Kristin S. www.quiltsqq.com
President: Shannon P.
October 14th Program- Bill Fellows
with Cynthia’s Sewing Center
Don’t forget your nametag,
show and tell and food drive donation.
Fat Quarter drawing for October- Black and
Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of fall! It's one of my
favorite times of year. Back home in Oklahoma! the country side looks
like a huge brightly colored quilt. It was one of the best things about
all the driving I did while living there! Get inspired to try a new color
in your quilting. Personally, orange is one of my favorite colors, but I
rarely use it in my quilts. Well, time for a change! My goal is to
incorporate it in one quilting project for October. You'll have to wait
and see the outcome!
Since most of you didn't attend the Ricky Tims Super Seminar, I'll give
you a little update. It was AWESOME!!!!! So much great information mixed
with stories and jokes, makes for a wonderful experience. Jill has more
information on an exciting prospect associated with Ricky later in the
Also the book fair is coming up! We still could use some more
volunteers. The date is October 19th. If you can't volunteer, come
buy a book or order one online! Let's try to beat last year's amount of
$400! I know we can do it!
Happy Fall Y'all!
for the October 14th Guild Meeting
and Lindsey K.
Kathleen G. and Judie D. have volunteered to bring beverages and Lisa N., Phyllis V. and Gail K. have volunteered to bring snacks. If you find
you are not able to bring what you volunteered to contribute, please call Erin
B. or Lindsey K. The meeting
begins at 6:45 pm. As always,
please turn your cell phones off before the meeting.
and Noble Bookfair Fundraiser- October 19 Demonstration Day
Barnes and Noble of Bend will host a “Bookfair” to support our guild’s
Community Quilt project. Guild
members will be in the store one day, Saturday, October 19th, to
tell visitors about our Community Quilt Program, to discuss the quilts in our
exhibit, and to demonstrate the art of quilting.
Anytime from October 18th to October 23rd, a
percentage of the sales made in the store or online will be contributed to the
Guild, when customers mention that they’d like to support our quilt guild. Even if people cannot come to the store
on October 19, they can purchase items online at barnesandnoble.com – but they
must mention Book Fair Code 11189883, in order for the guild to receive credit. This is the
Our time frame overlaps with Educator Appreciation Week at Barnes and
Noble, so teachers will get a discount.
Please tell your teacher-friends how they can save money and also help
At the first Bookfair we did, our guild earned about $600, and last
year we earned about $400. It’s
really important to spread the word and get more customers in the store – if we
do, we might be able to earn over $1000.00! At the October 14th guild meeting, we will have
paper-vouchers that you can give to your friends, neighbors, and relatives --
they could do some of their Christmas shopping at Barnes and Noble.
We will hang quilts in the store on Friday, October 18th –
if you can help us, please contact MaryElla. We would like three more wall-quilts to hang, so please
contact MaryElla if you can lend us some.
We have only FIVE guild members signed up to be in the store on October
19th, and we do need six more
people to help that day – please contact MaryElla. Or, if you have any questions, you can
contact MaryElla – see latest roster.
The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for First Vice
President/Programs and Treasurer for the 2013-2014 year. Do you have a
financial background or are good at budgeting and accounting? Interested
in finding quilt teachers and booking them for Guild programs? Both
positions offer the chance to meet lots of new people and give back to the
Guild. If you are interested in being considered for either of these
positions, please contact one of the following individuals:
Mary Ann B. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia J. email@example.com
Lisa N. firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha S. email@example.com
G. and Rosie W.
As an ongoing historical project, if anyone captures a photo
opportunity, we would certainly appreciate you sending it to us for the guild's
history books. Thank you. Kathleen G. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Food Drive- October 14th Guild Meeting
Let’s get together and bring canned tuna or chicken to the October
meeting. If everyone brought one
can, think how much that would help the food pantry. Thank you for all your donations—we accept any food or monetary donations.
Quilts- Next Meeting October 16, 11-3 at Nativity Lutheran Church
Diana L., Bev P., Lora F., or Jean M.
