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Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 12 Issue 11– July 12, 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

In July, Kim Montagnese will share some of her “outside the borders” ideas for quilting. In other words, it could be anything!

Sue Schillig
If it is possible to be too hot to think, I’m pretty sure it is! But, there is lots to be thinking about. If you are interested in the NEORQC getaway, your class application can be turned in anytime now, but classes fill on a first come, first served basis. The theme this year is UFO’s. This month Kim Montagnese will be doing our program which I’m sure will be wonderful, but I’ll be working, so someone please fill me in. August is our picnic, bring a dish to share, beverage and tableservice will be provided. Even if you don’t have a project for show and tell that you’ve just finished, why not bring something that you are especially proud of, or maybe something just a bit unusual. Our show and tell is always so inspiring! Stay cool, Sue

Cheryl Majewski
June Minutes
The meeting was called to order at 7:05. We had one visitor, Melanie Majewski, who also became our 70th member. The minutes to last month’s meeting were accepted as printed in the newsletter.

Pam Scholle gave the treasurer’s report. The balance in the checking account is $5,849.12 with $524.37 of that belonging to Home of the Brave. Bev McBeth moved, and Sue Schillig seconded, that we accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.

There were no reports from Community service, Challenges, or Home of the Brave, since the chairmen of those committees were not present.

Sue Schillig reported that Kim Montagnese will be our speaker in July.

Membership reported that we now have 70 members in the guild. We were reminded that our dues will go up to $25.00 in Sept.

Mary Lou Brown reported that there were 7 participants in our Fat Quarter Exchange. Along with the fabric, Mary Lou gave out an e-book with ideas for all you can do with fat quarters. Next month she will be sending out a survey sheet for everyone to fill out.

It was suggested that we all save any quilt related items that we no longer want to be sold at a table at the North Coast Needlers’ show in April.

Mary Lou Brown nominated, and Julie Bragg seconded, Maryann Grayson for President of our guild. Maryann graciously accepted. (How refreshing to hear someone say, “Sure, I’ll do it.”)

Sue Schillig announced the details for our NEORQC Getaway for 2013. It will be at Quail Hollow on Feb. 15, 16, and 17. The theme is UFO Getaway. Anyone interested can find a registration form on the NEORQC website.

Vicki Morris reminded everyone of the FAVA show and the display at the Oberlin Library. Julie Bragg said there are quilts all over Oberlin, including a display of quilts and dolls at Olla Mae’s.

Our speaker for the night was Sandi Whitaker from Quilts and Kreations.

It was moved and seconded that we adjourn the meeting and have show and tell. Motion carried.

Those who had something to show were Maryann Grayson, Bev MacBeth, Donna Clapper, Pat Mahoney, and Vicki Morris.

Respectfully submitted,
Cheryl Majewski

Home of the Brave

Jan Alderman
No report

quilt shows

Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival – Wellington is Cancelled due to illness

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.


kaye koler quilt

Kaye Koler entered her first quilt show! It was the International Quilt Festival in Galway Ireland. She won Grand Prize in her category, Traditional Miniature. She was lucky enough to be present to see it.

sympathy basket

Please bring purple/blue/turquoise to be put in a ‘blue basket” for Iris Tewksbury

quilt block

I liked this block that I recently saw in a magazine. It is offered free online here.


ambrosia bag

At the end of the newsletter I will attach a pattern offered free at this site.

The designer, Amanda Murphy, offers several free patterns as well as her own for purchase.

lindy quilt

Remember the quilt that Lindy brought to guild a couple of months ago? She got a first place ribbon on it at the NQA show!