April 10, 2007

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 N. Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome

Notice: Meetings will be cancelled if Fairborn schools are closed.


Sunburst Made Easy

            Mindy Marik, our speaker for April will be speaking about one of her favorite patterns, Sunburst. She became interested in the Sunburst (also known as Rising Sun, Russian Sunflower and Sunflower) pattern after joining the guild and attending her first retreat.

            Mindy began quilting and joined the guild about seven years ago. This coincided with her youngest child’s move to college, and Mindy’s need for a creative outlet. The only experience she had with sewing was making clothes as a teen or creating fiber artwork when she studied Fine Arts and Education at Wright State University. From that time on, it has been a fast forward drive into quilting as a craftsman, artist, teacher and designer.

            Today Mindy has a full-time job as Director of Technology for Preble Shawnee Local Schools, operates an internet business with her husband Jim called QuiltersCrib.com and designs and creates quilts. She is able to combine her formal training as an artist with her love of traditional patterns to develop “old-time” favorites that are easier to make using modern techniques. She believes that using modern techniques does not mean that craftsmanship should suffer, so while she offers new ways to construct old favorites, she teaches accuracy and fine needle work techniques.

            Mindy will be showing examples of her work. There will be an opportunity to purchase kits and patterns from her company, QuiltersCrib.com.

            We will also offer a workshop on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Andrews United Methodist Church on Fairfield Rd. There will be a sign up sheet at the April meeting for this workshop, but seating is limited. There are only a few spots left. An information flyer can be found at the MVQG’s website, along with a materials’ list.

For registration information, please contact:

Susan Hill

Vice President



A Note from the President

           Ever since the Houston quilt show organizers began sponsoring the Chicago International Quilt Festival, I have wanted to attend. Now that I’m retired I have the time, and thanks to Ann Clutter, I can do it the easy way—on our guild bus tour April 13–15. Besides, as Billie Ferguson, our 2008 quilt show leader, was urging us at the last meeting to get to work on finishing quilts for the upcoming show, I realized that the Chicago festival should be the perfect place to find just the fabric I need to make something special. No, my stash isn’t sufficient!

            April is a busy month for us. If I weren’t doing the Chicago trip, I might have participated in the workshop April 14. Well, maybe I’ll do the May 5th workshop.

            We can all be grateful to Pat Emmanuel who is getting volunteers to complete our raffle quilt so that we can start showing it around and selling tickets. All of that activity will help promote our May 16-17, 2008 quilt show.

            If you are a reader of Jennifer Chiaverini’s books, she is scheduled to appear at Books & Company at the Town and Country Shopping Center at 7 p.m. on April 13. She will be promoting the 10th novel (The Quilter’s Homecoming) in her Elm Creek Quilt Series.

All this we do for the love of quilting,

Ron Lundquist

President, 294-7844


April 3rd Tuesday Stitch-In

            The evening stitch-in held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. will be held April 17th at Jan Barhorst’s home. The address is 768 Stonehenge Dr., Tipp City. Her telephone number is 335-8504.

            Please call Jan 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!


Sunshine News

            If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call LeePeterson at 439-7298.

            Our deepest sympathy goes to Gene Williams whose husband passed away. If you would like to send a sympathy card or note, please send to:

            Gene Williams

            3252 Wyndhurst Ct.

            Dayton, OH 45440

Our thoughts are with Judy Garrett who has been ill. If you would like to send a get-well-soon card, please send to:

            Judy Garrett

            5062 Sante Fe Dr.

            Dayton, OH 45414


Going Out of Business

            Quilters will be sad to hear that the Daisy Barrel is closing. Their “Going Out of Business” sale starts March 31st. The cross stitch samples will be tagged for sale.


Spring Workshops

            April 14, 2007 — Workshop will be on the “Sunburst” design. The cost is $25 for Guild members and $30 for nonmembers. It will be from 9 a.m. – noon at the St. Andrews United Methodist Church on Fairfield Rd.

