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Quilts of Valor (QOV) Workshop, held Mar. 11, 2016 at the Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal
See QOV Photo - Info Page Here



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See 2017 Quilt Show Page Here

Save the Dates

Monday, June 12, 2017

 - Program: Introduction of Beads & Buttons Challenge
 - Bring 12 1/2 inch red/white /blue block for donation to QOV.
 - Show and Share
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Monday, July 10, 2017
 - Program: Voting for Beads & Buttons Challenge
 - Bring items for CMC Library displays to promote the Guild Quilt Show in Oct.
 - Show and Share with Christmas Theme
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Upcoming Workshops / Events 
For South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild information please contact SSS President Sue at (609) 277.1104.
 
(See newsletter for details on these items.)
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Appliqué Society - See new information below.
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Crazy Quilt Workshop - See information below.
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Boutique Table Workshop -
TBD
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Historic Cold Spring Village Quilter News:
Annual HCSV Quilt Show - June 24 & 25, 2017
The 2017 traditional quilt show will be held in the Welcome Center
Click here for 2017 Forms:
Show Letter | Entry Form | Show Rules
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Drunkard's Path Mini Quilt Challenge
New This Year -  A mini-challenge to hang in the HCSV Brewery.  Make an 18" by 18" Drunkard's Path mini quilt.
Click here:  Rules & Entry Form
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QOV Workshops
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Friday, June 2, 2017
,  9:30 am til 2 pm
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At Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal. 
 - Contact Ruth Ann for details.
 - Click here for QOV Photo-Info Page
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Quilt Show Planning Meetings
Next meeting will be Monday, June 5, 2017,
6:30 pm, at Kathy Doerr's.
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    See 2015 Quilt Show Page
    Check Guild Facebook Page-Show Photo Gallery
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Celebration of Bea Minor's Legacy
Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 12 noon til 4 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, Marmora. See newsletter for further details.

Guild Bus Trip to Oaks Show, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
  Cost is $37.00.  Show website Here. 
See upcoming newsletters for details.
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Charity Quilts
Monthly Charity Quilts meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday each month, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Tuckahoe Methodist Church. Read more about SSS Charity Quilts
hereCheck the newsletter for details.
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Quilts of Valor (QOV) Sewing Days

Call Liz or Ruth Ann for more information
See QOV Photo - Info Page Here
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For Guild Gallery Page updates, click here, or see link in left-hand margin navigation list. 
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Cookbooks - The South Shore Stitchers Cookbook is available at Guild meetings for purchase at $6 each.

Quilting Time Waster Link - Binding Odd Angles (Video link here.)
Marci Baker of Alicia’s Attic shows very clearly how to miter quilt bindings for odd angles.

NICU Blankets
- One or both sides flannel (unwashed)
- Do not use batting
- Make 'pillow case' style or make the back larger than the front and bring the edges to the front and fold them over.
- Lightly machine quilt the two layers together.
- Use 5" or 6" squares (with 1/2" seams - pressed open) - to get these approximate sizes:
18" x 24", 24" x 24", 24" x 36", 36" x 36"
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Appliqué Society
"Nimble Fingers" - A group of South Shore Stitchers members who are devoted to working with and learning about different appliqué techniques.
- The group meets second Wednesday of the month, 10-11:30 am.
- For information contact Kathy at 889-9523.

Crazy Quilt Group
Newly formed group of SSS members and friends interested in making crazy quilts.
- The group meets the fourth Monday of the month, 2-4 pm at the Linwood Library. 
 Contact Debbie at 927-8114
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Charity Quilts
Fourth Wednesday of each month. Read more here. The Charity Quilts, shown above, for autistic children.

What's New  


2017 Raffle Quilt (76" x 102")
Quilt Title: "Jeepers Creepers"

See 2017 Quilt Show Page Here

Proceeds will benefit:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic - Cape May Counties
- Coalition Against Rape and Abuse (CARA)

 SSS Guild Quilt Show, held  Oct. 20-21-22, 2017
Show Title: "You Reap What You Sew"
Location: Upper Twp. Community Center
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Raffle Quilt sales at the Upper Twp. Historical Society Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Pictured from left are Quilt Show Co-Chair Lynnette Coates and Guild members Ann Carroll and
 Ginny Cooper. Also helping sell raffle tickets for the day was Betsy Hand.
Many people enjoyed the day at the historic Gandy House and the strawberries sold out,
 the shortcake was all eaten and many raffle tickets were sold!
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Merry May at SSS May 2017 Guild meeting,
She entertained members with a color lecture titled "The Scrap Quilt and Beyond."
She showed many examples of her work and also many antique quilts that illustrated her topic.  

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Pillowcase Workshop at Stockton University
Students in the Occupational Therapy Program at Stockton University participated a Case For Smiles Workshop on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and helped make pillowcases for children in South Jersey Hospitals. The workshop was conducted on the Stockton campus by members of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild. Case For Smiles coordinator and SSS guild member, Sharon Cadwell organized the event.
> http://caseforsmiles.org See Facebook Gallery - here
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Girl Scout Troop - Upper Township, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Upper Cape Library Branch.
They participated in a Case For Smiles Workshop and helped make pillowcases for children in South Jersey Hospitals.

Ginny Cooper, South Shore Stitcher Quilt Guild member, at the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show, April 1, 2017.
Her quilt, "Life's Twists and Turns",  was juried into the 2017 Show, held at the Lancaster Convention Center.
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At the Quilts Of Valor Workshop - January 6, 2017 - members worked on QOV tops using the Jelly Roll Race method.
 Several tops were made during the workshop. Pictured above is Jane Pszczolkowski with her top.
More pictures from the workshop are on the Quilts Of Valor page - Click Here 

South Shore Stitchers Guild members helping with the Holiday Tea Party on Dec. 12, 2016. They included, from left, Kathy Demaria provided background Christmas carols on the piano. Hospitality Co-Chairs Ronnie Sauerbrey, center, and Debbie Conrad helped arrange the display of cookie treats.  

