September 13, 2010

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio

Visitors Welcome



Ready to Make Some Quilts?

      Our evening guild program will take us back to our roots by having us get kits together or tying quilts for Community Quilts. The reasons we get together is to share and learn new ideas, socialize, and warm the hearts of others. So, please come and join the fun…maybe bring a friend along. Bring rulers, mats and cutters or yarn to tie. If anyone would like to volunteer to bring cookies, brownies, dessert or plates and napkins, please contact me at 848.5844 or lesabame at

      I’m still looking for our guilds’ award winners for the October meeting. I was hoping to share some of the techniques, rulers or patterns used for these quilts.

      Don’t forget to sign up for Shari and Kim’s Cross Stitch Quilt class Nov. 13. The class is $15 + kit fee. It would be a great way to get some holiday gifts done early.

      It’s also time to sign up for the 2011 Red, White & Blue for You Retreat. Yippee!!!

Lesa Bame

Vice President

848-5844, 409.5051


A Note from the President

      Well, we are coming to that time of year… budgets, nominating committee for new officers/chairpersons and volunteering. With demos being the topic of our August meeting, we weren’t really able to have a real meeting. So, I have been asking people to be on the Nominating Committee. I have a few people on the committee and will be trying to finish filling this committee; hopefully, at the September meeting.

      The Nominating Committee isn’t that hard of a job. You will be on the committee for one year. You will be calling guild members to try to fill the positions of President and Treasurer. Those are the only two positions to fill. If you are interested in being on the Nominating Committee or being President/Treasurer, please e-mail or phone me.

      We will also have several more chairperson positions open and will announce them at the September meeting.

      Please think about volunteering for a position. The guild really needs people to step up and help. Some positions definitely take more time/involvement than others. But try to find a job where you can make it work with your life-style. If you are interested in a position but it seems overwhelming, think about sharing it with someone. Anything is possible.

      I have had a great time being President. I have tried to meet and talk to as many guild members as I can. We have a great guild with lots of wonderful people. Please think of volunteering and helping your guild move forward into 2011.

Susan Hill

President, 426-4740


Special Thanks!

      Thank you to the following talented people that demonstrated at the August meeting: Lesa Bame, Shari Brindley, Maria Elkins, Kim Gros and Janet Stohr.




      Sixty-seven members and eight guests attended the August meeting.

Please make the following change to your roster:

      Debbie Bertke:


September Monthly Sew-in Opportunity

      We are beginning a monthly sew-in for the guild at the Fairborn Senior Center. The sew-in will be the 4th Monday of every month.

      September’s sew-in will be Monday, September 27th, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

      This is a great way to get to know other members of the guild. Come for a few hours or stay all day. (When you enter the back-door of the center, we will be in the room to the left.) The cost will be $1.00 for senior members of the center and $2.00 for non-members.

Bring a project and sew, sew and sew. No home interruptions! You can do hand work, or bring your sewing machine and supplies. Irons will be available. Come and have a fun time. Laugh and sew!!!

      If you have any questions e-mail Janet Stohr at


September 3rd Monday Stitch-In

      The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held  at 7 p.m. on September 20th at Debbie Ginsburg’s home. The address is 701 Debron Rd., West Milton. Her telephone number is 698-4711.

      Please call Debbie 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!


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   Trinity Annual Holiday Festival

     Saturday, October 2, 2010

      9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

      Lunch • Candy • Jellies • Baked Goods • Crafts

      Quilted Items • Garage Sales

      Trinity Community of Beavercreek

      3218 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek

      (937) 426-8481 or 426-0467

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Calling All Secret Stitchers

      Sign-ups for a new season of Secret Stitchers will began in August and will 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. If you want to participate but know that you will miss many meetings, please have a friend deliver and pick up your gifts so you, and your Secret Stitcher won’t be disappointed.

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

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



Quilt Show 2012

Raffle Quilts

     I’m sure many of you went to the NQA show this past June. Did you notice the words “hand quilted” and “hand appliquéd”? I even noticed one that said “hand pieced”! Even at our show, the Best of Show was a tie with Lee Peterson’s “hand quilted” whole cloth and Chris Lilly’s “hand appliquéd” bed quilt.

