The Kitsap Quilter

June 2014
The Kitsap Quilter
Next Meeting: June 24, 2014 7:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, Poulsbo
Summer Solstice—June 21st
Co-Presidents’ Message—Nancy Cave Mathisrud and Marilyn Hendren
Happy summer, it is June after all.
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I would love some quilts for the Kitsap Regional library. I will have forms to fill out at the June meeting when you
turn them in. I will return them to you after the display ends, the first part of August. I think this will be great advertisement for our guild.
Our guild depends on its members to volunteer. The last meeting we hit the motherload! I would like to thank Leslie
Stapleton for stepping up to the Hospice Chair position. Leslie works at the hospice and has volunteered to continue
as Chair, as long as she works at the hospice! Laura Jacobs graciously volunteered to machine quilt hospice quilts.
Drop her an email or call her, to make arrangements.
Debi Snyder stepped up to be the Membership Chair for next year; Barb and Lisa have offered to continue to Cochair the Fabric Exchange. Thank you to these three volunteers, as well.
Now, we are still looking for President(s)-Elect to serve as President(s) for the 2015-2016 fiscal year to round out
the Board. It’s a total of 3-years’ commitment (before-during-after). The Board holds 4 meetings a year.
I would love to work with a couple of people to have a fun picnic in August. Please let me know if you could help
with a game or decorations.
Happy sewing. Nancy
Guild Contacts
Co-Presidents: Nancy Cave Mathisrud and Marilyn Hendren
Recording Secretary: Marj Deupree
Vice President and Education Co-Chair: Barbara Gabriel
2015 Quilt Show Chair: Marybeth O’Halloran
Education Co-Chair: Cheri Searles
Newsletter Editor: Mary Ann Hooker
Treasurer: Sherry Loomis
Co-Presidents Elect: Jaxine Andersen and Mary Ann Hooker
Treasurer Elect: Leslie Stapleton
Past President: Margaret Mathisson
Kitsap Quilters was established to foster and encourage the art of quilting, both in its traditional approach and its
contemporary adaptation, to bring together those who love the art form and to share the art form with the community.
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May Meeting Minutes
The meeting was called to order by CoPresident Nancy Mathisrud. We have
three guests: Muffie Prause and Sherry
Lo from Bremerton and Kelsey Rico
from Silverdale.
The March minutes were approved as
published. There was a correction to
the April minutes. Our Sunshine Chair is
Sharon Wilson. There is no co-chair.
The April minutes were approved as
Committee Reports
Education/Programs: Barb Gabriel has
programs set through October. June
will be a members’ showcase. See Barb
if you have suggestions. July’s speaker
will be Alison Harris from Cluck Cluck
Sewing in Poulsbo. August is the picnic.
September will be Linda Tellesbo, a
Judy Niemeyer certified teacher. There
will be a class the Saturday following
the meeting. October’s speaker will be
Patty Hempen, who does kaleidoscope
flowers. She will have a class the
Wednesday following the meeting.
There are still openings in this Saturday’s class with Kathy Mack. Brenda
Henning will be giving a stained glass
class on Saturday, July 12.
There will be a sew-in for American
Hero quilts on Saturday, June 14 at the
Poulsbo Lutheran Church, beginning at
10 am.
Fabric Exchange: Barb Seitz and Lisa
Jowise announced that 76 QOV blocks
had been turned in. Please continue to
make them in the split rail pattern. The
exchange winners were Nancy Parrott
and Leslie Stapleton.
Hospice Quilts: Quilts for Hospice must
be 100% completed when turned in. If
any members with longarms would be
willing to quilt hospice quilts, please let
Nancy know. Jan Oelschlager has had
to step down as chair. Leslie Stapleton
has volunteered to take over.
her if anyone is interested in helping
her with the process.
The guild needs a President-Elect for
In-House Quilt: Marilyn Hendren needs next year.
just 8 more blocks returned. Please
A volunteer is needed to organize fun
mail them to her so the quilt can be put and games for the August picnic.
