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March 2012


Editor: 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.

President’s Message

Martha S.

 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!


Important Reminders

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 meeting.



Jane D. 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.


Kate M., 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 committee.


2012 Quilt Retreat

Jill M. 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!


Community Quilts

 Karen F.

 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!


Community Food Drive

Diana L.

 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

Linda M.

 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.



Kayla H.

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 kayla.traver@vandals.uidaho.edu.



Lisa N.

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

Lisa N.

 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

Sylvia 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 Choice award.

 We look forward to seeing many wonderful interpretations of some great children’s literature. If you have any questions, please call Sylvia or Janelle.


Caring Corner

Libby S.

 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 (eseitz@bendbroadband.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 Show Liaison

Candy W.

 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.

Quilts of Valor Oregon

 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 updates. 

www.facebook.com/J.Marie.radqltart  The Quilts of Valor main web page is here:  http://qovf.org/


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:  pr@cphm-ilwaco.org

 Quilters Anonymous 31st Annual Quilt Show                                                     March 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 25-26, 2012

Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, WA.  Entry submissions due April 20, 2012.  For more information see the website:  www.apwq.org

 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show                                                           July 14, 2012

Check out the show’s website at www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org for all the information.

 MBQG Quilt Show in the Park                                                   August 18, 2012

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 Sponsoring Shops

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


BJ's Quilt Basket

20225 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! 

~Vicki & the team at BJ’s


Cynthia’s Sewing Center

20225 Badger Road (inside BJ’s), Bend             541-383-1999                                     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.

~Cynthia, Jerry, Lisa, Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine


High Mountain Fabric

1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond                                    541-548-6909                                    no website


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 happening."




Homestead Quilts

51425 Hwy. 97, La Pine                                    541-536-2360                                     www.homesteadquiltsonline.com


Come on down and see our new fabrics for spring!


~Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

515 SW 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

 www.facebook.com/pages/Material-Girl-Fabrics/203358009706384, 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.

~Leslie and Staff


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

304 NE 3rd St., Bend                                                 541-382-3882                                     www.morrowsewingandvacuum.com


We look forward to seeing you this month---stop by and see our new products.


~Happy Sewing---Karen


Quilters Attic

8154 11th ST.  Suite #1, Terrebonne                        541-548-8119                                     www.quiltersattic.net


Drive up to Terrebonne to see our new fabrics. 541-548-8119. Store hours: 10am-5pm   Monday-Saturday


~Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

1211 NW Madras Hwy, Prineville                                     541-447-1338                                     www.thequiltshack.com


We hope to see you soon in our new space!  We have lots of new fabric arriving for spring.


~Rhonda, Friends and Family



926 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend                         541-728-0527                                     www.quiltworks.com


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 customers.


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.

~Marilyn, Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

1375 SE Wilson #170, Bend                                     541-385-7166                                     www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com


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 month's foot.

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


Stitchin' Post

311 W Cascade, Sisters                                     541-549-6061                                     www.stitchinpost.com


March feels like springtime at the Stitchin’ Post


Mark 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!


Quilting classes beginning in March:

  • Absolutely Beginning Quilting with Lawry Thorn
  • Beyond Beginning Quilting with Lawry Thorn
  • Cascading Kaleidoscopes with Judy Johnson
  • Feathered Star with Teri Wood
  • Layered Reverse Appliqué with Ruth Ingham
  • Off 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


New fabrics arriving in March:

  • Kate Spain’s “Good Fortune” on the bolt goes with already in-stock Charms & Jelly Rolls
  •  “Rouenneries Deux” from French General
  • “ Salt Air” from Cosmo Cricket in Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls and on the bolt           
  • New batiks from: Kaufman, Island Batiks, and Moda
  • New contemporary from: Dan Bennett, Jone Hallmark and Anthology
  • New from Troy Corporation: Camelot, Jardiniere and Water Color Paper
  • Lots more on the way!


~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff