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June 14, 2021
All Day Yard Sale
- 1 pm - 6 pm
Quilting and Sewing Items - Bring Your Own Bag / Box
Outside @ the Church
  (See newsletter for details)
Charity Quilts / Open Sew - 2 pm - 5 pm 
Regular Monthly Guild Meeting @ 7 pm 
Program: Introduction of 2nd Quilt Show Challenge (Due Sept. 2022)

May 19, 2021
- Fundraiser for Quilts of Valor
4-8 pm at Randazzos, 34th St. Ocean City
Good for take-out and gift certificate purchases.
June 26-27, 2021
Quilt and Fiber Arts Show - Cold Spring Village

SSS Raffle Quilt Tickets will be sold
QOV and Ryan's Case will be represented |

  2019 Quilt Show Photo Page with Winning Quilts - Here 

See slide presentation of the 2019 Quilt Show - Here

Enjoy 8-min. video "walk thru" of 2019 Show - Here

See Oct. 2019 Quilt Show Page - Here

See new email address for contacting Quilt Guild

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Also see our SSS Facebook Page
For additional current 2020 Information

See QOV 2018 Page for Guild member involvement



What's New


Cheryl Lynch Mosaic Quilts Lecture, held May 10, 2021
Quilter, author, and fabric designer Cheryl Lynch entertained South Shore Stitchers Guild members with her Trunk Show and her Travel Adventures at the monthly meeting.   She is pictured above with one of her first Mosaic Quilt designs. The quilt was 'constructed' with raw edge 3/8" squares of batik fabric. She talked about her Mosaic process, which she also taught in a Guild Workshop on Saturday, May 8th. (The fabric she designed - which looks just like 'real' mosaics - is available at Dollards)

Cheryl's travel adventures almost always include taking her sewing machine, her dog and bicycle rides. She has found ideas and inspiration for many of her quilts and designs from all the countries she has visited around the world.


Tweed - April 2021 Program
 April Guild meeting presentation about the Applique Society by Kathy Tweed. She showed us a table full of her applique handwork and information about the International Applique Society.


Meals On Wheels Placemat Challenge
Placemat winners - Mar 2021
The winners of the Meals On Wheels Placemat Challenge were announced at the March 8, 2021 Guild meeting.  First Place winner, left, Merry May; Second Place, middle, Diana Easterday; and Third Place, Ginny Cooper. Each winner received a Gift Certificate to Dollard’s Sew and Vac in Marmora.
The placemats all had a ‘Spring Theme’. South Shore Stitchers Guild members completed over 90 placemats for the Challenge and they will all be donated to the Meals On Wheels organization. Thank You – everyone – for participating!!


Guild Member Supports Ryan's Case Project

Eleven bolts of fabric cut into 27-inch lengths for pillow cases were recently handed over to Sharon Cadwell, left, of Ryan's Case. The fabric was cut by SSS Guild member Ginny Cooper, right.

"Antique Quilts Roadshow"

Guild member Merry May (left) presented her program, "Antique Quilts Roadshow" at the November Guild meeting. This quilt was brought in by Guild president Debbie MacNeill. Merry talked about each quilt's construction, fabric, quilting and the time period in which it was made.

Guild member Mary Alice Campanaro (left) brought in this quilt from her family for Merry May to analyze at her Roadshow.

Guild member Ginny Cooper brought in this 1930"s quilt for the Roadshow. 

This hand embroidered bird was in the center of a large white quilt that Guild member Gail Tweed brought to the Roadshow.  

Vote - Mask - Pumpkin 2020 
Thank You For Voting!

Ryan's Case for Smiles
PDF version of above graphic - Here

The Crazy Quilts Group of SSS members was started by Debbie MacNeill (left) and Betty Lou Cassidy. They, and members of the group, presented a Show and Share Program for the SSS
Sept. 14, 2020 meeting (held outside).

Cecelia Swilkey (left) and Diana Easterday showed off their projects as members of the Crazy Quilts group of South Shore Stitchers.  

QOV Drive-By, held Friday, Sept. 11, 2020
A few Quilts Of Valor members at the monthly Drive-By 'meeting' - dropping  off completed items and picking up new kits and quilts to work on for the organization. The monthly drive-bys are held in the parking lot of the Seaville Firehall in Upper Twp.  (Click on above photo for large view.)

