News from President
2023 Dues: Here is the link to the membership form. Click here. To help shorten wait times, please print and fill out prior to the meeting and bring with you.
This month, we will continue to sell scrap fabric bags prior to the beginning of the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.
We will be conducting a Board Meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. prior to the Guild meeting. Anyone is invited to attend if you are interested.
January’s meeting will be fun-filled!
Michelle P., President
News from Vice President
Happy New Year to you all!
We have been hard at work to make this a fun and educational year for us. We have been making calls and gathering info. We have a tentative line up but still waiting to hear from you all about what you would like to see for that to be finalized. We will be revising our calendar quarterly so we can adjust our budget accordingly.
January 10 Sherry’s Chiro talk with Dr. McCosky
Introduce our Excited Board & Chairs
February 14 Valentine Potluck with trunk show
Ms. Dalphene Parks (see below for description)
February 15 Primrose and Posies Workshop/Dalphene Parks
February 16 Scraptastics Workshop/Dalphene Parks
March 14 Challenge Show with prizes
April 11 Lori Triplett Lecture/Fusible Fun Quilt or Table Runner
April 12 Bird in a Cage Workshop/Lori Triplett
As we confirm, we will adjust the calendar and Facebook posts. Sign up ASAP!!!
Please feel free to contact me in your preferred method. I will have a suggestion box at our meetings if you are a physical writer or creator of visions. If you email, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a texter or chatter, my phone number is (724)757-7012. My voicemail stays full but I will return your call if you miss me! I look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you! Michelle and I look forward to "Our Year of the M&M's" !!!
Mary Ann C., Vice President
Info on Dalphene Parks/February Speaker
Ms. Dalphene Parks comes to us from a very travelled path from her Tennessee roots thru Utah, California and settling down in White Oak, Virginia. She is a prolific quilter. Her walls sport ribbons from fairs and quilt shows with her recent addition of the National Quilters Award of Merit. She is known for her talent with feed sacks and Kaffee Fassette fabrics, as well as scrappy pieced originals. With decades of experience, Ms. Dalphene is a delight to be around. Ever so humble she is a country girl who grows flower bulbs and posies. Whether that is in her garden or her heart, you will find a treasure to take home with you! She is as generous a heart as you will find. So come fill your heart with her love and joy of all things pieced! Be sure to sign up at the January meeting for her very affordable workshops. I'm sure they will fill quickly.
Quilt of Valor News
The year 2023 will be a year of change for Quilts of Valor, but has the potential to be the best year yet! I recently announced that I would be stepping aside after ten years of leading the Quilts of Valor Project for the guild. Fortunately, Patty H. (who has been involved for many years) has accepted the role of Coordinator, and we are all looking forward to her new ideas and great energy in continuing to inspire and organize all of us to honor our military. We are on hiatus during the month of January, and Patty and I will be transitioning the supplies and paperwork during February. Quilt of Valor Sew-Ins will resume in March (Patty will send that news in February), as will awards and presentations. I know that the wonderful guild support will continue for this project!!
So here are the numbers for 2022:
81 Quilts of Valor awarded
23 National Website Requests
16 Guild Requests
5 4 Paws for Ability Requests
6 20th Helicopter Ops Reunion Requests (St. Louis Reunion - this will be in Dayton this year in
15 Crestview Baptist Church (Clayton) Requests
16 Beavercreek Senior Center Requests
28 Air Force
(First year ever that there has been more Army than Air Force awards!)
Many thanks to all of you individually for your overwhelming participation - piecing, quilting, binding, making and writing labels, block drives, awarding quilts, donating fabrics, money, and time, etc. During these 10 years, together we have awarded over 600 Quilts of Valor in the Miami Valley and beyond. My fondest takeaway from these years has been the friendships made and deepened, both within the guild and with the award recipients and their families. Being a part of the healing and comfort that these quilts bring is so rewarding and I hope that you all have the opportunity to be involved in some way this year!
Debbie G., QOV Chair
Raffle Quilt News
Just a reminder to those of you who graciously took one or more of the blocks for the raffle quilt to work on. We ask that you bring your finished blocks to the upcoming January meeting. If you are unable to make the meeting, please reach out to Emilie Theriot at email@example.com or call her at 937-608-8246 to coordinate someone to pick the block(s) up from you. Thank you to those of you who have helped so far, it is greatly appreciated.
Emilie T., Quilt Show Chair
Quilt Retreat News
Retreat is coming up fast and all seats have been filled. Click here to find the “What to Pack for the Retreat” information. Food orders are optional but need to be submitted and paid by Feb. 6 to Barb. Checks should be made out to MVQG. See Barb at the Guild meeting for more information.
Note that you should pay your remaining balances for retreat registration in January. All membership dues for 2023 should be paid as well.
Carol G., Retreat Chair
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