2018 Program Book is now available for download.
Upcoming Meetings, Programs, & Workshops:
May 3 Meeting Program: Gyleen Fitzgerald of Colourful Stitches, lecture and trunk show. Gyleen Fitzgerald, who lives in Churchville, MD joins us for a trunk show and lecture, plus TWO classes. See colourfulstitches.com to learn more about Gyleen and her books, tools, and classes.
May 4 Class (Friday) Class: Play Modern, Use Polygon2 Diamonds and Gyleen’s Butterfly Seam technique to create a BOLD wall-hanging that shouts “Modern” or “Conemporary”. Over 6 options presented for the free-style piecing. Instructor: Gyleen Fitzgerald, colourfulstitches.com
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Stitch Niche; Class Fee: $35 ; Rulers: Polygon tool, $19 (both classes) ; Polygon2 tool, $24 (both classes) ; Book: It’s A Polygon Affair, $35
May 5 Class (Saturday): Class: Star Struck: Use the Polygon and Polygon2 tools to make a 4-block 22”x80” table or
bed runner. You’ll love the Butterfly and Crisscross Seam techniques that make the piecing effortless. Instructor: Gyleen Fitzgerald
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Stitch Niche ; Class Fee: $35 ; Rulers: Polygon tool, $19 (both classes) ; Polygon2 tool, $24 (both classes) ; Book: It’s A Polygon Affair, $35
June 7 Meeting Program: First and Last Quilts: Be prepared to hear stories of how some of our guild members got their
start in quilting and learn about their quilting journey. See the first quilt they made and their most recent.
June 9 Class (Saturday) Class: Criss Cross Applesauce: Come and enjoy a fast and easy project using a layer cake or your own
stack of 10” squares. Measure, cut, swap it around, and sew! You’ll be surprised at the results.
Instructor: Cynthia Felts ; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Stitch Niche ; Class Fee: $15 ; Pattern: $5 (download from Craftsy)
July 5 Meeting Program: Quilters’ Cutting Guide, Deborah Rubles, author of Quilters’ Cutting Guide will demonstrate her
method for cutting fabric. Her Sliding Ruler Method will give you an “Aha Moment” that will have you wondering why you never cut this
way before! Her book includes easy to follow charts and instructions for rotary cutting. Cut multiples of strips, squares, and rectangles
more confidently, efficiently and effectively. www.quilterscuttingguide.com
Books and tools will be available for purchase at the meeting.
July 6 Class (Friday) Class: Prairie Points Christmas Tree, How about a little Christmas in July? Bring your Christmas spirit to a
hot summer day while we relax and make an easy Christmas project that is sure to hang in your home during the holidays. Using prairie
points and a quilt as you go method, you may actually take a completed project home with you. Did I mention there will be
Instructor: Tina Paris ; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church ; Class Fee: $15 ; Pattern: Free
August 2 Meeting Program: Cottage Threads Trunk Show and Shop Sale, We will enjoy a trunk show of wool appliqué projects by Cottage Threads of Bourbon, Missouri. The shop sale will include everything you need to get started with wool appliqué.
Log Cabin Challenge Update and Prize: Bring your work-in-progress for the log cabin challenge and be entered
in a drawing for a special prize.
Business meeting: Slate of officers for 2019 will be presented.
No class scheduled for August
September 6 Meeting Program: Quilt Story: Everybody Has One by Reeze Hanson, Reeze Hanson of Morning Glory Designs will take us through a humorous and poignant story-telling journey. Learn how quilts not only tell stories about the quilters who make them but how design, color, block choice, and fabric selection all tell a story of their own.
Business meeting: Election of officers for 2019.
September 7 Class (Friday): One Patch Piecing Techniques, Squares, diamonds, hexagon, tumbler, pyramid, apple core, clam shell,
kite, and more. Learn how to machine-piece these great traditional shapes. These classic one-patch quilts are a great way to use up stash
and scraps left over from other projects. Reeze will bring her ACCUQUILT die cutter so we can cut shapes, swap fabrics with friends, and
get right to sewing even faster! Instructor: Reeze Hanson, morningglorydesigns.com
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church ; Class Fee: $35 ;
September 8 Class (Saturday) ; Curved Piecing Without Pins, Learn to machine piece classic curved one-patch blocks – without
pinning – in this workshop. You will learn how to sew apple cores, clam shells, and drunkard’s path blocks to create a table runner project.
