May 13, 2008

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 N. Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome - $5.00 Speaker Fee


Even if it is a BEAUTIFUL day we will not cancel the meeting!


Quilting: From a Man’s Point of View

             Our speaker this month is Ann Calland. She is the curator of the Marie Webster home and Headquarters for the Quilters’ Hall of Fame. She will do a combination lecture and trunk show. She wants to tell us a little about the Hall of Fame and then bring out her brother’s quilt tops. The trunk show is called “Fred Calland Quilt Designs: Quilting from a Man’s Point of View”.

             In June, we have Vikki Pignatelli who will have a trunk show and lecture. If any of you have items from a workshop that you took from Vikki, please bring them for show and tell. 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 nonmembers pay an entrance fee. We encourage you to become a member, get involved and share in the great times we have together.

I hold each of you in high regard for all of your help and participation in this guild! Not just one or two people can do it all, YOU are what makes it work and every little bit helps! From saying hello to a stranger to cheering for your best friends show and tell. Thanks so much!

Shari Brindley

Vice President



A Note from the President

          This is an exciting time as we prepare our quilts for the show May 16 and 17. Please plan to help work the show and sign up for slots so that we know the various jobs are covered. The sign-up sheets will be at the May meeting.

You can also help the guild by donating wall quilts to the silent auction. All the proceeds from these sales go to the guild. Not only can you donate a quilt, you can also buy one! What better way to honor a fellow quilter.

So how can each of us help make the quilt show a success? Raffle ticket sales! Encourage friends, family and anybody else to attend the show. Contribute quilts to the auction. We also get a small percentage of sales from the boutique where members can put items for sale. Sign up to help put the show up and take it down and staff it for the two days it runs.

In short, participate enthusiastically and enjoy it.

The quarterly board meeting is May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Fairborn Senior Center. All board members and committee chairs are asked to attend and all members are welcome.

All this we do for the love of quilting.

Ron Lundquist

President, 294-7844




Table Requests at Monthly Meetings

Some Committees need tables set up for space to sign up for different activities, and when they do, they need to contact Rose Hoeg so tables can be set up for that purpose. Tables are set up each month for the Library and that is a standing requirement. If anyone needs a table, please contact Rose Hoeg at 426-2206 or e-mail before noon the day before the meeting at quilt500(at)


Secret Stitchers

        Our unveiling will be during break time in May. This will be the last month for secret stitchers unless someone else would like to take it over. It is a very easy thing to do and I really got to pay attention to someone I didn’t know before, and actually I feel a little more connected to her because of secret stitchers. Thanks to all who participated.


May 3rd Monday Stitch-In

Evening stitch-in held on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held May 19th at Mindy Marik’s home. The address is 12627 Little Richmond, Brookville. Her telephone number is

Please call Mindy 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!



Welcome New Members

Donna Butler

4406 Bellemeade

Bellbrook, OH 45305-1410



Debbie Holcombe

27 N. Grand Ave

Fairborn, OH 45324



Caroline Kelley

1038 Palomino Drive

Fairborn, OH 45324



Shirley LeBeau

1324 Carlisle Ave

Dayton, OH 45420




Pamela Neveu

150 East Routzong Drive

Fairborn, OH 45324-3539




B.C. Wehner

3000 Kenmore Ave

Dayton, OH 45420



Susan White

1423 Prestonwood Court

Xenia, OH 45385




Please make the following changes to your roster:

Sharon Guthrie

2931 Forest Glen Court

Beavercreek, OH 45434




Phyllis Helm


(that is the number 1 at the end of her name)


Mindy Marik



Maggie Marziale

555 Stolle Drive

Springboro, OH 45066




Carol Meeker

536 Wayne Drive

Fairborn, OH 45324






Quilt Shows

Through June 1st     

Masterpiece Quilts

from the Shelburne Museum

Display is located at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, Oh 45202. Forty of the finest examples from the Shelburne Museum’s permanent collection of over 400 eighteenth- to twentieth-century American quilts. Hours are Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. For more information, call (513) 639-2975 or

     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 have an opportunity to meet and learn from Sharyn Craig—guest teacher, author and quilter from near San Diego, C alifornia. 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

     June 4th – Sept. 13th  

     Stitch in Time 19th Century Quilts

Show is sponsored by the Historic Landmarks Fdtn. and is held at 1204 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202. The fee is $3–5. A variety of  beautiful 19th-Century Quilts await you! For more information, e-mail mbhouse(at)

     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. .     

June 27th and 28th

            25th Anniversary Quilt Show

Show is sponsored by the Owensboro Area Quilters’ Guild and is held at One Executive Blvd., Executive Inn, Owensboro, Ky. The fee is $5. Times of the show are from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday. Guest speaker will be Patricia Knoechel (Eleanor Burns’ sister) from Quilt in a Day. She will be giving demonstrations at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. Vendors will be selling quilt patterns, books, fabric, and more. 

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 ( (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)


Workshops for 2008

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(at) 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.



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 May 2008 Issue: Monday, May19

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)



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


Quilters’ Quotes is a copyrighted publication of the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. No one may reprint this newsletter in any form, in part or in whole, without the written consent from the Guild.



Comments, suggestions, or information to post:

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