NCN Schedule

Past activities:

Stain glass sweatshirt workshop (pictures) with Barb Cashin. Barb showed you how to turn a black sweatshirt into a thing of beauty.

Rail fence workshop (pictures):: A skill builder workshop to build, sharpen and refresh your piecing skills or just join in for great sewing fun with new friends. Get tips and techniques from instructors (and great quilters).

Christmas party 2000 (pictures)


Upcoming activities:

Programs And Workshops

Workshop registration materials and supply lists are at the entrance to the meeting room. Please pay by check. Also note workshop locations; some at Porter Library; some at North Olmsted Library

January 13, 2009   Judy Smith     9-Patch Creations
January 17, 2009  Judith Kessler Smith will present a workshop titled IN PERFECT HARMONY: 
    Regridding 9 Patch Blocks.  Cost is $28.  Location TBA
    Hosted by Carol Droe       

February 10, 2009  Susan Wilson    Cotton Theory            
    Saturday Workshop
    Hosted by Gini Baldi       

March 10, 2009 -- Tool Time.  Rita Fishel   
     Hosted by Melva Schwartz
Rita designs and consults for Creative Grids.  Come to the March meeting to hear their ‘demo-goddess’ show us a variety of tools, notions, and rulers. Often one sees a notion or strangely shaped ruler hanging on a peg wall, and there is no indication of how it is to be used, or if it would benefit us in our own sewing room. Rita will show you, hands-on, how to use a number of new or unusual tools, and she welcomes questions at any time during the demo.  Everything demonstrated in the lecture will be available for purchase at 15% discount.

This nationally known speaker and teacher is a native of Northeastern Ohio with a B.A. in clothing & textiles from the University of Akron.  She and her family lived for many years in the Desert Southwest where she was a clothing designer and custom seamstress.  In the late 1980’s, the family relocated to a small farm in rural southern Ohio, a perfect place for a family but there’s not much demand for custom dressmaking.  In 1992, she bought a small quilt shop (Creations SewClever in Chillicothe, Ohio) and discovered the career of her dreams.

Rita is well known for her mystery quilt workshops and has documented many of them in her AQS book “Mystery Quilts”.  Want to attend a relaxing, fun class with very little preparation on your part!  No fabric selection, no pre-cutting, no mile long supply list, just bring a sewing machine and routine quilting tools.  Come to Rita’s MYSTERY QUILT WORKSHOP on Saturday, March 14, 2009!  Cost is $75 dollars and includes the lap size quilt kit (Normally it would be $80, we’re getting 2008 pricing.).  Porter Library –9:30-4:00.  Hostess: Melva Schwartz.  Kits include pre-cut block pieces, borders and binding.  You can specify 2 or 3 colors.  You can identify a specific need such as for a baby, for a woman, or for a boy. You can specify a style such as country, contemporary, primitive, batiks. If you don’t like the lap size kit she brings specially for you, maybe you will like one of the extras she brings.  Don’t want another lap quilt; you can specify a larger size.  We have nonrefundable prices for the larger sizes.  Tired of seeing the solution too soon because that speed demon is done and you aren’t.  Not everyone will be making the same pattern.  Every quilt will be a surprise.  These are simple but gorgeous quilts, ideal for newer quilters and relaxing for experienced quilters.  There’s a good chance you will leave the class with a finished quilt top.

March 26, 27, and 28, 2009 Original Sewing and Quilting Expo at the I-X Center
    March and the Sewing and Quilting Expo will be here before we know it, offering the latest in patterns, fabrics, notions, machines, etc.  Quilt making classes will be offered in the Baby Lock, Husqvarna Viking and Janome studios. A couple of the teachers are Kim Montagnese who will be back with her colorful and eye fooling blocks, Kathy Kansier, award winning teacher, will offer classes in working with hand-dyed wools, and creating great edges and borders by machine. Bernina machines will be available at the show this year.  Classes will be offered in fashion sewing, machine embroidery, using computer software, knitting, and beading.  Complete class schedules will be available at ( on January 16, 2009.
    Volunteers are needed as classroom assistants, ticket takers, and white glove attendants with the displays.  We need to have 24 volunteer days (48 one-half days) to get our space at no charge.  Volunteer information packets will be sent to those who volunteered last year.  Those who wish to volunteer should contact Terri Sheetz at 1-888-400-7414 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., or leave a message on the weekend for an assignment.  By volunteering you will have free admission for the day.  Those who volunteer for full days, receive a gift, and if you help at the Exhibit Hall Door, or as a white glove assistant you will be able to take a free class.  Call early to select your assignment.
    We will sell raffle tickets on the queen size school house scrap quilt, which is in the process of being hand quilted, and promote our April quilt show.  We will need quilts, wall hangings, table runners, stockings, etc. to go along with our display theme of holidays or celebrations (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentines, celebration picture quilts, etc.)  Since so many ask about the pattern, it would be nice, if you could pin the pattern to the quilt or list the source of the pattern.  Quilted, and sewing related items can be offered for sale in the booth.  If the items are sold a donation of 10% will be given to the guild.  Forms for anyone wishing to participate in the sale will be available at the February and March meeting.
    We will need gals to help set up the booth on Wed. March 25 and to work in the booth during the show.  Volunteers at the booth will have plenty of time to shop and view the exhibits.