There will be sign up sheets at the March meeting for the Sunburst Workshop.

            May 5 — Sawtooth Stars and Flying Geese

More information can be found on the MVQG’s website. Please sign up soon.


Winter Quilt Retreat 2007 — Wrap it Up!

          The three days of the 2007 Winter Quilt Retreat “Sewing and Growing Quilts” came and went like a flash! I guess when you’re having fun, time flies.

            Thanks to the entire committee for all their efforts and attention to detail. They are Pam Bohnke, Shari Brindley, Billie Ferguson, Sandy Gabele, Rose Hoeg, Nancy Hudak, Lyvonne Jacobs and Carol Stollings.

            And thank you to the 92 quilters attending the retreat, you made this retreat come to life! A special welcome to the many first time MVGQ retreat newbies!

            As most members know, Sally Kerr passed away a couple weeks before the retreat, and she was planning on being there. Her husband, Bill, was so thoughtful and generous, he wanted someone that otherwise wouldn’t have been able to attend retreat to go in Sally’s place. The quilter that went felt “honored and blessed” in her words.

            Bill would like to help establish a fund in Sally’s name to assist “quilters in need” to attend future winter retreats. Several members had already suggested putting an optional box on the registration form for next year for attendees to donate $5 to the “Sally F. Kerr Memorial Retreat Fund.” This is a kind and generous way to help another quilter that may not be able to attend winter retreat to enjoy the friendship and fellowship we’ve all seen that have attended quilt retreat.

            Saturday night at the fabulous Show and Tell, we started with entertainment by a quartet from the Sweet Adeline’s named “The Wild Blue Yonder.” Thank you to Fran Nees for inviting them. Then more door prizes and show and tell from our talented quilters!

            A friend of mine summed it up saying “It’s like a slumber party we used to have with all the laughing, talking and snacking. Only now we add quilting to it!”

            If you came to retreat I hope you are planning on the next one, February 22nd thru February 24th, 2008. If you’ve never been, put it on your calendar.

You’ll have a ball. I did. Thank you for allowing me to be the 2007 Winter Retreat Committee Chair.

Diane McLane

Winter Retreat Contributors

            The following businesses donated door prizes...Please consider them for your future quilting needs!

A special thank you also to the guild members that donated door prizes!

American Quilter’s Society

Benartex Fabric

Bernina Main Street

Blackberry Patchworks

Clothworks Textiles

Clover Needlecraft,Inc

Creative Fires

DRG Publishing

Fabric Traditions

Fairfield Processing Corp

Fons & Porter

Golden Threads

Hancock Fabrics

Helping Hands Quilt Shop

Home-Sew Inc (Newark Dress Supply)

Judy Niemeyer Quilting

Keepsake Quilting, Inc

Kimberly Einmo—Publishes Books thru AQS

Linda's Sew 'N So

Martingale & Company

Nancy’s Notions

Noble Needle Quilting & Sewing

P & B Textiles

Paper Pieces

POC Designs, Inc (quilt templates)

Pro Chemical & Dye

Prym Dritz

Quilt Beginnings

Quilt Books USA

Quilting Creations, Int’l, Inc

Redex Industries (Udder Cream)

Susan Parr & Chris Landis—A special thank you for   donating so many patterns & books!


Stitches & Stones

Stitching Post Super Store

Sulky of America

Sulphur Grove Quilt Shop

The Back Door

Unique Stitches

World Threads (Art & Gifts)



Website to Display Prize-Winning Quilts

            Susan Osweiler Schaller showed three of her quilts that won a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show on March 1st – 3rd in Bloomington, Indiana! Ed will be taking pictures to place the quilts on the MVQG’s website. This is the top show held yearly in Indiana and has over $15,000 in prize money. Their website will soon feature photos of the winning quilts at www.ihqs.org or Google Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. Congratulations, Susan!




Welcome New Members

            For your information, there is currently 189 members in our guild and 87 plus 5 guests attended the March meeting.