 

South Shore Stitchers members, enjoying hot tea and getting ready to circle the cookie table
 for treats at the regular December Guild meeting.  

The program for the 2016 SSS Quilt Guild Holiday Tea Party included a handmade ornament exchange.
If a member made and brought an ornament, they got to take home a different one.

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Many varieties of cookies and treats were sampled by Guild members at the annual Holiday Tea Party.
 It was impossible to try them all - but we tried our best!
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Handmade in America Craft Show
Nov. 2016 Craft Show in the Upper Twp. Community Center. (Click photo to view full-size file.)
The Show was managed by Quilt Guild member Merry May (above).  Show Website Here

SSS Quilt Guild member June McCauley at the Nov. 2016 Craft Show in the Upper Twp. Community Center.
(Click photo to view full-size file
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 Quilt Marketplace
South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild's first Quilt Marketplace was a selling success.
Held Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at the Upper Twp. Community Center in Tuckahoe.
Vendors, members and friends sold quilt and craft related items at their tables.
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Quilt Marketplace
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

South Shore Stitchers Guild members and others can sign-up for table-space.


SSS Quilt Guild - Trash Pickup
On a sunny fall Saturday morning (Oct 16, 2016) several SSS Guild Members participated in the Upper Twp.
 Clean Communities Program by picking up trash along Stagecoach road in the Marmora section
 of Upper Twp. The SSS Trash Crew is pictured above - from the left - Elsie Carey,
 Nancy Jefferson, Kathy Doerr, Pam Horton, Sue Gill, and Lois King.
(Also trash crew member and picture taker, Ginny Cooper)
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SSS Boutique Table Workshop
On Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 several South Shore Stitchers Guild members
made items for the Guild's Quilt Show next year. Some of the items
 are pictured above - fall pins and star Christmas ornaments.
Come to the Quilt Show in 2017 to buy some!


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Winners of Guild's Placemat Challenge were selected at the October meeting. 
They are, from left, 1st Place: Marianne Houck (her placemat held by Sue Shaffer);
2nd Place: Rosemary Lamanna; and 3rd Place: Bert McCaughey.
All the placemats from the Challenge will be donated to Meals on Wheels. 
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Collage of Placemats - Guild Placemat Challenge, Oct. 2016, from fat quarter exchange of Fall,
 Halloween or Christmas themed fabric.
All the placemats from the Challenge will be donated to Meals on Wheels. 
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On Wed, Sept. 21, several South Shore Stitcher guild members attended a workshop and made fabric pumpkins
for the Guild Show Boutique table. Many different varieties are pictured above.
Be sure to buy some at the Quilt Show in 2017!


Ryan's Case for Smiles - Battle of the Guilds
Several SSS guild members participated in the pillowcase challenge Sunday,
Sept 11, 2016 at the Hammonton Fire House. In the top photo guild members
 Jane Pszczolkowski, left and Sharon Cadwell, right are pictured
with Ryan's Case for Smiles founder, Cindy Kerr.  Guild members participating in the
Pillowcase Challenge are pictured in the above photo.
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Quilt Marketplace
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

South Shore Stitchers Guild members and others can sign-up for table-space.
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Annual Ice Cream Social for the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.
Ice Cream was generously donated by Sharon Cadwell and "Ryan's Case For Smiles."
There were plenty of toppings to go around and everyone had a good time.

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July 12, 2016 - Guild Meeting Program - Michele Scott
    "Every quilt tells a story" > www.piecefulquilter.com
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Quilt Marketplace
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

South Shore Stitchers Guild members and others can sign-up for table-space.
More details later.
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Guild member Pat Kline instructed members on English Paper Piecing
 at the June 13, 2016 meeting.  Members hand stitched tiny hexagons
 into wreaths to make Christmas ornaments for the Guild’s Quilt Show next year.
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2016 Cape May County Senior Art Show:
Ginny Cooper won a 1st Place Ribbon in Crafts
(Non-professional) for her quilt:  Stepping Up.


2016 Cape May County Senior Art Show:
June McCauley won a 2nd Place Ribbon in Crafts
(Non-Professional) for her painted feathers: Natures Feathers.
  She also won an Honorable Mention in acrylics for: Wren.  


2016 Cape May County Senior Art Show:
 Bert McCaughey won a 2nd Place Ribbon in Watercolor (Non-Professional)
 for: Woven Poppies. She also won an Honorable Mention
ribbon in Crafts for her quilt: Make a Quilt.

Double click on above Art Show Photos to view larger version.
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Quilts of Valor tabling at the Coast Guard

Community Festival - Training Center Cape May, Saturday, May 7, 2016. 
> http://coastguardcommunity.org/festival-2/#festival
> www.southshorestitchers.com/Quilts-of-Valor.htm


Quilts of Valor (QOV) Workshop, held April 16, 2016 at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal.
Quilt presentations were made at the Workshop to Air Force veteran George Shrunk, left, and
Army veteran Bryan Roscoe. Both men are Vietnam Era veterans.
See QOV Page >
Here
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Pillowcase Workshop at Stockton University
Double click photo for full-size view.
Students in the Occupational Therapy Program at Stockton University participated a Case For Smiles Workshop on Monday, April 4, 2016 and helped make pillowcases for children in South Jersey Hospitals. The workshop was conducted on the Stockton campus by members of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild. Case For Smiles coordinator and SSS guild member, Sharon Cadwell organized the event.
> http://caseforsmiles.org See Facebook Gallery - here.
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Kathy Demaria, SSS Quilt Guild member at the March
 Covered Dish Dinner playing her Celtic Harp.
See Video on Facebook Here
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SSS Quilt Guild members at the March 2016 Covered Dish Dinner
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SSS Quilt Guild members at the March 2016 Covered Dish Dinner


Guild member Elizabeth Ohlson with her quilt "Sanctuary"
 at the Quilt and Sewing Fest of New Jersey, held March 3-6, 2016 in Somerset, NJ.
 This picture has reached more than 4,000 people on the SSS Facebook page, as of Sunday, Mar. 6th.


