Greetings and Hello NEORQC Quilters!
We have gotten thru the very rough snowy winter. All kinds snowfall records were broken. Than we had the spring rains come and finally the summer has arrived. YES, it is hot but enjoy because before we know it summer will disappear and fall will be here.
First, I need to apologize to all of you and especially to The Western Reserve Quilters Anonymous Guild, who were super hosts for the March General meeting. The guest speaker, Catherine "Cate" Gynn presented a wonderful display of her quilts. There were a few issues that needed to be taken care of and they took a little more of my time than I thought they would, but everything is settled and I will move on.
The June General Meeting was hosted by Ladies of The Parlour Guild in Mentor, OH. The last two meetings were pot luck lunches and the food was great! There was a request for the recipe "Creamy Red Potato Salad." Checkout our website for the recipe. Marty Anastasio of The Quilted Thimble Shop was the featured speaker. She told us about making a family tree quilt. The Quilted Thimble Shop is a new shop in Chesterland, OH.
The 2015 Getaway is in progress and planned to be at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center in Hudson, OH. MaryAnn Grayson and her committee is already working very hard to make this a great weekend.
We will not be doing a mystery quilt this year . . . instead we will be having a fabric challenge. Paula Wedig is in charge of the challenge and you can purchase the fabric from her.
The By-Laws were presented for approval at the June meeting, however there were a few changes suggested. They will be presented at the October Meeting for approval. Also the Nominating Committee will be calling members to be nominated and introduced at the October meeting and the election will be at the March 2015 General Meeting. Remember this is your organization and your help is needed.
Have a wonderful summer. See you all --in October!
Keep on quilting,
Patricia R. Magiste, President of NEORQC
Recipe: Creamy Red Potato Salad
Attendees at the June NEORQC General Meeting held in Mentor raved about one of the pot luck dishes . . . the Creamy Red Potato Salad! That dish was brought by Vivian Copley and she has shared her recipe for those that would love to try their hand at it.
Incidentally, this is not the first time one of Vivian's recipe's have been requested by popular demand. At the June 2012 meeting, attendees fell in love with her Watermelon Salad recipe.
Click here for the recipe... (updated 6/26/2014)
2015 Getaway Registration Opens Soon!
Our Getaway planning is well underway and teachers and vendors are now applying to be a part of our 2015 event. Class project samples will be presented at the June general meeting. The full class listing will be posted by July 1st and registration opens August 1st. Click here for the early announcement and schedule ....
2015 NEORQC Getaway
February 20 - 22, 2015
Clarion Inn & Conference Center - Hudson, OH
As details are finalized, they will be posted to the Getaway Page. Or if you have any questions in the interim, contact MaryAnn Grayson, NEORQC Getaway Chair, 817 West Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035 at 440-322-1220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in Karen Conley's class at the 2014 Getaway busy with their projects!
A Few Quilting Opportunities ...
There are many, many classes and workshops offered by our member shops & teachers. Remember to visit their websites periodically and view their offerings. I have listed just a few here to tempt your appetite ...
||Dining With the Stars - or - Mini Stars
Karen Conley is again sharing her expertise in Judy Neimeyer's paper piecing techniques at Angelics A Quilter's Haven on August 1st from 10-5. Cost is $35.00 plus pattern is required. Attendees may choose from two patterns: Dining With the Stars or Mini Stars. Call Angelics at 330-484-5480 to reserve your spot.
||Monday Sit 'n Sew at LRQH
Looking for no specific program, just time to socialize with friends while catching up on your own projects at no cost .. then look no further than Little Red Quilt House.
The "I Like Mine with Lettuce and Tomato" group meets Mondays from 10-5. LRQH provides the lettuce, attendees bring toppings for a lunchtime salad break. Any questions? .. call the shop at 234-248-4492.
Host Guilds Needed
We are seeking a guild to volunteer to host any meetings in 2015 (March or October). NEORQC currently offers $250 to host guilds to cover expenses.
- Facility with room setup for the meeting
- Program / Speaker
- Lunch is generally potluck, but the host supplies morning pastries, coffee & punch and table service (ie plates & eating utensils)
NEORQC has its own microphone system if one is not available at the facility. Contact Mary Bernower, VP for additional information at email@example.com.
Support our local member shops and quilt teachers!!
They are the best!!