Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 18 Issue 3 – November 9, 2017

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Comfort Quilts: Judy Riggle, Linda Janowicz
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
Home of the Brave: Janet Alderman
Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler
Sunshine Committee: Val Watring
Challenge Committee: Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser, Kelly Grace
Communication Committee: Kelly Grace & Fran Weber
Bits and Pieces: 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

Additional Info: Please remember that there is always a sew day the day of our meeting – starting around 10!

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

Meeting Minutes

At 7:00 p.m. Guild President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. There were no visitors tonight.

Program:  Mary Huey from Willoughby Ohio, shared with us “An Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks”.  Mary splits her quilting time between writing a blog, Through Rose-Colored Trifocals and teaching UFO’s and being obsessed with English paper piecing.

MinutesThere were no changes to the minutes from the August 2017 meeting.  There was a motion to accept the minutes, which carried.

Treasurer Report:  Treasurer, Pam Scholle, presented the budget noting that the balance in checking was $12,256.11, with Quilts of Valor at $1,209.79 and Home of the Brave at $412.30.  There was a motion to accept the budget, which carried.


Membership: Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak – Handed out membership card to members tonight and collected more money for memberships which cards will be handed out at the next meeting.

Fair Committee:  Ruth Groot – Nothing new at this time.

Community Service:  Judy Riggle was not present.  Raffle ticket for basket will be chosen this weekend.

Quilts of Valor: Kaye Koler will be hosting a “sew day” QOV Workshop on Saturday, October 21st, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Main Street Building in Amherst. Can bring lunch or eat lunch downtown. She received a $150 donation from VFW in North Ridgeville which was submitted to the Treasurer.

Home of the BraveJanet Alderman reported a great turnout of 10 women which worked very well together and finished 4 quilts.

Youth Sewing:  Lynette Thompson was not present.

Challenges:  Kelly Grace reported to continue working on your UFO’s for this year list.  Start getting ready for your next year list which is due to her by January 31st.

Communication Committee:  Kelly Grace reported nothing new at this time.

Sunshine Committee:  Val Watring reported there is nothing new at this time.

Quilt Show 2018:  Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer Remember to keep working on your projects and your blue and white challenge project.  Pam Scholle and Karen Neuschaefer have finished the Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt top for the 2018 Quilt Show. The quilt will be quilted by Kaye Koler and will be finished by the end of the year.

Hospitality Committee:  Maryann Doucette and Jean Tobia nothing new at this time.

Programs, Events, and Retreats…Oh My:  Donna reported the program for November meeting will be Gayle Pritchard on Ohio Art Quilts and the program for December will be  Terry Hartzell, SASQ (Studio Art Quilts Alliance) Traveling Show – Display of quilts from several different countries.

October 2017: The Berlin Retreat will be in late October, early November (10/29 – 11/1).  See MaryAnn to sign up.

November 2017:  MaryAnn reported that we met our quota for the Umbrella workshop.

February 2018:  NEOROQ has posted their February 2018 Getaway called “Quilting Binds Us Together” and it will be held February 16 – 18, 2018 at the Holiday Inn in Boardman, Ohio.  More information on their new website, which is https://www.neorqconline.org.   Sign up begins 9/1/17.

December 2018: MaryAnn reported that she has planned a quilt cruise for December 2018 which the cruise will be going to the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao). The cost is $1,050.00 (if you don’t sew) $1,100.00 (if you do sew) for a 9-day cruise and all the rooms have a balcony!

New Business:  Would like to put a year of rent in a protected fund. A motion was made to put the year of 2018 rent into a CD which carried.

Mutton Hill Quilt Show, Fiber Art Exhibit and Vendor Showcase, Friday, October 13 through Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the John S Knight Center at 77 E. Mill St at Akron, OH. Admission is $10.00.

Announcements:  Chris looked into getting a PO Box but felt it was more than she wanted to pay so she offered her address for mail to be sent to.

Free Table Reminder:  If you bring items for the FREE table and something is left by the end of the evening, please take it home with you and/or toss in the trash on the way out.  Thank you.

Show and Tell:  There were lots of show and tell tonight. Some quilts shown were 3 UFO’s, 2 table runners, row by row quilt, mystery quilt and Baltimore Halloween quilt.

Adjournment:  Meeting was adjourned at 9:35 p.m.  There was a motion to adjourn the meeting, which carried.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Comfort Quilts

Judy Riggle

No Report

LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSEProvides temporary safe shelter, food, and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  Serves roughly 25,000 annually.

BLESSING HOUSE:  Founded in 2005 to house children, birth to age 12, when their parents are addressing their own crises.

FAMILY PROMISENewly located next to Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin, Family Promise oversees housing in various churches for a week at a time, and provides counseling and transportation services.

November Birthdays

Kelly Grace
Sandy Lambert

UFO Challenge

Keep working on your UFO’s!  More UFO’s were shown at last months meeting, keep it up ladies!!! To date, 65 UFO’s have been finished!!!! Just one more month to finish up for the challenge, we will have some prizes at the December meeting.


Treasurer Report

No Report

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Remember if you signed up for the UMBRELLA class don’t forget our workshop Thursday!!.  Also make sure you can join us for the meeting because we have art quilter Gayle Pritchard joining us for the evening program.  Gayle started creating art quilts more than 30 years ago, but she has been making art most of her life. From small, intimate drawings to altered and transferred photographs, from collages to three-dimensional assemblages and shrines to gigantic wall quilts, she tells her story. She invites us to to contemplate her experiences as they are presented in her art.  In her work Gayle hopes to touch us on a personal level, making an immediate connection by the familiarity and accessibility of the materials she uses: cloth, paper, photographs, thread, words. Gayle also invites us into HER world, hoping we will be lured to linger by the textural sensuousness we find there!!  It proves to be a MOST interesting night!  Please considering joining us!


October 2017: Umbrella workshop

October 2017: Evening Program – Art quilter Gayle Pritchard (see Notes from the President for more information)


Sue Schillig

I’ve been rethinking my sewing goals this month.  The good news is that I’ve been working on several projects and have a few things for show and tell which I’m excited about.  But in thinking about the things I plan to do I’ve added a couple more. I realized that my community service part of my quilting has suffered over the years.  At one point I was making  at least 2 baby quilts for donation to our community service chairperson.  It was a good plan–nice simple utility quilts, using up some scraps and maybe even trying a new technique or two.  It was a great way to practice before I started on the masterpiece.  But I’ve not done that in the past few years.  I think it is time to get back to giving back.  Not necessarily because the scrap bin is overflowing, but that might be a part of it.  Many years ago each guild member was challenged to donate 2 community service quilts each year.  I’m challenging myself to do that.  And I’m hopeful that there might be others willing to take up the challenge.

Sue Schillig

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Copied from a recent email: regarding Judy Riggle:  She welcomes visitors.   #315 at (Kendal) Care Center.  It’s 2 hallways past the 3rd art exhibit of photos from Asia.   Ask to ‘hear’ her special card! Sincerely appreciate Kathy Spencer for keeping the guild updated about our gal, Judy!

Janet Alderman

No Report