at the last meeting - a pair of sunglasses (may be prescription).  Call Sandy Sh if you lost a pair.
She's in the directory.


Maybe sold by now,

but then maybe not:
Sent to us 3/20/14

I was wondering if someone in your group was interested in some equipment.
Inspira frame with 12' bed with Pfaff Hobby 1200 and cruise control   $ 2,000
Kenmore single bobbin $ 65
Necchi Royal Series model 3502FA single bobbin    $145
Singer Ultra Lock 14  $175
Fabric many yards $2 per yard, lots of pre cut quilt patterns
Quilt Cut 2   $ 175
EQ6  $100
Books, Scissors, cutters, templates, lots of thread surger and standard bobbin
Everything is located in Hemet
Thank you
Larry 562-833-6616 - believe this is a Long Beach based cell phone.

Sounds like an estate sale - please ask questions/see before you commit to buying anything.


A Preview of May 24th Workshop

In May, we are having a workshop by Marguerite Tate of Redlands.  Marguerite teaches a simplified form of applique and the art of embellishment. She also makes the most darling pincushion - so creative and fun.  I saw them at the Hemet show this year and they were so cute! Go here  and here to learn more about Marguerite and her work. Both posts are from a member of the Antelope Valley Quilt Association Guild - they had Marguerite come twice in the same year, they enjoyed her work so much.  So you won't want to miss this one.

Here are some samples of quilts we can choose to make at the workshop:

I'll post later with more projects choices.  Essentially, it is $20 for the class plus $10 - $35 for the kits. Extra embellishment supplies are available for $2 - $3.  Background is separate, $15 each, but you can bring your own. Sign-ups will begin at the April meeting.

Free eGuide on Machine Quilting

can be seen here!
plus you can see the videos on MQ too.  All it takes is your email address to get their newsletter and then you can download.


Row By Rows

will exchanged within their groups this coming Tuesday, the 18th.  Are you ready?  Will we see them?  Hmm.
Here are possible row by row from past show and shares:

There's no end to the possibilities of row by rows.  Looking forward to the July reveal!


A Heads Up!

In past years we had a guild Yard Sale in August.  Well, last year we missed out as we didn't have time for such an event.  So this year - it's An April Spring Cleaning!  Much like the yard sale, this is an opportunity while you're spring cleaning your sewing area to weed out what you don't want any more - be it orphan blocks, scraps, notions you no longer use, UFOs you're no longer wanting to finish - whatever quilty stuff - bring it to the April Spring Cleaning at the April meeting and sell or give it away then.  Bring some change, find a spot and watch it disappear.
c. montcopa4hcenter.org 

A reminder - Tuesday is our next guild meeting.  Janet of Blue Bird Quilts will be our speaker.  No Mystery Box or Thrifty Corner.


More about our 2014 BOM

from Susan: 
Raincross Quilt Guild Block of the Month 2014
          The blocks we will be making will measure 6½” unfinished. Once we put the blocks together they will measure 6”. Some of the blocks are based on a nine-patch and some on a four patch. Refer to the following measurements for the nine-patch style block (see pdf with diagrams). If a block is based on a four-patch the dimensions will be given but the directions are the same.

We started by making 4 bear paws. Throughout the year we will be making 20 additional
blocks. Sashing and borders will be added at the end to complete the Raincross Quilt Guild
2014 Sampler which will measure approximately 45“ by 45”.

More on making common units can be found in the pdf file at BOM, etc tab.


A Sister Blog

Yep, we have a sister blog now.  You can see it here.

What is it?  A place to share what we create as we make our Blocks of the Month at Raincross.  I'm betting quite a few of us still have a pile of blocks won, a block made and orphaned, a block that never got shown. There are probably also piles of blocks from former guild swaps, or squares exchanged.

So to encourage us to start to work on those forgotten BIPs (blocks in Pause), our sister blog is here to help.  You can show the current BOM block or a past one - whatever you are working on.  If we all work just 15 minutes a day on BIPs - bet we'd have a lot to show.  And of course we can share our 2014 BOM blocks too.

All you need to do to join in is go to our sister blog, leave a message there, and instructions on how easy it is to post will be sent to you.

Looking forward to encouraging each other in getting those BIPs to done!

PS - Saturday is National Quilting Day - let's all do some BIP sewing then.


Changes to Calendar

Community Sew Day is on hold til we find a location.  Perhaps there'll be an announcement at the March Meeting. Stay tuned.

For March and April there will be no Thrifty Corner or Mystery Bag.

You can still bring your donations to Carol H (Thrifty Corner) or Deanna B (Mystery Box) at those meetings.  They will gladly accept them. The reason for this is in March we have a Trunk Show and the vendor will probably have items for sale.  In April, it's our Annual Yard Sale. The month of May may be the same - I'll post as soon as I find out.


BOM for 2014

has started as announced at the last meeting.  This year Susan has a mystery for us.  March block is up. You can find it under the BOM tab under the header.  Will be interesting to see what colors and fabrics everyone picks.


QOV Service Day Results

We did good!  And do you see - we made up a 1/3 of the California participants.  Woohoo!  Thank you Susan C and Florence P and all those who worked on it.

Greetings – on behalf of your Board of Directors and the Executive Staff of the Quilts of Valor Foundation a tremendous THANK YOU for dedicating your day to sewing quilts to honor, thank and comfort our service members and veterans.

Thanks so much for all you do for Quilts of Valor.....warmest regards........Betsy
Betsy Podriznik, Special Events Coordinator
Quilts of Valor Foundation

National QOV Sew Day
February 1, 2014

Statistical Outcome

1360 registered participants
·       Includes 28 Groups and Guilds
·       Includes 14 Quilt Shops

540 quilt tops completed

States with the most registered participants:
  • Washington State = 159
  • Tennessee = 96
  • California = 95
  • Georgia = 83

Twitter & Instagram results
  • 32 pictures posted on Instagram
  • 30 Tweets
  • PLUS – as of Feb.05, people were still posting...........