FEBRUARY 8, 2011

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome (No Speaker Fee)


Guild Meeting Will Be cancelled if Fairborn Senior Center is Closed for Weather


Carol Baugh To Discuss Appalachian Quilts

      Wow! And here we go again. We have a great year set up for the MVQG this year. February will see Carol Baugh coming to guild to lecture and present on our Ohio and Appalachian quilting roots. This lecture will be free, so bring a friend. If anyone has any older “Ohio” quilts or Appalachian quilts please bring those to show, too.

      March brings with it a Kaleidoscope of Color when Paula Nadelstern flys into Dayton to visit us.  She will be doing two classes; Puzzle Quilts on March 8 and Simple Symmetry on March 9. These will be full day classes and are $50 for members and $60 for non-members.  Please share this info with the other guilds you belong to so we can fill these classes up. She will also lecture “Symmetry Surprise: The Kaleidoscope Design Inspiration” on March 8. Please contact me to sign up.

      Lastly, February’s Inner Artist Challenge will be to take your Holiday exchange fabric (or three of you own fabs) + 3 or more of your own fabrics to create a “Color Me Happy” top that is at least 12 x12. Come join the fun. There will be a prize drawing and you will have a top to enter in the next guild show!

      Have a great month, and take some time to quilt

Lesa Bame, Vice President



A Note from the President...

      I hope everyone is getting all of their quilting done in the cold months of the year.  I am in the process of reorganizing my house.  In preparation for the Year of the Rabbit which begins on Feb. 3, 2011.  Although most of us celebrate the New Year on January 1st, I need to give myself that extra month to get it together after the holidays.  So my clean-sweep, organization and re-assessing my goals take on some Chinese traditions. 

      I hope you are seeking out your Super Powers to share with us in February.  There are so many talented people in our group it would be sad to waste them.  I hope you will come up to me at the meeting or send me an e-mail and let me know what you like to do and I will gladly hook you up.  We are such a big group and if you are new it is really hard to find your niche unless you seek it out.  There are so many great people to meet at Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild, new and old members alike. 

      Other than the ‘tea and talk’ there are also small groups, committees, projects and such that we offer.  So, it’s time to get hopping during this year of the rabbit and jump right in. 

Shari Brindley, President





Are You Ready for Red, White & Blue Retreat?

      The time is fast approaching for our red, white and blue themed “Stars and Stripes” retreat. Since we were unable to have our January meeting, please mail your remaining balance to Jean Brittingham, 398 Conard Dr. (not Conrad) Xenia OH 45385. If you forgot the amount you owe, check with Jean. Her number is 768-0273. 

      Unfortunately if you’re unable to send a check we will only be able to accept cash at and after the February meeting.  Any questions call me, Patti Jones at 776-3010

      I’d like to encourage you to bring your patriotic themed or red, white and blue quilts for show-n-tell.  We also would like you to enter those quilts in a fun competition to be judged by guild members on which quilt embodies our theme for the retreat! This includes a prize for the winner to be named at show-n-tell.

      Service projects are always encouraged in our guild and at our retreat this year we are encouraging you to make a pillowcase to donate to the Million Pillowcase Challenge sponsored by All People Quilt. We will have instructions at the retreat.  Each pillowcase requires 3/4 yd fabric for the main piece, 1/3 yd for the border and 1/8 yd (WOF) for an accent border. 

      In closing, expect to have a great time with great company!  If you have items or services you would like to donate for door prizes or to go in our “goodie bags” please call or email Dawnetta Fields 426-1229, dawnettarfields@yahoo.com or me Patti Jones 776-3010, scrapspj@yahoo.com.

Patti Jones

Retreat Chair


Retreat Basics

      Come to have fun!!! We have the Bergamo to ourselves so bring your jammies and slippers and have fun.

      Meals are provided so bring chocolate and/or snacks to share…and maybe a plate or bowl for your own snacks. You can bring drinks, but there is a pop machine available.

            Other things to bring: your machine, your foot peddle, all cords associated with machine, needle and thread, a project or two, extension cords or power strips, drinks, scissors, seam ripper, rotary cutter, (some rulers and mats will be there), show and tell, fabric for pillowcases if you are doing the service project, fabric for the mystery quilt if you are doing that, maybe some patriotic decorations to show your true colors, and lots of energy.



