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                        May 2013


 Editor: Kristin S.                       www.quiltsqq.com              President: Shannon P.



May 13th Program- Marsha McCloskey

Don’t forget your nametag, show and tell and food drive donation.

Fat Quarter drawing for May- Kaffe Fassett Florals

President’s Message

Shannon P.

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather!  Maybe take some of those quilts out for a picnic or a book read in the park.  Did you get a chance to shop hop?  There were some beautiful fabrics and some great deals to be had.  Our raffle quilt was on display at BJ's and QuiltWorks.  If you’ve purchased quilt raffle tickets already, thank you. Thanks also to the shop hoppers who sold tickets at QuiltWorks and BJ’s. This month's meeting is scheduled to be great!  Be sure to bring in your show-and-tell.  I would love to see some bright Spring-y colors!!!

Hospitality for the May 13 Guild Meeting

Erin B. and Lindsey K.

Suzanne H and Loesje A. have volunteered to bring beverages and Martha S., Sandie W. and Debbie A. have volunteered to bring snacks. If you find you are not able to bring what you volunteered to contribute, please call Erin B. or Lindsey K.  The meeting begins at 6:45 pm.  As always, please turn your cell phones off before the meeting. 


Community Food Drive for the May 13 Guild Meeting

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 corn or peas for May.  We accept any food or monetary donations.  Thank you!


2013 Quilt Raffle Ticket Sales- Tickets available at the May 13 Guild Meeting

Mary Ann B.

The raffle quilt tickets are 24 tickets bundled. The cost per ticket is $1.00 and $5.00 for 6 tickets.  The tickets will be available at the May Guild meeting.  Please plan to bring your cash or your check book.


Volunteers are needed to sell tickets during Quilters Affair.  The list will be on a clipboard coming around the May Guild meeting.  Please sign up to sell tickets.  We will be selling at BJs, QuiltWorks, and Sew Many Quilts. 


2013 30th Anniversary Mt. Bachelor Quilt Show in the Park- August 10

Susan M.

Three months and counting . . .  Instead of asking for help, I’m happy to say that we are in good shape. Pris B. has helped inform the quilters in the area by producing and distributing our Quilt Show Fliers and Bookmarks to the area shops prior to April’s SHOP HOP.  Thank you, Pris!  We are in need of only ONE chairperson, that of the SET-UP Committee.   Please consider filing this job and you will be assisted by MANY guild members on the day of the show.  There are a couple of people already signed up to be on the committee, but we need a CHAIRPERSON also. 


All Guild members, please plan to share in the set-up/take-down on QUILT SHOW day!   Many hands make light work!   Mark your calendars for 8/10/13


Other Quilt-Show committee chairs:

  • ·       Sales Table: 
  • ·       Food & Beverage:
  • ·       Quilt Collection Day:
  • ·       Other Guild members have stepped up to chair our other



We will be collecting and pinning the quilts on Friday, prior to the show at Bend Parks and Rec.   More information to follow.  


2013 MBQG 30th Anniversary Celebration- June 10

Rosie W. and Kathleen G.

Do you have some digital photos of guild events on your computer that you would be willing to share? We would like pictures from this year as well as past years. If so email them to Kayla H. If you have too many to email, contact her for more info.

On June 10th, we will have our historical presentation/anniversary celebration program.   We will be waiving our guest fee for this meeting to encourage former members to attend.  If you know anyone you can invite to attend, ask them to let us know at MBQG.30years@gmx.com – so we will be sure to set up enough chairs.


2013 Quilt Challenge-Quilts Due July 15

Rosie W. and Kathleen G. for Sylvia K.

"Memories of Mount Bachelor Quilters’ Guild" is the 2013 Quilt Challenge theme. This is a theme that allows you to use your imagination and have fun! Did you take a guild workshop and have some leftover blocks you can use for something new, or learn a technique that you have wanted to use again? Did a speaker or fellow guild member show something you have wanted to try and haven’t got around to doing?  Was there a fun (or funny) experience you can portray in a “picture” quilt? Was there someone in the guild who influenced you that you would like to honor?

