Next Meeting: Oct. 15, 2020
Speaker: Rita Fishel

"Significance of Quilts During the

Underground Railroad"


Rita Fishel is a nationally known author, speaker, and teacher. She is Goddess and Queen Mother of Creations SewClever in Chillicothe, Ohio, and national Demo-Goddess, designer, and consultant for Creative Grids USA. A native of northeastern Ohio with a B.A. in clothing and textiles/business from the University of Akron, Rita purchased a small clothing and fabric business in 1992 and hasn’t looked back. Now located in a beautiful 1800s Georgian home, Creations SewClever is a full-line quilt shop with three longarm quilting machines, a friendly staff of 16 quilters, and an amusing resident ghost. When she’s not there, Rita is on the road in the Stitch Mobile, sharing her passion for all-things-quilt with guilds and groups nationwide. 

Website: http://www.creationssewclever.com


Books by Rita Fishel

Fat Quarter Theme - Batiks

PLEASE read COVID-19 Response Section under the "ABOUT US" Tab, before attending the meeting.

The Meeting will be held at Holland Free Methodist Church, 6605 Angola Road, Holland, Ohio 43528 at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. There is a $5.00 guest fee for non-members.


The Gathering of Quilters is a long standing local organization founded in 1982. It promotes the art and craft of quilting, with membership open to any person interested in quilts and quilt making.

Meetings are held eight time a year, on a school year calendar:  September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and May.  September is the first meeting.  Meetings generally include a featured speaker, a short business meeting, various raffles, and Show & Tell.

Current membership encompasses Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan and is more than 80 members strong. 

OCT. 15

Speaker: Rita Fishel

"Significance of Quilts During the

Underground Railroad"

NOV. 19

Speaker: Edie Dyke-Conley

"The Effect of Quilting on American Culture"

JAN. 21

Speaker: Yessant Habetz

"Featherwight Sewing Machines"


Holland Free Methodist Church
6605 Angola Road
Holland, OH 43528


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. (Please, no early entry)

Entrance at south end of building

Visitors/Guests may attend a meeting for $5.


To further the mission of the church, members are asked to bring non-perishable items to the meeting for donation to the church.


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