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                        May 2012


Editor: Kristin Shields           www.quiltsqq.com              President: Martha Sanders


Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, May 14, 2012.


Fat Quarter drawing for May- Let the Sun Shine In (the Aquarius song)


Fat quarter themes are a little different this year. We’ll give you a song title that should evoke a theme or idea. Use your imagination and have a little fun!


President’s Message

Martha S.

May is Membership Month!    I know you’ll all enjoy the May meeting which is the member technique meeting.      This program used to be called the President’s program where the President often did a ‘show and tell’ of their work.   I’d rather fill the program with lots of ideas in a short period of time shared by our talented members.   Last year’s program was a lot of fun and this year promises the same (see Programs below).   

Next month we will be voting on the new Bylaw and Standing Rules revisions.   You will receive a copy of those revisions in a separate email with time to comment or contact a board member before the vote.   The Guild reviews these governing documents to assure that they are relevant and clear with our mission today and compatible with our Articles of Incorporation as a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization.  The review takes place every two years.   A committee has been formed and has been diligent and careful in their recommendations to the Guild for adoption into the Bylaws and Standing Rules by the general membership’s vote.

If you’ve purchased quilt raffle tickets already, thank you. Thanks also to the shop hoppers who sold tickets at QuiltWorks, BJ’s and Sew Many Quilts with great success.  Be sure to read the article on Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales following.  


Several have asked for the poem I read about baby quilts.   Here is the poem written by Nancy Riddell:

It's Your Quilt:
It's OK if you sit on your quilt.
It's OK if your bottle gets spilt
If you swallow some air
And you burp, don't despair,
It's OK if you spit on your quilt.

There are scraps old and new in your quilt,
Put together for you on your quilt.
If your gums feel numb
'Cause your teeth haven't come,
It's OK if you chew on your quilt.

We expect you to lie on your quilt.
If you hurt, you may cry on your quilt.
On a cold rainy night,
Don't you fret, you're all right,
You'll be snug, warm and dry on your quilt.
-- Nancy Riddell

Important Reminders

The meeting begins at 6:45 pm.  Just for the May meeting, the doors to the meeting room will be closed until 6:30 to allow our technique presenters time to get set up.  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, and don’t forget to check out Clipboard Alley.  As always, please turn your cell phones off before the meeting.



Jane D. and Shannon P.

Linda G. and Diana L. have volunteered to bring beverages and Wynne O., Lisa N., and Suzette S. 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.


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Liaison

Candy W.

Check your calendar for July 14 and see if you have a few hours to spare as a hostess at the show.  The volunteer registration sheets will be at Clipboard Alley on the night of our May meeting.

Here are some upcoming deadlines for the quilt show.  Check the website for more information on all of the contests and exhibits:  www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/

The deadline for the Small Wonders Challenge has been extended to May 15.  Far fewer entries have been received so far this year than had been anticipated.  Fire up your sewing machine and get those creative juices flowing...you could win $100 in one of the six award categories.   The Small Wonders Challenge is a fundraiser benefiting Sisters families and children.  There is no fee required for registering a Small Wonders Quilt.

The SOQS Block Contest is great fun and you could win a stack of blocks to make your own quilt!  See the website above for information on getting the block contest fabric packet or see Susan R at the May meeting. The deadline is June 15. 

Wish Upon a Card fabric postcards are being accepted until July 1. This signature fundraiser has donated over $50,000 since 2007 to provide support services for cancer patients in Central Oregon through the Wendy’s Wish Foundation.  See the website for a link to instructions for making a fabric postcard.

The SOQS is now accepting registrations for Sponsor Quilts.  There is no fee required for registering a Sponsor Quilt and they can be offered for sale.  Sponsor Quilts hang in local businesses in Sisters and Bend’s Old Mill District for the month of July.  Sponsor Quilts can be smaller than the minimum size of 36” x 36” required for the regular show.



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

You should have received an invitation for the New Member Tea, scheduled for this Thursday, May 3, 4-6 pm at BJ’s Quilt Basket.  Bring your show and tell and be prepared for fun!  Please RSVP to cbessary@aol.com  if you haven’t done so yet.

By now all of you should have received your new roster. Please check to make certain all your information is correct. If corrections are needed, contact Kim M. at kimmccray@hotmail.com. We have 111 members so far. A few people haven't renewed. If you know someone who isn't on the roster and you think they should be, contact them and remind them to pay their dues! 

We have 15 new members in the last year. If you see a name tag with a dot, that means they are new so please make them welcome as you always do! 

If you are a door prize winner, please don't forget to send your thank you even if you haven't used your gift card. We are so fortunate to have generous businesses that support our guild. And thanks to all those who have sent them. The businesses really appreciate hearing from you.


