Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mark your calenders

With New Year's Day being on the first Tuesday....

sew night in Bend moving to the 2nd Tuesday 
sew night in Sisters moving to the 4th Tuesday

Mark your calenders.  We hope to see you there!!

QuiltWorks Tuesday January 8th

Stichin' Post Tuesday January 22nd

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays!

We hope you are having a
wonderful holiday season!
cute little santa Katy made

Don't forget the local shops are having some great end of year sales.....

Stichin' Post in Sisters: 25% off all in-stock merchandise 

Material Girls in Redmond: Christmas, Fall and Halloween fabric will be 25% off. The rest of the fabric will be 20% off.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

December at the Stichin' Post

We hope to see you at the Stichin' Post
Tuesday December 18th
We'll be stichin' away from 5 to 8 pm

Friday, December 14, 2012

Challenge Reminder....

Up for a challenge??

Just a reminder that if you are going to participate in the 2+1 color challenge to send an email so we can get you on the list!!

If you are still thinking about it and need more deatils.... check out the COMQG Challenge tab in the menu bar for all the details.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

QuiltWorks in December....

Just a peak of our show and tell from the December meetng at QuiltWorks.
We hope to see you at the Stichin' Post next Tuesday!
Lindsey's Quilt ready to be quilted

Shannon's Quilt

Sabine's winter landscapes

Christy's Christmas table runner

Shannon's finished quilt top

Diane's quilt with blocks set on point

Chirsty's quilt... which auctioned off for charity

Amy's finished rag quilt

Monday, December 3, 2012

December's First Tuesday

December is here!!

We hope to see you at QuiltWorks this Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm.
Discussion topics...
Show and Tell
SOQS Description and Deadlines
Hope to see you there!

Also, we will be at the Stichin' Post on Tuesday December 17th from 5 to 8 pm.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Featured Member for December...

Kristin Shields
Ryan's Quilt
How long have you been quilting: 21 years

Favorite fabric designer or line of fabric: I like Alexander Henry for their novelty prints. Other than that, I love the do my own hand dyeing!

I learned to sew from: I learned to sew from my mom. I learned to quilt at a quilt shop in California.

Your first quilt: The one I first started was for me. The one I first finished was for my daughter.

The Moon Above Sees it All
Favorite thing to make: Quilts and small art.

Favorite blog to follow: Jude Hill’s blog, Spirit Cloth

Poject you are working on now: A free pieced owl quilt inspired by Tonya Ricucci.
Favorite place to shop: The Stitchin’ Post

Favorite class you have taken: Ooh, this is very hard! I love all the classes I’ve had with Gwen Marston, but I also love my online classes with Jude Hill. My other favorite teachers are Tonye Phillips, Sue Spargo, Rosalie Dace and Jean Wells.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ornaments Galore!

We had so much fun last night sewing little trees.  Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Third Tuesday Recap

We hope to see you all tonight!  Tuesday, November 27th from 5pm to 8pm at Quiltworks for our bonus sew date for the month.  See the last post for information about a fun, quick ornament project to make if you so choose.

We had a great meeting at the Stitchin Post last week.  Considering Thanksgiving was a couple of days away, we're glad so many folks could make it!

The front and back of Aura's rocketship quilt:

 And her beautiful bed quilt made with a tutorial from Fresh Lemons Quilts:

Kayla, Christy, and Lindsey all made blocks to contribute to a quilt for an upcoming auction.  Kayla sashed it and showed off the finished top:

And Christy showed us her quilt made from a pattern in Quilting Modern that just needs a binding.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Extra Sew date for November!

Our extra sew date for November is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, November 27th, at Quiltworks.  5pm to 8pm.

To get in the holiday spirit, we will be sewing some tree ornaments, using this tutorial from noodlehead.  If you want to, you can sew one of your own!  Here's what you will need to bring along.

You bring/buy at Quiltworks:
  • wool felt for the big tree background (at least 4 in by 8 in)
  • fabric for the tree (about 3 in by 3 in: little scraps work great!)
  • thread
I'll bring:
  • freezer paper and the tree template
  • fiberfill for the stuffing
  • yarn for the ornament string
  • a bunch of holiday fabric scraps

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tuesday in Sisters!

We hope to see you this Tuesday in Sisters
at the Stichin' Post from 5 to 8 pm
Bring a project to work on and something to share.
Take a peak at Vaori Wells' new line.... 
.... and pick up some fabric for the challenge!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pajama Sale!!

At the Stichin' Post

Saturday November 10th

Wear your pajamas to get an extra 5% off your purchase

Arrive early to get the best discount...... up to 30% off!

