A Fun meeting

Our December meeting was a lot of fun - the yummy potluck - what a lot of great cooks we have in our group!  Thank you!

After a wonderful Show and Share (photos coming soon), we had the much anticipated Mystery Box

Dorothy M was the lucky ticket holder that night.  And lastly, we had a great "thank you raffle" for the membership giving away some quilty treats during this season of giving. Each attending member received 4 free tickets to put in the envelope of the item desired. Given away were:
1.  Quilt Frame      2.  Iron

3. Beautiful handmade bag   4.  embroidery center block

5. Embroidered wall hanging    6. Embroidered roses

7.  set of embroidered cats

8.  frog quilt

9. 8 black fat quaters  10.  watercolor book  11 Cut n Press board

12.  Quilt design book and stencils 13.  New Clover Mini Iron II

14.  Book about quilting and a whole cloth quilt pattern 15.  roll of Ultra hold fusible and 2 rulers.

16 - and a whole bin of quilting books.

Congratulations to all the lucky members.
PS:  all the above were donations - no Guild monies were spent.
Merry 4th Day of Christmas


Retreat Schedule

Raincross Quilt Guild Retreat 2014
  Date:  February 14-16th
Theme: My Fair Quilter

  Location: Ayers Hotel and Spa
               12631 Memorial Way
               Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Friday – arrive and set up – we have the room all day so

come any time after 10:00 a.m.

3:00     Check in

                      6:00     Progressive Dinner Mixer

                      7:30     Mystery Quilt Part 1

                      10:00    Late Night Make and Takes

                      10:00    Mystery Quilt Part 2

                      3:00     Afternoon Tea and Make and Take

                      7:00     Mystery Quilt Part 3

                      10:00    Late Night Make and Takes

                      10:00    Mystery Quilt Part 4

                      11:00    Check out of sleeping rooms

                      5:00     Depart sewing room

Meals: Each room has a refrigerator and a microwave so you may bring food or go to a nearby restaurant.

          Friday:  Dinner – Progressive mixer – more details to follow

          Saturday:  Breakfast – Included in cost of sleeping room
                             Lunch – On your own
                             Dinner – On your own
            Sunday :    Brunch – Included in cost of sleeping room 

Questions? Call Susan M.


Meeting Update

From Christie - our Vice-President and Program Chair:

From Blue Bird Quilts, Janice will not be able to come to the meeting Tuesday night. She took a fall and fractured her leg. See you Tuesday night,
Boohoo!  We are so sorry, Janet!  Hope it mends speedily.  You are in our thoughts.



Now of course our 2014 BOM will be great, but if you want more than one or one in a particular technique here's a link (not the be all, end all site of BOMs for 2014) you can browse at.


Giveaway closes

Sunday night after 6 PM when I pick the winners.  Found another copy - so there will be three winners!  Go here to enter.  See you at the meeting!


Two favorite pasttimes at Guild Mtgs

Next Meeting:  December 17th

Our Trunk Show speaker:  Janet from Bluebird Quilts & Gallery from Grand Terrace.  From Janet:

Tweet Talk Vol 6-10
22320 Barton Road, Suite A, Grand Terrace, CA 92313
(909) 514-0333
That's  five – one – four – oh – tweet – tweet – tweet
  • Sunday: Noon - 5:00pm
  • Monday through Thursday: 10am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 10am - 3:00pm

Tweet ~ Tweet ~ Tweet

I confess -- I am a "bare-foot quilter!"  That's right.   I am sure many of you know what I mean and are perhaps "bare-foot quilters" as well.   I love to sit at my sewing machine with no shoes on my feet.   Shoes seem to separate me from my craft.  Without shoes, I can feel the machine foot pedal and exert fine control of the machine's speed.  The result causes my machine to purr like a kitten as it works fabrics and threads together into my project.    While I love this ability to connect with my project,  I recognize there can be drawbacks to being barefoot.  Yes, the obvious drawback is that my feet become "magnets" and can locate the one and only missing pin on the floor!   But, that is not the reason of my admission.  

The other day my feet were giving me another signal - - - they were ice cold.  Why was this important?  Because it told me that another season (other than summer) has arrived!   Yeah!   Colder temperatures are here and with it comes the rush to finish projects for friends and loved ones.    The excitement is building for the holidays.  Mugs of hot chocolate (or a pumpkin spice latte) not only seem to be a welcomed idea, but sound great!     So cheers to the cooler weather and those things that bring comfort during the cold.

Tweet Report ~ ~ ~

As the holidays approach, please make note of the following special store hours:

CLOSED - - Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day

OPEN - - Friday, Nov,. 29,  Noon - 3pm,  for 3 hours only with our BATIK SALE (See info below)

CLOSED - - Tuesday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve and Wednesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day

OPEN - - Thursday, Dec. 26, 10am-3pm and Friday, Dec. 27, 10am-3pm.  Please note the change in hours.

CLOSED - - Sunday, Dec. 29 to Wednesday, January 1, 2014.  

OPEN AGAIN IN 2014 with Thursday, January 2 at 10:00 am 

Here are some new goodies to see at the store ~~~~

Little Light is a new cloth book panel. 
A great kids version of the first Christmas!
 See the finished sample - so cute!


 New Hoffman Bali Snaps.

These are 5" squares. 

The new packaging

 really shows you the colors!
We also have the new Bali Pops
to match these fabrics!

  Santa is here ready to help you with your decorating!  
This is a great print for pillowcases, tablecloths,
 placements, tablerunners,
or even to wrap presents for a sewing friend!

We have added new fabrics to the sale rack!  There are some Fall and Thanksgiving prints available at $6 per yard.  Also bolts of tonals, Christmas, and Martha Negley. 


Free Magazine

Asian Fabric Magazine
Issue 33 is now available!
Issue 33 is ready to inspire you and is now available for you to download and it is FREE!
Asian Fabric is filled with fun and creative projects sure to bring out the artist in you. See the bright and beautiful kitchen projects using Kona Bay's Lotus Collection. Enjoy Harvest and Holiday quilts and decorating projects. And, have fun learning how to pair wine with fabrics.
Make sure you check out our food and travel sections and be inspired by what other quilters are doing with their Kona Bay fabrics. 

Don't miss it! Download it today!

Retreat Reminder

It's great so many want to go to the retreat. Please remember I can't take any sign-ups, put you on a list, or take monies.  Your registration form and check is your sign-up.  And since the form has private info on it, you won't find it on the blog.  You need to request the link for the form so that members are the only ones viewing and printing.  Our email is raincrossqg(at)gmail(dot)com. 
Breakfast is included!