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                                                   Click here to have the 2016-2017 Membership Form                                             

                                             Click here for the Mountain Stars Quilt Guild Brochure


See our guild history albums:
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 Our history albums and A Mountain Stars Quilt Guild Look Back At The Past are found on the About Us page link.                        

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.     

  During the actual Show & Tell time Marley Sharpe will be photographing your quilt so she can post them on Facebook.


Cascade Lily is a pattern designed  by and used with permission from Polly Minick and   Laurie Simpson. Polly and Laurie are sisters and named their pattern Coastal Lily but the Mountain Stars Quilters Guild renamed their quilt to make it fit our beautiful Cascade Mountain range. The quilt is a “Show Stopper” just like  Mt. McLoughlin just south of Crater Lake. It is the tallest peak in the    Cascade Mountains between Mt. Thielsen in the north and Mt. Shasta in the south. 

            Cascade Lily is 97” X 100” - Thank you to Cottage Quilts~Medford, OR for donating fabric .

The blocks were made by members of the Mountain Stars Quilters Guild.  The quilt was made by  Cathy Lang , machine quilted by Carol Dickson. The label  by Susann  Tresner.  Quilt mother is Elizabeth Luebberke. Elizabeth will be selling tickets so you may have the opportunity to win this beautiful quilt!  She would like guild members  to step up to help sell tickets at guild and venues.  This Opportunity Quilt is a fund raiser for our guild. .  Elizabeth’s contact info is in our membership book.

                              Tickets:  $1.00 Each       6 tickets for $5.00   and  30 tickets for $20.00                                                              Drawing Date: September 15, 2017


A huge Thank You to Marge Wall at Country Quilts 214 E. California St. Jacksonville OR  for displaying "Cascade Lily" 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!  Shop phone is 54   1.899.1972.  




Workshops  2016 and beyond! 

    Guild Event Policies 


 March 2017- Carolyn Woods 

Click here for Carolyn Woods Registration Form:

 Do you dream of having a beautifully organized quilting space or studio? Have you been searching for a better way to organize your fabrics, tools, and threads? Are you tired of the clutter that seems to pile up and multiply with each quilting project? Wondering what you really should do with all those UFO’s?

Help is on the way! Mark your calendars for March 9th and 10th, when Carolyn Woods, professional organizer and author of Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter, An Illustrated Guide to the Space of your Dreams, will be teaching a class for the guild. You will come away with many inspiring ideas and practical strategies for getting started. You will actually spend time during class developing a plan of action. She will also be doing a guild presentation on UFO’s—how to sort them out, store them, develop goals for finishing them, and even help you identify the causes of your profusion of projects.


 March Early Bird Class ~“Color Dots” 

 May Early Bird Class~ English Paper Piecing

 Spring Retreat ~ May 19, 20, & 21, 2017

 Bonnie Hunter Class ~ September, 2017

 Fall Retreat ~ September 2017

 Mountain Stars Quilter Guild ~ 2018 Quilt Show
        PROGRAM SCHEDULE  2017

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. 

Coming up NEXT:

Have your heard?

SIX Family QUILTS will be shared

and their stories told

Tuesday, February 28

from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

at the

Jackson County Genealogy Library

3405 S Pacific Hwy, Medford, OR


Who will Win the door prize?

$25 gift card for Country Quilts

in Jacksonville.



 Jackson County Genealogy Library 3405 South Pacific Highway, Medford Oregon.


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

Click here   for a list of all the
Quilts and Genealogy Talks
Scheduled  2016- 2017



Mountain Stars Quilters Guild Meeting: 

Join Mountain Stars Quilters Guild: 

When: Saturday March 11, 2017

Social:       10 AM 

Early Bird  

March Early Bird Class ~“Color Dots”For Early Bird Education, we'll be investigating the world of color and fabric design.  If you wish to participate, please bring the following.  A sheet of blank white paper, with your name on it.

The selvage from at least on fabric, with all traces of the fabric pattern removed from the selvage, but showing the "Color Separation" or "Color Dots" that are on the selvage.  Staple a piece of paper to the selvage, and the fabric it came from, and mark each piece of paper with your initials and your birthday, for example: NM (12/29/42) There will be a basket where the selvages will be collected, but KEEP YOUR FABRIC WITH YOU AND HIDDEN.

Hospitality     11 AM   

Lunch will be served.  


Business:         12 Noon

Program:        Carolyn Woods    

Where:              Live Oak Grange    

                         120 Gardiner    Rogue River, OR        

And:      Fat Quarter Drawing -   Anything Green   

And:  Wear your nametag!

And:  Cell Phones off




 Mountain Stars Guild's Block Party 

   Pansy Block                            

Start with a yellow background 10-1/2 square.  Cut 4 green leaves approx.. 2” by 3” long.  Cut  5 circles approx.. 2” across for flower petals in your color choice.  Cut 1 circle approx.. 2” across for flower center in your color choice.

 Add 3/16” turn-under allowances for traditional applique.

 Trim block to 9-1/2” square after applique.

Although pieced patterns dominated the commercial pattern industry in the first half of the twentieth century, applique designs were also offered.  The Pansy Block is attributed to the Nancy Cabot column of the Chicago Tribune, published during that time.


Contained Chaos

From assorted pink prints and pink tone-on-tones, cut 16 each 1-1/2” by 4-1/2” rectangles. “A”

From white on white fabric cut 4 each 1-1/2”by 8-1/2” rectangles. “B”

From one of your pink prints or pink tone-on-tones cut 4 each 2-1/2” by 2-1/2” squares. “C”

Sew four of your pink 2-1/2” by 4-1/2” rectangles together on the 4-1/2” side which when completed will make a 4-1/2” square.  Do this 3 more times to have 4 each 4-1/2” squares.

Then sew your patches together as shown in the diagram to completed the block. 

Finished block should measure 12-1/2” square.


Pattern was designed by Melissa Peda for Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Magazine








Quilt Shows Local and Beyond!






DIAMOND LAKE Spring  RETREAT 2017-  Mark your calendar!!! 


Spring Retreat ~ May 19, 20, & 21, 2017

This year’s Diamond Lake spring retreat is scheduled for the third weekend in May, the 19th, 20th, 21st.  As is customary, the spring retreat is for working on UFO’s – no structured class is planned, just as much quilting time as you want to spend.  The registration coupon is in this newsletter.

For anyone new to our retreats, we have the use of a huge sewing room upstairs at the Diamond Lake Resort building and table space to sew at.  The guild provides two raised cutting tables, four ironing boards with irons, and coffee and hot water.

Participants bring their own sewing and projects and whatever else you need.  We all bring snack food to share with each other.

As far as cost, your $40 fee pays for the room rental and expenses incurred in putting on the retreat with any surplus going toward Mt. Stars’ guild.  Each participant makes their own housing and meal arrangements.  Many of the participants share cabins or motel rooms with each other and many of the cabin renters cook some or all of their meals there.  As a time of fellowship, most of us go to dinner together on Friday night in one of the Resort dining rooms.

Room and cabin reservations can be made by calling the Resort at 1-800-733-7593 and be sure to mention that you are with Mt. Stars’ Quilter’s Guild.

Cornell Hartford, 541/878-4666, cornell46@embarqmail.com







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Last Updated: 2/19/2017