September 13, 2011

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome



Are You Ready to Fall into Fall?

      Not sure how two thirds of the year has slipped by, but it has. Fall is just around the corner and the guild is still grooving along. September finds us all looking at those quilters treats in a new way as Jean and the rest of the Demo Dynamos are going to show us how we can use those layer cakes, mini buns, turnovers and  the like.

      Looking toward October’s Guild Challenge, I hope everyone is well on their way to some “glorious” quilts because the deadline on that is SEPTEMBER 13.

      At the September meeting, I will be taking registrations for Teri Tope’s Reverse Appliqué class on Saturday, November 12. Class will be 9:30-4:30 and the cost is $30 for members. There are a limited number of spots. So if you have wanted to learn about appliqué or want to expand your skills into reverse appliqué, this is the class for you. Go visit her site at

      Lastly, it has been a great two years as Vice President, but it is time to hand the reigns to another energized person. If interested give me a call to get the scoop.

      Happy Quilting!

Lesa Bame, Vice President



A Note from the President...

      Thank you everyone for being at the August guild meeting.  Thanks also to the holders and folders.  I’m really looking forward to our demo meeting in September. 

      Debbie Maddy mentioned something that has been on my mind for a few years now, and I have done nothing about it: Getting our youth involved in quilting. 

      I would like to start a team of quilters who are willing to put some time into planning some youth quilting events.  Please see me at the September meeting or e-mail me.  Right now we can dream big on this.  Create a catchy youthful name; decide what age groups we can offer our ‘classes’ to; and develop any other ideas you may have. 

      As I look at my calendar (filled beyond my life expectancy) I wonder “What are you thinking?”.  Then I think, there are others who have a heart for teaching the younger generations that would join you.  I know that I can’t do this alone.  So, depending on how many quilters step up to the call will determine if this is going to fly. 

      Even as I’m getting ready to send this to Ed for print the selfish part of me is saying….you don’t have time, this is too big, no one is interested or they would have done this already….the giving side of me is saying...there are others out there wanting to do the same but just don’t know where to start.

Shari Brindley, President




A Garden Tea Party

      That’s the theme of next year’s retreat, February 18,19 & 20, 2012 (Saturday, Sunday & Monday) 

      Get your lovely Garden Tea Party hats ready (you just may win a prize) and come and enjoy three days of fun & uninterrupted quilting.  Pack up those UFO’s, WIP’s & PIG’s and feel the sense of accomplishment as you make progress on them.  Bring a Jelly Roll along if you’d like to participate in the Great Jelly Roll Quilt Race.

      Make a lovely Garden Tea Party themed wall hanging or table runner and enter to win the Viewer’s Choice Award.

      Registration begins at the September meeting.


Text Box: Registration Form for 2012 Retreat
Application for Sally Kerr Retreat Scholarship
Can Be Printed from the Guild website:



(Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs)

      Do you love those pre-cut Jelly Rolls and Charm packs and have them sitting around in your quilting room, or have you been wanting to purchase some but didn’t know what you’d do with them?

      Come to Demonstration Night at the September  meeting and get some great quick and easy tips and techniques for using them.


Sign-up for Secret Stitchers

      Sign-ups for a new season of Secret Stitchers has begun.  If you missed signing up in August there is still time to do so at the September meeting.  The first gift exchange will be 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, please contact Barbara Carruth at or at 254-8136.




Membership News

      There were 86 members and five guests signed in for the August guild meeting. There also were five new members who joined the guild.

      Please add the following new members to your 2011 directory: 

Jennifer Davis

860 Lea Castle Place

Miamisburg, OH 45342

Phone: 937/859-6251


Laura Flaherty

2185 Cherry Oak Drive

Kettering, OH 45440

Phone: 937/554-4790


Leanne Heagle

2281 Bushwick Drive

Dayton, OH 45439

Phone: 937/293-1500


Jenny Parker

2648 Parklawn Drive #1

Kettering, OH 45440

Phone: 937/417-4955

Melissa Shepherd

896 Emmet Drive

Xenia, OH 45385


      Also, change the following telephone number:

Amy Bouchard, 937/310-1444

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


Tea & Talk

      Mark your calendar for the next Tea & Talk set for 6 p.m. on Friday, October 14, at the home of Shari Brindley, 721 North King Street, Xenia.

      Tea and Talk was initiated by Shari as an opportunity for newer members to get together with more “seasoned” members to ask questions and share information and ideas about the Guild or even general quilting questions.

      Tea & Talk is an occasional activity, held as members volunteer to host the event.

