April 8, 2008

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 N. Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome - $5.00 Speaker Fee



Speaker Relates How Quilts and History Have Intertwined

         Joining us for the April meeting will be Sandra Brothers from Indiana who will share her knowledge of quilts in reference to the Underground Railroad. Her lecture is entitled “Underground Railroad and Other Story Quilts”. She will have quilts and pieces of history to share with us. It’s always interesting to hear how people past, present and future will use their quilts.

As we have done in the past if you are not a guild member, the cost is $5.00 to enjoy the lecture. When the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild compensates their speakers, we do ask that non-embers pay an entrance fee. We encourage you to become a member, get involved and share in the great times we have together.

In appreciation for participation.

Shari Brindley

Vice President



A Note from the President

           Profits from our quilt show (May16 and 17) and membership dues are the primary sources of income for our Guild. Keeping in mind that we only have a quilt show every other year and that we aim to get $4,000 each year from the quilt show account to support the Guild, I want to present a report on the quilt show account.

In May 2007 the quilt show fund had $8,702.33. We transferred $4,000 to the Guild for operating expenses and $405 for half the cost of the rental of the storage unit where we keep the quilt racks and other supplies of the Guild. We also spent $384.05 on raffle tickets for the raffle quilt and $209.47 for fabric for the raffle quilt. There was also a tax bill for $67.50. We did add $446 in raffle ticket sales. That left the fund at $4,082.31 as of October 2007.

Since then we have added $2,000 from vendors applying for space at the quilt show, $274 from raffle ticket sales, and $50 from rental of quilt racks. We also had expenses of $20 for NQA membership for the Guild and $79.36 for raffle quilt supplies. This brings us to $6,306.95.

When you project the expenses yet to come from this amount of money, you realize that each of us can do a lot to help make this a successful quilt show. In May we have to pay $3,300 to use the building at the fairgrounds. We will have to pay $500 to reserve time and space for the next show in 2010. We have to get liability insurance and quilt show insurance and there will be some other show expenses. The Guild is expecting $4,000 for 2008 expenses and $405 for the 2008 bill for the storage unit. Not to mention expecting to get that amount of money in 2009 and 2010.

How can each of us help? Raffle ticket sales! By going to our website (www.miamiamivalleyquiltersguild.org in case you do not know) and running off flyers to spotlight the show. By encouraging friends, family and anybody else we can think of to attend the show. The entrance fee is a significant source of income. We can contribute quilts to the auction. Those sales are profit for the show. We also get a small percentage of sales from the boutique where members can put quilted items for sale. Sign up to help put the show up and take it down and staff for the two days it runs.

It’s a show that the whole community looks forward to seeing. In 2006 over 1,000 people came to see it. In short, participate enthusiastically and enjoy it.

All this we do for the love of quilting,

Ron Lundquist

President, 294-7844




Welcome New Members

For your information, there are 175 members for 2008, thus far; 81 members and 4 guests attended the March meeting.


Amy Ciric

1680 Holt Road

Yellow Springs, OH 45387



Please make the following changes to your roster:

Debbie Besl


Ron Lundquist


Mindy Marik



If you have changed your e-mail address during the year and did not notify the Guild either at the time or when you renewed your membership, please contact Kim Gros (membership chair) at kgros@hcst.net so you can be listed correctly in the 2008 roster.


Retreat Update

Well another retreat is behind us and we are looking forward to next year already! Our new retreat chairs are Lesa Bame and Sandy Hartz. Both were new retreaters this year. Please feel free to approach them, if you haven’t already, to help them out in anyway you can.

Seeing as I have also taken up newsletter space for lecture and workshop information let me just say THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT TIME. Retreat Committee 2008.

Shari Brindley


Attention Fons & Porter Subscribers

Because of confusion on the submission of new and renewal subscriptions for the Fons and Porter Love of Quilting Magazine, members who subscribed/renewed through the Guild since October 2007 need to contact Connie Combs to verify their subscriptions.

Contact Connie at: 429-3281 (leave a message with your name and number if she is not home or e-mail her at stingray1971@dslextreme.com)




Secret Stitchers

We are looking for someone to head up the Secret Stitchers group. Secret Stitchers is about getting to know someone in the guild that you don’t already know and may never have known until you were paired with him or her.

You give someone an inexpensive gift every month and they don’t know who you are and you don’t know who you’re getting your gift from. The gift exchange will go for six months and when the time is up you will unveil yourself to your newly found friend or surprise your old friend who never knew it was you.

Maximum exchange spending should be $2.50 per month - the cost of a nice card, fat quarter or bag of candy. Please call Shari Brindley (our current Secret Stitcher chair) at 937-372-8861, and she can answer any questions.


Sunshine News
No news is good news!

If you hear of a member who could use our support, please give Lee Peterson a call at 9374397298.


