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Welcome to the fall season fellow quilters.  I don't know about you, but I am enjoying the cooler weather.  It makes me want to sit down at my sewing machine and get back to work on all those holiday quilts.  And maybe I can use some of the wonderful fabric I picked up at the Silent Auction and Mega Sale!

Thank you to all of you who turned out for our Silent Auction and Mega Sale.  Wasn't it fun?  And just so you know, it was wildly successful. Take a look at the article in this issue of Quilt Scraps.  A special thanks goes out to Susan Stanchfield and CeCe Blankenship who worked so hard to organize and run the event.  I had so many people tell me that they were impressed by the organization, the decor, and the wonderful items we had for sale and auction.  Thank you also to everyone who donated and all of you who worked on the fund raiser.  It was also a great introduction to our new meeting venue, the Fields Church.

Our guild meetings will continue to be held at the Fields Church for the next three months.  If you did not make it to the September Silent Auction and Mega Sale, you can find a map showing the location of the Fields Church on the front page of our website, elcaminoquilters.com.  Beginning in January 2023 we will be meeting at the El Corazon Senior Center in Oceanside.  The El Corazon Senior Center will be our new, permanent location.  We will have maps and directions available at the December meeting and on the website beginning in December.

Speaking of the December meeting, we will once again be having our holiday party in December.  Sign up sheets will be available at the October guild meeting.  There is no charge for the holiday party, but you do need be a guild member and you need a reservation in order to attend, so that we have an accurate count for the luncheon.  Be sure to sign up!  It should be lots of fun.

Happy Halloween and Happy Quilting,

Linda Stanwood

Silent Auction and Mega Sale Report

Wow! What a fantastic event...and one of our biggest fundraisers yet. We collected $9499 in total! 

I'm not even sure where to begin to highlight all of the great things that happened but let me first start by saying  a giant "Thank You". Thank you to the team of volunteers from our Guild who worked for months to make this dream a reality. Thanks to all the members of our Guild Friendship Groups who supplied amazing and tantalizing goodies for the Silent Auction baskets. Thank you to all of you who donated  fabric, notions, and finished products for the sale. Thank you for spreading the word and inviting your friends and neighbors. Thanks to The Fields Church for their amazing support and warm hospitality to us as we held our first meeting in their building. I'd also like to thank our retail donors; Shabby Fabrics, Missour Star Quilt Co., Jordan Fabrics, Laundry Basket Quilts, Inspirations Quilt Shop in Valley Center, Sew Treasured in Temecula, Grand Country Quilters in San Marcos, Pieology Pizzeria and Tommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar in Bressi Ranch. And, thanks for shopping and buying! Wasn't it fun?

Here are a few interesting facts "By the numbers" that we are celebrating:

We had 146 people in attendance. We had a total of 40 Silent Auction baskets. We had a team of 32 Guild volunteers working behind the scenes before, during and after the event. And, we had 2 new people join our Guild after visiting the event.

And...at least 365 more sleeps until the next Silent Auction and Mega Sale!

Susan Stanchfield, President Elect


Change...the word itself causes a fight or flight response in many people.  Not me!  I like change--especially if there's a big reason for it--but even a medium reason is good enough.

So, the name "Workshop" is shared by both Cuddle and Programs, which can cause some confusion.  Cuddle is free, but the other is not.  So in order to only have one kind of workshop, Cuddle will now become:            CUDDLE CONSTRUCTION ZONES

No eye rolling, ok?  I diligently searched my Roget's Thesaurus and eliminated names that were boring, obscure, not quite right, or down right obnoxious/politically incorrect.  Besides, we do construction and the word "Zone" is just a kick!  You know, quiet zone to danger zone; zoning in and/or out; and my fave...Fun Zone!

We will have "bosses" for our zones.  Candy Mittag and Jan Jordan will co-boss Oceanside El Corazon and San Marcos Senior Centers, while Julie Calvario will be the boss at QIAD.

Safety helmets and goggles are not required!  See you in the Zone!



Quilt In a Day (QIAD):   1st Thursday of each month --  9-12:30pm

El Corazon Senior Center (Oceanside):  3rd Thursday of each month -- 9-3pm

San Marcos Senior Center:   4th Monday of each month -- 9-3pm


Suggested Quilt Sizes ...

Baby/Wheelchair/Angels Receiving Blankets:     40"x40"

Baby/Toddler Quilts:     40-45"x40-50"

Lap/Teens/Adults:     48-60"x60-76"

Breckenridge or San Pasqual Academy:     64-70"x76-90"

Pebbles in the Stream

stream > Quilt Scraps Newsletter - El Camino QuiltersA “Two-fer” Lucky Block

This is a fast, fabulous block to make two at a time

Fabrics – Batiks or Prints - think Nature J

Select two coordinating fabrics that are the colors of water– Blues, Aquas and Greens

You need two - 2½” by at least 40½” - WOF strips from coordinating colors to cut two complete blocks at one time. Jelly Roll strips are fine if they are 40½” or longer.


BUS Trips

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Quilty friends,

Less than four months to go before The Road to California Quilt Show opens. 

