Our quilt show is held approximately every two years. The next show will be in 2020.
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.
The 2018 challenge is "A Quilter’s Tribute to The Beatles."
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.
The 2018 blocks are Log Cabin Paper-piecing on a black background. If you make two blocks, one for guild and one for yourself, you will have a quilt top at the end of the year. For everyone who finishes and shares their finished quilt top we will enter your name for a prize. Folded paper piecing is a fun technique that ends with NO paper to be removed when finished. You can try it or use any method you prefer. If you need help, please call or email Cherie Brown or Mary Brothers, and they will step you through it.
This year's quilt is "Floribunda."
The inspiration for this quilt were designs from "Jacobean Rhapsodies," by Patricia Campbell and Mimi Ayers. This is an original interpretation by Patti Rusk and Cheri McClow. The goal of this year's quilt was that it be all hand applique, that it appear to be an overall design and that it be all black and white. Thanks to Linda Pupols and Aiko Rogers for volunteering to do a block. Other than the background and the backing, the entire quilt came from donations of black and white fabrics from Cheri McClow, Patti Rusk, Peggy Ancinec and Corky Blanco.
Lauri Parazus provided another beautiful label. Special thanks to Quilt in a Day for their generosity in allowing us to use their space for the past 7 months. Final thanks to Merry Jo Rembold for quilting this beauty. We are so fortunate to be the beneficiaries of her extraordinary talent and generosity.
The quilt is available to take other guilds during 2018. If you are interested, please contact Julie Calvario or the Marketing Chairperson.
Ticket prices are: $1 each. $5 for 6. $20 for 25. Tickets may be purchased by sending a check to El Camino Quilters.
The drawing will be held the second Thursday in December. Winner need not be present to win.
El Camino Quilters has a quilt composed of blocks made by members of the guild. Every member is requested to make a block. See the document below for the instructions.
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.
In memory of Fern Gibbs, her pattern titled "Any Scrap A-Doo" is available here to anyone wishing to make charity quilts.
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. Use this link to go to the Forms page for more information and the form to sign up.
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. Go to the Forms page to get the instructions for folding fabric donations and the tags to attach to items.