We love show and tell! Our members bring quilts, both old and new, to our meeting to display and tell bits of information about how they were made or for whom. Often we merely enjoy looking at others' work with awe. In either case, show and tell is one of the most popular portions of our guild meeting.
Our Show & Tell quilts are posted on Facebook. Type in your Facebook account Mountain Stars Quilters Guild and you'll see the latest Show & Tell.
During the actual Show & Tell time Marley Sharpe will be photographing your quilt so she can post them on Facebook.
A huge Thank You to Marge Wall at Country Quilts
214 E. California St. Jacksonville OR for displaying "Breadfruit" in her quilt shop and selling opportunity tickets on it for our guild. Please go by and tell her we appreciate her so much and don't forget to touch some fabric! She also has a huge supply Jim Shore, Quilts for Sale and always Chocolate! Abby dog waiting for her quilter. Shop phone is 541.899.1972.
Our 2015 Opportunity quilt debuted on September 13, 2014 at the guild meeting. It is a special purchase quilt made by the Jacksonville Museum Quilters. You will see names on the back label of quilters who help found our guild. The quilt is all hand applique and quilted. It is Hawaiian "Breadfruit" and measures 86" square. It was appraised for $4500.00 so it will be a treasure to win. You can purchase your winning opportunity ticket at one of many venues scheduled for 2014-2015. The winner will be drawn at the Mountain Stars Quilters Guild meeting on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Tickets are sold for $1.00 each, 6 tickets for $5.00 and 30 tickets for $20.00. Contact webmaster if you are interested in purchasing tickets.
The quilters who hand quilted this beauty Click here
Workshops 2015 and beyond!
September 11, 2015- Class by Karen Morreale
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Elongated Diamonds is an original design by Jan Krueger (hearthsidequiltersnook.com), who is “delighted that one of my first patterns is still popular after 15 years”. A slightly different angle (about 56 degrees) is created with the “Tri” ruler from the Tri-Recs ruler set. It is a fool the eye concept, yielding a slightly contemporary look, depending on the choice of fabrics. The project incorporates the simple process of log cabin piecing, but around a diamond shape instead of a square and the diamonds are set diagonally. Instructions are for a lap-sized quilt, but you can make any size.
This is a fun project and great for beginners. You will learn log cabin style piecing, how to use the “Tri” ruler and set blocks diagonally and to measure twice and cut once—VERY important! Fabric choices are anything goes, even directional as long as you don’t mind that they will be angled.
Karen Morreale will be your teacher.
November 14, 2015
Claudia Law will be teaching on November 12 & 13 and providing a trunk show at guild on November 14, 2015
2017 Bonnie Hunter
QUILTS and GENEALOGY TALKS
PROGRAM SCHEDULE 2015
Once upon a time . .
. the very talented quilters from the
Jacksonville Museum Quilters Guild set out to make unique quilts, each
story to tell about the inhabitants and early history of the
One of the objectives of the JCGL Quilt Committee is to focus on the relationship of quilts to family history and genealogy. Toward that end, we will continue the series of “Quilts and Genealogy”. These talks are given on the fourth Tuesday each month (except for December) at at JCGL. A complete schedule of the topics, presenters and pictures of the featured quilts will be available later this summer.Jackson County Genealogy Library 3405 South Pacific Highway, Medford Oregon.
"The Hooper Dooms Raffle Quilt" by Anne Billeter- Local quilt maker Gladys Hooper Dooms brought together through her marriage the Hoopers of many Maine generations and the Dooms from the Midwest and Jackson County, Oregon. Raffle tickets for the quilt will be sold beginning September 22. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn on June 28, 2016. Hand quilted by Nell Mathern. Nell found some of the nine-patch blocks are made with Devonshire Cloth. There is an advertisement attached please read how remarkable that cloth was especially for children's clothes.
Devonshire Cloth Advertisement from 1923
Click here for a list of all the
Quilts and Genealogy Talks
Scheduled September 22, 2015- January 26 2016