Friday, December 4, 2015

November 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting started: November 11, 6:00pm

Attendance: 38

Guests: 6 including CASA volunteers.

Treasurer’s report: $XXXXX


  • Charity  Margareta and Pam reported we donated 77 quilts to CASA  and met our goal of 60 pillowcases for DAV this year, there were also some assorted items donated to the Christ Child Society.  Great job everyone who donated. The guild conducted a parade of quilts donated to CASA for 2015.  

  • Photography   Anna brought pictures of show n tell for the last few meetings.

  • Program      Gail and Bev reminded everyone about our Christmas gift exchange for the December meeting. Please bring either a $6 sewing gadget or two coordinating fat quarters to swap. You can wrap the gift, put a christmas greeting with it if you like, but it MUST be inside a brown paper bag for swapping. Bev is organizing how we will swap them!

  • Sunshine   Janet B could use some sunshine.

  • Ways & Means  A gift basket raffle was conducted.

  • Refreshments     Bernie reminded us that we will have a cookie exchange for our December meeting. Please bring a dozen cookies to taste/share at the meeting and another dozen for sharing with guild members to take home. If you would like to share your recipe please bring it to place near your cookies. The guild will have ziplock bags for filling and taking home a selection of cookies.

New Business:     The National Quilt Association Camaco has belonged to for the past few years is dissolving at the end of 2015. Camaco became a member of a quilting association so we could conduct quilt raffles as fundraisers, due to the fact that Camaco has found other fundraisers that better fit our guild at the present time we do not see a valid reason to seek another quilt association to join.

The 2014-2015 executive board would like to congratulate and welcome the 2016 Executive board of Camaco that were voted into office at our meeting. Doreen DPresident, Bernie S Vice President, Bev TSecretary, Karen M Treasurer.  We wish you great success in your new positions. We offer our help, advice or any guidance you may need during the transition period and beyond. Thank you for volunteering your time to our guild.

We also enjoyed a delicious thanksgiving potluck dinner and fellowship with our guild members.

Next meetings notes: Don’t forget your gift for the exchange, cookies to share!!

Respectfully submitted,


Friday, November 20, 2015

Turkey Slider Recipe....Yum!!!

The recipe Helen made for our Thanksgiving potluck dinner.

This recipe is for ham but switch for turkey.
I put lingonberry on guild night---cranberry works. 
Add stuffing-that would be great!
Doubling the recipe is perfect for fitting into a large casserole dish. 
Perfect for football gatherings, buffets and potlucks.

Happy Thanksgiving, 

Helen E.

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches 

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

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Recipe By:LisaT
"These small, delicious sandwiches are perfect for any party. They are so good that even the pickiest of eaters will eat these."


  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 24 mini sandwich rolls
  • 1 pound thinly sliced cooked deli ham
  • 1 pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix together butter, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds, and dried onion. Separate the tops from bottoms of the rolls, and place the bottom pieces into the prepared baking dish. Layer about half the ham onto the rolls. Arrange the Swiss cheese over the ham, and top with remaining ham slices in a layer. Place the tops of the rolls onto the sandwiches. Pour the mustard mixture evenly over the rolls.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the rolls are lightly browned and the cheese has melted, about 20 minutes. Slice into individual rolls through the ham and cheese layers to serve.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

