Kristin S. www.quiltsqq.com
President: Martha S.
November 12th Program-
Annual Business Meeting and Show and Tell
Fat Quarter drawing for November-
Ebony and Ivory
Thank You! November is a
great time to recognize so many who have been coming to our guild meetings and
volunteering for our guild projects throughout the year, and thank the new
members who’ve joined us this year.
It’s wonderful to see the diversity of such talents in one room!
I have good news. The book
fair event at Barnes & Noble held in October brought $371.00 to our guild’s
funds! Many customers
commented on the fabulous quilts and kids actually got to see how a quilt is
funding will help support our expenses in our current year and encourage us to
seek similar fundraising opportunities next year.
At our November meeting, let’s see all those UFO’s that have become
FFO’s (finally finished objects) and your class and workshop creations. Perhaps you took a class last year and
just finished it this year. Or
it’s okay if it was so far back you can’t remember, but this is your show time
as the program for November is all about your fantastic fabrications.
We have several key openings on our board next year and job
descriptions follow in the newsletter.
Please consider offering to help or find a partner or perhaps a group to
share the task.
and Shannon P.
Jan D. and Mary Ann B. have volunteered to bring beverages and Rosie W.,
Sandie W. and Julia J. 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. The meeting begins at 6:45 pm. As always, please turn your cell phones off before the
A narrative and pictorial
history of the Guild has been compiled and put in books from 1983 to
2011. At the November meeting, these books will be available to members
who would like to leaf through the pages and see, perhaps, pictures of
themselves, friends, events, workshops, and beautiful quilts created through
the years. The books will be on
display on the table in the lobby before the meeting and during the
S., Erin B., and Kathleen G.
We are making lists and checking them twice! We will be asking for table decorators again this year so
make plans to sign the clipboard at the November meeting if you are
interested! We have some other
tricks up our sleeves and will be letting you know more details at the November
Positions Open for 2013
We have descriptions for the following
positions. There will be more to
come in the next newsletter.
- Nonprofit Chairman is the Board position that (1) prepares and files the Guild's tax returns, (2) guides compliance with IRS and Oregon laws for corporations and nonprofits, and (3) is "keeper" of the Guild's records of its nonprofit status. Do not worry if you do not know what to do. There are excellent publications to use as reference materials. Twyla B. will be on your committee to provide guidance as you learn. Employees of the IRS and the various State Agencies are willing to answer your questions and provide suggestions. It is time to educate more Guild members about the government rules related to our corporate and nonprofit status.
- Hospitality: 1 or 2 members are needed for this job, which mainly involves setting up the meeting room for each Guild meeting, arranging for snack/beverage volunteers and making sure the room is put back together after the meeting. This team also maintains the supplies of napkins, plates, cups and utensils for the Guild. Time required? Mostly about an extra half hour before each meeting and another 15-20 minutes after the meeting. 1 person can do the job, but having 2 spreads out the work a bit and gives coverage for vacations.
2013 MBQG 30th
Rosie W. and Kathleen G.
Do you have
memories somewhere in your stash? What year did you join the guild? What was
happening then that you enjoyed? We are collecting these memories and recording
them for our anniversary celebration and the future. We have a new email
address for the committee: MBQG.email@example.com
In the works for the anniversary: a program next summer and quilt
2013 Guild Retreat
and Jill M.
Response on the 2013 retreat (March 8, 9
and 10, 2013) has been strong.......!
Thank you! If you put your
name on the sign up list but have not yet paid your deposit please do so by the
November meeting; we can't officially count you on the list until the deposit
is paid. At this point we still
have space for three overnighters so we hope to hear from you soon. Once it is full, we will keep a waiting
list .... just in case.
Karen K., Darlene P., Jane G., Marie J. or Mary Ann B.
On October 23rd, we gathered at Bend Park and Rec for some
Boutique sewing. We made three
items. Members who came were given
information about a surprise pattern.
Below are the remaining sewing
days before the Quilt Show:
- · January
- · February
- · April
Bend Park and Rec Community Room, 799 SW Columbia Street
We want you to come and sew with us! There will three items made in January.
Be There or Be Square
(sort of like a fat quarter!)
Karen F. Diana L. and Jane D.
