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February 2011

  www.quiltsqq.com                                              President: Martha Sanders

Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, February 14th, 2011.  

Fat Quarter for February: Red Floral

Message from the President  

Martha S.

Thank you for a very warm welcome at my first meeting.   We were wowed with the unveiling of the fabulous new raffle quilt and the presentation to dye for by Janelle Rebick.   We are so lucky to have our members share their talents! Thank you to all.  I hope to minimize the fluff and add more stuff to the newsletters in the hopes of having less business and more quilt times at our meetings, so please read on.  

It’s time to think about quilting. Like we don’t think about it all the time?  Small Wonders Quilts for a SOQS fundraiser are due by April 15th. Most shops in the area are offering a class on postcards for the Wendy’s Wish project for sale in July at SOQS.  Have you signed up for one?  Our Challenge quilt is due at the July meeting.   Your block of the month is due at each meeting if you plan to take advantage of a head start on your community ‘birthday’ quilt.  See the details in the Block of the Month section following. 

Why do we love Central Oregon?  It’s the many wonderful quilt shops.  A nice spring feature is the many new classes offered at those local shops.   Don’t miss an opportunity to learn something new.

It’d be sweet if you tie one on, that is, an apron, at our Valentine’s Day meeting!  See you there.

Martha Sanders                      



Important Reminders

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm.  Unless you are assisting with setup, please don’t enter the meeting room before 6:30 pm.  When you arrive at the meeting, remember to check-in at the membership table and pick up your door prize ticket if you are wearing your cloth name tag.   As always, please turn your cell phones off during the meeting.



Sadie R.

Erin B. and Twyla B. have volunteered to bring beverages and Jan S., Mary Ann B., JoJo P., and Mary Ann L. have volunteered to bring snacks for our February meeting.   If anyone finds they cannot bring what they volunteered to contribute, please call Sadie R. @ 389-2532.  Thanks ladies.


Nonprofit Committee Update

Since filing the Guild’s Application for status as a Public Charity (501(c)(3) organization), the Guild has received two letters from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The first letter acknowledged receipt of the application, assignment of the application to an IRS agent for review, and commitment to provide a response within 90 days. 

Our second letter came from the IRS agent assigned to review the application.  He sent a list of questions about the Guild’s activities and requests for additional documents.  The Nonprofit Committee went to work drafting a narrative to answer the questions.  The focus of these questions was to verify that the Guild’s primary purpose is community service and education.  Some of our Guild members (and former Guild members) received calls from our Committee as we tracked down documents.  The most difficult item to locate was a copy of the original Guild Bylaws approved by the membership in 2000.  It was eventually found in a box of historic files.


Membership Information

Marie J.

We had 5 new members join in January.  Please welcome:  Zelma T., Kayla H., Meredith B., Cindy P., and Kate M.  We would like to remind members when they win door prizes to make sure they give storeowners an extra “Thank You” for supporting the Guild.

Reminder to members that haven't paid their dues:  Membership dues are to be paid by February 28th.  Please pay your dues at the February meeting or mail to me by the end of February.   The new roster will be sent out in March.


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The book added to the library this month is At Play With Applique: 7 Template-Free Techniques, 10 Step-by-step Projects by Dilys A. Fronks. The February raffle book is Table Toppers by Debbie Field. This book contains instructions for 18 table toppers to celebrate nature’s seasons including lots of appliqué. Tickets are $1 each/6 for $5. In addition, we will have a selection of books to check out and you may return any books previously checked out. Thank you for your support of the Guild Library.  Let me know if you have any questions.


Program Information

Mary Ann B.

February - Bobbe Schafer will share her love for aprons with us.  Bobbe will present: Aprons: Memories from the Past, and maybe some of her patterns.  If you want to view more information, please go to www.bobbeschafer.com.  Please wear an antique apron, if you have one. 

March - Oregon Quilt Documentation.  Martha Sparks from Salem will present the purpose and process for preserving our quilts.  

April - Jean Wells will present a program named,  ‘Color’.

May - Table Top Tips.  Members may be enlisted to share their tips to make quilting more fun. 

June - TBA

July – Hawaiian Quilter.  A friend of Sarah Kaufman will share Hawaiian quilts, techniques, and maybe a dance!

August - Quilt Show

September - TBA

October – Our guests will be two Idaho quilters, Sharon Baker and Elaine Bowles.   Sharon creates Kimonos and Elaine creates art quilts. Elaine is an art quilter who uses embellishments.  Check out www.laconnerquilts.com for an interview with Sharon.  Go to past exhibits and scroll down to Sharon and Elaine’s show in 2010.   Sharon’s website is www.kapamaker.com.

November - TBA

December - Holiday Party



The 2011 Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild's Challenge Quilt

Marilyn U.

I am chairing the Challenge Quilt this year and, with the board's approval, the theme is "What Women Love!".  This is your opportunity to make that crazy quilt reflecting your love of chocolate cake, wine with friends, laughing with family, birthdays, whatever it is that you love or you know that women love...put it in a quilt!  The dimensions are minimum 36x36 and maximum 64x64. Prizes will be awarded based on your creativity and more. Contact Marilyn@quiltworks.com if you have any questions.


Continuing Monthly Food Drive

Sylvia and Norma

Please remember each month to bring a couple of items for the Nativity Lutheran Church food drive.  The list of items needed is on our website.  There will be boxes in the lobby in which you may place them.  The need is GREAT!!!  As the list changes, we'll advise.  THANKS so much!!!!!!!!!!!  


Nancy’s House – NeighborImpact Family Shelter

Pris B.

I’d like to tell you all about my favorite charity in Bend, and make you aware of ways you can help them also.   Nancy’s House is a shelter for homeless families and it is a part of NeighborImpact. The facility, located in Bend, can accommodate up to 5 families at any time. They accept families with children less than 18 years of age, or women in the 9th month of pregnancy without other children. Unfortunately, most of these are single-mom families.  Nancy’s House is a drug and alcohol-free shelter. The head of family must either be employed or ready to participate in the JOBS Program. While at the facility, the families receive assistance with budgeting, chemical-dependency issues, skills training, support towards self-sufficiency, parenting, mental health, and education referrals.  Each family can stay at Nancy’s for only three months. During that time, the facility actively collects furniture and household items to allow that family to move into an apartment in NeighborImpact’s transitional housing program or else out on their own into private housing.

In the past I would take my used stuff to a thrift shop, but I don’t anymore . . . and now I throw very little away. A thrift shop just sells used stuff to people looking for a good deal. I’d rather give my used stuff directly to people who really need it!  So what do they need? They need everything to set up their new living quarters -- furniture, sheets, towels, dishes, glasses, pans, flatware, cooking utensils and appliances, throw rugs, office supplies, etc.  Look around your house for more ideas.  In addition, they can always use canned and dried food, or even a frozen turkey – just call and ask if you’re not sure. If you purchase something new to replace something you have, please consider donating to Nancy’s House the item(s) you replaced! Call 385-0301 during business hours, to arrange a time to drop off your tax-deductible donation.


2011 MBQG Quilt Show

Gail G.

The 2011 Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild Quilt Show will be held Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Pioneer Park, so mark it on your calendars now.  It seems like it's a long way away, but it will be here before we know it, and there is a lot to do.  Many members have already stepped forward to serve on various show-related committees. However, we still need Chairs for the Quilt Collection and Transport Committee and the Set-up Committee.

The Quilt Collection and Transport Chair(s) will OVERSEE people who collect quilts, log them in, keep the inventory, attach labels and transport the quilts to the show. The Set-up Committee will pickup the Sisters' quilt frames, set up frames and hang quilts. If you have been involved in either of these areas and can help as either Chair or advisor-to-the-Chair, we can really use your expertise.

If you can help on one of the committees, or have questions, email Gayle G. at ggassner@bendbroadband.com.


Quilt Retreat - 2011

Janelle R. and Donna C.

This year’s retreat will be held April 15-17 at the Seventh Mountain Resort. The cost of $250 includes lunches and dinners, a lovely room, and door prizes. Come join us for three days of sewing fun.  Space is filling fast! Contact Janelle or Donna for more information.


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show - July 9, 2011

Susan R.

If you're entering quilts in the show this year, don't forget to e-register online -- right now!   You can still do this the old-fashioned way, by mail, of course, but online registration is faster and "greener," so try it if you can.   Find all the directions for quilt entry at http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/quiltentryinfo.htm.

Also, how about doing a SMALL WONDERS quilt?   Make a quilt that is 18-24" on a side (no larger), and turn it in by April 15th.  These little quilts will be exhibited in the Sisters Library beginning in May, voted on and awarded prizes (five $100 prizes!), and sold during Quilt Show Week to benefit Sisters Parks and Recreation.   This is going to a fabulous exhibit -- be part of it! Simply make a 9 ½” block with the fabrics provided, in any style, to be part of this colorful exhibit on Quilt Show Day.  You might be one of five winners, maybe even Best in Show? I will have QUILT BLOCK CONTEST packets available for $8.00 at the next several meetings.  For more information, go to http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/contests.htm#smallwonders0.  

