El Camino Quilters 2023 Retreat

February 2 – 5, 2023 (your choice of days attending)

Registrations will be accepted beginning 5/10/22

Download the Registration Form HERE

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The 20th Annual Retreat sponsored by El Camino Quilters guild is set for Thursday, February 2 – Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula.  This is a great opportunity to be with friends as you work on your own unfinished projects or begin something new.  Enjoy days and nights of uninterrupted sewing, good friends and delicious food.  Your biggest challenge will be deciding what to bring and making sure you have everything you need!  You have the choice of attending 2, 3 or 4 days, and staying at the retreat center or attending as a day quilter. 

Directions to Vina de Lestonnac and Guidelines for the retreat will be distributed to the attendees by email and will also be available at the January 2023 guild meeting.  REGISTER NOW – There are 55 spaces available for quilters and the retreat fills up quickly!  Prices are the same for 2023 retreat as they were last year 

Jo Anne Foster

2137 Lakeside Rd, Vista 92084

760-727-2862, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(this is a new email)

April 2022 Lucky Block

Chutes and Ladders


Quick 9 patch units

chutes and ladders 1 > Quilt Scraps Newsletter - El Camino Quilters - Page #4-White with Black print (predominately White) or White solid or tone on tone

- Black with White print (predominately Black) tone on tone or solid

chutes and ladders 2 > Quilt Scraps Newsletter - El Camino Quilters - Page #4Half Square Triangle units –

Color of your choice in a darker value and a brighter/lighter value. Example: Red and Pink

White (2) 2” by 4½” strips

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Black (1) 2” by 9” strip

(1) 2” by 4½” strip

Dark Color (1) 5½” square

Light Color (1) 5½” square

NOTE: The strip sets and Half Square Triangles are a little over sized to allow for trimming

chutes and ladders 4 > Quilt Scraps Newsletter - El Camino Quilters - Page #41. Black and White Unit 1 – Sew the Black 2” by 9” strip to the White 3½” by 9” strip right sides together. Press towards the Black. Cross cut this unit into (4) 2” wide sections.

Black and White Unit 2 - Sew the White 2” by 4½” strips to either side of the black 2” by 4½“ strip right sides together. Press toward the black. Cross cut this unit into (2) 2” wide sections.

2. Sew a Unit 1 section to each side of the Unit 2 sections to make the “Quick” 9 patch units. Press away from center section.

chutes and ladders 5 > Quilt Scraps Newsletter - El Camino Quilters - Page #43. ½ Square Triangle Units - Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the light 5½” square. Match the Dark square to the light square right sides together. Stitch ¼“ from both sides of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn (solid) line and press toward the dark side. Square up to 5”.

4. Lay out the units and sew to match the picture. Please be very careful to place the dark and light triangles in the
correct positions.
Press toward the triangle units. Sew center seam and press open.

Questions? Contact Laurie Paurazas 760-216-6234 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Here we are in March of 2022, and think how far we’ve come! It was two years ago in March that we had our last in-person guild meeting before the pandemic shut everything down. Since that time, we have quilted away diligently in our homes, attended Zoom guild meetings and workshops, started a new guild facebook page to help keep us in touch with each other, had a virtual facebook retreat, and finally, have gone back to hybrid in-person meetings and workshops, but with a Zoom option for those who were not ready to attend in-person meetings.

After two years, we have come full circle, and it is time to once again to renew your membership in the greatest guild in San Diego County! Our board made a wise decision last year not to require renewals since we were not holding meetings and we wanted to support our members through the challenges of lockdowns and personal crises during this pandemic. Now that we slowly working our way back to normal, we are asking that you support your guild by renewing your membership this month.

It is also important to note that we will be starting sign-ups for our 2023 retreat in May. In order to register for the 2023 retreat, you will need to be a guild member, so don’t forget to send in your renewal application and check!

During the previous year, we made a change to our Board structure. We now have a President Elect. If you haven’t yet met her, I would like to introduce you to Susan Stanchfield who is our new President Elect. She will be presiding at our March guild meeting, so please give her your enthusiastic support! I have been enjoying the opportunity to work with her, and I know you will agree that she is going to make a great President next year!

Happy quilting,
Linda Stanwood
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Annual membership fees of $60 are due this month for the 2022 year. This includes $20 worth of Opportunity Quilt tickets, which you can sell or keep, for 25 chances to win our beautiful 2022 quilt. A membership application can be filled out online or downloaded, completed and brought to the meeting.

Good news, we will have the ability to process credit cards at the March meeting! We also accept cash or checks. Checks should be made out to El Camino Quilters. Many of you picked up application forms at the February meeting. If you can fill the form out in advance, this will help speed up checking in for the March meeting. You can also mail your application with a check to:

El Camino Quilters, attn: Membership
PO Box 1952
Oceanside, CA 92051.

