www.quiltsqq.com President: Martha Sanders
Our Next Guild Meeting is
Monday, March 14th, 2011.
We are back at Partners in Care for our March meeting!
Quarter for March: Bright Florals
Block for March: How Deep is the Ocean?
from the President
We are so pleased to announce that we are officially a
501c3 nonprofit organization. A very big
appreciation goes to Twyla B., Jill M., Linda M. and the entire team who
diligently prepared the volumes of paperwork required for the application for
this status. YEAH!
We’ll be looking forward to your participation in our May
member techniques meeting. Please share
your talents and tips with the guild.
Mary Ann will have more on this at our meeting.
Quilt documentation, the program for March, doesn’t mean
we solely look at old quilts. It’s just
as important to document contemporary quilts to continue the wonderful creative
tradition of quilts. Be prepared for
some fabulous stories about our craft.
Brrr, it’s time to warm up with those bright floral fat
quarters while we dream of being at the beach with the block of the month.
Thank you so much for your support of this ongoing project to help create more
community quilts. You hear every month about someone or some group who truly
appreciates your talents to produce something very special for them. “Spring
has Sprung” ” is our April theme. Check
the website for a new pattern, beginning in April, for the 12” blocks. We love the fabulous combos we saw in
The meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Unless you are assisting with setup, please
don’t enter the meeting room before 6:30 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 meeting.
Janelle R. and Lora F.
have volunteered to bring beverages and Sylvia K., Meredith B., Shereen
A., and Kirstin S. have volunteered to bring snacks for our March meeting. If anyone finds they cannot bring what they
volunteered to contribute, please call Sadie R. @ 389-2532. Thanks
It is official. As
of November 8, 2010, Mt Bachelor Quilters’ Guild has been granted nonprofit
status as a 501(c)(3) organization and has been classified as a public charity
by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Our application to the IRS focused on our two primary
charitable activities: (1) Educating our
members and the public about the art of quilting (guild programs, workshops,
quilting demonstrations, quilt show) and (2) Community service through the
creation and distribution of quilts to charitable organizations who distribute
them within our community to those in need.
Our Guild will need to continue to focus its primary activities in these
two areas and meet other requirements established by the IRS to continue this tax-exempt
As a 501(c) (3) organization, MBQG will continue to be
exempt from federal and state income taxes on profits from its qualified
activities. A significant change for all
who donate quilts, quilting supplies, and other items to the Guild for its programs,
the donations may qualify as a charitable donation on your personal tax
return. If properly documented, travel
for Guild business may be deductible at the IRS standard rate for charitable
As we learn more about our new status as a public charity,
the Board will share more information with the membership.
We would like to welcome three new members who joined our
Guild in February: Shannon P., Charlotte O., and Jill B.
Our New Member Social will be held in May (date and
location will be announced at the March guild meeting). All new members
from this year and last year, as well as any long time members, are invited to
attend. We always have a great time getting acquainted with new
members, enjoy yummy snacks, door prizes, and show-n-tell with a few laughs
along the way. It is a super way to get acquainted with the members of
March Birthday Wishes
Libby S. 3/3Norma W/H. 3/11Martha S. 3/14Cathy N. 3/15Jean M. 3/16Gail K. 3/16Bev K. 3/18Sonja J. 3/18Sally B. 3/19Lora F. 3/23Karen F. 3/25Erin B. 3/27Chris M. 3/30
The book added to the library this month is Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts, by Ricky Tims.
This book contains a simple Strip-piecing technique for stunning results. A
member donated another library book: Quilter’s
Knot (A Harriet Truman/Loose Threads Mystery), by Arlene Sachitano. The
March raffle book, Stash with Splash
Quilts, by Cindy Casciato, explains how to combine your stash with exciting
splash fabric to make beautiful quilts. Tickets are $1 each/6 for $5. 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. Let me know if you have any questions.
March - Oregon Quilt
Sparks, project coordinator for the Oregon Quilt Project in Salem, will present
the purpose and process for preserving our quilts. Martha will give a presentation at our Guild
meeting on Monday evening and also conduct training on quilt documentation on
April – Jean Wells
Wells will present her program entitled:
May - Table Top Tips
may be enlisted to share tips they use to make their quilting more fun. To date, one member has agreed to share a
technique. Who will be the next
person? Call Lisa N. at 541-317-2846 or
e-mail her at email@example.com.
Call Mary Ann B. at 541-312-9513 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June - The Lubbesmeyer Twins
Lori, Lubbesmeyer are fiber artists who work out of their studio in the Old
Mill District in Bend. Their art
quilts/paintings are beautiful. Go to
their website: www.lubbesmeyerstudio.com
and view the video by OPB. It will help
you understand their work a little better.