As many of you know already, the Guild was recently given a very
generous donation of fabric from the family of Marian Nord, who passed away
this summer. Marian worked for some time at Mountain Country Mercantile in
Bend. The donation included over 700 yards of backing and several hundred yards
of piecing material. There was also some heavier fabric that we in turn donated
to a couple of local sewing groups who make health bags and other items that
are given away to those in need. We appreciate that several Guild members are
now storing boxes of fabric at their homes until we need it.
The October Community Quilts gathering will be on Wednesday, October 16th
at Nativity Lutheran Church. The church is located at the corner
of SE Knott and Brosterhaus in Bend. We meet from 11 till about 3.
Bring your lunch, your sewing machine and a community quilt
project. If you don't have a project, we can help you with fabric,
patterns, and ideas.
Our Guild Library
The October raffle book is Antique to Heirloom,
Jelly Roll Quilts, by Pam & Nicky Lintott. This book contains 12 modern quilt patterns from Vintage
Patchwork Quilt designs. Tickets
are $1 each or 6 for $5. New
library book is Cuddle me Quick, by Christine Porter & Darra
Williamson. This book contains 11
baby-quilt designs. Books donated
by members and added to the library are:
100 Quilt Blocks by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, The
Country Bride Quilt Collection, by Cheryl A Benner and Rachel T. Pellman,
and How to Make an Amish Quilt, by Rachel and Kenneth Pellman. There will be a selection of books for
you to check out and you can return books previously checked out at the
meeting. Thank you for your
support of the Guild Library.
The Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar (RTQS) in Pasco WA
took place last week. Three
members attended and raved about the high quality of all of the
presentations. At the RTQS,
mention was made of future possible seminars locations......... The idea of inviting RTQS to Bend was
discussed by the Board at their recent meeting; as a result a proposal has been
submitted to RTQS. It would offer
both a wonderful educational event and also a good Guild fundraiser. More information will be
Fellows will be here from Cynthia's Sewing Center. The president
picks a program each year and this year Shannon chose Bill to do a program on
at home sewing machine maintenance. We all will get a few pointers to
help us out. Come with lots of questions.
Annual Business Meeting
Christmas Party- stay tuned for details!
Retreat- March 7-9, 2014
A. and Suzanne H.
Reserve your spot now
for the Mt. Bachelor Quilters’ Guild Retreat March 7th, 8th and 9th, 2014!
Mount Bachelor Village Condos house 5
people and have a full kitchen, fireplace, separate bedrooms and baths. There is a hot tub on each deck
overlooking the Deschutes River. Space is limited to 40 people. Bring your checkbooks.
Questions: contact Suzanne H. 541-280-7712
or Debbie A. 541-389-6653.
Outdoor Quilt Show- July 12, 2014
We need to define our exhibit to the SOQS this month! It seems
like we just enjoyed this event, but it’s time to think about next year. In
prior years we have featured a workshop project but it seems that we have not
had a recent project that produced enough quilts to create a strong exhibit. Some
guilds choose a theme for an exhibit which could make a cohesive display. The
theme could be color, a variation on a block design, a design
that follows a specific theme, i.e., “High Desert” or any other
suggestion. Please think about your suggestion and let me know either by
email or in person at the guild meeting in October.
Darlene Patterson was in the hospital and we hope she is on her way to
complete recovery. We are sorry to hear that Judy Ballew’s husband passed
away. Our thoughts are with their
family. Please contact Libby S. with
any news of current or former guild members.
Sepetember 25th the "Sew In" for making Christmas Stockings
for the deployed troops took place.
Several members took kits home to complete while other members dropped
in for cutting and stitching. On October 25th MaryElla will deliver the
completed stockings along with donated items to the Salem contact office. Below
are the suggested items that are stuffed into the stockings and the 2 gallon
bags holding each stocking.
