February Meeting

February 14, 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.)


Local Quilter to Share Quilts and Her Story

         Janet Miller lives in Centerville, Ohio. She has her own business, the City Stitcher, which she runs out of her home. She will be bringing quilts for us to see. We will be able to hear her story of how she has gotten to where she is today. She is a mom, business woman, stitcher, quilter, fabric and pattern designer.

I’ll share one story she told me and leave the rest for her presentation. While at a quilt show, she was looking for flannel fabric. This was when there weren’t a lot of flannels. Like some of us, she was talking to venders, shopping and having a good time. One vendor started asking her opinion on colors, prints, stripes in connection with flannel fabric. Six months later this vendor called, he was a Vice President of Production for Marcus Brothers in New York, and asked her to design two lines of fabric!

Some of you might have been to her shop, but she is bringing some of it to us tonight. There will be quilt and crochet patterns to purchase.

Susan Hill

Vice President



A Note from the President

                Well, we’re off and running in the New Year. I was so pleased to see so many members at the January stitch-in. Chris Landis did a terrific job assembling all of the projects, which you patiently sat and tied knots in as you chatted with your tablemates.

I like stitch-ins. We so seldom get the opportunity to sit and talk with one another. Community project month not only allows us to slow down but to meet and talk with the newer members of our guild. The added benefit of supporting the needs of the greater Dayton area reinforces what quilting is all about, bringing joy and warmth to someone who needs to have their day brightened.

Since my in-laws moved into their new apartment (aka our unattached garage) in early December, I’ve been converting their old bedroom back into my sewing area. I thought that it would be large enough to hold almost thirty years of sewing and quilting supplies. The room isn’t much larger than the old except that instead of six openings into the room there are only two. I must confess that every inch of wall space has a bookshelf or rack, which is stuffed to the gills and the ceiling. You know what I’m talking about. One shelf is nothing but old UFOs, which I must finish. It’s a really good thing that those preemie clothes will fit somebody even though I cut them out years ago. Even better, I don’t have stuff in every room of the house. Well that’s not entirely true. We went through seven boxes of free fabric at my Monday group. I now own another box stationed in front of the washer. There ends my well-intentioned attempt at reform.

                For those who asked how Connie Howard is faring, there is still no news. I tried to call unsuccessfully, but did send her a card from the guild. Betty Duke is feeling better, but is still getting tired pretty easily. Each day is better for her.

                This leads me to the fact that we need a Sunshine chairperson badly. I don’t mind doing it for the meantime, but I sure would like to share the wealth. We also need two people to work with our VP, Susan Hill and Treasurer, Carla Shade on the Budget Committee. Block of the month will be mothballed if nobody wants to give it a whirl.

                Many thanks to Carolyn Kosco for taking Demonstrations and Historian. Sue DeSantis is going to be chairing Challenge for 2007. If you chair a committee please attend the board meeting on Monday, February 6th at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center. If you’re not on a committee, you are still welcome and encouraged to come see how our guild operates. Every one works very hard to bring you monthly programs and a quilt show: proof positive that many hands make light work.

Lynn Hunger















  Don’t Forget the FQBC!

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

            For the general membership there is a drawing monthly for a special selection of fabrics.  Bring a fat quarter of the designated fabric and be eligible to win them all.

Fabric Selection

  Please bring a fat quarter of any red fabric for the monthly drawing.

  For the birthday drawing, bring red and white prints.





Welcome New Members


Michelle Dahle

1344 Northgate Blvd.

Fairborn, OH 45324



Rebecca Neuhard

4246 Scarff Rd.

New Carlisle, OH 45344


Judy Salyers

1309 Ironwood Dr.

Fairborn, OH 45324



775 Hunters Ridge Dr.

Fairborn, OH 45324



Linda von Mohr

194 Waterstone Blvd. #104

Miamisburg, OH 45342




Judy Yahle

2808 Kenmore Ave.

Dayton, OH 45420-2232




Please make the following changes:

Chris Barry


Patti Jones


Susan Miller


Vickie Vagedes


Barbara Whitney









To My Wonderful Fellow Quilting Friends:

I am sew honored to receive the gift of the blocks last night (at the January meeting).

You can’t imagine how good made me feel to know that you spent time making the blocks for me. Daisies always make me happy and to have sew many of them with your names on them is way to cool. The Dear Jane blocks just blew me away; I can’t wait to work on more of them and make this spectacular quilt. Thank you Ed and Lynn for taking time to head this up for me.

When I became your President it was for love of quilting and the love of those who quilt and belong to this guild. Never did I imagine how much fun it would be and I hope I made it fun for you too. This guild is very important to sew many people. The fellowship, the charity quilts, and the sharing of ideas lives on with us as a guild.

