December Meeting

December 12, 2006

6:30 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 N. Third Street



Members Only

Notice: Meetings will be cancelled if Fairborn City Schools are not in session.


Enjoy an Evening of Friendship and Giving

At Our 2006 Holiday Potluck!

            December is our annual holiday potluck meeting for members only. Each member is requested to bring a covered dish, a serving utensil and a drink of their choice. The guild will furnish tableware (paper plates and plastic utensils).

We are asking for donations of nonperishable food items (canned meats, fruit, and vegetables and boxed items), diapers, formula, feminine hygiene products, and soaps (bar, laundry and dish), toothpaste and paper products. These items will be given to the Fairborn FISH food pantry.

Don’t forget! We will start eating at 6:30 p.m. See you there for fun and friendship.


A Note from the President

          This will be my last letter to the guild.

          It’s a funny thing when you know that doing what you feel is right is going to end the way it does. Worse still, is knowing that you would do it all over again. That being said, I wish to tender my resignation as president of the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. My heart is no longer in a place that I feel is good for the guild.

All along the only thing I have wanted for MVQG is the best. Being the guild president has been an honor and I thank you for trusting me. However, I cannot continue to give you my best and I don’t expect you to want less. I am not angry, just very sad. I wish the guild nothing but the best in the upcoming years.

Have a very blessed Christmas season,



A Plea for Volunteers


       In October, I think all of us thought we had another year of officers voted on and we were set for another year. Not so.

I’m looking for people to serve on the Nominating Committee. We need to fill the positions of President, Quilt Show Chairman, Membership Chairman, and Historian.

Please think seriously of stepping forward. Our guild cannot run without these positions filled.

If you can help with any position, please let me know. Thanks.

Susan Hill




Chicago International Quilt Festival Weekend

       Registration information for the April 13-15, 2007, bus trip to the Chicago International Quilt Show will be available at the December guild meeting. Plan to experience this fun-filled weekend and incredible quilting event.

Ann Clutter


email: clutter.10(at)


Welcome New Members

Dawnetta Fields

1128 Katherine Dr.

Beavercreek, OH 45434




Membership 2007

       The 2007 membership dues must be paid by the end of January to remain active with the Guild and stay on the mailing list. The fee is $20.00.

Dues can be mailed to:

Linda Netzel

1920 Jillane Dr.

Troy OH 45373

If you want to receive your card by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please mark your check with “Dues for 2007.”



Sunshine News

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

By-Laws Update

The following suggested revisions/changes to our bylaws have been reviewed at the November 2006 MVQG board meeting and are ready for presentation to the general membership. We will vote on the proposed changes at the general meeting in February 2007.

I.   UNDER #1: OFFICERS “A–President”

     A.   Revision of sentence in first paragraph which currently states — “She is also responsible for appointing a reputable, outside auditor to audit the Guild’s financial books at the close of the fiscal year.”

            Suggested revision: “She is also responsible for appointing a reputable, outside auditor to audit the Guild’s financial books at the close of the fiscal year, which runs from January 1st to December 31st.”

II.  UNDER #1: OFFICERS “E–Treasurer”

     A.   Delete phrase: “in a record book with numbered, locked-in pages” from end of third sentence.

     B.   Revise last sentence to read: “All checks written for expenditures for the Guild must have two executive board signatures.


     A.   Delete the following standing committees: Friendship and Telephone

     B.   Addition of item committee chairs are responsible for: “1. Being a paid member in good standing to participate as committee chair or as a member of any committee as you are a representative of the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild.”

     C.   Removal of following committee and description: “5. Friendship Groups.”

     D.   Revision description: “13. Library is headed by a person or pair who is responsible for bringing to the monthly meetings books and periodicals owned by the guild; keeping a current inventory list; providing checkout of materials and assessing overdue fines; and providing the newsletter editor with a brief review of newly-acquired books.”

     E.   Revision of description: “14. Membership is headed by an individual who is responsible for collecting dues and passing on money to treasurer, issuing membership cards, member folders (containing current WELCOME letter, Constitution, and By-Laws and guild membership roster), and name badges; maintaining an accurate membership list; meeting and greeting members and guests at each meeting and providing sign-in sheets; and giving the newsletter editor a list of new members’ names, addresses and phone numbers each month for publication.”



F.  Deletion. “18. Telephone Committee.”

     G.   Revision of description: “19. Quilt Show is headed by a chairperson who is responsible for organizing a members’ quilt show every two years. The Chair is responsible for deciding how to handle the logistics of the show and communicating monthly with members and Board of Directors. She will provide a preliminary final report to the general meeting in June and finished final report at the next scheduled board meeting. The Chair will appoint a Sub-Treasurer for the quilt show only, for the tracking of expenses and income. Said Sub-Treasurer will provide a written monthly income/expense report to quilt show chair and the guild president. Two signatures shall be required on every check. One signature will be that of the Sub-Treasurer and the second will be that of the guild Treasurer, President or Vice-President.”


     A.   Revision of sentence: “A. Annual dues are set by the board and are payable January 1 and are delinquent if not paid by January 30. For those joining after July 1, dues are half of the yearly amount.”


     A.   Suggested item added (inserted after A): “B. A fee will be charged to non-members when an out-of-guild guest speaker is scheduled.”              

