May 2019

2019-20 Programs Register for a Workshop


All five workshops for the 2019-2020 year are listed on the website, ready for you to sign up. The fifth, for those of you who missed both the retreat and the April meeting, is Marla Yeager's "Fractured Fat Quarters", a quick and easy fat quarter friendly quilt that will help you bust some stash. We still have openings in all workshops.

The May and June workshops, Mary Hertel's "Paper Piecing with Marnie" and Bill Kerr's "Working with Large Scale Prints", are open to non-members as well now. If you have a friend who isn't a member but would be interested in one of these workshops, please invite them to register. We'd love to have them! The remaining workshops will open to non-members as well the month before they occur.

You and your friend can sign up online. It's quick and easy, and the workshops are not only educational (even for experienced quilters), but they are fun as well. Talking, laughing, sewing together with friends makes for a lovely day. Chocolate has been known to make an appearance as well. Don't miss out, register today.

See you at a workshop!

Kearstie Grenier and Kathy Avellone, Program Chairs


News from the President

Friends, This last weather event has got to be the last. Right?

We had a nice dinner at our annual business meeting, didn't we? The food was yummy and seeing everyone's quilts presented at show and tell was inspiring. Kudos to Slyvia Bath Jo Bailey and all those who helped set up and clean up.

Our support of the Staben House is very impressive. Thank you to Peggy Schumenaur and Andrea Krier for leading our group. As a guild we should be proud of the time and effort we gave to the children served by the Staben House.

A hardy thank you to all the retiring board members and to those who are assuming new roles. Without you we wouldn't have a guild.

Our quilting year begins this month. Please keep in mind that the quilt show is nearing, so keep busy, and please consider attending a few workshops this year. We join a guild because we want to be with friends, we want to share our talents, we want to be inspired by others and we want to learn new techniques and new approaches to old problems.

This is a good time to think about your commitment to our guild. Our guild is a vital, competent, effective organization. These words describe our guild because of the effort each of you give. Please take pride in what we have and continue to take part in all that you can.


New Board Members

Thank you and congratulations to the following members who have been elected to serve on the Board of Village Quilters:

Kearstie Grenier and Kathy Avellone have moved up to Program
Kate Brennan and Sharon Pierluissi will serve as Advance Program
Mary Ellen Innes has moved up to Treasurer
Alice Hutchinson will serve as Assistant Treasurer
Laura Partridge is our new Newsletter Editor
Lisa Robinson is our new Secretary.

Thank you to Barb Jolley, Edie Hirasawa, and Sue Minster for serving on the Board. A special thank you to Laura Partridge and Kate Brennan who will continue to serve on the Board in their new positions.

Barbara Schober

Treasurer's Report

Balance on 3/24/2019: 17430.05
Income: 5712.04 Expenses: 1059.31
Balance as of 4/27/2019: 22082.78

Income this month consisted of Quilt Show vendor fees and raffle quilt sales, membership fees, and workshop fees. Expenses were for the Quilt Show, April Retreat, and meeting rental.

Respectfully submitted, Laura Partridge, Treasurer

Charity Drive!

83 Quilts donated to the Staben House

Many, many thanks to our members who gave of their time to achieve this extraordinary response to this year's service project. With 83 quilts, the Staben House will be able to present a quilt to each arriving child for the next couple of years. A special thanks goes to Sue Ann Kuby who made about 20 quilts, and to Judy Hillebrand for providing many yards of colorful fabric. We hope everyone had fun participating in the project and can feel satisfaction in knowing that so many children will have a quilt to call their own. We took pictures of every quilt and you can see all the quilts on the Service page of the web site.

It was so much fun to see the creativity, colors and different styles. Everybody outdid themselves!

Andrea Krier and Peggy Schemenauer


Quilt Show News

Note EARLIER DATE! Quilts are due July 16th!

Wanted: all craft items for the boutique. Earn some extra money (guild keeps 15% ) or donate items. A couple of years ago we made aprons and I would like to make more since they sold so well. If you need a pattern let me know and we will get you one. This year we will be asking everyone to price their items for sale. I will have tickets available at the next meeting.

Carol, Kathy, Sue Ann


The membership year began May 1! Thank you to those who renewed their membership in such a timely manner, saving $5.00 in the process!

If you haven't renewed yet, don't worry Membership is still a wonderful value at $50.00 for the year. Hop online to renew or bring your check to the meeting on May 20!

See you soon! Celia Stratman and Kimberly Jurco

Happy Birthday!

Happy May Birthday to:
Marti Austin - 5/13
Kate Brennan - 5/18
Donna Derstadt - 5/10
Ann Keil - 5/2
Joan Lagedrost - 5/13
Donna Lechowicz - 5/22
Claire Machinist - 5/19
Carol Miller - 5/20
Emmy Moore - 5/1
Amy Parker - 5/27
Celia Stratman - 5/19
Patricia Warren - 5/7
Eloise Williams 5/16

For sale

Singer Quantum II sewing/embroidery machine. Rarely used, excellent condition. Comes with embroidery bed and all attachments. $200. Contact Edie at 847-975-6900 or email