From the President Prairie Piecemakers is off to a great start this year! We had a wonderful workshop and lecture by Theresa Ward. I hope it gave many of you inspiration to use up your stash and scraps to make beautiful quilts.
September and October are going to be very busy for Prairie Piecemakers. First, Jane Bromberg will be our presenter for September. In her presentation she will show how photographs can influence our quilts. Don’t forget to bring your Show and Tell items. In addition, I’ve asked people to Show and Tell Log Cabin Quilts (new, old or antique). And, of course, we have our Quilt Show coming up in October. This is a time for all our members to come together to create a fun and profitable event. If you haven’t already, please consider participating by signing up to help. There is a place for everyone!
Time to Sew… Sue Steier, President
Monday, September 26th Program Jane Bromberg, “Photo Inspirations” Jane loves to teach and inspire other quilt enthusiasts. Besides designing pieced quilt tops, she creates original designs using photos. Jane’s trunk show will feature ideas and options for using your photos as designs for your quilts. firstname.lastname@example.org
GREETERS: Sharon Strong, Karen Schliefert, Sherri Adams HOSTESSES: *Jan Anderson, Colette Garton, Wanda Kruger, Anita Groh (Bring your own drink with lid.) DOOR PRIZES: Judi Adams, Colette Garton, Sharon Sutton, Carroll Welte, Loraine Smith (unwrapped) QUILT HOLDERS: Carol Bosshardt, Sue Arp, Rhonda Ehrisman, Marilyn Freeman, Shirley Kunce
Community Service Thank you for all your Community Service contributions for Head Start. They were happy to receive the donation which included 56 pairs of socks, 48 boxes of crayons, markers, glue ad glue sticks, books and other items. Community Service for September will be pencils, colored pencils and printer paper to be donated to several Fremont Schools and to the Arlington school.
Quilt Show Entries After further review, we believe we have room for 6 or 7 more quilt entries depending on their size. For members who did not enter a quilt or for members who are under the limit of three quilts, you can contact Loraine at 402.719.7027. Entries will be first come - first serve and depend on size.
Silent Auction Update Thank you to everyone contributing to the silent auction! Please bring your items to the September guild meeting or make arrangements with Pat Mommsen (402-669-9119) to drop off items prior to the September meeting. Thanks! Pat
Calling all Volunteers We need lots of volunteers to work the quilt show. Workers will get a name tag that will allow them free admission to the show. Sign-up sheets will be available at the September meeting for:
Quilt Show Workers Bring your Lanyards – Every member who works at the quilt show gets a nametag that allows them free admission to the show. You will need to bring your lanyard with you to use the nametag.
Quilt Show Promotion Contest We need your help in promoting attendance at our Quilt Show! At the Guild meeting in August and September, we will have an envelope with supplies and ask that you help us in promoting our quilt show. The envelop will have business cards and a letter that you can copy for social media or to mail.
Please sign your name on the back of the business cards and give them to your friends. Instruct them to also sign their name to the back of the card.
Instruct your friends to bring the business card to the quilt show to enter in a contest to win a quilting prize. A guild member and a non-guild member will win prizes.
Also attached to this newsletter is a letter or a poster you can send to friends or post on Facebook. We know the most effective advertising is “word of mouth”. If you have questions contact Bev Wieler email@example.com 402-380-0584 or Debra Schroeder firstname.lastname@example.org
Decorating Committee I am looking for a few red and white quilts for the quilt show. They could have already been shown in a previous show or they could be an antique quilt. I am also looking for some hand-made pincushions, toy sewing machines, old sewing basket, etc. These items would go in the glass case in the hallway. If you have something that would go with these it let me know. Any questions please call Marilyn Bonow at 402-720-5713. Thanks!
PLEASE PICK UP Your 2023 Raffle Tickets We are asking each member, old and new, to purchase at least 10 raffle tickets for $20.00 for the 2023 raffle quilt. You can either use them for yourself or sell them to others. Just make sure the stubs are returned by Saturday, October 25th in time for the drawing. Also, if you want more tickets, they will be available at the guild meeting or contact Sue Steier 402-630-7697.
Christmas Exchange Party This year we will have a potholder exchange with the Christmas party on Dec 12, 2022. Please bring 2 potholders of any size, shape or color for the exchange. Use your imagination!! Won’t it be nice to have new potholders to use! Dinner will be at Big Red Keno. Everyone is invited to join us for dinner the potholder exchange is an optional activity. LuAnn Franzluebbers
Logan Valley Quilters Bed Turning and Luncheon The Logan Valley Quilters invite you to their 3rd Bed Turning and Luncheon, on Saturday, October 8th from 11am to 12pm at the Craig Community Hall in Craig NE. Join them as they turn bed quilts, both new and old, and enjoy a delicious luncheon. There will be quilts on display and a small store consisting of items made by Guild members. Proceeds go to the Quilts of Valor Project. The Bed Turning tickets are $12 per person and must be purchased in advance (includes lunch). For more information see the flyer attached to this email. For tickets contact Lela Heineman 402-385-3238 or Jenny Tyrrell 402-385-3013.
