – see notes HERE – These will be displayed at the quilt show this year!

Monthly Challenge
New challenge will be coming!

String Challenge
The idea of the Strip Quilt Challenge is to use up scraps, in this case, strips. Helen says she has plenty to get shed of, so you may want to contact her if you run low. The deadline is the August meeting, there will be a drawing for a prize, and it will be fun to see what recycling yields. By the way, you don’t have to use jelly roll strips, just whatever strippy beings you have and are keen to use up:

Use it up
Wear it out
Make it do
Or do without.

Hey, gals, this month is the drawing for the Scrap Quilt Challenge, so here’s your chance to get shed of leftovers that make you feel guilty plus win $$$. There are other challenges, too, including the Checkerboard Challenge and Attic Windows, and the actual quilt show is in September so this would be the time on which to get a wiggle (notice how I avoided ending the sentence with a preposition; oh, yeah, I’ve still got it, for sure).

Block Exchange 2022
We will put this on hold until next year – but you can show your interest and sign up between now and the end of the year.

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above).

Quilt Show

Quilt Show, September 10th-12th, 2021

Remember your Quilt Show ENTRY forms.They are due at this August meeting. The booklet has to be at the printers by August 30.  That only gives us 2 weeks to have the quilt lists, ads, and layout done. Please give your forms to Val Watring at the August  meeting. And don’t forget the forms for the postcard challenge. If you have extra quilts please let Julie or Val know.  Or send Karen an email.  Right now, we don’t have enough quilts, pending what gets turned in at the guild meeting. Remember to enter all your challenges and circle the type of challenge on the form. If you participated in the Crayon Challenge or last month’s Fabric Challenge, make sure to write in CRAYON challenge or FABRIC challenge for those entries as we forgot them on the form.

Form can be found HERE.

As we have done for past shows, every member that comes to the Quilt Show and/or volunteers during the show will still pay a ONE time $5 admission donation at the admission table and make sure you check your name on the membership list. This is a one time donation if you come only one day or volunteer many times during show days.

Sign-up Sheets will be available at the meeting for setup for the Quilt show on 9/9/21 and to break it down on 9/12/21 and for volunteering for different positions listed below, during the 3 days of the event 9/10, 9/11, and 9/12.

Admission Table
White Gloves
Raffle Basket Tickets
Raffle Quilt Tickets
Refreshments
Country Store

Chris Yoo is collecting MEMORIES for the 40th Anniversary display at the show. If you have photos taken during past shows, at sew days, at other guild events, at past meetings, please consider sending her copies. Or if you have a favorite memory, send her a short memory to share. You can send photos to Chris’ phone by: text email: astheyooflies@gmail.com
or if you trust her with your originals, she can scan them at home and make copies.

New or like new accessories for Raffle Basket are needed or a $ donation to help buy wrapping and bows. This August meeting will be the last meeting before the show so unless you make a trip to one of the Barb’s houses in the very near future. Best way to get your donation to them is on August 12th meeting.

Julie Bragg and Karen Neuschaefer

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report:   Meeting minutes: :  If any member knows of an issue:  get well, sympathy, etc. that I should address; please contact me.  Thank you!  vwatring@oh.rr.com

Newsletter Update:
   Grandma’s Quilt  with Fred Penner

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Fondly, Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

Come May every year my quilting comes to a screeching halt.  And every year I am surprised that it does.  Once the temperatures are high enough to sustain plants my time is outdoors rather than in.   By August when it is  time for fair, or September when we have a quilt show, I am chomping at the bit to get back to it.  I’ll be treading more cautiously this year due to a shoulder accident but can already feel the pull back to the fabric and thread. Such a yin/yang effect, this dueling passions that don’t seem to work well together.  Seems there is some vulnerability as well,  as a trip this summer to Chestnut Ridge Sewing indicated.  It is apparently dangerous to walk into a quilt shop after a sewing dry spell.  All the fabric looked so beautiful!   And the ideas started to flow!  Hope your summer has been more quilt productive than mine and that you have created lots of exciting new  projects.

Piecefully, Sue Schillig

Treasury Report
Pam Scholle

Balance for Guild                          $8,215.57
Balance for Quilts of Valor            $2,220.92
Total in Checking                          $9,436.49

CD              Mat. 02-23-22        $2,094.07
CD              Mat. 12-03-21        $1,520.65

I paid for our Insurance this month and will be paying the rent for the Quilt Show next Thursday.

