November 11, 2008
Our Program Puts the Fun in Fundraiser
Please join us for our fundraising event! Bring friends and family as there is no cost to get into the meeting. We will be playing Quilto. Bingo for quilters. The cost is only $4.00 per card or 3 cards for $10.00.
You are welcome to bring your own beads or buttons to mark your cards (the cards are reusable, so no ink please).
Patty Jones has agreed to call for us again; she was a blast at last year’s retreat! There are many prizes and give aways. The “grand prize” will be $45 toward a 2009 workshop fee. (The 2009 schedule is printed further on in this newsletter and is on the website.)
This fundraiser is VERY important to our guild in many ways! We have 500 Quilto cards and would like to see every card being used and all of us laughing and having a great time while raising money. Remember, friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.
A Note from the President
Congratulations and thank you to all the newly elected officers of the
Guild. They and any other members are welcome to come to the guild board
meeting 8 3 at 6 p.m. at the
Each of us has a significant responsibility to participate in helping the guild to function smoothly and to provide a friendly, supportive environment for quilters in the area, just as all of us are grateful that back in 1980 a group of quilters decided to make the effort to create this organization. Thank you—founders!
For those who might be
interested, the local art quilt group is having a show (see Quilt Shows) at the
All this we do for the love of quilting.
Welcome New Members
At the October meeting, 71 members attended with 8 guests and 5 new members.
599 Woodhaven Trail
Yellow Springs OH 45387
Huber Heights OH 45424
Please make the following changes to your roster:
The 2009 membership dues must be paid by the end of January to remain active on the mailing list. The fee is $20.00.
Dues can be mailed to:
Medway OH 45341
If you want to receive your card by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please mark your check with “Dues for 2009.”
Open Sew Held at Local Quilt Shop
Hi! We are going to have an open sew on November 13. You can sew a bargello, Niemeyer, Beyer, your own creation or, heaven forbid, finish a UFO!!! Let’s have fun, work/sew a little, and maybe finish something!
We will meet at Appalachian Quilt Shop in Enon from 6–8 p.m. See you there!
Evening stitch-in held on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held November 17th at Sue DeSantis’ home.
The address is
Please call Sue 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 Lee
Peterson at 439-7298.
A speedy recovery to Marlo Sigler who broke her hip in September. If you would like to send her a get-well-soon card, her address is:
Susan Schaller is having surgery this month. We wish her a speedy recovery. If you would like to send her a card or note, her address is:
Exciting Workshops Lined Up for 2009
We have four workshops scheduled for 2009 – one in February, two in August and one in November.
I’m truly excited to have such awesome teachers pass on some of what they know!
I can’t tell you how fulfilling taking workshops within our guild has been to me. I not only learn a new skill or technique, but I get to spend time with and meet some really awesome people. You really get to know how talented and wonderful our guild is by attending these workshops.
I will have sign-up sheets available for Anita Shackelford this month and then, beginning in March, for the rest of the year. I will be accepting checks for Anita’s class in December. Like the other classes payment needs to be in by January. If due to weather Anita cancels, I will refund your money. Other than that there are no refunds unless approved.
If you should cancel, your spot will go to the next person on the waiting list (if there is one) and that person can write a check to you. If there is not someone on the waiting list I will not “call around” to find someone to replace you, but you are welcome to try. Please call me first to see if there are people waiting before you find a friend to replace you. I’m not trying to be insensitive, just as fair to everyone as possible.
I can’t wait to see who signs up and who I will be privileged to spend time with in 2009!
2009 Calendar of Events
Date Event Details
January 13th Community Quilts Check Newsletter
February 10th Anita Shackelford Lecture Designing the new Album Quilt. Guest fee $5.00
February 11th Anita’s Workshop Wildflowers
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March 10th Talents and Treasures in our guild Several Demo’s by just a few of the awesome people in our guild.
April 14th Stories of men who quilt Ron and Ed tell how they got involved with quilting, show some of their work and discuss men in quilting.
May 12th Sewing machine maintenance Everything you need to know about Special Guest from Sew-A-Lot keeping your sewing machine in tip top shape. Guest fee $5.00
June 9th Guild fundraiser and possible pot luck. Fundraising event is up in the air.
Guests are welcome, no fee.
July 14th To be determined; e-mail me with ideas. I’ve had a few suggestions and welcome more. Due to budget constraints having a lecturer is not possible.
August 11th Annette Kennedy Lecture Possibilities with paint
Guest fee $5.00
August 12th Annette Kennedy Workshop From photo to pattern to quilt
Cost: $55.00 plus $7.00 pattern fee
Place: Kathy Bean’s home
August 13th Annette Kennedy Workshop Painting Calla Lilies
Cost: $55.00 plus $10 kit fee
Place: Kathy Bean’s home
If you take both of Annette’s workshops there will be a $10 discount. You do NOT have to take one to do the other. They are independent of each other. If you take both you are welcome to leave your supplies at Kathy’s home. Thank you Kathy!!
