Bits ‘n’ Pieces Quilt Guild
Salem Methodist Church
14825 Manchester Road
4th Tuesday of the Month
at 7:00 p.m.
Visit our website
A Unique Fabric Endeavor
www.bitsnpiecesguild.com With special Guest
August 25, 2009
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Meeting Minutes ............2
President’s Message ......3
O ur mission is
any fabric and
distribute it to groups and individuals
who use it in the service of others. There
Committee Reports........4-5 are groups doing wonderful things with
Bits ‘n’ Pieces ..................6
Mini Groups ...................7 the fabric we donate, things most people
have never thought of. The program I
present emphasizes the many charities and their work rather than the work of Charity
Sharity itself. Pictured above is almost the whole group. I’m the one in the center in
the striped blouse.
Rose King, Beckie Tilinski, and Bonnie Brown
Tracy Back, President (in pink) are burning a sample of fabric to de-
Marsha Bray, Vice President
Linda Focareto, Treasurer termine its fiber
Jennifer Lett, Recording Secretary
Cindy Holten, Editor
content. Bonnie is a
Jean Goldsberry, Historian member of Bits ‘n’
Full Page .............................................. $25
Half Page.............................................. $15
Quarter Page ........................................ $ 8
Business Card Size ................................ $ 5
Please furnish camera-ready copy or artwork.
Bits ‘N’ Pieces The welcome committee would help September 10-13 will be a book sign-
Quilt Guild Minutes to arrange activities and meals for ing for the Gees Bend quilt exhibit.
July 28, 2009 them. An advance committee to go
to Tahiti and talk with them there is Quilt National is 9/5 – 9/29.
also possible, if there is interest.
PROGRAM Quintessential Quilts will be showing
See Crista’s web site, 10/3 – 10/30 at the University City
Our Salad Supper started at 6:30. www.cristacarr.com, for more on Library.
The tables were decorated with bal- Crista’s background and her art. You
loons and bright colors, creating a can contact her through her web site, The Flower Valley Quilt Show is
festive summer party atmosphere. as well. 9/25.
Before eating, sets of cards with pic-
tures of a type of block on each one Darla Gibson brought samples of the If anyone brings in something to do-
were distributed, and were rotated fabrics to be used in the Christmas nate that is not picked up, please
through every table. The table identi- block exchange. The print is called take it home with you.
fying the most blocks won fabric jelly “Figgy Pudding” by Moda. Partici-
rolls for each person. pants will buy squares of the fabric Eighteen members brought show &
for $1 and use it to create a 12-1/2 tell.
BUSINESS MEETING inch (unfinished) block in any pat-
tern. Blocks will be turned in in No- Nancy Peters showed the October
Crista Carr Shatz, an artist and travel vember, and Darla will bring them 2009 American Patchwork & Quilting
specialist, shared a number of Tifai- back for the December 8 meeting. If magazine. It contains an ad for the
fai quilts made in Tahiti. “Tifaifai” lit- anyone wants additional fabric, tell Fandingo fabric line by Paintbrush
erally means “to patch repeatedly.” Darla or Bernice. Darla will pick it up Studio showing a quilt titled “Rings N
from Susie Q’s in mid-August and Things” designed by Susan Meyer
Many of the quilts were appliqué de- can pick up additional fabric for those (from Susie Q’s). Nancy created and
signs, similar to Hawaiian appliqué. who find it difficult to get to Eureka. quilted the quilt.
One quilt had a navy turtle on a blue
background with embroidery stitching If anyone has quilts for Ronald The program for our next meeting
around all the edges in Perl cotton. McDonald House or the auction for 8/25 will be Charity Sharity.
