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 February 11, 2021.  Our speaker is Beth Gabel from Inspiring U T-Shirt quilts in Westerville.  This is a Zoom meeting, watch your email for an invitation.

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

Upcoming programs include:

  • March 2021 – “Those Fabulous Featherweights!” presented by Nova Montgomery of Hughes Spring, Texas
  • April 2021 – TBD
  • May 2021 – Iowa Quilt Museum, History and Current Exhibit


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.  Upcoming themes are:

  • February – Valentine’s Day
  • March – Spring


In celebration of National Quilting Day, March 20, QQ will collect quilted placemats 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 own plate – clean, odor-free, and no stray threads, pet hairs, dirt, etc.  Placemats must be washable.  We will collect them when we meet in person again.


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.  Instead we are looking forward to the inaugural Procter Center retreat August 27-29, 2021 and returning to Shawnee on March 4-6, 2022.


The following are elected as officers for September 2020 – August 2021:

  • President – Cindy DeWuf
  • Vice President/President-elect – Sue Vallera
  • Treasurer – Kathi Machle
  • Secretary – Evette Wise


Save these dates for the next Shawnee retreats:  March 5-7, 2021; and March 4-6, 2022.