January/February 2008 January 24th February 28th Guild 101 Preparing your Quilts for Exhibition The wonderful thing about a or Competition new year is new/or renewed ideas and projects that we are eager to tackle. That is exactly An informative and fun lecture Our Mission is: what is planned for your that will have you showcasing January guild meeting. your best work in style! Tracy ✦To contribute to the knowledge of Byers is a local quilt teacher quilting and the textile arts. Program Chair, Marcia Gilson, and pattern designer who has ✦ To promote the appreciation of ﬁne plans on giving a short also been involved in the quilts and quilt making. description of the guild, aka challenging and changing ﬁeld ✦ To contribute to the growth and Marys River Quilt Guild 101. of quilt judging on a regional knowledge of the art and the industry The new Block of the Month level for the past six years. through educational meetings and program will be presented and She'll give you the inside fellowship explained. Committees will be scoop on what the judges are sharing the opportunities you looking for (and what they can have if you choose to be a aren't!), as well as tips for Oﬃcers part of them and we will all get entering different types of to know each other a bit better. competitions. Her trunk show President - ** Come and see what is in store contains examples of the good, Vice-President-**Donna Johnson for 2008 – you don’t want to the bad and the ugly! miss out on the fun. Secretary -**Debbie Van Der Sommen Newsletter Format For Sale Treasurer - Denise Goodale By now you might have Grace Quilting Frame with **We will be electing new noticed that this newsletter has king size add on. 3 years old. officers for these positions at a different look from the New $1200, asking $700. our January meeting. See previous ones. This is due to Phone 757-6117 email: the fact that the editor’s firstname.lastname@example.org article on page 2. computer crashed before the Vickie Smith holidays and the replacement computer is now a Macintosh instead of a PC. www.marysriverquiltguild.org/ January/February 2008 newsletter page 1 Library News anyone to sleep in the bed or sit on it with the quilt on it, but for the time being it makes it easy to enjoy Five new books were added to the guild Library in December. Ricky Tim's Rhapsody Quilts - his Thank you again for participating in the quilt show techniques are always interesting and worth trying and giving people an opportunity to win something for unique, one of a kind quilts. they would never otherwise have the opportunity to own! Ruth B. McDowell's Design Workshop: Turn Your Inspiration into an Artfully Piece Quilt. I PS. When I meet someone new from Sisters or that found this and her last book to be a simpler version is a quilter I always tell them I am the lucky person on her classic "Piecing, Beyond the Basics" and that won the 2007 quilt! Most look at me with great highly recommend it for of those of you wanting to jealousy. Linda Steele branch out with your own designs. Maaike Bakker Strip Pieced Quilts: Easy Designs from Elections Just Six Fabrics. If you want to make a quilt that will require less thought and still look great this is a Guild ofﬁcers are elected on a two year rotation. great ﬁnd. Gloria Loughman's Luminous The positions of secretary and vice-president are up Landscapes. Using paint and thread with your for election in 2008. At the November guild landscape quilts to turn them from ordinary into true meeting Debbie Van der Sommen and Kelly zingers! Curl-Up Quilts by Becky Goldsmith and Esbenshade were nominated for these positions Linda Jenkins. I have found these two to always respectively. Since our president, Mistianne write a very understandable, easy to follow book Guzman moved away we also need to ﬁll the with great illustrations and techniques. For you remaining year of her position. Kathy Butler’s ﬂannel lovers, this book is about ﬂannel applique. name was placed in nomination. Additional nominations will be taken from the ﬂoor and then The library committee will be ordering new books we will vote for new ofﬁcers at our January meeting. again in February. Please let us know about any particular book you would like to see in the guild Membership Renewal library. Jean McDaniel It is time to renew your guild membership. Please Letter from raffle quilt winner ﬁll out the form on the last page of the newsletter and bring it to the meeting along with your money. Linda Stelle If you are unable to attend the meeting, please mail Please extend my long over-due gratitude to the your check and the form to MRQG, PO Box 1317, Marys River Quilt Guild, for creating the beautiful Philomath, 97370-1317. quilt which I had the good luck to win! It is truly a thing of beauty and I feel so fortunate to own it! I Prog rams - a year at a Glance am President of AmeriTitle and I have shared it with dozens of people who have laid their hands on it in Our new program chair, Marcia Gilson has been on wonder. Where did you come up with such a great the job for a few weeks and already has lined up idea, how may people did it take to make it, how some new and interesting programs. Look for long did it take to complete and who are the women speaker Martha Sparks giving Highlights from the of Marys River Quilt Guild? Please extend my Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum’s Permanent heartfelt thanks to them and assure