October 2015 Meeting Minutes

October 2015 Minutes

Meeting started: 7:00pm October 14, 2015

Attendance: 44

Guests: 2

Treasurer’s report: $ XXXXX


  • Charity          Margareta reminded us that the parade of quilts donated to charity is next month. Pam also said that the last chance to donate pillow cases is November, they will be turned over for the wrapping of presents for the DAV Christmas party soon.
  • Program       Gail is looking ahead to December’s meeting it is our Christmas Party, please bring a $6.00 sewing gadget or two matching fat quarters to swap. 
  • Sunshine       Janet Blackmore has received visits from a few members and reported to be doing better.
  • Ways & Means      Joey thanked Pam and other members for organizing the yard sale of donated items from guild members.  The yard sale was a great success! It was so organized and orderly. Great job to all who lent a helping hand.
  • Refreshments      Bernie advised there is a sign up sheet for next months Thanksgiving Potluck dinner. As of today Oct 31st, we are still in need of 2 entree dishes, 2 vegetable side dishes and 2 people for clean up duty.    The meeting will start at 6:00pm.    Bernie also reminded us we will do the cookie swap again for our December meeting, please bring a dozen cookies to taste that night and a dozen cookies for members to have a little assortment of cookies to bring home. Please type up your recipe to share.

There was a question about the Millman Center being open on our regular meeting night because it’s Veteran’s Day, Helen checked with the center and they will be open on November 11th for our meeting. 

November’s meeting will start at 6:00 pm, remind your friends without internet!!

Next meetings notes:

We will be voting for the guild’s 2016 governing board, if you would like to nominate someone or yourself you can email Doreen with that information.

Don’t forget a dish to share, your charity quilt or pillow cases.

Quilt Retreat Attendees: Please bring your Christmas Carol Challenge quilt to show at the meeting too!

Respectfully submitted,


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Information From the Retreat on Half Square Triangles

2015 Quilt Retreat Was So Much Fun!

Now that everyone who made the Labrynth Quilt at the retreat is an expert on hst's here's some inspiration for making more creative quilts!

Chelsey and Denise shared information on using hst's at the retreat, how to make them with different methods including multiples at one time. They also shared how many different layouts there are once you get spinning the square and changing up the colors. Below are the links they used to gather the info they shared, along with a link to the handout they shared at the retreat. 

Bias  Square  Method  

 All information shared was found on the internet and not the property of Denise and Chelsey.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Recipes from This Month's Meeting


1/4 to 1/2 lb. dried fruit of your choice. Remember dried fruit.
1/2 to 3/4 cup diced nuts
4 egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar

Beat egg whites to very stiff. Add sugar keep beating to keep stiff.
Add fruit and nuts
Drop on parchment paper covered cookie sheets. 

Bake in slow oven and on lower racks at 300F about 25 to 30 minutes 


Pam's dip recipe:

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

8 oz. cream cheese(softened)
8 oz. cool whip (thawed)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup pumpkin purée
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

Put cream cheese and cool whip into bowl and mix  on med. speed till smooth (about 2 min)
Keeping on med. speed, mix in pumpkin purée, powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla until combined.
Place into bowl of choice. Sprinkle with cinnamon and chopped pecans if desired. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

September 2015 Meeting Minutes

September 2015 Meeting 
Wednesday Sept 9, 2015

Thank You’s went to…
Clare J. for organizing and holding a wonderful quilt show in June at Historic Cold Spring Village.
Denise B. for making the clever ribbons for the Magazine Challenge. 
Joyce E. for picking up the quilt display racks that Stone Harbor Wet Lands donated to CAMACO.

CASA will be hosting a Community Awareness event on October 22nd at the Wildwood Country Club. Anyone interested in attending contact Helen E. by 10/5/15 for details.

With nominations and elections coming up, committee members gave a quick explanation of their position duties while in office. Doreen D. also mentioned how the election process will be run.

There is still room if you and a guest to join in on the retreat! Contact Doreen D.

For Octobers Meeting:

     *Nominations ballots will be handed out. Please consider nominating yourself or someone else in the group—it is an easy way to give back without investing allot of time, for something we all receive so much from! If nominated, you will be contacted to see if you are willing to run. Anyone can do any of these positions. 
*Inge L. will be demoing how to make a fleece stuffed Turkey Door Stop-Supplies needed are:
          -Binder Clips
          -Sharp fabric and paper scissors
          -Tacky Glue
          -Pebbles to weight the bottom
          -Black felt pen
Fleece, button and felt will be provided

Reminder-South Shore Stitcher’s Quilt Show is Oct 16-18 at the Upper Community Center. 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Important Meeting Reminder


Reminder when you bring your "Magazine Color Challenge".
Have your name on the back.
Have it in a bag.
And BRING your Photo!

