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June 2011

  www.quiltsqq.com                                              President: Martha Sanders

Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, June 13th, 2011.

Fat Quarter for June is STARS

Birthday Blocks – Blue and Yellow Uneven 9 Patch


Message from the President  

Martha S.

We have had so much enthusiastic feedback on the May meeting that it may become an annual event.   I’m so glad you enjoyed it.  Thank you Janelle, Rosie, Bev, Joanne, Marilyn, Phyllis and Susan for such a treat.    We have another treat planned this month with the Lubbesmeyer sisters.  Don’t miss it!

Wow, the quilt shows are almost here!  I know many of you are stitching away on your show quilts but don’t forget the quilt that will bring comfort to someone in our neighborhood.   It has been inspiring to hear from the organizations that receive our donations of quilts and I’m sure hearing the stories touched many hearts.    For the past several years, the Guild has donated over 250 quilts to the nonprofit organizations we support.   We need your support to help create these.   Our budget is limited just as yours might be and we can’t continue this core project without your participation.   Please consider making any size quilt, any color and any design, for donation (tax deductible).    Thank you to those who have made so many quilts already this year.

Please read Darlene’s article on ‘around the corner’ in this newsletter.   The Guild is looking for apprentices for several key positions on the board.

We’ll be passing clipboards for sign-ups for raffle quilt ticket sales at the meeting.   This is our only fundraiser that pays for speakers and programs, and I’ll say it again, “we need your support". 

Guild Raffle Tickets

Twyla B., Treasurer, Martha S. President

The sale of quilt raffle tickets has been slow.  We need to spend some time selling to buyers in the public.  We could use a few people who have time available for just one to three hours on a day to sit with the quilt at a heavy foot traffic location.  Our guild needs to boost our awareness of the quality work that we can provide for them. Not everyone can do what the Guild has available.  Let’s get out there and show our community the quality work of this quilt and let them know about our quilt show in August.  Watch for clipboard sign-ups for many local sales venues.  Gail K., Kayla H., and Chris M. will be selling raffle tickets for the quilt at next meeting. Pictures will be available for help with selling. 

Remember your checkbook or cash to purchase your raffle tickets.  There are only 1000 tickets, priced at $5.00.  Limited amount will mean better chance of winning.


Block of the Month

We’ve seen some fun community quilts made from our birthday blocks.  Why not try to win a few?   This months theme is “Like an Old Friend”  - loyal yellow and true blue.   Any shade of yellow and blue will do.  The pattern is the same as the first month’s block and can be found on the website, called ‘uneven 9 patch’.

Important Reminders

The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m.  Unless you are assisting with setup, please don’t enter the meeting room before 6:15 pm.  When you arrive at the meeting, remember to check-in at the membership table and pick up your door prize ticket if you are wearing your cloth nametag.   As always, please turn your cell phones off during the meeting.



Sadie R.

Terri A. and Darlene P. have volunteered to bring beverages and Krista E., Kate M., Jane D., and Rosie W. have volunteered to bring snacks for our June meeting.   If anyone finds they cannot bring what they volunteered to contribute, please call Sadie R. @ 389-2532.  Thanks ladies.


All Committee Chairs – Please ask your committee members to submit Reimbursement Forms for money they have spent in 2011 (with receipts attached and the approval by the Committee Chair).  Send me an email request, and I will send you a form as an Excel spreadsheet, and I will have paper copies at Guild meetings.

I would love to have a Guild member volunteer to be Treasurer for 2012.  If you are considering this, please contact me at a Guild meeting, by phone, or email.  We can discuss the duties of the Treasurer.  I will be glad to walk you through the procedures.  It would be good to have you on the Budget Committee in September to help get you started. 

Membership Information

Marie J.

Our New Member Social went really well and a good time was had by all who attended!


2011 Retreat 

Donna C.

Thank you to all who were at retreat this year.  I just want you all to know how truel blessed I am to be a part of such a wonderful group of ladies.  Thank you for your generosity and support.


2011 MTQG Quilt Show

Gayle G.

