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               November 2011

     www.quiltsqq.com                                              President: Martha Sanders

Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, November 14, 2011

Fat Quarters for November are Christmas Prints


Message from the President  

Martha S.

November is a great time for saying Thank You to so many who have been coming to our guild meetings and participating in our guild projects throughout the year, and thank the new members who’ve joined us this year. It’s wonderful to see the diversity of such talents in one room!

I have fantastic news. The book fair event at Barnes and Noble held in October brought $562.50 to our guild’s funds! So many customers commented on the fabulous quilts and kids actually got to see how a quilt is made. Moreover, these folks mentioned the guild when shopping and this brought our return dollars to the level we achieved. This funding will help reduce our current year deficit and encourage us to seek similar fundraising opportunities next year.

At our November meeting, let’s see all those UFO’s that have become FFO’s ( finally finished opjects) and your class and workshop creations. Perhaps you took a class last year and just finished it this year. This is your show time as the program for November is all about your quilty creations.

I hope to see you at Partners in Care with a meeting start time of 6:45!

P.S. from our President:    QuiltWorks is hosting a Community Event on Saturday November 12th.  Check out the information in Coming Events below.  It would be great if we could have a presence there for part of the day to talk about membership, our community quilt service and our education in schools projects and just have fun meeting other community organizations.    The event is running from about 10-4. 

During the event you’ll get to see Janelle Rebick’s fabulous quilt collection as the featured quilter for the month of November and get in the holiday spirit with another collection of holiday inspired quilts.    I hope you can try to get something set up for this.   I will be working on that day so can’t commit myself.    Please let me know if you can be there for a few hours or even an hour.  Thanks. 


Important Reminders

The meeting begins at 6:45 pm.  Unless you are assisting with setup, please don’t enter the meeting room before 6:15 pm.  When you arrive at the meeting, remember to check-in at the membership table and pick up your door prize ticket if you are wearing your cloth nametag.   As always, please turn your cell phones off during the meeting. 



Mary Ann B. and Susan M.

Kathie S. and Gail K. have volunteered to bring beverages and Pat R., Sharon S, Elizabeth E., and Susan M. have volunteered to bring snacks for our November meeting.   If anyone finds they cannot bring what they volunteered to contribute, please call Susan M. @ 389-7922. Thanks ladies.


Community Quilts 

Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.

Women and children are still being abused; children are in the hospital; teen girls are still having babies; people are near death; teenagers are trying to make a new start. These are the true, cruel facts about our community, as well as communities everywhere

It’s wintertime, AND our quilt cupboards are almost bare—only 10 quilts reside therein. We need 90 more to meet the expanding needs of our charities. What?? That’s RIGHT!!! Two of our agencies had none when we made our delivery a few weeks ago. We’ll be making our year-end delivery around December 19. ‘Tis time to get busy!

We have:  * batting;   * many pieces from which you may make a quilt   * quilt ideas      * backings   * kits.  We need members to participate!!! About 20+ have donated ZERO. If you’ve already made one quilt, please try to make another for our charities.

Community Quilts’ Day for November is Wednesday, the 16th, from 11-3 at the Nativity Lutheran Church (directions on the CommQlts page on the website). Sometimes we have 5-6 people pinning all day; sadly, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we have 10-15 people sewing or binding, sometimes we don’t. Sooooo, please start a new project with us, bring the one you’re working on and/or bring your finished quilt and pick up fabrics for a new one. Also, bring BSS, lunch, beverage, and a food donation. Sustenance and laughter are mandatory, of course.

New members, we’d love to see your smiling faces; members that are not so new, we’d LOVE to see you, too!! Come one, come ALL!!


Continuing Monthly Food Drive

Norma & Sylvia

CORNY, BUT IT’S TRUE; need CORN, CORN, CORN. Please bring a 14-16 oz. can of Whole Kernel Corn on Guild Night!!!  Oh, if you don’t have time to buy CORN, make it Canned Tomatoes!!! We’re prepared to leave the facility with 70-80 cans!! Come On!! Make some people happy!!!!! Thanks!!!


