November 11, 2008

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 N. Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome



Our Program Puts the Fun in Fundraiser

           Please join us for our fundraising event! Bring friends and family as there is no cost to get into the meeting. We will be playing Quilto. Bingo for quilters. The cost is only $4.00 per card or 3 cards for $10.00.

           You are welcome to bring your own beads or buttons to mark your cards (the cards are reusable, so no ink please).

            Patty Jones has agreed to call for us again; she was a blast at last year’s retreat! There are many prizes and give aways. The “grand prize” will be $45 toward a 2009 workshop fee. (The 2009 schedule is printed further on in this newsletter and is on the website.)

            This fundraiser is VERY important to our guild in many ways! We have 500 Quilto cards and would like to see every card being used and all of us laughing and having a great time while raising money. Remember, friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Shari Brindley

Vice President


A Note from the President

            Congratulations and thank you to all the newly elected officers of the Guild. They and any other members are welcome to come to the guild board meeting 8 3 at 6 p.m. at the Fairborn Senior Center.

            Each of us has a significant responsibility to participate in helping the guild to function smoothly and to provide a friendly, supportive environment for quilters in the area, just as all of us are grateful that back in 1980 a group of quilters decided to make the effort to create this organization. Thank you—founders!

            For those who might be interested, the local art quilt group is having a show (see Quilt Shows) at the Kettering Municipal Center near the Fraze through the month of November.

All this we do for the love of quilting.

Ron Lundquist

President, 294-7844



Welcome New Members

At the October meeting, 71 members attended with 8 guests and 5 new members.

Vera Andrews

199 Rainbow Drive #9950

Livingston TX 77399


Gail Carroll

24 E. Schantz Ave

Dayton OH 45409


Kathy Evans

599 Woodhaven Trail

Yellow Springs OH 45387


Sandy Gorbeaux

5010 Lincrest Place

Huber Heights OH 45424


Kris Webb

4831 N. Hampton-Donnelsville Road

Springfield OH 45502


Please make the following changes to your roster:

Debbie Arrington

2289 E. Centerville Road

Spring Valley, OH 45370


Lynn Hunger

Deanna Lasher


Membership 2009

The 2009 membership dues must be paid by the end of January to remain active on the mailing list. The fee is $20.00.

Dues can be mailed to:

        Kim Gros

        12185 Wellington Ave.

        Medway OH 45341

If you want to receive your card by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please mark your check with “Dues for 2009.”



Open Sew Held at Local Quilt Shop

       Hi! We are going to have an open sew on November 13. You can sew a bargello, Niemeyer, Beyer, your own creation or, heaven forbid, finish a UFO!!! Let’s have fun, work/sew a little, and maybe finish something!

            We will meet at Appalachian Quilt Shop in Enon from 6–8 p.m. See you there!

Susan Hill



November Stitch-In

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

            The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held November 17th at Sue DeSantis’ home. The address is 102 Phillip Dr., West Milton. Her telephone number is 698-9182.

            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!


Sunshine News

If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Lee Peterson at 439-7298.
A speedy recovery to Marlo Sigler who broke her hip in September. If you would like to send her a get-well-soon card, her address is:

Marlo Sigler

2681 Hayward Ave.

Dayton OH 45414

Susan Schaller is having surgery this month.  We wish her a speedy recovery.  If you would like to send her a card or note, her address is:

Susan Schaller

241 East Schantz Avenue

Dayton, OH 45409



Exciting Workshops Lined Up for 2009

            We have four workshops scheduled  for 2009 – one in February, two in August and one in November.

            I’m truly excited to have such awesome teachers pass on some of what they know!

I can’t tell you how fulfilling taking workshops within our guild has been to me. I not only learn a new skill or technique, but I get to spend time with and meet some really awesome people. You really get to know how talented and wonderful our guild is by attending these workshops.

            I will have sign-up sheets available for Anita Shackelford this month and then, beginning in March, for the rest of the year. I will be accepting checks for Anita’s class in December. Like the other classes payment needs to be in by January. If due to weather Anita cancels, I will refund your money. Other than that there are no refunds unless approved.

            If you should cancel, your spot will go to the next person on the waiting list (if there is one) and that person can write a check to you. If there is not someone on the waiting list I will not “call around” to find someone to replace you, but you are welcome to try. Please call me first to see if there are people waiting before you find a friend to replace you. I’m not trying to be insensitive, just as fair to everyone as possible.

            I can’t wait to see who signs up and who I will be privileged to spend time with in 2009!

Shari Brindley

Workshop Chairperson



2009 Calendar of Events

Date                           Event                                     Details

January 13th              Community Quilts                  Check Newsletter

February 10th            Anita Shackelford Lecture   Designing the new Album Quilt. Guest fee $5.00

February 11th            Anita’s Workshop                 Wildflowers


                                    Cost: $55.00

                                    Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                                    Place: Peace Lutheran Church                  

March 10th                 Talents and Treasures in our guild               Several Demo’s by just a few of the                                                                                                            awesome people in our guild.

