Join in on the Fun

of working with other Raincross Quilt Guild members and learning new techniques for your quilting.  Janet T is hosting a group that meets after the guild meeting where members show how they've played with scraps from their stashes.  The group is using Quilters Playtime by Dianne Hire.  Here's a review by Sarah Bellum at Amazon: "I am a quilter who absolutely loves playing with fabric and hates measuring. Dianne's book is my dream workbook--it's full of ways to play with your fabrics and learn new approaches to creating a beautiful quilt, and encourages a playful, risk-taking spirit.  The book is divided into different "games," like Hopscotch, where you create a series of narrow, then wide, then narrow pieces that really do look like the hopscotch..."(read more here)

Sarah shared the group's first playtime results. Call her for which game they'll be playing next.


A Giveaway:

A neighbor gave me some quilting books.  Here's one of them:
Here's Elinor's log cabin with a twist.  Thought to give it away as a thank you for stopping by.  Leave a comment to the post if you'd like to have it.  I'll draw a winner next Monday night.  

For Baby

Christine S shared a cute, easy coverlet for baby.  Go here to see directions. Have questions?  Call Christine  - contact info in directory.


From Elly, Our Challenge Chair:

Hi everyone,

Here is the information for  where the challenge quilt design originated.  The due date for the challenge is the July meeting, so three months from this April meeting we will show the quilts.  The web site above is the designers website for this specific quilt.  Her name is Wendy Sheppard.  You can see the instructions for our version here.  Note the pattern is for personal use only. Also if shown, please attribute design to Wendy.

I'm also including a picture of the quilt top I made and a picture of the challenge fabric. 

Anybody who wants to participate will receive two 2 1/2" strips of the challenge fabric.  This is enough to make 32 blocks.  The instructions and yardages for the fabrics are for 20 blocks. 

Any questions?  Contact Elly H.

A reminder:

Next guild meeting is this coming Tuesday, April 16th.  We'll have a trunk show for you.

And if you are filling in your calendar, the Inland Empire Quilt Guild Quilt show is in the first week of May.

The opportunity quilt is an adaptation  of this one below from Pearl of P3 Designs :


From the web:

Found this great tip:  How to avoid being a pointless person (it is quilt related):

Think Aprons for June - here's a cute rendition to give you ideas:
This would make a cute wrap around summer dress even! Click here to go to her website.  Or go here and see this one and 24 others.



from Andie B:
We had 24 sewers at our Saturday Sew Day. There were some people there that had never tried to make a quilt before and it was great to celebrate their success. Some of the newcomers even got their quilt tops quilted!

Next Sew Day:  April 20th


Eye Candy

Some serious, magnificent eye candy from an exhibit at Nantes in 2008.


Left me in awe, especially the Dear Hannah and Dear Jane.