Newsletter - The Stitchin Times
Prairie Pioneer Quilters
Grand Island, Nebraska
From your President...

Hello everyone!
Fall is here and pumpkin spice season has come upon us as well. We have a
round robin with the Kearney Quilt Guild and I cannot wait to see what is shown. 

Shirley is having a quilt school class and it is Dee Regier teaching how to make baskets. Hopefully everyone can come to the meeting and I can’t wait 
 to see everyone.

Amanda Blackburn

P.S. There was a Mobil oil station that was offering oil in
‘pumpkin spice’ for your oil changes. Have we gotten a
little carried away here?



 MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE 
 Susan Smith & Anita Polansky

​Fat Quarter Lotto for November

4 Strips of 2 1/2" x 45" Lights
(brown paper bag color or lighter)







UPCOMING   PROGRAMS and EVENTS

November 9 -    Lynette Koelzer, Lecture & Trunk Show
                          Christmas Party: Mug Rug Exchange
                          "Bubbles" Challenge Due
December - No Meeting, Merry Christmas
January 11 - Diane Volk Harris, Lecture and Trunk Show
January 26-28 - Member Retreat, Aurora Leadership Center
February 8 - Peg Pennell Lecture and Trunk Show 
February 9 - Class: Superior Finishes
March 8 - Peacemakers Small Group Trunk Show
April 12 - Peg Spradlin, Lecture and Trunk Show 
April 13 - Class: Colorful Shadow Applique 
May 10 - Amy Loh Kupser, Lecture & Trunk Show
                "Wild Animals" Challenge Due
July 15 - Art in the Park

Help Wanted: Historian
No Experience Necessary
Job Description: Take pictures at each meeting (Quilt School, Show & Tell, Speaker Program, etc.) and Special Events like Salad Supper, Christmas Exchanges, State Fair, Contest Winners. Get pictures printed and added to the scrapbook. Email pictures to Website Chair and Facebook Page. Historian is a member of the board and requested to be at Steering Committee Meetings. Position should only cost your time; We have a budget for picture printing and scrapbook
supplies. Interested? Contact Susan Smith 383-3042 quiltaholic55@gmail.com or Amanda Blackburn 
515-205-6369 amanda.jo.blackburn@gmail.com
Refreshment Hostesses

November Chair: Sharon Sorensen
308-385-0678 - sorensen2@charter.net

Karleen Beckman                     Audrey Gartner 
Peggy Helms                            Toni Arnold 
Barbara Brettmann                   Charlene Ross
Lori Bendixen                            Noelle Hooper 
Linda Kruse                              Judy Hostetler 
Colleen Gallion                         Peggy Pape
Dee Regier

January Chair: Jodie Reeh
308-391-0465

Judy Roan                            Marilyn Fox
Terri Maloy                           Janet Nott
Margaret Williams                Kaye Mattson
Tina Johnson                       Chris Schwieger
Vicki Bartels                         Carol Quandt
Joyce Yosten                       Naida Rogers


A huge THANK YOU to all who have participated in Dee Regier's project of making quilt blocks! 
She has been attaching her "Prayers From Nebraska" ribbons on each of the 133 blocks she has received from Guild members, and will be shipping them to her son Tyson and his unit very soon!
Minutes from the September 14th Meeting
7:00 Meeting opened by President Amanda Blackburn

Shirley Wahlgren (Programs Committee) CASA Sara
Koch, thank you for quilts given

Vicki Boord was announced as Sargent of Arms

Program for the evening Sally Manke, from
Michigan. Fiber Artist. Trunk show of her quilts
including confetti quilts. Teaching class on Friday.

Secretary minutes last meeting Approved by Janet
Kosmicki, seconded by Judy Brott

Treasurer report Approved by Nancy Cramer,
seconded by Lisa Foglesong

Thank you from Bag Ladies

Threads Across Nebraska - Sandi Griepenstroh.
Quilts can be entered through one quilt guild; more
information from Deb Krugman, 308-380- 6573 or
quilt_debbie@live.com

Vicki Boord information on January 2018, quilt
retreat. Dates January 26-28,2018 @ Aurora
Leadership Center, Aurora, Nebraska. Hours from
Friday 1:00 pm to 4:00 Sunday. Rates are the same

Jan Sittler State Fair Report, 667 quilts

Shirley Wahlgren (Programs) in new yearbook

Lisa Foglesong (newsletter and yearbook) new year
books are available. Let her know if you are not
getting the newsletter.

Julie Lechner (Librarian) Remind to check out the
books

Susan Smith and Anita Polansky (membership), 3
guests. Fat quarters winners Cindy Tarrell and Janet
Kosmicki. Raffle winners Kate Teal, Roxanne Thiel,
Linda Lesiak, Sharon Binfield and Sharon Sorensen.

Dee Regier prayer blocks Have about 70, need 55 to
60 by next meeting.

Community Projects: Labels available for charity quilts

Show and tell

Donnise Larsen Secretary