March 10, 2009
NOTICE: Meeting will be cancelled if
Members Share Quilting Techniques
This month’s program will bring us a round robin of talents and treasures from within our guild. We have several wonderful talents in our group of quilters and some of them are ready to share their techniques.
If there is anyone out there who would like to share their gift of hand quilting, paper piecing, dyeing or other quilting technique please contact me at sharing.stitches(at)yahoo.com. If you do not wish to share your talent and still help out before and/or after the meeting, please arrive at 6:30 p.m. to help us set up for this event.
A Note from the President . . .
I hope everyone is picking up their challenge quilt project. I’m so excited about it. I already know what I’m going to do. I have it all planned. I have a piece of fabric that I’ve wanted to use in a quilt and my photo fits it quite nicely.
In the past, we have had a lot of neat challenges. I love getting the packets. The crayon idea was great. And yes, it's finished and hanging in my house! I can handle rules/guidelines, but there is one rule that stops me in my tracks. Naming your quilt and discussing the theme. It stops me so fast.
I’m presently doing a quilt for my niece’s wedding. I love doing it for them, I love the pattern, the fabric, everything. It’s going to be gorgeous. But don’t ask me to name it and discuss the theme!!! Ha, ha!
I even have a hard time putting a title to my articles! Some months (this was when I was VP) I would ask Chris Garcher to title it!! And she would, isn’t she great. Thank goodness all my present articles are titled “A Note from the President”.
Well, as most of you know, I’m also the 2010 Quilt Show Chairman. I’ve had several people ask me, “What is the name and theme of the Show”? Yikes!!! Can you now see my predicament? So, I’d like some help from all of you. At the March and April meeting, I’ll have paper at the front of the room by the podium. If you would like to jot down a suggestion, please do. Then in May, I’ll announce the name.
Before I go, I want to thank the retreat ladies for all their hard work!
Susan Hill, President
Welcome New Members
There were 101 members and 9 guests who attended the February meeting.
New Members at February Meeting
If your information has changed, please contact Kim Gros ASAP with the new information before publication of the 2009 Guild Roster.
If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Diane
McLane at 9379644142 or e-mail email@example.com.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ginny Bignell whose husband passed away following a long illness. If you would like to send a sympathy card, her address is:
Best wishes on a full recovery go to Myreda Johnson who is recuperating from surgery. If you would like to send a get-well-soon card, her address is:
March Third Monday Evening Stitch-In
The stitch-in held on
the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. will be held March 16th at Debbie
Ginsburg’s home. The address is
Please call Debbie for directions and to let her know you’ll be coming. Enjoy an evening with friends and get some of your quilting and piecing done!
on the Quilt Bus to
Mark your calendar for April
17-19 and reserve your bus seat for our trip to the Chicago
International Quilt Festival. The weekend offers the opportunity to attend one
of the most exciting quilt shows in the world and shop among hundreds of
vendors. The bus will also stop enroute in
Reservations include roundtrip bus transportation, two nights’ lodging, admission to the quilt festival, one dinner and refreshments. For more information about the trip, please contact Ann Clutter at 9374334354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magazine Renewal Made Easy
Help your guild by renewing your Fons & Porter “Love of Quilting” subscription through the guild.
Cut your address label off your magazine and give it and $20 to Karen Engel. The guild gets $5 for every subscription, so this gets your subscription while assisting the guild, too.
I will have a plastic shoebox on the sign-in table labeled “Love of Quilting” subscriptions at every meeting where you can deposit your labels and checks made out to MVQG. I will also have forms available to get the magazine for the first time. You will need to fill out your information and put the form and $20 check made out to MVQG in the plastic shoebox.
This will be an ongoing renewal, so any time the magazine informs you that your subscription is about to expire, just remember to renew through the guild…it is a way for you to help keep the guild solvent.
Submitted by Mary C. Miller, Treasurer
For period ending January 31, 2009
BEGINNING BALANCE $17,280.93
Retreat—Winter Retreat* $5,095.00
TOTAL INCOME $6,958.00
Storage Unit 810.05
TOTAL EXPENSES $1,018.45
ENDING BALANCE $23,220.48
*Winter Retreat is self-sufficient.
