11/19/17

Reminder: Guild meeting Tuesday!

Are you ready to gobble up some quilts?! Let's do this!

1956 Spode Turkey Platter
Here's your reminder list of things to bring:
  • Your homemade name badge
  • Your Raincross Quilt Guild pin, which is worth an EXTRA ticket in the door prize drawing! If you don't have one, you can purchase one for $5 at the door.
  • Your kitchen accessory inside an empty, clean food or kitchen item container (cereal box, trash bag box, etc.).
  • If you are participating in the 2017 BOM, the ninth two blocks.
  • If you are participating in Cassandra G.'s Row by Row, your next row is due.
  • If you attended the retreat to Campbell House, the items you made to share.
  • If you were born on March, May, September, or November, you are invited to bring a snack to share (but it's not required!).
  • Bottled water or other non-alcoholic drink
See you all Tuesday!

- Cassandra G.

11/17/17

2017 RQG Quilts of Valor Presentation

This past Saturday, Raincross Quilt Guild and Friendship Quilters had the privilege of honoring our Veterans on Veterans Day with Quilts of Valor at the beautiful East Hills Community Church. Thank you for all your work making the quilts, our QoV chairwoman Susan C. for organizing this charity for us, East Hills Community Church for hosting us, our holders and folders, and of course, our brave Veterans!

Check out all the photos here.


- Cassandra G.

11/14/17

Giving thanks for silly jokes

Your blog mistress and a turkey, circa 1997
Q:  Why did the pilgrims want to sail to America in the spring?
A:  Because April showers bring Mayflowers!

Q:  What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
A:  He got the stuffing knocked out of him!

Q:  What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
A:  Plymouth Rock

Q:  Why did the police arrest the turkey?
A:  They suspected it of fowl play.

Q:  What are turkeys thankful for at Thanksgiving?
A:  The current veganism/vegetarianism fad.

And remember, Thanksgiving is the time to count your blessings, one by one, as each relative goes home. :D
- Cassandra G.

11/5/17

Free Historic Sewing Patterns & Costumes

While Halloween has passed for this year, as quilters and sewing artists, we always keep our eyes peeled for new ideas and patterns.

I saw this come up recently in a friend's Facebook feed and wanted to share with you all!

Check out this page for several online resources for free historic and costume sewing patterns - what fun!



- Cassandra G.

11/3/17

RQG 2017 Fall Retreat at Campbell House


We had a glorious time at the Campbell House this past weekend and thought we'd share our pictures for those who were unable to attend.

We made Christmas pillows...



And Christmas quilts...




And a Christmas tree out of food...



And Christmas ornaments and a Christmas bag (that I somehow didn't take any photos of but trust, we did)!
- Cassandra G.