The results of the Guild's Charity Scrap Quilts Challenge were displayed and voted on by the members. The first place winner (left) won the Challenge and a donation will be made to the Challenge group's chosen charity - Ovarian Cancer. Guild members on the winning team were Bonny Collins, Jane Pszczolkowski, Kathy Doerr and Laurann Cacioppo. The middle quilt in the picture was made by Challenge group Merry May, Marianne Hauck, Joey Goodman and Ruth Ann Bosworth. Their chosen Chairty was Quilts Of Valor. The two quilts on the right were made by Challenge group Debbie Conrad, Crystal Smith, Sue Gill and Jo Ann Voit. Their chosen Chairty was Adoption Quilts. A 'boy' and 'girl' quilt were made and will be given out on National Adoption Day in Cape May and Atlantic Counties, later this year.

Guild members met Monday, August 10, 2020, for the first time since their March meeting. Social Distancing, with masks, outside. Lots of Guild discussions took place!

South Shore Stitchers and South Jersey Quilts of Valor volunteers doing a no contact exchange of completed projects and fabric during the May 13, 2020 fundraiser at Ocean City's Randazzo's Restaurant.  Social distancing conversation - with masks - left to right - Ginny C, Sharon C, Ceclia S, Debbie C, Jane P, and Crystal S. Everyone took home a delicious dinner with 15% of the proceeds from all orders donated to the QOV program.
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“Attention Quilters: Do not fear Self Quarantine.
This is what we have been training for!  Keep Calm and Quilt On.”
- Quote shared by SSS President Deb MacNeill
 in the April Quilt Guild Newsletter

Garden Patch Quilt Show - Millville WheatonArts, March 2020
Two photos from the 2020 Garden Patch Quilt Show at Wheaton Village. Two years of planning, making quilts and hosting a night before-the-show Reception – and then the Show was taken down because WheatonArts closed the venue as of Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020. The special reception for Show Winners was held Friday, Mar. 13th. See more photos of the show and the SSS member participation on our Guild's Facebook page. Garden Patch Quilt Show - March 2020
(Click above photos for large versions.)
Annual Pot Luck South Shore Stitchers Dinner
Held Monday, Mar. 9, 2020

So Much Delicious Food!! Members waited patiently for a 'trip around the kitchen counter' to load their plates with all the Pot Luck goodies. And after finishing they were able to take another plate to the counter of delicious desserts! Debbie Conrad and Ronnie Sauerbrey were co-chairs of the dinner.
(Click above photos for large versions.)
Mug Rug Workshop at Feb. 2020 Guild Meeting
Coordinated by SSS Guild Member Lynnette Coates

Joyce Wood works on wrapping fabric over the cord.

Debbie MacNeill and Jane Pszczolkowski work with their 'rug' circles on their machines.
Debbie made her circle a little larger to use as a trivet.

Laurann Cacioppo keeps 'going around' with the zig-zag stitch and wrapping.

Dottie Saslav wraps her cord, then zig-zags.


 Many South Shore Stitcher Guild members participated in a Saturday, Feb 8th workshop to make Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer Patients in area nursing homes. The small quilts (3 squares x 4 squares) are made with all different kinds of textured fabrics and embellished with extra items for the patients to touch and feel. The workshop was coordinated by the Guild's Charity Quilts Co-Chairs Diana Easterday and Sue Hanlin.

At the South Shore Stitchers January Guild meeting checks, for $2,600 each, were presented to the two charities that received the proceeds from selling the 2019 Raffle Quilt tickets. Co-Chairs of the Show, Pat Kline, left, and Becky Sheppard, right, presented checks to Ruth Ann Bosworth, 2nd left, for the South Jersey Quilts Of Valor, and Sharon Cadwell, 3rd left, for the Ryan's Case for Smiles organization in South Jersey.

Cookie Table - Dec. 2019 Guild Meeting 
Co-Chairs of the Hospitality Committee ready to serve up a festive table
 of cookie treats, made by members, for the Quilt Guild Holiday Tea
meeting Dec. 9, 2019. Pictured are Debbie Conrad, left, and Ronnie Sauerbrey.

Raffle Quilt 2019 Winner
Winner of the 2019 Raffle Quilt was Mary Brenan of  Pennsylvania.
She won the  Raffle Quilt after buying just one ticket at the Guild's table
 during the Oaks Quilt Show in Sept. 2019.

 Joyce Hughes presented a trunk show of her many thread painted art quilts at a special meeting of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild, Friday night Nov. 1 at the Upper Twp. Community Center. In the photo above Joyce is holding a thread painted fabric panel of a heron. In the background is an earlier quilt she made by cutting out all the fabric elements and composing the "fairy land" scene and then thread painting and quilting it. - In the photo below ‘assistant’ Diane (left) is holding up the fabric panel that Joyce used to make the art quilt held by ‘assistant’ Sue (right). The flower arrangement was cut from the panel, placed on different background fabric and heavily thread painted with brighter colors and then quilted. Joyce Hughes was the instructor for a Workshop on Saturday, Nov 2, where many SSS guild members learned about and experimented with her thread painting techniques.

