Meetings and Workshops

Download a complete copy of the 2017 program and workshop book here: 2017 Program Book

Upcoming Meetings, Programs, & Workshops:

December 7 – Christmas party

7:00 pm – Meeting: Christmas Party & Potluck Dinner. Doors open at 5:30, optional gift exchange.

Past Programs & Workshops:

January 5

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 WaysInstructors: 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″.

2014 retreat March 10, 11, 12 – Spring Retreat

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

April 8 – Saturday

“Autumn Medallion” by Joyce Darr, from April 8, 2017’s class

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;//

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.


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

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Wool applique class was on Friday, June 2, taught by Tina Paris. The photo shows the class kit.

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 .  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.

Laura’s antique quilt

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.

Cindy’s autumn quilt

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.Save