(Guild meetings will be cancelled if
Local Quilter to Share Quilts and Her Story
Janet Miller lives in
I’ll share one story she told me and
leave the rest for her presentation. While at a quilt show, she was looking for
flannel fabric. This was when there weren’t a lot of flannels. Like some of us,
she was talking to venders, shopping and having a good time. One vendor started
asking her opinion on colors, prints, stripes in connection with flannel
fabric. Six months later this vendor called, he was a Vice President of
Production for Marcus Brothers in
Some of you might have been to her shop, but she is bringing some of it to us tonight. There will be quilt and crochet patterns to purchase.
A Note from the President
Well, we’re off and running in the New Year. I was so pleased to see so many members at the January stitch-in. Chris Landis did a terrific job assembling all of the projects, which you patiently sat and tied knots in as you chatted with your tablemates.
I like stitch-ins. We so seldom get
the opportunity to sit and talk with one another. Community project month not
only allows us to slow down but to meet and talk with the newer members of our
guild. The added benefit of supporting the needs of the greater
Since my in-laws moved into their new apartment (aka our unattached garage) in early December, I’ve been converting their old bedroom back into my sewing area. I thought that it would be large enough to hold almost thirty years of sewing and quilting supplies. The room isn’t much larger than the old except that instead of six openings into the room there are only two. I must confess that every inch of wall space has a bookshelf or rack, which is stuffed to the gills and the ceiling. You know what I’m talking about. One shelf is nothing but old UFOs, which I must finish. It’s a really good thing that those preemie clothes will fit somebody even though I cut them out years ago. Even better, I don’t have stuff in every room of the house. Well that’s not entirely true. We went through seven boxes of free fabric at my Monday group. I now own another box stationed in front of the washer. There ends my well-intentioned attempt at reform.
For those who asked how Connie Howard is faring, there is still no news. I tried to call unsuccessfully, but did send her a card from the guild. Betty Duke is feeling better, but is still getting tired pretty easily. Each day is better for her.
This leads me to the fact that we need a Sunshine chairperson badly. I don’t mind doing it for the meantime, but I sure would like to share the wealth. We also need two people to work with our VP, Susan Hill and Treasurer, Carla Shade on the Budget Committee. Block of the month will be mothballed if nobody wants to give it a whirl.
Many thanks to Carolyn Kosco for taking Demonstrations and Historian.
is going to be chairing Challenge for 2007. If you chair a committee please
attend the board meeting on Monday, February 6th
at 6 p.m. at the
Don’t Forget the FQBC!
Members who have a birthday during the month of February can participate in the Fat Quarter Birthday Club drawing at the February meeting. To enter, bring a piece of fabric with your name attached. We will draw one name and that lucky person will win all of the fat quarters.
For the general membership there is a drawing monthly for a special selection of fabrics. Bring a fat quarter of the designated fabric and be eligible to win them all.
• Please bring a fat quarter of any red fabric for the monthly drawing.
• For the birthday drawing, bring red and white prints.
Welcome New Members
Linda von Mohr
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Please make the following changes:
To My Wonderful Fellow Quilting Friends:
I am sew honored to receive the gift of the blocks last night (at the January meeting).
You can’t imagine how good made me feel to know that you spent time making the blocks for me. Daisies always make me happy and to have sew many of them with your names on them is way to cool. The Dear Jane blocks just blew me away; I can’t wait to work on more of them and make this spectacular quilt. Thank you Ed and Lynn for taking time to head this up for me.
When I became your President it was for love of quilting and the love of those who quilt and belong to this guild. Never did I imagine how much fun it would be and I hope I made it fun for you too. This guild is very important to sew many people. The fellowship, the charity quilts, and the sharing of ideas lives on with us as a guild.
Take an active role whenever possible and see your blessings multiply for doing sew, mine did. Again, THANK YOU!
Happy Quilting, Jane Kelly
February 17–19, 2006
• If you have an iron/ironing board we can use for Winter Retreat next month, please call Kathy Wrinkle (426-4847) or Susan Hill (426-4740).
• If anyone would like to donate something for door prizes at retreat, please contact Kathy Wrinkle
(426-4847) or bring items to our February Meeting.