Blanket Statements Quilt Show at the James Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA. by Kaffe Fassett.
See photo gallery on
Quilt Guild Facebook page - Here
Double click photo for full-size view.


Quilt History Talk at Cold Spring Village
Kathy Tweed, quilter / historian and SSS Quilt Guild member,
presented a quilting program for the Colonial House Questers
 at the CSV Welcome Center on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016.
- SSS Quilt Guild Photo by Ginny Cooper
> www.hcsv.org
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Raffle Quilt Proceeds Presented

Representatives of the two charities receiving the raffle quilt monies from the South Shore Stitchers
 Quilt Show at the Guild's January meeting. Pictured, from left, Anne Lovell SSS guild member
 and chairperson of the Charity Committee, Kathleen O'Neill of Family Promise,
Laurie Johnson (with check), Director of Family Promise of Cape May County,
Isabelle Mosca (with check) of FACES 4 Autism of Atlantic County,
and Sue Gill, SSS Quilt Guild President.
Double click photo for full-size view.
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Double click photo for full-size view.

Thread Art
Embroidery thread installation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC.
Artist Gabriel Dawe used miles of thread, from floor to ceiling, to create his piece called Plexus A1.
The Renwick Gallery just opened after extensive renovations.
Nine artists, including Dawe, were invited to do large installations in each of the galleries of the Museum.
- Photo by Ginny Cooper > http://renwick.americanart.si.edu/

Please check back frequently for Guild updates on this page.
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For more frequent postings,
 also "like" the Quilt Guild's Facebook Page - Here.

~ ~  Posting below from prior years ~ ~

SSS 2015 Quilt Show
"Quilting Up a Storm" - Smilebox Presentation
Click Here > http://tinyurl.com/njmnvhu
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Nancy Thomson, right, received a special award for her several years as coordinator of the Quilts Of Valor committee of South Shore Stitchers, making special quilts for veterans. The award was presented to Nancy by SSS president, Sally Lomanno, left. It was designed and embroidered by SSS member Jane Pszczolkowski.

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SSS Quilt Guild - Trash Pickup - Community outreach project, along Stagecoach Road in Upper Twp., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Pictured, from left, Harry Sauerbrey, Ronnie Sauerbrey, Kathy Doerr, Nancy Thomson, B.J. Chadwick, Candy Moleff, Elizabeth Ohlson, and Crystal Smith. Also participating, but not pictured were Ginny Cooper and Nancy Jefferson.
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Quilt Show Challenge winners, pictured from left, Kathy Tweed, 1st Place; Merry May, 2nd Place (held by a helper);
 Linda Dowd, 3rd Place.  Come see all the entries, displayed at the SSS Quilt Show.


SSS Guild Display at Upper Cape Library Branch in Petersburg.
See other previous Library Quilt Displays on Guild's Facebook page - here. 
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At the recent August Guild meeting, South Shore Stitchers Guild members displayed - and voted on - their 'Do Not Touch the Quilts' Challenge
 for the Guild's 2015 Quilt Show in October. The winners are, from left, Debbie MacNeill, First Place, Jane Pszczolkowski , Second,
 and Bert McCaughey, Third.  All the Challenge pieces become property of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild and will be hung at their biannual Quilt Shows - to remind people - 'Do Not Touch the Quilts!'

 

Several South Shore Stitchers Guild members helped the kids of Gilda's Club sew pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer.
A fun time was had by all! (And the sewers got to take home one of the  special pillowcases that they sewed.)

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A Voice For the Voiceless, currently on display through August 17, 2015 at the Long Beach Island Foundation Arts and Science Cente

Panorama photo of the 7 quilts made with knitted blocks from Peru for the Advocacy Project - displayed at the Long Beach
Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. The 38 knitted blocks were arranged, stitched and quilted by South Shore Stitchers
Guild members Elizabeth Ohlsen, Merry May, and Ginny Cooper. The museum is displaying a total of 21 Advocacy Quilts from
around the world. (Click on Advocacy photos above and  below to open new window - larger view of display.)


Guild member Merry May with the knitted blocks from Peru she assembled into a quilt. Her quilt is one of 21 narrative quilts from the Advocacy Project: A Voice For the Voiceless, currently on display through August 17, 2015 at the Long Beach Island Foundation Arts and Science Center, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, NJ. The seven Nunca Mas (Never Again) Quilts (see the panorama photo above), carry the names of Peruvians who disappeared or died during Peru's 20-year internal conflict (1980-2000).  Each square was knitted by a close relative from the village of Sacsamarca in the province  of Ayacucho, Peru, in the summer of 2014.  the project was managed by the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF). T. J. Bradley, an AP Peace Fellow, profiled the artists and brought their squares to the US.  Elizabeth Ohlson, Merry May and Ginny Cooper, from the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild, Tuckahoe, New Jersey, assembled the 38 squares into 7 quilts.  Doris Foglio, also a guild member, hand-stitched the binding and added sleeves for several of the quilts.  For information about the Advocacy Project and the Advocacy Quilts, visit < http://advocacynet.org 

 

Guild member Elizabeth Ohlson with a quilt she assembled for the Advocacy Project: A Voice For the Voiceless, currently on display through August 17, 2015 at the Long Beach Island Foundation Arts and Science Center, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, NJ.
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.Guild member Ginny Cooper with two of the three quilts she assembled and quilted for the Advocacy Quilts Project.

