June 2022 Lucky Block

Windmill Blossoms

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Petal 1 – Large “Kaffe-like” medium to large floral in any colorway you like.

Petal 2 – Tone on Tone, Solid or Print that reads as one color and coordinates with your floral

Background White or White on White 

Cutting Instructions - (12½” unfinished Block)

Petal 1 - Floral

(2)   7” squares

Petal 2 - Tone on Tone

(2)   7” squares

Background - White

(4)   3½” squares

(4)   2½” squares

VIP TIP!  Check the diagrams before you sew – the placement of the floral fabric does matter. 😉

  1. Petals/Half Square Triangle Units - Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of both Tone on Tone 7” squares. Match these to the 7” Floral squares, right sides together, and stitch a scant ¼” from both sides of the drawn line Fig A. Cut apart on the drawn line and press away from the Square up to 6½” and trim dog ears.
  2. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the White 2½” squares and on the White 3½” squares.
  3. VIP- Position the 6½” Half Square Triangle Units exactly as shown in Fig B - it does matter which side the floral is on. Match the White 2½” squares to the bottom left corner. Stitch on the drawn line. Press to the White and trim the seam allowance to ¼”.
    Match a 3½” square to the other corner of the large Half Square Triangle Units and sew on the drawn line Fig C.
  4. Lay out the four sections to match Fig D with the small white triangles in the center and sew the rows together. Press open. Sew the rows together and press the final seam open.

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Windmill Blossom Quilt 59” x 71” 4 Blocks by 5 Blocks
Finished Block = 12” Inner Border = 1.5” Outer Border = 4”

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Windmill Blossom Table Runner 68.5” x 20.5”
Inner Border 1.23” Outer Border 3”

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PRESIDENTS’ LETTER MAY 2022

Happy Spring! I hope you have all been enjoying all the spring activities. It has been wonderful to get out and do so many of the things we have missed over the past two years. And we have a lot to look forward to at our guild over the next few months!

First and foremost, it is time to sign up for the 2023 Retreat! Jo Anne Foster will be accepting applications and deposits at the May guild meeting. If you have never been to our annual retreat at Vina de Lestonnac, you have missed one of the big benefits of being a guild member. Check out the article in this edition of Quilt Scraps to get all the details.

This year the Long Beach International Quilt show is also back in person from August 3 through 6. We are planning to offer a guild bus trip to the show. If you would be interested, contact our bus chairpersons, Nancy Hansen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Debbie Timmons, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We will be starting sign-ups soon. Check out the article below.

And of course we have a lot of great programs and workshops planned for the rest of this year, so take a look at that article and start making plans to sign up for these workshops.

But our big upcoming event is the annual fundraiser. This year we are doing a silent auction and sale in September. There will be plenty of things for sale and auction to appeal to all our quilters, and this year we hope to have some new and different auction items to interest the broader community of friends and family.

There are two major ways that each of you can help us make this fundraiser a success. First, donate something for the sale or auction. Second (and even more importantly) help us publicize our fundraiser to our friends and neighbors. And there are lots of other ways to get involved. Be sure to check out the article about the Silent Auction in this edition of the newsletter.

Yours in Quilting,

Linda Stanwood President

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CHANGES IN COVID PROTOCOL

In accordance with the recommendations of the health authorities and due to the precipitous drop in COVID cases, the Board has voted to make the following changes in our COVID protocol beginning with our April meeting:

  • Masks will be optional for all fully vaccinated
  • If you have health issues or are worried about exposure, please feel free to continue to wear a mask at meetings.
  • At this time, we are welcoming back our entire community, regardless of vaccination
  • Masks are required for those members who are not fully
  • We will continue to offer the option to attend meetings via Zoom for all

FRIENDSHIP GROUP, May 2022 Update

Now that things are relaxing a bit, why not stop by the Friendship Group table and investigate the opportunities a friendship group can bring to you. We have recently started an enthusiastic hand appliqué interest group. After seeing all the beautiful jackets at the March meeting, I would love to see a wearable art group form. Is there something else you'd like to see? Stop by and let me know and I will see what we can do.

Thanks, Lisa Coulombe

WORKSHOPS May 2022 Update

Upcoming Workshops

All Workshops are 1 day & the class fee is $45 each. Kit/Lab fees are extra and all participants will be provided with supply list and/or kit fees upon registration. Be sure to log in to our newly renovated Website for copies of all supply lists and information provided by our speakers about their classes!

