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            January 2013


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



January 14th Program- Anna Bates & Anne Bryson

Fat Quarter drawing for January- Winter Blues


President’s Message

Shannon P.

Happy New Year! Any new quilting resolutions?  I’m hoping this year to actually finish more projects.  I’m really good at starting new ones; not so good at finishing.  But of course, there is always room for a little something new.  Lucky us, some of the best quilt shops are within driving distance, and with the cold weather we’ve had lately, it’s the perfect excuse to cuddle up with that sewing machine!

I’m so excited to start the New Year as your president.  I have some pretty big shoes to fill and lots to learn.   In the upcoming year, look forward to some new workshops, Boutique work days, community quilt sew days, and SEW much more!!!!!

We are still looking for several key committee and Board members for the year. We’d like to see several members step up into positions of raffle quilt sales and Quilt show. Please consider how you can contribute. YOU make the guild as wonderful as it is.

Thank you.  I can’t wait to get started!

A Thank You from the Past President

Martha S.

We had a wonderful holiday party and I received many wonderful quilt blocks from the membership for the President’s Quilt.  The woodland theme is perfect and was a nice surprise.  You keep good secrets!  It reminds me of New England and fits right into Central Oregon too.  I wish you could see the blocks now.  I can’t promise it’s ‘reveal’ date, but I’ll work on it in earnest with hopes of finishing for our August quilt show.  Sincerely, thank you to the contributors and design team.



Erin B. and Lindsey K.

Chris M. and Gail K. have volunteered to bring beverages and Lora F., Candy W. and Susan R. 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. 


Community Quilts

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

Thank you Guild members and Guild friends!  We distributed 295 quilts in 2012.   As you know, the quilts are given to these agencies:   Partners in Care, Ronald McDonald House, Saving Grace, Cascade Youth (The Loft), The Kids Center, and the Bend High Teen Parent Program.   The quilts are made using fabric that is mostly donated.   Most of the Community Quilts budget is used to buy large rolls of batting and fabric for backing.   A number of quilts are made by women who are not members of the Guild, but who enjoy giving of their time and talent.   Everyone's efforts are appreciated, whether you make a whole quilt, do the machine quilting, or sew on binding and labels.   It all helps.   The agencies we give to are very glad to get the quilts-you would be happy to hear the compliments we get when we show up with armloads of quilts.


The first Community Quilt day of 2013 will be, as usual, on the Wednesday after the Guild meeting, January 16th, at Nativity Lutheran Church.   We meet from 11 till about 2:30.  Bring your lunch, sewing machine, and a project to work on.   If you don't have a Community Quilt project, you can start one using one of the kits we have ready or from the fabric we store at the church.    Nativity Lutheran is located at the corner of SE Brosterhaus and SE Knott road.      Questions?   Call/email Jane D., Diana L., Bev P., Lora F., or Jean M.


Community Food Drive

Diana L.

Thank You for all the donations to the food pantry last year!  Please continue food donations for 2013 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.  We accept food or monetary donations.


2013 MBQG 30th Anniversary

Rosie W. and Kathleen G.

It is the New Year and the celebration is beginning! Instead of featured and honored quilters at the guild show we are considering a display of viewers' choice quilts from past years. Do you have one (or more) of these that you would be willing and able to show? We will ask for a show of hands at the meeting to see if it is feasible.

There will be a special program this summer as well as activities at the quilt show. Past members who have been part of the guild over the years will be invited to our anniversary festivities, if you know anyone we should contact, please email us. Our committee address is:  MBQG.30years@gmx.com

2013 Challenge Quilt

Rosie W. and Kathleen G. for Sylvia K.

Get ready! Get set! The theme and rules for the challenge quilt will be announced at the January meeting.


2013 Guild Retreat

Jill M. and Barb P.

It's coming!!! Get ready for March 8, 9 and 10 at the Inn. Balance is due by the February meeting. It can be mailed to either Jill or Barb if that is easier. We are looking forward to having a great retreat with all of you!!!

Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The raffle book for January is More Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts, by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  This book from best-selling authors contains 14 brand new patterns with variations.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Library books donated by members:  26 Lively letters (making an ABC Quiet Book), by Barbara Williams and Carol Grundmann; Color and Cloth,  How to Make Cloth Books for Children (a guide to making personalized books), by Anne Pellowski;  Pineapple Quilt, A Piece of Cake, by Loretta Smith;  The Country Bunny Quilt, by Jean Wells; and Bargello Quilts with a Twist, by Maggie Ball.  New book added to the library this month is:  Midnight Quilts, by Lerlene Nevaril.  This book contains 11 projects using dark backgrounds and bright colors to create sparkling quilts.  Thank you for your support of the Guild Library.



Kayla H.

January- Anna Bates and Anne Bryson will be giving our program this month.  Both women are prolific wool quilters who will be sharing their work.  You will get to see how they use wool in various ways.  Anna is well known for her blog which you can find here www.wooliemammoth.blogspot.com.

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-  Stay tuned for more information.


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.



Linda G.

The Guild’s first workshop of the year will be held on April 8, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bend Park & Recreation Community Room.   The instructor for the class is our April guest speaker, Ann Shaw, who will be offering a “Chicken Challenge”, one of her most popular classes.  Using a freezer paper method, Ann will demonstrate techniques for creating wild and whimsical chicken quilts.   Students will choose from three full-size patterns to create their quilt.  Emphasis is on learning to think outside the “coop” to select interesting fabrics for the chickens.   The class is limited to 20 students, and we again use a fee scale to be determined by the final number of sign-ups.   The cost will range from $30 for 20 students to $60 for 10 students.  See the link to Ann’s website in the Programs article.


The Guild is hosting Ann during her stay in the Bend area and is seeking a member with a private guest room who is willing to open her home to Ann.   If you are interested in hosting Ann from Sunday, April 7th through Wednesday, April 10th, please contact Linda G. (see the roster for contact info).


Caring Corner

Libby S.

We were sorry to hear about Mary Ann L. taking a fall in December.  She had surgery on her right arm and has started therapy.  A card or call would be appreciated.  Wishing everyone a Healthy New Year!


Quilt Show Boutique

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

The second sewing day for the Boutique will be held on January 22nd at the Bend Parks and Rec Community Room.  The location is 799 SW Columbia Street.  The time will be from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  Please bring a lunch and beverages for yourself.  We will be making the individual design walls and a new item, a quilt carrier.  If you enjoy making the hot pads, please bring materials and supplies for that project.  When we are finished with the first two items, we can go on to hot pads.  If you have not signed up or have not received an e-mail from Mary Ann B. and you want to come on the 22nd, please bring 1 ½ yds of decorator fabric for the quilt carrier.  The pattern and materials/supplies list are on the web for the individual design wall. 


The Boutique committee and the Guild thank you for all of your work in providing a very successful Boutique for 2012.  We want to surpass that for 2013!!!!  Please call or e-mail any member of the committee for information.  Committee members are Mary Ann B., Lora F., Marie J., Jane G., Darlene P., Karen K., and Catherine A.


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show News

Martha S.

If you haven’t done so already, check out the SOQS webpage or the Stitchin’ Post website to see the 2013 quilt show poster.  It’s another magical interpretation of the blend of quilting and the environment we all enjoy.   While there, be sure to note the announcement of this year’s “Fabrications”, a juried show of art quilts in Bend in the early spring.   Quilt images are due by Jan. 19th with information on submissions at the SOQS website.


Christmas Party Update

Kristin S., Kathleen G. and Erin B.

Thank you again to those of you who were able to attend the party and provide such a delicious buffet!  Many thanks are due to those who decorated the tables and the brave souls who joined in on the fun and games.  We also enjoyed the caroling provided by the Summit High School Jazz Choir.  It was a lot of fun to plan and attend!  Kathleen and Kristin delivered the Saving Grace items on the Thursday after the party and they were well received with many thanks.  We hope those donations made the holidays a bit brighter for the folks that Saving Grace serves. 


Aspen Ridge Quilt Show

Susan R.

The annual Aspen Ridge Quilt Show is on Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:00-4:00.  Quilts are needed for display -- they can be for sale -- 10% donation to the Wounded Warrior Project (new beneficiary this year).  They are also in need of a RAFFLE QUILT for this cause.  Quilt forms can be picked up at Aspen Ridge or printed out from email.  Quilts may be dropped off Wed 1/23 and Thurs 1/24 between 9:00 and 5:00, Friday 1/25 from 9:00-12:00.  Contact Sandie, activities director at Aspen Ridge (541-385-8500) at BOTH these emails: Aspenridgeact@frontiermgmt.com , Fairymermaid41@gmail.com.


December Door Prize winners will be published in the February newsletter.


January Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!

Nikki K. 1/1

Ruth P. 1/10

Mary R. 1/12

Kathe S. 1/19

Wynne O. 1/20

Catherine E. 1/21

Carol L. 1/24

Lani S. 1/27

Darlene P. 1/28

Kathleen G. 1/31





Dates to Remember in 2013

Guild Meeting- Anna Bates & Anne Bryson                                                            January 14

Aspen Ridge Quilt Show                                                                                                January 26

Guild Meeting- Sara Wiener from Sara Bella Upcycled                                    February 11

Guild Meeting- program to be announced                                                            March 11

Guild Meeting- Ann Shaw                                                                                                April 8

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show                                                                                    July 13

MBQG Quilt Show in the Park                                                                                    August 10


With Thanks to our Sponsoring Shops

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


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

Happy New Year!



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

Happy 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

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 December and January is Featured Quilter Alice Pedersen and our group exhibit is the Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild’s “Favorite Children’s Book” Challenge. The exhibits will be up until January 30, 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 some gals have wondered if they selected it specifically for us quilters! There are so many wonderful quilt ideas this would be a great year to get involved. We will be having two meetings, January 13 and 20, both are Sundays at 1:00 at QuiltWorks to discuss the book and quilt ideas. 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 has started PT and we’ve even brought her back to the shop for an hour here and an hour there; we just can’t get along without her!

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

Happy New Year to all our Quilting Friends. We hope that 2013 will be a wonderful one for you!


Our new class schedule is coming out soon with lots of fun classes. We have had requests for more wool in the shop. Come in to see our expanded selection. We have free Sit ‘n Stitch times for both hand embroidery and wool appliqué. You can learn from each other and we have staff here to help you. Ladies Night Out and Doll Club are two more fun events that may interest you. Hollyberries will meet during the day and if we have enough interest, in the evening, also.


Blocks of the Month are coming – some starting in January and others starting as fabric is released from the manufacturer.  Details will be on our website soon.


Enjoy our wonderful winter days that are so great for quilting.

~Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

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


Time for a New Look!

It is time for a little “face lift” here at the Stitchin’ Post…the store will be closed from Jan 6-12 for a little upkeep and painting.  Please join us for the “Big Reveal” Party on January 26th!  We’ll be serving up refreshments, having demonstrations and it is also our Spring Preview Party (9 am-3 pm).  Register for classes at preview party and save 10% off* class tuition or register online at any time and receive 10% off* class tuition. (*Sorry, discount does not apply to Clubs, Workshops, Retreats, Special Events and/or C-Tickets.)


Our new Spring/Summer 2013 Class Catalog will arrive in mailboxes mid-January.  We have a wide selection of classes and workshops to challenge you, no matter what your current skill level.   Class descriptions and registration available on our website.


The 2013 Quilter’s Affair Flyer is also in circulation.  No need to tell our locals that classes fill quickly…don’t delay turning in your registration!  If you are interested in helping at the store during Quilt Show Week, now is the time to get your name on Sally’s list.  Send Sally an email at sally@stitchinpost.com to request more information.

~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff


BJ's Quilt Basket

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

Happy New Quilting Year to all my quilting friends out there in cold Central Oregon!  Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season!  We are ready to kick off our next First Saturday Block of the Month (BOM) beginning January 5th – if you’ve not ever done a BOM with us feel free to come by & just sit in to see how it works, and what we are working on for the new year.  We will be starting 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, we are very furiously working on our Festival schedule for July – it will hopefully be up and ready, or very close by the time you read this, so please take a look and sign up today!  As for our regular classes, we are also adding new ones daily for our winter schedule! 


Put this date on your calendar!  January 24th is “Shop Your Local Quilt Shop Day”!  We will have lots of great deals, door prizes, goodies to munch, and maybe even a few demos on new products, so come by anytime during our regular shop hours, 9:30 – 5:30!

See you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be! 

~The Inspiration Team at BJ’s!