1/17/20

Quilts of Valor National Sew Day February 1st

from the QoVF Patterns collection
The next Quilts of Valor National Sew Day is coming up on February 1, 2020.

Register here: 2020-national-sew-day-registration. Each person must be registered to win. Membership is not required to participate or register for National Sew Day. Registration closes Friday, February 1 at 11:45 PM EST.

We'll be meeting at Susan C.'s office Riverside Community College District, Office of Economic Development at 23555 Meyer Drive, Riverside, starting at 9am with a salad potluck lunch. Please bring your sewing machine, notions, etc.; irons, ironing boards and cutting mats will be provided.  Non quilters/sewers are welcome and can help with pressing, layout and preparing kits. Susan will have kits made up for you to work on or bring your own QoV project. Contact Susan C. if you have any questions!

- Cassandra G.

1/16/20

Reminder: Guild meeting Tuesday!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (I'm only two weeks late)

Winter Solstice by Annie's Craft Store
We've got a lot coming up this month:

Quilter's Closet Cleanout - It's a new year and time to tidy your sewing room and cupboards and get rid of fabric, notions, tools, and items you know you're simply not going to use. Bring your new or gently used items to sell at our January guild meeting. You are invited to make a donation from the proceeds of your sales to our Charity bank account, but it's not required. You are required, however, to TAKE HOME ANYTHING YOU DON'T SELL. If you don't want it, please throw it away at the end of the night.

2019 Round Robin Exchange - This is our FINAL exchange, so please finish the top you got at the November meeting and bring it to the January guild meeting in the original bag and with any leftover fabric AND add your name to the sign in sheet in the bag. Remember, once you get your top back, you can do whatever you like with it! If you'd like to finish it and bring it back to show it off, please feel free to do so at any meeting. And thank you for a great exchange!

2020 Memberships are due - Our 2020 Raincross Quilt Guild memberships are due this month, so be sure to bring $25 cash or checks made out to "Raincross Quilt Guild" (the bank won't accept checks made out to "RQG") to the meeting to give to Dawn M. You must pay your membership this month to be included in our annual directory. Contact Dawn M. if you have any questions. Membership sign in sheets will be updated for our March meeting, so please be patient with us if you've just joined and don't see your name on the sign in sheet at either the January or February meeting.

2020 Mystery Box Sign Ups - We're looking for volunteers to sign up to put together the mystery box! We are encouraging teams of people (2+) to participate as it's fun project and many hands make the work easy. Andie B. will be answering questions and taking sign ups at the January guild meeting.

2020 Quilt of Valor Sew Day - While technically this is the first day of February, we're announcing it now. More details coming in a blog post tomorrow, but the short of it: February 1st, 9am-3pm, Riverside Community College District, Office of Economic Development, 23555 Meyer Drive, Riverside, please register here: www.QOVF.org

And um...I think there's a quilt show or something happening...

So, here's your full reminder list of things to bring:
  • Your homemade name badge
  • Your December 2019 BOM
  • Your final Round Robin exchange
  • Your $25 membership dues
  • Your yard sale items
  • 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.
  • If you have a birthday in January, June, or September, you are invited to bring a snack or dish to share (but it's not required)
  • Bottled water or other non-alcoholic drink
See you all Tuesday!

- Cassandra G.

12/15/19

Reminder: Guild meeting Tuesday!

Christmas is coming! And so is Hanukkah and Kwanzaa! And so is our quilt guild meeting on a regular night this Tuesday!

Advent Quilt by RedNeedleQuilts on Etsy
Paula would very much like me to remind everyone that they are invited to bring red, yellow, brown, and black buttons as well as black thread for her to send to Yvonne in Africa. Paula will be collecting any buttons or thread donations (or money and Paula will purchase more buttons and thread) at our next meeting in December and she'll get them sent to Yvonne.

So, here's your full reminder list of things to bring:
  • Your homemade name badge
  • Your November 2019 BOM
  • Notions for Yvonne
  • 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.
  • It's our annual holiday potluck - everyone is invited to bring something to share
  • Bottled water or other non-alcoholic drink
See you all Tuesday!

P.S. The final round of Round Robin is due at the January meeting - you've got one more month!

- Cassandra G.

11/20/19

Request from Yvonne in Africa


Paula W. has  heard from Yvonne Weinstein in Africa and asked to pass along this message to the guild.

Yvonne says she could use some red, yellow, brown, and black buttons as well as black thread. Paula will be collecting any buttons or thread donations (or money and Paula will purchase more buttons and thread) at our next meeting in December and she'll get them sent to Yvonne. Thank you!

- Cassandra G.

11/14/19

Reminder: Guild meeting Tuesday!

You're getting an earlier-than-normal reminder for this month's guild meeting in case you've forgotten that...


  • this month is the Steal Game! The theme is sewing room accessories. If you need a free pattern, check out this blog post. Please bring your item in an unmarked brown paper bag.


  • this month is also the 4th exchange for those participating in the Round Robin! They're getting bigger, so it's going to take you more time and more fabric to get your row created and attached.
So, here's your full reminder list of things to bring:
  • Your homemade name badge
  • Your October 2019 BOM
  • If you are participating in the 2019 Steal Game, your sewing room accessories in an unmarked brown paper bag.
  • If you are participating in the 2019 Round Robin, your round robin exchange.
  • 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.
  • If you were born anytime during the calendar year, you're invited to bring a snack to share (but it's not required!). Woohoo! A bonus potluck!
  • Bottled water or other non-alcoholic drink
See you all Tuesday (or if you're going to the Fall Retreat in Oceanside, in a few hours!)

- Cassandra G.