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.  Participants can use any type of technique but all work must be done only by the entrant. All quilts entries are due on or before the July Guild Meeting which will be on July 15 (note this is the third Monday).

Community Quilts- Next Meeting May 15, 11-3 at Nativity Lutheran Church

Jane D., Diana L., Bev P., Lora F., or Jean M.

Thanks to Guild members and Guild friends who made quilts, finished quilts in one way or another, or donated fabric, we had 104 quilts to distribute in April.  The organizations receiving quilts were:   Cascade Youth, Partners in Care, The Kids Center, Saving Grace, and Ronald McDonald House.    We got many warm thank you's from the people at each agency.


The next Community Quilts day will be Wednesday, May 15th, from 11-3 at Nativity Lutheran Church.   Bev P is planning another Mystery Quilt, so we hope that lots of Guild members will want to come.   Bev has fabric packets already made, so all you need to bring is a sewing machine and the usual sewing supplies   And your lunch!  Be ready for a fun day.   You will be able to work with others as a team, or do a mystery quilt on your own.


Finally:  The church is located at the corner of SE Knott and SE Brosterhaus.   Additional directions to the church are on the Guild website.   

Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The May raffle book is Back to Charm School, by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene.  This book contains 20 patterns that use 5” squares to make a variety of runners, doll quilts, a pillow, a tree skirt and more. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  The new book added to the library this month is Shape Workshop for Quilts, by the Fat Quarterly crew.  This book contains 60 blocks and a dozen quilts and projects.  Books donated by members added to the library this month are:  Allegro, by Atkinson Designs, Frosty Folks, by Debbie Mumm, and 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts, by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin. Thank you for your support of the Guild Library.



Kayla H.

May- Marsha McCloskey will be here from Eugene, Oregon. Marsha specializes in Feathered Star designs. She is a designer of quilt patterns, fabric, and quilting tools. Marsha also has published numerous books for quilters. Her first book, Small Quilts was published in 1981. Find out more about Marsha here: http://www.marshamccloskey.com/index.html


June- This month the Anniversary Program will be presented. The committee has been working hard. Please invite any past members, as they may enjoy this program. Please have them RSVP to MBQG.30years@gmx.com


July- Don't forget your show and tell from quilt week!  This is also when the Challenge quilts are due.


August- This month is our quilt show.  There is no general meeting.


Workshops- Next Workshop May 13

Linda G.

We are looking forward to Marsha McCloskey’s Massachusetts Cross and Crown workshop scheduled for May 13.  We have 12 people who will be attending this workshop.  There's room for any last minute additions.   Please contact Linda G. if you'd like to attend.


Caring Corner

Libby S.

Donna Day’s husband passed away in April.  Donna is the owner of High Mountain Fabrics.  Cards can be sent to the store (see the address in the Shop section of this newsletter).  Judy H is recovering from reconstructive foot surgery and a card would cheer her up during her recovery.  Mary Ann B. is in Portland, staying with her daughter, and is scheduled for hip surgery.  If you want to send a card, email me and I will send you the daughter’s mailing address.


Quilt Show Boutique

Mary Ann B., Lora F., Marie J., Jane G., Darlene P., Karen K. and Catherine A.

Thank you to all the members who have sewed for our Boutique.  We have just completed our fourth and final sewing Boutique day. 


If you are sewing at home for the Boutique, please bring your items to one of the committee members.  Thank you for your work.


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) News- July 13

Martha S.

Contact Martha if you have any questions about hostessing for the SOQS.  Volunteers are still needed to hostess and for other quilt show jobs. 




To Boston with Love

Kristin S.

I have recently become aware of two efforts to support the people of Massachusetts after the horrific Boston bombings.  I grew up about 12 miles from Boston, so this is personal to me.  I will be collecting and shipping items for these two group efforts. 


