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May 2011

  www.quiltsqq.com                                              President: Martha Sanders


Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, May 9th, 2011

May meeting will begin promptly at 6:45 p.m.

Fat Quarters for May are Black and White

Birthday Block of the Month is “Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid”


Message from the President  

Martha S.

Daffodils!  YAY, finally!  We’ll be ready for spring and summer projects, raffle ticket sales, Challenge quilt ideas, pillowcase dresses and more this month. 

Our May meeting features member techniques sharing roundtables as the big event.  We are starting the meeting earlier to allow plenty of time for these sessions and show and tell.  You never know what you might learn from your quilter friends. 

If you’ve purchased quilt raffle tickets already, thank you. Thanks also to the shop hoppers who sold tickets at QuiltWorks and BJ’s with great success.  Be sure to read the article on Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales following.  

Thanks to Janelle R. and Donna C. for a terrific time at the retreat last month.  So much talent in one room, wow! I learned so much and loved the desserts as well.     

I will be coordinating the volunteers for the Oregon Quilt Project in Sisters this year.   Details are in the Oregon Quilt Project section of the newsletter.   Please HELP!


Important Reminders

The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. this month.  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.

Phyllis V.E. and Donna C. have volunteered to bring beverages and Barb P., Lisa N., Cindy P., and Zelma T. have volunteered to bring snacks for our May meeting.   If anyone finds they cannot bring what they volunteered to contribute, please call Sadie R. @ 389-2532.  Thanks ladies.

Guild Raffle Tickets

Twyla B., Treasurer, Martha S. President

Our Quilt Raffle Ticket Sales have begun!  Our quilt this year is a wonderful art quilt with a special connection to our best-loved city scenes.  This is our annual fundraiser to support all of the Guild’s programs and we’re sure you’ll have a terrific return on your small investment.  We are counting on your participation through the voluntary purchase or sale of raffle tickets.  The ticket distribution process has many changes from what we’ve done in the past, so please read on: 

  • Please purchase as many tickets as you’d like, at $5 per ticket, from the Raffle Ticket Sales Committee -Gail K., Kayla H. and Chris M.   They will have a table set up outside the meeting room each month and at the raffle drawing at our Quilt Show in August.    These could be your winning tickets and can’t be resold.
  • If you would like to sell tickets to your friends or family, you may check out some raffle tickets from the committee.   After the tickets are sold, you will return the ticket stubs and money collected to the committee.

Our Dues and Fundraising Support:

Educational Programs

Educational programs supported by our fundraising include our Guild program speakers, the Quilt Book Library, and sending a team of quilters to the State Fair in Salem.  (Note: Participants fund additional education programs such as the retreat and workshops.)  While we are so fortunate to have so many regional and local quilters, both members and nonmembers, who have provided many great programs, it is fun and inspirational to have the opportunity to see trunk shows and programs from other nationally recognized quilters also.    Each year the 1st   and 2nd Vice Presidents schedule these programs, often working with other guilds in Central Oregon to reduce the overall cost by sharing some of the travel costs.

Community Outreach Programs

Funding for the community quilts program requires $2,500 to $3,000 per year.  This money is primarily spent on materials such as batting, notions and quilt backings used to complete some of the quilts.   Last year we donated over 270 quilts.    Many additional quilts are needed to support the various agencies to which we donate quilts.   Each of our members is asked to donate a quilt to the project.   The Wednesday group, as well as many of our members who work on quilts at home, add to the supply of quilts donated.   

We will also begin school visits next fall to bring an appreciation of quilting to the elementary students in the Bend-LaPine School District.   The Guild donates $500 to help sponsor the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  We also produce our annual Quilts in the Park quilt show in Bend, sharing our art with the greater community.


Our Guild pays state taxes, liability insurance, the website, postage, and supplies for hospitality and minor office supply needs.    All of the work to run the Guild is performed by volunteers.   Publicity for our Quilt Show is at no cost.   We have been allowed to use meeting rooms at no charge during the past several years. 

Gail K., Kayla H., and Chris M. will be selling raffle tickets for the quilt at next meeting. Pictures of the Raffle Quilt will be available for help with selling.

There are only 1000 tickets, priced at $5.00.  Limited amount will mean better chance of winning!


