See Website for 2011 Retreat Information





December 14, 2010

7:00 P.M. 6:30 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio

Members Only This Month



Join in the Fun at our Annual Holiday Potluck!

            Here we are ready for December to roll on in. A big thank you to Shari Brindley and Kim Gros for last month’s presentation on cross stitch to quilt.

        I know we are all in full swing with our holiday preparations with friends and family. I hope that each of you will take an evening off to join the rest of your quilting family in our annual, members only, holiday potluck dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Plates, utensils and paper will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and your own beverage.

        We will also have our fabric gift exchange. Please consider joining in on the fun. The theme this year is, “Color Me Happy”. Bring 1/3 yard of a focus fabric and 1/3 yard each of two coordinating fabrics in colors or themes 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. You would use the three fabrics you received in the exchange and up to three other fabrics from your stash to make a top larger than 12" x 12".

        Lastly, please pay your dues and sign up for our Red, White and Blue for You Retreat in February. January will be a community quilt month and we will start RSVP’s for the Paula Nadelstern classes in March.

        Have a wonderful holiday season!

Lisa Bame

Vice President

848-5844, 409.5051


A Note from the President

           For my last article, I just want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone in the guild, my Executive Board, and my family and friends.

       As President, we have accomplished a lot. We made 7 quilts in five days for Extreme Makeover. We had a great Quilt Show and several great retreats. This has taken a lot of volunteering, but we also had a lot of fun doing it.

        I want to give a special thanks to Mary Miller, Treasurer.  With her, we were able to once again bring in advertising money for the ads in the newsletter. This money and the money from the basket each month, almost pays for the printed newsletter. I couldn’t have done this alone, but together I’m proud of the work we achieved.

        It has truly been a pleasure.

Susan Hill

President, 426-4740



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, December 26th, 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.


Membership News

            Sixty-seven members and seven guests signed in at the November meeting.

Please make the following change to your roster:

            Barbie Demmy

            1648 Turnbull Dr.

            Beavercreek, OH 45432

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.


Sunshine News

        If you hear of a member who could use our support, please call Diane McLane at 964-4142 or e-mail
Our deepest sympathy goes to Carol Jones whose son passed away recently. If you would like to her send a card, her address is:

            Carol Jones

            2361 New Germany-Trebein Rd.

            Beavercreek OH 45431

Karen Engel is undergoing physical therapy after successful double knee transplant procedures. If you would like to send a card, her address is:

            Karen Engel

            5259 Olengangy Drive

            Dayton, OH 45431



December Third Monday Stitch-In

            The evening stitch-in held on the third Monday of the month will not be held during December because of the holidays.


Quilt Show 2012 Raffle Quilts

        Now that the fabric for the queen size raffle quilt has been bought, we can move to the next step. We will make final placement of fabrics and start sewing. I’ll be looking for a date with the ladies who have been involved so far. Once we have a date, I’ll put it out through Ed. If anyone else wants to join us, please feel free. How exciting!!!

Susan Hill

Quilt Show Chairperson



Treasurer’s Report

       Submitted by Mary C. Miller, Treasurer

       For period ending September 30, 2010

       BEGINNING BALANCE            $11,729.58


       Membership                                         320.00

       Retreat                                               1,540.00

       Sally Kerr Fund                                       50.00

       Fons & Porter                                          80.97 

       TOTAL INCOME                            $1,990.97


       Fairborn Senior Center                          87.50

       Newsletter—Printing                              88.00 

       Fons & Porter                                          60.00 

       TOTAL EXPENSES                        $235.50

ENDING BALANCE                         $13,485.05

Earmarked Funds: $2000.00 — The Sally Kerr Scholarship

Fund is being held in the main account, but will only be

used in accordance with the agreed stipulations set forth

by the retreat committee on behalf of the donor.


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Quilt Shows/Events of Interest

     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.)    

     March 31st – April 2nd

     Amish Country Quilt Show

Show held at the Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry St., Dalton, OH 44618. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $7. One hour seminars: $10 each and three hour hands-on workshops $35. Parking is free. Quilts, quilting supplies, fabric, notions, quilt contest, Amish quilting bee and quilt appraisals. For more information, contact or call 412.372.8130 or 800.249.3154.

     April 8th – 10th

     International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati

Show held at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Hours are April 7, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (preview night); April 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and April 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 daily adult, $8 senior and student, and children 10 and under free.


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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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