Kristin Shields www.quiltsqq.com
President: Martha Sanders
Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, June 11, 2012.
Fat Quarter drawing for June- Teddy Bear Picnic
Bring a fat quarter that fits into your idea of the monthly theme and
you could win a whole bag full of fabric!
Use your imagination and have fun!
This year’s themes are based on song titles.
July Meeting is July
Okay, so we recently had 7 inches of new snow on the mountain but the
summer events in Bend are ON!
Our main event is in 2 short months, August 18th, and we need
your help. Our quilt show is
unique, with no admission fee, no jury, wonderful venue and wonderful
quilts. We need help from set up
to take down, quilt collection, hospitality, sales table, hostesses, demos,
guild info, raffle ticket sales and more.
Please take part in this very fun event. It’s a time to get to know the other members by their work and
to have a relaxed conversation with them.
Please sign up for the many activities involved with the quilt show at
the next meeting.
While I will not be at the June meeting, there is a key issue that will
be presented. The Bylaws and
Standing Rules have been carefully reviewed and edited and will be presented
for your approval at this meeting.
You will receive the details of these via a separate email
(mailing). Please contact any of
the MBQG board members with your questions or concerns. Kayla H. and Lisa N. will be presiding
at this meeting. Enjoy their
energy, even if they don’t sing or read a story. I will be in New England and will return to ‘Ore-A-Gone’ in
Thank you for your participation in our Community Quilt project and our
quilt show boutique project.
If you’d like to participate, please see the details following in the
There are some other categories of participation needing your
support. The 30th
Anniversary committee is looking for someone who might be ‘tech savvy’ as well
as just plain helpful, to assist them in getting their ideas into reality. Kathleen G. and Rosie W. will welcome
Happy sewing! Summer’s
The meeting begins at 6:45 pm.
When you arrive at the meeting, remember to check-in at the membership
table, pick up your door prize ticket if you are wearing your cloth nametag,
drop off your fat quarter for the monthly drawing, and check out Clipboard Alley
for signups and volunteer opportunities. Once you enter the meeting room, head on over to the library
table to peruse the books and buy a library book raffle ticket, check out
community quilts to drop off a quilt or pick up a kit. Finally, head on over to the
refreshment table for a snack! As
always, please turn your cell phones off before the meeting.
and Shannon P.
L. and Jan S. have volunteered to bring beverages and Pris B., Renee P. and Ruth P. have
volunteered to bring snacks. If you find you are not able to bring what you
volunteered to contribute, please call Jane D. or Shannon P.
A., Twyla B., Pris B., Gayle G., Gail K., and Jill M.
The 2012 Review Committee has completed its work. You should have
received the recommended revisions in a separate email. Please review
these two documents along with the cover memo, and print out a copy for
yourself if you wish. Review Committee members are waiting by their
computers and telephones for your questions or comments. A vote on these
changes will take place at the June 11 meeting. If you did not receive
the two documents, or, if you have questions or comments please contact any
Quilt Show in the Park
Julia J. and Kathleen G.
Our guild Quilt Show in the Park is a little over 2
months away and we still have many things to do to get ready. Please be sure to mark your calendars
for August 18, ask your husbands to agree to help us with set-up and tear-down
. . . and plan your vacations so
that you’re in Bend to enjoy our big day!
We still need committee chairs for the following positions:
Set-Up; Viewer’s Choice and Member Info Table; Quilt Return; and Quilt
Collection and Transport. In
addition to the committee chairs there are many openings for volunteers in 2
hour stints throughout the day.
Please come to the June meeting prepared to volunteer for one of the
committees. Thank you!
collection will take place the day before the show, Friday,
August 17th at Nativity Lutheran Church. We need many volunteers that day to help with intake of
quilts and for organization and pinning.
am on quilt show day, we need every able-bodied person we can get to
set up the quilt frames and hang the quilts. For set up, we need
many more people than will fit on a sign-up sheet! And we need LOTS of husbands (and/or sons) for the heavier work. Please just show up at the park, and
join in the fun!
pm on quilt show day, we need lots of people to take down the quilts
and take down the frames. This
always goes very quickly, and again we
need husbands. No need to stay
at the park all day.
