mvqg_08-09_newsletter by xiagong0815


									                                                   August 11, 2009
                                                   7:00 P.M.
                                                   Fairborn Senior Center
                                                   325 North Third Street
                                                   Fairborn, Ohio
                                                   Visitors Welcome
                                                   Speaker Fee: $5.00

Pictorial Quilts Enhanced with Fabric Paint
         Great August to you fellow quilters! We are hosting Annette Kennedy this month and she
will be sharing with us some “Possibilities with Paint”.
         Topics will include how Annette came to make quilts from photos and started painting on
them, samples of prepared for dying fabric vs. commercial fabric and a Q & A time. She may
have some items for sale during the break period.
        There will be a $5.00 guest fee.
        Two spots remain in each of the two classes Annette will be teaching class…don’t wait
until the last minute if you want to get in. The cost is $65 per class or $117 for both (includes kit
fee). Supply lists and samples are on her website:
        Classes will be Wednesday and Thursday, August 12 and 13, at the Appalachian Quilt
Shop. For full details, see the guild website.
        Our July fund-raiser was a big success! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE! We received so
many donations from such a charitable group of people. If I thanked you all individually I would
forget someone.
        This was a big new thing for me and the ladies who helped out. I realize there were some
things that we did right and some things that can be done better next time. (If the next vp wants
to do this again...hint , hint, are you out there?)
        I am so thankful for the outcome of $581.00 that we raised! This is really going to help
with programs! Once again, thank you.
Shari Brindley
Vice President

A Note from the President
         Well, wasn’t that a fun meeting? Lots to do, lots to learn and room to chat. I loved
it. Thanks to Shari Brindley and her working group. They did a great job.
I hope everyone is as excited as I am about the possibility of making some quilts for Extreme
Makeover. By the time you read this we will have finished them and the house will have been
revealed. We will try to have pictures and will definitely let everyone know about this giving
       (NOTE: The Extreme Makeover people were not in as big a hurry as they first indicated.
Kim has not heard their final decisions, so keep the sewing machines oiled for if or when they
decide on quilts for the makeover.)
       I have finally finished doing my UFO sheet and have sent it to Ed.
        Chairman for Hospitality…boy this was a hard position to fill; however, Joyce Marrs has
been kind enough to accept the position. Thanks Joyce.
        The next Executive Board meeting will be August 5 at the Beavercreek Library at 6 p.m.
It’s a Budget Meeting.
See everyone soon.
Susan Hill
President, 426-4740

3rd Monday Evening Stitch-In
            (NOTE: This month will be a pot luck cookout, and remember the different time.)
       The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held August 17th at 6:30 p.m. at Debbie
Ginsburg’s home. The address is 701 Debron Road, West Milton. Her telephone number is 698-
       This get together will be a Pot Luck Cookout! Meat, drinks and tableware will be
provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert and your stitching!

                                                               Community Quilt
                                                               Project Day
                                                                    Do you have unfinished
                                                               community quilts? Would you like to
                                                               help make community quilt kits?
                                                               Would you like to start a community
                                                                      The goal of this Project Day is
                                                               to work on community quilts, have
                                                               fun and to eat, drink and be merry.
                                                               So bring your favorite covered dish
                                                               and beverage of choice to:
                                                               Southern Hills Methodist Church
                                                               2287 S. Dixie Hwy
                                                               Kettering, Ohio 45409
                                                                      The event will be on Saturday,
                                                               August 22, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. If
                                                               you plan to attend or need more
                                                               details/directions, please contact
                                                               Becky Siva at 937-681-3569.
                                                                      The Southern Hills Methodist
                                                               Church has graciously allowed us to
                                                               use their facility free of charge. As a
                                                               Thank You, please bring
                                                               nonperishable food items for their
                                                               food bank pantry.
Looking Ahead:
October Meeting: Challenge
Winter Retreat: February 10–21, 2010
MVQG Quilt Show: May 7 and 8, 2010

