Kristin Shields www.quiltsqq.com
President: Martha Sanders
Our Next Guild Meeting is Monday, February 13, 2012.
Fat Quarter drawing for February- They
Call it Puppy Love
Fat quarter themes are a little different this year. We’ll give you a
song title that should evoke a theme or idea. Use your imagination and have a
little fun. Bring your fat quarter to the meeting with your name pinned on or
you can use an address sticker.
“a sweater covered with thread snippets is a
sign of a happy quilter”
We simply love to quilt. How do we explain to non-quilters that we love
to take a piece of cloth, cut it up into a myriad of pieces, and then sew it
back together again? We are construction workers, needing a collection of tools
and rulers that a carpenter would envy. We have all sizes of rotary cutters we
use like saws. We are architects drawing out patterns and sketches. We are
surgeons with scissors and we suture our seams. We engineer our sewing machines
to get just the right tension and stitch. We use fabric to electrify our quilts
with light and bright mixed with dark and dusk. We are artists who dream in
color and cherish the freedom we use to design. We are mothers agonizing over
which fabric in our stash should be saved for next time and which should be
sent to our cutting mats to grow into a wonderful new design. We are
stockbrokers, willing to invest in that fabulous new fabric, risking that it
may be held in our stash. We simply love to quilt.
February’s meeting we’ll have our 2012 raffle quilt on display and hope to have
the raffle tickets available for you. This year the tickets are $1 or 6 for $5.
Don’t forget your membership dues if you haven’t already paid.
The board is still seeking volunteers for a variety of programs this
year – hospitality, fundraising and the craft project.
February 3rd is a big night for quilting in Bend with
several of our members showing quilts at Quiltworks and Arts Central and Bend
City Hall. If you haven’t seen the Journeys quilt group display at Sisters Art
Works, it’s a wonderful trip-worthy show.
The meeting begins at 6:45 pm.
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
and Shannon P.
Judie D. and Anita F. have volunteered to bring beverages. Kate M., Cindy O. and Janelle R. 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.
Kim M., Loesje A., Catherine E. and Gayle G.
Please let any of us know if you have contact information changes so we
can update our roster. It is also that time of year to pay dues. We are ready
to help you at the sign-in table at the February meeting. Remember to bring
your checkbook. The fat quarter theme for February is "They Call it Puppy
Love". Be sure to thank our wonderful local businesses for providing door
prizes each month!
2012 Quilt Retreat
and Barb P.
The Guild's 2012 Retreat is almost
here! There is still time to
register for the full retreat: two nights, three days, meals and SEWING, for
$250! This year it is also
possible to registration for day-attendance only: three days, meals, SEWING but
no overnight sleeping room for $150.
So, if you were thinking about participating, now is the time to send
your money and registration form.
For those of you who have paid a deposit, please know that the balance
of your registration fee should be paid by February 15. The annual Retreat is a wonderful time
to finish up UFOs, start/finish a new project, and sew - almost non-stop - with
other quilting friends. Please
call Barb P. or Jill M. with any questions! We are looking forward to hosting you at the Seventh Mt
Resort this March 23-25!
Community quilts meets on Wednesday, Feb. 15th at Nativity Lutheran
Church from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your basic sewing supplies and your lunch
and join in the fun! Thanks again for all of your time and effort last year. The
charities we donate to are always so happy to get your quilts. There is so much
need for them. Hope to see you there.
At February’s meeting, please continue to bring canned peaches or pears for the food pantry. Canned food items are the best choice
for the pantry as the church can buy dried items such as rice and beans at very
low prices. They also received
donations of bread products and occasionally fresh fruits and veggies. Any food donations are accepted, but if
you don't have time to shop, please consider dropping a $1.00 in the box to
help the food pantry. Thank you.
Susan M. and Mary Ann B.
you for helping make over 120 Health Kit Bags
We want to thank everyone who helped make bags or contributed items for
our Health Kit Bags for the community, which were donated at our December
meeting. We were able to put together more than 120 kits!
We have distributed over half of them to Bethlehem Inn, Bend Community Center,
and Saving Grace. The remaining bags will be distributed through
the FAN advocates at local schools. Thank you again for your
generous help---we may have to do this project again sometime!
Our Guild Library
The February raffle book is Wonky One-Block Quilts by Marlous
Carter. This book highlights a simple technique that yields dramatic results. Raffle tickets are $1 each/6 for $5.
The book added to the library this month is: Hand-Appliqued Quilts: Whimsical Designs & Simple Techniques by
Tonye Belinda Phillips. 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.
Hartman will be here from Portland as our guest speaker. You can find out
more about her and her work at www.ohfransson.com.
Also, Robin from Kids Center will be here at the start of the meeting to tell
us how our Community Quilt Program impacts them.
March- Jean Wells
from Sisters will be our featured guest. She has a great program in store
and will bring some new fabric to show us from Valori Wells' new line.
Ball will be here from Bainbridge Island, Washington. Maggie is well
known for her outreach and involvement with Quilters without Borders in
Mongolia. To check out more visit: www.dragonflyquilts.com.
We still have a few spots left for the
Modern Mosaic Floor Pillow workshop with Elizabeth Hartman. Join us on Monday, February 13, 2012
from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Bend Park and Rec's community room for modern cutting
and piecing techniques. The fee is
$30. Elizabeth is an up and coming
quilter from Portland with a new book coming out this summer. She is also well known for her popular
blog www.ohfranson.com. Please contact Lisa N. if you are
interested in participating.
Don't miss the Kaleidoscopic Pinwheels
workshop with Maggie Ball from Bainbridge Island, Washington on Wednesday,
April 11, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will love creating these beautiful pinwheels
that were inspired by Bethany Reynold's Magic Stack 'N Whack. Maggie has devised a simple and
forgiving technique for making pinwheels that float on the background. The fee is $55. If interested, bring a check to the
February Guild meeting or send it to Lisa N. We hope you can join us!
2012 Quilt Challenge
K. and Janelle R.
The 2012 Quilt
Challenge promises to be a really fun and colorful event. We have decided to
have a theme of children’s story books. Participants choose a story from one of
their own favorites or one that they have read to anyone else. Picture books
and children's chapter books fit the criteria. Participants can use any type of
technique but all work must be done by only that person. The dimensions for the
quilt are to be a minimum of 36 inches on any side and a maximum of 60 inches
on any one side. We would like to exhibit the book along with the quilt. All
quilts entries are due on or before the July Guild Meeting.
The quilts will be
judged on best use of theme, quilting, and overall workmanship. They will also
be judged by the public at the 2012 Quilt Show in the Park for a Viewer’s
We look forward to
seeing many wonderful interpretations of some great children’s literature. If
you have any questions, please call Sylvia or Janelle.
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.
We are sorry to hear about the passing of Marie J.’s Mother-in-Law and
Kris L.’s Mother-in- law.
We are happy to hear about Joan and Gary W.’s 60th
anniversary on January 20th.
Community Baby Shower
Soroptimist International of Bend (www.sibend.org), a nonprofit service organization, is having its 7th annual Community
Baby Shower! We collect necessary
supplies for mothers who cannot afford them. Many women have no resources at all for their new baby. Maybe she has fled domestic violence,
or poverty has made it impossible to prepare for a baby. In this economy, there are more needy
families than before.
I’m asking our guild members to make a simple
baby quilt or fleece blanket, or to knit/crochet a baby blanket. Please bring your donations to the
April guild meeting, and I will give you a tax-receipt. Later donations will be welcomed also.
Help women who are in need to celebrate
their new babies! Thanks!
Sisters Outdoor Quilt
With the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show just around the corner, be sure
to find out how to enter quilts, a postcard, or a Small Wonder by
reading the brochure sent out with the Quilter's Affair information or go to
the quilt show website- www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org.
There are many opportunities for you to participate!
Our special exhibit will consist of our past president
quilts. Volunteers are needed for all aspects...be
thinking of how you would like to assist. And, don’t forget to drop by
Arts Central (the old Mirror Pond Gallery) during the month of February to
view the "Fabrications" juried show of contemporary and art
quilts sponsored by the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
February Birthday Wishes- Happy
Birthday to All!
Gail R. 2/2
Jean E. 2/3
Suzi T. 2/7
Marla R. 2/8
Jane L. 2/10
Kim. M. 2/10
Val S. 2/12
Jill M. 2/12
Kayla H. 2/16
Annemarie N. 2/17
Linda M. 2/18
Laurie T. 2/25
Fabrications- The Art of Quilting opening
Friday, February 3, 2012
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show has
partnered with Arts Central to host the first juried art quilt exhibit to be
held in Bend, Oregon. Fabrications – The Art of Quilting opens at Arts
Central on Friday February 3rd. Attend opening night from 5pm to 8pm
to meet the artists, explore their creative processes and preview the premier
showing of the 2012 SOQS poster art work and raffle quilt. The exhibit will
showcase artists from around Central Oregon throughout the month of February.
(Arts Central, 875 NW Brooks St. – located in downtown Bend between the two
Mirror Pond parking lots – is open Wed – Sat, 11am to 4pm)
Stars Quilt Show March
30 & 31, 2012
The Tri City Quilters’ Guild
presents this show at the Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge
Blvd., Kennewick, WA. Hours are
Friday, 10-6 and Saturday, 10-5. www.tcquilters.com
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Saturday,
July 14, 2012
Happy New Quilting
Year! Our entry flier for the 2012 show is 'on the street' and contains
lots of GREAT info about the 2012 show. Highlights include:
- · "Men Under the Quilts" 18 month Calendar and Calendar
Premiere Party (use your imagination!).
