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                     November 2012


 Editor: Kristin S.                       www.quiltsqq.com              President: Martha S.

November 12th Program- Annual Business Meeting and Show and Tell

Fat Quarter drawing for November- Ebony and Ivory


President’s Message

Martha S.

Thank You!  November is a great time to recognize so many who have been coming to our guild meetings and volunteering for 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 good news.  The book fair event at Barnes & Noble held in October brought $371.00 to our guild’s funds!   Many customers commented on the fabulous quilts and kids actually got to see how a quilt is made.     This funding will help support our expenses in our current year 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 objects) and your class and workshop creations.  Perhaps you took a class last year and just finished it this year.  Or it’s okay if it was so far back you can’t remember, but this is your show time as the program for November is all about your fantastic fabrications.

We have several key openings on our board next year and job descriptions follow in the newsletter.  Please consider offering to help or find a partner or perhaps a group to share the task. 

Happy Thanksgiving!  



Jane D. and Shannon P.

Jan D. and Mary Ann B. have volunteered to bring beverages and Rosie W., Sandie W. and Julia J. have volunteered to bring snacks. If you find you are not able to bring what you volunteered to contribute, please call Jane D. or Shannon P.  The meeting begins at 6:45 pm.  As always, please turn your cell phones off before the meeting. 


Guild History

Chris M.

A narrative and pictorial history of the Guild has been compiled and put in books from 1983 to 2011.  At the November meeting, these books will be available to members who would like to leaf through the pages and see, perhaps, pictures of themselves, friends, events, workshops, and beautiful quilts created through the years.  The books will be on display on the table in the lobby before the meeting and during the break.  Enjoy!

Christmas Party

Kristin S., Erin B., and Kathleen G.

We are making lists and checking them twice!  We will be asking for table decorators again this year so make plans to sign the clipboard at the November meeting if you are interested!  We have some other tricks up our sleeves and will be letting you know more details at the November meeting. 


Positions Open for 2013

We have descriptions for the following positions.  There will be more to come in the next newsletter.

  •  Nonprofit Chairman is the Board position that (1) prepares and files the Guild's tax returns, (2) guides compliance with IRS and Oregon laws for corporations and nonprofits, and (3) is "keeper" of the Guild's records of its nonprofit status.  Do not worry if you do not know what to do.  There are excellent publications to use as reference materials.  Twyla B. will be on your committee to provide guidance as you learn.  Employees of the IRS and the various State Agencies are willing to answer your questions and provide suggestions.  It is time to educate more Guild members about the government rules related to our corporate and nonprofit status.         
  • Hospitality: 1 or 2 members are needed for this job, which mainly involves setting up the meeting room for each Guild meeting, arranging for snack/beverage volunteers and making sure the room is put back together after the meeting.  This team also maintains the supplies of napkins, plates, cups and utensils for the Guild.  Time required?  Mostly about an extra half hour before each meeting and another 15-20 minutes after the meeting.  1 person can do the job, but having 2 spreads out the work a bit and gives coverage for vacations.


2013 MBQG 30th Anniversary

Rosie W. and Kathleen G.

Do you have memories somewhere in your stash? What year did you join the guild? What was happening then that you enjoyed? We are collecting these memories and recording them for our anniversary celebration and the future. We have a new email address for the committee:   MBQG.30years@gmx.com
In the works for the anniversary: a program next summer and quilt show happenings.


2013 Guild Retreat

Barb P. and Jill M.

Response on the 2013 retreat (March 8, 9 and 10, 2013) has been strong.......!  Thank you!  If you put your name on the sign up list but have not yet paid your deposit please do so by the November meeting; we can't officially count you on the list until the deposit is paid.  At this point we still have space for three overnighters so we hope to hear from you soon.  Once it is full, we will keep a waiting list .... just in case.


Quilt Show Boutique

Lora F., Karen K., Darlene P., Jane G., Marie J. or Mary Ann B.

On October 23rd, we gathered at Bend Park and Rec for some Boutique sewing.  We made three items.  Members who came were given information about a surprise pattern. 

Below are the remaining sewing days before the Quilt Show:

  • ·       January 22, 2013
  • ·       February 26, 2013
  • ·       April 23, 2013

Bend Park and Rec Community Room, 799 SW Columbia Street

  • ·       10:00am to 4:30pm

We want you to come and sew with us!  There will three items made in January. 

 Be There or Be Square

(sort of like a fat quarter!)


Community Quilts

Karen F. Diana L. and Jane D.

