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Next Meeting – Thursday, November 8, 2018

Our November’s meeting will feature Brandy Warthman with a presentation on the Quilts of Valor Foundation and how we can all help support this worthy cause. She will also be discussing the 2019 QOV block drive. Hope to see you all there.

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).

RAFFLE QUILT

Our raffle quilt is called “Delectable Waves.” Clink on the photos to see larger versions. Use the button below to purchase tickets.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  The drawing will be held at the December 2018 meeting.

Delectable Waves

Delectable Waves

Delectable Waves back

Delectable Waves back

Delectable Waves closeup

Delectable Waves closeup


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WORKSHOPS

Jacquie Gering will be offering a 2-day workshop, “Creative Quilting with a Walking Foot,” on April 12-13, 2019.  Check out her website: www.tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com and her book, “Walk”.  Those current members who signed up for Jacquie’s cancelled workshop in 2016 will have priority registration. Questions? Email Quintessential Quilters.

Jacquie will also be providing the program for our April 11 meeting – “Quilting Modern: Honoring Tradition.”

QUILT RETREAT – March 1-3, 2019

Registration is now open for the annual retreat at Shawnee State Park Lodge, March 1-3, 2019.  A registration form was sent out with the newsletter.  You can return it and your check to Phyllis Post at the November meeting. If you’re new to QQ we encourage you to attend if you can. It’s a fun weekend of fellowship and sewing in a beautiful setting. We’d love to see as many of you as possible. Questions? Email Quintessential Quilters.

BORDER EXCHANGE

QQ will be offering another Border Exchange Challenge starting in January 2019. You will make the center block and three borders will be added to it, by three other quilters, before you get it back. The categories are Beginner, Intermediate, and Anything Goes. Each group will be made up of four quilters drawn from the sign- up list. We hope to have at least two groups from each of the categories. See Joan Tuttle to sign up and get any questions answered.

2019 GROUP QUILT

Save your grays! Next year’s group quilt will be a scarlet and gray theme. Packets and instructions will be available at the November meeting. You will be provided the red, but we’ll count on you to come up with 5″ squares of light, medium, and dark gray cotton fabrics. Thanks for your support!

NATIONAL QUILTING DAY – PLACEMATS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS

Once again, in celebration of National Quilting Day (March 16, 2019), we will collect quilted placemats at the March 14 meeting to deliver to Meals on Wheels, a project of LifeCare Alliance.  There is no pattern – there are lots of free quilted placemat patterns online. 12″x16″ is a good size, but that’s flexible. Use your orphan blocks and odd pieces of batting you trimmed off a quilt. Placemats are a good size to practice free-motion quilting or ruler work. 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 need to be washable. Please hold on to your placemats until the March 14 meeting (we don’t have room to store them).  Questions? Email Quintessential Quilters.

LIBRARY

We had a very successful library garage sale at the October meeting. A total of $48.30 was raised to make our funds grow to $233.05. There will be a sale again in November, so bring your usable donations to sell. And bring your dimes, quarters, and dollars so that you can snap up some bargains. Proceeds go toward adding new library books to our already great collection.

PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE

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.

CHOICES

We will be collecting toilet paper and paper towels this month. Cell phones are always welcome. Also remember that Christmas is fast approaching, so in addition to any regular donations you might want to make, please consider picking up some small items which would be appropriate for Christmas gifts and bring them to the November or December meetings. Please remember: No violent toys, but coloring books, crayons, stickers, dolls, balls and small cars or trucks make great gifts. For the adults, gift cards to groceries, fast food restaurants or movies, large size T-shirts, underwear and socks (new only) and African-American hair care products are appreciated.

There is a bag of fabric which can be used to make rail fence blocks for Choices in the Choices box. The rail fence blocks are 6″ blocks which make a 12″ block when put together. There are also a number of small bags with fabric to make the 9″ nine patch 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.

MARK THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR!

  • QQ meetings – Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14
  • Nov 3, 2018 – Final Saturday Sew-In
  • Jan 24, 2019 – QQ Board Meeting
  • Mar 1-3, 2019 – Shawnee Retreat
  • Apr 12-13, 2019 – Jackie Gehring Workshop