    If you have any questions, or wish to sign up to display your quilt, to help set up, or to work in the booth contact (Lynne Rice at 440-333-3605 or [email protected]. Thank you

April  14, 2009 Judy  Brown - Artistic Dolls           
    Hosted by Barbara Machol               
NCN QUILT SHOW  April 18 & 19

<>NCN Quilt Show
  APRIL 18 & 19, 2009

Usually held the weekend after Easter at:

Westlake High School
27830 Hilliard Boulevard
Westlake, OH

Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Boulevard, Westlake, Ohio. The show is held in the cafeteria, gymnasium, and adjoining hallway. The show entrance is off the Northwest parking lot of the school. The facilities are handicapped accessible and stroller friendly.

April 18 & 19, 2009

General Quilt Entry info and form pdf

May 12, 2009  Gyleen Fitsgerald 
    Finishing Anothers Quilt           
    Wednesday Workshop
    Hosted by Barbara Machol
June 9, 2009 Deb Karasik                       
    Hosted by Gini Baldi 
July 14, 2009  Ice Cream Social
    Hosted by Beth French

August  11, 2009  Bonnie Hunter
    Hosted by Beth French & Connie  Brooks

September 15, 2009 Shirley Stutz   
    Machine Quilting       
    Hosted by Margaret O’Reilly  
October 13, 2009 Kathleen Tracy
    Hosted by Darlene Wegrynowski

November 10, 2009 Phil Beaver  - 11th,12th, & 13th
    Hosted by Linda Sekerak

December 8, 2009 Christmas  - Pot Luck
    Hosted by Barbara Machol

Programs for 2010
Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar
April 29-May 1 are tentative dates as of 1.10.09
    It's official!   North Coast Needlers has been chosen to hold a Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar,
(referred to as RTQS), in 2010!!!
  This is a great opportunity for the guild, and also for each one of you who would like to learn from 3 superb quilting teachers.  Joining Ricky will be Alex Anderson and Libby Lehman.  The seminar is 2 1/2 days of lecture/demos, with a bonus piano concert.  Go to for more info.  (click on "quilt pages" then on "seminars")
     The first order of business is to find a venue to hold the seminar.  This is not for our guild only, so we are looking for a hall or auditorium that will hold 600-1000 people. (seated theater tables)  An additional space is also needed for the RTQS store and a Bernina dealer space and hanging space for 30-40 quilts.  Please, if you know of any possible sites,churches, commuity centers, rec centers, etc. please let me know!  We also will be compiling a list of quilt guilds and shops within a 300 mile radius.....anyone proficient in Excel who would like to help, also contact me!
     At the seminar, our guild will need to provide 30-50 willing volunteers to help for the entire 3 days of the event.....set up, sales, hostessing, break-down.  All volunteers must be registered for the seminar, and will pay the same as all attendees, will not miss any of the seminar, and will be rewarded with a gift certificate for the RTQS store.  More about this later!
     At the December meeting, I mentioned that the cost of the seminar is within reach of all of us if we all start putting away $3/week from the December meeting to January of 2010, when we will collect registrations for the group rate.  (you should have $15 in your secret hiding place right now!)  Remember, we all have a birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc. between now and then!  I'll keep you updated on where your balance should be each month!
Sharon Morton

June 8, 2010
-  Darlene Zimmerman
    Hosted by Darlene Wegrynowski

September 14, 2010 - Harriet Hargrove
    Hosted by Darlene Wegrynowski

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