On Wednesday, November 14th, we are going to devote Community Quilts day to making baby quilts.   We have some pastel flannel to use and will welcome contributions of flannel or other baby fabric from members.   Please come if you want to participate.   As usual, we meet at Nativity Lutheran Church, which is at the corner of SE Knott and Brosterhaus.   We're there from 11 to about 3.   Bring your sewing machine, lunch, and stories to share.    You can either work on a baby quilt pattern that you have or use ideas that we have to share.    

Community Quilts at the moment has 17 quilt tops that need to be finished.   We will bring several "kits" to the Guild meeting that include a top, backing, and batting.   Your help in finishing one of these tops is really appreciated!   

Finally, the Guild has received letters of thanks from The Kids Center and Ronald McDonald House for quilts we donated to them in October.   The quilts we give them are a demonstration of community support to the people who receive them.   Your efforts are really appreciated!


Community Food Drive

Diana L.

For November, we are asking for canned fruit.  The food pantry will donate many meals for those in need for Thanksgiving and all of November.  Thank you for all your donations—we accept any food or money donations.


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The November raffle book is Precut Quilts by M’Liss Rae Hawley.  This book includes 6 beginner-friendly quilt projects including a tote bag using jelly rolls, charm squares, strip sets and fat quarters.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  The following books donated by members were added to the library:  The Great American Log Cabin Quilts Book, by Carol Anne Wien.  This book contains complete patterns and instructions for making all types of Log Cabin quilts.  Fat Quarter Quilts, by M’Liss Rae Hawley, including patterns like Broken Bricks, Houndstooth, Roman Stripes and Woven Ribbons.  Garden View Appliqué, by Faye Labanaris, with vintage album patterns.  A new book added to the Library: Easy and Fun Free-Motion Quilting, by Eva A. Larkin.  This book shows how to turn stippling and simple lines into fabulous quilting designs. There will be a selection of library books to check out and you may return books at the meeting.  Thank you for your support of the Guild library.



Kayla H.

  • November-Our yearly business meeting is here.  Please bring show and tell from the retreat, workshops, classes, or anything else you may have worked on or finished this year.  We would love to see it.        
  • December-This month is our holiday party.  Please come and enjoy some time with us.  If you would like to help out, please contact Kristin S., Erin B., or Kathleen G.    
  • January-Anna Bates, a Central Oregon Quilter, will be here to show her work.  Anna is going to do a trunk show for us and talk about how she uses wool.
  • February-Sara Weiner from Sara Bella Upcycled.  Sara Bella Upcycled is devoted to upcycling plastic bags and banners into beautiful, fashionable and functional items.  From tote bags to aprons, wallets to belts.



Lisa N.

Thanks to everyone who attended one or more of the Guild workshops this year!  We've already planned several workshops for 2013 - big names like Ann Shaw, Marsha McCloskey and Joen Wolfrom.  More information to follow in January.  Hope you can make them!


Caring Corner

Libby S.

We were sorry to hear about Zelma T.’s son & Cindy P.’s brother passing away in a house fire.  Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.

Donna Day’s husband is very ill and I am sure she would appreciate a card sent to her store.  Donna is the owner of High Mountain Fabric, 1542 S. Highway 97, Redmond, OR  97756




October Raffle Winners

Many thanks to the prize donors!


Donor                                                            Donation                           Winner

BJ's Quilt Basket


Jane G.

Cynthia's Sewing Center


Susan R.

High Mountain Fabric


Shannon P.

Homestead Quilts


Janelle R.

Morrow's Sew and Vacuum Center


Marie R.

The Quilt Shack


Lani S.

Sew Many Quilts

Gift Card

Lindsay K.

Stitchin’ Post

Nothing this month


Material Girls

Gift Card

Kayla H.

The Quilters Attic

Fabric and Pattern

Mary R.


Gift Card

Jane L.

Thread Dancing Longarm Quilting

Gift Card

Diana L.

Fat Quarter Drawing


Anita F.

Wendy Hill Book


Jane D.


November Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All

Diana L.  11/10

Kristin S.  11/20

Ardie Y.  11/27

Dates to Remember

Guild Meeting- Business Meeting and Show and Tell                                                November 12

Guild Meeting - Holiday Party                                                                                    December 10

Guild Meeting- Anna Bates                                                                                    January 14

Guild Meeting- Sara Wiener from Sara Bella Upcycled                                    February 11


With Thanks to our Sponsoring Shops

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


Homestead Quilts

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

~Best, Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

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

~Leslie and Staff


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

304 NE 3rd St., Bend                                                 541-382-3882                                     www.morrowsewingandvacuum.com

~Happy Sewing, Karen


Quilters Attic

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

~Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Rhonda, Family and Friends



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

QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception will be November 2 , from 5 to 7 PM.  Our Featured Quilter is going to be Crys Kyle’s, a “Journey in Quilting”. Our group exhibit will be from the Crook County Quilt Guild’s “Paintchip Challenge”.

