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Oct. 9, 2023
Snacks at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30 pm
Program: 4 Demos - By Guild Members
 - Measuring for Backing
 - Adding Binding
 - Adding A Label
 - Adding A Hanging Sleeve
(No Show and Share)

Market Place Oct. 2023
October Quilters Market Place
Saturday, Oct 14, 2023
$15 per table.
- QMP Vendor Letter
- QMP Vendor Contract
- QMP Event Flier (PDF)


November Craft Show -November Craft Show - SAVE The DATE
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023
@ Upper Twp. Community Center, Tuckahoe
Benefit for Quilts of Valor
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Donna Castellanos’s quilt
See photos of this and other quilts
from Guild member Ginny Cooper's
recent trip to Washington DC.
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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.


Other Items:

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

 Quilt Show 2024 Post Card

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

Held Oct. 14-15-16, 2022
Upper Township Community Center, Tuckahoe, NJ
 2022 Quilt Show
Viewer’s Choice Winners
See 2022 Quilt Show Page Here
Click Show Page for Videos & Photos of 2022 Event
Becca Fenstermacher of Sugar Sand Quilt Co
Becca Fenstermacher of Sugar Sand Quilt Co. gave the Sept. 2023 Guild program about "Walking Foot Quilting." She had a "Trunk Show" of many examples of walking foot techniques. > | >
Becca Fenstermacher of Sugar Sand Quilt Co
Cape May County 2023 Senior Art Show

The awards ceremony for the 47th Annual Cape May County Senior Art Show was held Wed. Aug 23 at the ACCC campus. SSS Guild members winning ribbons are pictured above. First Place Craft - Ginny Cooper, Second Place Craft - Bert McCaughey and Third Place Acrylic Painting - June McCauley.  All the artwork in 9 categories will be on display until Sept 1. The First-Place winners in each category will go to the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show (NJSAS) in East Windsor, NJ. The State's 57th Show will run from Sept 30 to Oct 26, 2023.


Merry May's Trip to Africa for the Advocacy Project

 Guild member Merry May presented a slide travelogue program of her trip to Africa for the Guild's August meeting. She and another woman flew to Africa, representing the Advocacy Project, a non-profit organization that helps women's cooperatives in developing countries  make items for sale so the women have an income for their families. Merry is pictured above with one of the hand embroidered squares that the women made and then incorporated them into machine sewn bags that the Advocacy Project can sell for the women. Visit > to purchase handmade items.

Helen Ernst's Trunk Show

Guild member Helen Ernst presented a Trunk Show program of her quilts at the July meeting. Helen has an extensive collection of vintage linens which she incorporates into quilts. She uses hankies, tablecloths, tea towels, lace, cross stitch, and embroidered items which she attaches or appliques to a fabric background and then machine quilts around the items.


At the SSS Quilt Guild meeting Monday, June 12, 2023 many members submitted Placemat Challenge entries that were voted on by the members. A selection of placemats, which had a ‘Summer’ theme, is shown in the photo above. The Placemat Challenge winners are pictured below. Jane Pszczolkowski, left, won First Place, Sue Tarrant, middle, won Second Place and Bert McCaughey won Third Place. All the Placemats will be donated to the local Meals On Wheels for distribution to their clients.


At the June 12, 2023 SSS Quilt Guild meeting, member Elizabeth Ohlson presented a trunk show of her quilts. Elizabeth is pictured with two of her many Kaleidoscope quilts, sewn together with many little pieces cut from symmetrical fabrics.

Ocean City 2023 Flower Show – Cross Stitch Category 

SSS Guild member Ann Carroll won a Second-Place ribbon at the June 2023 Ocean City Flower Show for her Cross Stitch – "Snow Days."

SSS Guild member Mary Alice Campanaro won a Third-Place ribbon at the June Ocean City Flower Show for her Cross Stitch – "Strawberry Festival."

South Jersey Story Quilt - Rebuilding Connections – Millville High School
SSS Guild member, Merry May, worked for 10 weeks with the Advance Placement Art students at Millville High School, instructing them in the art of Quilt Making. Each student made a block following the theme of the Quilt – “South Jersey Story Quilt – Rebuilding Connections”.  The students selected fabrics related to their personal stories, cut each piece according to their drawings and appliqued them to a fabric quilt block, using a sewing machine and quilting techniques.