Earmarked Funds: $2,000.00 — The Sally Kerr Scholarship Fund is being held in the main account, but will only be used in accordance with the agreed stipulations set forth by the retreat committee on behalf of the donor.
Creative Workshops Offered in August
Hello all, I’m still amazed we actually had a February meeting. Anita Shakelford had a wonderful lecture and an awesome workshop. Just a reminder that the next workshops are in August with Annette Kennedy the Wednesday and Thursday after the guild meeting.
August 12th From Photo To Pattern To Quilt
Cost: $55.00 plus $7.00 pattern fee
August 13th Painting Calla Lilies
Cost: $55.00 plus $10 kit fee
Place: Kathy Bean’s home
If you take both of Annette’s workshops there will be a $10 discount. So, the total if you take both classes is $117.00.
I’m letting you all know way ahead of time so that you can save up and join those who have already registered for the workshops. For more details you can visit our website as Ed has included a special section for our workshops.
We have such an awesome guild and I want to thank everyone for making our speakers feel welcome.
Also, check the guild website frequently for updated information on regional quilt shows and events of interest.
March 5th – 7th
Event is held
Through March 25th
Quilt Show 2009
Tuesdays through Sundays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
March 6th and 7th
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
105 South Broadway
March 11th - 15th
March 19th – 21st
Amish Country Quilt Show
3149 SR 39,
Vendor Mall • Amish
Amish Country Shop Hop Quilt Display
Technique Classes • Quilt Guilds • Hoffman Challenge Quilts
Quilt Appraisals • 9th Annual Quilt Contest
For more information call: 330-893-2442 x210
19th Annual Gathering of Quilters
Event is hosted by Sisters of the Cloth Quilting Guild Inc. will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Expo IV Center, 4000 Parnell Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be Kaye England. There will be a vendor mall, quilt show, bed turning, door prizes, show and tell, charm squares and ugly fabric exchanges, featured artists and much more. Visit their website to download flyer and registration form. Box lunch is included with early bird and preregistration. For more information, visit http://groups.msn.com/sistersofthecloth.
April 28th – May 3rd
33rd Annual Quilt Show 2009 at
The week is made up of the exhibition, a grouping of creative
demonstrators as well as one or two-day workshops all set in the charming
April 22nd – 25th
25th Anniversary AQS Quilt Show and Contest
Show held at the Paducah Expo Center/Executive Inn. In addition to the
juried exhibit of the finest workmanship and most creative quilts in the world,
the festival features a merchant mall, workshops and special events throughout
the community. Meet all the “Best of Show” winners from the past 25 years at
this special anniversary celebration and visit the internationally acclaimed
Through May 8, 2009
Treasured Textiles from the Collections of DaytonHistory
Mon-Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
See Their Ad in the MVQG Newsletter and Visit Their Website www.daytonhistory.org
June 18th – 20th
40th Annual NQA Quilt Show
The National Quilt Association’s show will be held at Hall C, Greater Columbus Convention Center. The show features 400 judged quilts, special exhibits, vendors and classes galore. For more information, go to www.nqa.org.
June 25th and 26th
World of Quilts
Show sponsored by Middfest International and held at
Quilt pins are available at each meeting from Kim Gros. Each pin is $3, up to 2 pins. After that they are $5 apiece.
Deadline for the April 2009 Issue: Monday, March 16
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.
MVQG’s 2009 Officers
President Susan Hill 9374264740 rk_hill(at)ameritech.net
Vice President Shari Brindley 9373728861 xbrindley(at)donet.com
Treasurer Mary C. Miller 9378901010 marysews(at)woh.rr.com
Recording Secretary Ed Chamness 9373725821 mrandmrsquilter(at)aol.com
(See Website for Committee Chairs)
2009 Board Meetings
May 6, 2009
Note: 6:00 p.m. at Beavercreek
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 will be posted in the News section of the website.
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