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It's time to sign up!  You only need to sign up at the guild meeting, finish four projects and you can win BIG gift cards!!  


Join us and make 2023 a year to get things done and have some fun.  It is only $10 and you are entered into a quarterly drawing and when (not if) you get all four projects done on time, you will be entered into the grand prize drawings.  You compete only with yourself so get on the UFO groupie wagon with me.  You won't regret it.

Happy quilting, Mar Tobiason

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December Birthdays

December Birthdays

01    Mary Shackelford

03    Barbara Coppola

04    Jane Dunmeyer

09    Maryann Donovan

13    Elizabeth Galati

16     Joyce Jesko

17    Suzanne Appleman

17    Joyce Ford

20    Nancy Hansen

21    Linda Jacoway

22    Sharon Kleven

26    Karen Pendergast

27    Gretchen Clare

27    Carole Lee

29    Dixie Mulligan

29    Mindy Schultz

30    Cheri McClow


January Birthdays

01   Carol Brega

01   Leah Cohen

02    Jane Frank

03   Becky Sparks

06   Kathy Anglea

07   Mary Ann Barbee

07   Nancy Telford

09   Rosemary Viscusi

10   Wendy Mathson

10   Valerie Myers

11  Sherry Baker

17   Linda Aubery

18   Peggy Ancinec

20   Kris Doan

20   Denise Ross

24   Anne Omsted

25   Patricia Barden

25   Kathy Moscovitz

28   Nancy Feder

29   Judy Gibson


Happy Holidays Quilters!

I hope you are all having a terrific holiday season, and have registered for our Holiday Party on December 13, 2023 at The Fields Church at 2265 Camino Vida Roble in Carlsbad.   It should be a great time, with games and lunch in addition to our regular business meeting.  Please keep in mind that this meeting is open to members only.

Our Holiday Party will be our last meeting at The Fields Church.  We want to thank the church for their hospitality over the past four months.  It has been a good place for our meetings, but beginning in January we will be at our new venue, the El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside.  Our speaker, Jan Kretz, will be telling us everything we need to know about stars.  This is a great opportunity for you to bring friends and introduce them to the guild!

At our Holiday Party we will also be inducting our 2023 Board, elected at our recent November guild meeting.  The Board Members for 2023 will be:

  • President - Susan Stanchfield
  • President Elect - Nancy Feder
  • Secretary - Phyllis Lewcock
  • Treasurer - Jeanette Blackburn
  • First Vice President (Ways and Means) - Cece Blankenship and Shelly Hoffman
  • Second Vice President (Programs) - Carrie Suggett
  • Workshops - Kris Doan and Mary Jo Ewing
  • Membership - Carol Brega, Dana Lovelace and Ellen Pankuch

Thank you to all of you for your willingness to be of service to our guild.  And a special thanks to Debbie Timmons and Sandy Buckley for their hard work on the nominating committee to bring us this excellent board.

We have some exciting activities coming up in 2023, so be sure to check out all the opportunities contained in this newsletter.  Make it part of your New Year's resolutions to have more fun with El Camino Quilters.

Happy Holidays and Happy Quilting!

Linda Stanwood




We have some terrific programs and workshops coming up.  As you know, our December program will be a Christmas Party.  It will be open to members only.    We have games, prizes, lunch, drawings and lots of fun.  We hope you have registered to join us.  If you have not already done so, you have until the start of the December meeting to turn in your opportunity quilt tickets that you received as part of your membership packet.  So get them filled and give those tickets to Cece Blankenship before we start the party on December 13 at 9:30.  This will be our last meeting at The Fields Church in Carlsbad.


We have some great speakers and workshops lined up for 2023, so plan to join us and invite your friends!  Meetings are open to the public for a small fee ($10) and workshops are open to the public if there is space available one week prior to the workshop.  Members can also register for workshops on line.  Here are some of our upcoming programs and workshops:


January - Jan Krentz will present the "Great Star review."  Her workshop is Love that Lone Star.