* Snack bars/Granola bars *
Crackers & cookies * Candies &
* beef jerky & sticks * Fruit snacks *
Hot chocolate mix * Tea or
* Gatorade mix * Fruit snacks * Toothpaste/brush & Eye drops *
* Lip balm * Lightweight knit gloves & caps *
Batteries,AAA, AA, 9volt
* Frisbee & Nerf balls * Cough drops & Tylenol * White or drab boot socks
clippers & Razors * Disposable camera *
Word game book & magazines
DVD’s & CD’s, new or used * New or Good Condition Paperback books:
Mystery, Western, Thrillers, Sports, Inspirational, No Romance Please
If you prefer you can donate on the web site instead of buying and bringing to
this Bend contact. www.marinecorpsfamilyfoundation.org. Please
bring your stockings and items to the next meeting or arrange to drop off at
Since the Treasurer was out of town for the month of September, there
were very few transactions. November's newsletter will include a full update on
our financial status.
September Door Prize Winners
Stitchin’ Post Kathie
Quilter’s Attic Cathy
Homestead Quilts Mary
Julia Jeans Quilting Lora
High Mountain Fabric Janelle
Sew Many Quilts Martha
Material Girls June
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Mary
Cynthia’s Sewing Center Jean
BJ’s Quilt Basket Erin
Julia Jeans Quilting Pris
October Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All!
Marie J. 10/4
Susan W. 10/5
Rosie W. 10/7
Twyla B. 10/8
MaryElla S. 10/8
Virginia S. 10/14
Jane D. 10/16
Rhonda K. 10/17
Barb P. 10/20
Lizbeth C. 10/21
Jan S. 10/22
Julianne L. 10/23
Cathy C. 10/30
Guild Dates to
Guild Meeting- Program:
Bill Fellows October
Community Quilt Day- Nativity Lutheran Church, 11-3 October
Barnes and Noble BookFair Fundraiser Demo
Guild Meeting- Annual Business Meeting November
Community Quilt Day- Nativity Lutheran Church, 11-3 November
Guild Meeting- Christmas Party December
Community Quilt Day- Nativity Lutheran Church, 11-3 December
MBQG Retreat- Mt Bachelor Village March
Other Dates to Remember
QuiltWorks Gallery Reception October
5-7 pm, Featured Artist Jan
Tetzlaff of Bend and The Undercover Quilters with their The Language of
Quilts for All Seasons Quilt Show, Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild October
4 & 5
Admission $5, Friday and
Saturday 10-4, Youth and Family Link Building, 907 Douglas St., Longview, WA.
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Check our website for all our new classes.
Material Girl Fabrics
Cascade Ave., Redmond 541-923-1600 www.material-girl-fabrics.com
Material Girl has a lot of fun, novelty, contemporary and Asian new
fabrics. We want to inspire you with projects and kits for the upcoming season. All new fabric can be seen of the
website and Facebook. For October, satin and tulle by the yard will be 40% off.
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
Quilters Attic hours: Mon-Sat 10-5 Looking
forward to seeing you!
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
370 E Cascade in Sisters, Oregon for the summer
Happy Halloween and
Oregon starts this Saturday, October 5th to October 19th, great prizes this
year...you don't want to miss. Fall is finally
here and The Quilt Shack is full of wonderful fabrics for fall. For the
month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness, so we are having 20% off anything
Pink! Plus, you will find a wonderful Sales Rack that is 40% off, and all
notions are 25% off too! Don't forget the holidays are around the corner
and we have them marked down to 20% to 30% off.
Classes are posted
and we have two wonderful Block of the Months that you can do in the house or
by mail. Visit thequiltshack.com for more information.
~Rhonda, Family & Friends
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
QuiltWorks Gallery Our
October Featured Quilter will be Jan Tetzlaff. Jan has a wide variety of styles
and every piece you see you will love! Our featured group will be the
Undercover Quilters with quilts from the novel The Language of Flowers.
QuiltWorks First Friday -
October 4 will be our First Friday reception honoring our quilters. The event
will be from 5 to 7 PM, featuring appetizers, refreshments, door prizes and a
Fall Classes - Some of
the October classes that still have room in them are Jill Monley’s
Feathered Vest and Intermediate Free Motion Quilting, Radiant Suns for curved
piecing, Rag Quilt by Marilyn (her specialty!), Radiance for large scale
prints, T-Shirt quilt always popular, Finishing Your Quilt, Absolute Bag, and
also a couple of paper-piecing projects.
