Mabel & Ethel's Grand Opening Celebration March 11-15th
The area's newest quilt shoppe is located in historic downtown Sandusky, OH.
Two friends decided to become business partners transforming Mabel & Ethyl's (M&E's) Quilt Shoppe from dream to reality. Owners, Debbie (aka Mabel) and Jackie (aka Ethel) discovered their mutual love of quilting after attending a class back in 2004 and have been best buds ever since.
Come check out the wide variety of fabrics and notions this week during the Grand Opening Celebration. Two lucky customers will win a free yard of fabric each month for a year!
Getaway "Quilting is a Scrap of Happiness" Banner Patterns Available
Nancy Marin was so gracious to make all those gorgeous banners that everyone wanted! And a few lucky winners went home with them if their name was drawn during our closing lunch gathering.
There have been so many requests for the pattern that she used, that we are including that information here for those of you that would like to make one on your own.
The pattern is "Fabric Epressions (LBQ-FX01-P) from Laundry Basket Quilts. Website: www.laundrybasketquilts.com.
- Click "Shop Online" on the home page
- Next select "Raw Edge Quilt Patterns" from the left side menu
- Scroll down until you see the pattern image shown at right
You may be able to ask one of our member shops to order some in for you also!
New BOMs Beginning at Member Shops
There are many wonderful Block of the Month Programs offered by our member shops. Each month, you can tackle just one section of your quilt and not feel overwhelmed when you do just one block a month! But you need to get on board soon as many are starting up in January 2014.
Just click the photos to go to the shop's website for more information regarding dates, number of installments and cost.
"Bertie's Year" at
M&E (Mabel & Ethyl's) Quilt Shoppe
"Ripples & Reflections" at
Sew Deja Vu
"Jacobean Journey" embroidery BOM at Sew Deja Vu
"Cotton Rainbow" January's Pixie Party Kit at Quilts & Sew Forth
"Jacobean Applique" at
Bernina Store (Boardman)
"Away From Home" at
Little Red Quilt House
Osnaburg Quilt Guild Supports Pegasus Farms
Each year for the past 7 years, Osnaburg Quilt Guild has donated a quilt to Pegasus Farms to be auctioned at its annual Gala event. This past years "2013" Pegasus Farm "Wings of Hope & Healing" Gala (black tie event) was held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Congress Lake Club in Hartville.
The mission of Pegasus Farm is to maximize the potential of persons with disabilities to become independent, well rounded, self-confident individuals by providing equine activities along with recreational, social and vocational support. They also started a program for wounded veterans a couple of years ago.
This year's quilt was named "Stars in Blue." Most all of our Guild members participate in the construction of this quilt by making at least 1 block. I then set the quilt together and it was quilted by our member Kathi Snider in a gorgeous "Baptist Fan" design. Icy Mae Jones did the binding and label and it was delivered to the farm by Barb Greene.
It was auctioned at their Gala by Kiko Auctioneers and brought in $1,050.00 for the Farm.
Two years ago our Guild made a banner for their 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration, as well as a full size quilt.
The person who bought the banner purchased it at the auction and then donated it back to the farm, so it now hangs in their main office.
If you would like more information on Pegasus farm---they do have a website---just Google it. They also have a speakers bureau if anyone is looking for someone to put on a program at a guild meeting!
Information shared by Sue Burgess, Osnaburg Quilt Guild
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.
Lost 'n Found
There was a green & white checkered seat cushion left at the last NEORQC meeting that was held in Tallmadge. It was found at the table where most of the past presidents were sitting. If this belongs to you, please email the webmaster so arrangements can be made to get it to you.
Support our local member shops and quilt teachers!!
They are the best!!