The photo above shows the finished blocks arranged into their quilt. Merry May, 2nd from left, is pictured with Dr. Iveta Pirgova, Program Coordinator with Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center and Matthew Daniels, Art Teacher, Millville High School. 

In the photo below some of the students who made the blocks are pictured with Merry May and Matthew Daniels. They revealed their finished quilt to friends and family at a recent Student Art Show Presentation at Millville High School. ##

At the SSS Quilt Guild meeting for May 2023: Four “Back to Basics Demos” were offered to members. Each demo was approximately 15 minutes and then a bell was sounded, and each group of members moved to a new demo. Everyone learned a lot!
Upper Right: Ginny Cooper had tips for ¼” Seams, Pressing and Nesting Seams.
Lower Right: Ruth Ann Bosworth showed how to make Four at a Time Flying Geese.
Lower Left: Laurann Cacioppo demonstrated various ways to make Half and Quarter Square Triangles.
Upper Left: Merry May explained Fabric Rotary Cutting and Safety and Cutting long border strips. ##

Merry May - April 2023
South Shore Stitcher (SSS) Quilt Guild member Merry May presented her lecture “Working with Color” at the monthly Guild meeting in April.  She had many interesting color tips and examples of how to use color effectively to achieve subtleness or pop in a quilt. Merry is pictured with just two examples of how the same fabrics can be seen differently in a quilt, depending on what color is surrounding them.  Occasionally she referenced her color wheel quilt for color ideas for quilters.  Her background for the lecture was an 1850’s hand quilted antique quilt, hand pieced with thousands of tiny triangles of color! ##

The Guild’s Panel Challenge was due at the regular monthly meeting in March. A total of 31 entries were hung around the room to be judged by Guild members. The winners were, left to right, First Place, Diana Easterday, Second Place Deb MacNeill, and Third Place Sue Tarrant.

South Shore Stitchers Guild member Elizabeth Ohlson, center, was greeted by several SSS members at her Ocean City Art Center Reception for her pottery plates Friday March 10. From left, Deb Conrad, Ginny Cooper, Elizabeth, Nancy Ely, and Jane Pszczolkowski.
The exhibit is on view at the Art Center through March 2023.


 Potluck Dinner - Mar. 2023
Hosted by hospitality co-chairs Ronnie Sauerbrey, back left, and Deb Conrad.
Below, Dessert Table!


Quilt Guild Lecture by Becca Fenstermacher
Becca Fenstermacher of Sugar Sand Quilt Co. ( ) gave an informative lecture about dealing with and using UFO’s (Un-Finished Objects) at the monthly SSS Guild meeting, Feb. 13, 2023. Becca is pictured with one of her unfinished quilt tops and she asked Guild members for different ideas on finishing it.  

Guild member Ruth Ann Bosworth, left, brought an unfinished panel to the lecture for ideas and inspiration on how to finish it for a hanging. She got many ideas from Becca and other Guild members. She can now get started and finish her UFO!  ##

Quilt Show Fundraiser Donation
A check for over $1,100 was presented to Committee member Kim Hayes, left, by South Shore Stitchers 2022 Quilt Show Co-Chair Nancy Turnbull at the Upper Township Committee meeting Monday night, Feb 13, 2023. The money was from the sale of Raffle Baskets at the Quilt Show. The Township will add the money to the Township Recreation Trust Fund for the children of the Township. The Biannual Quilt Show is held at the Upper Township Community Center on Rt 50 in Tuckahoe, NJ.  ##

OCHS Dive Team - Pillowcase Project Feb. 2023
OCHS Students Dive Into Sewing: Seven South Shore Stitchers Guild members gave instructions to several Ocean City High School students and members of the OCHS Dive team on making pillowcases. For a couple hours after school, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 the students pinned, sewed, and ironed 100 kids print pillowcases for the Ryan’s Case for Smiles organization. Teacher and dive team coach, Amy Kohl, gathered the students in the library and the SSS Guild members brought 9 sewing machines and other equipment to do the job. After washing and bagging, the pillowcases will be presented to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point for young patients.
Ryan’s Case for Smiles >
Quilt Show Checks Presented - Jan. 9, 2023: Accepting checks from the SSS 2022 Quilt Show Raffle Quilt proceeds from Co-chair Nancy Turnbull (left) are Ruth Ann Bosworth (center) representing South Jersey Quilts of Valor and Jane Pszczolkowski (right) representing Ryan’s Case for Smiles, South Jersey Chapter. (Not pictured is Quilt Show co-chair Debbie Lombardozzi).  ##

