Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!

Next Meeting – Thursday, October 11, 2018

NOTICE – Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
QQ meeting will be set up by 7 p.m., but due to visitation hours for Mike Weatherby, the start time for the meeting Thursday will be 7:30 p.m. to give members more time to attend both.

Arrangements for Mike Weatherby (Michaeleen) are posted on the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home website.  Visitation is Thursday, October 11, 6-8 p.m. at Rutherford-Corbin, 515 High St., Worthington 43085, Funeral mass is Friday, October 12, 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 E, N. Broadway, Columbus 43214.


Learn about CHOICES.  Also, dues and Membership Forms are due!  Dues are $30 and a membership form can be found here.

We meet on the second Thursday at:

Covenant Baptist Church
5100 Dierker Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

(between Bethel and Henderson Roads – click here for map).


Our raffle quilt is called “Delectable Waves.” Clink on the photos to see larger versions. Use the button below to purchase tickets.

Delectable Waves

Delectable Waves

Delectable Waves back

Delectable Waves back

Delectable Waves closeup

Delectable Waves closeup

If you would like to use PayPal to purchase raffle tickets, please use the button below:

Number of Tickets


Jacquie Gering will be offering a 2-day workshop, “Creative Quilting with a Walking Foot,” on April 12-13, 2019.  Cost to members is $155 which includes lunch on both days. Those current members who signed up for Jacquie’s cancelled workshop in 2016 will have priority registration. Registration for other guild members will begin on October 8, 2018. The registration form is attached. Please call Kathi Machle at 614-805-8378 with any questions.

Jacquie will also be providing the program for our April 11 meeting – “Quilting Modern: Honoring Tradition.”  Check out her website, www.tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com.

QUILT RETREAT – October 19-21, 2018

Our Fall Retreat will be held at Kirkmont Center, a Presbyterian Church camp in Zanesfield, Ohio. This is off Rt. 33, northwest of Marysville and not far from Mad River Mountain Ski Resort.

The Croft House Lodge is a building in the Camp that is somewhat secluded from the other buildings. It is surrounded by trees and is quite lovely in the fall. There are some walking trails. It has a large open living area with a fireplace, loft, and kitchen. There’s a wrap-around deck/porch. Beneath the living area is a walk-out basement with a bank of windows to let in lots of natural light. The room is huge – plenty of room for each person to have their own 6-foot table for sewing. There is an elevator. There is also a small parking area at the basement entrance so it will be easy to unload your sewing supplies. There are 4 bedrooms in the Lodge and each room sleeps 6 people. Each bedroom has two bunk beds, which means a total of 8 people need to be willing to take a top bunk in order to accommodate everyone. The bedrooms also have their own attached bathrooms.

This is a church camp. Sheets, towels, and wool blankets are provided. You might want to bring your own blankets though. You also need to bring your own toiletries.

The retreat begins at 12:00 pm Friday afternoon and ends at 1:00 Sunday afternoon.The cost for the retreat is $150.00. Your fee includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Friday dinner, three meals on Saturday, Sunday brunch, and snacks
  • 24-hour access to the sewing area

It takes about 45 minutes to drive there from Dublin.

NEXT RETREAT will take place March 1-3, 2019.  Registration forms will be available in November.


Sign-ups are in process for the 3 day-long (9 am to 6 pm) Saturday Sew-Ins at MedBen conference center in Newark, 1821 Main St. The center has a large open area, a first floor entry, and a kitchen. There is room for 30 people.  Lunch will be provided.  There is no cost to attend.  Here are the dates:

  • November 3, 2018

If you would like to attend, email Phyllis.


We raised $29.01 during the September QQ library garage sale. This brought our funds to a total of $191.30. One new mystery book has been purchased – Knot My Sister’s Keeper by the very popular Mary Marks. Remember to bring back your borrowed books so that other members can have a chance to enjoy our fantastic assortment of books.


The President’s challenge theme this year is “Out of the Box.” This challenge is to get you to use your brain and think of something that you either have not done before or change using the same colors or pattern, etc. Keep in mind that your brain is like a muscle, if you don’t use it, it stops working.

Guidelines are flexible – any item works: quilt, wallhanging, bag,
clothing, 3-D sculpture – just try something different. A new technique – applique, free motion quilting, paper-piecing, hand-work; a new-to-you palette; a different style – switch from multi-block repeats to something modern. Just do it!!

Questions? Ask Juanita. Projects will be revealed at the June meeting, so you have plenty of time to get your nerve up to try something new.


As usual we will be collecting donations at the October meeting – these can be placed in the CHOICES box. This month we will be collecting batteries of all sizes (especially AAA), flashlights, Forever stamps, and first aid supplies (bandages, peroxide, Neosporin, Advil, Tylenol, cough and cold medicines). Cell phones (including charging cords if possible) and paper goods are always welcome.

Thanks to everyone who turned in completed nine-patch blocks. In addition to these, we received three quilt tops and two completed quilts. There are additional nine-patch block kits and a rail fence block kit available, and I hope to have another quilt top kit available to sew together. When donating fabric to Choices, please donate cotton fabrics only and do not donate blocks other than 9” nine-patch or 12” rail fence blocks.

LSS Choices for Victims of Domestic Violence is an organization serving Franklin County by providing counseling and shelter to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. Choices serves 700-800 individuals annually. QQ has been supporting this organization since 1994 by providing quilts and other donated items, primarily paper goods and cleaning supplies, for the shelter.


The Kids N Kamp Tail Gate Party at The Shoe is coming up on October 25. This is a wonderful event that benefits local families that have been touched by childhood cancer. You can help by buying tickets and attending this event. The event starts at 5 p.m. with wonderful food. At 6:30 the auction starts with beautiful quilts and great packages available in
both live and silent auctions. Tickets are available at the KNK
website or by calling the office at 614-262-2220. The quilts have been photographed and they have been professionally judged.


  • Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13 – QQ Meetings
  • Oct 19-21, 2018 – Fall Retreat
  • Nov 3, 2018 – Saturday Sew-In
  • Jan 24, 2019 – QQ Board Meeting
  • Mar 1-3, 2019 – Shawnee Retreat
  • Apr 12-13, 2019 – Jackie Gehring Workshop