Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tuesday in Bend

We hope to see you at the QuiltWorks this Tuesday!

April 2nd from 5 to 8 pm


Please bring your challenge quilt so that we can take photos to submit for our group exibit at quilt show!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

March in Sisters

We hope to see you at the Stitchin' Post this Tuesday!
March  19th
5 to 8 pm
Bring a project to work on, a snack if you like, and some show and tell to share.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sewing Summit

Have you all seen the Sewing Summit 2013? The organizers have just released the information on their website. It sounds like a blast!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tuesday notes

We discussed a lot of business at the meeting on tuesday! Hopefully having them written down will help someone (me!) keep track of our various activities this spring. I have also added a calendar tab to the website to help.

 1) If you haven't already, please send Kayla a message to introduce yourself and be the featured member in a blog post.

 2) Register your quilt for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show group exhibit by May 1st.

 3) Sign up with Kayla to hostess our group exhibit for the show or for Save it for Sunday.

4) We have agreed to show our quilts at the Five Pine Lodge for the month of July. Tentative due date for quilts is June 15th.

 5) Ronald McDonald house blocks due to Kayla by the end of April.

 6) For our guild to join the Modern Quilt Guild, we need to pay dues based on the size of our group (10-15 members: $150, 16-25 members: $250). We discussed 'passing a hat' at all meetings to pay the dues starting July 1st. For the remaining half of 2013, the dues will be half (10-15 members: $75, 16-25 members: $125), and then starting January 1 dues will be paid to the Modern Quilt Guild for the full year.

 7) Look for a link to an online survey coming in an email soon. You will be able to use this anonymous online survey to nominate group members for leadership positions of our guild.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday Meeting

Here's a peek at the show and tell from our meeting tonight. A big thanks to all of you who came!!

EW's first quilt!

Sabine's quilt with a polar fleece backing

Erin's blocks for a work in progress

Kayla's fabric she printed at QuiltCon

Katy's challenge quilt

Hillary's killer jacket

Amy's challenge quilt in progress
Janice with part of her challenge quilt

Cornie quilt she quilted for donation to the community quilt project.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bend in March

We hope to see you at the QuiltWorks this Tuesday!

March  5th

There will lots of business at the meeting....
and lots of goodies!

We learned a lot at QuiltCon about the direction the MQG is headed and we want to tell you all about it.

We also got some goodies that we are going to share with the group (Thanks to the ladies from Chicago who shared some extra goodies with us)  Lots of raffle prizes!

This meeting will start promptly at 6:00 pm. 

We do ask that if you want to sew, come early and sew before or bring a hand project to work on while we talk. 

On the agenda....
  • The direction of the national MQG
  • The options for our group as part of the MQG
  • New activities brought to you by the MQG
  • Show and Tell
  • Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
    • Challenge Deadlines
    • Volunteers Needed!
  • Ronald McDonald House Project

Friday, March 1, 2013

Featured Member for March.....

Christy McDevitt
How long have you been quilting:I’ve been quilting seriously for less than a year.  Well maybe not seriously, on a regular basis might be a better way to put it. 

Who was your first quilt for:
My first quilt was for myself, a hair-brained attempt to make a quilt in a weekend with a bunch of polyester fabric I found at a Fabric Mart discount store near Waikiki beach on Oahu.  They ship!

I learned to sew from:
Early pointers and encouragement came from Mom.  Recently I’ve been absorbing lots of inspiration from the ladies of the COMQG.

Favorite fabric designer or line of fabric:
I have a secret yeaning to get my hands on some Mendocino from Heather Ross but I’m late to the party and it’s all being sold second hand now.   

Favorite blog to follow:
Oh dear I can’t choose just one! Here are my top 3 right now.
Jacquie’s style is creative and fluid while still including enough symmetry and predictability to be pleasing to the eye.  She is coauthor of the recently released Quilting Modern: Techniques for Improvisational Piecing.  I LOVE this book and have several projects underway from her patterns.   
I love Emma’s idea to make an article of clothing every month for a year.  She has some amazing pieces that look stylish and comfortable.  I am still working on the patterns for a custom sweatshirt.  Check out the post from September where she shares a pattern for a stunning gingham print top!  Besides anyone who invites us to… “have a nose around” gets my vote. 
Sometimes the best inspiration comes not from looking at what you are already doing.  I frequent Improvised Life for all manner of ideas, inspiration and things to challenge my normal behavior.  This blog spans topics as varied as savant musical performers, tiny gruella garden installations, and  a roundup of blogs for good-such wide ranging content. 

Project you are working on now:
So many, some of which are secret but I’m most excited about this quilt, inspired by the pattern Supernova from Quilting Modern (see picture).  It’s a mix of vintage and modern fabric and has been such a fun project to assemble.  Made me feel like the pattern was emerging and developing all the way through the process, the creativity not over until the binding was going on.  I’m also working on a quilt that incorporates this collage (picture).  I’ve been making fabric at and working on a few quilts that incorporate those prints including the Toes In The Sand pattern from Jaybird Quilts. 

Favorite place to shop:
All the stores in Central Oregon are great with helpful staff and good selection. 

I especially enjoy: QuiltWorks, BJ’s Quilt Basket and the Stitch n Post. 
 If you are looking to order something unique I love the bloggers fat quarter packs at the Fat Quarter Shop.  Every month they ask a popular blogger to select 15 fabrics for a fat quarter pack.  I’m excited about the packs to be released by Elizabeth Hartman and Kaye Prince that will be available soon!  This is also a great place to discover new bloggers!

Favorite class you have taken:
I’m not much of a class person, but Elizabeth Hartman’s Tokyo Subway class pushed me way out of my comfort zone to tackle a bigger and more complicated project. 
I’m working on my own version that is a map of an off-road race.  Here are the WIP picture of my quilt, map, and original design (Tokyo) by Elizabeth.