Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 16 Issue 2 – October 8, 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


Garage Sale!


Sue Schillig

What a summer! Two new grandbabies, one of each sex, which fit perfectly with the 2 baby quilts I had ready for them. All are doing well. On the other hand, in my usual style, I’ve managed to break a foot–boring break according to the doc and one that will heal in the usual manner, so I guess that is good.

As you might expect, the silver lining in this case is the multitude of unfinished projects that I can now work on. I’ve come to appreciate that I have a long and varied list of potential handwork that is just waiting for time to open up. So, the Getaway weekend class project I took with Julie Bragg may someday get all those berries appliqued onto it! Who knows what direction I’ll take, but for sure the possibilities are seemingly endless. A word of advice to all those among you who may find themselves in a similar situation–make sure you keep all the pieces parts together! Sending a daughter to the basement to look for binding fabric may or may not work out okay. I was fortunate, Anne just brought up a whole bunch of different greens, but it could have been a wild goose chase for the “right” binding. So it is with renewed interest I tackle the notion of UFO’s. They are a valuable part of any quilter’s stash. You just never know when the right moment may come…

Piecefully, Sue Schillig


Cheryl Majewski

Maryann called the meeting to order at 7:00. There were 3 visitors. Barb Spieker introduced our speaker, Gloria Kellon. Gloria is a member of the African American Quilt and Doll Guild in Warrensville Heights, OH.

Pam Scholle reported that we have $7,318.44 in our treasury.

Ruth Groot thanked everyone who participated and/or worked at the fair. Last year there were 35 quilts entered and this year there were 85. Ruth had a book where people could write suggestions for next year’s fair.

Karen Neuschaefer reported that 19 members paid their dues tonight.

Teri Whidden and Pat Predmore are in charge of our garage sale in October. Teri was taking names for those who wished to sign­up for a table. Items are to be for quilting/sewing/crafts only. Sellers keep the proceeds from their sales. Teri also reported that she and Barb Leoni went through our community service fabric and donated what we couldn’t use to the correctional facility. They made 75 quilt kits. Teri brought 10 to tonight’s meeting. Sue Schillig donated a quilt to community service.

Jean Ruth had no Youth report.

MaryLou Brown reported the next pajama party will be Sat., Sept. 26 from 10:00 to 4:00 at Main Street Amherst.

Julie Bragg reported the Quilt Show will be Oct. 7, 8, and 9 , 2016. There will be some time changes from the last show. Members are asked to bring in old quilt calendars to use for advertising for the show. It was suggested we have postcards at the fair and anyone who brings one to the show gets $1.00 off the price of admission.

There will be a board meeting Tues., Sept. 15 at 11:30 at Sugarcreek Restaurant to discuss changes in the by­laws. Anyone is welcome to attend.

After a few announcements, the meeting was adjourned.

Nine people had Show and Tell.

Respectfully submitted,

Cheryl Majewski

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

No Report

Notes from the President

Hello members!

We had a fun meeting in October with guest speaker, Gloria Kellon. She brought a great Trunk Show with Quilts, Wearable Art and Vests and Dolls. We were happy to welcome Felecia Tinker who accompanied Gloria to the meeting.

I am glad to let you know that MaryLou Brown is now at home after a stay in the hospital. Hopefully she will be scheduling the next Pajama Party soon. Barb Spieker also spent a few days in the hospital and is now on the mend. Keep our members in your thoughts and/or prayers!

Guild Shirts:

We will reorder shirts at October and November 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 Speakers:

The Garage Sale will held in place of our speaker for October.

November speaker will be Joyce Ely of JEllen Fabrics.

December will feature our annual Membership Dinner with NO speaker.

January meeting will feature Joanne Hubbard with the ‘Strip Club’

Upcoming events:

– Youth Sew will be held at Main Street Amherst (the old Post Office) Saturday, November 21st and Saturday, December 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) at Main Street Amherst (the old post office) will be scheduled later this month. Contact MaryLou Brown for details 440-641-0333,

Thanks to the committee who revised the Constitution and By-Laws. It is your turn to review and approve the Constitution and By-Laws. We are putting your membership package  together and will distributed in December.

Please plan to be a part of our activities this year. We need you!


PS: Wanna sew all day or weekend Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 or both??? Contact MaryAnn 440-322-1220 about coming to SewWhat at the Oberlin Inn. Lots of room & fun. It is only $16 from morning to midnight or all night if you want!..


Community Service

Teri Whidden

Huge thank yous go to Judy Riggle for 2 baby quilts and Sue Schilling for 1 baby quilt and to Barb Stiner for batting pcs, flannel, fleece, and fabric for baby quilts and pj’s.


Janet Alderman

No Report

Youth Corner

Jean Ruth

No Report

Sunshine Committee

No Report