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September 2011

  www.quiltsqq.com                                              President: Martha Sanders

Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, September 12th, 2011

Fat Quarter for September is Autumn Color



Message from the President  

Martha S.

Wow!  How’d it get to be September already?  There was a fabulous quilt show, then right back to business, and there is plenty of it discussed in this newsletter.   We have some wonderful programs this fall and workshops that will bring new dimensions to your quilting talents.   I’ll be asking for volunteers for several subcommittees, i.e., budget, nominating, a fundraising event, and the annual holiday party at the guild meeting. 

The guild has several openings on the board next year in nearly every position.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved at any level.   It doesn’t matter what you know, who you know, or how much time you can offer.  Everything counts, and it’s FUN! Please consider the many options.   The job descriptions are on the website in the Bylaws and any of the current board members would be happy to talk about what they do.  


Block of the Month

The birthday block program will be temporarily suspended until the end of the year.   Your own completed quilt is still wanted for Community Quilts.


Important Reminders

The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m.  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 fabric nametag.   As always, please turn your cell phones off during the meeting.



Sadie R.

Donna C. and Shannon P.  have volunteered to bring beverages and Sharon S., Wynne O., Suzi T., and Jill M. have volunteered to bring snacks for our September meeting.   If anyone finds they cannot bring what they volunteered to contribute, please call Sadie R. @ 389-2532.  Thanks ladies.


2011 MTQG Quilt Show

Gayle G.

Our annual quilt show on August 13th was a great success, thanks to all the members who helped and participated.

Winners of the Viewers Choice and Challenge Quilt awards will be announced at the September meeting.

Next year’s quilt show will be Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Pioneer Park. Julia Jeans will be taking over as Chair.

Thanks again to everyone for your help and support!



Lisa N.

We still have a few spots available for the "Collage Curves Mini Quilt" workshop with Lorraine Torrence on Wednesday, September 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Environmental Center.  Learn her technique for doing curvy edge shapes and select one of four patterns to create your own quilt (only 15 inches square so this is one you can finish!).  We're opening this up to non-Guild members so if you have a friend that would like to attend, please let them know about it.  The cost is $50 and includes lunch.

At the September meeting, we'll be taking sign ups and collecting payment for the “Kimono Workshop” with Sharon Baker and Elaine Bowles from Idaho.  Sample jackets were displayed at the June Guild meeting and if you haven't seen them, they are beautiful!  The workshop will be held on Monday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room in the Bend Parks and Recreation building and the cost is $65 and includes lunch.  You won't want to miss this one!

Jean Wells will be giving a workshop titled "Outside the Lines" on Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  If you signed up for this previously and have not yet paid, your payment at the September Guild meeting will hold your spot.


Program Information

Mary Ann B.

September-Lorraine Torrence is a clothes designer and quilt maker from Seattle, WA.  Lorraine uses a single shape and curves to design quilts and wearable art.  Look more in depth at Lorraine at www.lorrainetorrence.com where her beautiful work is on display.

October-Idaho quilters, Sharon Baker creates Kimonos with 5 easy pieces and Elaine Bowles creates art quilts. On www.laconnerquilts.com, there is an interview with Sharon Baker, Kimono maker. Go to past exhibits and scroll down to Collaborative Journey in 2010.   Sharon’s website is: www.kapamaker.com.  Elaine Bowles is an art quilter who uses embellishments.  We will have a trunk show and there will be a workshop during the day on Monday.

November-Sharing our quilts from Guild workshops. 

December-Christmas Party


Community Quilts

Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.

Quiltsqq.com is our moniker, and Quilts, Quilts, Quilts (finished ones) are what we need—many, many, many!!!  Also, we need Quilters (plural) for some tops we were given. 

Our agencies need your support.  Sizes and themes needed are shown on the CommQlts page on the website.  Please continue to follow those guidelines—no wall hangings, please. 

Also, bring your checkbooks.  We’re going to sell two donations we’ve received—Beautiful Grandmother’s Garden quilts.

Community Quilts’ Day is Wednesday, September 14, from 11-3 (new later time) at the Nativity Lutheran Church (directions on the CommQlts page on the website).  Bring your finished quilt, BSS, lunch, beverage, food donation, and the project on which you are working.  Ohhh, and you could even take home a top to quilt!!  We’ll find you a backing and cut some batting—YEA!!

Come one, come ALL!!


Continuing Monthly Food Drive

Norma & Sylvia

Again, 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!!!


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The book added to the library this month is The Civil War Sewing Circle by Kathleen Tracy. It contains patterns for quilts and sewing accessories inspired by the Civil War era. It also contains interesting historical information for the student of the Civil War. We also added a copy of the Dear Jane book, by Brenda Manges Papadakis. This was donated in memory of Marsha Beaugrand. It is the go-to book for Janiacs who want to create blocks inspired by the 225 different blocks in the 1863 Jane A Stickle Quilt.

The September raffle book is More Traditional Quilts Made Easy by Jo Parrott. This book contains 9 projects including A Storm at Sea, Broken Star, Geese in Flight and more with rotary cutting and piecing shortcuts. Tickets are $1 each/6 for $5. In addition, we will have a selection of books to check out and you may return any books previously checked out.

Thank you for your support of the Guild Library.


Caring Corner

Libby S.

Please let me know of any cards to be sent to Guild members.


September Birthday Wishes

Anita F          9/8

Shannon P.    9/12

Tracy M.        9/16

Kathy F.        9/17

Zelma T.       9/19

Sharon S.      9/22

Bonnie C.      9/28



Shop News

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


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

Check out all our new fabrics, including our Christmas and holiday gift fabrics.