Block of the Month

This month’s birthday block uses the pattern,’ uneven 9 patch ‘, also used in February and March.  The theme is “Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid” and is meant to be an ‘I spy” kids block.    Use novelty prints or prints with objects that one can say ”do you see a bunny or a flower or a car?” for example, for the center blocks and the corner blocks.  Use something solid or reads as solid for the borders.   

See the website for the block instructions.     We’ve had some great quilt blocks produced and the winners have shown us some very nice ‘birthday’ quilts for their community quilt project.    

Please put your name on the blocks for the drawing.  You may make as many as you like, but the more blocks you enter, the better your chances of winning enough for a nice quilt top with little effort.   Thanks for participating.

Membership Information

Marie J.

Our annual New Member Social is on May 7th at 1:30 at Sew Many Quilts. Please RSVP by May 3rd!   Please come to get acquainted with more members and find out more information and activities that go on with the guild.  It is an enjoyable time.  Snacks, Show-n-Tell, door prizes and chatting and you just may want to buy some more things for your next project.

2011 MBQG Quilt Show

Gayle G.

Our annual quilt show, “Quilts in the Park” will again feature a members’ potluck. The show will be 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.

All quilt show committees have chairs, but additional members will be needed. Committees include the Sales Table Committee (Chairwomen Bev P., Jean M., Jane D.), Viewer’s Choice and New Member Information (Chairwoman Terri A.), Food and Drink Committee (Chairwoman Sadie R.), Set Up Committee (Chairwoman Marla R.), Quilt Pinning Committee (Chairwoman Darlene P.), and Quilt Collection & Transport Committee (Chairwomen Sylvia K. and Carol L.). Several of the committees have multiple shifts to fill. Please sign up at the membership meetings between now and July.

Everyone is encouraged to submit quilts for the show (up to 10 for members, not including those in special exhibits; up to 5 for non-members). Forms will be available at membership meetings starting in June, 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.

If you have any questions, please email Gayle G. (ggassner@bendbroadband.com)

Oregon Quilt Project

The Oregon Quilt Project is coming to Sisters on Saturday 6/25 and Sunday 6/26., and quilt show day 7/9.   This is a great opportunity to learn about our quilt heritage and to assist in the documentation days as a volunteer.    Those who participated in Martha Spark’s workshop in March can tell you how fascinating it is to learn about different fabrics, the origins and uses of some early quilts.   We also documented contemporary art quilts.     

This year, our guild will have a leading role in the process.   Martha S. will be coordinating volunteers not only from our guild, but also from the other guilds in Central Oregon.    Each documentation day requires 28 volunteers!   This is above and beyond the core team of OQP workers who travel to these days from Portland and Eugene.   

On our website, you will find a list of job descriptions and the list of volunteer times.    Please consider joining in the fun.    A clipboard with the signups will be passed at the guild meeting as well.  

Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The book added to the library this month is Creative Two-block Quilts by Trice Boerens. This book contains 12 original blocks and 20 quilt designs, with unlimited combinations. The May raffle book is Fast Favorites from McCall’s Quilting: Twenty popular patterns from McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts! Magazines.  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.

Our next workshop will be with Lorraine Torrence in September - more information to follow soon.

We're looking for volunteers to give presentations on quilting in local elementary and middle schools next Fall.  Part of the Guild's mission is to teach others about quilts and quilting and this is a great way to do this.  A group of teachers and retired teachers from our Guild will be putting together a curriculum so you'll have all the information you need to pull off a fantastic presentation.  Please contact Lisa N. at Lnakadate@bendbroadband.com or 541.317.2846 if you are interested.  Thank you!

Program Information

Mary Ann B.

May-Techniques and Tips.  Members Phyllis Van Etten, Rosie Waddell, Janelle Rebick, Joanne Meyers, Bev Piper, Marilyn Ulrich, and Susan Rola have volunteered to share tips they use to make their quilting more fun.  Please bring your ‘Oh’s, Aha’s, and Wow’s to bestow on our presenters.

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.  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 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 an 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.  They will present a trunk show 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.

Community Baby Shower

Pris B.

Community Baby Shower is sponsored by Soroptimist Intl. of Bend (a nonprofit service organization).  We collect necessary supplies for mothers who cannot afford them.  This is our 6th annual collection!  Many women have no resources at all for their new baby.  Some have fled domestic violence, or poverty has made it impossible to prepare for a baby.  In this economy, there are more needy families than ever before.

