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Last Page Update - 03 August 2022

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Please Note:
Registration Forms with Pictures can still be turned in by Monday, Aug. 8th. See 2022 Quilt Show page to print out form..
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September 12, 2022
Quilt Show meeting at 6 pm
Regular Monthly SSS Guild Meeting @ 7 pm
- Program: Voting on Challenge Quilts for Prizes
- Show and Share
- Sign ups for Quilt Show Volunteer jobs
- Please start turning in your Raffle ticket stubs.
- Members will receive ticket tags for quilts registered in the show.
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October 10, 2022
Quilt Show meeting at 6 pm
Regular Monthly SSS Guild Meeting @ 7 pm
- Program: Pre-Quilt Show Meeting
- Show and Share
- Sign ups for Quilt Show Volunteer jobs
- Please turn in your Raffle ticket stubs.
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November 7, 2022  (Please Note Date Change)
Regular Monthly SSS Guild Meeting @ 7 pm
- Program: Post-Quilt Show Meeting
- Raffle Quilt Drawing
- Show and Share
- Please turn in your Raffle ticket stubs.


Bus Trip to Oaks Quilt Show
 - Friday, Sept.16, 2022  (note "Day" change)
Price $44.
See newsletter for details.
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SAVE The DATE
Quilting - Household Items Yard Sale
 - Friday, Sept. 23, 2022

Butter Road, Palermo, Upper Township
All donations for sales items will go to the
 South Jersey Quilts of Valor Chapter.
Save the Date - More info to follow soon. ##

- Posted 09 July 2022
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Splash of Color Quilt Show
by the Berry Basket Quilters
October 8-9, 2022
151 Hatford Road, Medford, NJ
See website for details.
https://berrybasketquilters.com
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wayne art center show

AQE 2022 Exhibition
15th International Juried Exhibiton
of Contemporary Fine Art Quilts
The Wayne Art Center show has ended, however the quilts are displayed on the Art Quilt Elements website.
Also on their website is a 45-minute video of the artists talking about their works during the show reception.

> www.artquiltelements.org
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Quilt Guild contact email:
southshorestitchersquiltguild@gmail.com

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See archive "What's New Page" for 2021 & Prior


  2019 Quilt Show Photo Page w / Winning Quilts
- Slide presentation - 2019 Quilt Show
- Video "walk thru" of 2019 Show
- Oct. 2019 Quilt Show Page

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What's New

pin 2022 Quilt Show
South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild
Biennial Quilt Show - "America Quilts"

Oct. 14-15-16, 2022
Upper Township Community Center, Tuckahoe, NJ
Raffle Quilt Tickets Are Now On Sale!
See 2022 Quilt Show Page Here
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Hand Piecing Demos by Deb MacNeill and Cecelia Swilkey

Guild member Deb MacNeill showed many examples of her hand piecing expertise at the SSS Guild meeting Monday night, Aug. 1, 2022. She covered techniques from the 1970’s to the present. She also talked about some of the advantages of hand piecing over machine piecing – and the meditative and portable attributes of piecing by hand.  Deb showed a long table runner and a small zipper bag.


This small hanging has many very small pieces
– all sewn together by hand.
(Click on photos to see larger view.)

 
An example of some curved hand piecing (front and back).
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Guild member Cecelia Swilkey showed examples of her hand piecing – using some of the same and some different techniques. The close-ups of her two quilt examples show how it is possible to perfectly align all the seams and points when carefully hand piecing.


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Guild Workshop / Program - Wooly Tree
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An afternoon workshop and an evening guild program on July 11, 2022,
were given by Mary and Jane of Wooly Pines.
Each Guild member attending the afternoon workshop made a ‘Wooly Tree’ and the members at the evening Guild meeting made a small punch needle wool sunflower pin. The $5 charge for each pin was covered by the Guild and the Wooly Pines ladies asked for all the money to be donated to World Central Kitchen for Ukraine. ##

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Historic Cold Spring Village Quilt & Fiber Show
Held June 25 - 26, 2022

 SSS Quilt Guild member Jane Pszczolkowski won Viewers Choice “Best of Show” and “First Place Wall Quilt” for her angel quilt at the Historic Cold Spring Village Quilt and Fiber Show, June 2022. See more Guild member quilts in the show on the SSS Guild Facebook page.

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Guild presentation on working with vintage linens
 by Helen Ernst at the SSS meeting on June 13, 2022.

Wall hanging using a printed tablecloth, adding extra fabric, and custom machine quilting.


Helen had many examples using antique hankies. She adds background fabric and machine quilts them.  


An example of using a hand cross-stitched sampler adding fabric pieces and quilting.


