Happy New Year!


Go here!
The colors suggested this year are red white and blue.

And there are others  -  Just enter New Year' Day Mystery quilt (or similar wording) in your browser and you'll find others.  Some happen in hours and some through a weekend. 


At Next Meeting is Our

We Appreciate You Raffle! In the spirit of the Christmas season, the board would like to show our appreciation to our fellow members who make the guild such a great organization to belong to and share our quilting hobby.  So again, we are raffling some special items for a few of our lucky members.  Here's how it works:  You will get 5 free tickets to choose which of the items being given away you would like to win.  Just drop them in the bag/envelope in front of the item and you're entered.  If there's an item you really want to win and want to up your chances, you can buy more tickets.  They will be $1.00 each.   You will get your free tickets when you sign in with Debbie W. All you need to do is put your name on the back.  See Angie N to buy extra tickets at the meeting.  Only current members  as of the November meeting can participate in this event.   Last time we had some great items - this year's should be great also.  The winners will be drawn at the end of our meeting.  Here are more photos of items from our last raffle:


Quilts of Valor

Check sidebar to see more photos.
Presentation November 22, 2014

Saturday morning, December 22nd, a group of us from the Raincross Quilt Guild in Riverside, CA, gathered and had a lovely morning stitching labels on quilts followed by a nice lunch. Finally at 3 pm it was time for what we all had been waiting for - presenting the Quilts of Valor we had made to our 16+ honored veterans.  You could tell each and every veteran was very thankful to receive one of the quilts. Each of them told us stories of their time in service and their words just made you feel all the more thankful for them and all they gave for our country. Those that could not attend had family members there to receive their quilts.                                                                                   Melissa M


For ideas:

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The premier issue of Fabric Vine, previous known as Asian Fabric, is available online now. Download a free copy today.


Getting ready for Christmas

Just click here to go to her site and the free patterns.  She will have four weeks of free patterns.  I'm bookmarking this site.


BOM Alert!

I just heard from Elly Read and she says the strips should be 1 1/4 inches not 1 1/2 inches. Hope this gets to you before you start the Spool Block. Susan M.


Free Projects

Photo by Landaeurpub.com
Go here to see some great projects for free. At left, only one of several available.  Will make great gifts.


What does


Show N Share

The Steal Game

 +  food = ?

The Next Guild Meeting, Tuesday, November 18th!

Seen you there!


You're Invited:

Please join us at San Timoteo Canyon Schoolhouse for Stitches and Tea!

Saturday, November 15th 2014 (Noon - 4 PM)

At the San Timoteo Canyon Schoolhouse
31985 San Timoteo Canyon Road
Redlands, CA 92373

Bring your quilt project!
RSVP: (951) 205-0494
Light refreshments will be provided
This event is free for quilters!

San Timoteo Canyon Schoolhouse
Riverside County Regional Park and
Open-Space District Park
Hours: 1st and 3rd Saturday
10 AM - 4 PM
$ 3.00 per Person
(951) 205-0494

From Riverside, CA

Follow CA-91 E, I-215 S & CA-60 E to Redlands Blvd in Moreno Valley.
Take the Redlands Blvd exit from CA-60 E
16.2 mi / 16 min
Continue on Redlands Blvd. Drive to San Timoteo Canyon Rd
7.2 mi / 9 min
Turn left onto Redlands Blvd
3.9 mi
Turn right onto San Timoteo Canyon Rd
 Destination will be on the right 3.3 mi

Our address is
31985 San Timoteo Canyon Rd
Redlands, CA 92373

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.

Directions ©2014 Google


The Much Anticipated STEAL GAME

Steal Game for November Meeting:

  1. Make a mug rug - smaller than a placemat, bigger than a coaster.  
  2. Pair it with a mug, tea cup,or ...?
  3. Wrap the finished mug rug and cup together however you like and bring to the November meeting where we will play the steal game.  It's always fun,
go here for post
You can make it any way you want.  Think of it as a tiny quilt.  Want to see more?  Do a google image search and put in mug rug in the search box and you'll get hundreds of ideas.  Look forward to seeing yours.


QOV Sew Day. Save the Date in 2015

But there's something you can do now:

   1.    1/2  yard or more of patriotic fabric:  red, blue, gold and background in solid or prints. 
   2.    Patterns that are simple to cut. 

   Please bring to the November or December meetings.

QOV SEW-DAY is Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Corona Palms Mobile Home Park—13381 Magnolia Ave., Corona – 92879.  Save the Date!


Next Sew Day

Our next Sew Day is Oct 25th.  Sharon D (Christmas scene) and Carol H (wallet) will be giving the mini workshops.  You won't want to miss these.  Held at the Goeske Center from 9 - 4PM.  Come for the workshops or come and work on your own project and enjoy the fun of getting together to sew.  More info at the meeting Tuesday. Or call Carol H or Sharon D - #s in the directory.

We had great fun at the last Sew Day.  Angie and Ken had  mini workshops. Angie showed a very simple and fast QAYG and Ken showed how to make buckets.

Ken advising Susan on her bucket

Sharon working away on her bucket

Some of the finished buckets

Becky and Betty and ladies in the back working on their own projects.

Angie and Jacqui discuss her special project.

Melissa working on her blocks

Four hours later her finished quilt!

Another QAYG finish

And of course our fabulous lunches!

