December 11, 2007
Unfortunately, it is that time of year. Meetings will be canceled if
oH Well, we have a busy program for everyone in December. We are going to do a few things we have done in the past and something new! We will have a box as you come into the big meeting room for mittens and hats. We will donate them to those who are in need.
We will also have an optional fabric exchange! Please no Christmas fabric! When you are out shopping and can’t stand it anymore, go to your favorite quilt store and take a deep breath and relax. You need to buy one yard of fabric for the exchange. As long as your gift bag has one yard of fabric in it, you can buy two pieces in 1/2 yard increments or one whole yard or three pieces of 1/3 yard fabrics. So have some fun with this and remember when everything else is stressing you out, go shopping for fabric!!!
We are also going to have a speaker from Indiana, Ann Calland. Some of you know her and some have heard her speak. She is the curator of the Marie Webster home and Headquarters for the Quilters’ Hall of Fame. She will do a combination lecture and trunk show. She wants to tell us a little about the Hall of Fame and then bring out her brother’s quilt tops. The trunk show is called “Fred Calland Quilt Designs: Quilting from a Man’s Point of View”.
Most importantly, don’t forget to bring your dish for potluck! Each member is requested to bring a covered dish, a serving utensil and a drink of their choice. The guild will furnish tableware (paper plates and plastic utensils). We will start eating at 6:30 p.m. See you there for fun and friendship.
A Note from the President
My special thanks this month goes to Susan Hill who has done a superb job as Vice President. Susan has provided us with interesting programs and challenging workshops. The fruits of her labors will continue through much of next year giving Shari Brindley a great head start as she takes on the position of Vice President.
We had a very successful class with Shirley Stutz. We can all look forward to seeing lots of wonderful fans and ferns from the machine quilters in the guild.
On December 7, I’m going to be demonstrating the construction of Ricky Tims’ convergence quilts at Appalachian Quilts, the new shop in Enon. Appalachian Quilts has a supply of Ricky’s book on Convergence Quilts, as well as his newest book on Rhapsody Quilts. I have so much fun doing the convergence quilts; my next one will be 51. If you are interested, call Appalachian Quilts for details: 937-863-0070. I’ll do the same presentation twice, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
All this we do for the love of quilting,
December 3rd Tuesday Stitch-in
Evening stitch-in held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
There will be no stitch-in this month because of the holidays.
Final payments for retreat are due in JANUARY this year.
The 2008 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 2008.”
Welcome New Members
For your information, there are currently 212 members in our guild and 71 plus 9 guests attended the November meeting. Currently for 2008, 50 members have renewed.
Fons and Porter
A new or renewed subscription to Fons and Porter magazine is $20 for 1 year. Please make check out to MVQG. Include mailing label for renewals, if you can.
Our guild will get $5 for each subscription that we get.
This makes a great gift that will last all year long.
Submitted by Sandy Hartz, Treasurer
For the Period October 1 – 31, 2007
BEGINNING BALANCE $13,425.00
Door Prize 55.44
TOTAL INCOME $475.44 $13,900.00
Stacy Robinson—Setup Room 50.00
Speaker–Vikki Pignatelli Deposit 200.00
Speaker–Linda Cantrell 113.22
Speaker–Anita Shackelford Deposit 100.00
Newsletter Postage 41.00
TOTAL EXPENSES $678.12
ENDING BALANCE $13,222.00
Earmarked Funds: $2,000.00—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.
Proposed Budget for 2008 (Prepared by Susan Hill)
Quilt Show $4,000.00
Membership (200 people (at) $20) 4,000.00
Advertising Fees 250.00
Door Prize Collection 250.00
Special Projects (Auction/Selling quilt frame/Fund Raisers 500.00
(Fons & Porter/City BBQ)
(Storage Unit—½ Guild, ½ Quilt Show) 405.00/405.00
Contingency Plan 500.00
Membership (Folders, rosters, copies/nametag buttons) 500.00
Office (post office box, paper, stamps, phone calls, etc.) 500.00
Room Rental ($87.50/meeting plus $16/Executive Board) 1,115.00
Room Rental for Winter Retreat 0
*The Executive Board has voted to carry over all $ the Vice President has not used in 2007 to be used for the purposes of Programs/Workshops. This will be in addition to the proposed budget amount of $3,000.
2008 Retreat Mystery Quilt
Light ¾ yard
Medium 1 ¼ yard (Could be focus/floral fabric)
Dark 1 yard
Cut (24)-3 ½" squares
Cut (10)-3 7/8" squares
Cut (2)- 4 ¼" squares, then cut in half diagonally twice
Cut (12)- 3 ½" squares
Cut (4)- 3 7/8" squares, then cut in half diagonally
Cut (2)- 4 ¼" squares, then cut in half
Cut (9)- 3 ½" squares
Cut (18)- 3 7/8" squares, then cut in half diagonally
Cut four strips 1 ½" x 32"
There are options for the outer border/s that will be given after the top is made at retreat. Bring all leftover fabric with you.
February 8th – March 19th
Quilt Show 2008 at
Show is held at Lake Metroparks Farmpark,
5 p.m. and closed on Mondays (open Presidents’ Day). One of
June 19th – 21st
39th Annual NQG Quilt Show
Show is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The show will feature exhibits, classes, lectures, an extensive vendor mall and special events. The 400+ competition quilts will be joined by a special theme exhibit of Rose Quilts, selected quilts from Sacred Threads: 2007, a fascinating exhibit of Vintage Kit Quilts from the collection of noted quilt historian Xenia Cord, an exhibit called Contemporary Colorations: The Wow Factor and a sampling of wonderful NQA Chapter Challenge Quilts.
Class information brochures will be available to all current members of NQA in the winter issue of The Quilting Quarterly. Registration information will be posted on their website on or about January 2, 2008. Advance registration is available for all volunteers who worked two shifts during the 38th Annual Show in 2007.
If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Lee Peterson at 439-7298.
No news is good news! If you hear anyone in need of our support, please give Lee a call.
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 January 2008 Issue: Monday, December 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 2007 Officers
President Ron Lundquist 294-7844
Vice President Susan Hill 426-4740
Treasurer Sandy Hartz 429-9031
Recording Secretary Kathy Bean 433-3343
Corresponding Secretary Debbie Bertke 884-5078
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