August 12, 2008

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 N. Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome - $5.00 Speaker Fee


Quilt Artist Adds Her Own Style to Traditional Quilts

            We welcome Leigh MacDonald, a fiber artist, quilting instructor and pattern designer, as our August speaker. Leigh has been sewing since junior high school, but did not discover quilting until 1990 when she took a hand piecing class at a local quilt shop. After moving to Ohio, she entered her first quilt in an area quilt show in 1994 and received Judge’s Choice which then started her quilting career.

            She has been teaching quilt classes since 1995. Her classes are based on traditional techniques, but emphasize color, inventiveness and imagination. She encourages students to try new ideas or techniques. The classes are thorough, supportive and lighthearted.

            Leigh’s inspiration for designs come nature; birds, animals or landscapes often appear. A variety of techniques are used such as hand painting and dyed fabric, hand and machine embroidery, beading and collage.

            Leigh will tell us about her new book “Adventure in Circles” which will be published right around the time that she is with us. Leigh will be coming back on Saturday to teach a class based on her new book.

            She has a wonderful website that displays a small part of the talent that she has. You can view her work at

Shari Brindley

Vice President



Leigh MacDonald Workshop

When?            Saturday, August 16

Who?              Leigh MacDonald

What?             Based on her new book “Adventures in Circles” How Much?      $40.00 (Members)

How Many?    Maximum number of students is 20.

Contact?        Shari Brindley


A Note from the President

            What a productive and creative summer this has been. We already have had two workshops presented by extraordinarily accomplished quilters, Vikki Pignatelli and Cathy Franks. We thank Kathy Bean for hosting at her house the Pignatelli workshop. And we were also pleased with the space at the church where we held the Franks workshop.

            There was another great opportunity for any of us to go to Columbus to attend the NQA show, take classes, buy from the vendors and just marvel at the wonderful quilts on display. Kate Burch and Maggie Marziale won awards for their quilts.

            The week before NQA, I went to Columbus to the Quilt Surface Design Symposium for two days of classes. That was a great experience and I met a wonderful dyer from the Seattle area who brings her dyed fabric each year. I joined her “yard a month” club!

            And don’t forget that we have one more workshop coming up with Leigh MacDonald.

            So now it’s time to settle down and put all these techniques and fabrics into play.

            Our board meeting is on August 4th at 6 p.m. at the Fairborn Senior Center. All are welcome, especially the executive board and all committee chairpeople.

All this we do for the love of quilting.

Ron Lundquist

President, 294-7844




Welcome New Members

            For your information, there are currently 199 members. At the June meeting, 79 members attended with 7 guests; the July meeting 85 members attended with 4 guests.

Joan Butz

1945 Appian Way

Springfield, OH 45503

(937) 342-4765


Shirley Greene

27621 Downing Street

Dayton, OH 45414

(585) 415-3220

Pam Hodits

5071 Strathaven Drive

Dayton, OH 45424

(937) 236-1859


Joyce Marrs

18 Rue Royale

Kettering, OH 45429

(937) 296-1438


Karen Sipos

7232 mckenna Place

Englewood, OH 45322



Abi Taylor

41 East Drive

Centerville, OH 45458

(919) 739-4839


Please make the following changes to your roster:

Barbara Carruth


Ann Frederick


Bonnie Gunderson


Ron Lundquist


Belinda Ragno


Helen Stevenson


Connie Zumbrun



Peg Arnold

Lynn Hunger

Sherry Gorby

Molinda Lauxmiller

Marlo Sigler



Secret Stitchers

        Sign-ups for a new season of Secret Stitchers will start 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 from November through May 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. In May the identities of the Stitchers are revealed.

If you have any questions, contact Barbara Carruth at jccbsc(at) or at 254-8136.


August 3rd Monday Stitch-In

            The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held August 18th at Barb Schimer’s home. The address is 855 Ginghamsburg Rd., Tipp City. Her telephone number is 667-2506.