Crys Kyle is leaving Bend and QuiltWorks and so we want to honor her at our First Friday reception. For 16 years Crys has taught hundreds of quilters beginning quilt classes as well as numerous other techniques.  Friday, November 2 we will have a party for her that will start at 3PM and continue through our First Friday reception. Please join us as we say good bye to our beloved manager. Note: with Crys’ daughter and grandkids still in Bend we know we will still see her!

QuiltWorks Classes - In November we will be kicking off our mini-classes to begin mid-November through to mid-January. Drop by the shop to pick up a schedule or visit our website for more information.
~Marilyn, Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

A big thank you to all of our customers who helped celebrate our 10th Anniversary on October 26 & 27. Congratulations to all the prize winners and the 10 who won Sew Many Quilts & Bernina gift certificates. We appreciate each and every one of our customers who have helped make us a success.

We have several Make ‘n Take classes still on our schedule for those quick Christmas gifts you need to make. We also have classes from Tree Skirts to hand work. Be sure to check the calendar on our website at www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com.

Dreaming of a new Bernina for Christmas? We have special holiday financing from November 1 - January 7, 2013 - 36 months, no interest financing on machines over $3,000 with equal monthly payments. Also, for 4 days only, November 23 – 26 we have 60 months, no interest financing with equal monthly payments on machines over $5,000. Now is the time to step into your dream machine.

We have gotten in many new bolts of flannels and have received lots of new quilting fabrics. Come and see the new and exciting things we have in store for you.

We will close at 3:00 pm on November 21, be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on November 23.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving with Family & Friends.

~Happy Quilting!  Gail, Sharon, and Staff


Stitchin' Post

311 W Cascade, Sisters                                     541-549-6061                                     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. 10th ~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! 



It isn’t too late to sign up for some great classes and make a gift for someone special on your holiday list!  This month we have several knitting classes:  Fingerless Gloves, My First Hat x 2 (where you make two simple hats in three class sessions), Shoulder Cozy and Knitted Holiday Ornament.  In our main classroom you will find Painted Canvas Tote Bag, Flowers Galore Placemat/Table Runner, Mix & Mingle Table Topper, Fina Skirt, Sawtooth Star Garden Quilt, Winging It Pillows and a Charming Hexagon Runner.  For pictures and descriptions of all classes visit our website at: www.stitchinpost.com/classdirectory.html  



Nov. 5-9~ “Of the Earth” workshop with Jean Wells

Nov. 10~ Pajama Sale! 6:30 am-5 pm

Nov. 20~ Sew Night with the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Nov. 23~ Donations due for Hospice “Festival of Trees” Auction.  This year’s item:  Christmas Stockings.  Remember there is a $150 Stitchin’ Post Gift Certificate for the Viewer’s Choice winner!

Nov. 23-25~ Christmas in the Mountains, featuring handcrafted items from our talented employees

Nov. 26~ Holiday Art Party- $25 registration in advance covers all materials for Make-n-Take projects + snacks!


NEW FABRIC ARRIVING~   “Novella” by Valori Wells, in cotton, sateen and rayon ~ new batiks from Kaufman ~ “Continuum” by Jenifer Sampou ~ “Painted Garden” from Westminster ~ “Notting Hill” by Joel Dewberry ~ and Kaffe Collectives!     

~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff


BJ's Quilt Basket

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

Welcome to BJ’s Quilt Basket – it’s the quilting place be!!  We hope that is exactly where you want to be for any one of our more than two dozen upcoming classes! If you’ve been taking Bevalee’s machine quilting classes – her advanced classes are beginning now, we have a couple of great Christmas ideas for you too – Vintage Candy Cane is on Oct. 26th or Lotus Blossom on the 27th both by Evelyn; or a Christmas Stocking on the 7th of November. Donna Cherry is back on our schedule with Seams Like Smith Rock on November 3rd and 4th – you’ll love that one!!  Also, make the Manhattan Bag on the 8th – another great gift idea!  While we’re mentioning gift ideas; don’t forget we will be doing our Santa’s workshop classes, and Stuff My Stocking this year, so watch your emails and our schedule!!

We would like to thank those who did Sew Oregon Shop Hop – it was a great success thanks to you – hope you win a prize!!  If you do a project with your blocks you’ve collected, please share with us!!

So, see you soon , 

~ “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                                    no website