Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 22 Issue 5 – January 13, 2022

President: Chris Yoo
Vice President: Available 🙂
Treasurer: Lori Quinones
Secretary: Chris Yoo/Committees
Community Service: Marcy Delavan
Hospitality: Maryann Doucette & Jean Tobia
Membership: Marilyn Novak & Karen Neuschaffer
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: On this December 9, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., President Chris Yoo officially welcomed everyone to the December potluck and year-end celebration.

Program: Tonight we enjoyed what Chris called the Potluck, Pincushion, and Prize bonanza!  Chris shared that she was celebrating the end to a crazy year, noting that it was most definitely a year filled with both highs and lows.  Chris also took the opportunity to note that members should be very proud of what was accomplished at our 2021 Quilt Show.  It truly exceeded all of our expectations.

Before enjoying the wonderful feast that was laid before them, Chris shared that she was grateful for the fellowship of the members and for the nice group we had this evening to share a meal during this crazy time in history.  Chris wished everyone a wonderful, happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season, and a blessed new year.  Following the meal, Chris drew numbers and the very popular pincushion exchange commenced.  Chris also had 6 prize drawings that included everyone present.  The events seemed to be well received by everyone in attendance.

President’s Report:   Chris reported that she has sent out about a dozen emails and left about as many voice mails for teachers and prospective presenters to fill up our 2022 calendar.  She indicated she was starting to get some responses and hopes to let everyone know in January what she has lined up so far.  Chris shared there is a January program penciled in the books, but she needed to confirm it this weekend.  Finally, Chris reminded everyone to let her know if they have specific programs in mind.

Approval of the Minutes:  The November minutes were distributed electronically by Kelly Grace.  It was reported this evening that there were no changes or corrections required so the minutes were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report: The treasurer’s report will be included in the newsletter and filed for audit.

Committee Reports: The membership heard reports from all Committees that were present.  The Committee Chairpersons will submit their individual reports to Kelly Grace for inclusion in the newsletter no later than the Saturday before the next meeting.  For up-to-date information from the Committees, please review the individual Committee Reports noted in this newsletter.

Unfinished Business:  Although not in attendance tonight, Chris indicated that Sue Schillig reported in the newsletter that T Shirt orders will be taken in January and February.  There will be three styles to choose from and many colors.  There will be v-neck, crew neck and long sleeve crew neck available. Our large logo will appear on the back, and a small one will be on the front shoulder.    You will need to provide your name and phone number, style, color,  and size.   Pricing is $20 for XS-XL,  add $3  for 2X and 3X for the short sleeved styles.  Long sleeved crews are $25 for S-2X.   For 3X and 4X add $3.  Sue will have more information at the January meeting.

New Business:  None noted.

Announcements:  HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Show & Tell:   This has been a very productive year for many of our fabulous members!!

Next meeting:  Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

In-Person Meetings and Sew Day Etiquette: Wear your name tag.  Please remember to avoid chit-chat while someone is speaking to the group, both during presentations and during Show-n-Tell. Please set your cell phone to silent mode or turn it off, and do not take photographs during presentations without asking permission first. Thank You Sew Much!


Hello Everyone,

We had 3 new members join in December.  Please welcome Rachel Peters, and Joey and Brad Watts.  Their information will be in the updated spreadsheet. We now have 88 members in the guild. The rest of the membership cards should be out shortly.

Karen and Marilyn

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring

Committee Report:   Meeting minutes: Nothing new.

Newsletter Update: January 1st, Val sent a Thinking of You card to Peggy Hughes. Karen Neuschaffer let us know Peggy was having a medical procedure at the end of December. We wish Peggy well.

12-14-2021 Bobbie Bruck fractured her knee cap. We sent a Get Well Soon< card to perk her up. Take care, Bobbie as you mend.

12-9-2021 Thank you, Boni Grove, for mentioning you had not seen Pat Logar. Val called and Pat is plagued with Shingles. We sent her a card. Pat, wishing you comfort and restorative healing.

Fondly, 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.

Treasury Report
Lori Quinones

CD – $2,000.00
CD – $2,094.42
Checking Acct.  $15,665.05
Out of that Quilts of Valor  $1,006.24


Sue Schillig

T Shirt orders will be taken in January and February.  I hope to get the information out yet in December.  There will be three styles to choose from and the person doing them says it will be just as easy to pick from the numerous colors available.  She will do her best to get what is wanted, unless supply becomes an issue.  There will be v-neck, crew neck and long sleeve crew neck available. Our large logo will appear on the back, and a small one will be on the front shoulder.    You will need to provide your name and phone number, style, color, and size.   The one I was wearing, a 2x crew was extra long and nice with leggings.  The logo will hold up for at least 50 washings.  Pricing is $20 for XS-XL, add $3 for 2X and 3X for the short sleeved styles.  Long sleeved crews are $25 for S-2X.   For 3X and 4X add $3.

