June 8, 2010
Speaker Fee: $5.00
The Log Cabin Block…Endless Possibilities
Here we are at the mid point of our year and once again…where does the time go? There is a lot going on this summer.
Our speaker is George Siciliano and his lecture “This Guy Must Be Nuts” should be a lot of fun. He specializes in variations of the ‘log cabin’ block (in miniature) because of the endless design possibilities. For this humorous trunk show presentation George brings all of his quilts that he has made that are not away for a show. Each one has it’s own (sometimes funny) story and it shows the evolution of his designs.
George’s workshops, “Size Really Does Matter” and “Designing Logs” will follow on the 9th and 10th. Space may be available, so please call.
All Committees: I need your budgets by the July meeting, please. Thank you.
A Note from the President
Well, I’m taking a little break and enjoying planting my flowers and being outside. I hope everyone had an enjoyable time during the quilt show. I think this is our new venue for awhile. I’ve actually gotten out a very old UFO and am starting to work on it for the next show in 2012. It will take me that long to get it done; it has a lot of handwork. Just seeing all the wonderful quilts has inspired me.
I know that some of the vendors were amazed by the amount of truly great quilts and top quality quilts we had at the show. I was given a flyer by one of the vendors on information for Quilt National 2011, Call for Entries. She was saying we have a lot of quilts that would equal what she has seen entered there. If you are interested, I have the flyer. Also, the email address is www.dairybarn.org/quiltnational.
I’m looking forward to George S. in June. I think it will be challenging and fun. See you there.
We are looking for a person(s) who would organize the food for special events such as the Christmas party or a special potluck. Please let Susan Hill know if you would be interested.
Welcome New Members
Seventy-seven members, four new members and three guests signed in at the May meeting.
Please welcome these new members:
Please make the following change to your roster:
Demos and Award Winners Needed
Our August program (August 10) is demonstration night. Anyone with suggestions or who would like to volunteer, please call or email Janet Stohr.
I’m still looking for our own guild’s award winners for recognition and show and tell. If you know of anyone, or have won some awards yourself please contact me.
Have a great summer!
June/July 3rd Monday Stitch-Ins
The 3rd Monday June evening stitch-in
will be held at 7 p.m. June 21st
at Mindy Marik’s
home. The address is
The July evening stitch-in will be
held at 7 p.m. July 19th at Sue DeSantis’ home. The address is
Please call Mindy and Sue 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!
Stitch-In for Newcomers
Carolyn Uecker is hosting a new stitch-in to be held on June 15 at her home after 6 p.m. She is inviting new members plus the old members to help break the ice for those just joining the guild. She is hoping to have the get together every couple months, with different members hosting the stitch-ins. Please call her so she knows how many to setup for.
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.
July 13, 2010
Auction Night…Let the Bidding Begin
Our July program will be an
adventure as we try our hand at a Quarter Auction to raise funds for these
wonderful classes and guest speakers. A big thanks to
those who have donated goodies. If anyone has other goodies for the auction
please call me. My husband can also take your donations as I will be in
For the auction you will need your quarters, so start setting them aside. Here’s how it works. When you get to guild that night, see me to buy a paddle or two for bidding. Each paddle costs $1. Everything will be auctioned for some amount under $1. Anyone wanting to try for an item will raise their paddle(s), pay their quarters, and then wait for their number to be called…winner takes it home.
We have a lot of goodies, so bring a roll or two to play; remember all the money stays in the guild. I will be there early so people can see what’s up for bid and for how much. Let’s support our guild and have a great time. Bring all your quilting friends!!!
We will also be having a silent auction for the Singer Treadle machine which was donated. I think we will start taking bids that night and will leave it open till the next meeting. Any suggestions? I will need some help along the way so if anyone is interested, please call me.
Helping Hands Made Show a Success
Yeah!! I'm proud of all the work everyone in our guild did and I also need to thank my family. My husband–RK, son–Josh and daughter–Rachael were in the room counting ballots. They also helped with anything I needed during the show. I really appreciate them. Also, thanks to RK for all his help on setup on Thursday, along with the other husbands, Jerry–Chris Landis’, Scott–Heidi Young's, Mat–friend of Jerry Landis; and all the other husbands who helped their wives get done what we needed to do for the show.
Now, guess what? It’s time to start looking at patterns for another raffle quilt! So, go into your sewing rooms and look away. Bring your patterns/suggestions to the guild meeting in June. If you are interested in being on the committee for raffle quilt, let me know.
It sounds like a long time away, but
think about it. The
Let’s get some volunteers, decide on the pattern and have fun making the new raffle quilt.
Quilt Show Chairman
Huge Thank You!: Boutique Was a Hit!
I want to give a huge thanks to all of you who helped make the boutique a great success. Without your donations of items, talent and work at the booth it wouldn’t have happened.
Winning Quilts Displayed on Website
you missed the May meeting, you missed a treat...all of the Viewers’ Choice
winners from the quilt show were displayed and the Best of Show winner(s)
announced...Congratulations to all. Becky Siva sold the most tickets (273)! Congratulations also to Hank McMillan for selling the winning
ticket on the raffle quilt...she is to be twice congratulated, because she sold
it to herself. Samantha Dawson of
Pictures of the winning quilts are on the website and on the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild page on Facebook. If you are on Facebook, use the “Share” button to share the photos with all your Facebook friends...if not, e-mail all of your friends and let them know the pictures are available on the website.
The show was tremendous. Thanks to all who participated in whatever way!
Carolyn Uecker passed along this request received at
the quilt show: Christine Messer from
Award Winning Quilts
Art Quilt (Any Technique)
Bed Quilt (Appliqué)
Around the Garden
Bed Quilt (Pieced)
Landscape 1 (Annette Kennedy Workshop)
Home Decor (Any Technique)
Double Wedding Ring
Miniature Quilt (Any Technique)
Lesa Marie Bame
Wall Hanging (Appliqué)
Self-Portrait (Quilt Diva Pattern)
Wall Hanging (Pieced)
Twisted Bargello (Chris Timmons Pattern)
Wearable Art (Any Technique)
Whole Cloth Quilt
Best of Show (Tie)
Chris Lilly (Bed Quilt, Appliqué)
Lee Peterson (Whole Cloth Quilt)
1st Prize – Shadow of the Bear – Hank McMillan
2nd Prize – Snowman Quilt – Samantha Dalton
(If you know of additional shows, e-mail: mvqgoh(at)aol.com)
The Loveland Branch of
the Public Library of Cincinnati and
May 2-June 20
The Best of 2010
Art quilt show.
May 2-June 20
Local Visions: Landscapes of
approximately 47x47 are paired with 12 mini-quilts, 14x14 inspired by the
originals. Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays, 5:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Jewish Community Center of Greater
Court House Quilters Bi-Centennial Quilt Show
The spring quilt show will be held on Southern State Community College Campus in Washington Court House. The campus is located at St. Rt. 35 and Rt. 62 south end of Washington Court House, 1270 US Rt. 62 SW. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon – 4 p.m. Cost is $3. There will be vendors and quilt appraisers by appointment. For more information, contact Beth at fwashingtonch(at)aol.com.
May 14-July 4
Quilted Surface VI
by local and national artists on display at
May 16-July 31
Artist as Quiltmaker XIV
Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi selected 50 works for this display of contemporary
May 26-June 16
FABRICations: Artistry in Fiber
May 29-September 5
Quilting Traditions: The Art of the Amish
Over 60 antique quilts
from a private collection.. The
Admission: $6 (Seniors/Students: $5).
Fabric 22010: Handmade Designs on Fabric for Quiltmaking
juried competition of hand-dyed, printed, batiked,
discharged and painted fabrics showcasing the most recent trends in surface
design on silk, cotton and wool. Open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ramada Plaza Hotel,
A special showing of
small works by the faculty of the Quilt Surface Design Symposium features the
various techniques of the artists at affordable prices. Ramada
40 handmade quilts by Lois Thacker of
41st Annual NQA Quilt Show
The show is held at
the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall C,
Heritage Days Quilt Show
More than 80 antique
and new quilts will be on display in storefronts on
Heritage Days Quilt Show
Second annual show
presented by Piecemakers' Guilt Guild. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hier's Park,
The Original Creative Festival
Award winning quilt art displays, workshops, classes, shopping and stage demonstrations. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information: www.creativefestival.net
Quilt Gathering 2010
Quilt Gathering 2010
Quilt Show and Expo presented by the Pieceable Quilters Guild will be held at the Muskingum
Appleseed Quilt Show
Judges quilt show,
workshop opportunities, guild boutique, vendor mall.
Classes and lectures by Edyta Sitar and Wendy Butler Berns. Allen
28th Annual Quilt Show
through Time" presented by the Clinton County Quilt Association at the
Clinton County Corn Festival.
The Ross County
Quilter’s Guild will present its annual show at the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints,
and Art Stitched in Fabric presented by the Bremen Area Historical Society,
Harvest of Quilts
Towne Square Quilt Club presents its 29th annual show. Quilts, merchants mall, country store, scissors sharpening, food vendor, demonstrations, quilt appraisals, raffle quilt, quilt auction. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $4 (Donate non-perishable food item for $1 off admission) Information: http://townesquares.blogspot.com
Deadline for the August 2010 Issue: Monday, July 19
All articles are subject to editing and approval by the editor. Materials received after the deadline date will be considered for publication only if space and time permit.
MVQG 2010 Officers
President Susan Hill 9374264740 rk_hill(at)ameritech.net
Vice President Lesa Bame 9378485844 lesabame(at)sbcglobal.net
Treasurer Mary C. Miller 9378901010 marysews(at)woh.rr.com
Corresponding Secretary Barb Hartings 9374349769 bhartings(at)woh.rr.com
Recording Secretary Ed Chamness 9373725821 mrandmrsquilter(at)aol.com
2010 Board Meetings
February 3 - May 5 - August 4 - November 3
6:00 p.m. at Beavercreek Library,
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.
Quilting stories, ideas, news?
MVQG Newsletter Editor
For fees and contracts, please contact:
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:
Quilters’ Quotes is a copyrighted publication of