March 10, 2009

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome



NOTICE: Meeting will be cancelled if Fairborn schools are closed for severe weather.


Members Share Quilting Techniques

          This month’s program will bring us a round robin of talents and treasures from within our guild. We have several wonderful talents in our group of quilters and some of them are ready to share their techniques.

            If there is anyone out there who would like to share their gift of hand quilting, paper piecing, dyeing or other quilting technique please contact me at sharing.stitches(at) If you do not wish to share your talent and still help out before and/or after the meeting, please arrive at 6:30 p.m. to help us set up for this event.

Shari Brindley

Vice President


A Note from the President . . .

     I hope everyone is picking up their challenge quilt project. I’m so excited about it. I already know what I’m going to do. I have it all planned. I have a piece of fabric that I’ve wanted to use in a quilt and my photo fits it quite nicely.

            In the past, we have had a lot of neat challenges. I love getting the packets. The crayon idea was great. And yes, it's finished and hanging in my house! I can handle rules/guidelines, but there is one rule that stops me in my tracks. Naming your quilt and discussing the theme. It stops me so fast.

            I’m presently doing a quilt for my niece’s wedding. I love doing it for them, I love the pattern, the fabric, everything. It’s going to be gorgeous. But don’t ask me to name it and discuss the theme!!! Ha, ha!

            I even have a hard time putting a title to my articles! Some months (this was when I was VP) I would ask Chris Garcher to title it!! And she would, isn’t she great. Thank goodness all my present articles are titled “A Note from the President”.

            Well, as most of you know, I’m also the 2010 Quilt Show Chairman. I’ve had several people ask me, “What is the name and theme of the Show”? Yikes!!! Can you now see my predicament? So, I’d like some help from all of you. At the March and April meeting, I’ll have paper at the front of the room by the podium. If you would like to jot down a suggestion, please do. Then in May, I’ll announce the name.

            Before I go, I want to thank the retreat ladies for all their hard work!

Susan Hill, President



Welcome New Members

There were 101 members and 9 guests who attended the February meeting.

New Members at February Meeting

Barbara Hartman

664 Royston Dr.

Waynesville, OH 45068


Julia Reed

563 Lucas

Xenia, OH 45385

If your information has changed, please contact Kim Gros ASAP with the new information before publication of the 2009 Guild Roster.



Sunshine News

If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Diane McLane at 9379644142 or e-mail
            Our thoughts and prayers are with Ginny Bignell whose husband passed away following a long illness. If you would like to send a sympathy card, her address is:

Ginny Bignell

406 Bridle Lane S.

West Carrollton OH 45449

            Best wishes on a full recovery go to Myreda Johnson who is recuperating from surgery. If you would like to send a get-well-soon card, her address is:

Myreda Johnson

3487 Far Hills Ave.

Kettering OH 45429


March Third Monday Evening Stitch-In

            The stitch-in held on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. will be held March 16th at Debbie Ginsburg’s home. The address is 701 Debron Rd., West Milton. Her telephone number is 9376984711.

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


Hop on the Quilt Bus to Chicago!

         Mark your calendar for April 17-19 and reserve your bus seat for our trip to the Chicago International Quilt Festival. The weekend offers the opportunity to attend one of the most exciting quilt shows in the world and shop among hundreds of vendors. The bus will also stop enroute in Shipshewana, Indiana, for lunch and shopping in this unique Amish village.

            Reservations include roundtrip bus transportation, two nights’ lodging, admission to the quilt festival, one dinner and refreshments. For more information about the trip, please contact Ann Clutter at 9374334354 or


Magazine Renewal Made Easy

            Help your guild by renewing your Fons & Porter “Love of Quilting” subscription through the guild.

            Cut your address label off your magazine and give it and $20 to Karen Engel. The guild gets $5 for every subscription, so this gets your subscription while assisting the guild, too.

            I will have a plastic shoebox on the sign-in table labeled “Love of Quilting” subscriptions at every meeting where you can deposit your labels and checks made out to MVQG. I will also have forms available to get the magazine for the first time. You will need to fill out your information and put the form and $20 check made out to MVQG in the plastic shoebox.

            This will be an ongoing renewal, so any time the magazine informs you that your subscription is about to expire, just remember to renew through the guild…it is a way for you to help keep the guild solvent.

Karen Engel





Treasurer’s Report

Submitted by Mary C. Miller, Treasurer

For period ending January 31, 2009


BEGINNING BALANCE       $17,280.93


       Retreat—Winter Retreat*               $5,095.00

       Membership                                      1,100.00

       Workshop                                             713.00

       Advertising                                              50.00 

TOTAL INCOME                                     $6,958.00


       Newsletter—Printing                              70.40

       Newsletter—Postage                             42.00

       Workshop/Seminar                                85.05

       Storage Unit                                         810.05

       Website                                                   11.00

TOTAL EXPENSES                              $1,018.45

ENDING BALANCE              $23,220.48

*Winter Retreat is self-sufficient.

Earmarked Funds: $2,000.00 — The Sally Kerr Scholarship Fund is being held in the main account, but will only be used in accordance with the agreed stipulations set forth by the retreat committee on behalf of the donor.


