September 13, 2010
Ready to Make Some Quilts?
Our evening guild program will take us back to our roots by having us get kits together or tying quilts for Community Quilts. The reasons we get together is to share and learn new ideas, socialize, and warm the hearts of others. So, please come and join the fun…maybe bring a friend along. Bring rulers, mats and cutters or yarn to tie. If anyone would like to volunteer to bring cookies, brownies, dessert or plates and napkins, please contact me at 848.5844 or lesabame at sbcglobal.net.
I’m still looking for our guilds’ award winners for the October meeting. I was hoping to share some of the techniques, rulers or patterns used for these quilts.
Don’t forget to sign up for
It’s also time to sign up for the 2011 Red, White & Blue for You Retreat. Yippee!!!
A Note from the President
Well, we are coming to that time of year… budgets, nominating committee for new officers/chairpersons and volunteering. With demos being the topic of our August meeting, we weren’t really able to have a real meeting. So, I have been asking people to be on the Nominating Committee. I have a few people on the committee and will be trying to finish filling this committee; hopefully, at the September meeting.
The Nominating Committee isn’t that hard of a job. You will be on the committee for one year. You will be calling guild members to try to fill the positions of President and Treasurer. Those are the only two positions to fill. If you are interested in being on the Nominating Committee or being President/Treasurer, please e-mail or phone me.
We will also have several more chairperson positions open and will announce them at the September meeting.
Please think about volunteering for a position. The guild really needs people to step up and help. Some positions definitely take more time/involvement than others. But try to find a job where you can make it work with your life-style. If you are interested in a position but it seems overwhelming, think about sharing it with someone. Anything is possible.
I have had a great time being President. I have tried to meet and talk to as many guild members as I can. We have a great guild with lots of wonderful people. Please think of volunteering and helping your guild move forward into 2011.
Thank you to the following talented
people that demonstrated at the August meeting: Lesa Bame,
Sixty-seven members and eight guests attended the August meeting.
Please make the following change to your roster:
Debbie Bertke: email@example.com
September Monthly Sew-in
We are beginning a monthly
sew-in for the guild at the
September’s sew-in will be Monday, September 27th, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This is a great way to get to know other members of the guild. Come for a few hours or stay all day. (When you enter the back-door of the center, we will be in the room to the left.) The cost will be $1.00 for senior members of the center and $2.00 for non-members.
Bring a project and sew, sew and sew. No home interruptions! You can do hand work, or bring your sewing machine and supplies. Irons will be available. Come and have a fun time. Laugh and sew!!!
If you have any questions e-mail Janet Stohr at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 3rd Monday Stitch-In
The 3rd Monday evening
stitch-in will be held at 7 p.m. on September 20th at Debbie
Ginsburg’s home. The address is
Please call Debbie 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!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lunch • Candy • Jellies • Baked Goods • Crafts
Quilted Items • Garage Sales
Trinity Community of
(937) 426-8481 or 426-0467
Calling All Secret Stitchers
Sign-ups for a new season of Secret Stitchers will began in August and will go through October with the first gift exchange in November.
This is a fun way to get to know another guild member. Each month 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.
Participants from last year seemed to enjoy the experience. New secret stitchers are most welcome. If you want to participate but know that you will miss many meetings, please have a friend deliver and pick up your gifts so you, and your Secret Stitcher won’t be disappointed.
Look for the Secret Stitcher basket with the sign-up cards on the shelf by the kitchen.
If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Carruth at email@example.com or at 254-8136.
Quilt Show 2012
I’m sure many of you went to the NQA show this past June. Did you notice the words “hand quilted” and “hand appliquéd”? I even noticed one that said “hand pieced”! Even at our show, the Best of Show was a tie with Lee Peterson’s “hand quilted” whole cloth and Chris Lilly’s “hand appliquéd” bed quilt.
This started several of us thinking, maybe we should try to have two raffle quilts. One would be a bed sized quilt with the other being a “hand” done project. Words such as wallhanging, hand appliqué, hand quilting, Celtic were tossed around and several people volunteered to do a 47" x 47" wallhanging with celtic squares. About 5-6 people went to several quilt stores and decided on fabric and it has been started. There are several ladies hand appliquéing as we speak. Yeah!! I also have several ladies who have volunteered to hand quilt!! If you are interested in this project, just let me know.
Now, we are in the final stages of selecting a bed sized quilt. If you would like to help select fabric, email me. I have a few people already signed up.
Susan Hill, Quilt Show Chairman
If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Diane McLane at 964-4142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have Get Well, Sympathy or General Purpose cards you would like to donate to the Guild for “Sunshine” purposes, please bring them to meetings and give them to Diane.
We wish a full and speedy recovery to Susan Schaller who is in physical therapy following surgery. If you would like to send a get-well-soon card, her address is:
2011 Programs and Workshops
Carol Baugh: Quilting in Appalachia and
Paula Nadelstern: Kaleidoscope
Lecture: Quilts and Symmetry,
Classes: Puzzle Quilts and Simple Symmetry
Carolyn Mazloomi: “A New Legacy Revealed:
Contemporary African American Quilts”
Silk Thread Painting and Cloth Weaving
Picnic and Garage Sale
Debbie Reed Maddy
Lecture: No Y Seams
Classes: Labyrinth and Cosmic Jewels
Challenge Show and Tell
Lecture: Trunk Show
Class (Saturday): Reverse Appliqué
Pot Luck and Fabric Exchange
Retreat 2011: Red, White & Blue for You
Join us February 19th, 20th and 21st, 2011 for the “Stars and Stripes Retreat”! The getaway for 2011 will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday, over Presidents’ Day weekend. This is a change from past retreats, but we will have all the same “goodies” that make retreat special. I’m sorry,…This just in!…Elvis has left the building and will be unable to attend!!! Oh well, we hope that you will come for a great time as we celebrate Quilting, our Great Country and the Freedom to buy fabric!!!