I’m asking our guild members to make a simple baby quilt or fleece blanket, or to knit/crochet a baby blanket.  I will be away for 6 weeks, so please bring your donations to the May guild meeting, and I will give you a tax-receipt.

Help women who are in need to celebrate their new babies!         Thanks!

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show -- July 9, 2011

Susan R.

Have you signed up to hostess yet?  Many more people are needed for 2-hour shifts on Quilt Show Day, July 9th.  I will bring sign-up sheets to the May and June meetings.

Remember that all QUILT REGISTRATIONS are due June 1st.  Please try to do it online if possible.  If you need paper forms, contact the Show Office at 541-549-0989.

SMALL WONDERS RECEPTION:  The public is invited to a reception to honor the artists and announce awards for the Small Wonders Quilt Challenge on May 20, 5 – 7 pm, at the Sisters Public Library.

Community Quilts

Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.

Thank you for all of your fine work!!!  During the last week of April, we distributed 99 of your great quilts to Cascade Youth Services, Kids’ Center, Saving Grace, Ronald McDonald House, Partners in Care, Nativity Lutheran Church graduates, and Saving Grace.  (The quilts for the Parenting Program at Bend High School are not distributed until later in the year.)  Thank you also for your donations of blue and yellow squares.  You’ll see some finished products soon.

Please join us Wednesday, May 11 for Community Quilts’ Day from 11-2 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 and tell some stories.

The following members and friends have turned in one or more Community Quilts since your names were last listed: Ardie Y., Bev P., Carol L., Della B., Earline M., Elizabeth E., Erin B., Gunda K., Helen M., Jan S., Jane D., Jane G., Jean E., Jean M., Joan W., Joanne M., Judy D., Karen K., Karen F., Libby S., Linda M., Marilyn W., Mary F., Mary T., Meredith B., Norma W., Shirley S., Sue W., Suzette S., Sylvia K., AND Sue J. (non-member friend of the guild) has made 14+ tops.

Continuing Monthly Food Drive

Norma & Sylvia

Thank you many times over for all of your food donations.  Please continue your good work by bringing one or two+ of the items ONLY LISTED on the Website as Food Donation List.

May Birthday Wishes


Julia J.


Susan R.


Jill B.


Charlotte O.


Rosemary F.


Donna C.


Sharon B.


Janelle R.



Around the Block

Darlene P.

We wish many thanks and best wishes to Rosemary F., who has moved to Nebraska, to spend more time with her daughter and her family. You may contact our president for her address or email.

Congratulations to Helen B. as she will be displaying some of her quilting art at City Hall in Bend starting the first Friday Art Walk in May. The Place::Twelve exhibit (the first of City Walls at City Hall) runs thru July.  Stop by to see Helen’s work in addition to other local artists in this juried show at City Hall.

Caring Corner

Libby S.

If you have any news among our guild member, such as births, weddings, illness or passing, please contact Libby S. 541-330-8186 (eseitz@bendbroadband.com) and I will mail a card on behalf of our Guild.  Stay healthy our dear quilting sisters.

Coming Events

May MBQG meeting                                    Monday, 5/9/11 

City Walls at City Hall                                 First Friday 5/6/11 5-9 p.m.

Timeless Button Treasures Show                 5/6-7/11 www.oregonbuttonsociety.org.

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)


Homestead Quilts

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

Thank you to all quilters who visited our shop during CO Shop Hop.   Our new class schedule is ready and we are working on new store samples.  New SPRING and Botanical Blooms fabrics are in.  Come see all of our new lines and take advantage of 20% off on Guild Tuesday.   Our staff looks forward to helping you with your quilting needs and will be glad to help you out on the quilting machine.  We are so proud of our customers quilting their own work. 

Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

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

I enjoyed seeing many of you during CO shop hop.  I continue to get new fabric in---I love some of the new OWL fabrics available---there is a cute one for Christmas, too!  Classes will become more frequent during the summer. Super Saturday's continue with a special 15% discount for Mt Bachelor Guild members.

Leslie and Staff


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

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

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

Happy Sewing--- 



Quilters Attic

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

Located one block east of Highway 97 in Terrebonne    

Store hours:  10am-5pm   Monday-Saturday 

Happy Spring!

Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

104 NW 4th St, Prineville 541-447-1338 www.thequiltshack.com  

Good Day Everyone,

Happy Spring & Mother's Day!  The Quilt Shack had a great weekend with you all for Shop Hop.  We really enjoyed seeing all the familiar faces and new ones too.  We do hope to see you again soon.  Please check out our new website and you can find us on "Facebook" with all the new arrivals and events.