More info about quilt show day will be forthcoming in the next two
guild meetings and in the newsletter.
If you’ve never been to the show, it’s a very fun, community oriented
event that allows lots of time for conversation and sharing. There is also a potluck for guild
members. You don’t want to miss
Sisters Outdoor Quilt
Join us for an Artist Reception for the Quilt for Two Rivers Project;
June 15, 5 pm at Black Butte Ranch; everyone is welcome. Please come see
this fabulous installation by our talented Central Oregon master quilters.
We still need sponsor quilts! Sponsor quilts are on display for
two weeks to a month (depending on location) in Quilt Show sponsoring
businesses in Sisters, Bend & Redmond. They can be for sale, we can
take quilts smaller than 36”, and you can register them online from our website. Please consider sharing a couple of quilts to
thank our sponsors – we still need over 100!
The Small Wonders Challenge quilts are on display at the Stitchin’ Post
throughout June. You can vote for your favorite for the $100 Viewer’s
Choice award either at the store or online. Check our website after June 1 for online voting
and information about purchasing the Small Wonders challenge quilts.
Tickets for the Men Behind the Quilts Calendar premiere party
are still available. The calendar will be HERE by
mid-June or you can buy it for a $2 discount at the premiere party and get it
autographed at the same time! The quilts in the calendar will be
auctioned at the party – and there are some real treasures in there. The
images from the calendar will be exhibited at Sisters Athletic Club in June and
a selection of the ‘calendar quilts’ will be hanging in the Sisters Library in
June as well – come over and check them out!
Kim M., Loesje A., Catherine E. and Gayle G.
Lucky May Raffle Winners
Donor Donation Winner
BJ’s Quilt Basket gift
Cynthia’s Sewing Center service
High Mountain Fabrics book Sonia
Homestead Quilts book Catherine
Morrow’s Sewing Center gift
The Quilt Shack gift
Sew Many Quilts gift
Stitchin’ Post gift
Material Girl Fabrics notions Kathleen
Quilters Attic charm
Candy W. pincushion Sue
A huge thank you to the donors for their raffle donations!
2012 MBQG Raffle Quilt
Have you purchased your raffle tickets for our BEAUTIFUL
raffle quilt this year? Remember, we encourage each member to purchase a
minimum of $20 worth of tickets---that is 24 tickets this year! You are
welcome to re-sell your tickets to friends and family. ($1 each/6 tickets
for $5) Please look for me on Clipboard Alley at any upcoming guild meeting to get your tickets. I'll be
looking for members to help sell tickets at First Friday evenings, Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Week,
Sunriver Quilt Show, and our own Quilt Show in the Park---hope you can help! This is our annual fundraiser
to support all of the Guild’s programs. We are counting on your participation
through the voluntary purchase or sale of raffle tickets. Our dues and
fundraising support: Community Quilts, Education, Outreach programs.
June- Barbara Copeland, from Culver, will be here to share her
work with us. Joann Myers will
also be sharing some of her quilts that will not be at our show in August.
July- This month is all about YOU!
We will share our creations from quilt show week. Bring your
works-in-progress and tell us about your classes!
August- Our Guild Quilt Show in the Park is this month on Saturday the
18th, we hope to see you there!
September- Cheryl Malkowski will be here from Roseburg,
Oregon. Cheryl's latest book, Blocks to Diamonds, is now available,
featuring kaleidoscope star quilts. You can find out more about Cheryl and her
quilts at www.cherylmalkowski.com
Come One, Come All
The Boutique has held two sewing days and we have made many items. We have passport/cell phone holders,
luggage tags, luggage handles, hot pads, baby blankets, little thread catchers,
and little wallets. They are very
nice and sellable!
