Monday, December 17, 2018

Bus Trip to 2019 Lancaster Quilt Show sponsored by South Shore Stitchers.

COST:  $40.00

South Shore Stitchers invites you to join a wonderful group of ladies on a bus trip to two quilt shows in Lancaster, PA.

We will be taking sign-ups for members and guest starting in January.

When you sign up we need your check for $40.00 made out to South Shore Stitchers, your phone number and where you wish to be picked up.  Your cost covers your bus fee of $27.00, admission $10.00, and bus driver tip $3.00.  The guild pays the bus fee up front and hopes to get reimbursed for this fee by filling the bus.  Dinner is on your own.

If you wish to sign up by mail please send your check to South Shore Stitchers, PO Box 1103, Marmora, NJ  08223.  

If you have any questions please call Pat Kline at 609-390-3956.(I’ll be away Feb 27 to March 9)  Call Nancy Turnbull during this time 609-226-2778. Or wait until I return.

7:00am Leave K-Mart in Rio Grande
7:30am Leave Shop-Rite in Marmora
8:00am Leave Cumberland Mall – Park around Dicks not near store
10:00am Arrive Double Tree Resorts – Was Continental Inn show
11:30am Leave Double Tree Resorts
11:45am arrive Lancaster Convention Center
4:00pm Leave Lancaster Convention Center
5:30pm Arrive Cracker Barrel for Dinner Pennsville
6:45pm Leave Cracker Barrel for Home
8:00pm Arrive Cumberland Mall Vineland
8:30pm Arrive Shop-Rite in Marmora
9:00pm Arrive K-Mart in Rio Grande

December 2018 Meeting Minutes

December 12, 2018 Camaco meeting minutes 

Meeting was called to order at 7:10 by Vice President  Clare J    

Treasurer's Report
Balance $XXXX + $XX in petty cash 
Submitted by Pam N, Treasurer

Committee Reports:

Name Badge:  $1.75 collected

Charity:  Eleanore reported that she delivered 23 quilts to CARA and 18 dog beds to the Shelter.

Programs:  January:  Clare J will speak about the Log Cabin Block.  In February Fran George will be speaking on color theory.

Sunshine:  no report

Ways and Means:  $100

Refreshments:  January: Diane M, Karen M, Pam N, Eleanore N, Mary Lou P and Veronica S

Media:  nothing to report

Old Business:  None

New Business:  None


Meeting adjourned:  7:45

Gathering ended with COOKIES

Submitted by:

Veronica S

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

November 2018 Meeting Minutes

November 14th Camaco meeting minutes

34 Members present

Meeting was called to order at 6:00 by  President  Helen S.  It was decided to start with the covered dishes brought by the members to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Nina B gave grace.  

The business meeting  began at the end of supper approximately 7:00 pm.
Helen S called on the following people and committees:

Old business was elections for new board.  Clare J handed out ballots to all members present. Votes were turned in and it was decided to have the balance of non attending membership polled by email with a close to the elections by Sunday.

Email was submitted to all non attending members.  Final results for elections 2019 Board are:
President- Doreen D, Vice President - Bernie S, Secretary - Kate G and Treasurer- Pam N.  Congratulations to all.

Committees spoken for are as follows

Programing:  Co Chairs Eileen I, Connie A, Diane M.
Charity:  Co Chairs Eleanor N and Joey G
Ways and Means: Sharon C
Sunshine: Beverly T
Badge:  TBD
Photo: Helen E and Denise B
Refreshments: TBD

Please send an email to to let us know if you are interested in chairing and or working on a committee.  

Mary Lou P presented Open Sew starting again after the new year.  You may bring a friend and it is a great way to learn new techniques, sandwich quilts or cut out projects.

Doreen D spoke for Programs.  Please bring your pin cushion in a brown bag.  There will be a game.  The annual cookie happening.  Bring one dozen to eat and one dozen to exchange on a separate plates/trays.  

Sharon C generated $93.00 with a beautiful basket.  Helen E won the prize.

Donna F presented a new class for a wool wreath to be held in December 1st: 9am - ?? (whenever we finish), Middle Township Senior Center, 23 Romney Place, Cape May Court House. 
Teacher: Linda Keller of Grant Street Wool Works. Cost for all materials and class:  $55 for 10" wreath, $65 for 12" wreath.  Please bring a lunch. Linda will also be bringing wool applique, punch needle and rug hooking kits and supplies.  Call Donna for more information: 609-425-8661

Helen S made note of a new quilt shop is in Audubon,  Early Girl Quilt Company.   They have classes and nice selection of fabrics.  You can check them out  at :

Quilts were then  shown by members at the Showcase.

The meeting was called to close by President  Helen Sc  at 7:45

 Respectfully submitted by Clare J

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration

This is a reminder that November's meeting is a Thanksgiving celebration, please bring a covered dish. 

The meeting starts at 6pm.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Minutes October 2018 Meeting


                                  CAMACO QUILT GUILD MINUTES
                                              OCTOBER 10, 2018 

The meeting was called to order by our  President, Helen.. at 7:35 pm.  

Treasurer's Report:  
    Treasurer's Report was given by our treasurer, Pam:
       Balance:  $XXXX


Name Badge: $4.50 was collected.

Charity: Eleanor N reported that we have 2 quilts that require longarming.  Two volunteers stepped up to take care of those.  We donated quilts to 2 families of 4 (each a mom and 3 children).  Now we need some smaller quilts for Oasis.  Please remember that Eleanor has batting and backing so reach out if you need supplies.

Program: Just a reminder that our December exchange is a pincushion.  Demo tonight: mitered corners.  Retreat information:  sewing room will have coffee.  Please bring a mug, a snack to share and some additional sewing.  Cut fabric before arriving at the retreat if you plan to do the project.  From Wednesday through Sunday, if you visit the local Country Store and say you are with the CAMACO retreat, you will receive a free gift bag.  

Pillow Case Race:  Bernie surprised us all with a trophy!  We won with 1,170 pillow cases.  Next year the race will be in Tuckahoe: 9/15/19.  Mark your calendars!

Sunshine: Mary is doing better and looking for to the retreatl.   

Ways and Means: Raffle generated $50  

Refreshments: thank you to all who brought snacks and refreshments.  Next month is the Thanksgiving potluck.  Remember to sign up!

Media: Helen taking photos.




We're back to 7pm meeting time effective December.  Our next meeting for November will be our annual Thanksgiving potluck, so we will meet at 6.  

There will be an open sew on Wednesday, 10/17 from 10-2.  There are no open sew meetings in November or December.  

A donation by CAMACO of $150 to Ryan's Smiles pillowcases was approved.

Gail B announced that there will be a Yuletide Bazaar at First Presbyterian Church of Cape May (at Hughes & Decatur Streets in Cape May) on Saturday, November 10th, from 9am until 2 pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:225 pm.  

Respectfully Submitted,
Veronica S, Secretary

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 2018 Minutes


                                  CAMACO QUILT GUILD MINUTES
                                              SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2018 

The meeting was called to order by our  vice president, Clare J.. at 7:05 pm.  

Treasurer's Report:  
    Treasurer's Report was given by our treasurer, Pam:
       Balance:  $XXXXXX


Name Badge: $4.85 was collected.

Charity: Eleanor N reported that 26 dog beds were donated in June and 10 more over the course of the summer.  Strips are ready to be sewn!  If anyone is interested in sewing strips into blocks, they are available.

Program: Retreat final payment was due earlier in September.  Going early?  Tell Doreen!  Cut fabrics before the retreat.  Itineraries have been distributed.  Bring other projects to work on and also a chair cushion.  Sewing room will open at 11 am on Thursday.  Check in is at 3.  Pillow Cast Race:  Sunday, September 16th.  Meet at ACME at 10am to carpool.  Kits are all prepared.  Bring Lunch.  
Demo next month.  
Christmas Gift Exchange:  pin cushion

Sunshine: Mary B isn't well.  A card will be sent.  

Ways and Means: Raffle generated $80  

Refreshments: thank you to all who brought snacks and refreshments.  Shirley H., Eileen I., Janet I., Nancy J., Clare J and Sharon K.

