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Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 12 Issue 9– May 10, 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



Don’t you all wish you could be out looking for programs? If so, there will be a spot for you on our Board! Future programs are being finalized, and we look forward to learning some new (and possibly outrageous border techniques in July, getting an update from Sandy on what’s new and wonderful in our quilting world (hopefully June), and a visit from Monique in May from Quilts & Sew Forth in Mentor. Yep, in May we’ll be stripping! I’m excited about what’s coming this spring, hope you are too! Piecefully, sue

Stray ThreadsSTRAY THREADS… Sue Schillig
I think I saw a bluebird today. Well, it was bluish with an orangish breast and it was sitting on my porch.  
I might be just a tad jealous, since I would have liked to be the one doing the sitting. Instead, I’m working (sort of) on a baby quilt needed for a shower on May 10th. The likelihood of meeting my completion deadline is slim, due to the garden, work, family, and any other excuse I might dream up. It is not that I’m not enjoying working on it, but that I think I am in no real rush to finish a project. My quilts kind of grow on me. Of course, some of them have been around longer than my children have, so that might have something to do with it. When you’ve got unfinished projects, there are a number of reasons why they don’t get done. One of my reasons is because I may just not be ready to let them go yet. I like to live with the accomplishment, the color, the pattern just as long as I can. Why does a project last decades? There is beauty in watching development. More importantly, unlike children which grow on a schedule that is far too fast for some, my quilts grow according to MY schedule, which means for me that I can take as long as i wish to draw out their maturity. Some of you may be thinking that I’ve just come up with another brilliant excuse for PHD’s, but I’m thinking there may be something to this. Some of us like completion. Some of us like a quick project with an ending they can happily embrace. I think I like to wander about more, meander through the fabric, be slow to make a decision, and play. We each have our styles. Think about yours today.

Monique from Quilts & Sew Forth will be “Stripping” with us this month. She will bring items to vend, so be prepared!

Additionally, some members have expressed a desire to have a 5 minute demo of something new or old or trendy or exciting to show at each meeting. Consequently, put on your thinking caps and let me know what you could show and tell for any particular meeting.

Teri Whidden
President Lynette Thomson called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.
There were 3 visitors this evening: Susan, Carol and Carol from Elyria.
The guild has $5,607.05 in the Treasury.

Committee Reports:
Community Service: Barb King turned in 1 baby quilt and 15 pillowcases. Judy Riggle turned in 25 baby quilts. Thank you so very much ladies!

Program: Tonight’s speaker is Noella from Quilters Source in Parma showing us the Simple Pineapple Technique and brought lots of goodies for vending. May’s meeting will be Monique from Quilts & Sew Forth.

Home of the Brave: Jan mailed out 8 quilts. She will be working on raising money and looking for grants.

Quilts of Valor: Kaye mailed out 2 quilts in April.

Fat Quarters: Mary Lou stated that there are 6 ladies on the list and it will start in May.

Old Business:

New Business:

A motion to adjourn was made by Mary Ann Grayson and seconded by Kelly Grace. Motion passed.

Show and Tell:
There was a great variety of quilts and bags shown this evening.
Respectfully submitted,
Teri Whidden

Home of the BraveHOME OF THE BRAVE
Jan Alderman
Thanks to Pat Mahoney, Pam Scholle and Cheryl Majewski for binding quilts for me. I have been able to mail out quilts to the following soldiers’s families. All were requests made on the Home of the Brave website.

SGT Patrick Ryan Carroll – fiancee
SPC Nathan Carse – 2 sisters
1st Lt. John M. Runkle – mother
SSG Robert Cowdry – mother
SGT Cody Bryan – mother
SSG Daniela Terrell-Scott – daughter

I hope to get 3 -4 more mailed out in the next week. Sorry to say, but I have been busy with a baby
shower for my daughter who is due June 15. Her friends putting it on are all out of state so I am the “home base” person.

Keep our soldiers in your prayers as there have been more deaths lately than the beginning of the year.
Pieces and Hugs,
Janet Alderman
Ohio Coordinator
Home of the Brave

Teri Barile
Sorry, I’m a little under the weather and didn’t get any
tips together for this month. I will do better for the next



april show and tell 1 april show and tell 2

quilt shows

NQA 43rd Annual Quilt Show
June 14-16, 2012
Special Theme: Mariner’s Compass

Hall C, Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215
Thursday, Friday, Saturday June 14 and 15: 9 A.M.— 5 P.M. June 16: 9 A.M.— 4 P.M.
Open to the public. Daily admission

Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival – Wellington Saturday, August 11th — 10 am to 5 pm Bonnie Brae Farm Tours, Ltd 27717 Quarry Road, Wellington, OH 44090

AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Grand Rapids, MI August 22 – 25, 2012

Quilting With Machines 2012 – Huron/Sandusky Sept. 19-22, 2012 Sawmill Creek Resort and

Convention Center 400 Sawmill, Huron, OH 44839