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7:00 p.m.

April 9, 2019

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio


($10.00 Speaker Fee)



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Frieda Anderson To Present Program, Workshops    

            Our March 12 meeting will feature the first speaker of the year.  Frieda Anderson is an artist, educator and designer who has been quilting since high school.  She has been hand dying fabric for many years, and the colors she creates are wonderful.  For our meeting her program will be "A Walk in the Woods with George."  It is a fun presentation illustrated with Frieda's quilts. 

            Frieda will also be doing two workshops on Wednesday, March 13. "Frieda's Fun Free Motion Machine Quilting" is a day-long workshop on using the sewing machine as a drawing tool.  Exercises provide step-by-step instruction to develop expertise in the enjoyment of free motion quilting with confidence. The workshop will be from 9 4 p.m. at the Knob Prairie United Church of Christ, 203 West Main Street, Enon. Registration for MVQG members is $40.00 and $50.00 for non-members. An additional $20.00 kit fee which includes Freida's handbook, will be paid to Frieda at the workshop. 

            "Lone Pine" is a 3˝ hour workshop scheduled from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, also at Knob Pine Church. Using collage techniques and raw-edge fusing with Frieda's opulent hand-dyed cottons, participants employ whimsy, drama and a little magic to create a wall hanging that will bring cheer throughout the year. Registration for members is $30.00 and $40.00 for non-members. An additional $35.00 kit fee, which includes a selection of Freida's hand-dyed fabrics and pattern, will be paid to Frieda at the workshop.

            The workshops are gathering steam.  There are only 4 places open for the free-motion quilting workshop. Most people have paid, but I have sent reminders to those who have not. The evening workshop only has 9 people registered. If you want to participate, email me as soon as possible at the address below. Freida has agreed to keep registration open until our meeting.

Karen Sipos, Vice President


            Mystery Theatre Set for May Meeting

            This is just a reminder about our May meeting and the Guild’s Dinner Theater.

            The play will be performed for one night only at the Fairborn United Methodist Church, 100 N. Broad St, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, taking the place of our regular meeting.

            Tickets will be on sale at the March and April meetings for $20.00 per person. Dinner includes salad, a main course, and dessert along with lots of fun and mystery on board the Paducah Star.

            Not only does your ticket allow you access to a tasty meal and an exciting play, but it also allows you to enter a drawing for the quilt represented in the play. Simply put your name on the back of your ticket and drop it in the appropriate container as you enter the dinner theatre, and some lucky person will go home with a gorgeous lap quilt. If you would like more than one chance in the drawing, you may purchase additional tickets for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 at the entrance to the dinner theatre. You must be present to win.

            Tickets are going fast, and the number of tickets is limited, so don’t dilly-dally.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Kathy Shoults (

Mary Lou McCormick (,

Brenda Schmidt (, or

Amanda Bame (

Find Quilting Inspiration On-line

At the January 2019 Guild meeting several members presentations on Quilting with the Internet. The remarks by Debbie Ginsburg, Beryl Binkard Collins and Karen Sipos were printed for distribution and can be downloaded at  the link below.

Quilting with the Internet





And The Winner Is:

Kim Gros, who won the Christmas Tree Block Raffle in December, provided a highlight to January's Show and Tell when she displayed her finished top to claim a $50 quilt shop gift card.  There were 70 blocks in the raffle and she made two additional blocks to complete her quilt top (see adjacent photo). Instructions for the Christmas Tree Block are available at the link below.

Christmas Tree Block Instructions

     (Click Here for Christmas Tree Block Pattern)

2019 Guild Dues Accepted In Person or By Mail

     Membership for 2019 are now being accepted. Dues remain at $20.00 for 2019. A membership form is available at the link below.

     Please fill out the form completely and bring it to a monthly meeting. If you will be paying by check, please have your check prepared in advance to facilitate the sign-in process. Make checks payable to Miami Valley Quilters Guild and put Membership in the memo line. Because of expected volume, you may be asked to pick up your receipt and membership card at the end of the meeting.

     To pay by mail, complete the membership form and mail with your $20.00 check to:                                                   Miami Valley Quilters' Guild
                                               P.O. Box 340141
                                               Beavercreek, OH 45434

      Membership Card and receipts for mailed payments can be picked up at a subsequent meeting, or send a SASE to have materials sent to you.

                       (Click here for Membership Form)

Monday Sew-Ins

11 a.m. to  4 p.m.

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

Lunch Available- $4.00 / Call Senior Center  @ 878-4141 Thursdays to Order

(No meetings on holidays when Center is closed.)

Contact: Janet Stohr -

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 required to be contacted by the Quilts of Valor Foundation.


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 250 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 (January - December) 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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