Thank you to all members that were able to donate to the Light House this year. Ruth Ann and her husband delivered the items.
Meetings are held the third Monday of the Month, visiting starts at 5:30 pm, meeting starts at 6:00 pm Currently meetings are being held in the Family Life Center of the United Methodist Church, entrance door on the North side.
Mon, Jan 17th - "UFO New Year's Resolution" - Members will bring in either a project underway, fabric bought to do a specific project, or a pattern they want to use - showing their resolve to finish these items and present a completed project by the November 21st. Reveal meeting.
Mon., Feb 21st - "A Funny Thing Happened" - Patricia Beaver
Sat, Feb 26th - Workshop - Crayon Quilts
Mon, March 21st - Community Service Work night - Jelly Roll Quilts
Mon, April 18th - Field Trip - Frances B & Carol B
Mon, May 16th - "Confessions of a Sassy Stripper" - Denise Stahl
Tues, May 17th - Workshop - Playing with Selvages
Mon, June 20th - Game Night
Mon, July 18th - Field Trip - Gayla M & Teresa E
Mon, Aug. 15th - Trunk Show - Mary Arnold
Mon, Sept 19th - Membership Drive
Mon, Oct 17th - Annual Guild Challenge - hosted by Winnie W Slate of 2023 Officers to be presented
Mon, Nov 21st - "UFO New Year's Resolution Reveal Stage" Vote for 2023 Officers
Mon, Dec 5th - Christmas Party - hosted by Ruth Ann J.
Have you signed up to bring a Food Item or Quilt, or signed up to work at the Dinner Fund Raiser to be held at the church on Wednesday, October 13th?
If not - check with Deb O. and do so as soon as possible
2021 Piotique Quilters Guild Challenge
“THIS IS HOW I JELLY ROLL”
How do you use a jelly roll? Show us.
There is no limit on how many strips from your 2 ½” Jelly Roll collection you can use to create a Jelly Roll quilted item of your own design.
Take only the strips you like, or left-over strips from another project, or go out and buy a new jelly roll, or cut out your strips from your own stash, your choice. Let the strips jump start your imagination and use them whole, cut up, mixed or matched, however you would like – and end up with a table topper, wall hanging, table runner, baby quilt (perhaps to donate to Project Linus), or anything else you would like to make.
There are only a few guidelines to this challenge:
Maximum size in any direction cannot exceed 48”
It must be sandwiched and quilted
Bound in the technique of your choice
Our Guild Challenge is scheduled to happen on Monday, October 18th. Turn in your guild challenge to Vevia at her home, Sunday - Friday, the week of October 10th to the 15th
Members will be judging for : 1. Color
2. “Creative Genius” of strip use
3. Best of Show
If you have any questions, you can contact me (Vevia) at (785) 632-6766 (filling in for Beverly Rieger, Challenge Host)
"Who's Got some Tips, Tricks & Techniques"
Our 'Mystery Quilter(s)' will start us off with some TT&T's about thread, needles and pressing.
Then the floor will be open to all members to share their own Tips, Tricks, and Techniques.
Make sure when you sign in, to click the box that you have a TT&T to share, as well as whether you have a Show 'n Tell item.
And make sure you sign up to bring a Food Item or Quilt, or that you will work at the Dinner Fund Raiser to be held here at the church on Wednesday, October 13th.
On Saturday, August 21st
we had our Workshop for "Christmas on It's Way" with Gayla and Winnie.
Here are just a couple of pictures to show you how the day went. Looking forward to our next Show 'n Tell in September when we will get to see the rest "of the stories". Enjoy.
July's meeting was full of fun and laughter. Maybe not all the games them selves so much (ha ha), but the people playing them.
Thank you everyone for a grand night and your participation.
Next month we will have the pleasure of the
"Serious Sisters Sewing Circles"
Benson, McGee & Jordan
August 21st at 9:00am in Morganville, we will have the "Christmas on it's way" workshop
Featuring our famous instructors -
Gayla and Winnie
Make sure you sign up at the August meeting if you have not done so yet. And pick up your supply sheet.
How is your Challenge coming along?
See you next month.
April and May were in-person meetings, with masks, somewhat social distancing and no refreshments.
What a pleasure to see all the quilts members have been working on.
If you have not had a chance to see what has been happening at our meetings, please click on
to see what all Geri has put on line for the April "Intro to Collage" and May "Log Cabin Tale" with Ronnie Elmore.
REMEMBER: Workshop, Saturday, June 26th, 9 AM
Bring your supplies, drinks and your lunch
Several years ago I was sitting in on a county fair judging and I heard the judge (a KPQG member) mention that a contestants blocks would lay so much flatter if the person had used a clapper. Okay – I was not the only one that did not know what that was. After the judging was over, several of us stayed behind and asked – ‘What is a clapper?’
That was the beginning of my loving relationship with a piece of close grained, heavy, hardwood that makes the best crisp and flat seams you have ever seen. Thank you Ms. Judge! Wonder what I am talking about? Call a dress making friend or look up Tailors Clapper on the net. (https://suzyquilts.com/tailors-clapper/
Tag Team - Pat G. and Julia R.
Quilters do more than just quilt. Here are the stories of two - Grandmother and granddaughter and what they have been up to.
Pat Gilbert finds that her crazy quilt and her volunteer work for American Red Cross have a lot in common.