The technique can be applied to all curved seams. Instructor: Reeze Hanson
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church ; Class Fee: $20
Monday, Sep 10 to Friday, Sep 14: Blackberry Creek Retreat
This 4-night, all-inclusive retreat is located at the Blackberry Creek Retreat B&B in Rogersville, Missouri.
Included in the retreat:
– Breakfast and dinner on Tue, Wed, & Thu
– Breakfast on Fri
– A snack and drink table throughout the day
– Retreat area tables, chairs, and support items
– Exclusive use of the retreat facility
The 5 guest rooms allow for a minimum of 10 retreaters, double
occupancy. A maximum of 15 retreaters can be accommodated by
adding twin beds.
Total cost of retreat: $335.00 ; $50 non-refundable deposit required at signup ; $50 payment due July 10 ; Make checks payable to Tina Paris
October 4 Meeting Program: Quilt Block and UFO Auction, Do you have a set of blocks waiting to be set together or a UFO you
know you’ll never finish? Contact VP-Programs Tina Paris to donate for auction. Donate items at or before the September meeting.
Business meeting: Welcome new officers for 2019, adopt the budget, and pay dues for 2018.
October 25, 26, 27 (Thurs.-Sat.): Sleep-at-Home Retreat
First Baptist Church. Three days of peace, love, and sewing! Sew all day, go home at night.
No class scheduled for October
November 1 Meeting Program: Log Cabin Challenge Reveal, Participants in the Log Cabin Challenge will reveal their finished
project and talk about what they learned while making log cabin blocks. A favorite will be chosen by the members.
November 3 Class (Saturday): Skills Building Series: Beginning Machine Applique, There are many methods of applique: needle turn, wool, invisible machine, zig-zag, raw edge, fusible and more. This class will focus on beginning fusible applique. Learn about fusible products, tools, reverse shapes, machine stitches and more while we create a simple applique project.
Instructor: Multiple Members ; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church ; Class Fee: $15 ; Pattern: Free
Golden Hills Fall Retreat: Wed, Nov 7 to Sun, Nov 11
Come to the Fall Retreat at Golden Hills Ranch in Raymondville for 3, 4, or 5 days of non-stop sewing. Get to know other guild members, eat
too much food, and enjoy the beautiful country setting. Demos, games, and a quilt shop excursion will be planned!
Golden Hills rates to be announced ; $50 non-refundable deposit required at signup. Make checks payable to Golden Hills Resort.
December 6 – Christmas Party
Potluck dinner and optional gift exchange
Doors open at 5:30.
2018 Past Programs & Workshops:
January 4 Meeting Program: My New Year’s Resolution: Organize My Sewing Area! Does your sewing area look like it took a direct hit by a tornado? Can’t find that ruler, notion, or fabric you just know you own? The January program will be all about advice, demos, and tips for organizing your sewing area. If you like, share one of your own favorite examples for keeping your sewing room organized.
2017 Past Programs & Workshops:
Download a complete copy of the 2017 program and workshop book here: 2017 Program Book
7:00 pm – Meeting: Preview of 2017 Program & Classes by Cynthia Felts, Program Chair
January 14, Saturday
Workshop: Beginners Class – Rail Fence, Instructor: Mary Wilkerson. No Fee, 9am, The Stitch Niche
February 2 – Applique 5 Ways
7:00 pm – Meeting: Applique 5 Ways. Instructors: Guild members Ruth Rakop, Cynthia Felts, Laurie Miller, Linda Gale, and Yvonne Meloy.
February 4 – saturday
Workshop: Make Hexies or Tumbling Blocks with the Clearview Ruler, Instructor: Martha Ethridge. Fee $15 plus $12pattern fee ,
March 2 – Winter Challenge Quilt Winter Challenge 2017
Hexies, Diamonds, & Jewels — Oh, My! Challenge Quilts: Terrie Welch hosts the Winter Challenge. Quilt must include at least one hexi, diamond, and jewel block. Any embellishment is allowed. Must create a quilt – 3 layers of fiber or fabric connected with thread. Garments, purses & tote bags are not eligible. Your quilt must have a maximum perimeter of 144″.
Golden Hills Ranch, Raymondville, MO.
March 14 – Stained Glass Class
Workshop – Ruth Rakop teaches Stained Glass technique. Free! 1pm at The Stitch Niche.