On Wednesday, November 14th, we are going to devote Community Quilts
day to making baby quilts. We have some pastel flannel to use and
will welcome contributions of flannel or other baby fabric from members.
Please come if you want to participate. As usual, we meet at Nativity
Lutheran Church, which is at the corner of SE Knott and Brosterhaus.
We're there from 11 to about 3. Bring your sewing machine, lunch, and
stories to share. You can either work on a baby quilt pattern that
you have or use ideas that we have to share.
Community Quilts at the moment has 17 quilt tops that need to be
finished. We will bring several "kits" to the Guild meeting
that include a top, backing, and batting. Your help in finishing one of
these tops is really appreciated!
Finally, the Guild has received letters of thanks from The Kids Center
and Ronald McDonald House for quilts we donated to them in October. The
quilts we give them are a demonstration of community support to the people who
receive them. Your efforts are really appreciated!
For November, we are asking for
canned fruit. The food pantry will donate many meals
for those in need for Thanksgiving and all of November. Thank you for all your donations—we
accept any food or money donations.
Our Guild Library
The November raffle book is Precut
Quilts by M’Liss Rae Hawley.
This book includes 6 beginner-friendly quilt projects including a tote
bag using jelly rolls, charm squares, strip sets and fat quarters. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The following books donated by members
were added to the library: The Great American Log Cabin Quilts Book,
by Carol Anne Wien. This book
contains complete patterns and instructions for making all types of Log Cabin
quilts. Fat Quarter Quilts, by M’Liss Rae Hawley, including patterns like
Broken Bricks, Houndstooth, Roman Stripes and Woven Ribbons. Garden
View Appliqué, by Faye Labanaris, with vintage album patterns. A new book added to the Library: Easy and Fun Free-Motion Quilting, by
Eva A. Larkin. This book shows how
to turn stippling and simple lines into fabulous quilting designs. There will
be a selection of library books to check out and you may return books at the
meeting. Thank you for your
support of the Guild library.
- November-Our yearly business meeting is here. Please bring show and tell from the retreat, workshops, classes, or anything else you may have worked on or finished this year. We would love to see it.
- December-This month is our holiday party. Please come and enjoy some time with us. If you would like to help out, please contact Kristin S., Erin B., or Kathleen G.
- January-Anna Bates, a Central Oregon Quilter, will be here to show her work. Anna is going to do a trunk show for us and talk about how she uses wool.
- February-Sara Weiner from Sara Bella Upcycled. Sara Bella Upcycled is devoted to upcycling plastic bags and banners into beautiful, fashionable and functional items. From tote bags to aprons, wallets to belts.
Thanks to everyone who attended one or more of the Guild workshops this
year! We've already planned several workshops for 2013 - big names like
Ann Shaw, Marsha McCloskey and Joen Wolfrom. More information to follow
in January. Hope you can make them!
We were sorry to hear about Zelma T.’s son &
Cindy P.’s brother passing away in a house fire. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.
Donna Day’s husband is very ill and I am sure she would appreciate a
card sent to her store. Donna is
the owner of High Mountain Fabric, 1542 S. Highway 97, Redmond, OR 97756
October Raffle Winners
Many thanks to the prize donors!
Donor Donation Winner
BJ's Quilt Basket
Cynthia's Sewing Center
High Mountain Fabric
Morrow's Sew and Vacuum Center
The Quilt Shack
Sew Many Quilts
Nothing this month
The Quilters Attic
Fabric and Pattern
Thread Dancing Longarm Quilting
Fat Quarter Drawing
Wendy Hill Book
November Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All
Diana L. 11/10
Dates to Remember
Guild Meeting- Business Meeting and Show and Tell November
Guild Meeting - Holiday Party December
Guild Meeting- Anna Bates January
Guild Meeting- Sara Wiener from Sara Bella Upcycled February
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Material Girl Fabrics
Cascade Ave., Redmond 541-923-1600 www.material-girl-fabrics.com
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center
3rd St., Bend 541-382-3882
ST. Suite #1, Terrebonne
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
Family and Friends
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday
Reception will be November 2 , from 5 to 7 PM. Our Featured Quilter
is going to be Crys Kyle’s, a “Journey in Quilting”. Our group exhibit will be
from the Crook County Quilt Guild’s “Paintchip Challenge”.
