January Meeting

January 10, 2006

7:00 p.m.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 N. Third Street



Visitors Welcome

(Guild meetings will be cancelled if Fairborn schools are cancelled because of weather.)


NEWSFLASH: Look in the January/February 2006 issue of Love of Quilting on page 28. Guild member Maria Elkins is a part of an article (with quilt photo) on the art of quilting portraits. Check it out!


Cancellation:  HGTV has announced plans to cancel Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson.  You can join the effort to save the show.  Go to this website and sifn the petition.



Come and Support Community Service Projects

            Once again, the focus of the January Meeting will be on Community Quilts. In the last year the guild has donated quilts to The Other Place which is a daytime shelter for the homeless. We also gave 44 quilts to the Red Cross. Initially these were going to be sent for the hurricane victims in Louisiana, but the director of the Red Cross here in Dayton asked if they could be used to give to children who were burned out of their homes. Every time I see a story of a local fire, a small consolation to the horror of such an event is the knowledge that our quilts will bring some comfort to these families and children.

I took 15 quilts to a charity that provides dinner every Sunday at the Dayton Democratic Headquarters for the homeless. I’m sorry, the name of the charity temporarily escapes me and my paperwork is currently missing-in-action in moving boxes. We will continue to send the larger quilts to the Ronald McDonald House here in Dayton.

Please come to the January meeting and continue the support the Community Service Projects. A pair of scissors and large eyed needles, if you have them, would be the only supplies you need to bring. I will provide the rest. Thank you for your participation in the past meeting(s) and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your help now.

Once again, if you have a particular charity or someone with a special need, please let me know and we can help.


Chris Landis

Community Chairperson



A Note from the President

                Welcome. Let me introduce myself. My name is Lynn Hunger. Many of you either know me already or we’ve made each other’s acquaintance. For the rest, I’ll fill you in a little.

We missed you at the December potluck! That did NOT stop the 52 of us that came and partied the evening away. The company was wonderful and the food was great as always. In January, please come and lend a helping hand to Chris Landis and the rest of the guild with Community Project.

Now for the rest of the story.

I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember. Mom used to give me a needle and thread and some cloth at naptime so she could rest while my little sister, Amy, took her nap. No laughing aloud, but I could chatter. My aunt and grandmother sewed or crocheted and consequently, I caught the bug. The family got some kind of handmade item on Christmas.

Mom didn’t sew, but she read. I still have the very first book I can remember her buying for me from the Scholastic Book Club in the second grade! One little book she reasoned, “What’s the harm?”

By junior high I was tormenting the Home Economics teacher with how ridiculously easy our projects were. (Now I’m letting on about my age.) I would make two of the projects just to keep busy. Besides it was Christmas again and I needed another gift. Soon, I made my first clothing, a jacket and pants, and the rest is history.

Mom stepped in again when she sent me a calendar of quilts in 1987 and wrote she’d sure like this quilt in blue. Now I told myself I can sew and I will tackle this appliquéd and embroidered very curvy cat block times 12! Well the quilt stayed in progress for 10 years and yes I still have the instructions. So began my love of quilting even though lately life has been more interesting so I’m quilting less.

I’m married to Mark (a very tolerant man) for almost 27 years and am the mother of three sons, Ryan, Chas and Ian and a daughter, Rachel. She’s caught the bug too; she just doesn’t know it quite yet! Jeremy came to live with us full time in the 10th grade and stayed until graduation. He gave us a grandbaby soon after, went to war, came home and married the baby’s mom and is back at an Army School! Ryan is serving in Iraq, Chas is a new grad, Rachel is a sophomore and Ian a 7th grader. My mother-and-father-in-law moved in two years’ ago this month and now you know why life is so interesting.

Well I’m sure that the New Year is going to be filled with new surprises and I’m glad that one of them is serving as president. It was NOT something I would have dreamed of or considered in 1989. That said, I’m hoping that all of you will leap in and do something you never considered trying before. Block of the Month needs a new chair, we haven’t had a historian for many years and I’m sure there are a few more empty slots to be filled. Thank you to Linda Netzel for agreeing to head up Membership for 2006.

I told you I could chatter.

Lynn Hunger

President, 937-969-8700


Winter Retreat Mystery Project Supply List

 This is an optional project presented at retreat. It will be a wall quilt measuring approximately 32" x 32" and should take you about a half day to complete, if you do all the prep that follows. The materials will be sufficient to complete the top and binding.


