Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!

Next Meeting – Thursday, September 13, 2018

Come back to reconnect, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones and learn about our upcoming fun and productive year.

Dues are due.  It’s $30 for the year.


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:

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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.

Phyllis will accept registrations immediately and will accept them until the retreat is full – a maximum of 27 attendees. All attendees MUST be current members of QQ at the time of the retreat – make sure you renew your membership in September. All registrations must be accompanied by full payment. There will be a waitlist. All checks will be deposited upon receipt, unless you are wait-listed. If, after registering, you cannot attend the retreat, a full refund will be issued after a wait-listed individual takes your place and their check is deposited.

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.

Across the parking lot is a small cabin that sleeps just 3 people. That cabin will be reserved for anyone with special needs.

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

An agenda, information about what to bring, along with directions to the Camp will be available in September. It takes about 45 minutes to drive there from Dublin.

See your newsletter for a registration form.


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.


At the September QQ meeting we will have a giant garage sale. If you’d like to donate clean usable items, please bring them to the meeting and add them to the sale tables. It’s a wonderful place to find bargains, so bring your dimes, quarters, and dollar bills in hopes of finding special treasures. Proceeds go toward funding the library. At the end of last year, we carried a balance of $183.95. Over the summer we purchased three novels: Tying the Knot by Elizabeth Craig, Threads of Home by Jodi Barrows, and The Promise Girls by Marie Bostwick. Those purchases take our funds down to


At the September meeting we will be collecting donations – these can be placed in the Choices box. Please bring toilet paper and paper towels. We are always happy to get cell phones.

We have several completed quilts whose quilt tops were donated to the guild and were quilted by Wendy, as well as a number of completed quilts; these will be taken down to the shelter at the time of our next donation.

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.


Kids N Kamp News: Please save the date, October 25, for the annual Kids N Kamp Tailgate Party & Celebrity Auction at the Shoe. Tickets will be available for purchase at the September QQ meeting. If you still would like to donate a quilted item to the auction, the donation deadline is September 7. Call 614-262-2220 for more information.


  • Next Meeting – September 13, 2018
  • Fall Retreat – October 19-21, 2018
  • Saturday Sew-In – November 3, 2018
  • Shawnee Retreat – March 1-3, 2019
  • Jackie Gehring Workshop – April 12-13, 2019