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              January 2010

  www.quiltsqq.com                                              President: Martha Sanders

 Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, January 17th, 2011.  

Remember:   Our meeting is one week later than usual!
Fat Quarter for January will be yellows and greens…can you guess why??


Message from the President  

Martha S.

I’m so excited to be your new president.  Thank you for your support.  I never expected this when I came to my first meeting almost 4 years ago. I’ve made many friends and hope to make even more as you and I work together.  Some of those friends include Marilyn Ulrich and the 2010 board, all of whom did a terrific job last year.  Thank you very much. 

While you won’t be dazzled by a body of work from me (this body’s been working full time), like many of you, I have a great collection of fabric that I sometimes hate to cut and have many boxes labeled ‘work in progress’.  Still I hope to inspire you with new ideas and fun activities.  I encourage your participation and creativity so that we are all constantly energized and awed at the works we create.  Bring along a visitor, we’d love to grow and share our wonderful guild.

This is a big transition year for the guild as we officially become a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  We’ll have additional responsibilities with that as we continue to serve our community in many ways, new and old.   

I’m told that I’m a great listener.  Please feel free to share your ideas with me and the other board members.  See you at the next meeting!

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 nametag.   As always, please turn your cell phones off during the meeting.



Sadie R.

Wanda B, Cindy M., Cathy N., and Ruth P. have volunteered to bring refreshments for our January meeting.   If anyone finds they cannot bring what they volunteered to contribute, please call Rosemary F. at 388-5407.  Thanks ladies. 



Martha S.

Please consider filling one of the positions open for our Guild for 2011.   We are still in need of a Hospitality, member survey committee, and Raffle Quilt Sales Team.   Please contact Martha S. if interested or be ready to volunteer at our January meeting!

***Audit Committee Members needed NOW –please call Martha*****


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The books added to the library this month are Photo Fabric Play, by Krista Camacho Halligan and Hobo Quilts. The January raffle book is A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Quilts from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and More! by the staff at “That Patchwork Place”. 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.


Program Information

Mary Ann B.

January-Janelle Rebick, our own member, will present fabric dying.  Janelle dyed fabric last summer for our August quilt show.  It was very attractive and I now own some! 

February-Bobbe Schafer will share her love of aprons with us.  Bobbe will present: Aprons: Memories from the Past, and her patterns may be available.  If you want to view more information, please go to www.bobbeschafer.com.

March-Oregon Quilt Documentation

April-Jean Wells will present a ‘Color’ program


Workshop News

Lisa N. 

No workshops scheduled for January.  We’ll keep you posted about workshops for 2011!   Happy New Year!


Raffle Quilt Update

The 2011 raffle quilt will be debuted at the January Guild meeting. It was shown to the Board early this month, and, as described by the committee, it’s an art quilt! It’s beautiful and the Board thinks it will have a unique attraction to all in Central Oregon and especially to local businesses. The Board decided this would be a good time to change the raffle ticket price to $5.00 along with limiting the total number of tickets to be sold to 1,000. Taking these actions also keeps the Guild consistent with our anticipated 501(c)(3) status. Stay tuned for more information as the ticket details are worked out.


Quilt Retreat---2011

Janelle R. and Donna C.

Come join us for 3 days and two nights of quilting fun at the 7th Mountain Resort.   Dates this year are April 15th, 16th, and 17th.   The cost of $250 includes meals, lodging, door prizes, and a spacious sewing table.  A $100 deposit is required to secure your space.  You won’t want to miss all the fun!  Come to January’s meeting ready to secure your spot for MBQG Retreat 2011!


Upcoming Event

Susan R.

Save the date:  Aspen Ridge Retirement Community  (1025 NE Purcell) is having its annual quilt show on Saturday, January 29th.  Guild members are welcome to enter their quilts in this show.  For more information, call Aspen Ridge at 541-385-8500. 


Community Quilts

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

Welcome Mary T., Norma W. and Karen F as new committee heads of Community Quilts.  We look forward to many new quilts donated by our members so that we can continue our mission to donate to our many community programs.  Remember to attend our monthly Community Quilts day each month at Nativity Lutheran Church.  We’ll keep you posted about upcoming sessions.  Keep up the great work in 2011 for our Community Quilt Committee!


Continuing Monthly Food Drive

Sylvia and Norma

Please remember each month to bring a couple of the below listed items for the food drive at the Nativity Lutheran Church. There will be boxes in the lobby for your donations.  The need is GREAT!  As the list changes, we'll advise. 

THANKS so much! 

