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Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 12 Issue 5– January 12, 2011

President: Lynette Thomson
1st Vice President: Sandy Miller
2nd Vice President: Sue Schillig
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary/Community Service: Teri Whidden
Library: Joanne Palun
Hospitality: Karin Knox and Bobbie Bruck
Membership: Marylou Kucerna
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine: Elsie Kral
Bits & Pieces Editor: Teri Barile

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

For our January program we will be sharing quilting tips, shortcuts, new gizmos, ect. Hope you all come out for a fun evening
Stray Threads
Sue Schillig
Happy New Year! Such promise those words bring! I can dream up all sorts of possibilities for creating new things, working on old projects, or just having some quilting fun. I usually start the year out looking at new
books, and there seems to be always some interesting ones. One thing I’ve seen lately is the new books have some new and trendy fabrics. I only know they must be trendy, because my daughter the doctor who tries to keep me “hip” buys me a new purse every now and again, and this time it was a Vera Bradley (I think that is cool or something). I can’t say that I’m enthralled with
the fabric, but the blue and brown matches most things and will look fine I suppose. What I noticed is that some of those new quilt books have similar fabrics to my handbag. So what does that mean? Well, I think it might mean that I am getting old. I cannot go fabric shopping with my daughter. I am shocked by her fabric choices. They are wild, they are geometric, they are what she and other “young people” are picking for fabric choices, and well, that means that there are some “young people” out there who might keep our quilting wave alive just a little bit longer. She made a quilt for her first baby–well two, actually–yeah! And daughter Anne’s friend is embroidering the 48 states blocks to make a quilt (she likes retro). So, good news for those of us who want to see our quilting traditions continued and appreciated. But as for me, I guess it may be a good thing I’ve still got lots of unfinished projects. I may not yet be ready to devote too much of my stash to what I’ve seen.

Piecefully, Sue

Teri Whidden
Tonight’s meeting was the annual December PotLuck Dinner. 22 members that brought wonderful food to share. Sue Schillig said grace and the dinner began.
The “Ugly Quilt Contest” was after dinner and the winners are: 1st place went to Georgia Forbush, 2nd place went to Elsie Krahl, and 3rd place went to Kathy Spencer.
Pat Brush stated that the membership is up to 63. Membership cards are available and she was passing out information about magazine buddies. She will have the information at the January meeting.  Show and Tell was short but wonderful.

keep calm

Mary Huey, area Quilting teacher, has a new blog

CALL FOR ENTRIES The next Artist as Quiltmaker Exhibition at FAVA opens May 13 and runs through July 29, 2012.. We hope to have have entries from all over the country so that the show will be the best ever. I hope you will pass along the call for entry information to your members. The prospectus is on the Fava website, and online entries are being accepted until January 24th. Entries can be mailed as well, with the delivery date of January 24 for the receipt of entries. The Artist as Quiltmaker XV FAVA’s 15th biennial exhibition of contemporary quilts New! Two entry options: 1. Online submissions will be accepted from November 1, 2011 through January 24, 2012 Click on the link to enter The Artist as Quiltmaker XV online: 2. Mailed entry due at FAVA by Tuesday, January 24, 2012


 Clever use for old scissors

Sorry for the short newsletter this month. I’m typing with one hand, and it isn’t easy. Teri

applique quilt

Proposed Amendment to Lorain County Piecemakers Constituent.
Article VI Section 3.
Dues shall be $25.00 annually. The year shall be September 1st until August 31st. Collection of dues shall begin in July for the next year. After February 1st, new membership dues will be half the yearly dues.