Your current membership will lapse at the end of this month.

We will have new membership packets available at the March meeting which will include your membership card, a log-in password to our new computer system, a guest card (worth $10), 25 tickets to win this years Opportunity Quilt, a bookmark of meetings and speakers for this year, and other information.

Your Membership Committee, Carol, Dana, Ellen and Valerie


We are trying to form a hand applique friendship group. Please stop by the Friendship Group table at the next meeting (or send me an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to help create this friendship interest group! Feel free to let me know if there are other interest groups you would like created. Thanks! Lisa Coulombe

Programs 2022 (March Update)

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!

June TBD

Happy quilting everyone! Stay safe and keep in touch! Mary Jo Ewing


All Workshops are 1 day & the class fee is $45 each. Kit fees are extra and all participants will be provided with supply list and/or kit fees upon registration.

MARCH 2022 Anne Turley
Lecture: Just Quilts, Tuesday, March 8, Faith Community Church, 9:30
Workshop: On Point, Wednesday, March 9 at Quilt In A Day from 9:30am - 3pm.

Ann is a quilter and fiber artist that lives right here in San Diego! Ann is wildly creative and loves to create original works with little twists of humor and whimsy. Join Ann as she demonstrates her approach to creating the illusion of curves with simple overlays in her version of a stained glass style wall hanging. You’ll be amazed at the fun you’ll have creating this piece, and you will walk away with the confidence that you can apply her techniques into your own work! A supply list for the March workshop is included in this newsletter.

APRIL 2022 Anne Sonner
Lecture: Family History Quilts
Workshop: Photo Transfer Class

Anne lives in Walnut, CA (in Los Angeles). Her love for preserving family history in quilts is evident, but her approach is very unique. Anne honors traditional quilting, but frequently incorporates more modern sensibilities into her pieces. Just think of the magic that happens when you blend traditional techniques with the best of current technology! It is time to shake up your quilting and include a new technique! In this workshop, Anne will demonstrate how she likes to include photos into her quilts. Participants will walk away knowing how easy it is to incorporate photos into your quilting projects, and lots of tips and tricks for highlighting your family’s story or traditions!

MAY 2022 ECQ Experts Mini-Workshops

El Camino Quilters has such talented quilters in our guild that they are experts in their own rights! We are inviting you to spend the day learning tips, tricks, and techniques that will help you take your quilting to the next level. More specific information to come soon…

Please Note: This list of workshops includes confirmed speakers that we have scheduled into the new year. Like life, all things are subject to change! We will do our very best to hold to this schedule, but occasionally changes may need to occur. We ask for your continued support as we are committed to providing quality learning opportunities for our guild. Best Wishes & Be Happy & Healthy!

We have been having such a great response to our lecturers and their workshops! Please know that our team is trying to find great speakers who use a variety of techniques to speak with all of us at our meetings! If you have a recommendation for a guest speaker, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will see if we can make a connection!

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.

NEW IN 22!

Sit & Sew Mondays at Quilt In A Day! Do you love taking workshops to learn new techniques, but never quite finishing that cool new project? Perhaps you are someone that just gets to sidetracked at home to complete any of those UFOs that are lingering in your sewing room? We have a solution!! Join our workshop team as we host Sit & Sew Mondays the week following our workshops! Your are welcome to bring any project that you wish to work on, but maybe this will provide the opportunity for you to finish that workshop project in a timely manner!


  • March 14th (9:30am -1pm)
  • April 18th (9:30am - 1pm)
  • May 16th (9:30am- 1pm)
  • June 20th (9:30am - 1pm)

All ECQ members are welcome to join us for this free morning of sewing.

Cheers to all you amazing quilters ... it’s going to be a FANTASTIC year! Please let us know if you have any questions!




Two Fat quarters that go well together. Select one as ACCENT #1 and the other as ACCENT #2. Accent #1 is the five squares, #2 is the four squares. The CORNERSTONES are the small squares between the sashing strips.


  • Cut 24 - 3 1/4" squares


  • Cut 16 - 3 1/4 squares
  • Press all 40 squares in half, diagonally, with a hard crease.


  • 13 - 1 1/2" contrasting squares.
  • Place the accents and cornerstones in one small zip bag and label "ACCENTS 1 & 2" and "CORNERSTONES".

BLACK 1 1/4 yd.

  • 44 - 4 1/4" squares
  • 12 - 13 1/2" X 1 1/2" strips cut from 13 1/2" strip
  • 26 - 6 1/2" X 1 1/2" strips cut from 6 1/2" strip
  • 10 - 5 1/4" squares
  • 4 - 2 1/2" squares

WHITE 1 3/4 yd.

  • 20 - 6 1/2" squares
  • 8 - 13 1/2" X 6 1/2" rectangles cut from 6 1/2" strip
  • 4 - 3 1/4" squares
  • 10 - 5 1/4" squares

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