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If you didn’t volunteer to participate as a Board member for the coming year, there are still lots of ways for you to plug in and support all the great activities of our guild. I’d like to highlight a few for you as you consider how you can join us.


Did you know that we have had over 50 guests at our Guild meetings this year, many of whom have become NEW MEMBERS? This is fantastic growth! Some of these new friends find us because they are invited by current members but we have heard from many people (including some current Board members) that they first heard about our Guild by reading an article in one of our local newspapers. This is an important way to attract and inform new members and our faithful Suzanne Tobey has been handling PUBLICITY for over ten years! Many thanks, Suzanne.

It is time for Suzanne to step away from this role and she is eager to pass along all of her contact information for local news outlets and online forums so that the great advertisement for our Guild can continue.


Once these guests hear about the Guild and arrive at a meeting, we want to make sure they are welcomed and feel connected right away! I’m sure you can imagine how important this is! Maybe you yourself have arrived at an event, perhaps not knowing anyone, not sure about what to expect and looking for a friendly face to greet you and show you around. We need several people who would be willing to arrive a bit early to the meeting, greet guests at the door and then serve as “hostesses” sitting with these new friends and helping them get acquainted with the members and activities of our Guild. If you can be that friendly face of welcome and enjoy meeting new people, please consider helping in this way.


Do you think it is impressive when someone has a PhD? It usually represents years of hard work and effort and a dedication to careful and thorough research into a subject.

Well, I have SEVERAL PhDs…..”Projects Half Done” That’s why I love our Guild’s UFO program.

Our fun “incentive program” (where you can win prizes for completing projects) is looking for new leadership as well. Suzie Owen has volunteered to help with this but as with just about everything, this job is more fun when a few people can do it together. Maybe you’d like the nagging, cajoling, encouragement yourself to finish some of your projects and helping to lead the UFO program will be just the personal push to help you reach your goals. Celebrating with the participants and seeing all the finished projects each month is one of the highlights of this job….it is like an ongoing session of Show and Tell Sharing!


We would like to thank Robin Sutherland for handling the marketing and ticket sales for our  Opportunity Quilts. Robin has traveled all over Southern California, visiting other Quilt Guilds with our quilt and selling tickets to support our Guild. She has arranged and organized teams of volunteers to serve as white glove hostesses at local Quilt Shows so that we can display our Quilt to even wider audiences. And she has faithfully coordinated the calendar of visitors from other Guilds who come to show their Opportunity Quilts to us and sell tickets at our meetings.

Thank you, Robin. As she steps aside from this role, we are looking for someone, or a couple of someones, to take on this job. At our December meeting we will be revealing our 2024 Opportunity Quilt, made by Cece Blankenship and Jeanette Blackburn and quilted by Gretchen Clare. We want to make sure that it gets wide exposure this coming year as a Guild fundraiser


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Colors - Select 2 fabrics in Christmas colors--Reds, Greens, Golds or Wintery Blues that go together.

Background - White or White-on-White.


For complete instructions, click here:  XmasStocking 6.pdf        


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Gifts, ornaments, table runners, antique quilts, aprons, jewelry, gift tags and cards are among the beautiful handmade items featured at the Market during our November Guild meeting.


This months program will host speakers from TIP (Trauma Intervention Program), Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA  and the Foundation For Women Warriors.  They will describe the purpose and mission of their organizations and how our quilt donations help them do this.


Then comes your chance to purchase festive items from the Wintertide Market. The proceeds will help the Guild defray the cost of batting for the quilts that we give these and many other charities. What a delightful way to support your Guild and Cuddle!


Please note:  Cuddle will only be receiving items at both the November and December Guild meetings.



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We delivered fifteen quilts to Alexandra Buchannan of the Shoppes at Carlsbad management team for their November 11 Veteran's Day celebration.  The quilts will help in their efforts to build support for our local Operation Homefront Organization. The plan is to have the quilts on display the week leading up to the event. We still need a few individuals who would be willing to attend the November 11th event to sell raffle tickets for our Guild Opportunity Quilt. If you can donate a couple of hours to assist with this worthy cause, it would be fantastic! Please contact Kris Doan at (760) 822-1970 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help.


Special thanks to the Nighthawk Quilters, Daina Katz-Robinson, Jeanette and Tom Blackburn, and all the ladies who were so generous in donating their time and talents creating quilts for the benefit of our Veterans. You will make a difference for many San Diego military families! If you weren't able to participate, please consider checking out Operation Homefront. There are all sorts of events that you can choose to support either as a volunteer or by making a monetary contribution.

