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Our September guest speaker is Linda Sullivan, who will be presenting her "Got Color? The Ultimate Color Lecture".  Linda will use her charm and humor to discuss how she works with color to bring her quilts to life! She was such a hit last year, that we just had to bring her back!





Our October speaker is Pam Hadfield of MamaPQuilts!

Pam has won multiple awards in local Quilt Guild shows, Road to California, Nashville,TN, Grand Rapids, MI, and Paducah, KY. Her quilts have been exhibited in Houston International Quilt Show, with one being a red and white quilt that was part of the "Ruby Jubilee" Quilt Exhibit at Houston 2014 and traveled for almost two years to different venues. Three of her quilts have been published in "Quilters Newsletter," "Quilt Mania," and American Quilter Magazines.

Pam will provide a fabulous trunk show ranging from pieced quilts, appliqué with cotton and wool, quilts using mixed techniques,  seasonal quilts, and pictorial quilts. You will be inspired by her creativity and attention to detail.



In August we had Emily Bailey as our guest speaker and workshop instructor.  She had a rush of members who wanted to buy her book and sold out!  If you are still interested in purchasing her book she is offering ECQ members a discount when purchasing from her website.  Here is the website link,  Be sure to use the code "El Camino" to receive our discount.

Workshops SEPT 2023

Greetings Fellow ECQers -- It is hard to believe, but we only have 2 more workshops scheduled for this year!  Mary Jo and I have had so much fun getting to meet all of this year's instructors and working with all of you. We have really had some fun learning new techniques and being inspired by everyone's creativity. We hope you've enjoyed your time with us...we continue to do our best to find great teachers and offer a variety of workshops to challenge all skill levels.

 This month, Linda Sullivan from ColourWerx is providing us with her workshop "TOPAZ - Two Techniques In One"!  Linda is a master of playing with vibrant colors to create fun and dynamic projects. We still have spaces please go on line and register (brining payment to our Sept. guild meeting).  We don't want you to miss sign up now!  Please know...there is some prep work required for this be sure to check out the Workshop description in our guild calendar and download the supply list and prep instructions!

 Our final workshop of the year will be in October. Pam Hadfield is presenting her Crazy XMAS Trees table runner.  This is a whismical christmas project that will come together in a flash, and it would make a lovely gift for anyone...especially "surprise" holiday guests or as a "Thank You" gift for someone special. Pam has expert techniques to share with us that will make this adorable project a snap! 

 And on another note....


veterans day 2023


Our guild is participating in the Veteran's Day festivities that are being hosted by the Shoppes at Carlsbad. The mall management team reached out and asked for our help in providing at least 10 patriotic quilts that they can use in a week long silent auction...with winners being drawn on Veteran's Day (Saturday, Nov 11th).  The proceeds will go to support Operation Homefront.  Their mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities – OUR communities – they have worked so hard to protect.  A key aspect of our mission is to ensure that military families have access to the support and resources they need to stay strong, stable, and secure in the face of adversity. As a military family support organization, they strive to provide respect and understanding to our military families while ensuring that all families in need of assistance receive it.  Their vision is to be the provider of choice for short-term financial relief and recurring family support programs to ensure the long-term empowerment, self-sufficiency, and resiliency of our military families.

 Our very own El Camino Quilter's friendship group, The Nighthawk Quilters, have already provided 3 beautiful patriotic throw sized quilts!  We have a few more items that have been turned in directly to Susan Stanchfield. We would still like a few more items, and we have at least one quilt that needs to be quilted & bound.   If you are willing to assist with completing these items for this worthy cause, please contact Kris Doan at 760-822-1970 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In return for our assistance, The Shoppes at Carlsbad are allowing us to display and sell tickets for our El Camino Quilters Opportunity Quilt.  We still need a few volunteers that would be willing to sell our tickets at the event on Saturday, Nov 11th. This would be a wonderful opportunity to support our guild with the gift of a few hours of service. Please let Susan Stanchfield or I know if you are willing to help out our guild with this event.  

Best wishes -- Mary Jo Ewing & Kris Doan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



Fall always seems busy. Back to school, last harvests of summer crops, pumpkins and fall colors begin to spread across the landscape and then into our homes for decorations, and the list grows as the weather changes. It’s busy for Cuddle too, especially this year.

The Wintertide Market at the November 11 guild meeting is a unique opportunity to fundraise. We can’t do this without your participation either as a crafter or a consumer, or better yet, both! Items crafted by you for this Market need to be turned in at the October guild meeting.

Your efforts help defray the cost of batting-and we use lots of it! This month we gave 65 quilts to the Camp Pendleton ASYMCA for the Marine Corp newborns and children.