Membership Information

Marie J.

We have 4 new members that joined in October---WELCOME.  This brings our membership to 125 members.  An updated roster will be sent to all members in November so PLEASE double check all of your information to make sure it is correct when you sign in at our next meeting.


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The books added to the library this month are Hawaiian Quilt Inspirations, by Patricia Lei Miller (who spoke at a guild meeting recently) and City Quilts, by Cherri House. The first book was purchased from our speaker at a recent Guild meeting. The second book contains 12 dramatic projects inspired by Urban Views; if you like modern looking quilts, you will want to check out this book. Also added was Fabric in the Minds Eye, by Sharon L. Baker; donated by the author who was one of the speakers at the Guild’s October meeting. The November raffle book is Quilt Blocks Across America by Debra Gabel. This book was donated for the raffle by a guild member; it contains a pattern for each state and a CD which allows the user to print the patterns in any size. Tickets are $1 each/6 for $5. In addition, we will have a selection of books to check out.



Program Information

Mary Ann B.

November-- Please bring items created in a Mount Bachelor Quilt Guild workshop. We have had the Lorraine Torrence workshop, Jean Wells workshop, and Baker and Bowles workshop this year. Remember the ones from previous years: Kim Diehl, Jean Wells, the Bead Lady, etc.

December—The Christmas Party, please remember to make some drawstring bags for our Christmas charity donations. When making the bags, please use non-Christmas fabric. The drawstring bags are simple and fun to make. Two can be made as easily as one! If you can donate some toiletries for the bags, it would be appreciated. Small items or travel sizes would be appropriate. Examples: shampoo, conditioner, combs, toothbrushes/paste/dental floss, shower gel, soap, sewing kits, baby wipes/hand wipes, hand sanitizer, deodorant, food coupons, or non-perishable food bars, gum.  Please see below for directions for bags:

How to Make School and Health Kit Bags

Each year Mennonite Central Committee sends thousands of school and health kits to needy people around the world. Making the cloth kit bags is easy if you know how! Here's one good method. For lists of kit contents, go to www.MennoniteWomenUSA.org/MCCkits.html.  School and health kit bags are now the same size.

Finished size: 11" x 16"  Cut fabric: 12" x 35"        Cut two drawstrings: 32" 28 cm. x 40.5 cm. 30.5 cm. x 89 cm. 81 cm.

1. Cut rectangles of the appropriate size, if possible using a pinking shears on the short sides. If pinking shears aren't available and you have raw edges, fold down each short end 1/8" (0.5 cm.) (wrong sides together) and stitch a narrow hem on those two sides.

2. Fold the material length-wise in half, right sides together. Use a pencil to mark a 3/4" (2 cm.) gap that begins 11/2" (4 cm.) down each side. These two marks show where the holes for the draw strings will be.

3. Stitch down each side (1/2" seam allowance) (1.25 cm.), leaving a gap where you have marked.

4. Open your bag and spread out the material on both sides of the seam. To make each drawstring hole extra strong, stitch around each hole, starting at the top of the bag and going 1/2" (1.25 cm.) below the hole. (5. Fold down the top of the bag 1 1/2" (4 cm.) (wrong sides together) and stitch all the way around to form a casing for the drawstrings.

6. Turn the bag right-side out; the drawstring holes are now on the outside. Pull one drawstring through the casing the whole way around; knot the two ends together. Repeat with the other string, starting at the opposite side.

Note on threading the drawstrings: One method is to attach a safety pin to the string and push the pin through the casing. But a simple tool will make help you thread much faster. Take a thin wooden dowel or piece of plastic about 18" long. Tape a paperclip to one end. This serves as the "eye" of what is now a big needle to thread the drawstrings through the casing.