Remember our new hours   T-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  and Sat. 10 a.m. -2 p.m.  It’s worth the drive to Redmond!



Homestead Quilts

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

We look forward to your visit this fall----lots of new fabric and ideas for holiday gifts!

Our long arm quilting classes are going great.  Lots of completed quilts are coming out of the quilting room. 

Remember, we are now open 7 days a week.  Don't forget your Stash and Save Card. 

Cathy and Staff


Material Girl Fabrics

306 NW 7th St., Redmond OR 97756, 541-923-1600

Material Girl Fabrics is opening in the new location Thursday, Sept 1.

There will be an open house Friday the 23rd of Sept to celebrate.

Leslie and Staff


Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center

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

Hi Quilters!

Morrow's has a handful of machine left from Sisters Quilt show at greatly reduced prices! Stop by and get a demonstration! We have just returned from Pfaff and Babylock conventions. Both companies have a new top of the line machine. Drop in and let us show you how fun and easy sewing and embroidery can be!

Happy Quilting,



Quilters Attic

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

Located one block east of Highway 97 in Terrebonne     Store hours: 10am-5pm   Monday-Saturday

Kathy & friends


The Quilt Shack

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

Summer is going by fast, so many new items and classes for Fall and Winter!

Please go to our website (thequiltshack.com) for fall and winter class schedule, sales, new fabrics and holiday hours. Also, be sure to check out our renovation videos of the new Quilt Shack shop!   

We hope to see you soon,

Rhonda and Friends



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

QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception was held on September 2 featuring award-winning quilter Barbara Copeland. If you are going to visit our quilt gallery only one time this year, do it in September. This exhibit will have quilts never shown before locally, only in international shows. Barbara is from Culver and her quilts, traditional in nature take the art of quilting to a whole new level. The group exhibit will be the Undercover Quilters with quilts inspired by the novel Divinity of Second Chances including a quilt made by the author.

September 9th and 10th will be our fall preview Open House. If you sign up for classes by the 10th you will get a 10% discount. There will be a fun “make it and take it” project in the classroom so bring a friend and visit with other “QuiltWorks Gals”. And there are going to be a number of local guilds and quilt groups sharing information about their organizations such as Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild, Quilts for Kids, the Alzheimer Arts Initiative and the local quilt guilds.

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. Dave and I have never before met so many wonderful people that are now our friends!

Marilyn and Dave and the gals


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Sewing Center

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

New! New! New!

So many things are going on at the shop as we move into the fall and winter seasons. We have new and exciting classes scheduled for the fall at Sew Many Quilts – and some old favorites, too. We have new quilt kits for you to choose from, whether your taste runs to pieced, appliqued, or embroidered quilts.

Looking for hand-work? We feature the bright and cheery hand-dyed wool kits for pillows and wall hangings from Wooly Lady, a large selection of wool projects from Primitive Gatherings, and three new kits from Sew Cherished. You can see them on our website or in the shop. www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com

We have received numerous new Kansas Troubles flannels – they’re yummy! We are also planning several new Blocks of the Month for you. There will be something for everyone. This fall BERNINA is introducing its new 5 Series sewing machines – we can hardly wait!

Many of you have brought in the quilts you have made for us to see. We are truly in awe of the marvelous, creative work and caring that goes into each of them. Whether fancy or simple, it is obvious to us that they are each a labor of love.

We hope to see you soon.

Gail, Sharon, and Staff

Stitchin' Post

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

September is “Back to School”

Our classroom is buzzing with new Clubs/Classes/Workshops, great teachers, and new & returning students!  Susan Carlson will be here from Sept. 24-30th with two-day and five-day workshops…still a few spaces left.  New Clubs start up this month, including: Folk Art Cats BOM, Heirloom BOM, Lucky Charms, Mini-Mystery, and Saturday Sampler BOM.  Have you seen how many classes we have to offer this fall?  Everything is posted on our website and you’ll receive a 10% discount on class tuition by registering online at: www.stitchinpost.com/classdirectory.html.  Don’t miss “Fall Yarn Tasting” Sept. 30th (5-8 pm) with new yarn to sample, a PearTree trunk show, live music, food and fun.  You won’t want to miss this FREE event!

Fun Fabric Arriving for Fall!

New Batiks from Kaufman and Island Batiks  ~ “Rendezvous” from Anthology ~ new Kaffe Fassett ~ flannels from Michael Miller, “Flannel Days” from Moda, and “Lou Lou Thi” from Westminster ~ new colors of “Grunge” from Moda ~ “Terrain” by Kate Spain ~ “Too Muchery” from P & B ~ “Autumn Beginnings” from In The Beginning ~ “Ethchings” from Moda ~ and much more!

Happy Quilting!

The Stitchin’ Post Staff

BJ's Quilt Basket

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

Now that fall is upon us, or will be quickly, be sure to get signed up for one of our great classes this fall/winter!  We have some great ones coming!!  Speaking of great classes – for those of you who wanted to try Janelle’s Dyeing class to “make” your own fabric, well, we’ve finally got her on our schedule, so come give it a try on September 24th!!  Also, our Lumberyard lady is back & ready to teach more classes for those of you who were bummed you missed it last spring!  Check the schedule & come sign up for their trunk show, or one of the other classes – we have two new ones too for those of you who already started the program!!  Also, don’t forget to do the Sew Oregon Shop Hop starting on October 7th – most of our Central Oregon quilt shops have joined in, and you can come to any of us, get your passport & a free quilt block, and continue on through the State of Oregon – but, you don’t have to – you can do just one district & still be eligible for prizes – check the website – www.seworegon.com – see you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!

Vicki and Staff