9/16/20

African Queen Charity Quilt(s?!) for Weinsteins2Uganda

I think all of us have fallen in love with the Africa Queen block and quilts and together, we're planning on making at one (and potentially more, depending on how many blocks get made) to auction or raffle off with all proceeds going to Jeff and Yvonne Weinstein for their missionary work in Gulu, Uganda.

Tami A. and Yvonne collected names at the guild meeting last night for those who'd like to make one or more blocks. They have kits available which includes fabric for the background (which we want to be the same for the entire quilt) and fabric for the dress and headdress - you will provide brown fabric for the face and hands. You can make any blocks as you want and if you want to use your own Ugandan fabric for the dress or headdress, Tami has plenty of extra background fabric for you to make more, just let her know.

Please contact Tami to request kits, to ask any questions, and either arrange to have a kit/kits mailed to you or arrange a time to pick them up from Tami's house. This is the pattern we are using. Please note that there are variations of this pattern available on the internet, but the dimensions and cutting sizes may be different; please only use the Africa Queen block pattern linked above.

Tami's goal to have all kits out by Tuesday, September 22nd and give everyone two weeks to make your blocks and get them back to Tami so that she and Yvonne can get the quilts together in time for our October guild meeting.

Yvonne shared some wonderful pictures and stories about their work and life in Uganda at our September guild meeting last night. I will get it published and linked on here as soon as possible!

Click here to read the Weinsteins blog.

Click here to see their Facebook group.

- Cassandra G.

9/14/20

September Virtual Guild Meeting Reminder

Sorry for the last minute reminder - I've had a jaw smacking busy week, I mean I really put my nose to the grindstone*!

*For those who may not know, I had an accident while walking and fell hard on my face - nothing broken, but let's say I looked like I went a couple rounds with a prize fighter. Almost all healed now though!

If you would like to get your quilts and projects into the PowerPoint presentation like we did for the August meeting, please have your pictures (including dimensions, description, title, etc.) to me via email or text by today, Monday September 14th, at 6pm so I have time tonight to put it together.

Also due at this guild meeting is your Raincross Quilt Guild Challenge projects! So please send me those photos too of the wonderful quilt, bag, table runner, or whatever creative thing you've made, along with dimensions, title, etc. today by 6pm.

I will get next Be My Neighbor block of the month pattern up, along with instructions for the African Queen blocks we discussed at last month's meeting.

For the Zoom meeting, we will use the same Zoom meeting, link, and password as last time. If you need a copy of that, please let me know. It will be posted on on our Facebook page.

- Cassandra G.

8/17/20

2nd Annual Beach Retreat in Oceanside

Ahoy fellow Guild mates!

Announcing our 2nd annual Beach Retreat in Oceanside, right on the beach!

Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2020

YES, it's really happening  (with a few modifications,  of course - your health and safety is our prime concern!)

Same venue as last year - two story condo.

Registration opens Aug 18 with a $100 deposit, with the balance due on Oct 1. The total cost will range from $287 on the high side,  to $225, depending on the number of participants.  You may pay in the following ways:

Mail to Barbara M. (address in our directory) or drop off at Barbara's,  Jeri's, Andie's, or Shelly N. (treasurer). (Cash or check) Shelly and Jeri are both gone during the day, so make arrangements to meet them in the evening. We have 20 spots available,  first come,  first served.

Looking forward to an amazing time sewing by the ocean!

- Barbara M.

August BOM and Virtual Guild Meeting Reminder

We hope everyone is staying cool during this crazy heatwave. If you experience a blackout, PLEASE get somewhere cool - you've friends all over the Riverside area and someone will still have power! And please remember to check on your neighbors too and make sure everyone is staying cool. County of Riverside Cool Center

Our next virtual guild meeting is coming up tomorrow

If you have not already done so, please go ahead and download Zoom to your computer, phone, or tablet. Zoom uses the camera and microphone from your device to share your video and audio:





If you already have Zoom installed, please remember to check for updates about once a week as they are continuing to improve the application and tighten its security.

If you need a refresher, I highly recommend you checkout the Raincross Quilt Guild Zoom Cheat Sheet I created for us.

We will be using a new THE SAME Zoom meeting link AS LAST TIME which will be made available on the Raincross Facebook page. If you do not use Facebook, post in the comments below or email the guild and I will email you the link and password.

To make sharing easier for everyone, we'd like to try the following: please email or text Cassandra photos of your quilts and she will organize them into a slideshow so that you don't have to hold up your quilt/piece, you just have to talk about it.

Please include:
- your name
- name of the quilt/piece (if it has one)
- dimensions
- brief description

When you take your picture, please try to include the entire quilt/piece while it is flat on the floor, on your bed, or on a design wall. It's okay if it's not straight or the perspective is wonky - I can fix that.

We will be doing the same thing for our Raincross Quilt Guild challenge quilts, which are due next month.

7/16/20

July BOM and Virtual Guild Meeting Reminder

Greetings! We hope all our quilterly friends are keeping safe and sane and healthy out there and that you're ready for another thrilling virtual guild meeting coming up next Tuesday evening, July 21st at 6:00 PM on Zoom.

If you have not already done so, please go ahead and download Zoom to your computer, phone, or tablet. Zoom uses the camera and microphone from your device to share your video and audio:





If you already have Zoom installed, please remember to check for updates about once a week as they are continuing to improve the application and tighten its security.

If you need a refresher, I highly recommend you checkout the Raincross Quilt Guild Zoom Cheat Sheet I created for us.

We will be using a new Zoom meeting link which will be made available on the Raincross Facebook page. If you do not use Facebook, post in the comments below or email the guild and I will email you the link and password.

For the meeting, we would like to invite everyone to share:

  • In honor of our Independence Day,  your red, white, and blue quilts - projects you've made in the past, projects you're working on now, even if you just have one block, or QoV quilts...anything you've got!
  • If you're joining making this year's Block of the Month, Be My Neighbor, share with us your first four blocks.
Speaking of Block of the Month, here is this month's block and instructions:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zBCjBW9rmuYl6wnJIogRy5aZ9m_TXFXx/view?usp=sharing

Finally, we'd like to remind you that our first annual Raincross Quilt Guild Challenge projects using the lovely birdie fabric we all received in May will be due at the September guild meeting. More news on how we'll share these quilts soon!
- Cassandra G.