March 10, 2022 Virtual meeting via Zoom.
Meeting was called to order at 6:35pm with 17 members in attendance.
Lissa led the icebreaker with a rousing game of Quilter’s Feud.
Patty Merrick has volunteered to be the Fundraising Chair for 2022. Thank you Patty! The Charity and
Social membership chairs remain open at this time. Please let Barb know if you are interested in
Field Trips: Some suggestions on group field trips were discussed. Barb sent out a follow-up survey to
A guided tour of “Kuumba Connections, Quilts by Contemporary African American Artists”
at the Ohio Crafts Museum
Quilt Spectacular at the Franklin County Fairgrounds March 26.
A fall shop hop in Indianapolis
Further discussion on setting up Sewing Circles; an email survey to gauge areas of interest was sent to
Mary Maben will provide her class on the Noodlehead Maker’s Tote. The class will be $40 and you will
need to purchase the pattern from Noodlehead Sewing Patterns (noodle-head.com).
It is time to update our Guild By-laws. We will need 2-3 volunteers to review and draft an update.
Please respond to the survey that was sent to membership or let Barb know if you would like to help.
Treasurer’s report: 26 paid memberships so far in 2022. Current balance is $4833.
Secretary’s report: Susan introduced a post-card swap as our 2022 challenge. We will break out into
small groups of 4-5. Each participant will be challenged to make a 4×6 postcard for each other member
of their circle. This will give us all an opportunity to play with design and technique without a large
investment of time. And, best of all, we will have some keepsake samples of each other’s work at the
end! Some examples of quilted post cards can be found at Tutorial: How to Make Quilted Fabric
Postcards (saroy.net), and Quilted Postcards, The Card is in the Mail – QUILTsocial. Numerous other
examples can be found on Instagram and Pinterest. Please respond to the survey to let Susan know if you
would like to be included in the swap.
We will begin meeting in person for our April 14 meeting at the Ohio Craft Museum. We will reserve
their meeting room the 2 nd Thursday of each month (except for June, July and December). The cost for
this is $45/meeting. We will also need to conduct one class for the public at the museum per year. The
Museum will provide a table at WinterFair for us to have a demo and publicize our guild.
4/14 – Guild meeting at the Ohio Craft Museum. Linda will provide a virtual demo on making the zipper
pouches we will be putting together for the Ohio 4-H quilters participating in the State Fair this summer.
4/23 – We will have a sew-in at the Bexley Library to work on the 4-H pouches. Materials will be
provided, but we will need volunteers to bring tools such as cutting mats/rotary cutters, irons and
ironing boards and batting scraps of 8”x9” each to complete the bags. If each member will commit to
making 5 bags, that will help us meet our commitment of 140 bags by the State Fair in July.
5/12 – Pre-recorded virtual workshop on “Hawaiian applique with a twist”
6/9 – Virtual lecture with Carol Lyle Shaw
Zoom Sew-ins will be held the Saturdays after our meetings from 10-2pm. Barb sent an email with a
Zoom link that can be used for each Sew-in. Save this link to your calendars for easy access.
Charity project: We will be making pouches to fill with sewing related items to give the 4-H quilters at
the Ohio State Fair in July. Linda Selby will provide a virtual tutorial at our 4/14 meeting on the
Noodlehead Cosmetic Case which we will use for the pattern. Fabric and supplies (including our logo
panel) will be available. Lissa will schedule some sew-ins so we can work on these together. The first one
is scheduled for 4/23 at the Bexley Library.
We are looking for small notions to fit inside the bags which are about 9”x7.5”. Our goal is 140
bags. Lissa has emailed a spreadsheet of potential donors, and is asking for volunteers to
contact one or two each to ask for donations for the bags. If you know of anyone that might like
to include something, please let Lissa know.
Maggie Marconi presented on the importance of labeling our quilts – “Sign your work!” Micron
pigment ink pens are great archival quality permanent markers. You can order custom labels at Shop
Over 1 Million Fabric Designs | Spoonflower. If your machine has a font function that can also be used to
Who made the quilt?
Why? Was the quilt made to mark a special occasion? Is there a story behind the quilt? What
inspired the quilt’s design?
Where was it made?
When was it made?
QuiltCon attendees shared photos of some favorite quilts from the show to wrap up the
Non-Guild Events of interest:
The Ohio Craft Museum is currently hosting “Kuumba Connections, Quilts by Contemporary African
American Artists”. The show will be on display through April 3. We are looking into a Guild outing to see
The Riffe Gallery is currently hosting “Quilt National ’21, the Best of Contemporary Quilts” on display
through April 8.
Columbus Metropolitan Quilters are hosting Quilt Spectacular 2022, March 25-26 at the Franklin
Fiber artist Marty Kotter currently has an exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center titled “Reconnecting to the
Earth” in the loft gallery. Virtually see the exhibit here (culturalartscenteronline.org)
Submitted by Susan Shuter