September 13, 2011
Fairborn Senior Center
325 North Third Street
Are You Ready to Fall into Fall?
Not sure how two thirds of the year has slipped by, but it has. Fall is just around the corner and the guild is still grooving along. September finds us all looking at those quilters treats in a new way as Jean and the rest of the Demo Dynamos are going to show us how we can use those layer cakes, mini buns, turnovers and the like.
Looking toward October’s Guild Challenge, I hope everyone is well on their way to some “glorious” quilts because the deadline on that is SEPTEMBER 13.
At the September meeting, I will be taking registrations for Teri Tope’s Reverse Appliqué class on Saturday, November 12. Class will be 9:30-4:30 and the cost is $30 for members. There are a limited number of spots. So if you have wanted to learn about appliqué or want to expand your skills into reverse appliqué, this is the class for you. Go visit her site at http://www.materialgirldesigns.com/patterns.html.
Lastly, it has been a great two years as Vice President, but it is time to hand the reigns to another energized person. If interested give me a call to get the scoop.
Lesa Bame, Vice President
A Note from the President...
Thank you everyone for being at the August guild meeting. Thanks also to the holders and folders. I’m really looking forward to our demo meeting in September.
Debbie Maddy mentioned something that has been on my mind for a few years now, and I have done nothing about it: Getting our youth involved in quilting.
I would like to start a team of quilters who are willing to put some time into planning some youth quilting events. Please see me at the September meeting or e-mail me. Right now we can dream big on this. Create a catchy youthful name; decide what age groups we can offer our ‘classes’ to; and develop any other ideas you may have.
As I look at my calendar (filled beyond my life expectancy) I wonder “What are you thinking?”. Then I think, there are others who have a heart for teaching the younger generations that would join you. I know that I can’t do this alone. So, depending on how many quilters step up to the call will determine if this is going to fly.
Even as I’m getting ready to send this to Ed for print the selfish part of me is saying….you don’t have time, this is too big, no one is interested or they would have done this already….the giving side of me is saying...there are others out there wanting to do the same but just don’t know where to start.
Shari Brindley, President
A Garden Tea Party
That’s the theme of next year’s retreat, February 18,19 & 20, 2012 (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
Get your lovely Garden Tea Party hats ready (you just may win a prize) and come and enjoy three days of fun & uninterrupted quilting. Pack up those UFO’s, WIP’s & PIG’s and feel the sense of accomplishment as you make progress on them. Bring a Jelly Roll along if you’d like to participate in the Great Jelly Roll Quilt Race.
Make a lovely Garden Tea Party themed wall hanging or table runner and enter to win the Viewer’s Choice Award.
Registration begins at the September meeting.
WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE PRE-CUTS
(Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs)
Do you love those pre-cut Jelly Rolls and Charm packs and have them sitting around in your quilting room, or have you been wanting to purchase some but didn’t know what you’d do with them?
Come to Demonstration Night at the September meeting and get some great quick and easy tips and techniques for using them.
Sign-up for Secret Stitchers
Sign-ups for a new season of Secret Stitchers has begun. If you missed signing up in August there is still time to do so at the September meeting. The first gift exchange will be 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 254-8136.
There were 86 members and five guests signed in for the August guild meeting. There also were five new members who joined the guild.
Please add the following new members to your 2011 directory:
860 Lea Castle Place
Miamisburg, OH 45342
2185 Cherry Oak Drive
Kettering, OH 45440
2281 Bushwick Drive
Dayton, OH 45439
2648 Parklawn Drive #1
Kettering, OH 45440
896 Emmet Drive
Xenia, OH 45385
Also, change the following telephone number:
Amy Bouchard, 937/310-1444
If you have corrections to, or changes in, Directory information, please e-mail them to Debbie Arrington at email@example.com or Ed Chamness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea & Talk
Mark your calendar for the next Tea & Talk set for 6 p.m. on Friday, October 14, at the home of Shari Brindley, 721 North King Street, Xenia.
Tea and Talk was initiated by Shari as an opportunity for newer members to get together with more “seasoned” members to ask questions and share information and ideas about the Guild or even general quilting questions.
Tea & Talk is an occasional activity, held as members volunteer to host the event.
Members are invited to chat, laugh and get to know others in the Guild on a more personal basis than is possible at monthly meetings. It’s a great time to ask questions about the Guild, about equipment, supplies, shopping destinations, etc., and quilters are always willing to share a good time or two.
If you plan on attending the October Tea and Talk, please call Shari at 479-8342 for directions and so she can plan for the appropriate number of guests.
Third Monday Stitch-In
The third Monday evening stitch-in for September will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 19, at the home of Deanna Lasher, 3571 South Rangeline Road, West Milton. Give Deanna a call at 698-7351 for directions and to let her know that you will be attending.
Sew-in at Senior Center
All are welcome to attend a monthly sew-in for the guild at the Fairborn Senior Center. The sew-in is the 4th Monday of every month. Our next sew-in will be Monday, 26, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $2.00 for guild members ($1.00 for members of the Fairborn Senior center).
Come and get to know other members of the guild. Come for a few hours or stay all day. (When you arrive, go to the back-door of the center and the room is to the left.)
