June Meeting

June 13, 2006

6:30 P.M.

Fairborn Senior Center

325 N. Third Street



Visitors Welcome

(Guild meetings will be cancelled if Fairborn schools are cancelled because of weather.)

JULY MEETING – 7:00 P.M. July 11, 2006 – Mark Your Calendar. No July Newsletter


Come and Enjoy our Auction/Food Fest

          The June meeting is our annual potluck and auction. Each member should bring a covered dish with a serving utensil and the beverage of your choice. The guild will provide paper plates and plastic ware.

          We will begin eating at 6:30 p.m.

          Also clean out your sewing rooms and donate your no longer needed sewing and quilt related items to the auction. These items can be books, magazines, notions, and of course, fabric. See you June 13 for an evening of food and fun.

Rose Hoag



A Note from the President

           Another quilt show has come and gone. Three cheers to a very organized quilt show committee! I am amazed at the amount of effort that goes into a production of this size. Susan Muldowney showed extraordinary composure and grace during the show and didn’t stop moving except to inhale a quick meal. Nobody really slowed down for four days.

           Many thanks to all of the husbands who lend a hand to make this show a success. Our show committee would not be complete without your assistance.

            The show ended at four on Sunday and everything was dismantled, folded up and returned, tables and chairs collapsed and the last vendor on her way by 6:15 p.m. This is because lots of organized people make fast work of a huge job. This show is not a one-woman project. It takes 50-75 hearty souls to make this happen every two years.

            Now it’s on with the next show! We start all over again and again begins NOW! Say those words three times in a row fast! It is hard to believe that this is necessary so soon after the end of a previous show. However, I was informed it’s time to begin the task of seeking new committee members. I’m planning to have a new group up and running by the August board meeting. We really need new blood. A good portion of our Quilt Show committee has done this more than one time. Inexperience is not a factor. Help is available and you won’t be left hanging in the wind.

            To get the teacher of choice, the guild must contract at least a year in advance and this is a guess on my part. It could take longer. We must put a down payment on the fairgrounds to hold the hall for 2008. Advertising strategies must be planned and implemented sooner not later. The new raffle quilt needs to be started and completed to allow for photography and printing of tickets and flyers, etc. You need to be making QUILTS to put in the show. The number in this year’s program was down. Let’s plan on one quilt per member. Oh, Linda, I didn’t forget the Boutique. Even one small item or quilt product is much easier to do now and set aside for later than to do at the last minute.

As you can see…                                                                 

            This is the show that never ends,

            It just goes on and on my friends.

            Somebody started doing one

            Not knowing what it took,

            But they continued doing it

            Because we all are hooked,

            This is the show that never ends…You get the idea.

The same is true for our winter and summer retreats. These programs only work when you volunteer to join the fun. Sure there is stress and a lot of responsibility, but you also gain confidence and learn something new or improve upon your skills. Let’s not forget the satisfaction of a job well done and the THANKS of a grateful guild.

            So please reconsider all the reasons you have for not helping and close your eyes and raise your hand when I ask at the next meeting for new and daring ladies to plan the next show or retreat. See you all at the Auction/Foodfest.

Lynn Hunger




Sunshine News

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

Our thoughts and prayers go to Fern Miller whose son passed away recently. If you would like to send a sympathy card, her address is:

            Fern Miller

            554 McIntire Dr.

            Fairborn OH 45324

Our sincere sympathy goes to Margo Sigler whose husband passed away after a lengthy illness. If you would like to send a sympathy card, her address is:

            Margo Sigler

            2681 Hayward Ave.

            Dayton OH 45414









Welcome New Members

Anne Barbera

3377 Arlington Pl.

Beavercreek, OH, 45434



Pat Emanuel

1321 Eastview Dr.

Fairborn, OH, 45324



Joan Green

4009 Kittyhawk Dr.

Dayton, OH, 45403


Cindy Schmierer

2807 Country Squire Dr.

New Carlisle, OH, 45344



Please make the following changes to your roster:

Sally Bond

4821 Polen Dr.

Kettering, OH 45440-1842


Judy Garrett

5062 Sante Fe Dr.

Dayton, OH 45414


Sherry Gorby

64 Oaklawn Ave.

Medway, OH 45341



Suellen Wassem

2715 E. Tara Trail

Beavercreek, OH 45434



June/July 3rd Tuesday Stitch-ins

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

            The 3rd Tuesday evening stitch-in will be held June 20th at Sue White’s home. The address is 250 Timberwind Lane, Vandalia. Her telephone number is 890-8710.