Also, they have Kona Coal and Kona Lime for our challenge

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Meeting Tuesday

We hope to see you at QuiltWorks this Tuesday!
We'll be there from 5 to 8 pm

Here's what happened last time we were there....
Lindsey brought in her work from a class she took at Quilt Works

Christy is working on her selvage quilt

Sabine made this cute birthday placemat for her granddaugter

Amy worked on table runners for a few friends

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Featured Member for November....

Kayla Herriman

How long have you been quilting.....  about five years.

Favoirte fabric desinger.... Michael Miller and Alexander Henry.

You'll most likely find me...... sewing little things together

I learned to sew from...... my grandma, but I learned to quilt in grad school from a book and a pattern.
My favorite place to shop is........ QuiltWorks, because of the wonderful ladies in there. However, I do love a good trip to Redmond and Sisters.
My current project......  I think this means projects.  I have a few.... I just finished with Elizabeth Hartman's Tokyo Subway in a Kayla color scheme.  Also, I am working on a Dear Jane quilt.... which I hope will be finished very soon!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

First Friday

First Friday Celebration!!!!
November QuiltWorks will be clebrating Crys Kyle
The celebration starts Friday November 2nd from 5 to 7pm
We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 26, 2012

PMQG Meeting

The Portland Modern Quilt Guild October meeting just happend to fall during MQX.   I had the opportunity to go to the meeting and wanted to share some of the meeting with you.
Angela Walters was the presenter and it was especially fantastic because I was able to take a class from her earlier that day.
She learned to quilt from her husband's grandfather and like most of us didn't really know what she was getting into.
Angela focuses on machine quilting.... and is full of encouragement. 

Angela uses designs like the one above to try out new designs because if you don't like it, it is only a small part of the quilt..... what a great idea!

I first checked out her book from the Deschutes Public Library....
Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters
After a few days I knew I would regret not taking her class while she was in Oregon...
Don't forget to check out Angela's new book will be out soon.
  In the Studio with Angela Walters
Angela also teaches classes at Craftsy..... and sent me with a little info I'll bring to the next meeting....
So, check out her class..... but don't sign up for it until you come to the meeting.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meetings in Sisters

Here is peak at what has been happening in Sisters on the Third Tuesday of the month....
Working on projects...

 Discussing block design

Erin's project in the works

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sisters this Tuesday

The third Tuesday in October is here!
We hope to see you at the Stichin' Post in Sisters from 5 to 8 pm.
Bring something to work on and share.
Show and tell at 6:00
Also, there is a great paper piecing tutorial on the store's blog that is worth checking out.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Challenge for SOQS 2013

Looks like the challenge is underway!   Are you up for it??

The two mandatory fabrics/colors are Kona Coal and Kona Lime. 

You can use these solids as well as other fabrics that read as Lime or Coal.
You can only add ONE more color from the color wheel....

Your color of choice could also be a shade of brown (chocolate, tan, etc.) or black or white.

You can add other similar fabrics/prints with Coal and Lime in them.... but they must only contain these two colors plus your color wheel color.

You can use up to 20% of the space with white or black as needed (if neither is your third color), if you like.  This includes any white or black that may be in a print with your 2+1 combination.

Minimum size of 36 x 36 inches, and may not exceed 104" in width or length.

This will be so exciting to see what everyone comes up with!!

Currently Kona Coal and Kona Lime..... can be found at QuiltWorks and at the Stichin' Post.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Featured Member for October......

Lindsey Kiesz

How long have you been quilting:
      I've been sewing for about 7 years.  

Who was your first quilt for:
      My grandma.  She's a quilter, so I knew she
      would appreciate the work that went into it!

I learned to sew from:
      Self taught for the first 6 years or so, then I took
      some quilt classes at local quilt shops that taught
      me so much!  I wish I would have taken a class sooner!

Favorite fabric designer or line of fabric:
      My favorite line that I have seen this year is
      Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda.

Favorite blog to follow:
      there's so many good blogs out there!  
       My favorites at the moment include Jeni at, and Elizabeth at 

            Project you are working on now:
I have a bunch of secret christmas presents that I'm working on right now.  In addition to those, I'm working on a bunch of Mod Mosaic blocks (Elizabeth Hartman).  I'm finding that those blocks are a good way to use up scraps and little pieces of fun fabrics.  I am also making a quilt top from the Salt Air fabric line, which I am in love with.

              Favorite place to shop:
It's so hard to choose!  We have so many great shops in Central Oregon.  For that I think we are really, really lucky!