Bits & Pieces GraphicLorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 12 Issue 6– February 9, 2012

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

Our speaker for February is Pat Brush on the subject “Gridwork”

Sue Schillig
So, I was hoping by now to have my granddaughter’s quilt done, but alas I’m only on the second turn. Blocks are done on another one though, so that is something. Pat Brush is our speaker for February. We are in need of programs for the rest of the year. Sandy will be out of the country for awhile. If you have any ideas, please share. Also, be thinking about what you would like. I’m not sure what most of you will be interested in. So, plan to give me some ideas Thursday. Do you want to focus on some basics, art quilts, history, new and bizarre, what? I’ll do my best to try to find something, but at this point I’m at a bit of a loss. So I’m hoping you all can give me some suggestions. The NEORQC weekend will be the weekend after the guild meeting. It will be smaller
than previous years, but there are a few from our guild going so hope to have some good show and tell. At least you can rest assured that I will be quilting hard for at least 3 days! Hope you have a pieceful month, Sue

LCP January Minutes
Lynnette called the meeting to order at 7:13. There were no visitors, but we had two new members. There were no additions to the minutes which were printed in the newsletter. Julie Bragg moved and Libby Betounes seconded that we accept the minutes. Motion carried.

Pam Scholle reported that we have $5,420.30 in our treasury. Jan Alderman moved, and Judy Riggle seconded, that we accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

Teri Whidden was not present, but it was reported that we would be having a community service worshops in the future. Deb Beard volunteered to take the community service quilts to Teri Whidden.

Sandy Miller reported that our February meeting would be guild member Pat Brush doing a program on gridwork.

Membership reported that we have 63 members at this time.

Our Civil War challenge will be this summer. Any 1800’s reproduction fabrics may be used for the quilts.

Jan Alderman reported that she had only three Home of the Brave quilts to be bound. It was suggested that some members might like to do their Civil War Challenge quilt for Home of the Brave. It was also suggested that the instructions be printed in the newsletter for those who did not have them.

Kaye Koler reported that she quilted a few Quilts of Valor.

Jean Ruth said she needs the list of names of those who signed up for the Fat Quarter Exchange.
Our president read the proposed by-law change that would change our annual dues to $25 a year. There were not enough members present to vote, so the vote will be postponed until February.

We are looking to have some workshops soon. Julie Bragg suggested getting together once a month to work on individual projects, while getting to know each other better. Two locations suggested were Main Street Committee Center in Amherst and the American Legion in Elyria. Kaye Koler and Libby Betounes volunteered to work on dates and locations.

Bobbie Bruck announced it was a “certain person’s” 81st birthday, so we all sang Happy Birthday to Libby.

We had Show and Tell which was as inspiring as ever. Kaye Koler moved, and Deb Beard seconded, that the meeting adjourn. Motion carried.

Our program for the evening was Tips From the Members.

Respectfully submitted,
Cheryl Majewski

Teri Barile
I’ve been trying to think of something new to put in the newsletter this year . Last year we tried stashbusting. Didn’t work so great for me, but I did accomplish some things. Some of it even from my stash. This year, one of our members gave me an idea when she asked if I would put some of the tips from the January meeting in the newsletter. I will try to find tips and tricks from other quilters that I read on the internet, but I would like tips from our members to. Please feel free to send me what you have and I will include them in the newsletter. My email and deadline are now posted at the beginning of the newsletter.

From Sue Schillig
I just picked up a new quilting book, The Quilter’s Bible by Linda Clements. She lives in Devon (I’m guessing England), but the book is chock full of about all the quilting methods we’ve learned over the last 20 or so years. I lost track of the different types of applique, including, (and I really like this one) using rick rack to cover your fusible applique!  A must have for all dedicated quilters. I’ll try to get it ordered for Elyria. Happy Quilting!

quilter's bible

Ingredients: 1 box (1-step) angel food cake mix 1 large can crushed pineapple

Directions: Put dry cake mix in bowl (do not add the water as directed on the box). Add entire can of pineapple with juice. Mix carefully until all dry mix in incorporated. Pour into either a tube pan, 9×13 pan, or cupcake pan with liners. Bake at 350 degrees for time on box for size pan (around 30-40 minutes. When sides pull away from pan and toothpick, cake is done. Makes 12 Equal Servings (1 Slice Per Serving) Nutrition Information: Calories 148, Fat 0.2 g, Carbs 34.6 g, Fiber 0.4 g, Protein 3.1 g

pinterest board

This is a virtual pinboard of images and links that you can find on the internet. This is a screen shot of the images in my “mug rug” board.

Attention all Sew-In Sewers!!
The first sew in was a success! Everyone had a great time and we even made some pillow cases to donate to charity before working on our own projects! So, if you’d like to be a part of the Sew-Ins just show up sewing gear in tow… We’d love to have you! It’s a great way to meet some new friends and get to know other guild members. You might just learn a new skill or be able to help another who wants to learn something new.

The following dates have been scheduled for the Sew-Ins: Saturday, February 18th 12-4 at the Main Street Community Center 255 Park Ave.Amherst Saturday, March 24th 12-4 ” Saturday, April 28th 12-4 ” I will need some one to pick up the key. If you are able please see me, thank you! Tentative dates for the Legion in Elyria are: Thursday, April 19th, 9-12 Monday June 21st, 9-12 Thank you, hope to see the regulars and some new faces as well! Kaye

fall quilt

kleenex pouch

Easy Kleenex Pouch