June Blocks of the Month now available

I've really been enjoying seeing pictures of everyone's Be My Neighbor blocks on our Facebook page and I know everyone is excited to keep going, so here are the two blocks we are doing for June!

The instructions are available for Block 5 and Block 6. Enjoy!
- Cassandra G.


I spy with my little eye...

Your Raincross Quilt Guild board planning something cool - stay tuned!

- Cassandra G.


May 2020 Guild Meeting Cancelled, but something cool is coming!

My dearest sisters of the cloth, ladies of the longarm, mothers of the quilting mayhem, dames of the design wall, gals of the grain, lassies of the layer cake, broads of the Bernina's and Brother's (and Pfaffs and Singers and Juki's and Elna's and...)

As you may have guessed, our May guild meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th has been unfortunately cancelled. We hope that you are all staying healthy and safe and enjoying any extra time to sew!

Thanks to everyone who has been sharing their lovely Be My Neighbor blocks that we are doing for this year's RQG Block of the Month on our Raincross Quilt Guild Facebook group. The pattern for the single block for May is now available (and early!), so get stitching!

Finally, to brighten your spirits, we have something cool in store coming soon, so stay tuned!!

- Cassandra G.


April 2020 Guild Meeting and Nunnery Retreat Cancelled

We are sorry to inform you all but our April 2020 Raincross Quilt Guild meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, April 21st has been cancelled. We are also sorry to report that the May quilt retreat to Vina de Lestonnac, aka The Nunnery in Temecula has also been cancelled.

While it is disappointing to not be able to come together, it is so important that we continue to stay home and stay safe, not only for ourselves, for those in our community who would become sick and potentially very sick from this terrible disease. Stay strong and reach out to your quilting friends and sisters! We're quilters - it's gonna take a lot more than this to seam rip us apart!

In regards to the quilt retreat, Barbara M. is reaching out to all the quilters who had signed up to attend. Vina is booked solid for the next year, so there is no opportunity to reschedule until this time in 2021. They already have us on the calendar, probably around the middle of the month - typically the weekend after Mother's Day. For those who signed up to attend, you can request no refund (and all of your money will be carried over to next year's retreat), a refund of everything but the $50 deposit (which will hold your spot for this retreat next year), or a full refund. Please contact Barbara to let her know your choice and if you have any questions.

In good news, we are SO PROUD of all of you for all of the masks you have been sewing together for medical groups, security groups, ChildHelp, friends, and family. Great job everyone! If you out of elastic, I recommend you post on our Raincross Quilt Guild Facebook group as there are several members who bought huge spools of it and may be able to get you some.

Be My Neighbor Block 2 and Block 3 (minus the birdie I haven't added yet)

Be My Neighbor Block 2 and Block 3
As a reminder, in order to get all 16 blocks done within the year, we will have one block one month, two blocks the next month, one block the month after that, etc. Here are the instructions for Block 2 and Block 3 for April.. If you cannot print out instructions and you were expecting to pick up a paper copy at the meeting, please post in the comments or give me a call and I will mail you a printed copy.

We typically show up our finished 50% Challenge Projects at the April meeting; this will be rescheduled. But, now you've got more time to get more UFOs done, so yay!

- Cassandra G.


Request for Fabric Masks by Childhelp

This approved request is from Raincross Quilt Guild member Gloria H. for Childhelp Village in Beaumont:

Hi Raincross Members!

I have received an urgent request from the Chief Program Officer for Childhelp. They need masks made for the abused children at the Childhelp Village in Beaumont. We need sewers to volunteer and make the masks for the kids. I have a pattern for you to use if you are able to help make masks. The pattern for the masks is simple and quick to make. The pattern is sized for both adults and children.  Please use a generic cotton tightly woven print for right side of fabric that does not have juvenile print nor is specific for males or females. Use a different fabric for the inside that is light or plain colored so it's easy for the users to identify the front side of mask from the inside. I know 1/4" elastic is hard to find and I can provide you some should you need.

Please contact me if you are interested in making masks for the children or if you have any questions (contact information in the 2019 Raincross Quilt Guild membership booklet or on our Facebook page).

I know this is a difficult time for everyone and for anyone that can volunteer to make masks for the kids it would be greatly appreciated. I understand if you can't. In advance, I am deeply grateful for what you have done in the past to support the Childhelp Quilt project, and I hope that you can help make these masks that are urgently needed for these precious children.

"For the Love of a Child"
Gloria H.

- Cassandra G.