September 8th Jennifer McCann Lecture Colors and Values
Guest Fee 5.00
October 13th Challenge Quilts Sue DeSantis
Those who were up to the challenge hang their work and cross their fingers.
November 10th Julieanne Kravetz Lecture Photofabrique Quilts
Guest Fee $5.00
November 11th Julieanne Kravetz Workshop Photofabrique Technique
Cost: $30.00 plus $30.00 prepaid and mailed kit fee.
Time and Place: tbd
This workshop is very different from Annette’s. We will be working with photographs of people vs. landscapes and the technique is also different. We will mail our photo to her and she does something with it on her computer (no harm to the original) and we turn it into a quilt. See her (and students) gallery on her website. This would be an awesome Christmas gift!!
December 8th Christmas Pot Luck
I would love to have some students who have taken workshops share what they have learned this year.
Sign Up for 2009 Retreat
Information and materials for the 2009 retreat can be found on the Guild website.
Where has your quilting taken you
lately or where will it take you in the future? Join us for an exciting and
fun-filled weekend of quilting at the 2009 MVQG Winter Retreat at Bergamo/St.
John Conference Center,
Your initial booking of this
fabulous rendezvous is a $50 deposit for lodgers and a $25 deposit for
commuters, payable to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. Registration will continue
at the October meeting or you may mail your registration form to Sandy Hartz,
Forms are available on the website and will be available at the guild meetings.
Single $193.00 1 day $37.00
Double $158.00 2 days $66.00
Triple $146.00 3 days $88.00
Final payment is requested by the January meeting. Any changes or additions will be completed prior to February’s meeting.
Please remember the retreat is for current guild members (2009 dues paid).
For retreat questions, call:
Lesa Bame at 9378485844, or Sandy Hartz at 9374299031
Sally F Kerr Memorial Retreat Scholarship Fund
The Sally Kerr fund is available to provide a “quilter in need” with a full or partial scholarship so they will be able to attend retreat. Anyone who would like to make a donation to keep this scholarship going into the future may do so by marking the registration form and including it with your retreat fees.
Information about obtaining a scholarship or making a donation can be had by contacting Kathy Bean, Heidi Young, or Lesa Bame.
Application forms will be at the registration table. We will accept applications through the November meeting. Applicants will be kept confidential and will be notified before the December meeting.
Kathy Bean ktmbean(at)yahoo.com
New Quilt Book Highlights
Cummings, a quilt historian, lecturer, and collector whose specialty is
documents album presentation quilts made by families and neighbors to
commemorate life passages. More than 750
names appear on the quilts which date from 1888 to 1918 and come primarily from
will share some of interesting stories she discovered in more than 35 years of
documenting these quilts at a Meet the Author event from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday,
December 3, at Books & Company, in the Towne and
A professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, Cummings may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
October – November
by Deborah Melton Anderson, liturgical and art quilter, will be on display at
For more information, contact Marylyn Doyle, assistant curator, Epiphany Gallery, at email@example.com
November 13th – 16th
Presented by Mancuso Show Management the exposition is held at
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center,
November 3rd – 28th
Art quilt exhibit is held at the
DATES: Through November 2, 2008
HOURS OF OPERATION: 2:00 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday through Sunday.
DESCRIPTION: To celebrate
DATES: Through November 2, 2008
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12 – 5 PM
Thursday: 12 – 8 PM
Sunday: 1 – 5 PM
DESCRIPTION: The private collection curated by Hilary and Marvin Fletcher contains 21 former Quilt National Exhibition pieces dating back to Quilt National '85.
Quilting African American Women's History:
Our Challenges, Creativity, and Champions
DATES: Through November 8, 2008
937-376-4944 800-752-2603 (toll free)
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tue - Sat: 9:00 AM -5:00 PM
CURATOR: Carolyn Mazloomi
DESCRIPTION: This is the largest exhibit of its kind and showcases more than 100 contemporary quilts. Experience the imagery that tells the story of African-American women and their crucial role in the survival of their people from slavery to the present.
Favorites from the Mountain Mist Historical Collection
DATES: Through November 12, 2008
LOCATION: Cultural Arts Center
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Mon - Thu: 7 - 9:30 PM
Sat : 1 - 4:30 PM
CURATOR: Linda Pumphrey
DESCRIPTION: Mountain Mist® shares their favorites from the collection of fabulous appliqué designs to graphic pieced quilts. These historical quilts date from late 1880s to 1975 with a concentration of quilts from the 1930s and 1940s. Each quilt is a work of art and mastery in needle workmanship.
