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Fundraising for the IEMQG – Craft Fair Items

One of our top priorities for the IEMQG this year is creating items for our fundraising efforts. We will participate in two craft fair events later this year and really need our guild membership’s assistance in creating what we will sell! The revenue created through these craft fair sales will be what builds our events and programs for 2020.

Each month we have an item we will focus on making, the complete list is noted below. February is complete as we do not need any more coasters right now. All the other months listed we still need items made. In the event you are short on fabric to create items, let us know as we have some donated fabric available. Links are offered to take you to patterns/tutorials to create these items.

Completed items can be given to any Board member at our meetings. We appreciate your participation and are available should you have any questions! Happy sewing!

January – baby quilts – http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/baby-quilts/block-play

February – coasters – https://www.favequilts.com/Table-and-Placemats/Four-Square-Fabric-Coaster

March – Table runner – http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/table-runners/gold-standard-table-runner

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/table-runners/one-patch-table-runner

April – Dog leashes and scarves – https://www.itsseweasytv.com/projects/series_1500/1503/ISE_1503-2_INST.pdf

May – totes – https://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/accessories/six-pocket-bag/

or you can create a simple lined tote bag with this pattern,

June – chef’s BBQ apron – https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2012/01/16/free-patterns-for-three-apron-styles

July – Luggage tags – http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/3d38952d1339a1b2e6165bc030590be42e42c508.pdf

August – Wine tote – http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aamm_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-JoAnn-Site/Sites-joann-project-catalog/default/v1413285782148/images/hi-res/project/pdf/P407250E.pdf

September – throw quilts – https://www.sewmamasew.com/2011/04/free-fish-baby-log-cabin-pdf-pattern-malka-from-a-stitch-in-dye/ (this is not a baby quilt, but the size for a baby)

October – rope bowls –
https://www.seamwork.com/issues/2018/11/how-to-make-a-rope-bowl

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IEMQG News & June Meeting Info!

Happy 3rd Birthday to the IEMQG!

For our June 1st meeting we will celebrate the third birthday of our guild! This meeting will be held at the Grand Terrace Main Library, 22795 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313. The guild meeting will start at 2:00 PM – arrive early to browse and socialize. We’re looking forward to a wonderful afternoon celebrating with Dora Cary of Orange Dot Quilts including her lecture and trunk show!  We will allow plenty of time for refreshments and shopping Dora’s pop-up shop following her presentation! More information can be found about Dora on her website here!  We will have raffles and lots of fun so you won’t want to miss it!

Please note, in order to give our speaker ample time we will not have Show and Share this month.

As a reminder, the very next day on Sunday June 2nd the Chaffey Community Museum of Art will host an Artist’s Reception for the IEMQG’s exhibit “Splashes of Color and Space”, and other featured artist’s installations.  The Reception will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the museum. The art museum is adjacent to the Ontario Museum of History where our work was shown in January. Directions to the museum and additional details can be found here.  We hope to see all of our guild members at the reception and do hope you’ll take time to stop by the museum and view our latest exhibit which will run until July 20th!

We look forward to seeing everyone at our birthday celebration and meeting!

Gayle & The IEMQG Executive Board

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IEMQG 2019 Retreat

IEMQG 2019 RETREAT

The Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild is excited to announce our location for our 2019 annual retreat at the beautiful Vina Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. More information regarding the location can be found here.

Our confirmed retreat dates are November 11th, 12th, and 13th of this year, which are a Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Check in at 10 am on Monday and check out at 2 pm on Wednesday.

Prices include the following chef-prepared meals:
Monday;  Lunch and Dinner
Tuesday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Wednesday: Breakfast and Lunch.

Prices for the retreat are as follows:
Single room;   $386.00
Double room: $286.00
Triple room:   $236.00
Day Commuters:  $33 per day includes lunch.  Add $18 to stay for dinner also.

$100.00 deposit is due at the time you sign up, which can be paid via PayPal, check or cash.

We will have our own workroom and have space for up to 22 quilters.

There were a number of signups at the May guild meeting, but we still have space available.

Please contact me or one of the 2019 Retreat Committee contacts listed below right away to reserve a spot or in the event of any questions.

Gayle
2019 Retreat Committee Gayle, Jennifer, Cat, Shelley & Pat

 

 

 

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May Meeting Information

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday May 4th and we will meet again at the Riverside Main Library, 3581 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, in the Auditorium room on the second floor. Ruthann helpfully provided information regarding a nearby parking structure that is available if parking around the library itself is full.  The parking structure is located at 3743 Orange St and looks to be a nice short walk from the library, please see the map here. Parking is free on Saturdays. We start socializing at 1:30 with a meeting start time of 2:00.

The program this month is our own Kim Wingert presenting “Community and Creativity; A History of Women and Quilting”.  Kim debuted this program two years ago at the Upland Library for Women’s History Month and we are excited to have her bring this entertaining and insightful presentation to our guild.

Laura will be collecting quilts for our exhibit at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art.  Quilts need to be submitted on Saturday May 18th.  The display will hang from May 23rd to July 20th and the museum hours are Thursday through Sunday 12:00PM to 4:00PM. You can visit their website at: https://www.chaffeymuseum.org/.  If you have a quilt, or two, or other item, that you wish to submit but will not be at the May meeting please contact Laura to make arrangements. There is a brief form to complete to go with your quilt and Laura will have copies available at the meeting.  Or if you plan to deliver your submissions yourself you may download and print the form here.