Catherine A. has shared her tips on creating doll clothes for 18”
dolls. The clothes are very fancy
and fashionable! Catherine would
be willing to help anyone make some doll clothes. We have lots of fabric available.
If you would like to sew some items at home and bring them to one of
the committee members, that would be great. The committee members are Marie J, Jane G, Darlene P, Lora
F, Karen K, and Mary Ann B.
Our next sewing days are June 4th and July 24th. Please consider coming and sewing with
the group. We are fun and have
fun! Call me if you have any
Karen F. Diana L. and Jane D.
This month we will have a special day! Bring strips of fabric between one and
three inches wide, they can be various lengths. They don't have to be perfectly straight. We will have strips to share plus
several patterns to share. We can
also cut strips from our community fabric. We will meet from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 13th at
Nativity Lutheran Church. Hope to
see you there!
We have a new and exciting incentive for
making a Community Quilt this year.
In April, our featured speaker, Maggie Ball, presented quilts made by
the Mongolian quilters that she works with. Many guild members donated generously to help the Mongolian
Quilting Center raise funds for a new building. Maggie then presented the guild with a beautiful Mongolian
quilt featuring the Olzii symbol, a never ending knot. This symbol is often painted on the
doors of Mongolian yurts. It is
believed the Olzii symbol brings
long life and prosperity to the inhabitants and protects them from evil spirits
and wild animals.
In the spirit of community giving for which
the quilt was presented to the guild, it has been decided by the board members
that this quilt will be raffled off to members who donate a quilt, or
participate in the making of a quilt (ie- piece blocks, make a top, machine
quilt or sew on binding), for our Community Quilts program. For every quilt (or part thereof)
donated in 2012 you will get an entry into the raffle. The more quilts you donate, the better
your chances of winning this very special quilt. The Community Quilts committee keeps names of all members
who participate and will be doing the raffle which will take place at the
January 2013 general meeting of the guild.
June items for the food pantry are canned peas and corn. In March 2012, the Food Pantry
distributed 392 bags of groceries; and 120 volunteer hours were donated in
collecting, stocking and opening the food pantry for distribution. We appreciate your support and accept
any food or money donations. Thank
Our Guild Library
Anita F. will be handling the library at
the June meeting. The raffle quilt
for June is Patchwork-play Quilts by Lynn Roddy Brown. This book has projects to make use of
scraps, spare parts and leftovers. Tickets are $1 each/$5 for 6. The following books added to the
library were donated by members: Fast
Fun and Easy Fabric Bags, by Pam Archer; Free-Style Quilts, A “No Rules”
Approach, by Susan Carlson; Fun with Wool Felt, 19 wool felt projects
for you and your home, by Nancy Javier and Barbara Finwall. There will be a
selection of library books to check out and you may return books at the
meeting. Thank you for your
support of the Guild library.
We've got two exciting workshops coming up in the fall! On
Monday, September 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cheryl Malkowski from
Roseburg, OR will be teaching a workshop on "Twisted Ribbons."
This fun quilt, assembled in vertical rows, is a simple arrangement of
one block with different colorations and positions.
Twisted Ribbons quilt
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wendy Hill and Pat
Pease will present "Color and Design Play." All you need to
know for this class you learned in preschool! Play with colors and textures
through a series of challenges with Pat, the spontaneous thinker, and Wendy,
the linear thinker, with intuitive leaps. You'll think it's a play day
but there will be underlying concepts in color, value, composition, techniques
and more. Both workshops will be held at the Bend Park and Recreation's
Community Room on Columbia Street.
Also, we are trying something different in the way we price the
workshops. These workshops will be priced based on how many people sign
up for the class - the more people that sign up, the lower the price! The
intent is to price them to break even - the Guild does not make a profit.
So, if you're interested, sign up on the interest list and as it gets
closer we'll have a good idea of what each workshop will cost based on the
number of people that signed up. Sign-up at the June Guild meeting or
contact Lisa N. if you are interested.
2012 Quilt Challenge
K. and Janelle R.
The 2012 Quilt
Challenge promises to be a really fun and colorful event. We have decided to have
a theme of children’s story books. Participants choose a story from one of
their own favorites or one that they have read to anyone else. Picture books
and children's chapter books fit the criteria. Participants can use any type of
technique but all work must be done by only that person. The dimensions for the
quilt are to be a minimum of 36 inches on any side and a maximum of 60 inches
on any one side. We would like to exhibit the book along with the quilt. All quilts entries are due on
or before the July Guild Meeting. Contact
Sylvia or Janelle about quilt delivery.
The quilts will be
judged on best use of theme, quilting, and overall workmanship. They will also
be judged by the public at the 2012 Quilt Show in the Park for a Viewer’s
Choice award. We look forward to
seeing many wonderful interpretations of some great children’s literature.
Around the Block
There is a multi-media art show in the ground-level hallway at Bend
City Hall, from now through September 30.
Guild member, Janelle R., has an art quilt displayed. Nearly all
of the other art in the exhibit is NON-fabric media. Janelle’s quilt is a
gorgeous landscape, using some of the techniques she showed us at the
Ardie Y. will be having hip surgery May 30 and I am sure
she will enjoy a card and/or phone call.
We wish her a speedy recovery.
We were very sorry to hear that Karen
Foell’s daughter passed away Thursday, May 24th. The service will be held at United
Methodist on May 30th at 10:00 am.
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 (email@example.com)
and a card will be mailed on behalf of our Guild.
June Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!
Dates to Remember
Prineville Evening Quilt Guild Quilt Show: Gems of the Desert June
Crooked River Grade School Gym,
641 NW 3rd St., Prineville; Saturday 9-4 Juanita 541-447-8048
Quilt Show July
Saturday 9:30-5 www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/
Mountain Meadow Quilters:
Sunriver Quilt Show August
The Village at Sunriver.
MBQG Quilt Show in the Park
Save the date for our annual quilt show, a fun and
inspiring event! We’ll have over 100 quilts, featured quilters, a challenge
quilt display and the drawing for our raffle quilt. This event requires participation from all of us, so be sure
to see Clipboard Alley
for the sign-ups!
Pacific West Quilt Show August
Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, WA. Entry submissions due April 20, 2012. For more information see the website: www.apwq.org
With Thanks to our
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Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception
will be June 1, from 5 to 7 PM. The Featured Quilter will be Candy Woods
an eclectic art quilter with everything from traditional to whimsy. The group
exhibit is Photos 2 Fiber and their exhibit is “Digitally Textured”.
QuiltWorks Second Birthday Party - Friday, June 1 is our 2nd birthday and
we invite you to celebrate with us. An email will share more info about the
July Gallery Exhibit - We are inviting everyone that has a landscape quilt
to submit it to us for our July exhibit. We want to show off the talent of
Central Oregon quilters during the month of July, our busiest month. We’ll
invite visitors to vote for their favorite and we’ll be handing out gift
certificates for the top three vote-getters. Last year we had almost 1000
votes! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
July First Friday will be Friday, July 6 from 5 to 7 PM. Our Featured
Quilter will be Donna Rice. And our group/theme exhibit will be landscape
quilts from you, our customers.
Longarm Quilting - Don't forget that we offer
longarm quilting at our shop. We have two excellent quilters, Julia Jeans and
Kim McCray. Both are great, creative and work with you on designs and colors.
Non-Profit Partners - During our First Friday
receptions we invite non-profits to share information with our guests. If you
are part of an organization that would like to reach out to more folks, let
marilyn@quiltworks know and we’ll find a month that fits with your
Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.
Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
Congratulations to all of the 2012 Central Oregon Shop Hop Winners! The
Grand Prize of a Bernina 530 Sewing Machine went to Tina Ringue of Bend. Sew
Many Quilts gift certificates were won by Anita Dewey and Pam Buckley.
