June 9, 2009
Members Share Their Favorite
And Not So Favorite Sewing Tools
Please Note: For our fundraiser in July, all quilt related items must be turned in at the June meeting.
Hello quilters! Our meeting in June will be about the best and worst items we have in our quilting rooms. It is a big night of show-and-tell.
Please bring your favorite tool and tell us why it’s your favorite. (A quilt that you have made using that tool is nice but not necessary.) We also want to see the ‘worst’ tool in your sewing room and tell us why.
Not only will we see some great items to purchase at our local quilt shops, but we may be able to help others save some money.
It has been such a blessing being able to work with so many people on various projects this year. I thank everyone who has helped out…I couldn’t do it without you!
A Note from the President
If you missed the guild meeting in May, Debbie from Sew-A- Lot came and talked about care of our sewing machines. I really got some good information on sewing machine repair and upkeep.
We also learned from Debbie that Sew-A-Lot is taking over the Viking dealership in the JoAnn’s by the Dayton Mall.
Here are a some machine maintenance tips:
1. Take your machine in for regular servicing once a year. I will—now that I know that it won’t take five weeks to get it back. Sew-A-Lot has a certified repairman for Viking . Yeah!
2. An old needle can cause problems for your machine so change your needles frequently.
3. Use the correct bobbins for your machine. Do not use a spongy bobbin! Unwind it and try again.
4. No matter how much each of us have paid for our sewing machine, it means a lot to us. Treat it like a new car and take care of it. Dust it out often. But don’t use that screwdriver where it doesn’t belong!
Debbie talked about someone taking apart their serger to the point where it really needed to be rebuilt from scratch!
Eventually, Sew-A-Lot hopes to open a third store that will be located
somewhere between Beavercreek and
Well, have a great May and enjoy the sunshine!
June/July 3rd Monday Stitch-Ins
The June evening stitch-in will be
held 7 p.m. June 15th at Pam Hodits’ home. The address is
The July evening stitch-in will be
held 7 p.m. July 20th at Jan Delehanty’s home. The address is
Please call Pam and Jan for directions and to let them know you’ll be coming. Enjoy an evening with friends and get some of your quilting and piecing done!
There were 62 members and 3 guests who attended the May meeting. Thanks to Debbie Arrington who is going to help me with membership.
July Meeting Program Offers
A Little Give & Take
The program for July 14 will be a fundraiser for our guild. Please help by donating quilt related items (bring to June meeting) and/or homemade cakes. You are welcome to bring guests to our fundraiser. The more the merrier in this event which I am calling a QuAke walk.
We are also raising funds with make it—take it projects. We will have a few inexpensive projects for you to create and take home with you.
If you plan on donating a cake(s), please let me know so that we can set up enough space to display the sweet treats!
Fiber Artist, Annette Kennedy will be giving workshops in August. The August 12th workshop is From photo to pattern to quilt and the August 13th class is Painting Calla Lilies.
Currently there are six spots left, and I will begin taking payments in June. The cost is $55 plus pattern fee. The workshops will be held in Kathy Bean’s home. For supply lists and samples go to her website at www.annettekennedy.com.
As in the past, I will send e-mails to everyone who has paid for the class. Details for the workshop(s) will be given at least one month in advance.
If you hear of a member who could use our support, please
call Diane McLane at 964-4142 or e-mail dmclane(at)woh.rr.com.
No news is good news! If you hear of a member who could use our support, please give Diane a call.
MVQG’s 2010 Quilt Show
QUILTS! Traditional, Innovative & Challenging
This is our Quilt Show title. I wanted to try to entice all types of quilters and even those who don’t quilt. The Quilt Committee had a meeting the Thursday after guild and we toured the Greene County Fairgrounds.
The biggest bit of news is the date has been changed for the LAST time! To bring everyone up to speed, at our guild meeting in April we said the show would be the weekend of May 20, 2010. I then went to sign the contract and that was the only weekend in May of 2010 that wasn’t available. So I took our original date of May 14-15, 2010.
Once we started our meeting we discussed the May 14-15, 2010 date. Jane Kelly, our Vendor Chairman, informed us that our quilt show is always during Quilt Market. There are vendors that won’t come to our show because they won’t miss market; and can’t man their shop and our quilt show. We also had a problem with our concession lady who caters the Clark County Flea Market that weekend. So, we discussed moving it to May 7-8, 2010. We saw that Mothers’ Day was that Sunday, but our show will be finished on Saturday. So, I went to the fairgrounds again and changed the date. The quilt show will set up on May 6, 2010. The show schedule is May 7, 2010, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and May 8, 2010, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m..
The guild has normally received 10%
of the profits from the Boutique. We have changed this to 20%. We will no
longer have a Bedding License from the State of
I’m working with Linda and Tom Lovett to plan the food at the concession. We will have an area set aside from the quilts with round tables and a few newspapers to have lunch or park your hubby.
These are the main points of what we have discussed. We will keep you updated on all further details. If you have any questions, please let me know or ask at a guild meeting. I‘m more than happy to answer questions at each meeting, so we can all be working/thinking together with the correct information.
Quilt Show Chairperson
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
June 25th – 27th
The Original Creative Festival Sewing-Quilting-Crafts Expo
Show held at the
July 1st – 11th, 15th –18th, 22nd – 25th
Sew ‘n’ Sew Quilt Guild Exhibition
The guild will hold its Biennial Quilt Exhibit at the Market on State (formerly University Mall) in Athens. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Special Events include the juried traveling "Hoffman Challenge" exhibit July 3-10. Quilt Shop vendors July 16 – 18. For more information call: Chairs, Marty Gail-740-594-8719 or Liz Gillam-740-592-1087.
July 17th and 18th
Kaleidoscope of Quilts XIV Quilt Show
Presented by the Glass City Quilt Commission, the show is held at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, Oh. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Events include mini classes/lectures, Merchant Mall, Style Show, Special Displays and demonstrations.
July 22nd – 25th
2009 Knoxville AQS Quilt Expo & Contest
Show sponsored by the American Quilters’ Society and is held at the Knoxville, Convention Center in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, contact www.americanquilter.com
July 30th – August 2nd
10th Anniversary Quilt Odyssey
Show held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pa. For more information, contact 717-432-5148 or quilodyssey&embarqmail.com, www.quiltodyssey.com/contest.htm
August 27th – 29th
Quilting, Stitches & Craft Expo
Creative Girlfriends Productions is sponsoring the expo and it will be held at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Oh. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expo will feature a vendor mall, Make-It and Take-It’s, workshops, seminars, fashion shows and daily prize drawings. Three hour hands-on workshops. For more information, visit their website at www.creativegirlfriends.com.
September 3rd – 5th
The Goodtime Quilters’ 2009 Show
Show held at The Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mount St., Circleville. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, contact, Barb Harwood 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 August 2009 Issue: Monday, July 20, 2009
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 sharing.stitches(at)yahoo.com
Treasurer Mary C. Miller 9378901010 marysews(at)woh.rr.com
Corresponding Secretary Debbie Bertke 9378845078 debertke1(at)juno.com
Recording Secretary Ed Chamness 9373725821 mrandmrsquilter(at)aol.com
(See Website for Committee Chairs)
2009 Board Meetings
Note: 6:00 p.m. at Beavercreek Library, 3618 Dayton-Xenia Road, 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 are posted in the News section of the website.
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