Demonstrations by QuiltTrends
quilt store, QuiltTrends, opened in
Susan Sandritter (the owner) began quilting 27 years ago. She took a hiatus and began quilting again about seven years ago. Since then, her focus has been machine piecing and quilting, especially using traditional patterns with more contemporary fabrics such as batiks. She loves color, and experimenting with color and value. Usually, she chooses simple patterns that allow the beautiful fabrics to do the work, because she is really a minimalist at heart.
QuiltTrends demonstrators will introduce the use of Angelina Fiber, glitter, foiling and PaintStiks.
(Directions to QuiltTrends: I-70 east to I-270
north. Take I-71 south one exit. Exit onto Rt 161 and
go west (right). You will see a Giant Eagle on your right, and they are behind
it. Go to the first light (Bob Evans) turn right onto
A Note from the President
Hot, muggy and uncomfortable July weather is now upon us. My oldest child, Ryan, who is home on two weeks R&R from Iraq, politely informs me that this is nothing compared to his home away from home. We are thrilled to have him home, but not so overjoyed that he must return to finish his tour. So far all has gone well for Ryan, and his entire unit and we will continue to pray for their safe return in November. It will truly be a month for thanksgiving
Short of actually being at the monthly meeting, this is the guild’s major form of communication. Whether you receive a hard copy or get it off the web, you really need to read the words! Yeah, I know I really like talking, just not to myself. It is a waste of time to even produce if no one reads the messages and advertisements. If you have decided you really hate the internet, then put some money in the door prize box and tell Linda Adams you want a paper copy. A rough estimate on the cost of one newsletter done in paper form is at least $1.00 per month. If you have access to the web, it is much more cost effective to send the news in that format. Be brave. You can’t hit the computer, but a little sweet talk never hurts. Play a little and try to get the news from your computer, but know you can get the real thing if necessary.
want to thank Eric Nees
for volunteering his time and knowledge to show some of us around the web.
Mostly, we were all glad to have his internet connection to track the path of a
tornado. In all the time we’ve met at the
Please do not leave to go home or disregard the warning, because personally I like living and I might feel compelled to drag you kicking and screaming into the proper shelter area. Thanks to the many husbands who called to warn their wives of the possible danger. We would have been blissfully ignorant without those cell phones. Now I know why I decided to leave the phones on this month.
Thanks to both our men and quite a few non-vacationing ladies and much hard work on Chris Landis’ part, approximately a dozen quilts were tied. Many left to receive their binding. Of course, all of this happened under a dark cloud! Our next joint effort won’t happen at our meeting until next year. Be on the lookout for the next CP stitch-in at Chris Landis’ home at a time and date not yet announced.
is a good time to start planning our next Raffle Quilt for the 2008 show. Yes,
you heard correctly, the 2008 Quilt show. If you read last month’s letter, you
should know that we can’t slow down. We need some talented people to step
forward and pick a design and pick up their thimble and needles and start
working. We need our quilt for the next Fairborn Heritage Days in June 2007. So
next month is the board meeting on August
14th. This is the Monday following
our regular Tuesday meeting. If you are on the executive board or chair a
committee or want to volunteer for the Quilt Show committee in any capacity,
please, please, please come on over. The meeting is at the
We need a nominating committee in place by the end of our August meeting. Linda Netzel has already volunteered to serve on this committee and fulfills one-half of the necessary people currently serving on the board. Please don’t make me have to appoint the second person. We then need three people nominated by the general membership at the August meeting. If you want to torment people this is a good way! Think of all that power! You can volunteer by calling Linda Netzel and letting her know you want to have some fun. We will just have to vote you in.
I’ll see you in August for QuiltTrends newest trends.
August: Susan Hill is planning a Postcard Quilt workshop on Wednesday, 23 or 30 from to Location to be announced. Sue DeSantis will be leading the way. Call Susan at 426-4740 for exact date.
Shirley Libby, the Landscape
Lady. Shirley is from
October: Maryann Kelmer, the Rug Lady. If you bought a rug frame you get a second chance to learn the technique. She will also be telling us about her unusual take on reusing clothes.
November: Vendors night. Bring money.
December: Potluck and Christmas party.
Welcome New Members
Betty Smith (renewal)
Maineville, Oh 45039
Please make the following change to your roster:
The Birthday Fat Quarter drawing and the Monthly Fat Quarter drawing will be discontinued due to the lack of participation. If anyone wishes to start it again in the future please contact the President, Lynn Hunger, to chair this function.
August 3rd Tuesday Stitch-In
Evening stitch-in held on the third Tuesday of the month at
3rd Tuesday stitch-in will be a potluck stitch-in on August 15. It will start
at The stitch-in will be held at the White House at Spring
Meade (on SR 25-A across from the
Paper products and drinks will be provided. Please bring a favorite dish to share and your stitching. This would be a great time for new members to get to know other members—it's an evening full of eating, laughing and sewing!!
2006 Board Meetings
The board meetings for 2006 are as follows:
August 14th – November 6th
The quarterly board meetings will be
held at at the
2nd Annual Autumn Quilt Festival
The festival will be held at Aunt Ruth’s Scrapbasket
at the corner of
November 2nd – 4th
Area quilt shops
will be joining together to make this a fabulous 3 day event filled with
fabric, fun and prizes. At each shop, you will receive a different, FREE
pattern, and be able to purchase a fabric kit for that block. Pick up your free
passport at any of the participating quilt shops on November 2, 3 and 4. For
more information, email QuiltShopHop(at)zoominternet.net.
Hours are Thursday and Friday, and Saturday,
A Hearty Thanks to the Helpers
A very belated but sincere “Thank you” to all our members who helped to make the 2006 quilt show such a success! We saw many beautiful quilts, and heard a lot of positive comments on the show.
While you’re working on your entry for the 2008 show (and I hope you are), be thinking of suggestions you’d make for changes to the show. We’d really like to get feedback and ideas from everyone before planning begins.
I’d like to give special thanks to the ladies who came forward and volunteered to take charge of a part of the show...it couldn’t have been done without you: Priscilla Avery, Betty Carano, Sandy Hartz, Phyllis Helm, Chris Landis, Lois McFarland, Lyn Mosher, Carolyn Uecker, Marie Wells, Barbara Whitney and Judy Yahle. I enjoyed working with and getting to know each of you.
Quilt Show Chairperson
2006 Quilt Show Report
Raffle Quilt $3,125.00
Quilt Appraisals $73.00
Silent Auction $340.00
Show Expenses $3,735.93
Rent, Insurance, Dolls, U-Haul, Gift
Plants, misc supplies
Tables and chairs
Airfare, hotel, fees, food
Raffle Quilt $402.34
Tickets, postage, materials
90% to guild member
Mileage, fee, food
Sales Tax $395.31
Bank Charges $15.79
Respectfully submitted by Lyn Mosher, (937) 687-3334 during the day, if you have any questions or would like more details.
BLOCK OF THE MONTH
12" Finished Block
¼" Seam allowance is included.
Bring block(s) to August meeting.
Materials: Background Dark Green
Star Colorful, bold print
• Cut (4) 3 ½" squares from green
• Cut (1) 7 ¼" square, cut diagonally twice from green
• Cut (1) 6 ½" square for center from print
• Cut (4) 3 7/8" squares, cut diagonally from print
Officers for 2006
Vice President Susan Hill 426-4740
Rec. Secretary Debbie Bertke 884-5078
Corres. Secretary Vicki Vagedes 429-9787
Treasurer Carla Shade 312-1201
Deadline for September Issue:
Monday, August 14th
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