Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!


Our next meeting is June 10, 2021.  We are meeting via Zoom.  The meeting link will be sent via email.  Rhonda Dort is presenting “Quilting with Vintage Linens”.  Rhonda is a third generation quilter who is retired from teaching and lectures.  As a gift to guilds trying to have programs during the pandemic, she recorded a PowerPoint presentation with audio that we will show at the June meeting.  She will provide answers to any questions we might have via email. You can see some of her work at www.rhondadort.com.

This meeting will be our last before our summer break.  Meetings will resume this fall.  Please check back for dates and venues.

Download a membership form here. For more information about membership, meetings, and activities, contact us at quintessentialquilters@nullgmail.com.


QQ will collect quilted placemats the next time we meet in person to deliver to Meals on Wheels, a project of LifeCare Alliance. No specific pattern – there are lots of free quilted placemat patterns online. 12″ x 16″ is a good size, but that’s flexible. It’s a great way to test a new block pattern or colors, especially if you resolved to de-stash this year! We have no rules, but be sure it’s something you’d like to have under your plate – clean, odor-free,
and no stray threads, pet hairs, dirt, etc. Placemats must be washable. Please keep making as many placemats as you want to make, all will be appreciated by the recipients of your thoughtfulness. Hold on to any you made for last year and this year – we will collect them when we meet in person again. Questions? Contact Janet White.


I love to read.  From fiction to non-fiction, cooking to quilting, mystery to romance, and highlanders to pirates – I read them all.  The idea for this challenge is to use the book that you are reading as inspiration for a quilt.  If you are not reading a book, pick something else that you are reading like a blog, a news article, this newsletter, or a Facebook post.  The quilt can be any size, any technique and any color.  I am currently reading two books:  Silent Bite, an Andy Carpenter Mystery by David Rosenfelt, and It’s in His Kiss, a Julia Quinn historical romance which is part of the new Bridgerton series coming to Netflix.  I have to decide if I am more inspired b a dog-loving lawyer or Regency England. 

What book will you pick?  We will have show and tell at the September meeting.  The idea for this challenge came from the Material Girls Quilt Guild in Massachusetts.  Questions?  Contact Cindy DeWulf.


Please save these dates for upcoming retreats:

  • Procter Center, August 27-29, 2021.  Spots are still available, but it’s filling up fast.
  • Kirkmont Center, October 22-24, 2021. Registration forms go out in September.
  • Shawnee, March 4-6, 2022.  Registration forms go out in December.


The following were elected as officers for the September 2021 – August 2022 term:

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

We will soon start the search for officers and committee members for next fall.  Kathi will continue as Treasurer, Sue will move up as President. We will need a Vice President/President-Elect, a 2-year commitment.  Please contact Cindy DeWulf or Sue Vallera for details.