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April 2011

  www.quiltsqq.com                                              President: Martha Sanders

Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, April 11th, 2011.  

We are back at Partners in Care for our April meeting!

Fat Quarter for April:  Pastels

Birthday Block for April:  Spring has Sprung


Message from the President  

Martha S.

Is it finally Spring? There are still a few too many snow squalls around, but soon we’ll be distracted by our gardens, our bright blue skies and inspiring designs in nature.  We’re getting there, piece by fabric piece.

Speaking of inspiration, it would be a great honor to our April featured speaker, Jean Wells Keenan, if you brought something for show and tell that Jean inspired or taught.   A further honor would be if we had all of those quilt show volunteer spots completely filled!

Don’t miss your chance to win blocks for your birthday quilt.  The April block ”Spring has Sprung” features a modern look of horizontal bars of floral and pastels, with a sashing strip on one side only and is not meant to be square.  The directions can be found on the website.   The more you make the better your chances of winning.   Be sure to label your blocks for the drawing.  Watch for ‘Here’s lookin’ at You Kid’ next month, an I Spy theme, with the pattern the same as February and March.  

Lots of information in this newsletter is not repeated at the guild meeting.  Be sure to read on. 

Happy Spring!  




Block of the Month

Thank you so much for your support of this ongoing project to help create more community quilts. You hear every month about someone or some group who truly appreciates your talents to produce something very special for them. “Spring has Sprung” ” is our April theme.  Check the website for a new pattern, beginning in April, for the 12” blocks.  We love the fabulous combos we saw in March.


Important Reminders

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm.  Unless you are assisting with setup, please don’t enter the meeting room before 6:30 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.

Chris M. and Barb P. have volunteered to bring beverages and Jean M., Kim M., Kris L., and Sally B. have volunteered to bring snacks for our April meeting.   If anyone finds they cannot bring what they volunteered to contribute, please call Sadie R. @ 389-2532.  Thanks ladies.

Membership Information

Marie J.

We had no new members join in March. 

Mark your calendar for our annual New Member Social held at Sew Many Quilts on Saturday May 7th at 1:30 PM.  We especially want to invite the new members from the last two years and any of the 'old' members to share more information about our guild.  We'll have Show-n-Tell, door prizes, snacks and a great time getting acquainted with each other.   Bring your new and/or old projects and stories that go along with them.  Please come.

The 2011 roster is out now. If you haven't received it let us know at the membership desk and we will make sure you get one. 


2011 MTQG Quilt Show

Gayle G.

Our annual quilt show, “Quilts in the Park” will again feature a members’ potluck. Members who voted in the poll taken at our March meeting favored that option by more than 2-1 over either of the other options. 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 over the course of both days. 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.

Help make our 28th annual quilt show the best ever by signing up to help and submitting your most beautiful and imaginative quilts for display.

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


Raffle Quilt 2011

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

Info on what can or cannot be done will also be given.  Please be sure to note the new rules for selling/purchasing of raffle tickets as outlined in this information.   They are quite specific and need to be followed as directed by the IRS and Oregon Dept. of Revenue.

Be sure to look at this stunning quilt at our meeting.  There are only 1000 tickets, priced at $5.00.  Limited amount will mean better chance of winning.

Can't make it to the meeting?  Call any one of the committee for a ticket.


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The book added to the library this month is Stack the Deck Revisited, by Karla Alexander. This book contains updated patterns from Stack the Deck and Karla is offering classes at Quilters’ Affair based on this book in July. Another library book was donated by a member: How to Make an American Quilt, a novel, by Whitney Otto. The April raffle book is It’s Quilting Cats & Dogs, 17 Stitchery and Patchwork Projects for You to Treasure, by Lynette Anderson. 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.  Let me know if you have any questions.



Lisa N.

Last month's Quilt Documentation Workshop was a success!  Twelve Guild members attended a workshop by Martha Spark of the Oregon Quilt Project where she demonstrated how to document quilts.  We got to see several quilts from the late 1800s and learned about the fabric, quilting and binding techniques and so much more!  The attendees will now be more knowledgeable about quilt documentation and will have skills to volunteer at upcoming documentation days throughout the state of Oregon.  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.

April-Jean Wells will present a program named  ‘Sticks and Stones’.

