Kristin S. www.quiltsqq.com
President: Shannon P.
April 8th Program- Ann
Don’t forget your nametag, show and
Fat Quarter drawing for April- Pastel
Happy Easter! I hope everyone is enjoying this spring. The
past couple of rainy days have lent themselves well to staying in front of the
sewing machine, sewing on a binding, and surfing the net for new ideas!
We are still in need of a Non-profit Coordinator. Please let me know if
you are interested, I would be happy to give some information as to what the
We also need some volunteers to sell raffle tickets and volunteers for
the quilt show. Contact either Mary Ann B. (raffle quilt) or Susan M.
"You can't use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have." Maya Angelou
for the April 8 Guild Meeting
and Lindsey K.
Mary Ella S. and Kate M. have
volunteered to bring beverages and Sally B., Lani S., and Jan D. have volunteered
to bring snacks. If you find you are not able to bring what you volunteered to
contribute, please call Erin B. or Lindsey K. The meeting begins at 6:45 pm. As always, please turn your cell phones off before the
Food Drive for the April 8 Guild Meeting
At the April meeting, we will collect canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.) for the Food Pantry. In February, the Pantry served 553
people. That takes a lot of food
and volunteer time! We accept any
food or monetary donations. Thank
you for all of your contributions.
Quilts- Next Meeting April 10, 11-3 at Nativity Lutheran Church
Diana L., Bev P., Lora F., or Jean M.
Important Things to Read!
1. Mystery Quilts started in February:
Please bring finished mystery quilts--or even just your finished top--to the
April 8th Guild meeting. It will be fun to see them all
2. POTLUCK: On April 10th, in conjunction with the
regular monthly Community Quilt day, we are having a potluck. Bring
whatever food item you like. Plates, cups, and utensils will be provided.
As always, Community Quilts will be held from 11-3 at Nativity Lutheran
Church, located at the corner of SE Knott and Brosterhaus. If you don't
have a project already, we'll help you get started on one.
3. Quilt distribution
coming up: We are planning to distribute quilts in April.
If you have a community quilt almost done, here's your incentive to finish it
and get it out of your sewing room!
4. Another Mystery--in
May: Make plans to come to the May 15th Community Quilt day
because we are planning another Mystery Quilt project. Bev P is again the
lead for this project, so you know it will be fun and interesting.
Questions? Talk with or Email Bev P, Jane D, Diana L, Jean M or
MBQG 30th Anniversary Celebration- June 10
Rosie W. and
Do you have some digital photos of guild events on your
computer that you would be willing to share? If so email them to Kayla H. If
you have too many to email contact her for more info. The following is the text from the fliers that we are
placing at the quilt shops.
Calling all FORMER members of
Mt Bachelor Quilters’ Guild . . .
We are INVITING all past members to help us
celebrate our Thirtieth Anniversary in 2013!
The participation of many
quilters over the years has made the guild what it is today – a thriving,
multi-talented group with lots of activities. We have several events planned for the celebration.
On June 10th, we will
have a historical presentation/anniversary celebration program. It will be a chance to reunite
with long-time quilting friends and give our newer members a glimpse of the
For the July 13 Sisters Outdoor
Quilt Show, our show liaison, Martha Sanders, is gathering quilts for a
special exhibit called “Mt Bachelor Quilters’ Guild 30th Anniversary
Celebration of Quilts”. We will display quilts that won
the “Viewers’ Choice” award at our guild’s previous shows. If you would like to show a quilt, email her as soon as possible at MBQG.email@example.com, and she will send you details.
The final event of our 30th
Anniversary Celebration/Reunion will be our
annual quilt show, August 10th, at Pioneer Park. All
former members are invited to join us for the show and picnic. “Viewers’ Choice” winners and
“Challenge Quilt” winners from the guild’s previous shows will be featured in a
special exhibit called “A Panorama of Our Best” – these can be the same ones as
shown at Sisters show, but can also include other quilts. If you have a quilt for this
display, please email us as soon as
possible at MBQG.firstname.lastname@example.org – we would love to include it.
Quilt Challenge-Quilts Due July 15
Rosie W. and
Kathleen G. for Sylvia K.
Mount Bachelor Quilters’ Guild" is the 2013 Quilt Challenge theme. This is
a theme that allows you to use your imagination and have fun! Did you take a
guild workshop and have some leftover blocks you can use for something new, or
learn a technique that you have wanted to use again? Did a speaker or fellow
guild member show something you have wanted to try and haven’t got around to
doing? Was there a fun (or funny) experience you can portray in a
“picture” quilt? Was there someone in the guild who influenced you that you
would like to honor?
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. Participants can use any type of
technique but all work must be done only by the entrant. All quilts entries are
due on or before the July Guild Meeting which will be on July 15 (note this is
the third Monday).
2013 30th Anniversary Mt. Bachelor
Quilt Show in the Park- August 10
Please sign up for volunteer positions at the April 8th
guild meeting. The show runs so
smoothly with many helping hands and with this being our 30th
Anniversary, we want it to be EXTRA SPECIAL.
Quilt Raffle Ticket Sales- Tickets available at the April 8 Guild Meeting
Mary Ann B.
The raffle quilt will be displayed during Shop Hop at both QuiltWorks
and BJs. I hope to have it at Sew
Many Quilts as well. We will need
ticket sellers for both of those shops.
The raffle quilt will also be displayed at the same two shops during
the July quilt week at Sisters.
Again, we will need tickets sellers.
The tickets will be available during the April 8th
meeting. They are priced at $1.00
or 6 for $5.00. The tickets have
been packaged in groups of 24, so $20.00 would be that price. Please bring your money or your check
to the April meeting.
The April raffle book is Simply Triangles,
by Barbara H. Cline. This book
contains 11 deceptively easy quilts featuring stars, daisies and
pinwheels. Tickets are $1 each or
6 for $5. New book added to the
library this month is The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting by Susan
Stein. Books donated by members
added to the library this month are:
Scrap Quilts, the Art of Making Do, by Roberta Horton, Gooseberry
Hill, patterns for stuffed animals & dolls, by Kathy Pace, and American
Quilts & Coverlets, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Thank you for your support of the Guild
April 8- Ann Shaw will be here to present a program for the guild. Ann
is known for her pictorial quilts. Ann was showcased as one of the Artists in
Residence at the 2012 Empty Spools Seminar hosted in Asilomar, California and
has been asked to teach there in 2014. Ann will also be teaching a guild
workshop, which you can find more information in the workshop section of the
newsletter. Check out more on Ann at www.annshawquilting.com/
May 13- Marsha
McCloskey will be here from Eugene, Oregon. Marsha specializes in Feathered
Star designs. She is a designer of quilt patterns, fabric, and quilting tools.
Marsha also has published numerous books for quilters. Her first book, Small
Quilts was published in 1981. Find out more about Marsha here: http://www.marshamccloskey.com/index.html
June 10- This month
the Anniversary Program will be presented. The committee has been working hard.
Please invite any past members, as they may enjoy this program. Please
have them RSVP to MBQG.email@example.com
July 15- Don't forget your show and
tell from quilt week! Note that this is the 3rd
Workshops- Next Workshop is April 8 with Ann Shaw (www.annshawquilting.com)
We are looking forward to Ann Shaw’s Chicken Challenge workshop on
April 8. Following that, we have
12 people who have signed up for Marsha McCloskey’s Massachusetts Cross and
Crown workshop scheduled for May 13.