One is for fabric flags and is organized by the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.  See the info here:  http://vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca/blog/2013/04/to-boston-with-love/.  All the instructions for making the flags are there.  Flags are due to me by the May 13th guild meeting. I will ship them on May 14th.  The flags will be displayed in Boston for a special Memorial Day celebration. 


The other is a collection of quilt blocks for the Boston Modern Quilt Guild.  The info and instructions are here: http://bostonmqg.blogspot.com/p/quilts-for-boston.html.  I will be collecting these by May 21, so the guild meeting would be the best time to get them to me.  If you have any questions, email me at shields@oldshoepress.com.  Thanks in advance!


April Door Prizes

Quilting by Julia Jeans - Diane B.

Item donated from retreat - Mary Ann L.

High Mountain Fabrics - Sadie R.

Material Girls - Sally F.

Homestead Quilts - Susan W.

Cynthia’s Sewing Center - Suzanne H.

Quilter’s Attic - Jean M.

Morrow’s - Linda G.

Stitchin’ Post - Cathy C.

Sew Many Quilts - Denise M.

QuiltWorks - Gayle G.

BJ’s Quilt Basket - Ruth P.

Fat Quarter Drawing- Jane D.


May Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!


Debbie A.            5/2

Julia J.                5/2           

Diane B.             5/15

Charlotte O.         5/20

Sharon B.             5/27

Corni Q.               5/28

Janelle R.             5/28           

Denise M.             5/29


Guild Dates to Remember

Guild Workshop:  Marsha McCloskey                                                                         May 13

Guild Meeting- Program: Marsha McCloskey                                                           May 13

Community Quilts at Nativity Lutheran Church                                                     May 15

Guild Meeting- Program: 30th Anniversary Celebration                                       June 10

Guild Meeting- Program:  Quilt Week Show and Tell, Challenge Quilts Due  July 15

MBQG Quilt 30th Anniversary Show in the Park- Pioneer Park                         August 10


Other Dates to Remember

QuiltWorks First Friday Reception, 5-7pm                                                               May 3

Oregon State Button Society:  Button Show and Sale                                           May 3 & 4

$6 admission, www.oregonbuttonsociety.org, 10-5 Friday, 10-4 Saturday, Keizer Renaissance Inn, 5188 Wittenberg Lane NE, Keizer, OR

Upper Willamette Piecemakers Quilt Show                                                             May 3 & 4

$1 admission, Friday and Saturday 10-4, United Methodist Church, 48137 E. 1st St. Oakridge, OR

Country Quilters of Jefferson County: 11th Biennial Quilt Show                     May 5

Free admission, 10-3 Sunday, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Madras, OR

Rogue Valley Piecemakers Quilt Show                                                                     May 18 & 19

Saturday and Sunday 9:30-4, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Route 99, Grants Pass, OR

Those Painted Hills:  Country Quilt Show in Prineville                                         June 28 & 29

$2 admission (12 and under free), 12-7:30 Friday, 9-5 Saturday, Crooked River Elementary Gym, Corner of Third and Fairview in Prineville, OR

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show                                                                                         July 13

Sunriver Quilt Show                                                                                                       August 3

The Rhododendron Quilt Guild:  A Wave of Quilts                                                 August 9 & 10

Entries due July 1:  www.rodyquilt.info.  10-5 Friday, 10-4 Saturday, Florence Event Center, 715 Quince, Florence, OR.


With Thanks to our Sponsoring Shops

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)



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


QuiltWorks May Shop News


QuiltWorks Gallery- Our May Featured Quilter will be Janie Adams. Janie has had a few pieces in our gallery the last couple of years and I knew “I want her as a Featured Quilter!” You will love her color, diversity and creations. Our group exhibit will be Sisters of the Heart, a quilt exhibit from women from Uganda.


QuiltWorks First Friday - May 3 will be our First Friday reception honoring our Featured Quilter and the Sisters of the Heart. The event will be from 5 to 7 PM, featuring appetizers, refreshments, door prizes and a sale. 