April 6 – Trunk Show and Shop Sale
7:00 pm – Meeting: Trunk Show by Bertha Echelberry. Owner of The Thread Peddler, The little Shop in the Woods, located off Highway 17 South at I-44 exit 153. See more at http://www.the-thread-peddler.com
April 8 – Saturday
Workshop: Autumn Medallion, Instructor: Founding member Joyce Darr! Fee $15, First Baptist Church. Joyce has created a new medallion quilt for us to make!
April 19 & April 29 BOUTIQUE WORKSHOPS
Join us on these dates to create items for or Boutique at the Ozark Festival of Quilts. 9 am First Baptist Church.
May 4 – Trunk Show by Lynn Harris
7:00 pm – Meeting: Trunk Show by Lynn Harris, author of Every Last Piece. Lynn Carson Harris, who lives in Chelsea, MI, joins us for a trunk show and demos, plus TWO classes. http://http;//thelittleredhen.typepad.com
MAY 4 – Business meeting — Slate of officers for 2017-18 presented.
May 5 – String Theory
Lynn Harris teaches “Sting Theory” – String blocks are the perfect way to use up scraps. 9 am, The Stitch Niche. Fee $25.
May 6 – Tiny Piecing
Lynn Harris teaches “Tiny Piecing.” Tiny pieces and tiny blocks us up every last piece! 9 am, The Stitch Niche, Fee $25.
May 17 BOUTIQUE WORKSHOP
Join us to create items for or Boutique at the Ozark Festival of Quilts. 9 am First Baptist Church.
June 1 – Wool Applique Trunk Show
Talented Guild member, Tina Paris, shows us her wool applique.
June 1 Business Meeting – Election of 2017-18 Officers
July 2 – Book Reviews of New Library Books, Health Department Rep., & Second Hand Rose
7:00 pm – Meeting: We have Elizabeth from the Health Department coming to meet all of the fine ladies that sew such beautiful quilts for the babies. We hope to see several at this meeting and capture a photo or two. We also have Karma Helton from Osage Arts that wants to meet you and tell you about the Fiber Arts display she hopes to provide to the public in November; including some of your creations
Programs has a book review and I have seen one of the quilts created from our Library books. I believe we are in for a very interesting review. I look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting. I hope you will remember to bring your baby quilts, pillow cases, friendship blocks for Shannon and May (our brides) and baby quilts and show and tell to awe us all.
There will be a 2nd hand rose store at the July meeting. Bring the goods you want to sell and cash for those you want to buy!
POSTPONED: Let’s Make a Tuffet!
The 5 people who are still interested in making a tuffet have decided to make the covers at home, then meet at a later date to assemble the tuffets. The date has not yet been determined—probably late August or September. SO—-if anyone else would like to make a tuffet, but you were unable to commit to these dates, we would still love to have you participate. Contact Cynthia Felts if you would like to be included in future plans/future emails for the tuffet workshop.
Workshop Description: Lets Make a Tuffet, Online Instructor: Sharyn Cole, originator of the tuffet craze. Each workshop participant purchases Sharyn’s Class from http://www.iquilt.com . Pattern and tuffet kit may be ordered form iQuilt (AQS) or from Tuffet Source. No additional fees, but please sign up for the workshops. We will watch the class at home, then meet on two Saturdays to sew the tuffet cover and assemble the tuffet. 9 am; First Baptist Church.
August 3 – Antique Quilt Extravaganza
7:00 pm – Meeting: Members bring their antique quilts for a Show and Tell to end all Show and Tells! Bring whatever quilts you think other members will enjoy.
August 16th: Joint Board/Change Over Meeting to be held at First Baptist Church 10:00 AM
Yes, it is during Sit and Sew and I cleared this with Donna over a month ago. She also knows we encourage all members to join us at our board meetings, so bring your sewing and an appetite as we will follow the meeting with soup and salad provided by myself and Kathy Stack, your incoming President. Of course we welcome side dishes and desserts, but it is not expected. (Well, if Donna is feeling up to it,we never turn down Nana’s Sugar Cookies.—if busy we will hope for them at Retreat). Check out the agenda here: PPQG Joint Board Meeting2017-18.
September 7 – Fall Kick-off and Quilt Show planning
7:00 pm – Meeting: Welcome new Officers, adopt the budget, and pay dues for 2016-2017. Quilt show chairs Lee Linebarger and Allison Holdaway will finalize plan for the Quilt Show in October.