South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild
Biennial Quilt Show - "Quilting For Cures"

Held Oct. 18-20, 2019
Upper Township Community Center, Tuckahoe, NJ
Facebook Photo Gallerys
(Raffle Quilt tickets on Sale until Nov. 11th meeting)

"Blossoms of Color for Cures"
2019 Raffle Quilt - Queen Size (Double click image for larger view of quilt.)

Proceeds from 2019 Raffle Quilt Will Benefit:
Ryan's Case for Smiles
South Jersey Quilts of Valor
(Raffle Tickets on Sale til Nov. 11th meeting)

See 2019 Quilt Show Page
Quilt Show Committee 2019
Quilt Guild Members Plan Quilt Show
South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild members are busy planning for their Biennial Quilt Show which will be held October 18, 19, and 20, 2019 at the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe, NJ.

Some planning committee members, pictured with the Queen-size Guild raffle quilt include, from left: Diana Easterday, Nancy Turnbull, Debbie MacNeill, Sue Shaffer, Nancy Jefferson, Becky Sheppard, and Sue Hanlin.

Tickets for the raffle quilt are $1 each and all proceeds will go to two charities – South Jersey Quilts of Valor and Ryan’s Case for Smiles.


Paint Stick Challenge

Pictured above are the seven winners of the Paint Stick Challenge. The 'mini quilts' - on a paint stick - in decorated flower pots were displayed and voted on by guild members at the SSS September  meeting. There were ties for each ribbon! Clockwise from the top left - 3 First Place winners, 2 Second Place winners and 2 Third Place winners.
Come to the SSS Quilt Show to see all the different Paint Stick Challenges and the names of all the winners and the other entries.
Click on above photos for enlarged view.

Quilt Show - Library Promotion Display      Quilt Show - Library Promotion Display
2019 Quilt Show Displays at Upper Cape Branch Library, at left, and Ocean City Library.
Also see pictures on the SSS Guild's Facebook page.
Click above photos for link to view individual shelves.


South Shore Stitchers Summer Ice Cream Social

2019 Quilt Show Co-Chair Becky Sheppard fuels up before the August Guild meeting and her Quilt Show Presentations to help members get ready for the October Show.   


Guild members at the monthly meeting in August had fun rounding the table and adding many varieties of special toppings to their ice cream dishes. So many choices!

Ice Cream server Diana Easterday (right) 'tops' off' Jane Pszczolkowski's dish.
Click on above photos to enlarge.

Madelyn McCarroll: Dog and cat entries, submitted to the Cape May County 2019 Senior Art Show as a craft; the cat took a second place ribbon.
(Also see her two HCSV Brewery quilt submissions below.)

"Yarn Bombing" at Woodstock 2019

The photos above are just 3 trees of many that were "Yarn Bombed" as an art installation on a woodland trail at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, NY. The trail is across the road from the original Woodstock Music Festival Site. The Art Center commissioned artist Carol Hummel to create the "Yarn Bombing" Installation as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival that was held in August 1969.  Carol Hummel is the originator of the "Yarn Bombing" movement and she has "Bombed" many sites all over the world with her crocheted art installations. (She used a heavy colorfast macrame cord for this installation which will last up to 5 years on the trees.)
Photos by Ginny Cooper

2019 Vermont Quilt Festival

SSS Guild Member Ginny Cooper traveled to see The Vermont Quilt Festival (June 27-29) and found out at the Reception that she had won a Second Place Ribbon for her Wall Quilt - "The Making of My Snail Trail Bed Quilt".

HCSV Quilt and Fiber Show - June 2019

SSS Guild Members were represented at the Historic Cold Spring Village Quilt and Fiber Show - June 22-23, 2019. Above is Lynnette Coates with her blue ribbon for her Hydrangea Quilt.

 Jane Pszczolkowski's Quilt (above) - Hanging on the Edge - won a Third Place Ribbon. 
The pictures above are details of quilts entered by Anne Lovell (left) and Pineapples (right) by Colleen Fansler

The Cold Spring Brewery Challenge for the 2019 HCSV Quilt and Fiber Show featured the Log Cabin Quilt Block. SSS Guild members Bonny Collins (left) and Jane Pszczolkowski entered the competition. The quilts were displayed and voted on in the Brewery during the Quilt Show.


