Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 13 Issue 2 – October 11, 2012

President: Mary Ann Grayson
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

Website: https://loraincountypiecemakers.wordpress.com
Guild email: loraincountypiecemakers@gmail.com

Sorry, I was unable to find out. It will be a surprise

Sue Schillig
Just a reminder to everyone that the NEORQC Getaway registration ends this month–soon.  Website is http://www.neorqc.com, the getaway info is posted on the site.

Teri Whidden
President Maryann Grayson called the meeting to order at 7:06. We had three visitors this evening, Barb Leiby, Fran Smith, and Beverly Tucker. Welcome ladies.

Cheryl Majewski read the minutes for the August meeting. They got lost in cyberspace and did not make the newsletter.

Pam Scholle reported that we have $4741.41 in the treasury. Judy Riggle made the motion to accept and Lynette Thomson seconded it. Motion passed.

Committee Reports:
Community Service: Barbara King turned in 4 pillowcases, Pat Mahoney turned in 2 baby quilts, Judy Riggle turned in 1 baby quilt, and Deb Beard took a really wonky quilt top that was left some time ago on the free table and after lots of hard work, turned it into a beautiful top that Judy Riggle took home to make a quilt for Community Service. Thank you ladies for your generous donations.

A Sew In was planned at the Elyria West River Branch Library for Sept. 28th but was later cancelled due to lack of participation. We will try again at a later date.

Membership: Dues are being accepted for the 2012 – 2013 year.

Program: Roseanne from Anna’s Sewing Center came to talk to us about Modern quilting and  happenings going on at her store in North Olmsted.

Challenges: Susan Thornton has challenged the group to make a quilt with a leaf theme. It was directed especially to Teri Barile who has accepted Susan’s challenge.

Home Of The Brave: Jan Alderman was absent this evening. Beverly Macbeth will speak to the Elyria Rotary Club with the hope that they will make a donation for this cause. Judy Riggle thanked everyone for their work with Home of the Brave and Quilts of Valor. These are two very important efforts that fill a great need and shows our support.

Fat Quarters: MaryLou Brown is starting up the committee and is requesting that 25 people sign up to participate as this will give each one a large variety to make some wonderful projects.

New Business: Maryann Grayson passed out a survey to fill out and will let us know the results at the October meeting.

Announcements: Send information to Kelly Grace and she will put it on the blog and website. She will also put all the 2012 newsletters on the blog. Judy Riggle stated that NEORQC is looking for officers. Barb Speaker, Vicky Morris, and Bonnie Bliss were ribbon winners at the Lorain County Fair this year. Lindy Sleasman entered the Hoffman Challenge and got an award for exceptional piecing. Congratulations Ladies! Well done!

Show and Tell was just wonderful.

Jan Alderman


STUFF TO DO-Teri Barile
It’s no secret that I love PINTEREST. Come and visit so you can get an idea of how much fun it is. Here is a link to my page http://pinterest.com/TeriB623/

I find so many ideas and recipes. The best part are the lovely photos.. especially of desserts. I name the folder in my Pinterest “Eat Dessert First” where I pin photos like this Chocolate Skillet Cake ice cream Sundae”

When you “pin” a photo, you are also pinning the link to the recipe. Luckily, I’m too lazy to actually make anything that I pin. I figure that is my diet plan, such as it is.. look, don’t make.

I have folders with tutorials, some with any type of project, but this folder is to tutorials to fabric bags. I think that this little project would make a cute stocking stuffer for Christmas.

Here is the link to the webpage http://thimbleanna.com/blog/?p=566#

I love the newsletter being put on the web page. But I will have to make adjustments in how I do the newsletter. If I sent a pattern, I always got permission from the designer. And I have ongoing permission from Marcia from Quilter’s Cache to share her traditional patterns, but from now on, I will only post photos and links to the project. When I sent things to your mail, it was different than it being posted on the internet. I think it will work out. Especially since all of you get the newsletter by email now, all you should have to do is click on the link in the text to find directions. Let’s see how it all goes. Teri