Now’s the time to start thinking about being a VOLUNTEER at the show.  Hostess shifts are only two hours on Show Day.  Sign up your visiting friends and family too! 


Community Quilts

Mary T., Norma W., and Karen F.

Thank you for all the GREAT quilts made in 2010!  Thanks also for the black and whites and browns plus backings that Norma asked for in 2010.  With your donations, plus more backings from CommQuilts, she was able to finish 17 adult quilts 60” x 74”ish for Cascade Youth and Saving Grace. Thanks to the following members have already turned in one or more quilts this year:  Pris B., Jane D., Catherine E., Joanne M., Lisa N., Wynne O., Barb P., and Phyllis V.

Community Quilts will meet at Nativity Lutheran Church, Wednesday, February 16th, from 11-3.  We'll have buckets of fabric and ideas; kits; batting; backings; and many laughs.  Please bring your BSS, sewing machine, works in progress, lunch, food donations for the Food Drive, and join in on the fun.  We'll have room to help you pin your quilt, also.  New members should really make an attempt to join us to meet other members and learn what CommQuilts is all about.  Long time members are also invited to stop by and say “hello”, drop off your quilt, and pick up fabric for a new one!

February Birthday Wishes

Gail R.



Jean E.



Suzi T.



Marla R.



Jane L.



Kim M.



Jill M.



Kayla H.



Terri D.



Linda M.









Caring Corner

Libby S.

If you have any news among our guild members, such as births, weddings, illness or passing, please contact me.  Approximately 40 cards were mailed to members in 2010. 


Darlene P. and Ruth P. have had surgery this month and I am sure they would enjoy a card to cheer their day! Even if it has been a few weeks since the surgery, etc., a card is always a welcome smile.  See the Guild roster for addresses.

Coming Events

  • Monday, February 14:  MBQG February meeting
  • March 18 -19 28th Annual Quilt Show and Merchant Mall ‘Sew Many Scraps: Sew a Patchwork Quilt’.  Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA.  Admission $5, free parking www.tcquilters.com   
  • April 28,29,30, May 1:  Central Oregon Shop Hop


Shop News

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


Quilters Attic

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

Located one block east of Highway 97 in Terrebonne   541-548-8119

Store hours: 10am-5pm   Monday-Saturday

Happy New Year,

hKathy & Friends h


The Quilt Shack

104 NW 4th St, Prineville, OR,  541-447-1338  www.thequiltshack.com  

Happy New Year from The Quilt Shack!  Our BOM's will be starting January 15, 2011.  You still have time to sign up!   Just $5.00 a month includes: blocks, sashing, boarder & binding.  Plus, there are two BOM to choose from, one is a mystery and the other you get to see with more information on our website.

May your new year be a very special one,

Thank you, 

hRhonda and Friends f   



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

QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery - First Friday Reception February 4, from 5 PM to 7 PM. February’s exhibit will feature Camp Sherman resident Tonye Phillips as the Featured Quilter. Tonye’s work as been recognized internationally; she is an artist, author and whimsical quilter extraordinaire! The group exhibit will feature the Sisters group, ‘Juniper Berries’ with an exhibit featuring their row quilts. The exhibits will run through February.

Novel Quilt Idea - Quilts and ideas are underway and there is still time to join the energy! The 2011 novel is Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne.  We’ve been in contact with the author and he has promised to visit the shop and gallery. I think he’s going to be in for a surprise when he visits us and sees quilts that were inspired by his novel!

Winter Classes are starting; check our website www.quiltworks.com to see what will fit your quilting style.

Long Arm Quilting Services have started, you can check our website for price information or bring your quilt in and we can give you an estimate.

Join one of our Monthly Get Togethers, everyone is welcome and they are all free!

Woolly Mammoths - the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, Noon to 4 with Anna Bates

Sew-cial or “Sit ‘n Sew” - every Thursday 3PM to 8PM with Crys

Modern Quilt Guild Interest Group - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 5PM to 8PM

Quilts for Kids - 3rd Sunday of every month from 1PM to 4PM

hMarilyn and Dave f   


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

Congratulations to all the new officers and committee chairs at Mt. Bachelor Quilters Guild. We hope you have a wonderful year!

Starting in March we will begin our new wool block of the month called 'Pennies from Heaven'. This quilt, direct from the designer, will be hanging in our shop from the first week of February through the 24th. Be sure to come in to see this wonderful quilt.