  A sewing machine capable of one of the following appliqué stitches: hemstitch, zigzag (satin stitch) or buttonhole stitch

  Basic sewing supplies, including cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler and shears for plastic and for paper-and-glue-backed fabric

  Threads that match or coordinate with Fabrics A and B, below

  Template plastic, about 8" x 8"

  2 yards of new/fresh Wonder Under, or similar fusible, paper-backed adhesive

Cut this product into 16 squares, each 8" x 8"

  The following four coordinated fabrics. All may be batiks or other prints. Vary the scale and values, as indicated. Not good for stripes or plaids. You may wish to purchase slightly larger amounts to allow for trimming/straightening.        


Material                                 Amount                        Pre-cut (Carefully)

Fabric A:

Focus Fabric                                   ½ yd. – 1 yd.*                       8 squares (at) 9"x9"

(Something yummy – a batik, marbelized fabric or a really nice medium print)

*Use the larger amount if you wish to “fussy cut” a colorful motif to center in just one of the squares, as a focal point. Otherwise, cut all squares from (2) 9" strips and select the square that pleases you most for the focal point.


Fabric B:

Coordinating Fabric                      1 yd.                                       16 squares (at) 9" x 9"

(Something darker or brighter, smaller in scale or denser in motif)


Fabric C:

Background Fabric                       ¼ yd.                                      3 squares (at) 9" x 9"

(Can be a print, also, but must contrast in value starkly with Fabric B)


Fabric D:

Another coordinating fabric        ¾ yd.                                      6 squares (at) 9"x9" 

(medium value, can be an accent color)                                         4 strips (at) 2 1/4 "                                                                                                                                        (For Binding)

HINT: To save time waiting for an iron at retreat, set aside the 7 randomly cut Fabric A squares and 8 of the Fabric B squares. With all remaining squares, including your Fabric A focal square (18 total), carefully fold each 9" square in half both vertically and horizontally and press in a crease to mark the midway lines and centers.


Any questions should be directed by internet to: rhondatiefert(at)yahoo.com.


January Stitch-In

The 4th Thursday Evening stitch-in, held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., will be held January 26th at Debbie Ginsburg’s home. The address is 701 Debron Rd., West Milton. Her telephone number is 698-4711.

Please call Debbie for directions and to let her know you’ll be coming. Enjoy a winter’s evening with friends and get some of your quilting and piecing done!



Welcome New Members


Sharon Berryhill

3206 Lower Bellbrook Rd.

Spring Valley, OH 45370



Carolyn Erickson

2165 Regent Park Dr.

Bellbrook, OH 45305



Please make the following changes to your roster:

Rose Hoeg



Marilyn Kollesser

4536 Crimson Maple Lane

Westerville, OH 43082


Susan D. Schaller



Lucille Swindler

1408 E. Second Ave.

Mt Doran, FL 32757

(winter address until April 2006)


Don’t Forget the FQBC!

Members who have a birthday during the month of January can participate in the Fat Quarter Birthday Club drawing at the January meeting. To enter, bring a quarter-yard piece of fabric with your name attached. We will draw one name and that lucky person will win all of the fat quarters.



Sunshine News

If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Amy Peters at 937-390-9553.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Connie Howard who has again recently been hospitalized. If for you would like to send a get-well-soon or thinking-of-you card, her address is:

Connie Howard

3132 Morningview Dr.

Beavercreek OH 45432


Betty Duke is recovering from pneumonia. If you would like to send her a get-well-soon card, her address is:

Betty Duke

2127 Wellington Ct.

Fairborn OH 45324


Officers for 2006

President                              Lynn Hunger                                               969-8700

Vice President                     Susan Hill                                                     426-4740

Rec. Secretary                     Debbie Bertke                                             884-5078

Corres. Secretary               Vicki Vagedes                                             429-9787

Treasurer                              Carla Shade                                                 312-1201



Proposed Budget for 2006

Prepared by Pam Bohnke

Projected Income                                                                                                         

                  Membership   (250 people (at) $20)                                          $5,000.00

                  Advertising Fees                                                                         $1,000.00

                  Door Prize Collection   (est. $50 X 10 mo.)                                $500.00

                  Miscellaneous Fund Raisers                                                     $1,000.00

                  Auction                                                                                            $300.00

                                                                                                             Total: $7,800.00

Projected Expenses                                                                                                         

                  Community Projects   (Storage Unit)                                           $810.00

                  Library                                                                                             $750.00

                  Membership   (Binders, rosters, copies)                                     $500.00

                  Newsletter                                                                                    $1,500.00

