Quintessential Quilters, Columbus, Ohio Quintessential Quilters, Columbus, Ohio

Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!

Program - May 12, 2016

QQ welcomes Amy Korn with a presentation about Doll and Crib Quilts. Her program includes the history of doll and crib sized quilts and their makers. These small gems were often made by young girls as they learned to sew - or by their more accomplished mothers and grandmothers - and provided both a utilitarian and sentimental purpose. Amy will bring many examples and encourages all of you to bring your pre-1950 crib and doll quilts for a special show-and-tell. Why not continue the theme and bring baby, youth, and doll quilts you have made recently or your special childhood quilt for our regular show and tell?

Amy Korn of Westerville has been a quiltmaker and quilt researcher for over 30 years. She has taken numerous classes in dating fabric, quilt history, quilt construction, and appraising. She is an AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles, one of fewer than 100 certified appraisers in the United States and Canada. Amy is currently serving her second term on the board of the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG).

We meet on the second Thursday at:

Covenant Baptist Church
5100 Dierker Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

(off Bethel, between Sawmill and Reed - click here for map).

Library

Our library garage sale netted $27.50 during the April 14 meeting, bringing our library balance to $47.99. Several of our favorite authors have newly published books. We're hoping that you will stop by the library garage sale during the May meeting and help us raise enough money to purchase those new titles. Bring your dimes and your dollars and help your library grow. There will be no garage sale at the June meeting, so if you'd like to donate some items, this is your last chance until next fall. May is the last opportunity to borrow a book until September. All the tables will be in use in June for our potluck, so the library will be closed except for returns.

Workshops

Our "Build Your Dream Workshop" winner was announced at the February meeting. Congratulations to Mike Weatherby for nominating Donna Lynn Thomas. Donna Lynn will be joining us in April 2018.

Our 2017 workshops will be by Bonnie Hunter in cooperation with Common Threads Quilt Guild. Keep June 27- 29, 2017 open!

Choices

Thanks to all who turned in their completed quilt top kits - they will be quilted this summer in time to donate them this fall.

The following are some of the items on the Choices Wish List: powdered laundry detergent, paper towels, dish soap, heavyduty
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.

"Choices Eliminating 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. (www.choicescolumbus.org)

Placemats for Meals of Wheels

Many thanks to everyone who made placemats for our National Quilting Day project. 84 placemats were delivered to LifeCare Alliance for Meals on Wheels on March 18. Great job, everyone! Hopefully we can do it again next year, so save those orphan blocks, leftover strips and batting! Thanks again.

Kids N Kamp / Childhood Cancer Family Connection

This year the auction will be held Thursday, October 20, at The Shoe. If you know a crazy Buckeye fan, please tell them about the Tailgate Party at The Shoe and urge them to mark their calendars for a really fun Buckeye event. Not only are there wonderful quilts to see and purchase, but there is also a wealth of Buckeye memorabilia up for auction. You get to mingle with Buckeye players from the past and coaches from present day. Enjoy some Buckeye cheers with alumni cheerleaders and feast on some really good finger food. You'd think that an event like this would require an expensive admission ticket, but $25 will get you in the door.

Kids N Kamp Christmas ornaments: We have started to collect Christmas ornaments for the Kids N Kamp Christmas Wishes Tree. The ornaments will be selling for $10 and on up. Please use your creativity and help us raise money at the October 20 Tail Gate Party at The Shoe. You can use a Christmas theme, a sewing theme, a Buckeye theme, a sports theme, or any theme that strikes your fancy. If you'd like to donate a quilt, please call the KNK office at 614-262-2220.

Kids N Kamp has changed their name to better reflect their mission. They will now be known as the Childhood Cancer Family Connection. The website remains as www.kidsnkamp.org if you'd like more information about this local charity. If you have any questions, call the Childhood Cancer Family Connection 614-262-2220 or Kay Hoagland.

President's Challenge

It's time to put your creative hats on, ladies and gentlemen! The President's challenge for this year is to make a quilted item featuring a representation of a "critter" or to use "critter" fabric in a quilt. Any size! Any critter counts – cats, dogs, penguins, bugs, ...! If you want to make something for the challenge but don't necessarily want to keep it, you can donate it to My Very Own Blanket. If you choose to donate it, it needs to be in sizes of 36" x 36" up to 60" x 80" or twin size or any size in between. But for the challenge, any size is fair "game."

Here are the photos from the President's Challenge for this year - click here.

Franklin County Fair

The Franklin County Fair is July 16-23, 2016. All QQ members are encouraged to enter the Quilt and Needle Arts portion of the Fair. Organizers would love to have a representation of quiltmakers from all guilds across the county. There is a $20 fee plus $1 per entry for adult classes. There are 15 Classes for Large and Small Quilts, Wall Hangings, Miniatures, and Other Items, plus two Classes for Youth/Junior entries. Items must have been made in the last ten years. Entry information and forms can be downloaded at: www.fcfair.org/senior-fair-premium-book orwww.fcfair.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/OPEN-QUILTS-NEEDLE-ARTS-2016.pdf .

A special feature this year is Class 18 - Community Service Quilts. The selected service organization for 2016 is Quilts of Valor. QoV quilts will be judged, and after the fair they will be sent to the Franklin County QoV Coordinator. Quilts of Valor have specific guidelines which are included in the entry information. It would be great if we could get lots of service quilts because community service is a big part of almost every quilt guild. If you have questions about the Franklin County Fair quilt and needlework entries, contact Marty Rigo
or Kathy Zaebst. Entry deadline is July 9.

Follow us on Social Media

Facebook - QQ has a closed Facebook Group. If you would like to join, just log into your Facebook account and type "Quintessential Quilters" into the search bar, or click here to be taking directly to the page. You can then request to join and we will approve that request. What is posted in the QQ group is visible only to other members. Members are asked to post only quilt and guild related announcements.

Instagram - QQ has an Instagram account. What is Instagram? From their website: "Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures." We are @qquilters. Here's a link: www.instagram.com/qquilters Quintessential Quilters - 2007 Retreat at Deer Creek


QQ was organized in 1982 and is an active part of the central Ohio quilt community.

We meet once a month at 7:00 PM, on the second Thursday, September through June at:

Covenant Baptist Church
5100 Dierker Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

(off Bethel, between Sawmill and Reed - click here for map).

Our annual dues are $25.00. Each meeting consists of a business meeting, a program with a featured speaker or another activity, and of course, a wonderful Show & Tell of recently completed quilts made by members. In addition, the quild offers a number of activities which may include, but not limited to, fabric exchanges, block raffles, a secret pal program, group quilt and annual quilt challenge. From time to time, we offer workshops to interested members drawing from local as well as nationally known teachers. QQ has an extensive library of quilting books and magazines for our members to borrow. The guild helps support several local charities. Members may attend a winter extended weekend retreat, usually held in a facility at one of Ohio's state parks.

Quintessential Quilters is a chapter (OH139) of the National Quilting Association (NQA). Our goal is to welcome quilters of all ages and skill levels, promoting quilting and providing fellowship and educational opportunities for its members.

Visitors are always welcome.

Our officers for 2015-2016 are...

  •  President - Bev Steckert
  •  Vice President/President Elect - Anna Wang
  •  Secretary - Rita Herzberger
  •  Treasurer - Pat Smith

QQ WINTER WEATHER POLICY

If Franklin County is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency, there will be a meeting. If it is Level 2 or 3, the meeting will be cancelled. Call an officer if you question whether there is a meeting.


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We meet the 2nd Thursday each month from Sept through June at Covenant Baptist Church, 5100 Dierker Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220 (off Bethel, between Sawmill and Reed).

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