January 11, 2011

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome



Community Quilts Project for January

      Just a short and sweet note to thank you for  a wonderful year. We’ve had a lot of fun and learning opportunities. Next year we look to having even more good times together.

      The January meeting will be for Community Quilts. Becky Siva asks that we bring cutting mats, rulers and rotary cutters to cut 5-inch squares for quilt kits.  Also, bring Ziploc bags to store the kits.

      For the February “Inner Artist” project, use the fabric you received in the holiday fabric exchange; add up to three of your own, and create a “Color Me Happy” quilt or top at least 12 x12. If you didn’t exchange,) choose up to six of your own fabrics and join in. Be creative and have fun.

      We have started taking payments for the March 8 & 9 classes with Paula Nadelstern. The March 8 class is “Puzzle Quilts” and the March 9 class is “Simpler Symmetry.”

      The class fees are $50 for members, and she has a kit available for $15, but it is not required.

      Samples of her quilrts are on her website, www.paulanadelstern.com, and there will be pictures available at the meeting. Classes will open to non-members for $60 after the January meeting. Participation is first come/first served.

      Again, thanks for a great year! Happy New Year!

Lesa Bame, Vice President



A Note from the President . . .

Hello Fellow Quilters,

            Thank you for the opportunity to be president of the Miami Valley Quilters Guild. Thanks to Susan Hill for stepping up for the past two years as president.

            I would like to ask each of you: “What are your super powers…what do people know about you that they would say you are super good at?” Now that you have answered, are you willing to share your powers with the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild this year?

            I was watching the X-Men with my grandson and realized how their powers work together for good. They don’t all appreciate each other, BUT they all had a common goal/mission.

            Does everyone know the common goal/mission of our guild? Well, it goes something like this: “Encourage high standards of design, technique and creativity. Promote appreciation and preservation of quilts. To preserve and further the art of quilting through education and communication.” The Mission is: “Join hands in friendship.”

            In order to achieve the guild’s goals and mission we need several people to use their “super powers.” Some opportunities require a Dynamic Duo, Fantastic Four, GI Joes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, maybe even a Scooby Doo and gang (for those mystery quilts), Mutt and Jeff or the 3 Musketeers.

            It has been said that I have a hostess “super power.” So, in using my super power I would like to invite and encourage new members, all committee members (new and old) and anyone else that has questions about our guild to join with me on Friday, January 21st at 6:30 pm for a ‘tea and talk’ at 721 N. King St., Xenia.

            Please R.S.V.P. to sharing.stitches@yahoo.com or call me at 937-479-8343.

            This is the perfect opportunity to meet some of the wonderful people in our guild and ask questions that you may be reluctant to ask in a large group setting. Looking forward to a great guild future.

Shari Brindley, President






Third Monday Stitch-In

      The third Monday evening stitch-in held will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 17, at the home of Debbie Ginsburg, 701 Debron Road, West Milton.

      Give Debbie a call at 698-4711 for directions and to let her know that you will be attending.

Enjoy an evening with friends and get some of your piecing and quiltig done


Monthly Sew-in Opportunity

      All are welcome to attend a monthly sew-in for the     guild at the Fairborn Senior Center. The sew-in is the 4th Monday of every month. Our next sew-in will be Monday, January 24, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $2.00 for guild members ($1.00 for members of the Fairborn Senior center).

      Come and get to know other members of the guild. Come for a few hours or stay all day. (When you arrive, go to the back-door of the center and the room is to the left.)

      Bring a project and sew, sew and sew. Now that the Christmas gifts are finished, you can sew something for yourself. Bring your sewing machine and supplies, or do some hand work. Irons will be available. No home interruptions!!!

            Come and have a fun time… laugh and sew!!! If you have any questions, contact Janet Stohr at jstohr@woh.rr.com or 426-8344.


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For Sale: $350

     Sews 2-3-4-5 thread overlock stitches, cover stitch, and double chain stitch. Includes workbook and instructional video, blind hem foot, pearl foot, and elastic/taping foot in addition to all standard feet and storage/carrying case.

     Machine is in good working order. I just don’t use it anymore!

     Table with raised side to provide work surface level with machine bed: $50.

     If interested, contact:

     Harolyn Burns, 937-886-9959,

     or   e-mail  harolyn@ameritech.net



2011 Membership

      The 2011 membership dues must be paid by the end of January to remain active. The fee is $20.00 payable to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild.

Dues can be mailed to:

Debbie Arrington

2289 East Centerville Road

Spring Valley, OH 45370

      Membership materials will be available at the next meeting. If you want to receive your receipt and membership card by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please mark your check with “Dues for 2011.”



Sunshine News

Our deepest sympathy goes to Chris Lilly whose son passed away recently. If you would like to send her a card, the address is:

Chris Lilly

1804 East Dorothy Lane

Kettering, OH  45420

Guild members Karen Engel and Jean Brittingham are undergoing physical theapy and recovering from knee trasplant  surgeries. If you would like to send cards to them, the addresses are:

Karen Engel

5259 Olentangy Drive

Dayton, OH 45431

Jean Brittingham

398 Concord Drive

Xenia, OH  45385

Connie Howard is nursing a broken wrist. I f you would like to send her a card, the adsdress is:

Connie Howard

3132 Morningview Drive

Beavercreek, OH  45432


Jill Smilek is recovering following gall bladder surgery. If you would like to send her a crd, the address is:

Jill Smilek

2045 Northern Drive

Beavercreek, OH 45431


Sunshine Chair Needed

      The Guild is currently in need of an individual to serve as “Sunshine Chair.” 

Diane McLane has indicated that she would like to have a replacement as Sunshine Chair. If you are interested, contact Shari Brindley to volunteer.

     The position involves sending cards from the Guild to members who are in need of our emotional support and providing information for publication in the newsletter.

     In the meantime, if you know of a member  who could use our support, contact Ed Chamness at mrandmrsquilter@aol.com.



Red, White & Blue for You



FEBRUARY19, 20 & 21, 2011


Bergamo Center

Beavercreek, Ohio


For Registration Materials and Information, visit our website:



MVQG: 2011 Retreat Mystery Project


-You will need 1 1/3 yards of two fabrics.

They should be coordinating but highly contrasting.

Avoid large prints, directional fabrics, and also solid colors.

[Live a little.]

Template plastic-

-Cut one 9 1/2" square - This square can be heat resistant plastic or not.
-Cut one 6 1/2" square - This must be heat resistant template plastic.


-Sharpie pen
-Fabric marking pen/pencil
-Coordinating thread
-Two of your most favorite photos
- Your favorite candy bar

Fabric cutting-
-Cut four 9 1/2" strips of each fabric.
-Sub-cut each 9 1/2" strip into four 9 1/2" squares.

You will then have sixteen 9 1/2" squares of each color.



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”


World Thread

Silk Thread Painting and Cloth Weaving


Picnic and Garage Sale




Debbie Reed Maddy

Lecture: No Y Seams

Classes: Labyrinth and Cosmic Jewels


Quarter Auction/Quilto


Challenge Show and Tell


Teri Tope

Lecture: Trunk Show

Class (Saturday): Reverse Appliqué


Pot Luck and Fabric Exchange




Deadline for the Newsletter is the Monday following the monthly meting.

All articles are subject to editing and approval by the editor. Materials received after the deadline date will be considered for publication only if space and time permit.



MVQG 2011 Officers

President                                           Shari Brindley            9374798343  sharing.stitches(at)yahoo.com

Vice President                                  Lesa Bame                9378485844  lesabame(at)sbcglobal.net

Treasurer                                            Ron Lundquist           9372947844  ronaldlundquist(at)att.net

Corresponding Secretary                Barb Hartings            9374349769  bhartings(at)woh.rr.com 

Recording Secretary                        Ed Chamness           9373725821  mrandmrsquilter(at)aol.com



2011 Board Meetings

February - May - August - November

6:00 p.m. at Beavercreek Library, 3618 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek.

No Food or Drinks

The Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild Board includes: The elected officers President, Vice-President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer plus the chairs of the standing committees, the immediate past president of the guild, and the founder of the guild, Suellen Wassem. All officers and committee chairs are expected to attend the Board meetings which are held quarterly as announced.  All Guild members are invited to attend.

            Minutes of Board meetings are posted in the News section of the website.



Quilting stories, ideas, news?

Send to:

Ed Chamness

P.O. Box 694

Wilberforce, OH  45384

Phone:  9373725821  

E-mail:  mvqgoh(at)aol.com



For fees and contracts, please contact:

Ed Chamness

P.O. Box 694

Wilberforce, OH  45384

Phone:  9373725821  

E-mail:  mvqgoh(at)aol.com


Need to reach us?

Please send all guild correspondence to our post office box address. That way our officers will receive it. Our address is:

    Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild

    P.O. Box 340141

    Beavercreek, OH 45434

E-mail: mvqgoh(at)aol.com     

Website: www.miamivalleyquiltersguild.org

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