Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!

Next Meeting – Thursday, September 12, 2019

Check back for details.

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).


Here is the PayPal button to purchase tickets for our Raffle quilt.  The tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  The drawing for a winner will be at the December 12, 2019 QQ meeting. The quilt is 76″ x 106″ in scarlet and gray, with machine quilting (buckeye leaves) by Wendy Bynner. We’re hoping the more modern theme will also appeal to non-quilters who would love a scarlet and gray quilt but will never make one! A portion of proceeds will be donated to WARM.

Number of Tickets

2019 QQ Charity Raffle Quilt

2019 QQ Charity Raffle Quilt


November 16 Sew-in in Newark. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. There are no fees, but please plan to donate to the pot to cover the lunch. Check with Ed about open spots.


“No More Boring Binding” with Sue Sandritter. Join us for a morning hands-on class to learn new and perfect old binding techniques, followed by shopping with Sue and open sew in Newark. The cost ($20) includes lunch. Forms were included in the May newsletter – if you need another, please email quintessentialquilters@nullgmail.com


Our standing committees include Community Service, Fundraising, Hospitality, Library, and Workshops. We will also have signups for the Retreat Committee, Group Quilt subcommittee, and a new category: No Piece Too Small. This is a place for you to sign up to contribute to QQ without joining a committee. Maybe you love to bind quilts and are willing to do one for a guild project. Perhaps you’d like to make table decorations for a banquet, but can’t be on the committee. If you don’t mind picking things up at Costco or GFS once or twice a year, you can sign up here. We all have things to contribute and we know, as quilters, that no piece is too small!

If you cannot be at the September meeting and wish to sign up, please email quintessentialquilters@nullgmail.com.


Registration is open for the 2019 fall Kirkmont retreat. The retreat will be held October 18-20, 2019 at the Kirkmont Retreat Center in Zanesfield, Ohio (near Bellefontaine). The facility has a large, well-lit space for sewing.  We’re limited to 27 attendees, so if you want to go, make sure you register as soon as you can. Form was included with June newsletter.

Save these dates for the next three Shawnee retreats: March 6-8, 2020; March 5-7, 2021; and March 4-6, 2022.


CHOICES is our primary service project.

Cell phone donations are always welcome. If you donate phones please include the charging cords if possible.

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.


  • Sep 29 – Sue Sandritter Workshop
  • Oct 18-20 – Kirkmont Retreat
  • Nov 16 – Sewing Day in Newark
  • Mar 6-8, 2020 Shawnee Retreat
  • Mar 5-7, 2021 Shawnee Retreat
  • Mar 4-6, 2022 Shawnee Retreat


Thanks to everyone who attended the Quintessential Quilt Show June 21-22. We had a great time sharing our quilts with visitors.

2019 QQ Quilt Show