December 9, 2008
6:30 P.M. (Note: Special Time)
Fairborn Senior Center
325 N. Third Street
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.
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!
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
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
Piqua, OH 45356 robert_meeker(at)att.net
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
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
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.
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.
Miami Valley Quilt Guild 2009 Budget 2008 budget as of Oct.
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
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
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
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
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
Uncommon Threads: Brilliant Stitches
Miami Valley Art Quilt Network
LOCATION: Kettering Government Center
3600 Shroyer Road
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!
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
Fremont, OH 43420
HOURS OF OPERATION:
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
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
Many quilts on exhibit are from our own guild
members so come and check it out!
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 www.kayewood.com. 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.
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
T, W, F 10-6 – Th 12-8
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
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Dayton OH 45424
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