March 2016 Meeting Review

Lloyd Askew
We had another fantastic guild meeting this past Tuesday, which included the fascinating Featherweight guru Lloyd Askew and just small sample of his Featherweight and other vintage sewing machines!

Lloyd gave a brief talk on the history of sewing machines, their manufacturers and some insights on the evolution of the machine sewing. Then Lloyd showed off his babies! Check out a few photographs of his machines here (I'll take the red one please!).

Lloyd will join us again on Saturday April 30th for his Featherweight maintenance workshop, from 9am-12pm and the again 1pm-4pm at the Janet Goeske Center. Space is limited, so call Susan M. today to see if there are any spots left!

Payment of $30 is due on the day directly to Lloyd.

Also, if you're coming, feel free to come for the whole day as we'll have a little Featherweight inspired project to make and take while you're not workshopping!

Bonus: Lloyd has a little museum set up to show off his entire collection, so we'll have to plan a guild trip there this summer. Extra special Bonus: Lloyd lives near M&L Fabric!!! I don't know if my credit card is ready for another trip!

We also got to celebrate another beauty in the form of Alice J. and her birthday with some birthday cake! Happy Birthday Alice!

The lovely Fern F. & Melissa S. show off Jeri R.'s quilts!
Our last Sew Day, members in attendance made TWENTY-FIVE baby quilt tops! Woohoo! Jeri R. took two home and quilted and bound them. Aren't they pretty?! :) Way to go, Prez!

Today is a Sew Day (sorry for the late reminder - fire your time machines!) at Mary T.'s church, from 9am-2pm with a pot luck lunch. We will be working on more baby quilts using fabric cut from the fabulous AccuQuilt machines! Join us at Redeemer Baptist Church at 3669 Madison St downstairs.

We also got to welcome several visitors and new members during our meeting! Sorry I didn't jot down the new member names - I'm still learning the ropes here! - but our visitors included Lynette W., Velda K., Susan H., and Sara Jane M. Welcome ladies and come back and join us soon!

Our 2016 Raincross Quilt Room Home Tour was last weekend and I think everyone had a blast! We're working on confirming permissions from the home owners and will photos taken by Ann M. up on the blog as soon as possible! Can't wait for the next one!!

April is 50% Challenge month and Elly wants us to bring our FULLY COMPLETED projects! She's a stickler for details, so no "and it just needs binding" allowed! You've been warned! :)

quilt by Shelley Swanland
In May, we will be hosting guest speaker Shelley Swanland who'll be presenting hand embellishment. She will also be presenting a workshop on hand embellishment on May 21st at the Janet Goeske Center. More news on the workshop at the next guild meeting (or here when I get it!).

After our workshop with Shelley at the Goeske center, please plan to join us at the University of Riverside Alumni House for a presentation of Quilts of Valor to several veterans. More details to follow.

Speaking of May, Barbara M. would like to remind everyone that their full payment for the 2016 Spring retreat, My Quilted Journey, at the Vina De Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula is DUE at the April meeting. Total cost per person with double occupancy and all meals included is $250, so if you put a deposit down, please do the math and bring your checkbooks!

Barbara says she has a few spots left, so please give her a call!

March 2016 Star BOM
Feb 2016 Star BOM
We also saw our first completed Blocks of the Month for the 2016 BOM. Elly H. and Rebecca G. have selected stars as the theme for this year and I for one am over the moon!

Click here for 2016 BOM patterns.

To wrap up, here are the door prize winners (Mystery Box had the month off):
Rotating cutting mat: Sharon G.
Scraps from Rosie's Calico Cupboard: Benita B.
Scissors: Valerie T.
Quilting "chip clip": Jeannie S.
Jinny Beyer fabric: Carol R.

Sidenote: We know that the snack rotation printed in membership guide and in the link here on the blog are out of sync, etc. We will be putting together a new snack rotation and posting it soon.

See you in April and don't forget to finish your 50% Challenges!

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