The Board

Averages 40+ hours monthly. Duties include program development, promotion for donations of equipment and supplies, business development, community relations, quilting mentor

Vicki Miles: President/Director

Vicki Miles is the founder of Sew Loved.  The first chapter of the group (MC3we) started in late 2012 after two years of planning.  Vicki has over 25 years of experience in quilting and has won numerous awards for her own quilts. She has been able to leverage her passion for this quilting hobby to solicit support from her wide network of fellow quilters as well as the quilt industry leaders.  She has been successful in raising over $30,000 in equipment and supplies for the pilot chapter.

Vicki has been a northern Indiana business owner since 1986 and is principal shareholder and President of VLM International, Inc. located in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Vicki has lived in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties her entire life with the exception of twice moving to Portugal for 2 year periods (once for a business project and the second time for voluntary service with a missional church plant). She is married and has 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

Newly elected to the Board. Duties will include accounting, financial planning, tax compliance and filings, donation tracking and acknowledgement

Jean Wagner: Treasurer

Jean Wagner has been employed with VLM International, Inc. for 19 years.  Her responsibilities have included accounting, customer relations, sales, and payroll and benefits.  She has been the Corporate Secretary since 2002. 

Jean is married and lives in Granger. She has previously volunteered as treasurer for Concord Music Association in Elkhart, IN and is currently active in the Clay-Granger Lions Club where she serves as president.

Averages 15 hours monthly. Duties include corporate book and minutes, document archives, attendee records, information bulletins for volunteers and attendees, quilting mentor

Virginia Watterson: Secretary

Virginia (Ginny) Watterson has been a volunteer at Monroe Circle Community Center Women’s Enterprises (MC3we) since 2012. Ginny is an experienced seamstress (since 1976) and has been a quilter (since 2012) as well. While she is still learning about the art of quilting, she enjoys sharing recently acquired skills and knowledge with others as they become interested in quilting too. She has assumed responsibility for records management and assists program participants and instructors as needed during the weekly sessions of the MC3we quilting class.

Ginny is also a recently-appointed officer for the Dunes Country Quilters guild which is located in Michigan City, IN. She is the guild Secretary and Librarian.  Ginny is the Senior Administrative Assistant in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame.

Newly Elected 2015. Duties will include locating a dedicated facility for Sew Loved and business oversight

David Perry: Member at Large

David Perry has been living in St Joseph County for 15 years and has been a Realtor since 2001.  David has been with Re/Max since 2002 and serves both St Joseph County and Elkhart County.  David has a business degree from Michigan State University and a MBA from Colorado State University.  He is married and has 2 daughters.

David is very active in several local organizations including the Osceola Methodist Church and Team in Training which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  David has also been involved with RODS (Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome) to help families in America adopt orphans from other countries with Down Syndrome that have been left without a home.