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, February 28, 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.


Third Monday Stitch-In

      The third Monday evening stitch-in will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 21 at the home of Barb Schimer, 731 Waldsmith Way, Vandalia.

      Give Barb a call at 387-6276 for directions and to let her know that you will be attending.

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




Sunshine News

Guild member Jane Kelly underwent triple by-pass surgery on January 18 and is recovering at home. If you would like to send her a card or message, the address is:

Jane Kelly

2413Berwyck Avenue

Dayton, OH 45414


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.



2011 Membership

      The 2011 membership dues must be paid by the February meeting 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.”


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.



Quilt Shows

(If you know of quilt shows that would be of interest to Guild members and friends, please send the information to: mvqgoh@aol.com )


Through April 16

The Journey of Hope in America

Wilberforce, Ohio

An exhibit of 90 quilts by quilters and artists from throughout the United States selected by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi on the theme “The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by Barak Obama.” The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, 1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, Ohio, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $4.00 (Free for members of the Ohio Historical Society).  For information, contact: http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/sw13/index.shtml

March 3-5

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

Bloomington, Indiana

The 20th annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show will be held at the Blooming, Indiana, Convention Center, 302 S. College. Quilt show and merchant mall hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For workshop/class information and other activities, contact: http://www.ihqs.org 



March 4-6

Lebanon Quilt & Fabric Arts Show & Sale

Lebanon, Ohio

The show and sale features more than 30 dealers in quilts and fiber arts and a special exhibit of antique and collectible quilts from private collectors selected by the Warren County Historical Society. Show hours at the Warren County Historical Society, 105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call: 513/932-1817 or e-mail wchs@wchsmuseum.org

March 16-10

2nd Annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Quilters from around the world participate in this international quilting event in the Amish country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at Lancaster County Convention Center, 3 E. Vine, Lancaster. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For information, contact: http://www.americanquilter.com  

March 25-27

Rising Sun Quiltfest

Rising Sun, Indiana

The Ohio County (Indiana) Historical Society will host the Rising Sun Quiltfest at the Grand Victoria Casino, Rising Sun. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For entry information for quilts, dolls, bears/animals, and art visit: http://www.risingsunquiltfest.com

March 31-April 2

Amish Country Quilt Show

Dalton, Ohio

The show at the Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry Street, Dalton, features quilt displays and contests, an Amish quilting bee, and large vendor mall. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, contact: http://www.amishcountryquiltshow.com 

April 8-10

International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

Quilts, Inc. has re-located its Spring International Quilt Festival from Chicago to Cincinnati for 2011. The show including quilt exhibits and contests, world-class shopping opportunities and the IQF Quilting Academy will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Classes begin on Thursday, April 7. For additional information contact: http://www.quilts.com

April 27-30

27th Annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest

Paducah, Kentucky

Paducah becomes the quilt capital of the world for this annual weekend of activities - exhibits, classes, tours, special events. Official show site is the Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center, but there are activities throughout the city. For show information, contact: http://www.americanquilter.com

June 15-18

42nd Annual NQA Quilt Show

Columbus, Ohio

The National Quilting Association annual show will include a special theme exhibit of Log Cabin, the 3rd annual SewBatik Challenge, the Sky-lines exhibit, art quilt exhibits and the NQA Chapter Challenge. The show and classes are at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with registration from Noon to 5 p.m. and a Preview Party, Dinner and Show from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. For information, contact: http://www.nqaquilts.org


Quilting stories, ideas, news?

      Send information to:

      Ed Chamness

      P.O. Box 694

      Wilberforce, OH  45384

      E-mail: mrandmrsquilter@aol.com

Articles are subject to approval and to editing. Materials received after the published deadline date will be considered for publication only as space and time permit.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission of articles or information is the Monday following the monthly meting.



The Miami Valley Quilters Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairborn Senior Citizens Center, 325 North 3rd Street, Fairborn, Ohio. Visitors are welcome to monthly meetings; however, a $5.00 Speaker’s Fee is charged when the guild has an outside professional speaker.


Member: NQA

The Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild is a member of the National Quilting Association.

Chapter No. OHIO616


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Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild

P.O. Box 340141

Beavercreek, OH  45434



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Wilberforce, OH  45384