October 11, 2011

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome



Are You Up To The Challenge??

      October welcomes another new challenge or two for the guild. We are looking forward to a great show from our challenge folks.

      Sue DeSantis has organized a “Glorious” opportunity for Guild members to display their creativity and members and guests will get to select our favorites from among the entries.

      For extra entertainment, I thought while we await the vote count, we could have our own show and tell of our most “challenging” quilts. So bring along your most challenging quilts and tell us how you made it work.

      On the other hand, if you have a quilt that has been challenging you, bring it too and get some suggestions from folk who may have had to deal with that same issue in the past.

      I will be collecting money and sign ups for the Teri Tope class in November. We will also have another “lottery” for a class space. Chances are $1 each.

      The class is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  The class will be on November 12 at Kathy Bean’s home in Centerville. You can go on her site to see some samples of reverse appliqué. www.materialgirldesigns.com.

      I’m looking forward to all the creativity. Until then, happy quilting.

Lesa Bame, Vice President




A Note from the President...

       Great Demos!!!!

      Thanks to Jean Brittingham and all her helpers. 

      Youth expedition sign up will continue through October.  This is a planning committee at the moment.  We will also be trying to think of a name for this group.  As we are charting a new path in the guild I refer to it as an expedition for the moment.  Please send me an e-mail if you don’t make it to the meeting and want to get involved in taking quilting to the younger generations.  I have already received some great suggestions/ideas and am looking forward to working with everyone. 

      We will be voting in October so all members are encouraged to attend.  Each and every one of you is a blessing to others in this guild.  Thanks for being a part of our lives.

Shari Brindley, President





Demonstrations show creative techniques

      Thanks to Jean Brittingham and the volunteers for present the September program on using Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs, and special templates.

      Move projects and videos are available on-line at:


Scrappy Pinwheels (38 1/2 x 38 1/2)

(Demonstrated by Debbie Arrington)

  1) Two Charm Packs one of which is Solids

   a.)  Choose 1 charm square and 1 solid charm square

   b.)  With RST, stitch 1/4” seam all the way around

   c.)  Cut on the diagonal both ways; Press toward dark

   d.)  Piece together into a pinwheel

      Sample used:  1 Moda charm pack   1 Moda Solid Charm Pack

      Setting: 6x6   Added 3 1/2” borders

Jelly Roll/Charm Squares (74 1/2 x 74 1/2)

(Demonstrated by Helen Cook)

  1) Jelly Roll and Charm Pack of the same fabric line

   a.)  Choose one coordinating charm square & jelly roll strip

   b.)  Subcut jelly roll strip into 2- 5” x 2 1/2” strips and 2 - 9” x 2 1/2” strips *save leftover

   c.) Sew the 2-5” strips onto both sides of the charm square; Press away from charm square

   d.)  Sew the 2- 9” strips to the top and bottom of the charm square; Press away from the charm square

         Do this for all 40 charm squares and jelly roll strips.  You will have 40 blocks to put in a

   6x6 square setting with four leftover blocks

   e.)  Using the leftover sections of your jelly roll strips; Piece together (long sides) using 6 or 8 to make a strip set.  Press seams all one direction.  Make 4 strip sets.

   f.)  Subcut strip sets into 3” wide strips and sew end to end.  Frame quilt with 1 1/2” wide inner border.  Add strip set border.  Frame again with same 1 1/2” wide inner border.  Add 6” wide outer border.

Tumbler Quilt (41 x 51)

(Demonstrated by Jean Brittingham)

  1) Acrylic 5” tumbler template

  2) Two same Charm Packs

   a.)  Stack 4 or 5 charm squares together and trim both sides using acrylic 5” tumbler template

   b.)  Stagger tumbler blocks in 9 x 9 setting and sew rows together.

   c.)  Use long ruler & trim sides even

   d.)  Add 5 1/2” outer border

Scrappy 4-Patch (34 x 38)

(Demonstrated by Maria Elkins)

  1) One Charm Pack

   a.)  Choose two contrasting charm squares and sew 1/4” seam down both sides (chain piece several together)

   b.)  Cut n half (2 1/2”) down the middle; Open and press toward the dark

   c.)  Piece these together (short side to short side) into long strip.  Press seams all one way

   d.)  Fold the first section over next (RST) and cut at 2 1/2” (one 2 1/2” section leftover to go with end one); Continue folding & cutting for scrappy 4-patch block

   e.) Piece together in rows; add 5 1/2” outer border



Attend Tea & Talk October 14

      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 479-8343 for directions and so she can plan for the appropriate number of guests.


Membership News

      There were 79 members and seven guests signed in for the September guild meeting. There also were four new/returning members.

      Please add the following new members to your 2011 directory: 

      Emily Ballard, 1610 Hillside Dr., Beavercreek, OH 45432; phone, 429-0700.

      Toni Charles, 1585 Seneca Dr., Xenia; phone, 545-3883; e-mail, toni1585@sbcglobal.net.

      Marie Stromberg, 1423 South Maple Ave., Fairborn; phone, 878-1342; e-mail, msfairborn@aol.com.

      Bernadette Whitworth, 806 Acorn Dr., Dayton; phone 823-7155; e-mail, only1b@earthlink.net.

      If you have corrections to, or changes in, Directory information, please e-mail them to Debbie Arrington at darrington2@gmail.com or Ed Chamness at mrandmrsquilter@aol.com.


Third Monday Stitch-In

      The third Monday evening stitch-in for October will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 17, at the home of Jan Delahanty. Her address is 9507 Wellbaum Road, Brookville. Call her at 884-7466 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, October 24, 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
 jstohr@woh.rr.com or 426-8344.



Sunshine News

      If you know of a Guild member who could use the support of the Guild, please contact: Loretta Stephens by e-mail at stephensloretta@yahoo.com or call her at 937/532-5578. She will send out a card and we will let the membership know.


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 forms are available on the website and at the end of this newsletter..




Quilt Shows of Interest

Through October 2

Kaleidoscope Quilts: The 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 www.AkronArtMuseum.org or call 330/376-9185.

October 1-2

The ABCs of Quilting

Mount Gilead, Ohio

The Morrow County Quilting Guild will present its annual show at Park Avenue Elementary School, 335 Park Avenue, Mount Gilead, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday October 2. A free-will donation will be accepted at the door. The guild will offer chances on a raffle quilty and there will be a sale table and silent auction of quilt items.


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: www.heartofohioquilters.com

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


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      Ed Chamness

      P.O. Box 694

      Wilberforce, OH  45384

      E-mail: mrandmrsquilter@aol.com

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Retreat Registration & Kerr Scholarship Applications on Following Pages


























February 18, 19 & 20, 2012 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Bergamo Center - Beavercreek, OH



Set-up time is 9:00 am

Single, double or triple room – Check-in time is 5:00 pm

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

Feel free to bring snacks to share



Set-up time is 9:00 am

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

Feel free to bring snacks to share



Fill in this portion and turn in with your deposit.


Name __________________________________________ Phone No.____________________

Address _____________________________________________________________________

E-Mail _______________________________________________________________________

Roommate(s) _________________________________________________________________

New Retreater?  Yes____  No ______                       Handicap?  Yes_____  No_______

Dietary needs requests: _________________________________________________________


Desired Package (Select one)

LODGER                                                       COMMUTER (Specify which day/days)

___ Single    $195.00                                               ___ 1 Day   $35.00    SAT - SUN - MON

___ Double  $160.00                                               ___  2 Days $65.00    SAT - SUN - MON

___ Triple     $145.00                                               ___  3 Days $85.00


Package Total:                                  $_________________   Ck/Cash________  Date_________

Sally Kerr Fund Contribution            $_________________   Ck/Cash________  Date_________

Total                                              $_________________   Ck/Cash________  Date_________

Deposit ($50 required)                  $_________________   Ck/Cash________  Date _________

Balance                                         $_________________   Ck/Cash________  Date _________



**2012 Membership Dues must be paid by the January meeting before attending the retreat

   Do not combine dues payment with Retreat payment. Make check payable to MVQG and give to

   Debbie Arrington, Membership Chair

**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: 

Judith Ireton, 2872 Homeway Dr. Beavercreek, OH  45434  (937) 431-1823

Sally Kerr Scholarship Fund Application

Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild 2012 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.


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) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________




PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO: Kathy Bean, 5410 Oakbrooke Dr., Kettering, OH 45440


QUESTIONS?  Please contact Kathy Bean or Jean Brittingham


2012 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.