            The July stitch-in will be held July 18th at Mindy Marik’s home. The address is 12627 Little Richmond Rd. Her telephone number is 687-1867.

            Please call Sue and Mindy 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!


Summer Meeting

About Tying and Chatting

     I know that summertime is a busy time for us all. Gardening and vacations are some wonderful things to look forward to. I’m hoping you can take a few hours out of your evening to work with us at the July guild meeting on the Community Quilt projects.

            Please bring scissors and lots of interesting things to talk about to your fellow quilters. I will provide the quilts already sandwiched and ready to be tied.

            I am having a stitch-in on Sunday, June 25, to prepare for the July meeting. Please call me and let me know if you can come on the 25th. I will give you directions to my house. Thanks.

Chris Landis

Community Service   Chairperson






Guild Announcements!

    1.     Don’t forget to clean out your sewing rooms and bundle anything up for our Auction/Potluck in June. Also, if you have a UFO or project you aren’t too fond of, put it in your pile of stuff to be auctioned.

    2.     Are you interested in making a Postcard Quilt? These can be mailed and seem like a fun project. Sue DeSantis has been sweet enough to say she would do a couple workshops. While I’m trying to get a couple good dates, if your church wouldn’t mind us meeting there, please give me a call. Hopefully, we will be able to do a postcard exchange with some ladies in Paula Golden’s guild in Virginia.

    3.     The Quilts of Virginia: The Birth of America through the Eye of a Needle. Paula Golden spoke a bit about this book at her lecture in April. There were about 20 of us who were interested in more information. The prepublication price is 20% off the list price of $29.95. They are anticipating the arrival of the book in September 2006. Please visit: Virginia Consortium of Quilters (www.vcq.org <http://www.vcq.org/> ), click on “Documentation”. That will take you to a site that has a downloadable pdf.form.

    4.     I’m still working on our computer speaker for July. More information in June.

Susan Hill

Vice President





Classified Ad

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.

For Sale: Reader/Writer, Husqvarna Viking Rose model. $100.

Call Joan Epperson at  937-429-5322.


Don’t Forget the FQBC!

         Members who have a birthday during the month of June can participate in the Fat Quarter Birthday Club drawing at the June meeting. To enter, bring a fat quarter of good quality 100% cotton fabric with your name attached and put it in the basket. We will draw one name sometime during the meeting and that lucky person will win all of the fat quarters.

June: For the birthday drawing please bring a fat quarter with leaves

July: For the birthday drawing please bring a fat quarter in patriotic prints in red, white and blue.

Birthday Drawing

      The month of your birthday, bring a fat quarter (good quality, 100% cotton) with your name attached and put it in the bag. The person whose name is drawn will receive all the fat quarters.

  The FQ of the month of June will be song birds and the June birthday FQ will be leaves.

  The FQ of the month of July will be stripes in bold colors. The July birthday FQ will be patriotic prints in red, white and blue.


Just a note to all members new and old about how the library operates.

            • Select a book and decide whether or not you want to check it out of the library.

            • Fill out the card that is in a pocket located in the front or back of the book.

            • Print or write your name clearly and your phone number.

            • Hand the card to a librarian (Anna Jacobs or Billie Ferguson) who will be setting at the table with the books.

            For book(s) that are late, the fine is $0.50 per month, per item and after three months the person will be billed for the replacement value of the book. If everyone hands their books in on time, others in the guild will have a chance to enjoy them.

Happy Quilting,

Anna Jacobs




Special Notices

     The Sister Study is the only long-term study of women aged 35 to 74 whose sister had breast cancer. It is a national study to learn how environment and genes affect the chances of getting breast cancer. In the next 3 years, 50,000 women whose sister had breast cancer, and who do not have breast cancer themselves will be asked to join the study.” If you think you might be interested in participating, the website is www.sisterstudy.org

     I have a quilter’s portfolio/bag that was left at Bergamo after the retreat in February. Call me to claim it!

Fran Nees



2006 Board Meetings

The remaining board meetings for 2006 are as follows:

August 14th

November 6th

The quarterly board meetings will be held at p.m. at the Fairborn Senior Center. All officers and committee chairs are asked to attend and any interested guild members are welcome.



     July 15th and 16th

     Quilt Gathering 2006

Show held by the Pieceable Quilters’ Guild at St. Nicholas Activity Center, 1030 East Main St., Zanesville, OH 43701. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission to the show is $3 per day and $5 for both days. There will be a queen size quilt raffled, vendors mall and free demonstrations on quilted postcards, appliqué, wool embroidery, beading and more. For more information call 740-849-2484 or email pineridge(at)core.com.

     July 20th – 22nd

     Three Rivers Quilt Festival

Show held by the Appleseed Quilters’ Guild at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson, Fort Wayne, Ind. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Over $10,000 in prizes. Workshops feature Debbie Bowles, Nancy Odom, Rachel Clark, Vikki Pignatelli and Carol Vinnedge. There will also be a featured artist, merchant mall and silent auction. For more information, visit appleseedquiltersguild.com.

     July 30th – August 4th

     Quilters College

Weeklong retreat held at Shawnee State University Quilter College in Portsmouth, Oh. Classes offered include Invisible Appliqué, Americana Quilt, Quilter’s Open Studio, Quilting Treasure Series, Bonnet Girls: Gentlewomen, Hand Piecing, Hand Quilting and Embellishment, Fat Quarter Raggy Jacket and Quilting 101. For more information, call 740-351-3274 or email www.shawnee.edu/off/uso.

     August 10th – 12th

     Quilts for Change

Traditional and art quilt show held by the Zonta Club at Cintas Center – Xavier University, 1624 Herald St., Cincinnati, Oh. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Show features internationally recognized instructors, artists and judges, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi and Donna McDade. Featured speaker is Kaye England. Sign up to be a vendor, volunteer or register for classes. For more information, call 513-588-4674 or email info(at)quilts

     November 2nd – 4th

     Ohio Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop

Area quilt shops will be joining together to make this a fabulous 3 day event filled with fabric, fun and prizes. At each shop, you will receive a different, FREE pattern, and be able to purchase a fabric kit for that block. Pick up your free passport at any of the participating quilt shops on November 2, 3 and 4. For more information, email QuiltShopHop(at)zoominternet.net. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday,
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Officers for 2006

President                   Lynn Hunger          969-8700

Vice President          Susan Hill              426-4740

Rec. Secretary          Debbie Bertke      884-5078

Corres. Secretary     Vicki Vagedes      429-9787

Treasurer                   Carla Shade          312-1201


Deadline for August issue is Monday, August  14th

(No July Newsletyer)

Quilting stories, ideas, news?

Send to:

Chris Garcher

MVQG Newsletter Editor

6258 Gander Road East

Dayton OH 45424


E-mail: DJGarcher(at)compuserve.com



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


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Block of the Month

Judy Salyers (878-3958)


 Grandma’s Hopscotch

12" Finished Block

¼" Seam allowance is included.

Bring block(s) to July meeting.


Materials:  Dark print 8" x 13"          Blue

                   Medium print 9" x 11"   Green

                   Light print 11" square   Novelty

I am suggesting the primary color group in varying shades. This is to recognize school being out for the summer!

Cutting: (Dimension includes a ¼" seam allowance)

    Cut (1) 4 7/8" square dark print, then cut it in half diagonally to yield 2 large triangles

    Cut (4) 3 ¾" squares dark print, then cut 2 of them in half diagonally to yield 4 small triangles

    Cut (1) 4 7/8" square medium print

    Cut (1) 3 ¾" square medium print

    Cut (1) 5 ¼" square medium print, then cut it in quarters diagonally to yield 4 triangles

    Cut (2) 5 ¼" squares light print, then cut them in quarters diagonally to yield 8 triangles

    Cut (1) 4 7/8" square light print

    Cut (1) 3 ¾" square light print


            Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the 4 7/8" light square, 3 ¾" light square and 3 ¾" medium square. Place marked 4 7/8" light square on the 4 7/8" medium square, right sides together. Sew ¼" away from the line on both sides. Cut the square on the line to yield (2) large squares. Press the seams open. In the same manner, place the marked 3 ¾" light square on the 3 ¾" dark square the 3 ¾" medium square on the remaining 3 ¾" dark square and sew as before. Cut the squares on the lines to yield 4 small squares. Press the seam open.

            Lay out the large pieced squares, large dark triangles, and small dark triangles and sew them into units. Press the seams toward the triangles. Join the units to make the center unit and press the seam open. (See Diagram 1)

            Lay out a small medium/dark square, a small light/dark square, and 2 light triangles. Sew them into a row. Make 2 and press the outer seam toward the triangles and the center seam open. (See Diagram 2)

            Sew the rows to opposite sides of the center unit. Press seams toward the rows. (See Diagram 3)

            Sew a medium triangle to a light triangle to make a corner unit. Make 4 and press seams open. Sew the corner units to the center section of complete the block. Press the seams toward the corner triangles. (See Diagram 4)




Diagram 1





 Diagram 2







Diagram 3










 Diagram 4