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                October 2011

www.quiltsqq.com                                                  President: Martha Sanders

         Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, October 10, 2011  

                   Fat Quarters for October are Halloween

Message from the President  

Martha S.

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, You know when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.   Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate and Author

It’s the season when I remember the wonderful autumn colors of the maples and oaks back East, but yet I relish the colors in our many quilt shops here, and these colors are easier to stitch!  It’s not too late in the season to take a look at the class offerings at the quilt shops in the area and it’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s quilt shows.

We have a fabulous opportunity to boost our budget with a Barnes and Noble book fair on Saturday October 15th and the week following.   We’re having a mini quilt show there and need your help in the many roles that Susan M. outlines later in the newsletter. 

Please consider that you create and maintain this guild with your volunteer efforts.  Chairing or sitting on a committee is a fun and rewarding activity and often does not take much of your time.  More importantly is your effort to support our community connection with quilts that you make for the organizations so much in need that we serve.   Many other groups have asked for our help and we have had to decline because we just don’t have enough to go around.  

Next month is member’s show and tell.  What will you show?


Three Exciting Things For Central Oregon Quilters

Helen Brisson will be the “featured long arm quilter” at the Sisters Quilt Show in 2012!

Jean Wells to appear on Oregon Art Beat---on OPB, Thursday 10/6/11 at 8 p.m and Sunday 10/9/11 at 6 p.m.  Oregon Art Beat visited the Stitchin’ Post this summer to film an episode.  Don’t miss it!

Call for Entries for The Men Under the Quilts Calendar

We're inviting some of the most interesting and diverse group of guys Sisters has to offer and are seeking quilts to be photographed with them for the calendar.  The quilts will be auctioned at a special Calendar Premiere Party on the Tuesday prior to Quilt Show.  We will be holding a live auction with 50% of the proceeds from the quilt sale going to the quilter and 50% donated to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  Check on the Sisters Quilt Show Website for details.  Quilts wanted NOW or by 10/15 at the latest.


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.



Mary Ann B. and Susan M.

Loesje A. and Catherine E. have volunteered to bring beverages and Gayle G., Cindy L., Susan R., and Della B. have volunteered to bring snacks for our October meeting. If anyone finds they cannot bring what they volunteered to contribute, please call Susan M. @ 389-7922 or Mary Ann B. @312-9513.  Thanks ladies.


2011 Quilt Show Honors

Gayle G.

Over 100 quilts received at least one “Viewer’s Choice” vote at our annual Quilt Show in the Park last August.  The three winning “Viewer’s Choice” quilts were “Summer’s End” made by Linda M., “Crater Lake” made by Mary Dement S., and Around in Circles with Mary” made by Julia J.  The Challenge Quilt winners were:  Guild Favorite:  Terri A.   Best Theme and Quilt Show Favorite: Cindy O’N.  Best Piecing and Best Applique:  Kristen S. and Linda M. tied in these both of these categories.   Thank you to all who participated and voted!


Community Quilts 

Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.

Quilter 1, Quilter 2, Quilter 3  - Get the Hint?  We certainly would like to have some more quilter volunteers.  We still have MANY tops that need your attention.

Our agencies need your support.  Sizes and themes needed are shown on the CommQlts page on the website.  Please continue to follow those guidelines—no wall hangings, please. 

Community Quilts’ Day is Wednesday, October 12, from 11-3 (new later time) at the Nativity Lutheran Church (directions on the CommQlts page on the website).  Bring your finished quilt, BSS, lunch, beverage, food donation, and the project on which you are working.  Ohhh, and don’t forget - you could even take home a top to quilt!!  We’ll find you a backing and cut some batting—YEA!!

New members, we’d love to see your smiling faces; members that are not so new, we’d LOVE to see you, too!!    Come one, come ALL!!


Continuing Monthly Food Drive

Norma & Sylvia

CORNY, BUT IT’S TRUE; we need CORN, CORN, CORN.  Please bring a 14-16 oz. can of Whole Kernel Corn on Guild Night!!!   Oh, if you don’t have time to buy CORN, make it Canned Tomatoes!!!  We’re prepared to leave the facility with 70-80 cans!! Come On!!  Make some people happy!!!!!   Thanks!!!


MBQG Book Fair at Barnes & Noble

Susan M.

We have an opportunity for raising funds for the guild through a book fair/quilt show at Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The guild will receive a percentage from each sale made that week (10/15-10/22) when the guild is mentioned at the cash register at the store and online with a code.  More specific details will be shared at the October meeting.   We would like your help in making the "quilt guild day" at Barnes & Noble a success.  Help is needed on Friday, October 14th at 4 p.m. to hang quilts around the store and help is needed on Saturday, October 15th for various areas in the store where we have exhibits, etc.    We would appreciate a two hour shift (10-12, 12-2, 2-4) and need a minimum of 6 members total per shift.  Areas to be covered are:  Hostess (greet people and give information about the quilts hanging in the store) Adult Information (including about our guild, its mission, etc.), Community Quilts area (sharing a few Community Quilts and information about groups we donate/support through the guild), and an  area where children participate in a hands-on project to take home and view/"touch" actual quilt pieces.    Please e-mail Susan M., slmondry@msn.com if you are willing to help.  Make note of time/area for volunteering if you have a preference.  There will be a sign-up at the October meeting, but you can choose a slot for helping by e-mailing me ahead of the meeting time.  Our guild could earn a nice financial boost for this effort.  The board has been looking for additional ways to earn money for the guild and this is one opportunity that will help that mission.  Please consider helping in any way you can.
Thank you---Susan M.


Membership Information

Marie J.

We had 3 new members join at the September meeting---WELCOME.   Our membership is now 122!


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The book added to the library this month is Circles of Nine by Janet Houts and Jean Ann Wright.  This book contains 24 patterns for quilts using a unique quilt setting of 9 blocks.  The October raffle book is Cozy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaefer.  This book contains 23 easy projects for quilts and table runners with a contemporary look.  It is great for stash busting.  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.


Program Information

Mary Ann B.

October-Idaho quilters, Sharon Baker creates Kimonos with 5 easy pieces and Elaine Bowles creates art quilts. We will have a trunk show by them and there will be a workshop during the day on Monday.  Check out www.laconnerquilts.com for 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.

November-Sharing our quilts from Guild workshops. 

December-Christmas Party



Lisa N.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Collage Curves workshop with Lorraine Torrence last month.  Participants learned how to create soft curves using bias tape and got started on some beautiful mini quilts.  I look forward to seeing the finished quilts at the November Guild meeting!

We have some openings for the jacket workshop with Sharon Baker and Elaine Bowles from Idaho.  The workshop will be held on Monday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the beautiful Bend Park and Recreation's Community Room.  The cost is $65 and includes lunch.  Learn how to make a gorgeous jacket with just five pieces.  Visit www.kappamaker.com for pictures of these beautiful kimonos.  Non-Guild members are welcome to attend.  Please contact Lisa N. at 541.317.2846 or LNakadate@bendbroadband.com for more information or to sign up.


Caring Corner

Libby S.

We were sorry to hear about the passing of Vicki J’s mother.  Our thoughts are with her during this time.

I am happy to report that Judy and Harry H. are on the road to recovery after a bad car accident.


Quilt Retreat 2012

Jill M. and Barb P.

Plans for the Guild's 2012 retreat are being finalized in hopes of announcing the details at the October meeting.  If you want to assure yourself a spot at the retreat, bring your checkbooks to the meeting; deposit will be $100.00.  Overall cost of the retreat will be $250.00 for three days of sewing and two nights of sleeping.  


October Birthday Wishes

Marie J.       10/4

Earline M.    10/4

Rosie W.      10/7

Twyla B.      10/8

Terri A.        10/12

Jane D.        10/16

Rhonda K.     10/17

Barb P.         10/20

Cindy L.        10/21

Jan S.           10/22

Cathy C         10/30

Coming Events

MBQG Day at Barnes & Noble     10/15/11 

Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show at The Oregon Garden   January 27 & 28, 2012.  Check for info at oregongardenstitichesinbloom.blogspot.com



                    Shop News

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)



Material Girl Fabrics

515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond OR 97756, 541-923-1600  www.material-girl-fabrics.com

I have so much more space in my new location - it is incredible! I have over 50 bolts of new fabric in every category. Contemporary, home dec, Asian, fusions, solids, retro, traditional, Christmas, Laminates, Halloween. Marla will be teaching a "no tears" paper piecing class on Oct 19. See our website for a picture of what will be created.

Thank you for your support!

Leslie and Staff


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

304 NE 3rd St., Bend 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

Drive up to Terrebone to see our new fall and holiday fabrics.

Store hours:  10am-5pm   Monday-Saturday

Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

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

We have wonderful new fabrics and ideas for your holiday gifts.   Stop by soon!

Rhonda and Friends



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

QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception on October 7th will feature the Klamath Basin Vistas quilts. You’ve seen photos of some of these quilts in your favorite quilt magazines. There will be five, 8-panel vistas exhibited. Each vista is made up of 8 separate panels made by 8 women when placed next to each other to create a full vista! In addition to their vistas we will also exhibit between 15 and 20 of their fractures. A “fracture” is a piece of artwork divided into a number of pieces that are each created by separate artists than sewn back together to make one quilt. This entire exhibit is going to be one of the most interesting and inspiring exhibits of the year!