Gabriella Armitage won our store raffle prize. Enjoy, Ladies!
We are so excited to announce that Bernina is introducing a new model
sewing machine in July. We can hardly wait, but have been promised that it will
definitely be worth waiting for. In the same vein, we want to let you
know that Bernina is offering – on June 16th only – special
financing on any purchase over $3000. It will be for 48 months of equal
payments with, no interest. What could be better than that?
New quilt samples have been and are being completed, new quilt kits are
being assembled, and we are ready to do our yearly store revamping for quilt
show week. Stop by the end of June to see our new look, before all the crowds
come. You’ll be glad you did.
We are receiving new fabrics almost daily – it’s so exciting!
We appreciate all of our loyal customers. Keep on bringing in your
“Show & Tell.” We are still collecting Chemo Quilts. You can go to our
website for directions if you are not sure of the requirements. www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com
Enjoy our Central Oregon Summer,
Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
“Small Wonders” Challenge Quilts on Display
Join us at the Stitchin’ Post for an Artists’ Reception May 31st (5 to 7 pm) to show appreciation to all
our talented quilt donors. If you
can’t make it to the reception, Small Wonders quilts will be on display in the
Stitchin’ Post classroom the entire month of June!
Inventory Levels Are at Their Peak!
Stop by and see our fantastic selection of merchandise coming in for
Quilt Show! Local customers can
take advantage of the best selection before Quilt Show visitors come to
town…isn’t it great being a Central Oregon quilter? Stitchin’ Post has the
largest selection of batiks, solids, Kaffe Fassett and contemporary prints in
What’s new in June…
More batiks from Kaufman & Wilmington ~ Shot Cottons and Kaffe
“Collective” ~ more 2012 Holiday Collections (“Winter Menagerie,” “Jolly
Holiday,” “Funny Santas,” “Haute Ho Ho,” “Seasonal Gatherings” & “Blitzen”)
~ and some reproduction prints, too!
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com
Summer is fast approaching so now is the time to start thinking of some
fun projects to work on. We have many classes in June and July that could
fill that bill. There are still spaces left in our Festival of Classes in
July during Quilt Show Week. Stop by the store and pick up a schedule or
brochure and view the samples or check our website for further details: www.bjsquiltbasket.com. New
fabrics are arriving daily, fun juvenile prints (elephants, giraffes, and frogs
to name a few), Northcott’s “Saville Row” (a wonderful cream, brown, and black
fabric line), Kaufman’s “Pretty Paisley” flannels, many Shannon Cuddle fabrics
(including “Cat In The Hat”), more 3-D fabrics, and lots of new batiks.
New products shown at Spring Quilt Market will also start showing up
soon. Can we have any more fun?!! Please come in and let us show
See you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!!
Inspiration Team” at BJ’s!
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.
Jerry, Lisa, Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine
High Mountain Fabric
Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909 no
The new fall and Christmas fabrics are in,
including lots of new flannels. Come and see our wonderful collection of
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Come on down and see our new fabrics for spring
Material Girl Fabrics
Cascade Ave., Redmond 541-923-1600 www.material-girl-fabrics.com
Material Girl has numerous fun and amazing
fabrics, all of which can be viewed on our website, www.material-girl-fabrics.com,
and our Facebook page. The month of June will offer all precuts at 10% off.
There will be a sale in the middle of June, 6/15 - 6/17, with a demo on
Saturdays. Details are yet to be determined, but will be posted on the website.
~Leslie and Staff
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!
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
Good Day Everyone,
We have our 17th Annual Country Quilt
Show of Prineville on June 23, 2012. The show will be held at the Crooked
River Elementary School in the Gymnasium, open 9am to 4pm. We have the
Prineville Rodeo Parade that day, which starts at 10am, then follows to the
Crooked River Rodeo that night starting at 7pm. For more information,
please go to our website www.thequiltshack.com.
~Rhonda and Friends