Kristin Shields www.quiltsqq.com
President: Martha Sanders
Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, March 12, 2012.
Fat Quarter drawing for March-
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Fat quarter themes are a little different this year. We’ll give you a
song title that should evoke a theme or idea. Use your imagination and have a
little fun. Bring your fat quarter to the meeting with your name pinned on or
you can use an address sticker.
On Thursday, Lisa N. and I went to Bear Creek Elementary School to give
a quilt presentation to a class of 2nd graders. Everyone had so much fun sharing
quilts that some of you have made and quilts that Lisa or I made. The kids were even excited about
seeing an unusual piece of fabric with wild colors. Getting to hold a special quilt was so special to them and
to hear how quilts were made even more special. This class had made paper quilts as part of a classroom
assignment so they knew about pieces and symmetry. On March 1st, another presentation will be given
at the same school with Pris B. and Sandie W. Suzette S. has already done 3 presentations.
This is something any one of you might enjoy and find rewarding. It’s so easy to talk about your love of
quilting. The agenda is
simple. Read a story, show and tell, allow some quilts to be touched and answer
simple questions. There are
a number of opportunities to do this before the end of the school year, so it’s
not too late to try it out with a friend or fellow quilter.
This month’s meeting will be filled with exciting speakers but we want
to see your show and tell too.
There will be fun and friendship and lots of INSPIRATION for sure!
The meeting begins at 6:45 pm.
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
and Shannon P.
Erin B. and Twyla B. have volunteered to bring beverages. Judy Harbin, Cathy Connelly, and Sonia
Jaeger have volunteered to bring snacks. If you find you are not able to bring
what you volunteered to contribute, please call Jane D. or Shannon P.
Kim M., Loesje A., Catherine E. and Gayle G.
To remain on the roster, dues must be paid by March 1. Dues may be mailed to the membership
2012 Quilt Retreat
and Barb P.
The Guild's 2012 Retreat is almost
here! There is still time to
register for the full retreat: two nights, three days, meals and SEWING, for
$250! This year it is also possible
to registration for day-attendance only: three days, meals, SEWING but no
overnight sleeping room for $150.
The annual Retreat is a wonderful time to finish up UFOs, start/finish a
new project, and sew - almost non-stop - with other quilting friends. Please call Barb P. or Jill M. with any
questions! We are looking forward
to hosting you at the Seventh Mt Resort this March 23-25!
Thanks to all of the wonderful ladies that turned in quilts at the
guild meeting. We had ten quilts
turned in and there was a good turn out on Wednesday to tie quilts. The
next community quilt day is March 14th from 11:00 until 3:00 at the Nativity
Lutheran Church. Come and join the fun and keep up the great work!
Thank you for your donations to the food pantry in February. For March, the items will be canned corn or peas—the favorite canned
veggies of those using the food pantry.
The pantry served 656 people in December 2011 compared to 128 people in
December 2010. This is a huge increase for the church that sponsors the food
pantry so you can see they need our donations. We always accept any food or money donations.
Our Guild Library
The March raffle book is French Braid
Transformation by Jane Hardy Miller.
This book contains 12 spectacular strip-pieced quilts. Raffle tickets are $1 each/6 for
$5. No books are being added to
the library this month. I will
have a selection of books from the library to check out and you may return any
books previously checked out.
Thank you for your support of the Guild Library.
March - Jean Wells will be here from
Sisters, Oregon to present us with a great program. You can check out
more about Jean at www.jeanwellsquilts.com
April- Maggie Ball will be here from
Bainbridge Island, Washington. She is known for her outreach with
children and Mongolia. She is also going to have a workshop while she is
here on kaleidoscopic pinwheels.
May- This meeting will feature member techniques. If you would
like to see something or share something please contact Kayla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to all those who attended the workshop with Elizabeth Hartman in
February! The attendees learned a new piecing technique for creating
modern, wonky blocks. Everyone's fabric choices were so unique - it will
be fun to see the finished floor pillows!
Our next workshop will feature Maggie Ball from Bainbridge Island,
Washington who will be teaching a class on "Kaleidoscopic Pinwheels."
She has devised a technique for making pinwheels that float on the
background. With this simple and forgiving method, all the pinwheels have
precise sharp points and look awesome. The workshop will be held on
Wednesday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bend Park and Recreation
Community Room and the fee is $55. If you have already signed up, please
bring a check to the March meeting to reserve your spot. If you are
interested in attending and haven't yet signed up, please contact Lisa N.
Thanks for supporting the Guild workshops!
Quilt Education Program
The Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild is reaching out to local schools and
giving quilt presentations to students in kindergarten through fifth grades.
We need volunteers to run these short, fun, informative programs.
