from the President
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
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.
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".
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
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’.
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.
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.
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
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.
Our New Member
Social went really well and a good time was had by all who attended!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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).
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!
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
The 2011 Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild's Challenge Quilt
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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!!
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
Sandie W. & Leslie M.
to use your other talents (besides quilting)?
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?
You might be that diamond in the rough and with a little tweaking, you will
have no problem!
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.
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!
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.pdf. When
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.
Sunriver Quilt Show---August 6,2011
Mt Bachelor Quilt Guild “Quilts in the Park” ---
(Alphabetically by store name,
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!
51425 Hwy. 97, La Pine 536-2360
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
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
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.
8154 11th ST.
Suite #1,Terrebonne, OR
Located one block east of Highway 97 in
Store hours 10am-5pm
hKathy & friendsh
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 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,
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.
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
hMarilyn and Dave and the galsf
Quilts and Bernina Center
1375 SE Wilson #170, Bend 385-7166 www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com
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
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
*Don’t forget to purchase your
2011 Quilt Show Fabric Panel
available exclusively at The Stitchin’ Post!
hThe Stitchin’ Post Staffh
20225 Badger Road, Bend 383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com or
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
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.
Jerry, Lisa, Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine f