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            September 2013


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


September 9th Program- Joen Wolfrom, Quilt Challenge and Viewer’s Choice Awards

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

Fat Quarter drawing for September- Pastel Batiks


President’s Message

Shannon P.

Happy September!! As someone who has started school in August or September for the past 34-35 years, I always look forward to the school supply aisles at the local big box stores.  I LOVE school supplies! I tend to collect them like I do fabric. I've gotten better at limiting my purchases for school, but not so much with fabric. So as this school year rolls around, go to the local shops and see what's new, buy a new book, try a new pattern you never thought you would, sign up for a class, learn a new technique. Pretend school is starting for you too. Get the fever! Learn a new skill, then come show us your talent at guild Show and Tell!!
Since I'm a school employee, my years tend to run from September to May rather than from January to December.
So, have a great start to the "year"!!

Hospitality for the September 9th Guild Meeting

Erin B. and Lindsey K.

Jan S. and Mary Ann L. have volunteered to bring beverages and Corni Q., Kim M. and Kris L. 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. 


Upcoming Guild Job Opportunities

Kristin S.

It is time to start thinking about upcoming guild jobs that will need filling in the next few months.  Please consider how you can give your time and talents to the guild.  Some jobs are short and sweet, some require a year’s commitment, but all are a wonderful way to get to know more guild members and have a lot of fun!  We especially welcome newcomers to the guild to consider filling positions.  There’s no better way to meet folks than diving right in!  If you are interested in any of these positions you can contact Kristin S. or Shannon P.


Here are just some of the possibilities:


Newsletter Editor- I will be transitioning to the position of webmaster and creating a new website for the guild.  This is a huge job and I would love to train a new newsletter editor soon so that the transition will be smooth and give me more time for website development.  The new editor should be able to start training in October and the job will continue through 2014.  A working knowledge of Microsoft Word is important for this position.  Please contact Kristin S. for more information.

Nominating Committee

Budget Committee

Christmas Party Committee


Programs Coordinator (1st Vice President)

2013 30th Anniversary MBQG Quilt Show Wrap-Up

Susan M.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped in any way to make our 30th Anniversary Quilt Show a success!  Although we had to shut down a bit early again this year, we had many quilt admirers and shoppers while we were all set up.  It was especially wonderful to see the “history table” for visitors to share and a beautiful display of quilts.  Many commented on the variety of quilts that were displayed individually and from many special groups.

It was an honor to help the guild celebrate 30 years with the 2013 Quilt Show in the Park!  We are all set for 2014 on Saturday, August 16th---wouldn’t you just love to be the Quilt Show Chairperson/Committee?   I’m sure Shannon would love to hear from one or two of you that would be willing to help the guild in this way, and I would be happy to help you get started in the planning!


Quilt Show Boutique

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

The grand total of sales for 2013 was $830.00.  This included all handmade items and the beautiful doll clothes.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2013 Boutique.  We could not have done it without your great work. 


We will bring the unsold items to the September Guild meeting.  We have unsold items that could be ‘great stocking stuffers’ for your family and friends.  Please bring some cash for Christmas and/or birthday presents. 


The committee wants to thank everyone who helped with the Boutique during the past two years.   Committee members: Lora F., Darlene P., Jane G., Karen K., Marie J., and Mary Ann B.


2013 Raffle Quilt Winner

Mary Ann B.

Julianne Loving was the winner of our beautiful raffle quilt.  On the day of the Quilt Show, she became a new member of the Guild.  Julianne purchased and won with the last ticket sold.  What a coincidence!


The total sales for the quilt were $2,087.00.  Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. 


A big thank you to all who sold tickets during Shop Hop, Quilt Week, and the Mountain Meadows Quilt Show.   You were a big help!  Thank you, also, to Marie J. who donated a canopy to provide shade during the warm days of summer. 


Community Food Drive- September 9th Guild Meeting

Diana L.

Please bring any canned food for September’s donation to the Food Pantry.  We donate to Nativity Lutheran Church where we also do our weekly Community Quilting.  They can buy items for the Food Pantry through the food bank or locally at a much lower price than discount stores or supermarkets.  Any monetary donations go much further for the Food Pantry, but they appreciate and use all donations.  Thank you for the support.


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

Jane D., Diana L., Bev P., Lora F., or Jean M.

