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					                                                          DECEMBER MEETING
                                                          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
        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
                        Blackberry                              by the end of January to remain active on the
                                                                guild roster. The fee is $20.00.
                        Patchworks                              Dues can be mailed to:
             Quilting fabrics, services,                        Kim Gros
                                                                12185 Wellington Ave.
             supplies & country gifts                           Medway OH 45341
                                                                        If you want to receive your card by mail,
    We’ve got over 2300+ bolts, our own line patterns & kits,   please include a self-addressed, stamped
           unique loc ally made gifts, great classes
              & generous guild discounts (15%).                 envelope. Please mark your check with “Dues
                                                                for 2009.”
                                                                        Please include your contact information:
                                                                Name, Address. E-mail, and Telephone. Also,
             If the lights are on,                              check the file card at membership sign-in at
         just knock, we’ll let you in!                          meetings if you have any changes to be made.

       Stop by & see me, Phyllis Meiring                        Membership News
                                                                Please make the following changes to your
                  1 Mile West of I-75                           Sandy Goubeaux
                                                                Misspelled in previous newsletter
   408 N. Main St.                           (937) 615-0877
                                                                Carol Meeker
                     Piqua, OH 45356                            robert_meeker(at)

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,
      Quilts Galore,                          and we will see that the quilts are distributed to the
                                              appropriate agency.
           Ltd.                                     Please bring the batting to the December
    Quiltmaking & Long-Arm Machine Quilting   meeting, or if that is not possible, please call and I will
                                              make arrangements to pick up the batting.
             Gloria Malinovsky                Thanks for your generosity.
                    Owner                     Chris Landis
            1095 Meadow Lark Drive
               Enon, Ohio 45323
                 (937) 864-7841
                                                     Sunshine News
                                                     If you hear of a member who could use our
                                                     support, please call Lee Peterson at 439-
                                                            No news is good news! If you hear of
                                                     a member who could use our support, please
                                                     give Lee a call.

                                                     December 3rd Monday
                                                     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
                                                        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:
 Challenge                                   —                 —              —
 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
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
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

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
                                                  ADMISSION: Free
                                                  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
                       SULPHUR                 All articles are subject to editing and approval by
                                               the editor. Materials received after the published
                                               deadline date will be considered for publication
                       GROVE                   only if space and time permit.

                       QUILT                   MVQG’s 2008 Officers
                                               President                   Ron Lundquist
                       SHOP                    Vice President              Shari Brindley

                                               Treasurer               Sandy Hartz
           7340 Taylorsville Rd.
                                               Recording Secretary     Kathy Bean
           Huber Hts. OH 45424                 Corresponding Secretary Debbie Bertke

     Phone: 233-7021 Fax: 233-1326             2009 Board Meetings
                                               February 4
                                               May 6
            T, W, F 10-6 – Th 12-8
                                               August 5
 Sat 12-4 – Last Sunday of the month 12-4      November 4
              CLOSED MONDAY                      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
     GUILD MEMBER DIS       COUNT10%           committees, the immediate past president of the
                                               guild, and the founder of the guild, Suellen
                                                 All officers and committee chairs are expected
to attend the Board meetings which are held quarterly as listed. All Guild members are invited to
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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this newsletter in any form, in part or in whole, without the written consent from the Guild.

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