Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 19 Issue 4 – December 13, 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 No report for November meeting, as this meeting was not held due to the Quilt Show.

Thank You!!!

We would like to thank all the quilt guild members who volunteered their time, talents and quilts, for a job well done before and during our 2018 LCP Quilt Show.  Hanging the quilts before the show went smoothly with many helping hands, the generosity of your time and the husbands that helped set up.

A special “Thank You” for committee chairpersons and their committee members.  Without you the quilt show would not be possible.

Barb Cowger-Vilagi and Barb Spieker (Baskets)
Beverly Tucker and Committee (Quilt Show Kitchen)
Chris Yoo (Signs, Postcards, Posters)
Fran Weber, Peggy Hughes, Jean Tobia and Maryann Doucette (Country Store)
Val Watring (Advertising)
Kaye Koler (Sewfie the  quilted car)
Kelly Grace (Newsletter, blog, website and keeping our forms up to date)
MaryAnn Grayson (Booklet and Ad work)
Pam Scholle (Treasurer)

And to all those who donated, baked, and quilted to help make this show a success.  Thank you so much.

Our Sincere Appreciation,
Karen                                     Julie
Karen Neuschaefer              Julie Bragg

Reminder for the collage class in January.

I will bring a sign up sheet to the December meeting and the fee $35 must be paid in advance. I will also bring the class samples…. You can choose sewing machine or fish for your collage piece. If you have any questions please email me…. Thank you Merry Christmas ! Kaye

We received this email from a basket winner and I wanted to share it with everyone (She did give her permission for me to share it in the newsletter!) Kelly

Hello to the loraine county piecemakers,

I had attended your quilt show a couple weeks back and boy was it wonderful. I really enjoyed the car cozy you made it was spectacular!!! Never saw one before.

Your quilts were beautiful and inspiring and it was so much fun to take our time looking at all of them. And we also enjoyed your vendors. We knew only a couple of them so they were a few that were new to us.

I can’t believe I actually won a basket!!!  I’ve never won a basket at a quilt show so I was thrilled !!!!  it was the purse/tote basket with a beautiful purse made by Pat Logar.  I was amazed how heavy it was it ended up having about 46 patterns. Along with a few books. Plus thread plus batting, fabric plus this gorgeous, gorgeous purse that I got to say Pat did a fabulous job on, its professionally made. I’d like to send a letter to Pat to thank her(him?) for such a beautiful purse.  Could someone please forward her (his?) address to me if you’re able?

I was overwhelmed by the amount of items in that basket and was thrilled going through it it was so exciting and I’m inspired to make so many gorgeous totes and purses. Thank you so much for your generosity that was one basket; I saw all the beautiful basket you ladies (gents?) made and they were outstanding!!! Thank you so much for my awesome basket !

Mary Mahoney
Tree city quilt guild member


Quilts of Valor

Kaye Koler

Quilts of Valor.  

A Heartfelt Thank You!

We would like to thank everyone who helped with the QUILTS OF VALOR table in our absence at the quilt show. It is wonderful to know that so many of you support our committee and are willing to step in, helping to raise awareness for QoV when we weren’t  available.

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Sew Happy, Kaye, Helen, and Teri

QOVF National Sew Day.
February 2, 2019

Save the date! Our annual National Sew Day for Quilts of Valor will be held at the Main Street Community Center,
255 Park Ave.
Amherst, OH.
10-4 pm Details will follow.
Thank you SO much, Kaye

Community Service Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle

Delivered: Nov.  Blessing House
9 quilts, burp clothes, bibs and gloves.

Dec. Genesis House
33 quilts, 11 pj’s

Oberlin Family Promise house closed down.


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.

December Birthdays
Diane Duly
Darlene Fedor
Nicole Justice
Kathy Keyse
Karin Knox
Marylou Kucera
Argena Patouhas
Sandy Pawlak
Jean Ruth


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

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Just a quick note this month because I’ve managed to over commit myself this holiday season!  I’m sure that has NEVER happened to any of you!?  LOL as they say.  I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make our 2018 quilt show a HUGE success.  I have not seen the final numbers but even without the financials, I can tell you the show was outstanding!  I have heard from many people who are not even quilters who have said they enjoyed the show so much they want to join our guild just to be a part of our creative group!  I’m pretty sure they were only joking, but…who knows.  During the 3 days I had countless other guild members coming up to me asking what magic we used to create just a wonderful show.  I admit, I had to tell them all big secret—hard work and true commitment by our quilt show committee and members.  I am so proud to be part of the leadership team of our guild.   There are many of you have served as President of this guild over the decades and you now this job can be frustrating at times, but it can also be a pleasure.  I can tell you all that it is my PLEASURE to serve as your President.    I hope to see a large group of you at the December potluck to help us ring out this very wonderful year!

Sue Schillig This weekend we went through our ornaments and decorations and we are keeping only the ones we actually use. Don’t worry, there are still plenty.  I had a random thought that maybe I should do the same with my quilting supplies. Granted, that thought lasted a nanosecond, but still, the fact that it merited even that makes me wonder what I was thinking!  Instead, I’ve decided to approach things just a little bit differently.   My extra sewing machine is being gifted to the eldest granddaughters.  It will reside at a house I visit often so I’m in effect just spreading out the quilt love a little farther down the line.  Additionally I’m gathering up some stray squares for them to sew, a few of my extra supplies like needles and thread, so they can begin their quilting journey.  While they are in school on the days I am there I suppose I might borrow it, maybe give it a cleaning and a test run or two.   They are eager to sew and my husband is eager for me to share.  I think this has the potential for great things and a merry time for all!  Here’s hoping it leads to the next generation of quilters!

Sue Schillig

Sunshine Committee

Val Watring

11/25/2018   Mary Wallhead shared that her older sister, Florence Long, has passed away.  A sympathy card was sent to Mary.

11/10/2018   As we were getting ready for the Quilt Show, gals signed a card for Cheryl Majewski; her husband was in the hospital undergoing heart care.

Also, we signed and sent a card to our member, Helen Smelser.  She was in the hospital but rallied in time to visit the Quilt Show on Sunday.

I will be absent from the December meeting.  Please text if Sunshine-y tasks are needed:  440.935.0972.  Thank you!

Program December – Potluck at 6:30pm

Bring something yummy!!