Crys Kyle is leaving Bend and QuiltWorks and so we want to honor her at
our First Friday reception. For 16 years Crys has taught hundreds of quilters
beginning quilt classes as well as numerous other techniques. Friday,
November 2 we will have a party for her that will start at 3PM and continue
through our First Friday reception. Please join us as we say good bye to our
beloved manager. Note: with Crys’ daughter and grandkids still in Bend we know
we will still see her!
QuiltWorks Classes - In November we will be kicking off our mini-classes
to begin mid-November through to mid-January. Drop by the shop to pick up a
schedule or visit our website for more information.
Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
A big thank you to all of our customers who helped celebrate our 10th
Anniversary on October 26 & 27. Congratulations to all the prize winners
and the 10 who won Sew Many Quilts & Bernina gift certificates. We
appreciate each and every one of our customers who have helped make us a
We have several Make ‘n Take classes still on our schedule for those
quick Christmas gifts you need to make. We also have classes from Tree Skirts
to hand work. Be sure to check the calendar on our website at www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com.
Dreaming of a new Bernina for Christmas? We have special holiday
financing from November 1 - January 7, 2013 - 36 months, no interest financing
on machines over $3,000 with equal monthly payments. Also, for 4 days only,
November 23 – 26 we have 60 months, no interest financing with equal monthly
payments on machines over $5,000. Now is the time to step into your dream
We have gotten in many new bolts of flannels and have received lots of
new quilting fabrics. Come and see the new and exciting things we have in store
We will close at 3:00 pm on November 21, be closed on Thanksgiving Day,
and be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on November 23.
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving with Family & Friends.
Quilting! Gail, Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
The Hustle and Bustle of Holiday Season is Here!
Of course you have already marked your calendars for Pajama Sale on
Nov. 10th ~the earlier you shop, the more you save! And best of all…we’ll give you an extra
5% off for shopping in your jammies!
It isn’t too late to sign up for some great classes and make a gift for
someone special on your holiday list!
This month we have several knitting classes: Fingerless Gloves, My First Hat x 2 (where you make two simple
hats in three class sessions), Shoulder Cozy and Knitted Holiday Ornament. In our main classroom you will find
Painted Canvas Tote Bag, Flowers Galore Placemat/Table Runner, Mix & Mingle
Table Topper, Fina Skirt, Sawtooth Star Garden Quilt, Winging It Pillows and a
Charming Hexagon Runner. For
pictures and descriptions of all classes visit our website at: www.stitchinpost.com/classdirectory.html
5-9~ “Of the Earth” workshop with Jean Wells
10~ Pajama Sale! 6:30 am-5 pm
20~ Sew Night with the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild
23~ Donations due for Hospice “Festival of Trees” Auction. This year’s item: Christmas Stockings. Remember there is a $150 Stitchin’ Post
Gift Certificate for the Viewer’s Choice winner!
23-25~ Christmas in the Mountains, featuring handcrafted items from our
26~ Holiday Art Party- $25 registration in advance covers all materials
for Make-n-Take projects + snacks!
“Novella” by Valori Wells, in cotton, sateen and rayon ~ new batiks from
Kaufman ~ “Continuum” by Jenifer Sampou ~ “Painted Garden” from Westminster ~
“Notting Hill” by Joel Dewberry ~ and Kaffe Collectives!
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com
Welcome to BJ’s Quilt Basket – it’s the quilting place be!! We
hope that is exactly where you want to be for any one of our more than two
dozen upcoming classes! If you’ve been taking Bevalee’s machine quilting
classes – her advanced classes are beginning now, we have a couple of great
Christmas ideas for you too – Vintage Candy Cane is on Oct. 26th or
Lotus Blossom on the 27th both by Evelyn; or a Christmas Stocking on
the 7th of November. Donna Cherry is back on our schedule with Seams
Like Smith Rock on November 3rd and 4th – you’ll love
that one!! Also, make the Manhattan Bag on the 8th – another
great gift idea! While we’re mentioning gift ideas; don’t forget we will
be doing our Santa’s workshop classes, and Stuff My Stocking this year, so
watch your emails and our schedule!!
We would like to thank those who did Sew Oregon Shop Hop – it was a
great success thanks to you – hope you win a prize!! If you do a project
with your blocks you’ve collected, please share with us!!
So, see you soon ,
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