 

Two more  of the 7 narrative quilts from the Advocacy Project: A Voice For the Voiceless, currently on display through August 17, 2015 at the Long Beach Island Foundation Arts and Science Center, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, NJ. These two were assembled by Elizabeth Ohlson and Ginny Cooper.

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 Jane Davila gave her presentation "Discovering Found Objects" at the SSS Quilt Guild's
 June 5, 2015 meeting at the Upper Twp. Community.
Guild members also attended Davila's Saturday, June 6th,workshop
entitled "Planet Patchwork. Davila website here.
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(Click on above photo for larger version of this quilt.)

Guild members Kathy Doerr and Jane Pszczolkowski recently completed this stunning quilt for the
Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church in Egg Harbor Township.
The quilt is titled "Transposition of Crosses" and is 42" x 148".

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Quilts of Valor (QOV) - Quilts were presented to Vietnam veterans at the April 13, 2015 Guild meeting,
Pictured, from left, SSgt. Frederick Dowd, USAF; Petty Officer Gil Dale, USN;
MSgt. Robert Beyer, USAF; and Sgt. John Campbell, Army.
Each veteran received an individual quilt made
and quilted by South Shore Stitcher members.
QOV website> http://www.qovf.org/

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ConKerr Cancer Pillowcase Sew-In @ Stockton University
Several South Shore Stitchers Guild members spent a recent afternoon with Occupational Therapy students at Stockton University. Guild members instructed the students in the fun challenge of making pillowcases for the ConKerr Cancer organization. The students pinned, cut (with rotary cutters!), sewed and finished 151 bright, kid-themed, pillowcases. (Click on above photo to enlarge.)  ConKerr Cancer coordinator and SSS guild member, Sharon Cadwell organized the event. Guild members helping Sharon and the students were Jane Pszczolkowski, Elizabeth Ohlson, Freeda Rothenberg, and Ginny Cooper. The national ConKerr Cancer website is here.

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Guild's March 9, 2015 Program: Fabric artist Jane Hamilton presented
a lecture entitled "Out of the Box." Visit her website 
Hopscotch Designs > www.JanesQuilts.com

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Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association (GTAMA)
Craft Show to benefit the GTAMA Scholarship Fund
 at the Upper Twp. Community Center. GTAMA website - here.

South Shore Guild members sold quilt raffle tickets at the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants
 Association (GTAMA)
Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.   
 
Top photo: Crystal Smith, left and Lynnette Coates.
Photo below: Dottie Greto, left and Sue Gill.
Also helping sell tickets for the day were Anne Lovell and Candy Moleff.

 


Quilts of Valor (QOV) - Quilts presented to veterans
 at the Sea Isle City Veteran's Day program on Nov. 11, 2014.
See photo gallery - here.
QOV website> http://www.qovf.org/

 


Madge Ziegler, from Newark DE, presented a program entitled
"The World of Aprons" and displayed her collection of vintage aprons and quilts
at the Nov. 10, 2014 meeting of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild in Tuckahoe.
View Madge's Facebook page - here.

Several Guild members modeled many of Madge's aprons after her lecture.
Shown above are Dottie Greto, left, Betty Berenotto, Madge,
 and Debbie MacNeill.  More guild member 'models' are pictured on the Guild's Facebook page. To see more apron pictures - click here.
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The South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild 2015 Raffle Quilt was displayed at the FACES 4 Autism Open House
on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in Atlantic County.
Guild member volunteers Anne Lovell, left, and Ginny Cooper
sold over 100 tickets at the event.

Proceeds will benefit FACES 4 Autism and Family Promise of Cape May County.
www.faces4autism.org
www.familypromisecmc.org

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Shannon Shirley - fiber artist and author from Woodbridge, VA presented
the October program at the general membership meeting, held at the Upper Twp.
 Community Center.  For Shannon's website - Click here.

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Some of the participants in Merry May and Lorraine Fenstemacker's
 Quilt Workshop weekend in Wildwood, NJ. A good time was had by all.

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South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild members at the Oct. 18, 2014 AppleFest,
held at the Gandy Farmstead in Upper Twp., NJ.
From left, Ginny Cooper, Rosemary Lamanna, Crystal Smith,
Sandy, and Candy Moleff. Also helping at the table was Jeannie Flynn.
- Photo by Ralph Cooper, Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township NJ
HPSUT > http://www.uppertwphistory.org/
AppleFest 2014 photo gallery -
Click Here

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"The Proud, The Few, The Trash Crew," from the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild.
 Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 was roadside trash pick-up day for the Quilt Guild.
From left,
Ginny Cooper, Elizabeth Ohlson, June McCauley,
Lois King, and Nancy Thomson.

The Quilter Crew worked a section of Stagecoach Rd. in the Marmora village of Upper Twp.

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2014 Airing of the Quilts in Tunkhannock, PA
See photo gallery on Facebook - here.
Pictures taken Sat., Oct. 4th by Ginny and Ralph Cooper

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Quilts of Valor (QOV) Presentation
On October 8, 2014 SSS Guild members Nancy Thomson and Liz Barrett presented Quilts of Valor to
 PFC Leonard Migliaccio, Army, Vietnam, and STG3 Robert Waldron, Navy, Korea.
The QOV quilts were made by the South Shore Stitchers - Quilts of Valor Group.
Pictured, from left: Leonard; Charles Adelizzi, Upper Twp. VFW Post
8695 Post Commander; Robert; and Liz Barrett, SSS QOV Group Co-Chair.
QOV website> http://www.qovf.org/

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Guild member Merry May's quilt "Big Red" has been chosen for inclusion in a special exhibit - "Selections from 500 Traditional Quilts" - at The International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. The exhibit is part of the 40th Anniversary celebration for the largest quilt show in America. This year's show will be October 29 through November 2, 2014. Merry's quilt is also featured in a new book - "500 Traditional Quilts" curated by Karey Bresenhan.
Houston 2014 Quilt Festival - Click Here.
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 Guild Member Quilts in the Oaks Quilt Show 2014

 'Welcome to My Universe' by Elizabeth Ohlson won an Honorable Mention ribbon at the Oaks Quilt Show, Sept. 2014.

