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January 2012 



Editor: Kristin Shields            www.quiltsqq.com              President: Martha Sanders


 Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, January 9, 2012.


Fat Quarter drawing for January- Winter Wonderland

Fat quarter themes are a little different this year. We’ll give you a song title that should evoke a theme or idea. Use your imagination and have a little fun. Bring your fat quarter to the meeting with your name pinned on or you can use an address sticker.

Message from the Presiden 

Martha S.

Happy Quilt Year and may your resolutions include finishing one project that’s been lurking in the corner of the sewing room, or at least buy the backing for it.   It’s always more fun to buy new fabric.  Aren’t we lucky to live in Central Oregon with the best quilt shops and the best, ever changing landscape around us?

Please remember to thank our local shops for their support each month and their class offerings each season.   We grow in our quilting skills learning from others, whether in our own workshops or in a quilt shop class.     We’ll be doing more education in schools, more fundraising activities and will add new activities in preparation for our 30th anniversary in 2013.   Our popular member techniques meeting will be repeated in May, with even more tips and tricks from our members.    I’ll let Kayla and Lisa tell you more.

We are still looking for several key committee members for the year.   An audit committee is required for a short term.  A bylaw review committee is in place but needs additional members.   We’d like to see several members step up into new positions of fundraising, education, publicity and our new quilt show boutique committee.    A partner/apprentice for the annual quilt show and members to help our raffle ticket sales are very important.  Please consider how you can contribute.  YOU make the guild as wonderful as it is.

Thank you… lots of fun ahead!


Important Reminders

The meeting begins at 6:45 pm.  Unless you are assisting with setup, please don’t enter the meeting room before 6:15 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.

Community Quilts

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


Thanks for all of the Community Quilts you made in 2011 and for all of the fabric you donated!!  Thanks to those who answered our call at the last minute and made more.  Special Thanks to great Non-Members of the Guild, Sue Jorgensen and Wanda Barkhurst’s mother and aunt, who made dozens and dozens and dozens of tops, AND to the members who quilted them.  Thanks also to Helen Maurer who continually donates 10-15 quilts annually because she loves our charities.

327!!!!! An all time high!!!  All of our agencies thank YOU so much. 

January’s Community Quilts’ Day is Wednesday, the 11th, from 11-3 at the Nativity Lutheran Church (directions on the Community Quilts page on the website). 

It’s time to get those machines humming again for 2012……YEA!!!

 2011 Distribution of Community Quilts


                                                         Quantity      EstimatedValue

Bend High School Parenting Program            15            $      880

Cascade Youth                                         61                 9,150

Kids’ Center                                             69                 6,900

Nativity Church 2011 High School Graduates*   6                    900

Partners in Care (Hospice)                          51                 5,100

Ronald McDonald House                             71                 7,100

Saving Grace                                            51                 7,650

Assistance League Raffle Quilt                       1                   500

Candle Lighters (Children w/cancer) Raffle Quilt 1                   300

Grandma’s House Raffle Quilt                         1                   400

                                         Totals            327             $38,880


*The donation of these quilts is a request from the church annually for the use of their Fellowship Hall for Community Quilts meetings.


Chemo Quilts

Norma W.

THANK YOU from Chemo Quilts for Central Oregon!!

Thank you, one and all, for donating quilts, fabric, batting, thread, time, and your great quilting skills.  We have delivered 216 beautiful quilts (YEA!!!) to the Infusion Centers, and the patients, nurses and volunteers are SO happy to have received them.  Comfy and Warm; Perfect Size; Bright Colors and Designs!!  GREAT WORK!!!!  Our goal is 300, so we’ll be having these workshops in January:  QuiltWorks, January 8, 11-3:30 and BJ’s Quilt Basket, January 19, 12:30-5.  Come one, come all!!!

 Community Food Drive

Diana L.

 Thank You for all the donations to the food pantry in 2011!

Please continue food donations for 2012 by bringing one or two items to each guild meeting.  For January, please bring canned peaches or pears.  The Guild uses Nativity Lutheran Church for our community quilt projects on Wednesdays.  The church does not charge us rent, but asks that we donate to their food pantry.  This is a very good deal for us as we have plenty of room to work on community quilts.  Any food donation is accepted, but if you don't have time to shop, please consider dropping a $1.00 in the box to help the food pantry.  Thank you.

 Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The January raffle book is Better Homes and Gardens Scrappy Quilts, containing 29 favorite projects from the Editors of American Patchwork and Quilting.  Raffle tickets are $1 each/6 for $5.  The books added to the library this month are: A year in the life of Sunbonnet Sue, 12 small quilts, by Christine Porter and Darra Williamson; and Paradise Stitched--Sashiko & Applique Quilts, by Sylvia Pippen, containing quilts and other projects which combine applique and sashiko in wonderful ways .   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.


Kayla H.

At our January guild meeting June Jaeger will be presenting a trunk show and tell, including some new quilts.  You won’t want to miss this!  Elizabeth Hartman is our February program and workshop presenter (see below).  Elizabeth is the author of The Practical Guide to Patchwork and creates designs in the modern quilt style.


Lisa N.

Our first workshop of 2012 will be with Elizabeth Hartman from Portland, OR.  Her workshop, “Mod Mosaic Floor Pillow” will be held on Monday, February 13 from 1-4 pm at Bend Park and Recreation’s Community Room.  This three hour workshop will walk students through a fun and flexible improvisational piecing technique with the goal of making the front of a 24” pillow cover.  The cost is $30.  Contact Lisa N. if you are interested in attending.  Elizabeth’s website can be seen at www.ohfransson.com.


Quilt Retreat---2012

Jill M. and Barb P.

The 2012 Guild Retreat will take place March 23, 24 and 25...........just imagine........3 whole days of sewing, friends and food........what could be better!!!!!!  The Retreat will take place at the Seventh Mt Resort just outside of Bend; same place as in 2011.  There is still space available; the total three day cost is $250 and includes condo space shared with two others, meals, and the sewing room.  At deposit of $100 holds your spot!  Please call Barb P or Jill M with any questions.  You can mail your check or bring it to the next Guild meeting.  See you there!!!

Caring Corner

Libby S.

If you have any news among our guild members or previous members, such as births, weddings, illness or passing, please contact Libby S. 541-330-8186 (eseitz@bendbroadband.com) and a card will be mailed on behalf of our Guild.

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Ardie Y.’s brother.


January Birthday Wishes

Donna C. 1/3

Ruth P. 1/10

Mary R. 1/12

Kathe S. 1/19

Wynne O. 1/20

Tarn S. 1/20

Catherine E. 1/21

Meredith B. 1/22

Carol L. 1/24

Lani S. 1/27

Darlene P. 1/28

Helen B. 1/31

Kathleen G. 1/31 

Coming Events


Journeys Art Quilters- Affair of the Necklace                        opening Friday, January 6, 2012

Wine and appetizers will be served from 4:00-6:00 pm on January 6th at Sisters Art Works, 204 W Adams Ave. Sisters. The show will run from January 6th through February 28th, 10:00-5:00 weekdays and Saturdays 10:00-2:00 weather permitting. The Journeys Art Quilters challenged themselves to create a work 18” x 45” using the theme "The Affair of the Necklace". Using jewel colors each piece demonstrates the unique style of the individual artist. The designs use cotton, wool and silk, as well as embellishments. You will be surprised at the variety, everything from whimsy to romance, from adventures in the abstract to pictorial, from playful to intense.  New this year is a collection of small works, each piece 8 “x 8”, created with the same imagination and attention to detail that the larger works are, and again, each one unique to the style of the individual artists. These small pieces will give the public an opportunity to purchase a work of art at a reasonable price.  


Aspen Ridge Quilt Show                                                       Saturday January 28, 2012

Donations of a quilt to be used as a raffle quilt would be appreciated.  Proceeds will go to Interfaith Volunteers.

Fabrications- The Art of Quilting                                    opening Friday, February 3, 2012

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show has partnered with Arts Central to host the first juried art quilt exhibit to be held in Bend, Oregon. Fabrications – The Art of Quilting opens at Art Central on Friday February 3rd. Attend opening night from 5pm to 8pm to meet the artists, explore their creative processes and preview the premier showing of the 2012 SOQS poster art work and raffle quilt. The exhibit will showcase artists from around Central Oregon throughout the month of February. (Art Central, 875 NW Brooks St. – located in downtown Bend between the two Mirror Pond parking lots – is open Wed – Sat, 11am to 4pm)


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show                                                               Saturday, July 14, 2012

Happy New Quilting Year!  Our entry flier for the 2012 show is 'on the street' and contains lots of GREAT info about the 2012 show.  Highlights include:


  • ·       "Men Under the Quilts" 18 month Calendar and Calendar Premiere Party (use your imagination)!         


Check out the show’s website at www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org for all the information and to download a pdf of the flier.


MBQG Quilt Show in the Park                                  Saturday, August 18, 2012


Shop News

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)

High Mountain Fabric

1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond                                    541-548-6909

All winter long all regularly priced fabrics are 25% off with a minimum ½ yard cut.  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!



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

Material Girl will focus on the kitchen for January. All patterns and books which relate to the kitchen will be 15% off. Apron, pot holders, dishtowels, etc. will be included. Select fabric (kitcheny, food-related) will be 15% off. In addition, Fleece and flannel will 10% off.

Have a great New Year!

~Leslie and Staff


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

Drive up to Terrebonne to see our new fabrics. 541-548-8119.  Store hours: 10am-5pm   Monday-Saturday

~Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

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

As of January 2, 2012, The Quilt Shack is relocating to 1211 NW Madras Hwy, Prineville.  We have our new class schedule updated with more classes to be added throughout the month.  From binding quilts to rag quilt fun, check out our store samples and sign up to save a spot!  Our new exciting Block of the Month will be available for showing within the month.  Block of the Month classes will be posted soon.  