May-Techniques and Tips.  Members have been enlisted to share tips they use to make quilting more fun.  We have seven members who are preparing demonstrations.  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, WA.  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 a 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.  We will have a trunk show at our meeting and 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.

I am chairing the Challenge Quilt this year and with the board's approval the theme is "What Women Love!". This is your opportunity to make that crazy quilt reflecting your love of chocolate cake, wine with friends, laughing with family, birthdays, whatever it is that you love or you know that women love...put it in a quilt! The dimensions are minimum 36x36 and maximum 64x64. Prizes will be awarded based on your creativity and more. Contact Marilyn@quiltworks.com if you have any questions.


Continuing Monthly Food Drive

Norma & Sylvia

Thank You, Thank You for Your Food Donations!

Thank you many times over for all of your food donations. Please just continue your good work by bringing one or two+ of the items listed on the website on the Community Quilts page. Only bring those items that are listed because the pantry space is small and each type of item has its own designated position in clear sight of the clients they serve.   Also, the manager supplements this list with other specific items on which he gets a price break. Thanks again.


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!        



Quilt Retreat---2011

Janelle R. and Donna C.

Looking forward to seeing all members who will be attending this year’s retreat!


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show -- July 9, 2011

Susan R.

Let's really make ourselves proud and honor Jean Wells at our April meeting and have a lot more sign-ups to help hostess at this year's show on July 9th.  Sign up your friends, family, and houseguests!  Hostess shifts are only two hours and it's fun and easy.  This is a very important part of what makes the show so great, so please help.  I will be passing around the sign-up clipboard at the April meeting.

Remember that the Small Wonders quilts and Fabric Postcards are due April 15th!   Send them to the Sisters Quilt Show Office.  See the website (www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org) for details.  Contact me if you have other questions.  Thanks!


Community Quilts

Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.

Thank you for all of your fine work; "keep on stitchin';" the need is great!!!  Please see the Community Quilts page on the website for the sizes and types that are needed. 

If you forgot to bring your cut squares last month, bring them on the 11th

2 ½” squares, 3 ½” squares and 6 ½” squares…hundreds are fine!!!

Bring all of your wonderful quilts to us on Guild meeting night or to the Community Quilts’ Day on Wednesday, April 13 from 11-2 at the Nativity Lutheran Church (directions on the CommQlts page on the website).  Please join us that Wednesday.  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.


April Birthday Wishes

Judy H.



Sylvia K.



Jane G.



Pat W.



Kris L.



Marilyn U.




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.  

We were sorry to hear about Karen W.’s mother passing.  Marilyn U.'s husband, David, is doing a little better after a stay in the hospital.  Sally W. had back surgery this past month.  It was good to see Jill M. and Darlene P. at last month's guild meeting.- we have missed their smiles.  It is nice to see Jane L.'s smiling face when she came to Wednesday's quilt group.  

Stay healthy our dear quilting sisters!


Coming Events

April meeting MBQG—Monday, 4/11/11

Pioneer Quilters Present the 35th Annual Unbroken Thread Show ‘A Flowering of Quilts’ honoring our member Martha Allwander.  April 9-17, 2011 Lane County Historical Museum, 740 W 13th Ave. Eugene, OR  Tues-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4.  Admission $5

CO Shop Hop---April 28,29,30, May 1st

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)

Material Girl Fabrics

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

I have a lot a beautiful new spring fabrics, including some gorgeous rayon batiks. Material Girl is holding classes now. They will become more frequent during the summer. Super Saturday's continue with a special 15% discount for Mt Bachelor Guild members.

h Leslie and Staff f


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---

hKaren h


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!

hKathy & friendsh


The Quilt Shack

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

The Quilt Shack is having an Easter Egg Hunt starting April 4 through April 23, 2011.  Plus, come find your specials and a chance to win gift certificates with our Jelly Bean Contest.

Don't forget "Central Oregon Shop Hop" April 28, 29, 30 & May 1, 2011.  Hope to see you all there.  You can visit our website for more information at www.thequiltshack.com.



