March 2017 Newsletter

Attention Members

The two wall cabinets in the Flossie White room are now locked for security reasons. Unfortunately, we had some fabric and quilts taken that were being stored in the FWR. If you need access to Quilts For Heroes fabric or batting, the irons and boards please contact one of the following three people that have the key or combinations to the cabinets:

Sheryl Lentini    828-734-8306
Linda Hanst   828-734-0453
Elsie Orrell      828-926-9177

Because of the Tag Sale, we will have a shorter meeting.  For our “speaker” portion, please bring a book or two that greatly influenced and/or changed your quilt making to share with the group.

6:30 PM  3rd Thursday,
First Methodist Church
566 S. Haywood Street
Board meeting at 5:30 PM
Flossie White Room. Call Elsie Orrell for questions  926-9177.  The quilting sessions will be the 2nd and 4th Thursday.  (Elsie’s Maggie group will still be meeting on Wed)

 Asking a quilter to sew on a button, is like asking Picasso to paint your garage!    

2017 Challenge Quilt “Childhood Games” 
2017 Challenge “Childhood Games” is not competitive.  Size should be no larger than 24″ or smaller than 12″. How you portray the game is up to you.  Handout at the next meeting will offer some suggestions of games.

March 17, 2017 workshop:
Cutting Curves with Sheryl Lentini
Flossie White Room, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sign up with Denise so we know when we have reached our limit (okay, wishful thinking, but I’m optimistic).
We will be learning to cut and sew gentle curves to end up with a 16 inch block (finished).

Please bring:
– lunch
– six fat quarters: 2 red, 2 blue, 2 white/neutral,  WASHED (preferable with Color Catchers) and ironed.
– sewing machine with white or neutral thread.
– rotary cutter with good blade.

– 24×18 cutting mat (no smaller)
– 16.5 inch square ruler.  No other rulers needed.

Extra bonus: we get to use the new irons and ironing boards! Yay!

President – Sheryl Lentini     734-8306
Vice Pres – Linda Hammar    648-9234
Sect’y –    Gretchen Tope       627-2040
Treas. –    Alyson Nelson       400-0587
At Large – Linda Carver         926-8582
At Large – Terri DeLano         630-677-6701
At Large -Susan Balantine     456-3101


Challenge Quilt Chair   Jeannie Theodore   245-9455
Community Day Chair   Elsie Orrell 926-9177
Donation Quilt Chair  Denise Seay
Library Chair    Jeneen Conway
Membership Chair   Janeen Conway  926-6211 (home)  269-405-6135 (cell)
Newsletter Chair   Terri DeLano 630-677-6701
Program Chair 2017  Denise Seay  803-528-3786
Program Chair 2018  Denise Seay
Publicity Chair  Connie Nicholson  246-0557
Quilts For Heroes Chair  Linda Hanst 734-0453
Quilt Show Chair    Jan Hartmann   926-5318 (summer)
Social August Chairs  Barbara Phelps and Susanne Heriot
Social December Chair  Karen Kosec
Sunshine Chair    Betty McMillan  550-7814 (summer)  904-743-0503 (cell)
Vendor Chair    Alyson Nelson

It’s time to sort out those patterns, books, tools and fabrics.  You know which ones: when you look at them you ask yourself, “What possessed me to buy that?” or “Why am I hanging on to this?”

Round ’em up, price ’em cheap, move ’em out at the March meeting.  YEEHAW!

We will have 12-15 tables set up in the gym adjacent to our meeting room.   You may share a table.   Suggest, if you can, bring baskets or small shelves to contain, lift up and display your things.

Sellers:  bring change!
Buyers: bring small bills and coins and maybe a checkbook for larger priced items.

The gym will be open starting at 5:30 p.m. for set up.  Sales from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and again after our shorter meeting.

There will be a FREE table to which you can add some things.

Round up those extraneous quilting items and move “em out!
Looking ahead to Upcoming Workshop

Here are the fabric requirements for Terri’s wreath project
•   1/2 to 3/4 yard of bouquet style floral fabric (Should have both mass flowers and wispy edges flower accents)
• 1/2 yard of matching or coordinating background fabric  (Try for matching as it has much better results).
Terri’s Tip: If you LOVE your bouquet fabric and can’t find background to match buy extra bouquet fabric and you may have enough blank space fabric around bouquets to complete quilt front.

REMINDER:   Betty McMillan is our Sunshine chair. If you know of an illness or death in our membership, please let her know: or 904-743-0503 (winter) or 550-7814 (summer).
Upcoming shows

The Heart of the Triad Quilt Guild is celebrating their 20th year anniversary with their bi-annual quilt show:
“Our 20th Anniversary Celebration, Not Just Another Quilt Show”    Show Dates are April 21 and 22 – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

Location: “The Church on 68” (formerly C3 Church Greensboro) at 300 NC Highway 68 South, Greensboro, NC 27409  I-40 exit 210

Admission $5.00 with free parking

We will have over 100 quilts, including the guild challenge category.  Lorraine Covington of Clemmons, NC is our certified NQA Judge.

We have a great line up of vendors for your shopping pleasure and our Boutique has popular items that sell out at every show.  Granny’s Attic has the best selection of things you didn’t know you needed!  We will also have a fantastic “Silent Auction” with fabulous items to bid on or “Buy Now”.

This years opportunity quilt is “Curved Log Cabin”, an Augusta Cole Design.  The drawing for this beautiful quilt will be Saturday, April 22nd at 3 pm. Tickets are available for $1 each and you do not have to be present to win.

For more information on the show, visit our website, or email with any questions.

The Roanoke Star Quilters Quilt Show is March 24 and 25.
Attached you will find a flyer and a registration form.
The show is not just for Star Quilters.
Join us-hang a quilt and/or see the show.
(Our 2015 Best in Show came from North Carolina.)
Roanoke is a fun day trip for a lot of you!
Thanks for helping us advertise.
Elsie Bailey

More info

Visit our website for more information at or email us at with any questions.

Quilts for Heroes –  Keep quilting!   Donna will be returning for a visit during the spring.

Kitten/Puppy beds – Keep making beds!
12 X 12 square pillows. Stuff lightly with  all those scraps we throw away and sew closed. Keep one by your sewing machine and fill lightly. If they are stuffed to tight they are hard to wash.  Or, bring your scraps to the meetings and we will finish them. They go in the cages and given when an animal is adopted. The critters would love to have beds made out of that fabric you can’t remember why you bought it!
Bernice and Elsie

Tips for piecers and quilters
• Everyone has UFOs (Unfinished Projects). Make the effort to go through them and decide what you do actually want to finish, then you can cull the rest and either give them to friends or charity, or sell them at the boutique.

MEMBERS CORNER… If you have news or something for sale…..
Please note new email address for Newsletter or Blast items
Please email Terri at if you have items for this area.  Please send all articles by the 5th of the month.  We hope to have the newsletter out by the 6th or 7th so watch for it.   Thank you.
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