Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 20 Issue 2 – October 10, 2019

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Cindy Kraft
Treasurer: Pam Scholle/Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
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: Kelly Grace, Susan Thornton, Helen Smelser
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

At 7:00 p.m. President, Chris Yoo, called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.  Tonight there was one visitor and one new member!

Program:  The speaker tonight was Kelly Beutler of The Joyful Sort.  Kelly is a professional organizer, and she created a custom program for us tonight called “Organizing your sewing space.”  If you are interested in some one-on-one consultation time, Kelly can be reached at kelly@thejoyfulsort.com or check out her webpage at http://www.thejoyfulsort.com.

President’s Report:  Chris reminded everyone that the 2019 President’s Challenge entries are due tonight as we will have a presentation of them all in October. Chris also reminded everyone that it is never too early to “think spring.”  She wanted to remind everyone that the guild will host a table at the Original Sewing and Quilting Show at the IX Center again in 2020.  The exact dates are April 2 through April 4th.  Chris hopes she can get enough volunteers to sit at the booth in short 2-hour shifts, and she reminded everyone that if you volunteer, you get in free.

Approval of the Minutes:  The minutes from the August meeting were included in the Newsletter that was distributed by email and published on our webpage.  When asked, it was noted that there were no corrections, so the minutes were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report.  Treasurer, Pam Scholle, was not present tonight due to a back injury.  The treasurers report and budget discussions were postponed until October.

Committee Reports:  The membership heard reports from all Committees.  Committees will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter.

Unfinished/Old Business:  The raffle quilt was on display tonight.  Chris reminded everyone that members who are willing to help sell tickets must pre-pay for tickets in order to avoid confusion.  The tickets are $1 each or sold in bundles of 6.  If you want to help sell tickets, you must bring cash or a check payable to the guild to buy your tickets.  Chris will be distributing BUNDLES which contain 6 tickets.  For example, $5 for 6 tickets or $10 for 12 tickets or $15 for 18 tickets and $20 for 24 tickets.  Chris is hoping most members will purchase some tickets for resale.  The tickets will be available at every meeting.

Announcements:  Chris invited everyone to attend the Harvest of the Arts craft show in Wellington, Ohio on Sunday, September 15th because 3 guild members will be vending:  Donna Garrett, Jean Ruth, and Marcy Delavan.

Show & Tell:  There were dozens of gorgeous projects!  Keep creating!!

Next Meeting:  October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.

October Day Workshop:  Mystery Quilt with Jeri Fickes (postponed until December)

October Evening Speaker:  Barbara Smith (Civil War/Dear Jane)

Respectfully submitted,
Your President, Chris Yoo

Community Service

Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, 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.

Sue Schillig

How do you spend your time when you have a day’s worth to accomplish and are procrastinating?  This morning I decided to look up pine tree blocks because one of these days I’m starting a quilt of them, in fall colors. So good ole’ google popped up some images for me. One thing led to another and I ran across Edyta Sitar’s blog or web page with this cool pattern for a table runner. Here is the link in case anyone else may be interested. She has several free patterns on her site.  https://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/assets/candydish.pdf

Meanwhile, ALL the flowers are finished for the 3 flower garden quilts I’m making for the rest of my granddaughters, and I’ve got almost a third of one put together.  I am so happy that I took the class from Mary Huey on machine piecing these hexagons!  Every little seam can be machine sewn.   You’ll probably see me plugging away at them at our Getaway the end of October.

My UFO list hasn’t shrunk much this year, but I’ve been working on several things.  It would be nice to finish a couple more, but if I can keep up the momentum on some of my larger projects, just getting one more done would be a plus.  Hope you are creating some space for the the projects you’ve started.

Sue Schillig

Treasury Report
Pam Scholle

No Report

Quilts of ValorKaye Koler

No Report

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


Evening Program:
Barbara Smith……. Civil War/Dear Jane
Day Workshop: N/A

Evening Program:
Olive Grace Studios (Kori Turner)

Day Workshop:  N/A

Evening Program:  Potluck
Day Workshop: Mystery quilt with Jeri Fickes

October 27 – October 30th. –  ZINK IN BERLIN

Committee Report:
Thank you for the warm welcome as your new VP/Program Chair. I will do my very best to keep us busy every month with interesting programs; to do that I need ideas from all. Pease try to include who to contact and what you know about their programs. Email me at cindykraft2211@yahoo.com or text/call at 216-496-2211. Thanks, Cindy Kraft


UFO Challenge

So far this year 44 out of 285 (15%) UFO’s have been completed. That’s some good work ladies! If only I could get just 1 done! 🙂 Please remember that if you want to be in the running for a prize at the end of the year, you need to finish at least 1 UFO to be entered.

Fat Quarter Exchange
Think about participating next year, sign-ups will begin in January!

2019 Challenge
Attic Windows – Examples can be found here.

Do you have an idea for a challenge? Please drop a note in the suggestion box or send an email to the guild email (address above). The challenge committee will discuss and plan challenges for the coming year.


Dues are due. Please see Marilyn or Karen to get them paid. Updated membership list will be ready soon.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Ahhh….finally, my favorite time of year.  I love autumn.  I love the colors, I love the smell, I love the cool weather and October is absolutely my favorite month!  It is when I celebrate my birthday, my wedding anniversary and my favorite holiday HALLOWEEN.  I crave everything pumpkin spice and anything made of applies, especially fritters!  Oh, and did I mention the halloween candy?!  Brrrraaaaahahahahahah.  I always have to create something Halloween-themed this month, so I was pulling out my orange and black fabric earlier today.  Something with jack-o-lanterns is calling me, and make sure to check out my eyeball brooch when you see me this month!   It is spooktacular…if I do say so myself.  Happy Halloween!

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report: Chris Yoo shared that Pam Scholle has hurt her back.

Newsletter Update:September 13th, we sent a get well card to our dedicated treasurer, Pam Scholle.

October 1st, we sent a sympathy card to Keri Celik for the passing of her mother, Sally Fisher.   https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/sally-fisher-obituary?pid=194032553&affiliateid=2764

Thanks, Chris and Susan for the updates.
…appreciation to members to made/make me aware of these situations.

Val Watring

By-Laws Section 8:  The Sunshine Committee shall notify members in case of illness or bereavement.  Cards will be sent; unless it is determined a blue basket is needed.

Blue Baskets:  When members lose a spouse or child, we support them by giving them fat quarters of fabric in their favorite colors.  The Sunshine Committee will supply the bag and card to be signed by the membership.