      Members are invited to chat, laugh and get to know others in the Guild on a more personal basis than is possible at monthly meetings. It’s a great time to ask questions about the Guild, about equipment, supplies, shopping destinations, etc., and quilters are always willing to share a good time or two.

      If you plan on attending the October Tea and Talk, please call Shari at 479-8342 for directions and so she can plan for the appropriate number of guests.


Text Box: What they are saying about . . .
Sharing Stitches
Quilting Machine Rental & Custom Quilting

It’s not just fun, it’s so EMPOWERING!  Now I can put “Pieced and Machine Quilted by Dawnetta Fields” on my quilt labels!                                           --Dawnetta Fields

After the training, I jumped right in and finished my first quilt in hours time.  I’m thrilled that I took that step and since have finished a 2nd project.  
Thanks Shari .                                           -- Sherry Gorby

Sharing Stitches
Learn to use a stitch-regulated, long-arm quilting machine in a creatively friendly environment...
or Shari can quilt it for you
Shari Brindley
Phone: (937) 479-8343


Third Monday Stitch-In

      The third Monday evening stitch-in for September will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 19, at the home of Deanna Lasher, 3571 South Rangeline Road, West Milton. Give Deanna a call at 698-7351 for directions and to let her know that you will be attending.


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, 26, 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. Now that the Christmas gifts are finished, you can sew something for yourself. Bring your sewing machine 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.


Appliqué Techniques

      In response to inquiries about the oriental themed quilt she displayed for Show and Tell at the August meeting, Merle Scribner has indicted that she would be interested in teaching others the Basted Needle-Turn Appliqué technique she uses as well as other techniques. The quilt she showed is a Geri Richardson pattern from the Granny G website:

      If you are interested, contact Merle. Her e-mail address is and her phone is 328-9293.



Crown of Glory Quilts

      Shari Brindley is inviting guild members who have a “Crown of Glory” they have started and not yet finished to join her Crown Club which will meet on Thursday, September 15, and Thursday, September 29, anytime after 5:30 p.m., at her home, 721 N. King Street, Xenia. 

      You can bring your appliqué or machine pieces and get them done.    Shari will have refreshments and something to snack on.  Please R.S.V.P.  so she will know if there will be machine piecers and how many tables to set up. 

      You can R.S.V.P. on the Sharing Stitches or Miami Valley Quilt Guild pages on Facebook; by e-mail,; or by phone, 479-8343.


Board Approves Proposed Guild Budget for 2012

      At its August 16 meeting, the Board of Directors approved a proposed budget for the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild for the 2012 operating year.

      The budget will be presented at the September meeting and will be voted on at the January meeting.


2011 MVQG Proposed Budget

INCOME                             2011                   2012

Activity                                (Budgeted)             (Proposed)

Quilt Show                             $ 4,607                   $ 4,607

Membership                           $ 4,000                  $ 4,000

Advertising                             $    600                  $    400

Basket Donations                   $    300                  $    400

Scholarship/Fundraising         $    300                   $    300

Fons & Porter                         $      50                  $      50

Workshops                             $ 2,850                  $ 5,055

Guest Fees                            $    100                  $      50

Community Projects                $        0                  $    150

TOTAL                                 $12,807                  $15,012


EXPENSES                                        2012

Activity                                               (Proposed)

Community Projects                               $     150

Storage Facility                                     $  1,214

Contingency                                          $     500

Hospitality                                             $       50

Library                                                  $     500

Membership                                          $     250

Newsletter Printing                                 $     550

Newsletter Postage                                $     300

Programs                                              $  4,400

Workshops                                            $  5,055

Fairborn Senior Center (Rental)               $  1,115

Sunshine                                               $       50

Post Office Box (Rental)                         $       45

Website Registration                              $       11

Bank/Check Fees                                  $       20

Miscellaneous                                       $       75

Youth Quilting Project                            $     500

TOTAL                                                 $15,110                                                                                    



Quilt Shows of Interest                 

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: 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.


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, a merchant mall and lunch available daily. Admission is $4.00.


September 8-10

The Ohio Sewing & Quilt Festival

Sharonville, Ohio

QSC Expos presents its 10th annual festival at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Classes begin on Wednesday.  The festival features quilt displays, vendors mall, classes, and free demonstrations. Admission $8.00 (Discounts available on line at along with class schedules and other information.


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

Chilicothe, Ohio

The Ross County Quilters Guild will present its show September 23-24 at Oasis Pavilion, 402 Chamber Drive, Chilicothe, 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


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.


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Quilting stories, ideas, news?

      Send information to:

      Ed Chamness

      P.O. Box 694

      Wilberforce, OH  45384


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Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission of articles or information is the Monday following the monthly meting.


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Beavercreek, OH  45434



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