 

'National Button Day' (Nov. 16) by Merry May was part of an exhibit featuring many of the 72 quilts made to "Celebrate the Day with Quilts" at the Oaks Quilt Show

'Bali Wedding Star' by Debbie Doernbach was displayed at the Oaks Quilt Show

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Guild member, Merry May, left, showing one of her Mystery Quits from her collection. Over the years Merry has had workshops and given out instructions for almost 40 quilts in her "Merry Mayhem's Mystery Quilts" series. She gave a trunk show program of her quilts at the September Guild meeting.

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From left, Gary Reagan, Andy Klain, Mike Venzie, Charles Adelizzi, Richard Lefferson, Suzanne Haskins and Richard Lee displaying their quilts.

Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor were presented to seven members of Upper Twp. VFW Post 8695 on Aug. 6, 2014 at their Post. Honored with a Quilt of Valor were Vietnam Veterans: Spec 5 Charles Adelizzi, Army; QM2 Andrew Klain, Navy; Staff Sgt. Rich Lee, Army; Spec 4 Gary Reagan, Army; Spec 4 Rich Lefferson, Army; Iraq War Veteran PFC Mike Venzie, Army, and Afghanistan War Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient S/SGT Suzie Haskins, Army.

Attending and awarding quilts were SSS Quilt Guild members Candy Moleff, Jane Psczolkowski, Kathy Doerr, Doris Foglio, Rosemary Lamanna, Merry May, and Quilts of Valor Co-Chairs Liz Barrett and Nancy Thomson. 

Friends and family of the honorees attended, and refreshments were enjoyed by all.

Gallery of photos from the VFW Post 8695 QOV presentation here.
QOV website> http://www.qovf.org/

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 Sgt. 1st Class John Hospodar, Jr., Army, of Moorestown, NJ,
 receiving his
Quilt of Valor, with his wife Rita, left
 and SSS Guild member Liz Barrett

Quilts of Valor

On July 18, 2014, SSS Quilt Guild members Nancy Thomson and Liz Barrett presented a Quilt of Valor to Sgt. 1st Class John Hospodar, Jr., Army, of Moorestown, NJ.  John served in the Signal Corps during World War II arriving on Utah Beach one day after D-Day, and throughout France, Germany and Czechoslovakia. He also served under General  George Patton after his unit left Normandy.   John enlisted in the Army upon graduating high school. He went on to graduate college and become Finance Officer for Campbell Soup Company.  John, his wife Rita, and daughter Sharon were very touched by our visit and the quilt.  Sharon later told me they invited their entire neighborhood into their home to see the Quilt!  #50!  (Quilt made by SSS, quilted by Crystal Smith)

On July 5th, Liz Barrett presented a beautiful Scrappy Star Quilt of Valor that she pieced and quilted to her niece, Capt. Nancy Barrett Eberhart, USAF, at a Family Reunion/Bridal Shower for Nancy and her fiancé.  She said Nancy broke down in tears upon receiving her quilt.  She served our country for 8 years, and was deployed to Bahrain and the Gulf War.  (SSS Quilt #49)

In April Guild member Bert McCaughey presented a Quilt of Valor to her husband, Brian G. McCaughey, USNavy, Medical Corps.  Bert pieced and quilted her quilt.  Brian served for 4 years in the USCG.  He then enrolled into Medical School and became a physician for the United States Navy.  The McCaughey Family served in 7 duty stations in 20 years. ( SSS Quilt # 48)

Nancy & Liz thank the Stitchers, for making  blocks, quilting and adding bindings, pillowcases and labels and love! 

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Having fun selling (and buying) at the Guild's Quilt Item Yard Sale.
For Facebook Gallery click here.

South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild
July 14, 2014 Yard Sale and Meeting at the Upper Twp. Community

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Photos from special Mystery/Quilts of Valor (QOV) Workshop,
 held Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Tuckahoe Methodist Church.
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Visit the Quilts of Valor website.
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Elizabeth Ohlson, South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild member,
 at recent Quilt Show in Chicago.

SSS Guild member Merry May and granddaughter at the 25th Annual
 Upper Twp. Strawberry Festival, May 31, 2014 at the Gandy Farmstead.
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The 100,000th Quilt of Valor and Beyond

It was announced that as of May 31, 2014, the QOV program has awarded 101,034 Quilts of Valor.
The total was achieved in ten and a half years.
Thank you South Shore Stitchers QOV volunteers for helping to boost the numbers.
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Four stitchers travelled to Pennsville, NJ on Saturday, May 17, 2014 to present a Quilt of Valor to Master Sergeant Mariella McMillian (Ret.). Sgt. McMillian served both at home and overseas spanning a 31 year career with the US Army. Pictured with her are her
daughter (who served 12 years) and her 3 grandchildren. The quilt is also pictured below, in the piecing-stage of the project.
The quilts presented were pieced and quilted by South Shore Stitchers Guild members.
Nancy Thomson (standing, left, in the photo) is the coordinator of the QOV Program
for the Guild. 
The quilters accompanying Nancy to Pennsville were Liza Barrett, Candy Moleff and Sandy Baranyay.

