Kristin Shields www.quiltsqq.com
President: Martha Sanders
Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, April 9, 2012.
Fat Quarter drawing for April- April
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.
It's hard to believe we are one fat quarter into the year! I hope you agree we've had some nice
programs and fun workshops with one workshop to come. Our April program
presenter, Maggie Ball, is well known in the quilt world and has been on
several TV quilting shows. It should be a good one.
I hope you are thinking about this year's challenge quilt. Do you
remember your favorite childhood book or the book your kids begged you to read
over and over again? I know there are so many challenges out there:
the SOQS Small Wonders challenge, the SOQS challenge block and the Modern Quilt
challenge blocks. We always look forward
to our quilt show's special display of our quilts.
While we had a fabulous February and mixed March weather-wise, it's
always good quilting weather. Let's see those retreat projects, no
matter what state of completion at our next meeting!
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
and Shannon P.
Sadie R. and Lani S. have volunteered to bring beverages. Loesje A., Kayla H., and Kristin S.
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.
Kim M., Loesje A., Catherine E. and Gayle G.
Save May 3, 4:00 - 6:00 pm for the annual New
Member's Tea. This year we will be at B.J's Quilt Basket. This event is
especially to celebrate members who have joined in the last year, although long
time members are invited as well. Be prepared for fun, food, share and tell,
and surprises. Questions?
Call anyone on the membership committee.
Have you purchased your raffle tickets for our BEAUTIFUL raffle quilt
this year? Remember, we ask that each member purchase a minimum of
$20 worth of tickets---that is 24 tickets this year! ($1 each/6
tickets for $5) Please look for me on "clipboard alley" at any
upcoming guild meeting. Also, we will be selling tickets during this
year's Central Oregon SHOP HOP=== watch for sign-ups at April's guild
meeting, or e-mail me at email@example.com if you can work a slot on
Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Details will follow at April's
meeting. Our raffle quilt is the main source of income for the
guild, other than membership dues, so please help SELL those TICKETS!
Boutique will open for business at our 2012 August Quilt Show. We will have a minimum of ten items for
sale. These items are luggage
tags, luggage handles, passport/cell phone holders, needle holders, scissor
cases, plastic bag storage containers, hot pads, casserole hot pads, receiving
blankets, 18” doll clothes, individual design walls, and others to be
website for the needle holders is: www.sewprimkhris.blogspot.com. That website will show you the required
materials, step-by-step instruction, and the finished product.
plan is to have one day a month for members to come together to sew our
items. Once an item is made then,
the Guild gets to have one and the maker can make as many as they want and need
for themselves. Of course, if a
member would share more than one with the Guild, it would be greatly
first of three scheduled days is April 16th from 10:00am until
4:30pm at the Bend Parks and Rec Building in their community room. The location is 799 SW Colombia Street,
near the Old Mill District. The
other scheduled days are May 24th and June 4th. They will be held at the same
location. We want participants to
enjoy themselves and have a pleasant day with fellow sewers!
supplies and materials required for the sewing day will be sent out at a later
date. A sewing machine and basic
sewing supplies will be needed.
Depending on the items you will make, some specific materials will be
needed. Velcro, lace, rickrack,
batting insulated batting, non-acrylic batting, bias tape, selvages from
fabric, and small buttons are a few of the specific materials. If you have any of these supplies
that could be donated, it would be appreciated.
room for additional participants at the April 16th sewing day. We also have fun planned into the
day! If you want to come, please
contact Mary Ann B. at 541-312-9513 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would appreciate having people sign
up ahead of time. If you want to
stop by and see the fun, we would love to have you. Thanks for helping with The Boutique!
Karen F. Diana L. and Jane D.
Community Quilts meets on the second Wednesday of the month--in April,
the date is Wednesday the 11th. Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Place: Nativity Lutheran Church,
located at the corner of SE Knott and SE Brosterhaus in Bend.
Bring your machine, basic sewing supplies, your lunch, and a community
quilt project you are already working on. If you don't already have a project,
we have tubs of fabric, patterns, and even kits for you to work with.
Special need: We have been
given a number of completed quilt tops. We need members to quilt and
finish these tops. We can supply batting and backing. If you can't
come on Wednesday, please contact one of the Community Quilt co-chairs and we
will get the top/batting/backing to you! Quilting can be as simple as
you want--stitch in the ditch is great. You can also tie these quilts.
But we need your help in any case.
Thank you for your donations to the food pantry. We are again asking for donations of canned corn or peas for April. The pantry served a large number of
people in March and all your donations are appreciated. We accept any food or money
donations. Keep up the good work!
Our Guild Library
The April raffle book is Flip Your Way
to Fabulous Quilts by Donna Lynn Thomas. This book takes folded corners to new heights. Use the stitch and flip technique to make
one of 13 suggested patterns.
Raffle tickets are $1 each/6 for $5. The following books were donated to the Library by a member: The Apron Book by EllynAnne
Geisel and Thimbleberries, Quilting a Patchwork Garden, by Lynette
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
May- This meeting will feature
member techniques. If you would like to see something or share something please
contact Kayla at email@example.com.
June- This meeting will feature
Joann Myers and Barbara Copeland. Joann will be sharing some civil war
quilts from her collection that will not be at our quilt show. Barbara
will be showing us some of her quilts and sharing some tricks that help her
along the way.
There are still a few spots left in the
"Kaleidoscopic Pinwheels" workshop with Maggie Ball to be held on
Wednesday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We are planning a workshop with Cheryl Malkowski from Roseburg, Oregon
on September 9 and Wendy Hill and Pat Pease will give a workshop on "Color
& Design Play on Tuesday, October 9.