Another had dolphins in a light gray the Jordans, let Mary Pommier know.
on a darker gray background. An- Raffle tickets are also available.
other type of quilt is called “Tifaifai
Poo” and is made of tiny squares all Judy Humphrey announced that the Respectfully submitted,
less than 1”. The Tahitian ladies also St. Louis Hospital art bra exhibit in Jennifer Lett, Secretary
make white on white quilts for wed- October will be announced in their
dings. newsletter, which goes out to 11,000 ###
people. They will also advertise our
Crista has visited Tahiti a number of quilt show. Judy brought three more
times, and now 30 of the Tahitian completed bras titled Sparkle Plenty,
ladies want to come visit St. Louis Redneck Bra, and This Bud’s for
next June. Crista would like to set up You.
a welcome committee here and won-
dered if Bits ‘n’ Pieces would be in- DJ White announced the Topsy
terested in becoming involved. Both Turvy all-day workshop on 10/28 with
the Art Museum and the Craft Alli- Judy Laquidara. Cost is $30 and will
ance are interested in their work, as be at Polly’s church at 141 and Clay-
well. The Tahitian ladies plan to stay ton Rd. DJ has a supply list and can
in hotels. They would like to sell, email it to anyone interested.
trade, and barter their quilts.
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This message is coming to you from 39,000 The point is …………
feet. I’m currently on my way to Millsboro, GO!
Delaware to take three days of hands-on DO!
classes with the one and only Sharon DECIDE!
Schamber, the master of longarm quilting! BE WILD!
This trip came together very quickly….just BE YOURSELF!
one short week ago I found out about the TRY IT ANYWAY!
classes through Jane Coons, who read ENJOY THE JOURNEY!
about them on one of her yahoo groups. HAVE FUN!
(Don’t you just love the internet!) I called
the woman who is hosting the event, Last month sure was fun. I enjoy those eve-
signed up and now I’m on my way to learn nings so much. A perfect evening for me is
from the best of the best. anything that involves eating great food and
spending time with friends. Jean Weber,
The point I’m trying to make is that some- Nancy Hopkins and Jan Doyle deserve an-
times you have to be spontaneous and de- other standing ovation for the wonderful
cide to do things on the spur of the mo- evening. Thank you! Thank you!
ment. You have to be present and open for
the possibilities that are available every- I received a flyer from the Missouri River
where. There’s a song by Kelly Clarkson Quilters about their quilt show which is re-
and the chorus goes, “Make a wish, take a placing Quilts on Main. This will be their
chance, make a change and break away.” first show and will be held outdoors at the
train depot in Old St. Charles on Saturday
Take a risk by choosing a color palette September 12th. It will be a small show,
that’s not in your comfort zone, or by try- probably 50-75 quilts in total and they will
ing a new technique, or decorating a bra. I have a featured quilter. They are inviting
already have the title picked for my bra guilds to display their raffle quilt and sell
and have most of the components ready. chances at the event. If you are interested
This is a chance to set yourself free and be in coordinating volunteers to sell raffle tick-
a wild woman! Make a decision and move ets, please give me a call.
on. Then make another one, and so on,
and so on. Don’t be afraid. Stop obsessing, Enjoy summer’s last fling! See you the 25th!
whether it’s about a border fabric or what
to do when you grow up. Decide. You can
always change your mind. Either way you
will learn something for your next adven- Tracy
ture. What would you do if you knew you
could not fail??? Take a step in that direc-
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changes to your future information, please contact Karen Schamer-
Block Exchange-Christmas: Darla Gibson loh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Christmas block exchange print is called “Figgy Pudding” by • Interested in learning more about our organization? Be a guest at
Moda. Participants will buy squares of the fabric for $1 and use one of our meetings and join us for $2.00. For current members,
it to create a 12-1/2 inch (unfinished) block in any pattern. we also have name badges available for $10, in either magnetic or
Blocks will be turned in in November, and Darla will bring them regular pin. Sign up for your own badge at next month's meeting!
back for the December 8 meeting.
Newsletter/Website Cindy Holten
Block Exchange: Candy Grisham • Be sure to visit our website often at
• No report www.bitsnpiecesguild.com for meeting photos
BOM: Judy Humphrey • Check out the website under Blocks and Chal-
• At the August meeting you will be receiving you last portion of lenges for Information on all three 2010 Quilt Challenges.
our Wall Hanging, Summer Pleasures. I hope you have all en- • For all information on the 2010 Quilt Show, check out this section
joyed this, a little different, BOM. of the newsletter and visit the Special Events tab on the website.