Take an active role whenever possible and see your blessings multiply for doing sew, mine did. Again, THANK YOU!

Happy Quilting, Jane Kelly


Retreat Information

February 17–19, 2006

  If you have an iron/ironing board we can use for Winter Retreat next month, please call Kathy Wrinkle (426-4847) or Susan Hill (426-4740).

  If anyone would like to donate something for door prizes at retreat, please contact Kathy Wrinkle

            (426-4847) or bring items to our February Meeting.


Retreat Supply List

Supplies needed for the small projects are:

Needle organizer

   8 inch square of muslin

   scrap batting with basting spray

   8 inch piece of fabric for outside

   scrap ribbon

Quilted Wallet

   4 fat quarters (only need part of them)

   thin batting

   small scrap of interfacing

           1 inch piece of Velcro


Sunshine News

If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Lynn Hunger at 969-8700.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lois McFarland whose brother-in-law recently passed away. Also, her sister is in rehabilitation due to a broken hip. (Once she is strong enough to come home, Lois will be caring for her.) If for you would like to send a sympathy or thinking of you card, her address is:

Lois McFarland

25 Martingham Ct.

Beavercreek OH 45440


2006 Board Meetings

The following board meetings for 2006 are as follows:

February 6th

May 8th

August 14th

November 6th

The quarterly board meetings will be held at 6 p.m. at the Fairborn Senior Center. All officers and committee chairs are asked to attend and any interested guild members are welcome.


















Treasurer’s Report

Submitted by Carla Shade, Treasurer

For period December 18, 2005January 16, 2006

(rounded to nearest dollar)


BEGINNING BALANCE                     $10,089.00


       Library                                    4.00

       Winter Retreat               3,286.00

       Miscellaneous                     90.00

       Membership                  1,260.00

TOTAL INCOME                $4,640.00


       Fairborn Senior Center

         Monthly Meeting Room    75.00

         Meeting Setup                  50.00

       Bank Charge                      90.00

       Newsletter, Printing            96.00

       Postage, Newsletter          13.00


TOTAL EXPENSES             $324.00

ENDING BALANCE             $14,405.00


2006 Officers and Committee Chairs

President                               Lynn Hunger         969-8700

Vice President                      Susan Hill             426-4740

Treasurer                               Carla Shade        312-1201

Recording Secretary            Debbie Bertke     884-5078

Corresponding Secretary    Vicki Vagades    429-9787

Budget                                    Susan Hill             426-4740

                                                Carla Shade        312-1201



By-Laws                                 Sally Wilmoth       376-3495

Program                                 Susan Hill             426-4740

Bus Trips                                Ann Clutter           433-4354

Challenge 2007                     Sue DeSantis      698-9182

Friendship Groups                As Wanted

Winter Retreat                       Fran Nees            429-3315

                                                Sandy Gebele     236-5850

                                                Heidi Young         429-1373

Workshops                            Susan Hill             426-4740

Community Projects             Chris Landis        256-7565

Demonstration                       Carolyn Kosco     339-5727

Block of the Month                Open

Historian                                 Carolyn Kosco     339-5727

Hospitality                              Rose Hoeg          426-2206

Library                                    Anna Jacobs       236-8305

Membership                          Linda Netzel         339-6601

Nominating Committee        Open

Newsletter                              Chris Garcher      233-4641

Mailing                                    Linda Adams       879-4692

Advertising                             Staci Hogan         432-1449

Sunshine                                Open

Telephone                              No specific chair

Auction                                   No specific chair

Special Projects                    No specific chair

Web Master                           Ed Chamness     372-5821

Quilt Show

  Chair                                     Susan Muldowney     299-5190

  Treasurer                             Lyn Mosher          687-4236

  Workshops                          Marie Wells          687-4083

  Demo                                   Phyllis Helm         878-3879

  Vendor                                 Barbara Whitney 294-3629

  Judging                                Judy Yahle            254-5012

  Hanging                                Carolyn Uecker   767-7085

  Set-Up                                  Chris Landis        256-7565

  Auction                                 Sandy Hartz         429-9031

  Raffle                                    Betty Carano       427-2280

  Publicity                                Open



         My name is Anna Jacobs the librarian for the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. I am at the meetings at the table on the side of the room on the left as you enter. If you have books out please look for me because I am at all meetings. It would be greatly appreciated if you have books out to return them at the following meeting so others may enjoy/use.

