January 2016 Meeting Review

Tina G showing off the bag she made and her fabulous
'Quilters always press to the Dark Side' tee-shirt
January 2016 Meeting Review

Hi ladies - Cassandra here! Forgive my tardiness, it shan't happen again. :)

We rung in the New Year and had a frolicking good time during our monthly guild meeting at the Janet Goeske Center on Tuesday, January 19th.

Upcoming quilting events in Southern California:

  • They are looking for volunteers to participate in a live display of quilt at a quilting bee during the upcoming Riverside Dickens Festival, happening February 27th and 28th. Participants should dress in Civil War clothing. Contact Anne Boss at AnneJewell on Facebook or at 909 763 8288 by February 1st.
  • Camarillo Quilters Association will be hosting their biannual Quilting by the Sea, April 22 and 23.
  • The 2016 Beach City Quilters quilt show Star Struck will June 4-5 in Aliso Viejo.

Community Service News:

Baby Quilts
January 2016 Baby Quilt
February 2016 Baby Quilt
We saw some lovely examples of the January Baby Quilt as well as the upcoming February Baby Quilt. Please keep those babies coming in!

Happy Bags
We are going to be doing happy bags again this year, but we need a new Happy Bag Queen! Please contact Jennifer H if you're interested.

Veterans and Quilts of Valor
We currently have 20 completed quilts and 5 recipients due to receive quilts. If you know of a veteran or the family of a fallen hero who has not yet received a quilt from us and you think they would like one, please contact Laura G.

While Raincross will not be holding an official event, the National Sew Day for the Quilt of Valor Foundation is Saturday, February 6th. Click the link for information, free QOV patterns and more.

Sharon and the Threads of Love
Friendship Quilters
The Friendship Quilters, led by Florence, meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at the Janet Goeske center at 5pm. All are welcome - please just bring your sewing machine and thread and help us work on community service quilts!

Threads of Love
Sharon C had exciting news as we are almost in a position to add another hospital and has asked for more guild members to commit to making Threads of Love garments.

Guild News:

Spring Raincross Retreat
The spring Raincross  retreat is coming up May 13-15 at Vina De Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. Barbara M will be collecting sign ups and money at the February meeting. Space is limited, so don't forget your checkbooks! The dates are also locked in for the Fall retreat at Roughley Manor, October 27-30.

Next guild Sew Day
The next guild Sew Day will be Saturday, February 27th at the Janet Goeske Center. More information about the theme to be announced at the February meeting.

Prayer Requests
Brenda A and Deanna B are both going in for hip replacement surgery soon, so please keep them in your prayers (and no, I doubt they got a group rate!). Angie N is also mending well after fracturing her hip - we hope to see you soon, Angie!

Raincross 2016 Board Nominees
The nominees for the 2016 Board were announced; voting will occur at the February meeting:
  • President - Jeri R
  • Vice-President - Susan M
  • Secretary - Andie B
  • Treasurer - Susan C
  • Membership - Mary T
Some of the non-elected chairpersons include:
Block of Month - Elly H and Rebecca G
Challenges - Elly H
Community Service - Jennifer H (who needs help with Happy Bags)
Web Mistress - Cassandra G

We are still looking for someone to take over the Corner Pay'n Take - please contact Jeri R if you're interested.

Jeri and Lenore unpacking the
Mystery Box
Door Prizes & Mystery Box winners
Susan M - cutting mat
Julie M - yard of fabric and Aurifil thread
Barbara M - ruler and fat quarters
Lenore D - pattern and 4.5" ruler AND the Mystery Box
Dorothy M - drink table clip and charm pack


In February...

In February, there will be no guild Sew Day during the National Quilts of Valor Sew Day, Feberuary 6th.  However "... registration is open and free for February 6, 2016 National Quilts of Valor Sew Day.  The website is www.qovf.org and registration is on the first page.  Just follow the instructions and register as an individual.  You may win some great prizes!

You can sew a block, a pillowcase, binding, quilt, anything related to Quilts of Valor.

from Laura G. for whom this is her last month as Quilts of Valor chairperson.

Thank you, Laura, for co-ordinating QOV for 2015!  We appreciate it.


Soon and Nearby after this Weekend of Road!

QuiltCon 2016

Coats and FreeSpirit are happy to be sponsors and attendees of this years QuiltCon in Pasadena, CA. Come see us in booth 622!  

At the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green St, Pasadena.  Go here for more info.


If You Missed It

made by a RQG member
 Here's the link to the tutorial by Karen Eckmeier - Accidental Landscapes.  Click here.


Oh Baby!


Click here to go to the website. You may have to scroll a bit if they're no longer at the top of the blog posts.  Enjoy!

And they've added one more!


Two Weeks...

before our next meeting on the 19th!  The January Baby quilt pattern is up.  Better late than never - and there are two weeks left in which to make one.  This month's is from the Go Big book by Moda which they graciously gave us permission to use.  It's another easy one - all HSTs.  Pink and blue would look sweet.

Sorry for the delay - a broken hip and the holidays doesn't leave much time for the computer.

What quilty things are you up to?  Leave us a comment about your quilty stuff and you'll have a chance to win a special Quilty box at the January meeting. Kind of like the Mystery Box but miniaturized.  You have until Jan 18th to comment.

PS:  If you post using anonymous please leave your name thusly:  First Name and Last Initial.

PPS:  If you make and bring a baby quilt of any pattern to the January Mtg - you'll get an extra chance for each you make to win the Box.  Just let me know by the 18th in a comment as I will be drawing on that day after 8 PM.