November Inspirations Small
Quilt Show - Our November gallery will feature a unique
quilt show inviting our customers to exhibit small quilts, no larger than 176”
perimeter for our first annual show with prizes awarded. Quilters are invited
to exhibit quilts in the following categories: pieced, appliqued, mixed and
modern. Throughout the month of November viewers will be invited to vote for
their favorite quilt in each category. Pick up a registration or email email@example.com to register
your quilt. We are looking forward to our new annual November Inspirations
Small Quilt Show and invite you to join us!
Mini Groups are
invited to hold their November meeting in the QuiltWorks gallery. It will be an
opportunity to share and talk about the quilts. Groups are welcome to bring
refreshments and just need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve their space. A 10% discount will be given to each group that day.
for being a QuiltWorks friend!
~Marilyn, Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
We hope that everyone had a great summer. Now that fall is here, it's
time to start thinking about the holidays and all those personalized gifts you
want to give your family and friends. To help you we are offering fun classes in
a series called Holiday Workshops that will help you with your gift-giving. Our
Fall class list was emailed several weeks ago. If you didn't receive one you
can go to our website at www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com. You can even sign
up on line and get some of the class supply lists.
We have the new Christmas HO! HO! HO! line of fabric from Nancy Halverson of
Art to Heart. Hurry in, it's going fast! We have also received a number of new
flannels from Moda and Henry Glass - perfect for a warm, soft quilt for winter.
We continue to get in new fabrics and just received the Cosmopolitan line in
blues from Contempo, so come in and check them out. You’re sure to find just
the right one for that special project.
Our 11th Anniversary
is just around the corner. Watch your e-mail for more information. We always
enjoy seeing the wonderful projects you have done and love it when you bring
them by to show us.
Gail, Sharon & our Great Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
As summer winds down and kids
head back to school, the prospect of more sewing time elicits true excitement
around here. We will keep you posted on upcoming fabric and classes. Visit us
on Facebook and Instagram to watch our daily fun.
Don’t Miss Out on Fabulous
Forward- Quilt Exploration Nov
Phillips~ City Livin’ Nov
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com
Happy Fall Y’All – hard to believe, but quilting weather is just around
the corner!! And, to give you a jump start, believe it or not, we have 39+
classes scheduled for our Fall season!! Our Lumberyard teacher is now a
Central Oregonian, so we have tons of class options from her, so be sure to at
least attend her Trunk Show on September 28th from 2-4pm.
Norma has been busy, busy with class options as well – we have everything from
hand appliqué with Bevalee, to machine appliqué, to machine quilting, curved
piecing, a gorgeous Jinny Beyer runner, a tree skirt and more!! We hope that
you’ll be enticed to join us at some point this Fall!!
Something fun to add to your October
calendar: 7th Annual Sew Oregon Shop Hop!! It begins on October 5th, and
goes through the 19th. You can go to their website (www.seworegon.com) to see what stores are
participating – there are only six in the Central Oregon district, and you only
have to finish one district to be in the running for prizes!! As you travel on your "Pacific
Adventure" each shop will stamp your passport and provide you with a
complimentary block kit to make that shop's featured block. The kit will
contain their selected themed fabric from P&B Textiles "Color
Weave" collection and a pattern for a 6" finished block. Continue
visiting shops to complete your passport. Turn your completed passports in at
the last shop you visit. It’s a lot of fun, and we hope you’ll join us
and help make it successful!
See you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!!
and The 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.
~Cynthia, Jerry, Lisa, Ann,
Bob, Kris, and Elaine
High Mountain Fabric
Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909
$5 per yard table (many bolts)- 1 yd minimum cut;
holiday fabric 30% off bolt- 1 yd minimum cut; hours Tues-Fri. 10-4, Sat 10-2.