The guild received a thank you letter
Library: Cheryl McCurdy announced
from April speaker Helene Knott and
that all books in the guild library are
another from the State of Washington
now available on the website, by title
Division of Child and Family Services for
and by author. Cheryl recommended a the bear and “blanket.”
new mystery by Ann Hazelwood called
Nancy Mathisrud has promised the
“The Jane Austin Quilt Club.” She also
Kitsap Regional Library that we will
has books on New York Beauty blocks.
provide 6-12 quilts for them to display
Membership: The guild needs a new
in July. Please bring your quilts to the
membership chair for next year. Amy
June meeting. Nancy will see that they
Constant offered to train her replaceare returned to you.
ment. Mary Ann Hooker will continue is putting on a Quilt!Knit!
to print the membership booklet.
Stitch! show at the Oregon Convention
Quilt Show 2015: Marybeth O’Hallaron Center in Portland on August 14-16.
needs assistants to help her publicity
Fund raising is continuing for the Fishchair. There will be an Ice Cream Social
line banner quilt.
from 2-4 pm on June 8 at Linda MoMargaret Mathisson will be collecting
ran’s home for committee members
blocks for the retiring presidents. Inforand others who wish to volunteer.
mation will be in the newsletter.
Challenge Quilt 2015: Ann Trujillo read
Carol Olsen has block kits for Quilts of
off a number of obscure laws in the
Valor. 143 blocks have been turned in
state of Washington. She continues to
so far. The deadline is the July meeting.
encourage everyone to make a challenge quilt. Complete rules are on the Marybeth O’Halloran had a sample
block for the American Hero Quilts sew
-in in June.
Raffle Quilt 2015: The top was shown
Linda Moran reminded everyone of the
to the membership.
Kitsap County Stampede on August 20Raffle Quilt 2016: Ann Trujillo thanked
24. Volunteers are needed for 4 hour
everyone who had returned their arcs.
shifts. Volunteers receive a free pass to
Those who haven’t can bring them next
the show and a parking pass.
month or drop them off to her at QuiltShow and tell was held, followed by the
ed Strait.
Scholarship: Carol Johnson has 34 poThe evening presentation was by Kathy
tential applicants but no official ones
yet. The deadline is May 31. Please see Mack from Pink Chalk Fabrics.
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May Minutes, cont.
The meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,
Marj Deupree
Editior’s Note. As of this writing, the
speakers have not been determined for
the June meeting.
Remember, hospice quilts need to be
completely finished when turned in.
Call or email Laura Jacobs if you need
help getting them quilted.
[email protected]
Fabric Exchange—Barbara Seitz and Lisa Jowise
How to create texture and movement in your quilts? Consider geometrics. Squares, chevrons, hexies, circles, trapezoids, even
squigglies make your eye move across the design. You can see movement in the picture of squigglies on the Fabric Exchange
calendar. Geometrics also play up their floral neighbors nicely. Let’s see how many fat quarters we get to exchange in June.
We are continuing the red/white/blue split rail fence block to be donated for Quilts of Valor quilts; the pattern is on the website.
Many thanks to Bobbi Wodtli for offering to quilt one of the assembled tops. She also brought a very large piece of fabric for
backing plus some blocks she and friends made at a recent retreat. Our members are all generous ~ we collected an amazing 72
blocks at the May meeting. YAY! Can we top that in June?
We hope you all are having as much fun with Fabric Exchange this year as we are! Thank you.
Know someone who needs a card of congratulations, encouragement, or sympathy?
Don't forget to phone or e-mail the Sunshine Chair, Sharon Wilson,
for any cards you wish to have sent to our members.
