You're invited back for the 1st in person guild meeting next Tuesday!

Ed. If you don't recognize me, I'm the third from the left.

The Goeske Center has reopened, following the State of California guidelines, and has invited us to resume meeting in person on our normal night and time, and in the same room. They are requiring that all Goeske Center members and visitors enter through the main door and fill out a new registration form - we will not be able to enter through the side door we have used in the past. Please proceed to the main entrance and follow the instructions.

You can, if you like, drop by the Goeske Center before Tuesday and fill out the new registration form to speed up your entrance on Tuesday night. You can still use your existing barcode sign in card (if you have one) at the sign in kiosk, but regardless, everyone needs to fill in the new registration form. If you do not have an existing barcode sign in card, one will be given to you.

The door to our meeting room (from the internal hallway) will open at 6:00 pm, the meeting starts 6:30 pm, and the Center would like our meeting ended by 8:30 pm.

Following the State of California guidelines, vaccinated persons are not required to wear face coverings, although you are welcome to wear one if you wish.

If you still have not paid your 2021 guild membership or not picked up your Raincross Quilt Guild 2021 Fabric Challenge fabric, Dawn M. will be at the Raincross membership sign in desk when the doors open.

You are welcome to bring and enjoy your own snacks/meal/beverage (non-alcoholic) and we will look at renewing our normal potlucks at a future meeting.

For those of you who cannot attend in person or who may not feel comfortable attending in person, we are actively looking into broadcasting the guild meeting live, most likely via Zoom. Stay tuned!

Beyond just the joy of finally being together again, we're looking forward to our regular Show and Share, seeing our Christmas in July Challenge projects, buying tickets for this month's Mystery Box, and Angie's Treasure Boxes (for those who are unfamiliar, we're excited to tell you about it)!

Here's your reminder list of things to bring:

  • Your homemade name badge
  • Your Show and Share quilts
  • Your Christmas in July Challenge quilt/project
  • Your June Block of the Month
  • 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.
  • Bottled water or other non-alcoholic drink

Please let us know if you have any questions and we can't wait to see you all Tuesday!

P.S. Here's that video of Andie B. giving her tips and trick tutorial on paper piecing to help us with our paper pieced BOM!

- Cassandra G.


RQG 2021 Christmas Mystery BOM Layout Options

Many thanks to guildmember Pam W. who asked me about this year's Christmas Mystery Block of the Month layout so that she could figure out her fabric placement. While I'm not going to give away the "mystery" part, I am quite proud of the blocks we're using because it allows for a lot of personal choice in how you layout the finished blocks. It should be make everyone's quilt unique!

The quilt is comprised of 11 blocks and has a finished sized (before you add any additional borders, etc) of 52" x 48". Those 11 blocks are one of four finished sizes:

Both A Blocks are 18" x 18" - these can be placed in your desired order

Block B is 12" x 30"

Block C is 10" x 48"

All of the D Blocks are 12" x 12" - these can be placed in any order

You can reorganize groups of blocks. For example, you can place 3 of the D Blocks above the A Blocks.

Or you can place 6 of the D Blocks above the A Blocks.

Block B can be ordered above one of the D Blocks - or below it. Block B and it's D Block can also be placed to the left to the grouping of 6 D Blocks and A Blocks.

Block C can be placed at the top, at the bottom, or depending on how the other groups of blocks are laid out, above a row of 4 D Blocks. The possibilities are endless!

My recommendation is to not worry about it too much right now. Once you have all of the blocks down, break out that design and start mixing around the blocks until you get a layout you like the best.

- Cassandra G.


Cooling Centers in Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, and Mead Valley

 Please stay safe and keep an eye on any elderly neighbors. There is help and safe places to get cool.

- Cassandra G.


Reminder virtual guild meeting tomorrow!

 Just a reminder that we will get together virtually get tomorrow evening! Please send pictures of your quilts and BOM for Show and Share to Cassandra!

- Cassandra G.


Reminder - Trick or Treat Challenge Drive By Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that 2021 Raincross Quilt Guild members can pick up their 1/2 yard of 2021 Challenge Fabric tomorrow between 9am and Noon at Sandy S.'s house in Riverside. We will be checking off your names and the names of your fellow members for whom you are picking up their fabric. And you can still buy coordinating fabric from Easy Quilting Corner by stopping by the shop or online by searching for "raincross".

We will also have a few charity quilt kits available if you'd like to pick up, Hospice quilt labels if you need some, or if you have charity quilts to drop off (no chopped salad).

If you can't make it tomorrow and you need help getting your fabric, send the guild an email (raincrossqg@gmail.com) and we'll figure it out. Thanks! 

- Cassandra G.