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

Thank you to everyone for your great support of QuiltWorks. We love getting to know and support you in your quilting and sewing projects. Our First Fridays seem to get more popular every month. April’s exhibits demonstrate quilting embracing community when 15 to 20 quilts inspired by the novel Kapitoil, Deschutes County Library’s 2011 “Novel Idea” are on display. The story takes place in New York city and our second exhibit will feature New York Beauties, quilts inspired by the Statue of Liberty. Both exhibits are from Central Oregon quilters. A second reception for the Novel Idea will take place Thursday April 21, 5 to 7 PM. Both receptions are open to the public and the exhibits will run through April.

Join one of our monthly get-togethers; everyone is welcome.

  • Newcomers Club - every Monday morning 9:30AM to 12:30PM, sit and sew
  • Woolly Mammoths - the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, Noon to 4 with Anna Bates
  • Sew-cial or “Sit ‘n Sew” - every Thursday 3PM to 8PM with Crys
  • Modern Quilt Guild Interest Group - the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 5PM to 8PM
  • Quilts for Kids - the 3rd Sunday of every month 1PM to 4PM

 See you at Shop Hop April 28, 29, 30 and May 1!

 h Marilyn and Dave  f   


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

So many fun and exciting things are happening this spring at Sew Many Quilts. 

We are having a Clean Up Your Bernina sewing machine special.  Receive a $20.00 off coupon on your next purchase when you have your Bernina sewing machine cleaned, oiled and adjusted from March 21 through April 15, 2011.

In April we are having a unique special.  Watch for our e-mail for details.  (If you’re not on our e-mail list, be sure to stop by the shop to sign up.)

Preparations are under way for the Central Oregon Shop Hop April 28th thru May 1st.  We will have oodles of new samples and demos for you.  New merchandise is arriving weekly with lots of fun batiks and fantastic fabrics. 

One of our local designers, Nadine Hogrefe of Willow Creek Quilts, just finished her Spring Time Pillow Trio pattern.  It includes a fun Easter Bunny, Luck of the Irish and Spring basket.  Come in to see these delightful pillows.

 As always, thank you for your business and support. We appreciate you.

fGail, Sharon, and Staff f


Stitchin' Post

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

What’s New at the Stitchin’ Post!

Join us for Customer Appreciation Days April 14, 15 & 16!

  • Take a class with quilting artist Barbara Shapel
  • Place an order with Checker Notions
  • Enter to win one of six $100 Stitchin’ Post/Twigs Gift Certificates
  • Learn new techniques at one of our many demonstrations
  • Save money during hourly “specials”
  • Enter to win a sewing machine from Morrow’s Sewing Center

New fabrics arriving in April:

  • Quilt Show Poster fabric panel and coordinating fabric line “My Sunshine” from Kathy Deggendorfer
  • Dr. Seuss flannel
  • Civil War Reunion reproduction prints
  • Jane Sassaman’s new line “Garden Divas”
  • Batiks, Batiks, and more Batiks!

Happy Quilting!

hThe Stitchin’ Post Staffh


BJ's Quilt Basket

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

Well, we can officially wish you a Happy Spring now – even though the snow isn’t finished!!  We have our new “BJ’s Basics” classes beginning now, and they will be just “short & sweet” classes for $10 & under to teach you, or someone you know, the basics of quilting one short class at a time – watch our schedule on the web – www.bjsquiltbasket.com – we also have lots of other great classes coming, including our Festival classes in July – our printed schedule is now available, so grab one next time you’re in & get signed up quick!!

We just received a huge shipment of fabric from Free Spirit & Westminster Fabrics – lots of very fun “springy” fabrics for all those colorful quilts you are planning now that the sun is out!   We also just received several knit fabrics to not only make quilts, but to make very cute clothes!!

Watch us on Facebook now, and follow our blog!  We will keep you posted on new fabrics coming in daily!!  Just a note for those of you looking for a job – we are in the process of taking applications to hire for a nearly full time position here at BJ’s – so if you’ve always wanted to work in your hobby, which makes it way less like work, then please come see me & turn in your resume!!

Don’t forget about Shop Hop coming April 28th – lots of chances to win some great prizes – we’ll see you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!! 

hVicki and Staffh


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.

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


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!

hDonna f


Homestead Quilts

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

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.  We’ll see you at Shop Hop at the end of the month!

h Cathy and Staff f