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November 9, 2010

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio

Visitors Welcome



Cross Stitch Pattern Becomes A Quilt

            November?...Now how did that happen? I don’t know about you, but I’m really confused. I’d like to know how we got to November when I still have stuff on my list from January. On that note, let’s sum up what’s left for the guild this year.     

            November will see Shari Brindley and Kim Gros giving some tips and techniques on those really cute cross stitch inspired quilts. I will also have another two boxes of books for sale at $1 each. There will be some special drawings for next month’s meeting. You have be present to win, so come and bring a friend.

            December will see our annual holiday pot luck dinner and gift exchange. Remember that it is a member’s only event. Bring a dish to share and your own beverage. The guild will furnish plates, eating utensils and napkins. Pot luck begins at 6:30 p.m.

            For the fabric gift exchange, I’d like you to consider this theme, “Color Me Happy”. Bring 1/3 yard of a focus and 1/3 yard of two coordinating fabrics in colors or theme that make you happy. Then I thought it would be cool for the February Inner Artist challenge to use the fabric you get to create a “Color Me Happy” quilt where you use the three you got in exchange and up to three other fabrics from your stash.

            I will have whatever books are left up for sale, so consider your Secret Stitcher or favorite friend and get them a book.

Happy Quilting

Lesa Bame, Vice President

848-5844, 409.5051



A Note from the President

            We now have a nomination for President and Treasurer!!! So the guild will be voting in November!

            We also had a few people step forward for other positions:

Demonstrations: Jean Brittingham

Library: Kathy Bean (she would like to share this with someone)

Thank you ladies!!!

            We still need volunteers for Sunshine Lady, Hospitality, Community Quilts, Newsletter/Bylaws, Mailing/Bylaws, and Library.

            Please think about how much time you have to help out. Some of these jobs don’t require a lot of time and some do, however, they are needed. Try to see where one of these jobs will fit into your time schedule. Thanks again.

            The last board meeting of the year is November 3, 6 p.m. at the Beavercreek library. All are welcome to attend.

Susan Hill, President





Welcome New Members

            Fifty-seven members, three new members and five guests attended the October meeting.

Please welcome these new members:

Teri Eagleton

4325 Evans Ave.

Springfield, OH 45504



Rose Fess

311 Brush Row Rd.

Xenia, OH 45385



Diane Hissong

969 Orville Way

Xenia, OH 45385



Please make the following change to your roster:

Jenny Parker

1446 Parklawn Dr., Apt 1

Kettering, OH 45440



Membership 2011

            The 2011 membership dues must be paid by the end of January to remain active on the mailing list. The fee is $20.00 payable to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild.

Dues can be mailed to:

Debbie Arrington

2289 East Centerville Road

Spring Valley, OH 45370

            If you want to receive your receipt and membership card by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please mark your check with “Dues for 2011.” If you want to pick up your card and receipt in person, it will be available at the subsequent meeting.





Monthly Sew-in Opportunity

            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, November 22nd, 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. Finish some of your Christmas projects. You can do hand work or bring your sewing machine and supplies. 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(at) or 426-8344.


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November 3rd Monday Stitch-In

            The 3rd Monday evening stitch-in will be held at 7 p.m. on November 15th at Chris Kettler’s home. The address is 6918 Morrow Dr., Dayton. Her telephone number is 890-6023.

            Please call Chris 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!



Quilt Shows

            Thru  Nov 23rd     

            A Global Affair

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, Kentucky, will present a free public exhibition, A Global Affair, of work from Art Quilters’ Anonymous. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. (The exhibit will not be open on November 13). Tickets for an opening reception and dramatic presentation in the Otto M. Budig Theatre are $8. The reception is from 6 – 9 p.m. For information:

            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.)

(Dr Carolyn Mazloomi who is Curator for this show will be one of our guest speakers for 2011.)

            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.


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Deadline for the December 2010 Issue: Monday, November 15

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)


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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