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December 2011

 www.quiltsqq.com                                             President: Martha Sanders

 Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, December 12, 2011  

                            No Fat Quarter Drawing this month.

Message from the President  

Martha S.

I had no idea what being president would be like and it’s been quite an exciting, fun-filled year.

We transitioned to an official nonprofit organization from a social club, we had the best quilt show ever according to the many visitors, we had 22 new members join us and we learned so much from our wonderful program presenters.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the experiences as much as I have and have enjoyed getting to know each other better.   You are an exceptional group and your participation and enthusiasm make this guild one to be proud of.   Thank you all for a fabulous year.  I look forward to quilting with all of you next year.


Please consider filling one of the positions open for our Guild for 2012. We are still in need of a Raffle Quilt Sales Team, a hospitality team, a fundraising team, a history team.   Come prepared in December to volunteer your talents for one of these jobs. Volunteers make this guild what it is.


Christmas Party Information

Arrival time 6:00 P.M.

Based on the first initial of your LAST name bring:

A – F             6 – 8 oz cups for cold beverages, small paper plates

F – L            Dessert

M – R           Main Dish

S – Z              Salad

v    A gift to exchange $5.00 maximum, something quilting or sewing related.  Please wrap the gift or place in a gift bag (keep it a surprise!)

v    A School and Health Kit Bag: The instructions for how to make these are included in your November Newsletter and are also on the website.  Please use only NON-Christmas fabric and read the list to see what to include in your bag. If you have difficulty getting the instructions, email Mary Ann B. at topsytavern@yahoo.com.


Reminder from Treasurer

Please get completed expense forms to Twyla Biggs by December 15th so they can be processed and paid before December 31st.  If you have any expenses to be turned in later, call Twyla Biggs at (541) 383-5008 before December 15th to make arrangements to get the expense paid before year end. 


Community Quilts 

Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.


Merry Christmas to ALL!!  Thanks for all of the quilts you’ve made this year!! 

Last call for the year:  We REEEALLLLY need more quilts.  We have plenty of baby quilts, but we need 40 more to fulfill the needs of our agencies!!!

Please bring your quilts to us at Nativity Lutheran Church on Wednesdays or e-mail any of us (addresses on roster), and we’ll arrange a mutual pick-up location.

Community Quilts’ Day for December is Wednesday, the 14th, from 11-3 at the Nativity Lutheran Church (directions on the CommQlts page on the website).  We’ll be making the final 2011 quilt deliveries the following day.  HELP!!!  PLEASE!!!


Continuing Monthly Food  Drive                                                                             

Norma & Sylvia

Merry Christmas and Thanks for all of your food donations this year.  We’re certainly not asking for anything this month, since we’re making and filling the children’s bags and because Community Quilts needs your help.


Membership Information

December 2011

We hope all members enjoy the Christmas Party this month.  We’re looking forward to a wonderful 2012 for our Guild.


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The books added to the library for December are Fabric Dyer's Dictionary: 900+ Colors, Specialty Techniques, The Only Dyeing Book You'll Ever Need! By: Linda Johansen, and Kaffe Fassett's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts: 23 Original Quilt Designs By: Kaffe Fassett and Debbie Patterson. There will be no raffle at the December meeting due to the party. I will not be available to pick up returned library books. Please bring your checked out books back at the January meeting. Thank you for supporting the Guild Library.


Aspen Ridge Quilt Show

Susan R.

Mark your calendars and get your quilts ready for the Aspen Ridge Quilt Show, Saturday, Jan. 28.   They would love to have a lot of our quilts on display again, and will accept them on January 26-27.  (Forms and more info coming next month.)  They are also looking for a quilt to raffle, if you have one you'd like to donate.  Proceeds this year will go to the Interfaith Volunteers because of their ongoing support of seniors in need.    For more info, call Sandy at Aspen Ridge, 541-385-8500.


Program Information

Mary Ann B.

December—The Christmas Party, please remember to make some drawstring bags for our Christmas charity donations. When making the bags, please use non-Christmas fabric. The drawstring bags are simple and fun to make. Two can be made as easily as one! If you can donate some toiletries for the bags, it would be appreciated. Small items or travel sizes would be appropriate. Examples: shampoo, conditioner, combs, toothbrushes/ paste/ dental floss, shower gel, soap, sewing kits, baby wipes/hand wipes, hand sanitizer, deodorant, food coupons, or non-perishable food bars, gum.  Please see the website for directions for bags.

JanuaryJune Jaeger will be our January program.  June is a long time quilter and well known in the quilting community in Central Oregon.  June’s website is  www.logcabinquiltworks.com .  Please go to view her work, patterns, and history.



Lisa N.

We're excited to offer the first workshop of 2012 with Elizabeth Hartman from Portland, Oregon.  Her workshop, "Modern Mosaic Floor Pillow" will be held on Monday, February 13, 2012 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Bend Park and Recreation Community Room.  This three-hour workshop will walk students through a fun and flexible improvisational piecing technique with the goal of piecing the front of a 24" floor pillow cover.  Elizabeth is know for her wonky cutting techniques and is an up and coming modern quilter.  The cost is $30 and you can mail me your check or bring it to the December holiday party.  Elizabeth's website and blog can be accessed at www.ohfransson.com.  Her second book "Modern Patchwork" will be published in the spring.

We're also pleased to welcome Maggie Ball from Bainbridge Island, Washington. She'll be giving a "Kaleidoscopic Pinwheels" workshop on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bend Park and Recreation Community Room. These beautiful pinwheels give an element of surprise and delight and excite. Inspired by Bethany Reynolds' Magic Stack 'N Whack, Maggie has devised a technique for making pinwheels that float on the background.  With this simple and forgiving method, all the pinwheels have precise, sharp points and look awesome. The cost is $55.  Maggie is the author of four books and is involved with Quilters Without Borders Mongolian Outreach which teaches low income and unemployed Mongolian women to quilt.  You won't want to miss this unique class!

Thanks to those who have volunteered to give a quilt program in local elementary schools.  We're excited to get this project off the ground!


Quilt Retreat---2012

Jill M. and Barb P.


Registration is now open for the 2012 Retreat.  It will take place at the Seventh Mt. Resort on March 23, 24 and 25.  Participants will be sewing on their own projects, so it'll be a great opportunity to finish up some of those UFOs, or, to make significant headway on a new project.  Cost of the retreat is $250 and covers the room for two nights, and two meals Friday and Saturday along with a Sunday brunch.  A down payment of $100.00 holds your spot!  Contact Barb P. or Jill M. with any questions or for registration forms.

December Birthday Wishes

10 Birthday Celebrations this Month—  

Dec. 1

Della B.

Dec. 3

Shirley P

Dec. 6

Mary Ann B.

Dec. 9

Donna D.    

Dec. 15

Candy W.  

Dec. 2        

Joanne M.

Dec. 24

Edna K. 

Dec. 26

Sharon S.     

Dec. 27

Mary Ann L.   

Dec. 30

Alice P. 


Caring Corner

Libby S.

If you have any news among our guild member or previous 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.


Coming Events

Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show at The Oregon Garden   January 27 & 28, 2012

Check for info at http://oregongardenstitchesinbloom.blogspot.com/p/guilds.html

Pacific West Quilt Show---Over $25,000 in Cash & Prizes! Entry submission – April 20, 2012

For entry forms and rules visit www.apwq.org http://www.apwq.org or email: contest@apwq.org 


Shop News

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


High Mountain Fabric

1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond 548-6909

Stop by to see our wonderful collection of holiday, batik, and novelty fabrics.   There is still time to sew those unique gifts for loved ones on your Christmas list.  Be sure to check our special sales when you arrive.



Homestead Quilts                                                                                                       

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

Hi from Homestead Quilts.  Winter is upon us and snow will be falling soon so jump in your car and come visit us.  We have new 30 and 40 percent off fabric all the time along with many new lines of fabric.  We have new wildlife including moose, fish, bear, elk and deer.  Our new wolf line is great.  If you want something a little tamer, our golden retriever line is really nice.  Spring is still in the air in La Pine with our new florals and batiks.  We look forward to helping you in all your quilting and sewing needs.  Ask about our hand dyed wools.  Happy fall, Cathy and Staff

Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond OR 97756, 541-923-1600


We hope all of you are having fun preparing for the Holidays!!!

To increase your enjoyment, we will be having a special sale for the month of December called “Advent Calendar”. The sale begins on Dec. 1, and the last day will be Dec. 23.

Every day, something new will be on sale. To find out what is on sale you can be surprised or check out our website, http://www.m aterial-girl-fabrics.com/home.php, the night before!

Leslie and Staff


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

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


We have special prices for your Holiday Shopping!     Stop bv to see all our wonderful products.

Happy Sewing!



