Our quilt show is held once every two years. The next show will be in 2018.
UnFinished Object: those "I love that' quilted objects most of us have started that are somehow still in a bag, box or drawer for who knows how long. The UFO Challenge wants to gently help you complete 5 UFO projects over the next 12 months.
Programs & Workshops - See Events, Meetings & Workshops page
Workshops are held the Friday following the guild Thursday meeting each month. workshop fees are to be paid at the time of registration. Signups for workshops are held at the general meetings preceding the workshop. Subject to change. Unless otherwise directed, classes are held at Quilt in a Day. Non-members may sign up 60 days prior to the workshop provided space is available. Please contact the Workshops Chair.
In the newsletter there is a list of the type of fabrics that will be exchanged during each month of the year. The types of fabrics exchanged vary from year to year. Participants submit a bag of all the same fabric pieces and the next month they receive a bag of mixed fabrics from the other participants.
Friendship Groups are the key way to get connected within the guild, build new relationships and share and develop quilting skills. Contact the Friendship Circle Chairperson to find a friendship group to join.
FRIENDSHIP BLOCK EXCHANGE
A drawing is held four times per year for the Friendship Block recipient(s). The winner(s) selects a block pattern and provides instructions and fabric as desired. Members volunteer to construct and donate the block. Those eligible must have belonged to the guild for at least six months and have completed at least two friendship blocks during the preceding two years. The first recipient each year is the longest participating member who has never won.
The Guild holds a creative quilt challenge annually based on a guild selected theme. On the year that the guild does a quilt show the challenge quilts will be displayed at the show. During the year that we are not having a quilt show the challenge is done as a fun activity for members.
A block pattern is published each month in the newsletter. Members are encouraged to make a block (or several) to turn in at the next meeting. Members receive one chance, for each block they turn in, to win a set of blocks. One set of blocks per participant per drawing.
This year's quilt is "Simply Brilliant." It is a pattern by Jacqueline de Jongecalled "Brilliant Beauties of Joy." Made by Patti Rusk, Cheri McClow, Laurie Paurazus, Peggy Sproul, Sue Sebastian, Lois Bretzlaff, Wendy Keeping and Barbara Badgett. Special thanks to Mary Jo Rembold for another outstanding job as our master quilter. Thanks also to Quilt in a Day for their continued generosity. It would have been very difficult to manage the planning and execution of this quilt without access to the large workroom.
Ticket prices are: $1 each. $5 for 6. $20 for 25.
The drawing will be held the second Thursday in December. Winner need not be present to win.
Tickets may be purchased by sending a check to El Camino Quilters. Or contact the Opportunity Quilt Marketing Chairman, Patti Rusk, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to display the quilt at your local guild, please contact Patti as well. We'd love to share it!
Quilts made by guild members are donated to a variety of organizations such as; The Polinski Children's Center, Alzheimer's Association and the Tri-City Oncology and Neonatal Units and many other organizations.
Other philanthropic activities are undertaken periodically to support the community.
Each year in February the guild arranges for a retreat at Temecula at Viña de Lestonnac Retreat Center. It is lots of fun and a great way to meet others in the guild.
A silent auction is held once every two years. The silent auction alternates years with the quilt show. It is a time when members donate items to the guild and other guild members bid on them. The highest bidder pays the guild for the item and takes it home! The guild uses the money raised by these donations as one of the major fund raisers.