Pictured are a few of the Comfort Quilts ‘regulars’ who help each month cutting, sewing, and preparing all the Comfort Quilts items for giving away. I-Spy Quilts, Comfort Quilts, Fidget blankets, adult bibs, and other items. Comfort Quilts meets each month – 3rd Wednesday – at the Church. Two members in the picture are holding Fidget Quilts that will be donated to organizations.
Holiday Tea - Dec 2022
Many selections of dinner appetizers were brought by Guild members
 at the 2022 annual Holiday Tea.


Deb and Diana have a hard time selecting desserts from the special dessert table.
So many choices!!


Volunteer Quilt Winner

Guild member and Quilt Show Volunteer Pam Horton was the winner of the Volunteer Quilt. Her name was drawn from all the members names who volunteered and helped with the Quilt Show 2022.  The quilt was made from leftover scraps from the Guild Raffle Quilt.

2022 Quilt Show "Walk Thru" Video
(Full Show - 26 Minute Video by Ginny Cooper)
Dollard - Vendor at 2022 SSS Quilt Show
Dollard Baker Sew & Vac, one of the many (13) vendors that did business at the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show, held Oct. 14-16, 2022 in the Upper Township Community Center, Tuckahoe, NJ
See Show Page for Videos & Photos >
Road Crew Oct 2022
The Proud, The Few, The SSS Quilt Guild Trash Crew
On Friday, Oct. 21, several Guild members met at Wayside Village in Marmora to pick up trash along Stagecoach Road in Upper Township as part of the Clean Communities Program. Pictured, from left (with our bright vests) are June McCauley, Ginny Cooper, Joey Goodman, Mary Beth Roadarmel, Dot Aitken, Elsie Carey and Nancy Jefferson.
Show Breakdown Crew - Oct. 2022
Quilt Show Breakdown Crew
Special Guild member ‘teams’ – all pictured here in bright tees – worked quickly and efficiently to take down the Quilt Show after it closed. All the quilts were taken down and put in their individual pillowcases and returned to the Guild members. Then all the drapes and racks were broken down and the floor cleaned and ready again for sports. Now…. Guild members are all working on special quilts for the next SSS Quilt Show – in 2024. Stay Tuned!!
Co-Chairs_2022 Quilt Show
“America Quilts” Show Co-Chairs
The 2022 Quilt Show co-chairs Debbie Lombardozzi, (left) and Nancy Turnbull stand between the two raffle quilts that were made for the Quilt Show(s). The scheduled 2021 show was postponed because of the pandemic, so the quilt (on the right) was ‘saved’ and a second quilt (pictured on the left) was made to sell raffle tickets before the state license expired. It was raffled off in November 2021. Several Guild members worked on piecing, appliquéing and quilting the two quilts.
The drawing for the actual Show quilt will be November 7, 2022.


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Quilt Show 2022 Display - OC Library
2022 Quilt Show Display - Ocean City Library
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2022 Quilt Show Display - Upper Cape Library Branch
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Winning Challenge Quilts
Quilt Maps - Challenge Sept 2022
 Pictured above are the winners of the Quilt Show Map Challenge.  Nancy Turnbull (from left), 2nd, Sue Tarrant, 1st, and Debbie Lombardozzi, 3rd.  Twelve Map Quilts were submitted for Guild voting at the Sept. 2022 meeting. The map quilts will all be displayed at the Guild's Biennial Quilt Show, Oct. 14-16, 2022
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).

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.



Guild Workshop / Program - Wooly Tree
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. ##

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.


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. ##


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. 

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.



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.

 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)

After Deb and Cecelia’s demonstration, many members took a closer look
 at all the projects and examples that were shown.

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.

"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
L-wing, adjacent to the PAC 1st & 2nd floors.
Visitors should park in lots 5-7. See Map

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”.
Potluck Dinner for SSS Quilt Guild Mar. 14, 2022

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.
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!

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.

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!!
placemat montage Feb 2022
Sampling of entries in the Patriotic Placemat Challenge.

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.

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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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!! 
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".

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.

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.

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.  

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


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