More details on each of these workshops will be provided next
month. Thanks for supporting the
2012 Quilt Challenge
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
We look forward to
seeing many wonderful interpretations of some great children’s literature. If
you have any questions, please call Sylvia or Janelle.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and a card will be mailed on behalf of our Guild.
Sisters Outdoor Quilt
Keep those online quilt entries rolling in! Be sure to sign
up as a volunteer...there are lots of ways to participate!
April Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!
Judy H. 4/6
Sylvia K. 4/11
Jane G. 4/20
Pat W. 4/20
Kris L. 4/25
Marilyn U. 4/26
Dates to Remember
Unbroken Thread Quilt Show: The Needle Speaks April
740 W. 13th Ave.,
Eugene, OR Tues- Sat
10-4, Sun 12-4, closed Mon.
Upper Willamette Piecemakers Quilt Show: Planting Seeds of Color May
United Methodist Church, 48137 E. 1st St., Oakridge, OR Fri and
Quilt Show July
Check out the
show’s website at www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org
for all the information.
MBQG Quilt Show in the Park August
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!
Pacific West Quilt Show August
Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, WA. Entry submissions due April 20, 2012. For more information see the website: www.apwq.org
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
19, 20 & 21~ Customer Appreciation Days:
Wasilowski is our featured instructor, with workshops (Thu & Fri) and
a lecture “So Many Chickens, So Little Time: Diary of a Serial Quilter”
(Sat 11am- register in advance $10)
from Checker Notions will be taking special orders for those “hard to
find” notions, patterns & books (Friday 11-3 pm)
Quarter Frenzy~ terrific savings on featured Fat Quarters & related
Signing & Free Demo with Terrie Kygar, author of Creative Quilts
from Your Crayon Box (Fri 3-4pm & Sat 11-Noon)
us for Refreshments, Special Savings, Demonstrations and Enter our Drawing
for Fabulous Prizes!
26, 27, 28 & 29~ Shop Hop:
Get your passport stamped ~ Receive a FREE Pattern and Fat 1/8th
yard of fabric ~Refreshments!
your calendar for May 3, 4 & 5~ Elizabeth Hartman:
two workshops~ “Chopped Vegetable Pillows” and “Rain or Shine”
Night Out presentation (Thu 6pm- register in advance $5) featuring quilts
from her brand new book Modern Patchwork
online at www.stitchinpost.com/retreats.html
or by calling 541-549-6061
Fabric Arriving in April:
Valori Wells’ new line of fabric “Cocoon” in cotton, linen & voile
~ Martha Negley’s “Farmington” ~ “Robin” by Clothworks ~ “Papillon” by Moda ~
and more batiks from Kaufman, Island Batiks and Timeless Treasures
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com
Well spring has sprung – although it does not look like it
here! Keep on quilting ladies! Add Central Oregon Shop Hop to your
spring schedule of fun things to do April 26-29! We have lots of fun
classes to entice you, please take a look at our website www.bjsquiltbasket.com
and get signed up for one today. We have everything from open sews to
work on your own projects, to beginning machine appliqué, to quilting 102 the
next step, an apron, and much more! Also, we still have room in our
Festival of Classes in July. There are a couple of trunk shows you won’t
want to miss – one by Stephanie Brandenburg, artist of all those beautiful flower
panels. Then we have Elisa Wilson coming to show you how easy it really
is to do curves!! Sign up today!
See you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting
place to be!
& the team at BJ’s
Cynthia’s Sewing Center
Badger Road (inside BJ’s), Bend 541-383-1999
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
Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909 no
'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
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Come on down and see our new fabrics for spring!
Material Girl Fabrics
Cascade Ave., Redmond 541-923-1600 www.material-girl-fabrics.com
Material Girl is getting a lot of new fabric in,
which can be viewed on both the website and Facebook. For the month of April,
Batiks will be 10% off. There will be some good deals for the shop hop at the
end of the month.
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center
3rd St., Bend 541-382-3882
We look forward to seeing you this month---stop by
and see our new products.
ST. Suite #1, Terrebonne 541-548-8119
Drive up to Terrebonne to see our new fabrics.
541-548-8119. Store hours:
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
We are excited that Shop Hop is finally here and
can't wait to see everyone!
Friends and Family
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception
will be April 6, from 5 to 7 PM. The entire gallery will be filled with quilts
from the Deschutes County Library’s “Novel Idea” program. The selected novel
for 2012 is Rules of Civility. There will be about 40 quilts from this
novel so be sure to check out a copy from the library.
QuiltWorks Classes - Come check out our new
spring schedule of classes. We’re offering classes for new quilt techniques,
tablerunners, bowls, bags, finishing techniques, machine quilting, hats, scrubs
The Central Oregon Shop Hop is going to be
April 26, 27, 28, 29. This is a chance to visit all 8 of the shops, win prizes,
see new spring fabrics and goodies and let us thank you for being our great
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.
Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
We have several new spring samples up in the shop – whether spring is
really here or not! New fabrics are arriving every few days and we have ordered
several hundred new batiks that will arrive over time. If you’re a batik lover,
you’re going to get really excited when they start coming!
Do you enjoy making doll clothes for your daughter, granddaughter, or
niece’s 18” doll? We have a great selection of clothes samples, patterns, and
accessories on display. We also offer a doll clothes class/club that meets once
We are offering a Bernina COA (Clean, Oil, Adjust) special during the
month of April. When you pick up your Bernina after its yearly COA, you will
receive a $20 in store coupon. For a fee, our tech will pick up and deliver
your machine. Call the shop for details.
Each week in April we will be featuring a special coupon good for 20%
off on selected items. Go to our website at www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com and
click on Just 4 You. Print out the coupons and bring them into the store for
the entire month of April.
We appreciate each of you, our loyal friends and customers.
~Gail, Sharon, and Staff