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.

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:


Educational Programs

Educational programs supported by our fundraising include our Guild program speakers, the Guild Library, and sending a team of quilters to the State Fair in Salem.  While we are so fortunate to have so many regional and local quilters, both members and nonmembers, who have provided many great programs, it is fun and inspirational to have the opportunity to see trunk shows and programs from other nationally recognized quilters also.  Each year the 1st   and 2nd Vice Presidents schedule these programs, often working with other guilds in Central Oregon to reduce the overall cost by sharing some of the travel costs.


Community Outreach Programs

Funding for the Community Quilts program requires $2,500 to $3,000 per year.  This money is primarily spent on materials such as batting, notions and quilt backings used to complete some of the quilts.  Each of our members is asked to donate a quilt to the project.  The Guild donates $500 to help sponsor the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  We also produce our annual Quilts in the Park quilt show in Bend, sharing our art with the greater community.



Our Guild pays state taxes, liability insurance, website fees, postage, and supplies for hospitality and minor office supply needs.    All of the work to run the Guild is performed by volunteers.   Publicity for our Quilt Show is at no cost.   We have been allowed to use meeting rooms at no charge during the past several years. 


Treasurer’s Report

Wynne O.





  01/01/12 Cash balance




   YTD Income




   YTD expenses paid w/income




   YTD Expenses paid w/Reserves








Cash Balance 04/24/12






Lucky April Raffle Winners









BJ's Quilt Basket



Susan R.

Cynthia's Sewing Center

machine repair


Barb P.

High Mountain Fabric



Kayla H.

Homestead Quilts

fusible pattern


Lani S.

Morrow's Sew and Vacuum Center

machine repair


Della B.

The Quilt Shack

gift certificate


Suzette S.

Sew Many Quilts

gift certificate


Shannon P.

Stitchin’ Post

gift certificate


Libby S.

Material Girls

gift certificate


Karen K.

Quilter’s Attic

gift certificate


Candy W.


gift certificate


Sally B.

Thread Dancing Longarm Quilting

gift certificate


Jan D.

Maggie Ball (presenter)



Rosie W.


A huge thank you to the shops and individuals for their raffle donations!



Kayla H.

May- This meeting will feature member techniques.  We have five technique stations planned. We will also have a station devoted to our guild library so you can learn more about how that works!  We hope to see you for this fun and interactive meeting! 

Diana L. - Minkee machine applique, Janelle R. ‎ - Fern design, Bev P. - Reverse applique, Suzette S. - Quilt Labels, Candy W. - Wonky log cabin blocks

June- Barbara Copeland, from Culver, will be here to share her work with us. Joanne M. will also be sharing some of her quilts that will not be at our show in August.

July- This month we will share our creations from Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show week!

August- There is no regular meeting in August.  Our Guild’s Quilt Show is on August 18 at Pioneer Park. We hope to see you there!



MBQG Boutique

Mary Ann B.

On April 18, the Boutique had its first of four sewing days.  It was a success and produced luggage tags, luggage handles, passport/cell phone holders and hot pads.  We have three more sewing days scheduled.  They are May 24th, June 4th, and July 24th.  The location is the Bend Parks and Rec Community Room. It is located is 799 SW Colombia Street, near the Old Mill District.  The time is 10:00am to 4:30pm. 

Our plan is to have one day a month for members to come together to sew our items.  Once an item is made then, the Guild gets to have one and the maker can make as many as they want and need for themselves.  Of course, if a member would share more than one with the Guild, it would be greatly appreciated.

We have room for participants at the May 24th sewing day.  We also have fun planned into the day!  If you want to come, please contact Mary Ann B. at 541-312-9513 or e-mail at topsytavern@yahoo.com.  We would appreciate having people sign up ahead of time.  If you want to stop by and see the fun, we would love to have you.  Thanks for helping with The Boutique.


Community Quilts

 Karen F. Diana L. and Jane D.

Community quilt group will meet at Nativity Lutheran Church on Wed., May 16th from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Bring basic sewing supplies and your lunch and join us for the fun!  Thanks to the members who turned in the great quilts at the last guild meeting!  We will make the first disbursement this year in the coming week.  We will let you know the totals we hand out.  Thanks again.              


Community Food Drive

Diana L.

The food pantry appreciates all your donations as it serves a large number of people in our community.  Let’s get together and donate canned tuna or chicken for May.  Tuna and chicken are more expensive than peas, but the pantry would appreciate the additional items.  Maybe get together with other guild members and find a deal on a few cans from stores like Costco or Grocery Outlet.  We accept any food or money donations.  Thank you!


