October 12, 2010

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio

Visitors Welcome



Bring Your Favorite Quilt or Technique

          A big thank you to everyone who came to the September meeting and helped tie quilts or put kits together for Community Quilts. An even bigger thank you to Becky Siva who has led the charge to keep our community warm.

So, October is supposed to be our MVQG “Stars” program…guess what…each and every one of us is an MVQG Star. On that note, I would like EVERYONE to bring their favorite quilt or technique, or quilt including your favorite technique to guild in October. So it doesn’t matter how old or young the quilt is—just bring it and share. I’m sure it will recharge everyone’s batteries as we go into the holiday rush season.

On another note, we had a guild member donate close to three hundred books to us for our fundraiser. I will start bringing those to meetings a box or two at a time over the next few months. All books are a dollar each…many are new. What a wonderful way to get your secret sis hooked up, or our favorite quilter ready for a wonderful holiday season. So bring your spare change and leave with a few books to enjoy.

Happy Quilting

Lesa Bame

Vice President

848-5844, 409.5051


A Note from the President

                Well, it’s that time again. I feel like the priest/preacher when they have to do the sermon on stewardship. No one wants to hear it, but we all know we need to help in some way. So, let me first thank those of you who are contributing. It doesn’t matter how big or small the job is; every job helps.

                I want to give a great big thanks to those on my Executive Board who are going to step down; some of them have been doing their position for a few years and some for at least 8 years. However, they feel it’s time to be an audience member. THANKS!!! They are:

Mary Miller


Chris Garcher


Linda Adams


Diane McClane

  Sunshine Lady

Janet Stohr


Becky Siva

  Community Quilts

Heidi Young/Kathy Wolgast


These ladies have done a wonderful job. Many thanks from me. You have been a great help to our guild and myself.

Now, I just ask those of you who have some time to think of volunteering for one of these positions. Please think of giving back to the guild. If you have any questions, please phone or email me. The Nominating Committee has remained the same this year, and they will only be looking to fill Treasurer and President. Thanks.

Susan Hill

President, 426-4740



Welcome New Members

            There were 53 members and 3 guests signed in for the September meeting.  Also there were 6 new members and 13 membership renewals for 2011.

Sherry Gorby

64 Oaklawn Ave.

Medway, OH 45341


Joyce Hapner

1484 Oaklawn Dr.

Fairborn, OH 45324


Deb McCaffrey

4157 Renwood Dr.

Kettering, OH 45429


Merle Scribner

9500 S. Palmer Rd.

Huber Heights, OH 45424


Mary Sell

6507 Freeport

Dayton, OH 45414


Connie Thomas

5895 Beard Rd.

Springfield, OH 45502

717-6557 or 212-0390


Please make the following changes to your roster:

Sherri Rode

20 Frances Lane

Vandalia, OH 45377



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 or at 254-8136 before October 10.

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 Raffle Quilt

                Well, the Celtic Wallhanging (all hand done) is coming along nicely. We have about 5 ladies hand appliquéing the 9 blocks. It looks wonderful.

I have decided on the bed quilt. It came down to two choices. I’ve chosen a Judy Niemeyer pattern - Glacier Pines. If you look this pattern up on the Internet, you will see it has 4 blocks. To make it a queen we will add large borders. I thought Niemeyer's are stunning quilts and this one will also have the enlarged borders to show off the quilting.

            The other quilt had a huge amount of pieces and was tedious to do. I talked to someone who had made the twin size. Now think of even more pieces for a queen size, lots of concentration to keep it right when assembling and several piecers. I thought this made the quilt more difficult. Also, this quilt is stunning for the piecing not the quilting. I wanted to be able to highlight our quilting abilities in the Judy Niemeyer pattern.

            I’ll let everyone know when we pick out fabric.

Susan Hill

Quilt Show Chairman



October 3rd Monday Stitch-In

            The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held at 7 p.m. on October 18th at Jan Delehanty’s home. The address is 9507 Wellbaum Rd., Brookville. Her telephone number is 884-7466.

Please call Jan 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!


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Treasurer’s Report

Submitted by Mary C. Miller, Treasurer

For period ending August 31, 2010


BEGINNING BALANCE                     $12,070.07


       Advertisements                125.00

       Miscellaneous Fees           15.00              

TOTAL INCOME                    $140.00


       Fairborn Senior Center     87.50

       Newsletter—Printing          70.40              

       Newsletter—Postage        44.00

       Program Expenses          253.59              

       Advertising Overpayment  25.00              

TOTAL EXPENSES             $480.49

ENDING BALANCE             $11,729.58

Earmarked Funds: $2000.00 — The Sally Kerr Scholarship Fund is being held in the main account, but will only be used in accordance with the agreed stipulations set forth by the retreat committee on behalf of the donor.




Quilt Shows

     Thru December 18th     

     The Journey of Hope in America

An exhibit of 90 quilts by quilters and artists from throughout the United States 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.)

     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:


    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.

     October 15th and 16th

     Quilt and Doll Show

The African American Quilt and Doll Guild presents Inspirations, Visions & Traditions at the Warrensville Heights Civic and Senior Center, 4567 Green Road, Warrensville Heights. Hours are
10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7. Rachel Clark, contemporary folk artist and author, will present a lecture/fashion show on Friday, October 15,
6 – 8:30 p.m.; $15 at the door. For information on classes and other activities, call
216/587-1250 or visit

     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 August 2010 Issue: Monday, July 19

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)


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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)     



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