July 6, 2019
Riverside Public Library
3581 Mission Inn, Riverside, CA 92501
was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Gayle Bennett, President.
Welcome – Gayle
The November retreat at Vina De
Lestonnac is full with 22 members signed up. Final payment is due at the
September meeting. However, if you are still interested, there is a waitlist.
See Gayle to be added.
California Atrium Exhibit
We will need
44 quilts per the show requirements and a picture of the quilt tops by the
October meeting. The photo will need to
be in .pdf format, if you have any issues converting a jpeg to a .pdf document,
feel free to send to Gayle and she will convert and submit the photo for you.
Another option is to bring your quilt top to the October meeting, and Mike will
photograph it for you. Quilt
requirements are as follows: minimum 72” long and a maximum 100” wide, must
have a 4” sleeve, a label (quilt name, quilter’s name, date, etc), and modern
(this is the Guild’s preference). The
show is looking for a variety of quilt styles and colors that best represent
photographed all the quilts and taken panoramic shots as well. Quilt pick-ups
will be Sunday, July 20th from 1-2 pm. Any quilts that have not been
picked up by 2 pm, Gayle will take home with her.
The following fundraising events have
July 25th Rummage Sale at
the James Brulte Senior Center, 11200 Base Line Rd,
Rancho Cucamonga. Come after 6 pm, there
is no meeting fee for non-members to shop.
Oct 12th Holiday Boutique at Mountain
Shadows in Highland.
Dec 4th Kris Kringle Holiday Boutique at the
Ontario Senior Center.
continue making fundraiser items. In September, Laura will do an inventory on
what we have to sell. It comes as no surprise that dog related items are very
popular and typically sell out, such as leashes, bandanas, clothes. The Guild
has purchased hardware for the dog leashes, if you need some to complete your
leashes, see a Board member. Also for the Kris Kringle event, children use this
event to shop for their parents for Christmas, so we should be mindful of price
announced she will be resigning from her position as VP of Programs due to her
imminent move to Northern California. If you are interested in taking over this
position, please contact any Board member for additional information.
The featured presentation will be given by, Aurifil Ambassador, Natalie Barnes
of Beyond the Reef.
‘What was I Thinking’
Fabric Share. This will be an interactive event, where members will bring
fabric they’re not sure what to do with. They can also share, trade and/or give
October 5th: Elizabeth Eastmond of OPQuilt will be the featured speaker.
Topic of her presentation will be advised.
November 2nd: Member
donated quilts that she will deliver to Calicinto Ranch this week. She also
wants to set up a Sit and Sew to make lap quilts for seniors at Home Instead.
These quilts do not need to be modern or fancy.
Looking for lap/wheel chair quilts about 36” x 40”. Candy said she would
try to find some patterns for these. Also, it was mentioned that Streak of
Sunshine quilts is a pattern that is available free online by googling the name
that works good well for lap quilts. If anyone needs fabric, please reach out
many entries for the July Block Lotto, over 30 blocks for the winner – Shelley!
Simone showed members examples of Fibo’s Sister for the Block Lotto for August/September
and to be collected at the September meeting.
This next block is designed to make four blocks at a time using 16
improv strips. Please use warm colors and the borders should be low volume
fabric. The block tutorial will be located on both the IEMQG website and
superbly presented her
transition from traditional to modern quilter. Right off the bat, Christine
announced that she is a fabricaholic and uses quilting as an excuse to buy
fabric. She started sewing in high school and in the summer of 1970, she made
her first quilt with her mom’s fabric scraps, flannel was used as the batting
and a percale sheet was used for the backing. Christine brought in that quilt,
and unfortunately, the seersucker fabric used as since disintegrated. She took
a break after that first quilt and ventured back to the world of quilting in
the 1980’s when she took a class. She was still disappointed in the fabric
choices, typically shades of blue and brown, whereas she was looking for
oranges and yellow, or anything bright. In the 2000’s her coworkers convinced
her to join a guild and soon after Christine became an Activity Chairperson for
their guild’s challenges. A lot of the quilts shown were from her quilt
challenges. She started finding more ‘fun’ fabrics, and discovered a love for improv
and wonky type quilts. It didn’t take long for Christine to move into modern
quilts, and quickly fell in love with black and white quilts, and now likes to
focus on mini quilts featuring clean, simple and intricate details. The quilts
Christine brought to present were amazing and innovative for their time,
especially in a world full of traditional quilts. Thank you for a wonderful and
colorful presentation, Christine! We enjoyed the journey through your world of
color, improv, and wonky quilts!
Shares immediately followed Christine’s presentation; 8 members shared their
the fat quarter and name tag raffles were presented with their prizes.
There were 20
members in attendance.
was adjourned at 4:20 p.m.
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