Your participation is the only way that Cuddle can do what we do, so thank you for helping us help others.


Suggested Sizes for Cuddle Quilt Donations

Baby/wheelchair/receiving blankets 40"x40"

Lap/teens/adults 48"x60" to 60"x76"

San Pasqual 64"x76" to 70"x90"

Placemats 13"x17"

NICU preemie blankets 18"x18"

Burp cloths 10"x17"



Pull out those UFOs ladies & gents, let's keep it going! We’ve hit the halfway mark. Congrats!!
Finish your 3rd project by September 30th, send us your pics so we can mark you down & you’ll be in the drawing at our October meeting!
Can you believe it's almost FALL? That got me thinking (a dangerous thing to do). Why is this upcoming season called “Fall”? Well, this is what I found….  This time of year was originally called Harvest -not Fall or Autumn. But that was confusing because different crops are harvested at different times of the year, thus the name change. ‘Autumn', dating back to the early 1300s, was used by the Brits but ‘Fall' became the word of choice among Americans in the 1800’s. Fall most likely stems from the 'falling of leaves'. So get out those pumpkin spice candles, pull out those cozy sweaters, cook up a pot of soup & work on those UFOs. OK, the sweaters won’t come out here in SD for a few months yet but you get the picture. Enjoy quilting my friends & look for falling leaves.
-Mar & the UFO gang


Hawaiian Quilt 2I know we have all seen the devastation and loss in Maui and maybe wondered what we can do to help. During my last vacation in Maui I of course had to visit quilt shops there so I decided to check with one online to see if they were organizing a relief effort. Sure enough the shop is collecting new finished quilts to give to people who lost their homes. I have several quilts that have just been in the closet and will donate them. If you have a quilt(s) you would like to donate to be sent to Maui please bring them to our September meeting. I will make sure they get to the shop in Maui for distribution. Here is the link to the shop in Maui for more information

Nancy Feder


El Camino Quilters                           September 2023 Lucky Blocks

 Mountain Peaks

Mountain Peaks

VIP:  This pattern makes two blocks at once, a left and a right.  You must turn in both blocks to be in the drawing.


Colors – 2 Blue Fabrics

  • A Dark Blue Batik, Print or Tone on Tone

A Medium to light Blue Batik, Print or Tone-on-Tone with contrast to your Dark Blue.

For instructions on creating the block, click here: Mountain Peaks.pdf

If there is no Board, there is no Guild! We NEED you!

As was mentioned at our last meeting we need a team of people to make all the events and activities happen for this amazing Guild. You might be hesitant to say yes because you aren’t sure what’s required. Or you might not be sure that you are good fit for the job. Well, here’s a brief look at our needs and a description of the perfect person ….is it YOU?

Most of our “jobs” take just a few hours a month and if you say “YES” now, the current Board member will come alongside you with all the tools and training you need to make you a success!

Do you enjoy listening to people talk and then reminding them of what they said? Maybe you should consider stepping in as our Recording Secretary.

Do you balance your checkbook every month and pay your taxes? Do you like to use a credit card? You sound like a perfect fit for our position of Treasurer.

Would you like to get a preview of all of our teachers’ class offerings and help our members sign up and enjoy our workshops? The Workshop Committee needs you.

If you like to greet our members, learn everyone’s name and take attendance you sound like a perfect candidate for the Membership Team.

Please reach out to any of our current Board members for more information or reply right now to Susan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 


Please come visit my table at the next guild meeting to discuss your quilting passions and possibly join a group.  If I have names of willing quilters I can match you by location and interests-- if I don't know who you are, I can't help you find one another! 

I'd also like to encourage everyone to attend our guild's Sit 'N Sew at QIAD the Monday following our guild meeting. This is a GREAT space to work with lots of tables, good lighting and, of course, fabrics, tools and supplies available for purchase. It's a lovely opportunity to get to know other guild members and meet some with interests similar to your own. (Just come to sew--no cleaning of your house required! )

Karen Brow-Meier


What is Block Party?

A quilt block pattern is selected by a guild member whose name has been chosen by lottery. She has made copies of the directions, and perhaps included a piece of “focus” fabric for you to use. You get a copy of the directions, then sew the block from your own scraps, and return it to the recipient.

When you complete and return the block, you get “credit” for it. Do that again for another member, and you become eligible to have your name drawn as a recipient! Block Party drawings are held twice yearly, in April and September. Be sure to look for the Block Party table at the next guild meeting, pick one up, and start sewing. It’s fun and easy.

Our new recipient for September is Jan Manning. Join Jan’s Block Party!