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                     March 2013


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


March 11th Program- Jean Wells

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

Fat Quarter drawing for March-Bright Batiks

President’s Message

Shannon P.

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!!


Erin B. 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 meeting. 

Newsletter Notes

Kristin S.

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. 


2013 Guild Retreat- March 8-10 at Seventh Mountain Resort

Jill M. 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!!!  


Community Food Drive for the March 11 Guild Meeting

Diana L.

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 Community Quilting.


Community Quilts- Next Meeting March 13, 11-3 at Nativity Lutheran Church

Jane D., 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.    


2013 MBQG 30th Anniversary Celebration- June 10

Rosie W. and Kathleen G.

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 presentation.


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).

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

Susan M.

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.


2013 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.


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

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.



Kayla H.

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)

Linda G.

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 the list.

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.


Caring Corner

Libby S.

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 appreciated.

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.


Quilt Show Boutique- Next Sew Day is April 23, 10-4:30 at Bend Parks and Rec

Mary Ann 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 about.

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.


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) News

Martha S.

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.



Community Baby Shower

Pris B. & Denise M.

A 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

Rosie W.


Cynthia's Sewing Center

Jane  D.


High Mountain Fabric

Suzanne H.


Homestead Quilts

Kate M.


Morrow's Sew and Vacuum Center

Diane B.


Sew Many Quilts

Ardie Y.


The Stitchin’ Post

Suzi T. and Wynne O.


Material Girl Fabrics

Linda M.


The Quilter’s Attic

Mary Ann B.



Janelle R.


Fat Quarter Drawing

Jan D.


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 Remember

MBQG Retreat- Seventh Mountain Resort                                                                        March 8-10

Guild Meeting- Program: Jean Wells                                                                                    March 11

Community Quilts- Nativity Lutheran Church                                                                        March 13

Guild Meeting- Program: Ann Shaw                                                                                    April 8

Guild Meeting- Program: Marsha McCloskey                                                                        May 13

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

Fabrications First Friday Reception- 5-8 pm                                                                        March 1

Contemporary and Art Quilts, Franklin Crossing, Bend, exhibit continues                        March 1-31

QuiltWorks First Friday Reception, 5-7pm                                                                        March 1

Featured Quilter VaLoy Freeman, also Monochromatic Quilts, continues                        March 1-April 3

Quilters Anonymous 32nd Annual Show                                                                        March 15-17

$7 good for all three days, Evergreen State Fairgrounds - Monroe, WA

Tri-City 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 25-28

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show                                                                                                July 13


With Thanks to our Sponsoring Shops

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


Stitchin' Post

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

Spring is in the Air!


Mark your calendar: 

Customer 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)


Freddy Moran will be here May 22-24 to teach Patchwork Collage-Freddy Moran Style!


Quilting classes beginning in March:

  • Metolius and Color Work Runner with Jean Wells
  • Central Oregon Landscape with June Jaeger
  • Basic Finishing Techniques with Ruth Ingham
  • Luna, Summer Highlights Diamonds and English Paper-Piecing with Jackie Erickson
  • Slide 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


New spring fabrics are arriving!

  • Kaffe Classics and Stripes are now available
  • Denyse Schmidt~ “Shelburne Falls”
  • New batiks from Hoffman, Timeless Treasures and Anthology
  • Lots of new pre-cuts:  Charms, 10” squares and 2 ½” strips from Moda, Schenck & Westminster


~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff


BJ's Quilt Basket

20225 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! 

~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

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 sales racks.


Homestead Quilts

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

Now through March 4 we are having our Bolt Sale.  Selected full and partial bolts are up to 50% off!

~Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

515 SW 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 of myself.)

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.


 ~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

From Quilter's Attic to all at MBQG, a huge THANK YOU for your patronage.  Hope to see you soon.

~Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

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

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 



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

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 marilyn@quiltworks.com 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 QuiltWorks


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

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 months.

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.

~Gail, Sharon, and Staff