         The books that are due are collected before the meeting along with any fines that are due. For the new members, information on book fines: The fine is $1.00 for the first month and $1.00 is added on for each month the book is late. If the book is renewed the fine is $2.00 for the first month and an additional $2.00 per month for each month the book is late.

         The books will be out to checkout at the break in the meeting. The books will not be available after the meeting.

Happy Quilting, your librarian


Community Stitch-In

        Chris Landis of Community Projects is hosting a stitch-in on Sunday, March 5, at her new home at 2110 Germantown–Liberty Rd. Her phone number is 937-256-7565.

She is looking for some new recruits in the war on Cold Feet. Please join her as we work toward the goal of one CP quilt per member. That currently stands at 249 people. Chris said she needs cutters, sewers and pressers. Something is available for all skills and physical abilities. Besides, it’s a great way to see her new digs. Call ahead of time and let her know you want to help, and she will let you know what you need to bring for sewing supplies.

We’re having birthday cake, too! You have to come to see who the decrepit creature is.

Directions to her home:

Take US 35 west to Infirmary Rd. (just past VA hospital). Turn left or south. Then drive to the first four-way stop which is Dayton–Liberty Rd. Turn right. Cross Union Rd. to the next stop sign (Liberty–Ellerton Rd.) and go through. You will see the Jefferson Township Fire Dept. on the left. Approximately 2 houses on the left and you will come to Germantown–Liberty Rd. Turn and look for Chris’ house. Her street is missing the road sign, but should be easily located. (If you drive to So. Snyder Rd., you’ve passed by the house.)




     June 8th – 10th

     37th Annual NQA Quilt Show

Held at the Batelle Hall at Greater Columbus Convention Center. New this year, all activities—classes, events, lectures—will be located in their host hotel, the Hyatt Regency at the Convention Center. The exhibits and vendor mall will be located in Battelle Hall, adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. Nearly 400 quilts plus 100 vendors will be available for your viewing and shopping pleasure. Plan to arrive on June 7 and have dinner at the Preview Party, followed by two hours to view the Show and shop the vendors without all the crowds.


Special Note

Maria Elkins is going to be lecturing at the NQA show in Columbus on June 10 at 10:30 a.m. She will be showing all of her quilts and talking about how and why they were made. The lecture fee will be $10. For further information contact Marie at me(at)mariaelkins.com


     March 8th – 12th

     12th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest

Show welcomes the best quilters and crafters to Eastern Tennessee to compete in the multi-category quilt show. Learn from the world’s top quilters teaching more than 70 instructional sessions and master classes for quilters of all levels. Everyone is welcome, from beginning quilters to seasoned quilt masters. Experience the best in quilting along with the down-home hospitality of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! For more information, contact www.mypigeonforge.com. or call 865-429-7350.


     March 22nd – 25th

     6th Annual Amish

Country Quilt Show

Show held at Berlin Christian Fellowship, 5382 County Road 201, Berlin, OH 44610. Hours are Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m. –
5 p.m.
Admission to the show is $5. Located in Holmes County, the show features hand stitched and machine stitched quilts. Pepper Cory will be at the show this year, author of 6 books including Mastering Quilt Making and Quilting Designs from the Amish. Classes and lectures will be offered all weekend. Also the 2005 Amish Country Shop Hop quilts will be on display.


Block of the Month

Lynn Hunger


Economy Patch

The block, “Economy Patch,” is a 3 " finished block and it is paper pieced.

Use any two colors that you wish. The only requirement is that pieces 2 thru 5 be the same fabric.

Bring block(s) to the February meeting.


Measure carefully, print and number areas.  Each block is to finish as 3-inch square with ¼ inch seam allowances.  Mark numbers for sewing sequence.  Make two blocks.

Pieces are sewn in this order:  #1 (center square), #2 (upper left triangle). #3 (bottom right triangle, #4 (lower left triangle). and #5 (upper right triangle).

(It may be necessary to re-draw the blocks because of distortion.)


Deadline for the March issue is Monday, February 20th




Quilting stories, ideas, news?

Send to:

Chris Garcher

MVQG Newsletter Editor

6258 Gander Road East

Dayton OH 45424


E-mail: DJGarcher(at)compuserve.com



Please contact:

Staci Hogan

1417 Muirfield Ct.

Centerville, OH 45459


E-mail: SHogan9211(at)aol.com

for fees and contracts.


Classified Ads

We accept classified ads for $5.00 per issue. Items must be of interest to quilters and collectors, and may be submitted by anyone, including nonmembers.



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


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


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



Quilters’ Quotes is a copyrighted publication of the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. No one may reprint this newsletter in any form, in part or in whole, without the written permission of the editor. Our guild is a member of the National Quilting Association (NQA).