Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!

Next Meeting – Thursday, September 13, 2018


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:

Number of Tickets

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 5 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.  Here are the dates:

  • November 3, 2018

If you would like to attend, email Phyllis.


Our last garage sale of the year was another success. Thanks to your donations and your purchases we netted a profit of $61.40 bringing our balance to $161.56. The library will not be open during the June meeting because all of the tables will be used for our banquet. We will be accepting book returns. Please hold your donations for the garage sale until next September.

We have received some new books by donation. Our April speaker Donna Lynn Thomas donated one of her newest books: The Anniversary Sampler Quilt: 40 Traditional Blocks, 7 Keepsake Settings. Members have donated Enduring Grace Quilts from the Shelburne Museum Collection by Celia Oliver, Historic Quilts of the DAR Museum by Martha Pullen, Skip the Borders Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, Poakalani Hawaiian Quilt Cushion Patterns & Designs by Poakalani & John Serrao, and The Patchwork Pilgrimage (How to Create Vibrant Church Decorations) by Andrew Liddell.


The following are some of the items on the Choices Wish List: powdered laundry detergent, paper towels, dish soap, heavy-duty plastic silverware and plastic cups, new women’s socks and underwear of all sizes, flip-flops of all sizes, night lights and forever stamps. These can be placed in the Choices box. Cell phones are always welcome.

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.


The deadline for turning in quilts for the October 25th auction is September 7th. If you plan to donate a quilt, please call the office 614-262-2220 and let them know that you are planning a donation.  QQ members have always been very generous through their donations of quilts and through their attendance at the auction. Thank you for your support of this wonderful local organization.


  • 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


  • September 20-22, 2018 – Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Sharonville, Ohio