Quilters Attic

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


Drive up to Terrebone to see our new Christmas and holiday fabrics. 541-548-8119

Store hours 10am-5pm   Monday-Saturday

Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

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


Merry Christmas Ladies,

The Quilt Shack is finally ready to start gearing up for our big move at the end of the December.  We will be having a huge moving sale December 19 - 23, and will be closed December 24 - 31.  We will re-open January 1, 2012 at our new location: 1211 NW Madras Hwy, Prineville, Oregon....next to Brother's Diner.  Plus, for more information about what is going on this month, please go to www.thequiltshack.com.

Classes, Events and Hours are updated on the website. 

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year!

Rhonda and Friends  



926 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend 41-728-0527


QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s  First Friday Reception took place December 2nd.  Our Featured Quilter for December is Sandy Feigner.  Sandy does beautiful traditional work with an emphasis on country, primitive and wool.  The group exhibit is QuiltWorks’ Novel Idea group with quilts from the book “The Elegance of the Hedgehog”.  Both exhibits will make you feel warm and will be up through January.

Speaking of the QuiltWorks Novel Idea group, please join us for the Deschutes County Library’s 2012 Novel Idea which will be revealed soon.  Contact Crys at crys@quiltworks.com to be included in the group.

Christmas is coming up and we’ve got a special promotion for the guy in your life; promoting gift cards and gifts for you!  If you want your honey to pick up something special for you, he can visit us any time or for some special guy action, Dave will be hosting the shop on Thursday evening, December 15th or Wednesday evening, December 21st.

Visit our website at www.quiltworks.com and while you are here 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


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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


During this special time of the year our hope for you and your family is that you take time to think about your many blessings – both the tangible and intangible. Joy and peace are gifts we give ourselves that are not dependent on our situation or surroundings. May they both be yours this season.

What’s Happening:

Open House: December 10.  Special discounts. We have a wonderful selection of gift ideas & gift certificates for your quilting friends and sew group gals, too.

Bernina News: Specials Holiday financing on December 10. This is great financing – 48 months, no interest with equal monthly payments on your purchase of $3,000 or more.  We have two previously owned Berninas available for purchase – a 200 and an 830. Bernina 215 Deal - MSRP is $1,099 but is on special for $699. A great machine for taking to class! Pick up your Holiday catalog featuring several coupons for discounts on Bernina products.

Pre-Inventory Year End Sale: December 27th – 31st. Come in for clearance items and special bargains.

New Block of the Month Quilts:  Samples are up in the store for most of our 2012 Blocks of the Month. There is something for everyone!

If you haven’t signed up for store e-mails, be sure to do it so you don’t miss out on upcoming classes and store specials. 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all our wonderful friends and customers.

Gail, Sharon, and Staff

Stitchin' Post

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

End of year sale ~ Dec. 26 – Jan 1

25% off in-stock merchandise at Stitchin’ Post & Twigs

In our classroom ~

In December, we are finishing off the year with some fun projects for the holidays:  Knit a Hat, Crochet a Hat, Creativity Mini Banner, Fabric Basket, Whimsical Wired Angels, and Bordered Diamonds Quilt.  Check our website for class descriptions at:  www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html

Quilter’s Affair Brochure arrives in mailboxes in January, as well as our Spring/Summer Catalog of Classes.

“Karavan is here! ~

Val’s new line of fabric, “Karavan”, is in stock~ stop by and take a look!  Fabulous colors & textures have made this fun new line of fabric one of Val’s very best.  And the flannel…perhaps the softest ever made!

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season,

Jean, Val, and all of the staff at the Stitchin' Post


BJ's Quilt Basket

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

Happy Holidays to all of our quilting friends!  Don’t forget to join us for our 12 Days of Christmas event!  All you need to do is watch your emails or check our website or Facebook to see what the new notion of the day is and what the savings will be – tell us to “Add it to my gift bag!” - And then at the end of the event have “your Santa” come by to pick it up and put it under the tree for you – just learn to act surprised!  What a great way to get what you want!!  The other way to do that is to stop by and fill out our “Wish List” – we will file it under your name and you can just send in your Santa for help with shopping for what’s on your list!  Oh what fun!!

Don’t forget to sign up for our First Saturday Block of the Month for 2012 – we are ready for your signups!  See you at BJ’s – It’s the quilting place to be! 

Merry Christmas from Vicki and The Wonderful Staff at BJ’s!


Cynthia’s Sewing Center

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 Elaine