Quilters Estate Sale Sept 2nd and 3rd

We received notice of this sale and with approval from the board, are passing the information onto you:

"Dear Patchwork/Quilters,

Many of you knew my wife, Gail Giberson, co-author of "Primarily Patchwork" and avid patchwork author, collector, and teacher. She passed away in July, 2016 from brain cancer.

We are offering 2,000 yards of her fine-cotton fabric collection in 50-yard, clear plastic bags at the low price of $50.00/bag! It is valued at $3.00$-10.00 per yard. There are numerous pieces in each bag, sorted by colors and marked with their dimensions.

What: Quilt Fabric, Notions and Accessories, including:

  • Bernina Arista165 embroidery machine with dozens of rolls of thread, many accessories and training manuals
  • Surger sewing machine. Baby Lock Model # BLE1AT.
  • Folding quilt table
  • Hundreds of buttons including black glass and military types.

When: Saturday, Sept. 2nd and Sunday, Sept. 3rd - 8am to noon

Where: 2833 E. Brookside Ave. Orange, CA (across street from Villa Park shopping center)

Please Reply with your interest and if you will come with friends. We will have donuts!

Thank you,

Jon Giberson

See the flyer Jon made here.

Jon, we're so sorry to hear about your loss of your dear wife, may she rest in peace. Thank-you for the invitation to your sale.
- Cassandra G.


August 2017 Meeting Review

We had another rousing round at Raincross Quilt Guild a few Tuesday nights ago. We welcomed visitor Megan and Susan as a new member - so glad you joined us!

It was demo night with Jeri R., Lisa J., Samantha N., Carol H., Susan C., and Stephanie Z. showing us some cool tips and tricks with sewing feet, zippers, quilting patterns, and more! Check out the video.

We've been making survivor bags to help the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center (RARCC) and they wanted to extend their thanks to us. They also let us know if that they also need small 6-8" teddy bears, which are given to the children of the survivors. Contact Sandy S. if you have any questions.

Coming up at Raincross:
In September, we'll be joined by Heidi at our meeting for what I'm sure will be a fabulous trunk show, and then the following Saturday, Heidi will give the first of two quilting workshops. Her first workshop will be introduction to domestic quilting and is $25. Contact Andie B. to sign up. Her second workshop will be quilting feathers on a domestic machine, which will be held on December 9th.

Not at Raincross, but there are also two quilt shows coming up in September - the Glendale Quilt Show and the San Diego Quilt Show. Remember to check the Raincross Calendar for all events and please let me know if I'm missing any!

October will be a busy month with the long awaited for Elizabeth Eastmond class Home is Where the Heart Is on the 14th from 9am-2pm at the Rancho Cabelleros Club House, with a Happy Bag Sew Day afterwards. The class is $35 and spots are still open. Contact Andie B. to sign up for the class.

Elizabeth has also graciously offered that if you can't make it to the class on October 14th, contact Andie B. to sign up and we'll find another day to hold another class.

The following weekend is our annual Sewing Room Home Tour, October 21st! More details to follow but we'll organize a carpool for those interested and of course, there will be treats at each house. Mark your calendars!

Finally, our annual fall retreat to the Campbell House (formerly Roughley Manor) will occur the last weekend of the month. Contact Barbara M. to get a spot or get on the waiting list.

This year for our annal Steal Game at the November meeting, make your best Kitchen Accessory! It can be pot holders, an apron, a tea cozy - whatever! And whatever theme/season you'd like. Jeri R. has promised a new method to the Steal Game so that it's more action packed and a bit tighter on time, so get ready! And remember, make something really awesome that you want to keep for yourself.

Finally, looking forward to the December potluck and gift exchange (where the Guild gives each member tickets to put in the pot for various gifts) - this year, the gifts will include two entrance vouchers for the 2018 Road to California - can't wait!

Ramona High School is preparing to put on a production of the hit musical "Quilters" and has asked RHS alumni to help make the oversized seminal quilt for the show. As you can see from this photo stolen from Jeri R.'s Facebook page, Jeri and Mary (and Linda?) show off one of the nearly completed Tree of Life blocks. Way to go ladies!

On July 31st, lots of lucky Raincrossers journeyed to Hoffman Fabrics for our annual tour, organized by Evie. Check out the photos - I did receive a few photos from Evie, but if you also took photos, please email or text them to me (or to the guild) and I'll add them to the photo album. Many thanks to Michelle Flores and her colleagues at Hoffman Fabrics for their time and as a bonus, fabric for us to have another mini challenge! For those who attended (or who wish they could have), Evie handed out little brown paper bags with fat eights of Hoffman Fabrics and has invited us to make something, make anything and bring it back to the September meeting. Thanks Hoffman!

Sharon K. said that Julie from Road to California shared 100 yards of sheer fabric with Threads of Love, so we join Sharon in saying thank you! Check out the sample Sharon made with the sheer - beautiful!

Elly H. introduced our next BOM, Southwest Arrow - very chic. Check out the pattern.

Susan M. announced that her Mini 9 Patch group is starting up again and there may still be some spots open. The next blocks are due at the October meeting: brights and white/white on white with the color in the center and corners. Contact Susan M. to get in on the action.

Door Prizes:
  • Bag pattern kit - Susan C.
  • Tote pattern & fats - Linda H.
  • Book & fats - Jeri R.
  • 1yd batik & magnet - Stephanie Z.

Mystery Box:
  • Carrie A.
Christine S. wants to remind everyone that the October Mystery Box is going to be a fabric bonanza and is inviting everyone to pitch in. Bring in a fat or two to add to the box so that someone can go home with ALL TEH FABRICKS!
- Cassandra G.


