June 8, 2010

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio

Visitors Welcome

Speaker Fee: $5.00



The Log Cabin Block…Endless Possibilities

            Here we are at the mid point of our year and once again…where does the time go? There is a lot going on this summer.

            Our speaker is George Siciliano and his lecture “This Guy Must Be Nuts” should be a lot of fun. He specializes in variations of the ‘log cabin’ block (in miniature) because of the endless design possibilities. For this humorous trunk show presentation George brings all of his quilts that he has made that are not away for a show. Each one has it’s own (sometimes funny) story and it shows the evolution of his designs.

            George’s workshops, “Size Really Does Matter” and “Designing Logs” will follow on the 9th and 10th. Space may be available, so please call.

Lesa Bame

Vice President

8485844, 4095051


All Committees: I need your budgets by the July meeting, please. Thank you.


A Note from the President

            Well, I’m taking a little break and enjoying planting my flowers and being outside. I hope everyone had an enjoyable time during the quilt show. I think this is our new venue for awhile. I’ve actually gotten out a very old UFO and am starting to work on it for the next show in 2012. It will take me that long to get it done; it has a lot of handwork. Just seeing all the wonderful quilts has inspired me.

            I know that some of the vendors were amazed by the amount of truly great quilts and top quality quilts we had at the show. I was given a flyer by one of the vendors on information for Quilt National 2011, Call for Entries. She was saying we have a lot of quilts that would equal what she has seen entered there. If you are interested, I have the flyer. Also, the email address is

            I’m looking forward to George S. in June. I think it will be challenging and fun. See you there.

Susan Hill

President, 4264740





            We are looking for a person(s) who would organize the food for special events such as the Christmas party or a special potluck. Please let Susan Hill know if you would be interested.


Welcome New Members

Seventy-seven members, four new members and three guests signed in at the May meeting.

Debbie Arrington

Membership Chair


Please welcome these new members:

Helen Cook

221 N Smith St.

New Carlisle, OH 45344



Linda McIntosh

3320 Addison Carlisle Rd.

New Carlisle, OH 45344



Teresa Messer

1239 Smith Rd.

Xenia, OH 45385



Kathy Trimeloni

137 Bonita Dr.

Dayton, OH 45415



Please make the following change to your roster:

Heidi Young



Demos and Award Winners Needed

        Our August program (August 10) is demonstration night. Anyone with suggestions or who would like to volunteer, please call or email Janet Stohr.

            I’m still looking for our own guild’s award winners for recognition and show and tell. If you know of anyone, or have won some awards yourself please contact me.

Have a great summer!

Lesa Bame

Vice President

848-5844, 409.5051




June/July 3rd Monday Stitch-Ins

            The 3rd Monday June evening stitch-in will be held at 7 p.m. June 21st at Mindy Marik’s home. The address is 9416 Arlington Rd., Brookville. Her telephone number is 884-5148.

            The July evening stitch-in will be held at 7 p.m. July 19th at Sue DeSantis’ home. The address is 102 Phillip Dr., West Milton. Her telephone number is 698-9182.

            Please call Mindy and Sue for directions and to let them know you’ll be coming. Enjoy an evening with friends and get some of your quilting and piecing done!


Stitch-In for Newcomers

            Carolyn Uecker is hosting a new stitch-in to be held on June 15 at her home after 6 p.m. She is inviting new members plus the old members to help break the ice for those just joining the guild. She is hoping to have the get together every couple months, with different members hosting the stitch-ins. Please call her so she knows how many to setup for.


Sunshine News

            If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Diane McLane at 964-4142 or e-mail dmclane(at)
            No news is good news! If you hear of a member who could use our support, please give Diane a call.


July 13, 2010

Auction Night…Let the Bidding Begin

            Our July program will be an adventure as we try our hand at a Quarter Auction to raise funds for these wonderful classes and guest speakers. A big thanks to those who have donated goodies. If anyone has other goodies for the auction please call me. My husband can also take your donations as I will be in China from June 12 to July 10.

            For the auction you will need your quarters, so start setting them aside. Here’s how it works. When you get to guild that night, see me to buy a paddle or two for bidding. Each paddle costs $1. Everything will be auctioned for some amount under $1. Anyone wanting to try for an item will raise their paddle(s), pay their quarters, and then wait for their number to be called…winner takes it home.

            We have a lot of goodies, so bring a roll or two to play; remember all the money stays in the guild. I will be there early so people can see what’s up for bid and for how much. Let’s support our guild and have a great time. Bring all your quilting friends!!!

            We will also be having a silent auction for the Singer Treadle machine which was donated. I think we will start taking bids that night and will leave it open till the next meeting. Any suggestions? I will need some help along the way so if anyone is interested, please call me.

Lesa Bame

Vice President

8485844, 4095051



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Helping Hands Made Show a Success

          Yeah!! I'm proud of all the work everyone in our guild did and I also need to thank my family. My husband–RK, son–Josh and daughter–Rachael were in the room counting ballots. They also helped with anything I needed during the show. I really appreciate them. Also, thanks to RK for all his help on setup on Thursday, along with the other husbands, Jerry–Chris Landis’, Scott–Heidi Young's, Mat–friend of Jerry Landis; and all the other husbands who helped their wives get done what we needed to do for the show.