April 14th                    Stories of men who quilt                               Ron and Ed tell how they got involved                                                                                                        with quilting, show some of their                                                                                                                  work and discuss men in quilting.

May 12th                    Sewing machine maintenance                    Everything you need to know about                                       Special Guest from Sew-A-Lot                 keeping your sewing machine in tip                                                                                                            top shape. Guest fee $5.00


June 9th                      Guild fundraiser and possible pot   luck.    Fundraising event is up in the air.

                                    Guests are welcome, no fee.                      

July 14th                     To be determined; e-mail me with ideas.   I’ve had a few suggestions and                                              welcome more. Due to budget constraints having a lecturer is not possible.

                                    E-mail Shari at

August 11th                Annette Kennedy Lecture                             Possibilities with paint

                                    Guest fee $5.00

August 12th                Annette Kennedy Workshop                        From photo to pattern to quilt


                                    Cost: $55.00 plus $7.00 pattern fee

                                    Time: tbd

                                    Place: Kathy Bean’s home

August 13th                Annette Kennedy Workshop                        Painting Calla Lilies

                                    Cost: $55.00 plus $10 kit fee

                                    Time: tbd

                                    Place: Kathy Bean’s home

If you take both of Annette’s workshops there will be a $10 discount. You do NOT have to take one to do the other. They are independent of each other. If you take both you are welcome to leave your supplies at Kathy’s home. Thank you Kathy!!

September 8th          Jennifer McCann Lecture                             Colors and Values

                                    Guest Fee 5.00                    

October 13th              Challenge Quilts                                            Sue DeSantis

                                    Those who were up to the challenge hang their work and cross their fingers.              

November 10th Julieanne Kravetz Lecture                         Photofabrique Quilts

                                    Guest Fee $5.00

November 11th Julieanne Kravetz Workshop                    Photofabrique Technique


                                    Cost: $30.00 plus $30.00 prepaid and mailed kit fee.

                                    Time and Place: tbd

This workshop is very different from Annette’s. We will be working with photographs of people vs. landscapes and the technique is also different. We will mail our photo to her and she does something with it on her computer (no harm to the original) and we turn it into a quilt. See her (and students) gallery on her website. This would be an awesome Christmas gift!!

December 8th           Christmas Pot Luck 

I would love to have some students who have taken workshops share what they have learned this year.





Sign Up for 2009 Retreat

Information and materials for the 2009 retreat can be found on the Guild website.


Quilters’ Rendezvous

            Where has your quilting taken you lately or where will it take you in the future? Join us for an exciting and fun-filled weekend of quilting at the 2009 MVQG Winter Retreat at Bergamo/St. John Conference Center, 4400 Shakertown Road, Beavercreek. Our quilting journey begins on Friday, February 20th at 9 a.m. and continues until Sunday, the 22nd at 4 p.m.

            Your initial booking of this fabulous rendezvous is a $50 deposit for lodgers and a $25 deposit for commuters, payable to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. Registration will continue at the October meeting or you may mail your registration form to Sandy Hartz, 3208 Lantz Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45432.

            Forms are available on the website and will be available at the guild meetings.

Lodger                                                            Commuter

  Single                       $193.00                        1 day $37.00

  Double                      $158.00                        2 days           $66.00

  Triple             $146.00                        3 days           $88.00

Final payment is requested by the January meeting. Any changes or additions will be completed prior to February’s meeting.

Please remember the retreat is for current guild members (2009 dues paid).

For retreat questions, call:

Lesa Bame at 9378485844, or Sandy Hartz at 9374299031



Sally F Kerr Memorial Retreat Scholarship Fund

            The Sally Kerr fund is available to provide a “quilter in need” with a full or partial scholarship so they will be able to attend retreat. Anyone who would like to make a donation to keep this scholarship going into the future may do so by marking the registration form and including it with your retreat fees.

            Information about obtaining a scholarship or making a donation can be had by contacting Kathy Bean, Heidi Young, or Lesa Bame.

            Application forms will be at the registration table. We will accept applications through the November meeting. Applicants will be kept confidential and will be notified before the December meeting.

Kathy Bean ktmbean(at)


New Quilt Book Highlights

Miami Valley Album Quilts

            Sue C. Cummings, a quilt historian, lecturer, and collector whose specialty is Ohio quilts and quiltmakers, is the author of a new book “Album Quilts of Ohio’s Miami Valley” published by the Ohio University Press.

            The book documents album presentation quilts made by families and neighbors to commemorate life passages.  More than 750 names appear on the quilts which date from 1888 to 1918 and come primarily from Darke, Miami, and Montgomery counties. 

            Cummings will share some of interesting stories she discovered in more than 35 years of documenting these quilts at a Meet the Author event from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, at Books & Company, in the Towne and Country Shopping Center, 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering.

            A professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, Cummings may be reached at


Quilt Shows


October – November

Quilts by Deborah Melton Anderson, liturgical and art quilter, will be on display at South Park United Methodist Church, 120 Stonemill at Brown St.,  in Dayton (across from Frank Z used cars).   She has commissioned work in churches across the country, but most especially in Columbus, and has had one women shows of her works, most recently at the Armory in Columbus. The church is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to Noon Sundays [the exhibit space is separate, but near, the sanctuary so whispers are in order on Sundays].  

For more information, contact Marylyn Doyle, assistant curator, Epiphany Gallery, at



     November 13th – 16th

     Greater Chicago Quilt Exposition III

Presented by Mancuso Show Management the exposition is held at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill. Hours are Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $12. The show includes The Grand Finale of the 2008 World Quilt Competition Tour, over 600 quilts from 11 countries, merchants mall, workshops and lectures. For more information, go to


     November 3rd – 28th

     Miami Valley Art Quilt Network

Art quilt exhibit is held at the Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Rd. There will be a reception on Nov. 6 from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Many quilts on exhibit are from our own guild members so come and check it out!


Quilting Heritage of Wayne County

DATES: Through November 2, 2008

LOCATION: Wayne County Historical Society
546 East Bowman Street
Wooster , OH 44691

HOURS OF OPERATION: 2:00 - 4:30 PM Wednesday through Sunday. Tours may be scheduled at other times by appointment.


DESCRIPTION: To celebrate Wooster’s bicentennial the Wayne County Historical Society will showcase two centuries of outstanding Wayne County quilts. The beautiful textiles record the work of talented makers who fashioned quilts to express love for their families, involvement in the community and connection to national events.


The Marbaum Collection: 25 Years of Contemporary Quilts

DATES: Through November 2, 2008

LOCATION: The Dairy Barn Art Center
8000 Dairy Lane
Athens, OH 45701

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12 – 5 PM
Thursday: 12 – 8 PM
Sunday: 1 – 5 PM


DESCRIPTION: The private collection curated by Hilary and Marvin Fletcher contains 21 former Quilt National Exhibition pieces dating back to Quilt National '85.


Quilting African American Women's History:
Our Challenges, Creativity, and Champions

DATES: Through November 8, 2008

LOCATION: National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
1350 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, OH 45384

937-376-4944 800-752-2603 (toll free)


Tue - Sat: 9:00 AM -5:00 PM

CURATOR:  Carolyn Mazloomi


DESCRIPTION: This is the largest exhibit of its kind and showcases more than 100 contemporary quilts. Experience the imagery that tells the story of African-American women and their crucial role in the survival of their people from slavery to the present.


Favorites from the Mountain Mist Historical Collection

DATES: Through November 12, 2008

LOCATION: Cultural Arts Center
139 W Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215


Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Mon - Thu: 7 - 9:30 PM
Sat : 1 - 4:30 PM

CURATOR: Linda Pumphrey

DESCRIPTION: Mountain Mist® shares their favorites from the collection of fabulous appliqué designs to graphic pieced quilts. These historical quilts date from late 1880s to 1975 with a concentration of quilts from the 1930s and 1940s. Each quilt is a work of art and mastery in needle workmanship.


AMISH QUILTS: The Midwestern Tradition

DATES: Through November 15, 2008

LOCATION: Snowden Gallery
The Ohio State University
175 Campbell Hall
1787 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210


Wed, Fri & Sat: 11:30 AM - 4 PM
Thu: 11:30 AM - 7 PM

ADMISSION FEE: Freewill donation


DESCRIPTION: Quilts from Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois are showcased in this exhibit that compares Midwestern patterns, palettes, and techniques. Public and private collections have provided well-documented examples in this exhibit of about 18 quilts from about 1900 to 1960.


Patterns from the Past: Quilts of Northern Ohio

DATES: Through January 4, 2009

LOCATION: Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH 43420


Mon - Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun & Holidays: Noon - 5:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: As the first state formed from the Northwest Territory, Ohio was the "Gateway to the West". Its population became a patchwork of people with varied customs and ethnic traditions. The 30 quilts comprising this exhibit reflect Ohio’s 19th century diverse populace through their mingling of quilting styles and influence.


Charity Cruise

Join Kaye Wood on a LoveQuilt™ Charity Cruise in the Carribean on the Carnival Pride. Help make a difference! All 6-hour quilts made during a quilt-a-thon on board the ship will be donated to a charity to be given to those who need a little extra love. The goal is 60 finished quilts at the end of the cruise.

