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October Features Needle, Ink and Thread Studio

Jesy Anderson, owner and creative director of Needle, Ink and Thread in Beavercreek, will be the speaker for the October 10 meeting.  Needle, Ink and Thread is a fiber arts studio focusing on sewing education for the fiber arts. It includes, but is not limited to, sewing, textile design, surface design, screen printing, hand embroidery, cross-stitch, crochet, knitting, and weaving!

Jesy hosts monthly community building events such as CREATE which is focused for kids seventeen and up, and Kids Create, a monthly Friday night class where she feed participants pizza and they make a project in three hours.
In addition, Jesy also does alterations with a one week turn around for regular alterations and two weeks for formalwear.

Needle, Ink and Thread is a member of the American Sewing Guild - Dayton Chapter and the Craft Industry Alliance. Jesy is President of a non-profit, Infusion Art, and is a recurring guest teacher at Kettering's Rosewood Art Center.

            Jesy keeps up with the newest sewing trends and patterns by immersing herself in online classes, sew-a-longs, and year-long monthly courses to improve her classes and in turn uses newly gained information to teach her students.

Maggie Ball Lecture, Workshop Coming in November

     Maggie Ball of Dragonfly Quilts in Bainridge Island, Washington, will be our speaker on November 14 and will present a workshop on Wednesdaty, November 15. She is widely known for her innovative techniques for teaching imaginative traditional quilts to quilters of all skill levels. Cutting and piecing made easy to create patterns which appear complex and stunning are features of her classes.


GatewayTo Mongolia Workshop

November 15, 2017


 Re'Treat' Yourself

 Retreat Information

 Registration Form

 Food Order Form

 Sally Kerr Scholarship

 What To Bring


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7:00 P.M.,

October 10, 2017

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio

($10.00 Speaker Fee for Non-members)
Note Meetings are cancelled if the Fairborn Senior Center is closed.



Congratulations,Cast & Crew

Horrible Happenings at the Winery

2017 Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Fundraiser





Aboard the USS K.I.S.S.


Photos by Kathy Shoults

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Click  here to view pictures from the 2016 Retreat.
More Retreat Pictures
Click here to view some action pictures from Retreat.

 If you know of a serviceman or woman (active or veteran), who has been touched by war, and you would like to request a Quilt of Valor for them, please go to  On the left side of the Home Page, click on "Request QOV".  Fill in the information to be contacted.


2018 Membership Dues may be paid by mail to:

Amanda Bame, 2125 Beaver Valley Road #1, Fairborn, OH 45324

(Send Name, Address, Phone & E-mail)

$20.00 by Check - Include SASE to Receive Receipt

Monday Sew-Ins: 10 a.m. to  5 p.m.

Fairborn Senior Center: $2.00 ($1 for Senior Center Members)

Lunch Available- $3.00 / Call Senior Center  @ 878-4141 Friday to Order

Contact: Janet Stohr -   

Childrens' Hospital Cinch Bag Instructions


Contact: Connie Combs -



          1.) Viewers' Choice                    2.) Volume 1                         3.) Volume 2

                                            4.) Volume 3                       5.) Volume 4

Quilts of Valor Featured on WDTN-TV

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  Quilts of Valor Enters 2nd Year: Click Here for Pictures

Kimon-Over: 2013 Retreat

Click Here for Photos by Barb Hartings


Traditional, Innovative & Challenging

Thank you for support.

To View Quilt Show Photos

Use '2012 Quilt Show' Tab at Left

Congratulations to Henrietta McMillan, winner of the "Shadow of the Bear" raffle quilt and to the second place winner Samantha Dalton (Snowman Quilt)

Viewer's Choice Winners

The approximately 1,000 visitors to the quilt show had an opportunity to vote for their favorites in 10 categories the winners are pictured here...the Best of Show award was a tie.

Click Here for PowerPoint Show    Click Here for .pdf file

National Quilting Association


Extreme Quilting with the Miami Valley Quilters

The Spring 2010 issue of The Quilting Quarterly, the journal of the National Quilting Association (NQA) includes a four-page "Chapter Report" feature of the Miami Valley Quilters' Guild's "Extreme Quilting" project of preparing quilts for the James Terpenning family of Beavercreek when they were the recipients of a new home in August 2009 as part of the ABC Television series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."  The article includes a narrative of the Guild's  efforts and three pages of Guild members at work on the seven quilts created in less than the week it took Ty Pennington and crew to construct the new home. The Quilting Quarterly is mailed to NQA members and is available at selected retail outlets.

CLICK HERE to read our account of the project and see "extreme quilting" in action.

See Photos from MAKING FACES with Maria Elkins

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Click Here for Photos from the 2009 Challenge

Miami Valley Quilters' Guild Challenge


Sue DeSantis, Chair

George Siciliano Trunk Show & Workshops

Photos by Barb Hartings

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Miami Valley Quilters' Guild
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Beavercreek, OH  45434

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An Ohio Quilt Guild for Quilters and Fabric Artists in Dayton and Southwest Ohio

Miami Valley Quilters' Guild

          The Miami Valley Quilters' Guild is more than just a club, we are a diverse group with more than 200 members from all areas of interest and all quilting skill levels. Members include quilters, collectors of quilts, quilting teachers, designers and those simply interested in the art and craft of quilting. Our members come from throughout the Miami Valley Region of Southwest Ohio the Dayton/Springfield Metro area including suburbs and communities such as Huber Heights, Englewood, Tipp City, Vandalia, Kettering, Oakwood, Beavercreek, Xenia, Fairborn, and Yellow Springs in Montgomery, Clark, Greene, and Preble counties and beyond. Our members have varied interests: traditional quilts and fabric art - hand piecing and machine work - long-arm machine quilting, home machine quilting and, of course, hand quilting. 

           As do other quilt guilds, clubs, and groups in Ohio, the Miami Valley Quilters' Guild  provides quilters with education and instruction through classes and workshops; inspiration and growth through meetings featuring accomplished quilters, quilt designers, and quilting teachers; fellowship and support through meetings, retreats, shows, programs, our newsletter, and our website; and encouragement and recognition  through quilt shows, show-and-tell sessions, challenges, charitable activities, and other events. We join other Ohio quilt guilds in promoting the history and tradition of quilting and embrace all quilting techniques, styles, and methods. 

         The Miami Valley Quilters' Guild proudly presents recent examples of quilting by its members in a biennial quilt show.  One of the best quilt shows in Ohio, the show is held in May even-numbered years at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia. 

          We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 North Third Street, Fairborn, Ohio.  Annual dues of $20 includes attendance at meetings, access to our monthly newsletter, electronic services through our website and e-mail lists, reduced fees for classes and workshops, library privileges, eligibility for our annual retreat, exhibiting your quilts in our biennial membership shows, and much more, particularly the fellowship of fellow quilters. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings.  There is a $10.00 fee for non-members at programs featuring professional speakers. 

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