We have some fabulous new Block of the Month classes that are just starting. There is something for everyone's taste whether you enjoy piecing, appliqué, hand embroidery, machine embroidery or a combination of techniques. You can see photos of the projects on our website under classes at www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com.  We also have a number of "clubs" that you can join - everything from A to Z including Saturday, Scrappy Quarter, Software, Machine Embroidery, Hollyberries, Wool Crazy Clubs and more. We are also offering a large number of classes at the shop.

Our SUPERBOWL Sale this year will be the day before the Superbowl, February 6th. Come in and check out the bargains we will have for you. Also, Bernina is coming out with a Special Edition 830. If you've wanted to own one of these beauties, now is the time!

As always we have a continuous flow of new fabrics. Come to the shop, bring your show and tell, and let us help you find fabric for your newest project. We appreciate all of our customers.

h Gail, Sharon, and Staff f


Stitchin' Post

311 W Cascade,(P.O. Box 280, 97759) Sisters, OR, 541-549-6061 www.stitchinpost.com

What’s New at the Stitchin’ Post!

The Spring/Summer Class Schedules are now available - Don't miss the Class Preview Party on Saturday, February 19th. Sign up that day and receive 10% off your tuition for all regular classes (or sign up on line for the same discount).

Our new Quilt Show t-shirts and posters are now posted on the website for pre-orders! We also have a number of new "signature items" that are available by special order. “Nature’s Symphony”, the 2011 Quilt Show fabric designed by Kathy Deggendorfer  will arrive in April. (Posters available in March.)

New fabrics: Just in! New Striped Fabrics from Kaffe Fassett and Westminster.  Echino linen-cotton blend prints from Seven Islands, and Metro Café by Suzanne Ultman for Robert Kaufman.

February classes include ‘Fabric Postcards’ with Tonye Phillips (a special event in association with the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and Wish upon a Card), ‘New York Beauty’ with Ann Richardson, ‘Schlep Bag’ with Dawn Eby, and ‘Folded Log Cabin’ with Sarah Kaufman. Jean’s monthly ‘Intuitive Color & Design Series’ also begins this month.

See http://www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html or call the store for more details.  Happy Quilting!

hThe Stitchin’ Post Staff h

BJ's Quilt Basket

20225 Badger Road, Bend, OR, 541-383-4310  

www.bjsquiltbasket.com    or   Vicki@bjsquiltbasket.com

Happy Valentines Day!  Come in and see the new wall hanging we just made with hearts, it’s darling!!  You would still have time to get it done before the 14th!!  Be sure to join us for our Open House on Monday, Feb 7th from   4-7pm – you will save on class fees & get your class discount on supplies – come sign up today for a fun class!!  You also still have time to join us for our First Saturday Block of the Month!   It’s going to be a fun mystery this year, and the way it’s designed will make it especially fun & more “yours” than any other we’ve done!  Come by to get more details!  Or, work on the beautiful batik version of ‘Joy ‘– another gorgeous queen size quilt that I could potentially cover up to 6 yards of fabric in your quilt top for free!!!  Can’t get any better than that! 

We also have a bunch of new fabric lines that just arrived, a cute chef line with an apron & more, two very cute summery lines from Moda that you have to see to love & lots of new batiks!!  Also don’t forget to join us for our guild appreciation night for your guild only – Sunday February 20th from 4-5:30pm – you will save lots of money, eat lots of goodies, and get lots of door prizes!!  See you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!! 

 hVicki & Staffh


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.

h Cynthia, Jerry, Lisa, Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine f

High Mountain Fabric

1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond 548-548-6909

Check out all our new fabrics and our special SALE area.  Remember our new hours:   T-F 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  and Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  It’s worth the drive to Redmond!

hDonna f


Homestead Quilts

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

Drive down to see our new collections of fabrics.   We have new things arriving each week.   Check out our website for classes and new arrivals.  Hope to see you soon!

h Cathy and Staff f


Material Girl Fabrics

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

Material Girl has some great new fabric! ‘Soul Blossom’ by Amy Butler in quilting cotton, laminates and home dec.  ‘Celestial Dreams’ by Laurel Burch, ‘Giddy’ by Sandy Gervais, ‘Sugar Pop’ by Liz Scott and ‘Marzipan’ by Julie Pashkis. We have Rayon Batiks, more Cotton Lawn and more cotton knits from Michail Miller.

Mt Bachelor quilters get a 10%, except on Saturdays, when it's 15%!

h Leslie and Staff h


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

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

We look forward to seeing you this month---stop by and see our new products!

Happy Sewing!