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Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild

Quilting connects the past with the present and the future.

Bend, Oregon
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Monthly Meetings

  • Meetings are on the second Monday of each month (except August).
  • 6:15-6:45 pm - refreshments are served 
  • 6:45-9:00 pm - guild business/event topics, door prizes, fat quarter drawing, book raffle, special program, plus "show and tell".
  • Meetings are held in Bend at Partners in Care (formerly the Hospice Center) 2075 Wyatt Court.

 

Ongoing Food Drive

Please remember each month to bring a couple of the below listed items for the food drive at the Nativity Lutheran Church. This church allows the Community Quilt group to meet there on Wednesdays.  There will be boxes in the lobby for your donations.  The need is GREAT!  As the list changes, we'll advise. 

THANKS so much! 

Pancake Syrup (Dollar Tree $1 size)

Plain vegetable oil (Fred Meyer)

Canned tuna (Fred Meyer Brand)

Canned peaches or pears (Grocery Outlet, Costco)

Whole kernel canned corn (Watch for special buys, Costco)

Macaroni & cheese (Grocery Outlet, Costco)

Top Ramen (Costco 24 Count)

Boxed cereal (Grocery Outlet, Fred Meyer)

Spaghetti Sauce (Watch for special buys)

Liquid detergent in small bottles (Dollar Tree $1 size)

Laundry Detergent (Dollar Tree $1 size)

Toilet Paper (Fred Meyer 24 pack $4.98)


Meeting Refreshments

  • Refreshments (snacks and beverages) are provided by guild members each month.
  • To volunteer to bring refreshments, contact the hospitality committee.

 

Name Tags

  • Make a fabric name tag and wear it to meetings and activities to be eligible for door prizes! 

Sign-In

  • Sign-in when you arrive at meetings.  Per Standing Rules, you must be a member and wear a fabric name tag to participate in the drawings. 
  • If you are a member and wearing your fabric name tag, you'll be given a ticket for the drawings for prizes donated by most of the quilt shops in our area.
  • If you bring a fat quarter, you can enter the fat quarter drawing.  Hand in your fat quarter at the sign-in table.

 

Fat Quarter Drawing

  • Each month we collect fat quarters of a specific color or theme.  If you bring a fat quarter to the meeting, you are eligible for the fat quarter drawing to win the fat quarters collected at the meeting.  Write your name on a slip of paper and tuck it inside your folded fat quarter for the drawing.
  • Fat quarters must be a cut of fabric 18" by 22" in the designated theme.
  • Next month's theme is announced at each meeting and included in the monthly newsletter.

 

Library

  • The Guild Library contains a large selection of quilting books (see the list on our website). The Librarian brings a selection of books to each meeting.  Also, you can ask her to bring a specific book to the next meeting. See the Librarian, to check out a book from the library.  Return books to the Library at the next meeting.

 

Book Raffle

  • A quilting book is raffled at most monthly meeting.
  • Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and can be purchased from the Librarian prior to the start of the meeting.  
  • Proceeds go toward the purchase of new books for the Library.

 

Membership Dues and Roster

  • Annual membership dues are established by the executive board and approved by the membership.  Currently dues are $25 if you join January through June and $15 if you join July through December.  A membership year is January through December.

 

Member dues are payable at the January meeting

  • Dues are delinquent after February 28, and then delinquent members are dropped from the roster.
  • Our Membership Roster is published once a year by April.
  • New member information is included in the e-mail sent to notify members that the newsletter is ready for viewing.
  • Guests can attend as often as they like.  Guest fees are $5.00.
  • For more information, contact the Membership team.

 

Monthly Newsletter

  • Our Newsletter contains information regarding the next meeting, future events and guild activities, quilt shop news, and other items of interest.
  • It is published prior to the monthly meeting by the Newsletter and Website Manager.

 

Monthly Community Quilt Gathering

  • Volunteers meet once each month at Nativity Lutheran Church at the corner of Knott Road and Brosterhous Road to work on quilts that will be donated to various organizations throughout Central Oregon.
  • "Community Quilt Day" gatherings are from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday following the regular Guild meetings at the Nativity Lutheran Church in Bend.  The "Community Quilt Day" schedule is published in the monthly Newsletter.
  • Bring your lunch, sewing machine, and basic sewing supplies (BSS).
  • For more information, contact a Community Quilts committee.
  • Our guild is a non-profit organization, which allows us to raffle off a quilt every year.  In order to maintain our nonprofit status, we make “community quilts” and donate them to various organizations in our area.  We need ALL guild members to participate in the Community Quilt Project – each guild member is asked to make at least one quilt per year.  You can choose to sew your Community quilt(s) at home, or you can work on them at our Community Quilts gatherings.

 

Raffle Quilt

  • Mt Bachelor Quilters Guild makes or adopts a raffle quilt each year to raise money.
  • The raffle quilt committee selects the quilt design and Guild volunteers may make the quilt.
  • Each guild member is urged to sell at least $20 of raffle tickets.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
  • Proceeds are used to support our educational and community service activities. 
  • Contact the Raffle Quilt Committee or Raffle Quilt Sales Committee for more information about the raffle quilt or to volunteer your help.

 

Retreat  March 8, 9, & 10, 2013

  • We have an annual 3 to 4-day retreat. This year's retreat will be at the Seventh Mountain Resort in Bend
  • Retreats may feature a special class for those that are interested.  You may also bring your own project to work on during the retreat.  
  • Sign-ups and deposits begin in the fall for the next spring retreat.
  • For more information, contact the Retreat chairperson(s).

 

Challenge Quilt (February - July)

  • Mt Bachelor Quilters Guild has a quilt challenge each year using a special theme or fabric. 
  • The winning quilt is chosen by secret ballot at the July Guild meeting by Guild members.  Quilts are judged on best use of fabric, best use of color, and best workmanship.
  • For more information, contact the Challenge Quilt committee.

 

Central Oregon Quilt Shop Hop (April 25, 26, 27, & 28, 2013)

  • Quilt Shop Hop is a 4-day event in April hosted by the Central Oregon quilt shops. 

              * BJ's Quilt Basket (Bend)

              * Homestead Quilts (La Pine)

              * Material Girls Fabric (Redmond)

              * Quilter's Attic, (Terrebonne)

              * QuiltWorks, (Bend)

              * Sew Many Quilts & Bernina, (Bend)

      * The Quilt Shack, (Prineville)

              * The Stitchin' Post (Sisters)

  • Quilt Shop Hop includes a Mt Bachelor Quilt Show (featuring our raffle quilt), trunk shows, quilting demonstrations, refreshments, quilt drawings, gift certificates, and prizes.
  • Our Guild supports this event by providing quilts for the quilt show, selling tickets for our raffle quilt, and serving as a hostess for the Guild.
  • For more information, contact the Shop Hop committee.

 

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (July 13th)

  • Began in 1975 when Jean Wells, owner of the Stitchin' Post quilt shop in Sisters hung 12 family quilts.  It has grown each year since.
  • In 2003, a Director was hired to manage the annual quilt show.  In 2005, the 501(c) 3 non-profit was formed as the "Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show" (SOQS).  Its mission is to "Educate and Inspire the public about the art of quilting and to benefit the school and comunity groups of Sisters and Central Oregon."  SOQS presents the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on the second Saturday in July.
  • To thank Jean and SOQS for support of our Guild throughout the year, we volunteer to help with the annual quilt show.  In return for our help, Jean does a program for our guild at no cost to us.
  • For more information on how you can help, contact our Sisters Quilt Show Liaison or one of our Guild officers.
  • At the show, our guild also sponsors quilting demonstrations to help educate the many visitors.

 

Quilt Show in the Park (August 10th)

  • Mt Bachelor Quilters Guild presents a quilt show at Pioneer Park in August. 
  • It includes quilts made by Guild members and some non-members.
  • A potluck picnic for our Guild members is part of the event.
  • The winning ticket of our raffle quilt is drawn during the Guild's quilt show.
  • Contact the Quilt Show Committee for more information or to sign-up to help with this special event.
  • Show off your favorite recipes to your Guild buddies, help hang quilts and help take down quilts.  Plan to spend the day at Pioneer Park – it’s really a lovely event. Invite your families and friends to come and enjoy all the wonderful quilts. 

 

Questions

If you have any questions, please call any officer or chairperson or e-mail us at mbqginfo@gmail.com.  We are always willing to answer your queries.