Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!

Next Meeting – Thursday, Apr 11, 2019

We are sorry to say that Jackie Gering had to cancel her program and workshop.  Refunds for the workshop will be made at the meeting.

The April program will be a presentation by Kathi Machle sharing photos and information about her trip to the Sisters Quilt Show in Oregon. It’s on a lot of our bucket lists, so this will be the next best thing to being there.  We will also be discussing plans for our June quilt show and ways you can volunteer to help QQ throughout the year.

We will also being collecting placemats for LifeCare Alliance/Meals on Wheels – your last chance until next 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).


Fall 2019 — Save the Date!  The fall retreat at Kirkmont Center will be held October 18-20, 2019.  Details will be coming soon.


Sign-ups for the Sewing Days are via email or at the meetings. Dates are April 20, July 13, and November 16 at the MedBen conference center in Newark.  Sewing time is from 9 AM to 5 PM.  We have use of a large open area, a first floor entry and a kitchen.  There is room for 30 people at each Sew-In.  There are no fees, but please plan to donate to the pot to cover the catered lunch. You may sign up for two people.  Email or see Phyllis.


Get ready to show your stuff! The Quintessential Quilt Show is scheduled for June 21 and 22 at Hondros College of Business in Westerville. Share your favorite quilt with the world! Plan to help with set up on June 20 and to volunteer during the show. We want to dazzle our public and recruit new members.


The Jacquie Gering workshop had to be cancelled.  Refunds will be given out at the meeting.

On September 28, 2019, we will have a mini-workshop, “No More Boring Binding.” Sue Sandritter will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn several binding techniques followed by sewing time at 1821 W Main Street, Newark. We hope to test this inexpensive, shorter and focused type of workshop in response to various concerns expressed about our recent workshops. Watch future newsletters for more information and registration forms.


Thank you for visiting the library garage sale table. We sold lots of good stuff.  Martingale Publishing was having a terrific sale, so we purchased the following books: Easy Layer-Cake Quilts, Irish Chain Quilts (Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design), Moda All-Stars (Scraps Made Simple), Sew Sweet Baby Quilts (precuts), Spotlight on Neutrals, Stash Statements, Strip-Smart Quilts II, Super Cute Paper Piecing, and Table Toppers. And from C & T Publishing we purchased the balance of
Carol Dean Jones’ mysteries. Her main character has just retired and moved to a retirement community. You’d be surprised at the excitement her quilting group encounters. The new titles are: Stitched Together, Moon Over the Mountain, The Quilt Rescue, Missing Memories, Tattered and Torn, and Left Holding the Bag.  This has reduced our balance to $53.80.

Help us build our funds again by visiting the garage sale table again in April. If you would like to donate usable items, just bring them to the meeting.


Expand your quilting horizons – step out of the box and learn something new! All members are encouraged to try something different this year. Guidelines are flexible – any item works: quilt, wall-hanging, bag, clothing, 3-D sculpture. Do something you’ve never done before. 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.


The donation to Choices from our 2018 group quilt was much appreciated. Thanks to those who worked on the quilt and those who sold and bought tickets. They have started to move people into the new shelter which is very exciting for everyone involved. 

This month we will be collecting cleaning supplies such as Lysol disinfectant spray, toilet bowl cleaner, all-purpose cleaner (such as 409), Mr. Clean Magic Sponges, and paper towels. As usual cell phones are always welcome. If you donate a phone please include the charging cord.

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.


  • QQ meetings – Apr 11, May 9, Jun 13
  • Apr 11, 2019 – Jackie Gehring’s program “Quilting Modern: Honoring Tradition”.  Bring a friend!  Small fee for guests.
  • Apr 12-13, 2019 – Jackie Gehring’s Workshop
  • Apr 20, Jul 13, Nov 16 – Sewing Days in Newark
  • Apr 25, Aug 15 – Board Meetings
  • Jun 21-22 – QQ Quilt Show
  • Sep 29 – Sue Sandritter Workshop
  • Oct 18-20 – Kirkmont Retreat