Cruise date is June 6 – 13, 2009 and prices start at $1151 per person. For more information contact Kaye Wood Inc., 800-248-KAYE (5293) or visit To reserve a cabin, call 800-288-6006, ext. 77317. Cruise sponsored by Janome, Clover and Mountain Mist Batting.


Southern Pecan Pie


3 eggs

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup corn syrup

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 and 1/4 cups pecans

1 10-inch unbaked pie crust


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs slightly to combine yolks and whites. Add corn syrup and sugars. Melt butter and add to the egg and sugar mixture. Stir in vanilla and pecans until well blended. Carefully pour into pie crust, being careful not to overfill. Bake for 50 minutes or until set. If the edges of the crust begin to brown too early, cover the edges with aluminum foil. Cool before serving.


Pointers & Tips for Quilting


Color: To put a spark in your quilt, use a bit of yellow or black.


Needleturn Appliqué: When doing needleturn appliqué, use a round wooden toothpick to turn the fabric. The roughness of the wood snags those little tiny, short, fibers and rolls that fabric right under. Then you can do the needlework.


Leftover Scraps: Have lots of scraps and they are over loading your sewing room? Collect them and call the local elementary school or Head Start or even the local child care center. They will take them off of your hands to make collages from. The children love the bright colors, odd shapes, and even better, the teachers love not having to use their precious resources to tear up paper for this project.


Stiletto: Use a stiletto to hold down your fabrics as they approach and go under the presser foot. You will find your seam allowances will be that perfect 1/4 inch from the start of the seam all the way through the end.


Storing bobbins and thread: Save large empty pill bottles to hold thread and bobbins for a take along appliqué project. Poke a hole through the cap so you can pull out the thread you need without your spool running away!

Removal of Paper: Try wetting the paper on the back of paper-pieced blocks to make it easier to remove. Spray the paper on the project until it is pretty wet. Let it dry for 20 or 30 minutes. Most of the paper will have dried enough to make it strong again, but the paper just around the seam lines was still be wet and weak. The paper will come out in record time, with a lot less fussing.


Marking Quilt: Use a pouncer to chalk a quilting design on your quilt, then spray lightly with spray starch to give it a little more staying power.


Changing Needle: When paper piecing, change the needle several times throughout the project. Paper dulls the needle.


Cutting Mat Storage: To keep your rotary cutting mats flat between uses, hang them on men's dress slack hangers, with the metal clips. The clips will hold the mat securely and in a flat, vertical position. Then, tie a pretty ribbon through the handle of your rotary cutter and slip it over the hanger. Everything is all together for your next project.


Portable Pressing Table: To make a portable pressing table, use a wooden collapsible TV table. Place several layers of batting to fit the top, and then make a drawstring cover of canvas duck to secure. It is great to have beside the sewing machine for pressing as you go and folds up out of the way when not in use.


Borders and Bindings: It helps to cut the borders and bindings on the length of the grain (along the selvage edge) because there is not as much stretch and they are less likely wave when finished.


Seam Roller: Use a small wooden wall paper seam roller to iron the seams on small pieces.


Stain Removal: Make a paste of Oxyclean stain remover and apply to the stain. After wetting the spots, use an old soft paint brush to apply the paste. Throw the quilt into a full washing machine and let it go through a full cycle on gentle.


Fabric Usage: Remember to consider using the wrong side of your fabrics now and then. It may be a softer shade or a lower value of a color you had in mind. After all, when you purchased it, you paid for both sides!


Table Protection: When using adhesive spray on a block, put the block in a cardboard box before spraying. This will contain the spray and your table surface will be protected.


Threading Pearl Cotton: Threading pearl cotton is difficult because the strands separate. Put a dab of glue on a scrap of paper and run the end (about 1/2 inch) through the glue. Let it dry and threading is much easier. This should work for embroidery thread as well. Why not prepare 3 or 4 strands at one time and they would be ready to thread when needed.


Prewashing Fabrics: When prewashing quilting fabrics, place a dry towel in the dryer with the fabrics to keep them from twisting.



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 2008 Issue: Monday, November 17

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.


MVQG’s 2008 Officers

President                               Ron Lundquist          

Vice President                      Shari Brindley                       

Treasurer                                Sandy Hartz              

Recording Secretary            Kathy Bean               

Corresponding Secretary    Debbie Bertke          


2008 Board Meetings
February 4
May 5
August 4
November 3

All officers and committee chairs are expected to attend the Board meetings which are held quarterly on Mondays as listedAll Guild members are invited to attend.


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




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


Quilters’ Quotes is a copyrighted publication of the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. No one may reprint this newsletter in any form, in part or in whole, without the written consent from the Guild.



Comments, suggestions, or information to post:

E-mail Ed Chamness at mvqgoh(at)