them I will Collection in August and Peggy Gelbrich telling treasure it always. about Signature Quilts in September. Our Challenge meeting will continue in October. See our website Currently I have the quilt on a bed in my home that for a complete listing of programs for the year. is in a spare room and one I can take people into to see it in its full glory. In No way would I allow January/February 2008 newsletter page 2 Service Committee Quilt Guild Challenge Attention all quilters!! The service committee A Galaxy of Stars is the theme for the 2008 Quilt members, like many quilters, are gifted at Guild Challenge. The theme is based on the 2008 conceiving and starting projects and not quite as Star Raffle Quilt. Fabric packets are available for gifted at ﬁnishing them! We have many, many purchase at the guild meetings. The cost is $10. blocks that have been donated and/or that have been Using the five fabrics in the packet—three fat constructed by members from packets that we quarters and two fat eighths—guild members are organized. We would like to invite anyone who invited to use their imaginations to make a project would like to join us on our work mornings to come that reflects the theme. Additional fabrics of the help put these into useable quilts. We have lots of different jobs for people if they would like to help, quilter’s choice also can be added. including sewing on labels, hand stitching or machine stitching bindings and quilting or tying The challenge is to use some of each fabric in the quilts. top/outside of your project where it shows. The rules/guidelines are: to meet the challenge and to try The museum has told us that most likely sometime at least one new technique or idea that is a challenge this summer we will be able to expand our work for you. No additional fabric has been ordered, so it area to a room upstairs so that we can prepare will be up to each quilter to find more yardage of a projects in one place and work in another. We particular fabric, if you need it. Quilters will reveal would have more room for people who would like to their projects at the 2008 October guild meeting. join us. If you are interested we meet on the morning of the guild meeting from 8:30 - 11:30. Block of the Month Occasionally the meeting time is changed to accommodate my work schedule so if you are It has been a few years since we have had a “Block interested in joining us, please contact me or a of the Month”. With the tremendous help of Lisa member of the committee to make sure that we will Ullmer, we have rejuvenated this guild activity and be there. Hope to see some more members come hope that many of you will enjoy the challenge and and help. participate. A block and color/fabric theme is chosen for each month. Participants make a block Lynn Grube chair (email@example.com), Carol and put them into a drawing. A name is drawn from Farnes, Bunny Brehm, Elsa McCloskey ,Myra those that have put in blocks that month and the Kiekel, Emily Miller, Loyce Lemay winner goes home with hopefully enough blocks to put together a small quilt top. Secret Sisters Blocks have been chosen that ﬁt into the star theme and to give us inspiration to make a quilt or two to Calling all members! Do you want to check out new honor Oregon in 2009 as it celebrates its 150th places or share great places with other quilters? birthday. The hope is that you will love the blocks Here is your chance to coordinate trips. The job is so much that you will make one for the drawing and easy. Just think of places to visit and tell all the another for yourself. Maybe you will even consider other Secret Sisters about it and set a date. Have making a third one and we can use it for a rafﬂe people volunteer to drive and there you go. You can quilt to support a guild project. The ideas are even have pot lucks or craft nights. It is all up to endless. Make sure to pick up a packet of patterns at you. Do you think gifts are too much? Change the the January meeting so you won’t miss out on this process to Birthdays and Christmas only. The job is fun project. up for grabs and anyone can do it. Just let Debbie VDS know you are interested.A Galaxy of Stars 2008 Marys River Quilt Guild Challenge January/February 2008 newsletter page 3 December - Helping Hands We tied seven quilts at the meeting and three people brought back quilts that they had taken at the November meeting to either quilt or bind for us. These pictures show many helping hands putting on a binding. MRQG Cosmic Raffle Quilt 2008 Forwarding an intergalactic communication from you help, the more chances you will have to win the crew (Kathy Butler, Kelly Esbenshade and the "satellite" quilt. Debbie van der Sommen)... More details will be available later in the year on The journey continues... The Cosmic Quilt has the ticket sales from “The Firm” and Jan Andrews- turned out to be a large galactic queen size, it was McKirdie. transported off to Jean McDaniel at the December guild meeting for some stellar quilting. It should Background Information on our be back to be shown at either the January or Candidates February guild meeting. The star theme has proved to be very popular to all who have viewed Since the nation is learning more about the it. We think it will have universal appeal to ticket presidential candidates we thought it would be buyers, which will help beneﬁt the Guild! helpful to know a bit more about our fellow guild members