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            December 2012


  Editor: Kristin S.                       www.quiltsqq.com              President: Martha S.



December 10th Program- Christmas Party at the Bend Park and Rec Building, 799 SW Columbia Street in Bend, start time 6:00, see article below.

Fat Quarter drawing for December- Santa Baby


President’s Message

Martha S.

You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus – Mark Twain


Every year it seems the Holiday fabric selections get better and better with fresh colors and designs, yet the feeling of fun and tradition remains.  My role as your President has brought the same feeling of fun, tradition and respect for our craft and artistry.  I had never imagined this when I attended my first Guild meeting 5 years ago and knew no one. I was a bit overwhelmed with the talent presented during show and tell and thought I might be over my head to think I could be a part of this group.  I was a cautious quilter then, following patterns carefully and selecting materials that were ‘safe’ and with a specific purpose in mind.     Now I reach for whatever colorful fabric and free design that comes into my imagination, with no particular purposed outcome.  This change came from inspirations from so many fabulous quilters in this guild. For two years I have been honored to serve as Guild President.  I value and appreciate the enthusiasm and energy of so many volunteers, quilters and shop owners who supported the guild and journeyed with me, changing the task of the office into the joy of the same.  I hope that my stories and poems and occasional tune didn’t bore you.  I had a great time and now look forward to sitting in the audience with my many new friends.  Maybe I’ll finish the sweater I started two years ago!

Thank you, thank you.  Thank you so much.  Love you all!


She is a friend of my mind... The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. - Toni Morrison


Christmas Party

Kristin S., Erin B., and Kathleen G.


We are so excited to be hosting the party this year!  We have been making lots of plans and are happy to have the beautiful Park and Rec room to use.  Be sure to see the list of what to bring.  You may email any of us to ask questions.



  • ·       Monday, December 10th
  • ·      Room set-up arrival at 5 pm, table decorators arrival no later than       5:30, membership arrival at 6:00, dinner at 6:30, dinner and activities until about 8:30 pm.

 Where :

  • ·      Bend Park and Rec Building, Riverbend Community Room at 799 SW Columbia Street in Bend.


What to Bring:

  • ·       Nametag
  • ·       Potluck Dish- last names A-G salad/side, H-O main, P-Z dessert (drinks are provided by the committee)
  • ·      
  • ·       Show and tell item(s)
  • ·       Fat quarter for regular drawing, optional (theme- Santa Baby)
  • ·       Donation for Saving Grace- unwrapped, see list below
  • ·       Monthly Food Drive donations for Nativity Lutheran Church (details in following article)


Saving Grace Wish List

 This note came from Lauren at Saving Grace:  We are always in need of toiletries, diapers, kids clothing and games/books. Also gas cards and gift cards are much appreciated!  The following is the wish list from their website.






Apple Sauce/ Fruit Cups

Whole grain wheat thins

String Cheese

100% Juice boxes

Children’s clothing and winter coats



Winter Jackets

New Cosmetics

Hair Brushes 

Hair Spray

Night Lights

Gas Cards

Gift Cards




Noodle/Rice Mixes

Graham Crackers

Saltine Crackers


Canned Food


Grocery Store Gift Cards



All Purpose spray cleaner


Toilet paper

Disinfectant Spray

Dish Soap



Individual Serving - microwavable or frozen soups, pastas or mac/cheese

Z Bars and Granola Bars

Individually wrapped crackers

Fruit Cups and Fruit Leather

String Cheese

Little craft kits from Michaels to make airplanes, necklaces, picture frames

Spanish children's books


2013 MBQG 30th Anniversary

Rosie W. and Kathleen G.

Sylvia K. will be heading the 2013 Challenge Quilt, the theme and rules will be announced at the January meeting.  Past members who have been part of the guild over the years will be invited to our anniversary festivities, if you know anyone we should contact, please email us. Our committee address is:




2013 Guild Retreat

Barb P. and Jill M.

Thanks to all that have signed up for retreat, March 8, 9 & 10 at the 7th Mountain Resort, and paid your deposit. We will need the remainder of the fee by the February 2013 meeting. We can't wait; it's going to be a great sewing, eating and all around fun time!!!


Community Quilts

Karen F. Diana L. and Jane D.

Thanks to the 20+ women who came to the November 14th Community Quilts day to work on baby quilts.    The flannel was flying and the sewing machines were humming.   And the potluck lunch we had was terrific.   

You are welcome to bring finished baby quilts--and any other finished Community Quilts--to the December 10th Guild Christmas party.   We plan to distribute quilts the week after the party, so the more quilts the merrier.    Remember that your work on a community quilt puts your name in the drawing for the special quilted wall hanging donated to the Guild by Maggie Ball.   The drawing will be held at the January 2013 meeting.

We will have the usual Community Quilts day on Wednesday, December 12th, at Nativity Lutheran Church (corner of SE Knott and Brosterhaus), starting at 11 a.m.   Everyone is welcome and if you don't have a current quilting project, we have kits as well as quilt tops that need quilting.   Thank you to everyone for a great Community Quilts year.


