DRG editor honored as volunteer of the year
Genesys Hospice Care Center chooses one person or business each year that has made a major impact on fundraising efforts. Over the past three years, Vagts has donated a number of handmade quilts to the organization, and has also contributed quilts to the Genesys Health Foundation to aid other charities, such as breast cancer and family services.
Some of her original quilts have raised $6,000 to $7,000 each in raffle tickets for the Foundation.
Vagts also served as guest speaker for the event held in her honor. She told the audience about her son's personal battle, and said that it was the work of the Health Foundation that saved her son's life several years ago. "I will never be able to do enough to repay them" she said. "Genesys Health Center will always be in my prayers."
Vagts has more than 10 years of quilting experience, and her personal patterns are available through her store, The Village Quilt Shoppe, located in Lake Orion, Mich. Her quilting designs have been published in magazines such as Quilter's World, McCall's, Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts.
In 2011, she became editor of DRG's Quilter's World magazine. Vagts is shown in the photo second from the left, along with her husband, Carroll (left), and two representatives from Genesys.
About DRG: DRG (DRGnetwork.com) is part of the third-generation Muselman family business headquartered in Berne, Ind., near Fort Wayne. A leader in the craft and nostalgia markets, DRG is well known for its iconic brands, which include House of White Birches, Annie's Attic, Clotilde, American School of Needlework and Good Old Days. The company publishes magazines and books (print and digital), and also offers kits, supplies and Web-deliverable products in print catalogs and on its more than 40 websites. Magazines and products are also available on newsstands and in retail chains and independent stores nationwide. One of DRG's divisions, Strategic Fulfillment Group (SFG), provides state-of-the-art fulfillment and database marketing services out of a 140,000-square-foot facility nestled in the rolling wooded landscape of East Texas, centered between Shreveport and Dallas. The Muselman business began in 1925 with the founding of Economy Printing Concern in Berne. EP Graphics, as it is known today, is still owned by the Muselman family. It specializes in high-quality, four-color web printing for catalogs and magazines.