Kristin Shields www.quiltsqq.com
President: Martha Sanders
Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, May 14, 2012.
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
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
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
The meeting begins at 6:45 pm.
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
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
Sisters Outdoor Quilt
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
Here are some upcoming deadlines for the quilt show. Check the website for more information
on all of the contests and exhibits:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
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
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
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.
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.
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Lucky April Raffle Winners
BJ's Quilt Basket
Cynthia's Sewing Center
High Mountain Fabric
Morrow's Sew and Vacuum Center
The Quilt Shack
Sew Many Quilts
Thread Dancing Longarm Quilting
Maggie Ball (presenter)
A huge thank you to the shops and individuals for their
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
Our Guild Library
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
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
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
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
May 15, 1929 - March
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.
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 (email@example.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
United Methodist Church, 48137 E. 1st St., Oakridge, OR Fri and
Rogue Valley Piecemakers Quilt Show: Quilting the Seeds of
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
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 August
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
Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, WA. Entry submissions due April 20, 2012. For more information see the
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
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
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
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
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!
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
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!!
& the 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.
~Cynthia, Jerry, Lisa, Ann,
Bob, Kris, and Elaine
High Mountain Fabric
Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909 no
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!
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
The shop is full of fun, new fabrics for spring
and summer. We would love to see
you this month!
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
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
Have a great
Friends and Family
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
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
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