We’ll be firming up the price for the workshop after the April meeting,
so if you’ve been undecided about signing up, don’t delay. Watch for the sign-up sheet at the April
We were sorry to hear that Wynne O.’s niece from California passed
away. Alice Petersen fell recently
and broke her knee cap and bumped her head. Patricia Marie Ross, a former Guild member, passed away
November 19, 2012. Many will
remember her as an avid quilter and a gracious and giving friend. She will be buried at sea after a
military memorial in June 2013. The
daughter of Rosemary French, a former guild member, has been diagnosed with
breast cancer. Rosemary moved to
Nebraska and is living near her daughter, which will be a great comfort for all
Boutique- Next Sew Day is April 23, 10-4:30 at Bend Parks and Rec
B., Lora F., Marie J., Jane G., Darlene P., Karen K. and Catherine A.
The Boutique is producing wonderful products to sell during the Guild
Quilt Show in August. In April, we
have Joanne Myers demonstrating her place mats and small table toppers. Please bring strips cut 1 ½” to 2 ½” and
width of fabric. This project
lends itself to use of scraps that are the width of the fabric.
The other project for sewing is a request made by our President. Shannon would like to purchase some
microwave bowls, so we will be making them that day also.
If you would like to sew at home for The Boutique, please do so. We would appreciate any items you can
make. Patterns may be requested
from any of the committee members.
The fourth and final sewing day for The Boutique will be on April 23rd
at Bend Parks and Rec Community Room at 799 SW Columbia Street. The time is 10:00am until
4:30pm. Please bring your lunch
and beverages. Anything to share
will be accepted and enjoyed!
Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) News- July 13
It was so wonderful to have Ann Richardson at our March meeting to
share her heartfelt enthusiasm for the show and for the help that our Guild
offers. A clipboard was passed at
two prior meetings but never made it around the whole room unfortunately. We will try again at the April meeting
or you can contact me (see roster)
if you’d like to help out.
IF you signed up on line, please let me know. There was some glitch in the website recently and the quilt
show office wants to recheck those entries. We desperately need hostesses and monitors for the 3PM
shift. This gives you time for
viewing the quilts, a nice lunch and chat with friends before starting your
shift. And, what’s also nice about
this shift is that it’s a bit shorter than the earlier ones. Of course, last year was exceptionally
exciting with the afternoon rain, but I think Ann has been working on a
guarantee of no rain for her last show as executive director. So please, let’s help her out in the
time slots she really needs and show that Mt Bachelor Quilters’ Guild cares!
Baby Shower- Bring donations to the April 8 Guild Meeting
& Denise M.
collection by Soroptimist International of Bend
(a nonprofit service organization)
This is our 8th annual collection! We
collect necessary baby supplies for mothers who cannot afford them. Many women have no resources at all for
their new baby. Maybe she has fled
domestic violence, or poverty has made it impossible to prepare for a baby. In this economy, there are more needy
families than before.
We’re asking our guild members to make a simple baby quilt or fleece blanket, or
to knit/crochet a baby blanket, or to donate any new or used baby items. Please bring your donations to the
March, or April guild meeting, and we will give you a tax-receipt. Later donations will be welcomed
also – they will always be needed!
Right now, DHS needs toddler clothes for girls, sizes 2, 3, 4, 5.
Help women who are in need to celebrate
their new babies! Thanks!
from a Guild Member
I am trying to see if any member has a July/August 1998 issue of Quit
Newsletter Magazine. I am missing some pages of Margaret Gutowsky's
article on "Reversible Quilt As You Go". In addition I do not
want to spend $30 for the magazine on EBay. Thank you. MaryElla S.
Request from the Community
The guild receives requests for raffle or auction quilts from time to
time. Many of these community
organizations are worthy of support, but do not fit into the guild’s community
quilts program for various reasons.
The board has decided that it would be appropriate to put the request in
the newsletter so that our members who might have a suitable quilt can offer it
to the organization directly.