Creative Workshops Offered in August

            Hello all, I’m still amazed we actually had a February meeting. Anita Shakelford had a wonderful lecture and an awesome workshop. Just a reminder that the next workshops are in August with Annette Kennedy the Wednesday and Thursday after the guild meeting.

                            August 12th                       From Photo To Pattern To Quilt


                                                                          Cost: $55.00 plus $7.00 pattern fee

                            August 13th                       Painting Calla Lilies

                                                                          Cost: $55.00 plus $10 kit fee

                                                                          Place: Kathy Bean’s home

If you take both of Annette’s workshops there will be a $10 discount. So, the total if you take both classes is $117.00.

            I’m letting you all know way ahead of time so that you can save up and join those who have already registered for the workshops. For more details you can visit our website as Ed has included a special section for our workshops.

            We have such an awesome guild and I want to thank everyone for making our speakers feel welcome.

Shari Brindley

Workshops Chairperson



Quilt Shows

Also, check the guild website frequently for updated information on regional quilt shows and events of interest.

     March 5th – 7th

     18th Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

Event is held at the Bloomington Convention Center, 302 South College Ave. There will be over 300 quilts displayed, a merchants’ mall, workshops and a special collection of quilts based on the theme “Living Colour”. Admission is $6.00 a day or $12.00 for three days. Visit for more details.

            Through March 25th

            Quilt Show 2009

Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Kirtland, Ohio

Tuesdays through Sundays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


            March 6th and 7th

            Lebanon Quilt and Fabrics Show

Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Warren County Historical Society

105 South Broadway

Lebanon, Ohio


Admission: $5.00 

            March 11th - 15th

            15th Annual Mountain Quiltfest

Pigeon Forge Tennessee  

            March 19th – 21st

            Amish Country Quilt Show

Holmes County Expo Center (formerly Amish Country Flea Market)

3149 SR 39, Walnut Creek, Ohio

Admission: $7.00

Vendor Mall • Amish Quilting Bee
Amish Country Shop Hop Quilt Display
Technique Classes • Quilt Guilds • Hoffman Challenge Quilts
Quilt Appraisals • 9th Annual Quilt Contest

For more information call: 330-893-2442 x210



     March 21st

     19th Annual Gathering of Quilters

Event is hosted by Sisters of the Cloth Quilting Guild Inc. will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Expo IV Center, 4000 Parnell Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be Kaye England. There will be a vendor mall, quilt show, bed turning, door prizes, show and tell, charm squares and ugly fabric exchanges, featured artists and much more. Visit their website to download flyer and registration form. Box lunch is included with early bird and preregistration. For more information, visit

     April 28th – May 3rd

     33rd Annual Quilt Show 2009 at Sauder Village

The week is made up of the exhibition, a grouping of creative demonstrators as well as one or two-day workshops all set in the charming setting of Historic Sauder Village. Hands-on activities and plenty of shopping opportunities at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop will add to the events of this fun-filled week. Registration can be completed on-line. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call or email Jan Nofziger at 800-590-9755 or

     April 22nd – 25th

     25th Anniversary AQS Quilt Show and Contest

Show held at the Paducah Expo Center/Executive Inn. In addition to the juried exhibit of the finest workmanship and most creative quilts in the world, the festival features a merchant mall, workshops and special events throughout the community. Meet all the “Best of Show” winners from the past 25 years at this special anniversary celebration and visit the internationally acclaimed National Quilt Museum of the United States. Show hours are Wednesday thru Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

            Through May 8, 2009

            Treasured Textiles from the Collections of DaytonHistory

Mon-Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Carillon Park

100 Carillon Road

Dayton, Ohio

See Their Ad in the MVQG Newsletter and Visit Their Website

     June 18th – 20th

     40th Annual NQA Quilt Show

The National Quilt Association’s show will be held at Hall C, Greater Columbus Convention Center. The show features 400 judged quilts, special exhibits, vendors and classes galore. For more information, go to

     June 25th and 26th

     World of Quilts

Show sponsored by Middfest International and held at Middletown City Building, One Dunham Plaza. Contact Donna McDade, 11 McKinley St., Middletown, Oh 45042 or call 513-424-7705, e-mail Website is



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



Deadline for the April 2009 Issue: Monday, March 16

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.




MVQG’s 2009 Officers

President                               Susan Hill                   9374264740  rk_hill(at)

Vice President                      Shari Brindley            9373728861  xbrindley(at)

Treasurer                                Mary C. Miller            9378901010  marysews(at)

Recording Secretary            Ed Chamness           9373725821  mrandmrsquilter(at)

(See Website for Committee Chairs)


2009 Board Meetings

May 6, 2009

Note:  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 will be posted in the News section of the website.


Quilting stories, ideas, news?

Send to:

Chris Garcher

MVQG Newsletter Editor

6258 Gander Road East

Dayton OH 45424


E-mail: DJGarcher(at)



For fees and contracts, please contact:

Ed Chamness

P.O. Box 694

Wilberforce, OH  45384


E-mail:  mvqgoh(at)


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)



Comments, suggestions, or information to post:

E-mail Ed Chamness at mvqgoh(at)   


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