The Black Swamp Quilters Guild Newsletter will be posted on the website monthly.

We keep the current newsletter plus the previous eleven newsletters on this web page.

 December 2017  Again, the site builder will not allow me to upload media (I have a help ticket in but they aren't listening) so I reprinted the entire newsletter here. If you require a pdf, please use the Weekly site at


The purpose of this organization is to promote the development and appreciation of quilting in our community and to educate interested persons in all aspects of quilting. 

President – Ruth Lucius Past President – Cindy Huffman 

Vice-President – Kathy Haver Secretary – Susan Ramos 

Treasurer – Barb Wilhelm Historian – Marge Hufford 

Members at Large – 

Marsha Randles, Faye Schuerman, Joanne Streaker 

Webmaster – Carol Harper 

Newsletter – Jenny Morlock, 

Snail Mail Requests – Carol Ballard 

Guild meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Building at 1291 Conneaut St., Bowling Green, Ohio. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The December meeting is a brunch at the Bowling Green County Club. 

President’s Message 

Dear BSQG members, 

I hope all of you are looking forward to the Brunch on Dec. 9, it is always a fun morning. Jenny will come find some clever way to distribute the gifts. (Reminder, partaking in the gift exchange is optional.) 

Are you hurrying to get those Christmas quilt items finished? Quilts that are given as gifts before the January meeting can be shared, otherwise no show and tell at the brunch. 

It was unusual to put the outside Christmas trim in place and then go to the back yard to rake leaves. Not even half of the leaves are down from the tree. I may be raking until time for our Christmas Brunch, but I am not complaining, as the mild weather is enjoyable. 

See everyone on Dec. 9. 

Happy Quilting, 


January 11th Meeting 

A quick preview of our January 11, 2018 meeting: If you took part in the yearly UFO bag challenge, bring your completed bag! Our new yearly challenge is a fun one; the Ugly Fabric Challenge! Start searching through your stash now for some truly ugly fabric to swap. You liked it once, but now you cannot stand to look at to two yards, please. You will have a full year to sew a quilted item with the ugly stuff you get in return. Meanwhile, the challenge committee for the project due in April will be revealed at the brunch and then at the January meeting. 

Officers for 2018-2019 President – Shari Wiseman; Vice President – Sheila Painter; Secretary - Elizabeth Wood; Treasurer – Barb Wilhelm Members at Large Sharon Bishop, Marcia Randles and Faye Schuerman Jenny Morlock has agreed to continue doing the Newsletter also at this time. A thank you to all who volunteered to fill these positions and to our nominating committee - Barb Henning, Jacquie Sharrer and Dale Burnett. 

Holiday Brunch 

Mark your calendars to celebrate the holidays with your Quilting friends! Saturday, December 9 is our annual Holiday Brunch at the BG Country Club. Reservations and payment were due at the November meeting. Plans for the event include the annual optional gift exchange and show and tell of holiday homemade gifts. Special thanks to Mary Lee for heading up this event. 

Facebook Page Kathy Hassink has been working on developed a Facebook page for the Black Swamp Quilters. To date we have 44 members and lots of fun conversation. This group is private, request to join “Black Swamp Quilters Guild” today! Thank you Kathy for putting our page together. 

Mini Groups - Everyone is Welcome! 

*Art Quilts, Coffee and Quilt Chat 

Wednesday after regular meeting, @ Grounds for Thought, 7:00-9:00. 

Join us for sharing, help and advice on quilt issues, and general quilting questions. Contact Denise Beck for information. 

*Charity Quilters/St. V's Group 

Contact Karen Glassford for information *Daytime Mini Group 

Daytime Quilters – No meeting in December 

*Findlay Charity Quilters 

Contact Shari Wiseman for information. Second Monday of the month, at Shari Wiseman's, 9:30-4:00. Bring a project to work on; donation fabric, batting and backing are available. Bring your own lunch, call before coming. 

Special Thanks 

I sincerely wish to thank the members of the quilt guild who continue to support my 4-H endeavors. Most recently, many of you came to my rescue when I needed stuffing for a Thanksgiving service-learning project. Fifty-three teens made over 100 turkeys out of gloves, feathers, wiggly eyes, and glue guns! We had a wonderful time. These cute little birds were donated to senior living facilities in Bowling Green to be delivered with their holiday meal. This Thanksgiving I am especially thankful for being a part of such a heartwarming organizations. – Jenny Morlock 

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March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

In the interest of website storage capacity, we will only keep one half year's worth of newsletters on this page at any one time.