September 10, 2013

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome


September Meeting Focuses on Future Activities

      I’M BAAAACK…said like the little girl from “Poltergeist.” I will continue to serve for the rest of the year and then, IF you vote me in. I’ll be VP for next year also. I’m looking for a partner.

A co-chair is needed to help me and to learn what needs to be done for the second year. The 2014 year of programs is in the making.

      That was a glimpse into the future…now for a flash of reality.

      The September meeting will focus on a number of future activities. Susan Hill will fill us in on the progress for the 2014 Quilt Show coming up May 2-3…it’s not as far away as you think. The 2014 Raffle Quilt will be on display and Kathy Evens will have raffle tickets to distribute.

      Also, we will get to see the mini-challenge from the 2012 Retreat as retreaters will be displaying the innovative projects they created with the sample batting packets which were included in the retreat goody bags. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

      Following the presentations, we will have sign ups for the October Cindy Casciato workshop in October and registration for the 2014 Retreat.

      For Retreat registration bring your completed form and at least a $50 deposit in order to reserve your seat. You DO NOT need to arrive early for the registration as it will happen during the meeting.

      The Sally Kerr Fund is available for individuals who would like to attend the February retreat but who need assistance with the payment. The application information is included with retreat registration information and can be submitted separately.

      Cindy Casciato will be our October speaker and she will be doing a workshop, “My Circle of Friends,” on Wednesday, October 9. Her website is where you can check out our guest and the workshop. There are several openings still available. Cost of the class is $35. Members also can invite a non-member friend to register for the workshop at the member fee, Most everything you need for the class you already have in your stash. The workshop will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Dayton Avenue Baptist Church, 1211 Dayton  Avenue, Xenia.

Shari Brindley



A Note from the President…

      Thanks to all of the presenters who came to share their knowledge with us at the August meeting. Maria Elkins showed us how to create a hanging pocket on the back of our quilts, Janet Stohr had several quick gift ideas, Barb Carruth showed us how she makes her custom quilt labels and Shari Brindley taught us how to do English paper piecing. Their handouts from the presentations are available on the website. When you put their lessons into practice on your own projects, be sure to bring your projects to the Guild meeting for Show and Tell.

      Thanks also to Jean Brittingham for offering to be the Demonstrations chair for next year.

Thank you, Merle….

      I am sure you join me in thanking Merle Scribner for all of the hard work and help she has provided to the Guild over the past two years as our Vice President. We have all had an opportunity to enjoy the speakers, workshops and other fun activities that she has made possible. We wish her the best as she steps down and hope to see her enjoying the future meetings with us.

Parking Options

      If you arrive at the meeting and are having trouble finding a parking spot there are options. The police station parking lot is directly across the street and the Taco Bell parking lot (on Broad Street). If you park in the back of the Taco Bell lot there is only a short walk over a patch of grass to the Senior Center. Please DO NOT park in the curved driveway at the front entrance to the building.

Kim Gros, President



New’ Secret Stitchers Begins in September

      The next season of Secret Stitchers features a revised format. Starting this month participants will bring a little gift to the guild meeting and you will be leaving with a gift.

      There will be no sign-ups or specific assignment of recipient for your gift. Include your name with your gift and you will have a different Secret Stitcher each month you participate. You don’t have to commit to bringing a gift each month, but you will be receiving a gift each month you participate.

      Hopefully this approach will encourage more members to participate. Try it for one meeting to see how you like it.

Happy Stitching!

Barb Carruth



Get Ready for A New Year of 'Quilts of Valor'
A new season of Quilts of Valor will begin soon! More info will be announced during the September meeting, but for now, start collecting red, white, blue, gold, and patriotic fabrics (1 to 3 yard pieces are perfect) to donate for backings, bindings, and presentation cases. Also, start making 12-1/2" UNFINISHED star blocks to donate at the November meeting (red, white, blue, gold, patriotic fabrics). Many of you have donated your patriotic stash last year, so a box of scraps left from last year's QOVs will be on the FREE table at the next few meetings. Please feel free to take some scraps to add to your stash to make into star blocks! Return unused scraps (any size - we're collecting strings for string blocks also!) the next month for others to use.  We're looking forward to another great year of QOVs!

Debbie Ginsberg

QOV Coordinator



Third Monday Stitch-Ins

      The 3rd Monday stitch-in will be held on Monday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Deanna Lasher, 3517 Rangeline Road, West Milton.. Her phone number is 698-7351. Please let know if you plan to attend.


Sew-in at Senior Center

      All are welcome to attend a monthly sew-in for the Guild at the Fairborn Senior Center. Times are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $2.00 for Guild members ($1.00 for members of the Fairborn Senior Center). The sew-in is held the 4th Monday each month. The next sew-in will be September 23. 

      Come and get to know other members of the guild. Come for a few hours or stay all day. (When you arrive, go the back door of the center and the room is on the left.)

Bring a project and sew, sew, sew. You can sew on 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

      There were 87 members and 3 guests singed in for the August meeting featuring demonstrations by guild members Maria Elkins, Janet Stohr, Barb Carruth, and Shari


      Please add these new members to your roster.

Denise Jones

596 Ridgecrest Drive

Yellow Springs, OH 45387


Brenda O'Connor

3030 Trensa Drive

London, OH 43140


Cell - 266-1373

Dottie Chilcoat

8010 Paragon Road

Dayton, OH 45458


      Membership dues can be paid and changes of contact information or other membership inquiries can be made at meetings or directed to: Susan Miller, 2077 Fairknoll Drive, Beavercreek 45431, (phone) 429-5668, (e-mail)

      Make checks payable to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild with “Membership” on the Memo line. Membership materials can be picked up at a subsequent meeting. If you would like to have your membership card mailed to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

      If you have problems receiving Guild information sent by e-mail please contact Ed

Chamness, (e-mail) or (phone) 372-5821.



Trinity Community Holiday Bazaar

      Guild member Gene Williams is selling raffle tickets for a handmade Mennonite quilt to be awarded at the annual Trinity Community Holiday Bazaar. She will have the quilt at the October Guild meeting.

      The Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, at 3218 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek. The Bazaar features handmade crafts, knitted and crocheted items, jewelry, and purses; Mennonite jams and jellies; and homemade pies, candies, cookies, and cakes.


Pat Stevenson Donates Quilt for Church Fundraiser

      Guild member Pat Stevenson has donated a Quilt to benefit the Cedarville Methodist Church in its fundraising efforts to do needed repairs to the church ceiling. For a minimum donation of $10, one fortunate donor will be able to select one of the two quilts Pat has offered for the project. The drawing will be October 1. Pat will have the quilts at the October and will be accepting donations for the drawing.


Quilt Shows & Shop Hops

Quilter's Quest Shop Hop – September 7 -21 – Shops are in Cincinnati, Indiana and Dayton area (replacement of the Tri-State Shop Hop) For information, go to:

Amish Country Quilt Show 2013

Thursday, September 12-14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry St, Dalton, Ohio

Raintree Quilter's Guild – Evansville, Indiana, September 21 and 22. For information:

Quilting from the Heart 2013

September 20-21, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day, Brecksville United Church of Christ, 23 Public Square, Brecksville, Ohio

30th Annual Ross County Quilter's Guild Quilt Show

September 20-21 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, corner of Main & Hickory, Chillicothe, Ohio

Morrow County Quilting Guild –Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Park Avenue Elementary School, 335 Park Avenue, Mount Gilead.

Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop – October 30 – November 2 - Theme is "Creating Traditions" For information, go to:

Miami Valley Art Quilt Network – “Dayton Landmarks,” featuring pieces by several Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild members, will be on display at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton during most of October. For information, go to:


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Wilberforce, OH 45384


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