July 2021 Newsletter

Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 21 Issue 11 – July 8, 2021

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Pam Scholle/Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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. President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and several guests and returning members.

Program:  Chris introduced Cindy Casciato who is a teacher, designer, author and most importantly, a quilter with decades of experience teaching quilting and related topics.  Cindy has several publications that include Block Explosion, One Stitch Quilting, and Stash with Splash Quilts.  Cindy is also a pattern and quilting tool designer. If that wasn’t enough, some of you may know Cindy from the very successful Quilt Escape, Quilters Retreat, as she was the founder of that wonderful event that started back in 1994.

Cindy presented her lectured entitled “Behind the Seams” which revealed a simple way to rotary cut quilts without the time-consuming hassle that often includes adding 1/8″ measurements.  We discovered all the secrets to making quilts faster and with increased accuracy.  Cindy presented a huge trunk show as part of the lecture.  Cindy also shared multiple handouts to help us learn her techniques and she took the time to vend some of her magic tools this evening.  It was a fascinating and inspirational program!  Thank you, Cindy!!

President’s Report:   Chris took this opportunity to thank all the participants in the 2020 President’s Challenge:  Karen Neuschaefer, Val Watring, Marcy Delavan, Peggy Hughes, Helen Smelzer, Kaye Koler, and Merridee Pavlenko.  The challenge was to make a fabric postcard that embodied the spirit of one of your favorite vacations.   Chris was tasked with picking her favorite 3 that screamed vacation.  Chris admitted that they were all adorable and it was a very difficult decision.  However, she chose the postcards of Kaye Koler, Marcy Delavan, and Karen Neuschaefer.  These 3 ladies will receive a small gift card by email for winning.  Congratulation’s ladies!   Chris reminded everyone to include their postcard in the quilt show!

Approval of the Minutes:  The minutes from the May meeting were distributed in the Newsletter by email and posted on the webpage.  Hearing no changes were necessary to the minutes, they were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report: Both Pam and Lori could not be at the meeting; however, Chris noted that the state of the treasury was reported in the Newsletter and there have been no changes.  The treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Committee Reports: The membership heard reports of all Committees that were present.  The Committee Chairpersons will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter no later than the Saturday before the next meeting.  For up-to-date information from the Committees, please review the individual Committee Reports noted in this newsletter.

Unfinished Business:  Chris reported that she has enough volunteers signed up to help staff the guild’s booth at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Akron, Ohio in July.  Chris reminded everyone that the event will be held at the John S. Knight Center, in Akron, Ohio from Thursday, July 15th through Saturday 17th.   Chris also noted that the guild participates in this event to (1) to sell raffle tickets for our gorgeous quilt, and (2) to distribute postcards and advertise our quilt show!  Chris reminded the members who have volunteered to help that although they get into the show for free, they will have to pay for parking.  Make sure to check-in at the volunteer ambassador table for your name badge.  The guild booth is in the Vendor Hall Booth #112.  Stop by to say hello!

New Business:  There were multiple members who questioned whether or not we could change the start time of the meeting to 6:00 or 6:30 p.m. Chris indicated she was not against having a discussion on this topic, but several members in attendance pointed out that there are members who work during the day and the 7:00 p.m. start time was ideal.  Since Chris believes this issue was brought up in response to the May meeting which went very late, which was unusual, Chris noted that no action will be taken at this time.  However, Chris encouraged members to talk amongst themselves about this topic and if there was serious interest in possibly changing the start time of the meetings, this issue had to be brought to the floor as an official motion and seconded so there can be open discussion followed by a vote.  Chris noted that any change in start time would have to be passed by a majority of the members and the bylaws would have to be revised.

Announcements:  Chris reminded the group that during the day in July she will be hosting the annual Christmas in July sewing event.  Please plan on coming to sew the day away on a holiday project, Christmas gift, or bring one of your Fair entries or quilt show entries that you need to get finished!!  Oh, and bring a tray of cookies to share!!  Beverages will be supplied.  Watch your email for more details to come!  Good times will be had by all in attendance!  There will be games, prizes, and Christmas music

Show & Tell:  It was a fabulous showing this month!  Chris reported that she is still constantly amazed at the sheer talent in this group of quilters!!

Next meeting:  July 8, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.  We will have Judy Pickworth from the Lorain County Fair to talk about what to expect this year in the Needlework Barn and our own Ruth Groot will also be talking about volunteer opportunities for set up and judging days.  If you have never participated in a county fair, come to find out what it’s all about!