Visit the Quilts of Valor website.
See the QOV Facebook page - here.
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Fran Kordek held a Pipers Stained Glass Wallhanging Workshop Monday, May 12, 2014, before her lecture at the regular South Shore Stitchers guild meeting Monday night.  Above, the participants in the workshop show off their stained glass pieces from the workshop. From left - Lynnette Coates, Mary Alice Campanaro, Jeanne Holbrook, Jane Pszczolkowski, Linda Dowd, guest, and Gail Tweed. - Photos by Ginny Cooper

The South Shore Stitchers May Guild meeting program was given by Fran Kordek. She is a quilter and quilt judge from Elkins, West Virginia. Fran talked about points to consider when entering quilts in a judged show. She brought several of her quits as examples. In the picture above she is holding her favorite quilt. For her website - Tap Here
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Long-Distance Quilt Trip - Members of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild
did some sightseeing - and shopping - in Paducah, KY in April 2014.
They were there for the AQS Quilt Week.
Pictured, from left, are Peggy Carlson, Kathy Doerr, Elizabeth Ohlson,
 Jane Pszczolkowski, Marianne Houck, Sue Gill, Sue Shaffer
and Freeda Rothenberg.
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Winners of the Placemat Challenge, left to right, Bert McCaughey - 3rd,
Carol Whalen - 2nd, and Lynnette Coates - 1st. The winners were selected
by South Shore Stitcher members at the April Guild meeting. At a previous meeting
members selected a fat quarter of fabric that then had to be used on the front of
the placemat. All the placemats are being donated to Meals on Wheels. The Guild
received 61 placemats from the Challenge.
Photo by Kathy Tweed.
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Thirteen South Shore Stitchers turned in Star Blocks for a
Star Block Challenge. Volunteers will be sewing the blocks
into a quilt to be displayed at the Houston International
Quilt Festival in November 2014. It started with NASA astronaut
Karen Nyberg making a star block on the Space Station.
(See link to the video - Tap Here.)
 The following quilters submitted blocks
(shown left to right - top to bottom, in the photo above)
 Dianne  Migliaccio, Bert McCaughey, Leslie Kohler,
Anne Lovell, Jeanne Holbrook, Kay Mufferi,
Shirley Banks, Linda Dowd, Elsie Carey, Kathy Tweed,
Ginny Cooper, Marianne Houck, and Elizabeth Ohlson
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Photo by Ginny Cooper
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South Shore Stitcher member Elizabeth Ohlson's kaleidoscope
 quilt, "Welcome To My Universe", was juried into the
2014 Art Quilt Elements show, currently on display thru May 3rd
 at the Wayne Art Center (PA).
(Click on picture below to view larger version.)

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Roberta McCaughey with her "Best of Show" Quilt, titled:
My Version of Seurat’s ‘Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte'
at the recent Garden Patch Quilters 2014 Show,
held at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, NJ. 
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Quilts of Valor quilts were presented at the February 2014 meeting of the SSS Guild. Our latest group, from the left:
 Bob Smith, Army, Vietnam; George Meher, Army, Vietnam; Bill Brown, Navy, WWII; Herman Scheibein, Army;
 Vietnam;  Ted Behr, Army, Vietnam.  Not pictured: Dennis DeSalvo, USMC, Vietnam.

The quilts presented were pieced and quilted by South Shore Stitchers Guild members.
Nancy Thomson is the coordinator of the QOV Program
for the Guild.
Visit the Quilts of Valor website.
See the QOV Facebook page - here.
Photo by Ginny Cooper

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SSS Guild members participated in the National QOV Sew Day, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the Upper Cape Branch Library.
For the final count of the day, they made: Kits for 214 String Pieced blocks (=5 quilt tops);
 133 finished blocks (= 3 quilt tops); 3 pillowcases; 160 sashing strips for 2 quilts; 90 cornerstones for 3 quilts
 and there are 2 trays full of strips of fabric, along with 50 some strip kits that just need muslin blocks.
Amazing! Thank you for all of your work. It was a fun, productive day.
Everyone was kept going all day long with a delicious spread of goodies!

Thank you for helping cover those touched by war.

Nancy Thomson is the coordinator of the QOV Program
for the Guild.
Visit the Quilts of Valor website.


New Traditions: A Textile Exhibit
Several Guild members have quilts on display and for sale
 at the Gallery. The Fiber Arts show runs through Feb. 15th.
See additional details in the right-hand column of this page and on the Riverfront Center's website.
 For a photo collage of the Show on Facebook - click on the photo above or here.

Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
22 N. High St., Millville, NJ 08332 | Ph.(856) 327-4500
Show runs Jan. 20 to Feb. 15 2014
http://www.rrcarts.com/
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Quilts of Valor quilts were presented to Chick Cossaboone, Army; Bill Layton,
Marines; and
Joe DeAugustine, Army.  All three are Vietnam War veterans and live
 in the Petersburg area of Upper Twp., Cape May County.
They are members
of the American Legion Aaron Wittkamp Colwell Post No. 239.
Post Commander is Herman Scheibein. Marshall "Ted" Behr spoke
at the QOV presentation.  Ted is Past NJ State American Legion Commander.
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QOV recipients and their wives were recognized at the Jan. 13, 2014 meeting
of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild.  Pictured are Chick Cossaboone, Army
and his wife Jean; Bill Layton, Marines and his wife Linda;
and Joe DeAugustine, Army with his wife Jeanne.
The quilts presented were made by South Shore Stitchers Guild members.
Nancy Thomson is the coordinator of the QOV Program
for the Guild.
Visit the Quilts of Valor website.
Photos by Ginny Cooper

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SSS Quilt Show - Held Oct. 2013
Upper Twp. Community Center, Tuckahoe, NJ
2013 Show - Photo Gallery - On Facebook

See Show Winners |  See Show Page

Guild's Holiday Tea - Dec. 9, 2013

New - 2014 Guild Officers Introduced. From left, Liz Herrara, Vice President; Sally Lomanno, President; Crystal Smith, Secretary; and Pam Yoos, Treasurer.
 - Photo by Elizabeth Ohlson

2013 Raffle Quilt Ticket Money was presented to representatives from The Community Foodbank of New Jersey, left and Volunteers In Medicine, third from left. The checks were presented by Kathy Doerr and Jane Pszczolkowski, Co-Chairs of the 2013 Quilt Show.                  

