Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 15 Issue 9 – June 11, 2015

President: Mary Ann Grayson
Vice President: Barb Spieker and Barb Vilagi
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Cheryl Majewski
Community Service: Teri Whidden
Library: Joanne Palun & Janice Good
Hospitality: Karin Knox and Bobbie Bruck
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Carole Doerr & Melani Majewski
Bits & Pieces Editor: Kelly Grace
Articles due by Saturday before meeting, Newsletter sent out Sunday before meeting.

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of month
Time:        7:00 PM
Location:  New Russia Township Lodge,
46300 Butternut Ridge Rd, Oberlin, 44074

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

Way to Go Cavs on the Game 2 Finals Win!!!


See President’s Notes


Sue Schillig

Since all I’ve done is gardening and chicken tending, I’m taking a vacation from stray threads. When I get back, I’m hoping there is new excitement in my quilting life! Sue



Cheryl Majewski

Maryann welcomed everyone at 7:00. We had two visitors and no new members.

Pam Scholle reported that we have $7683.64 in our treasury.

Barb Spieker introduced our speaker for the evening, Joanne Hubbard. Joanne is a freelance instructor from Milan, OH.

Jean Ruth reported that the next youth activity will be May 30th at Main Street Amherst.

Everyone is to bring a brown bag lunch. The group will meet in our meeting room in June, July and August.

Teri Whidden said the Community Service report was in the newsletter.

Carole Doerr asked if anyone knew of anyone who was sick. Lynette Thomson thanked everyone for her card.

Rachael Dykes reported that our attendance for Thursday work days has gone from 5 to 18 people.

Maryann thanked MaryLou Brown for doing our fat quarter exchange. There are 14 people participating this year.

We are in need of a nominating committee for this year.

Our guild picnic will be July 9th because there is so much happening in August. The AQS Show in Grand Rapids is Aug. 14th and 15th. Also in August we need workers and entries for the fair. Judy Picksworth will be at the June meeting to help us register fair items.

Sonya Zimmerman reported that Teri Barile does not have the jpeg file for our logo. We need to come up with a logo. It was suggested we use our pin.

Pam Scholle asked for quilts for the Emma Gatewood Show which is May 28 and 29 at the French Creek Nature Center. Last year our guild hung the quilts.

We will have Charm School from 1:00 to 4:00 in June during our work session.

Twenty­-one people had items for show and tell.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Blog Content Request
Kelly Grace

Looking for things to post on our blog. In January I posted about cutting with a die cutter. Is there something you’d like reviewed? Is there something you’d like to review? Please feel free to send me anything you’d like posted on the blog – reviews (books, notions, patterns), tutorials – either ones you’ve written or ones you’ve found online, etc. Remember this is our guild – you can contribute to the blog as well!

Community Service

Teri Whidden

Ruth Groot and Cheryl Majewski donated hotel sundries and Judy Riggle made 3 baby quilts.  Thank you so very much ladies!

Sunshine Committee

Janice Good’s sister passed away, her blue basket color is blue.

Youth Corner

Jean Ruth

No Report


Janet Alderman

No Report

Libby Betounes will be hosting a bus trip to Blossom on July 4, 2015 to hear the Cleveland Festival Band in concert with patriotic music. Bus leaves from the American Legion in Elyria at 6:00 p.m. Pavilion seating.  $46.00 per person. The concert is wonderful, makes you glad to be an American.

Contact Libby at 365-5580 or email at sjb1034@windstream.net

Notes from the President


Charm School (from Joanne):

On Thursday, June 11th, from 1 pm to 4 pm, 37 members have signed up to make the Charm Quilts.

I have a couple of irons and boards, but we could always use a few more. One per group would work, but we can do with less.

I have a few cutting mats I can bring, but I suggest that each group have at least two mats, two long rulers (at least 6″ x 18″) and two rotary cutters.

Since we’ll be using all colors of fabric, any neutral thread works (grey, beige, etc.).

We’ll also be using basic sewing supplies like pins, seam rippers, thread snips, etc.

Several ladies have inquired about making donations for Joanne’s Charm School. Please feel free to donate 5” squares or Charm packs if you wish. I am also asking our long arm quilters to quilt one of these small quilts.

Lorain County Fair:

Please attend this next meeting to meet with Judy Pickworth, Needle Arts at the Lorain County Fair. She will show us how to enter the Fair, the catagories, and answer your questions. I hope we can show a lot more quilts at the Fair this year. Thanks to Ruth Groot for helping us learn more about the Lorain County Fair!


We really need more volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee for the 2015 Officer Elections. Please consider volunteering to serve as an officer or committee person for the next year. We will continue to grow with your help! Contact MaryAnn at 440-322-1220 if you need more help.

Annual Picnic:

Our Annual picnic will be held Thursday, JULY 9th at 6 pm. Please bring your favorite covered dish, we will provide the paper products and beverages. Call Barb Spieker at 440-988-4107, if you have questions or need suggestions.

AQS Show:

American Quilt Society Show in Grand Rapids, MI from August 14th to August 15th Overnight Trip & Shop Hop. Please bring a $25 deposit to save your space and name a roommate if you can.

Our prayers go out to Janice Good in the loss of her sister. We are hoping to hear improvements on MaryLou Brown as she recovers at home. Your prayers will be appreciated for us, as I (MaryAnn) undergo a knee replacement on June 25th and Barb Cowger Vilagi will have hers on July 6th.

There are a lot of opportunities for members and friends to enjoy OUR Guild. Contact me or any Guild officer or committee members to get more involved.

See you all very soon!