Quilt Scraps January 2022


Happy New Year 2022! We hope your holidays were wonderful and full of quilting! As we look forward to our New Year, I would like to thank all the Board Members from 2021 for their hard work under very challenging circumstances to bring us through 2021 with flying colors and a terrific Holiday Party to end the year. Thank you to Mary Jo Ewing, Stephanie Swadell, Kris Doan, Rena Hernandez, Claudia Mc- Graw, Patti Rusk, Linda Kelly, Susie Skolnich, and Marge Siirila for all your hard work and support of our guild. We look forward to moving into 2022 with our new board members, Susan Stanchfield, CeCe Blankenship, Mary Jo Ewing, Kris Doan, Rena Hernandez, Jeanette Blackburn, Phyllis Lewcock, Ellen Pankuch, Carol Brega, Va- lerie Meyers and Dana Lovelace. We appreciate your willingness to serve the guild.

It has been two challenging years, but now that we are back to in-person meetings and activities, we will be asking you to renew your membership in the best quilt guild ever. Our membership year begins March 1, so you will need to have your renewal completed by the March meeting.

Due to the continuing challenges of COVID-19, we will require masks at all meeting, and for your safety and the safety of all our guild members, we are asking that you only attend in-person meetings if you are fully vaccinated. We will continue to offer a Zoom alternative and we hope to improve the accessibility and quality of our Zoom in this coming year.

We have a wonderful line-up of speakers and workshops for this coming year. If you are attending in person, don’t forget to bring your birthday bag on your birthday month. Also, please consider sharing a quilt that you have recently completed. We are all eager to have some new ideas!

Happy New Year and Happy Quilting Linda Stanwood, President (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


A reminder: our new El Camino Quilt Guild home is Faith Community Church, 2700 Rancho Pancho, Carlsbad, CA 92009.

Our new meeting day is the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am


Our private Facebook page is 118 members. If you haven’t joined already and use Facebook, consider joining. You can’t see too many quilts, right?

Marlene Charron and Kathy Angela are the committee chairs, but all members can post. We have both a public and private pages. The names are similar, but look for the word “group” for our private page.

Only guild members can be in the private group. This is important because we don’t want to share member info to anyone not part of the guild. We reject anyone who is not a guild member.

You can share pictures of your projects, funnies and guild info. If you’re a committee leader, consider sharing your relevant news on our page. Please respect any copy- right laws, and credit pattern makers as appropriate.

We have had requests to sell items or advertise a boutique or quilter estate sale. If you do, please know you’re responsible for any follow up questions. The guild is also not responsible for the accuracy of your info or any costs associated with it.

Thanks to those who have been active on our page. Can’t wait to see more. Let Mar- lene and Kathy know if you have questions.

UFO Challenge

It has been a real pleasure to share in your beautiful projects and hear the wonderful stories behind many of them. I have completed my year of coordination and I’m hap- py to announce that Mar Tobiason and Carri Sugett will become coordinators for next year. Be on the lookout in January for the details in signing up for 2022! This program is a terrific way to motivate yourself to sew and perhaps lighten the load of UFO’s which seem to always grow in my sewing room!!!

As we end the year, I’m blessed with so many joys, and you are one of them. Here’s to 2022!

Gretchen – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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January: Tina Curran Lecture: My Excellent Adventure as a Quilter

Workshop: Herringbone Quilts and/or Pillow

Februrary: Trudy Cleveland Lecture: Update Your Quilt Toolbox

Workshop: How to Photograph Your Quilts

March: Anne Turley Lecture: Just Quilts

Workshop: On Point

April: Ann Sonner Lecture: Family History Quilts

Workshop: Photo Transfer Class


For the May meeting we will have a special treat! Instead of a speaker we will have several of our guild members give a short talk/demonstration on an aspect of quilting they have expertise in. We have so many amazingly talented members in our guild who are willing to share some of their passions with us. If you have something you would like to share with the guild in this way please contact me, Mary Jo Ewing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Happy Quilting!

Happy quilting everyone! Stay safe and keep in touch!

Mary Jo Ewing


We are lucky to have a great web designer working on modernizing our Guild website. It will have some special features that will make it easier for our membership to conduct business, register and pay for events, and keep up with all that is happening throughout the year. It is all very exciting and we must be patient (this is the hard part for me!) while this is taking place. After almost twenty years using the old platform, it is time for our website to meet the demands of our Guild. Keep checking in on our website, to watch it change and grow!
Jeanette Blackburn, website manager



Even though we consider ourselves facilitators of Cuddle we are convinced that we have the best jobs in the guild-and today proves it!

On December 20 we delivered 53 quilts and pillowcase sets to our San Pasqual liaison. We had the opportunity to tell her about your enthusiasm and wholehearted support for these special foster teens.

