RETREAT REGISTRATION & SCHOLARLSHIP FORMS AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE
October 12, 2010
Bring Your Favorite Quilt or Technique
A big thank you to everyone who came to the September meeting and helped tie quilts or put kits together for Community Quilts. An even bigger thank you to Becky Siva who has led the charge to keep our community warm.
So, October is supposed to be our MVQG “Stars” program…guess what…each and every one of us is an MVQG Star. On that note, I would like EVERYONE to bring their favorite quilt or technique, or quilt including your favorite technique to guild in October. So it doesn’t matter how old or young the quilt is—just bring it and share. I’m sure it will recharge everyone’s batteries as we go into the holiday rush season.
On another note, we had a guild member donate close to three hundred books to us for our fundraiser. I will start bringing those to meetings a box or two at a time over the next few months. All books are a dollar each…many are new. What a wonderful way to get your secret sis hooked up, or our favorite quilter ready for a wonderful holiday season. So bring your spare change and leave with a few books to enjoy.
A Note from the President
Well, it’s that time again. I feel like the priest/preacher when they have to do the sermon on stewardship. No one wants to hear it, but we all know we need to help in some way. So, let me first thank those of you who are contributing. It doesn’t matter how big or small the job is; every job helps.
I want to give a great big thanks to those on my Executive Board who are going to step down; some of them have been doing their position for a few years and some for at least 8 years. However, they feel it’s time to be an audience member. THANKS!!! They are:
Heidi Young/Kathy Wolgast
These ladies have done a wonderful job. Many thanks from me. You have been a great help to our guild and myself.
Now, I just ask those of you who have some time to think of volunteering for one of these positions. Please think of giving back to the guild. If you have any questions, please phone or email me. The Nominating Committee has remained the same this year, and they will only be looking to fill Treasurer and President. Thanks.
Welcome New Members
There were 53 members and 3 guests signed in for the September meeting. Also there were 6 new members and 13 membership renewals for 2011.
717-6557 or 212-0390
Please make the following changes to your roster:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 254-8136 before October 10.
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 Raffle Quilt
Well, the Celtic Wallhanging (all hand done) is coming along nicely. We have about 5 ladies hand appliquéing the 9 blocks. It looks wonderful.
I have decided on the bed quilt. It came down to two choices. I’ve chosen a Judy Niemeyer pattern - Glacier Pines. If you look this pattern up on the Internet, you will see it has 4 blocks. To make it a queen we will add large borders. I thought Niemeyer's are stunning quilts and this one will also have the enlarged borders to show off the quilting.
The other quilt had a huge amount of pieces and was tedious to do. I talked to someone who had made the twin size. Now think of even more pieces for a queen size, lots of concentration to keep it right when assembling and several piecers. I thought this made the quilt more difficult. Also, this quilt is stunning for the piecing not the quilting. I wanted to be able to highlight our quilting abilities in the Judy Niemeyer pattern.
I’ll let everyone know when we pick out fabric.
Quilt Show Chairman
October 3rd Monday Stitch-In
The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in
will be held at 7 p.m. on October 18th
at Jan Delehanty’s home. The
Please call Jan 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!
Submitted by Mary C. Miller, Treasurer
For period ending August 31, 2010
BEGINNING BALANCE $12,070.07
Miscellaneous Fees 15.00
TOTAL INCOME $140.00
Program Expenses 253.59
Advertising Overpayment 25.00
TOTAL EXPENSES $480.49
ENDING BALANCE $11,729.58
Earmarked Funds: $2000.00 — The Sally Kerr Scholarship Fund is being held in the main account, but will only be used in accordance with the agreed stipulations set forth by the retreat committee on behalf of the donor.
Thru December 18th
Journey of Hope in
An exhibit of 90
quilts by quilters and artists from throughout 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
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
October 15th and 16th
Quilt and Doll Show
American Quilt and Doll Guild presents Inspirations, Visions & Traditions
at the Warrensville Heights Civic and
10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7. Rachel Clark, contemporary folk artist and author, will present a lecture/fashion show on Friday, October 15,
6 – 8:30 p.m.; $15 at the door. For information on classes and other activities, call
216/587-1250 or visit www.aaqdg.org.
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 August 2010 Issue: Monday, July 19
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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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