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6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio

2017 Christmas Block Raffle Winner Announced

      Congratulations to Kathy Evans, winner of the 62, 12-inch blocks submitted in the 2018 Christmas Block Raffle. Now she has until to complete a quilt with the blocks to earn the proze of a quilt shop gift certificate.

      In order to have your name in the drawing, you had sew two (2) blocks. If you made two (2) more blocks, you could enter your name again.

   If you want to make a Christmas quilt of your own, here are the instructions for the 12-inch log cabin style blocks

Click Here To Download Instructions.


Complete a Membership Form and mail with your $20.00 check to:

Miami Valley Quilters Guild

ATTN: Membership

PO BOX 340141

Beavercreek, OH  45434

Include SASE to Receive Receipt by mail.

 (Click here for Membership Form)

Monday Sew-Ins: 11 a.m. to  4 p.m.

Fairborn Senior Center: $2.00 ($1 for Senior Center Members)

Lunch Available- $4.00 / Call Senior Center  @ 878-4141 Thursday to Order

Contact: Janet Stohr -   





Community Quilts


Committee Round Robin


Sue Nickels


What’s Up with That??


Quilt Show recap


Inventions & Inovations


Christmas in July


Community Quilts Cut Party


A Tisket A Tasket:
Auction Off the Baskets


Library Show & Share


Show Us Your Turkeys


Pot Luck


Programs & Workshops

January 10:

Community Quilts

Join fellow Guild members as we tie quilts and cut fabric for new quilt kits to get 2012 to a great start for our community project.

February 14:

“A Sweet Treat”

With the meeting on Valentine’s Day, come prepared for a special surprise treat.

March 13:

Karla Alexander

“Lift the Quilts Out of Your Stash” Lecture

Workshop, March 13: The Square Within

Workshop, March 14: Funky Curvy Rail

April 10:

Phyllis Franck

“Mariner’s Compass & Starburst Patterns” Lecture/Trunk Show

May 4-5:

2012 MVQG Quilt Show

Greene County Fairgrounds

Xenia, Ohio

May 8:

Guild Quilt Show Awards

Come see the winning quilts and congratulate the winners of the Viewers Choice awards from the May 4-5 Quilt Show.

June 12:

Bonnie Hunter

“Scrap Users System” Lecture

Workshop June 11: Jared Takes a Wife

Workshop June 12: My Blue Heaven

Workshop June 13: Cathedral Star

July 10:

Cathy Jeffers

“Fabric Chronicles” Lecture

Workshop July 14: Layered Art Quilt

August 14:

Patti Shambaugh and Gay Dell

“Dating Quilts” Lecture/Trunk Show

September 11:

Demo Day and Silent Raffle Fundraiser

Learn new techniques and special tricks to enhance your quiltmaking as Guild members demonstrate their favorites.

October 9:

Deb Karasik Trunk Show

Workshop October 9  TBD

Workshop October 10 TBD

November 13:

Dee Dadik

“The Price is Right? What’s Your Quilt Worth?” Lecture

December 11:

Guild Holiday Dinner & Fabric Exchange

Celebrate the holidays with fellow Guild members for this Members Only event. Good food and fellowship to ring out the year.



2011  Programs & Workshops


Community Quilts


Carol Baugh: Quilting in Appalachia and Ohio


Paula Nadelstern: Kaleidoscope

Lecture: Quilts and Symmetry,

Classes: Puzzle Quilts and Simple Symmetry


Carolyn Mazloomi: “A New Legacy Revealed:

Contemporary African-American Quilts”


John Brichacek

World Threads

New Carlise, Ohio

Textile Arts of Southeast Asia

Silk Thread Painting and Cloth Weaving


Picnic and Quarter Auction


Community Quilts


Debbie Reed Maddy

Lecture: No Y Seams

Classes: Labyrinth and Cosmic Jewels




Challenge Show and Tell


Teri Tope

Lecture/Trunk Show

Class: Reverse Appliqué


Pot Luck and Fabric Exchange


2010 Calendar of Events

Tuesday 01/12 Community Quilts

Community Quilts chair Becky Siva brought loads of fabric from the Guild's 'stash' and the more than 70 members and guests who attended spent the evening cutting out and packaging quilt kits for members to sew in the coming weeks. Kits will be available at each meeting and members can piece tops and quilt and bind them, if they choose. The growing number of members with new long-arm quilting machines is a boon for Community Quilts as members volunteer to quilt completed tops as they are learning or expanding their knowledge and skill.

For information on kits or finishing quilts, contact Becky.

Tuesday 02/09

Maria Elkins Lecture (Speaker Fee: $5.00)

(Weather Cancellation)

Wednesday 02/10

Maria Making Faces Workshop

(Re-scheduled to March 10)

Saturday 02/13

Maria Making Faces Workshop

(Pray for clearing weather.)

     $25.00/class fee plus $5.00 kit fee

Guest Speakers:

TERI TOPE, author of 'Appliqué in Reverse' published by AQS

VICKIE PAULLUS, representative for 'Texture Magic' from Superior Threads.

Quilts from Teri's new book and project samples of Texture Magic from Vickie. Teri had copies of her book for sale, and Vickie had Texture Magic available for sale as well.

Sunday 04/11 Nancy Prince: Seasons In My Garden
Monday 04/12 Nancy Prince: Thread Painting 1,2,3
Tuesday 04/13 Nancy Prince: Simple Flowers/Alpine Rose
Tuesday 04/13 Nancy Prince Lecture (Speaker Fee: $5.00)
     $45.00 per workshop plus kit fees
Friday 05/07 QUILTS: Traditional, Innovative & Challenging
Saturday 05/08 QUILTS: Traditional, Innovative & Challenging
Tuesday 05/11 Quilt Show Report
Tuesday 06/08 George Siciliano Lecture

Innovative paper-piecing quilter and teacher George Siciliano will presented his lecture - "This Guy Must Be Nuts." He also did a hands-on machine sewing class and a design class - Designing Logs.

Wednesday 06/09 George Siciliano Paper Piecing Workshop
Thursday 06/10

George Siciliano Log Cabin Design Workshop

See Pictures from Link on Home Page

Tuesday 07/09 Program Fundraiser: Quarter Auction

The July meeting featured a Quarter Auction for items donated by Guild members.  Here's how it works: Purchase one or more paddles for $1 at the beginning of the meeting.  Everything will be auctioned off $1 or less.  Each person bidding the item pays that amount and paddle numbers will be drawn to see which of the bidders gets that item.

     The Guild also has received the donation of a Singer Treadle Sewing Machine.  A Silent Auction for the item will be started at the July meeting.

Tuesday 08/10

Congratulations and thanks to Janet Stohr and the volunteer members for a tremendous Demonstration Night program for August.

     The Miami Valley Quilters' Guild has a tremendously talented membership and our members are always willing to share their expertise with the inexperienced and/or curious.

     Thanks to: Shari Brindley - Miniature Foundation Piecing using George Sicliano's Patented Ruler, Maria Elkins - Free Motion Machine Quilting,  Lesa Bame - Paint Sticks, and Kim Gros - Texture Magic.

Tuesday 09/14 Purposeful Roots

Community Quilts Work Night

There were 53 members and 3 guests on hand for an evening of companionship and fun as the guild tied completed tops and cut fabric for new quilts to be distributed to your various charities.

Also, the 2011 Budget was approved by voice vote and Susan asked that volunteers for 2011 offices contact the Nominating Committee.

Tuesday 10/13

Everyone Is A Star: Show Your Favorites

shared their favorite quilts and techniques with a wide variety of new and old quilts and techniques for creating blocks and quilts. Also, Guild by-laws were temporarily suspended to all for the election of officers for 2011 at the November meeting rather than at the October meeting.

Tuesday 11/09

Shari Brindley/Kim Gros

Guild members Shari Brindley and Kim Gros will discuss and show samples of the Cross Stitch to Quilt technique. Election of officers for 2011 will be conducted and Secret Stitchers will have its first gift exchange.  




Christmas Potluck

Note: 6:30 p.m. Start Time

Members Only


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2009 Programs

Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild



January 13

Community Quilts

Bring cutters, scissors, large needles for tying Community Project quilts and preparing more kits to take home for sewing. 5 members attended the January meeting, the first for new Community Project co-chairs Lesa Bame and Becky Siva who have taken over for Chris Landis.

February 10

Anita Shackelford Lecture - Designing the New Album Quilt

101 members and 9 guests attended the Anita Shackelford program.  There were two new members: Julia Reed of Xenia and Barbara Hartman of Wilmington.  As immediate past president, Ron Lundquist was presented with a collection of batik fat quarters provided by members to thank him for his service over the past two years

February 11

Anita Shackelford Workshop - Wildflowers

The Guild thanks Peace Lutheran Church of Beavercreek for allowing the use of their facilities for the Workshop.