The show runs January 18-21, 2023. We will attend Thursday, January 19. The bus will accommodate 48 passengers.

We will open registration for the bus trip at the October meeting.  Be sure to look for the Bus Trip table to sign up.

We're looking forward to the show, the games, the raffle prizes, the snacks and the "til you drop" shopping.

More details to follow.  Sure hope you'll join us.


Your Bus Coordinators

Nancy Hansen, 760-889-4492, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Debbie Timmons, 760-703-6034, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time to Start Planning for ROAD TO CALIFORNIA

Can you believe it, already?  Laurie Paurazas and her team are hard at work bringing Sharon Cooperson's design to life.  The Opportunity Quilt 2023 will be unveiled at our December holiday party--after the 2022 Quilt is raffled off.  It promises to be a beauty!  Although it is a closely guarded secret, I think I can share with you that it is very different from the one this year.  I understand that it is a combination of two patterns!

We will be taking it to the Road to California January 18-21, 2023.  It will be showing on Saturday, January 21.  (Note the bus trip is Thursday, January 19.)  I need your help for white glove service.  You can sign up for any of the four days.

White glove service is so fun.  You get a close view of all the quilts and can touch them at will.  It is the only way to REALLY see the show.  In exchange for a two-hour shift, you will get free admission to the show.

If you are worried about being on your feet for two hours, I also need help on Saturday, January 21, selling raffle tickets.  This is a sitting position.  In exchange for a two-hour shift, you get admission for all four days to the show.

I will have a sign-up sheet at our October meeting.  Please be thinking about when you can help.  If any questions, contact Robin Sutherland at 858-848-4680 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time.

The holidays are fast upon us and January will be here before you know it.  YIKES!!


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This year has gone by so quickly! But you still have time to finish another UFO project.

I'm thinking maybe I'll finally get those Christmas gifts done.  Do you need to make any holiday gifts?  Start by dedicating an hour each week to work on your project.  Soon it will be done!  WooHoo!

Make sure you email or test your finished project picture to Carrie or Mar showing the quilt and the label.  Then stop by the next meeting to get your button to add to your UFO ribbon.  Quarterly drawings are a chance to win $25 to Quilt in a Day.  The grand prize will be a wad of $$$ in certificate form to Quilt in a Day (and maybe a few extra surprises).

Keep those quilts coming.  We will have our next drawing at the October meeting.  The next deadline is November 30.  The drawing will be in December.  Happy quilting, Mar and Carrie.

Questions?  Ask co-chairs: 

Mar Tobiason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 425-210-1586

Carrie Suggett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 714-381-4146


September and October Birthdays


October Birthdays 2022 ECQG

September birthdays are included as a reminder to bring your gift bag to the October meeting as none were needed for the September auction and sale.

Sherrie Smith                 9/04

Julie Calvario                   9/09

Nancy Bernardi              9/10

Kathy Proctor                  9/11

Karen Bennick                 9/12

Linda McKim                    9/14

Linda Stanwood              9/21

Robin Rose                       9/27

Anna Kelso                       9/30

Gail Yakos                       10/01

Debbie Miller                 10/07

Sharon Rexinger           10/09

Mona Marra                  10/10

Kim Freed                      10/11

Julie Carson                   10/11

Alice Rig                         10/12

Sandy Buckley               10/15

Cece Blankenship         10/19

Sharon Cooperson       10/20

Cynthia Rowe                10/20

Melanie Knight             10/22

Susan Stanchfield        10/24

Karen Kirchnavy           10/25

Jill Stearns                     10/29


Hi Quilters!  September has always been a month for me to celebrate.  It's my birthday and my anniversary month.  But this year our Guild has even better reasons to celebrate. This month marks one year that our Guild has successfully been up and running with hybrid in-person/Zoom meetings and in-person workshops.  Hasn't it been great?

Even more important, this month is our giant Silent Auction and Mega Sale.  We have fabric.  We have kits, pre-cuts, patterns, notions, even a sewing machine.  We have auction items, some quilt related like our beautiful friendship group baskets,  and other (very exciting) items that are not just for quilters.  Check out the article in this newsletter for details.

We want to say a huge thank you to Susan Stanchfield and CeCeBlankenship for putting this major fundraising event together for our guild.  And thank you to all of you who volunteered or will volunteer your time and effort to make it a fun, successful event.  Finally, thank you to all of you who donated all this fun stuff.  

Everyone can help make this our biggest fundraiser ever.  Tell your friends and family about it.  Bring a carload of people on September 13 to The Fields Church, 2265 Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad, CA 92011 between 9:30 and 12:00 and treat yourself to some great stuff!

We have one final reason to celebrate.  Our Guild has found a new permanent home.  Beginning in January of 2023 we will be meeting at the El Corazon Senior Center in Oceanside.  It is a great facility, with plenty of wonderful parking.  Many of you are already familiar with the facility, because our Cuddle group meets there once a month.  What you may not know is that the Senior Center just built a new state-of-the-art meeting room that is the perfect place for us, with room for our current activities and room to grow.

So let's celebrate quilting together.  See you at the Silent Auction and Mega Sale!

Linda Stanwood

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