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            February 2013


Editor: Kristin S.                       www.quiltsqq.com              President: Shannon P.



February 11th Program- Sara Wiener from SaraBella Upcycled

Fat Quarter drawing for February- Plaid Flannels


President’s Message

Shannon P.

“Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This month is a time to declare your love.  I LOVE my family, my friends, and my wonderful little dog, Lucy.  But also I LOVE to quilt!!  Is your stash overflowing, snippets and yardage on the floor?  Well, get a head start on that spring cleaning with a new project.  What better way to give a piece of your heart, than with something homemade.  Whether it is a quilt, a mug rug, jacket, or throw, add a touch of red or pink, and express your love.  I can’t wait to see what blossoms in your imagination!



Erin B. and Lindsey K.

Cindy O. and Joanne M. have volunteered to bring beverages and Barb P., Ruth P. and Carol L. have volunteered to bring snacks. If you find you are not able to bring what you volunteered to contribute, please call Erin B. or Lindsey K.  The meeting begins at 6:45 pm.  As always, please turn your cell phones off before the meeting. 



Kim M. Loesje A. and Gayle G.

We had many of you come to the guild meeting in January and renew your membership, thank you so much!  We’ve had many new members join the guild in the last 6 months and we encourage all members to greet the new members and make them feel welcome!  Information about our Springtime New Members Tea will be coming in the next newsletter.


The 2013 membership dues ($25) need to be paid by the end of February in order to be a current member.  Please bring your payment with you to the February Guild Meeting.  You can also mail in your dues to Kim M. Make your check payable to Mt. Bachelor Quilters' Guild.  Membership cards will be available at the March meeting and a new roster will be emailed in March. 


2013 Guild Retreat

Jill M. and Barb P.

The 2013 Retreat is Full!  Yippee!  The balance of the registration fee is due by/before the February 11 Guild meeting.   Please mail your check to Barb P or bring it to the February meeting.  An informational email will be sent the last week of February, but if you have questions before then please contact Barb P or Jill M.  Thank you all for your support!   We’re looking forward to a sewing good time!


Community Quilts

Jane D., Diana L., Bev P., Lora F., or Jean M.

We're doing a "mystery quilt" on Wednesday, February 13th!   Only Bev P knows for sure what we're doing, but we know it will be fun.   If you want to play, bring: your sewing machine, a cutting mat, rotary cutter, a 6 1/2 inch square ruler (or larger) and your lunch to Nativity Lutheran Church, located at the corner of SE Knott and SE Brosterhaus.   We start at 11 and end close to 3 p.m.    You can plan to either work on the mystery all by yourself, or work with a friend or two.   Bev will have packets of fabric ready, so all you need to do is sew and be ready to have a good time.    If you have questions, contact one of us.   Everyone is welcome.


Community Food Drive

Diana L.

For February’s meeting, please bring canned corn and peas for the Nativity Lutheran Church Food Pantry.  Last fiscal year (July to July), 1393 families received help from the Food Pantry.  We accept food or monetary donations.  Thank you for your support.


MBQG Quilt Show in the Park

Susan M.

We are anticipating a wonderful 30th Anniversary Quilt Show this year in Pioneer Park on August 10th.   Be prepared at our February Guild Meeting to sign up for various committees that help make our Quilt Show a success---I’ll have my clipboard ready and waiting.   Joining in/helping in any way helps the guild put on a SUCCESSFUL event.  We appreciate your willingness to help in any way(s) you can.


2013 MBQG 30th Anniversary

Rosie W. and Kathleen G.

What year did you join the guild? Put on your thinking cap, we will be asking that and other questions at the guild meeting!   MBQG.30years@gmx.com


2013 Quilt Challenge

Rosie W. and Kathleen G. for Sylvia K.

What do you recall as you reflect on our quilt guild? The 2013 Quilt Challenge theme is Mount Bachelor Memories.  The dimensions for the quilt are to be a minimum of 36 inches on any side and a maximum of 60 inches on any one side.  All quilts entries are due on or before the July Guild Meeting which will be on July 15 (note this is the third Monday).


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The February raffle book is Little Bits Quilting Bee, by Kathleen Ricketson.  This book contains 20 quilts using charm squares, jelly rolls, layer cakes and fat quarters.  It also has a great section of general quilting know-how.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.    Books donated by members added to the library this month are:  The McCoys, Designs by Sharon Reynolds; Doily Magic, by Sharon Rexroad; America Sews, with Sue Hausmann; Elegant Country Christmas, by Judy Livingston; and Star Crossing, by The Buggy Barn.  The new book added to the library this month is Skinny Quilts by Kim Schaefer, which includes 15 bed runners, table toppers and wall hangings.  There will be a selection of library books for you to check out at the meeting and you can return books to the meeting.  Thank you for your support of the Guild library.



Kayla H.

February-  Sara Wiener from SaraBella Upcycled will be here.  Sara will share with us information about her company and products she makes.  Their upcycled products are 95% recycled plastic bags and banners that would otherwise be in a landfill.  Sara will have items for sale as well.  SaraBella Upcycled also offers classes. Check out more at www.sarabella.com/


March-  Jean Wells will present a program for us.  Stay tuned for more information.  For more information about Jean: www.jeanwellsquilts.com/


April-  Ann Shaw will be here to present a program for the guild.  Ann is known for her pictorial quilts.  Ann was showcased as one of the Artists in Residence at the 2012 Empty Spools Seminar hosted in Asilomar, California and has been asked to teach there in 2014. Ann will also be teaching a workshop, which you can find more information in the workshop section of the newsletter.  Check out more on Ann at www.annshawquilting.com/


May- Marsha McCloskey will be here from Eugene, Oregon.  Marsha specializes in Feathered Star designs.  She is a designer of quilt patterns, fabric, and quilting tools.  Marsha also has published numerous books for quilters.  Her first book, Small Quilts was published in 1981.  Find out more about Marsha here: 



June- This month the Anniversary Program will be presented.  The committee has been working hard.  Please invite any past members, as they may enjoy this program.


Ricky Tims’ Super Seminar

Kayla H.

This seminar is coming to Pasco, Washington September 19-21, 2013 - Thursday, Friday, & Saturday

Guild members are eligible for a promotional registration price which is determined by the number of participants from our guild.  To learn more about the seminar watch the video here:  www.rickytims.com/seminars/seminar-main.   More information will be presented at the February meeting and in the next newsletter.  For more information on the guild promotion please contact Kayla at kayla.traver@vandals.uidaho.edu



Linda G.

We currently have 19 people who have signed up for Ann Shaw’s Chicken Challenge workshop scheduled for April 8th.  Ann will be sending us some sample quilts from the workshop.  Check them out and then be sure to sign up for the workshop!          www.annshawquilting.com/


Jill Monley will be hosting Ann during her stay in the Bend area.  Thank you, Jill, for hosting and also for recommending Ann as a guest speaker.


Our May 13th workshop will feature Marsha McCloskey.  Details on the workshop haven’t been finalized yet, so stay tuned and be sure to hold that date open so you don’t miss a single stitch.   www.marshamccloskey.com/index.html


Caring Corner

Libby S.

We are sorry to hear that Sue W. took a bad fall skiing in December and fractured her hip in 3 places.  She could use some cheering up with a card or phone call.  Please contact Libby S. with any news about current or past guild members.


Quilt Show Boutique

Mary Ann B., Lora F., Marie J., Jane G., Darlene P., Karen K. and Catherine A.

Our second sewing day for the 2013 Boutique was held on January 22nd and it was very successful.  A total of 12 members participated and made huge quilt carry bags and individual design walls.  We had fun and would welcome more participants.  Thank you to everyone participating.

February 26th is our next sewing day at Bend Parks and Rec community room.  We will be making inserts for your purse or whatever type of bag you carry.  The sample made by Lora F. is darling and very useful.  Things can be found easier in my purse.  The second item made that day will be a jewelry pouch.  It has small pockets around the side and a larger area in the middle for necklaces and bracelets.  Earrings and rings can be placed in the pockets.  Again, very useful!

Please contact Marie J., Darlene P., Karen K., Lora F., or Mary Ann B. to sign up.  We love to have many people.  If anyone wants to sew at home, please do so and bring the items to the next Guild meeting. 


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) News

Martha S.

Online quilt registration:  begins February 1. The entry fee is $10 per person (not per quilt). Please see below about registration for quilts in our Guild’s special exhibit. www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/quiltentryinfo.htm

Our special exhibit will be called ‘Mt Bachelor Quilters’ Guild 30th Anniversary Celebration of Quilts’ and will include Viewer’s Choice winners from the past 30 years of the MBQG Quilt Show in the Park. These quilts require special registration. When prompted during the registration process, quilts entered in your Special Exhibit should select the Special Exhibit Category: Mt. Bachelor Guild. For other entries in the show, please select the General Category. Due to the space restrictions, a limited number of quilts will be able to be shown in this exhibit. More information will be published on this next month and Martha S. and Rosie W. will explain more about this at the February meeting.


SOQS Volunteer opportunities: The jobs available for online sign up will include hanging & taking down quilts, hostessing, delivering and picking up sponsor quilts, kids activity area, quilt rescue team and Save it for Sunday jobs. Other things will be by direct contact with the SOQS office. www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/volunteers.htm .  Be sure you note that you are a Mt Bachelor Quilters Guild member.

What is the Save It for Sunday event?
The SOQS exhibits a number of special exhibit quilts in various locations in downtown Sisters AND host a world-renowned lecturer on Sunday after the show.

What is the Quilt Block Contest at the SOQS?

Candy W. will have the packets of fabric at our guild meetings with instructions for entry. You could win enough blocks from the contest to make a quilt and this year’s fabric selection “Parson Gray” is fabulous with a choice of blues or greens.


Wish Upon A Card Fundraiser

All quilters are invited to donate 4” by 6” fabric postcards to the SOQS Wish Upon a Card fundraiser for Wendy’s Wish.  Wendy’s Wish provides support services to cancer patients in Central Oregon and has raised over $60,000 over the past 7 years!  This year, Michael Miller Fabrics is sponsoring a Fabric Challenge.  You can use the selected fabric in your postcards to be eligible for prizes.  Submit postcards by April 15th to be considered for the challenge and for the silent auction (selected cards are framed).  Postcards will be collected until July 1st to be offered for sale unframed.  More info about the challenge fabrics, the challenge details and where to send the cards here:  www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/contests.htm#wish 

Community Baby Shower

Pris B. & Denise M.

A collection by Soroptimist International of Bend

(a nonprofit service organization)

This is our 8th annual collection!  We collect necessary baby supplies for mothers who cannot afford them.  Many women have no resources at all for their new baby.  Maybe she has fled domestic violence, or poverty has made it impossible to prepare for a baby.  In this economy, there are more needy families than before.


We’re asking our guild members to make a simple baby quilt or fleece blanket, or to knit/crochet a baby blanket, or to donate any new or used baby items.  Please bring your donations to the February, March, or April guild meeting, and we will give you a tax-receipt.  Later donations will be welcomed also – they will always be needed!  Right now, DHS needs toddler clothes for girls, sizes 2, 3, 4, 5.


Help women who are in need to celebrate their new babies!  Thanks!


December Door Prize Winners- Thank You to the Donors!





BJ's Quilt Basket

Wynne O.


Cynthia's Sewing Center

Zelma T.


High Mountain Fabric

Loesje A.



Morrow's Sew and Vacuum Center

Rosie W. & Kayla H.

Sew Many Quilts

Karen F.


Stitchin’ Post

Kathleen G. & Joanne M.

Material Girl Fabrics

Jan D.


The Quilter’s Attic

Mary R.



Judy D.



Thread Dancing Longarm Quilting

Anita F. and Sharon S.



Anonymous Gift

Phyllis V.


Fat Quarter Drawing

Diane L.



January Door Prize Winners- Thank you to the Donors!





BJ's Quilt Basket

Mary Ann L.


Cynthia's Sewing Center

Jane G.


Homestead Quilts

Sandi S.



Morrow's Sew and Vacuum Center

Sandie W.

Sew Many Quilts

Twyla B.


Material Girl Fabrics

Jan D.



Lora F.



Thread Dancing Longarm Quilting

Lindsey K.



Fat Quarter Drawing

Jan D.




February Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!


Gail R. 2/2

Suzi T. 2/7

Marla R. 2/8

Jane L. 2/10

Kim. M. 2/10

Jill M.    2/12

Kayla H. 2/16

Linda M. 2/18

Laurie T. 2/25

Dates to Remember in 2013

Guild Meeting- Sara Wiener from Sara Bella Upcycled                                 February 11

Fabrications- First Friday Reception, 5-8 pm                                                       March 1

The exhibit is at Franklin Crossing, on the corner of Franklin & Bond in downtown Bend.  You may view the juried show of art and contemporary quilts any time between March 1 and 31.

Guild Meeting- Jean Wells                                                                                           March 11

Quilters Anonymous 32nd Annual Show                                                            March 15-17

$7 good for all three days, Evergreen State Fairgrounds - Monroe, WA

Tri-City Quilters' Guild 30th Annual Quilt Show                                                March 22 and 23

Friday, March 22 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA, $5 admission, free parking

Guild Meeting- Ann Shaw                                                                                             April 8

Guild Meeting- Marsha McCloskey                                                                        May 13

Guild Meeting- 30th Anniversary Celebration                                                         June 10

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show                                                                                    July 13

Guild Meeting                                                                                                            July 15

MBQG Quilt Show in the Park                                                                                    August 10


With Thanks to our Sponsoring Shops

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


BJ's Quilt Basket

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

Hello to all my quilting friends out there in cold Central Oregon!  Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season, and you are ready to hit the road quilting in 2013!  We have kicked off our next First Saturday Block of the Month (BOM) which began January 5th – if you’ve not ever done a BOM with us feel free to come by to see how it works, and what we are working on for 2013!  There is still time to join!!  We have our “Northern Wilderness” BOM for the one that you know what you are working on – and as usual we also have our BJ’s Exclusive Mystery BOM.  For the mystery we are offering three colorways to choose from – Fall, Modern Blues, or Modern Reds.  The modern prints are from Westminster Fibers, and Kaffe Fassett.  Please feel free to go to our website for further information and guidelines; http://www.bjsquiltbasket.com/BOM.html


Also, our Festival schedule for July is up and ready for your sign ups!  As for our regular classes, we are also adding new ones daily for our winter/spring schedule!


We have many wonderful new lines in and ready to go home with you! One of our cutest, in my opinion, is Pam Kitty by Lakehouse, it is a great Valentine’s Day line with great girlie colors! There’s still time to get something done!!  Also, Laurel Birch’s cats are back in all their bright and wonderful colors, and we will have a kit available soon for that one!!


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


High Mountain Fabric

1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond                                    541-548-6909

On Saturday, February 2, from 10 - 2 we are having a Super Bowl sale. All regular price bolts will be 40% off with a minimum cut of 1 yard.


Homestead Quilts

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

Come on down and see our new fabrics for the New Year!

~Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

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

What an interesting winter we’re having, from cold and snowy to fairly temperate. I wish this “false Spring” would last!!  In any case, it’s a great time for sewing. We’ve started to receive shipments of our new fabrics, which you can always find pictures of on our Facebook page, and/or our website.  Because I’m sure Arctic temperatures will return, flannel and fleece will be 10% off during February.  Valentine fabric will be 15% off until the 14th, when it will be 25% off.  There will be a Mardi Gras sale on February 12. Everything in the store will be 10% off. There will be additional discounts, which are yet to be determined.  Material Girl is now selling 2 ½ in. strips of batiks for $1.00. Make your own jelly rolls!!!

We look forward to seeing you.

 ~Leslie and Alex


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

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

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

~Happy Sewing---Karen


Quilters Attic

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

From Quilter's Attic to all at MBQG, a huge THANK YOU for your patronage.  It was so exciting to see such wonderful quilts being made during 2012...can't wait to see what you will come up with in 2013!

We have gorgeous new arrivals from Moda (Tapestry, Double Chocolat,and Ticklish), Clothworks,Northcott, and Windham.  For January, we are selling all flannels at $8.99.  In addition, many bolts have been added to the 40% off shelf.  Hope to see you soon.

~Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

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

Happy New Year's Everyone,

As we start the New Year at The Quilt Shack, we are adding more to the stack of fabrics to help give you more selection.  Prineville has great lunches and always worth the trip to visit our little town.  The Quilt Shack has the best prices around and you are always welcomed with a warm friendly smile.  Thank you for visiting and don't forget to check out the website for hours and specials.

~Rhonda and family 



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

QuiltWorks Gallery in February will have Featured Quilter Lori DeJarnatt and the group exhibit will be the Woolies, a wool group that meets at QuiltWorks the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. The exhibits will be up until February 27, 2013
Novel Idea Quilt Meetings - This will be the 3rd year that QuiltWorks is organizing the Novel Idea Quilt event. The Deschutes County Library chose the book The Snow Child and there are so many wonderful quilt ideas this would be a great year to get involved. Next meeting, Sunday, February 17 at 1:00. Please join us or let Marilyn know that you want to participate. (marilyn@quiltworks.com)
QuiltWorks Classes - Our winter schedule is ready, samples are in the classroom and all you have to decide is which projects you want to make. Visit our website or come in the shop! www.quiltworks.com
Mary Ann Lisk is doing better! She fell and broke her arm, dislocated her elbow and had to have surgery. She’s doing PT every day and will be back in the shop soon!
We wish all of our guild friends a very Happy 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

Hello all of our quilting friends.  Christmas décor is put away, physical inventory is done and now we are ready to settle in to enjoying our winter sewing time. 

We are receiving our Spring lines almost daily now and we have some great Valentine projects that you can easily do by Feb. 14th.

We have several opportunities to learn or increase your knowledge of machine embroidery.  If you have family or friends wanting to learn quilting or a specific technique, check out our class listing. 

Always check out website to see specials and events.

Again, we so appreciate all of you and hope you enjoy this time of year as much as we do.

Thank you!

~Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

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


Come get a dose of Color Therapy!


WOW~ what a difference a new coat of paint can make…the store is so bright and cheery!  With new spring fabric arriving, it is a great time to shake off the winter doldrums with a dose of color therapy!  Now that the holidays are over, it might be time to start a new project, just for you.  We have a brand new (exclusive!) Block of the Month called Spring Baskets starting in February, and a fabulous assortment of classes coming up soon:

  • Absolutely Beginning Quilting with Lawry Thorn
  • Mood Swing with Kathy Shaker
  • The Salt Box with Tonye Phillips
  • Machine Quilting with Lawry Thorn
  • Off the Wall Quilts with Jean Wells
  • Expressions (Design Your own Sampler Quilt) with June Jaeger

We also have a large assortment of Fiber Arts & Crafts classes beginning in February. For details on all of our spring offerings, go to: www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html


New fabrics arriving in February:

  • New batiks from Anthology and In The Beginning
  • Marcia Derse’s new line “Basketweave”
  • Beautiful new rayons from Westminster (great for new spring skirts!)
  • Lots of new pre-cuts from Moda


~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff