Kristin S. www.quiltsqq.com
President: Shannon P.
January 14th Program-
Anna Bates & Anne Bryson
Fat Quarter drawing for January-
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!
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!!!!!
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.
you. I can’t wait to get started!
You from the Past President
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.
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
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.
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.
MBQG 30th Anniversary
Rosie W. and
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.email@example.com
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
2013 Guild Retreat
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
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
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.
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
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).
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!
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.
Outdoor Quilt Show News
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.
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
Aspen Ridge Quilt Show
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
December Door Prize winners will be published in the February
January Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!
Ruth P. 1/10
Mary R. 1/12
Lani S. 1/27
Dates to Remember in
Guild Meeting- Anna Bates & Anne Bryson January
Aspen Ridge Quilt Show January
Guild Meeting- Sara Wiener from Sara Bella Upcycled February
Guild Meeting- program to be announced March
Guild Meeting- Ann Shaw April
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show July
MBQG Quilt Show in the Park August
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
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
Happy New Year!
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
Happy 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
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 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. (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 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
Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.
Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
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
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.
Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
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 email@example.com to request more
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
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!
Inspiration Team at BJ’s!