Kristin Shields www.quiltsqq.com
President: Martha Sanders
Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, January 9, 2012.
Fat Quarter drawing for January-
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 President
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!
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
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.
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!!!
Distribution of Community Quilts
High School Parenting Program 15 $ 880
Youth 61 9,150
Center 69 6,900
Church 2011 High School Graduates* 6 900
in Care (Hospice) 51 5,100
McDonald House 71 7,100
Grace 51 7,650
League Raffle Quilt 1 500
Lighters (Children w/cancer) Raffle Quilt 1 300
House Raffle Quilt 1 400
Totals 327 $38,880
donation of these quilts is a request from the church annually for the use of
their Fellowship Hall for Community Quilts meetings.
THANK YOU from Chemo Quilts for Central
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and a card will be mailed on behalf of our Guild.
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Ardie Y.’s
January Birthday Wishes
Ruth P. 1/10
Mary R. 1/12
Tarn S. 1/20
Lani S. 1/27
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.
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
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
by store name, rotated monthly)
High Mountain Fabric
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!
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360 www.homesteadquiltsonline.com
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
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!
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
Drive up to Terrebonne to see our new fabrics.
541-548-8119. Store hours: 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
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.
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
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%
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
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.
Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
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
and we’ll put you on our list.
Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
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:
The 2012 Quilter’s Affair Flier (which arrived in mailboxes late
December) also offers numerous ways to challenge yourself, both artistically
a class or attend a lecture from one of the many talented instructors
a quilt in the 37th annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
a fabric postcard to the Wish Upon A Card Sale & Silent Auction
the Quilt Block Contest sponsored by Westminster Fibers
a quilt to the Small Wonders Quilt Challenge sponsored by Michael Miller
a Quilt Show Volunteer and/or a Friend of the Show
details on ways to get involved, visit the website at: www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
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
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
~Vicki & Staff
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