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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! 

    Guild Event Policies 

September 11, 2015- Class by Karen Morreale

Registration form  click here:

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  



September 2017    Bonnie Hunter

        PROGRAM SCHEDULE  2015

Once upon a time . . . the very talented quilters from the Jacksonville Museum Quilters Guild set out to make unique quilts, each with a story to tell about the inhabitants and early history of the Rogue Valley.  Many years later the collection found itself without a home.  Ultimately, the historical quilt collection was donated to the Jackson County Genealogy Library (JCGL) where the quilts are displayed in the reading room at the Library.

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 1:30 pm 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.
    "Deep Roots: The Hooper Dooms Raffle Quilt"      
  "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.  

  Click here 
   Devonshire Cloth Advertisement from 1923

Contact: 541-512-2340  
                Email: info@rvgsociety.org

Click here   for a list of all the
Quilts and Genealogy Talks
Scheduled September 22, 2015- January 26 2016



Mountain Stars Quilters Guild Meeting: 

Join Mountain Stars Quilters Guild: 

When: Saturday September 12, 2015

Social:              10 AM - Introduction to wool applique

Hospitality          11:15 Potluck- Anything goes

Business:          12 Noon

Where:              Live Oak Grange                                                               

                         120 Gardiner   Rogue River, OR  

Program:       Drawing for "Breadfruit"       

And:                  Fat Quarter Drawing - Autumn Theme

And:  Wear your nametag!

And:  Cell Phones off

  Mountain Stars Guild's Block Party    



Applique Block

Finished Block 9 1/2” Square

Cut: 10” square of cream muslin or cream tone on tone fabric for background.

For the apple fabrics: 1 medium red,

1 light red or light red print,

1 green or green print.

Various greens for the leaves and brown for the stems.

Center the apple cluster on your fabric.

 Click here for applique pattern

Pieced Block

Picket Fence Block 

What makes the pattern work is the scrappy nature of the block.

White or cream fabrics  - Eight  2 1/2” squares

Print fabrics  - Eight  2 1/4” x 4 1/2” rectangles

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the light squares.  Sew 4 light squares to the rectangles with the light fabric on the left and 4 light squares to the rectangles with the light fabric on the right to make a mirror image.  Press the left rectangle to the print fabric and the right rectangle to the light fabric.  Then sew the two rectangles together to make the picket fence. 

Make 4 picket fence squares.



Look Forward - Mountain Stars Quilt Show 2016                        Paint Chip   Challenge with a Twist  

Click here   to find the rules and the fun begins!  

Click here to see label on back 

Sept 25-26-27 ~ Antique Show at Medford Armory, your opportunity to sit with and sell tickets on “Rogue Beauty” and get in free! There will be a sign up sheet at the Guild meeting. 
Contact Nell Mathern, 541.941.2463, jnmathern@gmail.com,
Elizabeth Luebberke, 541.301.5600 ehburke1@hotmail.com

Quilt Shows Local and Beyond!

September ~  Gold Beach Quilters Annual Show, Gold Beach, OR bymyhandonline@gmail.com


Sept 19-20 ~ Coos Sand ‘n Sea Quilt Guild, A Sea of Quilts XXl,  Boys & Girls Club, 3333 Walnut Ave, Coos Bay, OR


October 4-5 ~ Hugo Ladies Club Schoolhouse Quilters, 6050 Hugo Rd, Hugo, OR


October 7-10 ~ Pacific NW Quilting Festival, Oregon Convention Center, 777 MLK JR Blvd. Portland, OR mqx@charter.net


October 9-18 ~ Old Aurora Colony Museum, 43rd Annual Quilt Show, New Beginnings,15018 2nd St N.E. Aurora, OR www.auroracolony.org.


November 7-8  ~  Material Girls, Shady Cove, OR


November 19-21 ~ Quilt Craft & Sew Festival, Portland Metro Expo, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, OR



                                      Diamond Lake Retreat


      Fall date: September 18-20, 2015  Registration Form Click here:





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