December 14, 2010
Members Only This Month
Join in the Fun at our Annual
Here we are ready for December to roll on in. A big thank you to Shari Brindley and Kim Gros for last month’s presentation on cross stitch to quilt.
I know we are all in full swing with our holiday preparations with friends and family. I hope that each of you will take an evening off to join the rest of your quilting family in our annual, members only, holiday potluck dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Plates, utensils and paper will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and your own beverage.
We will also have our fabric gift exchange. Please consider joining in on the fun. The theme this year is, “Color Me Happy”. Bring 1/3 yard of a focus fabric and 1/3 yard each of two coordinating fabrics in colors or themes that make you happy. Then I thought it would be cool for the February Inner Artist challenge to use the fabric you get to create a “Color Me Happy” quilt. You would use the three fabrics you received in the exchange and up to three other fabrics from your stash to make a top larger than 12" x 12".
Lastly, please pay your dues and sign up for our Red, White and Blue for You Retreat in February. January will be a community quilt month and we will start RSVP’s for the Paula Nadelstern classes in March.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
A Note from the President
For my last article, I just want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone in the guild, my Executive Board, and my family and friends.
As President, we have accomplished a lot. We made 7 quilts in five days for Extreme Makeover. We had a great Quilt Show and several great retreats. This has taken a lot of volunteering, but we also had a lot of fun doing it.
I want to give a special thanks to Mary Miller, Treasurer. With her, we were able to once again bring in advertising money for the ads in the newsletter. This money and the money from the basket each month, almost pays for the printed newsletter. I couldn’t have done this alone, but together I’m proud of the work we achieved.
It has truly been a pleasure.
All are welcome to attend a monthly sew-in for
the guild at the
Come and get to know other members of the guild. Come for a few hours or stay all day. (When you arrive, go to the back-door of the center and the room is to the left.)
Bring a project and sew, sew and sew. Now that the Christmas gifts are finished, you can sew something for yourself. Bring your sewing machine and supplies, or do some hand work. Irons will be available. No home interruptions!!!
Come and have a fun time… laugh and sew!!! If you have any questions, contact Janet Stohr at email@example.com or 426-8344.
Sixty-seven members and seven guests signed in at the November meeting.
Please make the following change to your roster:
The 2011 membership dues must be paid by the end of January to remain active on the mailing list. The fee is $20.00 payable to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild.
Dues can be mailed to:
If you want to receive your receipt and membership card by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please mark your check with “Dues for 2011.” If you want to pick up your card and receipt in person, it will be available at the subsequent meeting.
you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Diane McLane at
964-4142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our deepest sympathy goes to Carol Jones whose son passed away recently. If you would like to her send a card, her address is:
Karen Engel is undergoing physical therapy after successful double knee transplant procedures. If you would like to send a card, her address is:
December Third Monday Stitch-In
The evening stitch-in held on the third Monday of the month will not be held during December because of the holidays.
Quilt Show 2012 Raffle Quilts
Now that the fabric for the queen size raffle quilt has been bought, we can move to the next step. We will make final placement of fabrics and start sewing. I’ll be looking for a date with the ladies who have been involved so far. Once we have a date, I’ll put it out through Ed. If anyone else wants to join us, please feel free. How exciting!!!
Quilt Show Chairperson
Submitted by Mary C. Miller, Treasurer
For period ending September 30, 2010
BEGINNING BALANCE $11,729.58
Sally Kerr Fund 50.00
Fons & Porter 80.97
TOTAL INCOME $1,990.97
Fons & Porter 60.00
TOTAL EXPENSES $235.50
ENDING BALANCE $13,485.05
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.
Quilt Shows/Events of Interest
Thru December 18th
Journey of Hope in
An exhibit of
90 quilts by quilters and artists from throughout the
March 31st – April 2nd
Amish Country Quilt Show
Show held at
April 8th – 10th
International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati
Show held at the
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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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