February - Jean Impey will lecture on "All about Fabric."  She will be presenting a workshop on Fabulous Faces at the newly reopened Grand Country Quilters. 

March will be "Quilters University," a popular program of mini demonstrations presented by ECQ members.  If you have a skill that you would like to teach in a short (15-20 minute) demonstration, please let Kris Doan,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Mary Jo Ewing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  know that you are willing to volunteer.  We have so many talented people, and everyone enjoys learning from our members.  

April's program and workshop will be announced shortly.

May is our own Karen Brow-Meier who will present the "Magic of Movement."  Karen will also be offering a workshop on a topic to be decided.

June is Candyce Grisham.  She will lecture on Modern Dresden and her workshop is "Dresden Reimagined."


Guild meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.  Workshops will take place the second Wednesday of the month, beginning at 9:30, at Quilt in a Day.  Please note that February's workshop will be at Grand Country Quilters in San Marcos, instead of Quilt in a Day.  Registration for workshops is open both on our website and at our guild meetings.  Payment is required at the time of registration in order to hold your slot.  We hope to see you at all of these exciting events!




Enjoy making a cute little quilted mug rug to exchange this year at our Guild's end of the year Holiday Party on December 13th.  We are not being picky for this project--any color, any theme, no theme, any pattern, any method.  All that we ask is for you to make your mug rug size 5"x10" or 6"x12" or somewhere in between.  Have fun and be creative.  Your mug rug must be quilted with a binding or self binding.  Any questions?  Just email Jeanette This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Our Annual Quilting Retreat is coming up on February 2-5, 2023 at Vina de Lestonnac.  This is very popular event for our El Camino Quilters.  We still have a few spots available at the retreat for members and friends.  If you are interested in attending, please notify Jo Anne Foster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   You will need to provide two checks: a $150 deposit check made payable to El Camino Quilters and a second check for the balance due made payable to Vina de Lestonnac.  Please mail both your checks and a completed Quilt Retreat Registration Form (see below) to Linda Pupols, 5431 Blackberry Way, Oceanside, CA 92057.


For those of you who have already signed up for the retreat, a check for your balance due made payable to Vina de Lestonnac is due by the December guild meeting, December 13.  You can either bring your check to the meeting or mail it to Linda Pupols in advance of the meeting.  You should have received an email recently from Jo Anne Foster setting out the amount of your balance.  You can also calculate the balance due by subtracting $150 from the total amount shown on the Quilt Registration Form below.

 Download RetreatRegistrationDec22

Questions?  Contact Jo Anne Foster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


BUS Trips


Quilting Friends,

Our bus trip to The Road to California Quilt Show on Thursday, January 19, 2023 is fast approaching.

There are still eleven (11) seats left to fill on the bus, and since we are close to departure, we will open it up to family or friends of Guild members.

Cost for the trip is $65.00 and needs to be paid by our next guild meeting on December 13.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of us.


Nancy Hansen:  760-889-4492, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Debbie Timmons:  760-703-6034, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BUS Coordinators



December is so much fun!  I pull out my Christmas earrings and pins along with the decorations for the house.  I get to sparkle along with mi casa!

Cuddle has only two Construction Zones this month.  QIAD is December 1 from 9-12:30 and Oceanside El Corazon is December 15 from 9-3.

The Cuddle Crew wishes for you all to have a beautiful and yes, sparkly Holidays.


Quilt In a Day (QIAD):   1st Thursday of each month --  9-12:30pm

El Corazon Senior Center (Oceanside):  3rd Thursday of each month -- 9-3pm

San Marcos Senior Center:   4th Monday of each month -- 9-3pm


Suggested Quilt Sizes ...

Baby/Wheelchair/Angels Receiving Blankets:     40"x40"

Baby/Toddler Quilts:     40-45"x40-50"

Lap/Teens/Adults:     48-60"x60-76"

Breckenridge or San Pasqual Academy:     64-70"x76-90"



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