Our Next Guild Meeting is
Monday, October 10, 2011
Quarters for October are Halloween
Message from the President
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.
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.
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.
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!!
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
Norma & Sylvia
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!!!!!
MBQG Book Fair at Barnes
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., firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We had 3 new members join at the
September meeting---WELCOME. Our
membership is now 122!
Our Guild Library
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
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
November-Sharing our quilts from Guild
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.
were sorry to hear about the passing of Vicki J’s mother. Our thoughts
are with her during this time.
happy to report that Judy and Harry H. are on the road to recovery after a bad
Quilt Retreat 2012
and Barb P.
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
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
(Alphabetically by store name,
515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond OR 97756,
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.
for your support!
Leslie and Staff
Sewing & Vacuum Center
304 NE 3rd St., Bend 382-3882
forward to seeing you this month---stop by and see our new products.
8154 11th ST. Suite #1,Terrebonne, OR 541-548-8119 www.quiltersattic.net
to Terrebone to see our new fall and holiday fabrics.
hours: 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday
Kathy & friends
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
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
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
Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 385-7166 www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com
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.
Anniversary Sale will be on Saturday, October 22. You won’t want to miss it!
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.
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.
appreciate all of you and hope that you have a fun and safe Halloween.
Gail, Sharon, and Staff
Cascade,(P.O. Box 280, 97759) Sisters 549-6061 www.stitchinpost.com
is “Back to Sewing!”
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!
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.
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.
calendars now…everyone’s favorite Pajama Sale is November 12th.
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
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
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!
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
Cathy and Staff