November 8, 2011

7:00 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Visitors Welcome



November Rolls “In Reverse” with Material Girl, Teri Tope!

            Our guild sends out a huge welcome to Teri Tope as she brings her crazy stories, wonderful sense of humor and beautiful quilts to visit in November. She came by last year with some stunners and I’m looking forward to seeing what she brings this year. Since she is so close, she will be coming back into town on November 12 for a Reverse Appliqué class which will also be a hit. I’m signed up, are you? We still have seats available, so give me a call if you are interested.

            I want to send out a great big thanks to the committee who found Amy Bouchard and convinced her to be the guilds next Vice President. I know she will do a great job and I look forward to working with her as we transition into next years’ fun filled calendar.  (See ‘Election of Officers’ on Page 2.)

            Please make sure to put our annual pot luck holiday dinner to your calendar for December 13. Keep an eye out for a note about our gift exchange.  We will also start accepting deposits and payments for Bonnie K. Hunter in December.

            See ya in November

Lesa Bame, Vice President



A Note from the President...

            Happy fall everyone!  Thanks so much to all of you who help on a continual basis with the setting up and breaking down of chairs.  Anyone who is physically able is encouraged to come early and help out with this task.  Although it seems a small thing it is really appreciated and a big thing for those who need assistance. 

            There is a board meeting scheduled for Tues. Nov. 1st at 6 pm at the Xenia Library on the 2nd floor.  It is an open meeting and all members are encouraged to attend.  I will not be at November’s guild meeting as it is voting day so, please, if you have something you need to announce let Lesa Bame know well in advance.  Thanks again for all that you do for the guild. 

Many blessings to all of you.

Shari Brindley, President






            Believe it or not planning is underway for our Quilt Show.  Dates to set aside are:

Thursday, May 3, 2012--Set up, Quilt Entry Drop-Off

Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, 2012—The Actual Quilt Show

            Right now we are in need of a Co-chair for the Boutique.  Linda Adams is stepping down.   She did the inventory sheets and ran the cash register. If someone is interested in part of the job or all of it--please let me know.  

            Thanks Linda for all your work all these years running that register and helping make the Boutique run so smoothly.

            Kathy Evens is in charge of ticket sales for our beautiful raffle quilts. Contact her for tickets to sell.  Prizes will be awarded to guild members for ticket sales, so sign your name on the back of the stubs for all tickets you sell.

            Also, there are bookmark flyers available to promote the show.  Pick some up from me or at guild meetings to distribute at you visit quilt shows, quilt shops, senior citizen centers or anywhere those interested in quilting might see them.

Susan Hill

Quilt Show Chairman

(937) 426-4740


Election of Officers

            Officers for the 2012 program year were elected at the October meeting.  Officers are: President, Shari Brindley; Vice President, Amy Bouchard; Treasurer, Ron Lundquist; Recording Secretary, Ed Chamness; and Corresponding Secretary Barb Hartings.

            The Nominating Committee consisted of: Ed Chamness, Ron Lundquist, Helen Cook, Kathy Wrinkle and Kathy Young.

            In her article, Lesa Bame thanked the committee for “finding” Amy Bouchard to serve as Vice President.  Actually, while I appreciate the efforts of my fellow Nominating Committee members, I want to thank Amy for stepping forward to serve as Vice President.  Amy is a newer member, but was she right there to answer the call when Shari announced the committee membership and the need to find a candidate for Vice President to serve.

            The guild is successful because of the volunteer work of the membership.  The efforts of everyone are appreciated and it is great to see the involvement of new members. I am sure Amy will do a great job and that all members will be ready and willing to assist as she brings us our monthly programming.

Ed Chamness

Nominating Committee



Membership News

            There were 84 members and four guests signed in at the October meeting. Also three new members joined the guild.

New Members are:

Irene Beachy

956 Miller Ave SW, Apt H

Sugarcreek, OH  44681


Barb Mann

925 E High St

Eaton, OH  45320


Ann Murray

83 W Dayton St

West Alexandria, OH  45381


            If you have corrections to, or changes in, Directory information, please e-mail them to Debbie Arrington at or Ed Chamness at


Third Monday Stitch-In

            Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the 3rd Monday Stitch-In will be held on the 2nd Monday in November. The hostess for November 14 will be Pam Hodits, 5071 Strathaven Drive, Dayton, 236-1859.  Same time as always - 7:00 p.m.!  Please call Pam for directions if you plant to attend and to let her know how many to be prepared to host.

            There will be no Third Monday Stitch-In for December.

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, November 28, 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 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 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...


Discount for On-Line Machine Quilting Courses

            At the October meeting, Kathy Evens reported on a discount program available for on-line machine quilting courses.

            The discount link to you for the online courses on offered by Wendy Butler Berns is:  The link will allow you to sign up for my two courses at $25.00 instead of $59.99.
            Bern is a textile artist, teacher and lecturer from Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Her website is



Quilt Shows of Interest

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


Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

March 1-3, 2012

Bloomington, Indiana

            Quilt entries and workshop registrations are now being taken for the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show.

            Competition quilts will be displayed and are eligible for over $14,000 in prize money.  Quilts are judged in 10 categories by well known and respected judges.  There is also a non-prize winning category for young quilters! All quilt entries must be submitted by February 3, 2012. 

            The Indiana Heritage Quilt Show will host eight world-renowned instructors who will present three full days of workshops and lectures.  Displays of their work will also be available for viewing.  Workshops are available for quilters of all experience levels and cover a wide range of techniques.  Each workshop is limited in size and fills up quickly with registration ending on February 10, 2012. 

            Other features of the 2012 Indiana Heritage Quilt Show include the Merchant’s Mall and additional quilt-related exhibits at area museums.  For more information regarding workshops, entries and exhibits, visit the IHQS website at or call 812-391-0009.

            Quilt show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. Admissions is $8 for adults, $2 for youth ages 7 to 12, and free for 6 and younger. 


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            Ed Chamness

            P.O. Box 694

            Wilberforce, OH  45384


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