Upcoming Schedule of Programs:

August Day:  Sew Day (10:00 a.m. – Dinner)
August Evening:  Deb Strain Moda designer and artist extraordinaire.  She will be vending. (7:00 p.m. start)

September Day:    Setup Quilt Show (10:00 a.m. – Dinner)
September Evening:  NO MEETING.  Quilt Show Prep.

October Day:  Sew Day (10:00 a.m. – Dinner)
October Evening:  TBD

November Day:  Sew Day (10:00 a.m. – Dinner)
November Evening:  Anything Sews, Chris Brauning (7:00 p.m. start)

December Day:     Sew Day (10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
December Evening:  Potluck and Celebration. (6:30 p.m. Starts Early)

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode or turn it off, and do not take photographs during presentations without asking permission first. Thank You Sew Much!

Membership

No Report

Karen and Marilyn

REMINDER: The July meeting is when we have the opportunity to donate to the MaryAnn Grayson Scholarship. What a wonderful memorial for honoring MaryAnn.

The Grafton Prison is taking items for their sewing projects. This includes items such as fabric, yarn, thread, needles and knitting needles. NO sewing machines.

Julie Bragg will be at the guild meetings to take your items for the Grafton Prison. For the month of July “only” you may place your sewing items in the box, in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodists Church, 127 Park Place, Wellington, Ohio for their July mission project.

During our “August” LCP Sew Day Bruce’s Tool Sharpening is coming 12:00-5:00 to sharpen scissors and knives.

Here are the prices:
(Cash and correct change is appreciated)

Scissors:
All sizes $3.50
Pinking shears $5.00
Rotary Cutter blades $1.00

Knives: (no serrated knives)
Large knives $3.50
Medium knives $3.00
Parry Knives $2.50

Community Service

Marcy Delavan

Hello Quilters!  Thank you all for your efforts last month at the Judy Riggle Community Sew Day!  If you have items to turn in I will be at the Christmas in July sew day July 8th.  I also plan to be at the meeting in the evening.

If you’ve been on Facebook you already know that I have found an organization (A Better Christmas) which is a non profit in Lorain County. They would love some Christmas Stockings!  I will be bringing whatever Christmas fabric that is in the Community Service stash for anyone who would like to make stockings on July 8th.  I will be collecting stockings until November 1st if you would like to make them in the next few months.

I recently participated in helping to build beds for Good Knights of Lorain County.  They make beds so no one sleeps on the floor.  They will take quilts that are 66×90 if you are interested in making a quilt or two for them.  They are also working on a plan to make beds for 2 homes to house Veteran’s.  One will be for women and one for men.  The beds will be full size beds.  I will get more information to share with you in the near future but I thought that might be something we could provide.  Knowing several Veterans from different branches of the service, I think a generic red, white and blue quilt would be better than a specific service related quilt.

Happy quilting all!
Marcy

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.

July Birthdays

Kathryn French – July 2
Beverly Tucker – July 9
Pam Scholle – July 10
Maryann Doucette – July 11
Kathleen Wells – July 13
Dianne Clawson – July 15
Sharon Lutz – July 16
Vicki Morris – July 20
Teri Walter – July 22
Mary Jane Toney – July 24
Ruth Bradley – July 25
Cindy Kraft – July 29

Programs/Workshops
July:
During the Day – Christmas in July
Evening Program – Judy Pickworth from the Lorain County Fair will speak about the 2021 Fair and answer questions.

August:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Designing Fabric and More – Deb Strain (vending!!)

September:
During the Day – Quilt Show Setup
Evening Program – Quilt Show Setup

October:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Open for suggestions

November:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Anything Sews – Chris Brauning

December:
During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – December Potluck & Celebration (6:30pm start)

Quilt Show Report

Quilt registration:
We need your quilt registrations in by the August  guild meeting. Please don’t wait til the last minute. That creates a lot of work typing up the quilt labels in a small amount of time for Karen. Send (313 Augusta Dr. Elyria, OH 44035) or email (krayon227@gmail. com) your registrations to Karen before the August meeting if you can not get it ready for the July meeting.