Free Motion Quilting Patterns

Samantha N. will be showing us free motion quilting during the demos portion at the quilt guild meeting this week and she wanted to share some free motion quilting patterns to help inspire us all.

As she has quite a few, we're making them available here for you to download and print yourself - enjoy!

- Cassandra G.

Reminder: Guild meeting Tomorrow!

I am, as I'm sure we all are, shocked by acts of hate and loss of life this past weekend. I'm drawn to words I think we can all agree upon...love your neighbor as yourself and love one another.

Love One Another pattern by Timeless Traditions
Find a neighbor, someone to love on today - give them a hug and tell them what they mean to you and that you're happy to see them. Let's break this epidemic of hate.

Here's your reminder list of things to bring:
  • Hugs for someone you haven't hugged in a while
  • Your homemade name badge
  • Your Raincross Quilt Guild pin, which is worth an EXTRA ticket in the door prize drawing! If you don't have one, you can purchase one for $5 at the door.
  • If you are participating in the 2017 BOM, the sixth two blocks.
  • If you were born on April, June, August, or December, you are invited to bring a snack to share (but it's not required!).
  • Bottled water or other non-alcoholic drink
See you all tomorrow!

P.S. Staples has a sale going on 24 count Crayola crayons for $0.50 a box, so if you can, swing by your local Staples and pick up a few boxes for Happy Bags.
- Cassandra G.


Coming up this month August 2017 at Raincross

Here's your monthly round up of upcoming events this month at Raincross Quilt Guild, specifically what to expect at our next guild meeting and any unique events beyond the usual scheduled events*. And don't worry - I'll still post a reminder blog a few days before the meeting with your list of things to bring. :)

*Usual scheduled events include Sew Night, Friendship Quilters, Featherweight Club, and the RQG Board meeting. If you are interested in those events, please check out the guild Calendar and/or post in the comments below and we'll help you learn more about them.

Coming up at this month's Raincross Quilt Guild meeting...
It's Demo night! We'll see demos on using a scallop rules, how to work with minke (and not have a minkexplosion!), and lots of different sewing feet demos. Can't wait!

Other unique RQG activities coming up this month...
Your vacation! Go have fun out there. There are no RQG organized sew days or workshops.
- Cassandra G.


July 2017 Meeting Review

We had an action packed guild meeting last Tuesday (ed. note: pretend it was last Tuesday and not three Tuesdays ago), which included ever vivacious Elly H. stepping in for our wayward guild president Jeri R. (hopefully she was on assignment looking for new and awesome quilt shops).

The first item of note is that the Goeske Center is implementing a new system for signing in. Instead of merely entering your zip code on a sign in sheet, each regular visitor is being issued a scan card (kind of a grocery store rewards card, except your reward is hanging out with all us!). Then during each visit to the Goeske, we are to scan our card and then on the computer screen, scroll through and then tap on the activity we are attending (hint: Raincross Quilt Guild activity is on the last page). For now, the computer sign in at the front desk, but they have promised that they will install a sign in computer in the Hall where our meeting is. As a reminder, our sign ins help the Goeske acquire funding, so it’s important that we sign in every time. Also, if you are eligible, we encourage you to join the Goeske to help support it. If you have questions about the sign in procedure, please talk to our sign in ladies.

Visitor Cathy M. asked if anyone has a good used sewing machine for sale. She is involved with the Braille group that meets a the Goeske from September through July. They make Dammit Dolls and need another sewing machine. If you can help, email me and I’ll email you back her phone number. Cathy was just passing through our meeting as she had missed her bus but it turns out she’s a quilter! We hope Cathy joins us again and show us her quilts!

In addition to Cathy, we had 6 other visitors - thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again soon!

It may be July, but Christmas is coming and that means Happy Bags! Happy Bag Maven Dawn M. told us that she’s still looking for those free flashlights from Harbor Freight and she asked us to keep our eyes open for upcoming back to school sales on Crayons (24 count boxes), colored pencils, and adult coloring books (for the older kids). Keep your eyes peeled for those back to school sales! Dawn also showed us a super cute bean bag that can be made from the scraps of the happy bags, so please feel free to sew those up and include those in your bags!

As noted previously, we finally have a class date and place for Elizabeth Eastmund's class, Home is Where the Heart Is, for Saturday October 14th from 9am-2pm at Rancho Cabelleros. Andie B. is taking signups and there are still spots available, so give her a call. The class is $35 and includes the pattern.

Andie is also taking class sign ups for Heidi's quilting workshop, scheduled for Saturday September 19th at the Goeske, after her trunk show on the preceding Tuesday at our normal monthly guild meeting.

Our lovely substitute guild leader donned her BOM bonnet and showed us our next BOM pattern - flying geese. Elly noted that we can put together our blocks however we'd like - let the fabric speak to you. (Ed. note: what speaks to me is this face!)

Door Prize Winners:

  • rotary cutter & fats - Sharon G. 
  • fats bundle & emery boards - Jan M.
  • homemade gift book & emery boards - Susan H.
  • 1.5 yds of Batiks - Mary M.
  • 1.5 yds of green & buttons - Dawn M.

Mystery Box:
Christine reported that we had 90 Rape Crisis Center bags turned in for tickets - 80 by one group!! - way to go! For the October Mystery Box, Christine is looking to collect fats and/or 1/2 yd cuts, so if you have any you'd like to share bring them to the September meeting for Christine.

winner - Cassandra G. (Ed. note: YAYAYAYAYAYYAY!)
- Cassandra G.