June Gallery - Our Featured Quilter for June will be Karen Donobedian. Karen was a member of the Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild and the Mountain Meadows Quilt Guild. She has had many quilts accepted into international shows and every quilt of hers that we will be exhibiting will be memorable. Our group exhibit will be the Two Rivers Three Sisters piece, put together by 17 quilters. It will be an amazing month!


Great Month for Great Fabric - As QuiltWorks gets ready for summer, the Quilt Show and a whole lot of visitors, it’s a great time to visit our shop.


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

We have several new Blocks of the Month starting in May.  Be sure to stop by and check them out.  We hope you are checking your email for our weekly specials- an exclusive deal every week.  Don’t miss out!  New fabrics are arriving almost daily- the new lines are wonderful, beautiful, delightful and fun.  Hope to see you soon!

~Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

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

Join us for our Birthday Sale May 24, 25 & 26!

Look for details on your postcard mailer.  Not on our mailing list? Just $4/year keeps you informed of our sales & special events.  Plus you will receive our class catalogs, including Quilter’s Affair!  Call the store (541-549-6061) to renew your subscription.


Final classes before our Classroom becomes Showroom!

Add It Up with Peggy Lindsay ~ Kaleidoscope with Kathy Shaker ~ Creative Crayon Quilts with Terrie Kygar ~ Surface Design Play Day with Jean Wells & June Jaeger ~ Cathedral Window Technique with Bev King ~ Around the Courthouse with Ruth Ingham ~ Seriously Spontaneous with Judy Johnson ~ and Honeycomb Cowl (knitting) with Pat Drake


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! Some new lines arriving this month: Wish by Valori Wells, Kaffe Collective, Green Eggs & Ham, Poppy Meadow, Into the Woods, Jewels, Piper, Woodland Pals, Horse Trail, Ride, Arctic Friends flannel, lots of new Christmas fabric and of course….batiks! 

Beat the crowds & come see us while inventory is at its finest!

~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff


BJ's Quilt Basket

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

In May and June we’ll have lots of fun classes for you to join in on- Norma will be teaching three different applique classes, Mr. Cluck Cluck on May 11th, Rainbow Lollipops on June 1st and 15th, and Animal Art Applique on June 8th!  We welcome you to come learn how to do perfect curved piecing with Stacy on May 24th and we have another Quilt ‘Til You Wilt Mini Retreat on June 7th from 10 am to 10 pm.  Lots to do, and no excuse for boredom!  Hope you’ll join us because BJ’s is the quilting place to be!! 

~Vicki and 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

New fabrics:  Stonehenge tonals; transportation panels and matching pieces for children’s quilts; and fishing flannel.  Christmas and Halloween fabrics will start to arrive by the beginning of May and will continue to arrive each month.  20% off continues on regular-priced fabric (1 yard minimum cut).



Homestead Quilts

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

It looks like we are in for some great weather so please take this opportunity to come visit us at Homestead Quilts and Gallery.  We have all our summer fun out.  Check our website for all our new classes.  There is still room in the Block of the Month class.  Check our website for details or call us.

~Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond                         541-923-1600                          www.material-girl-fabrics.com 

During the month of May all kits, pre-cuts and ½ bolts will be 10% off.  The Second Saturday Super Sale will fall on the 11th, when all fabric will be 15% off.  Check out our Facebook page or website or just stop by the store to see all the fresh new fabrics from all your favorite designers.  We are now open on Sundays 12-4, through August. 

 ~Leslie and Alex


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

Just in!...New panels for quick kid's quilts, new ideas for quick graduation quilts, new patterns, new backings, "to Dye for" fabric, and coming soon new Stonehenge Canyonlands. Reminder :   Quilter's Attic regular hours  Mon-Sat 10-5.

~See you Soon!  Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

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

We have great sales and we are fully stocked for your new adventures this spring and summer.  Come join the fun where you are always welcomed with a friendly smile, The Quilt Shack in Prineville.

~Rhonda, family and friends