December 9, 2008

6:30 P.M. (Note: Special Time)

Fairborn Senior Center

325 N. Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


Guests/Visitors Welcome


NOTICE: Meeting will be cancelled if Fairborn schools are closed for severe weather.


Holiday Potluck Features Surprise Guest

          Thank you one and all for a very successful fund-raiser! I appreciate your patience with me as this is my first Quilto experience, and I’ve not played Bingo but maybe 4 times in my life.

          A king size thanks to those who gave donations and helped out.

            December is potluck month and we will have a special guest speaker. There is no charge for guests, and I encourage you to invite a friend or relative to join us. The speaker is a surprise guest and will not talk about quilting. He has some very important wisdom and advice to share with us and will have a few items you may want to purchase for your loved ones as Christmas gifts. I feel he has a very important message for quilters and non-quilters. Again, there is no guest fee because I feel so strongly about his message.

            Don’t forget to bring your dish for potluck! Each member is requested to bring a covered dish and serving utensil and a drink of their choice. The guild will furnish tableware (paper plates and plastic utensils).

            We will start eating at 6:30 p.m. See you there for fun and friendship.

Shari Brindley

Vice President



A Note from the President . . .

                Who could believe that two years has passed since I assumed the presidency of the Guild. There are so many people to thank for the smooth flowing of the work of the Guild during this time that I wouldn’t be able to name them all. But I couldn’t have done it without every one of you.

            That’s also a message for each of us as we continue into the new year. The new officers of the Guild need just as much cooperation and enthusiastic participation. It takes each of us helping each other to keep the Guild a friendly, supportive environment for quilters.

Thank you, everyone!

Ron Lundquist






Membership 2009

       The 2009 membership dues must be paid by the end of January to remain active on the guild roster. 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.”

            Please include your contact information: Name, Address. E-mail, and Telephone.  Also, check the file card at membership sign-in at meetings if you have any changes to be made.


Membership News

Please make the following changes to your roster:

Sandy Goubeaux

Misspelled in previous newsletter

Carol Meeker



Text Box: Quilts Galore, Ltd.
Quiltmaking & Long-Arm Machine Quilting

Gloria Malinovsky

1095 Meadow Lark Drive
Enon, Ohio  45323

(937) 864-7841


Leftover, New Batting Appreciated by Community Service

     In an effort to keep expenses down for the guild, Community Service is asking for donations of
batting for the quilts to be tied at the January meeting. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

     Both new batting and large pieces left-overs from your projects would be helpful. JoAnn’s batting on a roll is very inexpensive (when you use a coupon) and very economical to use in the small quilts that we make. Battings larger than twin would be the most helpful.

            This month quilts were sent to Elizabeth New Life Center, Nova House for drug and alcohol abuse women, Green Memorial Hospital, and The Linus Project.

            If you know of a charity that needs quilts for babies or children, please let Community Projects know, and we will see that the quilts are distributed to the appropriate agency.

            Please bring the batting to the December meeting, or if that is not possible, please call and I will make arrangements to pick up the batting.

Thanks for your generosity.

Chris Landis




Sunshine News

If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Lee Peterson at 439-7298.
            No news is good news! If you hear of a member who could use our support, please give Lee a call.


December 3rd Monday Stitch-In

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

            There will be no stitch-in for December because of the holidays.  The January meeting will be announced.


2009 MVQG Winter Retreat Reminder

      The winter retreat at Bergamo, 4400 Shakertown Road, Beavercreek begins on Friday, February 20th at 9 a.m. and continues until Sunday, the 22nd at 4 p.m. A $50 deposit for lodgers and a $25 deposit for commuters is payable to Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. Forms will be available at the guild meeting or on the website. Registration forms may be sent to Sandy Hartz, 3208 Lantz Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45432.

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 2009 guild members. For retreat questions, call Lesa Bame at 937-848-5844, or Sandy Hartz at 937-429-9031.

Sandy Hartz

Retreat Chairperson




Miami Valley Quilt Guild                    2009 Budget             2008 budget        as of Oct.

Projected Income:

  Quilt Show                                                       $ 405.00            $4,000.00                

  Membership                                                 $4,000.00            $4,000.00        $3,835.00

  Advertising                                                       $600.00                $250.00              $85.00

  Door Prize (basket)                                        $300.00                $250.00            $356.89

  Fund-raising Projects                                     $300.00               $ 500.00            $120.00

  Workshops                                                   $2,925.00            $1,500.00        $1,925.00

  Guest Fees                                                        $50.00                                      $130.00

Projected Total:                                              $8,580.00          $10,500.00        $6,451.89

Projected Expenses:


  Community Projects                                          $50.00                                        $34.71

  Storage Facility                                              $810.00               $810.00           $810.00

  Contingency Plan                                            $500.00               $500.00                

  Hospitality                                                          $50.00                                          

  Library                                                              $500.00               $500.00            $300.00

  Membership                                                    $250.00                $500.00           $112.65

  Newsletter Printing                                          $970.00            $1,500.00            $912.60

  Newsletter Postage                                        $342.00                see above                

  Programs                                                      $3,000.00            $4,500.00        $3,623.59

  Workshops                                                   $2,925.00

  Fairborn Sr. Ctr. Rental                                $1,115.00             $1,115.00            $923.00

  Room Set up fee                                                                       $599.00            $300.00

  Sunshine Expense                                            $50.00                $200.00                

  Operating Costs; aka office supplies                                         $500.00

  Post Office Box                                                 $45.00                                            $40.00

  Taxes                                                                $300.00                                          $200.00

  Website Host/Server                                         $11.00                                            $11.00

  Checks                                                               $20.00                                              

  Letterhead                                                       $150.00                                              

Total                                                              $11,088.00           $10,724.00       $7,267.55



Quilt Shows


November 1-30

Deborah Milton Anderson

          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) throughout November.   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 mndoyle(at)


November 3–28

Uncommon Threads: Brilliant Stitches

Miami Valley Art Quilt Network

LOCATION: Kettering Government Center

3600 Shroyer Road

Kettering, Ohio

HOURS: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mondays through Fridays


Many quilts on exhibit are from our own guild members so come and check it out!


December 3

Quilt Book Author at Books & Company

            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 sue.cummings(at)


Patterns from the Past: Quilts of Northern Ohio

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.




January 11 - February 22, 2009

Uncommon Threads: Fabrications

Miami Valley Art Quilt Network

LOCATION: Troy-Hayner Cultural Center

301 West Main Street

Troy, Ohio

HOURS: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Mondays through Thursdays 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sundays: 1:00 to 5:00 PM


Many quilts on exhibit are from our own guild members so come and check it out!


Charity Cruise

      Join Kaye Wood on A LoveQuilt™ Charity Cruise in the Caribbean 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.


Quilt Show Bus Trip to Chicago

         Mark your calendar for an exciting adventure to Chicago and the International Quilt Festival April 17-19, 2009.

         The chartered bus will depart from Dayton for this three-day getaway, stopping enroute in Shipshewana, Indiana, for lunch and shopping.

         Registration details will be available in late December.

Ann Clutter






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 January 2009 Issue: Monday, December 15

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          


2009 Board Meetings

February 4
May 6
August 5
November 4

    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 listed.  All Guild members are invited to attend.

Location: T.B.A.


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



Comments, suggestions, or information to post:

E-mail Ed Chamness at mvqgoh(at)   


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