On August 22nd, we distributed 92 quilts to five agencies (Cascade Youth, Saving Grace, Ronald McDonald, Partners in Care, and The Kids Center).  As usual, we were greeted with excitement and many thanks.  For those of you making community quilts, we could use some more quilts for little boys in the future.  Somehow we usually end up with more "girl" quilts, so we'd like you to think about smaller guys as well.  We are also starting to save up some baby quilts for the Bend Sr High Teen Parent Program, so baby quilts are welcome.  As you may know, we give quilts to this program once a year, in conjunction with their December holiday party.

COMING UP:  Wednesday, September 11th--We are having a crazy stripping party!   Several of us have saved up a whole lot of strips and we are planning a fun day of using them up--with your help.   If you can come, we meet as usual at Nativity Lutheran Church (corner of SE Knott and Brosterhaus), from 11-3.   Bring your lunch and sewing machine and supplies.   You will be able to either work on a quilt by yourself, or work with others as a team.   We will have patterns, or you can bring your own.    If you have fabric strips you want to use up, bring them, too!   Community quilts is a great way to get to know other Guild members.  Please come if you're interested.


Our Guild Library

Linda M.

The September raffle book is Blanket Stitch Quilts, by Lynne Edwards.  This book contains 12 stunning projects for simple stick-and-stitch appliqué.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  New library book is Pretty Patchwork Gifts, by Helen Philipps.  Books donated by members to the library:  Pieced Borders, the Compete Resource, by Judy Martin & Marsha McCloskey; Scraps, Blocks & Quilts, by Judy Martin; and Karen K. Stone Quilts, by Karen K. Stone.  There will be a selection of books for you to check out and you can return books previously checked out at the meeting.   Thank you for your support of the Guild library.



Kayla H. 

September- Joen Wolfrom will be here to present our program.  Joen's work focuses on color and design. Check out more here: http://joenwolfrom.com/.  We will also be revealing the winners of the Quilt Challenge and Viewer’s Choice awards from the Quilt Show.


October- Bill Fellows will be here from Cynthia's Sewing Center.   The president picks a program each year and this year Shannon chose Bill to do a program on at home sewing machine maintenance.  We all will get a few pointers to help us out.   Come with lots of questions.


Workshops- Next Workshop September 9- Joen Wolfrom

Linda G.

The next scheduled guild workshop, “Creating a Scene with Pizzazz” with Joen Wolfrom, will be held on Monday, September 9th.   We have 10 seats allocated to our guild.  All 10 seats have been filled and paid for, and we have 2 people on the waiting list. 


Watch for details on our first workshop of 2014!  It will be held on January 13, 2014 and will be taught by our own Jill Monley.  Jill will be teaching undulating flying geese techniques that she learned at a Gayle Garber workshop – remember “Royal Roost”?  At this point, we are not planning on splitting seats with Mountain Meadow Quilt Guild as we expect that there will be lots of interest in the workshop and that we will be able to fill 20 seats. 


Craft and Hobby Supplies Sale- Saturday, September 7, Madras

A group of women in Madras will offer a craft supply sale on Saturday, September 7, 9-4.  The address is 49 NW 12th St. Madras.  For more info: Jan Gilmore, 541-475-3305.  Quilt supplies: fabric ($4 a pound), patterns, books, magazines.  Also supplies for: needlework, knitting, crochet, dollmaking, jewelry, home decorating, sewing.  The group is also taking donations for sale.  Proceeds go to the United Methodist Church Food Ministry.


MBQG Retreat- March 7-9, 2014

Debbie A. and Suzanne H.

Reserve your spot now for the Mt. Bachelor Quilters’ Guild Retreat March 7th, 8th and 9th, 2014! 

Mount Bachelor Village Condos house 5 people and have a full kitchen, fireplace, separate bedrooms and baths.  There is a hot tub on each deck overlooking the Deschutes River.  Registration begins at the next Guild Meeting in July.  Space is limited to 40 people.  Bring your checkbooks.  Questions: contact Suzanne H. 541-280-7712 or Debbie A.  541-389-6653.


Caring Corner

Libby S.

Please contact Libby S. with any news of current or former guild members.



Door Prize Update:  There were no door prizes awarded in August.  Stay tuned for our next meeting though!


September Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!


