November 13, 2007

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 N. Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome


Shop ‘Til You Drop at the In-House Shop Hop

            Our November program is a Vendor’s Fair with most of our local quilt shops coming directly to us. It’s a shop hop at our regular meeting place. Our vendors include: Bernina on Main St., Stitches & Stones, Sulphur Grove Quilt Shop, Janet Miller (City Stitcher), Linda’s Sew ‘n So, Enon, Appalachian Quilting, Unique Stitches and Jessie Charles (scissor sharpener).

            Each shop will offer a discount or other special for the evening just for our guild.

This year each shop will have 5–7 minutes to tell a little about their shop, what’s new or what they have brought that you need to make sure you see at their booth.

            This is a great opportunity to look for supplies for your next project, Christmas gifts or supplies for Christmas gifts. Fabric and quilt books make a great gift idea for members of your quilting family or friends.

            You can check out sewing machines if you are in the market for one or see what’s new. It is also a great opportunity to show our support for all of the local shops and for members new to the area to learn about the location and projects carried by each shop.

Susan Hill

Vice President



A Note from the President

            Please give special thanks to Sue DeSantis for all she did to produce a successful guild challenge. I thought the idea was very clever and the creative results from the participants were stunning.

            Since we alternate the challenge and the guild quilt show, there won’t be another challenge until 2009. So now we can focus on getting quilts ready for the quilt show in May of 2008.

            I’m happy to tell you that the Shirley Stutz class filled quickly, and we have seven people on a waiting list.

            Many thanks also go to our slate of officers for the coming year. I am very grateful for all the work Susan Hill has done as Vice President and welcome Shari Brindley as our new VP in January.

            Don’t forget our final board meeting for the year, November 5. All are welcome, but especially we want to see board members and committee chairs at this meeting at the senior center at 6 p.m.

All this we do for the love of quilting,

Ron Lundquist

President, 294-7844





Welcome New Members

For your information, there are currently 210 members in our guild and 84 plus10 guests attended the October meeting.

Lesa Marie Bame

4388 Moss Oak Trail

Bellbrook, OH 45305



Please make the following changes to your roster:

Myreda Johnson


Diane McClain



2007 Challenge

            Thank you to all of you who participated in the Challenge this year. We had 40 people sign up and 21 completed their quilts in time for the Challenge night. I enjoyed seeing the variety of creative expressions that resulted from guidelines given. Congratulations to the following people for their winning efforts:

            Pieced                                   Appliquéd                             Art

            1st       Rose Hoeg               1st       Chris Landis              1st       Susan Schaller

            2nd      Jane Kelly                  2nd      Shari Brindley            2nd      Priscilla Avery

            3rd      Jayne Burk                 3rd      Connie Howard         3rd      Harolyn Burns

Special thanks to Shari Brindley, Debbie Ginsburg and Deanna Lasher for their assistance in set up, tear down and ballot counting.

Sue DeSantis

Challenge Chairman


See Photos on the Website



Fons & Porter Subscription Offer

            Connie Combs will again offer the Fons & Porter magazine subscription to the guild as a fundraiser.

            Members who are renewing should bring their labels to the November meeting and she will also sign up news members. Cost is $20 with a portion coming back to the guild.

            This fundraiser will be available through the January meeting. Connie's phone Number is 429-3281




2008 Raffle Quilt

            Speaking of fundraisers, the raffle quilt is finished and beautiful (see photo on website) and now we need to push on selling tickets.  This is a MAJOR fundraiser for the Guild and we need to keep up our sales until the quilt show in March.

            Did you pick up tickets at a Guild meeting?  If so, do not leave them on the shelf.  If you are going to sell them, sell them…if not, make out a check to the Guild and bring in the stubs with your name (Guild members are certainly qualified to win!)  Then, pick up some more tickets and sell them this time!  If you did not get them at a meeting, call Pat Emanuel and make arrangements!

            Pat has done a great job in organizing volunteers and getting everything ready for the raffle, and now we need to pitch in and sell those tickets.

            If you are going to another guild’s show you might take along a picture and your tickets.  Sell a few to the members selling tickets for their raffle quilt.

            To promote the 2008 show (No, it is not too early.) you can also use the show bookmarks and flyers posted on the web.  Download them, and again, take some to the shows you attend and to any shops out of the area. You can also download the quilt photo. People are always able to travel considerable distances for shows…Janice and I have been to Xenia, Greenville, Granville, and Mount Gilead in the past few weeks and we saw other Guild members at most. I left flyers and bookmarks to let others know about the show.  Many people had been to or heard about our show and expressed interest.  The bookmarks are probably good for the duration, but I will be making up new flyers as the muse strikes.  So, check back from time to time.      

            You might also think about taking the quilt and some tickets to any of the local shops for a day to two.  The shops are usually glad to have us and you can always buy a few things for yourself while you are there.

            The idea is - LET’S GET BUSY AND SELL, SELL, SELL.

Ed Chamness

Quilt Show Committee Member


Secret Stitchers

            Please remember that your first secret gift is in November. This will go from November 2007 to April 2008 when we will have the unveiling. I’m so excited and thankful for those of you who have joined me in trying to get to know someone else in the guild.

            For those of you who missed out this time there will be another opportunity next April. Good memories of those who have empowered our lives should inspire us to invest in others. A quote from “What I Learned from God While Quilting” (available in the guild’s library). Thank you.

Shari Brindley


November 3rd Tuesday Stitch-In

Evening stitch-in held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

            Because of the holiday, the monthly stitch-in will be held on the 4th Tuesday evening, November 27th, at Sue White’s home. The address is 250 Timberwind Lane, Vandalia. Her telephone number is 890-8710.

            Please call Sue 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!





Retreat Activities To Offer Humor and Relaxation

Wanted…Bad and Ugly Quilts!

            Please register at retreat table so that we can get an idea of how many quilts we will have to set up. These must be finished tops. They do not have to be quilted or bound (although they can be). This may be one of the only prizes you will win for that quilt.

Bad = points that don’t match, circles that look like ???, etc.

Ugly = just plain ugly! What were you thinking when you picked those colors and then you had the guts to put them together?

            Massage therapists will be available at retreat; if interested, please sign up. This does not commit you to a day or time. That will be handled by Mary Jobe at the registration table at retreat. This was a big hit last year! We just want to be sure we have enough time slots available. Personally, by the time I made up my mind last year it was too late and I lost out. So this year I’m signing up early!


See Registration Materials in October Newsletter in Archives On-line




Sally F. Kerr Memorial Retreat Scholarship Fund

            We are pleased and honored to have this fund provided in Sally’s memory by her husband Bill. It is available so that for years to come a “quilter in need” can be provided with a full or partial scholarship, so she will be able to attend retreat. The friendship, fellowship and fun at quilt retreat is enjoyed by all who attend!

            Anyone that would like to donate to keep this scholarship going into the future can do so by simply marking the Registration Form and including it with your retreat fees. If you are not attending retreat and would like to donate either contact me, Diane McLane (Retreat Scholarship Fund Chairperson) or Shari Brindley the 2008 MVQG Retreat Chairperson.

            If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or know someone that would be a candidate, please get a form from the registration table at the meeting or contact myself or Shari. We will take applications starting at the September meeting through the November meeting. Applicants will be kept confidential and will be notified before the December meeting. Thank you.

Diane McLane




Sunshine News

If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Lee Peterson at 439-7298.

            No news is good news! If you hear anyone in need of our support, please give Lee a call.



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 December 2007 Issue: Monday, November 19

All articles are subject to editing and approval by the editor. Materials received after the published deadline date will be considered for publication only if space and time permit.


Treasurer’s Report

Submitted by Sandy Hartz, Treasurer

For the Period August 1 – September 30, 2007


BEGINNING BALANCE                                                                                           $8,605.00


            Quilt Show Account                                                     4,000.00

            Reimbursement—Raffle Quilt Fabric                           209.47

            Reimbursement—Storage Fee                                    405.00

            Quilt Frame—Donation (Programs)                             200.00

            City BBQ Fundraiser (Programs)                                 118.00

            Membership (Aug–120/Sep–235)                               355.00

            Workshop                                                                        305.00

            Winter Retreat*                                                            1,369.00

            Door Prize (Aug–35.18/Sep–39.40)                              74.58                              

            Advertising                                                                        10.00                                                      

TOTAL INCOME                                                                   $7,046.05                $15,651.00      



            Fairborn Senior Center (Aug/Sep)                               191.00

            Stacy Robinson—Setup Rm (2 mos)                           100.00

            Community Quilts                                                           138.22

            Speaker–Rita Steffenson                                              298.00

            Speaker–Linda Cantrell                                             1,138.00

            Winter Retreat*                                                                 80.58

            Newsletter Postage                                                          41.00

            Newsletter—Aug/Sep                                                    176.00

            Office Supplies—Letterhead Stationary                        94.79

TOTAL EXPENSES                                                            $2,257.59                                          

ENDING BALANCE                                                                                               $13,425.00

*Winter Retreat is self-sufficient.

Earmarked Funds: $2,000.00—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.


MVQG’s 2007 Officers

President                               Ron Lundquist           294-7844

Vice President                      Susan Hill                   426-4740

Treasurer                               Sandy Hartz               429-9031

Recording Secretary            Kathy Bean                433-3343

Corresponding Secretary    Debbie Bertke           884-5078


2007 Board Meetings

The final board meeting for 2007 is:

            November 5th

The quarterly board meetings are held at 6 p.m. at the Fairborn Senior Center. All officers and committee chairs are asked to attend and any interested guild members are welcome.


Quilting stories, ideas, news?

Send to:

Chris Garcher

MVQG Newsletter Editor

6258 Gander Road East

Dayton OH 45424


E-mail: DJGarcher(at)


Pumpkin Roll

Preparation - 45 min | Cooking - 13 min | Cooling Time - 1 hrs refrigerating | Yields - 10



  ¼ cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)

  ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  ½ teaspoon baking powder

  ½ teaspoon baking soda

  ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  ¼ teaspoon salt

  3 large eggs

  1 cup granulated sugar

  2/3 cup pure pumpkin pack

  1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


  1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature

  1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

  6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

  1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

Directions: For cake: Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

For filling: Beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Re-roll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Cooking Tip: Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.

NOTE: Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.


Tips & Pointers for Quilters

Picture This! Instead of using a reducing glass or door peephole glass to view a quilt when laying out blocks, use a digital camera. When looking at a photograph, blocks can easily be seen if they need to be moved or turned. A digital camera is also handy when you’ve gotten your quilt blocks all laid out and ready to sew, but don’t have room to leave them out until you sew them together. Take a digital picture so when you are ready to sew, you don’t have to redo the layout.

Machine Quilting Practice: Patchwork bandanas, which are inexpensive at craft stores, make great practice pieces for machine quilting. These are especially helpful for beginners to learn quilting in the ditch.

Hand Basting a Quilt: When getting ready to baste a quilt, tape the backing to the floor, then the batting and finally the quilt top. Slip a marble under the quilt to create a bump, so it’s easy to stitch through the quilt without scratching the floor. Roll the marble to wherever you want to baste.

Movable Quilt Hanger: Place backing for the 3M™ Command™ Adhesive hooks on the backs of two small quilt hangers. Use them to display seasonal wall quilts, and when the season (and quilt) changes, move the quilt hangers to hold a quilt of a different width. There will be no holes in the walls and you can change your quilts as often as you like.

Cheer Up a Quilter: Instead of sending flowers to a quilting friend who is sick, give fat quarters or a gift card to a favorite quilt shop.

Sweep Away Wrinkles: Layer a quilt on a clean floor, taping the backing, right side down, to the floor. After layering and before pinning, take a clean broom and sweep the quilt! Start from the center and work your way out, sweeping from the center toward the edges. This gets all the wrinkles out of the batting and creates static electricity that helps keep the layers together.

Quilt Freshener: Toss in one or two new tennis balls. The bouncing of the balls fluffs the quilt in a shorter amount of time. This trick also works well when drying pillows.

Scissors Lanyard: To keep track of small embroidery scissors, use a lanyard. Attach scissors to the hook on the end and wear it around your neck when sewing. This keeps the scissors handy, and you never have to search for them on your sewing table.

Catch Thread Snips: Use a small square of batting when sewing or quilting to catch your thread snips. When it is full, clean it off or just throw it away. You’ll have fewer threads on yourself and quilts when using this trick.

Safe Storage: Use plastic pencil boxes to store rotary cutters. (These boxes are available at the beginning of each school year and go on sale once school has started.) Even the largest (60 mm) rotary cutter will fit perfectly in the box.

Lint Brushes: Small paintbrushes come in handy to clean lint from the bobbin case area of your sewing machine.



For fees and contracts, please contact:

Ed Chamness

P.O. Box 694

Wilberforce, OH  45384




Classified Ads

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 nonmembers.


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



Comments, suggestions, or information to post:

Ed Chamness at mrandmrsquilter(at)


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