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Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 12 Issue 10– June14, 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

This month Sandy Whitaker from Quilts and Kreations will share what’s new and fun. In July, Kim Montagnese will share some of her “outside the borders” ideas for quilting. In other words, it could be anything!

Stray ThreadsSTRAY THREADS… Sue Schillig
Save the date! February 15-17th is the NEORQC weekend at Quail Hollow resort! Here is the link to the information . Our own Kaye Koler is offering a class on making tshirt quilts, and there are many other interesting ones also. Cheryl Majewski has never missed a Getaway, so talk to her if you want to know how much fun it is. I started going many years ago and wouldn’t miss them either. I’m not sure if it is the great food, great classes, weekend away with other quilters, or the thrill of a whole weekend of dedicated quilting, but the weekend is one I wouldn’t miss. For those who have lots of unfinished projects, there is even a “Studio Time”. No teacher, just you and many others who crave the time to work on at least one or two of the many inspirations they’ve been wanting to tackle. Hope some of you can join us. Our guild is a member of NEORQC, so registration begins for us July 2nd. Don’t miss it!
This month Sandy Whitaker from Quilts and Kreations will share what’s new and fun. In July, Kim Montagnese will share some of her “outside the borders” ideas for quilting. In other words, it could be anything!

Finally, I’ve taken a slight turn in my library career. You can now find me at the West River library in the Children’s room. Let the fun continue! Piecefully, Sue

Teri Whidden
President Lynette Thomson called the meeting to order and asked Sue Schillig to introduce tonight guest speaker. Our program this evening is Quilts & Sew Forth from Mentor, Oh. Monique and Jerri brought lots of beautiful quilts that all related to “Stripping”. Who knew that stips sets could be placed in so many different ways and look so wonderful. They also showed the same pattern done in different color ways. Simply amazing. They also brought wonderful items for vending. Monique told us that Missouri Star Quilt Company has lots of wonderful tutorials on their website.

There were no visitors this evening.

Pam Scholle stated that is $5,949.12 in the Treasury. Vicki Morris moved to accept and Sue Shillig seconded. Motion carried.

Community Service: Ruth Groot turned in 1 baby quilt. Barb King turned in 3 baby quilts.

Programs: Sandi from Quilts & Kreations will come in June with “What’s New” and bring vending.

Challenges: 5 quilts were made for the Civil War challenge by Julie Bragg, Susan Thorton, Barb Speaker, Beverly Macbeth, and Mary Wallhead. They were all different and it interesting to hear the stories regarding each quilt.

Home of the Brave: Jan Alderman was absent this evening.

Fat Quarter Exchange: MaryLou Brown stated that the exchange will be next month.

Old Business: None

New Business: The only office that has not been filled for next year is President. Please think about filling this position.

Announcements: Julie Bragg talked about the quilt show that is going on at FAVA in Oberlin.

Show and Tell: Very inspiring as usual.

Mary Ann Grayson moved to adjourn and Cheryl Majewski seconded. Motion carried.

Home of the BraveHOME OF THE BRAVE
Jan Alderman
Sadly, I had hoped to send out another quilt and letter during this past month. However, my new grandson had other ideas. My daughter Cari, who was due June 15, went into labor 15 days early! On Sat., June 2 at 11:45am, she and David (her husband) became the proud parent’s of Bennett Andrew Schultz, their first! He weighted in at 8 lb. 5 oz and 20.5 inches long. Mummy and baby are doing well. Nannie is hanging in their helping them at home in Columbus. Needless, to say I won’t make it to the meeting.
Pieces and Hugs,

Teri Barile
My daughter Jaclyn joined the Air Force and will leave on June 12. In honor of her service and the service of so many other brave men and women, I thought that a Blue Star banner would be appropriate for this month. You will find the full size star at the end of the newsletter.

blue star banner

Did you know, that since WWI, families have hung a Blue Star Flag in their window, to proudly show that they have a family member in the Armed Services? I thought this might be a nice thing for you to make for your own family, or for someone you know, who may have Armed Service Folks in their family.

If you click the banner at left, it will give you an approx 6″ star template, to which you will need to add 1/4″ seam allowances, and then applique it to a 14″ x 9″ rectangle of tan or white fabric…by hand or machine. Sew 2-1/2″ red border strips to the sides, and then to the top and bottom. Add the batting and backing of your choosing, and quilt as desired :o) A Plain Red, White and Blue fabric would be more in keeping with the Dept. of the Army stats on flags.

Thanks to Marcia Hohn at for permission to share this pattern

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
Beaver Valley Piecemakers

The Beaver Valley Piecemakers is a 100 member guild north of Pittsburgh, PA Our 18th Annual Quilt Show is Oct 12th, 13th, and 14th. Our judge is a National Quilt Association judge. Here is the link to all the show’s information.


lemon crinkle cookieLemon Crinkle Cookies
Makes 2-3 dozen

Ingredients: ½ cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoons baking powder
⅛ teaspoons baking soda
1-½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cups powdered sugar

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. *If using a non-stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes.