August 12, 2008
Visitors Welcome - $5.00 Speaker Fee
Quilt Artist Adds Her Own Style to Traditional Quilts
welcome Leigh MacDonald, a fiber
artist, quilting instructor and pattern designer, as our August speaker. Leigh
has been sewing since junior high school, but did not discover quilting until
1990 when she took a hand piecing class at a local quilt shop. After moving to
She has been teaching quilt classes since 1995. Her classes are based on traditional techniques, but emphasize color, inventiveness and imagination. She encourages students to try new ideas or techniques. The classes are thorough, supportive and lighthearted.
Leigh’s inspiration for designs come nature; birds, animals or landscapes often appear. A variety of techniques are used such as hand painting and dyed fabric, hand and machine embroidery, beading and collage.
Leigh will tell us about her new book “Adventure in Circles” which will be published right around the time that she is with us. Leigh will be coming back on Saturday to teach a class based on her new book.
She has a wonderful website that displays a small part of the talent that she has. You can view her work at adventuresinquilting.com.
Leigh MacDonald Workshop
When? Saturday, August 16
Who? Leigh MacDonald
What? Based on her new book “Adventures in Circles” How Much? $40.00 (Members)
How Many? Maximum number of students is 20.
A Note from the President
What a productive and creative summer this has been. We already have had two workshops presented by extraordinarily accomplished quilters, Vikki Pignatelli and Cathy Franks. We thank Kathy Bean for hosting at her house the Pignatelli workshop. And we were also pleased with the space at the church where we held the Franks workshop.
There was another great
opportunity for any of us to go to
The week before NQA, I
And don’t forget that we have one more workshop coming up with Leigh MacDonald.
So now it’s time to settle down and put all these techniques and fabrics into play.
Our board meeting is on
August 4th at 6 p.m.
All this we do for the love of quilting.
Welcome New Members
For your information, there are currently 199 members. At the June meeting, 79 members attended with 7 guests; the July meeting 85 members attended with 4 guests.
18 Rue Royale
Please make the following changes to your roster:
Sign-ups for a new season of Secret Stitchers will start in August and go through October with the first gift exchange in November. This is a fun way to get to know another guild member. Each month from November through May you will bring a small gift such as a fat-quarter, sewing notion, a treat, or other inexpensive item for your assigned Stitcher, and you will receive a gift from your Secret Stitcher. In May the identities of the Stitchers are revealed.
If you have any questions, contact Barbara Carruth at jccbsc(at)gmail.com or at 254-8136.
August 3rd Monday Stitch-In
Monday evening stitch-in will be held August
18th at Barb
Schimer’s home. The address is
Please call Barb for directions and to let her know you’ll be coming. Enjoy a summer 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 Lee Peterson at 439-7298.
Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go to Barb Schimer who recently had surgery. If you would like to send her a note, her address is:
Tipp City OH 45371
Our deepest condolences to Janice Chamness whose stepfather recently passed away. If you would like to send a sympathy card, her address is:
Wilberforce OH 45384
We would like to extend our sympathy to Judy Garrett whose sister passed away in the late spring. If you would like to send a note, please send to:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy Smith whose husband passed away in the late spring. If you would like to send a sympathy card, her address is:
Our deepest sympathy goes to Ed Chamness whose brother passed away in the late spring. If you would like to send a sympathy card or note, please send to:
Wilberforce OH 45384
Lost and Found from the Quilt Show
If the following items belong to you or you know who they do belong to, please contact either Billie Ferguson or Pam Bohnke and we will bring them to the next meeting. Our phone numbers and e-mail addresses are in the current roster!
• One pair of Fiskars embroidery/appliqué scissors on a multi-colored zip hook. Found at the incoming ticket sales booth.
• Extra-large ziplock bag with the name “Leigh Ann” on it. Found after quilt pick-up.
• Crocheted ecru colored pillow found at demonstration tables.
June 1st – Oct. 12th
Sponsored by the
Summer and Fall
“A Museum Hop” that consist of nine venues that showcase over 400 quilts
that were created during the 20th and 21st centuries. The
exhibits are located within a short drive of each other in the
June 7th – Jan 4th, 2009
The Hayes Presidential Center in
September 5th – 7th
Sept. 6th – 13th
Tri-State Shop Hop
Shops participating in the hop are: Aunt Ruth’s Scrap Basket, Sharonville; Best Friends Quilt Shoppe, Northgate; Cabin Arts, Burlington, KY; Fabric Shack, Waynesville; Quilt Box, Dry Ridge, KY; Quilt Bug, Lawrenceburg, IN; Sew-A-Lot, Centerville; Sew-Ezy Sewing Studio, Sharonville; Stitches ‘n Such, Glendale and Victorian Quilt Shop, Cincinnati. Susan G. Komen and the Tri-State Shop Hop join together for a cure. Purchase a raffle ticket, support a wonderful cause and you could be the winner of the beautiful 2007 shop hop quilt. Drawing will be held on September 15.
Art Quilt Exhibition
Preble County Art Association (PCAA) announces Laura Wogoman’s “Fabric is the Paint
and Thread the Brush” art exhibition, for the month of July. It will run July 2nd–31st
at the Preble County Fine Arts Center, located at
Laura Wogoman spends her free time hand dyeing and painting, cutting and sewing fabric and creating majestic art quilts that will be on display at the PCAA. Laura started with batik dyeing, a method of dyeing fabric using wax as a resistant. She took classes in drawing, painting and graphic arts. Her inspiration comes from many different places; such as, abstract shapes, photographs she has taken, sermons or verses she has read, and a desire to be creative in some way.
Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1–5 p.m. For more information, contact Jamie at 937-456-3999.
Quilt Show Treasury Report 2008
Submitted by Ron Lundquist, President
Raffle tickets 1,688.00
Silent Auction 417.00
Hall Rental 3,300.00
Hall Reservation 500.00
Chairs and tables 850.00
NQA Insurance & Membership 195.00
Advertising & Printing 96.00
Boutique Sales Tax 70.00
Boutique Returns to Participants 940.00
Boutique Bedding License 100.00
Fabric for Raffle Quilt 289.00
Tickets for Raffle Quilt 384.00
Truck rental 157.00
The most current bank statement shows $6,353.90 in the quilt show account.
Pointers & Tips for Quilting
Spotlight: A great eye-saving tool is a Black & Decker Snake light. It is long and flexible. The light curls around your neck and makes a great spotlight for redwork. Embroidery, etc. No need for a high powered lamp nearby and great for traveling!
Scrapbook Shapes: If you want an unusual heart shape or a square shape, check out the local Scrapbooking shop. They have some interesting shapes that would be great for quilting.
Digital Camera: Sometimes you cannot see what is right in front of your face, so use a digital camera. Place all of your blocks and sashes on the wall and take a digital picture of it. Put the digital photo into your computer and you’ll be able to see where the block placement is most pleasing.
Stabilizing Fabric: If you want to use fabrics paints or fabric pens to decorate a quilt block, try stabilizing it first by ironing on freezer paper to the backside. The plastic side of the freezer paper will temporarily fuse to fabric by ironing it on, and it will peel right off when you are done. This is also great for making quilt labels.
Embellishments: Shaped confetti in little bags make great sequins for crazy quilts!
Dye Check: When pre-washing your material (especially good for reds) place a piece of muslin in the washing machine....that way you will be able to tell if the fabric is really going to run.
Bias Edges: Applying spray starch to fabric before cutting bias cuts, will help keep fabric from stretching and distorting.
Storage: Use tall storage containers with the plastic drawers to sort out different colored fabrics—one color per drawer. They don’t require much space.
Straightening Fabric: To straighten fabric after washing, in preparation for cutting, fold across the bias and pull. Get a friend to help. Pull at the fold and every few inches out to the points.
Quilt Labels: To make sure that the label you add to your quilt cannot be removed, stitch to the back of the quilt before the quilting is completed. Quilt through the label.
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 September 2008 Issue: Monday, August 18
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 2008 Officers
President Ron Lundquist
Treasurer Sandy Hartz
Recording Secretary Kathy Bean
Corresponding Secretary Debbie Bertke
2008 Board Meetings
All officers and committee chairs are expected to attend the Board meetings which are held quarterly on Mondays as listed. All Guild members are invited to attend.
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