Community Food Drive

Diana L.

In December, let’s have a big collection of food for the Food Pantry at Nativity Lutheran Church.  This is the location where MBQG does Community Quilt sewing and the church helps out so many people.  Suggestions for December include:  Canned pumpkin pie filling, sweet potatoes, fruits and vegetables.  Thank you for all your donations—we also accept monetary donations.


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

There will be no library raffle at the December meeting.  If you wish to return or check out a book in December, please go to QuiltWorks and use the library cabinet located there.  A number of donated books have been added to the library:   On the Surface, by Wendy Hill (thread embellishment and fabric manipulation); The Careless Quilter, by Kristin Miller (decide-as-you-sew, design-as-you-go quiltmaking; Appliqué & Embroidery Fundamentals, by Janice Vaine (step-by-step instructions for appliquéing the entire alphabet and adding embellishments);  Two-Hour Applique, by Leslie Allen (containing over 200 original appliqué designs);  and Scrap Patchwork & Quilting, by Marti Mitchell (a variety of scrap quilt patterns).  New books added to the library:  One Line at a Time, Encore, by Charlotte Warr Andersen (35 new geometric machine-quilting designs); Civil War Legacies, by Carol Hopkins (quilts patters for reproduction fabrics); and Deck the Halls, Quilts to Celebrate Christmas, by Cheryl Almgren Taylor (contains pieced and appliquéd patterns for quilts, table runners, mantel runner, etc.).



Kayla H.


  • ·       January - Anna Bates, a Central Oregon quilter, will be here to show her work.  Anna is going to do a trunk show for us and talk about how she uses wool.
  • ·       February - Sara Wiener from Sara Bella Upcycled.  Sara Bella Upcycled is devoted to the art of upcycling plastic bags and banners into beautiful, fashionable and functional items. From tote bags to aprons, wallets to belts.


Lisa N.

We are bringing some big names to Central Oregon in 2013!  Ann Shaw, a quilter from Vancouver, Washington who teaches the Ruth B. McDowell style of quilt design, will be teaching a workshop on April 8, 2013.  Visit her website at www.annshawquilting.com for photos of her beautiful quilts, information on the artist and her blog.  Marsha McCloskey, who is well known for her gorgeous feathered stars, will be giving a workshop to our Guild on May 13, 2013.  Her website can be found at www.marshamccloskey.com where you'll find all kinds of inspiration.  And, Joen Wolfrom, one of the foremost color gurus, will visit us in September.  All workshops will be held at the Bend Park and Recreation building on Columbia Street.  Workshop details are being finalized but we'll have lots of information for you in January.  Happy holidays!


Caring Corner

Libby S.

We were sad to hear about Gail R.’s (Sew Many Quilts) sister passing away.  Our thoughts are with Gail.

Linda M. is recovering from surgery and we hope to see her at the next meeting.  Alice Pedersen was in the hospital with pneumonia but she is home now and starting to feel better.  It would be nice to send a card of support.

November Raffle Winners

Many thanks to the prize donors!


Donor                                                                                                               Winner

BJ's Quilt Basket



Wynne Osborne

Cynthia's Sewing Center



Diane Ottenfeld

High Mountain Fabric



Shannon Poe

Morrow's Sew and Vacuum Center



Cathy Connelly

Sew Many Quilts



Pris Brubaker

Stitchin Post



Candy Perkins

Material Girls



Anita Feagans

The Quilters Attic



Lynn Hart




Karen Foell

Thread Dancing Longarm Quilting



Candy Woods

Fat Quarter Drawing



Gayle Gassner


December Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All

Della B.              12/2

Mary Ann B.        12/6           

Barb B.               12/7           

Donna D.             12/9                       

Candy W.             12/16

Linda G.               12/19

Joanne M.             12/20

Cindy P.                12/22

Sharon S.              12/26

Mary Ann L.           12/27


Dates to Remember

Guild Meeting – Christmas Party                                                                                    December 10

Guild Meeting- Anna Bates                                                                                    January 14

Guild Meeting- Sara Wiener from Sara Bella Upcycled                                    February 11


With Thanks to our Sponsoring Shops

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


High Mountain Fabric

1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond                                    541-548-6909                                    no website



Homestead Quilts

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

~Best, Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond                         541-923-1600                          www.material-girl-fabrics.com

We are still getting cool new fabrics which can be seen on our website and Facebook page.  For the month of December, Christmas will be on sale 15% through the 22nd. We will be closed Dec. 23 – Dec. 26.   We will have an end of the year sale starting on the 27th, when we reopen through New Year Eve. During this sale Christmas, Fall and Halloween fabric will be 25% off. The rest of the fabric will be 20% off.

~Leslie and Staff


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

304 NE 3rd St., Bend                                                 541-382-3882                                     www.morrowsewingandvacuum.com

~Happy Sewing, Karen


Quilters Attic

8154 11th ST.  Suite #1, Terrebonne                        541-548-8119                                     www.quiltersattic.net

~Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

1211 NW Madras Hwy 26, Prineville                                     541-447-1338                                     www.thequiltshack.com

Winter Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am - 4pm

Merry Christmas,

The Quilt Shack has its lights shining with all kinds of specials, 25% off Flannels, 60% off Patterns & Books and don't forget the huge $3.99 rack.  We need to make room for next year and fabric must go, you will not be disappointed on the great sale.  We will be closed for Christmas, December 24-26, then open for our End of the Year Sale December 27-29, 10am to 5pm.

Closed December 31 & January 1 for Inventory.

Have a blessed Christmas,

~Rhonda, Debbie & Kelsie




926 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend                         541-728-0527                                     www.quiltworks.com

QuiltWorks December and January Shop News

QuiltWorks 926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527, QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception will be December 7 , from 5 to 7 PM.  Our Featured Quilter is going to be Alice Pedersen and our group exhibit will be the Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild’s “Favorite Children’s Book” Challenge.

QuiltWorks Gallery December-January - Alice Pedersen’s quilting will be a combination of many different styles but her machine embroidery designs and her precision demonstrate amazing talent. The Mt. Bachelor Challenge quilts will be enjoyed by all and another great example of the many talented quilters that rise to the occasion of a “challenge”.

There will be no First Friday in January and the December/January exhibit will be up until January 30th.

QuiltWorks Classes - We have lots of mini-classes in December and January for fun projects, gift ideas and to learn new techniques. Most classes are just 3 hours and easy to commit to. Check out our website or visit the shop to see the samples and to pick up a schedule.

We wish all of our guild friends a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s holiday!

Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.
~Marilyn, Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

We want to wish each of you a wonderful holiday season this year. May you take time to fully enjoy your family and friends. Come in to find or get the materials to make the perfect gifts for the special ones in your life.


*Bernina 36 month, interest free financing from November 1 through January 7, 2013 on purchases over $3,000.

*Limited Time Bernina Specials from November 30, 2012 through January 7, 2013 on several desirable accessories, a $149 class machine, software, and embroidery thread.


From December 1 through December 24, we will again offer our Gift Certificate Special. For every $100 gift certificate purchased, receive an additional $20 store coupon. This would be a great gift for your loved ones to give you!


Our holiday hours will be:

December 24 – close at 2:00 pm

December 25 – closed

December 26 – 12 noon – 4:00 pm


We have been exploring new and exciting Blocks of the Month for 2013. E-mail coming soon.

Holiday Wishes ~Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

311 W Cascade, Sisters                                     541-549-6061                                     www.stitchinpost.com

Wrapping It Up!



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


We have a few classes this December just in time for gift giving:  Lavender Wool Pillow and Crochet a Hat.  We also have a Fancy Finishing Techniques class to help you finish those quilted gifts just in the nick of time.  No time to make gifts?  We invite you to stop by our 4th Annual Employee Holiday Boutique and see what our talented employees have put together this year:  table runners, Santas, stockings, ornaments, and more…all handmade and available for purchase Nov 23 - Dec 24.


Check our website for class descriptions at:  www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html


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


Have a safe and wonderful holiday season,

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

P.S.  Don’t forget…the Stitchin’ Post will be closed Jan 6-12 for painting and renovations.  Come check out our new “face lift” at Preview Party on Jan 26th


NEW FABRIC ARRIVING~   “Novella” by Valori Wells, in cotton, sateen and rayon ~ new batiks from Kaufman ~ “Continuum” by Jenifer Sampou ~ “Painted Garden” from Westminster ~ “Notting Hill” by Joel Dewberry ~ and Kaffe Collectives!     

~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff


BJ's Quilt Basket

20225 Badger Road, Bend                                     541-383-4310                           www.bjsquiltbasket.com

Happy Holidays to you and yours from BJ’s!  You need to put this on your calendar – beginning Dec. 3rd tell us to “Stuff My Stocking”– you will have 12 days to stuff your stocking with a different usable notion, tool, gadget, gift card each day!  Simply watch your emails, our website or Facebook, and email or call us to say “stuff my stocking” with any of these promotional items.  Of course, the items will be limited to stock on hand, and of course, first come first served.  It’s a great way to get just what you want for Christmas – and by the way, you can send in “your elf” to stuff it further on the last day, and we will offer a 15% discount on anything added at the end!!  A great gift idea too for that quilting buddy!


We will be offering some “Santa’s Workshop” classes in December to help you get started on the gift giving – they will be quick and easy projects, and very affordable – so we hope you will join us!  Also, if you just need to finish up your projects we will have our Sew & Tell on Dec 14 & 21 – a great way to get lots done & have a delicious meal too!  Join Evelyn on either the Nov. 28th or the 30th in making a Christmas Tablerunner or “In the Pines” wall hanging! Learn how to make the folded star table runner with Stacy on Dec 1st & 8th or join Sue in making “A Little Something Jacket” on the 5th.  Lots to do – so see you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!!

~ “The Inspiration Team” at BJ’s!


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.

~Cynthia, Jerry, Lisa, Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine