Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Upcoming program - November 14th meeting

Lunn Fabrics will share with us how batiks are made and will sell their wares. The shop will be set up by 6:00 pm, so come early to shop.

Lunn Fabrics is co-owned by Debra Lunn and Michael Mrowka, who for the past 25 years have also been partners in life, art, and fabric design.

Lunn Fabrics offers the complete line of Artisan Batiks,  Prisma Dyes, and Patina Handpaints which are designed by Debra and Michael, produced by Robert Kaufman Co., and manufactured in our "Green" factory in Solo, Java, Indonesia.  Also, we have an assortment of very special one-of-a-kind batiks and handdyes created by Debra and Michael in either their studio in Indonesia or their dyeworks in Ohio.   These exclusive batiks are only available online or see them at our shop in Lancaster, Ohio.

To give back to our batik workers and the people of Indonesia, Michael and Debra created Ganesa Study Center, a very popular non-profit, free-lending library in Central Java, Indonesia.
10% of all gross sales online and in our Lunn Fabrics store in Lancaster, OH go directly to support the Ganesa Library.

Upcoming Events

Oct 13 - 14 Mutton Hill Quilt Show, John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron.
There will be workshops both Friday and Saturday, vendors and of course quilts.
For more information, visit Sponsored by the
Summit County Historical Society.

Oct 15-20 Quilt Camp - Ripley, WV
Quiltmakers gather each October to enjoy four days of quilting classes and
friendship in the lovely highlands of West Virginia at Fall Quilt Camp. Sign up
for a fabulous class or for open sew… but do so soon to save your spot at this
rustic setting. For details:

Oct. 19-21 Sacred Threads Fiber Art Quilt Exhibit - Toledo
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 428 N. Erie St. Toledo, OH
The SACRED THREADS exhibit is a unique display of 40 art quilts based
on themes of joy, spirituality, grief, healing, and peace. Each art piece is
accompanied by a narrative describing the inspiration or event that guided each
artist in their creative process. The artwork themes provide thought-provoking
insights, encouragement, inspiration and healing responses to grief and human
Begun by Vikki Pignatelli, curated and juried in Philadelphia, the traveling
exhibit includes work from fiber artists around the country, and has attracted a
wide array of visitors of all ages. Live music, conversation areas, cash wine and
organic drink bar, further enhance the show, making it a thought provoking, yet
joy-filled experience. Exhibit Times: Thurs Oct 19 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Fri Oct 20
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; and Sat Oct 21 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Oct 20 - 21 Valley Quilt Guild 2017 Quilt Show
First United Methodist Church
1725 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH 44622.
Presented by Valley Quilt Guild, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Free parking,
handicap accessible, all on ground level. Raffle quilt, vendors, boutique, Quilter’s
Café lunch counter. For additional information please call 330-343-5617 or visit
our website:

Nov 3 - 4 Rocky River Senior Center’s Harvest Holiday Craft & Quilt Show
This annual show is held in the Senior Center at the Rocky River Complex. Come
enjoy the quilts (many submitted by members of our guild), vendors and food.

Feb 16 - 18 2018 NEORQC Getaway Weekend
Looking for a great way to spend a weekend in February? NEORQC has the
answer for you. Join us for “Quilting Binds Us Together” – 2018 NEORQC
Getaway Weekend being held February 16-18, 2018. A spectacular offering of
classes, techniques and teachers for all quilters. Plan now to attend to learn new
things, connect with those you know and make new friends.
Registration is now open. Access the registration form and brochure here at
the NEORQC website. Check out the information, complete and send in the
registration form today!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Glorious Fall

I love the Fall, the cool crispness of the air is so refreshing. Well, maybe not so much this year. A record high of 92 degrees last week! The Fall colors are what you'll find in most of my quilts and wool folk pieces. Soft, subtle and rich... the mixture of greens, oranges, maroons and brown tones are soothing to my soul. My next door neighbors have a spectacular Japanese Red Maple tree in their back yard. The color last year was outstanding and I can hardly wait for it to start changing color this year. Brought a smile to my face every time I walked out my back door.

The nuts trees are loaded and there are probably some black walnuts in my backyard up for grabs if anyone wants to try their hand at dying wool. I saw an article about a YouTube video using a microwave, food coloring, vinegar and water that I plan on playing with this week. My friend Pat and I have been busily shopping thrift stores for white and ivory wool. Thursday is going to be our play day, wish us luck! As soon as those maple leaves start changing, they'll be in my dye pot too. I'm about out of orange...  Gini