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August 2011

  www.quiltsqq.com                                              President: Martha Sanders

Quilt Show in the Park


Message from the President  

Martha S.

Summer time, and the quiltin’ is easy.  Blocks are jumping and the cotton thread’s nigh. 

I know you’ll have a great time at our quilt show and I look forward to seeing all of your fabulous quilts.  Don’t every think your quilt is ‘not worthy’ because there is beauty in every one of them as well as your heart and perhaps a little angst in them.    Please share them with us.    I’ve met so many new-to-Bend quilters over the summer and I encourage you all to meet and greet these visitors at our show. 

Please, please buy your share of raffle quilt tickets.   There is so much opportunity if you win.   The quilt is valued at $599.99 and could be a really nice gift or tax donation.   Plus it’s a wonderful piece of art with so much detail.   The two antique quilts for sale at the show are quite a bargain and the total proceeds go directly to the guild.   These quilts are valued much higher by respectable dealers.    The proceeds from both fund our guild activities and keep you informed, entertained and give you an opportunity to give back to our greater community.  Thank you for doing your part!

Come early, stay late, help out with the various activities and spend time with your fellow quilters at the show.  Get to know their special talents.   Have some fun and great food too.   See you there.

***Sorry for the late newsletter this month!  I’ve been on vacation and mainly wanted to remind all of our upcoming QUILT SHOW and honor our relationship with the CO shops that so generously support our guild.  See you on Saturday! ***Susan M.

Guild Raffle Tickets

Gail K.

Remember to stop by the Raffle Ticket table on quilt day.  We need to excite the visitors with our quilt on display.

With their sale we will have more revenue to provide more quilt fabric for our community quilt workers.  Enjoy the display of quilts and be sure to stop by for more tickets!


Membership Information

Marie J.

Welcome returning member from our July meeting: Julie S.


Community Quilts

Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.

Ah Ha!!  No meeting in August.  You know what that means.  That means you’re hopefully going to turn in dozens of Community Quilts in September!!!   Right???  We hope so.  It’s about time to make another delivery to the agencies we serve, and we could certainly use 75-100 more quilts!!!   Come on, Ladies.  Pleaseeee!!  Sadly, many members have not turned in one quilt this year.

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, August 10, from 10-3 (new earlier time) at the Nativity Lutheran Church (directions on the CommQlts page on the website).  Bring your BSS, lunch, beverage, food donation, 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.   

Come one, come ALL!!


Birthday Blocks for Upcoming Months

Martha S.

 August Life's a Beach Primary Colors

September Harvest Hoedown Autumn Colors, Western Theme

October BreastCancerAwareness Think Pink

November Thank Goodness It's Done Rich, Warm, Earthy Tones

December Get Frosty With It Black and White with Bright Accent

2011 MTQG Quilt Show

Gayle G.

Our 28th annual “Quilts in the Park” Quilt Show will be held THIS Saturday, August 13th in Pioneer Park from 10am-4pm. Set-up starts at 7am, and everyone is encouraged to come and help us build the show.

Quilt Collection will take place on Friday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, corner of Knott Rd. from 10am-3pm. Forms are available at Quiltworks and BJs or they can be filled out at the collection site. Collection of items for sale will take place at the same time. Those forms are available on the website.

Our traditional POTLUCK will take place at the show. Last names A to L = Main dishes. Last names M to Z = Salads. Those so inclined may bring a dessert as well. If you can bring a cooler with ice, that will help us keep the chilled dishes cold until they are needed.

Bring a lawn chair and plan to spend the day. Invite your family and friends to stop by, and see the show!


Quilt Show Sales Table

Jane D., Bev P., Jean M.

As usual, Guild members and non-members may sell quilt and sewing related items during the August 13th Quilt Show.  Sale items will be collected on Friday August 12th at Nativity Lutheran Church from 10-3 (same hours as quilt collection).  Instructions and a sales item inventory form are posted on the Guild website.  If you have questions, please contact Jane D, Bev P or Jean M.

Our Guild Library

Linda M.

There is no raffle book due to the quilt show. The new library book for August is S is for Scraps by Gayle Bong. This book contains 18 great quilt patterns for using up scraps and has the author’s techniques for Twin Peaks and Thirtysomething piecing. Thank you for supporting the Guild Library.



Lisa N.

We have a few available spots for the workshop with Lorraine Torrence on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  She will be teaching a "Collage Curves Mini Quilt Class" in which she will demonstrate her technique for creating curvy edge shapes, raw edges together, with self made bias tape covering the raw edges.  Lorraine lectures throughout the country and we are lucky to have her for this one-day workshop!  More information on her background and class samples can be found at www.lorrainetorrence.com.  The cost of the workshop is $50 and will include a light lunch.  Any available spots will be opened up to other Guilds in a few weeks so let me know ASAP if you are interested.

Also, we still have space in the "Fabric in the Mind's Eye in Five Easy Pieces," a jacket workshop with Sharon Baker and Elaine Bowles from Boise, Idaho.  The workshop will be held on Monday, October 10, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Check out www.kapamaker.com for pictures of their beautiful work and get inspired to make one for yourself!

If you signed up for the workshop "Outside the Lines" with Jean Wells Keenan, please bring your check for $15 to the September Guild meeting. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We have far more people that would like to attend than slots, so your check will hold your spot.  More information on location and other details to follow.


August Birthday Wishes


Loesji A.



Judy B.



Bev P.



Kate M.



Karen K.



Gunda K.



Jody F.



Pris B.




Coming Events

Mt Bachelor Quilt Guild “Quilts in the Park” --- August 13,2011

A Whale of A Quilt Show---Ocean Shores, WA---9/30, 10/1, 10/2

Workshop:  The New York Beauty Quilt Pattern---Saturday, October 1, 9:30 – 4

Master quilter Eilene Cross teaches the New York Beauty quilt pattern for quilters at all levels of experience, from confident beginners to the most advanced. Participants will learn both the most modern paper- piecing techniques and the most traditional hand-piecing techniques for reproducing this historic and beautiful pattern chosen from the Volckening Collection.

For detailed information about fees and materials needed, please call:  541-929-6230 or visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org



Shop News

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


BJ's Quilt Basket

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

Happy CO Summer!!  We have some great new kits here in the store you need to see!!  We have some great new classes scheduled – so don’t forget to watch our website for those & get signed up – great time to come enjoy our air conditioning!!  We are having some problems with Bendbroadband and our emails, so, if you’re not getting the emails you expect to be getting, please, just watch the website & maybe also add us to your address book on your emails so that they may get to you – unsure what it going on at this point.  Thanks for your patience!  See you soon at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!! 

Vicki and Staff


Cynthia’s Sewing Center

20225 Badger Road (inside BJ’s), Bend 383-1999 www.cynthiassewingcenter.com

Stop in to see all our new products and accessories!   We are here to help you with all your stitching needs!



High Mountain Fabric

1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond 548-6909

Drive on up to Redmond and check out our newest products.  Great to see so many of you during Quilt Week.



Homestead Quilts

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

Thank you to all who visited us during QUILT WEEK.  We continue to have new items coming in and look forward to your visiting again soon.

Our long arm quilting classes are going great.  Lots of completed quilts are coming out of the quilting room. 

Remember, we are now open 7 days a week.  Don't forget your Stash and Save Card. 

Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

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

Wow! August has arrived, and with it, finally, absolutely gorgeous Central Oregon weather!

(with an occasional thunder storm)

Material Girls has some very exciting news.

The store is moving to a new location. The space is quite a bit larger, and has a classroom!!! It is centrally located, with plenty of parking.  The last day of business, at this location, is August 24. The store will reopen at the new location Sept 1. There will be a huge sale the last week, at this location (Aug. 18 – Aug 24). Everything will be on sale.

Discounts will range from 15% - 50% off!!!

There will be a Grand Opening Party, to celebrate the move, tentatively scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16.

I look forward to seeing you.  As ever, many thanks for your continued support.

Leslie and Staff


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

304 NE 3rd St., Bend 382-3882 www.morrowssewingandvacuum.com

Remember to stop in to check out our “after Quilt Week” sales!  We are here to support all your quilting needs.

Happy Sewing---



Quilters Attic

8154 11th ST.  Suite #1,Terrebonne, OR  www.quiltersattic.net

Thank you for stopping during QUILT WEEK.  We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Happy Summer!

Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

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

Summer is such a great time for Quilt Shows, and what wonderful quilt shows they have been.  At The Quilt Shack we have great specials going in August starting with our Patterns on Sale 20% to 60% off, Landscaping/Outdoor Fabrics on Sale 25% off, and of course our sales rack with lots of fun fabrics.  We are also running a special, receive 10% off if you Sign up in August for your "fall classes".  Plus, Block of the Month for the year 2012 will be posted soon....keep an eye on our website.  You will also find our "Fat Quarter Tuesday" starting soon, please go to website for more information and for sign ups.

The Quilt Shack has some wonderful news, we will be moving our store for the last time.  The new location is right next door to Brother's Restaurant (in Prineville) on Madras Hwy .  You can also go to our website and watch the renovation go on with a video my daughter has incorporated with music.  We should be at our New Location by November 1, 2011.  This is wonderful news to have a bigger classroom, more parking and a wonderful storefront.

Follow us on blogger and Facebook!  On our website, we have a video of the new building if interested.  Classes are posted, we are also starting demo day (new products, rulers, photos and so on)!  Come see Prineville, we have lots going on in the next few months.

Happy Quilting!

Rhonda and Friends



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

Our August Featured Quilter is JoAnn Marshall. JoAnn’s specialty is small quilts, especially miniatures.  She particularly loves the process of making quilt tops...piecing the best part.  She is a hand quilter who also knows how to machine quilt! The group exhibit will be the Material Girls 2011 Challenge.

Our BIG NEWS is that we are excited to share with everyone is that our Quilt Gallery has been recognized by the City of Bend for a Bend Arts, Beautification and Cultural Award. From the city’s website  “The Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission was created by the Bend City Council in January, 2002. The Council's purpose establishing this commission was to create an advisory commission to make recommendations on the appropriate role for the City of Bend to take in supporting Art, Beautification and Culture, to annually identify appropriate City involvement in arts, community beautification and culture with emphasis on community gatherings, events, cultural tourism and the arts.”

Our class schedule will be out in early August and there will be something for everyone. Mark your calendars for our Open House September 9th and 10th. We’ll have our class samples up, a fun “make and take it” project and representatives of different quilt and sewing groups to share info with you.

Thanks again for your support and patronage!

Marilyn and Dave and the gals   


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

With the Quilt Show behind us for another year, it’s time to look forward to all the exciting things that the next months will bring. Our fall class schedule will be ready by mid-August with lots of fun new classes and repeats of the most requested ones. Start planning now to participate in the statewide Sew Oregon Shop Hop October 7-22.

The shop is busting at the seams with tons of new fabrics (including over 150 new batiks), quilt samples, quilt kits, and so much more. We are taking pre-orders for The Little Gathering fabric line designed by Primitive Gatherings for Moda to be delivered in September. Would you believe they sold out of this line by the end of the first day of Spring Market…and we have the entire line coming!

We’re excited to announce that BERNINA has introduced a new line of sewing machines – the 5 Series! We’re anxiously awaiting their arrival. From August 11-15, BERNINA is offering special financing on any BERNINA products over $1,000.

We look forward to seeing you in our shop. We appreciate each and every one of you.

Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

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

What’s New at the Stitchin’ Post!

Look for our New Fall/Winter Class Catalog!

Our new fall 2011/Winter 2012 Catalog of Classes will arrive in mailboxes mid-August.  We have assembled a variety of classes from traditional…to modern…to truly artistic! There are new clubs and Block of the Month programs starting in September, a year’s worth of workshops with world-renowned instructors, and an assortment of skill-builder classes, including sewing, mixed-media, knitting and crochet.  There is something for everyone. “C-Ticket to Creativity” is back by popular demand!  For just $50, you can choose up to five of our C-Ticket offerings~ that’s the best bargain in Central Oregon!

Don’t miss our Fall Preview Party on Saturday, August 27th  (9am-5pm)

Register for classes at Preview Party or online and receive 10% tuition discount.  (Discount does not apply to clubs, workshops, retreats or special events.)  Go to www.stitchinpost.com/classes for online registration.

Happy Quilting!

The Stitchin’ Post Staff