New Members

Judith Achtermann

264 Volusia Ave.

Dayton, OH 45409



Janice Delehanty

9507 Wellbaum Rd.

Brookville, OH 45309



Susan Dow

495 N. Midway-Carlisle Rd.

New Carlisle, OH 45344


Sharon Driver

425 Dayton Towers Dr., Apt. 6J

Dayton, OH 45410



Claudia Lawson

6411 Keats Dr.

Dayton, OH 45414


Mary Ann Luebcke

1425 Ticonderoga Ct.

Beavercreek, OH 45434-6958



Eleny Maul

352 Wisteria Dr.

Dayton, OH 45419



Jane Michener

5565 Lytle Rd.

Waynesville, OH 45068






Susan Oppenheim

735 Hidden Valley Ct.

Fairborn, OH 45324



Bonnie Reese

1005 Olde Sterling Way

Centerville OH, 45459



Wenda Sesler

1583 Turnberry Village Dr.

Dayton, OH 45458



Janet Stohr

2515 Sugarloaf Ct.

Beavercreek, OH 45434



Nola Suarez

3703 Marbella Ave.

Springfield, OH 45502-9443



Valinda Wallace

11763 Providence Pike

Brookville, OH 45309



Recent Renewals:

Chris Barry

Haroln Burns

Michelle Dahle

Louise Filipic

Carol Jones

Janet Miller

Susan Muldowney

Janice Pelson

Marie Stromberg

Denise Unger

Ann Williams

Please make the following change to your roster:

Susan Schaller



Quilt Shows

     April 12th – 15th

     Quilters’ Heritage Celebration

Show held at the Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center in Lancaster, Pa. Classes begin on April 11. For more information, go to qhconline.com.

     April 13th – 15th

     International Quilt Festival/Chicago

Show is held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Classes begin on Thursday.

     April 14th

     Chatfield College Quilt and Craft Show

College is located on St. Route 251 in St. Martin, Ohio. Hours are
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.chatfield.edu.

     April 25th – 28th

     23rd Annual American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show

Show is held at the Paducah Expo Center in Paducah, Ky. More than 500 quilts will be exhibited, and the Merchants’ Mall will have 300 booths of the latest quiltmaking supplies, antique and new quilts and quilt-related gifts. For additional information, go to mericanquilter.com.

     May 4th – 6th

     Reproduction Treasures Quilt Show

The Coshocton Canal Quilters’ Present Reproduction Treasures Quilt Show at the Towne Center Civic Hall, 331 Main St., Coshocton Oh. Hours are noon to 8:30 p.m. on May 4th and noon to 5 p.m. on May 5th and 6th. Anita Shackelford will lecture on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon—cost $5. Admission is $3. For more information, call Carolyn Mann at 740-824-4632 or haymann51(at) yahoo.com.

     May 18th and 19th

     Wayne County Extension Homemakers

Held at the Raper Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Rd., North Richmond, Ind. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 18th and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 19th. Admission is $5. Vendors are welcome. Call Marcia Jeffers at 765-488-0048 for more information.




MVQG’s 2007 Officers

President                                                      Ron Lundquist        294-7844

Vice President                                             Susan Hill                 426-4740

Treasurer                                                      Sandy Hartz             429-9031

Recording Secretary                                 Kathy Bean              433-3343

Corresponding Secretary                        Debbie Bertke         884-5078



2007 Board Meetings

The following board meetings for 2007 are as follows:

            April 30th

            August 6th

            November 5th

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.


Deadline for May  2007 Issue:

Monday, April 16


Quilting stories, ideas, news?

Send to:

Chris Garcher

MVQG Newsletter Editor

6258 Gander Road East

Dayton OH 45424


E-mail: DJGarcher(at)compuserve.com



For fees and contracts, please contact:

Ed Chamness

P.O. Box 694

Wilberforce, OH  45384




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




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Ed Chamness at mrandmrsquilter(at)aol.com


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