Our May Board Meeting will take place after the guild meeting at Shelley Wardrop’s home, a short 2.5 miles from the library at 1979 Prince Albert Drive, Riverside.  All guild members are welcome to attend.

Remember your name tag for a chance to win a fat quarter and bring any recent finishes for Show and Share.

We have some exciting announcements for this month’s meeting and hope to see everyone there!

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Road to California Guild Challenge Results!

Guild Challenge Results

The Travelling Quilters, Road to California’s official Bus Trip Guides, sponsored a Guild Challenge for Road 2019. Guilds were able to compete for two, $500 cash prizes. Each category was based on guild attendance during the show. One award was for the quilt guild with the highest percentage of guild members attending and the other prize was to be awarded to the guild with the highest gross attendance at the show.

In order to qualify, a quilt guild had to enter with Road to California prior to Road 2019. Then, during the show, individual guild members registered their attendance on iPads that were located by the south lobby doors. Winning guilds have been notified and received their $500 prizes at a recent Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds meeting.

Congratulations to the Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild and Beach Cities Quilters Guild for winning.

There’s lot of ways for your guild to participate at Road to California 2020- our 25th Anniversary Show. Displaying an Opportunity Quilt, volunteering as White Glove attendants, and entering the 2020 Guild Challenge are just some of the ways to join in the celebration. Plan now to be a part of our milestone event. Look for details regarding guild participation in the future on our web page, our blog and our social media.

Road to California • 1160 N. Dewey Way, Ste. A • Upland, CA 91786 • www.road2ca.com

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April Guild Meeting

The adventure continues! The April 6th guild meeting will be held at the City of Riverside Main Library at:

3581 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA.

It’s even easier to find than last month’s location. From the 91 Fwy take the Mission Inn Ave exit and go West about three blocks, the library is on the right.  All parking is FREE on Saturdays. We’ll be in the ‘auditorium’ upstairs, there is an elevator. More information regarding the location can be found here! Click on Hours and Locations and on Main Library on the map.

We will be viewing the creations from the Board Game challenge.  Linda Rasmussen will curate the display with her positive feedback.  However, if you prefer that your piece is not part of Linda’s presentation you will have the opportunity to opt out while still showing your challenge to the guild.

Once again there will have available free, yes, FREE fabric from the generous donation made to our guild. Included will be a selection of larger quantities, 4 to 11 yards, for backings or quilt tops. All quilt shop quality! Pick up some supplies for charity quilts or items for our sale this year.

We are looking forward to your input regarding this site too.

See you there!
Gayle

 

 

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March Guild Meeting

Just a quick reminder that the March 2nd guild meeting will be held at the La Sierra branch of the Riverside City Library.  The address is 4600 La Sierra Ave, Riverside and is easy to find. From the 91 Fwy take the La Sierra exit north 1.5 miles to Schuyler Ave.   The Library is on the Northwest corner and if you turn left on Schuyler Ave the parking lot entrance is on that side.

Things to remember to bring to the meeting: Any quilts that you will be providing for our display at the Upland Library for Women’s History Month. Your Block Lotto blocks! We will be raffling our first gift basket of the year.  This month’s program is our own Alison Cutler who will be presenting her Transitional Quilter talk and trunk show.  And of course don’t forget your Show and Shares.

If you need supplies to make charity quilts or fundraiser items Laura will be handing out free, yes, FREE fabric from the generous donation made to our guild. Included will be a selection of larger quantities, 4 to 11 yards, for backings or quilt tops. All quilt shop quality!

We are looking forward to your input regarding this site and hope you’ll join us!

 

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A message from Gayle – Important Meeting Information for March!

The Quest Is On!

Join us on March 2, 2019 as our search for a better meeting location commences!

On February 10th I was finally able to pry the information out of the representative at City of Grand Terrace and discover that, once again, we could not have the community room for our regularly scheduled guild meeting.  We have no idea when they may have planned to tell us, on March 1st perhaps?

Thanks to the input of guild members we have been able to secure the meeting room at the La Sierra branch of the Riverside City Library.  This is not the library building we met at last May.

Please put this address in your phone for the La Sierra branch;
4600 La Sierra Ave, Riverside.

We will be conducting an efficient Board Meeting at 12:30 PM, with our regular Guild Meeting to follow at its usual time, set up by 1:30 with our meeting at 2:00.  Our own Alison Cutler will be presenting her Transitional Quilter talk with a showing of her quilts.  Her journey ought to be interesting, Alison’s quilts are amazing.   Be sure to bring quilts for Laura to collect and hang at the Upland Library for Women’s History month.  All quilts submitted need a standard hanging sleeve.

In order to fully examine the options available we have booked a meeting room at the Riverside Main Library for our guild meetings of April 6th and May 4th. The address for that location is:
3581 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside.

We will post and send out additional reminders as those dates get closer.

Our guild is a collaborative effort and the opinions of our members matter.  I apologize for the inconvenience the location changes create, but the insecurity of our schedule at Grand Terrace continues to make planning difficult and chaotic.  Please plan to join us at both Riverside Library locations so that we have input from as many guild members as possible as we make choices for a future, stable, location.

Gayle