            Now, guess what? It’s time to start looking at patterns for another raffle quilt! So, go into your sewing rooms and look away. Bring your patterns/suggestions to the guild meeting in June. If you are interested in being on the committee for raffle quilt, let me know.

            It sounds like a long time away, but think about it. The Chicago show is relocating to Cincinnati in April 2011. Do we want to put flyers there? Do we want to see if we can sell raffle tickets there? Sure we might not be allowed, but this is what we need to think about. There is also the show in Sharonville at the end of June and NQA the week before that show. We have sold raffle tickets in Sharonville before. 

            Let’s get some volunteers, decide on the pattern and have fun making the new raffle quilt.

Susan Hill

Quilt Show Chairman


Huge Thank You!: Boutique Was a Hit!

       I want to give a huge thanks to all of you who helped make the boutique a great success. Without your donations of items, talent and work at the booth it wouldn’t have happened.

Linda Adams


Winning Quilts Displayed on Website

            If you missed the May meeting, you missed a treat...all of the Viewers’ Choice winners from the quilt show were displayed and the Best of Show winner(s) announced...Congratulations to all.     Becky Siva sold the most tickets (273)! Congratulations also to Hank McMillan for selling the winning ticket on the raffle quilt...she is to be twice congratulated, because she sold it to herself. Samantha Dawson of Fairborn was the winner of the second place Snowman quilt donated by Kathy Bean.

            Pictures of the winning quilts are on the website and on the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild page on Facebook. If you are on Facebook, use the “Share” button to share the photos with all your Facebook friends...if not, e-mail all of your friends and let them know the pictures are available on the website.

            The show was tremendous. Thanks to all who participated in whatever way!

Please Note: Carolyn Uecker passed along this request received at the quilt show: Christine Messer from Centerville stopped at the Demo Area and asked if there was anyone in the guild who could quilt her tops for her. She has recently become ill and is unable to complete her projects. She is looking to commission folks who can either hand-quilt or machine-quilt. Please contact Christine at (937)434-4511.

Ed Chamness

Newsletter Webmaster



Award Winning Quilts

Art Quilt (Any Technique)

Maria Elkins


Bed Quilt (Appliqué)

Chris Lilly

Around the Garden

Bed Quilt (Pieced)

Harolyn Burns


Guild Workshop/Challenge

Chris Landis

Landscape 1 (Annette Kennedy Workshop)

Home Decor (Any Technique)

Jayne Burk

Double Wedding Ring

Miniature Quilt (Any Technique)

Lesa Marie Bame

Fire Star

Wall Hanging (Appliqué)

Jane Kelly

Self-Portrait (Quilt Diva Pattern)

Wall Hanging (Pieced)

Kathy Evens

Twisted Bargello (Chris Timmons Pattern)

Wearable Art (Any Technique)

Phyllis Young

Pieced Jacket

Whole Cloth Quilt

Lee Peterson


Best of Show (Tie)

Chris Lilly (Bed Quilt, Appliqué)

Lee Peterson (Whole Cloth Quilt)

Raffle Winners

1st Prize – Shadow of the Bear – Hank McMillan

2nd Prize – Snowman Quilt – Samantha Dalton


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Quilt Shows

(If you know of additional shows, e-mail: mvqgoh(at)   

      May 1-29

      12th Annual Loveland Quilt Show

The Loveland Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 649 Loveland Maderia Road, will host its 12th annual quilt show May 1-29.  Library hours and special Saturday quilt-related programs are available on the library website

      May 2-June 20

      The Best of 2010

Art quilt show. Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. In conjunction with the Quilt Surface Design Symposium:  

      May 2-June 20

      Local Visions: Landscapes of Israel

Twelve quilts approximately 47x47 are paired with 12 mini-quilts, 14x14 inspired by the originals. Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays, 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.  In conjunction with the Quilt Surface Design Symposium:  

     May 14-16     

     Court House Quilters Bi-Centennial Quilt Show

The spring quilt show will be held on Southern State Community College Campus in Washington Court House. The campus is located at St. Rt. 35 and Rt. 62 south end of Washington Court House, 1270 US Rt. 62 SW. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon – 4 p.m. Cost is $3. There will be vendors and quilt appraisers by appointment. For more information, contact Beth at fwashingtonch(at)

      May 14-July 4

      Quilted Surface VI

Quilts by local and national artists on display at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Ohio Wesleyan University, 60 South Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio. In conjunction with the Quilt Surface Design Symposium:  

      May 16-July 31

      Artist as Quiltmaker XIV

Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi selected 50 works for this display of contemporary quilts. Union Center for the Arts, 39 South Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.  In conjunction with the Quilt Surface Design Symposium:



      May 26-June 16

      FABRICations: Artistry in Fiber

High Road Gallery, 12 East Stafford Avenue, Worthington, Ohio. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Noon to 4 p.m. Artists' Reception 2-4 p.m. June 6. In conjunction with the Quilt Surface Design Symposium:  

      May 29-September 5

      Quilting Traditions: The Art of the Amish

Over 60 antique quilts from a private collection.. The Daily Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open until 8 p.m. Thursdays; Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

Admission: $6 (Seniors/Students: $5).  

      June 1-10

      Fabric 22010: Handmade Designs on Fabric for Quiltmaking

A juried competition of hand-dyed, printed, batiked, discharged and painted fabrics showcasing the most recent trends in surface design on silk, cotton and wool. Open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ramada Plaza Hotel, 4900 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio. In conjunction with the Quilt Surface Design Symposium:

      June 1-10

      Small Works

A special showing of small works by the faculty of the Quilt Surface Design Symposium features the various techniques of the artists at affordable prices. Ramada Plaza Hotel, 4900 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio. Daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In conjunction with the Quilt Surface Design Symposium:  

      June 11-13

      South Lebanon School House Quilt Show

Featuring 40 handmade quilts by Lois Thacker of South Lebanon. Quilts, vendors, raffles, auction, concessions, door prizes, book signings, quilts and handcrafted items for sale. Guided tours of the restored "Stone House" built in 1796 and the Lytle Farmers Market. Shuttle service available from rivers Crossing Mall. For information: Admission: $5. Open Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. 

     June 17-19    

     41st Annual NQA Quilt Show

The show is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall C, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio. A special exhibit (theme) of tree quilts, pieced and appliquéd, will be highlighted plus 400 judged quilts, special exhibits, vendors and classes galore.


      June 18-19

      Heritage Days Quilt Show

More than 80 antique and new quilts will be on display in storefronts on Main Street in Fairborn, Ohio, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Heritage Days celebration. Visitors can enter for a chance to win one of two handmade quilts. For information, call Carol Murphy at 937/879-9810 or visit



      June 19-20

      Heritage Days Quilt Show

Second annual show presented by Piecemakers' Guilt Guild. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hier's Park, Huntington, Indiana. For information:  

      June 24-26

      The Original Creative Festival

Award winning quilt art displays, workshops, classes, shopping and stage demonstrations. Thursday and Friday,  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information:  

      July 17-18

      Quilt Gathering 2010

Quilt Gathering 2010 Quilt Show and Expo  presented by the Pieceable Quilters Guild will be held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds, Zanesville, Ohio. In addition to quilts, wall hangings and miniatures there will be demonstrations and workshops. More than 25 vendors will be in the Marketplace and homemade soups and pies will be on the lunch menu. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 17, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 18. Admission $3. 

      August 12-14

      Appleseed Quilt Show

Judges quilt show, workshop opportunities, guild boutique, vendor mall. Classes and lectures by Edyta Sitar and Wendy Butler Berns. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information:  

      September 10-12

      28th Annual Quilt Show

"Stitches through Time" presented by the Clinton County Quilt Association at the Clinton County Corn Festival. Clinton County Fairgrounds, 958 West Main Street, Wilmington, Ohio. 

      September 24-25

      Ross County Quilter’s Guild Show

The Ross County Quilter’s Guild will present its annual show at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1819 North Bridge Street, Chillicothe, Ohio.  Show hours are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. 

      October 8-18

      Quilt Exhibition

History and Art Stitched in Fabric presented by the Bremen Area Historical Society, 161 Carter Street, Bremen Ohio. Exhibition Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Special events include preservationists, speakers, demonstrations and educational activities. For the schedule, contact: Jean Doan 740/569-7313 

      October 8-9

      Harvest of Quilts

Towne Square Quilt Club presents its 29th annual show. Quilts, merchants mall, country store, scissors sharpening, food vendor, demonstrations, quilt appraisals, raffle quilt, quilt auction. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $4 (Donate non-perishable food item for $1 off admission) Information:



Deadline for the August 2010 Issue: Monday, July 19

All articles are subject to editing and approval by the editor. Materials received after the deadline date will be considered for publication only if space and time permit.



MVQG 2010 Officers

President                                           Susan Hill                   9374264740  rk_hill(at)

Vice President                                  Lesa Bame                9378485844  lesabame(at)

Treasurer                                            Mary C. Miller            9378901010  marysews(at)

Corresponding Secretary                Barb Hartings            9374349769  bhartings(at) 

Recording Secretary                        Ed Chamness           9373725821  mrandmrsquilter(at)


2010 Board Meetings

February 3 - May 5 - August 4 - November 3

6:00 p.m. at Beavercreek Library, 3618 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek.

No Food or Drinks

The Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild Board includes: The elected officers President, Vice-President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer plus the chairs of the standing committees, the immediate past president of the guild, and the founder of the guild, Suellen Wassem. All officers and committee chairs are expected to attend the Board meetings which are held quarterly as announced.  All Guild members are invited to attend.

            Minutes of Board meetings are posted in the News section of the website.


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

Phone:  9373725821  

E-mail:  mvqgoh(at)


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

E-mail: mvqgoh(at)     



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