Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Volume 20 Issue 6 – March 12, 2020
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 Edito: 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!
Guild email: email@example.com
At 7:00 p.m. President, Chris Yoo, welcomed a rather small group this evening, noting the weather was not the best! Cindy Kraft introduced our speaker for the evening, who was none other than fellow guild member, Kaye Koler. Kaye presented a very informative lecture on cleaning and stabilizing vintage linens and fabrics, and she also talked about the many different ways to stabilize t-shirt quilts. Kaye was also the teacher for the workshop held today which was miniature quilts. Thank you, Kaye!!
President’s Report: Chris invited everyone to attend the general NEORQC meet that will be held on March 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Pins & Needles shop in Middleburg Heights. Chris noted that these general meetings are a time for all the member guilds to get together in fellowship and represent their guilds. Chris hoped there would be a good showing from our guild—plus there will be plenty of time to SHOP!! She also noted that the host guild will provide a light continental breakfast, and lunch is potluck. The speakers will be Jan Brostek, who will talk about maintaining our machines and Sandy Shelenberger will present a lecture called, ” My Creative Life in Textiles.”
Chris also reminded the guild will have a table at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo at the Cleveland IX Center this April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Chris needs people to sign up to sit at our booth to represent the guild, sell raffle tickets and pass out postcard advertising our upcoming Quilt Show. She was asking for a few members to give a 2-hour commitment, and reminded everyone that by volunteering you get FREE admission but you have to pay $10 to park. Finally, the OSQE have indicated that they will not allow more than 2 volunteers to sign up at the table at any one time. Deadline for sign-ups was February 28th.
Finally, Chris reminded everyone that our guild’s Self-Portrait Quilt Challenge is the 2020 Special Exhibit at Lake Farmpark this year. She sure hopes everyone takes a road trip!!
Approval of the Minutes: The minutes from the January 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; therefore, the minutes were approved as distributed.
Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer, Pam Scholle, presented the treasurer’s report, noting the total in checking was $10,667.24. Of this total, Quilts of Valor has $1,079.92, and Home of the Brave has $290.91. Pam asked if there were any questions about the budget, hearing none it was noted that the treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.
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: None.
New Business: Chris asked if someone would step up to host the 2020 Christmas in July Event that will be held during the day on July 9th as she will be out of town. She asked the group to think about it.
Show & Tell: Creativity abounds as usual, even with such a small group!!
Next Meeting: March 12, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m. Although the guild had scheduled Mary Ann Tipple, it appears she is having health problems and may not be able to attend.
Reminders about Meeting Etiquette: Wear your name tag. Please 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!
Minutes completed by President, Christina Yoo.
Submitted for distribution 3/7/2020.
Karen and Marilyn
Ruth Groot, Vickie Morris, Judy Riggle
LORAIN COUNTY SAFE HARBOR/GENESIS HOUSE: Provides 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.
See meeting minutes for details.
Quilts of Valor
March 12 – Mary Ann Tipple (subject to change)
Mary Ann Tipple is a resident of Elyria, Ohio .At a young age her mother taught her to sew. Her interest in art started in the fourth grade when she decided art was the best part of the day. A graduate of Cleveland’s Cooper School of Art with a degree in graphic design, she worked in several advertising agencies. Now retired, she makes art quilts and mixed media pieces. She credits her growth in her textiles to classes at Quilt Surface Design Symposium. An interest in improvisation comedy led to two years of classes with Sec- ond City. She has pieces in the Thomas Collection, Jack Walsh Collection and The Zanesville Museum of Art. Her piece Candemonium is currently touring the US as part of Quilt National 2019’s exhibition.
*Suggestions are needed to fill out this years schedule for programs.
Please call Cindy Kraft or email firstname.lastname@example.org With your suggestions. If you would like to share a program, lecture or trunk show let me know!
Off to a great start! 7 items are already completed off the lists. Let’s see what we see completed in March!
Fat Quarter Exchange
Signups are now open for the Fat Quarter Exchange! The more that sign up, the more variety you will receive. Just think 20 people sign up and you get enough fat quarters to do a turning twenty quilt! Sign-ups will be open until the March meeting – then lists will be sent out via email (for those that want to shop early) and at the April meeting with numbered bags. Everything is due back to me by the June meeting.
Details can be found HERE
Quilt Show Challenge
40th Anniversary Quilt – see notes HERE
We will be starting a monthly challenge. It will be announced at the meeting and due by the next meeting. Challenge for March is NAME TAGS!
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).
Notes from the President
Sort the Stash: Since our quilt show is only months away, time to start sorting your stash, your piles, your boxes of notions and fabric. We have several ways to help you DE-stash. Divide your goodies into two piles: (1) New/Like New and (2) Used or Gently loved, but still good stuff. The new or like new items should be donated for the raffle baskets. The raffle basket items, per the guidelines we already received, should be held until June. The committee cannot accept items for baskets until the June meeting. The used items but still good stuff should be set aside for donation to the guild Country Store. The county store can also accept donations of items you have made too many of such as travel Kleenex covers, placemats, sunglass cases, etc. I’ll leave it to Fran and Peggy to decide when they want to start collecting items for the country store, but start getting your box or bag together for them. They also love fabric scraps as we have been very successful with our scrap bag sale! Sew…start sorting your stash ladies! Great way to make more room for more fabric!!
2020 President’s Challenge: Remember to work on some vacation themed fabric postcards for my 2020 challenge! Kelly will have the link to the challenge rules on this newsletter. Download those and have fun!! See you on March 12th!!
Your Pres, Chris Yoo
Committee Report: Please sign card at the front table for: Lynette Thomson. Thank you!
Newsletter Update: MaryAnn Grayson call Friday, March 6 to say Lynette Thomson’s husband, John passed away in the morning. A blue basket will be at the guild meeting March 12th. Please plan to sign a card and bring purple fabric for Lynette. “There will not be any service at this time (John donated his body to science) but a memorial service later. If any questions call Anne Schaefer” Thank, Anne!
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.