We have lots of quilts, quilt blocks, quilt "sandwiches" and
books that you can use for the presentations if needed. We developed a
curriculum which you can use or you can make the presentation your own.
Please let Lisa N. know if you are interested in giving a presentation(s)
or if you have orphan quilt blocks, quilts or other materials you would like to
donate to the project. Thanks so much!
2012 Quilt Challenge
K. and Janelle R.
The 2012 Quilt
Challenge promises to be a really fun and colorful event. We have decided to
have a theme of children’s story books. Participants choose a story from one of
their own favorites or one that they have read to anyone else. Picture books
and children's chapter books fit the criteria. Participants can use any type of
technique but all work must be done by only that person. The dimensions for the
quilt are to be a minimum of 36 inches on any side and a maximum of 60 inches
on any one side. We would like to exhibit the book along with the quilt. All
quilts entries are due on or before the July Guild Meeting.
The quilts will be
judged on best use of theme, quilting, and overall workmanship. They will also
be judged by the public at the 2012 Quilt Show in the Park for a Viewer’s
We look forward to
seeing many wonderful interpretations of some great children’s literature. If
you have any questions, please call Sylvia or Janelle.
If you have any news among our guild members or
previous members, such as births, weddings, illness or passing, please contact
Libby S. 541-330-8186 (email@example.com)
and a card will be mailed on behalf of our Guild.
We would like to thank Wanda Barkhurst and her mother for the many
quilt tops that they donated to the guild. Community quilts are sandwiching and tying the quilts.
We would like to thank Suzette S. for her quilt presentations in a
local school. She has done 3 so far.
Wynne O. is having knee replacement March 8 and I am sure she would
enjoy some cards of encouragement!
Sisters Outdoor Quilt
Thanks go out to the dozen
members who got an early jump on signing up to volunteer for the show.
Never fear, the clipboard will be passed again at the March meeting.
Ann Richardson will be at the March meeting and will be more than happy
to answer any questions pertaining to the events. On-line quilt
registration has been available since February 1st and is running smoothly.
Be sure to register sale quilts soon since the number of sale quilts in the
show is limited! If you want to enter the Quilt Block Contest, Susan R. will
have entry packets available for $8.00.
We have received this note from Marie Norris: Below is a link to my Facebook page for the Oregon Quilts of
Valor. It is for communication between quilters and longarmers and any
others who are interested in the QOV program and helping to cover those of our
service members touched by war. Please check it out and make a comment if
you would like to be added to my friends list so you will automatically receive
www.facebook.com/J.Marie.radqltart The Quilts of Valor main web page is
March Birthday Wishes- Happy
Birthday to All!
Renee P. 3/2
Libby S. 3/3
Vicki J. 3/4
Martha S. 3/14
Gail K. 3/16
Jean M. 3/16
Sonia J. 3/18
Krista E. 3/19
Sally B. 3/19
Lora F. 3/23
Susan M. 3/24
Karen F. 3/25
Erin B. 3/27
Chris M. 3/30
Dates to Remember
17th Annual Peninsula Quilt Guild Quilt Show
March 16 - 18, 2012
Columbia Pacific Heritage
Museum, 115 SE Lake - Ilwaco, WA 98624 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilters Anonymous 31st
Annual Quilt Show
16 - 18, 2012
Evergreen State Fairgrounds,
Monroe, WA. The theme is Alive
with Color! Featured Artist-
Dorothy (Sally) LeBoeuf.
Stitching Stars Quilt Show March
30 & 31, 2012
The Tri City Quilters’ Guild
presents this show at the Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge
Blvd., Kennewick, WA. Hours are
Friday, 10-6 and Saturday, 10-5. www.tcquilters.com
Pacific West Quilt Show August
Greater Tacoma Convention and
Trade Center, Tacoma, WA. Entry
submissions due April 20, 2012.
For more information see the website: www.apwq.org
Quilt Show July
Check out the
show’s website at www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org
for all the information.
MBQG Quilt Show in the Park August
Save the date for our annual quilt show, a fun and
inspiring event! We’ll have over 100 quilts, a featured quilter, a challenge
quilt display and the drawing for our raffle quilt. This event requires participation from all of us, so be sure
to chip in when the sign-up sheets come around!
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com
If you need something fun to do this spring (can
you believe it’s almost spring!), then add the Central Oregon Shop Hop to your
list of fun things to do! It’s April 26-29 & it’s a blast!! If
you need something fun to do now, then take a look at our class schedule, we
have many fun new things to sign up for – One Block Wonder, or its Encore
beginning March 8th – our basic binding class is happening each
month too and I can almost guarantee that even the experienced quilter could
learn something in that class! Need a new large tote bag for the quilter
in your life (I mean you!!) on the 9th, or make a very cute kid’s
quilt – we have two on the schedule; “Surprise” on the 3rd or “I Spy
With a Twist” on the 10th! Also, if you know anyone needing
Beginning Quilting, please send them our way, the class begins March 7th!
However you look at it, there’s lots to do & inspire you and that’s what we’re
here for – so come to BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!
& the team at BJ’s
Cynthia’s Sewing Center
Badger Road (inside BJ’s), Bend 541-383-1999
Check our website for special classes,
demonstrations and new products available. We welcome you to visit our store for new product
demos and information.
~Cynthia, Jerry, Lisa, Ann,
Bob, Kris, and Elaine
High Mountain Fabric
Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909 no
Until April all regularly priced fabrics are 25% off
with a minimum ½ yard cut. 'Sit and Sew' is on Thursdays at 10am. This is a
project based class with kits. The kits cost between $5- $7. Recent examples
have been pillow cases and a table runner. "Drop in and see what's
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Come on down and see our new fabrics for spring!
Material Girl Fabrics
Cascade Ave., Redmond 541-923-1600 www.material-girl-fabrics.com
Material Girl is getting lots of new fabric in,
which can be viewed on both our Facebook page
and the website www.material-girl-fabrics.com.
We have some quilt classes coming up, details will be posted on the
website. They are: The Easy Striped Rag Quilt , Two
new patterns from Dawn Eby, Town Square and Postcards from
Afar, and finally Sidelights. All quilt patterns, and
precuts like charm packs, jelly rolls, fat quarters etc., will be 10% off for
the month of March. There will be a St Patrick's Day sale, the details are yet
to be determined.
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center
3rd St., Bend 541-382-3882
We look forward to seeing you this month---stop by
and see our new products.
ST. Suite #1, Terrebonne
Drive up to Terrebonne to see our new fabrics.
541-548-8119. Store hours:
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
We hope to see you
soon in our new space! We have
lots of new fabric arriving for spring.
Friends and Family
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception will be March 2, from
5 to 7 PM. Our March Featured Quilter will be Kristin Shields. Kristin’s work
is diverse, fun, funky, primitive, exploratory and inspiring! The group exhibit
is the group Fiber Chix with their “Laundry Blues” challenge.
QuiltWorks Classes - We have a new variety of Spring classes and
mini-classes with quilts, wearables, accessories and more. Barbara Copeland’s
offering two classes this spring, Log Cabin Stars and Mardi Gras. Visit our
website at www.quiltworks.com for photos and dates.
April at QuiltWorks - There’s going to be lots going on in April. The
Deschutes County Library’s Novel Idea selection Rules of Civility will be our
April gallery exhibit. It’s a fun, easy book to read and you’re going to
love the 40 or quilts inspired by it. The Central Oregon Shop Hop is going to
be April 26, 27, 28, 29 and it’s our way of thanking all of you for being our
Longarm Quilting - Don't forget that we offer
longarm quilting at our shop. We have two great quilters, Julia Jeans and Kim
McCray. Both are great, creative and work with you on designs and colors.
Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.
Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
It hardly seems possible that March is here!
Exciting things are happening at Sew Many Quilts. From February 29 to March 19
Bernina has a great no-interest, 48 equal monthly payments sale going on. Each
month a different Bernina presser foot is on sale. Come in and purchase this
Be sure to check out our web page www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com to view our
classes that cover a wide range of interests and skill levels. We have some
great Blocks of the Month, and most of them can be joined at any time. We want
to encourage you to continue to make chemo quilts and turn them in as a
community project. They are greatly appreciated.
We continue to get in new fabrics, patterns, and notions. Come browse through
the store and see all the new and fun spring quilts and smaller projects that
we have for you.
~Gail, Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
March feels like springtime at the Stitchin’ Post
your calendar: Barbara
Shapel will be teaching two workshops the first week of April! Customer Appreciation Days coming April 19-21 featuring two
workshops and a lecture with Laura Wasilowski!
classes beginning in March:
Beginning Quilting with Lawry Thorn
Beginning Quilting with Lawry Thorn
Kaleidoscopes with Judy Johnson
Star with Teri Wood
Reverse Appliqué with Ruth Ingham
the Wall Quilts with Jean Wells
We also have a large assortment of Fiber Arts & Crafts classes
beginning in March. For details on all of our spring offerings, go to: www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html
fabrics arriving in March:
Spain’s “Good Fortune” on the bolt goes with already in-stock Charms &
- “Rouenneries Deux” from French
Salt Air” from Cosmo Cricket in Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls and on the bolt
batiks from: Kaufman, Island Batiks, and Moda
contemporary from: Dan Bennett, Jone Hallmark and Anthology
from Troy Corporation: Camelot, Jardiniere and Water Color Paper
more on the way!
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post