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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.  
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Be sure to click on Quilts of Valor  and you'll see quilts made for Quilts of Valor here in SW Oregon and recipients of those quilts. Cindy Roche' is the SW Oregon Regional Coordinator and she shares Quilts of Valor at Show and Tell.
Click on Quilts of Valor for Cindy's Facebook page where you'll see quilts given in our local area.
Quilts of Valor:
Requirements needed to make a Quilt of Valor:

If you are planning on bringing a quilt or quilts for  “Show & Tell”, a sign up sheet will be provided in the Dining Room. Please give your name and the name of your quilt on the list. Then  have your quilt photographed by Robyn Skinner and Marley Sharpe. That’s all there is to it. During the actual Show & Tell time you can enjoy seeing everyone’s quilt and hear their story and not be interrupted with photo taking. 

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Winner is local
Mountain Stars Opportunity Quilt 2014  
"Passing Fancy" has a winner!  Her name is Judi Scranton from Ashland Oregon.
Judi has a wonderful story to share about wanting to win this quilt.  She lives at Mountain Star Ranch and the view from where the quilt will reside is of Mt. Ashland.  Judy purchased tickets to win the quilt from Cottage Quilts in the Harry & David Center and went back to Cottage Quilts to purchase more tickets and the shop didn't have the quilt on display because "Passing Fancy" was out at the Master Gardeners Spring Fair at the Expo. Judi tracked the quilt down at the fair and purchased more tickets.  It was meant to be that this beautiful quilt found such a great home.  The quilt was made by members of the guild, the pieced blocks and the needleturn hand applique.  The pattern designer is Kim Diehl. We had extra blocks so the creative extra border was added as a special touch. The quilt is 82" X 82" and machine quilted by Nan McVay.

Click here to see winner

ur 2015 Opportunity quilt will debut 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. Information about tickets will be announced at the September 13 guild meeting.

        PROGRAM SCHEDULE 2014-2015

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” talks from September 2014 to June 2015.  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.

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    "QUILTS, Pioneer History and Genealogy"

by Chuck Eccleston-  This talk illustrates the challenges and rewards of wagon train travel on the Applegate Trail in the 1850's. The Applegate Trail Quilt acknowledges the achievements of the pioneer wagon people settling the Oregon Territory.  

  The quilt was made by the Jacksonville Museum Quilters in 1976.  The quilt is now in the collection of the Rogue Valley Genealogy Society.           
Contact: 541-512-2340  
                Email: info@rvgsociety.org

Click here   for a list of all the
  Quilts and Genealogy Talks
A new quilt talk schedule will be posted here for the new talks beginning in September 2014.

click hereDocument Your Quilts Brochure
Forms to fill out before your scheduled appointment.

Workshops  2014

Guild Event Policies

July 17-19, 2014   Marsha McCloskey 

Registration Form    Click here:

July 17-19, 2014           Click here for Marsha's website

                        September 13-15, 2014   Rami Kim  Registration Form  Click here

                                                                                             Rami Kim's website Click here

November 7-9, 2014  Jan Krentz

                                                                              March 12-14, 2015 Colleen Blackwood

May 7-9, 2015  Barbara Shapel

                                                                              September 2017    Bonnie Hunter





Mountain Starts Quilters Guild Meeting: 

Join Mountain Stars Quilters Guild: click here for the new 2014-2015 Renewal Form

When: Saturday July 19, 2014

Social: 10 AM  to 11AM

Show & Tell Photo Shoot:  10 AM to 11 AM
Business: 12 Noon

Program: Marsha McCloskey

Where: Live Oak Grange
120 Gardiner
Rogue River, OR

Opportunity Quilt: "Passing Fancy"   Has a winner Click here to see winner 

And: Fat Quarter Drawing- Red, White, Blue or any combination.

 And: Wear your nametag!

And: Cell Phones Off

And:   July Block Party 

   Mountain Stars Guild's Block Party and a  Block Party for Quilts of Valor -Participate in BOTH!   


July 2014 Pieced Block ~ Star Twist Pinwheels   Applique Block~ Aunt Martha's Tulip.

 Star Twist Pinwheels July 2014 - Pieced block  Click here
Aunt Martha's Tulip July 2014- Applique block 

July pieced block   Click Here  
Eagle Folkart block         Click here  

Want to make a "Quilt of Valor" Click Here for the requirements needed to complete your "Quilt of Valor". Get the Bare Bones!

  Look Forward to: 

Click here for Registration Form

Diamond Lake Retreat- September 19, 20 & 21, 2014 

Sisterhood of Quilting 2014-  A good memory for everyone who attended! Lots of inspiration gathered to keep us quilting until our next Biennial Quilt Show 2016!

Many of you may have missed the handmade banner created for the Admission Table by Elizabeth Luebberke as so many attendee's stood in front of it waiting to pay and enter the show (which was a good thing).  Sisterhood of Quilting blocks across the front of the table.

Quilt Show:   Joedy Kimmel First Place   "Tom's Quilt" Applique by Joedy  and machine quilted by Carolyn Wolf. 


Gayle Johnston- "Journey" First Place.  Pieced by Gayle with a zillion "Y" seams. Machine quilted by Sue Cunningham. 

Quilt Show Challenge was issued for entries that express "Home-What it means to me."  Nancy Hinds took First Place, Carol Dickson took Second Place and Sandy Speasl took Third Place.  All entries were appreciated for the thought and workmanship given to the challenge.  
Pins & Needles General Store was a most popular shopping experience. Items made by quilters can be the best especially when you've always wanted to have that something special and you didn't get around to making it yourself.  

"What's Behind the Blue Door" ???    Right down the hall from the Pins & Needles General Store was the classroom for the "Bed Turning"  Notable Women Quilt Initiative and the Southern Oregon Stitchers .  As you came down the hall the Notable Women display was an invitation to enter the room .


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Last Updated: 7/18/14