You may enter up to 4 quilts in the September Quilt Show plus any challenge quilt. So if you made 2 challenge quilts plus 4 other quilts for the show, you need to fill out 6 quilt  registrations.
Here is the quilt registration

Signup sheets to help out with the show will be available at our August meeting. Julie will have extra quilt registration forms at the meeting. Questions?  Please contact:  Julie Bragg

Raffle Baskets:
What they need for the baskets are “notions” to add to the materials or ($)  “Money” to pay for notions, bows/wrappings. It’s these little things that sometimes make the baskets attractive to the quilt show attendees. Barb says, “they have all the fabric and baskets (40 !!!) we need for the Basket Raffle.” If you are making your own basket, please add a list of everything in the basket and bring the basket to the meeting and give it to Barb Spieker or Barb Cowger-Vilagi. If you have any new or new-like notions you can just bring them to the July and August meetings and give them to Barb and they will be put in a basket that the committee makes. Can I repeat myself?  $ is always useful if you can’t donate a notion. Questions? Please contact: Barb Spieker spieker2412@gmail.com

Country Store:
Fran Weber and Peggy Hughes are in charge of our “Country Store” for our Quilt show. They have told me that they have reached their limit on items donated.  Everyone has been so generous with your donations.  It probably took a COVID year to clean out your sew rooms/areas. Thank you, everyone for your donations. If you have any questions please contact: Fran Weber fdies@neo.rr.com

Challenges
Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge

I show that we are up to 19 finishes from the UFO lists! Great start to 2021 UFO’s. Please remember that we ask for $5 to go toward prizes at the end of the year – please if you can get this to me at the next meeting that would be great. I want to start looking for more great prizes for December.

Fat Quarter Exchange
Bags were handed out at the June meeting. Bags will be due back at the August meeting.

Quilt Show Challenge
40th Anniversary Quilt – see notes HERE – These will be displayed at the quilt show this year!

Monthly Challenge
Use the provided fabric to make something – any size, any item and due at the July meeting.

String Challenge
The idea of the Strip Quilt Challenge is to use up scraps, in this case, strips. Helen says she has plenty to get shed of, so you may want to contact her if you run low. The deadline is the August meeting, there will be a drawing for a prize, and it will be fun to see what recycling yields. By the way, you don’t have to use jelly roll strips, just whatever strippy beings you have and are keen to use up:
Use it up
Wear it out
Make it do
Or do without.

Block Exchange 2022
We will put this on hold until next year – but you can show your interest and sign up between now and the end of the year.

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above).

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report:   Meeting minutes: Thank you for signing a card for Libby Betounes.  If any member knows of an issue:  get well, sympathy, etc. that I should address; please contact me.  Thank you! vwatring@oh.rr.com

Newsletter Update:
July 10, 2021  Members signed a card for Libby Betounes.  Vickie Morris let us know Libby and her husband needed to move to Abbewood,

June 18, 2021  We sent a get well card to Helen Smelser.  Wishing Helen comfort for her hand as she recovers from surgery and as she will tackle physical therapy eight weeks later on her thumb.

June 20, 2021  Aiming to send an encouraging word, we sent Bunny Hugs to Maryann Doucette as we missed her at the meeting and she is to have a 2nd back surgery.

June 22, 2021  A card was sent to Cindy Kraft as she is recovering from back surgery. …we wish you BACK to the guild soon.

Fondly, Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.

STRAY THREADS…
Sue Schillig

No Report

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Happy Independence Day my stitching and quilting friends!!  Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.  I will be spending the holiday weekend stitching on a couple of my Quilt Show entries to make sure they are all ready to go.  I’ve prepared my Quilt show entry forms to turn into Karen this month.  A few items are all done and a few more are “in progress.”  Making a serious commitment to get those babies done and ready for the September show.  I hope many of you are ready to turn in your forms to Karen at this month’s meeting.  The forms are not actually due until August; however, if you are ready, I know Karen would appreciate having them as early as possible. Both Karen and Julie are gearing up to make sure we have a fabulous show this year!

I’ve been advertising the show all across social media and I know our advertising guru Val has all kinds of advertisements in the works to get the word out to folks who don’t droll the internet.  Another fabulous way to advertise our show is word of mouth.  Please make sure you are telling your family and friends about our show.  I’ll do another big push in early September to remind everyone of the fabulous event we have planned.  Our quilt show is our biggest fundraiser and it allows us to keep the guild membership dues steady and our very reasonable $25 a year.   So, help me spread the word.

I hope to see many of you at the annual Christmas in July event this month!!  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Your Pres,
Chris Yoo

Treasury Report
Pam Scholle

No Report