MAY 10, 2011

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome

($5.00 Speaker Fee)


Stash Busting for A Cause

      Time is sure flying this year. May blows  in winds of change as Carolyn and John Brichacek from World Threads come to share their travel adventures in Indonesia and Thailand. They spend half the year there shopping for fiber art to bring home to New Carlisle.  Join us as they come to share.

      Speaking of sharing and spring cleaning, now is the time to go through the cubbies and closets to liberate your stash of all the stuff you no longer want to play with.

      Last year everyone had so much fun at the quarter auction, I thought we’d do it again this June….with a twist.

      You can choose to bundle your goodies yourself  into auctionable sizes where you will get the quarters and give 20% of your profit to the guild OR you can just donate your things and I’ll bundle it for the auction and we can use the all the profits to work on a  new scholarship fund.

      If you want to donate things for the auction, please bring them to the May meeting and I will package them into auctionable groupings. If you want to bundle your own items, bring them to the June meeting, but arrive at 6 p.m. so we can set up everything before members begin to arrive.

      We will also have chips and hot dogs to go with the auction at super reasonable prices…so start saving those quarters and come out for the fun in June.

      NOTE:  We will start taking class reservations for the Debbie Reed Maddy classes at the May meeting. She will be doing a lecture/trunk show at the August 9 meeting, and the full day classes are: Labyrinth on Tuesday, August 9, and Cosmic Jewels on Wednesday, August 10. Workshop fees for Guild members are: $35 each or two for $60. Downloadable supply lists for the classes are available on her website:

Happy Quilting

Lesa Bame, Vice President



A Note from the President...

Happy Spring in Ohio, Everyone

      Don’t forget the Board Meeting at 5:15 pm at the Fairborn Library before the guild meeting on Tuesday, May 10. 

      I really don’t have much to say except I have been working on my UFO and contemplating my “Glorious” challenge. 

      I hope you all are doing the same and getting inspired by all creation around you.

Shari Brindley, President




Secret Stitchers Revealed

      In May we will reveal the identities of the Secret         Stitchers!  At the May meeting break time come to the Secret Stitcher table for a treat and to learn who has been leaving those wonderful little gifts for you. 

      I hope you had fun this year and will sign up again for next year to make another new friend.

      Sign-ups for a new season of Secret Stitchers will begin in August and go through October with the first gift exchange in November. 

      This is a fun way to get to know another guild member.  Each month you will bring a small gift such as a fat-quarter, sewing notion, a treat, or other inexpensive item for your assigned Stitcher, and you will receive a gift from your Secret Stitcher.

Barbara Carruth




2011 Guild Challenge

      1. You will receive a fat quarter of gold cotton and a fat eighth of gold lame.  You must use a significant portion (at least half) of each of these fabrics.

      2. You are to make a wall sized quilt (minimum 12” x 12”).

      3. You may add up to 10 fabrics to the two given. 

      4. One quarter (1/4) of your quilt must be pieced.

      5. You must include at least one 3-dimentinal embellishment.

      6. You must write a brief statement about how your quilt interprets the theme.

      7. Quilts will be due at the Guild meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

            If you have questions, contact Sue deSantis, Challenge Chair,  by e-mail at or by phone at 937/698-9182





        Pfaff Hobby 1200 Grand Quilter Machine and 5 ft or 10 ft Grace frame with stitch regulator

        Over 20 quilts have been made on this system from lap to queen size  (up to 110 inches)

        Great system for a beginner;  Lesson(s) for using

        System is 5 years old, original cost $3000, selling for $1200

To see a picture, for more information, or to try it out, contact:

Barbara Carruth, 254-8136,



Sunshine  News

      If your know of a Guild member who could use the support of the Guild, please contact: Loretta Stephens by e-mail at or call her at 937/532-5578. She will send out a card and we will let the membership know.


May 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. Our next sew-in will be Monday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 8 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 to the back-door of the center and the room is to the left.)

      Bring a project and sew, sew and sew. Now that the Christmas gifts are finished, you can sew something for yourself. Bring your sewing machine 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 or 426-8344.