                  Office   (post office box, paper, stamps, phone calls, etc)         $500.00

                  Programs, Workshops 

                  (to cover air fare, postage, phone calls, copies)                     $2,500.00

                  Room Rental   ($75/meeting plus $16/Board meeting)             $964.00

                  Set-Up/Take-Down                                                                        $599.00

                  Special Projects                                                                             $200.00

                  Sunshine                                                                                         $200.00

                                                                                                             Total: $8,523.00


Projected Difference                                                                                 -$723.00


Treasurer’s Report

Submitted by Pam Bohnke, Treasurer

For period November 18, 2005December 17, 2005

(rounded to nearest dollar)


BEGINNING BALANCE                                                                   $9,330.00*



       Auction                                                                                                20.00

       Winter Retreat                                                                              2,466.00

       Membership                                                                                 1,060.00

TOTAL INCOME                                                                               $3,546.00


       Fairborn Senior Center

         Monthly Meeting Room                                                                   75.00

         Meeting Setup                                                                                  49.00

       Refund: Dues, Retreat                                                                       70.00

       Newsletter                                                                                           15.00

       Challenge                                                                                           59.00

       Retreat Deposit                                                                           2,400.00

       Mantia Printing                                                                                   75.00

       Postage, Treasury                                                                               7.00

       Postage, Newsletter                                                                          37.00


TOTAL EXPENSES                                                                         $2,787.00


ENDING BALANCE                                                                       $10,089.00


*Includes uncashed check returned to account.






    March 2nd – 4th

     15th Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

Show is held at the downtown convention center in Bloomington with three full days of classes and over 200 quilts on display. The Merchants’ Mall will be filled with tantalizing fabric and must-have sewing notions. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workshops will be held 9 a.m.noon and 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is $6 per day or $12 for 3 days.


     March 16th – 18th

     Sewing & Quilt Expo

Exhibit held at the I-X Center located at 5200 Riverside Dr., Cleveland, Oh. Exhibit hall hours are Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. General admission is $10 per day at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information visit their website at www.ixcenter.com.


     April 26th – 29th

     22nd Annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest

Show is held at the Paducah Expo Center. Plenty of quilts, classes in the AQS School of Quiltmaking, great events and the southern hospitality of the Paducah community. Show hours are Wednesday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Chance to Showcase Quilts

At International Festival

          This spring, the International Quilt Festival in Chicago will showcase traditional quilters and their quilts in a special exhibit called Traditional Treasures III. This exhibit will be one of the highlights of the Festival on April 7–9, 2006 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

            They are inviting quilters to participate in this salute to traditional quilters. You may submit a total of five traditional quilts for consideration to be included in this exhibit. Please do not submit a quilt that was included in a previous edition of Traditional Treasures.

            A submission form may be obtained by contacting Vicki Mangum at 713.781.6864, ext. 106 or visiting their website at spexhibits(at)quilts.com. Each quilt must have it’s own form completed and sent with visuals to be considered for the exhibit. (Do not send actual quilt at this time.) They accept 35 mm slides or hi-resolution JPEG or TIFF digital images.

            Completed submissions with visuals must be received at Traditional Treasures III Quilts, Inc., 7660 Woodway, Suite 550, Houston, TX 77063 by Monday, January 30, 2006. You will be notified no later than February 22 regarding the quilts to be included in this exhibit along with shipping instructions. If selected, the quilts will need to arrive in Houston no later than March 17, 2006.

            Please note that entries selected from digital images are subject to additional evaluation when the actual quilt arrives in Houston. If the actual quilt is found to differ significantly from the photo or digital image submitted for juring, the committee reserves the right to reject the entry.

            This is an exciting opportunity to showcase regional quilters at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago.


Bus Trip to Paducah Quilt Show

            The American Quilter’s Society annual quilt show, the Museum of the AQS, Hancock’s fabulous quilters’ heaven store, and more will be included in the April 26–29, 2006, chartered bus trip to Paducah, Kentucky.

            Plan to join fellow quilting enthusiasts as we depart from the Dayton area for an adventure filled with fun, creative ideas, inspiration, and opportunities for new friendships.  Quilters make great travel companions!

            For complete information, contact Ann Clutter at 937-433-4354 or email clutter.10(at)osu.edu.



            Quilt pins are available at each meeting from Barb Dunnick. Each pin is $3, up to 2 pins. After that they are $5 apiece.


Deadline for the February issue is

Monday, January 16th


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Dayton OH 45424


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    Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild

    P.O. Box 340141

    Beavercreek, OH 45434


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