Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!


Our June 9 meeting is our annual end of the year potluck. Note the time change to 6:30. Please plan to arrive after 6:15 to give the potluck fairies time to work their magic and get set up.

June brings two big reveals — the 14 little quilts for our group raffle quilt, The Year In Stitches, will be presented and a special show and tell of lots of text quilts for the president’s challenge.


Here is the schedule for our 2022 retreats:

  • August 26-28, 2022 – Procter Center
  • October 21-23, 2022 – Kirkmont Center
  • March 3-5, 2023 – Shawnee
  • March 8-9, 2024 – Shawnee
  • March 7-9, 2025 – Shawnee


Thanks to those who have already joined the Red and White Challenge. For those of you still thinking about it, there’s plenty of time, items are not due until November. Not sure you want or need a red and white quilt or quilted item?  CHOICES would love to have something in those colors. Or remember: Due in November – gift it in December! A lap quilt, table topper, bed runner, or pillow would all make a nice gift for friends or family.
We hope you’ll come up with something to join our celebration. Large or small. It is supposed to be fun and a way to stretch your creativity; it is not meant to be work! Please let me know if you decide to join, and remember, it is not a commitment written in stone. We just want to get an estimate of how many are interested.

Full guidelines for this challenge are included in the newsletter.


This year, the President’s Challenge is to create a quilt that has “text” on it. It can be an appliqued or pieced word, or letter, or it can use fabric or panels that have words printed on them. Size does not matter: placemats, wall hangings or bed quilts are all acceptable.  I would love to see an ABC quilt that follows a theme. I’ve always wanted to make a nautical one with A and an anchor, B and a buoy, etc. That one is still on my list of future projects. Maybe a Halloween table runner that says Boo! is on your list.  With such a broadly defined theme, we should have a record number of entries. Please bring your quilt for this challenge to the June 2022 meeting for a special viewing before the regular Show and Tell.


 202 placemats were delivered to LifeCare Alliance on April 25, the most and that’s just
November through April!  With the 316 delivered in October, that’s 518 for 2020-2022.  Questions? Contact Janet White.


Here are photos of our November display at the Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter Street, Delaware 43015.

QQ quilt exhibit at Delaware Library

See our Quilt Display page for more photos of the quilt exhibit at the library.


September 2021 – August 2022:

  • President – Sue Vallera
  • Vice President/President-elect – Rachel Bolles
  • Treasurer – Kathi Machle
  • Secretary – Evette Wise