5 lb. bags of white sugar          5# bag of white flour              

Canned spaghetti in sauce        Canned tomatoes (diced)  

Plain vegetable oil                     Small mayo                   

Dry black or pinto beans            White rice (not instant)

Canned tuna                             Canned corn                          

Canned peaches or pears           Small ketchup

Kraft Macaroni & cheese             Boxed cereal                         

Toilet tissue

Liquid detergent in small bottles, such as the $1.00 size at the Dollar Store


Caring Corner

Libby S.

If you have any news among our guild member, such as births, weddings, illness or passing, please contact Libby S. 541-330-8186 (eseitz@bendbroadband.com).

On behalf of the Mt. Bachelor Guild members, as donation was sent to Partners in Care in memory of Marsha B. and a donation was sent to The Kids Center in memory of Norma W-H.’s husband, Van.  Jane Lind might enjoy a note or cheer as she recovers from surgery.  Please see our roster for her address.


Thanks To ALL!!!!!

Norma Wells-Huppert

Thank you as a guild for your wonderful donation to Kids' Center in memory of my husband, Van.  Kids’ Center was one of his favorite charities.  Thanks to so many of you for your prayers, kindnesses, love and support.  Your donations to charities, flowers, plants, cards, calls and e-mails were very much appreciated.


Around the Blocks

Martha S.

By now you’ve been pouring over the Quilter’s Affair listings deciding which fabulous class you’ll take and what fun event you’ll join.  We also have so many opportunities for classes at all of our local quilt shops in Bend, Redmond, LaPine, Prineville and Sisters.   Get inspired at any one of them.   Thank you to Darlene P. for taking over this position for our Guild.


Bernina Quilting Frame For Sale

We will be having a silent auction on the quilting frame donated by a community member. Some details: never been used, cloth leaders with Grid Lines, adjustable legs (up to 6”) Twist n’ Lock Rails, Tension control ratchets.  Valued at $1800.  Bidding will begin at 6:30 with a minimum bid of $250 and $25 increments to increase the bid.  At our January meeting, a guild member may be the new owner of this fabulous Quilting Frame!  All proceeds will go to the Guild.


January Birthday Wishes

Donna C.      01/03

Betty G         01/07

Tarn S.         01/07

Ruth P.         01/10

Mary R.        01/12

Karen C.       01/18

Kathe S.       01/19

Karen W.      01/20

Lani S.          01/27

Darlene P.     01/28

Helen B.        01/31

Kathleen G.   01/31


Coming Events

January meeting MBQG—Monday, 1/17/11

Central Oregon Shop Hop---April 28,29,30, May 1st


Shop News

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


The Quilt Shack

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

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

May your new year be a very special one,

Thank you, 

h Rhonda and Friends  f   


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

Happy New Year Everyone! In January we are not having a First Friday exhibit; instead we will be renovating the Quilt Gallery to make the future exhibits more attractive....very exciting!

But the weekend of January 7, 8 and 9 is the SAVE DAVE Sale! Marilyn is taking all of the staff away for a weekend quilting retreat and Dave and a volunteer will be by themselves the whole weekend. Dave will negotiate with anyone and everyone on what you pay at the cash register. So let’s see...... he loves the Oregon Ducks, beer and flattery....and you need to drop in and see what kind of bargain he’s going to give you!

January 13th is the next meeting of the Novel Idea Quilt and Book Club and it’s not too late to join.  Participants will need to read the book Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne (the 2011 Deschutes Library’s chosen novel). The daytime group meets at 10 AM and the evening group at 7PM. The quilts will then be in the Quilt Gallery’s April exhibit. Email marilyn@quiltworks.com for more information.

A Modern Quilt Guild interest group has been formed and meets at QuiltWorks the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 5 to 8 PM. Bring a project, quilt, sew and meet some others that are interested in non-traditional quilting. For more info check out www.modernquiltguild.com.

Thanks for visiting QuiltWorks!

h Marilyn and Dave  f   


Sew Many Quilts

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

Happy New Year to all of our wonderful friends and customers. You are the reason we are in business. We appreciate each and every one of you and hope that 2011 brings you joy, good health, blessings, and many happy hours quilting.

This winter we are offering several classes in addition to the basic quilting, hand appliqué, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, etc. that we usually offer. Browse through the classes listed on our website www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com, then call or come in to sign up for those that peak your interest. Choose from unique classes such as – “Every Quilt Has a History,” “Blast to the Past,” “Bag Ladies,” “Table Runner of the Month,” “Classic Vest,” and more.

Maybe you’re interested in joining one of our groups that meet monthly (or more often) such as our “Software Society,” “Hollyberries Club,” “Last Saturday Club,” “Scrappy-Quarter Club,” “Machine Embroidery Club,” “Lovers of Wool Sit ‘n Stitch,” “Ladies Night Out,” “Quilting Divas,” “Sit ‘n Stitch Hand Embroidery Group,” and others. We’re also offering several new blocks of the month. You can choose from appliqué, machine embroidery, hand embroidery, wool appliqué, and pieced quilts. We have something for everyone! Stop by the shop and bring in your “show and tell.” We love to have you share your projects with us.