Calling All Secret Stitchers
        Sign-ups for a new season of Secret Stitchers will begin in August and go through
October with the first gift exchange in November. This is a fun way to get to know another guild
      Each month you will bring a small gift such as a fat-quarter, sewing notion, a treat, or other
inexpensive item for your assigned Stitcher, and you will receive a gift from your Secret Stitcher.
In May the identities of the Stitchers are revealed.
        Participants from last year seemed to enjoy the experience. New secret stitchers are
most welcome.
        Look for the Secret Stitcher basket with the sign-up cards on the shelf by the kitchen.
   If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Carruth at or at 254-

Sunshine News
        If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Diane McLane at 964-
4142 or e-mail
        Our deepest condolences to Janet Stohr whose son passed away in June. If you would
like to send her a sympathy card, her address is:
Janet Stohr
2515 Sugarloaf Ct.
Beavercreek OH 45434
        Our thoughts and prayers are with Connie Howard who recently lost her mother. If you
would like to send her a sympathy card, her address is:
Connie Howard
3132 Morningview Dr.
Beavercreek OH 45432
                                                     MVQG’s Quilt Show
                                                     May 7 and 8, 2010, Greene Co.
                                                     Fairgrounds, Xenia
                                                            We are in need of a FACEBOOK person
                                                     for the Guild/Quilt Show. This is a new position
                                                     that we want to try. Facebook is so new and
                                                     utilized by so many people. Shari and Ed have
                                                     it started, however, they would like someone
                                                     to take it over.
                                                            We can make FACEBOOK as big or
                                                     small a job as you like. As an example, if four
                                                     people volunteered for the position, each
                                                     person could take a week out of the month.
                                                     I’m open to any and all suggestions. It’s just
                                                     something we could use for a lot of publicity.
                                                     It’s also a way to reach to so many more
                                                              Please think about it and let me know.
                                                     Susan Hill
                                                     President, 426-4740

Quilt Show Reminders
    Yes, May 2010 is not far away and there is lots to do.
    First comes getting all of those quilting projects finished to display. Then starting a list of all
the people and places you can sell raffle tickets. Our raffle quilt, “Shadow of the Bear”, is queen
size. It is a combination of a bear paw block and log cabin and is done in fall colors.
    Next comes boutique items. We know all of you make great gifts, why not make extra to sell
in the boutique. The other option is to donate items for sale. One way you get to make a little
extra cash and the other adds to the guild funds. These are a few things to get started. Each
month we will remind and encourage all of you to be ready for the Big Show in May 2010.
Linda Adams
Quilt Show Committee

       There were 58 members and 3 guests who attended the June meeting. The July meeting
had an attendance of 65 members and 9 guests.
New Member
Patty Tuell
105 Settlers Trail
Union, OH 45322
(937) 836-2121 (yes 3 e’s)
Fons & Porter Renewal
    Help your guild by renewing your Fons & Porter “Love of Quilting” subscription through the
       Cut your address label off your magazine and give it and $20 to Karen Engel. The guild
gets $5 for every subscription, so this gets your subscription while assisting the guild, too.
       Deposit magazine labels and checks made out to MVQG in a plastic shoebox on the
sign-in table labeled “Love of Quilting” subscriptions. There will also be forms available to get
the magazine for the first time in the plastic shoebox.
       This will be an ongoing renewal, so any time the magazine informs you that your
subscription is about to expire, just remember to renew through the guild…it is a way for you to
help keep the guild solvent.
Karen Engel