     This started several of us thinking, maybe we should try to have two raffle quilts. One would be a bed sized quilt with the other being a “hand” done project. Words such as wallhanging, hand appliqué, hand quilting, Celtic were tossed around and several people volunteered to do a 47" x 47" wallhanging with celtic squares. About 5-6 people went to several quilt stores and decided on fabric and it has been started. There are several ladies hand appliquéing as we speak. Yeah!! I also have several ladies who have volunteered to hand quilt!! If you are interested in this project, just let me know.

     Now, we are in the final stages of selecting a bed sized quilt. If you would like to help select fabric, email me. I have a few people already signed up.

Susan Hill, Quilt Show Chairman


Sunshine News

      If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Diane McLane at 964-4142 or e-mail

      If you have Get Well, Sympathy or General Purpose cards you would like to donate to the Guild for “Sunshine” purposes, please bring them to meetings and give them to Diane.

      We wish a full and speedy recovery to Susan Schaller who is in physical therapy following surgery. If you would like to send a get-well-soon card, her address is:

Susan Schaller

241 E. Schantz Ave.

Dayton OH 45409



2011 Programs and Workshops


Community Quilts


Carol Baugh: Quilting in Appalachia and Ohio


Paula Nadelstern: Kaleidoscope

Lecture: Quilts and Symmetry,

Classes: Puzzle Quilts and Simple Symmetry


Carolyn Mazloomi: “A New Legacy Revealed:

Contemporary African American Quilts”


World Thread

Silk Thread Painting and Cloth Weaving


Picnic and Garage Sale




Debbie Reed Maddy                            

Lecture: No Y Seams

Classes: Labyrinth and Cosmic Jewels


Quarter Auction/Quilto


Challenge Show and Tell


Teri Tope        

Lecture: Trunk Show

Class (Saturday): Reverse Appliqué


Pot Luck and Fabric Exchange



Retreat 2011: Red, White & Blue for You

      Join us February 19th, 20th and 21st, 2011 for the “Stars and Stripes Retreat”! The getaway for 2011 will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday, over Presidents’ Day weekend. This is a change from past retreats, but we will have all the same “goodies” that make retreat special. I’m sorry,…This just in!…Elvis has left the building and will be unable to attend!!! Oh well, we hope that you will come for a great time as we celebrate Quilting, our Great Country and the Freedom to buy fabric!!!

      We will be accepting deposits of $50.00 starting at the September meeting.

Patti Jones

Retreat Chairperson


Retreat Registration & Sally Kerr Scholarship forms are at the end of this Newsletter and also are available on the Guild website.


MVQG 2011 Proposed Budget



Quilt Show                                   $4607.00

Membership                                $4000.00

Advertising                                     $600.00

Basket money                               $300.00

Fund-raising                                  $300.00

Fons & Porter                                  $50.00

Workshops                                  $2850.00

Guest Fees                                    $100.00




Community Projects                     $150.00

Storage Facility                           $1214.00

Contingency                                   $500.00

Hospitality                                        $50.00

Library                                            $500.00

Membership                                  $250.00

Newsletter Printing                        $900.00

Newsletter Postage                      $400.00

Programs                                     $4000.00

Workshops                                  $2850.00

Fons & Porter                                        

Fairborn Sr. Ctr                            $1115.00

Sunshine Fund                                 $50.00

Operating Costs

Post Box                                           $45.00

Tax Prep                                         $250.00

Website                                            $11.00

Checks                                             $20.00

Letter/ Misc                                      $75.00



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     Thru December 18th     

     The Journey of Hope in America

An exhibit of 90 quilts by quilters and artists from throughout the United States selected by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi on the theme “The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by Barak Obama.” The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, 1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, Ohio, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $4. (Free for members of the Ohio Historical Society.)

     Sept. 2nd – 4th     

     Goodtime Quilters’ 17th Annual Quilt Show

All Roads Lead To A Quilt Show presented by the Goodtime Quilters. Held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 East Mound Street, Circleville, Oh. Hours are
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Donation of $5. More than 150 quilts/quilted items, featured Master Quilter Wanda Seimer, raffles, hourly door prizes, demonstrations and Little Quilt Silent Auction. For more information,     

     Sept. 10th – 12th     

     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, Oh.