Women Together Ideas for Groups, Volume 2 A resource from

Mennonite Women USA and Canadian Women in Mission, copyright 2003:


Please feel free to reproduce with credit lines attached.



Lisa N.

Thanks to all who participated in a Guild workshop in 2011!  We have more fun in store for 2012!  Our first will be a workshop with Elizabeth Hartman from Portland, Oregon.  Her workshop, "Mod Mosaic Floor Pillow" will be held on Monday, February 13, 2012 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Bend Park and Recreation's Community Room.  This three-hour workshop will walk students through a fun and flexible improvisational piecing technique with the goal of piecing the front of a 24" floor pillow cover.  The cost is $30 and sign ups will be available at the November meeting.  Or, contact Lisa N at Lnakadate@bendbroadband.com if you are interested in attending.  Elizabeth's website and blog can be accessed at www.ohfransson.com.  She is an up and coming Northwest quilter!

Also, as part of our community outreach and mission of educating the public on quilting, we are giving quilt presentations to local elementary school students and those in Girl Scouts and Campfire.  Please let Lisa N. know if you are interested in giving a presentation - do it on your own or pair up with a friend and get kids interested in quilts!  We have developed a curriculum and have materials for you to use - or you can personalize the presentation and make it your own.  Some teachers are requesting a hands-on activity following the program which gives you an opportunity to make quilting come alive to the kids.  Please help us get this program off the ground. 


Quilt Retreat---2012

Jill M. and Barb P.

The 2012 Guild Retreat will take place at the Seventh Mt Resort on March 23, 24 and 25 (Fri, Sat & Sun). Cost will be $250 for three days sewing, two nights lodging, and meals (breakfast on your own). Deposit is $100 with the balance due in mid February. So, bring those UFOs to finish up.....or begin that 'just gotta make it' project. This year there will be no group instructor, however, there will be lots of sewing/fabric 'tips and tricks' to add to your skill set. Call either Barb Perin or Jill Monley with questions. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Nov. Guild meeting so bring your check books - a $100 deposit holds your spot!


November Birthday Wishes

Diane L.                      11/10

Kristen S.                    11/26

Ardie  Y.                      11/27




Caring Corner

Libby S.

If you have any news among our guild member or previous member, such as births, weddings, illness or passing, please contact Libby S. 541-330-8186 (eseitz@bendbroadband.com) and I will mail a card on behalf of our Guild.

  • Chris Moody had successful hip surgery November 1 and I am sure she would enjoy a card to cheer her up during her recovery.
  • Robin Ryan (former member) had surgery early October.
  • Former member, Helen Estergreen, passed away in early October.
  • Sally B.’s husband is having surgery due to a softball accident.


Coming Events

QuiltWorks Community Fair

Saturday, Nov 12th from 10AM to 4PM at 926 NE Greenwood Avenue, Bend. Twenty family-focused organizations will share information for a day of connecting and networking. Organizations such as Women’s Resource Center, Grandma’s House, AAUW, League of Women’s Voters, and with local guilds representing sewing, modern quilting, rug hooking, weavers and spinners, as well as groups making and teaching quilts for Africa, chemo patients and kids in Oregon hospitals. Have fun with a family-friendly “Make It and Take It” projects, hourly door prizes and refreshments...and it’s all free! Visit www.quiltworks.com for more info or call 541-728-0527.

BeeCrafty Holiday Show

Friday, November 11:  Noon – 7 pm      Saturday, November 12:  10 am – 5 pm Deschutes County Fairgrounds – South Sister Hall - Redmond

KIDS Center will have a booth at the BeeCrafty Holiday Show on November 11 and 12 – see hours below.  We can sell HAND CRAFTED items to help increase the funds raised at this event.  Do you, or any of your friends, have home-made items (excluding food) that you would be willing to donate to KIDS Center?  If so, please let me know what you have, approx. how many and the suggested selling price.

You can also help KIDS Center by attending this event, forwarding this email to your family and friends and encouraging them to attend and/or promote the event as well!

A donation of $1 collected at the door benefits KIDS Center and CASA of Central Oregon.   

Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show

The Oregon Garden   January 27 & 28, 2012.  Check for info at oregongardenstitichesinbloom.blogspot.com


Shop News

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


Homestead Quilts

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

Hi from Homestead Quilts.  Winter is upon us and snow will be falling soon so jump in your car and come visit us.  We have new 30 and 40 percent off fabric all the time along with many new lines of fabric.  We have new wildlife including moose, fish, bear, elk and deer.  Our new wolf line is great.  If you want something a little tamer, our golden retriever line is really nice.  Spring is still in the air in La Pine with our new florals and batiks.  We look forward to helping you in all your quilting and sewing needs.  Ask about our hand dyed wools.  Happy fall, Cathy and Staff

Cathy and Staff

Material Girl Fabrics

515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond OR 97756, 541-923-1600

Stop by our NEW location for wonderful inspiration!   We have many new fabrics and have a great selection of classes for gift giving---to others or make something for yourself!   Hope to see you soon!  Can’t tell you how many NEW fabrics fill our shelves.

Thank you for your support!

Leslie and Staff


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

304 NE 3rd St., Bend 382-3882 www.morrowssewingandvacuum.com

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to purchase a new sewing machine for holiday sewing.  Stop bv to see all our wonderful products.

Happy Sewing---



Quilters Attic

8154 11th ST.  Suite #1,Terrebonne, OR  www.quiltersattic.net 541-548-8119

Drive up to Terrebone to see our new fall and holiday fabrics.

Store hours  10am-5pm   Monday-Saturday

Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

104 NW 4th St, Prineville 447-1338 www.thequiltshack.com  

The Quilt Shack is getting ready to move at the end of November to our New Location, please call us at 541-447-1338 to make sure we are there or you can go to www.thequiltshack.com for more information.  Plus, we are at our fall/winter hours Monday - Saturday, 10am to 4pm.  We will be closed Thanksgiving day and that Friday after, but will be open for Black Saturday, November 26th, and Sunday, November 27th for our Hometown Holiday Specials all weekend.

We hope your holidays are full of family fun and let's not forget quilting.

Rhonda and Friends



926 NE Greenwood Ave. , Bend 541-728-0527

QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s  Featured Quilter will be Bend’s own Janelle Rebick. Janelle is an eclectic quilter with work featuring everything from traditional paper piecing to a whimsical beer drinking pig. She frequently uses her own hand dyed fabrics in her art quilts, many of which are inspired by photos. Our group exhibit is quilts from you, our friends, Christmas Inspirations.

QuiltWorks Community Fair

Saturday, November 12 from 10 to 4, connect and network with women and family-focused organizations to learn more about opportunities in Central Oregon. Groups representing volunteer, hobby and service organizations for women, family and youth such as 4-H sewing groups,  American Sewing Guild, AAUW, Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild, Grandma’s House, Saving Grace, Soroptomist, League of Women Voters, Sisters of the Heart, Chemo Quilts, High Desert Rug Hookers and many more will share information with you. We’ll have door prizes, refreshments, a family-friendly “Make It and Take It” project and of course a sale!

Visit our website at www.quiltworks.com and while you are there look at our photo blog and our testimonials from visitors to the gallery. We are pretty tickled about all the wonderful things people have said about the gallery and our shop.

Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.

Marilyn, Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

We wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and hope you are able to take time to reflect on the many blessings of your life. We are grateful for each of you. To help make your gift-giving for the holidays a bit easier we have planned several “Make ‘n Take” classes, including a Peek-a-Boo Bag, Potato Bag, Let’s Twist Placemat, Cathedral Window Table Runner, Portable Iron Caddy, and more. Come into the store for details or look on our website (www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com) under Classes and Events.