Westside Village Magnet School (WVMS) has put out a request for a quilt
that they can auction off at their fundraiser on April 20. The fundraiser is called Westside Rhythm and
Blues; the website for the event is http://www.vrb2013.com/
and includes an evening of dinner, music, and a raffle. The quilt you
provide might be used in a live auction or the silent auction depending on the
type of items they receive. Please contact Brenda Gessner at firstname.lastname@example.org or
541-617-3970 if you have a suitable quilt that you would like to donate for the
April Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!
Jan D. 4/10
Evelyn C. 4/14
Jane G. 4/20
Pat W. 4/20
Kris L. 4/25
Marilyn U. 4/26
Guild Dates to
Guild Workshop with Ann Shaw April
Guild Meeting- Program: Ann Shaw April
Community Quilts at Nativity Lutheran Church April
Boutique Sewing Day April
Guild Meeting- Program: Marsha McCloskey May
Guild Meeting- Program: 30th Anniversary Celebration June
Guild Meeting- Program:
Quilt Week Show and Tell, Challenge Quilts Due July
MBQG Quilt 30th Anniversary Show in the Park- Pioneer Park August
Other Dates to Remember
QuiltWorks First Friday Reception, 5-7pm April
Open House Saturday, 10-4 April
Snow Child Quilts for the Novel
Idea, exhibit continues April
Quilters, Inc.’s 39th Annual Quilt Show, "A Festival of Quilts' April
Thursday-Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Admission" Adults $8.00, Children
under 12 free
Featured Guest Lecturer/Teacher : Gyleen X. Fitzgerald
Over 300 quilts on display, with past blue Ribbon Winners spotlighted!
Handicapped Accessible with Free Wheelchairs for use at the show - Many
Vendors, Wonderful Silent Auction - 'Quilts of Valor' special display.
Portland Expo Center, Exhibit Hall A, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland Contact 503-222-1991
$1.00 off coupon available at the website
Oregon Quilt Shop Hop April
The hours for all the shops are
Thurs.-Sat. 9AM to 6PM and Sunday 11AM to 4PM. Maps are available at each shop,
so go to your nearest shop to begin and find all the info you need. Each shop hopper gets a passport at the
first shop they visit and get it stamped at each shop. You will receive a step
in an 8 step mystery pattern and a chunky eighth from each shop. With your
completed passport enter to win a Brother Quilter’s Sewing machine or one of 16
gift certificates or an individual shop prize!
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show July
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
Spring makes many of us want to get out in our
gardens ... but we know from experience that it’s too early yet! So, use some
of that creative energy to start a new, fun project. We have several great
classes coming up in April - the Potato Chip Bag (bet you can't make just one),
Dimensional Leaves, Tricks & Treats, Town & Country Jacket, & Pinny
Pincushion. As always we have several clubs and groups to suit every interest
that you are welcome to join anytime. Check out the Class Schedule on our
website at www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com.
Plan to join us for Shop Hop April 25 - 27th. If you've never done it, now is
the time to start. If you have, you know how much fun it is!
We hope you have been receiving our emails about our weekly specials. We are
having some great bargains. If you're not on our list, call or stop by the
store to sign up.
~Gail, Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
A is for April and Appreciation!
18, 19 & 20~ Customer Appreciation Days!
Stone is our featured instructor!
There are a few spaces left in Karen’s two-day workshop “Decorative One Patch: Techniques from Clam Session” (Sat
& Sun, April 20-21)
Show with Karen Stone~ Thu, April 18, 5:30-7:00 pm (register in advance
from EE Schenck will be sharing her favorite new notions on Fri & Sat,
11 am-3 pm
Kygar, author of Creative Quilts
from Your Crayon Box, will be demonstrating her unique method for
coloring fabric on Sat, 10 am-Noon and 1-3 pm
us for refreshments, special savings, and demonstrations. Don’t forget to bring in your
Customer Appreciation Postcard to enter our drawing for fabulous prizes!
25, 26, 27 & 28 ~ Shop Hop!
Get your passport stamped~ Receive a FREE block pattern and Fat 1/8th
yard of fabric.