• Each month go to the BOM table, take the next block, and check • And don’t forget to visit our Yahoo.com group and receive up-to-
your name off . If you can't make it to the next meeting, just the-minute announcements.
send me a self-addressed stamped envelope and I'll mail it to • The August newsletter submissions are due September 5.
you. (Judy Humphrey, 44 Russell Rd. Lonedell MO 63060). Please email your newsletter submissions by 5:00 pm., on the 5th
• Two web sites with good instructions for paper piecing: day of the month even if it’s to let me know you will not have any-
http://www.patchpieces.com/demoFPP.pdf thing to submit for the newsletter.
• If you have any questions about the instructions please contact Programs for Quilt Meetings: Marsha Bray
Judy Humphrey at 636-629-1151. • Aug 25—Carole Splater—Charity Sharity
• Sep 26— Jane Coons, EQ6 Demo
COK: Joy Schmidt • Oct 27—Judy Laquidera—Simple Blocks-Stunning Quilts
• In July, Cheryl Mann and I delivered 31 quilts to Our Little Haven. • Nov 24—Trudy Johnson, Tips on T-Shirt Quilts
This agency provides residential care to children from infancy • Dec 8—Christmas Party
to 10 years of age. They have been placed by the court usually as
a result of child abuse. Their stay averages from 6 months to 2 Quilt Challenges 2010: Judy Humphrey, Polly King, Carol Lovelace
years. Each child will receive a quilt of their choosing. This
• Bra Challenge: Coordinator is Judy Humphrey.
agency receives no funds from United Way, so is always in need
of extra supplies. They have a capacity of 20 children, but often • Have you finished your Bra yet? If you have, bring it to the
there is a fast turnover of residential children. The agency's goal next meeting for Show and Tell. Let Judy take a picture of it
is to eliminate the circle of child abuse and try to stop it at their for our photo album. Since we will be showing the Bras
door. We were very impressed with Our Little Haven and will be at Girls Night Out, "Spirit of Women", on October 15, at St
looking at more ways to help them out. Luke's Hospital, we are showing the Bras at the meet-
ing. Several were shown at the July meeting and if you were-
Library: Pat Cole n't there, you missed a lot of laughter. For the bras to be
shown at St Lukes, they must be finished (your name and
• We are accepting donations of quilting magazines and quilting
name of bra, on inside of bra) and turned in at the AUGUST
books for resale in the Library area. The proceeds would be
used to buy new quilting books for the library. Please consider
donating to do your part in staying green. • Easy Being Green Challenge: Coordinator is Polly King
• Seasons of Life Challenge: Coordinator is Carol Lovelace.
Membership: Karen Schamerloh • Quilts from the Restorative Justice Programs: Coordinator is
• Thanks to all who attended the July meeting. We had 51 mem- Wendy Richards. See ad for donations.
bers in attendance and one guest joining us this month. Wel- • Deadline for all Challenges is January 26, 2010.
come to our three new members: Crista Carr-Shatz, Trisha Hill, • Information for all challenges can be found on our website under
and Pam Moutrie. Blocks/Challenges.
• New member sign-up is at the attendance table, with dues of
Quilt Show 2010: Wendy Richards -email@example.com or 636-394-9250
$10, paying by check or cash. Remember to sign up on the atten-
dance roster for your chance to receive a door prize. Member- • Vote for Featured Quilter at September Guild Meeting
ship address books are still available at each meeting at the At each of our quilt shows we honor a guild member as "Featured
membership table. UPDATED MEMBERSHIP PAGES will be on the Quilter." This person has typically shared generously of her time
table for you to add to your existing book. If there are any and expertise, demonstrating the guild's mission: "To promote the
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love of quilting through teaching and sharing, and to strive to • JAN 28-31, 2010— The traditional January retreat will be held
keep quilting a heart made art form through caring for and Thursday, January 28 through Sunday, January 31. It is never
learning from one another." too soon to block out time for yourself on the calendar! Con-
• The Featured Quilter has space at the quilt show to create a tact Celeste Clark 314-291-8240 to reserve your space.
display of her choosing, usually highlights of her quilting ex-
periences/background, and is often available at the display to Sunshine & Shadow: Jeanette Marcus
talk with show visitors. • Please let Jeanette Marcus know of any “Sunshine or Shadow”
• At the September guild meeting, we will vote for the featured that you or your fellow Guild members may have experi-
quilter for the 2010 show. Each guild member gets one vote - enced. The Guild wants to recognize everyone’s achieve-
- a name written on a piece of paper (that will be passed out). ments and happy occasions as well as “be there” for our guild
The votes will be tallied and the 'winner' announced at the members in times of sorrow and hardships.