The Guild's December Holiday Tea started with light sandwiches.

Each Guild member contributed a plate of Holiday Tea desserts.

 SSS Guild 2013 Ornament Exchange display.  Each member that made and
brought an ornament got to take an ornament home.

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SSS Quilt Guild's QOV (Quilts Of Valor) - November 2013
Pictured above, Corpsman Stacey R. Turner, USN from New Castle,
Delaware received her Q
uilts Of Valor at the Nov. meeting.
Corpsman Turner served in Bahrain. SSS member
 Nancy Thomson is the coordinator of the QOV Program
for the Guild.
Visit the Quilts of Valor website.
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Guild member Lynette Coates, pictured above, won the Guild Raffle
 drawing for volunteers who worked at the SSS Quilt Show, October 2013.
 She won a table runner (pictured) and four placements
featuring the Show's block theme and pieced with the show's leftover
raffle quilt fabric. (The runner and placemats were pieced
 and quilted by guild member Ginny Cooper)

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Quilts of Valor offers warmth to wounded soldiers
Effort Featured on NBC Nightly News Video

See SSS QOV Quilt Photos Below

Quilt of Valor made by South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild member Liz Barrett (not pictured).
Longarmed at Dollard Baker Sew Vac in Marmora, NJ, by SSS Guild member Merry May, right.
 This quilt will be given to Lt. Col. Ken Miller, Air Force, of Georgia.
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Quilt top made by South Shore Stitcher Quilt Guild member Dottie Saslav.
 Long armed by Esther Heller of NY.
Given to Capt. Bradley J. Mohr, USMC, of Somers Point, NJ.
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The Proud, The Few, The Trash Crew
 Guild members and helpers picked up trash in Upper Twp. on Sat. Oct. 26. Helping, from left, Harry with wife Ronnie, Jane, Marianne, and Elsie. Crew members not pictured are Kathy and Ginny. Thank you, Harry, for making the helpful pick-up sticks!

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Quilt Show Memorial Tribute to Trudy Wolf and her husband Charlie.  Pictured are
 two of Trudy's daughters and a granddaughter: Terry, Barbara
and Abby (not Danielle, for whom the quilt was made).

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Quilt Raffle Tickets
Several guild members enjoyed selling tickets at the Marmora ShopRite on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2013.
Pictured above are three members - Trudy Wells (left), Carol Whalen (standing) and Anne Lovell.
They enjoyed meeting and talking with all the people and selling raffle tickets. Thank you to all the
Guild members who volunteered to sell tickets!

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Video features Elizabeth Ohlson's Kaleidoscope Quilts



South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild member Elizabeth Ohlson is shown in a new online video
that features her recent lecture on the design and creation of kaleidoscope quilts. She tells
her story as a Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art trained artist who became an Episcopal
deacon and now creates increasingly complex and ambitious works of textile art.
Video > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCpqBfBHAgU  

The video, published 23 August 2013, was prepared by John Thornton, artist
 and documentary filmmaker from Ocean City, New Jersey
and an Instructor at The Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Elizabeth Ohlson's Kaleidoscope Quilts lecture was presented at the South Shore
 Stitchers Quilt Guild meeting in May 2013.

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SSS Quilt Guild's QOV (Quilts Of Valor) - August 2013
South Jersey area servicemen received special Quilts of Valor at the August Guild meeting.
The quilts were pieced, assembled and quilted by South Shore Stitchers Guild members.
Pictured above, SSS Quilt Guild's QOV (Quilts Of Valor) coordinator, Nancy Thomson, left,
and Chief Petty Officer Kevin Charles (KC) Gimeno, USN (Kuwait and Iraq).
Also pictured in front of the quilt is one of KC's sons.
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Pictured below, Specialist Becca Fenstermaker, Army, left (Bosnia and Macedonia) and her husband
Specialist Jeremy Fenstermaker, Army (Germany and Kosovo) receiving their quilts.
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Becca is the daughter of South Shore Stitchers guild member Crystal Smith
and Jeremy and KC are Crystal's sons-in-law.

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OC Craft Show - South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild members
 sold raffle quilt tickets all day Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the
 Ocean City Craft Show. Pictured above are Sue Gill (left),
Mary Alice Campanaro, and Jeannie Flynn.
Pictured below are Jane Pszczolkowski (left) and
 Ginny Cooper.

Library Display - South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild displays
this month in the library cases at the Cape May Courthouse
 main branch of the Cape May County Library. The items,
loaned by members of the Guild, will be on display
thru Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The arrangements
were staged by Guild member Bert McCaughey.
See listing of contributors and 11 other photos on the
South Shore Stitchers Facebook gallery here.

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SSS Quilt Guild's QOV (Quilts Of Valor)
Two South Jersey area servicemen received special Quilts of Valor at the July Guild meeting.
The quilts were pieced and assembled by South Shore Stitchers Guild members.

Pictured above, SSS Quilt Guild's QOV (Quilts Of Valor) coordinator, Nancy Thomson, left,
presented
Sr.A Brian Bushong, USAF his quilt.  Brian's wife Amanda and daughter Chloe
were also in attendance at the meeting and enjoyed the Guild's ice cream social night.
Also pictured, center background, is Kathy Tweed, president of the SSS Quilt Guild.

 Pictured below, SSS Quilt Guild's QOV (Quilts Of Valor) coordinator, Nancy Thomson, left,
presented Sgt. 1st Class William Eisele III, US Army his quilt.  His wife Lisa and children
Jake, Luke and Annabelle attended the July meeting.

