April 10, 2007
Meetings will be cancelled if
Sunburst Made Easy
Mindy Marik, our speaker for April will be speaking about one of her favorite patterns, Sunburst. She became interested in the Sunburst (also known as Rising Sun, Russian Sunflower and Sunflower) pattern after joining the guild and attending her first retreat.
began quilting and joined the guild about seven years ago. This coincided with
her youngest child’s move to college, and Mindy’s need for a creative outlet.
The only experience she had with sewing was making clothes as a teen or
creating fiber artwork when she studied Fine Arts and Education at
Today Mindy has a full-time job as Director of Technology for Preble Shawnee Local Schools, operates an internet business with her husband Jim called QuiltersCrib.com and designs and creates quilts. She is able to combine her formal training as an artist with her love of traditional patterns to develop “old-time” favorites that are easier to make using modern techniques. She believes that using modern techniques does not mean that craftsmanship should suffer, so while she offers new ways to construct old favorites, she teaches accuracy and fine needle work techniques.
Mindy will be showing examples of her work. There will be an opportunity to purchase kits and patterns from her company, QuiltersCrib.com.
will also offer a workshop on Saturday, April
14, from 9 a.m. to noon at
For registration information, please contact:
A Note from the President
is a busy month for us. If I weren’t doing the
We can all be grateful to Pat Emmanuel who is getting volunteers to complete our raffle quilt so that we can start showing it around and selling tickets. All of that activity will help promote our May 16-17, 2008 quilt show.
you are a reader of Jennifer Chiaverini’s books, she is scheduled to appear at
Books & Company at the Town and
All this we do for the love of quilting,
April 3rd Tuesday Stitch-In
stitch-in held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. will be held April 17th at Jan Barhorst’s home. The address is
Please call Jan 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!
If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call LeePeterson at 439-7298.
Our deepest sympathy goes to Gene Williams whose husband passed away. If you would like to send a sympathy card or note, please send to:
Our thoughts are with Judy Garrett who has been ill. If you would like to send a get-well-soon card, please send to:
Going Out of Business
Quilters will be sad to hear that the Daisy Barrel is closing. Their “Going Out of Business” sale starts March 31st. The cross stitch samples will be tagged for sale.
April 14, 2007 — Workshop will be on the “Sunburst”
design. The cost is $25 for Guild members and $30 for nonmembers. It will be
from 9 a.m. – noon at the
There will be sign up sheets at the March meeting for the Sunburst Workshop.
May 5 — Sawtooth Stars and Flying Geese
More information can be found on the MVQG’s website. Please sign up soon.
Winter Quilt Retreat 2007 — Wrap it Up!
The three days of the 2007 Winter Quilt Retreat “Sewing and Growing Quilts” came and went like a flash! I guess when you’re having fun, time flies.
Thanks to the entire committee for all their efforts and attention to detail. They are Pam Bohnke, Shari Brindley, Billie Ferguson, Sandy Gabele, Rose Hoeg, Nancy Hudak, Lyvonne Jacobs and Carol Stollings.
And thank you to the 92 quilters attending the retreat, you made this retreat come to life! A special welcome to the many first time MVGQ retreat newbies!
As most members know, Sally Kerr passed away a couple weeks before the retreat, and she was planning on being there. Her husband, Bill, was so thoughtful and generous, he wanted someone that otherwise wouldn’t have been able to attend retreat to go in Sally’s place. The quilter that went felt “honored and blessed” in her words.
Bill would like to help establish a fund in Sally’s name to assist “quilters in need” to attend future winter retreats. Several members had already suggested putting an optional box on the registration form for next year for attendees to donate $5 to the “Sally F. Kerr Memorial Retreat Fund.” This is a kind and generous way to help another quilter that may not be able to attend winter retreat to enjoy the friendship and fellowship we’ve all seen that have attended quilt retreat.
Saturday night at the fabulous Show and Tell, we started with entertainment by a quartet from the Sweet Adeline’s named “The Wild Blue Yonder.” Thank you to Fran Nees for inviting them. Then more door prizes and show and tell from our talented quilters!
A friend of mine summed it up saying “It’s like a slumber party we used to have with all the laughing, talking and snacking. Only now we add quilting to it!”
If you came to retreat I hope you are planning on the next one, February 22nd thru February 24th, 2008. If you’ve never been, put it on your calendar.
You’ll have a ball. I did. Thank you for allowing me to be the 2007 Winter Retreat Committee Chair.
Winter Retreat Contributors
The following businesses donated door prizes...Please consider them for your future quilting needs!
A special thank you also to the guild members that donated door prizes!
American Quilter’s Society
Fons & Porter
Helping Hands Quilt Shop
Home-Sew Inc (
Judy Niemeyer Quilting
Keepsake Quilting, Inc
Kimberly Einmo—Publishes Books thru AQS
Linda's Sew 'N So
Martingale & Company
Noble Needle Quilting & Sewing
P & B Textiles
POC Designs, Inc (quilt templates)
Pro Chemical & Dye
Quilting Creations, Int’l, Inc
Redex Industries (Udder Cream)
Susan Parr & Chris Landis—A special thank you for donating so many patterns & books!
Stitches & Stones
Stitching Post Super Store
Sulphur Grove Quilt Shop
The Back Door
World Threads (Art & Gifts)
Website to Display Prize-Winning Quilts
Susan Osweiler Schaller showed three of
her quilts that won a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show
on March 1st – 3rd in
Welcome New Members
For your information, there is currently 189 members in our guild and 87 plus 5 guests attended the March meeting.
Mary Ann Luebcke
735 Hidden Valley
11763 Providence Pike
Please make the following change to your roster:
April 12th – 15th
Quilters’ Heritage Celebration
Show held at the
April 13th – 15th
International Quilt Festival/Chicago
Show is held at the Donald E.
Stephens Convention Center in
College is located on St.
Route 251 in
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.chatfield.edu.
April 25th – 28th
23rd Annual American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show
Show is held at the
May 4th – 6th
Reproduction Treasures Quilt Show
The Coshocton Canal Quilters’ Present Reproduction Treasures Quilt Show at the Towne Center Civic Hall, 331 Main St., Coshocton Oh. Hours are noon to 8:30 p.m. on May 4th and noon to 5 p.m. on May 5th and 6th. Anita Shackelford will lecture on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon—cost $5. Admission is $3. For more information, call Carolyn Mann at 740-824-4632 or haymann51(at) yahoo.com.
May 18th and 19th
Held at the
MVQG’s 2007 Officers
President Ron Lundquist 294-7844
Vice President Susan Hill 426-4740
Treasurer Sandy Hartz 429-9031
Recording Secretary Kathy Bean 433-3343
Corresponding Secretary Debbie Bertke 884-5078
2007 Board Meetings
The following board meetings for 2007 are as follows:
quarterly board meetings will be held at 6 p.m. at the
Deadline for May 2007 Issue:
Monday, April 16
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