October 13, 2009

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio

Visitors Welcome



Creating Fabric Portraits from Photos

            Spectacular,  it’s October everyone! October is Challenge month and gives me an opportunity to join the challenge and to focus on November and December.


Attention Challengers

            Just a reminder that your Challenge quilts can be delivered to Sue DeSantis on Thursday,
October 1st at the Stitching Post, 101 E. AlexBell (CrossPointe Center), Centerville, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

            Each quilt needs a label with your name and address and should have the picture you used attached to it.

            If this date and time is not convenient for you, please contact Sue at (937)698-9182 or at to make other arrangements.

            I’m looking forward to seeing how you completed this year’s challenge!

Sue DeSantis

Challenge Chairperson


            We are hosting Julianne Kravetz in November and she will be sharing her photo to fabric experience with us. There will be a $5.00 guest fee for the November meeting.

            I am amazed by the images I have seen from other guild workshops and truly can’t wait to see what we accomplish in November. Some of you may be familiar with Maria Elkins’ work and from a distance and to a novice the outcome (between Julianne and Maria) may look similar, but the techniques and workshops will be quite different. Visit her website at

            There are a few spots left in her class…don’t wait until the last minute if you want to get in. The cost is $30 for the workshop (checks to MVQG) and $30 for the kit fee (Julianne Kravetz). Deadline for Kit and Photo is October 30th. Contact Shari for more information (website below).

            The December meeting is our usual pot luck and will feature an optional fabric exchange with the theme to promote that of the upcoming quilt show, “Traditional, Innovative and Challenging”.

            We (Joyce Marrs – hospitality and Shari Brindleyvp) are asking that participants in the Christmas exchange bring in 1/3 of a yard of traditional fabric, 1/3 yd of innovative fabric and 1/3 yd of challenging fabric for a total of 1 yard of quilt shop quality fabric.

            Please place your fabric in a bag or container of some kind so that it is hidden from view.

Joyce and I will bring our version of what we think is “traditional, innovative and challenging” fabric to the guild meetings so you can see what we mean and take any questions you may have about the exchange.

Shari Brindley

Vice President




A Note from the President

            Well, we are at that time again! We need people to volunteer! It’s time to form a nominating committee. We also need to fill the Vice President and Corresponding Secretary positions. Please think about stepping forward to help. If you don’t have that much time, the nominating committee is generally only busy now.

            The Vice President position is a big and exciting job. You will get to select speakers for the year 2011. Shari Brindley has already accomplished 2010. So you will have a long lead time to get things figured out. There are several months in each year that are set: January — community quilts, October — Challenge Quilts, June or July — fundraiser month; that’s just an idea. Personally,

            I enjoyed the position. I got to bring in speakers that I had admired. I also was able to meet and get to know a little about each one.

            Corresponding Secretary takes care of the mail and gets it to the people who need to get it. They also send correspondence out from the guild.

            I want to thank Shari Brindley and Debbie Bertke for their time and effort for all of us. They have done great in their positions.

            I have really been thinking lately about whether to stay as President for a second year. I have thoroughly enjoyed this year. It has been amazing. However, I will be doing more with Quilt Show and it will get busier. Yet, all the past Quilt Show Chairmen have had full time jobs. I don’t.

My oldest son, who is going off to college this year, was a very busy kid. I will no longer have his activities. If you have ever had a kid in varsity hockey, you’ll know that they have 35 games in a season not to mention practice three times a week. The team road trips took us to Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Canada. My daughter is in show choir at the middle school. She only has five competitions (which means five Saturdays all year).

            In talking with my mother-in-law several years ago when I was VP, she automatically assumed I was going to be in for two years. When I asked why, she said the first year you are learning the ropes, figuring things out; and the second year is much easier. I feel this also fits with being President. So, I hope to have your support. If you have any question, please just let me know.

Susan Hill

President, 426-4740



Classified Ad

We accept classified ads for $5.00 per issue. Items must be of interest to quilters and collectors, and may be submitted by anyone, including non-members.


Trinity Annual Holiday Festival

Saturday, October 3, 2009

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Raffle Quilt

(handmade Mennonite quilt—Uncommonly Boston)

Homemade lunch served 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Handmade Crafts • Homemade Pies • Candies • Cookies • Cakes • Homemade Jellies and Jams • Knitting & Crochet Items • Jewelry

Gift Shop Open

Trinity Community of Beavercreek

3218 Indian Ripple Rd., Beavercreek, Oh 45440

(937) 426-8481


Community Sew-In

      This special sew-in will be for making Christmas stockings and then filling them with items (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.) for those in need. The event will be held at:

Southern Hills Methodist Church

2287 S. Dixie Hwy

Kettering, Ohio 45409

            Plan to attend on Saturday, October 24 and please contact Becky Siva at 937-681-3569 for time/details.



Welcome New Members

            Seventy-nine members and two guests attended the September meeting. Please welcome our newest members and them to your Roster.