When we hand off any of our donations we immediately explain that our members and friends have made these beautiful items. Almost always they tell us how special these hand made items are received and cherished by the many recipients. Quilts are wrapped around them, babies are cuddled in them, and placemats bring incredible joy and tears to the seniors who now eat on them.

Now we never see this happen because we deal with organizations bound by privacy and/or health mandates but in relating these stories their eyes and voice and emotion transport us to a special place in our imagination. Just for that moment there is a connection, maybe not to actual people but to the awareness of contributing to the greater good. I wish for all of you to realize that you are part of that because of the work that you did for someone not known to you.

Thank you to all of you!


January meeting:

Cuddle will have 20 bins of FAT QUARTERS for sale at the remarkable price of 10 for a $1!!!

Now you have to buy 10-no metal money!

We will have shopping bags for you to fill up!!


bring on new yearQIAD

1st Thursday of each month
9 am - 1 pm

Masks required

El Corazon Senior Center

3rd Thursday of each month
9 am - 3 pm

San Marcos Senior Center

4th Monday of each month
9 am - 3 pm

Please bring a mask

Here is a guide to recommended sizes:

Baby/wheelchair/Foster Angels/receiving blankets or quilts 40”-45” x 45”-50”

Lap/ teens/adults 48”-60” x 60”-76”

Breckenridge or San Pasqual 64”-70” x 76”-90”

cal conference 2022

Quilting friends – there is still room on the bus.

PLEASE KNOW: The board has opened up the bus to non-guild members, so if you have friends who would love to travel in style to the quilt show with you, please let me know. First come – first served.

Date: Thursday, January 20. Bus will depart at 7:30 AM at The Shoppes at Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real. We will be returning approximately 6:30 PM.

Cost: $55.00, which includes your admission to the show.

It’s a fun day that includes snacks and prizes on the road. I hope you can join us.

cal conference busDebbie Timmons, Bus Coordinator
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retreatThere are currently 2 spots open for the 2022 Retreat. Let me know if you would like one of these spots or tell your friends. If these spots are not filled by the December guild meeting on December 14, available spots will be opened to nonmembers.

If you need to cancel your spot for the retreat, you deposit will be refunded completely if we are able to fill your spot. If we are not able to fill your spot, your deposit will be returned minus $20.

Just a reminder, the balance for the retreat is due by the end of December. Balance checks must be made out to "Vina de Lestonnac" and can be given to me at the next guild meeting or mailed to me. I have sent an email to everyone attending with the balance still owed.

Please contact me if you would like a spot in the retreat or if you have any questions.

Jo Anne Foster
2137 Lakeside Rd
Vista, CA 92084
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Check out the series of 3 one yard pat-terns in the books by Donna Robertson. They feature quick designs for gifts, cuddle quilts, or to have on hand on chilly days.


birthday bagDon't forget the birthday bag drawing at our January meeting. If you have a birthday in January (or if your birthday was in September-December and you forgot to bring your birthday bag in your birthday month) please bring your bag to our January meeting. Bags should contain an appropriate quilting gift worth $15-20.

lost and found

If you found a pearl and diamond ring (2 pearls and some small leaf shaped diamonds) at our Holiday Party on December 14, could you please let Hazel Samuels know that you have the ring? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It was a present from her husband.

If you lost a red sequined visor at our Holiday Party, please contact Linda Stanwood by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange to pick it up.

birthday cake


1 Carol Brega
3 Becky Sparks
5 Carol Young
5 Ann Albertson
6 Kathy Angelea
7 Mary Ann Barbee
7 Nancy Telford
9 Rosemary Viscusi
10 Wendy Mathson
10 Valerie Myers
14 Laura Lopez
15 Carol Bruynell
16 Claire Jungerson
18 Peggy Ancinec
18 Heather Callaghan
18 Barbara Mayo
19 Sandie Hicks
20 Fran Banta
20 Kris Doan
20 Denise Ross
20 Daria Roth
24 Anne Omsted
25 Patricia Barden
25 Kathy Moskovitz
27 Ellen McGrath-Thorpe
28 Nancy Feder
29 Judy Gibson


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The South Bay Quilters Guild is proud to announce our 2022 Quilt Show, “By the Sea” to be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 12-13, 2022, from 10 – 4 each day, at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive (corner of Madrona and Torrance Blvd.), Torrance.

Our show will include the following: Opportunity quilt “Sea Breeze” drawing Feb 13th at 4 pm. Live quilt auction on Sunday at 1-3 pm. Quilt Exhibits - Featured quilter Alex Tsubota and our talented members. Quilts for sale in our consignment booth and vendor mall. Check our website for more information at: http://southbayquiltersguild. org

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