Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 16 Issue 1 – September 10, 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


Gloria Kellon

Sue Schillig

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Cheryl Majewski

Maryann called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and introduced Darlene and Suzie from Mom’s Sewing Basket located in the Amherst Plaza. They told us about their shop and showed how to make a tote bag.

The minutes from the September meeting were in the newsletter.

Maryann had a sign­up sheet for guild tee shirts. There were two styles: one with a full design across the front and one with a smaller breast plate design. The guild voted for the breast plate design, but Maryann said she would try to have the other design ordered later for those who wanted them. Shirts will be ready before the fair.

Judy Pickworth and Ruth Groot reported that volunteers were needed for the fair on the 22nd and 23rd for entries and to help the judges on the 24th. They gave last minute tips on entering and stated that all quilts must be clean.

Jean Ruth reported there were 10 kids sewing this month and asked if the guild could donate some money for them to decorate for the fair. Lori Quinones moved we give $50.00. Kelly Grace seconded the motion. Motion carried. Mary Lou Brown will work with the youth next month at Main Street Amherst. Mary Lou made 27 pajamas for Blessing House and Genesis House.

Our October meeting will be a garage sale.

Nine quilters are going to the AQS show in Grand Rapids.They will leave at 7:45 a.m. Friday morning.

Twelve people had items for Show and Tell.

Respectfully submitted,
Cheryl Majewski

Janet Alderman

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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

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Youth Corner
Jean Ruth

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Sunshine Committee

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Notes from the President

Lorain County Fair:

What a great week for patrons and members of the Piecemakers! A number of members earned ribbons, cash prizes and showed our quilts, etc. to Lorain County! Thanks to members for showing individuals needlework projects, Kaye for the Quilts of Valor display and Jean for the non judged dis- play of our Youth projects. A special thanks to you who volunteers to clean up, help the judges, set up displays and return projects to participants. A big thanks to MaryJane who worked everyday at the Needlework Barn and created more than three quilt tops as she did sewing demonstrations. Lastly, thank you to Ruth Groot who coordinated the week’s activities and the volunteers. I am so very proud of our members. Hope you will consider participating next year.

Guild Shirts:

We will reorder shirts at October meeting. You can order tee shirts, sweatshirts or hoodies. There WILL be Ladies cut shirts in this order. I apologize to those who did not get ladies cut in the first order.

Guest Speaker for September:

Gloria Kellon will be our guest speaker this month. We can look forward to an interesting trunk show! She is an award winner quilter, doll maker and storyteller. She is a retired teacher, president of the African American Quilt and Doll Guild in Warrensville Heights, OH. Her quilts have been featured in shows across the US and in South Africa. Her quilts have been featured in a number of publications. Gloria has taught classes on wearable art, including jackets and vests in Ohio, Michigan, Missouri and at NEORQC this year.

AQS Show:

Eleven Piecemakers traveled to the AQS (American Quilting Society) Show in Grand Rapids, MI from August 14th to August 15th. This overnight Trip & Shop Hop. It was a great show featuring hundreds of quilts and more than 150 vendors. We shopped at the Ann Arbor Sewing Center, Material Girls and the Quiltery. We had a good time that we have already booked it for next year! This trip allowed a lot of us to get ‘license plates’ and kits for the Row by Row Experience!

Upcoming events:

Guild Garage Sale October 8th…Details at September meeting and on website after the meeting.

Youth Sew will be held at Main Street Amherst (the old Post Office)

Saturday, October 24th
Saturday, Nov 21st
Saturday, Dec 19th

Hours are 10 am to 4 pm

Bring your sewing machine and supplies
Contact Jean Ruth for more details, 440-221-3409

Pajama Party (we will make pajamas for kids in the shelters) will be at Main Street Amherst (the old post office) September 26th. Contact MaryLou Brown for details 440-641-0333

There is yet another Mystery (Quilt) coming up September 27th! Some of us are going down on Saturday, September 26th to shop and relax. If you are interested, call Creations Sew Clever in Chillicothe 740-775-1957. There are hotel rooms reserved and quilt shops to explore. Contact MaryAnn if you need more details 440-897-7032.

It is not too late to look at Quilt Camp at Ripley WVA. Check details at pegspatches.com for class selections and housing information. The Fall Camp is October 14 – 18, 2015.

It is imperative that we hold elections ASAP. Bring your nominations to the September meeting.

Community Service
Teri Whidden

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