Thanks again for shopping at The Quilt Shack.



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

First Friday Quilt Gallery Reception May 6 from 5 to 7 PM: A popular teacher and just-returned from Asilomar “Artist in Residence” Kathy H. Shaker will be our May Featured Quilter. Kathy H. Shaker is a wonderfully eclectic quilter, with a diverse body of work ranging from traditional designs incorporating hundreds of fabrics to contemporary quilts featuring surface design, hand embellishment and digitally manipulated images.  She firmly believes that one can never have too much fabric or too many beads.

Our group exhibit will be from the Fabric Stalkers, a group of friends that were drawn together through their love of fabric and shopping for fabric!  They will exhibit a “Block Challenge” series of quilts made with love and each with a great sense of humor!

May 13, 14th & 15th will also be our biggest sale ever. We’re getting ready for our big summer season and need to move out lots of great fabrics, books and patterns. This will be the best time to find fabulous fabrics at great savings. All of our fabrics will be 20% off, new sale fabrics 30% off and even more fabrics at 50% off. We need to make room for our new summer bolts and we need your help!

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.

Marilyn and Dave and the gals


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

Hello to all our quilting friends. We hope that you all had a chance to participate in the Central Oregon Shop Hop and had a great time doing it. Congratulations to all who “hopped” all through Central Oregon and now have directions for a new mystery quilt.

Recently, a nice selection of bright tone-on-tones and several new lines of fabrics including Oasis and Pom Pom De Paris from Moda have arrived. The backordered fabrics from La Petite Ecole are trickling in also. It’s always so much fun to browse through all the latest fabrics and figure out how many of them will fit perfectly into your stash.

We are excited about Quilt Market this year and are anticipating bringing back lots of new and sensational notions, patterns, books, etc. for the shop. Many new quilts have been or are almost completed for display at the shop during Quilt Show Week that is just around the corner in July. It’s always fun to come in to look for new ideas, color combinations, projects, and quilting ideas.

We are having a Bernina Blow-Out Floor Model sale until Mother’s Day. Non-floor model machines are also on sale for 25% off, excluding the 8 Series and 3 Series machines. Hurry on in for a great deal!

We are adding several new classes for the summer. Please be sure to check our website at www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com to check them out.

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

Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

311 W Cascade, (P.O. Box 280, 97759) Sisters 541-549-6061 www.stitchinpost.com

What’s New at the Stitchin’ Post!

Over 1000 bolts of new fabric arriving in May including:

Valori Wells’ “Wrenly”  ~  Lonni Rossi  ~  Jo Morton  ~  Laurel Birch  ~  Kaffe Fassett  ~ Dr. Seuss “Grinch”  ~  Batiks  ~  too many to list, so come see for yourself!

Join us for Birthday Sale May 20, 21 & 22!

25% off all in-stock merchandise

Selected items 30% to 50% off

Want to make the 2011 Shop Hop Mystery Quilt?

May 23 & 24th~ Lawry has a “mystery” class putting together the pieces of this year’s Shop Hop Mystery Quilt.  Call the store (541-549-6061) to register!

May 25th Guild Night Out with Karla Alexander

Space is limited~ call the store (541-549-6061) to register for this FREE event.

Happy Quilting!

The Stitchin’ Post Staff

BJ's Quilt Basket

20225 Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com or   Vicki@bjsquiltbasket.com

We have our Lumberyard Ladies returning next month, so it’s time to get signed up…those scrap classes fill fast!  For those of you who haven’t heard of them, this is the “Scrap Management System” we are teaching here at BJ’s – and talk to anyone who got into those classes last year & they will tell you they were wonderful!  You learn how to manage your scraps “as you sew” and you’ll always be ready to make that baby quilt at a moment’s notice! They will begin June 1st and continue on through the summer, so go to our website for further information, and to view all the other fun classes we have going on! 

Along with those classes, don’t forget about our Festival classes in July – they too are filling fast, so make plans now!!  For those of you who did Shop Hop – thank you for your support!  Without it, we couldn’t afford to offer such fun events for you here in Central Oregon!  Watch us on Facebook and our Blog to keep up with all the fun stuff going on!!  See you soon at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!! 


Vicki and Staff


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

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!