Betsy Kirk

541 Kensington Drive

Richmond, IN 47374



Jenny Parker

1446 Bernwald Lane

Dayton, OH 45432



Sheila Perez

701 N. Enon Road

Yellow Springs, OH 45387



Please make the following changes to your roster:

Debbie Bertke



Looking Ahead:

Winter Retreat: February 19–21, 2010

Please Note: The Sally Kerr Scholarship Form for retreat is posted on our website.

MVQG Quilt Show: May 7 and 8, 2010


October 3rd Monday Stitch-In

            The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in held on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.will be held October 19th at Pam Hoditshome. The address is 5071 Strathaven Dr., Dayton. Her telephone number is 236-1859.

            Please call Pam for directions and to let her know you’ll be coming. Enjoy an 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 Diane McLane at 964-4142 or e-mail
Our deepest condolences to Barb Schimer whose husband passed away in September following an extended illness. If you would like to extend condolences to Barb and her family, her address is:

Barb Schimer

855 Ginghamsburg Rd.

Tipp City, OH 45371

Former longtime guild member Nancy Leonard’s husband passed away recently. If you would like to send a message to Nancy, her address is:

Nancy Leonard

1236 Wesley Drive #133

Punta Gorda, FL 33950




Last Chance to be a Secret Stitcher

      There is still time to sign up to be a Secret Stitcher. If you want to join in the fun, please contact Barbara Carruth at jccbsc(at)  or at 254-8136 by October 11.

            All those who have signed up for this activity should look for the Secret Stitcher basket in the cafeteria window at the October meeting. There will be an envelope with your name that includes the name and some information about the person you are assigned.

            Bring your first gift to the November meeting. This is a fun way to get to know another guild member. Each month 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. The identities of the Stitchers will be revealed at the May meeting.

            Come join us and add a little mystery to your life!


Quilt Show Reminders

            Our members keep making amazing additions to their quilt inventory and enlarging the number of quilts for the show. Guess I need to add more to the growing number. How about you!

I hear the raffle quilt is coming along. How about your ticket list?

            As for the Boutique, if you have an idea of what you will be contributing, could you call either Pricilla Avery or myself and let us know. With the new location, we would like to start on a plan for set up.

Thanks and Happy Quilting

Linda Adams


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More Quilt Show Reminders

May 6, 2010—set up

May 7, 2010—10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (show)

May 8, 2010—10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (show)

        Thanks to those who took ads for our quilt show at the September meeting. I’m going to be getting some more.

            Please start thinking where you can place an 8 ½" x 11" flyer. Lesa Bame has put a lot of work into these for us. They look wonderful. As you are going about your normal daily routines, keep your eyes open for bulletin boards. For example, the libraries will let you post a month out. Starbucks has a community board. Doesn’t Walmart? Just keep your eyes open and ask if you can put one up and how long it can be there. Thanks.

Susan Hill

Quilt Show Chairperson, 426-4740








     October 3rd and 4th

     Farmersville Quilt Show

Show held at Farmersville Elementary School Gymnasium, 202 Jackson St. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $5 with kids under 12 free. Over 100 quilts on display. Show features scissor sharpening, vendors, food concession and handcrafted items. For more information, call 937-696-7412 or 937-224-8100.

     October 9th and 10th

     Harvest of Quilts

Presented by Towne Squares Quilt Club and is held at the Darke County Fairgrounds, SR 49, Greenville, Oh. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission $4 (donate a nonperishable food item and get $1 off admission). Quilt Appraiser on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Auction Saturday at 11 a.m. There will be a merchant mall, country store, quilt raffle, scissor sharpening, demos and food vendor.

     October 9th and 10th

     Memories & Celebrations: Quilts that Honor our Lives

Presented by Heart of Ohio Quilters’ Guild and is held at the Bryn Du Mansion Field House, Denison University, 537 Jones Rd., Granville, Oh. Hours are Friday,
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday,
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact website or call 614-309-3469.

     October 16th – 18th

     Carriage House Quilters Annual Quilt Show

Hosted by the Greene County Historical Society show is held at the Carriage House, 199 N. King St., Xenia, Oh. Hours are Friday, noon – 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, contact Ruth Anderson, 937-372-2913.

     October 28th – 31st

     2009 DesMoines AQS 2nd Annual Quilt Expo

Quilt Expo held at the Iowa Event Center. For more information, contact

     November 14th and 15th

     Reflections of Nature
th Annual Quilt Show

Cleveland Metroparks weekend-long “Reflections of Nature” quilt show is held at Rocky River Nature Center, North Olmsted, Oh. It will feature the juried exhibit, demonstrations, lectures/presentations, quilt/fiber art stores, local quilt guilds and more. Hour are
10 a.m. – 5 p.m



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Quilt Pins

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 the November 2009 Issue: Monday, 19, 2009

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 2009 Officers

President                               Susan Hill                   9374264740  rk_hill(at)

Vice President                      Shari Brindley            9373728861  sharing.stitches(at)       

Treasurer                                Mary C. Miller            9378901010  marysews(at)

Corresponding Secretary    Debbie Bertke           9378845078  debertke1(at)

Recording Secretary            Ed Chamness           9373725821  mrandmrsquilter(at)

2009 Board Meetings

November 4

Note:  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)     



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