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The raffle book for May is Scandinavian Quilt Style, by Trine Bakke.   This book contains over 40 sewing projects for home comfort and style, using traditional Scandinavian design style.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Additions to the library this month include Traditional Quilts with a Twist, donated by the author, Maggie Ball, who spoke at last month's Guild meeting.  Also added were the following books donated by members:  Creative Machine Stitching, Special Effects for Quilts and More, by Patricia Nelson; Quilts with a View, by Faye Lebanaris; and Stars and Flowers, Three Sided Patchwork, by Sara Nephew.  Thank you for your support of the Library.



Lisa N.

We're taking a break over the summer but have two great workshops scheduled for the fall.  The first is with Cheryl Malkowski, a designer, author and teacher from Roseburg, Oregon.  Her workshop will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Bend Park and Recreation's Community Room.  We're in the process of selecting the specific workshop and details will be available at the May Guild meeting.  For now, save the date!  Visit Cheryl's website at www.cherylmalkowski.com for an overview of her beautiful work.

In October, Wendy Hill and Pat Pease from the Mountain Meadows Quilters will present a workshop titled "Color & Design Play."  It will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bend Park and Recreation's Community Room.  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.  See the sign-up sheet in Clipboard Alley at the May meeting.


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.

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. If you have any questions, please call Sylvia or Janelle.


In Memoriam-  Joyce Elaine (Ostrom) Coats

May 15, 1929 - March 23, 2012

Guild members were sad to hear that Joyce Coats passed away in March.  Joyce contributed a wealth of quilting knowledge to the quilting community as well as supplies and fabric to the guild.  She was a gracious lady.  The Guild has sent a donation to Partners In Care in Joyce’s memory.

The following article was condensed from the Bend Bulletin.

Joyce Elaine Coats, a Bend resident for 63 years, died March 23, at Hospice House in Bend of natural causes. She was 82.  The daughter of Charles and Ruth (Torrance) Ostrom, was born May 15, 1929, in Hartwick, Iowa.  She graduated from high school in Hartwick and attended the University of Iowa where she met and married Robert L. Coats on July 24, 1947. The couple moved to Bend in 1949. She spent the next forty years raising eight children.  Joyce was an avid seamstress and quilter for most of her life. After her children were grown she started building her dream fabric store, which opened on the west side of Bend under the name Mountain Country Mercantile in 1986.  She finally closed her store when she turned 80 just a few years ago. She loved fabric and quilts all her life. She was a supporter of Sisters Quilt Show for many years.  In addition to her other pursuits, Mrs. Coats was co-owner of Shevlin Sand & Gravel with her son, Eric.  Joyce and her husband Robert also donated the land on which Central Oregon Community College now sits. 

Memorial contribution may be made to Partners In Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701 or The Humane Society of Central Oregon, 61170 SE 27th St, Bend, OR 97702.


Caring Corner

Libby S.

Susan R.’s mother passed away recently.  Loesje A. is feeling better after surgery.  Jane G. hosted our speaker Maggie Ball for 3 days while she gave guild presentations and workshops.  Rick Booth, Marsha B.’s husband, donated one of Marsha’s quilts for the 2013 raffle quilt.  Lisa N., Martha S., Pris B., Sandi W., and Suzette S. gave quilt presentations to grade school classes and passed on their love of quilting.

Thank you to all the people that made Dresses for African Girls.  I found a local group that takes dresses to Uganda a couple times a year and they left April 18.  I will continue to collect the dresses for the next trip.  Directions, if you are interested in making some dresses: www.nancysnotions.com/text/pdf/LittleDressesforAfrica_pattern.pdf

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.


May Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!


Julia J.             5/2

Susan R.            5/10

Charlotte O.             5/20

Donna C.              5/25

Sharon B.              5/27

Janelle R.              5/28

Denise M.              5/29


Dates to Remember


Upper Willamette Piecemakers Quilt Show:  Planting Seeds of Color              May 4-5, 2012

United Methodist Church, 48137 E. 1st St., Oakridge, OR       Fri and Sat 10-4


Rogue Valley Piecemakers Quilt Show: Quilting the Seeds of Friendship                        May 19 & 20, 2012

Josephine County Fairgrounds, Sat and Sun 10-4.  Jan Dole 916-812-3517 or Sandie French 541-474-0412


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, a featured quilter, 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)


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

1375 SE Wilson #170, Bend                                     541-385-7166                                     www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com

Hopefully you were all able to participate in the Central Oregon Shop Hop. It was a lot of fun! We are still collecting Chemo Quilts. If you have already donated one or more, thank you so much for your support. If you haven’t had the opportunity to make one, the instructions are on our home page at www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com.

