November 10, 2009

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio

Visitors Welcome


Speaker Fee: $5.00



Artist Shares Photo to Fabric Technique

         Julianne Bateman Kravetz was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. She started sewing at an early age and took sewing classes throughout junior high and high school. When all of her five children were in school, she began to work at a family-owned quilt shop where she was exposed to fine cotton fabrics, fine quilts and the artists who made them. She became interested in fabric portraits and read up on techniques used to create these works of art. Over time Julianne developed her own style and technique.

            Julianne has taught classes and workshops in Indiana, Montana, Arizona, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ontario, Canada, and has continued to expand her business by creating custom portrait patterns for others. She has been commissioned by numerous people to customize fabric portraits, some of which can be seen on her website    The December meeting is our usual pot luck with a fabric exchange.

Shari Brindley

Vice President



Additional Notes:

Look for Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild on Facebook and become a fan. Post what you are working on for the 2010 show and any other helpful tips or new finds.

I will have sign up sheets available for all of the 2010 classes that are listed in the 2010 calendar. Please note that Maria has added an extra day so please come sign up again for which day suits your schedule.

Thanks, Shari


A Note from the President

          The October Challenge meeting is one of my favorite meetings. I love seeing what everyone creates. Thanks to Sue DeSantis for all her work in putting this together. Great job. I also want to thank those who volunteered for the Nominating Committee.

Congratulations to Maria Elkins on her entries in the Houston Quilt Show. She received an Honorable Mention in the category Art-Miniature with her wallhanging “Violinist”. She also received 2nd place in the category Art-People, Portraits and Figures with her wallhanging “Broken Dishes”.

            Don’t forget to watch the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition program on Sunday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.,

Channel 22 featuring the Terpenning family of Beavercreek.

            All are invited to the Executive Board Meeting on November 4 at the Beavercreek Library on Dayton Xenia Rd at 6 p.m.

Susan Hill

President, 9374264740




Welcome New Members

            There were 76 members and guests at the October meeting with five new members joining the Guild. 

            Membership renewals 2010 are being taken at each meeting.  There have been 21 renewals thus far.  Remember, 2010 dues must be paid to register Retreat.

Please welcome these new members:

Lynda Brown

192 Trudy Ave.

Trotwood, OH 45426


Danita Carsey

513 Hamilton Avenue

New Carlisle, OH 45344



Debra Ewing

339 Ashleaf

Dayton, OH 45440


Ginny Fowler

4298 Hillcrest Drive

Bellbrook, OH 45305



Susan Person

11537 Arlington Ave

Troy, OH 45373



Roster Change

E-mail for Debbie Bertke:





Nominating Committee for 2010

At the October meeting, Susan announced the Nominating Committee for 2010 officers.

The Committee includes:

Jean Brittingham                               jbrittingham002(at)         9377680237

Ed Chamness                                   mrandmrsquilter(at)             9373725821

Ron Lundquist                                   ronaldlundquist(at)                  9372947844

Karen Sipos                                      jktimeaway(at)                     9378365540

Nancy Smith                                      no e-mail                                            9374268823

            The committee will present a slate of officers at the November meeting for voting by all members present.

            Currently, The Vice President and Corresponding Secretary positions are open. If you would like to volunteer or to nominate another member for a position, please contact any member of the committee at your earliest convenience. If you are nominating someone, it would be appropriate to contact that individual to

determine their availability and to let them know that you will support them in the position.


November Stitch-In

            The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held 7 p.m. on November 16th at Marlo Sigler’s home. The address is 5071 Strathaven Dr., Dayton. Her telephone number is 9378903383.

Please call Marlo 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!


Quilts: Traditional, Challenging and Innovative

Quilt Show — May 7, 8, 2010  Set Up — May 6, 2010

      The Challenge is over but I hope those who haven’t finished theirs will continue. It would be neat to have a section of the quilt show with our 2009 Challenge. So you now have about five more months to finish your projects.

            I want to say a big thanks to Pam Bohnke and Billie Ferguson for finishing the Quilt Show raffle quilt (Shadow of the Bear). It’s gorgeous!!

Susan Hill

Quilt Show Chairman

Quilt Show 2010 Reminders

   If you weren’t at the last guild meeting you missed seeing our raffle quilt. It is amazing! I plan on buying many tickets for myself. We should have lots of interest in buying tickets, so get ready.

            After the meeting, there were more show-and-tell items to add to the growing list for our show. Where are yours?

            Now some information on the boutique: This time we are not getting a bedding license from the state and therefore the list of quilted things we can sell is a little shorter. Just placemats, table runners, wallhangings, purses and small things. I will have more information at the next meeting.

Keep those machines busy.

Linda Adams 





Bus Trip to Amish Country

            Ann Clutter is considering a bus trip to Holmes County in the spring (possibly April; more details to follow). For more

information, contact Ann at 9374334354 or email clutter.10(at)


Sunshine News

If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Diane McLane at 9379644142 or e-mail dmclane(at)

Thank You

            I really appreciate all of the cards and support that I’ve received during this difficult time. Thanks,

Barb Schimer




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 nonmembers.


For Sale: Treadle Machine

Wheeler & Wilson W9 Coffin Top Antique Sewing Machine

with attachments.