The Cold Spring Brewery Challenge for the 2019 HCSV Quilt and Fiber Show featured the Log Cabin Quilt Block. SSS Guild member Madelyn McCarroll submitted two quilts. 


 Alison Hendricks, a recent Ocean City High School graduate received the Guild's 2019 Scholarship in memory of Bea Minor. The check for $1,025. was collected from SSS Quilt Guild members and also a donation from members of the Wind Rose Quilt Guild in Atlantic County. The check was present by Mary Alice Campanaro, chairperson of the Bea Minor Scholarship.

Almost 80 flag-door hangers were collected at the June Guild meeting.
SSS Quilt Guild members made the door hangers
to be given to residents of the Veterans Home in Vineland, NJ.

SSS members Margy Wismer, left and Mary Alice Campanaro show off their hand made Sock Monkeys started during Merry May's March 2019 workshop.

SSS member Elizabeth Ohlson with some of her kelidoscopes at the Ocean City Art Center. The  display of her quilted art pieces was the featured show at the Art Center for the month of May 2019. She sold several pieces - Congratulations Elizabeth!

Attention all Quilters and Fabric Enthusiasts
Share this for SSS Guild member Elizabeth Ohlson's up-coming Show and Reception in May at the Ocean City Art Center.

Kaleidoscope Wall Quilts, by SSS Guild member Elizabeth Ohlson, will be the featured show at the Ocean City Art Center for the month of May, 2019.

SAVE The DATE: Friday May 10, 2019, 7 pm for Elizabeth's Show Reception at the Art Center.


SSS Guild member Betty Lou Cassidy, demonstrated Gelli Block Printing at the April 8th Guild meeting. She used acrylic paints and many household objects and 'trash' for printing on fabric. She also displayed many finished projects (pillow - above and quilt - below) that incorporated her  printed fabric with other commercial fabrics. 



Sock Monkey Friends ...
After the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild's Pot Luck Dinner, Mar. 11, 2019,
Merry May worked with some members on making special Sock Monkeys.
She is pictured here with some of her sock monkey friends.

Guild's Pot Luck Dinner - Mar. 11, 2019

Hospitality Co-Chair Ronnie Sauerbrey serving up the ham slice!
Many delicious choices!

Guild members getting a little of this and a little of that!

Many delicious dessert choices!
 Guild's Annual Christmas Tea and Cookies - Dec. 10, 2018
Delicious Christmas Goodies were enjoyed by South Shore Stitcher Quilt Guild members at their annual Holiday Tea Party at the December 10, 2018 Guild meeting. It was impossible to sample each of the items, but everyone tried!  (Click on photos to view larger image.)

Many South Shore Stitchers Guild members participated in the Ornament Exchange held at the Dec 10th Holiday Tea.

If a member brought an ornament, they got to take a different one home. As the ornaments were handed out each member was  acknowledged for bringing a beautiful handmade ornament.   Members Jane P. and Kathy D. organized the Exchange. 

Two baskets, filled with quilting items, were raffled off at the South Shore Stitchers Guild Holiday Tea on Dec 10, 2018.


60 placemats, made by South Shore Stitchers members, were voted on at the Nov. 12, 2018 meeting.
Pictured are the winning placemats, from left, Diana Easterday, first place; Cherie Barber, 2nd place; Bert McCaughey and Rosemary Lomanno, 3rd place tie. All placemats will be donated to the Meals on Wheels program.
Ryan's Cases
Another great event for Ryan’s Cases for Smiles! This was held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018
at the Hammonton Fire House  and our South Shore Quilt Guild group
completed 192 pillowcases and won the Smile Makers trophy!
Thank you to Diana Easterday for sharing this photo.
 (Click on above photo to view larger version.)
Annual Ice Cream Social, Aug. 13, 2018
Hospitality Co-Chair Debbie Conrad demonstrates how to make the most of the South Shore Stitchers Annual Ice Cream Social and all the toppings - while her helper Co-Chair, Ronnie Sauerbrey is busy scooping up the dishes of ice cream. 

All the Guild members enjoyed full dishes of ice cream with a variety of toppings and goodies.

It takes lots of helpers to feed some hungry Guild members!  Front to back - Sue Hanlin, Diana Easterday, and Elsie Carey.