Check out the
show’s website at www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org
for all the information and to download a pdf of the flier.
MBQG Quilt Show in the Park
August 18, 2012
Save the date for our annual quilt show, a fun and
inspiring event! We’ll have over 100 quilts, a featured quilter, a challenge
quilt display and the drawing for our raffle quilt. This event requires participation from all of us, so be sure
to chip in when the sign-up sheets come around!
by store name, rotated monthly)
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.
~Cynthia, Jerry, Lisa, Ann,
Bob, Kris, and Elaine
High Mountain Fabric
Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909 no
Until April all regularly priced fabrics are 25% off
with a minimum ½ yard cut. 'Sit and Sew' is on Thursdays at 10am. This is a
project based class with kits. The kits cost between $5- $7. Recent examples
have been pillow cases and a table runner. "Drop in and see what's
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. You may also
check out our website to see what’s new in fabrics and classes!
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center
3rd St., Bend 541-382-3882
We look forward to seeing you this month---stop by
and see our new products.
ST. Suite #1, Terrebonne
Drive up to Terrebonne to see our new fabrics.
541-548-8119. Store hours:
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
Happy New Year 2012,
We have been so
excited to finally get moved into our new building on Madras Hwy. We are
still working on the finishing touches and plan on having it paved &
landscaped this summer. We are having our Grand Opening on Saturday,
February 18, 2012 from 10am to 4pm.
See you soon,
Friends and Family
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception
will be February 3 from 5 to 7 PM. Our Featured Quilter will be Sally Rogers.
Sally’s loves tradition and her piecing is always perfect. The theme/group
exhibit is Red, White, Pink and Hearts!
QuiltWorks Classes - Drop by the shop or look
at our website to see the schedule for our winter classes; we have something
QuiltWorks Novel Idea is just getting started.
It’s not too late to join us, contact Marilyn for more info.
Visit our website at
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 the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
like maybe our winter snows have finally arrived. We are excited about what
2012 will bring. New samples are being made for the shop featuring new lines of
fabric. You will soon be receiving an e-mail with our upcoming Blocks of the
Month, with a class schedule to follow soon after that. If you aren't on our
e-mail list and want to be, just send a note to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
want to thank all of you who helped make mastectomy bags and chemo quilts. We
feel that it's important that as a quilting community we support those who are
fighting cancer. Remember to bring in your finished projects - we love seeing
what you have created and are always there to help with any quilting, piecing,
appliqué, or other issues that may arise as you are working on your projects.
January our Bernina "Feet"-ure is 15% off any pin tuck foot. They are
hope to see you soon.
Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
It’s February…time to start preparing for Quilt Show!
Our classroom is a buzzin’ with new spring classes! You won’t want to miss Ann
Richardson’s Fabric Postcard class, and then perhaps donate a fabric postcard
to the “Wish Upon A Card” Silent Auction & Sale. Jean is teaching a workshop in February, called “Simply the
Land.” For details on all of our
spring classes, go to: www.stitchinpost.com/classes.
New fabrics arriving in February:
Spain’s new line “Good Fortune”
from Kaufman and Island Batiks
Butler’s first line of fabric from Westminster, called “Curious Nature”
lines from Moda (“Twirl”, “Funky Monkey”, and a William Morris collection)
pieces of Serenity Collection from Schenck
several other pieces!
The following are some exciting, upcoming workshops at the Stitchin’
Karla Alexander ~ March 22-25
• Village News
• Presentation & Trunk Show
Barbara Shapel ~ April 4-7
• The Art of Machine Quilting
Laura Wasilowski ~ April 19 - 21
• Stitch After Fusing
• Tiny Homes
• So Many Chickens, So Little Time Lecture &
For details & registration, check our website http://www.stitchinpost.com/retreats.html
or call us at 541.549.6061.
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com
Well, now that winter is finally upon us for sure – it’s time to hunker
down & quilt! What a great time to get some projects completed!
If you need something new to work on, we are still taking sign-ups for our
First Saturday Block of the Month & would love to have you join us.
It’s a great way to get free fabric, work on a quilt a little at a time, and
meet new quilting friends! Join us Feb 4th at either 8:30am or
10am. We also have a new teacher with us, Shannon Poe, who is going to
teach you how to “quilt as you go”! Let’s start with a table runner for
Valentine’s Day & sign up for the class on either Jan. 28th or
Feb 4th for a “Fast & Furious” way to quilt! Also, still
accepting sign-ups for Festival in July – they are filling fast – check our
website for further details: www.bjsquiltbasket.com
– see you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!! “The Inspiration
Team” at BJ’s!
~Vicki & Staff