December 9, 2008
6:30 P.M. (Note: Special Time)
NOTICE: Meeting will be
Thank you one and all for a very successful fund-raiser! I appreciate your patience with me as this is my first Quilto experience, and I’ve not played Bingo but maybe 4 times in my life.
A king size thanks to those who gave donations and helped out.
December is potluck month and we will have a special guest speaker. There is no charge for guests, and I encourage you to invite a friend or relative to join us. The speaker is a surprise guest and will not talk about quilting. He has some very important wisdom and advice to share with us and will have a few items you may want to purchase for your loved ones as Christmas gifts. I feel he has a very important message for quilters and non-quilters. Again, there is no guest fee because I feel so strongly about his message.
Don’t forget to bring your dish for potluck! Each member is requested to bring a covered dish and 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 . . .
Who could believe that two years has passed since I assumed the presidency of the Guild. There are so many people to thank for the smooth flowing of the work of the Guild during this time that I wouldn’t be able to name them all. But I couldn’t have done it without every one of you.
That’s also a message for each of us as we continue into the new year. The new officers of the Guild need just as much cooperation and enthusiastic participation. It takes each of us helping each other to keep the Guild a friendly, supportive environment for quilters.
Thank you, everyone!
The 2009 membership dues must be paid by the end of January to remain active on the guild roster. 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.”
Please include your contact information: Name, Address. E-mail, and Telephone. Also, check the file card at membership sign-in at meetings if you have any changes to be made.
Please make the following changes to your roster:
Misspelled in previous newsletter
Leftover, New Batting Appreciated by Community Service
In an effort to keep expenses down for the
guild, Community Service is asking for donations of
batting for the quilts to be tied at the January meeting. Any donation is greatly appreciated.
Both new batting and large pieces left-overs from your projects would be helpful. JoAnn’s batting on a roll is very inexpensive (when you use a coupon) and very economical to use in the small quilts that we make. Battings larger than twin would be the most helpful.
This month quilts were sent to
If you know of a charity that needs quilts for babies or children, please let Community Projects know, and we will see that the quilts are distributed to the appropriate agency.
Please bring the batting to the December meeting, or if that is not possible, please call and I will make arrangements to pick up the batting.
Thanks for your generosity.
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 of a member who could use our support, please give Lee a call.
December 3rd Monday Stitch-In
Evening stitch-in held on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
There will be no stitch-in for December because of the holidays. The January meeting will be announced.
2009 MVQG Winter Retreat Reminder
The winter retreat at
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 2009 guild members. For retreat questions, call Lesa Bame at 937-848-5844, or Sandy Hartz at 937-429-9031.
Quilt Show $ 405.00 $4,000.00 —
Membership $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $3,835.00
Advertising $600.00 $250.00 $85.00
Door Prize (basket) $300.00 $250.00 $356.89
Fund-raising Projects $300.00 $ 500.00 $120.00
Workshops $2,925.00 $1,500.00 $1,925.00
Guest Fees $50.00 — $130.00
Projected Total: $8,580.00 $10,500.00 $6,451.89
Challenge — — —
Community Projects $50.00 — $34.71
Storage Facility $810.00 $810.00 $810.00
Contingency Plan $500.00 $500.00 —
Hospitality $50.00 — —
Library $500.00 $500.00 $300.00
Membership $250.00 $500.00 $112.65
Newsletter Printing $970.00 $1,500.00 $912.60
Newsletter Postage $342.00 see above
Programs $3,000.00 $4,500.00 $3,623.59
Room Set up fee — $599.00 $300.00
Sunshine Expense $50.00 $200.00 —
Operating Costs; aka office supplies $500.00
Post Office Box $45.00 $40.00
Taxes $300.00 $200.00
Website Host/Server $11.00 $11.00
Checks $20.00 —
Letterhead $150.00 —
Total $11,088.00 $10,724.00 $7,267.55
Deborah Milton Anderson
Deborah Melton Anderson, liturgical and art quilter, will be on display at
The church is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to Noon Sundays [the exhibit space is separate, but near, the sanctuary so whispers are in order on Sundays].
For more information, contact Marylyn Doyle, assistant curator, Epiphany Gallery, at mndoyle(at)msn.com
Uncommon Threads: Brilliant Stitches
HOURS: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mondays through Fridays
Many quilts on exhibit are from our own guild members so come and check it out!
Quilt Book Author at Books & Company
C. Cummings, a quilt historian, lecturer, and collector whose specialty is
book 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 Darke,
Cummings 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 sue.cummings(at)wright.edu
Patterns from the
Past: Quilts of
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 Territory,
January 11 - February 22, 2009
Uncommon Threads: Fabrications
LOCATION: Troy-Hayner Cultural Center
HOURS: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Mondays through Thursdays 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sundays: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Many quilts on exhibit are from our own guild members so come and check it out!
Join Kaye Wood on A LoveQuilt™ Charity
Cruise in the
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.
Quilt Show Bus Trip to
Mark your calendar for an exciting adventure to Chicago and the International Quilt Festival April 17-19, 2009.
The chartered bus will depart from
Registration details will be available in late December.
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 January 2009 Issue: Monday, December 15
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
2009 Board Meetings
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 listed. All Guild members are invited to attend.
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