Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!

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Quintessential Quilters in-person meetings have been cancelled due to the pandemic and health department guidelines. We ARE having monthly meetings online!


Our next meeting is May 13, 2021.  We will have a virtual tour of the Iowa Quilt Museum.

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

Upcoming programs include:

  • June 2021 – Quilting with Vintage Linens


Teri Tope is presenting her “Modern Dahlia” workshop on Saturday, May 22 and Saturday, June 5.  This is a 2 session Zoom workshop and the cost is $52 which includes Teri’s pattern (containing 81 precision cut freezer paper templates).  Since the patterns will be mailed, please sign up early as UPSP can still be a little slow with delivery.  Sue Sandritter will be assembling fabric kits for anyone interested. 


We are swapping mug rugs through the mail.  Just sign up via email with Cindy DeWulf by the 5th of the month for each swap and mail your mug rug by the 8th of the month. 


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?  You can share your book title with us at the January meeting and we will have show and tell at the June meeting.  The idea for this challenge came from the Material Girls Quilt Guild in Massachusetts.  Questions?  Contact Cindy DeWulf.


Unfortunately we decided to cancel the Shawnee quilt retreat.  Please save these dates for upcoming retreats:

  • Procter Center, August 27-29, 2021.  Registration forms go out in June.
  • 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 are elected as officers for the September 2020 – August 2021 term:

  • President – Cindy DeWuf
  • Vice President/President-elect – Sue Vallera
  • 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.