Retreat Supply List
Supplies needed for the small projects are:
• 8 inch square of muslin
• scrap batting with basting spray
• 8 inch piece of fabric for outside
• scrap ribbon
• 4 fat quarters (only need part of them)
• thin batting
• small scrap of interfacing
• 1 inch piece of Velcro
hear of a member who could use our support, please call Lynn Hunger at
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lois McFarland whose brother-in-law recently passed away. Also, her sister is in rehabilitation due to a broken hip. (Once she is strong enough to come home, Lois will be caring for her.) If for you would like to send a sympathy or thinking of you card, her address is:
2006 Board Meetings
The following board meetings for 2006 are as follows:
The quarterly board meetings will be
held at 6 p.m. at the
Submitted by Carla Shade, Treasurer
(rounded to nearest dollar)
BEGINNING BALANCE $10,089.00
Winter Retreat 3,286.00
TOTAL INCOME $4,640.00
Monthly Meeting Room 75.00
Meeting Setup 50.00
Bank Charge 90.00
Newsletter, Printing 96.00
Postage, Newsletter 13.00
TOTAL EXPENSES $324.00
ENDING BALANCE $14,405.00
2006 Officers and Committee Chairs
Vice President Susan Hill 426-4740
Treasurer Carla Shade 312-1201
Recording Secretary Debbie Bertke 884-5078
Corresponding Secretary Vicki Vagades 429-9787
Budget Susan Hill 426-4740
Carla Shade 312-1201
By-Laws Sally Wilmoth 376-3495
Program Susan Hill 426-4740
Bus Trips Ann Clutter 433-4354
Challenge 2007 Sue DeSantis 698-9182
Friendship Groups As Wanted
Winter Retreat Fran Nees 429-3315
Sandy Gebele 236-5850
Heidi Young 429-1373
Workshops Susan Hill 426-4740
Community Projects Chris Landis 256-7565
Demonstration Carolyn Kosco 339-5727
Block of the Month Open
Historian Carolyn Kosco 339-5727
Hospitality Rose Hoeg 426-2206
Library Anna Jacobs 236-8305
Membership Linda Netzel 339-6601
Nominating Committee Open
Newsletter Chris Garcher 233-4641
Mailing Linda Adams 879-4692
Advertising Staci Hogan 432-1449
Telephone No specific chair
Auction No specific chair
Special Projects No specific chair
Chair Susan Muldowney 299-5190
Treasurer Lyn Mosher 687-4236
Workshops Marie Wells 687-4083
Demo Phyllis Helm 878-3879
Vendor Barbara Whitney 294-3629
Judging Judy Yahle 254-5012
Hanging Carolyn Uecker 767-7085
Set-Up Chris Landis 256-7565
Auction Sandy Hartz 429-9031
Raffle Betty Carano 427-2280
My name is Anna Jacobs the librarian for the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. I am at the meetings at the table on the side of the room on the left as you enter. If you have books out please look for me because I am at all meetings. It would be greatly appreciated if you have books out to return them at the following meeting so others may enjoy/use.
The books that are due are collected before the meeting along with any fines that are due. For the new members, information on book fines: The fine is $1.00 for the first month and $1.00 is added on for each month the book is late. If the book is renewed the fine is $2.00 for the first month and an additional $2.00 per month for each month the book is late.
The books will be out to checkout at the break in the meeting. The books will not be available after the meeting.
Happy Quilting, your librarian
Chris Landis of Community Projects is hosting a stitch-in
on Sunday, March 5, at her new
She is looking for some new recruits in the war on Cold Feet. Please join her as we work toward the goal of one CP quilt per member. That currently stands at 249 people. Chris said she needs cutters, sewers and pressers. Something is available for all skills and physical abilities. Besides, it’s a great way to see her new digs. Call ahead of time and let her know you want to help, and she will let you know what you need to bring for sewing supplies.
We’re having birthday cake, too! You have to come to see who the decrepit creature is.
Directions to her home:
Take US 35 west to
June 8th – 10th
37th Annual NQA Quilt Show
Held at the Batelle Hall at Greater
Elkins is going to be
lecturing at the NQA show in
March 8th – 12th
12th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest
Show welcomes the best quilters and
March 22nd – 25th
6th Annual Amish
Country Quilt Show
Show held at Berlin Christian Fellowship,
Block of the Month
The block, “Economy Patch,” is a 3 " finished block and it is paper pieced.
Use any two colors that you wish. The only requirement is that pieces 2 thru 5 be the same fabric.
Bring block(s) to the February meeting.
Measure carefully, print and number areas. Each block is to finish as 3-inch square with ¼ inch seam allowances. Mark numbers for sewing sequence. Make two blocks.
Pieces are sewn in this order: #1 (center square), #2 (upper left triangle). #3 (bottom right triangle, #4 (lower left triangle). and #5 (upper right triangle).
(It may be necessary to re-draw the blocks because of distortion.)
Deadline for the March issue is Monday, February 20th
Quilting stories, ideas, news?
MVQG Newsletter Editor
Centerville, OH 45459
for fees and contracts.
We accept classified ads for $5.00 per issue. Items must be of interest to quilters and collectors, and may be submitted by anyone, including nonmembers.
All articles are subject to editing and approval by the editor. Materials received after the published deadline date will be considered for publication only if space and time permit.
Need to reach us?
Please send all guild correspondence to our post office box address. That way our officers will receive it. Our address is:
Officers for 2006
Vice President Susan Hill 426-4740
Rec. Secretary Debbie Bertke 884-5078
Corres. Secretary Vicki Vagedes 429-9787
Treasurer Carla Shade 312-1201
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