News from President
I have been very honored to be your President for the second time around and I know I’m handing this position off to someone who will do an outstanding job. Please welcome Michelle, as well as Mary Ann (new VP), as they will begin in January. I look forward to new and fresh ideas in the future. Happy Holidays to all and see you at our potluck.
Sherry G, President
News from Vice President
Our December Potluck will begin at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish to share for 6-8 people; all utensils will be provided, along with decaf coffee, lemonade, and water. Don't forget to bring your Christmas block - see information below and on the website; it's not too late to make one or more! Lastly, we will have Show and Tell. Don't forget about the scrap bag challenge as well; information is on the website as well. This is my last newsletter entry before passing the VP role onto Mary Ann. [See bios below for information about our newly appointed President and Vice President.] Thank you to our outgoing president, Sherry G. Mary Lou, and everyone for your assistance and participation in this past year's classes, lectures, and activities. I know there will be more exciting adventures to come.
Sandy H, Vice President
Christmas Block Challenge
Bring your completed block(s) to the Christmas Potluck; you will receive a ticket for each block made (limit 3) for the chance to win the entire bundle of blocks. There will be one or two winners depending on the number of overall blocks submitted. Winner(s) are asked to bring the quilt top to the June meeting to share and will receive a $50 gift card to purchase backing and batting to finish your quilt.
Christmas Block Instructions
We are only 2 months away from our retreat and plans are moving along smoothly. Cindy will be arriving early to the December meeting in case anyone wants to pay their balance due. All monies should be paid in full by the January meeting and all attendees need to make sure that they have paid their 2023 membership dues.
Carol G, Retreat Chair
Carol delivered 30 quilts to Hospice, 15 to Jeremiah's Letter who works with the homeless and another 15 to the Family & Youth Initiatives who work with families on parenting. She also has another 13 holiday themed quilts to take to Hospice. In all, we have donated over 200 quilts to various organizations this year! Thank you and great work ladies! A special thank you to Connie Combs who does a lot of the quilting for both Community Quilts and Quilts of Valor! Also, thank you to all of you who help with the bindings. This is truly a community effort!
Carol Gibson, Community Quilts Chair
BIOS ON OUR NEWLY APPOINTED PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
I am thrilled to be involved with the Miami Valley Quilting Guild and excited to be your next President. I have been a member of the Guild for 4 months! I joined to make new friends and learn more about quilting. What a surprise to now find I am very much jumping into the Guild in this role as President. I dabbled in quilting many years ago while living in Los Angeles. During this time, I made just one quilt…it never really took hold and at the time, I had a very busy civilian career working for the Air Force. But I had acquired a small stash of projects, which moved with me several times and I kept my used Bernina 1560. Fast forward about 18 years… I retired in 2018 and now had lots of free time. And then COVID isolation hit in early 2020…perfect time to unpack those projects and my machine that I had been carting with me for so many years. I am now hooked! In these past 2 years, I have made many quilts, bags, table runners…and acquired a wonderful Bernina 820…you get the picture. I love this art! I look forward to growing my skills and precision, and learning and friendships.
I am very fortunate to be partnering with Mary Ann, who was also elected last month as Vice President. Together we will make a good team. We have a great year ahead. I look forward to this next year.
Michelle P, President-elect
As Michelle stated, we are VERY excited for what the New Year will bring! I look forward to meeting you all and making new friends.
My husband has lived in Medway for many years and is the local C.P.A. He was previously G.S. and retired from the Air Force at Wright Patterson. I moved here from Pennsylvania. Previously I had lived in Virginia. I belonged to quilt guilds and church groups in both places. Being a military family means you learn to grow where you are planted. I have travelled the world since I was 17 because of the military and my job with Amtrak. I recently retired after 33+ years. I'm happy to be home!
I am new to MVQG. I helped to intake quilts for the show and then joined as a member. I found the group to be friendly and generous. Your helpful nature won me over immediately! I have loved quilting since I was a child taking naps under my grandmother's quilt frame during the quilting bees. I hope we will have time to enjoy a few more of those. Lol!
Please let me know what interests you. I am a physical versus digital girl. I will be setting up a suggestion box at the meeting so I won't miss any of your input. I look forward to our year as a team. Thanks for your support.
Mary Ann C, Vice President-elect
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