And who doesn’t want to visit quilt shops this October with Sew Oregon taking place from Oct. 7 to 22. The theme this year is Autumn Splendor and each participating shop will give all participants a 6” quilt block kit. There are all kinds of prizes for participants including the grand prize, a quilting cruise for two to Alaska! Guides and passports are available at participating shops so be sure to stop by QuiltWorks when you do your Sew Oregon Shop Hop!

Visit our website and while you are there look at our photo blog and our testimonials from visitors to the gallery. We are pretty tickled about all the wonderful things people have said about the gallery and our shop.

Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.

Marilyn, Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

Our New Fall Class Schedule has been emailed to all those on our email list and classes are also posted on our website http://www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com. You’re sure to find something that will appeal to you. We have several easy projects and Make-‘n-Takes that would make perfect Christmas gifts.

Our 9th Anniversary Sale will be on Saturday, October 22. You won’t want to miss it! 

Susie Berke has joined our growing Bernina Center team. She’s a sewing and quilting enthusiast and has sewn on Bernina machines for many years. She was also a Bernina Tech and is very knowledgeable about all things Bernina. Come visit with her on Fridays.

This month we are featuring the Bernina #10 Edge Stitching foot. You will receive a free gift with purchase. It’s one of those feet that we couldn’t live without here at the shop.

We appreciate all of you and hope that you have a fun and safe Halloween.

Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

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

October is “Back to Sewing!”

The crispness of autumn is in the air and makes me want to snuggle into a new project…a flannel quilt, a warm knitted scarf, new table runners for the holidays, and gifts for Christmas. We would love to inspire your creative side this sewing season and hope to see everyone during “Sew Oregon” Statewide Shop Hop this month…our complimentary block for shop hop participants is fantastic~ you won’t want to miss it!

In our classroom this month you will find classes for Val’s new Mina Bag, Seasonal Table Runner (the class is free with the purchase of our kit!), Slideshow Quilt, Big Fat Tomato Pincushion, Trip Around the World Quilt, Needle-Turn Appliqué with Tonye Phillips, Tiny Treat Totes for trick-or-treaters, Promise Me Sunshine Quilt, and Cityscape with Sarah Kaufman. For those interested in surface design, Kathy Shaker will be teaching Paint Your Own Digital Fabric. In our yarn department new classes starting in October include Knitting Cables, Knitting a Sweater, and Beginning Crochet. In early November, Jean will be teaching Intuitive Color and Design 2 Workshop for those ready to take the next step in artful quilt design.

New fabrics arriving in October:   “Karavan” by Valori Wells, in both cotton and flannel ~ delicious fall colors of batiks from Island Batiks ~ “Fairy Tale Friends” from Moda ~ “Lark” by Amy Butler ~ “Garden Strings” from Andover ~ “Woodlands” from Anthology ~ “Central Park” from Northcott ~ and reproduction fabrics from Pattern Perfect and Andover’s Itsy Bits line.

Mark your calendars now…everyone’s favorite Pajama Sale is November 12th. 

Happy Quilting!

The Stitchin’ Post Staff


BJ's Quilt Basket

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

Can you believe Fall is here? School has started and soon it will be time to carve those pumpkins! We at BJ's think there is no better way to welcome the cooling weather and leaves than with quilting! We have a wide variety of classes to offer you this Fall- everything from aprons to fabric dyeing to tree skirts to hand quilting- in addition, of course, to quilts! Be sure to check out our website to see the most current classes.

We're starting to get excited for the Sew Oregon Shop Hop- with so many local stores participating this year, we really think this is going tobe fun! Remember, the Hop starts the 7th and finishes on the 22nd- giving you all plenty of time to at least complete our district, if not the whole state! You can print out the Passport and check out the prizes on the Sew Oregon website, www.seworegon.com.

BJ's is also proud to announce our support of Chemo Quilts for Central Oregon. The last three Wednesdays in October, from 10-4, we will be hosting all those who are working on donation quilts for this wonderful organization. We'd love to see you there! To learn more about the Chemo Quilts, check out their webpage,  http://billbrisson.com/chemo or click on Chemo Quilts in our website! 

See you at BJ's- it's the quilting place to be!

Vicki & Staff


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.

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


High Mountain Fabric

1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond 548-6909

Visit our shop for lots of new holiday fabric and ideas for gift giving.

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

Looking forward to seeing all of you this fall to check out all our new fabrics, kits, classes, and gift ideas.  Don’t forget to check out our long arm. 

Cathy and Staff