FYI - Operation Homefront is an organization that helps military families overcome challenges by connecting them with valued and life-changing programs and family events. These programs address the specific needs of military families, such as short-term and critical financial assistance, long-term stability, and recurring support. By providing this support, Operation Homefront aims to create stronger, more stable and more secure military families.


Workshops 2024

We have 6 members signed up for the January Workshop. Still room for more sign ups.

Pam Hadfield will visit us in March 2024 and will give her postponed Crazy Xmas Tree workshop.



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Our November Guild meeting will have many areas of interest. We will have our Wintertide Market, with a variety of handmade boutique items for sale. In addition, we will have three guest speakers from philanthropies we support. Each will share their organizations' mission and how our donations have helped them.





The December Guild meeting is sure to be tons of fun! It is the time we hold our annual Holiday Party!  We will enjoy games, lunch with our fellow quilters and friends, and the unveiling of our new Opportunity Quilt for 2024! There is a fee of $10 per person to attend and this month is the last chance to bring your check or cash and sign up. You don't want to miss out!





We start the New Year with our guest speaker Anne Sonner, of Anne Sonner Quilts! Her lecture is entitled "Family History Quilts."  She will share her process of preserving history through the quilts we make. One of her many methods of doing so is by using photography within her quilts. Come, learn and enjoy!


DON'T FORGET to sign up for the Holiday Party at the November Guild meeting.  See Shelly or Cece at the Ways and Means table and be prepared to pay the $10 fee for the luncheon. And guests are welcome, too! Just add their names to the list and pay their $10 fee. We are getting box lunches from Panera for everyone so we must have an accurate count. Carol Brega and Susan have some fun games planned for our enjoyment, too. Remember to get your tickets for the 2023 Opportunity Quilt turned in because we will be picking the winner that day. Also, our 2024 Opportunity Quilt will be revealed.



There are only 10 seats left on our Road 2 CA bus! After the November guild meeting we will be opening up any remaining seats to non-members. This means friends of Guild members as well as members of other guilds can join us. So, get your seat now!


This bus trip is on Thursday, January 18, 2024. We will leave from a designated location at 8:00 a.m. and return to the same location by 6:00 p.m. The fun begins as soon as the bus departs. There are games with prizes, goodie bags and excited quilters dreaming about what they hope to find and see at Road. The bus seats are comfortable and there is a bathroom on board. Parking? No problem. The bus will drop us off at the door to the Ontario  Convention Center and will pick us back up at the same place. Save all of your walking for admiring quilts and shopping. Once back on board, you can share your finds with other quilters or nap after a busy day, while a professional does the driving. This is a fun day out. Join us!


The cost of this bus trip is $75 which includes bus rental, tickets to the Quilt Show, as well as a goodie bag. Sign up at our bus trip table during the November Guild meeting. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.


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Happy November!  Welcome to the month when we are reminded to be THANKFUL.

There are the obvious items that are highlighted in advertising at this time of year – family, friends, food. And we, of course, add FABRIC to that list.

I wish we didn’t need to be reminded.

November isn’t the only time of year to reflect on all we can be THANKFUL for, but it is good to take the time to stop and do that.

At this month’s meeting, we will have an opportunity to hear from some of the local organizations that we support through our Cuddle Quilts philanthropy.

We will hear how THANKFUL these groups are to receive the many fabric items we provide to babies, veterans, seniors, hospitalized and traumatized.

Also at this meeting, you’ll have a chance to continue your support of our work to these recipients. All of the proceeds from purchases made at our Wintertide Market will go to providing the necessary batting to complete these quilted projects. THANK YOU for your generosity.

I am THANKFUL that I can use my creativity not just to warm the beds and walls of my own home but to provide for others in our community.

I am THANKFUL that I belong to a group who sees the needs of others and responds.

I am THANKFUL for all of you!

Let’s keep quilting!



Are you ready for this.. . .the last, tremendous, stupendous Theme Basket of the year!!!  It's only $5 per ticket. We hope you'll take a chance on winning it. If you don't win, your $5 donation will help purchase the batting needed for Cuddle Quilts philanthropy projects. Make sure you come by the Treasure Table during our November meeting and check things out.