Watch for QuiltMotion coming soon!  QuiltMotion technology, combined with the BERNINA Quilt Frame brings your quilt projects to life with absolute ease. Check it out. All of our Berninas are on sale. Use your tax return and treat yourself to a new sewing machine.

Come in to see our Vintage Rouge Block of the Month that begins in May. You’ll learn everything from English paper piecing, hand embroidery, and appliqué to piecing. It’s a beautiful quilt.

Take advantage of our May Special. For every $100 spent on regular priced merchandise you will receive a $20 store coupon (excludes the 8 Series Berninas.)

We have a fun new line of fabric from Blank Quilting called Bake Shop – bright colorful fabric featuring cupcakes, sprinkles, and more. It’s perfect for aprons, placemats, and fun projects. Come check it out!

We hope to see you in May.


~Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

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

Join us for our Birthday Sale May 25, 26 & 27!  Look for your postcard in the mail.  Not on our mailing list? Just $4 per year keeps you informed of our sales & special events.  Plus you will receive our class catalogs including Quilter’s Affair!  Call the store to renew your subscription.

Submissions for Small Wonders Quilt Challenge are due!  Ann has extended the deadline to May 15th.  Quilts must be no larger than 100 inches around the perimeter…so get your Small Wonder done!   It’s for a good cause and there are six prizes at stake.  For complete details and registration form, go to:


Fabric, Fabric & More Fabric!  It’s that time of year when fabulous new fabric arrives several times per week.

Over 1000 bolts of new fabric are arriving in May.  Here are just a few:  New collection from Kaffe Fassett ~ “Anchor’s Away” from Dear Stella ~ “Chickadee” by Julie Paschkis ~ “Ten Little Things” from Moda ~ reproduction prints from Jo Morton and Renee Nanneman ~ Christmas 2012 collections including “Wrenly Christmas” by Valori Wells ~ novelty ~ western ~ bright florals ~ flannels ~ and of course BATIKS!

~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff

BJ's Quilt Basket

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


Thank you so much for joining us for the Central Oregon Shop Hop if you did so this year – without your support of our local quilt shops, we just wouldn’t be here for you!  This is our way of saying thank you for your business, and we hope you enjoyed it!


Now for new BJ’s happenings: We have a very fun new class starting May 3rd called Beauty N’ Check.  This is a foundation pieced method that everyone should know how to do!  You will learn two methods of piecing here, and the class will be a three month block of the month type of class.  It will teach you a lot about color as well, since the first class is simply talking about color, and placement!  Please see our website for further details!  www.bjsquiltbasket.com.


We have many other classes to choose from too – almost one for every quilter’s interest!  We are offering things from a dyeing class, machine quilting, a T-Shirt Quilt, Beginning Quilting, Binding, an apron class, a bag class, One Block Wonder, & a Boho Hat!!  So, come by today to be a part of the fun!! 


Don’t forget to come by to see some of our new fabric lines that have made an appearance lately – more Dr. Seuss – more Cuddle (minkee) fabrics, and some wonderful new kiddo fabrics from Michael Miller depicting that new Citrine colorway that is IN!!  See you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!! 


~Vicki & the 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

All regular bolts of fabric are 25% off 1/2 yd. cuts or better. We have over 400 bolts of fabulous Batiks. 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

The shop is full of fun, new fabrics for spring and summer.  We would love to see you this month!

~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


We had a great turn out with Shop Hop, we hope you ladies all had a great time.  Thank you for your support and time.  We will have the winners of Shop Hop posted on the website www.thequiltshack.com.

Have a great Mother's Day!

~Rhonda, Friends and Family



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


QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception will be May 4, from 5 to 7 PM. The Featured Quilter will be Dianne Browning who designs and creates unique, contemporary art quilts with graphic, impressionistic and realistic styles. The group exhibit is “A River of Quilts”, twenty-five quilts side by side which will cover 50 feet of gallery space. The quilters are the Sew-Ciety Quilt Guild from Redding, CA.   

QuiltWorks Classes - Come check out our new spring schedule of classes. We’re offering classes for new quilt techniques, tablerunners, bowls, bags, finishing techniques, machine quilting, hats, scrubs and more.

Join one of our groups, Woolies on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from noon to 4; Newcomers, Monday mornings 9:30 to 1:00; Modern Quilt Guild on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 5 to 8 PM; Sewcial every Thursday from 3 to 8 PM.

Longarm Quilting - Don't forget that we offer longarm quilting at our shop. We have two great quilters, Julia Jeans and Kim McCray. Both are great, creative and work with you on designs and colors. 


Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.

~Marilyn, Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks