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People’s Choice Awards - Quilt Show 2016

     A few activities remain in preparation for the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild’s 2016 Quilt Show.  Quilt entry forms have been processed and members will turn in their work from 9 a.m. to Noon on Thursday, May 5, in order for the show to be hung and ready for the opening at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6.

     The biennial show is the culmination of many months of planning and work by the show committee to present the work of many guild members augmented by the efforts of guild members who sell raffle tickets and promote the show to friends, neighbors, colleagues and family and also volunteer for the many jobs during the show which insure its success.

     The May 10 meeting will be an opportunity to get up close and personal with the quilts and quilters who were selected as their favorites by those who attend the 2016 Quilt Show.

      The projects receiving the most votes will be recognized with ribbons in each of the following categories: Original Art Quilt, Art Quilt from Commercial Pattern, Applique Wall Quilt, Pieced Wall Quilt, Applique Bed Quilt, Pieced Bed Quilt, Miniature Quilt, Home Décor Accessories and Wearable Art. In addition a Best of Show award also will be presented.
                                          Visitors Welcome

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

7:00 P.M.,

May 10, 2016

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio

($5.00 Speaker Fee for Non-members)
Note Meetings are cancelled if the Fairborn Senior Center is closed.    

 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.


2016 Membership Dues may be paid by mail to:

Karen Bergeron, 3376 Darbyshire Drive, Dayton 45440

(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)

Contact: Janet Stohr -   

Monthly Meetings

7:00 P.M.

Second Tuesday

Fairborn Senior Center

325 North Third Street

Fairborn, Ohio



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

                                            4.) Volume 3                       5.) Volume 4

Quilts of Valor Featured on WDTN-TV

Click Here to View Clip Supplied by WDTN


     We all have projects that need to be completed, right?  Well, start organizing your UFOs for a new challenge.  Shari is working on a plan to help in getting those UFO completed through a fun, competitive challenge.  

     Details are being refined and finalized and will be announced soon.  For now, start pulling out those old project that have been begging for completion.

     To help you get ready, Susan and Shari came up with charts some time ago that you can adapt to your own needs to keep your projects on track to completion 

     You can create your own chart in Excel, Word or another file format and adapt them to fit your own situation and working style.

Click here for .pdf files.  (SUSAN'S CHART)    (SHARI'S CHART) 

Childrens' Hospital Cinch Bag Instructions


Contact: Connie Combs -

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

Kimon-Over: 2013 Retreat

Click Here for Photos by Barb Hartings

4th Monday Sew-In: 10 a.m. to  5 p.m.,

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

Contact: Janet Stohr -   


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

(Click Here)


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

(Click to View)


We all have projects that need to be completed, right?  Susan and Shari have come up with charts that you can adapt to your own needs to keep your projects on track to completion (Attention Members: And be ready for entry into the 2010 Quilt Show). You can create your own chart in Excel, Word or another file format and adapt them to fit your own situation and working style.

Click here for .pdf files.  (SUSAN'S CHART)    (SHARI'S CHART) 


The Miami Valley Quilters' Guild meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month
at the Fairborn, Ohio, Senior Citizens Center. 
Visitors are welcome. 
A $5.00 fee is charged for non-members
when the program includes a professional speaker
from outside the guild.

Miami Valley Quilters' Guild
P.O. Box 340141
Beavercreek, OH  45434

The Miami Valley Quilters' Guild is a member of the National Quilting Association (NQA)

Chapter OH616

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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.  The 2012 show will be Friday and Saturday, May 4and 5.

          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 $5.00 fee for non-members at programs featuring professional speakers. 

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