Our December Speaker

was Heidi from Busy Bee Quilt Shop in Calimesa.  Below are a trio of the quilts she showed us. 

And she brought some neat kits and patterns for us to buy.  She was so funny.  You learn more about the shop here  Thank you for coming to visit us, Heidi!


BOM is up!

I have been blow away by all of Susan's fabulous blocks.  Here she is holding the Art Museum block.  For this month she has outdone herself with a wonderful rendition of the Fox Theater.  

Directions are now up on the BOM, etc tab.  Contact Susan M for the marquee and th poster. Info in the directory.  Look forward to seeing your block!


Bonnie Hunter's Latest Mystery.

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Go on over to and check out Bonnie's newest mystery that will use up lots of your scraps. Also on sidebar. Check it out.


Save the Date!

November 27th (there's another possible date, see below) - we're going to Oceanside and  the Oceanside Museum of Art to see a Quilt National exhibit  There will be a total of three quilt exhibits there for us to see: Quilt National (only venue on West Coast [ http://www.dairybarn.org/quilt/ ]),  the Prayer Flag Project , and An Interpretative Exhibit of one QN quilt by local quilt artists.

Prayer flag project hanging at entrance to the museum.

Visit the Museum shop!

Why a Tuesday?  The admission to the museum is free on Tuesdays.  We'll be taking the Metro Link there - a 2 hour ride where we'll probably have a car to ourselves to talk and enjoy the ride. The train goes along the beach after San Juan Capistrano and travels through Camp Pendelton - we saw two aircraft carriers!  Bring a box lunch and you'll have more time to explore Oceanside once you've been to the museum, or eat lunch there after our docent lead tour at 1:30 pm.  Lots of places to grab a snack
delicious French pastries at Petite Madeline Bakery
 as you stroll this beach town - we've got a map for you. 

Train leaves at 10:40 (but I suggest you be at the station at least a half hour before that to find a parking space, get your tickets and board) from the Downtown Metro Link station, or 10:50 from the La Sierra Metro Link station. For the North Main Corona and West Corona stations see the schedule here for info.  It's the #851 Inland Empire Line to Oceanside.  You won't have to change trains.  The fact that it starts in Riverside in the morning means we'll pretty much have the train to ourselves (3 people got on the train on Tuesday during our scout trip).  And Oceanside is the start of the return trip and again few get on - but it fills up as we pick up commuters returning home from work, but we'll be comfortably in our seats by then.  The one thing is there is only one train home so be prepared to be back to the Oceanside station at least 20 minutes before that train leaves - 4:27 pm.  You'll have plenty of time as most of the downtown sights are within 6 blocks of the Metro Link Station.

What else can you see?  The California Surf Museum, the longest wooden pier on the West Coast, lots of historical buildings blended into modern Oceanside, the ocean breezes, yummy smoothies,
One of several murals around town.

St Mary, Star of the Sea is diagonally across from the museum. You can use its steeple to locate the museum.
Mary's Diner (we had lunch there - good!) and what you'd ordinarily find in a town near a military base (Camp Pendelton).  Alas, no quilt shop!

What does it cost?  For seniors (65+) the round trip ticket costs $15. For those not seniors, the cost of the round trip is $30. Your only other expense would be lunch and snack if you don't bring your noontime meal as the museum is free on Tuesdays. 

Now if there are those who would like to go on a Saturday (December 1st is the date) - the cost is $10 for the round trip.  Metro Link has a weekend pass that lets anyone travel anywhere on their lines from Friday - 7 PM to 11:59 PM Sunday for $10.  I'm not sure how full the trains are on weekends - I'll try to find out.  There are two trains on each day. They leave Riverside(Downtown station) at 9: 15 and 10:40, and leave Oceanside at 2:50 and 4:30.  You would have to pay admission to the museum - $8 for general; $5 for seniors.  I would rather we all went together, but can see how work, weekday obligations, and cost would be of consideration for some.  Please let me know which day you would like to go, so that I can arrange a docent tour to accomodate us.  Please email me your response or leave a comment with your first name and last initial and date you'd like to travel.

Look forward to hearing from you!
Angie N
PS:  could I ask that those of you who communicate with a member who doesn't use a computer to print them a copy of this post, so they'll have the info too. 
PPS:  anyone is welcome on this trip - spouse, neighbors, friends.


Star of the Night

Ladies, on behalf of the board I want to thank you for all the goodies you are bringing to the Guild meeting. The last two months have been outstanding.  And thank you, Sandy, for all the work you do as hostess.  I especially want to thank you for the decorations - I'm calling her Star of the Night - she was really a classy visitor.  Here she is - Isn't she something!

Sandy made her at a class at Quilter's Cocoon.


Sew Day Fun

Our last sew day in Corona produced 30 happy bags.  Well done, Ladies!  It was a very nice facility, too.  Thank you Susan for arranging it.
Susan doing her magic binding trick.

one of the sewing stations

Another setup for churning out happy bags

a soon to be happy bag fabric pile

Three of the 30 bags made that day Wonderful job, Ladies!
Next sew day (Oct 27th) will again be to make Happy Bags.  Call Andie B for details.


Eye Candy Fun Nearby

The Flying Geese Quilters Guild presents its bi-annual Quilt Auction & Luncheon/Tea “Quilted Treasures” (http://www.harvestofquilts.com/quilt-auction-2012/)on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 13922 N. Prospect, Santa Ana, CA. Live quilt auction of beautiful handmade quilts, silent auction, boutique, raffle baskets & door prizes. Free parking. $5 admission.
Michelle Howe
President, Flying Geese Quilters Guild


Our Next Sew Day

is to make Happy Bags!  Won't you join us?  The sew day is Sept 30th - that's a Sunday- any time between 9am and 4pm.   From our treasurer:

Just in case you need it, the address for the next Sew Day is 152 East 6th St., Corona(at my office).  It is the old Corona Police building between Bank of America and the Corona Library.  There are 2 refrigerators and 2 microwaves available + hot and cold water dispensers.  I will bring coffee supplies.  We also have drink and snack machines.  Directions are: 91 freeway west, Main Street exit, turn left on Main Street, left on 6th Street.  My building “Riverside Community College District, Office of Economic Development” is on the right.  Parking is behind the building and overflow parking is in the 99 Cent store lot.  Enter at the rear of the building.  I will post RQG signs.


Susan Crowley


Quarter Inch Publishing

came to visit us at our August meeting.  Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli gave us a delightful slideshow/talk.  I haven't laughed so much in a long time! She also brought her wonderful patterns and kits for us to buy.  Thank you so much, Jane!

Here are just a few of the wonderful quilts she showed during her trunk show:

My personal favorite!


Quilts of Valor

The PBS special, QUILTS OF VALOR, will air on KVCR-channel 24 this Saturday, 9/8, from 11:30am to 1:30pm and will be repeated Saturday, 9/15, from 7am to 9am.
QUILTS OF VALOR is a new special about the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF). Since 2003, QOVF has awarded nearly 60,000 quilts to America's wounded veterans.  http://www.qovf.org/


Our Row by Row for the VA Hospital

Here are the row by rows made by our members from leftover blocks contributed to Soldier's Angels in 2011.  If your photo is missing, please note, I tried to get each one, however some may have turned out too blurry to post. If you'd like to submit one, just send it to our email address and I'll add it.  All did a wonderful job!


Who Brings Snacks When Change

In order to equalize the food table contributions, the order of suggested opportunities for each member to bring snacks has changed.  Everyone now has 3 opportunities on various months to bring snacks plus also at the two potlucks.  June and December birthdays have new months in which to volunteer.  Please see the new chart here.  This is a suggested, voluntary schedule which we hope is fair to everyone.

What are we exchanging at the November Meeting?

Pillows!  You're invited to make an 18" pillow to exchange at our November meeting. We do the exchange in November so that we don't have one more thing to do for Holiday madness.


You need not buy a pillow form, but the size of the finished pillow cover should fit an 18" form.  Use an orphan block, applique it, or make a new block, embellilsh it - let your imagination soar.  Wrap in a fat quarter of your choice.  Theme is winter or Christmas.


A Reminder from Christine

Our Challenge - A Journal Quilt

The latest guild challenge is exactly that . . . . a challenge.  The project is a Journal Quilt.  What is that, you ask.  Well, it is many things:
1.  The size must be 8 1/2" x 11"
2.  The design tells the story of a personal experience (as one would document in a written journal), and can be happy or sad. (i.e. family vacation, wedding, move to a new home, illness, birth of a grandchild, etc.)
3.  It is an opportunity to be creative using design and embellishments.

So please join us in making your own journal quilt to be hung on stage at the September meeting.  Please include a brief written description of the inspiration (story) of your quilt.

I have a book with hundreds of quilts shown and is called Creative Quilting, The Journal Quilt Project by Karey Patterson Bresenhan.  Look it up online or just query Journal Quilts for more ideas.  Posted here are photos I took at the Long Beach Quilt Show a few years ago. 
Look forward to seeing your quilts,


Our August Speaker:


Coming to share with us all her wonderful patterns, books, quilts, etc is Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli. She will give a lecture and trunk show.  Jane owns 1/4"  Publishing Company.  Please visit her website to see all she has to offer.  She also has a blog


Hi Angie!
We have an early sew day at Goeske, and it is the Saturday before the meeting; August 18, 2012.  We are sewing fun flannel tops for the County NICU. 26 kits of fabric are ready to go. Sew a kit and then bring your own project to work on.
Lunch is Sandwiches and Salad.  Bring ingredients.  Water, Greens, Bread and Condiments will be provided (Salad dressing, mayo & mustard).

We will have a speaker for August! Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli will give a lecture and trunk show!


A Little of This and That

or what I found surfing the Net for quilting:
I'm so proud of quilters:  http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/womensshelter.html
Click on the words Quilts as Women's Shelter for the correct video.

An easy and fast VA quilt - just use 7" squares to make your 20 snowballs and 2 1/2" strips to make a 36 x 44 1/2" quilt.  Easy peasy.

And for those quilts you're going to hang:

One last one - the self binding receiving blanket ( or quilt)
The Missouri Star Quilting Company has a lot of great videos.



Again the BOM!

Have you started on your lake? 
Susan did another outstanding job!

And the winner from last month was Debi Gneckow, the first to guess Fairmont Park. Congrats, Debi.

You could win July's FQ by guessing what Susan will pick next.  Leave your comment here before Monday, midnight, July 18th.  Good luck.



Lots of lovely Victoria Aves were turned in.  You ladies are doing a great job.  These are going to be wonderful quilts.  Here's some pics:

 You added details!
 Like mother, like daughters - they had us in stitches!  But we still missed you Susan.  Hope you had a wonderful visit.

Instructions for Fairmont park are posted under BOM, etc tab.  Due at July Mtg