|Ohio LongArm Quilters
December 9, 2006 Meeting
Hosted by: Janice Kiser, Nancy Rab, Carol Rickard
Location: Boston Township Hall
1775 Main St
|Fat quarter drawing is
|The quilt block this month for the
Block Design Exchange is the
BOW TIE block
Click here to view and print the block outline.
Submitted by Janet Joehlin
1. Welcome to our newest members. Everyone introduced themselves.
2. Thanks to the hostesses - Janice Kiser, Carol Rickard and Nancy Rab for putting on such a wonderful party for
3. Congratulations to our new Officers - Carol Rickard, Vice President; Lynne Gray, Treasurer; Debbie Arden,
4. Diane Wantz has officially taken over as the Membership Chairperson.
5. Raffle Quilt. Sharon Gostlin reports that the quilt is still in progress. She received some of the completed
feathered star block and there are still others being worked on. When the quilt top is completed, we will take
pictures so that everyone selling tickets will have one. Thanks to Sue Palumbo for offering to do the quilting.
After quilting, we will get another picture to distribute to members. We would like to have the quilt completed
before the Sewing Expo at the IX Center in March so that it can be displayed there.
Thanks to Jan Dezee for arranging to get us the opportunity to sell raffle tickets at the Sewing Expo.
Sarah Bistline and Kathryn Hood are working on getting the raffle tickets printed by a local printer. We plan to
have 4000 in the initial printing and more can be printed with only a very short notice. Members pre-purchasing
at least $25 worth of tickets today will be supplied with name/address/phone labels to attach to the tickets so that
they don't have to fill them all out by hand. Sarah will contact Lake Farmpark to see if we can sell raffle tickets
during their quilt show. She will also arrange for us to sell tickets at the NEORQC Get-a-way in February and the
NEORQC meeting in March. She will try to find other venues that would be good opportunities to sell tickets.
6. Our June 2007 meeting will be held in Columbus at the NQA show. Jackie Gritzinger worked with the show
organizer to get us a room to use for our meeting and thread seminar at no charge in exchange for OLAQ
presenting a one hour lecture relating to longarm quilting. Our meeting will be help at 4pm on Friday, June 8th at
the convention center. Kathy McCarty will be presenting the lecture at 1:30pm on Friday, June 8th. She will need
to have a few members there to help hold up quilts, etc. Here is the description of the lecture that she submitted
to NQA for their class brochure.
Considering a Professional Longarm Quilter to complete your quilt?
Communication is Key! Machine Quilting has come a long way from the mattress – pad look so prevalent when machine
quilting first started taking hold. There are more options and quilting techniques available today than ever before.
Communicating with your quilter is essential for a satisfying experience. Find out how to get the results you want by
participating in the process of selecting the appropriate quilting that fits your quilt's intended use and to get the look you
Presented by professional quilter Kathy McCarty, member of The Ohio LongArm Quilters (www.longarmohio. com)
This will also be a good opportunity for us to advertise our Quilting with Machines event.
7. Quilting with Machines event. A document with the event details was put on the website earlier in the week
so that everyone could review what the Events Committee has accomplished so far. Several questions were
posed to the committee and a Frequently Asked Questions page was created to show the answer to those
Additional questions asked today:
> Is there an elevator in the hotel. Yes, one elevator
> Are there more hotels nearby in case we sell our at the host hotel? Yes, there are other ones close by. We
want to sell out at the host hotel first, then we will give information regarding other hotels on the website.
> We will have longarm machines available? Yes - DeLoa Jones will bring a machine (APQS) to be used in the
classes in one half of the banquet hall. Doug Creasy is bringing 2 machines (Gammill) - one for the classes in the
other half of the banquet hall and one for the demo area.
During vendor night, both DeLoa and Doug will have booths set up for people interested in buying a machine.
We will also provide Doug with a booth in the banquet hall lobby area during the entire event to sell products and
demo the machine.
We also hope to have the Nolting Dealer from Canfield set up during vendors night.
8. Fund Raising ideas. Sarah Bistline suggested that we host a Saturday afternoon luncheon with a guest
speaker at a VFW Hall that we could get at no charge. Several options were discussed and it was decided that
this may not bring in a lot of money and that it would require considerable planning. The income would not justify
Lynne Gray suggested that we hold a garage sale. Members could donate any items they no longer want and the
money raised from the sale would go to OLAQ. Lynne and Sarah will work on the details to see if this is feasible
and will report back to the group.
Sarah will find search for places and event at which to sell raffle tickets.
Treasury - Lynne Gray
We have a healthy inflow of cash today from the sale of raffle basket tickets, raffle quilt tickets and for the
challenge quilt kits. See webpage for details.
Fund Raising - Sarah Bistline - already reported above
Membership - Diane Wantz - we are at full membership and have about 10 people on the waiting list
Program - Jackie Gritzinger (2007)- nothing to report Pat Waldron (2005-06) - Thanks to her committee (Anna
Bachtel, Sharon Gostlin and Sue Palumbo) for a job well done
|Members in attendance:
Anna Bachtel Bobbie Badovick Sarah Bistline Nora Brant Rosemary Darraugh
Jan DeZee Nancy Gano Sharon Gostlin Lynne Gray JoEllen Grazaidei
Jackie Gritzinger Phyllis Groves Kathryn Hood Janet Joehlin Amy Jones
Janice Kiser Carolyn Mann Kathy McCarty Linda Miller Ellie Monroe Sue Palumbo
Nancy Rab Connie Rice Carol Rickard Jodi Robinson Sandra Soni Carol Srajer
Shirley Stutz Pat Waldron Diane Wantz Joy Watkins Mary Zeitz
|Fund Raising Committee
Nancy Gano, Kathryn Hood, Sarah Bistline
|The raffle basket winners
Click on pic for larger image
|Janice Kiser, Mary Zeitz, Jodi Robinson, Kathy McCarty
|Anna Bachtel gave each of her fellow Events
Committee members new tails since they have been
working their tails off planning our Quilting with
Machines event scheduled for next fall.
|The gift exchange was full of all the
RIGHT stuff and LEFT us exhausted.