From the President and Vice President:
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 fund-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 a 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.
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 to 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:
Tsinko Inks Tulip Class: Wednesday, October 11: 12:30-4:30 p.m., Bethel Location. Cost $45 for MVQG members; $55 for non-members.
Landscape Choices for Thread Painting: Thursday, Oct 12: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bethel
Location. Cost $60 for MVQG members; $70 for non-members.
See Calendar for pics of workshop projects.
Please make sure you are signed up for one or both by the September 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.
November: Home-grown fun, games and show-and-tell planned for November. Stand by for
Michelle P., President and Mary Ann C., VP
QUILTS OF VALOR INFO
Getting ready for the November Beavercreek Senior Citizen Presentation that will be on 9 November 9, 2023 at 12 Noon.
You can start turning in your blocks for the November Block Drive at any of the next three Guild meetings. Please bring in slips of paper with your complete name and phone number (I will have a box at the Guild meeting that you can drop your name in). Remember you can put your name in one time for each block. Drawing to be held at the November Guild meeting.
Xenia will be September 7, 2023 at 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at Sharing Stitches.
Crestview Baptist Church will be Sep 20, 2023 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Pat H., QOV Coordinator
If you are interested in being an Ambassador or volunteering for the guild table at the October 12-14, 2023 Sewing Expo, let us know soon (Emilie T., Peggy D. or Maggie M.). We have a few spots that need to be filled. We will be turning in names by the end of the month for those who are volunteering at our table so you can get free entry.
If you are volunteering as an Ambassador please let us know, so we can be sure they match up your name to the Guild. Here is the link if you wish to sign up as an Ambassador https://www.sewingexpo.com/Volunteer. There are opportunities to be a volunteer in their classes so check those out; classes are posted online.
We have a Quilt Show meeting scheduled for September 11 at 6 p.m. at the Beavercreek Library. If you are interested in volunteering, we do still need someone to be in charge of the quilt intake for the show or if you want to see what it's all about all are welcome.
We will have the completed raffle quilt for your viewing pleasure and raffle tickets will be available at this month's meeting as well.
Emilie T., Peggy D., Maggie M., Quilt Show Chairs
The 2023 15th Harvest of Quilts Quilt and Craft Show will be held at Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St, Evansville, IN, September 15 & 16, 2023. Over 200 quilts will be displayed by the Raintree Quilters. Scores of varied hand-made craft and quilted items are available for sale that would make great Fall decorations and Christmas gifts. Don’t miss the Raffle Baskets and the Silent Auction of very nice hand-crafted and quilted items. Raintree Quilters Guild has selected Another Chance for Animals as its featured charity this year to benefit pet adoptions. Quilt Appraisals by appointment will be available.
Tickets available at the door, Admission is $10, ages 12 and under are free. Hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Hours are Friday and Saturday 9AM-5PM.
RAINTREE QUILTERS GUILD, INC.
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