FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Visitors Welcome (No Speaker Fee)
Meeting Will Be cancelled if
Carol Baugh To Discuss Appalachian Quilts
Wow! And here
we go again. We have a great year set up for the MVQG this year. February will
see Carol Baugh coming to guild to lecture and present on our
with it a Kaleidoscope of Color when Paula Nadelstern flys into
Lastly, February’s Inner Artist Challenge will be to take your Holiday exchange fabric (or three of you own fabs) + 3 or more of your own fabrics to create a “Color Me Happy” top that is at least 12 x12. Come join the fun. There will be a prize drawing and you will have a top to enter in the next guild show!
Have a great month, and take some time to quilt
Lesa Bame, Vice President
A Note from the President...
I hope everyone is getting all of their quilting done in the cold months of the year. I am in the process of reorganizing my house. In preparation for the Year of the Rabbit which begins on Feb. 3, 2011. Although most of us celebrate the New Year on January 1st, I need to give myself that extra month to get it together after the holidays. So my clean-sweep, organization and re-assessing my goals take on some Chinese traditions.
I hope you are seeking out your Super Powers to share with us in February. There are so many talented people in our group it would be sad to waste them. I hope you will come up to me at the meeting or send me an e-mail and let me know what you like to do and I will gladly hook you up. We are such a big group and if you are new it is really hard to find your niche unless you seek it out. There are so many great people to meet at Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild, new and old members alike.
Other than the ‘tea and talk’ there are also small groups, committees, projects and such that we offer. So, it’s time to get hopping during this year of the rabbit and jump right in.
Are You Ready for Red, White & Blue Retreat?
The time is
fast approaching for our red, white and blue themed “Stars and Stripes”
retreat. Since we were unable to have our January meeting, please mail your
remaining balance to Jean Brittingham,
Unfortunately if you’re unable to send a check we will only be able to accept cash at and after the February meeting. Any questions call me, Patti Jones at 776-3010
I’d like to encourage you to bring your patriotic themed or red, white and blue quilts for show-n-tell. We also would like you to enter those quilts in a fun competition to be judged by guild members on which quilt embodies our theme for the retreat! This includes a prize for the winner to be named at show-n-tell.
Service projects are always encouraged in our guild and at our retreat this year we are encouraging you to make a pillowcase to donate to the Million Pillowcase Challenge sponsored by All People Quilt. We will have instructions at the retreat. Each pillowcase requires 3/4 yd fabric for the main piece, 1/3 yd for the border and 1/8 yd (WOF) for an accent border.
In closing, expect to have a great time with great company! If you have items or services you would like to donate for door prizes or to go in our “goodie bags” please call or email Dawnetta Fields 426-1229, firstname.lastname@example.org or me Patti Jones 776-3010, email@example.com.
Come to have
fun!!! We have the
Meals are provided so bring chocolate and/or snacks to share…and maybe a plate or bowl for your own snacks. You can bring drinks, but there is a pop machine available.
Other things to bring: your machine, your foot peddle, all cords associated with machine, needle and thread, a project or two, extension cords or power strips, drinks, scissors, seam ripper, rotary cutter, (some rulers and mats will be there), show and tell, fabric for pillowcases if you are doing the service project, fabric for the mystery quilt if you are doing that, maybe some patriotic decorations to show your true colors, and lots of energy.
All are welcome to attend a
monthly sew-in for the guild at the
Come and get to know other members of the guild. Come for a few hours or stay all day. (When you arrive, go to the back-door of the center and the room is to the left.)
Bring a project and sew, sew and sew. Now that the Christmas gifts are finished, you can sew something for yourself. Bring your sewing machine and supplies, or do some hand work. Irons will be available. No home interruptions!!!
Come and have a fun time… laugh and sew!!! If you have any questions, contact Janet Stohr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 426-8344.
Third Monday Stitch-In
The third Monday evening
stitch-in will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 21 at the home of Barb
Give Barb a call at 387-6276 for directions and to let her know that you will be attending.
Enjoy an evening with friends and get some of your piecing and quilting done
Guild member Jane Kelly underwent triple by-pass surgery on January 18 and is recovering at home. If you would like to send her a card or message, the address is:
Diane McLane has indicated that she would like to have a replacement as Sunshine Chair. If you are interested, contact Shari Brindley to volunteer.
The position involves sending cards from the Guild to members who are in need of our emotional support and providing information for publication in the newsletter.
In the meantime, if you know of a member who could use our support, contact Ed Chamness at email@example.com.
The 2011 membership dues must be paid by the February meeting to remain active. The fee is $20.00 payable to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild.
Dues can be mailed to:
Membership materials will be available at the next meeting. If you want to receive your receipt and membership card by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please mark your check with “Dues for 2011.”
MVQG: 2011 Retreat Mystery Project
-You will need 1 1/3 yards of two fabrics.
They should be coordinating but highly contrasting.
Avoid large prints, directional fabrics, and also solid colors.
[Live a little.]
-Cut one 9 1/2” square - This square can be heat resistant plastic or not.
-Cut one 6 1/2” square - This must be heat resistant template plastic.
-Fabric marking pen/pencil
-Two of your most favorite photos
- Your favorite candy bar
-Cut four 9 1/2” strips of each fabric.
-Sub-cut each 9 1/2” strip into four 9 1/2” squares.
(If you know of quilt shows that would be of interest to Guild members and friends, please send the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Through April 16
The Journey of Hope in
An exhibit of 90 quilts by quilters and artists from throughout the
United States selected by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi on the theme “The Journey of
Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by Barak Obama.” The
The 20th annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show will be held at the
The show and sale features more than 30 dealers in quilts and fiber arts
and a special exhibit of antique and collectible quilts from private collectors
selected by the Warren County Historical Society. Show hours at the Warren
County Historical Society, 105 S. Broadway,
2nd Annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest
Quilters from around the world participate in this international
quilting event in the Amish country of
Rising Sun Quiltfest
March 31-April 2
Amish Country Quilt Show
The show at the
International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati
Quilts, Inc. has re-located its Spring International Quilt Festival from
27th Annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest
42nd Annual NQA Quilt Show
The National Quilting Association annual show will include a special
theme exhibit of Log Cabin, the 3rd annual SewBatik Challenge, the Sky-lines
exhibit, art quilt exhibits and the NQA Chapter Challenge. The show and classes
are at the Greater Columbus Convention Center,
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Quilters Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the
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