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June 2012


Editor: 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 16th


President’s Message

Martha S.

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 late June.

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 newsletter.  

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 your help.

Happy sewing!  Summer’s nearly here.


Meeting Reminders

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.



Jane D. and Shannon P.

Mary Ann 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.


2012 Bylaws Review

Catherine 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 committee member.


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!

Quilt 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.

At 7:00 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!

At 4:00 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 that!


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Liaison

Candy W.

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!




Kate M., Kim M., Loesje A., Catherine E. and Gayle G.


Lucky May Raffle Winners

Donor                                                Donation                                    Winner

BJ’s Quilt Basket                        gift card                                    Martha S.

Cynthia’s Sewing Center            service certificate                        Candy W.

High Mountain                         Fabrics            book                    Sonia J.

Homestead Quilts                        book                                      Catherine A.

Morrow’s Sewing Center            gift card                                    Kate M.

The Quilt Shack                        gift card                                    Loretta S.

Sew Many Quilts                        gift card                                    Susan R.

Stitchin’ Post                             gift card                                    Ruth P.

Material Girl Fabrics                  notions                                     Kathleen G.

Quilters Attic                          charm pack                                    Jan D.

QuiltWorks                              gift card                                    Renee P.

Candy W.                               pincushion                                    Sue W.

A huge thank you to the donors for their raffle donations!


2012 MBQG Raffle Quilt

Susan M.

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.


Kayla H.

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

MBQG Boutique

Mary Ann B.

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 questions, 541-312-9513.


Community Quilts

 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.


Community Food Drive

Diana L.

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 you!


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

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.



Lisa N.

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

Sylvia 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

Pris B.

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 May meeting.


Caring Corner

Libby S.

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 (eseitz@bendbroadband.com) and a card will be mailed on behalf of our Guild.


June Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!

Suzanne H.  6/1

Cindy O.  6/4

Suzette S. 6/7

Diane O. 6/10

Gayle G. 6/18

Leslie M. 6/20

Sandie W. 6/20

June B. 6/23

Mary F. 6/23

Dates to Remember


Prineville Evening Quilt Guild Quilt Show: Gems of the Desert                        June 23, 2012

Crooked River Grade School Gym, 641 NW 3rd St., Prineville; Saturday 9-4 Juanita 541-447-8048


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show                                                                                    July 14, 2012

Downtown Sisters, Saturday 9:30-5  www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/


Mountain Meadow Quilters: Sunriver Quilt Show                                                August 4, 2012

The Village at Sunriver.


MBQG Quilt Show in the Park                                                                                      August 18, 2012

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 25-26, 2012

Greater 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 Sponsoring Shops

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)



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


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 day.

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 marilyn@quiltworks.com

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 organization.

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


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,

~Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

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


“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 Central Oregon.


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!

~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff


BJ's Quilt Basket

20225 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 you how! 


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

~ “The Inspiration Team” at BJ’s!


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                                    no website


The new fall and Christmas fabrics are in, including lots of new flannels. Come and see our wonderful collection of fabrics!



Homestead Quilts

51425 Hwy. 97, La Pine                                    541-536-2360                                     www.homesteadquiltsonline.com


Come on down and see our new fabrics for spring and summer!

~Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

515 SW 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

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!

~Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

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


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.
Thank you,

~Rhonda and Friends