 Visit the Quilts of Valor website.

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July Program - Julie Petrella, owner of Home Made, in Clermont, NJ,
was the SSS Quilt Guild's July meeting guest speaker. She talked about her
background and business experience and invited everyone
to visit her store and find out about her variety of craft items, fabrics,
and classes. Visit the Home Made website here.

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Guild Anchor Logo Highlights Ocean City, NJ Intersection
The above pictures show the newly painted utility box at the corner of 55th Street and West Ave.
in Ocean City, NJ.  SSS Guild member Mary Alice Campanaro designed and painted the
 box with a Quilt Block and Ocean theme in memory of Guild member Trudy Wolf.  SSS
Guild member Sue Rau also helped paint the box. - Photos: 04 July 2013

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"Please Don't Touch the Quilts" Challenge Contest Winners.
From left, Debbie Lombardozzi (3rd), Jeanne Holbrook (2nd),
Ginny Cooper (2nd), and Debbie MacNeill (1st). All the Do Not Touch signs
become property of South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild and will be displayed
on the quilt racks at the Guild's Quilt Shows. The entries were voted on by
guild members at the June Guild meeting.

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Raffle Quilt made for Saint Katharine Drexel Church Holiday Fair
October 18 & 19 - 2013
Tickets for the Queen/King Quilt can be purchased for $1.00 each (or 6 for $5.00)
from SSS guild members Linda Dowd (927-6486), Jeanne Holbrook or Barbara McGinnis.

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Cape May County Senior Art Show

Guild member Bert McCaughey earned a First Place Ribbon
 in the June 2013 Cape May County Senior Art Show
with her lighthouse quilt.


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Strawberry Festival - Upper Twp. Cape May Co.

The SSS Quilt Guild's QOV (Quilts Of Valor) coordinator, Nancy Thomson,
 explains the guild's participation in the QOV organization while people
 at the Strawberry Festival purchased tickets for the SSS raffle quilt.

Visit the Quilts of Valor website.
Annual Strawberry Festival, held June 1, 2013 at the Upper Twp.
 Historical Society Gandy Farmstead.


Pictured above: Ginny Cooper, left, and Kathy Tweed discuss quilt techniques
 used for making the raffle quilt with a Festival visitor. Kathy also explained
 her techniques for hand sewing hexagons together
 using the English Paper Piecing method.
The Guild's Raffle Quilt ticket sales during the Festival totaled  - $123.

Pictured below: Ann Lovell, left, and Nancy Thomson selling raffle tickets
 for "South Shore Beauties", handing out SSS Quilt Show information fliers,
 explaining Quilts Of Valor, and discussing all kinds of quilting
aspects with visitors of the Strawberry Festival.

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May 2013 ~ Guild Meeting Program

 Elizabeth Ohlson holding two of the many kaleidoscope quilts she has made.
 Her program for the May 13th Guild meeting described her personal kaleidoscope making journey - and details about cutting and piecing all the fabrics.
 


This picture (above) shows how each fabric selected for a kaleidoscope quilt
 is 'fussy cut' to achieve the symmetrical pieces used in making a kaleidoscope.

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Guild Member Betty Berenotto
For the last 22 years Guild member Betty Berenotto has been taking photos of every guild members' quilts at the Show & Share portion of our meetings.  Each month she has two copies of the photos made.  One copy is given to the pictured Guild member and one copy of the quilt photo is placed in a scrap book.  Betty is now passing on the photo duties to a new photographer.  Betty is pictured here with just a few of the many scrapbooks. The scrap books include guild meeting Show & Share quilts and Guild quilt show photos.  Thank you so much, Betty, for being the record keeper of the Guild's quilts.  The scrap books contain a wonderful look back at all the members' talents and changes in the quilting world.
Betty is keeping her duties in the Guild as historian and record keeper.

- Photo by Ginny Cooper.

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Guild member in the news: Click on this link to watch a video about raising
 a new osprey nest platform in Ocean City, NJ. 
SSS guild member Larissa Smith is shown in the video talking about the project.
Video of the Osprey Platform in Ocean City, New Jersey, Mid-March 2013.


> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=exLUwZ9ih0U

Osprey story/narrative ...

> http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/protecting/projects/osprey/
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South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild supports Quilts of Valor
Members of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild held a day-long workshop, Saturday, Mar. 02, 2013 at the Upper Twp. Community Center.  They prepared patriotic red, white and blue strips that were sewn onto 194 fabric squares and the squares will be sewn together to make quilts for the Quilts of Valor organization.  They will be given to military personnel. - Photos by Ginny Cooper.
Visit the Quilts of Valor website.


South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild member, Irene Gamble,
 holding a quilt she pieced for Quilts Of Valor.
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Under the watchful eye of South Shore Stitcher Guild member, Jane Pszczolkowski, new quilter, Isabelle sews strips onto a block.

Sewing success! Isabelle finishes a Quilt Of Valor block during the workshop.

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Quilt Guild Christmas Tea
The South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild December 2012 meeting was a Christmas Tea.  For dessert members had to choose from dozens of delicious cookie varieties made by each guild member.  So many choices!
 A fun time was had by all.
- Photo by Ginny Cooper.
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Charity Quilts:
Some of the quilts made by the Charity Quilts group of South Shore
Stitchers Quilt Guild, meeting once a month to assemble and sew the quilts.
 Between 130 and 150 quilts are given away each year to children
 and adults in need of a quilt for comfort.
- Photo by Ginny Cooper
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Pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer - A Case For Smiles
Members and friends of the South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild
showing a few of the 113 pillowcases made at the day-long workshop, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012  at the Upper Twp. Community Center.
  Much fun was had by all. - Photo by Ginny Cooper.
Visit the Pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer website

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