Retreat money is due!

Please bring any items you have 
for Octobers Yard Sale!

Please pass this information onto anyone without a email 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Camaco Meeting Minutes

June 2015 Minutes

Meeting started:        7:05pm Wednesday June 10th

Attendance:               37

Guests:                        Jean Dumphy, our guest speaker

Treasurer’s report:   XXXXXXX       


·      Charity           There’s a new sign up sheet when you turn in an item for charity, make sure you get a mark by your name so you will be entered in the drawing for some prizes at the end of the year. There will be a charity sew day at the Millman Center Tues June 23rd 1-4pm. See a note from Margareta at the end of the minutes below.

·      Program         The Christmas exchange this year will be a swap of 2 coordinating fat quarters or a sewing/quilting tool under $6.00. There will be specific directions for wrapping closer to the holiday.

·      Ways & Means           Joey advised they are collecting fabric and other sewing item donations for our sale in October.    

·      Refreshments                        Bernie will email the people responsible for refreshments in September over the summer.

·      Retreat           Balance of quilt retreat fees are due at September meeting. Also make sure you note who you are rooming with too.

Old business: Cold Spring Village Quilt Show will be June 27th & 28th, they are accepting quilts until the 20th.

New Business:           Gail made a motion to secure a speaker/workshop teacher for next year’s program committee due to the fact they need to be scheduled so far in advance, Joey and Clare seconded the motion and the motion was favored by all in attendance.

Meeting notes:           Jean Dumphy presented her lovely quilts some she designed and some made from other’s patterns.

Next meetings notes:                        Magazine challenge is due in September, bring to meeting in a paper bag.

Respectfully submitted,


A note from Margareta and the Charity Committee:

Thank you for donated fabric and Interest in our Charity program. At this time we do not need any more fabric for quilts, as we have enough "kits" and most of us want to use our own material. 

Fabric is needed for the Dog/cat pillows.

On September 22 between 1:00 and 4:00, we will gather for the final time at the Millman Center to make dog/cat pillow covers. We will also discuss how we will make our presentation of quilts to CASA. 

We are way short of last years donated quilts. So please see what you can do between now and our Thanksgiving meeting. If each one of us at CAMACO made one, yes (1) quilt we could spread a lot of happiness.

Stay well, happy and sewing....Margareta 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

South Shore Stitchers Bus Trip to Oaks Expo Center Quilt Show

 South Shore Stitchers bus trip to Oaks, Pa on 
September 19, 2015.  

We would like to extend an invitation to the members of CAMACO and their friends to go with us.  Please contact Pat Kline 609-390-3956 or Nancy Turnbull 609-226-2778 for more information and to sign up for trip.  THANKS.

PA National Quilt Show - Oaks, PA

September 19, 2015 - Saturday

Cost $36.00 the is for bus trip, bus driver tip and admission to the show

Dinner is on your own

Leave K-Mart Rio Grande -7:30am
Leave Shop-Rite Marmora -8:15AM
Leave K-Mart Vineland -8:45am
Arrive Greater Expro Center -10:30am
Leave Greater Expro Center for dinner at Cracker Barrel-4:00pm
Arrive K-Mart Vineland -8:30pm
Arrive Shop-Rite Marmora -9:00pm
Arrive K-Mart Rio Grande -9:45pm

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

May's Meeting Minutes

May 2015 Minutes

Meeting started:        7:00pm May 10th

Attendance:               43

Guests:                        Guest Speaker Jessica Skultety

Treasurer’s report:   $XXXX


·      Charity           Margareta reported there will be a cutting day at the Millman Center Tuesday June 23rd at 1:00pm, all members are welcome to help cut fabric for charity projects that will be distributed to our members that want to take advantage of donated fabric to use in their charity quilt. Bring cutting supplies.