On The Bias

A few words from Becky Goldsmith:

Hello everyone,
I just posted a new video about How To Fold A Quilt. I've shown guilds and classes how I fold quilts for many years, but only today managed to get a video made. Click here to see it. The key is to always fold your quilts on the bias. Always. Never fold your quilts on the straight of grain because that can cause fibers to break and over time will cause creases to be permanent.
I have a very few holiday items on sale... the bat needle nannies, the black cat pin cushion kits, and the Christmas fairy pin cushion kits. I have fewer than 5 of each so if you want one, order soon. Click here. Each thing is in the right hand column... scroll down.
I realized today that the link for the new Christmas Delivery pattern was not on the website. You know, there are days when I'd like to smack myself upside the head :-). Anyway, I did put together a page with all of our Christmas patterns. Click here.
I'm going to work soon on a Christmas ornament and I'll have a free pattern for it. I think it will be an elf! Once I have it up, I'll let you all know.
And, I almost hate to mention it because I don't have many in stock, but I've recently discovered the hexagon papers from Busyfingers by Sue Daley. They are very nice indeed! The paper is slick and works really well with the Sewline Glue Pen. Click here for more info. My supplier is out of stock so we are all waiting on back orders. If you order, please be patient. Also, I'll be adding more of the Busyfingers products as I get them in.
Until then, happy stitching,

Piece O' Cake Designs

Another Grocery Bag From One of our Own!

Shopping Bag PatternElizabeth's blog is on our Blog List on the left side bar. The grocery bag post is here.


Make a Grocery Bag

c. http://www.sew4home.com/
What with Governor Brown signing the ban the plastic bag law, those bags are disappearing from grocery stores first.  Use up your stash - make your own.  Here's one site to find a pattern.

And have an old cutting mat you don't know what to use for?  Cut it up for the bottom of your bag.  You'll have to sand the edges.


We Have a New Tab

and it's all about the challenges for the Guild.  Click on the tab under the header to learn about the current challenge.

And coming right up after the challenge is our November exchange:  A mug rug and cup for the Steal Game. Info also will be posted under challenge.
And how's this for a cute mug rug?!                   photo: c.  craftster.org



Saturday, November 22nd, our next sewing day at Goeske, we will be presenting the Quilts of Valor to 18 recipients. Presentation will be at 3 PM.  The problem is we only have 14 quilts to give.  Please bring to the October meeting any QOV quilts you have, even if not finished, so we can have one for each of the veterans.  All are invited to the presentation.  Please RSVP to Christy F so that we can plan for the number coming.


More This N That

Did you know we now have over 500 Happy Bags!  Woohoo!  And we're still accepting them for next year.  The next step is to stuff them.  We're shooting for Nov 15th for stuffing. What we need now are items with which to stuff them, especially for the older kids.  What kind of stuff?

  • color pencils to draw with
  • coloring books
  • crossword puzzle books
  • journals
  • pens/pencils
  • cards
  • stationary, stuff like that
  • nothing edible.
Note: consider size of our Happy Bags when buying any of the above.  With your help, these bags will again be the hit of the Christmas party.

Also - we're nearly there to the 60 lap quilts for the Veteran's Hospital.  Turn in the one's you have and we'll get them there close to the Holidays.

Fall in Love with Quilting

from: http://bumblebutton.blogspot.com/

The theme for our October Guild retreat is Fall in Love with Quilting.  There are a couple of spots left. We will be starting a waiting list.  This second retreat of 2014 will include all meals. Thus the higher fee $65.00 plus the room.  We will again be at the Ayre's Hotel in Moreno Valley.  Call Susan M or Barbara M for more details or reserve your spot.  Lots of fun things are once again planned for this sewing weekend of October 17-19.

Color Challenged?

c. www.design-seeds.com
Are you color challenged when putting a quilt together?  I am.  I've found this great website that pulls palettes of colors from photos.  While I haven't used one yet, I get the emails from them and study the ones that they present. Then I decide if I like it or not.  I then file them (in my head) to get better on seeing what goes with what.  A mind exercise, but I think it will help me over time get better at picking colors that go together.  Here's the link.                                                       Angie


Log Cabin Exhibit


Click here to go see the exhibit

Quote of the Day

You haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running.


This N That

New quilt store in town - well, nearby Norco.  Go here to learn about:

Our Barbara M (see directory) has donated a raffle quilt for the Living History Encampment taking place this coming weekend, Aug 29 - Sept 1st and Sept 5-6.  Buy tickets and join the fun.  See here for more info. AND 
Busy Bears Quilt Guild of Big Bear Lake
presents their 2014 Quilt show

Sat. Aug 30, 10-5 & Sun August 31, 10-4

Big Bear Middle School
41274 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, California

Admission $5 - Children Under 12 Free

Quilts for Sale - Boutique - Vendors
   Door Prizes - Baskets

Featuring our 2014 Opportunity Quilt
"Wilderness Splendor"

1 ticket $1 or 6 tickets $5
Sorry NO pets or Strollers

One more later in September - but not by much!  Go here to see the color brochure for this one:

Mountain Quilters of Idyllwild

Mountain Traditions 11th Annual Quilt Show
September 6th & 7th  2014
10 am  to 4pm
Please join us for this fun, beautiful “Quilt Show in the Forest“.  Idyllwild is a charming alpine community with talented quilters.  Take in the fresh air and the stunning array of quilts.
Visit our Mountain Mercantile store where you can buy finished quilts & gifts including gallery-quality baskets and handbags.
Visit the Keepsake Quilting Challenge Traveling Quilts Exhibit.  You’ve seen the photos of the challenge winners, but this is your chance to see the winning quilts IN PERSON.
Shop the great variety of vendors for inspiration, innovation, & of course – great selection.  There’s a mountain themedOpportunity Quilt plus chances to win numerous themed gift baskets.
See you on September 6th & 7th  2014
1 day admission  $7.00  (Husbands Free)
Buckhorn Camp
24641 Hwy 243
Idyllwild, Ca  92549
Mile-High Idyllwild – - located between Palm Springs and Hemet