Sharon Wilson, 360-394-2219 [email protected]
Altos QuiltCut2 Fabric Cutting System
Complete with book and instructions
Asking $160.00 or best offer
Call 360 434 2266
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Library News—Florence Debely and Cheryl McCurdy
Have you checked your calendar lately?'s six months until Christmas, and the Guild Library has plenty of gift ideas
for you to make. There are books about Christmas quilts in many sizes, mantel/piano covers, stockings, tablet covers, table
toppers, bed toppers, and more. The new book being introduced for June fits right into this category. Fons and Porter have
compiled 34 quick designs for every season and skill level in Best of Fons & Porter Tabletop Quilts. If you buy or subscribe
to their magazine, you may have seen some of these designs already, and they are fun to make for gifts or yourself!
School is out for the summer, and many of you are going on summer trips to the beach, mountains, the USA, or, perhaps,
to a foreign country. Why not take a quilting mystery or two to read while you are relaxing? New this month are two books
from authors already in our library. Quilt Trip, by Elizabeth Craig, brings back retired art curator Beatrice Coleman in a
Southern quilting mystery. An elderly eccentric quilter gets murdered this time, tangling up Beatrice's plans in unexpected
Ocean Waves by Terri Thayer, takes place at a real location: Asilomar, CA. Quilt shop owner, Dewey Pellicano, hopes to mix
business with pleasure at the symposium, but a militant conference organizer, a notorious "ghost", a mysterious missing
woman, a stolen heirloom sewing box, and a mountain lion on the loose add up to trouble for her. Dewey must try to find
a pattern in this crazy quilt of a murder mystery.
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Birthdays Celebrated June—July
Audrey Fitzgerald
Wendy Egilson,
Mary Pickens
Helen Ross
Margaret Mathisson
Cindy Metcalf
12-Jun Lisa Jette
Elaine Jukam
15-Jun Lisa Jowise
Maggie Magee
16-Jun Susan Sanchez
Barb Gabriel
22-Jun Sue Weaver
Carol Olsen
26-Jun Diane Allen
Marybeth O'Halloran
26-Jun Lisa Giles
Sarah Schiavone
28-Jun Debi Snyder
29-Jun Barbara Ramey
30-Jun Susan LaFramboise
Notes from the Many Hats of Ann Trujillo
Challenge Quilt
This years’ challenge is “This Great State of Washington. The size should be no smaller than 60” circumference, and no larger than
160” circumference, and can be any shape you like. Your entry must be an original, no commercial patterns, and should show or
portray something about our state that you love, find amusing, is memorable to you, or just would be fun to make into a quilt. We
encourage you to use at least 1 technique that is new to you in your quilt. Ann and Norma
2016 Raffle Quilt
Thank you to everyone that turned their completed arcs to me this last meeting. For those that didn’t have them for one reason
or another, I would like them back at the next meeting please, finished or not. I’ll have more parts to hand out to those who are
experienced paper piecers. Thank you to all of you who participated. It’s great to see so much support! Ann and Andrea
Applique Group
We have a great time at our 1st Monday appliqué group at Quilted Strait from 10-2. Everyone is welcome, and I would love to see
new faces.
* Quilter’s Cottage *
in Poulsbo, Washington
an ideal retreat for groups of 3 to 6
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 360.710.5536
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Kitsap Cuddles—Vicki White
Summer has arrived and I'm enjoying the flowers, mild temperatures, and warming sunshine that streams through my quilt
room window. I've just finished quilting and binding your spring marathon quilt tops, and with the addition of your May
meeting donations, I have 34 more quilts ready for delivery to Harrison Silverdale Birthing Center for their "at risk" babies.
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Your participation in Cuddles is appreciated, and the need for baby quilts continues. Whether it's donating fabric or materials, sewing, quilting, binding quilts, or creating your own quilts from scratch, you can help us. Please check the website for
our program guidelines, or see me at the meetings for information, kits, patterns or labels. I can finish your pieced top as
well, so turn in your top or completed quilt so that I can facilitate its journey to that very special baby.
Thanks for your continued support.
Blocks for Co-Presidents Nancy and Marilyn
It is a tradition to make blocks of their choice for our outgoing President(s). The following is what they have chosen, which
is the same block we made for Amy and Suzanne
Using batik fabrics, cut the following:
2 pieces 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" dark
2 pieces 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" dark
1 piece 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" light
Sew the 1-1/2" squares of the dark fabric to each end of the light rectangle. Press the fabric to the dark.
