August: Karen Miller, Redbird Quilt Co will present Aurifilosophy Slide Show and Quilt Show. Ms Miller is an Aurifil Designer and will showcase her many artful designs with the use of Aurifil threads, exploring the nature and behavior of these threads. Please view her web site (redbirdquiltco.com) for some sampling of her beautiful creations. She will be presenting many of these and more at our August meeting. As stated on her web site, she plans to “share her Aurifil-centric trunk of quilts, a wealth of guilty information and inspiration, exclusive Aurifil resources, and swag”. Please note as well, Ms. Miller will be hosting a workshop the following day to share her free-motion quilting (FMQ) knowledge as a simple panel is used to embellish with FMQ using Aurifil thread. You will learn FMQ techniques using your own sewing machine and take away a beautiful small panel quilt using FMQ. Please see MaryAnn or Pat during this meeting if you are still interested in attending the workshop.
September: It is Basket Auction time! Many of you may have participated in this fun and exciting event last year. This is so much fun and a wonderful fun-raiser for the guild! Please consider being part of the fun by contributing a basket for this auction. All you need to do, either as individuals or as a team, is to fill the basket with quality items. You can base your basket on a theme (sewing, food, health and wellness – just examples) or no theme at all – you or your teams’ basket can be whatever you want – let’s just ensure the baskets are quality, sought-after items! Size of the basket is up to you! This is a way for creativity and quality to add to good-natured competition for sought-after baskets at the auction. The more baskets we have – the more fun! Be sure to bring lots of quarters with you – we will have limited quarters available for purchase. Sherry G is running this event and will have much more information at our Guild meeting.
October: We are very happy to announce that in October we will have Laura Gilmartin from Virginia as our guest presenter, who will also host two teaching workshop events. Laura is an award-winning thread painting and Tsinko inks artist. You will be impressed with her knowledge and tips. This is a great way to add to your project knowledge. We are very fortunate of have acquired Laura and her time! She was interested in seeing the shop hop at the Nutter Center which is occurring at this same time and was gracious to provide teaching opportunities for our Guild members during this time she is in the local area. Very special for us as she will not be teaching at the Nutter, but instead with our Guild.
Her presentation/lecture at our MVQG October meeting is titled "Art is a Many Splendored Seam”.
In addition, she will be instructing two hands-on workshops/classes. Space will be limited, so sign up early! The two classes she is offering are (see Calendar for pics):
Tsinko Inks Tulip Class: Wednesday, October 11: 12:30-4:30, Bethel Location. Cost $45 for MVQG members; $55 for non-members.
Landscape Choices for Thread Painting: Thursday, Oct 12: 9:00 a.m.-4:00pm, Bethel Location, Cost $60 for MVQG members; $70 for non-members.
Please make sure you are signed up for one or both by the August meeting. Lead-time is needed well-ahead of the October workshops to prep for these workshops. Once the classes are paid and confirmed, we will send out the supply lists. Classes will be at Bethel Community Church in Medway. We usually do a group lunch for this workshop site. If you have any suggestions or contribution, please talk with Mary Ann C. or Pat H. either at the Guild meeting or directly by phone.
QUILTS OF VALOR
Please send me an email if you want to participate in sew-ins, adding the binding and then hand sew to finish, or quilting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Aug Sew-ins: 1st Thursday 3 Aug 2023 Sew-in at Sharing Stitches in Xenia and 3rd Wednesday 16 Aug 2023 Sew-In at Crestview Baptist Church, 6600 Salem Ave., Clayton. Both Sew-ins are 10AM till 3PM. Just send me an email that you will be attending.
I have a couple more kits for the Block Drive, if anyone missed it last month. I can’t wait to see all the blocks
Come see me before or after the Quilt meeting.
Happy Quilting, Patty H.
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