October 13, 2009
Creating Fabric Portraits from Photos
Spectacular, it’s October everyone! October is Challenge month and gives me an opportunity to join the challenge and to focus on November and December.
We are hosting Julianne Kravetz in November and she will be sharing her photo to fabric experience with us. There will be a $5.00 guest fee for the November meeting.
I am amazed by the images I have seen from other guild workshops and truly can’t wait to see what we accomplish in November. Some of you may be familiar with Maria Elkins’ work and from a distance and to a novice the outcome (between Julianne and Maria) may look similar, but the techniques and workshops will be quite different. Visit her website at www.photofabrique.biz
There are a
few spots left in her class…don’t wait until the last minute if you want to get
in. The cost is $30 for the workshop (checks to MVQG) and $30 for the kit fee
(Julianne Kravetz). Deadline for Kit and Photo is October 30th. Contact
The December meeting is our usual pot luck and will feature an optional fabric exchange with the theme to promote that of the upcoming quilt show, “Traditional, Innovative and Challenging”.
We (Joyce Marrs – hospitality and Shari Brindley – vp) are asking that participants in the Christmas exchange bring in 1/3 of a yard of traditional fabric, 1/3 yd of innovative fabric and 1/3 yd of challenging fabric for a total of 1 yard of quilt shop quality fabric.
Please place your fabric in a bag or container of some kind so that it is hidden from view.
Joyce and I will bring our version of what we think is “traditional, innovative and challenging” fabric to the guild meetings so you can see what we mean and take any questions you may have about the exchange.
A Note from the President
Well, we are at that time again! We need people to volunteer! It’s time to form a nominating committee. We also need to fill the Vice President and Corresponding Secretary positions. Please think about stepping forward to help. If you don’t have that much time, the nominating committee is generally only busy now.
The Vice President position is a big and exciting job. You will get to select speakers for the year 2011. Shari Brindley has already accomplished 2010. So you will have a long lead time to get things figured out. There are several months in each year that are set: January — community quilts, October — Challenge Quilts, June or July — fundraiser month; that’s just an idea. Personally,
I enjoyed the position. I got to bring in speakers that I had admired. I also was able to meet and get to know a little about each one.
Corresponding Secretary takes care of the mail and gets it to the people who need to get it. They also send correspondence out from the guild.
I want to thank Shari Brindley and Debbie Bertke for their time and effort for all of us. They have done great in their positions.
I have really been thinking lately about whether to stay as President for a second year. I have thoroughly enjoyed this year. It has been amazing. However, I will be doing more with Quilt Show and it will get busier. Yet, all the past Quilt Show Chairmen have had full time jobs. I don’t.
My oldest son, who is going off to college this year, was a
very busy kid. I will no longer have his activities. If you have ever had a kid
in varsity hockey, you’ll know that they have 35 games in a season not to
mention practice three times a week. The team road trips took us to
In talking with my mother-in-law several years ago when I was VP, she automatically assumed I was going to be in for two years. When I asked why, she said the first year you are learning the ropes, figuring things out; and the second year is much easier. I feel this also fits with being President. So, I hope to have your support. If you have any question, please just let me know.
This special sew-in will be for making Christmas stockings and then filling them with items (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.) for those in need. The event will be held at:
Plan to attend on Saturday, October 24 and please contact Becky Siva at 937-681-3569 for time/details.
Welcome New Members
Seventy-nine members and two guests attended the September meeting. Please welcome our newest members and them to your Roster.
Please make the following changes to your roster:
Winter Retreat: February 19–21, 2010
Please Note: The Sally Kerr Scholarship Form for retreat is posted on our website.
MVQG Quilt Show: May 7 and 8, 2010
October 3rd Monday Stitch-In
The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in held on the third
Monday of the month at 7 p.m.will be held October 19th at Pam Hodits’ home.
The address is
Please call Pam for directions and to let her know you’ll be coming. Enjoy an 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 Diane McLane at 964-4142 or e-mail email@example.com.
Our deepest condolences to Barb Schimer whose husband passed away in September following an extended illness. If you would like to extend condolences to Barb and her family, her address is:
Former longtime guild member Nancy Leonard’s husband passed
away recently. If you would like to send a message to
Last Chance to be a Secret Stitcher
There is still time to sign up to be a Secret Stitcher. If you want to join in the fun, please contact Barbara Carruth at jccbsc(at)gmail.com or at 254-8136 by October 11.
All those who have signed up for this activity should look for the Secret Stitcher basket in the cafeteria window at the October meeting. There will be an envelope with your name that includes the name and some information about the person you are assigned.
Bring your first gift to the November meeting. This is a fun way to get to know another guild member. Each month 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. The identities of the Stitchers will be revealed at the May meeting.
Come join us and add a little mystery to your life!
Quilt Show Reminders
Our members keep making amazing additions to their quilt inventory and enlarging the number of quilts for the show. Guess I need to add more to the growing number. How about you!
I hear the raffle quilt is coming along. How about your ticket list?
As for the Boutique, if you have an idea of what you will be contributing, could you call either Pricilla Avery or myself and let us know. With the new location, we would like to start on a plan for set up.
Thanks and Happy Quilting
More Quilt Show Reminders
May 6, 2010—set up
May 7, 2010—10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (show)
May 8, 2010—10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (show)
Thanks to those who took ads for our quilt show at the September meeting. I’m going to be getting some more.
Please start thinking where you can place an 8 ½" x 11" flyer. Lesa Bame has put a lot of work into these for us. They look wonderful. As you are going about your normal daily routines, keep your eyes open for bulletin boards. For example, the libraries will let you post a month out. Starbucks has a community board. Doesn’t Walmart? Just keep your eyes open and ask if you can put one up and how long it can be there. Thanks.
Quilt Show Chairperson, 426-4740
October 3rd and 4th
Farmersville Quilt Show
Show held at Farmersville Elementary School Gymnasium,
October 9th and 10th
Harvest of Quilts
Presented by Towne Squares Quilt Club and is held at the Darke County Fairgrounds, SR 49,
October 9th and 10th
Memories & Celebrations: Quilts that Honor our Lives
Presented by Heart of Ohio Quilters’ Guild and is held at the
Bryn Du Mansion Field House,
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday,
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact website www.heartofohioquilters.com or call 614-309-3469.
October 16th – 18th
Carriage House Quilters Annual Quilt Show
Hosted by the Greene County Historical Society show is held
at the Carriage House,
October 28th – 31st
2009 DesMoines AQS 2nd Annual Quilt Expo
Quilt Expo held at the
November 14th and 15th
7th Annual Quilt Show
Metroparks weekend-long “Reflections of Nature” quilt
show is held at
10 a.m. – 5 p.m
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 the November 2009 Issue: Monday, 19, 2009
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 2009 Officers
President Susan Hill 9374264740 rk_hill(at)ameritech.net
Vice President Shari Brindley 9373728861 sharing.stitches(at)yahoo.com
Treasurer Mary C. Miller 9378901010 marysews(at)woh.rr.com
Corresponding Secretary Debbie Bertke 9378845078 debertke1(at)juno.com
Recording Secretary Ed Chamness 9373725821 mrandmrsquilter(at)aol.com
2009 Board Meetings
Note: 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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