March 10

Talents and Treasures in Our Guild

Demonstrations by a few of the awesome people in our guild.

Special thanks to members Phyllis Young (Hand Quilting with Sore Hands), Janice Chamness (Hand Piecing the 'Dear Jane' Quilt Blocks), Mary C. Miller (Bullion Roses-Brazilian Technique), Sue DeSantis (Trapunto Feathers) and Kathy Bean (Hand Appliqué).

April 14

Stories of Men Who Quilt

Ron and Ed will speak on men in quilting.  They will discuss how they got involved with quilting and show off some of their work.

May 12

Sewing Machine Maintenance

Special guest from Sew-A-Lot

Everything you need to know about keeping your sewing machine in tip top shape.

June 9

A Different Kind of 'Show and Tell': The best and worst items we have in our quilting rooms. It was a big night of show-and-tell. With members sharing favorite tools.  Members also brought the ‘worst’ tool in their sewing rooms and tell us why. Lively discussion followed about the variety of tools that were brought.

July 14

QuAke Walk - Guild Fundraiser

   Members were encouraged to bring guests to the July 14 fundraiser meeting.  The more the merrier in this event which we called a QuAke Walk. 

   We were also raising funds with  projects.  There were few inexpensive "make it / take it" projects to create and take home that night. 

   Tools and supplies collected at the June meeting will be available as prizes, along with the cakes, for the QuAke Walk.

August 11

Annette Kennedy Lecture - Possibilities with Paint

August 12

Annette Kennedy Workshop

Workshop #1: From Photo to Pattern to Quilt

August 13

Annette Kennedy Workshop

Workshop #2: Painting Calla Lilies

September 8

Jennifer McCann Lecture - Colors and Values

“2008 NQA Teacher of the Year”

October 13


Challenge Quilts

Sue DeSantis, Chair

Those up to the challenge displayed their work and were 'judged' by members and guests at the meeting. (Click here for photos and information.)

November 10

Julieanne Kravetz Lecture

Photofabriqué  Quilts

November 11

Julieanne Kravetz Workshop

Photofabriqué  Technique

December 8

Holiday Pot Luck

Food and Fellowship...and a fabric exchange.



The Miami Valley Quilters' Guild meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month
at the Fairborn, Ohio, Senior Citizens Center. 
Visitors are welcome. 
A $5.00 fee is charged for non-members
when the program includes a professional speaker
from outside the guild.

Miami Valley Quilters' Guild
P.O. Box 340141
Beavercreek, OH  45434

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An Ohio Quilt Guild for Quilters and Fabric Artists in Dayton and Southwest Ohio

Miami Valley Quilters' Guild


          The Miami Valley Quilters' Guild is more than just a club, we are a diverse group with more than 200 members from all areas of interest and all quilting skill levels. Members include quilters, collectors of quilts, quilting teachers, designers and those simply interested in the art and craft of quilting. Our members come from throughout the Miami Valley Region of Southwest Ohio – the Dayton/Springfield Metro area including suburbs and communities such as Huber Heights, Englewood, Tipp City, Vandalia, Kettering, Oakwood, Beavercreek, Xenia, Fairborn, and Yellow Springs in Montgomery, Clark, Greene, and Preble counties and beyond. Our members have varied interests: traditional quilts and fabric art - hand piecing and machine work - long-arm machine quilting, home machine quilting and, of course, hand quilting. 

           As do other quilt guilds, clubs, and groups in Ohio, the Miami Valley Quilters' Guild  provides quilters with education and instruction through classes and workshops; inspiration and growth through meetings featuring accomplished quilters, quilt designers, and quilting teachers; fellowship and support through meetings, retreats, shows, programs, our newsletter, and our website; and encouragement and recognition  through quilt shows, show-and-tell sessions, challenges, charitable activities, and other events. We join other Ohio quilt guilds in promoting the history and tradition of quilting and embrace all quilting techniques, styles, and methods. 

         The Miami Valley Quilters' Guild proudly presents recent examples of quilting by its members in a biennial quilt show.  One of the best quilt shows in Ohio, the show is held in May even-numbered years at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia. 

          We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 North Third Street, Fairborn, Ohio.  Annual dues of $20 includes attendance at meetings, access to our monthly newsletter, electronic services through our website and e-mail lists, reduced fees for classes and workshops, library privileges, eligibility for our annual retreat, exhibiting your quilts in our biennial membership shows, and much more, particularly the fellowship of fellow quilters. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings.  There is a $10.00 fee for non-members at programs featuring professional speakers. 

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