Our annual quilt show, “Quilts in the Park” will take place Saturday, August 13 from 10am-4pm at Pioneer Park. Quilt collection will take place at Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, on Friday, August 12 from 10am-3pm.

Quilt show committee chairs include the Sales Table Committee, Bev P, Jean M, and Jane D; Viewer’s Choice and New Member Information Terri A; Food and Drink Committee, Sadie R; Set Up Committee, Marla R; Quilt Pinning Committee, Pris B; Quilt Collection & Transport Committee, Sylvia K and Carol L; and Quilt Return, Janelle R.

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for shifts to work on collection day (Friday, August 12) as well as the day of the show. Sign up sheets will be available at the June meeting. Several of the committees still have multiple shifts to fill over the course of both days.

Everyone is encouraged to submit quilts for the show. Forms will be available at membership meetings in June and July, as well as the day of collection.

Don’t forget that the theme for this year’s challenge quilt is, “What Women Love.” Contact Marilyn U for more information.

Help make our 28th annual quilt show the best ever by signing up to help and submitting your most beautiful and imaginative quilts for display!


Quilt Show Sales Table

Jane D., Bev P., Jean M.

As usual, Guild members and non-members may sell quilt and sewing related items during the August 13th Quilt Show.  Sale items will be collected on Friday August 12th at Nativity Lutheran Church from 10-3--the same hours as quilt collection.  Instructions and a sales item inventory form will be posted on the Guild website.   A few copies of this information will be available at the June and July Guild meetings.   If you have questions, please contact Jane D, Bev P or Jean M.

QuiltWorks Gallery Animal Quilt Contest

Our July Quilt Gallery Exhibit will feature "animal quilts" from Central Oregon quilters and we are going to ask the hundreds of visitors to our store to vote for their favorite! The top three winners will receive QW gift certificates. We want to offer a fun and interactive opportunity for our visitors and animal quilts provide a certain "smile factor". We are looking for any animal focused quilt (it doesn't have to be new) that you have made, preferable under 50x50 but there is no hard rules on the size. We will announce the winners at our August 5, First Friday reception. Please call the shop at 541-728-0527 or email marilyn@quiltworks.com.


Oregon Quilt Project

The Oregon Quilt Project Documentation Days scheduled in Sisters on June 25th and 26th have been cancelled.  They will be rescheduled at a future date.    Contact Martha S. if you have questions and also if you had an appointment scheduled at this time.


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The book added to the library this month is Stack the Deck Revisited, by Karla Alexander. This book contains updated patterns from Stack the Deck.  Karla is offering classes at Quilters’ Affair based on this book. The June raffle book is Crazy for Scraps by Sally Schneider. This book contains patterns for 19 of Sally’s favorite quilts. Sally has taught in the Bend area before and is a great teacher. Tickets are $1 each/6 for $5. In addition, we will have a selection of books to check out and you may return any books previously checked out. Thank you for your support of the Guild Library.



Lisa N.

We are busy finalizing three exciting workshops for later this year. The first will be held in September with Lorraine Torrence from Seattle, Washington. She will be teaching a "Collage Curves Mini Quilt Class" where she will demonstrate her technique for creating curvy edge shapes, raw edges together with self made bias tape covering the raw edges. Lorraine lectures throughout the country and we are lucky to have her for this one-day workshop! More information can be found at www.lorrainetorrence.com.

Jean Wells Keenan will teach our second workshop in October. We'll have more information on a date and topic at the June meeting but you won't want to miss it!

Finally, Elaine Bowles and Sharon Baker from Boise, Idaho will be offering a quilt jacket workshop on on October 11. Check out www.kapamaker.com for pictures of their beautiful work.

We hope you are inspired by these three talented ladies! Signups for each of these workshops will begin at the June meeting and continue until they are full (we are still finalizing dates with Lorraine and Jean).


Program Information

Mary Ann B.

June-The Lubbesmeyer twin sisters, Lisa and Lori, are fiber artists and have their studio in the Old Mill District in Bend.  Their art quilts/paintings are beautiful.  Go to their website: www.lubbesmeyerstudio.com and view the video by OPB.  It will help you understand their work a little better.  They have put together a fascinating concept and it works for them beautifully. They will be bringing pieces of their work from the studio. We are in for a real treat!

