Kristin S. www.quiltsqq.com
President: Shannon P.
February 11th Program- Sara
Wiener from SaraBella Upcycled
Fat Quarter drawing for February- Plaid
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
Show in the Park
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
MBQG 30th Anniversary
Rosie W. and
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Our Guild Library
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.
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
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
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 email@example.com
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
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
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.
Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) News
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
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
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.
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.
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
& Denise M.
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!
and Vacuum Center
& Kayla H.
& Joanne M.
Dancing Longarm Quilting
Anita F. and
January Door Prize Winners- Thank you to the Donors!
Mary Ann L.
and Vacuum Center
Dancing Longarm Quilting
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
Guild Meeting- Sara Wiener from Sara Bella Upcycled February
Fabrications- First Friday Reception, 5-8 pm March
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
Anonymous 32nd Annual Show March
$7 good for all three days, Evergreen
State Fairgrounds - Monroe, WA
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
Guild Meeting- Marsha McCloskey May
Guild Meeting- 30th Anniversary Celebration June
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show July
Guild Meeting July
MBQG Quilt Show in the Park August
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
BJ's Quilt Basket
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!
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.
~Cynthia, Jerry, Lisa, Ann,
Bob, Kris, and Elaine
High Mountain Fabric
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.
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Come on down and see our new fabrics for the New
Material Girl Fabrics
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.
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center
3rd St., Bend 541-382-3882
We look forward to seeing you this month---stop by
and see our new products.
ST. Suite #1, Terrebonne
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
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.
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
Happy New Year's
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
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.
~Marilyn, Dave and the gals from
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
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.
Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
Come get a dose of Color Therapy!
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
Beginning Quilting with Lawry Thorn
Swing with Kathy Shaker
Salt Box with Tonye Phillips
Quilting with Lawry Thorn
the Wall Quilts with Jean Wells
(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
fabrics arriving in February:
batiks from Anthology and In The Beginning
Derse’s new line “Basketweave”
new rayons from Westminster (great for new spring skirts!)
- Lots of new pre-cuts from Moda
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post