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-
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!
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
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.
- · Bend Park and Rec Building,
Riverbend Community Room at 799
SW Columbia Street in Bend.
What to Bring:
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-
Donation for Saving Grace- unwrapped, see list
Monthly Food Drive donations for Nativity Lutheran
Church (details in following article)
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
**PLEASE NOTE: SAVING GRACE IS NOT TAKING WOMEN'S
CLOTHING AT THIS TIME.**
EMERGENCY SHELTER NEEDS:
Apple Sauce/ Fruit Cups
Whole grain wheat thins
100% Juice boxes
Children’s clothing and winter coats
Grocery Store Gift Cards
All Purpose spray cleaner
MARY'S PLACE NEEDS:
Individual Serving - microwavable or frozen soups, pastas or mac/cheese
Z Bars and Granola Bars
Individually wrapped crackers
Fruit Cups and Fruit Leather
Little craft kits from Michaels to make airplanes, necklaces, picture
Spanish children's books
2013 MBQG 30th
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
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!!!
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.
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
Our Guild Library
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.).
- · 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.
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!
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
November Raffle Winners
Many thanks to the prize donors!
BJ's Quilt Basket
Cynthia's Sewing Center
High Mountain Fabric
Morrow's Sew and Vacuum
Sew Many Quilts
The Quilters Attic
Thread Dancing Longarm
Fat Quarter Drawing
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
Guild Meeting- Anna Bates January
Guild Meeting- Sara Wiener from Sara Bella Upcycled February
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
High Mountain Fabric
Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909 no
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Material Girl Fabrics
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.
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center
3rd St., Bend 541-382-3882
ST. Suite #1, Terrebonne
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy 26, Prineville 541-447-1338
Monday through Saturday 10am - 4pm
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
~Rhonda, Debbie & Kelsie
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
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.
Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
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
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
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.
Wishes ~Gail, Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
Wrapping It Up!
YEAR SALE~ DEC 26 – JAN 1
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 -
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,
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.
“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!
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
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
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!!
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.
Jerry, Lisa, Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine