January 12, 2010
Guild Meetings Will Be Cancelled
Community Quilt Night
For our annual community meeting, we’ll be working on quilt top kits. The fabric from the store-n-lock will be available to create kits.
Please bring a rotary cutter, mat, ruler, calculator might come in handy, Ziploc bag large enough to contain the kit, pattern/directions, and if you like a “recipe card” to assist you when selecting fabric. A recipe card would list the cut units needed to make the quilt.
(8) 10½" blocks focus fabric
(6) 2½" strips for sashing
(30) 3 7/8" squares light
(30) 3 7/8" squares dark
(7) 3" strips for binding
FYI—Free patterns are available on line at many fabric manufacturers, i.e.; Moda, Maywood Studios. Checker Distributors and I believe Fons & Porter also have free patterns on line. For those that have EQ6 or another quilt pattern software here’s an opportunity to have some fun with that program and share the patterns with others.
The kits can be any size.
Just a note... the fabric available is mostly smaller cuts of one yard or less.
Some food for thought…we need larger quilts, Double & Queen size.
If a group(s) would like to get together and make a Round Robin quilt you could make a kit for each round.
Please call if you have any questions.
A Note from the President
Well, another year is gone and what a year it has been. I am so proud of everyone’s work on the Extreme Makeover quilts. When they heard of your accomplishments, Quilters Quarterly (NQA) magazine contacted us for details. They want to publish an article before our quilt show which would also help with publicity.
also been also contacted by the Dayton
Daily News. I have a friend who runs the cafeteria at
I have been working on that article. Embarrassingly, she wanted personal information but thankfully she went into the guild and the Extreme Makeover quilts we made for the Terpennings. I really wanted this article to focus on the guild. I’m hoping for three pictures. If all that she asked for is published, there will be the group shot photo, a photo of the quilting in one of the quilts and one of me helping to bind. Diana was so impressed with all that we did in so short a time. I also plugged our quilt show in May. Keep your fingers crossed; I’m hoping for more on the guild than about me.
Now, Ed has just passed information to me from another quilt magazine. They have contacted me at home. So, we’ll see what happens here. I’m so excited about our guild getting some good publicity.
Take care and let’s have a happy, healthy and productive new year!!
article has been published in the December 17
The 2010 membership dues must be paid by the end of January to remain active on the mailing list. The fee is $20.00.
Dues can be mailed to:
Medway OH 45341
If you want to receive your card by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please mark your check with “Dues for 2010.”
Please make the following changes to your roster:
Winter Retreat: February 19–21, 2010
Please Note: The Sally Kerr Scholarship Form for retreat is posted on our website.
MVQG Quilt Show: May 7 and 8, 2010
January 3rd Monday Evening Stitch-In
The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held at 7 p.m. on January 18th at Sue DeSantis’s home. The address is
Please call Sue for directions and to let her know you’ll be coming. Enjoy a summer evening with friends and get some of your quilting and piecing done!
If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Diane McLane at 964-4142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our thoughts are with Cathy Young who has been ill. If you would like to send her a thinking-of-you card, her address is:
Carol Stollings has been feeling under the weather. If you would like to send her a get-well-soon card, her address is:
Best wishes go to Lyvonne Jacobs who is recovering from surgery. If you would like to send her a get-well-soon card, her address is:
Best wishes go to Pat Emanuel who will be having surgery on her shoulder. If you would like to send her a thinking-of-you card, her address is:
Best wishes go to Diane McLane who is recovering from surgery. If you would like to send her a get-well-soon card, her address is:
Quilt Show Reminders May 2010
The holidays are behind us and the show ahead, so it's back to the grindstone for all of us. I hear that the binding is going on the raffle quilt and that means you will soon be seeing tickets with your name on them. The word to remember is sell! It means programs for the guild. Hope you have a list of people and places to sell them.
I'm sure we all are finishing new quilts to display. My chair holds 5 quilts to bind that were UFO's. How about you. The boutique needs items too. I will be having inventory sheets at the meetings starting in January for those of you that need them. There may be some small items in kit form for making for the boutique. More about this at the next meeting. That's all for this month.
As I Turn My Focus…
WOW, it's been an awesome two years! I want to say a big THANK YOU to all those who have helped me. It will be quite strange to just sit in a meeting. 2010 brings us some really wonderful workshops and I hope that we fill them to the brim! Lesa has some great ideas and is ready to have fun in the workshops and find teachers who inspire us to get out of our boxes.
As I turn my focus from VP to educating people on the longarm, I want to express again what a blessing all of you have been to me.
A funny thing happened on the way to the meeting
… and other thoughts from the new VP
Fancy we should be meeting
here, you and I. When my high school Spanish teacher
heard I had become a teacher her comment was “quiet, doesn’t talk in class
Lesa?”….Ok so I got over the quiet, shy thing…and voila’ that is how I ended up
VP. So here we are on this crazy journey. I have big shoes to fill and a great big thanks to
On another note.
I’ve started accepting monies for the Maria
Elkins’ class. Her current classes are Wednesday, February 10, 9 a.m. –noon and Saturday, February 13,
9 a.m. – noon. Currently we have a waiting list going for both..…On that note, Maria has suggested that we open another section on Wednesday, February 10 from
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. or so. Which frankly would be great for those of us who work and are busy on Saturdays.
Now the only way I can see doing that is if we have at least 12 people sign up for it so that it covers the cost of the class. The cost is $25 + $5 class fee. If I can get emails from enough new people saying they are interested or current people saying they’d like to switch by January 4, then I can open that slot up too. Otherwise we’ll have to stick with what we’ve got.
** All monies for Maria’s class need to be in by January 19 so that unfilled slots can be opened up to outside guilds. Maria’s work is really cool; check it out at www.Mariaelkins.com.
2010 Calendar of Events
Tues 01/12 Community Quilts
Tues 02/09 Maria Elkins lecture
Wed 02/10 Maria Making Faces Workshop(s)
Sat 02/13 Maria Making Faces Workshop
$25.00/student plus $5.00 kit fee
Tues 03/09 Library Program
Nancy Prince Workshops/Lectures
Sun 04/11 Seasons In My Garden
Mon 04/12 Thread Painting 1,2,3
Tue 04/13 Simple Flowers/Alpine Rose
$45.00/each class plus appropriate kit fees
Tue 04/13 Nancy PrinceLecture
Tues 05/11 MVQG Quilt Show
Tues 06/08 G. and V. Siciliano Lecture
Wed 06/09 G. and V. Siciliano Workshop
Cost/Kit Fee to be determined
Tues 07/13 Programs’ Fundraiser
Tues 08/10 Demo Night
Tues 09/14 Purposeful Roots; Bylaws Sec. 2
Tues 10/12 Our own Award Winners
Sat 11/13 Cross-stitch to Quilt Workshop
$15.00 plus supplies if needed
Tues 12/14 Christmas Potluck
PLEASE NOTE THE CALENDAR IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Deadline for the February 2010 Issue: Monday, January 18
All articles are subject to editing and approval by the editor. Materials received after the deadline date will be considered for publication only if space and time permit.
MVQG 2010 Officers
President Susan Hill 9374264740 rk_hill(at)ameritech.net
Vice President Lesa Bame 9378485844 email@example.com
Treasurer Mary C. Miller 9378901010 marysews(at)woh.rr.com
Corresponding Secretary Barb Hartings 9374349769 firstname.lastname@example.org
Recording Secretary Ed Chamness 9373725821 mrandmrsquilter(at)aol.com
2010 Board Meetings
6:00 p.m. at Beavercreek Library,
No Food or Drinks
The Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild Board includes: The elected officers President, Vice-President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer plus the chairs of the standing committees, the immediate past president of the guild, and the founder of the guild, Suellen Wassem. All officers and committee chairs are expected to attend the Board meetings which are held quarterly as announced. All Guild members are invited to attend.
Minutes of Board meetings are posted in the News section of the website.
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