Anita F.            9/8

Judie D.            9/9

Kay M.              9/9

Shannon P.        9/12

Lindsey K.          9/14

Kathy F.            9/17

Patricia P.           9/22

Sharon S.           9/22

Kathie E.            9/26

Bonnie C.            9/28

Guild Dates to Remember


Guild Workshop- Joen Wolfrom                                                                                 September 9

Guild Meeting- Program:  Joen Wolfrom                                                                   September 9

Community Quilt Day- Nativity Lutheran Church, 11-3                                       September 11

Guild Meeting- Program:  Bill Fellows                                                                       October 14

Community Quilt Day- Nativity Lutheran Church, 11-3                                       October 16

Guild Meeting- Annual Business Meeting                                                                 November 11

Community Quilt Day- Nativity Lutheran Church, 11-3                                       November 13

Guild Meeting- Christmas Party                                                                                 December 9

Community Quilt Day- Nativity Lutheran Church, 11-3                                       December 11

MBQG Retreat- Mt Bachelor Village                                                                           March 7-9, 2014


Other Dates to Remember

First Friday at QuiltWorks                                                                                           September 6

First Friday Reception at QuiltWorks, 926 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend, 5-7pm.  The September exhibit will be former QuiltWorks Featured Quilters. 

Craft and Hobby Supplies Sale                                                                                     September 7

Saturday, September 7, 9-4, 49 NW 12th St. Madras, more info: Jan Gilmore, 541-475-3305, quilt supplies, fabric ($4 a pound), patterns, books, magazines.  Also supplies for: needlework, knitting, crochet, dollmaking, jewelry, home decorating, sewing.  The group is also taking donations for sale.  Proceeds go to the United Methodist Church Food Ministry.

Whale of a Quilt Show- Sea Pal Quilters of Ocean Shores                                   September 27-29

Free admission, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm, Ocean Shores Convention Center, Ocean Shores, WA.

Quilts for All Seasons Quilt Show, Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild                     October 4 & 5

Admission $5, Friday and Saturday 10-4, Youth and Family Link Building, 907 Douglas St., Longview, WA.


With Thanks to our Sponsoring Shops

(Alphabetically by store name, rotated monthly)


Material Girl Fabrics

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

Material Girl is having a Labor Day sale Mon. & Tues. the 1st & 2nd of September. All fabric will be 10% off. Mention the secret coupon during the sale, and get 20% off one cut of fabric. All month long, satin, solid corduroy, tulle by the yard and netting will be 30%. There will be end of the month sale Fri. Sat. & Mon. the 27th, 28th & 30th of September. Lots of new fabric is displayed on the website, and Facebook page.

~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

Quilters Attic hours: Mon-Sat 10-5  Looking forward to seeing you!  



The Quilt Shack

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

370 E Cascade in Sisters, Oregon for the summer

What a great summer it has been, we hope you have enjoyed it as well.  We are getting ready for fall classes and our Block of the Months; go to the website for more information, wwwthequiltshack.com.


The Quilt Shack's last day in Sisters is August 31, we are will be a moving sale that day. If you haven't stopped by, this is a great time to get some specials and start gearing up for fall and winter.

Happy Quilting

~Rhonda, family and friends 



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

QuiltWorks Gallery Our September exhibit will be former Featured Quilters. One or two pieces from each of our former Featured Quilters will make for a stunning exhibit. This is a not-to-be-missed exhibit.


QuiltWorks First Friday - September 6 will be our First Friday reception honoring our quilters. The event will be from 5 to 7 PM, featuring appetizers, refreshments, door prizes and a sale.

Open House for Fall Classes - Join us September 8th for our Open House from 10A to 4P showcasing our fall classes. There will be a sale, refreshments, teachers to meet and 10% discount on classes from now until Sept. 8.


October Gallery - Jan Tetzlaff from the Mountain Meadow Quilt Guild will be our Featured Quilter. Jan has many unique styles from civil war to wonky whimsical; her colors and ideas are inspiring. Our group exhibit will be The Undercover Quilters with quilts from the novel The Language of Flowers.


November Inspirations Small Quilt Show - Our November gallery will feature a unique quilt show inviting our customers to exhibit small quilts, no larger than 172” perimeter for our first annual show with prizes awarded. Quilters are invited to exhibit quilts in the following categories: pieced, appliqued, mixed and collaborative (more than one person including machine quilting). Throughout the month of November viewers will be invited to vote for their favorite quilt in each category. We are asking for quilts that have not been exhibited in the gallery before and have been made within the last two years. We will be limiting the number of quilts we can take in each category and will have registration forms available soon. We are looking forward to our new annual November Inspirations Small Quilt Show and invite you to join us!


Thanks for being a QuiltWorks friend!

