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LUCKY Block - New Year's Star

El Camino Quilters                                                                                     January 2023 Lucky Block
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Hello UFO Groupies!!!

The time you have been waiting for is arriving soon...our final quarter drawing!!!

Your final 4th quarter quilt needs to be submitted to Mar Tobiason and Carrie Suggett no later than November 30, 2022.  Submit your quilt by sending photos of your finished quilt along with a photo of your label either by text or email.

We will have a 4th quarter drawing as well as a drawing for those who have finished all four UFOs.  The drawings will take place at our December Holiday Guild Meeting.  This year we have decided to have more than one drawing for those who have completed all four quilts for the year!  So come with your fingers crossed.  You may be the BIG winner!!!



Mar Tobiason:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 425-210-1586

Carrie Suggett:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 714-381-4146



  • 01  Mary  Schackelford
  • 03  Barbara Coppola
  • 04  Jane Dunmeyer
  • 09  Maryanne Donovan
  • 13  Elizabeth Galati
  • 16  Joyce Jesko
  • 17  Suzanne Appleman
  • 17  Joyce Ford
  • 20  Nancy Hansen
  • 21  Linda Jacoway
  • 22  Sharon Klevin
  • 26  Karen Pendergast
  • 27  Gretchen Clare
  • 27  Carol Lee
  • 29  Dixie Mulligan
  • 29  Mindy Schultz
  • 30  Cheri McClow


sympathycandle    It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Marge Siirila. 

Marge was a gifted and enthusiastic quilter and a valued member of our guild.  Most recently, she served as our Treasurer during 2021 and the Board greatly benefited from her organization and financial skills.  We will miss Marge.


Marge's family will be holding a quilting and sewing estate sale on Saturday, December 10 from 8-11 am at 2018 Sequoia Crest in Vista

QUILT SCRAPS - Stuff, Stuff, Stuff

Our guild has a lot of stuff!  In fact, we have so much stuff that we recently acquired a second storage facility to deal with all that stuff.  For several years we have shared one storage facility with our Cuddle philanthropic projects, but it was getting too crowded.  


Susan Stanchfield and her hardworking team have removed all the general guild business items from our original storage facility and placed them in the new storage facility.  Now Cuddle has more room for fabric and batting, and we now have room for all that guild stuff that you may have stored in your garage.  


So dig out those quilt frames, holiday decorations, quilt show items, old guild files, white gloves and whatever else you have so kindly stored on behalf of the guild all these years, and put them in our new storage facility.  Please contact Susan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and make arrangements with her to transfer your stuff to our storage.  It will help the guild to avoid expensive duplication if we keep all the guild goodies in one central place!


Good morning fellow quilters!

If you are planning to go to Road to California in January of 2023, we need your help!  We need four more volunteers to do 2 hours of white glove service in order to sell tickets for our 2023 Opportunity Quilt at Road to California.  This is an important source of both funds for our guild and exposure within the quilting community.  


Please volunteer today.  We have an upcoming deadline to provide the names of our white glove workers to the quilt show management.


White glove service is fun and easy to do.  You simply stroll around the quilt exhibit and talk to the people who are enjoying the quilts. 


Contact Robin Sutherland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to volunteer.


Thank you for your help.

Yours in quilting,

Linda Stanwood

A Letter from the President-Elect

Hello from Susan Stanchfield, the President-Elect

Happy November, Quilters!

As I write this I'm in Santa Clara, CA attending the Pacific International Quilt Festival. Being here makes me reflect on what makes the world of quilting and fiber arts so wonderful. Obviously, a gathering such as this, with hundreds of examples of spectacular artistry and detailed craftsmanship is both beautiful and inspiring.  As at every big quilt show, there are classes, lectures and a huge vendor's mall. There are award winning quilts, garments and fabric challenges. There are special exhibits; some whimsical, some thought-provoking and some deeply moving. I was especially touched by the exhibit put together by Mary Mashuta, the twin sister of the late Roberta Horton, prolific quilt teacher and author who passed away last year. Mary invited 50 quilters who had been mentored and inspired by Roberta through the decades to create quilts in remembrance of her using her stash.  What a tribute!

This trip is also highlighting for me another wonderful aspect of quilting -- the community of people who gather together. I'm here with friends I made over 20 years ago, long time quilters and fabric lovers with many prize winning quilts to their credit. And, yesterday, I brought my daughter-in-law  (who is just beginning her very first quilt) to see her very first quilt show. Old and new brought together around the beauty of a shared experience.

This month brings another gathering for many of us: a gathering of family or friends around a table of thanksgiving. Though Thanksgiving is a different kind of shared experience, it may be one that also spans the generations. And, like attending a quilt show, it reminds us of the things we share, and of the reasons to be grateful. 

I am grateful for you and for the beauty and inspiration you provide by sharing your artistry with the Guild. I look forward to seeing you at the November meeting!

Happy Quilting,



Programs & Workshops

It has been quite a year for the Programs & Workshops team! We've had some great guest speakers come and inspire us with their artistry, and help us learn new techniques in our workshops.  Our speakers this year have included artists utilizing a wide variety of styles including Trudy Clevland, Anne Turley, Tara Ritacco, Yvonne Phenicie, Susan Nash, Sheila Collins & our own amazing guildmates presenting their best tips and tricks at our mini workshops event. 

We are delighted to present Linda Schmidt of Short Attention Span Quilting at our November guild meeting. We will be treated to an amazing trunk show highlighting Linda's vast talents and interest in blending traditional quilting with modern fiberwork and materials and even her wearable art. She will teach her "Life's A Beach" workshop the following day at QIAD. Hopefully you all had a chance to see the samples in person at our September and October meetings! These beach scenes are really layered with fabric and elements to bring them to life. You won't want to miss her presentation!

In December, we won't hold our typical guild meeting. Instead, we will be getting together to celebrate the holidays.  Our 2023 list of speakers and workshops is growing daily, and will include Jan Krentz (known for her Lonestar quilts and techniques), David Owen Hastings (Maximizing Modern Minimal Design), our very own Karen Brow-Meier (The Magic of Movement in Quilts), Candyce Grisham (Dresden Reimagined) and many others! Cheers to all of you amazing quilters...and here's to expanding our techniques and knowledge in 2023!

Best wishes --

Mary Jo Ewing, Rena Hernandez, & Kris Doan

ECQ Programs & Workshops


Join us for the Annual Holiday Party

We hope you will join us at our annual Holiday Party on December 13, 2022 at 9:30 for a morning of games, drawings and lunch with all your guild friends.  The party is free of charge, but you do need to RSVP. 

There are three ways you can RSVP.  You can sign up in person at our October or November guild meetings.  You can register for the party through our website on the calendar.  Just click on the December 13 calendar date and then on the registration button.  Finally, we have set up an event invitation on SignUp Genius: 


where you can RSVP.  So please choose one of these methods to let us know that you can come to our Holiday Party.  Please note that in order to get an accurate count for lunch, you must RSVP on or before November 8, 2022.

As always, the Holiday Party will be in lieu of our monthly guild meeting.  It is a "members only" event, so if you have been meaning to join the guild, this would be a great time to do so!  We hope to see you all there.


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