Be sure to mark your calendars for our Central Oregon Shop Hop, Thursday April 19 to Sunday, April 22.  More will be posted about this event.

 ~Rhonda and Friends



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

Happy New Year everyone and I hope that you are looking forward to 2012 as much as we are. We're starting off our year with over 30 great classes with instructors such as Barbara Copeland, Vickie Anast, Kim McCray, Jill Monley as well as our own Mary Ann, Bev, Crys, Karen and Tiffany. Some new classes, fresh ideas, and lots of fun for doing something with your scraps. 

Open House - On Saturday, January 7th from 10 to 4 we are having an Open House to promote our winter classes. If you sign up by January 7th on any classes (except those offered through Bend Park and Rec) you'll get a 10% discount.

Our gallery show for January is Sandy Feigner as the Featured Quilter and the novel group from QuiltWorks with their interpretations from Elegance of the Hedgehog. Both are fantastic exhibits and always inspiring.

We are partnering again with the Deschutes Public Library for the Novel Idea. Last year we had 18 quilts inspired by the novel Kapitoil and it really was the hit of their Novel Idea program, (at least in my humble opinion). If you want to participate in this year’s novel join us at QuiltWorks on Sunday, January 8th, 1:00 for a meeting to discuss the project. The quilts will be hung in April in our gallery and although a short timeline it will be long on impact for the thousands of participants in the Novel Idea. Partnering with the library for this project is a wonderful way to share our love of quilting with the greater Central Oregon community!

Chemo Quilts - Join us Sunday, January 8th from 11 to 3:30 for a Chemo Quilt workshop. QuiltWorks is proud of Norma, Lora, Wanda and Helen for their huge commitment and success in providing these quilts to the Central Oregon chemo units.

Red, White, Pink and Hearts! - February is American Heart Month and our group/theme exhibit will be red, pink, red and white quilts and/or quilts with hearts. Can you participate? Do you have a quilt that fits this description? We want you to help us promote healthy hearts and the American Heart Month.

That's it, thanks again for being our friends and customers.

~Marilyn, Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

Happy New Year to all of our quilting friends and customers. We hope that your holidays were special. At Sew Many Quilts we are looking forward to 2012 – it’s going to be a great year! Soon we will be sending an email with our upcoming Blocks of the Month. Please come in to see the new fabrics that are arriving and also watch for an email detailing our winter classes. If you don’t get our emails and would like to --- just send an email to customerservice@sewmanyquiltsinbend.com and we’ll put you on our list.

~Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

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

A Time for New Goals!

The New Year brings with it a time to reflect on where we are, what we have learned, and how we want to grow.  As quilters and fiber artists, this is the perfect opportunity to assess our skills and set new goals for ourselves~ the Stitchin’ Post is here to help you!  Our new Spring/Summer Class Catalog will be arriving in mailboxes in early January.  There you will find an assortment of classes and workshops to challenge you, no matter what your current skill level.  Class descriptions and registration available on our website:  www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html

The 2012 Quilter’s Affair Flier (which arrived in mailboxes late December) also offers numerous ways to challenge yourself, both artistically and philanthropically!   

  • Take a class or attend a lecture from one of the many talented instructors
  • Enter a quilt in the 37th annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
  • Donate a fabric postcard to the Wish Upon A Card Sale & Silent Auction
  • Enter the Quilt Block Contest sponsored by Westminster Fibers
  • Donate a quilt to the Small Wonders Quilt Challenge sponsored by Michael Miller Fabrics
  • Become a Quilt Show Volunteer and/or a Friend of the Show

For details on ways to get involved, visit the website at: www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org

 ~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff

BJ's Quilt Basket

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

 Happy New Year to all of my quilting friends!  We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your friendship and business in 2011, and hope that you and your families have a wonderful, healthy & happy 2012!! 

We have published our 2012 Festival of Classes now, and you can go to our website www.bjsquiltbasket.com and click on “Festival” to see the offerings!  Should be a very fun year for us; we have a few of your favorites returning, and a couple of new ones joining us from afar!  One of them is Stephanie Brandenburg, artist and quilter.  She has painted all those beautiful flower panels we currently have in the shop, and she will give a trunk show & class on fabric design!  We also have invited Elisa of Elisa’s Backporch Designs.  She is the queen of curved piecing!  If curves have always intimidated you, then this would be the trunk show & class for you!!  We hope you’ll think about joining us in our smaller venue this summer – but sign up today, the classes fill quickly!

We are also ready for your 2012 First Saturday sign-ups!  Make sure you come by to see what fun we are going to have, and all the free fabric you could get!  We are still offering both a quilt that you know what you are working on, and our BJ’s exclusive mystery!  Both are being done in two color-ways; Christmas themes or jewel tones!!  If you’d like, please just stop by on January 7th at either 8:30am or 10:00am to see how we run it!  Happy New Year from the team at BJ’s Quilt Basket!   See you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!! 

~Vicki & Staff


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