Our Black Friday Sale will be November 25th. If you are signed up for the store e-mail be sure to watch for more details. Also, we invite you to come in soon and fill out your Christmas Wish List. Give it to your husband or significant other to bring in December 10th for our Open House. Items on your list and other gift-type items will be gift wrapped free-of-charge. That is also the day when we will be having the best Bernina financing of the year – 48 months no interest with equal monthly payments on your purchase of $3,000 or more. Wouldn’t a new sewing machine be a wonderful gift under your tree?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gail, Sharon, and Staff

Stitchin' Post

311 W Cascade,(P.O. Box 280, 97759) Sisters 549-6061 www.stitchinpost.com

The Hustle and Bustle of Holiday Season is Here!

Of course you have already marked your calendars for Pajama Sale on Nov. 12th ~the earlier you shop, the more you save! And best of all…we’ll give you an extra 5% off for shopping in your jammies! (That’s better than any deal you can find on “Black Friday!”)


Design a Tee Shirt Quilt, Biscuit Basket, Knit Contemporary Christmas Stockings, Machine Quilting, Binding Techniques, “L” Squared, Fun Patch, Log Cabin in the Round, Digitally Enhanced Photos, Surface Design Play Day, Painted Canvas Tote Bag, Glorious Furrows, Christmas Wall Hanging and Decorative Ribbon Pillow. For pictures and descriptions of classes visit our website (www.stitchinpost.com/classdirectory.html)


Nov. 7-11~ Intuitive Color and Design 2 Workshop with Jean Wells

Nov. 21~ Donations due for Hospice “Festival of Trees’ Auction. This year’s item: Bags!

Nov. 25-27~ Christmas in the Mountains featuring handcrafted items from our talented employees

Nov. 28~ Holiday Open House bring in non-perishable food items to enter our drawing for Stitchin’ Post/TWIGS gift certificates!

NEW FABRIC ARRIVING~ “Karavan” by Valori Wells, in both cotton and flannel ~ soft palette of batiks from Island Batiks ~ “Out-Foxed” from Andover ~ “Wildflower” from Winmington ~ “Stonehedge” from Northcott ~ and an assortment of fabric from Studio E.

Happy Quilting!

The Stitchin’ Post Staff

BJ's Quilt Basket

20225 Badger Road, Bend 383-4310   www.bjsquiltbasket.com    or   Vicki@bjsquiltbasket.com

Wow – winter is setting in & you need to get started on your Christmas projects before it’s too late!  Come join our Santa’s Workshop classes beginning in November! For only $10 you can learn how to make a quick, & fairly simple project that will be easy to repeat many times for gifts!!  And, with winter coming – so is 2012!  With that in mind, please begin thinking about joining our next First Saturday Block of the Month program that will begin on the first Saturday of January of course!!  (Jan 7th) It’s a great way to learn new techniques, meet new quilters, have a yummy snack, and oh yeah, the most important part – get FREE fabric!!!  Come by to see what we are working on! 

Mark your calendars to come join BJ’s & Cynthia’s for our Candle Light Sale.  It’s an evening of fun, freebies, sales, & snacks on November 30th from 4-8pm!

See you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be! 

Vicki & Staff


Cynthia’s Sewing Center

20225 Badger Road (inside BJ’s), Bend 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 548-6909

Selection of flannels:  40% off - 1 yard cut min.    

Christmas - Halloween: 40 % off - 1 yard cut min.

All regular priced fabric 25% off  - 1/2 yard cuts or better.

Thank you to Donna for donating a book for our library raffle!



Homestead Quilts

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

Hi from Homestead Quilts.  Winter is upon us and snow will be falling soon so jump in your car and come visit us.  We have new 30 and 40 percent off fabric all the time along with many new lines of fabric.  We have new wildlife including moose, fish, bear, elk and deer.  Our new wolf line is great.  If you want something a little tamer, our golden retriever line is really nice.  Spring is still in the air in La Pine with our new florals and batiks.  We look forward to helping you in all your quilting and sewing needs.  Ask about our hand dyed wools. 

Happy fall!

Cathy and Staff