June 12, 2012

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome:

$5.00 Speaker Fee



REMINDER: There will be no July newsletter. If you have information for Guild members in the meantime, forward the information to mrandmrsquilter@aol.com for distribution. Material for the August newsletter will be due the Monday following the July meeting.


SUMMERTIME and the livin’ is easy…

            But wait!  We are not finished with spring yet.  Time to “spring clean” your sewing room (quilt studio), and bring your gently used and currently unwanted books, patterns and tools, and that fabric you bought at the shop hop but decided not to use—you know the drill.  Bring them along to upcoming meetings (June, July, & August).  Then, at the September meeting there will be a Silent (or noisy) Auction to raise money for our causes—like scholarships.  Don’t let this turn into fall cleaning.  That would be too late.

            June will be a great month for our guild—we will be hosting Bonnie K. Hunter, a very popular quilt designer and teacher.  While she is with us, she will present three workshops and a lecture/trunk show at our June 12 meeting.  The evening program, “Scrap Users’ System” is a “don’t miss,” and the classes are all booked.  Those who have signed in are very much looking forward to it. 

            July brings us a unique quilt artist, Cathy Jeffers, presenting “Fabric Chronicles” at our meeting, July 10.  The following Saturday will be her workshop, “Layered Art Quilt.”  If you have not already done so, please check out her website, cathyjeffers.com so you can read her resume and admire her quilts. She has both whimsical and sophisticated pieces, and all are very creative. Then, e-mail me if you would like to sign on for her workshop.

            Please continue to send me ideas for next year’s workshops and programs.  I have received some very interesting ones so far, but can always use more suggestions.  These dates must be booked soon, or we will miss out on things we really want.           

Merle Scribner, Vice President




A Note from the President...

            Wow, we are halfway through the year already. 

            What an awesome quilt show!  Thank you everyone who made the show run smoothly – from set up to take down.  I’m already wondering what I should work on for the next show. 

            We do have some great needs in the guild.  We are in need of a Demonstrations person/people, Community Quilts person/people and a Challenge person (Sue DeSantis is now the president of the Art Quilt Network and will need to focus on that position).  Sue has done an excellent job challenging our guild to be creative. 

            These guild positions are truly not an all “your” job because so many people are willing to jump in and help out. 

            For more information on any of these wonderful opportunities please contact me.  See you at the meeting in June. 

Shari Brindley, President




Third Monday Stitch-in

            The hostess for the Third Monday Stitch-in at 7 p.m. on June 18 will be Marlo Sigler, 2681 Hayward Avenue, Dayton.

            Please call Marlo at 890-3383 for directions if you plan to attend and to let her know how many to be prepared to host.

            Reminder for July: Debbie Ginsburg will host the Third Monday Stitch-in at 7 p.m. on July 16 at her home, 701 Debron Road, West Milton. Please call Debbie at 698-4741 for directions if you plan to attend and to let her know how many to be prepared to host.



Quilt Raffle Winners

            Congratulations to Monica McClanahan and Jan Meadows of Xenia for winning the 2012 Quilt Show Raffle.  Monica’s ticket was the first to be drawn. When she received the Call Saturday afternoon, she Congratulations rushed back to the fairgrounds to collect her prize. Although she had a hard time making up her mind, she finally selected the bed quilt “Glacier Pines.” Jan, then,   received the “Celtic Beauty” wall hanging.

Thanks to all those who purchased tickets and a special Thank You to Barb Carruth who sold the most tickets and to Pat Stevenson who also sold more than $100 in tickets.


UFO Challenge (Round 2)

            Now that members have had an opportunity to relax after the last minute flurry of finishing that special project for the Quilt Show, Sherry Gorby has decided to issue our second UFO Challenge.

            Sherry will announce the particulars at the June meeting, but while you are re-arranging your sewing room (quilt studio) make a separate stack of those unfinished projects so you will be ready to join the challenge.



Membership News

            There were 90 members and 5 guests signed in for the May meeting to see the winners from the 2012 Quilt Show receive their ribbons. Also, 3 new members joined the Guild.