     Sept. 24th and 25th     

     Ross County Quilters’ Guild Show

The Ross County Quilters’ Guild will present its annual show at the Oasis Pavilion, 402 Chamber Drive, Chillicothe, Oh. Show hours are
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Admission: $3. For information, contact Roberta Griffe at




October 1st and 2nd     

     28th Annual Quilt Show

The Streetsboro Quilt Guild will present its annual show at Faith Baptist Church 9890 State Route 43, Streetsboro, Oh. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. The judged show will include more than 200 quilts. Vendors mall, country store, bake sale, refreshments. For more information, e-mail Nancy Bowen or Sally Stewart     

     October 2nd and 3rd     

     Farmersville Quilt Show

The Rotary Club of Farmersville will present a quilt show at the Farmersville Elementary School, 202 Jackson St., Farmersville, Oh. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Entries are invited from all quilters. For information, contact: Mark and Charlotte Williams Valerie Flynn 937/866-9758 or Barry and Sheila Lyons 937/696-7911. Admission is $5.

     October 8th and 9th     

     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 and quilt auction. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $4 (donate nonperishable food item for $1 off admission). Information:


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     October 8th – 18th     

     Quilt Exhibition

History and Art Stitched in Fabric presented by the Bremen Area Historical Society, 161 Carter Street, Bremen Oh. 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.

     November 7th     

     21st Annual Quilt Show

The Wildwood Quilt Guild will present its annual show from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road, Mentor, Ohio. Admission is $3.



Deadline for the October 2010 Issue: Monday, September 20

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)     



Quilters’ Quotes is a copyrighted publication of the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. No one may reprint this newsletter for other than personal use in any form, in part or in whole, without written consent.



(Forms can be downloaded from the website for easier printing.)




February 19, 20 & 21, 2011

Bergamo CenterBeavercreek, Ohio


Set up time is 9:00 a.m.

Single, double or triple room– Check in time is 5:00 p.m.

Meals: Saturday: lunch, dinner, Sunday: breakfast, lunch, dinner; Monday: breakfast, lunch

Feel free to bring snacks to share


Set up time is 9:00 a.m.

Meals: Saturday: lunch, dinner, Sunday: lunch, dinner, Monday: lunch

Feel free to bring snacks to share




Fill in this portion and hand in with your deposit


Name ________________________________________________ Phone No. _______________

Address ______________________________________________________________________

E-Mail ________________________________________________________________________

Roommate(s) ___________________________________________________________________

New Retreater?     Yes _____    No _____

Desired package (Select one)


LODGER                                           COMMUTER (Specify which day/days)

___ Single     $195.00                      ___ 1 Day      $42.00            SAT – SUN - MON

___ Double    $165.00                      ___ 2 Days    $72.00 SAT – SUN - MON

___ Triple       $150.00                      ___ 3 Days    $92.00 SAT – SUN - MON


Package Total                                   $_________________       

Sally Kerr Fund Contribution            $_________________

Total                                                    $_________________

Deposit ($50 required)                     $_________________        Ck/Cash ____ Date _____

Balance                                              $_________________




Dietary needs requests:________________________________________________________


**2011 Membership Dues must be paid by the January meeting before attending the retreat

**Contributions toward the Sally Kerr Memorial Retreat Fund may be included with your retreat payment or confidentially mailed to Kathy Bean, 5410 Oakbrooke Dr., Kettering, OH  45440.

**Retreat registration form and payment (made out to MVQG) can be sent to:

Jean Brittingham,  398 Conard Dr., Xenia, OH 45385   (937)768-0273


Sally Kerr Scholarship Fund Application

Miami Valley Quilt Guild 2011 Quilt Retreat


* Scholarship created for a Quilter in need of funds in order to have the opportunity to attend the Winter retreat.  Please apply between the September and November guild meetings.  Notification will be made by the December meeting.

* Contact Kathy Bean or  Patti H. Jones


Name_________________________________________________  Phone__________________


Address________________________________________________ E-mail__________________


City__________________________________________________ State____  Zip_____________



1.      Are you a guild member? Yes_____ No_____  Returning Member________


2.      How many years have you been a member? _____________


3.      How often do you attend meetings per year?  ____________


4.      Please list any committees, guild community service projects or any other way you have been involved in the larger quilting community ______________________________________________________________________________





5.      Do you need a full or partial scholarship? _______


6.      Situational comments: (optional) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________





QUESTIONS?  Please contact any committee member.


2011 dues must be paid by the recipient before the retreat!


     *This scholarship is based on double occupancy if staying overnight and is not transferable to any other person.