April 3rd Monday Stitch-In

The evening stitch-in held on the third Monday of the month will be held  at 7 p.m. on April 21st at Chris Kettler’s home. The address is 6918 Morrow Dr., Dayton. Her telephone number is 9378906023.

Please call Chris 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!



Quilted Tree Ornaments

As a member of TWIG 17, I am asking my fellow Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild members to make quilted Christmas tree ornaments for a designer tree that would be at the 2008 Festival of Trees/Sugarplum in November.

The guild would receive publicity for designing the ornaments on the tree and free entrance tickets to go to the Sugarplum on Saturday. The ornament size should be small, such as postcard size, and the color would need be red, green or white or a combination of these.

I would collect ornaments monthly at the meetings each montht. The last month that I could collect would be in September.

Thank you in advance for your support for the Dayton Children’s Medical Center Festival of Trees/Sugarplum event.

Connie Combs

TWIG 17—20+ year member


Pictures of the ornaments submitted are posted on the website (www.miamivalleyquiltersguild.org in case you do not know).  Check them out.

Opportunity to Learn, Create and Laugh at Local Quilt Shop

Do you have an unfinished Judy Neimeyer quilt? Are you interested in doing a Twisted Bargello?

As I have mentioned at the quilt guild meeting, several of my friends and I have unfinished Judy Neimeyer quilts. We are also on a crusade to finish them!!! So if you have one that needs to be finished or have just bought the pattern and want to have a few laughs and some fun, please join us.

Also, if you saw all the beautiful Twisted Bargello quilts that were being done at retreat (either at retreat or in the pictures posted on the website (www.miamivalleyquiltersguild.org in case you do not know) and gave me your name, I have information!!!

Appalachian Quilts in Enon is letting us use their classroom. It will hold up to 20 participants with machines. We only have a few rules that aren’t hard to follow. Our patterns must not be Xeroxed - Cynthia could lose her store over this. We can’t let that happen. Also any food or drink must be kept in the classroom areas at all times!

Cynthia has ordered 20 of the Twisted Bargello patterns!!! Yeah!! So, if you want to prepay and get it reserved, it will cost $17.95. It will be sold at the store for $20. The discount will only apply for prepay. So, if you need a pattern give her a call (Appalachian Quilts 9378630070).

Here are the dates:

April 3         6 – 8 p.m. Judy Niemeyer UFO’s

April 24       6 – 8 p.m. Twisted Bargello

                                      We will go over pattern and fabric choices/answer questions and get started

May 8          6 – 8 p.m. Twisted Bargello

                                      We will start sewing stradas/start construction of rows

May 22       6 – 8 p.m. Niemeyer UFO’s/Twisted Bargello - sew, sew, sew

As you can see, I have a general plan of what we are going to accomplish. I will also give homework to keep you moving. Now if you miss an evening or don’t get the homework done, don’t worry you’ll catch up the next time. We are going to be laid back. Some ladies really took off and about 5–6 of us had the tops done in 5 weeks! I figured that once the Twisted ladies got started both groups could combine and sit and sew together. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m excited to get started and finish my Niemeyer. And maybe even start another Twisted!!!

Susan Hill


Directions to Appalachian Quilts:

Take I-675 North to Exit 24 (Enon). Turn right at the light. It’s 2.3 miles on the right. Look for the “Howard’s IGA”. Turn in here. The quilt store is just left of the IGA. So easy.


If you have a Judy Neimeyer pattern, it may be wise to check her website to see if there have been any revisions.


Workshops for 2008

June 28 (Saturday)             9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                            Vikki Pignatelli

Combination of Improvisational Curves and Manipulations of Quilts

Cost is 45.00

Location of workshop is to be determined.

Maximum number of students requested by Vikki is 16.

July 9 (Wednesday)           9 or 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 or 4:30 p.m. (6 hours)   Cathy Franks

Running Amok with Creativity

Cost is 40.00

Location of workshop is McDonald’s Training Center, 278 E. Main Street, New Lebanon, Ohio 45345

Maximum number of students is 20.

August 16 (Saturday)        Described as a one day workshop   Leigh MacDonald

Based on her new book “Adventures in Circles” which won’t be published until July

Cost is 40.00

Location of workshop is to be determined.

Maximum number of students is 20.

      The summer workshops are filling up fast. I will be collecting your workshop fees at each meeting. Workshop fees MUST be paid two months in advance or your spot will go to someone on the waiting list. Here is how it works. (I’ll use Cathy Franks for my example.)

Sign up for Cathy’s (July’s Class) now just to get your name on the list. You can pay for the workshop now up until May’s meeting. After I leave May’s meeting (Tuesday night) those on the waiting list will be contacted via mass e-mail. The first person to get the money to me is in the class. So, if you are on the waiting list and you really want to go you can give me a check to hold your spot. (I will not cash your check until I’m sure there is an opening).

If a class is not filled up and paid for two months prior (May for example) with our guild members, a notice will go out on the website and to other guilds so that we can fill this class.

Please understand, I’m not intending to be malicious, I just need everyone to know that if these classes don’t fill up the budget for programs will be in the RED! One of my favorite quilt colors but not one of my favorite accounting colors.

If you have questions, please feel free to e-mail me at xbrindley@donet.com or call me at 9373728861. I’m really looking forward to these classes and getting to know all of you better through quilting.

Shari Brindley

Workshop Chair


Quilter Needed

The Huber Heights Senior Center is interested in starting a Friday afternoon stitch-in. They would like to have a quilter there to help and answer questions. You would work on your own project. Linda Adams has volunteered to oversee the April stitch-in, but we are looking for someone (or two) to be on hand to help out in the future. The center is located on Chambersburg Rd. Please call Linda at 8794692 for any questions.




Classified Ad

We accept classified ads for $5.00 per issue. Items must be of interest to quilters an/or collectors, and may be submitted by anyone, including non-members.


It has just been serviced by authorized Pfaff technicians and is running like a new machine known for the IDT feature which helps with the fabric feeding evenly under the foot. Includes all the standard items as when I purchased it, along with a straight stitch throat plate, open toe quilting foot, 3D software with the dongle, USB connection cord in addition to the parallel port cord, a Pfaff 2170 Workbook, the 2170 manual printed out completely in color, a vertical thread spool holder, 15 bobbins total, the zippered bag with the three hoops it came with, the embroidery how to video, an accessory guide, and an Amazing designs CD in addition to the #1 card.

The embroidery unit has been used only once. I have pictures I can email to anyone seriously interested showing all the items and will be happy to answer any questions regarding this unit. I am asking $2300.00 for everything, below the prices the dealers are selling the used models of this machine! Prefer cashier’s check, money order, or Paypal available. Contact Jan Pelsor,
937-332-9920 (recorder on line) or june2rose@aol.com (mailto:june2rose@aol.com)


Quilt Shows

Are you going to a quilt show or quilt shop this week (month)?

If so, print out some of the Quilt Show flyers or bookmarks from the website (www.miamivalleyquiltersguild.org (in case you do not know).  Leave them at the “information” table or other location as indicated by host show or shop personnel.


See additional shows on our website (see above, if you do not know)

     April 11th – 13th     

     International Quilt Festival/Chicago

Show held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Preview night and classes begin on April 10. For further information go to www.quilts.com or call 713-781-6864.

     April 22nd – 26th     

     20th Rotary Antique Quilt Show

Show entitled “Can’t Have Too Many Baskets” is held at the Civic Center, 2701 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky. For quilt collectors, basket quilts provide a wonderful opportunity to search for the most unusual types. In this collection you will see not only a great variety of styles, colors, and interpretations, but you will also see the differences between individual collectors. Admission is $5. Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call 270-442-3418 or office@paducahrotary.org.

     April 29th – May 4th     

     32nd Annual Quilt Fair

Fair is presented by Sauder Village which is located at 22611 State Route 2, P.O. Box 235, Archbold, Oh 43502. Each year the Sauder Village Quilt Fair pays tribute to the fine craftsmanship of quilters from across the Midwest. During this 6-day show more than 400 breathtaking quilts will be on full-length display, creating a kaleidoscope of color and pattern in Founder’s Hall. Guests will also enjoy special music, quilting demonstrations and shopping and will have an opportunity to meet and learn from Sharyn Craig - guest teacher, author and quilter from near San Diego, California. Admission is $8.50 - $12.50. Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, email www.saudervillage.org.

     June 19th – 21st          

     39th Annual NQG Quilt Show

Show is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The show will feature exhibits, classes, lectures, an extensive vendor mall and special events. The 400+ competition quilts will be joined by a special theme exhibit of Rose Quilts, selected quilts from Sacred Threads: 2007, a fascinating exhibit of Vintage Kit Quilts from the collection of noted quilt historian Xenia Cord, an exhibit called Contemporary Colorations: The Wow Factor and a sampling of wonderful NQA Chapter Challenge Quilts.

Class information brochures will be available to all current members of NQA in the winter issue of The Quilting Quarterly. Registration information will be posted on their website on or about January 2, 2008. Advance registration is available for all volunteers who worked two shifts during the 38th Annual Show in 2007.   



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 April 2008 Issue: Monday, March 17

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 2007 Officers

President                               Ron Lundquist          

Vice President                      Shari Brindley                       

Treasurer                               Sandy Hartz              

Recording Secretary            Kathy Bean               

Corresponding Secretary    Debbie Bertke          



2008 Board Meetings
February 4
May 5
August 4
November 3

All officers and committee chairs are expected to attend the Board meetings which are held quarterly on  Mondays as listedAll  Guild members are invited to attend.


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




Susan Oppenheim




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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