We will be accepting deposits of $50.00 starting at the September meeting.
Retreat Registration & Sally Kerr Scholarship forms are at the end of this Newsletter and also are available on the Guild website.
MVQG 2011 Proposed Budget
Quilt Show $4607.00
Basket money $300.00
Fons & Porter $50.00
Guest Fees $100.00
Community Projects $150.00
Storage Facility $1214.00
Newsletter Printing $900.00
Newsletter Postage $400.00
Fons & Porter
Sunshine Fund $50.00
Post Box $45.00
Tax Prep $250.00
Letter/ Misc $75.00
Thru December 18th
Journey of Hope in
An exhibit of 90 quilts by quilters and artists from throughout the
United States selected by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi on the
theme “The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by Barak Obama.” The
Sept. 2nd – 4th
Goodtime Quilters’ 17th Annual Quilt Show
All Roads Lead To A Quilt Show presented by the
Goodtime Quilters. Held at
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Donation of $5. More than 150 quilts/quilted items, featured Master Quilter Wanda Seimer, raffles, hourly door prizes, demonstrations and Little Quilt Silent Auction. For more information, www.goodtimequilters.org.
Sept. 10th – 12th
28th Annual Quilt Show
“Stitches through Time” presented by the Clinton
County Quilt Association at the Clinton County Corn Festival.
Sept. 24th and 25th
The Ross County Quilters’ Guild will present its annual show at the
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Admission: $3. For information, contact Roberta Griffe at
October 1st and 2nd
28th Annual Quilt Show
The Streetsboro Quilt Guild will present its annual show at Faith
October 2nd and 3rd
Farmersville Quilt Show
The Rotary Club of Farmersville will present a quilt show at the
October 8th and 9th
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 and quilt auction. Hours
are Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $4 (donate nonperishable food item for $1 off admission). Information: http://townesquares.blogspot.com.
October 8th – 18th
History and Art Stitched in Fabric presented by the Bremen Area Historical
21st Annual Quilt Show
The Wildwood Quilt Guild will present its annual show from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the
Deadline for the October 2010 Issue: Monday, September 20
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.
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RED, WHITE & BLUE FOR YOU
RETREAT PACKAGES – MVQG 2011
February 19, 20 & 21, 2011
LODGER: ARRIVE ****SATURDAY*** MORNING
Set up time is 9:00 a.m.
Single, double or triple room– Check in time is 5:00 p.m.
Meals: Saturday: lunch, dinner, Sunday: breakfast, lunch, dinner; Monday: breakfast, lunch
Feel free to bring snacks to share
COMMUTERS: 1, 2 OR 3 DAYS
Set up time is 9:00 a.m.
Meals: Saturday: lunch, dinner, Sunday: lunch, dinner, Monday: lunch
Feel free to bring snacks to share
*NOTE: BREAKFAST ON ANY DAY IS NOT AVAILABLE WITH COMMUTER PACKAGES
Fill in this portion and hand in with your deposit
Name ________________________________________________ Phone No. _______________
New Retreater? Yes _____ No _____
Desired package (Select one)
LODGER COMMUTER (Specify which day/days)
___ Single $195.00 ___ 1 Day $42.00 SAT – SUN - MON
___ Double $165.00 ___ 2 Days $72.00 SAT – SUN - MON
___ Triple $150.00 ___ 3 Days $92.00 SAT – SUN - MON
Package Total $_________________
Sally Kerr Fund Contribution $_________________
Deposit ($50 required) $_________________ Ck/Cash ____ Date _____
** NO DEPOSIT REFUNDS AFTER JANUARY MEETING UNLESS REPLACEMENT IS FOUND
Dietary needs requests:________________________________________________________
**2011 Membership Dues must be paid by the January meeting before attending the retreat
the Sally Kerr Memorial Retreat Fund may be included with your retreat payment
or confidentially mailed to Kathy Bean,
**Retreat registration form and payment (made out to MVQG) can be sent to:
Jean Brittingham, 398 Conard Dr.,
Sally Kerr Scholarship Fund Application
* Scholarship created for a Quilter in need of funds in order to have the opportunity to attend the Winter retreat. Please apply between the September and November guild meetings. Notification will be made by the December meeting.
* Contact Kathy Bean or Patti H. Jones
City__________________________________________________ State____ Zip_____________
1. Are you a guild member? Yes_____ No_____ Returning Member________
2. How many years have you been a member? _____________
3. How often do you attend meetings per year? ____________
4. Please list any committees, guild community service projects or any other way you have been involved in the larger quilting community ______________________________________________________________________________
5. Do you need a full or partial scholarship? _______
6. Situational comments: (optional) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO ANY SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBER.
QUESTIONS? Please contact any committee member.
2011 dues must be paid by the recipient before the retreat!
*This scholarship is based on double occupancy if staying overnight and is not transferable to any other person.