They have put together a fascinating concept and it works for them
July - Hawaiian Quilter
of Sarah Kaufman’s will share Hawaiian quilts, techniques, and maybe a dance!
August - Quilt Show
October - Idaho Quilters
Baker creates kimonos with 5 easy pieces and Elaine Bowles creates art quilts. Check
out www.laconnerquilts.com for
an interview with Sharon. (Go to past
exhibits and scroll down to Collaborative Journey in 2010.) Sharon’s website is: www.kapamaker.com. Elaine Bowles is an art quilter who uses
embellishments. We will have a trunk
show by them. There will be a workshop
during the day on Monday.
Join us for a Quilt Documentation
workshop on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Martha
Spark, project coordinator for the Oregon Quilt Project, will show us how to
document various kinds of quilts. Each quilt documentation includes any
known history of the quilt, a detailed description of the size, block design,
style, fabrics, thread, batting, backing, quilting, etc., and pictures of
the whole quilt and detail shots. The cost of the workshop is $15.
The location is currently being determined. Individuals who attend
this workshop will have the training necessary to volunteer at various Documentation Days held throughout the state of Oregon. We
will have the opportunity to document several quilts during the workshop so if
you are interested in having a quilt documented, let Lisa N. know (there is an
additional $10 charge). If you are interested in attending, please
contact Lisa N. at Lnakadate@bendbroadband.com or 541.317.2846.
Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild's Challenge Quilt
I am chairing the Challenge Quilt
this year and with the board's approval the theme is "What Women
Love!" This is your opportunity to
make that crazy quilt reflecting your love of chocolate cake, wine with
friends, laughing with family, birthdays, whatever it is that you love or you
know that women love...put it in a quilt! The dimensions are minimum 36x36 and
maximum 64x64. Prizes will be awarded based on your creativity and more.
if you have any questions.
Monthly Food Drive
Please remember each month to
bring a couple of items for the food drive at the Nativity Lutheran
Church. The list of items needed is on our website. There will be
boxes in the lobby for your donations. The
need is GREAT!!! As the list changes, we'll advise. THANKS so
much!!!!!!!!!!! Sylvia and Norma
Community Baby Shower is
sponsored by Soroptimist Intl. of Bend (a
nonprofit service organization). We
collect necessary supplies for mothers who cannot afford them. This is our 6th annual
collection! Many women have no resources
at all for their new baby. Some have
fled domestic violence, or poverty has made it impossible to prepare for a
baby. In this economy, there are more
needy families than ever before.
I’m asking our guild members to
make a simple baby quilt or fleece blanket, or to knit/crochet a baby
blanket. I will be away for 6 weeks, so
please bring your donations to the May guild meeting, and I will give you a
Help women who are in need to celebrate
their new babies! Thanks!
Our 28th Annual "Quilts in
the Park" will be held Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Pioneer Park. Members
have stepped up to chair all of the committees and plans are on track, but
there will be plenty of opportunities to sign up to serve on the various
committees as we get into spring.
If anyone is interested in being the
chair or co-chair for the 2012 Show, let us know so you can shadow our progress
this year and hit the ground running next year. Also, if you are interested in
putting together a special exhibit, we'd like to include that information in
If you have questions, or wish to
volunteer, contact Gayle G., email@example.com.
summer it was suggested that a commercial food vendor be part of the Guild's
quilt show in lieu of our usual potluck. A great deal of discussion ensued, and
a special meeting was convened in October to discuss all the issues raised.
Given the wide range of opinions, we would like to poll the membership at the
next meeting by having members vote at check in for one of three options: a
commercial food vendor who would sell something not-too-messy (an option which
would require a Standing Rules change, as our Standing Rules state that no
vendors are allowed at the show---this change would require an affirmative vote
by a simple majority of our membership), our traditional potluck for members
only, or no food (bring your own sack lunch/picnic) with only water provided.
Copies of the summary of earlier discussions will be available for those who
want to revisit the issues, or you can contact Gayle G. at firstname.lastname@example.org
to have the summary emailed to you.
and Donna C.
Our 2011 retreat will be held
at the Seventh Mountain Resort on April 15-17. The cost is $250. This includes
lunches and dinners, a lovely room, and door prizes. Come join us for three
days of sewing fun! Space is filling fast. Contact Janelle or Donna for more
Outdoor Quilt Show -- July 9, 2011
Outdoor Quilt Show checklist:
___ Go to the website, www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org,
to register your quilts online, request forms, and get info on all the
related events -- more than ever this year!
___ Sign up to HOSTESS
on Show Day, July 9th (2 hour shift). Hostesses keep an eye
on the quilts in their section, greet people and answer easy questions, and are
urgently needed. Wouldn't you want your
quilt to be carefully guarded? Let's make 2011 our best hostessing
___ Contact your Guild/Quilt Show
liaison Susan R. with any questions. Thanks!
Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.
Guild Night, March 14, please bring fabrics cut in 2 ½” squares, 3 ½” squares, 6 ½” squares, and 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles. PLEASE package each group in a different Ziplock bag….hundreds of them are fine!!! Please cut accurately!!!!
Thank you for all the GREAT quilts you’ve turned in so far.
In addition to the members listed in the last newsletter who turned in one or more, a Big Thanks to these ladies who recently submitted one or more:
Barb P.; Bonnie C.; Catherine E.; Chris M.; Cindy L.; Jane D.; Joanne M.; Karen F.; Karen K.; Kristin S.; Loesje A.; Marie J.; Mary Ann B.; Mary Ann L.; Mary T.; Phyllis V.; Rosie W.; Susan M.; and Zelma T.
Often, members ask for the names of our charities and the size of the quilts needed. All of that information is on our website. We do not need wallhangings.
Community Quilts will meet at Nativity Lutheran Church, Wednesday, March 16th, from 11-3. We'll have buckets of fabric and ideas; kits; batting; backings; and many laughs. Please bring your BSS, sewing machine, works in progress, lunch, food donations for the Food Drive, and join in on the fun.
is looking for New York Beauty quilts made by guild members to hang for part of
our April exhibit. The "Kapitoil" novel quilts are the featured
exhibit in April and there will be two receptions for both exhibits, one on
First Friday and one for the library on April 21. "Kapitoil" is the
Deschutes County Library's Novel Idea and it's a story that takes place in New
York, hence the interest in New York Beauties. If you have a NYB that you would
like to be part of the April exhibit please let Marilyn know at the March 14
meeting or email her at email@example.com.
If you have any news among our
guild member, such as births, weddings, illness or passing, please contact
Libby S. 541-330-8186 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and I will mail a card on behalf of our Guild.
I mailed approximately 40 cards
for the 2010 year.
Darlene P.'s recovery is going slow
and I know she would enjoy a card or phone call to cheer her day!
Even if it has been a few weeks since the surgery, etc., a card is always a
welcome smile especially when therapy is tough. See the Guild roster for
Wynne O. works for Deschutes County
Health Department. Wynne is wondering if anyone in the guild has an
older, but functioning sewing machine they would be willing to donate to a
resident in a local mental health group home. She is on a very
limited income and would very much like to have a machine.
Contact Wynne at (925) 963-4798 or email@example.com.
28th Annual Quilt
Show and Merchant Mall ‘Sew Many Scraps..Sew a Patchwork Quilt’ March 18
and 19, Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA admission
$5, free parking. www.tcquilters.com
Present the 35th Annual Unbroken Thread Show ‘A Flowering of Quilts’ honoring
our member Martha Allwander. April 9-17, 2011 Lane County Historical
Museum, 740 W 13th Ave. Eugene, OR Tues-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4.
Shop Hop---April 28,29,30, May 1st
(Alphabetically by store name,
Sewing & Vacuum Center
304 NE 3rd
St., Bend 382-3882 www.morrowssewingandvacuum.com
We look forward to seeing you this month---stop by and see
our new products.
h Karen h
St., Suite #1, Terrebonne 541-548-8119 www.quiltersattic.net
Located one block east of Highway 97 in
Store hours 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday
Happy New Year,
h Kathy & friends h
104 NW 4th St.,
Prineville 541-447-1338 www.thequiltshack.com
Spring is in the air and the grass is getting greener,
which reminds me that St. Patrick's Day is near. The Quilt Shack has
GREEN BATIK Fabric 20% off on sale this month or come in on St. Patrick's Day
wearing your Green Festivities and get an extra 5% off.
Don't forget to check out classes, sales, summer hours,
Quilt Shows & our Central Oregon Shop Hop dates in April all posted on our
Thank you for shopping at the Shack,
h Rhonda and Friends f
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527 www.quiltworks.com
March 4 - QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery First Friday Reception
from 5 to 7 PM. March’s exhibit recognizes Sister’s resident Phyllis Dickenson
as the Featured Quilter. Phyllis’ style includes a personal touch and a story
in each piece. The featured group, “Journeys”, all fabric artists from Central
Oregon will have two exhibits. All three exhibits will be up throughout the
month of March.
Come to one of our monthly get-togethers; everyone is
Club - every Monday morning 9:30AM to 12:30PM, “Sit ‘n Sew”
Mammoths - the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, Noon to 4 with Anna Bates
or “Sit ‘n Sew” - every Thursday 3PM to 8PM with Crys
Quilt Guild Interest Group - the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 5PM to 8PM for a
“Sit ‘n Sew”
for Kids - the 3rd Sunday of every month 1PM to 4PM
h Marilyn and Dave f
Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166 www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com
We hope you were able to visit the shop in February when
we displayed the Pennies from Heaven
Trunk Show from Gretchen Gibbon’s book by the same name. It was so
inspiring! Starting in March, the Pennies from Heaven quilt will be our newest
wool appliqué Block of the Month. Be sure to sign up for it!
Also, from March 10 – 21, Bernina is sponsoring a “Peel to
Reveal” savings promotion. You peel off the sticker to discover just how much
you will receive off (up to $500) with your purchase of any new Bernina Sewing
Machine priced at $999 or more.
We have new fabrics arriving weekly, so stop by, browse,
and add a few new pieces to your fabric stash! We appreciate all of our
wonderful customers and are excited by the many wonderful quilts and projects
you have brought in for “show and tell.”
See you soon …
h Gail, Sharon, and Staff f
311 W Cascade,
(P.O. Box 280, 97759) Sisters 541-549-6061 www.stitchinpost.com
What’s New at the Stitchin’ Post!
The Spring/Summer 2011 Classes have begun!
Have you heard about our “C-TICKET TO CREATIVITY”? You get Five Classes for $50* -- Look for a
variety of class offerings and take advantage of this great savings. You may
choose up to five of the more than 30 C-Ticket Classes being offered. Should a
class be cancelled, you can transfer to another C-Ticket
class. Advance class registration is required due to
limited space. *Limit one C-Ticket per customer
We are changing up the schedule on Wednesday mornings!
We’ve filled our Wednesday mornings with mini technique
classes -- giving you “Permission to Play” with new materials, new tools, new
techniques and new ideas. Best of all, these mini classes are all C-Ticket
options, or individually priced at just $15.
or call the store for more details.
Jean’s new pattern line is now available: Metolius (fish quilt!), Madison Square (modern quilt with
improvisational piecing), and Color
Work Table Runners.
You can find them on this page of our
website - http://www.stitchinpost.com/patterns_jwd.html
We are also expecting two HUGE orders of Batiks from Hoffman and Robert Kaufman,
and new prints from Kaffe Fassett!
Post Staff h
BJ's Quilt Basket
Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com or
Stop by in March to see what we have planned
for March Madness!! Also, have you seen BJ’s Blog yet??? I’m trying
to keep up with it & keep you informed as to what’s going on behind the
scenes there - take a look next time you get a chance! Also, you have to
stop by soon, we are in the process of checking in box after box of new fabrics
for spring, although it doesn’t look like spring around here yet! We have
a great new camping line here from Maywood & Wilmington, a new doggy panel,
and lots more!!
Have you signed up for a class lately? We’ve got lots to offer, and if you can think
of something we should be offering, please feel free to email us the idea…we
are listening! See you April 28th – May 1st for our Central Oregon Shop
Hop – mark your calendars! See you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to
hVicki & Staff h
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.
Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine f
1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909
Check out all our new fabrics and our special SALE
area. 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!
51425 Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360 www.homesteadquiltsonline.com
We thought it was spring and now it’s snowing
again. That's okay it just gives you more time for sewing. Our new
class schedule will be out soon. We will have a little of everything on
it. We now have over 2500 bolts of fabric and have recently received many
new lines. We go from frogs to elegant. Our Handiquilter Avante
quilt frame is up and running. Everyone is enjoying the private lessons
and they are happy to get that stack of unquilted finally quilted. It's
fun to do and you save money doing it yourself. Come in and check it
out. We look forward to seeing you.
h Cathy and Staff f
306 NW 7th St., Redmond OR 97756,
Material Girl has some great new fabric!
Soul Blossom by Amy Butler in quilting cotton,
laminates and home dec. Celestial
Dreams by Laurel Burch, Giddy by Sandy Gervais, Sugar Pop by Liz
Scott and Marzipan by Julie Pashkis.
Rayon Batiks, more Cotton Lawn
and more cotton knits from Michael Miller.
Mt Bachelor quilters get a 10%, except on Saturdays,
when it's 15%.
h Leslie and Staff f