            Please call Barb for directions and to let her know you’ll be coming. Enjoy a summer evening with friends and get some of your quilting and piecing done!


Sunshine News

If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Lee Peterson at 439-7298.

            Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go to Barb Schimer who recently had surgery. If you would like to send her a note, her address is:

Barb Schimer

855 Ginghamsburg Rd.

Tipp City OH 45371

            Our deepest condolences to Janice Chamness whose stepfather recently passed away. If you would like to send a sympathy card, her address is:

Janice Chamness

P.O. Box 694

Wilberforce OH 45384

            We would like to extend our sympathy to Judy Garrett whose sister passed away in the late spring. If you would like to send a note, please send to:

Judy Garrett

5062 Santa Fe Dr.

Dayton OH 45414

            Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy Smith whose husband passed away in the late spring. If you would like to send a sympathy card, her address is:

Nancy Smith

2903 Kant Place

Dayton OH 45431

            Our deepest sympathy goes to Ed Chamness whose brother passed away in the late spring. If you would like to send a sympathy card or note, please send to:

Ed Chamness

P.O. Box 694

Wilberforce OH 45384



Lost and Found from the Quilt Show

     If the following items belong to you or you know who they do belong to, please contact either Billie Ferguson or Pam Bohnke and we will bring them to the next meeting. Our phone numbers and e-mail addresses are in the current roster!

   • One pair of Fiskars embroidery/appliqué scissors on a multi-colored zip hook. Found at the incoming ticket sales booth.

    • Extra-large ziplock bag with the name “Leigh Ann” on it. Found after quilt pick-up.

   • Crocheted ecru colored pillow found at demonstration tables.


Pam Bohnke



Quilt Shows

     June 1st – Oct. 12th     

     Quilting Stories

Sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus 43211. Cost is $8. Quilting Stories will show how 19th and 20th century Ohio quilters used fabric and thread to tell stories about family, heroes, healing, celebrations and even political causes. The quilts on display, which range from traditional to contemporary, have a common thread. All are excellent examples of the art of quilting and storytelling by Ohio quilters. For more information, contact info(at)



     Summer and Fall

     Quilts of the Midwest: Creations of Art and Utility

“A Museum Hop” that consist of nine venues that showcase over 400 quilts that were created during the 20th and 21st centuries. The exhibits are located within a short drive of each other in the Columbus, Ohio area and will be accessible throughout the summer and fall months of 2008. Additional information about these exhibits can be found at:

     June 7th – Jan 4th, 2009

     Quilts of Northern Ohio

The Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio, will showcase Patterns from the Past: Quilts of Northern Ohio. In the 19th century Ohio was the Nation’s frontier and Ohio’s population quickly became a patchwork of people. In this exhibit the mingling of styles and influences as seen in quilts is a direct reflection of Ohio’s diverse early population. For more information about the quilt shows or programs of the Ohio Historical Society, call 800-686-6124 or visit

     September 5th – 7th

     Clinton County Quilt Association

The Clinton County quilt show and corn festival will be held at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, Floral Hall Bldg., 958 W. Main, Wilmington, Oh. Hour are Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. And Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be demonstrations, raffle quilts, Beehive Gift Shop, door prizes and Project Linus Sewing. For more information, contact gqualen(at)

     Sept. 6th – 13th

     Tri-State Shop Hop

Shops participating in the hop are: Aunt Ruth’s Scrap Basket, Sharonville; Best Friends Quilt Shoppe, Northgate; Cabin Arts, Burlington, KY; Fabric Shack, Waynesville; Quilt Box, Dry Ridge, KY; Quilt Bug, Lawrenceburg, IN; Sew-A-Lot, Centerville; Sew-Ezy Sewing Studio, Sharonville; Stitches ‘n Such, Glendale and Victorian Quilt Shop, Cincinnati. Susan G. Komen and the Tri-State Shop Hop join together for a cure. Purchase a raffle ticket, support a wonderful cause and you could be the winner of the beautiful 2007 shop hop quilt. Drawing will be held on September 15.


Art Quilt Exhibition

          The Preble County Art Association (PCAA) announces Laura Wogoman’s “Fabric is the Paint and Thread the Brush” art exhibition, for the month of July. It will run July 2nd–31st at the Preble County Fine Arts Center, located at 601 Hillcrest Dr. In Eaton.

            Laura Wogoman spends her free time hand dyeing and painting, cutting and sewing fabric and creating majestic art quilts that will be on display at the PCAA. Laura started with batik dyeing, a method of dyeing fabric using wax as a resistant. She took classes in drawing, painting and graphic arts. Her inspiration comes from many different places; such as, abstract shapes, photographs she has taken, sermons or verses she has read, and a desire to be creative in some way.

            Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1–5 p.m. For more information, contact Jamie at 937-456-3999.



Quilt Show Treasury Report 2008

Submitted by Ron Lundquist, President


       Raffle tickets                                             1,688.00

       Boutique                                                    1,014.00

       Door                                                          3,280.00

       Silent Auction                                               417.00

       Vendors                                                     2,550.00

Total                                                               $8,949.00


       Hall Rental                                                 3,300.00

       Hall Reservation                                          500.00

       Chairs and tables                                        850.00

       NQA Insurance & Membership                  195.00

       Awards                                                         151.00

       Advertising & Printing                                    96.00

       Boutique Sales Tax                                        70.00

       Boutique Returns to Participants             940.00

       Boutique Bedding License                        100.00

       Bags                                                                28.00

       Fabric for Raffle Quilt                                  289.00

       Tickets for Raffle Quilt                                 384.00

       Truck rental                                                  157.00

Total                                                               $7,060.00

       Income                             $8,949.00

       Expenditures                  $7,060.00

       Cleared                           $1,889.00

The most current bank statement shows $6,353.90 in the quilt show account.


Text Box: Quilts Galore, Ltd.
Quiltmaking & Long-Arm Machine Quilting

Gloria Malinovsky

1095 Meadow Lark Drive
Enon, Ohio  45323

(937) 864-7841


Pointers & Tips for Quilting

Spotlight: A great eye-saving tool is a Black & Decker Snake light. It is long and flexible. The light curls around your neck and makes a great spotlight for redwork. Embroidery, etc. No need for a high powered lamp nearby and great for traveling!

Scrapbook Shapes: If you want an unusual heart shape or a square shape, check out the local Scrapbooking shop. They have some interesting shapes that would be great for quilting.

Digital Camera: Sometimes you cannot see what is right in front of your face, so use a digital camera. Place all of your blocks and sashes on the wall and take a digital picture of it. Put the digital photo into your computer and you’ll be able to see where the block placement is most pleasing.

Stabilizing Fabric: If you want to use fabrics paints or fabric pens to decorate a quilt block, try stabilizing it first by ironing on freezer paper to the backside. The plastic side of the freezer paper will temporarily fuse to fabric by ironing it on, and it will peel right off when you are done. This is also great for making quilt labels.

Embellishments: Shaped confetti in little bags make great sequins for crazy quilts!

Dye Check: When pre-washing your material (especially good for reds) place a piece of muslin in the washing machine....that way you will be able to tell if the fabric is really going to run.

Bias Edges: Applying spray starch to fabric before cutting bias cuts, will help keep fabric from stretching and distorting.

Storage: Use tall storage containers with the plastic drawers to sort out different colored fabrics—one color per drawer. They don’t require much space.

Straightening Fabric: To straighten fabric after washing, in preparation for cutting, fold across the bias and pull. Get a friend to help. Pull at the fold and every few inches out to the points.

Quilt Labels: To make sure that the label you add to your quilt cannot be removed, stitch to the back of the quilt before the quilting is completed. Quilt through the label.




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 September 2008 Issue: Monday, August 18

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 2008 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:

E-mail Ed Chamness at mvqgoh(at)