Crazy Quilt Red Cross & their Volunteers
Different size and shapes of fabric Different age, ethnicity, experience and yes sizes.
Stitched together to form top "Stitch" volunteers together to form the right response team for each particular disaster.
Put together with what you have Teams put together with volunteers available
Need a backing Need monetary donations to keep going
Gives comfort and makes memories Gives comfort and makes memories
Pat and her husband Ron, have been volunteering since his retirement in 2013. She appreciates that they get to pick the areas they volunteer in and that they are there to help EVERYONE. What they can do is very well defined by the Red Cross and they are supported every step of the way.
Pat remembers a mother breaking down and crying when she found out what Red Cross could do - She got to get diapers for her baby. Pat remembers two older ladies that had been without food all day and were overjoyed with the monetary support so they could buy something to eat. Whether it is Fires, Hurricanes, Tornados, Ice Storms, Flooding, what ever the disaster - Red Cross Volunteers are there helping, whether it is a place to shelter; replacing medicine, glasses or health type aides; blankets, comfort kits, or even a stuffed toy, they are there to help.
I can not begin to tell you even half of the things that Pat wrote to me about her volunteering for Red Cross; however, you can read everything in her own words by clicking here.
Tag - Julia, Your turn.
Both of Julia's grandmothers (Pat G. and our own Bev. R.) have helped her learn to sew and have taught her along the way. Here is Julia's story in her own words:
"My name is Julia Rieger, I'm 16 years old and I have been an entrepreneur since I was 12. I've always enjoyed sewing and creating with my own hands. I love to make pieces that are one of a kind and eye catching. My mom and my grandmothers have been very helpful to me as I have learned how to sew. They show me tips and tricks that I wouldn't think of and I don't think that I would have the skills I do now without them.
I started making T-shirt quilts when my mom and I decided to give away one in our swim team's raffle as a prize. The person who won the blanket asked if she could pay us to make another one for her. At the time I was trying to make money for my 8th grade Washington D.C. trip, so I took up the offer. I finished that blanket and put out an ad on Facebook to make more. The response was overwhelming. I thought this was an amazing job to have as a 7th grader. I could stay home in my comfy clothes, watch TV in my basement and work on my T-shirt blankets. I would guess that I made around 30 T-shirt blankets over the past 4 years. But over that time the process definitely changed and improved as I practiced. I learned easier ways to cut the shirts, better ways to add the backing and generally improved my sewing abilities. Each blanket would take about 10 hours each, unless I added customization. They are made with 20 blocks and a flannel or cotton backing. I do not put batting inside because I wanted them to be lighter and was afraid they would get too heavy. They are not quilted, though I used to tie them until I realized that the blankets looked better without and it would still stay together.
In my 8th grade year, I entered into a young entrepreneurs contest so that I could improve my business - JbevStudio and Design. I won 2nd at the county contest and honorable mention at the state contest. Winning these prizes came with prize money that I will use when opening my next business - Roaming Sun Coffee. Soon I'm hoping to open a mobile coffee business where I will travel to surrounding festivals and events to sell gourmet coffee drinks. Over my life I can see myself running all kinds of businesses. Maybe sometime I will get back to the creative sales side, but for now I think it's time to try something new.
I was in 4-H for a few years and took home ec in high school so I knew the rudiments of
sewing. As a young adult I made some simple clothing and made a few baby things but
never was a seamstress.
I did always want to make quilts. My mother in her later years had time to piece
tops in quilts and friends of hers did the quilting. My aunts from out of state quilted
and the family would visit about quilt patterns and what they were doing.
A few years ago, I decided to make a tee shirt quilt for my husband. I really didn’t
know how to do it, but I learned along the way. I did tee shirts on both sides
with batting in the middle. Yes, it is heavy. Somewhere along the way with great
help from Francis Benson I made a tossed 9 patch as a Linus blanket.
A friend invited me to join Piotique Quilt Guild and I thought it would be a great
chance for me to learn to piece. I needed a new bed spread and I wanted to
make it. I signed up for the class on Random Access quilts, chose the fabric, and
cut out the many pieces. It was a learning experience, but Ginny B helped me.
She was my sewing teacher.
I needed to get so much done before I went back for my next “lesson” for more
encouragement. I am really happy with that quilt. It was quilted by Lori Bond.
I also made a few Linus quilts during the past year. They were good practice for me.
The next class I took was the one on string quilting. Again, Ginny stood with me as I
navigated the process.
My quilting journey was inspired by several people. My
crocheted and made tied quilts she gave to family members.
My friend Amy is an artist and quilter.
She got me started on the very first quilt. Of course, she made
most of the blocks. Along the way, She kept telling me there are no "quilt police"
but used a different
term. She said log cabin blocks would be simple and then we would
As it turns out, my choice in design and color made me the
So we laughed and changed the pattern for the log cabin blocks.
That was 2011.
I took some sewing classes in Concordia.
Jenell, another fabric artist, made friends with me and invited me
to the guild.
I was able to curate a pop up window display of her artistry.
About the same time, a group of ladies and myself were being
mentored by Mara Del
and we all made a quilt as well. I entered that quilt at
Cloud County Fair
and received a blue ribbon. I joined the guild and continued to be
mentored and inspired by others. I have made 16 quilts two of
which are crib size
and 2 wall hangings. All of which I have gifted. I have seven
tops I need completed into quilts.