May meeting will begin promptly at 6:45
Quarters for May are Black and White
Block of the Month is “Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid”
Message from the President
YAY, finally! We’ll be ready for spring and summer projects, raffle
ticket sales, Challenge quilt ideas, pillowcase dresses and more this
Our May meeting
features member techniques sharing roundtables as the big event. We are
starting the meeting earlier to allow plenty of time for these sessions and
show and tell. You never know what you might learn from your quilter
If you’ve purchased
quilt raffle tickets already, thank you. Thanks also to the shop hoppers
who sold tickets at QuiltWorks and BJ’s with great success. Be sure to
read the article on Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales following.
Thanks to Janelle
R. and Donna C. for a terrific time at the retreat last month. So much
talent in one room, wow! I learned so much and loved the desserts as
I will be
coordinating the volunteers for the Oregon Quilt Project in Sisters this
year. Details are in the Oregon Quilt Project section of the
newsletter. Please HELP!
The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. this
month. 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.
Phyllis V.E. and Donna C. have
volunteered to bring beverages and Barb P., Lisa N., Cindy P., and Zelma T.
have volunteered to bring snacks for our May meeting. If anyone finds they cannot bring what they
volunteered to contribute, please call Sadie R. @ 389-2532. Thanks
B., Treasurer, Martha S. President
Our Quilt Raffle Ticket Sales have begun! Our quilt this year is a wonderful art quilt
with a special connection to our best-loved city scenes. This is our annual fundraiser to support all
of the Guild’s programs and we’re sure you’ll have a terrific return on your
small investment. We are counting on
your participation through the voluntary purchase or sale of raffle tickets. The ticket distribution process has many
changes from what we’ve done in the past, so please read on:
- Please purchase as many
tickets as you’d like, at $5 per ticket, from the Raffle Ticket Sales Committee
-Gail K., Kayla H. and Chris M. They
will have a table set up outside the meeting room each month and at the raffle
drawing at our Quilt Show in August.
These could be your winning tickets and can’t be resold.
- If you would like to sell
tickets to your friends or family, you may check out some raffle tickets from
the committee. After the tickets are
sold, you will return the ticket stubs and money collected to the committee.
Our Dues and Fundraising
supported by our fundraising include our Guild program speakers, the Quilt Book
Library, and sending a team of quilters to the State Fair in Salem. (Note: Participants fund additional education
programs such as the retreat and workshops.)
While we are so fortunate to have so many regional and local quilters,
both members and nonmembers, who have provided many great programs, it is fun
and inspirational to have the opportunity to see trunk shows and programs from
other nationally recognized quilters also.
Each year the 1st and
2nd Vice Presidents schedule these programs, often working with
other guilds in Central Oregon to reduce the overall cost by sharing some of
the travel costs.
Funding for the community
quilts program requires $2,500 to $3,000 per year. This money is primarily spent on materials
such as batting, notions and quilt backings used to complete some of the
quilts. Last year we donated over 270
quilts. Many additional quilts are
needed to support the various agencies to which we donate quilts. Each of our members is asked to donate a
quilt to the project. The Wednesday
group, as well as many of our members who work on quilts at home, add to the
supply of quilts donated.
We will also begin school
visits next fall to bring an appreciation of quilting to the elementary
students in the Bend-LaPine School District.
The Guild donates $500 to help sponsor the Sisters Outdoor Quilt
Show. We also produce our annual Quilts
in the Park quilt show in Bend, sharing our art with the greater community.
Our Guild pays state
taxes, liability insurance, the website, postage, and supplies for hospitality
and minor office supply needs. All of
the work to run the Guild is performed by volunteers. Publicity for our Quilt Show is at no cost. We have been allowed to use meeting rooms at
no charge during the past several years.
Gail K., Kayla H.,
and Chris M. will be selling raffle tickets for the quilt at next meeting.
Pictures of the Raffle Quilt will be available for help with selling.
There are only
1000 tickets, priced at $5.00. Limited amount will mean better
chance of winning!
of the Month
birthday block uses the pattern,’ uneven 9 patch ‘, also used in February and
March. The theme is “Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid” and is meant to be an ‘I
spy” kids block. Use novelty prints or prints with objects
that one can say ”do you see a bunny or a flower or a car?” for example, for
the center blocks and the corner blocks. Use something solid or reads as
solid for the borders.
See the website
for the block instructions. We’ve had some great quilt
blocks produced and the winners have shown us some very nice ‘birthday’ quilts
for their community quilt project.
Please put your
name on the blocks for the drawing. You may make as many as you
like, but the more blocks you enter, the better your chances of winning enough
for a nice quilt top with little effort. Thanks for participating.