Bring a project and sew, sew and sew. Now that the Christmas gifts are finished, you can sew something for yourself. Bring your sewing machine and supplies, or do some hand work. Irons will be available. No home interruptions!!!
Come and have a fun time… laugh and sew!!! If you have any questions, contact Janet Stohr at email@example.com or 426-8344.
In response to inquiries about the oriental themed quilt she displayed for Show and Tell at the August meeting, Merle Scribner has indicted that she would be interested in teaching others the Basted Needle-Turn Appliqué technique she uses as well as other techniques. The quilt she showed is a Geri Richardson pattern from the Granny G website: http://grannieg.danemcoweb.com.
If you are interested, contact Merle. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone is 328-9293.
Crown of Glory Quilts
Shari Brindley is inviting guild members who have a “Crown of Glory” they have started and not yet finished to join her Crown Club which will meet on Thursday, September 15, and Thursday, September 29, anytime after 5:30 p.m., at her home, 721 N. King Street, Xenia.
You can bring your appliqué or machine pieces and get them done. Shari will have refreshments and something to snack on. Please R.S.V.P. so she will know if there will be machine piecers and how many tables to set up.
You can R.S.V.P. on the Sharing Stitches or Miami Valley Quilt Guild pages on Facebook; by e-mail, email@example.com; or by phone, 479-8343.
Board Approves Proposed Guild Budget for 2012
At its August 16 meeting, the Board of Directors approved a proposed budget for the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild for the 2012 operating year.
The budget will be presented at the September meeting and will be voted on at the January meeting.
2011 MVQG Proposed Budget
INCOME 2011 2012
Activity (Budgeted) (Proposed)
Quilt Show $ 4,607 $ 4,607
Membership $ 4,000 $ 4,000
Advertising $ 600 $ 400
Basket Donations $ 300 $ 400
Scholarship/Fundraising $ 300 $ 300
Fons & Porter $ 50 $ 50
Workshops $ 2,850 $ 5,055
Guest Fees $ 100 $ 50
Community Projects $ 0 $ 150
TOTAL $12,807 $15,012
Community Projects $ 150
Storage Facility $ 1,214
Contingency $ 500
Hospitality $ 50
Library $ 500
Membership $ 250
Newsletter Printing $ 550
Newsletter Postage $ 300
Programs $ 4,400
Workshops $ 5,055
Fairborn Senior Center (Rental) $ 1,115
Sunshine $ 50
Post Office Box (Rental) $ 45
Website Registration $ 11
Bank/Check Fees $ 20
Miscellaneous $ 75
Youth Quilting Project $ 500
Quilt Shows of Interest
Through September 5
Quilt National 2011
The 17th biennial Quilt National will be held through September 5 at The Daily Barn, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens. For hours and admission information, visit the Dairy Barn website: www.dairybarn.org/quilt.
Through October 2
Kaleidoscope Quilts: Art of Paula Nadelstern
The Akron Art Museum, One South High Street, Akron, will feature an exhibition which features 19 contemporary quilts, 12 kaleidoscope quilt block by Paula Nadelstern, an early 19th Century star pattern quilt, contemporary kaleidoscopes, and two rare early kaleidoscopes. For museum hours and admission information, visit the website www.AkronArtMuseum.org or call 330/376-9185.
18th Annual Quilt Show
The Goodtime Quilters will present the group’s annual show September 1-3 at Trinity Luther Church, 135 East Mound Street, Circleville, Ohio. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Nellie Wright will be the featured Master Quilter. There will be raffles, a silent auction, hourly door prizes, demonstrations, a merchant mall and lunch available daily. Admission is $4.00.
The Ohio Sewing & Quilt Festival
QSC Expos presents its 10th annual festival at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Classes begin on Wednesday. The festival features quilt displays, vendors mall, classes, and free demonstrations. Admission $8.00 (Discounts available on line at www.qscexpos.com along with class schedules and other information.
Crazy About Quilts
The Clinton County Quilt Association will present its annual quilt show September 9-11 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, 958 West Main Street, Wilmington, during the Clinton County Corn Festival. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the Clinton County Quilt Association on Facebook.
Ross County Quilt Show
The Ross County Quilters Guild will present its show September 23-24 at Oasis Pavilion, 402 Chamber Drive, Chilicothe, Ohio. The guild has a raffle quilt, and vendors will be available at the show. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For information, contact: Roberta Griffie at 740/775-1013. Admission is $5.00.
Biennial Quilt Show
The Heart of Ohio Quilt Guild will present its biennial show at the Bryn Du Mansion Field House, 537 Jones Road, Granville, Ohio, on the campus of Dennison University. The non-juried show includes approximately 150 works by group members as well as a display by featured artist Barb Whyte. An informal Quilt Turning will feature past guild presidents’ quilts. There are vendors, door prizes, a silent auction, children’s activities and a cafe. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5.00 ($4.00 for Seniors). For information, visit the guild website: www.heartofohioquilters.com
22nd Annual Quilt Show
The Wildwood Quilt Guild will present its annual show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, at the Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road, Mentor. There will be vendors, refreshments and the guild’s “Gifts Sew Special” shop. Admission is $3.00
If your know of a Guild member who could use the support of the Guild, please contact: Loretta Stephens by e-mail at email@example.com or call her at 937/532-5578. She will send out a card and we will let the membership know.
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