10/19/18

Sandy Corbin's Grab Bag Workshop this Saturday

There are still spots available for the Sandy Corbin workshop this Saturday, so come join us! Sandy Corbin will be leading a workshop on Sandy's Grab Bag With 3-D Flowers. The cost is $35 (+$11 for the pattern due to Sandy on the day for the pattern). Contact Andie B. to inquire if there are any spots available.

Please note that Sandy has some pre-workshop tasks for you, so contact Andie B. or Cassandra G. to learn about those so that you are ready.

The workshop is this Saturday October 20th from 9am-4pm at the Riverside Community College District, Office of Economic Development at 23555 Meyer Drive, Riverside (which is at the March Air Reserve Base). It is located on the corner of Riverside Drive and Meyer Drive, across from the church. There is easy parking in front of the building. We'll have a salad potluck lunch, so please bring salad fixings, sides, breakfast munchies, all day munchies - you get the idea!




Please feel free to contact Andie B. if you have questions. See you Saturday!
- Cassandra G.

10/18/18

October 2018 Meeting Review


What a BONEnanza of quilts we had this past Tuesday night from the amazing Sandy Corbin! We jumped immediately into her talk and trunk show and she had some amazing tidbits to share. Her approach to fabric buying (always buy more than you need), scrap quilting (her ABC's), and her noting that crafting fights depression and dementia was truly inspiring. Sandy said her motto is "Fun and done!" and that works for us!

Sandy's ABC's of scrap quilting are her ways to continue to use her existing stash to make quilts:
A - Add a few new pieces as this can revitalize your existing stash and help you pull fabrics you've been struggling to find a place (or figure out why you bought it in the first place!)
B - Background. Add a new background fabric to help reinvigorate your stash and modernize your fabrics.
C - Color. Pick a single or two colors and focus on them.

So, get working on your PHD (project hardly done), have fun and get done! Check out all the photos of Sandy's beautiful quilts and our own Show and Share segment.

There's a link to Sandy's Fruit Pie recipe on the Recipes page and a link to Sandy's handy dandy "what you can get from a fat quarter" on the Guild Links page.

Jeri reminded us that next month our guild meeting is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and we'll be having an annual grab game. This year it's Casserole Carriers -- check out the blog post if you're still looking for a pattern.

Jeri also reminded us that our December meeting is NOT the usual night, but instead will be Friday December 14th. We will have our bi-annual potluck and share the Panel Challenges and Evie's Mini Hoffman Challenges.

Elly presented our next BOM - The Disappearing Pinwheel Pinwheel.

Door Prizes

  • Mug rug kit and snippers - Pam W.
  • Ruler holder - Jean H.
  • Notion holder and pincushion - Paula W.
  • Fats - Elly H.
  • 1.5 yds blue fabric - Sandy S.

Mystery Box - Dorothy M.
- Cassandra G.

10/17/18

Big Quilt Fabric Sale this weekend

In case you haven't heard about it yet, there is going to be a big quilt fabric sale this weekend in Ontario, presented by SoCal Speciality Events and Keepsake Quilting at the Ontario Gateway Hotel Thursday and Friday 12pm to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. All fabric will be less than $4 a yard!


Because we all know we simply do NOT have enough fabric! Have fun!
- Cassandra G.

10/15/18

Reminder: Guild meeting tomorrow!

Are you ready for a SCREAMingly good time with your best GHOUL friends? I sure am! Be sure to FLY by your favorite HAUNT tomorrow night as I'm sure we'll SCARE up some amazing quilts that you'll HOWL for!


Here's your reminder list of things to bring:
  • Your homemade name badge
  • Your block of the month
  • 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 in February, May, or October, you're invited to bring a snack to share (but it's not required!).
  • Bottled water or other non-alcoholic drink
See you all Tomorrow!

- Cassandra G.

10/12/18

SCCQG Exhibit at Road 2019 - Call for Quilts

From Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds...

Road to California has asked SCCQG to curate an exhibit for the 2019 show.  Since it's already August and we need to provide quilt information to Road by mid November, we've decided to "keep it simple"!

Much like they do for the Northern California Quilt Council exhibit at PIQF, we're looking for "New Quilts from Southern California". Given that we have limited hanging space we're looking for wall quilts, no bed size quilts please. We would like quilts that are new and have not been widely shown – your latest work! No Kit Quilts will be accepted

The official Call for Quilts and Entry Form will be available on the website early next week.  In the meantime, we ask that you reach out to your guild members to let them know about the exhibit and ask them to think about entering a quilt in the exhibit.

Stephania Bommarito will be the curator and we will solicit a team from the member guilds to jury the quilts that are entered.

We have prolific and talented quilters in our Southern California guilds.  Let's show the Road visitors just what we do!

Send questions to quiltwizard1024@gmail.com

-  Call for Quilts for SCCQG's 2019 Exhibit at Road - New Quilts of Southern California
-  New Quilts of Southern California Entry form 

November 1, 2018
Entry form, pictures, self-addressed stamped envelope and entry fee must be received or postmarked no later than November 1, 2018. Photographs will not be returned for any entries.

December 1, 2018
Notification letters will be mailed by this date. Accepted entries will receive instructions for quilt shipment.

January 14, 2019
Accepted quilts must be received by New Quilts of Southern California for exhibition. Quilts may not arrive before January 14 no later than January 18.

January 23-27, 2019
New Quilts Exhibit at Road to California, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA

January 29, 2019
Quilts will be shipped/returned to participants
- Cassandra G.