January Birthdays
Barb King – January 3
Marcy Delavan – January 5
Libby Betounes – January 17
Jean Tobia – January 22
Peggy Paterchak – January 22
Pat Logar – January 26
Lori Quinones – January 30
Peggy Hughes – January 30

During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Linda Miller from That’s Sew Special

During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Stephanie Feador from Stephanie’s Stitches

During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Penny Reeve from Snuggled in Hope Quilts, Inc

During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

During the Day – Sew Day & Dee Hart Quilting Workshop (info to come)
Evening Program – Dee Hart Truck Show

During the Day – Sew Day & Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

During the Day – Sew Day & Christmas in July Sew Day
Evening Program – Summer potluck

During the Day – Sew Day & quilting workshop by Laura Nolletti (info to come)
Evening Program – Laura Noletti trunk show

During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

During the Day – Sew Day & pending Ginger Mangie workshop
Evening Program – Pending Ginger Mangie

During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Pending

During the Day – Sew Day
Evening Program – Year-end potluck and celebration

Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge
Congrats to everyone that completed at least 1 item off their UFO list in 2021! Prizes will be handed out at the January meeting. Sing-ups are now open for the 2022 UFO Challenge. Please see me at the meeting with your list or you can email it to me no later than January 30th! $5 is requested to participate so that we can get prizes for the end of the year.

Fat Quarter Exchange
Sign ups will start in February for the 2022 exchange. Think about what color/theme you’d like to sign up for. The more people that participate, the wider selection of fabrics you’ll receive!

Monthly Challenge
Due by the January meeting is an object (any size or shape) using the selected fabrics as inspiration. We can do this one again in the future if there’s interest. I have an idea for January – will be due in March. If you are interested in this challenge please bring a fat quarter and give it to me at the meeting – you will get a different one back for the challenge!

Block Exchange 2022
Is anyone interested in doing a block exchange? I will have the last one we did (2013) with me at the meeting as an example.

Double Nine-Patch Challenge
I’ve made a little Double Nine Patch, which metamorphosized into a Triple Nine Patch, which I’ll show & tell at the potluck. You all probably know what a double nine patch is, but I thought I’d show you an example in case you’d like to accept the Double Nine Patch Challenge.

Your pal,

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).

Community Service
Marcy Delavan

Happy New Year everyone!
First let me start out by saying thank you to everyone for your thoughts and ideas regarding sending quilts to Hancocks of Paducah for the hurricane victims. I have been in contact with them and they are no longer accepting quilts.   Never fear, I have a bunch of quilts ready to be delivered to our local charities!  If they haven’t been delivered by the January meeting they will be shortly.

A Better Christmas did end up picking up the stockings and pillow cases! They were thrilled with your generosity!


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.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Happy New Year my quilting and stitching peeps!!!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for what the new year brings.  I’m busy filling up our calendar for 2022.  The following is where we are at the moment:

January: Linda Miller from That’s Sew Special, evening program “Vintage Old Ladies.”
February:  Stephanie Feador from Stephanie’s Stitches.  Stephanie is many things, she offers longarm services, she is a fabric retailer, and a quilt addict.  She also has a YouTube Channel and guess what, she is a member of our quilt guild!  If you don’t know Stephanie, you are not going to want to miss this presentation!
March:  Penny Reeve from Snuggled in Hope Quilts, Inc., will present a program about their organization and their partnership with Flying Horse Farms.  It is sure to be an informative and wonderful evening.
April:  Looking…
May:  Dee Hart of Dee’s Quilted Treasures is going to teach a quilting workshop during the day (pattern and details to follow).  In the evening Dee will present a trunk show of Deb Tucker quilts and all the various tools used to create her quilts.  Dee will also have patterns and tools available for purchase.
June: Day is our Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day.  Evening Program:  Looking…
July:  Day is our annual Christmas in July Sew Day.  Evening:  Summer Potluck!
August:  Day is a Quilting Workshop taught by Laura Nolletti.  Laura will be teaching a quilt pattern by Krista Moser (more details to follow).  In the evening Laura will presenting a trunk show of Krista Moser quilts and patterns.  Fun Fun!!
September: Looking…
October:  On Hold for Ginger Mangie presenting a Day Workshop and Evening program.
November:  Looking…
December:  Sew Day.  Evening:  year-end potluck and celebration!

I am circling back with 4 or 5 other teachers in hopes of filling in the missing months.  I continue accept recommendations.  Woo Hoo!!

Quilt on!
Your Pres, Chris Yoo