Adding machine quilting to an old cross-stitched tablecloth.


Another example using hand-made doilies and pieces of a cross stitched table cloth. ##

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WheatonArts Presentation - South Jersey Story: Quilt and Glass

SSS Guild members Merry May (left) and Nancy Ely stand with their story quilt before their presentation at WheatonArts on Saturay, June 11, 2022.


The quilt’s label.


Nancy Ely points to the applique vase block she made that WheatonArts chose for the glass blowers to create.


After Merry and Nancy’s presentation about creating their quilt – Merry introduces some of the glass blowing team that  will create the blue vase in the quilt.


The glass team working – shaping and blowing – the hot blob of glass that will become the blue vase

glass blob becomes vase
Finished vase ready for cool-down oven for about 30-hours.

glass blowing team
WheatonArts glass blowing team. 
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glass story quilt at wheatonArts

SSS Guild members Merry May and Nancy Ely will introduce their story quilt,
visualizing the glassmaking tradition of South Jersey,
on Saturday, June 11, 2022, 2 pm at the WheatonArts Glass Studio in Millville.

www.wheatonarts.org/calendar-eventon/events

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Guild member cross stitch entries in the Ocean City Flower Show, June 3-5, 2022 at the Ocean City Music Pier - MaryAlice Campanaro, left, won First Place and Best of Class, and Ann Carroll won 2nd Place.

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 May 2022 Program
Applique Techniques by Deb MacNeill and Cecelia Swilkey
At the South Shore Stitcher’s monthly Guild meeting May 9th, members Deb MacNeill and Cecelia Swilkey demonstrated several different hand applique techniques.  Deb gave a short history of applique tools and techniques – from cereal box templates to freezer paper (on the bottom). Cecelia uses freezer paper on the top. Techniques for needle turn applique were demonstrated. (Click on photos for larger view)
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After Deb and Cecelia’s demonstration, many members took a closer look
 at all the projects and examples that were shown.

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QOV- Conrad Benz
300,000th Commemorative Quilt of Valor Awarded to Bridgeton NJ Veteran
92 year old Korean War Veteran Conrad Benz received his quilt from the South Jersey Quilts of Valor Chapter on Friday, May 6, 2020 during the group's monthly workshop at the Dennisville Senior Center. Seated, from left, Kathy Tweed, awarded the quilt; Benz; Ann, his wife of 67 years; Mark, his son; Nan LaCorte, his niece; and Ruth Ann Bosworth, QOV Chapter chairperson. Pictured standing are a few members of the monthly workshop.
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"Material Worlds" exhibit of quilts
and handicrafts 2022 at Stockton University
Pictured above, with three quilts from the South Jersey Quilts of Valor Chapter, are Cynthia Arrieu-King, curator of the exhibit and a Stockton professor; and Ruth Ann Bosworth, QOV Chapter chairperson. Photo below shows a small sample of the other quilts in the exhibit.