In the next few months, our upcoming speakers include:

Yvonne Phenicie (Visions Art Museum at Liberty Station, San Diego)
Susan Nash (Collage Quilting) crazyaboutcollage.com/
Wendy Mathson (Storm at Sea Techniques) www.quiltsbywendy.com/
Sheila Collins (Fabric Art) sheilacollins.us/piqf2021/
Linda Schmidt (Fibre Artist) http://www.shortattentionspanquilting.com/

The Program & Workshops team is already booking talented speakers for next year. Please let us know if you have a suggestion for a speaker or a topic/technique that might appeal to our group!

Questions? Contact our workshop team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text Kris Doan at 760-822-1970 or Rena Hernandez at 760-585-6072.

MEMBERSHIP - May 2022 Update

The Membership Committee is delighted to announce 168 members have now renewed their memberships for 2022-23. We appreciate your patience with us for any delays or standing in line. There are still some of you quilty ladies who need to join-up again. If you have not paid your dues this year, please complete the membership form on the website and mail it with your $60. check to:

P.O. Box 1952
Oceanside, CA 92051

or bring your $60. in cash, check or credit card to the May 10th meeting. You won’t be able to continue to receive our newsletter, use your membership card for discounts at local quilt shops, or attend meetings without paying a $10 guest fee. You will receive your membership packet when you renew or if you paid your dues but didn’t receive a membership packet, there will be a packet with your name on it available at the next few meetings.

Please use the 3-page information sheet in the packet as an introduction to El Camino Quilters for any friends or neighbors who might be interested in joining our group. New members are vital to preserving the quality of our speakers and activities.

We are looking forward to having 100% renewals and welcoming many new members to the fold!

LONG BEACH QUILT SHOW BUS TRIP

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We are excited to announce that we are currently planning a guild bus trip to the Long Beach International Quilt Show on Saturday , August 6. The projected cost of this trip is approximately $55.00/$60.00 per person which includes your admission to the event.

Currently, we are working on securing parking and pick up for the trip at The Shoppes at Carlsbad at 2525 El Camino Real.

As we get closer to the event date, all these details will be confirmed. A sign up sheet will be available at our next guild meeting.

We are planning some wonderful games and snacks for our time together on the bus.

Please feel free to contact us with questions or to let us know of your interest in attending.

Looking forward to a fun day together. Your Bus Team,

Nancy Hansen
760-889-4492
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Debbie Timmons
760-703-6034
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SAVE THE DATE! SILENT AUCTION (May 2022 Update)

September Silent Auction - Save the Date - September 13, 2022 9:30-12:00

SILENT AUCTION AND MEGA SALE

Our HUGE fundraiser is coming up on September 13, 2022.

It will be held at Faith Community Church from 9:30-noon in lieu of our regular meeting. We need everyone’s help to make it a success so we are calling on all members to participate. This is a great way to fulfill your volunteer obligation and have fun too!

Remember those great speakers and programs and workshops that happen all year long? We want to continue to bring all these experts month after month, but we can’t do that with just membership dues alone.

This Silent Auction and Mega Sale will be open to the public, free of charge. This is designed to extend our reach into the broader community, let others know about our Guild, and to highlight our philanthropy to local charities.

And, the more buyers we can have at the sale, the more items we will sell!

Please check in at the Silent Auction/Ways and Means table at the next guild meeting to sign up to help or to donate items. Are you good at asking for free stuff?

We invite you to approach local small businesses and ask for donations: nail salons and spas; coffee shops and restaurants. You can assure the donors that they will receive a mention in our event publicity.

Your donations are not just limited to quilt related items. The more variety the better! Do you have sports or theatre tickets you can donate?

What about Legoland or Zoo passes?

Perhaps you can donate gift cards for Grocery Stores, Target or Walmart?

Maybe you have a special talent you’d like to offer? Music lessons? A cooking class? Alterations for garments?

Thanks in advance for your support in making this event the biggest fundraiser in our Guild’s history!

UFO, May 2022

Hello 2022 UFO Groupies!

We had our first quarter drawing at our April guild meeting. All UFO participants who completed their first quilt before March 31st we’re entered in the drawing. Our first quarter winner was Marlene Charron, winning a $25 gift card to Quilt-in-a-Day!

Our second quarter deadline to complete your next quilt is June 30, 2022. Keep in mind, if you plan to send your quilt to a longarmer you need to plan ahead. Our longarm experts often have a wait period before your quilt is returned to you. You then need to label and bind your quilt to be compete. Be sure to send a photo of your completed project, complete with quilting, label and bound, to either of us!

If you are new to the guild and are curious about the UFO group you can read more about it on El Camino Quilter’s Guild website under the guild activities tab.

We are so excited to see the beautiful quilts that will be completed this quarter!

 

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