June 14, 2011

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome



Batter, Batter Up!!! Let the Games Begin

      Summer is FINALLY here…again. Every year I get to this point and wonder what has happened to the year so far.  Having said that, we are ready to get the summer kicked off with our auction-garage sale.

      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 it and I’ll bundle it for the auction so that we can use the profits to work on a new scholarship fund.

      I will need all donations that I need to bundle by June 10. Otherwise shoot me an e-mail with how many bundles you will be bringing to auction in June.

      Paddles for the quarter auction will be $1.00 each. 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.

      I have had some very generous volunteers come forward. I could still use a person or two to count quarters.

      We will have the Community Quilts group hosting the July 12 meeting. Maybe some folks can bring cookies or brownies to share? Come enjoy some summer companionship.

      Debbie Reed Maddy joins us for a “No ‘Y’ Seams” lecture and trunk show in August.

      We are taking money and registrations for the August 9 “Labyrinth” and August 10 “Cosmic Jewels” classes.  Classes are $35 each or 2 for $60. They are full day classes from 9:30-4:30, location is still TBD.

      We wrap summer up with the September meeting filled with new Demos hosted by our Demo expert, Jean Brittingham.  I hope everyone has a restful and recharging summer.

      Happy Quilting!

Lesa Bame, Vice President




A Note from the President...

      Wow, what awesome thread paintings last month!  Thanks everyone for being there and for the questions you asked.  The board meeting went very well and we are all looking forward to some fun things coming in the future

      Also, Thank You to Trent Licklider, CPA in Xenia, for doing our taxes so reasonably. 

      The Yahoo group “stashbusters” is a group of very encouraging/informative quilters. I want to share with you some the acronyms I have picked up from this group which help with understanding on-line communications in this quilting community. The list is printed below.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Shari Brindley, President





Quit Acronyms

(In Alphabetical Order)

BOM – Block Of the Month

BTW – By The Way

D9P – Disappearing Nine Patch (quilt pattern)

DSM – Domestic Sewing Machine (home sewing machine, not long arm)

DWR – Double Wedding Ring (quilt pattern)

EQ – Electric Quilt (a software package for designing quilts)

FART – Fabric Acquisition Road Trip

FIUP – Finish It Up

GFG – Grandmother’s Flower Garden

HST – Half-Square Triangle

HSY – Haven’t Started Yet

HTH – Hope That Helps

IMHO – In My Humble Opinion

IMO – In My Opinion

LQS – Local Quilt Shop

MAM – Mile-A-Minute (a modern version of crazy quilt block)

OTOH – On The Other Hand

PIGS – Project(s) In Grocery Sacks

QST – Quarter Square Triangle

SABLE – Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy

SBS – Sunbonnet Sue

SEX – Stash Enhancing eXperience

SITP – Shakespeare In the Park (quilt pattern)

STASH – Special Treasure, All Secretly Hidden

TGIF – Thank God It’s Finished

TY – Thank You

UFO – UnFinished Object

WAYWO – What  Are You Working On

WHIMM – Work Hidden In My Mind

WIP – Work In Progress

WOMBAT – Waste Of Material, Batting, And Time


Some Acronyms for Individuals of ‘A Certain Age’

      I liked Shari’s list of acronyms so well I couldn’t resist adding this list that I have garnered from my adventures on the Internet.  --ed

ATD – At The Doctor’s

BFF – Best Friend Fell

BTW – Bring The Wheelchair

FWIW – Forgot Where I Was

GGPBL – Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low

GHA – Got Heartburn Again

IMHO – Is My Hearing-aid On

OMSG – Oh my! Sorry, Gas.

TTYL – Talk To You Louder

ROFLACGU – Rolling On Floor Laughing And Can’t Get Up…



Tea & Talk, June 24, with Barb Schimer

      Barb Schimer, a charter member of the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild, will host a “Tea and Talk” for Guild members new and old at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at her home, 731 Waldsmith Way, Vandalia.

      Tea and Talk was initiated by Shari Brindley, President, as an opportunity for newer members to get together with more “seasoned” members to ask questions and share information and ideas about the Guild or even general quilting questions.

      Members are invited to chat, laugh and get to know others in the Guild on a more personal basis than is possible at monthly meetings. It’s a great time to ask questions about the Guild, about equipment, supplies, shopping destinations, etc., and quilters are always willing to share a good time or two.

      If you plan on attending the June Tea and Talk, please call Barb at 387-6276 for directions and so she can plan for the appropriate number of guests.



      There Will NOT be a newsletter in July. The deadline for the August Newsletter will be Monday, July 12. For information between newsletters, visit: www.miamivalleyquiltersguild.org


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 stephensloretta@yahoo.com or call her at 937/532-5578. She will send out a card and we will let the membership know.




Sign-up for Secret Stitchers

      In May the identities of the Secret Stitchers were revealed. Participants gathered at the break time for a treat and to learn who had been leaving those wonderful little gifts. 

      I hope you had fun this year and will sign up again or join for next year to make new friends.

      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




Third Monday Stitch-In

      The third Monday evening stitch-in for June will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 20 at the home of Mindy Marik, 12627 Little Richmond Road, Brookville. Give Mindy a call at 687-1867 for directions and to let her know that you will be attending.

      There will not be a 3rd Monday stitch-in for July.


June Stitch-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, June 27, 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 jstohr@woh.rr.com or 426-8344.


Membership News

      2011 Guild Membership Directories will be available for pick-up at the June meeting. If you are unable to attend to pick up your directory, please consider having a friend pick up your directory for you.

      There were 77 members and one guest signed in for the May guild meeting.

      Please add the following to your 2011 directory: 

      Debbie Kesling, 7461 Silver Lake Drive, Waynesville, OH 45068, 361-7363, gypsydeb@aol.com.

      Sandy Hartz, 3208 Lantz Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432, 429-9031, liteach@yahoo.com.

      Myreda Johnson, 3487 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, 29904061, mj1208@earthlink.net.

      Also, correct the following e-mail address:

Susan Schaller - soschaller1@gmail.com

Bonnie Rae Gunderson - awgbrg@att.net

      If you have corrections to or changes in Directory information, please e-mail them to Debbie Arrington at darrington2@woh.rr.com or Ed Chamness at mrandmrsquilter@aol.com.



Quilt Shows

June 9-11

South Lebanon School House Quilt Show

South Lebanon, Ohio

The annual South Lebanon School House Quilt Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11, at 10 North High Street, South Lebanon. Admission is $5.00. For information visit www.quiltshow.webs.com.


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. For information, contact: http://www.nqaquilts.org


June 23-25

Original Creative Festival

Sharonville, Ohio

The annual Creative Festival provides vendor shopping, workshops, classes, stage presentations, and quilt displays. The Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild will be a part of this year’s Festival with a booth featuring the 2010 Raffle Quilts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The show is at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. Admission is $8.00. For information contact: www.pcmexpo.com or call 800/473-9464.


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: www.unitedquiltguild.org


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. 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. 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: www.heartofohioquilters.com


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      P.O. Box 694

      Wilberforce, OH  45384

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The Miami Valley Quilters Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairborn Senior Citizens Center, 325 North 3rd Street, Fairborn, Ohio. Visitors are welcome to monthly meetings; however, a $5.00 Speaker’s Fee is charged when the guild has an outside professional speaker.


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