Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 19 Issue 2 – October 11, 2018

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Donna Garrett
Treasurer: Pam Scholle
Secretary: Barbara Leoni
Community Service: Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle
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
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
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

On September 13, 2018, President Chris Yoo welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
There were 2 visitors, 3 new members and 2 returning members this evening.

Program:  Applique Quilts and More – Machine Applique Workshop

President’s Report:  (Chris Yoo)
I reached out to Janet Alderman our former Home of the Brave Coordinator. The purpose of that was to ask Janet if she still needs the small budget we have left or if we should role that into QOV.  Janet was happy to hear from me and she said she does have some expenses for locating and mailing several quilts so she will get those to Pam ASAP for reimbursement and she shared that she only has 3 soldiers left to find, but she does have those 3 quilts ready.  She will be mailing Pam receipts for the associated costs, postage, etc.  Since there is money left in the HOB budget that will not be a problem.  Janet also shared that she would love to remain a member (although remote) and will be mailing her application and payment soon, so please keep her on the list of active members.

Minutes:  (Barbara Leoni) There were no changes to the minutes from the August 2018 meeting.  Hearing no corrections, the minutes are approved as distributed.

Treasurer Report:  (Pam Scholle) We distributed the Treasurer’s Report and the 2018-2019 budget and a ledger showing how we spent the money over the past year. There was some discussion and a few questions about the 2018-2019 budget.  We didn’t change a lot but did increase room rental, insurance, community service and hospitality; sunshine and we combine Quilt Show with Fundraisers. There was a motion and a second to approve of the 2018-2019 budget which passes. However, Chris stated that it is important for us to understand that budgets are not “written in stone” because the financial position of the guild may change during the year. A budget helps us stay on course financially as we move through the next fiscal year.  Although it is important to “stick to the budget,” budgets can be and should be flexible when necessary.

Pam presented the budget noting that the balance in the checking $7,177.37 with Quilts of Valor at $1,077.03 and Home of the Brave at $412.36.  Chris thanked Pam for the treasurers’ report and noted that the report will be filed for audit.

Membership:  (Karen Neuschaefer and Marilyn Novak)  Karen reported that they are collecting membership dues.  Membership cards are at front table if you have already paid your membership fees.  If you sign up tonight cards will be at the front table next month.  Karen will be updating rosters and sign-in sheets.

Community Service:  (Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle) Ruth stated that after she collects the community service donations she will be writing up a report in the Newsletter of the items that were donate and  to what organization they were delivered.

Quilts of Valor:  (Kaye Koler) Presentation at the North Ridgeville VFW on Aug 19th and presented three quilts.

Youth Sewing:  (Lynette Thomson & Jean Ruth) Chris stated that she is not giving up but is thinking of other ideas about getting youth interested in sewing.

Challenges: (Kelly Grace, Sue Thornton & Helen Smelser)  Keep working on your Blue and White challenges. Helen suggested Attic Window block for the new 2018-2019 challenge. Also small art portrait quilts with a deadline but not to show anyone the quilts but to bring quilts to meeting hang them up and let people guess who made the quilt.

Communication Committee:  (Kelly Grace & Chris Yoo) No report at this time.

Sunshine Committee:  (Val Watring) No report at this time.

2018 Lorain County Fair:  (Ruth Groot) – Ruth is not here tonight as her husband is undergoing a medical procedure.  So she will not be here to report on all the ribbon members won at the fair this year.  Chris asked anyone who won a ribbon or trophy to please stand to be recognized.

Quilt Show 2018:  (Julie Bragg & Karen Neuschaefer) Please continue to hand in your Pre-Entry and Quilt Entry Registration forms. If you need a Pre-Entry or a Quilt Entry form you can print one off our website.

Everything is going on schedule for the Quilt Show.  I have sign-up sheets for various volunteer positions needed such as Cookie and bars bake sale, hanging up quilts, taking down quilts raffle, door prizes, white glove and county store.

Baskets – Barb Spieker thanked everyone for bringing in baskets and items for the baskets. You can also bring the basket in with the items and we will put the basket together.  You can bring the baskets in any time before October 31st.

Country Store – Fran thanked everyone for their donations of materials, notions, books, and magazines.

Raffle Tickets – If anyone has raffle tickets they didn’t sell please bring them back.  We want to use up what we have before ordering anymore.

Programs, Events and Retreats:  (Donna Garrett & MaryAnn Grayson) Donna reported program for the following months:

      Evening Program:  Emilie Collens Illson – Button Down Designs – Items made by buttons
Day Workshop:  Julie Bragg – French Country Quilt – Part 3 – Scalloped Borders.

      Day Workshop:  Donna Garrett – Making Bags

New Business:  No report at this time.

