Kristin Shields www.quiltsqq.com
President: Martha Sanders
The Quilt Show in the Park takes the place of our August
See you there!
Oh wouldn’t it be nice
if we could sew-oh
Anytime we wanted to
That every block would turn out to be
And would be a big hit at the show
It takes more than a song to get our quilt show up and running and
we need help from everyone. If you
haven’t signed up for a specific task, that’s okay, just come to Pioneer Park on
Saturday the 18th with your willing spirit to guide our guests, help
out at the various work stations, sit and relax and get to know your fellow
quilters a little better (ps – bring your own chair) and enjoy the famous
summer potluck lunch. Oh yes,
there’s a sale table too. Wait ‘til you see the Boutique! Have you purchased
your raffle tickets for this year’s raffle quilt? We saw some wonderful show
and tell at the July meeting and we’ll see more fabulous ideas in fabric at the
quilt show. This is our ‘big deal’ of the year as the second largest outdoor
quilt show in Central Oregon!
Thank you to all who volunteered at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt
Show, both at the event, before and after and thanks to those whose quilts that
were displayed. As Ann
Richardson said recently, ‘you have a story to brag about’. It was some day! I’m proud that so many of our
guild’s members participated in many ways.
Remember, that’s shady Pioneer Park for our 29th annual
quilt show Saturday 8/18. See you
at the paahk (in ‘Bahstanese’)!
Quilt Show in the Park
MBQG Presents the 2012 “Quilt Show in the Park”
Saturday August 18, 2012 10 am to 4 pm
Don’t miss out! Come have fun with your friends and fellow
members at Pioneer Park and let’s work together to put on a wonderful show…
Quilt Collection and Sales Table Collection
Day/date: Friday, August 17, 2012
Time: 10 - 3
Where: Bend Parks Recreation
District Office ‘Community Room’.
The BPRD District Office is @ 799 SW
Columbia Street located adjacent to Riverbend Park.
Quilt Collection (a note from Jane D.):
1. All quilts must have a cloth label sewn to the back of the
quilt. If you forget, we will have a small amount of muslin, a pen, and a
needle and thread for you to use on the 17th.
2. All quilts must have a completed quilt show entry form. We
will have copies of the form on August 17th, if you have not already received
the form to fill out. *A pdf version of the form
is available to print on the website. PLEASE do not
pin the paper label to your quilt. We will do this after the quilt is
If you have any questions about Quilt Collection, please email Jane D. Thank
you to those who have volunteered to help with Quilt Collection on the 17th.
HOLD ON TO YOUR RECEIPT!!! It’s
very important that you have the receipt(s) from quilt collection day. This is
the only way for you to pick up yours or your friend’s quilts. The Quilt Return
committee cannot give quilts away without a receipt.
Have some sewing supplies, books, fabric or
anything else related to quilting that you’d like to sell? Have stuff laying
around that you just don’t use and don’t know what to do with? This is your
opportunity to clean out your closet and your sewing room. Bundle magazines,
bag up notions (zip lock), and box up that day lamp that just doesn’t fit on
your sewing table. Clean up your creative space, put a little change in your
pocket and support our guild!!! *Instructions and
a pdf sales item inventory form are posted on the Guild website.
Quilt Show Day
We need lots of help for set-up and break
husbands and teenagers would be appreciated for both set up and break down. The
more help the better! It goes quickly and it’s lots of fun!!!
Set up: Please
arrive at 7 am to help with set up. We need every able-bodied person we can get
to set up the quilt frames and hang the quilts. Coffee and donuts will be
Break down: At 4:00 pm we will be taking down the quilts, taking apart the frames and
loading up the truck.
*There’s no need for husbands to stay at the park
all day – let them go play! They are definitely welcome to stay if they’d like.
still need volunteers for both days!
Call or email Julia J. to have your name added to
the lists. Please be sure to give your first and last name with telephone
- · STILL AVAILABLE: A Quilt Show Co-Chair Person!!! This person will be present to observe all aspects of the show this year in order to Chair the 2013 Quilt Show.
Friday August 17th at BPRD collection
- · Quilt
collection time slots available: 1:00 to 3:00
- · Quilt
Pinning time slots available: 1:00 – 3:00
- . Quilt Transport: 3:00 Load quilts in vehicle and transport to the show.
Saturday August 18th at Pioneer Park:
- · Sales
Table Committee time available: 2:00 – 4:00 and 3:45 (Pack up items and load
into vehicles for transport)
- · Quilt
return and pick up: Committee chair is still needed plus 3 or four others: 3 pm
- · Viewer's Choice: Noon-2:00.
Remember, if you have a MBQG t-shirt wear it to
the show. It would also be appreciated if you’d wear your nametag during quilt
Thank you to everyone who has signed up
to work on the various committees. If you have a suggestion about how some
things might be done better this year, please contact me. Don’t forget to
mark your calendars, and please ask your husbands to agree to help us with
set-up and breakdown.
Quilt Show Potluck
Besides the gorgeous quilts, the delicious
food is another thing we look forward to at the quilt show every year. If your last name starts with A to L,
please bring a salad. If your last
name starts with M to Z, please bring a main dish. Serving utensils would be
helpful as well. Those so inclined
may bring a dessert.
Quilt Show Ambassadors: As you walk the quilt show enjoying the beautiful quilts
please be aware of people around you who may not be a part of the guild, they
may love quilts but don't know much about them. Feel free to introduce yourself as a guild member and answer
If you have a spare 30 minutes, hour or 2 hours please come
see us at the membership table. We
will give you an apron to wear and gloves to hand out to the crowd. You will be the official Quilt Show
Please bring your $$ to the Quilt Show in the Park for purchasing the
wonderful items that have been made for the Boutique. The items are little wallets, needle cases, luggage tags,
luggage handles, ID/cell phone holders, individual block design walls,
receiving baby blankets, pin cushions, embroidered dish towels, hot pads,
microwave hot pad bowls, 18” doll clothes, and thread catchers.
The Boutique had its final sewing day on July 24th and
again, it was a success. Thank you to all that attended and those that sewed at
home. Thank you for all the items made for the Boutique.
If you have sewn items at home, please call or e-mail Mary Ann B. at
541-312-9513 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Doll Bed and Bedclothes
Please remember a couple of bucks to purchase raffle tickets for the
beautiful handmade doll bed and bedclothes. It would bring a sparkle to a young child’s eyes. A great birthday or holiday
present! Another thought would be
to donate it to an organization.
Quilt Show in the Park~ Featured Quilters
Janelle Rebick is a full time elementary school
teacher and mother of three. She took up quilting 13 years ago when she took a
beginning quilting class with her mother.
Janelle’s style is very eclectic. While she loves
creating art quilts with her own hand dyed fabrics, she also enjoys making more
traditional paper pieced quilts. Janelle not only pieces her quilt tops but
quilts all of her own quilts on her domestic machine. She feels that it is all
part of the creative process.
Janelle is a member of the Undercover Quilters.
The group is a traditional book club with a twist. They read and meet each
month to discuss the books. Once per year, they choose one of the books they
have read and make a quilt inspired by the book. “The Moon Knows” and “What is
Beer but Liquid Grain” were both made as part of this group. Janelle is
currently in the process of collaborating with the author of On the Divinity
of Second Chances, Kaya McLaren, to create a children's book with quilts as
the illustrations for the story.
Kristin Shields has been quilting for over 20 years, during which her work
has evolved from traditional piecing and applique, to liberated piecing and
original applique designs, to smaller art pieces with a lot of hand embroidery.
Kristin has been delighted to be part of The Undercover Quilters book
club for the past 3 years. The group is a traditional book club in that they
read a book every month for discussion, but once a year they create quilts
inspired by one of the books. Now, Kristin often finds quilt inspiration in the
Kristin’s current work often features animals, whimsy, color, embroidery,
and folk art inspiration. She has also begun to hand dye her own fabrics and
threads with synthetic and natural dyes. Kristin’s work can be followed on her
2012 Quilt Challenge
K. and Janelle R.
All members who were in attendance at the July
guild meeting saw a fun filled presentation of our twelve challenge quilts for
2012. The theme for the challenge quilts was children’s literature and each
quilt showed amazing diversity of color, technique and interpretation. Each
participant was given a hand dyed fat quarter complements of Janelle R. Gift
certificate and ribbon awards from voting will be given out at the September
If you are one of the twelve participants please
remember to bring your challenge quilt to the Parks and Rec. building on
Columbia St. on August 17th for registration and check-in. If
possible, please make a copy of the front cover of the book so it can be
displayed with the quilt. By doing
this, we don’t have to display the books themselves. Remember to vote for Viewer’s Choice at the quilt show.
Thank you to everyone for your participation!
2012 Raffle Quilt
Susan M. (submitted by Martha S.)
Thank you to all who helped sell Raffle Tickets during Quilt Show Week.
We have just a few weeks left before the WINNER is selected at our Quilt
Show. Please plan to return all ticket stubs on our Quilt Show day and
remember, you are WELCOME to purchase any additional tickets, for yourself or
friends, by e-mailing me or stopping by North Sole Shoes, downtown on Friday,
I'll be there selling raffle tickets during August First Friday.
Sisters Outdoor Quilt
Even though it rained on the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show for the first
time in 37 years, the show was the best ever! It could not have happened
without the help of our trusty volunteers. Thank you so much for all that
you do for the show. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Karen F. Diana L. and Jane D.
So far this year Community Quilts has received 175 finished
quilts. Each quilt is beautiful
and shows so much work by the quilter.
MBQG appreciates all the donated quilts—it’s what makes the organization
We have many quilt tops that need to be quilted. We package these quilts with the
backing to fit, batting and material for the binding. We would appreciate any help with getting these quilts
finished. If you do not like to do
the binding, we have ladies who will complete that step. These quilts will be available at the
general meetings, on Wednesdays at Community Quilts or contact Diana L, Karen F
or Jane D. Every quilt donated
helps someone in need.
received a nice thank you note from Erin S., one of the recipients of a quilt
at Nativity Lutheran Church for graduating seniors. She loved the beautiful quilt; and she is off to Paraguay
for international service.
August items for the food pantry are canned peas and corn. Thank you for all your donations—they
help so many people in need. We
accept any food or money donations.
Our Guild Library
There will be no raffle this month. The following books were added to
library (donated by members): Garden
View Applique by Faye Labanaris; On the Surface, Thread Embellishment
and Fabric Manipulation, by Wendy Hill. Thank you for your support of the Guild library.
August- This month is our Quilt Show in the Park on August
18th. Please see the information in the newsletter about the show.
September- Cheryl Malkowski will be here from Roseburg,
Oregon. Cheryl has a background in floral design and has written numerous
books. Cheryl is also passionate about teaching and there will also be a
workshop, which you can find out more about in the workshop section of the
newsletter. Find out more about Cheryl at http://www.cherylmalkowski.com/
October- Wendy Hill and Pat Pease will be here to present a
program. Both are quilters from Central Oregon and have a wealth of
information to share with us.
November- This is our yearly business meeting. We will cover
items from this year as well as some topics for the upcoming year. Please
bring your show and tell to share.
There are still a few spaces for the
"Twisted Ribbons" workshop with Cheryl Malkowski to be held on
Monday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bend Park and
Recreation's Community Room.
Cheryl's quilt, a beautiful rainbow of colors set on a dark background,
is gorgeous and you'll learn lots of new piecing techniques. The cost is $43 and checks can be sent
to Lisa N. or given to her at the Quilt Show.
Learn about color, value, composition,
techniques and more in a special workshop with Wendy Hill and Pat Pease. These two talented quilters will be
leading a "Color and Design Play" workshop on Tuesday, October 9 from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bend Park and Recreation's Community Room. They will have a special exhibit at the
Pacific International Quilt Show in 2013 and this is our chance to get a sneak
peek of the workshop they will be presenting in conjunction with the
exhibit. The price will be based
on how many people sign up (the more that sign up, the lower the cost) and will
be determined in late August. Let
Lisa N. know if you are interested.
Kristin S. for Libby S.
Kayla H.’s husband was
involved in a serious accident recently.
I’m sure they would appreciate a note of support during the healing
If you have any news among our guild members or
previous members, such as births, weddings, illness or passing, please contact
Libby S. 541-330-8186 (email@example.com)
and a card will be mailed on behalf of our Guild.
Kim M., Loesje A., Catherine E. and Gayle G.
Lucky July Raffle Winners- Thank you to all the
BJ's Quilt Basket
Cynthia's Sewing Center
High Mountain Fabric
Morrow's Sew and Vacuum Center
The Quilt Shack
Fabric and Pattern
Sew Many Quilts
The Quilter’s Attic
Thread Dancing Longarm Quilting
Fat Quarter Drawing
August Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!
Leslie C. 8/3
Loesje A. 8/4
Bev P. 8/11
Karen K. 8/17
Kate M. 8/17
Jody F. 8/19
Pris B. 8/22
Dates to Remember
Mountain Meadow Quilters:
Sunriver Quilt Show August
The Village at Sunriver, No
fee, 9am to 4 pm. Let’s support
our fellow Central Oregon quilters at their annual show!
MBQG Quilt Show in the Park
Bring your friends and family to our very own quilt show!
Pacific West Quilt Show August
Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, WA. Entry submissions due April 20, 2012. For more information see the website: www.apwq.org
Whale of a Quilt Show September
Convention Center, Ocean Shores, WA.
Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-3. www.seapalsquilters.org.
With Thanks to our Sponsoring
by store name, rotated monthly)
ST. Suite #1, Terrebonne
Drive up to Terrebonne to see our new fabrics!
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
The summer is
flying by and what a great time we are all having, a special "Thank
You" to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and all to those who
helped. People traveling in really enjoyed the Central Oregon area and
all the lovely Quilt Stores along with the Show.
As fall gets closer
to us, The Quilt Shack is getting ready for classes, BOM, and Holiday
fun. We will be celebrating our 4 year Anniversary on Saturday, September
8, 2012. Plus, we will also have our Meet & Greet from 1-4 pm that
day. This will give you a chance to see all the classes, meet the
instructors and help celebrate our Anniversary. We hope to see you there
and if you like more information, please go to our website http://www.thequiltshack.com/ to see
what's coming up for sales, events, classes, new fabrics and more. August
is a great time to visit with our Lovely Batik Sale! Have a great summer!
Family and Friends
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception
will be August 3, from 5 to 7 PM. The Featured Quilter Joan Metzger is
described as a “renaissance” quilter. Joan’s work is stunning and varied. Our
group exhibit is a joint show of the Portland and Central Oregon Modern Quilt
Guilds. Come and learn more about the modern quilt movement!
Landscape Quilt Voter Results - At our August 3 First Friday event we’ll be
announcing the top three vote-getters of our July “Landscape” quilt exhibit. We
can’t believe the number of votes that are coming in and expect to count about
2000! The comments from visitors from all over the world are fabulous and
you’ll be able to read them on our website under News and then “Monthly
Comments from the Gallery”.
September First Friday will be Friday, September 2 from 5 to 7 PM. Our Featured
Quilter will Betty Ann Guadalupe and our group exhibit will be the Undercover
QuiltWorks Website: Have you visited our website recently? Did you want to show
someone a quilt from one of our exhibits? Our website is great and every
month's exhibit and First Friday event are on our website under “Photo Blog”.
Dave has created a Smilebox documenting quilts, friends, events, fun, classes
and a lot more. Thanks for supporting QuiltWorks.
Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House on July 9th. We
appreciate and value our local customers and hope that you had a great time and
enjoyed our new look! Now that Quilt Show Week is behind us, we are looking
forward to fall. We are planning some new and exciting classes for you and will
be resuming our Blocks of the Month and various groups in August after we
convert our classroom back into a classroom.
We have a wide selection of fun fabrics, patterns, and kits for you and will
get many of them on our website as soon as possible. Our Autumn/Halloween
section has lots of wonderful quilt and project ideas. Excitement abounds about
the new Bernina 7 Series that will be here soon. There are three new machines,
and as always, they are innovative. We also have several gently used machines
with great pricing. Come on in to get the machine of your dreams. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
~Happy Quilting! Gail, Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
Look for our new Fall/Winter Class Catalog!
Our new Fall 2012/Winter 2013 Catalog of Classes will arrive in
mailboxes mid-August. We have
assembled a variety of classes from traditional…to modern…to truly
artistic. Look for our new
“HEXA-mania” series of quilt classes!
New clubs and Block of the Month programs will be starting in September,
plus an assortment of skill-builder classes, including: sewing, mixed-media, knitting and
crochet. We’ve scheduled a year’s
worth of workshops, with world-renowned instructors that you won’t want to
miss. There truly is something for everyone! “C-Ticket to Creativity” is back by popular demand~ for just
$50, you can choose up to five of our more than 30 C-Ticket offerings!
Don’t miss our Fall Preview Party on Saturday, August 25th (9 am-6
pm). Register for classes at the Preview Party or online and receive 10%
tuition discount. (Discount does
not apply to clubs, workshops, retreats or special events.) Go to www.stitchinpost.com/classes for
~Happy Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post Staff
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com
Well – we certainly hope that the Quilt Show has inspired you all to
get some quilting done, or plan a new project!! I know that the teachers
we had here got our team inspired! We are going to teach some of their
new patterns this fall, so keep watching for new classes soon! We are
doing our Sew & Tell Friday evening sewing classes in August, and also have
a few great classes you may want to sign up for – Kaleidoscope – Honeypie - and
a tablerunner. In September Bette is back with a Twisted Braid. See
our website www.bjsquiltbasket.com
for further details. See you at BJ’s – It’s the quilting place to
Inspiration Team” at BJ’s!
Cynthia’s Sewing Center
Badger Road (inside BJ’s), Bend 541-383-1999
Check our website for special classes,
demonstrations and new products available. We welcome you to visit our store for new product
demos and information.
Jerry, Lisa, Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine
High Mountain Fabric
Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909 no
20% off fabric with a minimum of 1/2 yard cut. Also, come and check out
all the fabric that has moved to the clearance area!
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Come on down and see our new fabrics for spring
Material Girl Fabrics
Cascade Ave., Redmond 541-923-1600 www.material-girl-fabrics.com
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center
3rd St., Bend 541-382-3882
We hope to see you soon!