Our annual New
Member Social is on May 7th at 1:30 at Sew Many Quilts. Please RSVP by
May 3rd! Please come to get acquainted
with more members and find out more information and activities that go on with
the guild. It is an enjoyable time. Snacks, Show-n-Tell, door
prizes and chatting and you just may want to buy some more things for your
2011 MBQG Quilt Show
Our annual quilt
show, “Quilts in the Park” will again feature a members’ potluck. The show will
be Saturday, August 13 from 10am-4pm at Pioneer Park. Quilt collection will
take place at Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road on Friday,
August 12 from 10am-3pm.
All quilt show
committees have chairs, but additional members will be needed. Committees
include the Sales Table Committee (Chairwomen Bev P., Jean M., Jane D.),
Viewer’s Choice and New Member Information (Chairwoman Terri A.), Food and
Drink Committee (Chairwoman Sadie R.), Set Up Committee (Chairwoman Marla R.),
Quilt Pinning Committee (Chairwoman Darlene P.), and Quilt Collection &
Transport Committee (Chairwomen Sylvia K. and Carol L.). Several of the
committees have multiple shifts to fill. Please sign up at the membership
meetings between now and July.
encouraged to submit quilts for the show (up to 10 for members, not including
those in special exhibits; up to 5 for non-members). Forms will be available at
membership meetings starting in June, as well as the day of collection.
Don’t forget that
the theme for this year’s challenge quilt is, “What Women Love.” Contact
Marilyn U. for more information.
If you have any
questions, please email Gayle G. (email@example.com)
Oregon Quilt Project
The Oregon Quilt
Project is coming to Sisters on Saturday 6/25 and Sunday 6/26., and quilt show
day 7/9. This is a great opportunity to learn about our quilt
heritage and to assist in the documentation days as a
volunteer. Those who participated in Martha Spark’s workshop
in March can tell you how fascinating it is to learn about different fabrics,
the origins and uses of some early quilts. We also documented
contemporary art quilts.
This year, our
guild will have a leading role in the process. Martha S. will be
coordinating volunteers not only from our guild, but also from the other guilds
in Central Oregon. Each documentation day requires 28
volunteers! This is above and beyond the core team of OQP workers
who travel to these days from Portland and Eugene.
On our website,
you will find a list of job descriptions and the list of volunteer
times. Please consider joining in the fun.
A clipboard with the signups will be passed at the guild meeting as
Our Guild Library
The book added
to the library this month is Creative
Two-block Quilts by Trice Boerens. This book contains 12 original
blocks and 20 quilt designs, with unlimited combinations. The May raffle book
is Fast Favorites from McCall’s
Quilting: Twenty popular patterns from McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick
Quilts! Magazines. 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.
Our next workshop
will be with Lorraine Torrence in September - more information to follow soon.
We're looking for
volunteers to give presentations on quilting in local elementary and middle
schools next Fall. Part of the Guild's mission is to teach others about
quilts and quilting and this is a great way to do this. A group of
teachers and retired teachers from our Guild will be putting together a
curriculum so you'll have all the information you need to pull off a fantastic
presentation. Please contact Lisa N. at Lnakadate@bendbroadband.com or 541.317.2846 if you are
interested. Thank you!
Mary Ann B.
Tips. Members Phyllis Van Etten, Rosie
Waddell, Janelle Rebick, Joanne Meyers, Bev Piper, Marilyn Ulrich, and Susan
Rola have volunteered to share tips they use to make their quilting more
fun. Please bring your ‘Oh’s, Aha’s, and
Wow’s to bestow on our presenters.
June-The Lubbesmeyer twin
sisters, Lisa and Lori, are fiber artists and have their studio in the Old Mill
District in Bend. Their art
quilts/paintings are beautiful.
Go to their website: www.lubbesmeyerstudio.com and view the
video by OPB. It will help you
understand their work a little better.
They have put together a fascinating concept and it works for them
beautifully. We are in for a real treat!
Patricia Murray. Patricia is a friend of
Sarah Kaufman’s and will share Hawaiian quilts, techniques, and maybe a dance!
is a clothes designer and quilt maker from Seattle. 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
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. They will present a trunk show and there will
be a workshop during the day on Monday.
November-Sharing our quilts from Guild
The 2011 Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild's Challenge Quilt
Quilt theme is "What Women
Love!". This is your opportunity to put into fabric some of your
favorite things. The dimensions are minimum 36x36 and maximum 64x64. Bring your
quilts to QuiltWorks by noon on Monday July 11th. They will be presented to the
Guild at the evening meeting and members will have an opportunity to vote for
them in the following categories. Best Piecing, Best Applique, Best Machine
Quilting and Biggest Wow. Contact Marilyn@quiltworks.com if
you have any questions.
Community Baby Shower
Community Baby Shower is
sponsored by Soroptimist Intl. of Bend (a
nonprofit service organization). We
collect necessary supplies for mothers who cannot afford them. This is our 6th annual
collection! Many women have no resources
at all for their new baby. Some have
fled domestic violence, or poverty has made it impossible to prepare for a
baby. In this economy, there are more
needy families than ever before.
I’m asking our guild members to
make a simple baby quilt or fleece blanket, or to knit/crochet a baby
blanket. I will be away for 6 weeks, so
please bring your donations to the May guild meeting, and I will give you a
Help women who are in need to celebrate
their new babies! Thanks!
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show -- July 9, 2011
you signed up to hostess yet? Many more people are needed for 2-hour
shifts on Quilt Show Day, July 9th. I will bring sign-up sheets to the
May and June meetings.
that all QUILT REGISTRATIONS are due June 1st. Please try to do it
online if possible. If you need paper forms, contact the Show Office at
WONDERS RECEPTION: The public is invited to a reception to honor the
artists and announce awards for the Small Wonders Quilt Challenge on May 20, 5
– 7 pm, at the Sisters Public Library.
Mary T., Karen F, and Norma W.
Thank you for all of your fine work!!!
During the last week of April, we distributed 99 of your great quilts to
Cascade Youth Services, Kids’ Center, Saving Grace, Ronald McDonald House,
Partners in Care, Nativity Lutheran Church graduates, and Saving Grace. (The quilts for the Parenting Program at Bend
High School are not distributed until later in the year.) Thank you also for your donations of blue and
yellow squares. You’ll see some finished
Please join us Wednesday, May 11 for Community Quilts’ Day from 11-2 at
the Nativity Lutheran Church (directions on the CommQlts page on the
website). Bring your BSS, lunch,
beverage, and the project on which you are working. If you bring a
finished top, we'll match it with backing and batting and help you pin it
(bring your pins) while we laugh along and tell some stories.
The following members and friends have turned in one or more Community
Quilts since your names were last listed: Ardie Y., Bev P., Carol L., Della B.,
Earline M., Elizabeth E., Erin B., Gunda K., Helen M., Jan S., Jane D.,
Jane G., Jean E., Jean M., Joan W., Joanne M., Judy D., Karen K., Karen
F., Libby S., Linda M., Marilyn W., Mary F., Mary T., Meredith B., Norma W.,
Shirley S., Sue W., Suzette S., Sylvia K., AND Sue J. (non-member friend of the
guild) has made 14+ tops.
Continuing Monthly Food Drive
Norma & Sylvia
Thank you many times over for all of your food donations. Please continue your good work by bringing
one or two+ of the items ONLY LISTED on the Website as Food Donation List.
May Birthday Wishes
Around the Block
We wish many
thanks and best wishes to Rosemary F., who has moved to Nebraska, to spend more
time with her daughter and her family. You may contact our president for her
address or email.
to Helen B. as she will be displaying some of her quilting art at City Hall in
Bend starting the first Friday Art Walk in May. The Place::Twelve
exhibit (the first of City Walls at City Hall) runs thru July. Stop by to see Helen’s work in addition to
other local artists in this juried show at City Hall.
If you have any
news among our guild member, such as births, weddings, illness or passing,
please contact Libby S. 541-330-8186 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will mail a card on behalf of
our Guild. Stay healthy our
dear quilting sisters.
May MBQG meeting Monday,
City Walls at
City Hall First
Friday 5/6/11 5-9 p.m.
Treasures Show 5/6-7/11 www.oregonbuttonsociety.org.
Quilt Guild “Quilts in the Park” August
by store name, rotated monthly)
51425 Hwy. 97, La
Pine 541-536-2360 homesteadquiltsonline.com
you to all quilters who visited our shop during CO Shop Hop. Our new class schedule is ready and we are
working on new store samples. New SPRING
and Botanical Blooms fabrics are in.
Come see all of our new lines and take advantage of 20% off on Guild Tuesday. Our staff looks forward to helping you with
your quilting needs and will be glad to help you out on the quilting
machine. We are so proud of our
customers quilting their own work.
Cathy and Staff
Material Girl Fabrics
306 NW 7th St.,
Redmond OR 97756, 541-923-1600
enjoyed seeing many of you during CO shop hop.
I continue to get new fabric in---I love some of the new OWL fabrics
available---there is a cute one for Christmas, too! Classes will become more frequent during the
summer. Super Saturday's continue with a special 15% discount for Mt Bachelor
Leslie and Staff
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center
304 NE 3rd St., Bend 541-382-3882 www.morrowssewingandvacuum.com
look forward to seeing you this month---stop by and see our new products.
8154 11th ST.
Suite #1,Terrebonne, OR 541-548-8119
one block east of Highway 97 in Terrebonne
hours: 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday
Kathy & friends
The Quilt Shack
104 NW 4th St, Prineville 541-447-1338 www.thequiltshack.com
Spring & Mother's Day! The Quilt Shack had a great weekend with you
all for Shop Hop. We really enjoyed seeing all the familiar faces and new
ones too. We do hope to see you again soon. Please check out our
new website and you can find us on "Facebook" with all the new
arrivals and events.
again for shopping at The Quilt Shack.
926 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
First Friday Quilt
Gallery Reception May 6 from 5 to 7 PM: A popular teacher and just-returned
from Asilomar “Artist in Residence” Kathy H. Shaker will be our May Featured
Quilter. Kathy H. Shaker is a wonderfully eclectic quilter, with a
diverse body of work ranging from traditional designs incorporating hundreds of
fabrics to contemporary quilts featuring surface design, hand embellishment and
digitally manipulated images. She firmly believes that one can never have
too much fabric or too many beads.
Our group exhibit
will be from the Fabric Stalkers, a group of friends that were drawn
together through their love of fabric and shopping for fabric! They will exhibit a “Block Challenge” series
of quilts made with love and each with a great sense of humor!
May 13, 14th &
15th will also be our biggest sale ever. We’re getting ready for our big summer
season and need to move out lots of great fabrics, books and patterns. This
will be the best time to find fabulous fabrics at great savings. All of our
fabrics will be 20% off, new sale fabrics 30% off and even more fabrics at 50%
off. We need to make room for our new summer bolts and we need your help!
Our spring classes
are underway and you can see what we are offering by checking out our website
Thanks again for
your patronage; we love being a big part of the Central Oregon quilting community.
Marilyn and Dave and
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
1375 SE Wilson #170, Bend 385-7166 www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com
Hello to all our
quilting friends. We hope that you all had a chance to participate in the
Central Oregon Shop Hop and had a great time doing it. Congratulations to all
who “hopped” all through Central Oregon and now have directions for a new
Recently, a nice
selection of bright tone-on-tones and several new lines of fabrics including
Oasis and Pom Pom De Paris from Moda have arrived. The backordered fabrics from
La Petite Ecole are trickling in also. It’s always so much fun to browse
through all the latest fabrics and figure out how many of them will fit
perfectly into your stash.
We are excited
about Quilt Market this year and are anticipating bringing back lots of new and
sensational notions, patterns, books, etc. for the shop. Many new quilts have
been or are almost completed for display at the shop during Quilt Show Week
that is just around the corner in July. It’s always fun to come in to look for
new ideas, color combinations, projects, and quilting ideas.
We are having a
Bernina Blow-Out Floor Model sale until Mother’s Day. Non-floor model machines
are also on sale for 25% off, excluding the 8 Series and 3 Series machines.
Hurry on in for a great deal!
We are adding
several new classes for the summer. Please be sure to check our website at www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com
to check them out.
Let’s hope that
spring is finally here to stay! Happy Quilting…
Gail, Sharon, and
311 W Cascade, (P.O. Box 280, 97759) Sisters 541-549-6061
What’s New at the
Over 1000 bolts of
new fabric arriving in May including:
“Wrenly” ~ Lonni Rossi
~ Jo Morton ~
Laurel Birch ~ Kaffe Fassett
~ Dr. Seuss
“Grinch” ~ Batiks
~ too many to list, so come see
Join us for
Birthday Sale May 20, 21 & 22!
25% off all
Selected items 30%
to 50% off
Want to make the
2011 Shop Hop Mystery Quilt?
May 23 & 24th~
Lawry has a “mystery” class putting together the pieces of this year’s Shop Hop
Mystery Quilt. Call the store
(541-549-6061) to register!
May 25th Guild
Night Out with Karla Alexander
Space is limited~
call the store (541-549-6061) to register for this FREE event.
The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
20225 Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com or Vicki@bjsquiltbasket.com
We have our
Lumberyard Ladies returning next month, so it’s time to get signed up…those
scrap classes fill fast! For those of you who haven’t heard of them, this
is the “Scrap Management System” we are teaching here at BJ’s – and talk to
anyone who got into those classes last year & they will tell you they were
wonderful! You learn how to manage your scraps “as you sew” and you’ll
always be ready to make that baby quilt at a moment’s notice! They
will begin June 1st and continue on through the summer, so go to our website
for further information, and to view all the other fun classes we have going
Along with those
classes, don’t forget about our Festival classes in July – they too are filling
fast, so make plans now!! For those of you who did Shop Hop – thank you
for your support! Without it, we couldn’t afford to offer such fun events
for you here in Central Oregon! Watch us on Facebook and our Blog to keep
up with all the fun stuff going on!! See you soon at BJ’s – it’s the
quilting place to be!!
Vicki and Staff
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
High Mountain Fabric
1542 S Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909
Check out all our
new fabrics, including our Animal Critter Fabrics and new SPRING arrivals.
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!