Announcements: Harvest of the Arts in downtown Wellington is Sunday, September 16th from 11 to 4pm. I will be running around with an Orange shirt helping run the event, but our very own Jean Ruth and Donna Garrett will have booths.  Lunch will be available, Quilt Raffle and Children’s Activities.

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.

Please remember that we have a suggestion box and would like to hear your suggestions.

Show and Tell:
We had a child giraffe quilt, blue ribbon projects from the fair such as 3 purses and 2 quilts. We had a few UFO’s completed, table runner, wall hanging, scalloped border quilt, primitive stockings, Ohio State quilt, and black and gray quilt.

Adjournment:  Chris adjourned meeting at 8:40 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, October 11, 2018

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Leoni

Community Service
Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle

I have ten quilts ready to deliver.

I will bring to the meeting several quilts that need binding.  The  binding is cut and pressed.

We have purchased flannel for pajamas that needs cut.  I have a large cutting table so if anyone could help with this please call me (see membership list for phone number).

All help is greatly appreciated.


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.

October Birthdays
Christine Berenznay
Tina Bowers
Carolyn Bradley
Bobbie Bruck
Judy Riggle
Lynette Thomson
Chris Yoo

2018 Quilt Show

Last chance to enter a quilt for the Quilt Show. Get the “Quilt Registration Form” from the LCP website or bring all your Quilt info and dimensions to the meeting and see Karen or Julie for a form.

We also need members to sign to help hang and sign in quilts, November 8th and during the show, 2 hour time slots for White Gloves, Raffle Tickets, Country Store, QOV, etc….

Do you have a favorite cookie or bar recipe?
Sign up to bake them for our Quilt Show Kitchen. Put them on a small paper plate or baggies, ready to sell.

Quilt Show questions?  Call or email Julie Bragg (see membership list for phone and email).


UFO Challenge

We have already seen 35 UFO’s finished this year! That is 21% of the UFO’s submitted that are now completed! Keep up the great work ladies! I can’t wait to see what’s finished this month.

2019 Challenge
Attic Windows – Examples can be found here.

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Talk with anyone on the committee or send an email to the guild email (shown above).

Treasury Report
Pam Scholle

Guild  Bal.                        $7562.17
QOV                                 $1077.03
HOB                                  $  290.91
Total in checking               $8930.11

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

I typically write a novel for my President’s note so I’ll keep it brief this month primarily because I have about 5 deadlines on my giant “to do list” and I have to push on through them!  My message for this month is PROMOTE OUR QUILT SHOW!  Getting the word out that we are having a show is critical to attendance. Please click on the show poster link HERE and print the poster and hand it out, post in local stores that allow it, (many businesses will have a community board), if you work take it to work, bring it to church, and post on your social media pages and send to your friends by email. Just let everyone know we are having a show.  The clock is ticking and unbelievably, the show is NEXT MONTH!!  And finally, don’t forget to sign up to VOLUNTEER at the show.   Julie and Karen have several sign-up sheets ready and waiting for your name!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Your Pres, Chris Yoo

Sue Schillig

It has been several months since I’ve finished a UFO. I’d  like to say that I really wanted to finish something. But that would be a lie. These long dry spell’s are part of the reason there are so many unfinished projects. But there is good news. I’m starting to get that itch again. While working on my latest quilt the urge to do those curved wedding ring pieces finally arrived. But have I done them yet? Oh no, I’m on a Florida beach.  Later maybe.

Piecefully yours,
Sue Schillig

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Barb Spieker had some heart issues and was in the hospital.  The guild sent Barb a supportive, encouraging card.

Heartbreaking news:  Pat Logar posted this on her Facebook page:   Chuck Logar my dear love and companion of 38 years passed away Oct. 1st. There is such a void for all of us who knew and loved him. There will be a “Celebration of life” Oct. 14th, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Amherst VFW. Please come and join us. He loved so many of you!”

You may remember Chuck as he often drove Pat to Russia Township Hall for sewing days/ meetings.  I have a sympathy card for Pat.  Please plan to sign the card at the meeting, Thursday, October 11th.  I am also bringing a blue bag.  The membership list shows Pat prefers sage and teal green fabrics.  Please bring a fat quarter or so to add to the blue bag.

I just put a get well card in the mail to Mary Wallhead.  I understand she has taken a fall.

Thank you to the guild members who notified us of the information above.  We could not respond if we did not know.



Evening Program:  Emilie Collens Illson – Button Down Designs – Items made by buttons

Day Workshop:  Julie Bragg will be helping members with their “French Country” (Scalloped Edge bindings) during our LCP sew day, October 11th. Anytime between 10:00-3:00.

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report