April 2017 Meeting Review

A fortnight ago we had another great monthly meeting and our annual 50% Challenge - what a great turn out! Enjoy the 50% Challenge quilts as well as quilts from our regular Show and Share segment as pictures and our picture video.

We welcomed several guests: Natalie, Delia F., Joan H., Linda M., and Lynette W. We hope to see you ladies again!

Good job to everyone who brought in their March BOM blocks! Elly H. introduced our latest BOM called the Ribbon Star. She noted that the instructions have different cutting instructions depending on how you like to piece this type of block.

Elizabeth's Home Sweet Home

For our May meeting, we will enjoy a trunk show by our own Elizabeth Eastman, noted quilt and pattern designer. She will also hold a workshop on June 3rd from 9am-2pm to make her "The Heart's Solace is Home Sweet Home". Contact Susan M. to sign up.

We've got a few events and challenges coming up:

  • May Guild Meeting: Row-by-Row Round Robin (contact Cassandra G. if you're interested) - our first rows are due at the May meeting.
  • May 19th-21st: Retreat at the Nunnery - Contact Barbara M. if you have any questions.
  • June Guild Meeting: Itty Bitty Picture Perfect Challenge - Summer Edition - This is due at the June meeting. I'll post a blog soon dedicated to more information on this.
  • July 31st: Hoffman Tour - Contact Evie if you have questions.
  • October ??: Sewing room tour!

Make sure to check out the Guild Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events!

Door prizes:
Quilt coffee mug - Mary M.
Best Press/fat quarter - Christine S.
Fat bundle - Phyllis H.
Sewing Machine earrings & stuff - Carol H.
Lil Twister - Vickie M.

Mystery Box - Linda H.
- Cassandra G.

P.S. Today is my dog Jan's 7th birthday, so please join me in wishing her a happy birthday!


April BOM Now Available

Hi folks! I'm still working on processing the photos and meeting review from last night but Elly has our April 2017 BOM instructions ready to go, so I didn't want to delay.

Aren't they cute?!
Also, remember Evie's kind invitation to join the Nightowls (the evening group from Citrus Belt Quilters) tomorrow night at the Grand Terrace Senior Center for a flower themed trunk show (sorry I missed the name of the quilter). Doors open at 5p with potluck at 5:30p. Contact Evie if you have any questions.
- Cassandra G.


Reminder: Guild meeting Tuesday!

You have T-minus a few days to wrap up the rest of your 50% Challenges because it's almost April meeting time!

Here's your reminder list of things to bring:

  • Your homemade name badge
  • Your Raincross Quilt Guild pin, which is now worth an EXTRA ticket in the door prize drawing! If you don't have one, you can purchase one for $5 at the door.
  • Your all-the-way-completed 50% Challenge projects!
  • If you are participating in the 2017 BOM, the second two blocks
  • If are you participating in Susan M.'s 9 Patch club, the next set of blocks are due
  • If you are going the Nunnery retreat next month, the balance is due (contact Barbara M. if you're unsure of how much you owe)
  • If you were born in January, April, July, or September, you are invited to bring a snack to share (but it's not required!)
  • Bottled water or other nonalcoholic drink

See you all Tuesday!
- Cassandra G.


Hang in there!

Hoping you all have a great week - make sure you hang in there!

- Cassandra G.


Raincross Giving Away a Singer Featherweight

To celebrate our 25th anniversary of the Raincross Quilt Guild, an anonymous donor has graciously donated this beautiful restored Singer Featherweight to give away to one lucky member of the guild!

All you need to do to enter is add a comment to this post saying how much you love being a member of the Raincross Quilt Guild. The winner will be announced and receive this beautiful machine at our next guild meeting. Good luck!
- Cassandra G.

(psst...April Fool's! 😃)