July-Hawaiian Quilter, Patricia Murray.  Patricia is a friend of Sarah Kaufman’s and will share Hawaiian quilts, techniques, and maybe a dance!

August-Quilt Show

September-Lorraine Torrence is a clothes designer and quilt maker from Seattle.  Lorraine uses a single shape and curves to design quilts and wearable art.  Look more in-depth information at Lorraine at www.lorrainetorrence.com  where her beautiful work is on display.

October-Idaho quilters, Sharon Baker creates Kimonos with 5 easy pieces and Elaine Bowles creates art quilts. On www.laconnerquilts.com. there is a interview with Sharon Baker, Kimono maker. Go to past exhibits and scroll down to Collaborative Journey in 2010.   Sharon’s website is: www.kapamaker.com .  Elaine Bowles is an art quilter who uses embellishments.  We will have a trunk show by them and there will be a workshop during the day on Monday.

November-Sharing our quilts from Guild workshops. 

December-Christmas Party


The 2011 Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild's Challenge Quilt

Marilyn U.

The Challenge Quilt theme is "What Women Love!". This is your opportunity to put into fabric some of your favorite things. The dimensions are minimum 36x36 and maximum 64x64. Bring your quilts to QuiltWorks by noon on Monday July 11th. They will be presented to the Guild at the evening meeting and members will have an opportunity to vote for them in the following categories. Best Piecing, Best Applique, Best Machine Quilting and Biggest Wow. Contact Marilyn@quiltworks.com if you have any questions.


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show -- July 9, 2011

Susan R.

CALLING ALL KINDS OF VOLUNTEERS!  The show desperately needs help with hanging and taking down quilts, delivering and picking up sponsor quilts, hostessing (guarding quilts in a 2-hour shift on show day), and in the Quilt Show office (6 hour shift anytime in the 2 weeks before the show).  Husbands, sons, guy friends, houseguests, relatives -- sign them up along with you!  Contact Ann at 541-549-0989 or ann@sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org for info.


SPONSOR QUILTS NEEDED!  These are quilts that will be on display the entire month of July in area businesses, and they can be for sale.  This year the show has more new sponsors in the Old Mill District in Bend as well as in Sisters, and they need more quilts than ever, in all styles and sizes.   Sponsor quilts must be pre-registered (online is preferable -- go to www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org and click on the Quilt Entry link).  Or contact Ann (see above) for more info.   Last year the Guild really responded well with a LOT of sponsor quilts, so let's help out again.  

Community Quilts

Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.

Thank you for all of your fine work!!!  Please continue your work in earnest, because the need is great!!!  Remember, your quilt is NOT going to Paducah or Houston, so simple is fine; panels with two or three borders are fine; etc.  We need QUILTS!!!

Mary T. has put together MANY KITS, so please pick one up June 13.  Many include completed blocks that just need to be sashed, bordered and finished.  It’s possible we have some panels in the Kit Box that just need bordering and finishing.  Make a mad dash for the Kit Box on June 13!

Community Quilts’ Day is Wednesday, June 15, from 11-3 at the Nativity Lutheran Church (directions on the CommQlts page on the website).  Bring your BSS, lunch, beverage, and the project on which you are working.  If you bring a finished top, we'll match it with backing and batting and help you pin it (bring your pins) while we laugh along.

Some new members have been joining us on that day. Yea!!!  Come one, come ALL!!

Continuing Monthly Food Drive

Norma & Sylvia

Thank you, thank you for all of your food donations.  Please continue your good work on Guild Night, June 13 by bringing one or two+ of ONLY THE ITEMS LISTED as Food Donation List on the Community Quilts page on the Website.


June Birthday Wishes

Cindy O.



Suzette S.



Diane O.



Gail G.



Sandie W. & Leslie M.



Mary F.




Around the Block

Darlene P.

Want to use your other talents (besides quilting)?

Check out some of the key quilt guild positions that will need to be filled next year:  newsletter, webmaster, treasurer and the vice president/ program position. 

Susan M. ( newsletter), Terri A.( webmaster), Twyla B. (treasurer)  and Mary Ann B. (VP/Programs) will be happy to have an apprentice with them for the remainder of the year.     Contact one of these members and say, Hey! This is what I know and will this do the job?

Who knows? You might be that diamond in the rough and with a little tweaking, you will have no problem! 

If you think a lot about money, like adding and subtracting, and balancing your checkbook, maybe the treasurer job is for you.  If you like being the first to know and knowing a lot, the newsletter job could be yours.  Don’t worry about proper English and grammar, I write like iI speak and there is always someone there to help me.  Signing up speakers/programs and workshops with Lisa N. is a lot of the fun! If computer input and working with computer programs floats your boat, think about the webmaster position.

We really appreciate your consideration and hopefully you will be able to shadow the person in the job for the rest of this year.  You’ll want to get a head start to make the job easier.  So go for it and let Martha know your interest at our next meeting!

Caring Corner

Libby S.

For those who are interested in making a little dress for the girls in Africa, this is the website for the directions: http://www.nancysnotions.com/text/pdf/LittleDressesforAfrica_pattern.pdfWhen you are finished with the dress please give to Libby S.  They are very easy to make.

A card would be nice for the following people....

We are thinking of Darlene P's husband as he is recovering from open heart surgery.  We wish him a speedy recovery.


We are sorry to hear about the passing of Ruth P's newborn grandson, Westley Storm McNamara.  Our thoughts are with her and the family.


Coming Events

Sunriver Quilt Show---August 6,2011

Mt Bachelor Quilt Guild “Quilts in the Park” --- August 13,2011



Shop News

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)

High Mountain Fabric

1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond 548-6909

Check out all our new fabrics, including our Animal Critter Fabrics and new SPRING arrivals.

Remember our new hours   T-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  and Sat. 10 a.m. -2 p.m.  It’s worth the drive to Redmond!



Homestead Quilts

51425 Hwy. 97, La Pine 536-2360 homesteadquiltsonline.com

We are busy getting ready for summer and have many new fabrics, kits, and classes ready for you.  Please stop by anytime you are in LaPine, or drive down for a special visit---it’s worth the drive.  Check new items and details on our website.

h Cathy and Staff f


Material Girl Fabrics

306 NW 7th St., Redmond OR 97756, 541-923-1600

Summer is approaching---at least it is trying.  I have many new fabrics and ideas from Quilt market.  Stop by soon to see all the new things and get started on a summery project---apron, placemats, picnic quilt, etc.

Hope to see you soon!

h Leslie and Staff f


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

304 NE 3rd St., Bend 382-3882 www.morrowssewingandvacuum.com

Look for us at Quilter’s Affair in July.  Also, stop by soon to see the new products available for all your sewing needs.

Happy Sewing---

hKaren h


Quilters Attic

8154 11th ST.  Suite #1,Terrebonne, OR  www.quiltersattic.net

Located one block east of Highway 97 in Terrebonne     541-548-8119

Store hours  10am-5pm   Monday-Saturday

Happy Spring!

hKathy & friendsh


The Quilt Shack

104 NW 4th St, Prineville 447-1338 www.thequiltshack.com  

Happy Quilt Show & Rodeo!  June is the greatest month for our town in Prineville.  We have our Annual Country Quilt Show of Prineville, June 25 at the Crooked River Elementary Gym (just right off 3rd Street) starting at 9am to 4pm.  Only $2.00 admission and kids are free, plus lots of give-a-ways, raffles and beautiful quilts. 

The Quilt Shack will also start staying open on Sunday's start June 26 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm throughout the summer.

The Quilt Shack has a store full of lots of new ideas for the summer and fall.  Stop by where you are always greeted with a warm welcome.  Plus, please note that the shop will relocate after summer in our new location on Madras Hwy starting September 1, 2011.