We’re expecting many new batiks in January, as well as other new fabrics. Be sure to check them out!

Happy Quilting, 

h Gail, Sharon, and Staff f


Stitchin' Post

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

What’s New at the Stitchin’ Post!

Just in!  Jenaveve – the gorgeous and sophisticated new line of cotton linen by Valori Wells!

The colors are deep and rich and the drape of the fabric is fabulous. Val has already made several bags and skirts! There is a pattern booklet available for this line, to give you ideas on how to use this lovely linen. Other new fabrics include Amy Butler’s new line – Soul Blossoms – which is available in quilting cotton, decorator weight cotton, and in a laminated fabric as well. Another line by a very popular designer is Lonni Rossi’s Urban Shades—the colors of this line are warm and earthy.

January classes include “Bali Bowls” with Jackie Erickson, “Art Fairy Digital Collage & Mixed-Media Art Quilt” with Kathy Shaker, “Tango Tumble” with Lawry Thorn, and “Star of the Orient” with Ann Richardson. Jean will also be teaching a “Gum Drop Footstool” class on January 9th. See http://www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html or call the store for more details.

We have some great winter yarns, and our free Wednesday Sit & Knit sessions have become quite popular. One group meets from 1 – 4 pm, and the second group meets from 5 – 8 pm. We have a large selection of knitting patterns from Church Mouse—everything from baby blankets & washcloths to berets and fingerless gloves. Or why not learn a new skill in our “Rose Intarsia Fingerless Gloves” class with Catherine Childress? This three-session class begins January 13th and is recommended for intermediate knitters.

Have you tried the European Drinking Chocolate from Sipping Dreams yet? It’s a truly decadent treat—almost like drinking a chocolate bar! Sooooo good! This has been a very popular item in Twigs—the perfect thing for a romantic evening with your sweetie, or just to pamper yourself. Twigs is still your  hot spot for all your gifting needs—birthdays, baby showers, etc.––for both the big and small people in your life.

Happy Quilting!

h The Stitchin’ Post Staff f

BJ's Quilt Basket

20225 Badger Road, Bend 383-4310   www.bjsquiltbasket.com    or   Vicki@bjsquiltbasket.com

Happy New Year!!  Can’t believe it’s that time of year already, but we are up and running for 2011!!  Hope you’ve been by to join our First Saturday Block of the Month – it’s going to be very fun this year!!  Also, we’ve just begun some of our appliqué blocks of the month – very nice ones, please take a look on our website to see what we’re doing, or better yet, come by, and then you can see all the new fabric lines that are flowing in the door!  Our Dr. Seuss flannel will be here soon, we also got a wonderful new flannel line that would make a wonderful rag quilt for that special gentleman in your life!!  Don’t forget to check out our new Blog too.  Wow - I’m moving up in the world!!  I’ll see if I can keep up! 

Thank you so much for your business & friendship in 2010 & look forward to see you in the New Year!!  

hVicki & Stafff


Cynthia’s Sewing Center

20225 Badger Road (inside BJ’s), Bend 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.

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


High Mountain Fabric

1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond 548-6909

We’re doing New Year’s Housecleaning and you can find some wonderful bargains!  Many fabrics are 30% off and we also have a table of $4/yard fabric for backings, etc.   Remember our new hours:   T-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. -2 p.m.  Hope to see you soon!                          

hDonna f


Homestead Quilts

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

Homestead Quilts wishes everyone a Happy New Year. Stop by to check out our SALE items and as usual Guild Tuesday 20% discount is available. We are closed on Sundays for the winter, but visit our website for other news about classes, etc.   We are busy planning for CO SHOP HOP April 28, 29, 30 and May 1. 

h Cathy and Staff f


Material Girl Fabrics

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

We are so excited about the new Amy Butler line "Soul Blossoms”   We have cotton, home décor and laminated fabric in this line.  Also new are:  Celestial Dreams (Laurel Birch), Matisse (Alexander Henry), and collections from MODA: La Petiite Ecole, Giddy, and Java. Also, check out the new garment quality fabric, 6 new bolts of cotton lawn for scarf making, etc.  Guild members get 15% off all non sale items. (Non-guild members get a mere 10% off).  We hope to see you in 2011!

 h Leslie and Staff f


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

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

We welcome in the New Year and wish all of you the best for 2011. Stop by and check out our great selection of machines.  We provide support to each of our customers and know you will enjoy the many products we offer to help your sewing projects flourish!

Happy Sewing--- 

hKaren h


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 & Friendsh