Membership dues: If you’ve not joined the Guild for 2023 yet, please make sure you stop at the table as you come in to pay these dues. A membership form is on our web site, or you can fill one out when you come in. Yearly dues are $20.
Our next Guild meeting is on Tuesday, 11 April. Just a reminder on our new 6:30 pm start time.
This month Bonnie Moore will be presenting a short presentation of the Turning 20 pattern. If you have made this quilt in the past, please bring it along to share your version. Bonnie will be bringing a few quilts to help explain the ease of making this quilt. This pattern is very flexible, can be made in multiple ways, and is quick to complete. We will use this pattern for the sew-in on Wednesday to construct Quilts of Valor. More information below follows on the Wednesday sew-in.
Turning 20 Quilts of Valor sew-in: Wednesday, 12 April at Bethel Community Church. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING 20 PATRIOTIC FAT QUARTERS to this sew-in. Material will be cut from 12-3 pm and building the quilts will continue from 3-9 pm. This time is reserved for building the Quilts of Valor so this is a free workshop day. There is a nominal charge for the pattern book, which will be available to purchase at the April meeting and at the sew-in. Although there is some donated material, there is not enough for all. Please bring 20 red/white/blue fat quarters with you.
Turning 20 Workshop: If you want to make your own Turning 20 quilt, we are working to secure a venue for the workshop on 22 April at Bethel. Mary Ann will reach out to all who have signed up with details as plans firm. We moved the date for this workshop by 1 week as originally planned to allow time for you all to attend the Shop Hop (see above) and to purchase materials required for the Workshop. The pattern books will be available at the April Guild meeting for purchase at the 11 April Guild meeting for full directions for material needs required. Cost for the workshop is $25.
9 May: The Guild meeting 9 May will host Cassandra Ireland-Beaver with samples of her beautiful paper piecing creations. Check out her work online – there are multiple sites to preview her work.
10 May: Ms Ireland-Beaver will present “Raise the Roof” foundation paper piecing class on May 10. It will be held at Enon Knob Prairie Church. Cost is $50 for members and a $12 pattern fee (pattern fee paid to the instructor). Non-members pay an additional $10 for the class. A complete materials list will be available at the April meeting. In addition, Mary Ann will be available at the meeting to sign up additional people and answer any questions you may have.
13 May: Hexified Panels Class with Liz Granberg-Jerome from Gypsy Dreamer Quilts. Liz is offering a one- or two-day option. The Class will be held at Bethel Community Church from 9 am-5 pm on Saturday. A complete materials list will be available at the April meeting. In addition, Mary Ann will be available at the meeting to sign up additional people and answer any questions you may have. A Flyer explaining this class will also be available at the Guild meeting.
Michelle P., President and Mary Ann C., Vice President
Quilts of Valor
We will be starting our Sew-ins this month. The April 6 Xenia Sew-in is full. We have seats available for the 3rd Wednesday (April 19) Sew-In (10 am – 3 pm) at Crestview Baptist Church, 6600 Salem Ave., Clayton. Please send me an email if you want to participate : firstname.lastname@example.org
Patty H, QOV Coordinator
Scrap Bag Challenge Winners
Congratulations to our Scrap Bag Winners! Barb Carruth (1st Place), Melody Hightower and Martha Fabian.
The Quaker Heritage Center welcomes you to visit our “Quilts Through Time exhibit” which honors Quaker women and quilting in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through the quilts of the Meriam R. Hare collection. The exhibit will be open Monday – Friday 10-4 p.m. from March 2 – August 2, 2023. If you have any questions, please email us at QHC@wilmington.edu. In addition, two talks will accompany the exhibit. Please see the information below related to these talks:
Talk 1: “Peaceable Labors: Quaker Quilt Connections from Virginia to Ohio” a talk with Roberta J. Gellner, American Quilt Studies group and Mid-west Fabric Studies group. The talk will take place on March 30, 2023 from 7-8 pm at the community room of the Clinton County History Center – 149 E. Locust St., Wilmington, OH. We ask that you RSVP by March 28th at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf10-Yqgj92K14vo9ClmwRdcSHS8YSOD2wzfuQcX28QPSVCfQ/viewform. If you would like to see the exhibit please stop by the Quaker Heritage Center located in Boyd Center for Cultural Arts, the exhibit will be open from March 2 – August 2, 2023 on Monday – Friday 9-5. If you have any questions, please email us at QHC@wilmington.edu.
Talk 2: “Science and Stitching: A Match Made in Conservation” with Bryan P. Kelly, MPHIL Textile Conservation Student, University of Glasgow – Science and Stitching: A Match Made in Conservation. The talk will take place on April 6, 2023 from 12-1 pm at the Community Room of the Clinton County History Center – 149 E. Locust St., Wilmington, OH. We ask that you RSVP by April 3rd at https://tinyurl.com/2hvp47vs. If you would like to see the exhibit please stop by the Quaker Heritage Center located in Boyd Center for Cultural Arts, the exhibit will be open from March 2 – August 2, 2023 on Monday – Friday 9-5. If you have any questions, please email us at QHC@wilmington.edu.
QHC & PRC Student Staff
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