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 available...so please go on line and register (brining payment to our Sept. guild meeting). We don't want you to miss out...so sign up now! Please know...there is some prep work required for this workshop...so 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....
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.
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.