Wool Small Group Anyone interested in wool applique is welcome to join this small group. More information will be available at the September meeting. Our first meeting will be Oct. 5th, 9am to noon, at Danielle Smith’s home, 7726 N. 281st Ave. Valley. Call to sign-up 316.708.5549.
2024 Raffle Quilt Prairie Piecemakers is in search of an individual or a group to create the next raffle quilt for the 2024 quilt show. We have found that the earlier we get this done the more opportunities we will have to sell the raffle tickets. The more raffle tickets we sell the better the programs and events will be for our guild. If this interests you or if you have any questions please contact Sue Steier
Prairie Piecemakers Guild Meeting Minutes September 29, 2022 String Quilt expert Theresa Ward was our presenter for our first meeting of the year, and it was spectacular. Her quilts were beautiful and her way of putting fabric strips together to create the quilts sent us all home with great ideas for our own stash. Those who participated in her workshop enjoyed a great afternoon, and went home with some neat looking blocks! President Sue Steier welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the year. A motion was made by Scott Flanagan and seconded by Carol Bosshardt to call the meeting to order.
The treasures report is in the newsletter. A motion was made by Lisa Braasch to approve the treasurers report. Seconded by Pam Schroeder.
A motion was made to approve the Steering Committee minutes by LindaKay Hermesch. Seconded by Bert Cowles.
Mary Lou Carlson thanked those who brought items for community service. Check page 7 of your yearbook for information on what is needed at the September meeting.
Teri Wolfe thanked the greeters, hostesses, holders and folders for their contribution at the meeting. The snacks were GREAT!
There were 63 in attendance, 57 members, 3 new members and 3 guests. Wonderful turnout. Pam Schroeder encouraged everyone to make sure members picked up their yearbooks and to keep the Bi-Laws portion from last year if you are a returning member.
Carroll Welte has been working on the web page.
Kathy Murphy said the theme is RED at the IQM.
Sign-ups were made available by Teri Wolfe and Pam Schroeder for helping with the quilt show. This is an ALL HANDS-ON DECK event, so please find an area to volunteer!
Deb Schroeder handed out envelopes with cards and instructions inside to help promote the quilt show. Great opportunity to get folks to attend and possibly win a door prize. Julie Joyce will be promoting the quilt show on Facebook and encourages members to contact her if they need help sharing this information.
The guild is ready for someone or some group to make the next raffle quilt.
Sue Steier is bringing back the “themed” show and tell. September show and tell will be Log Cabin Quilts. So, if you have them…bring them to show.
A motion was made by Linda True to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Marilyn Bonow
Danielle Smith, Secretary
Prairie Piecemakers Steering Committee Meeting September 12, 2022 A motion was made by Deb Schroeder and seconded by Leslie Thompson to call the business meeting to order with 17 members present.
President Sue Steier discussed the set-up of the meeting room with concern about the large retractable wall and to make sure we had the church close it prior to guild meetings.
Anita Groh reported all but November of 2023 and March of 2024 have scheduled program presenters.
Sue Arp has ordered a new check endorsing stamp, and the budget is complete. The treasurers report will be in the newsletter.
Mary Lou Carlson reported that Head Start was very happy to get almost two full sacks of items. Items to be gathered for September will be going to Arlington and Fremont Schools. Check page 7 in your yearbook for information.
Door prizes will be taken to the winning member instead of them walking up to the front to help speed up the process.
Teri Wolfe reported that sufficient holders and folders are scheduled. The ladders do help with visibility but some are not comfortable with being up on them. Teri assured the committee there are plenty who are fine with doing this.
The committee wants to encourage everyone who attends the guild meetings to bring their own beverages WITH LIDS. After the quilt show the tables will be set a bit different to allow members to access the snacks table easier.
Kathy Murphy reported the Red and White quilts at the IQM are coming down. She will give a report at September meeting as to what we can look forward to seeing next.
Pam Schroeder reported that the guild is up to 98 members.
Susan Williams will make sure she introduces herself at the next meeting and will encourage members to talk with her if they did not receive the newsletter.
Carroll Welte has been working on the website. If you have any ideas for links to include please contact her. We took a unanimous vote to list the 4 charter members on the website.
Shirley Kunce and Sue Augustine will have sign-ups for the retreat at the October meeting. See page 14 in your yearbooks for more information.
A meeting was held for the committees of the quilt show and everything is on track for a terrific show. The guild is looking for someone or small group to make the next raffle quilt.
A motion was made by Pam Schroeder to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Pat Mommsen. Danielle Smith, Secretary