whose names have been placed in The second "prize" quilt will be jettisoned this nomination for office spring. It will be a smaller version of the Cosmic Quilt with a few variations to make it unique. This quilt will be won by someone within the guild who Kathy Butler - for president has helped with this mission. By your (completing the one year term left participation, you will earn chances to from Mistianne) win. Already, for each star that you made for the Cosmic Quilt, your name will be entered into a I live in Philomath with my husband Warner. We separate drawing. In addition, for each ticket you are both retired, me from middle school teaching/ sell, your name will be entered again. The more administration, and Warner a Naval aviator, and (continued on page 5) January/February 2008 newsletter page 4 (Election Information continued ) I have always been intrigued by the textile/ﬁber arts, I love fabric and adore are transplants to the wonderful northwest. We have yarn. My interests other than quilting are four children: a son in Vail, CO, a daughter and son crocheting, wool felt, punch hook rugs in law in Ft Worth, TX and two sons and daughter and weaving. I am attempting to teach in law in Monterey, CA. myself how to spin my own yarn and even have a pygora goat. I have high To further my hobby of quilting I work at JanniLou hopes for her as a source of raw material Creations one day a week and teach quilt classes. I (she gets a little nervous about how I previously managed a quilt shop in California and look at her). taught quilt classes as well and belonged to three quilt guilds in the area. I have been lucky to have My only regret about my obsessions is several quilts published in Jan Krentz's books. not having enough time to get all my ideas accomplished, I have more than my My other interests including gardening and am fair share of UFOs. I think that puts certiﬁed as an OSU Master Gardener. I volunteer most of us in the same boat... now if we teaching others about good gardening practices. could just get it to cruise to the We have been lucky to settle in such a warm and Caribbean! welcoming community. Kelly Esbenshade - Candidate for Debbie Van Der Sommen - Vice President (two year position) for secretary (two year position) I have a wonderful, supportive husband and a talented 10 year old son. My husband, Mark, makes Debbie is currently serving a 2 year term all the appropriate ohhs and ahhs when I show him as guild secretary and has enjoyed it so my projects and my son, Jake, is learning to quilt much that she is willing to run again. She and has shown great imagination. has been a sewing ﬁend since she was a child. My Grandma taught me how to sew, embroider and crochet when I was a young girl. I made my ﬁrst Although she began quilting 30 years quilt when I was about 15 years old, It was a ago, since moving to Oregon she has green and white baby blanket for a neighbor. increased her production. She is married to Mike and has an 18 year old son who Almost all the quilts I have made I have given both keep her busy too. away, I take a picture of it and send it off, set it free! I make things for people I love and I want my quilts to be used, not stored away, another lesson I learned from Grandma. January/February 2008 newsletter page 5 Contemporary Fiber Arts Group is Forming What : An organizational meeting to launch a local contemporary fiber arts group is in the planning stage. Contemporary fiber art encompasses all forms of artwork that use fiber as a medium. The potential goals for this group are: •Share information about fiber arts activities and opportunities such as workshops and exhibits •Provide fellowship for the contemporary fiber arts community •Promote the appreciation of contemporary fiber arts to the community •Enhance contemporary fiber arts knowledge, techniques, materials, and tools We have secured a meeting location and time for a once-a-month meeting (7 pm, second Tuesday of each month) at the Corvallis Art Center. There will be an initial $20/year membership fee for those interesting in joining to offset the rental cost for the meeting space, and to have funds to pay for any guest speakers. When: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 7 pm Where: Corvallis Art Center, lower level Use outside stairs to lower level accessed from parking lot on west side of building If you are unable to attend the initial meeting but would like to be included in e mail correspondence about the formation of the group, please send an e mail message to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org Initial Planners Nancy Bryant and Cheryl Jordan For information contact Nancy at: email@example.com or 754-7540, evenings January/February 2008 newsletter page 6 Membership Application/Renewal Name_______________________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________ City/Zip____________________________________________________________ CALENDAR: JANUARY 24 Guild 101 Phone_________________________ Email________________________________ FEBRUARY 28 Type of membership Preparing your Quilts for January 1 - December 31, 2008 Exhibition or Competition (Check appropriate box) MARCH 27 Wearable Art - Monine Stebbins child up to 17 $10.00 APRIL 24 adult $25.00 Speaker - Patsy Brookshire, senior (65+) $20.00 MAY 22 APNQ “Spice of Life” slide show over 80 - free First Class
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