Crooked River Round-up starts June 24-26, come join the fun in our beautiful town, Prineville.  For more information, please go to www.thequiltshack.com.

Thank you and hope to see you soon,

hRhonda and Friendsh



926 NE Greenwood Ave. , Bend 541-728-0527

Our featured Quilter, Mary Ann Lisk is a well known Central Oregon quilter, a student and a teacher of the craft. Her work will feature traditional and contemporary designs using lots of color and styles. Recently her quilt “Reflections” was chosen by the 2011 Novel Idea author as his favorite quilt and presented to him at the Tower Theater.

The Cover to Cover group is a Portland-based novel and quilt group. They will have two exhibits featuring the novels “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” and “People of the Book”. Their quilts are exhibited in quilt shows all over the Pacific Northwest and QuiltWorks is excited to be one of the show stops.

Our first Block of the Month program is starting Saturday, June 11 at 8:30 AM. The BOM is Marilyn’s “Baskets of Yoyos” quilt made with Kim Diehl’s line of fabric called ‘Winsome’.

Our spring classes are underway and you can see what we are offering by checking out our website at www.quiltworks.com.

Thanks again for your patronage; we love being a big part of the Central Oregon quilting community.even more fabrics at 50% off. We need to make room for our new summer bolts and we need your help!

hMarilyn and Dave and the galsf   


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

1375 SE Wilson #170, Bend 385-7166 www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com

Hi Quilters,

What a time we had at Quilt Market in May! We are so excited about all the new patterns, notions, rulers, and so much more that we purchased for the shop. We’re also bringing back lots of new techniques to teach. As is normal in June, we are gearing up for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and Quilt Show Week in July. Look for the whole shop to have a new look with lots of exciting displays, new quilts, kits, notions, and fun projects. New fabrics continue to arrive almost daily.

We appreciate each and every one of you. Remember, Quilting is a Gift you give Yourself! So … give yourself a gift and enjoy the time you spend quilting.

Let’s hope that spring is finally here to stay! Happy Quilting…

hGail, Sharon, and Staff f

Stitchin' Post

311 W Cascade,(P.O. Box 280, 97759) Sisters 549-6061 www.stitchinpost.com

What’s New at the Stitchin’ Post!

New fabric continues to pour into the shop, including:  Fresh Fallen Snow ~ Fa La La La La ~ Elvis ~ Juicy Blossoms ~ Bugging Out ~ Jewels of India ~ Radiance Solids (a cotton/silk blend) ~ Moda Cross Weave Solids

Join us for Local’s Evening Out June 27 (5-8 pm)

Inventory levels are at their highest, and merchandise selection is at its best! 

Beat the quilt show crowds and have your 2011 Quilt Show Poster

autographed by the artist ~ Kathy Deggendorfer  

*Don’t forget to purchase your

2011 Quilt Show Fabric Panel available exclusively at The Stitchin’ Post!

Happy Quilting!

hThe Stitchin’ Post Staffh

BJ's Quilt Basket

20225 Badger Road, Bend 383-4310   www.bjsquiltbasket.com    or   Vicki@bjsquiltbasket.com

We are back from Market & boy do we have some great new products for you to see & learn about!!  

Have you been following our blog or facebook??  We’ve been trying our best to keep you up to date on all the latest & greatest happening at BJ’s if you’re so inclined to join us there!  We have lots of new fabrics flowing through the door right now, about 2 dozen new batiks or more, many of our new Christmas lines will begin soon (yes I said that “C” word!), some great new baby flannels, and the beautiful line from our local designer Kathy Deggendorfer called “My Sunshine” – come see the kit we have for it, GORGEOUS!   Don’t forget to join us in our Quilter’s Lumberyard classes, and all the other fun classes coming up!  See you at BJ’s – It’s the quilting place to be!! 

hVicki and Staffh


Cynthia’s Sewing Center

20225 Badger Road (inside BJ’s), Bend 383-1999 www.cynthiassewingcenter.com

Check our website for special classes, demonstrations and new products available. We welcome you to visit our store for new product demos and information.

h Cynthia, Jerry, Lisa, Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine f