Kristin S. www.quiltsqq.com
President: Shannon P.
March 11th Program- Jean
Don’t forget your nametag, show and
tell and food drive donation
Fat Quarter drawing for March-Bright Batiks
Can you believe it's March already? For me that means parent
conferences and most importantly, Spring Break!!! I'm always amazed at this
time that two-thirds of the school year is already gone. Well, enough
about school. Let's move on to quilting!!!
Retreat is next week! I'm very excited about the surprises planned.
Last year was my first year at retreat and I LOVED it!!! I would definitely
recommend signing up for next year. You will have a blast, meet new
friends, get to know others better, and finish some projects. An added
bonus: those projects you're just not sure about, bring them along, lots of
help and opinions are freely available. I will always remember my first
retreat, and the nickname I earned from it, Sippy! You'll have to ask for
the story sometime!
Also I want to share a personal accomplishment. At the last meeting I
mentioned that I had never hand-sewn a binding on to a quilt. Now since
I've been quilting for about 7 years that will probably shock most of
you. I have had several people tell me that I needed to learn how!
Well, last Saturday, the time came. I am pleased to announce I have
completed the binding on a baby quilt, all HAND-SEWN!!! YAY!!!! It was so
much easier than I thought it would be, although it takes way longer than doing
it by machine!
Have a great
St. Patrick's Day, remember to wear and quilt in green!!
and Lindsey K.
Janelle R. & Shannon P. have
volunteered to bring beverages and Pris B., Kristin S. & Lindsey K. 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
I have made a few tweaks to the newsletter this month. I have added dates for events in the
title of the article and also added more dates to the Dates to Remember section
near the end of the newsletter. I
would like to list more local quilt exhibits, so if you know of any other local
quilt groups doing exhibits you can send the info to me.
Retreat- March 8-10 at Seventh Mountain Resort
and Barb P.
Ready set go! The Seventh Mountain Resort is getting everything ready
for our March retreat and the excitement is building. We hope that you have
started a pile in your sewing room of things to bring and projects to work
on. It's always great to see what
everyone is working on for inspiration and ideas for that next project.
An email is arriving soon that gives you important retreat info.
See you on the March 8th and let the good times roll!!!
Food Drive for the March 11 Guild Meeting
Let's bring any type of canned
fruit for the March 11th guild meeting. Also, any monetary donations are great
as the Food Pantry can buy items through the Oregon Food Bank at a much lower
cost than we can get them at the store.
Thank you for your continued support of the Food Pantry and our ongoing
Quilts- Next Meeting March 13, 11-3 at Nativity Lutheran Church
Diana L., Bev P., Lora F., or Jean M.
We had a lot of fun on February 13th when 30 women came to
our Community Quilts "Mystery" day. Bev P did a great job of
organizing the mystery--which involved making lots and lots of half square
triangles. Bev also did most of the cutting of the fabric squares we
used for the project. We worked individually and in teams and, by the end
of the day, a few tops were almost finished and others were well on their way.
We hope to bring the finished quilts (or at least the tops) to show and
tell at the April Guild meeting.
We have received a couple of fabric donations over the last few weeks.
After sorting, fabric that works for quilts are included in our stash at
Nativity Lutheran. Other, usually heavier, fabrics find their way to
sewing groups around the area that work on different kinds of sewing projects.
Nothing goes to waste!
The next Community Quilts day will be March 13th, from 11-3 at Nativity
Lutheran Church. The church is located at the intersection of SE Knott
and SE Brosterhaus. Bring your sewing machine, supplies, and your lunch.
If you don't have a Community Quilt project to work on, we can give you
a kit or fabric to use with a pattern of your choice.
MBQG 30th Anniversary Celebration- June 10
Rosie W. and
The two of us are having fun sifting through the guild history and
preparing the program for our June 10th program. Lora F.’s husband, Ken, will
be video-taping some interviews and Kayla H. is working with us on the
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).
2013 30th Anniversary Mt. Bachelor
Quilt Show in the Park- August 10
Thank you to all that signed up
right away at the February guild meeting for Quilt Show “jobs” ---those of you
who missed the “clipboard”, watch for it at the next meeting in March. I would love to have one (or two)
members willing to head up 1) LUNCH committee and 2) the Sales Tables. Please consider helping the guild
in this way and MANY people will be available to help you! The show runs so smoothly with many
helping hands and with this being our 30th Anniversary, we want it
to be EXTRA SPECIAL.
Quilt Raffle Ticket Sales- Tickets available at the March 11 Guild Meeting
Mary Ann B.
The raffle quilt is ready for display and ticket purchasing. I will have the quilt at the March
meeting and will pass out tickets to everyone who is willing to sell them.
We will have a booth set up during Shop Hop and Quilt Week, so ticket
sellers to sit will be needed. Two
hour shifts will be arranged.
Please help us sell tickets!
If you can help, please contact Mary Ann B.
The March raffle book is Homestyle Quilts,
simple patterns and savory recipes, by Kim Diehl and Laurie Baker. This book contains 13 beautiful
patchwork and appliqué quilts for the bed, wall, lap and table. Recipes for comfort food are also
included. Tickets are $1 each or 6
for $5. New books added to the
library this month is Journey to Inspired Art Quilting, by Jean Wells
and Stash Happy Appliqué, by Cynthia Shaffer. Books donated by members and added to the library this
month are: Off-The-Shelf Fabric Painting, by Sue Beevers; Casting
Shadows, Creating Visual Dimension in Your Quilts, by Colleen Wise; and the
DVD, Why Quilts Matter, History, Art & Politics, by The Kentucky
Quilt Project, Inc. Thank you for
your support of the Guild library.
March 11- Jean Wells will present a program for us. For more information about Jean: www.jeanwellsquilts.com/
April 8- Ann Shaw will be here to present a program for the guild. Ann
is known for her pictorial quilts. Ann was showcased as one of the Artists in
Residence at the 2012 Empty Spools Seminar hosted in Asilomar, California and
has been asked to teach there in 2014. Ann will also be teaching a guild workshop,
which you can find more information in the workshop section of the newsletter.
Check out more on Ann at www.annshawquilting.com/
May 13- 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: www.marshamccloskey.com/index.html
Workshops- Next Workshop is April 8 with Ann Shaw (www.annshawquilting.com)
We currently have 19 people who have signed up for Ann Shaw’s Chicken
Challenge workshop scheduled for April 8th. (The class was full, but one who signed
up has a scheduling conflict.) That leaves us with one opening left. Don’t miss this opportunity – be sure
to either sign up at the Guild meeting or e-mail Linda G. to add your name to
We have 10 people who have signed up for Marsha McCloskey’s
Massachusetts Cross and Crown workshop scheduled for May 13. Learn Marsha’s tips and tricks for
perfect piecing every time.
Watch for the sign-up sheet at the next Guild meeting.
Jane L. was flown to Portland due to some heart issues and we are
hoping she will be home soon and on to the road to recovery. Cards and emails are always
Helen M. took a bad fall at Community Quilts and we hope she is on the
mend soon. Watch for cords on the
floor so you don’t take a fall. We
had 30+ people that day and a lot of extension cords to accommodate all the
sewing machine. The next week she
showed up and it looked like she had been in a terrible knock down fight. But her sweet smile showed through the
green and purple bruises.
Boutique- Next Sew Day is April 23, 10-4:30 at Bend Parks and Rec
B., Lora F., Marie J., Jane G., Darlene P., Karen K. and Catherine A.
The third sewing day for the Boutique was held on February 26th. We made two items: a purse organizer
and a travel jewelry pouch. They
were and the people were great as usual.
Our last sewing day for the 2013 Quilt Show will be April 23rd. We have several items in mind for
construction. Please come and have
fun with us for one day! We will
be at the Bend Parks and Rec Community Room, 799 SW Columbia Street. Times are 10:00am until 4:30pm or there
If anyone wants to sew at home, we would love to have you do that. Please let us know what you have going.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Boutique. We appreciate your efforts. Contact any committee member: Karen K.,
Jane G., Darlene P., Lora F., or Mary Ann B. They will help you.
Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) News
Our special exhibit
is called “Mt Bachelor Quilters Guild 30th Anniversary Celebration
of Quilts’ and will feature any quilt that you have made that won a viewer’s
choice or challenge award at a Mt Bachelor Quilters’ Guild quilt show from any
year. If you were a featured
quilter at our quilt show, we’d love to include a quilt of your choice in the
display. We will also be featuring
the quilt made by many guild members for “The Quilters” a few years ago as our
centerpiece. If you have one of these, or know someone
who has one, even if they are no longer a member, please let me know I need to
let the SOQS office know how many and from whom to expect for the exhibit so
they know which quilts go in our special exhibit.
We also need
volunteers! You may choose to hostess, hang or take down quilts, participate in
an activity area, or volunteer for Save it for Sunday. Visit the SOQS website
for details. I’ll have a clipboard at our guild meeting too.
& Denise M.
collection by Soroptimist International of Bend
(a nonprofit service organization)
This is our 8th annual collection! We
collect necessary baby supplies for mothers who cannot afford them. Many women have no resources at all for
their new baby. Maybe she has fled
domestic violence, or poverty has made it impossible to prepare for a
baby. In this economy, there are
more needy families than before.
We’re asking our guild members to make a simple baby quilt or fleece blanket, or
to knit/crochet a baby blanket, or to donate any new or used baby items. Please bring your donations to the
March, or April guild meeting, and we will give you a tax-receipt. Later donations will be welcomed
also – they will always be needed!
Right now, DHS needs toddler clothes for girls, sizes 2, 3, 4, 5.
Help women who are in need to celebrate
their new babies! Thanks!
February Door Prize Winners- Thank You to the Donors!
BJ's Quilt Basket
Cynthia's Sewing Center
High Mountain Fabric
Morrow's Sew and Vacuum
Sew Many Quilts
The Stitchin’ Post
Suzi T. and Wynne O.
Material Girl Fabrics
The Quilter’s Attic
Mary Ann B.
Fat Quarter Drawing
March Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!
Libby S. 3/3
Vicki J. 3/4
Martha S. 3/14
Gail K. 3/16
Jean M. 3/16
Sonia J. 3/18
Sally B. 3/19
Lora F. 3/23
Susan M. 3/24
Karen F. 3/25
Erin B. 3/27
Chris M. 3/30
Guild Dates to
MBQG Retreat- Seventh Mountain Resort March
Guild Meeting- Program: Jean Wells March
Community Quilts- Nativity Lutheran Church March
Guild Meeting- Program: Ann Shaw April
Guild Meeting- Program: Marsha McCloskey May
Guild Meeting- Program: 30th Anniversary Celebration June
Guild Meeting- Program:
Quilt Week Show and Tell, Challenge Quilts Due July
MBQG Quilt 30th Anniversary Show in the Park- Pioneer Park August
Other Dates to Remember
Fabrications First Friday Reception- 5-8 pm March
Contemporary and Art Quilts, Franklin
Crossing, Bend, exhibit continues March
QuiltWorks First Friday Reception, 5-7pm March
Featured Quilter VaLoy Freeman,
also Monochromatic Quilts, continues March
Anonymous 32nd Annual Show March
$7 good for all three days,
Evergreen State Fairgrounds - Monroe, WA
Quilters' Guild 30th Annual Quilt Show March
22 and 23
Friday, March 22 10 a.m. - 6
p.m. and Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Three Rivers Convention Center
in Kennewick, WA, $5 admission, free parking
Central Oregon Quilt Shop Hop April
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show July
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
Spring is in the Air!
Appreciation Days coming April 18-20 featuring workshops with Karen
Stone. There are only a few spots left for Karen’s trunk show on April 18th…call
now to reserve your seat ($10)
Moran will be here May 22-24 to teach Patchwork
Collage-Freddy Moran Style!
classes beginning in March:
and Color Work Runner with Jean Wells
Oregon Landscape with June Jaeger
Finishing Techniques with Ruth Ingham
Summer Highlights Diamonds and English Paper-Piecing with Jackie Erickson
Show and Rosalie Quilt with Annette Caldwell
We also have a large assortment of Fiber Arts & Crafts classes
beginning in March. For details on
all of our spring offerings, go to: www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html
spring fabrics are arriving!
