Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 22 Issue 10 – June 9, 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 May 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. President Chris Yoo officially welcomed members and visitors.

Program:  Tonight we welcomed Kathy Gordan of Kwilty Pleasures.  Kathy presented a wonderful trunk show of her traditional quilts with a modern twist.  Kathy was also the host for today’s quilting workshop called Plaidish.  Many in the room held up their progress on their beautiful plaid quilts in the making!  Everyone had a wonderful time!

President’s Report:  Chris shared with the group that in August they will be welcoming Laura Nolletti for not only an evening trunk show of quilts inspired by Krista Moser, but Laura will also be hosting a Summer Swag workshop.  You need to pre-register for the workshop and the fee is only $15, which includes the pattern.  Payment is due at signup.

Chris also took this opportunity to spread the word that she was looking for a local quilt shop to donate a quilt kit for the 2023 Raffle Quilt.  She also reminded the group that they are still selling raffle tickets for the current 2022 raffle quilt so remember to see her for tickets.  Also if you know of any upcoming Lorain County Craft Shows or Fairs, please give Chris the information as she may try to get a booth at the event to showcase the raffle quilt.

Approval of the Minutes:  The April minutes were distributed electronically by Kelly Grace.  Hearing no changes or corrections, the minutes were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report: The treasurer’s report and all financial documents of the guild are filed for audit and can be made available for review upon request of the guild treasurer, Lori Quinones.

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:  None noted.

New Business:  Chris indicated that over the summer she is going to begin talking more about the responsibilities of the 2023 Quilt Show as she is going to need volunteers not only to help during the show but she is going to need a committee to help prepare for the show.  More details to come.

Announcements:  None noted.

Upcoming Guild Programs and workshops:

  • June: Day is our Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day.  Evening Program:  Quilter’s Fancy with Cindy Oravecz.   Cindy will be vending and presenting a fabulous show-n-tell.
  • 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). Again, the cost of the workshop is only $15. In the evening Laura will presenting a trunk show of Krista Moser quilts and patterns.  Fun Fun!!
  • September: OPEN (several invitations are out, just waiting on return messages.)
  • October:  Ginger Mangie presenting a Day Workshop and Evening program.
  • November:  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.
  • December:  Sew Day.  Evening:  year-end potluck and celebration!

Show & Tell:

Next meeting:  June 9th @ 7:00 p.m.  We will have Cindy Oravecz from Quilter’s Fancy.

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. Thank You Sew Much!

Minutes completed by Guild President, Christina Yoo.

Sunshine Committee
Val Watring
Committee Report:   Meeting minutes:  No scoops.

Newsletter Update:

Julie Bragg…a little Wellington Birdie let us know Donna Garrett had knee surgery. May 26, 2022; we sent Donna a Get Well card. Easy does it, Donna! …wishing you comfort and healing.

An Art of Healing card was sent to Sandy Gallagher as she is recovering from knee surgery. ~ Apologies to Sandy for my tardiness.  Sandy, compliments on your diligence with physical therapy and exercises.

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.

LCP member, Kathy French is accepting clean, material scraps & yardage for Dog Beds. Also upholstery and other heavier material for Dog Bed covers. Bring material to Julie Bragg at the LCP Sew Day or the evening Meeting.

Treasury Report
Lori Quinones

Treasurers Report and Financial Statements of the guild are on file for audit and will be made available for review upon request. 

Sue Schillig

No Report

June Birthdays

Barbara Stiner – June 1
Keri Celik – June 3
Denise Maggard – June 6
Dolores Bean – June 19
Deb Beard – June 19
Pat Sarraino – June 20
Teri Barile – June 23
Janet Shairba – June 25
Carol Stomieroski – June 25
Ruby Barck – June 29
Kathleen MacLean – June 30


During the Day – Sew Day & Annual Judy Riggle Community Sew Day
Evening Program – Quilter’s Fancy with Cindy Oravecz

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 & Dee Hart Quilting Workshop
Evening Program – Dee Hart trunk show

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

Kelly Grace

UFO Challenge

The 2022 UFO Challenge is on! 56 (out of 395) finished items – 14% of the UFO’s are completed! If you cannot come to a meeting to show off your finish, please send me an email or post it in our Facebook group and let me know it’s a UFO so I can mark it down as complete. Good luck this year!

Fat Quarter Exchange
Lists were emailed out April 4th. Bags were passed out at the April meeting and will be due back by the August meeting – they can be turned in early though! I will sort everything and give it back to everyone at the end of the August meeting. Let me know if there are any questions.

Monthly Challenge
We are currently doing the crayon challenge again! I still have crayons, you choose 2 blindly and make something using those colors. We will have this due at the August meeting – I won’t be there in July. This can be any size you’d like and you may add 1 additional color.

Block Exchange 2022
8 members have signed up for the block exchange.  Blocks will be due by the October meeting and tops or finished quilts done by the December potluck.

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,

President’s Challenge
CHALLENGE yourself creatively. When you finally do it, TELL US ABOUT IT.  Was if fabulous; was it scary; was it comical; was it the worst thing you have every done; did you suddenly realize you wish you had done it 10 years ago?  How did it go?

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

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.

Notes from the President
Chris Yoo

Well, summer is finally here!!  A sure sign is I received the 2022 Lorain County Fair book in the mail.  I’m actually shocked at how fast the first five months have flown by!  I have been in touch with Connie Bradley, a local Wellington stitcher who is overseeing the Needlework Barn at the fair along with Judy Pickworth.   Connie has indicated she will still need our guild’s help with taking in quilts at the start of the fair and helping with the pick-up of quilts and the end of the fair.  She said she will get details to me in July for signups.

It is exciting to see so many guild members not only represented at the fair but also taking home ribbons and awards.  Honestly it is even MORE exciting just to have quilts at the fair!  All too often I hear other counties say they only have a handful of needlework items at their fair.  The fair is an outstanding way to introduce the community to not only our craft but to our quilt guild.

You don’t have to enter a bed quilt.  You can enter a wall hanging, a pillow, quilted purse, placemats, pot holders, Christmas stocking or ornament, etc.  I’ve entered one or two pillows for the last few years and it is fun!   If you have never entered anything into the fair, consider doing it this year.  There are many of us who enter and would be happy to help you!  Just ask!

Your Pres, Chris Yoo

If you have not received your LCP membership card or NEORQC card, please see Marilyn Novak.  If there is an error in the list, please let Karen Neuschaefer know.

Thank you,  Karen and Marilyn

Quilts of Valor
Kaye Koler

No Report

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