April 10, 2012

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome: $5.00 Speaker Fee


Daffodils in Bloom and Other Great News:

Such as: Easter and our wonderful program for April!!

            I’m going in circles about “Going Around in Circles,” a lecture and trunk show about the Mariner’s Compass and Starburst patterns.  If you don’t already know Phyllis Franck, you will be as excited as I am to meet her and see her quilts, and if you do, you will want to see her latest work.  A charter member of our guild, she continues to be active in the quilt world with interests in quilt history and fabric study.

            “I have always been fascinated that quilt blocks such as Mariners Compass and Sunburst could be so easily hand pieced in about the same time it took them to be done by machine.  That made them the perfect quilt blocks to do while traveling.  Over the years I have made many of these quilts and have quite a few more in progress,” she says.  She is also an expert hand quilter, providing icing for the cake.

            IMPORTANT—if you are planning on taking class(es) with Bonnie K. Hunter, we must have your payment at or before the April meeting.  The classes are nearly filled, and we cannot hold your spot.

            Also on the VP table at the April meeting is an opportunity to sign up for Cathy Jeffers workshop, July 14, “Layered Art Quilts.”  If you have not already done so, have a look at her website, www.cathyjeffers.com.   

            Enjoy your Easter celebration, and Keep on Quiltin’.

Merle Scribner, Vice President




A Note from the President...

            Wow, there is a ton of stuff going on in this guild lately!  Everyone getting ready for quilt show, workshops, bus trips, etc.  Be sure to read your newsletter all the way through this time because of all the up-coming excitement. 

            I received several positive comments about reserved seating for next years retreat.  J  If anyone has any Asian fabric scraps 5” or larger we could certainly use them for the retreat next year.      Yes, we have already started planning for a great time, so KIMONO-VER and have some fun with us on the Oriental Express.

            Please consider becoming a Demos person or taking over for Dawnetta and Pat as the Community Quilts Chairperson/people.

Blessings to Everyone!

Shari Brindley, President






Shipshewana Quilt Festival

            Connie Combs is organizing a bus trip for the guild to the Shipshewana Quilt Festival June 20-21 in Indiana's Amish country.

            Bus Fare will be $45 and will be paid directly to the Guild. Connie has worked out details for hotel accommodations and for Festival activities. This information will be available at the April meeting and on the website.

            You can check out the festival at it’s website: http://www.shipshewanaquiltfest.com/ 

Ricky Tims is the featured quilter this year.

            Connie is accepting deposits immediately. A payment of $45 will reserve a seat on the bus. Checks should be made out to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild with Bus Trip in the memo line. Send checks to Connie Combs, 3665 Napanee Drive, Beavercreek 45430. The deadline is May 15.

            Rooms at a Best Western motel will be $89.09, double occupancy with additional savings for triple or quad rooms.

            Scheduled activities will include: Wednesday afternoon, Ricky Tims Lecture/Demonstration, $34; Wednesday evening, Ricky Tims Concert, $37, and Thursday Lunch/Quilting Bee with the Amish, $28.  Connie has reserved a limited number of places for each of these activities, so reserve early. Payment for these activities will be made to Connie, in advance.

            Fees to be paid at Shipshewana include a mandatory Registration packet, $7; Shop Hop Passport, $5 (the chartered bus will provide transportation), and $12 for the Quilt Vendor Show (covers unlimited access).


Third Monday Stitch-in

            The hostess for the Third Monday Stitch-in at 7 p.m. on April 16 will be Jan Barhorst, 768 Stonehenge Drive, Tipp City.

            Please call Jan at 937/335-8504 for directions if you plan to attend and to let her know how many to be prepared to host.


MVQG Sew-in at Senior Center

            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. The next sew-in is on Monday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 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 the back door of the center and the room is on the left.)

            Bring a project and sew, sew, sew. You can sew on something for yourself or work on projects for Community Quilts. Bring your sewing machine, tools 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.



Membership News

            There were 86 members and seven guests signed in for the March meeting with Karla Alexander.  Also there were six new returning members who paid their 2012 dues, and two additional returning members remembered to mail their dues to Debbie.

            We are preparing the 2012 Membership Directory based on dues through March 23.  If you have not paid your dues for 2012 and will not be at the April meeting, please mail them to Debbie Arrington, 2289 East Centerville Road, Spring Valley, OH 45370. Write your check for $20.00 made out to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild with 2012 Membership in the memo line. Please include full contact information: E-mail address, phone number and mailing address. If you will not be attending a subsequent meeting to pick up your membership chard, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and Debbie will mail the information to you.

            The new/returning members are:

Karen Bostelman, 6230 Studebaker Road, Tipp City, OH 45371, 405-2264

Jenean Coleman, 5081 Mud Run Road, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, 231-0319, nean1010@yahoo.com

Myreda Johnson, 3487 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, 299-4061, mj1208@earthlink.net

Shanda Sease-Gunter, 681 Vine Street, Brookville, OH 467-9697, s.seasegunter@gmail.com

Kathy Trimeloni, 137 Bonita Drive, Dayton, OH 45415, trimeloni.crew@juno.com

Ruth Rocker (No Information Provided)

            Changes which will be incorporated in the new directory are Linda Allen (e-mail) lsa00@aol.com; Peg Flinn (e-mail) peg.flinn2@gmail.com; Sandy Hartz (phone) 475-2245 (e-mail) liteach@yahoo.com, Karen Miller (phone) 409-6520; and Kelly Shackelford (address correction) 2925 Mallard Lane.



Sunshine News

            If you know of a Guild member who could use the support of the Guild, please contact: Loretta Stephens by e-mail at stephenslorett@yahoo.com or call her at 532-5578. She will send out a card and we will let the membership know.


May 4-5, 2012

Greene County Fairgrounds

120 Fairgrounds Road, Xenia, Ohio

Friday, May 4 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday, May 5 -  10:00am to 4:00pm

Quilt Turn-in; 9:00am to noon, Thursday, May 3

Quilt Pick-up:  4:30pm to 5:30pm, Saturday, May 5

Quilt Show Entry forms and Boutique Inventory Sheets are available

at the end of this Newsletter and on the Guild website.

            Registration of Quilts:  Please continue to register your quilts for the show.  You can do this by downloading the form from our website and doing it all online or by a paper copy.  I'll have some at the next Guild meeting.   Please don't register a quilt because it isn't finished yet.  Register it and finish that binding and label.  That's what I'm doing with a large queen size bargello.   It is a good incentive!!!  But if you have any questions, please let me know.

            Raffle Tickets:  I want to thank the ladies who have borrowed the quilts for the month of March.  They are taking it to work, meetings, and church to sell tickets.  This is wonderful.  If you can't do this, please buy $5 or $10 worth of tickets.  Every little bit helps.

            Winners Circle:  If your quilt won at the 2010 MVQG Quilt Show, and you wouldn't mind letting us hand it in the "Winners Circle", please let me know. 

            Volunteers:  Heidi Young still needs a lot of names on the sign up board.  If you have had time since Guild to look at your calendar, please email Heidi and sign up.  The show can't be a success without your help.

            Boutique/Silent Auction:  If you need inventory forms for some things you are going to try to sell, please email Sandy Hartz.  Or, we both will have some at the next Guild meeting.  Don't forget:  no pillows, stuffed animals or bed quilts.   However, if you do have a bed quilt you would like to sell, let us know. 

            Vendors:  Here are the last half of our vendors!!!!   The Little Shop of Stitches (lives in Miamisburg--Jennifer Davis is in our Guild and is only Internet so far);  Stitches and Such (Cincinnati, OH); Blackberry Patchworks (Piqua); Chris Landis/Anna Fricker (also members of our Guild); Kay Gentry (Beavercreek Township); The Quilteries (Celina, OH); Country Heirlooms (Louisa, VA); Quiltricks (Cary, NC); Color by Hand (Newport, KY); Cotton Junky (Wilmington, OH)

            Quilt Show Forms are available on the Guild Website:



            International Quilt Show, Cincinnati:  April 12-15.  Thanks to all the people who have signed up to work selling raffle tickets and volunteering with white glove.  I really appreciate it.  I'm hoping to get a lot of flyers handed out that weekend and even more raffle tickets sold.

            If you have questions of any kind, please let me know.  Thanks. 

Susan Hill

Quilt Show Chairman





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