MVQG By-Laws Revision Committee:

Lynn Hunger, Linda Adams, and Chris Garcher


Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild

Proposed Budget for 2007


         Quilt Show                                                       $4,000.00

         Membership (250 people (at) $20.00)         $4,600.00

         Advertising Fees                                               $500.00

         Door Prize Collection                                        $500.00

         Miscellaneous Fund-raisers                                  $0.00

         Auction                                                                $300.00

         TOTAL                                                            $9,900.00


         Challenge                                                                $0.00

         Storage Unit (½ guild and ½ quilt show)         $405.00

         Special Projects                                                $500.00

         Hospitality                                                               $0.00

         Library                                                                 $500.00

         Membership (folders, rosters, buttons, etc.)   $500.00

         Newsletter                                                       $1,500.00

         Office (P.O. Box, paper, stamps, etc.)            $500.00

         Programs/Workshop                                      $3,000.00

         Room Rental ((at) $87.50/mo 16/board meeting) $1,115.00

         Meeting Set-Up/Take-Down                             $599.00

         Winter Retreat Room Rental                                 $0.00

         Sunshine                                                              $200.00

        TOTAL                                                               $8,819.00


MVQG Winter Retreat

February 23 – 25, 2007

Bergamo/Mount St. John Conference Center

4400 Shakertown Road

Beavercreek, OH 45430


          We can’t grow a flower garden in February; sad but true. But we can grow a Garden of Colorful Quilts
          Together!!! The “quilt growing and sewing” will begin Friday morning at 9:00 and lasts until Sunday afternoon at 4:00. Bring your projects, sewing machine, supplies and your enthusiasm for a great week end!

You can reserve your place with a $50.00* deposit, payable to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. Registration for the retreat will begin at the September guild meeting or you may mail your registration form and deposit to Diane McLane, 7565 Detrick Jordan Pike, Springfield, OH 45502-9659. The balance of your payment is due by the February 13th guild meeting.

*Note this event is open to MVQG members only. 2007 dues must be paid in full prior to the event.

For further information call Diane McLane at 937- 964-1779 or Lyvonne Jacobs at 937-390-6545.



MVQG Winter Retreat Guidelines

What: Winter Quilt Retreat 2007

Theme: We’re Sewing and Growing Quilts

Where: Bergamo/Mount St. John Conference Center

Why: There’s a lot to be said for about a hundred good friends that get together to quilt and chat and leave the interruptions at home!

Who: Call Diane McLane 937-964-1779 or e-mail: dmclane(at) or call Lyvonne Jacobs 937-390-6545 if you have any questions or need further information.

Important Information:

1. Deadline to register for Winter Retreat 2007: January meeting (January 9, 2007)

2. Payment in full due at February meeting:
February 13, 2007


3. Deposits or additional payments can be made at the meetings or mailed to me directly:

            Diane McLane

            7565 Detrick Jordan Pike

            Springfield, OH 45502

4. If you have any things for door prizes (i.e. books, fabric, etc.) please bring what you would like to donate to a meeting or let me know.

5. There will be a mystery project (See Below). The supplies list for a mini project will be added in the January and February newsletters.


Retreat Packages

Lodger—Arrive Friday morning, 9:00 or later.

  Includes      Friday lunch and supper

                      Saturday breakfast, lunch and supper

                      Sunday breakfast and lunch

Lodger—Arrive Friday night (no Friday meals)

    Includes    Saturday Breakfast, lunch and supper

                      Sunday breakfast and lunch

Commuter—No lodging, no breakfasts. Lunches and suppers included.

Fill Out This Portion, Detach and Submit with your Deposit

Name_____________________________________________ Phone #_______________


Check Package You Wish To Reserve:

Lodger Friday a.m.   Single    $178        Lodger Friday p.m.   Single         $161

                                    Double   $145                                            Double        $128

                                    Triple      $132                                           Triple          $116

Specify Roommates________________________________________________________

Commuter:                 1 Day  $50        2 Days $67                      3 Days    $75

Check Day(s)            Friday              Saturday                        Sunday

Special Dietary Consideration/Lodging Requests_________________________________




2007 Mystery Quilt

Fabric Purchase

Yardage (Wall, Twin, Queen, King)

Wall: 50 x 50      Twin: 71 x 92     Queen: 92 x 113     King: 113 x 113

Yardages and Cutting instructions are listed according to finished size in the parenthesis. Example: If you are making a wall hanging, you need 1 1/8 yard of light fabric and need to cut (4) strips 11 x 11. If you are making a king size, you will need 8 ¼ yds. of light and cut (49) of the 11 x 11 strips and so on.

     Light Can be a small, medium or large print; can be fussy cut or not.           

          (1 1/8, 3 ¼, 5 ¾ or 8 ¼) yds.  

     Medium or Dark coordinating fabric to your light choice      

          (½, 1 ¼, 2 ¼ or 2 ¾) yds.

     Another Medium or Dark coordinating fabric to your first two choices         

          (½, ¾, 1 1/8 or 1 ¼) yds.

     Border and Binding   

          (1 ¾ , 2 ½, 3 ½ or 3 5/8) yds.

    This is an 8" border, so keep that in mind when making your fabric choices.


          (3 ¼ 5 ½, 8 3/8 or 10) yds.

Cutting Instructions

Light          11" x 11" cut (4, 17, 31 or 49)

                   08" x 21" cut (1, 4, 7 or 9)

                   02" x 08" cut (10, 36, 64 or 82)

                   02" x 02" cut (40, 144, 256 or 328) use leftovers from other strips

Med/Dark  3 ½" x 3 ½" cut (20, 72, 128 or 164)

                   2" x 21" cut (6, 18, 33 or 42)

Med/Dark  2" x 21" cut (3, 8, 15 or 19)

                   The rest cut 2" x 42" – Set aside for later.


**You will need “The Angler 2” or something to mark your fabric. When preparing for this mystery, I used The Angler 2. Personally, I love using this tool. I found it to be fast and easy to use. Any of our advertisers may have Anglers on hand or be able to order them for you.


Deadline for January 2007 Issue:

Monday, December 18


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:

Staci Hogan

1417 Muirfield Ct.

Centerville, OH 45459




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.



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.


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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