October guild meeting.
• Aug 25—2010 Quilt Show Committee Meeting will be at 5:30 Workshops: D. J. White
pm prior to the guild meeting at the church. • Oct 28—Topsy Turvy Nine Patch, by
Raffle Quilt 2010: Jane Coons - No report. • For details on any workshop go to the
Retreats: Celeste Clark & Chris Wiley: www.bitsnpiecesguild.com and under
• AUG 8 – Heyde Sewing, 5451 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO; 314- the Workshop tab.
• NOV 14 – Bindings, Borders & Squares, 325 Droste Road, St.
Charles, MO; 636-949-2077. This will be the last one-day re-
treat for this year. This shop is convenient for our St. Charles ###
county members, offers a large working area, and of course,
beautiful material. Please contact Chris Wiley to sign up.
Department of Corrections
*** A-TEAM FALL KICK-OFF ***
Restorative Justice Program
The appliqué mini-group, A-Team, will have its fall kick-off meeting on
Wednesday, September 9 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Debbie Needs your donations of fab-
Ernst. We are inviting everyone who is interested in appliqué, either experi- ric, batting, and yarn. The
enced or beginner, to join us.
Donations Box will be avail-
We learn from each other while we explore appliqué in all of its forms. New able at every meeting.
techniques are taught and old techniques are revisited. We bring our own
appliqué projects to work on. Last year we studied such topics as fabric/ Any questions, please con-
color/value choices, making bias strips, marking background fabric for appli- tact Wendy Richards.
qué, and even a session on Hawaiian appliqué. A couple of topics to begin
this year are appliquéing with wool and reverse appliqué. Members of the
group decide what topics we’ll explore during the year. The A-Team is a
great group of quilters, and members are very willing to help each other
We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. Please call
Debbie Ernst at 636/537-9030 if you have any questions or are interested
in joining the group. See you in September.
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BITS ‘N’ PIECES
TREA$URER ’ S REPORT— JUL ‘ 09
President Tracy Back 314-368-6880
Begin Balance: 8,789.63
Vice Pres Marsha Bray 314-650-9739
Treasurer Linda Focareto 828-280-6760 EXPENSE INCOME
Parlimentarian Susan Donnell 314-602-8841 Rent 55.00
Secretary Jennifer Lett 314-740-5402
Salad Supper 159.62
Membership 53.41 52.00
Mini Retreat 40.00
COMMITTEE HEADS Workshop 10/28 60.00
Committee Name Phone
Total 268.03 152.00
BOM Judy Humphrey 314-650-0663
Net expense (116.03)
Block Exchange Candy Grisham 314-540-0780
Challenge Priscilla Poczekaj 314-560-2603 End Balance: 8,673.60
COK Joy Schmitt 314-225-3502
Historian Jean Goldsberry 636-394-1166
Library Pat Cole 636-220-7169
Library Nancy Peters 314-604-8410
Membership Karen Schamerloh 314-517-2128
Newsletter Cindy Holten 636 391 1884
Programs Marsha Bray 314-650-9739
Publicity Mary Hurt 636-346-1661
Quilt Show Wendy Richards 636-394-9250
Raffle Quilt Jane Coons 314-496-5871 Barbara Philbrick
Retreats Celeste Clark 314-623-3436 Darla Gibson
Retreats Chris Wiley 636-227-3850
Sun/Shad Jeanette Marcus 314-578-8360
Website Cindy Holten 636-391-1884
MINI GROUPS Susan Donnell
Mini Group Name Phone
A-Team Debbie Ernst 314-920-5143
Bit x Bit Friendship Circle Sharon Metzger 314-740-0162
Fran Collins Please keep Fran in your
Crazy Quilters Darla Gibson 636-448-8135
thoughts and prayers as she struggles
Nighttime Needlers Anne Perry 314-922-5965 with a cancer diagnosis in her family.