Asking $350.00

Beautiful Antique


     p/o from 1900

     All attachments

     Delivery within our area

To view on line go to: Click on sample images

Sheri Brindley

Cell phone: 9374798343



Sulphur Grove Ad[1]


2010 Calendar of Events

Tues  01/13       Community Quilts

Tues  02/09       Maria Elkins lecture

Wed  02/10       Maria Making Faces Workshop

Sat     02/13       Maria Making Faces Workshop

                              $25.00/student plus $5.00 kit fee

Tues  03/09       Library Program

                              Nancy Prince

Sun    04/11       Seasons In My Garden

Mon   04/12       Thread Painting 1,2,3

Tue    04/13       Simple Flowers/Alpine Rose

Tue    04/13       Lecture

                              $45.00/class plus appropriate kit fee

Tues  05/11       Quilt Show

Tues  06/08       G. and V. Siciliano Lecture

Wed  06/09       G. and V. Siciliano Workshop

                              Cost to be determined, students purchase kit

Tues  07/09       Programs’ Fundraiser

Tues  08/09       Demo Night

Tues  09/14       Purposeful Roots; bylaws sec. 2

Tues  10/13       Our own Award Winners

Tues  11/09       Shari Brindley/Kim Gros

Sat     11/13       Cross-stitch to Quilt Workshop

                              $15.00 plus supplies if needed

Tues  12/08       Christmas Potluck



MVQG’s 2010 Retreat

Come to the Luau!!!!

The Blue Hawaii Quilt Retreat February 19th, 20th and 21st, 2010

Come and sew without the home distractions!!!

There will be a lot of door prizes and special treats.

Sign up for the retreat so you don’t miss out.

The fun will start in the islands.

Janet Stohr

Retreat Chairman

(Retreat Forms are at the end of this Newsletter and are available on line.  Additional retreat information will be available on the website.)


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Pointers & Tips

For Quilting

            See Dark Edges: Place a white or colored piece of paper under dark fabrics when rotary cutting on a dark mat so you can see the fabric edges more clearly.

Paint Chip Tip: Create your own color library with complementary paint chips available at home decorating stores. Paint chips are easy to take along when shopping for fabric.

            Flannel Carriers: Cut out large pieces from a flannel-backed tablecloth and roll it up to store quilt blocks and unroll it when you're ready to work on it

            Trading Card Holders: Buy trading card dividers for needle storage and place them in a binder. Insert needles into felt or muslin squares that have been cut to the size of the dividers. The holders can also be used to store swatches of your fabric stash.

            Stop Fabric Diving: Buy a single stitch plate for your sewing machine instead of using a slotted zigzag plate. It will be easier to begin new seams without the fabric sinking into the notch. In a pinch, use transparent tape to create a smaller hole.

            Breaking Thread: To moisturize old, dry thread and reduce breaking, place the spool in a plastic bag, spray lightly with water and refrigerate overnight

            Backing Material: Remember to purchase backing material that is similar weight and color to the top of the quilt. It is always a good idea to try and use the same types of material for the top of the quilt as it will be difficult to sew through uneven levels of material.

            Locating Thread Grains: Sometimes it’s hard to see the position of threads in printed fabric, making it difficult to locate the straight grain to mark or cut patches. To locate the thread grains, flip the fabric over. The print should appear somewhat faded on the fabric’s reverse side, making it easier to see the threads

            Storing Supplies: Purchase a plastic, six drawer filing cabinet on wheels at an office supply store to store supplies. The drawers will help keep projects organized.



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 December 2009 Issue: Monday, November 26

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)     



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



February 19, 20 & 21, 2010



Set up time is 9:00 a.m.

Single, double or triple – Check in time is 5:00 p.m.

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

Feel free to bring snacks to share



Set up time is 9:00 a.m.

Meals: Friday: lunch, dinner, Saturday: lunch, dinner, Sunday: lunch

Feel free to bring snacks to share




Fill in this portion and hand in with your deposit


Name ________________________________________ Phone No._______________

Address ______________________________________________________________

E-Mail _______________________________________________________________

Roommate(s) _________________________________________________________

New Retreater?     Yes _____    No _____

Desired package (Select one)


LODGER                                           COMMUTER (Specify which day/days)

___ Single     $190.00                      ___ 1 Day      $40.00            FRI – SAT - SUN

___ Double    $160.00                      ___ 2 Days    $70.00            FRI – SAT - SUN

___ Triple       $145.00                      ___ 3 Days    $90.00            FRI – SAT - SUN


Package Total                                   $_________________       

Sally Kerr Fund Contribution            $_________________

Total                                                    $_________________

Deposit ($50 required)                     $_________________        Ck/Cash ____ Date _____

Balance                                              $_________________



Lodging and/or dietary requests:____________________________________________


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 can be sent to:

Chris Landis, 2110 Germantown-Liberty Rd, New Lebanon, OH  45345



Sally Kerr Scholarship Fund Application

Miami Valley Quilt Guild 2009 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.

* Contact Kathy Bean, Heidi Young or Lesa Bame.


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) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



QUESTIONS?    Please contact any committee member.


2009 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.