Quilt Exhibit - Stockton Univ. Spring 2022
"Material Worlds" exhibit of quilts
and handicrafts 2022 at Stockton University
https://stockton.edu/art-gallery/
Location:
L-wing, adjacent to the PAC 1st & 2nd floors.
Visitors should park in lots 5-7. See Map
https://stockton.edu/art-gallery/gallery-information.html
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Quilt Labels Workshop - April 2022 
SSS Quilt Guild Demo
At South Shore Stitcher’s monthly Guild meeting April 11th, member Lynnette Coates gave an informative demonstration of the importance of quilt labels on all quilts.
Many different ideas and techniques were discussed and shown. Lynnette is pictured here with just one of her examples – two different labels on her quilt “Sunset”.
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Potluck Dinner for SSS Quilt Guild Mar. 14, 2022
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South Shore Quilt Guild members and a few of the many community members who helped make pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles and other items for charity, March 12, 2022 for National Sew Day.
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Several South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild members and many community volunteers participated in the Sew Day, March 12, 2022. Guild members helped community volunteers make over 100 pillowcases for the national organization, Ryan’s Case for Smiles. Pillowcases will be donated to children in local South Jersey hospitals. The volunteers also made adult bibs that will be given to area nursing homes. Guild fabrics were also used to make Alzheimer’s Fidget blankets. Thank you to all who participated in this National Sew Day event. And the recipients of your generous efforts making pillowcases, bibs and Fidget quilts definitely thank you all for your generous time and effort!
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Guild member Nancy Ely, left, and Merry May fold and stack over 100 pillowcases that volunteers made during the Sew Day sponsored by South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild.
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SSS Guild member winners of the Patriotic Placemat Challenge. Nancy Ely (right) - 1st place, Jane Pszczolkowski - 2nd place and Lynnette Coates - 3rd place.
There were 23 placemats, made by Guild members, that were voted on at the February 2022 meeting. However, about 50 were made. All were donated to the Meals on Wheels organization in Cape May County. Thank you to all who participated!!
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placemat montage Feb 2022
Sampling of entries in the Patriotic Placemat Challenge.
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South Shore Stitchers Charity Quilts project delivered
20 fidget blankets and 84 adult bibs for the
United Methodist Communities at The Shores in Ocean City.
Pictured with residents are co-chairs of Charity Quilts Sue Hanlin and Diana Easterday.
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Cape May County Special Services School received
22 kid oriented fidget blankets and 5 quilts from
the  South Shore Stitchers Charity Quilts
co-chairs of Charity Quilts Diana Easterday, left, and Sue Hanlin
are pictured with Special Service staff. 
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ochs students - Pillow Case project 07 Feb 2022
South Shore Stitchers Guild members volunteered Monday afternoon, Feb. 7, at Ocean City High School with the Dive Team to sew pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles. Pictured above, holding a few of the finished cases, are the dive team members with their coach Amy Khol (on the right). Several sewing machines and other equipment were set up on tables in the library after school. The sewing machines were supplied by Jane Pszczolkowski and Ryan's Case coordinator, Sharon Cadwell. Volunteers helping in the library were Sue Hanlin, Ronnie Sauerbrey, and Ginny Cooper. After the Pillowcases are washed and bagged they will be delivered to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. 
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Raffle Quilt 2022
The South Shore Stitchers Raffle Quilt for the October 2022 Quilt Show
 - "America Quilts". The quilt has machine pieced houses,
hand appliqued borders and custom machine quilting.
It was made by several SSS Guild members.
Tickets ($1 each) will be on sale starting in February.
The drawing is Nov. 7, 2022. So be sure you get your tickets
 and have a chance to win this beautiful quilt!! Perfect for any home.
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SEW IN  - March 2022
SEW-IN - Saturday, Mar. 12, 2022
SSS Quilt Guild Communty "Open House" Celebrating National Quilt Month
Come and make a pillowcae for Ryan's Case for Smiles and learn about the SSS Quilt Guild.

Location: Tuckahoe Methodist Church | Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Sew-In Registration: Call 609.457.8879

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South Shore Stitchers 2022 Quilt Show Co-Chair Nancy Turnbull (left) presented checks to representatives of the two organizations that benefited from the selling of a 'between shows' SSS Raffle Quilt. The ticket drawing was November 2021. Ryan's Case for Smiles representative, Jane Pszczolkowski (middle) and Quilts Of Valor representative, Crystal Smith (right) received the checks for the organizations.
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Quilt Guild 2022 Officers

New Officers for 2022 were inducted at the December meeting of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild. They each reivedce a special color of thread during their induction by Pat Kline, a Guild member. New officers, left to right are, Sue Gill, President, Rosemary Snyder, Secretary, Debbie Conrad, Vice President, and Veronica Sauerbrey, Treasurer.
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2021 Raffle Quilt

South Shore Stitchers Raffle Quilt Winner for 2021  - Lori Fernandi (right) - is pictured with her Quilt! Her winning ticket was drawn at the SSS Quilt Guild meeting, Nov 8. Also pictured is Nancy Turnbull (left), co-chair person (with Debbie Lombardozzi). Nancy presented the Quilt to Lori Friday morning, Nov 12 at the Quilts Of Valor workshop. Lori is a QOV member. She bought her winning ticket at the Cold Spring Village Quilt and Fiber Show in June 2021. Congratulations to Lori!! 
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Guild's 2021 Holiday Dinner

Setting out all the dishes at the "appitizer table" is
Guild Hospitality Co-Chair Ronnie Sauerbrey.
She also set out all the goodies on the "dessert table".
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All the Guild members (pictured above and below) lined up
around the full tables to fill their plates with all the goodies
 brought by members for their annual Holiday Dinner.
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Guild Member Demonstrtion Workshop
 Half-Square Triangle Tips Demo w / Merry May


 SSS Guild member Merry May presented a "Half-Square Triangle Demo" at the November 2021 meeting of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild. Merry offered many tips for making perfect 1/2 Square Triangle Blocks. Tips included - finger pressing the seam, pressing the seam, and squaring up the block on all  4 sides.
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The result - a Perfect Half Square Triangle!

 
Merry demonstrated chain piecing for sewing many half square triangles.  She showed techniques for sewing 1/4 square tiangles (middle picture) and techniques for 3-color 1/4 square triangles.  
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See archive "What's New Page" for 2021 & Prior

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