                                               Quilt Shows
                                               Check the website as shows are added
                                               throughout the month.
                                                      July 30th – August 2nd
                                                      10th Anniversary Quilt Odyssey
                                               Show held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention
                                               Center, Hershey, Pa. For more information,
                                               contact 717-432-5148 or
                                                      August 27th – 29th
                                                      Quilting, Stitches & Craft Expo
                                               Creative Girlfriends Productions is sponsoring the
                                               expo and it will be held at the Sharonville
                                               Convention Center in Cincinnati, Oh. Hours are
                                               Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and
                                               Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expo will feature a
                                               vendor mall, Make-It and Take-It’s, workshops,
                                               seminars, fashion shows and daily prize
                                               drawings. Three hour hands-on workshops. For
                                               more information, visit their website at
                                                      September 3rd – 5th
                                                      The Goodtime Quilters’ 2009 Show
                                               Show held at The Trinity Lutheran Church, 135
                                               East Mount St., Circleville. Hours are Thursday
                                               and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.
                                               – 4 p.m. For more information, contact, Barb
                                               Harwood at 740-332-6344.
       September 12th and 13th
       A Quilter’s Harvest 2009
The Cal-Co Quilter’s Guild show is held at the Marshall Activities Center, 15325 W. Michigan
Ave., Marshall, Mich. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. –
4 p.m. Admission is $6. Over 200 quilts will be on exhibit, 15 vendors and demonstrations, quilt
raffle, member challenge and food court. For more information, contact Terry Doty at 269-274-
3674 or
        October 3rd and 4th
        Farmersville Quilt Show
Show held at Farmersville Elementary School Gymnasium, 202 Jackson St. Hours are 10 a.m. –
5 p.m. Admission is $5 with kids under 12 free. Over 100 quilts on display. Show features
scissor sharpening, vendors, food concession and handcrafted items. For more information, call
937-696-7412 or 937-224-8100.

                                                                   Treasurer’s Report
                                                                   Submitted by Mary C. Miller, Treasurer
                                                                   For period ending June 30, 2009

                                                                   BEGINNING BALANCE            $13,568.28
                                                                       Challenge                     140.00
                                                                       Workshop                      686.00
                                                                       Advertising                   100.00
                                                                       Fons & Porter                  20.00
                                                                       Door Prize                     25.92

                                                                   TOTAL INCOME                    $971.92
                                                                      Newsletter—Printing             70.40
                                                                      Fons & Porter                   15.00
                                                                      Fairborn Senior Center          87.50
                                                                      Program Expenses                50.17
                                                                      Workshop/Programs              374.00
                                                                      Library                        326.40
                                                                   TOTAL EXPENSES                  $923.47
                                                                   ENDING BALANCE                $13,616.73

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.

Quilt Pins
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 September 2009 Issue: Monday, August 17, 2009
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 2009 Officers
President                      Susan Hill             9374264740      rk_hill(at)
Vice President                 Shari Brindley         9373728861      sharing.stitches(at)
Treasurer                      Mary C. Miller         9378901010      marysews(at)
Corresponding Secretary        Debbie Bertke          9378845078      debertke1(at)
Recording Secretary            Ed Chamness            9373725821      mrandmrsquilter(at)
                                                                  2009 Board Meetings
                          SULPHUR                                              August 5
                          GROVE                          Note: 6:00 p.m. at Beavercreek Library, 3618
                                                         Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek.
                          QUILT                          No Food or Drinks
                                                            The Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild Board
                          SHOP                           includes: The elected officers President, Vice-
                                                         President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording
                                                         Secretary, and Treasurer plus the chairs of the
            7340 Taylorsville Rd.                        standing committees, the immediate past
            Huber Hts. OH 45424                          president of the guild, and the founder of the
                                                         guild, Suellen Wassem. All officers and
                                                         committee chairs are expected to attend the
    Phone: 233-7021 Fax: 233-1326                        Board meetings which are held quarterly as
                                                         announced. All Guild members are invited to
          T, W, F 10-6 – Th 12-8
                                                                 Minutes of Board meetings are posted in
Sat 12-4 – Last Sunday of the month 12-4                 the News section of the website.
            CLOSED MONDAY
                                                         Quilting stories, ideas, news?
                                                         Send to:
                                                         Chris Garcher
   GUILD MEMBER DISCOUNT10%                              MVQG Newsletter Editor
                                                         6258 Gander Road East
                                                         Dayton OH 45424
                                                         E-mail: DJGarcher(at)

For fees and contracts, please contact:
Ed Chamness
P.O. Box 694
Wilberforce, OH 45384
Phone: 9373725821 E-mail: mvqgoh(at)

Need to reach us?
Please send all guild correspondence to our post office box address. That way our officers will
receive it. Our address is:
  Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild
  P.O. Box 340141
  Beavercreek, OH 45434
E-mail: mvqgoh(at)

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