·      Program         Gail reminded everyone there will be a workshop Thursday June 11 at 9:30am, we will be making a quilt designed especially for us by Jeanne Dumphy called Beach Balls in the Sand. The pattern features an inset circle technique that’s a technique requested by our membership in a survey conducted last year. The cost is $15.00, can’t beat that!! It will be held at the Green Creek Fire Hall. There’s info about workshop supplies and pre cutting directions posted on our blog. Bring a snack/pot luck lunch item to share and what you want to drink.

·      Ways & Means           Joey advised they are still collecting fabric for the sale in October. They will also take other items besides fabric, related to sewing. The fabric should be at least ½ yard and marked with the size. They will take fat quarters also.

·      Refreshments                        Bernie thanks everyone for their delicious donations for our refreshment table we have some great bakers!

New Business:
Clare reminded us the Historic Cold Spring Village Quilt and Fiber Show is June 27th & 28th, she would love to have everyone participate by submitting quilts. Here is the link for the information to submit quilts and participate.  Clare will accept any quilts at June’s meeting if you would like to give them to her then.  Thank you Clare!

Meeting Notes:          Jessica Sketulty of presented Modern Quilting Elements, she explained what the elements of modern quilting is and presented many beautiful quilts she’s made with modern elements.

Next meeting’s notes:           Wednesday June 10th, Speaker Jeanne Dumphy will present "Where To Start-My Approach on Color and Design"  Please Limit show and tell to one item per member.

Respectfully submitted,


Monday, May 4, 2015

April 2015 Meeting Minutes

April 2015 Minutes

Meeting started:        7:00pm

Attendance:   43

Guests:            Theresa Fusco, our speaker

Treasurer’s report:   $XXXXX


·      Charity           Kits were made available for members to use for the snowball quilts we will be donating to CASA. Most kits are 50 6 inch squares of fabric that you will need to add 220 2 inch squares, sashing and/or borders and backing to complete the quilts. There were a limited amount of the kits that included the 2 inch squares. There is some backing fabric available also. There are directions for how to make the blocks on the page Charity Projects 2015. Don’t forget to add the date you turned in your donation by your name on their list when you turn in your donations so you get your chance to win some fun prizes at the end of the year.

Snowball Charity Quilt Sample

·      Program         Don’t forget the magazine challenge is due in September. Directions are available on the blog under the page Magazine Challenge 2015, or ask Denise and Helen for details. There will be a guest speaker at our June meeting and a workshop the following day. Diane D’s cousin is going to teach the June 11th workshop. You can make a table runner , a lap quilt, wall or baby quilt. The "Beach Balls in The Sand" quilt was designed especially for us and is a fun way to learn how to do set in circles. All for just $15.   Please pay for the workshop at the May meeting. There are still spaces available.

·      Ways & Means           Joey advised they are still collecting yardage for a fabric sale in the fall. Please mark your fabric with the size and give to a ways and means committee member. They prefer from ½ yard or bigger, but will take fat quarters too.

·      Refreshments            Bernie advised she will contact the people responsible for refreshments at a later date.

·      Retreat           The $75.00 deposit for the October retreat is due at the May meeting, please arrive a few minutes early to pay and bring the completed form Doreen distributed when you signed up.

New Business:           We are lucky to have guest speakers at our next two meetings, we will have show n tell but, we are limiting it to one item per member.  At May’s meeting we will do it at the end of our meeting, when our speaker Jessica Sketulty of Quilty Habit is done with her presentation on Modern Quilting.

Next meetings notes:  Jessica Sketulty of Quilty Habit is done is speaking on Modern Quilting.

April’s meeting notes:           Theresa Fusco presented her beautiful quilts she has made throughout her life, there were contemporary, art and traditional quilts along with wall hangings and some wearable items. She shared some fun and inspiring moments from her life.

Respectfully submitted,