Media: social media and photography.  No report


We have one more member than is on our list.  One lifetime member:  Beth, our founder!


Nominations:  ballots were passed out by Clare. There is a ballot attached to the monthly meeting minutes for Sept e-mail.

A vote on a new time/day of the week was taken.  New meeting time:  7:30 on second Wednesday

Our next meeting is the 10th of October at 7:30 pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.  

Respectfully Submitted,
Veronica , Secretary

Friday, July 6, 2018

June 2018 Meeting Minutes

Camaco Meeting Minutes from Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
Meeting was called to order at 7:07 pm by President, Helen Schlereth.  There were no visitors present.
Treasurer’s Report - Pam Nagel reported previous balance is $XXX. The additional monies, mostly retreat funds were $XXXX.  Monies spent were $XXXX leaving a balance of $XXXX.
Name Badge – Collected $4.00 at the meeting.
Charity - Report by Eleanor N:  The girls who received the quilts from last month loved them.  Cape May County Animal Shelter sent a thank you for the last round of dog beds.
CAMACO will be working on the “Rail Fence” quilts created by sewing the 2” strips together to create blocks.  They will be doing this at the open sews.
Programs- presented by Doreen D.
The program committee made a kit for every member to enjoy during the summer months off. Please give them your thanks and bring the finished kits in September.
Speakers for 2019 booked by Eileen I based on the vote of the last meeting is Barbara Vedder.  She will be joining the group on April 9, 2019 presenting “Fun with Barb” and the next day there will be a class Scrap Quilts the Secrets to Success on 4/10/19.  Details will be forth coming.
December gift exchange will be a pin cushion.  Doreen suggested you start thinking of it now.
There are two openings left for the retreat please call Doreen if you are interested.
Please let her know if you are interested in coming in sooner to the retreat as she needs to let the hotel know soon.
“I want to win this year”
Bernie S  spoke about the pillow case drive for Ryan Smiles. 
The date is September 16th.  Please put it on your calendar. 
Reach out to Bernie to let her know you will be joining.
 It should be a fun day.  Bring your own bag lunch.  Silent Auction is fun.
See flyer attached.

Ways and Means-Sharon C created a basket making $72.00 for CAMACO. Inge K won the basket containing WAWA gift card and passes to HCSV.
Refreshments- for September meeting Joey G, Anna H, Dolores H, Joyce H, Judy H and Sonja H.
Sunshine Committee was not present.  It was recorded Diane D is having a hospital visit for surgery on a leg problem.  Please send her your best.  Note, Clare sent a card on CAMACO’s behalf. 
Also Ana H has welcomed another grandchild and future quilter Eloni on April 2nd.
Open Sew Sandy W announced meetings held on the third and fourth Wednesday of the month.  June 20th bring a fat quarter to open sew to learn the continuous binding technique as taught by Sandy.      June 20 and 27th, July 19 and 25th, August 15th and 22nd
New Business: As relayed by Clare J
Please see the information of new shops opening and events in the attached flyers. 
Enchanted Fibers is new in North Cape May in the strip center with Vincenzo Little Italy 2.  Francine is a wonderful instructor and she had contracted for Sam Barsky to come and teach as well.  If you want to knit for a cause SCARF IT UP meets several times during the week.  Please stop in.  CAMACO members receive a 10 percent discount.  Please see the flyers attached.
Cold Spring Quilt and Fiber show is this weekend.  Thank you to all who entered.  There is still room for more quilts.    Thank you we are looking good.
Sue Riech who is the President of the Quilts of Valor nationwide will be the key note speaker.  She is speaking at the second floor of the Cold Spring Grange.  Saturday the topic is WWI quilts with a trunk show.  It is held at 3 pm.  Admission to the Village is required. Sunday the topic is WWII quilts with a trunk show.  It is held at 12 pm.  Admission to the Village is required.
The award breakfast is Sunday at 9:00 am at the Cold Spring Grange.
September meeting we will ask for nominations and form a committee.
Meeting was closed after show of quilts: 8:10 pm
We wish everyone a healthy summer with plenty of time for fiber, fun and family…

Recorded by C. Juechter in V. Scutaro’s absence