At the Guild meeting Monday night, August 13,  members showed the Raffle Quilt they made for the Holiday Fair at the Church of Saint Katharine Drexel in EHT - October 12-13, 2018. Tickets for the quilt  titled - "Diamonds in Batiks"  are $1 or 6 for $5. SSS Guild member Linda Dowd will have them for sale at future guild meetings. (Queen size quilt.) >

Challenge Winners
Winners of South Shore Stitchers Guild ‘Paint Chip Challenge’ were chosen at the July 2018 Guild meeting
by the members. Left to right – 1st Place Jane Pszczolkowski, 2nd Place Elizabeth Ohlson, 3rd Place Debbie Lombardozzi, and
3rd Place (tie) Shirley Allen. For the Challenge, members picked a paint chip from a paper bag. The Challenge was to use those colors in a small quilt. The paint chip was to be displayed with the finished quilt. A total of 26 Guild members participated in this year’s Challenge. All the quilts will be displayed in the Guild Quilt Show in October 2019. (Click on above photo to view larger version.)

Round Robin’ Quilt Project
At the July Guild meeting members signed up to participate in a ‘Round Robin’ Quilt Project that will be completed in 2019 and will be displayed in the October 2019 Guild Quilt Show. The above photos were examples shown by the committee chairs of past projects. Round Robin participants will be divided into groups. Each member makes a center 12 ½” block. The block is then passed to the next member who makes four 4 ½” blocks. Then the next month the project is passed to another member of the group until the quilt is ready to pass back to the original member who then assembles the quilt – and keeps it.
 (Click on above photos to view larger versions.)

Save the Dates

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Program - John Dollard talks about Sewing Machine Maintenance

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Oaks Quilt Show Bus Trip
$41. see newsletter for details.


28th Annual Quilt and Fiber Arts Show
 at Historical Cold Spring Village - June 2018

Jane Pszczolkowski won 1st Place in Bed Quilts With 'Good to the Last Scrap'

Bert McCaughey won 1st Place Wall Hangings for 'Under the Sea' 

Nancy Ely won 2nd Place in Wall Hangings with 'Preppy the Whale'

Coleen Fansler won 2nd Place Bed Quilts and Best In Show (!) for Celestial Dreams

Jane Pszczolkowski won  3rd Place Small Hangings for 'Poe and Van Gogh or the Raven and the Sunflowers'

On Saturday and Sunday at the 28th Annual Quilt and Fiber Arts Show at Historical Cold Spring Village, SSS member Merry May, gave her presentation of 'South Jersey Quilting History'. 


National Organization 'Ryan's Case For Smiles' was represented at Cold Spring Quilt and Fiber Show on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24,   SSS members Sharon Cadwell, JoAnn, and Jane sewed pillowcases on the porch both days!

Save the Dates

Monday, July 9, 2018
Program - Voting on members' Paint Chip Challenges
Introduction of the Guild's Round Robin
Sign-Ups for the Oaks Quilt Show Bus Trip
Show and Share

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Program - Ice Cream Social
Information on the Meals-On-Wheels Placemat Challenge

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018  9-3pm
Workshop with Merry May
'Rags to Riches'  Price - $10
Making a quilt with 100 4" squares
See Merry for Details

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Program - John Dollard talks about Sewing Machine Maintenance

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Oaks Quilt Show Bus Trip
$41. see newsletter for details.

South Jersey Quilts of Valor 2018 Page





Stockton University students in the Occupational Therapy program participated in a 'sew day' on Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018, to make pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles. They pinned, sewed, and ironed the cases that will be given to children in area hospitals. SSS Guild member, Sharon Cadwell and her team of helpers worked with the students to make dozens of pillowcases. Students in the two volunteer groups are pictured above and below.



Prior Meetings
Friday, April 13, 2018
Program - Penni Domikis
Author of book, All Scrapped Out!: A guide to making a masterpiece
 from your unruly collection of scraps
The Domikis workshop "All Scrapped Out" will be Saturday, April 14, 2018
 at the Upper Twp. Community Center.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Program: "Hit or Miss" Show and Tell
about your favorite or least favorite quilting tool.

Upcoming Workshops / Events

Garden Patch Quilt Show - Millville
March 10-11, 2018
Wheaton Arts Center

Lancaster AQS Bus Trip
Saturday, March 24, 2018
(See newsletter for details.)

February 2018 program, Shirley Allen Trunk Show on Handbags,
for South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild.
SSS Quilt Guild Officers for 2018
South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild - New officers for 2018:
From left - Pat Kline, President; Diane Easterday, Vice President;
Pam Horton, Treasurer; and Nancy Jefferson, Secretary.
- Photo by Elizabeth Ohlson 
SSS Quilt Show 2017 - Tuckahoe, NJ
Photo Gallery of 2017 Quilt Show
Sit down and put your feet up and revisit the show.
Thank you Carol Campbell for your beautiful photos.

Viewer’s Choice Winners Page
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For 2017 and Prior "What's New" Page
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