Sew the 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" dark strips to the top and bottom of the pieced strip.
Make two of these for Nancy and two for Marilyn. Sign just one block for each. Some of the blocks without the signature
could have the dark in the center and light around.
We will give them their blocks in September so bring to meetings or mail to Margaret Mathisson, 23670 NE Lillehammer
Ln., Poulsbo, WA 98370.
B-Line Quilting Frame—never used; still in box! This is a frame where you attach a fast-speed sewing machine (like the Juki
TL98Q, which sews 1500 stitches per minute) to a track. For information about the complete system, see http:// for schematics and
Home Quilting System Questions for practical, frequently asked questions.
The Juki sewing machine is not included, but can be purchased for about $750 online. I purchased the table from a friend for
$500, and neither of us ever used it. Asking $500 , or best offer, for table which includes extension bars.
Contact Mary Ann Hooker, [email protected] or phone 916-719-3230
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Space is still available—call today!
Upcoming Events
Call for Entry: 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival:
International Juried & Judged Show sponsored by the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. Categories include: Traditional Quilts,
Art Quilts, Wearable Art, and Fiber Arts. Awards include: Best of Show; First, Second, and Third place winners in each Category;
and Awards of Excellence. Top award winning entries will be featured in a special exhibit at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
from October 9-November 23, 2014. Deadline for entry midnight PST, June 30, 2014. Full details at
June 18-22, Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop
June 27-28, Fabric Magic Moses Lake High School 803 Sharon Ave E, Moses Lake, WA 98837 For info [email protected]
July 10-13, Oregon Summer Quilt Expo "A Celebration of Quilt, Knit and Stitch Artistry"
July 18-20, Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club Annual Show Sequim Middle School Gym, 301 W. Hendrickson, Sequim, WA
July 31-August 3, Last Ever APWQ Quilt Symposium, University of Puget Sound campus, Tacoma. See
ID=94 for seminar registration information.
August 1, Deadline for Bainbridge Quilt Festival quilt entries.
July 2014 TBD 34th Annual Quilt Show Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Rd, Monroe, WA 98272
August 30-31, 18th Annual Buggy Barn Quilt Show 28848 Tramm Rd N, Reardan, WA 99029
(509) 548-5311 or [email protected]
September 13, Bainbridge Quilt Festival. Outdoor quilt show, Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island, 9:30 to 5.
Quilts of Valor—Carol Olsen
Thanks to all of you who have made the 2014 Challenge block and to those who took more kits. Please sign the blocks on the
front, first name only + “Washington”. They will go to other states to be included in their quilts – like a friendship quilt from the
US. We will get our own pile of blocks to make into quilts. Deadline to turn blocks into me is the July meeting (July 28 th). You can
also mail them to the address on the instruction sheet (her deadline is July 31 st). Ann Trujillo will pick up blocks at the June
Final Note—Mary Ann Hooker
Are you interested in holding an office, chairing a committee or hosting one of the annual parties in the next fiscal
year? Nancy has asked current office holders if they will be continuing their position—there are openings. We need
someone, or a pair of women, who are willing to serve as President Elect. Jaxine and I will only stay in the office of
President for one year. You will be required to serve 3 years on the Board. A couple of years ago, we came very close
to dissolving the Guild, when no one stepped up.
It would be super great if all the social events positions are covered by the August meeting, as well (Summer Picnic,
Christmas Party, Christmas Blocks, etc.). It feels like we’re always asking for volunteers, and it’s not comfortable for
anyone. But remember, Kitsap Quilters is only as dynamic as the willingness of its member to participate.
Kitsap Quilters
P.O. Box 714
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Kitsap Quilters welcomes new members throughout the year.
You are invited to attend two meetings free, after which membership is required for further attendance.
Please visit our website at for more information.