~Marilyn, Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks


Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center

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

We are excited to announce that Claudia Dinnell of Claudia's Creations in Arizona will be teaching a class on digitizing using Bernina's Designer Plus V6 embroidery software November 14-16, 2013. More information is on our class schedule. Please call the shop if you are interested to reserve a space and get on our special email list.

Our class schedule for Fall 2013 has been sent to everyone on our email list. If you did not receive yours, please go to our website www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com then click on "Class Schedule" on the left side of the page beneath our slide show.  We're planning lots of fun classes and many projects for Christmas gift giving.

We have special "demo" machine pricing on three of our most popular machines, the Bernina 330, 750, & 780. We have one of each model at these very special prices, so hurry in. When they are gone, they're gone!

We always enjoy having you bring in your completed projects for us to see - please continue to bring them. We are inspired by your creativity.

Happy Quilting,
Gail, Sharon & Our Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff


Stitchin' Post

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

Fall Class Schedule

We are pleased to announce our line-up of Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 classes. We hit the ground running in September with Paper Piecing 101, Chain Reaction table runner, Contemporary Totes (with Tonye Phillips) and the beginning of our Krazy for Kaffe Series with Dusky African Huts. If you didn’t get a copy in the mail you can check it out online and register there as well, for an extra 10% discount.


Fabric Coming in September…

Let’s just say that we know this line will be a HIT, that’s why we are already taking pre-orders on Tula Pink’s “Acacia”! In Tula fashion, it is a fabulous line with wonderful pattern support and inspiration. Not to mention that it will go perfectly with our Tula Pink Project club that starts September 30th (5:30-8). Follow along as we embark on a journey to make quilts based on her “100 Modern Quilt Blocks” book.


We will be posting our progress on Instagram @stitchinpost #SPTula100


The Moda truckload should be here any day. We are very excited for S’more Love. Those darn owls are too cute! High Street will make an appearance as well, with its beautiful florals and sophisticated medallions. Get a jump on holiday projects with Midwinter Reds.


Stay tuned

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, the prospect of more sewing time elicits true excitement around here. We will keep you posted on upcoming fabric and classes. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram to watch our daily fun.


Don’t Miss Out on Fabulous Fall Workshops!

Jean Wells~            Journey To Inspired Art Quilting                       

Sep 15-17, 2013

Design Forward- Quilt Exploration                                            Nov 4-8, 2013

Patty Hawkins~             Collage the Essence of Landscapes, Colors           

                                    & Shapes                                             Sep 23-27, 2013

Hilde Morin~            In and Around Town                            Sep 23-25, 2013

                                    Quilt In a Bowl                               Sep 26 & 27, 2013

Susan Carlson~            Fabric Images                                                       Sep 23-27, 2013

Tonye Phillips~            City Livin’                                            Nov 14, 2013


~Happy Quilting!   The Stitchin’ Post Staff


BJ's Quilt Basket

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

Wow – what happened to summer??!  Well, since it is fall; it’s time to get behind that sewing machine again, and get to work on those Christmas projects – yes I said the “C” word!!   We have some great classes scheduled to get you started or “re-inspired”; we will start with Norma and some safe but fun “Rock Climbing” on the 14th & 15th (which is actually appliqué in disguise!) She will also be teaching her Animal Art Appliqué again on the 21st, so if you’ve missed this one a time or two in the past, sign up today before it fills again!  She teaches you any one of Toni Whitney’s patterns; Check them out at Toni’s website (www.toniwhitney.com) or search her older, but fabulous, designs on Big Fork Bay’s website (http://www.bigforkbaycottonco.com). We are happy to order any of them in a pattern only or packaged kit!  Also, our Lumberyard gal, Patty Bowers, is now here in Central Oregon permanently – yeah!!  You will need to start with the Trunk Show to get going on her scrap management program, put that on your calendar for Saturday, Sept 28th, 2pm – 4pm, this is the first of many classes she will teach for us. There are “Construction Zone” classes and “Tricks with Tools” classes coming later this fall. You can also join Patty to learn how to use up those scraps on the Vortex Pillow on the 19th, which doesn’t require the trunk show.  Watch your emails for news of our Labor Day Sale, Saturday, August 31st – Monday, September, 2nd  it will be a fun one! 

Hope to see you soon 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



Homestead Quilts

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

It looks like we are in for some great weather so please take this opportunity to come visit us at Homestead Quilts and Gallery.  Check our website for all our new classes.  There is still room in the Block of the Month class.  Check our website for details or call us.

~Cathy and Staff