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See 2019 Quilt Show Page - Here

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
All quilts for the Show to Community Center, 8-10 am.

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
Program: Special Quild meeting, presenting Joyce Hughes Thread Painting Workshop at the Upper Twp. Commnity Center, Route 50, Tuckahoe, starting at 7 pm.
Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
Program: Post-Quilt Show Meeting
- Ticket drawing for Raffle Quilt

- Viewers Choice Awards will be presented
- Renew Guild Membership

- Sign Ups start for Merry's Mystery Workshop
- Show and Share

See 2019 Quilt Show Page - Here

See new email address for contacting Quilt Guild

Other Items:
Ryan's Case for Smiles Fundraiser
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019,
4-8 pm
Randazzo's, 34th Street, Ocean City

6th Annual Handmade in America Craft Show
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019,
9am - 3:30pm
Upper Twp. Community Center

Quilts of Valor Fundraiser
Thursday,  Dec. 5, 2019,
4-8 pm
Randazzo's, 34th Street, Ocean City.

Joyce Hughes Thread Painting Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 -
Now "Sold Out"
See future newsletter for details and for sign-up.

Example of thread painting on fabric.
(Click on photo for larger view)
Hughes website

Mystery Quilt Workshop, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019
  - Details in Nov. newsletter


Also see our SSS Facebook Page
For additional current 2019 Information

See QOV 2018 Page for Guild member involvement



What's New


"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

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
Click Here

For 2017 and Prior "What's New" Page
Click Here


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  Last Page Up-Date 16 Oct 2019



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