Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 15 Issue 11 – August 13, 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


Darlene from Mom’s Sewing Basket


Sue Schillig

New baby born early so no article. Sorry.


Sandra Morse

Barb Spieker welcomed everyone.  MaryAnn did not attend.

Old Business

Minutes from last month were approved as written.

No treasurers report.  Pam not present.

Lorain county Fair up dates:  Ruth will have sign up sheets for working the quilt show at the August meeting.

Signup now through September for your membership renewal. $25.

Consider becoming an officer.

The Children in Jeans Youth Activities group made no carb water bottles. They are planning to be in the fair next year.

Nothing from community service.

Carole from the Sunshine committee was not present.

Overnight bus road trip planned for to Grand Rapids, MI, August 12-15.

New business

Guild Shirts Order form will be emailed.

Guild Garage sale will be in October.  Need volunteers to set up. Contact Teri Whiden or Pat Predmore.

August Speaker will be Darlene from Mom’s Sewing Basket, September speaker will be Karen from little Red Quilt shop.

Home of the brave, Jan Alderman, met with two gold star mothers

Quilts of Valor Has had workshops working with fabrics donated by the Sew Expo

There were seven wonderful projects for show and tell.

Janet Alderman

No Report

America Quilts EXPO: In support of Quilts of Valor® Foundation and Brought to you by Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

This is going to be an amazing event! Check it out ! Click on the link. To learn more!


Kaye Koler
SewHappy Quilting

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!

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

Happy to report that I have boxed up five quilts and will ship them as soon as a address is sent to me. Thank you everyone who has helped in making quilts for QUILTS OF VALOR. I’ve had several offers to help bind quilts as I get them quilted….I’ll be I contact shortly! Thank you!

Also I had asked at the July meeting where the 6 quilt tops went that we pieced at the workshop with Joann Hubbard? They seem to have vanished into thin air….if you know where they are please let me know. (Others are asking me about them as well) I’d like to get fabric together for the backs of them and get them quilted in time to ship out for the WOMENS PTSD Quilts of Valor at the VA in Cincinnati in September. Thank you!


Community Service
Teri Whidden

Barb King donated one quilt.  Thank you so very much!

Last week my friend, Barb Leoni, came over and we went thru all the fabric donations that have been collected and made up baby quilt kits.  I will be bringing a few each month and hopefully some of you will take them home to complete and return. These will be distributed to Blessing House and Genesis House.

Pat Predmore and I met to discuss having a guild quilter’s garage sale at the Oct. 8th meeting. There will be a sign up sheet at the Aug. 13th meeting. If you are interested in participating in this event, please see us. More details to follow.

Teri Whidden

Youth Corner
Jean Ruth

No Report

Sunshine Committee

No Report

Lorain County Fair

Ruth Groot

Sign up for helping at the fair.  You can receive a ticket for entering the fair if you have not entered an item to be judged. Monday is judging and many people are needed from 8:30 to about 2:00.  We can work in shifts.  Sign up sheets will be at this meeting.


Notes from the President


Hello ladies, I am so happy to be getting back into the Guild activities. It has been six weeks since I had a total knee replacement. Thank you all for your prayers, cards, flowers and visits. Barb Vilagi, too, had her total knee replacement and is getting around very well!

Now, back to work!

Lorain County Fair:

Thanks to all the Guild members who will exhibit quilts at the Fair. Quilts have to be delivered to the Needlework Barn on Saturday, August 22nd or Sunday, August 23rd. Please check the website for the drop off times. Thanks to the volunteers who will be assisting Judy and Ruth in the Needlework Barn. A thanks you to Jean Ruth who is working to show our children’s work at the Fair…not to be judged this time, just for show.

Guild Shirts:

Please plan to order your tee shirt that will identify you as a Guild member and also a Fair Volunteer. The first order that will be ordered on Friday, August 14th and delivered to us on Friday, August 21st. $10 for short sleeve, $15 for long sleeve. We will reorder later in the Fall when you can order sweatshirts or tee shirts.

Guest Speaker for August:

This meeting will feature the ‘new shop around’. Please come and meet Darlene and the ladies from Mom’s Sewing Basket of Amherst. This is your quilt shop that is close by with a great variety of fabrics, classes and long arm services.

AQS Show: 

American Quilt Society Show in Grand Rapids, MI from August 14th to August 15th Overnight Trip & Shop Hop. Please contact MaryAnn 440-322-1220 to confirm your roommate ASAP!!

Upcoming events:

If you missed ‘Charm School’, you won’t want to miss ‘The Strip Club’ with Joann Hubbard, Joyce Ely from JEllen’s and Gloria Kellon, Quilter, Storyteller and Dollmaker is being rescheduled for upcoming meetings. October’s meeting will feature a Garage Sale!! Get those ‘no longer loved’ items ready to find a new home. Trade, give away and/or sell your goods. See Teri Whidden or Pat Predmore to sign up or get more information.

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!


PS: Wanna sew all day or weekend August 22nd or August 23rd or both? Contact MaryAnn about coming to SewWhat at the Oberlin Inn. Lots of room & fun.