Pieces of Friendship Nancy Muskopf 636-458-0360
Scraps Sharon Metzger 314-740-0162
Southern Stitchers Kathy Carvaness 636-343-0544
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BIT x BIT FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE CRAZY QUILTERS
Meets the 3rd Thursday morning of the month at 9:30 am Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
This is a block exchange mini group. This is a block exchange mini group.
OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS
WANTED! . . NEW MEMBERS!
Looking for a mini group where you can learn Contact: Darla Gibson – 636 939 2504
lotsa cool stuff and have fun at the same 11:
AUG 11 Linda focareto—636 273 0262
time...then look no further. Come join us!
Contact: Sharon Metzger—314-770-2757 or 314-740-0162
20—Debbie Ernest - 636 527 9030
NIGHTTIME NEEDLERS PIECES OF FRIENDSHIP
Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm
This is a block exchange mini group.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Contact: Anne Perry - 636 256 6745 CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS
AUG 13: Jeanette Marcus—606 394 6878
13 Contact: Nancy Muskopf – 636 458 0360
SEP 10 Darlene Sforza—636 379 3333 5:
AUG 5 Darlene Sforza—636 379 3333
OCT 15 Mary Miller—636 227 7829 (Note 3rd Thu) 2:
SEP 2 Margaret Pitman—636 946 6064
NOV 12 Tracy Back—314 368 6800 7:
OCT 7 Linda Waugh—314 909 8559
NOV 4 Nancy Peters—636 256 2559
DEC 2 Nancy Muskopf—636 458 0360
SCRAPS SOUTHERN STITCHERS
Meets the 2nd Monday of the mo. from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
at St. Thomas UCC Church, 17842 Wild Horse Creek Rd. This group works on COK blocks, assembles them into quilts,
and does demo’s or tries new techniques.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Contact: Sharon Metzger – 314 770 2757 OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS
AUG 10 Setting the Quilts of Valor Blocks
10: Contact: Kathy Cavaness – 636 343 0544
AUG 13 Debbie Syron
THE A-TEAM EXPLORING ART QUILTS
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:30a.m. Meets the 3rd Thursday at 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m.
Focus is Appliqué techniques. in Union, MO
Focus is working through The Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Davila
OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS
and Elin Waterston within one year of meetings.
Contact: Debbie Ernst – 636 537 9030 CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS
SEP 9: Debbie Ernst — 636 537 9030
Contact: Jeri Wagner – 636 394 3106
OCT 14: Debbie Ernst—636 537 9030
Bits ‘n’ Pieces Quilt Guild -7 - AUGUST 2009
Annual Pere Marquette 5th Annual
Fa l l Re t r e at Fox’s Fat Quarter Flash
Saturday, August 29
November 2, 3, & 4 at 10 am — 4:30 pm
Pere Marquette Lodge Sunday, August 30
Leave your kids, husband, work worries, and cook-
ing behind and pamper yourself with undisturbed
quilting time in a group. It’s the annual fat quarter flash
days! Come in and receive a fat
quarter and one chance to win a
20% discount for a whole year!
For each $10 you spend, receive
an additional chance to win the
20% discount for a year!
Visit us at: 10403 Clayton Road in La Chateau Village or call us at (314) 993-1181
Monday & Wednesday 10-5; Tuesday & Thursday 10-6:30; Friday & Saturday 10-4:30; Sunday 12-4:00
Don’t forget to check our web page: www.quiltedfox.com
September 19 & 20, 2009 • Quilt Vendors
• Treasure Table
Saturday 9AM-5PM • Quilted Item Silent Auction
THROUGH A QUILTER’S EYE
QUILTS VIII SHOW
Under 12 Free
The Vanderburgh 4-H Center Auditorium
201 E Boonville-New Harmony Road
Evansville, IN 47725
RAINTREE QUILTERS GUILD, INC.
(Just 4 miles north of the airport off Hwy. 41)
NQA Chapter 386 Indiana 18
• Hundreds of Quilts
• Wearable Art Display
Kathy Weinzapfel 812-985-5906 kathywein-
• 2008 Power of Two Challenge
• 2008 Imagination Quilt Challenge
Mary Brass 812-985-7954 firstname.lastname@example.org
• 2009 Through a Quilter’s Eye –
Karen Hampton 812-424-8701 khamp-
• 2009 Raffle Quilt
For accommodations and other attractions contact:
The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau at
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