November 10, 2009
Speaker Fee: $5.00
Artist Shares Photo to Fabric Technique
Kravetz was born and raised in
Julianne has taught classes and
• Look for Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild on Facebook and become a fan. Post what you are working on for the 2010 show and any other helpful tips or new finds.
• I will have sign up sheets available for all of the 2010 classes that are listed in the 2010 calendar. Please note that Maria has added an extra day so please come sign up again for which day suits your schedule.
A Note from the President
The October Challenge meeting is one of my favorite meetings. I love seeing what everyone creates. Thanks to Sue DeSantis for all her work in putting this together. Great job. I also want to thank those who volunteered for the Nominating Committee.
Congratulations to Maria Elkins on her entries in the Houston Quilt Show. She received an Honorable Mention in the category Art-Miniature with her wallhanging “Violinist”. She also received 2nd place in the category Art-People, Portraits and Figures with her wallhanging “Broken Dishes”.
Don’t forget to watch the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition program on Sunday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.,
Channel 22 featuring the Terpenning
are invited to the Executive Board Meeting on November 4 at the Beavercreek Library on
Welcome New Members
There were 76 members and guests at the October meeting with five new members joining the Guild.
Membership renewals 2010 are being taken at each meeting. There have been 21 renewals thus far. Remember, 2010 dues must be paid to register Retreat.
Please welcome these new members:
E-mail for Debbie Bertke:
Nominating Committee for 2010
At the October meeting, Susan announced the Nominating Committee for 2010 officers.
The Committee includes:
Jean Brittingham jbrittingham002(at)woh.rr.com 9377680237
Ed Chamness mrandmrsquilter(at)aol.com 9373725821
Ron Lundquist ronaldlundquist(at)att.net 9372947844
Karen Sipos jktimeaway(at)aol.com 9378365540
Nancy Smith no e-mail 9374268823
The committee will present a slate of officers at the November meeting for voting by all members present.
Currently, The Vice President and Corresponding Secretary positions are open. If you would like to volunteer or to nominate another member for a position, please contact any member of the committee at your earliest convenience. If you are nominating someone, it would be appropriate to contact that individual to
determine their availability and to let them know that you will support them in the position.
The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held 7 p.m. on November 16th at Marlo Sigler’s home. The address is
Please call Marlo 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!
Quilts: Traditional, Challenging and Innovative
Quilt Show — May 7, 8, 2010 Set Up — May 6, 2010
The Challenge is over but I hope those who haven’t finished theirs will continue. It would be neat to have a section of the quilt show with our 2009 Challenge. So you now have about five more months to finish your projects.
I want to say a big thanks to Pam Bohnke and Billie Ferguson for finishing the Quilt Show raffle quilt (Shadow of the Bear). It’s gorgeous!!
Quilt Show Chairman
Quilt Show 2010 Reminders
If you weren’t at the last guild meeting you missed seeing our raffle quilt. It is amazing! I plan on buying many tickets for myself. We should have lots of interest in buying tickets, so get ready.
After the meeting, there were more show-and-tell items to add to the growing list for our show. Where are yours?
Now some information on the boutique: This time we are not getting a bedding license from the state and therefore the list of quilted things we can sell is a little shorter. Just placemats, table runners, wallhangings, purses and small things. I will have more information at the next meeting.
Keep those machines busy.
Bus Trip to Amish Country
Ann Clutter is considering a
bus trip to
information, contact Ann at 9374334354 or email clutter.10(at)osu.edu.
If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call
Diane McLane at 9379644142 or e-mail dmclane(at)woh.rr.com.
I really appreciate all of the cards and support that I’ve received during this difficult time. Thanks,
We accept classified ads for $5.00 per issue. Items must be of interest to quilters and collectors, and may be submitted by anyone, including nonmembers.
Wheeler & Wilson W9 Coffin Top Antique Sewing Machine
• p/o from 1900
• All attachments
• Delivery within our area
To view on line go to: www.sharingstitches.com Click on sample images
Cell phone: 9374798343
2010 Calendar of Events
Tues 01/13 Community Quilts
Tues 02/09 Maria Elkins lecture
Wed 02/10 Maria Making Faces Workshop
Sat 02/13 Maria Making Faces Workshop
$25.00/student plus $5.00 kit fee
Tues 03/09 Library Program
Sun 04/11 Seasons In My Garden
Mon 04/12 Thread Painting 1,2,3
Tue 04/13 Simple Flowers/Alpine Rose
Tue 04/13 Lecture
$45.00/class plus appropriate kit fee
Tues 05/11 Quilt Show
Tues 06/08 G. and V. Siciliano Lecture
Wed 06/09 G. and V. Siciliano Workshop
Cost to be determined, students purchase kit
Tues 07/09 Programs’ Fundraiser
Tues 08/09 Demo Night
Tues 09/14 Purposeful Roots; bylaws sec. 2
Tues 10/13 Our own Award Winners
Sat 11/13 Cross-stitch to Quilt Workshop
$15.00 plus supplies if needed
Tues 12/08 Christmas Potluck
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE CALENDAR MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THANK YOU.
MVQG’s 2010 Retreat
Come to the Luau!!!!
Come and sew without the home distractions!!!
There will be a lot of door prizes and special treats.
Sign up for the retreat so you don’t miss out.
The fun will start in the islands.
(Retreat Forms are at the end of this Newsletter and are available on line. Additional retreat information will be available on the website.)
Pointers & Tips
See Dark Edges: Place a white or colored piece of paper under dark fabrics when rotary cutting on a dark mat so you can see the fabric edges more clearly.
Paint Chip Tip: Create your own color library with complementary paint chips available at home decorating stores. Paint chips are easy to take along when shopping for fabric.
Flannel Carriers: Cut out large pieces from a flannel-backed tablecloth and roll it up to store quilt blocks and unroll it when you're ready to work on it
Trading Card Holders: Buy trading card dividers for needle storage and place them in a binder. Insert needles into felt or muslin squares that have been cut to the size of the dividers. The holders can also be used to store swatches of your fabric stash.
Stop Fabric Diving: Buy a single stitch plate for your sewing machine instead of using a slotted zigzag plate. It will be easier to begin new seams without the fabric sinking into the notch. In a pinch, use transparent tape to create a smaller hole.
Breaking Thread: To moisturize old, dry thread and reduce breaking, place the spool in a plastic bag, spray lightly with water and refrigerate overnight
Backing Material: Remember to purchase backing material that is similar weight and color to the top of the quilt. It is always a good idea to try and use the same types of material for the top of the quilt as it will be difficult to sew through uneven levels of material.
Locating Thread Grains: Sometimes it’s hard to see the position of threads in printed fabric, making it difficult to locate the straight grain to mark or cut patches. To locate the thread grains, flip the fabric over. The print should appear somewhat faded on the fabric’s reverse side, making it easier to see the threads
Storing Supplies: Purchase a plastic, six drawer filing cabinet on wheels at an office supply store to store supplies. The drawers will help keep projects organized.
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 December 2009 Issue: Monday, November 26
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.
Quilting stories, ideas, news?
MVQG Newsletter Editor
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Phone: 9373725821 E-mail: mvqgoh(at)aol.com
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February 19, 20 & 21, 2010
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confidentially mailed to Kathy Bean,
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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, Heidi Young or Lesa Bame.
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) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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