September 21, 22, 23 – Sleep-at-Home Retreat
First Baptist Church. Three days of peace, love, and sewing. Sew all day and sleep at home.
October 5 – Show Judge presentation and Quilt Check-in
7:00 pm – Meeting: Check in your quits at the regular meeting at the First Presbyterian Church. The Quilt show judge will present the program.
October 7 – Quilt Show Judging and Set-up
Judging at First Presbyterian Church.
Show set-up will be after 3:30 pm at Rolla Middle School.
October 7 and 8 – Ozark Festival of Quilts Show
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm. Sunday 9 am – 4 pm. Rolla Middle School. Admission $5. More than 200 quilts on display, plus vendors, Silent Auction, Boutique, and Vintage Market.
October 28 – Free Beginner’s Quilting Class
The Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild will once again offer a quilt construction class free to the public. The class will be held October 28th 9 AM, at the Stitch Niche Quilt Shop. The class is limited to 25 participants. Youth are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Sewing machines are not provided, so bring your own, or contact the Stitch Niche to rent one of theirs (for a small fee). A class supply list will be available when you sign up. The instructor will collect her kit fee the day of the class.
November 2 – The Life of Quilts of Ida Stover Eisenhower
7:00 pm – Meeting: The Life of Quilt of Ida Stover Eisenhower. The mother of Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, was a quilter! Carol and Ron Elmore of Manhattan KS, will present a slide show of Ida’s quilts and the Eisenhower family. Carol also displays miniature replicas of two of Ida’s quilts. This program has wide general appeal; bring a guest!
November 3 – Workshop – Making Miniature Quilts
In this 3-hour hand-piecing workshop, Carol Elmore will teach techniques for making a miniature quit top and blending reproduction and vintage fabrics. You may bring fabrics or buy a kit of vintage pieces. Fee: $20 plus kit fee. 9 am, First Baptist Church.
November 10, 11, & 12 – Fall Retreat
Golden Hills Ranch, Raymondville, MO.
December 7 – Christmas party
7:00 pm – Meeting: Christmas Party & Potluck Dinner. Doors open at 5:30, optional gift exchange.
Feb. 1 Meeting Program: What Do I Do With This Jelly Roll? Are you a collector of jelly rolls and other pre-cuts? Can’t resist a beautiful jelly roll but don’t know exactly what to make with it? Cynthia Felts will present a primer on using jelly rolls.
Feb. 3 Class (Saturday): Carolina Lily Table Runner or Hollow Cube block using the Clearview Triangle ruler (strip piecing) Join Martha Ethridge for a class on her award winning Carolina Lily Table Runner. As an alternative, you can learn to make a Hollow Cube block. Both projects use the Clearview Triangle ruler. If you don’t own a Clearview Triangle ruler, one can be shared during class or contact Martha to order your own.
(No class scheduled for March)
Golden Hills Spring Retreat (Expanded dates!): Wed, Mar 21 to Sun, Mar 25: Come to the Spring Retreat at Golden Hills Ranch in Raymondville for 3, 4, or 5 days of non-stop sewing. Get to know other guild members, eat too much food, and enjoy the beautiful country setting. Demos, games, and a quilt shop excursion will be planned!
Golden Hills rates to be announced ; $50 non-refundable deposit required at signup. Make checks payable to Golden Hills Resort. goldenhills.com
April 5 Meeting Program: Log Cabin Demo Traditional, modern, courthouse? Jelly roll, specialty rulers, paper pieced? Who knew there are so many choices for making a log cabin quilt. Several members of the guild will demonstrate various methods for constructing log cabin blocks.
Log Cabin Challenge: Now that you’ve learned all about log cabin blocks, put it to use by joining the Log Cabin Challenge. Begin this month, bring your work-in-progress to the August meeting, and complete your project for a reveal at the November meeting. That’s 7 months to complete the challenge!
April 7 Class (Saturday) Skills Building Series: Prep for Quilting/Quilting/Binding/Storage & Care: You’ve created a beautiful quilt top, now what? This class will teach the basics of preparing your quilt top for sending to a longarm quilter or for quilting it yourself. Various methods of quilting and binding will be discussed and demonstrated. Finally, how to care for your finished quilt will be presented. Come prepared for hands-on exercises. Instructor(s): Guild Members 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church.
Class Fee: $15