Toes in the Sand Block of the Month program begins April
Join Tamra for a demonstration (3:30-4:30 pm) of the fabulous
Hex-n-More Ruler, designed by Julie Herman. Block of the Month program runs for 12 months and includes
enough fabric for 24 pieced triangle blocks. Limited space available: $50 for in-store pick up or $62 by mail.
Fabric Arriving in April:
New batiks coming from Schenck, Kaufman, Hoffman, plus some batik
pre-cuts from Moda ~ Dr. Seuss “Oh the Places You’ll Go” ~ “Comma” “PB&J”
and “Simple Marks” from Moda ~ and fabric for many new kits!
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com
Well – it has been a long winter, and we welcome spring with open
arms!! Put this on your calendar – Central Oregon Shop Hop is April 25 – 28 –
join all 8 of your local quilt shops by hopping to each one to gather your fat
eighth of a beautiful batik, your pattern step, and join in on lots of
give-aways at each shop – not to mention the goodies you’ll munch along the
way! In April we will have lots of fun classes for you to join in on – our
Basics classes are continuing, beginning with Border Basics on the 3rd or 4th,
Mitering Basics on the 5th, and Backing Basics on the 10th or 11th! We also
have Bevalee Runner teaching her hand appliqué in our Heart to Heart class
April 6th and 8th, make a cute hat with Stacy on the 12th or make your memories
come to life in a T-Shirt memory quilt class with Vicki on the 16th & 30th.
Lots to do, and no excuse for boredom!! Hope you’ll join us because BJ’s is the
quilting place to be!!
and The Inspiration 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
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Material Girl Fabrics
Cascade Ave., Redmond 541-923-1600 www.material-girl-fabrics.com
We look forward to seeing you.
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
Just in!...New panels for quick kid's quilts, new ideas
for quick graduation quilts, new patterns, new backings, "to Dye
for" fabric, and coming soon new Stonehenge Canyonlands.
Don't forget to attend Shop Hop, April 25th! Reminder :
Quilter's Attic regular hours Mon-Sat 10-5.
Soon! Kathy & friends
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
Happy Spring Everyone,
I hope you are ready for our Central Oregon Annual Shop Hop
at the end of this month. We have great sales and we are fully stocked
for your new adventures this spring and summer. We also have a Batik Sale
this month, along with a colorful Sales Rack. Come join the fun where you
are always welcomed with a friendly smile, The Quilt Shack in Prineville.
~Rhonda, family and friends
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
QuiltWorks Gallery in
April will feature close to 60 quilts and fiber art projects for the Deschutes
County Library’s Novel Idea...Read Together” project. The quilts will be based
on The Snow Child the 2013 selection. The unveiling will be Friday,
April 5 from 5 to 7PM and will continue through Saturday, April 6 with an Open
House from 10AM to 4PM to meet the artists. QuiltWorks is located at 926 NE
Greenwood Ave. The exhibit will be up until Wednesday, May 1 .
Shop Hop - Get a
group of friends together and visit all eight of the Central Oregon quilt shops
participating in Shop Hop. The event begins Thursday, April 25 through Sunday,
April 28. The hours for all the shops are Thurs.-Sat. 9AM to 6PM and Sunday
11AM to 4PM. Each shop hopper gets a passport at the first shop they visit and
get it stamped at each shop. You will receive a step in an 8 step mystery
pattern and a chunky eighth from each shop. With your completed passport enter
to win a Brother Quilter’s Sewing machine or one of 16 gift certificates or an
individual shop prize!
May Gallery - Our
Featured Quilter for May will be Janie Adams who is going to show us a lot of
color! Our group exhibit will be Sisters of the Heart a non-profit from Sisters
that works with women in Uganda.
QuiltWorks Classes -
Visit our website or come in the shop! www.quiltworks.com
Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.
~Marilyn, Dave and the gals from