            Please make note of the following new members in your Roster: 

Cis Brogan

1234 Waters Edge Dr

Dayton, OH 45458




Toni M. Charles

1585 Seneca Dr

Xenia, OH 45385


Cell 545-3885


Mickey Dahle

1344 Northgate Blvd

Fairborn, OH 45324



Also, information for new member Ruth Rocker was not immediately available after she joined in March. Please add:

Ruth Rocker

2568 N Emerald Dr

Beavercreek 45431



            One member provided an e-mail address to be added to your roster:  person added an email address:  Joan Green (joan2green@aol.com).

            If you have corrections or changes for your Directory information, please contact Debbie Arrington at darrington2@gmail.com or call 862-9348 or give her your information as you sign in for meetings. If you have problems receiving Guild information sent by e-mail please contact Ed Chamness, mrandmrsquilter@aol.com or call 372-5821.



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, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $2.00 for Guild members ($1.00 for members of the Fairborn Senior Center).

            Please note that with the longer days, the Center also will be open later and we can be sewing until 7 p.m.

            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.

            The 4th Monday Sew-in for July will be on the 23rd. Mark your calendar now as there will be no newsletter for July.




Guild Members Selected for Art Quilt Exhibits

            Members of the Miami Valley Quilters' Guild have been receiving recognition recently in the Art Quilt world with their selection to participate in local, regional and statewide exhibits.

            Lisa Quintana and Debra Bentley are among 25 quilt artists featured at an annual exhibit in Zanesville. The Creative Statements exhibit is a showcase for members of the Studio Art Guilt Associates, an international organization devoted to supporting those who create fiber works.

            The show continues through July 6 at the Zanesville Museum of Art. Information on the show is available online at www.zanesvilleart.org or at http://saqaohio.blogspot.com.

            Lisa's entry is "Texture Study 1: Found Objects." Debra has two pieces in the exhibit, "Isle Royale Sunset" and "June's Dementia - A Life Unraveled"

            Former guild member Mindy Marik also is included in the Zanesville exhibit.

            Pam Geisel's art quilt, "Early Morning Nine Patch - Montana Sky," will be included in "The View," an annual juried landscape competition at Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Dr. in Kettering. The show runs from June 11 to July 6, with an opening reception on Sunday, June 10, from 2-4 pm.

            Pam’s quilt "Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom" is included in the Ohio Designer Craftsmen's "Best of 2012" show. The traveling exhibit is at the Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave. in Columbus until June 24. Then the show will be at the Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster from July 12-August 18 and at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton from September 14-November 9.

            Also, Pam was one of 24 local artists invited to create a 3D piece for the show "Inside the Box" in the Experiencenter, an interactive gallery at the Dayton Art Institute. That exhibit runs through April 2013.

            For more information about these exhibits, including links to the locations and links to see the art, visit Pam's website:  www.forquiltssake.com/shows.htm.


Rita Stephenson at Hayner Cultural Center in Troy

            The Hayner Cultural Center in Troy is excited to offer quilters in the Dayton area the opportunity to participate in a two-day invisible machine appliqué workshop by award winning quilt artist Rita Steffenson of Urbana in conjunction with an art exhibit “All Over the Place.”

            The workshop will be held on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Hayner Cultural Center in Troy.   The cost is $110 plus supplies. This will be a small workshop with a maximum of 20 students. 

            Students will learn a fast and precise method of appliqué without using fusible web. Clean turned edges are sewn down with machine stitching, creating a truly invisible appliqué. This easy technique is suitable for both beginners and advanced quilt makers. 

            Contact Nancy Hutchins: nhutchins@troyhayner.org or call 937/339-0457.



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


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            Ed Chamness

            P.O. Box 694

            Wilberforce, OH  45384

            E-mail: mrandmrsquilter@aol.com

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Victoriana Quilt Designs has provided the guild with a series of quilting motifs to be published in the Newsletter for use by our members. Feel free to copy these designs for your personal use. The designs can be enlarged or reduced to any size to fit the project on which you will be using them.