Quilting/Embroidery Machine & Sewing/Quilting Machine

Brother 4000 Disney

Top of line sewing/embroidery machine with all hoops, feet and built in designs. 

No software needed, uses USB stick.

Juki TL98E sewing/quilting machine

Both in excellent condition.

Contact: Phyllis Helm at 878 3879



Third Monday Stitch-In

      The third Monday evening stitch-in will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May16, at the home of Helen Stevenson, 48 Lavendar Place, Tipp City. Give Helen a call at 669-1907 for directions and to let her know that you will be attending.





Picnic and Garage Sale




Debbie Reed Maddy

Lecture: No Y Seams

Classes: Labyrinth & Cosmic Jewels


Quarter Auction/Quilt-o


Challenge Show and Tell


Teri Tope

Lecture/Trunk Show

Class: Reverse Appliqué


Pot Luck and Fabric Exchange


Quilt Shows

April 30

Quilt and Craft Show

St. Martin, Ohio

Handmade quilts and crafts will be on display on the campus of Chatfield College from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities also include craft demonstrations, carriage rides, quilt vendors, book sale, and food. For information, call 513/875-3344, Ext. 126. Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors, and children under 12 free.

April 29-30

Miamisburg Quilt Show

Miamisburg, Ohio

The Material Girls Quilt Guild will present its annual show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, at the First Church of God, 446 North Heincke Road, Miamisburg, Ohio. The show will include new and heirloom quilts, a raffle quilt, door prizes, vendors and a sale of craft items by members. Food will be available from 11:30 to 3 p.m. both days.  Admission is $5 (Children under 12, free). Parking and the facility are handicap accessible. For information, visit the guild’s blog:

May 14

Quilt Show & Social

Bellbrook, Ohio

The Bellbrook United Methodist Church will present a quilt show and social, ““This Isn’t Your Grandma’s quilt Show,” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the church 47 East Franklin Street, Bellbrook. Lesa Bame, award-winning quilter and vice president of the Miami Valley Quilters Guild, will speak at 2 p.m. on “Modern Twists to Old Quilting Favorites...If These Quilts Could Talk.”  Local residents and guild members are invited to enter quilts for display. Quilts should be registered by May 9 and can be dropped of at the church between 9 and 11 a.m. Quilts should have appropriate identification attached. To register for this event, contact Kim Kubelick at 848-8416, Nancy Pestian at 298-4674, or the church office at 848-2909.  The event is part of the church’s 200th anniversary celebration. Light refreshments will be served. There is not cost to attend.



June 15-18

42nd Annual NQA Quilt Show

Columbus, Ohio

The National Quilting Association annual show will include a special theme exhibit of Log Cabin, the 3rd annual SewBatik Challenge, the Sky-lines exhibit, art quilt exhibits and the NQA Chapter Challenge. The show and classes are at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with registration from Noon to 5 p.m. and a Preview Party, Dinner and Show from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. For information, contact:

July 15-17

Festival of Quilts 2011

Salem, Ohio

United Quilt Guild’s 2011 show is held at the Salem Community Center, 1098 Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, Ohio. The event features a judged quilt show, the Hoffman Challenge, vendor mall, special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments and more. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and admission is $5.00. For information, visit the guild website:

July 16-17

Colors of Nature

Mansfield, Ohio

The Mansfield Millennium Quilters will present its show at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 North Hanley Road, Mansfield, Ohio. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.  The show features viewers’ choice awards,  merchant mall, silent auction and raffle quilt. Quilt appraisals will be available by appointment. For information, call: Linda at 419/545-2192. Admission is $4.00 ($3.00 with a canned food donation).

October 7-8

Biennial Quilt Show

Granville, Ohio

The Heart of Ohio Quilt Guild will present its biennial show at the Bryn Du Mansion Field House, 537 Jones Road, Granville, Ohio, on the campus of Dennison University. The non-juried show includes approximately 150 works by group members as well as a display by featured artist Barb Whyte. An informal Quilt Turning will feature past guild presidents’ quilts. There are vendors, door prizes, a silent auction, children’s activities and a cafe. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5.00 ($4.00 for Seniors). For information, visit the guild website:





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