Classics and Stripes are now available
Schmidt~ “Shelburne Falls”
batiks from Hoffman, Timeless Treasures and Anthology
of new pre-cuts: Charms, 10”
squares and 2 ½” strips from Moda, Schenck & Westminster
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com
Wow – another month gone! Festival of Classes is quickly
approaching! If you have been thinking that a class with us in July would
be fun, please don’t wait too long or you’ll miss your chance & we’d love
to have you!!
Our spring classes are under way, including our BJ’s Basics classes
that are back!! If there is a basic technique that you need help with –
let us know, if we haven’t covered it already, we would be open to creating
another class option at only $5.00!!
March Madness is about to begin – watch our website, and Facebook to
see our daily crazy deals!
Put this on your calendar!! Central Oregon Shop Hop is April 25th
-28th – and there will be lots of prizes and goodies to enjoy at all
of your 8 local shops!!
See you at BJ’s – it’s
the quilting place to be!
and The Inspiration 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
We continue to have 20% of off all regular priced
bolts with 1/2 yd minimum cuts. Come in and see all the new fabrics that
are coming in and do not forget to check out the great selection on our
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Now through March 4 we are having our Bolt
Sale. Selected full and partial
bolts are up to 50% off!
Material Girl Fabrics
Cascade Ave., Redmond 541-923-1600 www.material-girl-fabrics.com
March is here (almost) Yay!!
Spring is finally on its way. Then, glorious Summer! (I’m getting ahead
This month, we’re starting something new. Every first Saturday, there
will be a sale. (This month, March 2.) All fabric will be 15% off! (July and
August will be excluded.) This March, we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with
10% off all green fabric. St. Patrick’s Day fabric will be 15% off. In
addition, precuts such as charm packs, jelly rolls, fat quarters, kits, etc.
will be 10% off. Material Girl is starting to sell Moda’s new mini charm packs,
also known as Moda candy. Forty-two 2 ½ inch squares from the same collection.
Adorable! Check out our new arrivals on our website and Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you.
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
From Quilter's Attic to all at MBQG, a huge THANK YOU
for your patronage. Hope to see you soon.
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
The Quilt Shack is
gearing up for spring with specials on anything Green take 20% off and we also
have extra wide fabric on sale this month 20% to 30% off. Have a
wonderful St. Patrick's Day and blessings on Easter.
~Rhonda and family
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
QuiltWorks Gallery in
March will have Featured Quilter VaLoy Freeman from Sunriver. VaLoy’s style is traditional, folk art and civil war. The
group/theme for March will be monochromatic quilts. Our March First Friday
event will be March 1 from 5 to 7 PM. The exhibits will be up until April 3.
April Gallery “The Snow Child” - The entire gallery will be
filled with more than 50 quilts from the Deschutes County Library’s “Novel
Idea...Read Together” quilt event. Our unveiling will be Friday, April 5 at our
First Friday event and will continue the next day, Saturday, April 6. You’ll
have a chance to meet many of the artists that are bringing the story to life.
Book Clubs - Are you a member of a book club? QuiltWorks is inviting all
book clubs to hold their April meeting in the QuiltWorks gallery. We will provide
tables and chairs and you are free to bring refreshments. Clubs can meet in the
gallery during the day or in the evening. Marilyn will share will all groups
the inspiration and story behind each quilt. Contact Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 541-728-0527 to book your spot!
Novel Idea Quilt Meeting - Next meeting, Sunday, March 17 at 1:00.
Quilts need to be finished and submitted to QuiltWorks by Wednesday, April 3rd.
QuiltWorks Classes - Visit our website or come in the shop! www.quiltworks.com
Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.
~Marilyn, Dave and the gals from
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
It’s starting to look like spring - even if it doesn’t feel
like it yet! We have new samples going up almost weekly and we will be
receiving our spring lines of fabric on a regular basis for the next couple of
Have you seen the new Bernina 7 Series machines yet?
Bernina has received so many orders for these new machines that they had to
dedicate the entire factory to making only 7 Series in order to catch up on
orders! Come in to test drive one and be prepared to be amazed!
We will be emailing dates for demonstrations of the new
Bernina DesignWorks Program. It includes Paint, Crystal, and Cutwork tools.
This is a must see! Watch our website for weekly specials. We’ll let you know
when they will start.
Sharon, and Staff