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NEORQC General Meeting in Warren on October 3rd


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NEORQC's next General Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00 am.

Our guest speaker will be Ginger Mangie! Her topic will be handbags and purses from 1900 to present and she will include examples of needlework from each decade.

Her original quilt designs have won numerous regional and national awards both for technique and design.

She provides instruction on techniques, original patterns, design classes, and lectures on weaving both family and American history into quilts that tell a story.

More information about Ginger is available on her website: Wildside Stitching. It is dedicated to needle arts, excellence in quilting techniques, defining the "Art" in Art Quilting, the development of original and individual designs, and the relationship between quilting and historical story telling.

Host: Ohio Star Quilters Guild

Activities planned:

  • Guest Speaker: Ginger Mangie, Embellisher
  • Grant recipient presentations
  • Sharing of program ideas among guilds
  • Show 'n Tell
  • Bring covered dish for pot luck lunch
  • Conversation & laughter with your quilting friends!

Look for our banner at:

Howland Scope Building
8273 High Street, Warren, OH 44484 (330-609-7806)
Parking: Behind Scope building, Across the Street and at the Howland High School

Registration Ongoing for NEORQC's Annual Getaway!


Sign up for NEORQC's 2016 education conference event! As always, classes fill in on a first-come, first-served manner. Two classes are already filled, and open studio is nearing its capacity. Just $100 holds your spot with the balance due in January.


We have a fantastic line-up of classes and instructors. The facility has an indoor pool and rooms are clean, well-lit and modern looking! Easy access right off the freeway.
Holiday Inn Boardman
7410 South Avenue, Boardman, OH 44512
Holiday Inn Boardman website link   ---   Google map link

Along with great teachers, there is plenty of free time after hours for socializing w/other quilters and friends! If you have any questions, contact Jan Hittle at 330-297-9286 or email: getaway@neorqc.com.

Click here for Getaway info & registration/class information ...

"Stitchin' With Attitude" T-Shirt Available Also

Join your fellow conference attendees in wearing a conference t-shirt! This year's style is a gorgeous shade of purple. It is shrink and wrinkle resistant for good looks that last. They must be pre-ordered on your registration form; they will not be available for sale at the conference.


Two style options:

  • Short sleeve. Women's-cut (slightly fitted). Sizes S-XL, 1X, 2X, 3X & 4X. $16.  
  • Long sleeve. Straight-cut. Rib knit cuffs. Sizes S-XL, 1X, 2X, 3X & 4X. $18.  


Offerings at Member Shops


Just in time to help us forget about all this rain and cold weather and get back to what we love most! Many more classes on the websites.

Ohio Star Quilts
"Red at Night" BOM
Registration in October
Your choice of accent colors

Somewhere Sewing
Instructor: Corey Yoder
Oct 31st 12:30-3:30

Fusible applique & pre-cuts

Little Red Quilt House
Fall Festival - Oct 9 & 10
Demos, specials, cider & donuts!



NEORQC 2016 Fabric Challenge


As of early September, there were only 29 FQs left for this year's fabric challenge! Categories for viewer's choice judging are: Large quilts (behond 30 inches on a side), Small quilts & wall hangings, Totebags/purses, Wearables and Miscellaneous.

Basic instructions:

  • Use a recognizable piece of the fabric in a quilted item: Quilt, mat, tote, purse, or whatever you create.
  • The reveal will be at the March 2016 NEORQC General Meeting.
  • Cost will be $3 for each Fat Quarter. Limit 2 per entrant.

This money will be used for prizes in a viewer's choice decision with any excess going to support grants. Contact Paula Wedig (pwedig@gmail.com) with any questions.


Welcome to Our New Members!


Remember to visit their shops and websites periodically and view their offerings. And don't forget that we have member shops that have been supporting us for many years. Remember to visit their shops also! Click here for a complete list of NEORQC member shops ...

  Anna's Sewing Center - North Olmsted
An authorized dealer for Handi Quilter and Brother sewing machines, Anna's Sewing Center is stocked with a fresh selection of the industry's finest quilting fabrics, sewing notions, & machine embroidery supplies to meet your creative needs.

Cottonpicker's Quilt Shop - Chardon
Cottonpicker's Quilt Shop is the best source for designer fabrics and quilting supplies in the Chardon, Ohio, area. The store features over 2000 bolts of 100% cottons and batiks. It also carries a large selection of rug hooking materials, wools, books, patterns, notions, and other quilting supplies. Beth Sidley, the shop's owner, is also a new NEORQC member teacher.

Note: Cottonpicker's is currently moving to consolidate its classroom with its shop. It is open by appointment only until completed.

Ohio Star Quilts - Akron
A full service quilt shop offering the finest in today's designs, methods and creativity. It provides inspiration and encouragement with... quilting fabrics, patterns, notions and supplies. Also classes for beginner to confident quilter, longarm quilting services and sewing machine repair.


Opportunities for NEORQC Involvement!


A few of our committees are seeking energetic individuals to get involved in the organization. NEORQC promotes the love of quilting and art of quilt making to over 1,000 quilt enthusiasts with a handful of dedicated individuals! This is your chance to contribute to the supportive and collaborative endeavors of this organization. Opportunities available:


help on committee
  • Newsletter Editor.
  • Photographer.
  • Technology/Equipment Specialist.
  • Field/Region representative - Southwest counties.
  • Field/Region representative - Northeast counties.

If you have talents that would compliment these committees and are willing to volunteer your time and efforts, please express your interest to our president, Marie Ralston!


Host Guilds Needed


We are seeking a guild to volunteer to host a meeting in March 2016 or 2017 (March, June or October). NEORQC currently offers $250 to host guilds to cover expenses.host-guilds-needed

Host supplies these basic needs:

  • 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 Lila Kliot, VP for additional information at vp@neorqc.com.




Support our local member shops and quilt teachers!!
They are the best!!

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