AMISH QUILTS: The Midwestern Tradition
DATES: Through November 15, 2008
LOCATION: Snowden Gallery
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Wed, Fri & Sat: 11:30 AM - 4 PM
Thu: 11:30 AM - 7 PM
ADMISSION FEE: Freewill donation
CURATOR: Jan Wass
DESCRIPTION: Quilts from
Patterns from the Past: Quilts of
DATES: Through January 4, 2009
LOCATION: Hayes Presidential Center
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon - Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun & Holidays: Noon - 5:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: As the first state formed from the Northwest
Join Kaye Wood on a LoveQuilt™ Charity Cruise in the Carribean on the Carnival Pride. Help make a difference! All 6-hour quilts made during a quilt-a-thon on board the ship will be donated to a charity to be given to those who need a little extra love. The goal is 60 finished quilts at the end of the cruise.
Cruise date is June 6 – 13, 2009 and prices start at $1151 per person. For more information contact Kaye Wood Inc., 800-248-KAYE (5293) or visit www.kayewood.com. To reserve a cabin, call 800-288-6006, ext. 77317. Cruise sponsored by Janome, Clover and Mountain Mist Batting.
Southern Pecan Pie
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cups pecans
1 10-inch unbaked pie crust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs slightly to combine yolks and whites. Add corn syrup and sugars. Melt butter and add to the egg and sugar mixture. Stir in vanilla and pecans until well blended. Carefully pour into pie crust, being careful not to overfill. Bake for 50 minutes or until set. If the edges of the crust begin to brown too early, cover the edges with aluminum foil. Cool before serving.
Pointers & Tips for Quilting
Color: To put a spark in your quilt, use a bit of yellow or black.
Needleturn Appliqué: When doing needleturn appliqué, use a round wooden toothpick to turn the fabric. The roughness of the wood snags those little tiny, short, fibers and rolls that fabric right under. Then you can do the needlework.
Leftover Scraps: Have lots of scraps and they are over loading your sewing room? Collect them and call the local elementary school or Head Start or even the local child care center. They will take them off of your hands to make collages from. The children love the bright colors, odd shapes, and even better, the teachers love not having to use their precious resources to tear up paper for this project.
Stiletto: Use a stiletto to hold down your fabrics as they approach and go under the presser foot. You will find your seam allowances will be that perfect 1/4 inch from the start of the seam all the way through the end.
Storing bobbins and thread: Save large empty pill bottles to hold thread and bobbins for a take along appliqué project. Poke a hole through the cap so you can pull out the thread you need without your spool running away!
Removal of Paper: Try wetting the paper on the back of paper-pieced blocks to make it easier to remove. Spray the paper on the project until it is pretty wet. Let it dry for 20 or 30 minutes. Most of the paper will have dried enough to make it strong again, but the paper just around the seam lines was still be wet and weak. The paper will come out in record time, with a lot less fussing.
Marking Quilt: Use a pouncer to chalk a quilting design on your quilt, then spray lightly with spray starch to give it a little more staying power.
Changing Needle: When paper piecing, change the needle several times throughout the project. Paper dulls the needle.
Cutting Mat Storage: To keep your rotary cutting mats flat between uses, hang them on men's dress slack hangers, with the metal clips. The clips will hold the mat securely and in a flat, vertical position. Then, tie a pretty ribbon through the handle of your rotary cutter and slip it over the hanger. Everything is all together for your next project.
Portable Pressing Table: To make a portable pressing table, use a wooden collapsible TV table. Place several layers of batting to fit the top, and then make a drawstring cover of canvas duck to secure. It is great to have beside the sewing machine for pressing as you go and folds up out of the way when not in use.
Borders and Bindings: It helps to cut the borders and bindings on the length of the grain (along the selvage edge) because there is not as much stretch and they are less likely wave when finished.
Seam Roller: Use a small wooden wall paper seam roller to iron the seams on small pieces.
Stain Removal: Make a paste of Oxyclean stain remover and apply to the stain. After wetting the spots, use an old soft paint brush to apply the paste. Throw the quilt into a full washing machine and let it go through a full cycle on gentle.
Fabric Usage: Remember to consider using the wrong side of your fabrics now and then. It may be a softer shade or a lower value of a color you had in mind. After all, when you purchased it, you paid for both sides!
Table Protection: When using adhesive spray on a block, put the block in a cardboard box before spraying. This will contain the spray and your table surface will be protected.
Prewashing Fabrics: When prewashing quilting fabrics, place a dry towel in the dryer with the fabrics to keep them from twisting.
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 December 2008 Issue: Monday, November 17
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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