August 9, 2011

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome

Speaker Fee: $5.00



Debbie Reed Maddy: No “Y” Seams !!!

     Wow and a big thank you to the folks who came to the July meeting and helped with Community Quilts.

     Dawnetta classified it as a tremendous success; and it’s all because of you!!! I think it would be really cool if everyone committed to making at least one community quilt each year; that would be almost 200 quilts for our community!!!

     August promises to be fun too with a Texas twister of quilter coming to visit us. Debbie Reed Maddy will be lecturing on her no “Y” seams technique and be showing a ton of quilts in her trunk show. She will be teaching “Labyrinth” on Tuesday, August 9, and “Cosmic Jewels” on Wednesday, August 10.

     Both classes will be held from 9:30-4:30 at Calvary Chapel in
Beavercreek. We still have some openings. If you are interested, go to and check out what we are going to be doing, then e-mail me to sign up. Cost is $30 each class or 2 for $60.

     Also plan on coming to the September meeting where Jean Brittingham will be heading up a wonderful Demonstration Day. She has some fantastic plans and was seeking some wonderful folks to help out.

     Happy Quilting!

Lesa Bame, Vice President



A Note from the President...

     A big thank you to all who helped with community quilts this year.  It is an on going project so be sure to get with Dawnetta and lend a hand.  Perhaps set a goal for completing any number of community projects and then try your best to attain that goal.  Even one is better than none at all, especially if you have not had the chance to participate.

     There will be a board meeting in August.  Date, Time and Place is pending.  Thanks again for everything you all are doing for our community of quilters.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Shari Brindley, President




Tea & Talk

      Special thanks to Barb Schimer for hosting Guild members for a Tea and Talk session in June. If you would like to host a future Tea and Talk, contact Shari Brindley: or  439-8343.


Calling All Secret Stitchers

      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.   In May the identities of the Stitchers are revealed.

      Participants from last year seemed to enjoy the experience.  New secret stitchers are most welcome. 

Look for the Secret Stitcher basket with the sign-up cards on the shelf by the kitchen.

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


Third-Monday Stitch-In

      The Third-Monday Stitch-In for June will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 15 at the home of Pam Hoist, 5071 Strathaven Drive, Dayton. Give Pam a call at 236-1859 for directions and to let her know that you will be attending.


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. Our next sew-in will be Monday, August 22, 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. You can sew 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 or 426-8344.













Membership News

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

      There were 45 members and one guest signed in for the July guild meeting; one new member also joined the guild.

      Please add the following to your 2011 directory: 

Margaret Flinn

821 Maridon Court

Vandalia, OH 45377


      Also, correct the following:

Mary S. Miller: (Note: Mary S.)          

Fern Miller:

Barb Schimer

731 Waldsmith Way

Vandalia, OH 45377


If you have corrections to or changes in Directory information, please e-mail them to Debbie Arrington at or Ed Chamness at


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.



Raffle Quilts Ready for 2012 Show

   Well, we have finished the large raffle quilt and the small one is almost complete.  I want to thank all those who have worked on both of them.  We have so much talent and it really shows in our 2 quilts.

      We have started to sell raffle tickets.   We will have another contest for “Most Sold” and “Over 100 Club.”    When you sell your tickets, please put your name on the back of the stub.  This is how we will give credit to you for selling your tickets.  

      Kathy Evens is in charge of the raffle tickets.  

At the August meeting we will have envelopes with 2 sheets of tickets.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.   Please try to sell or buy at least 2 sets.  For those of us who don’t mind selling more, please let Kathy or me know when you need more.  I’ll be glad to get them to you.

      If you want to borrow the quilt to sell tickets, just let me know.  It has been taken to work, church functions, other guilds, etc.  Selling tickets is very important to the success of our quilt show. 

      The large raffle quilt is a Judy Niemeyer pattern, “Glacier Pines.”  It was paper pieced, machine stitched, hand appliquéd and machine quilted.  The wall hanging of Celtic knots has been hand appliquéd and hand quilted.


Susan Hill

Quilt Show Chairman




Quilt Shows of Interest

(If you know of additional quilt shows, please send information to:

Through September 5

Quilt National 2011

Athens, Ohio

The 17th biennial Quilt National will be held through September 5 at The Daily Barn, 8000 Dairy lane, Athens. For hours and admission information, visit the Dairy Barn website:


Through October 2

Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern

Akron, Ohio

The Akron Art Museum, One South High Street, Akron, will feature an exhibition which features 19 contemporary quilts, 12 kaleidoscope quilt block by Paula Nadelstern, an early 19th Century star pattern quilt, contemporary kaleidoscopes, and two rare early kaleidoscopes. For museum hours and admission information, visit the website or call 330/376-9185.


August 6-7

Highland County Quilt Show

Hillsboro, Ohio

The annual Highland County Quilt Show will be held August 6-7 at the Highland County Senior Center, 185 Muntz Street, Hillsboro. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3.00



September 1-3

18th Annual Quilt Show

Circleville, Ohio

The Goodtime Quilters will present the group's annual show September 1-3 at Trinity Luther Church, 135 East Mound Street, Circleville, Ohio. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Nellie Wright will be the featured Master Quilter. There will be raffles, a silent auction, hourly door prizes, demonstrations, merchant mall and lunch available daily. Admission is $4.00.


September 9-11

Crazy About Quilts

Wilmington, Ohio

The Clinton County Quilt Association will present its annual quilt show September 9-11 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, 958 West Main Street, Wilmington, during the Clinton County Corn Festival. For information, e-mail and visit the Clinton County Quilt Association on Facebook.


September 23-24

Ross County Quilt Show

Chillicothe, Ohio

The Ross County Quilters Guild will present its show September 23-24 at Oasis Pavilion, 402 Chamber Drive, Chillicothe, Ohio. The guild has a raffle quilt, and vendors will be available at the show. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For information, contact: Roberta Griffie at 740/775-1013. Admission is $5.00.


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:


November 6

22nd Annual Quilt Show

Mentor, Ohio

The Wildwood Quilt Guild will present its annual show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, at the Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road, Mentor. There will be vendors, refreshments and the guild's "Gifts Sew Special" shop. Admission is $3.00



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