Stitches in the Sand - Beach Cities Quilters Guild

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Stitches in the Sand - Beach Cities Quilters Guild
Stitches in the Sand
MEETING DATE — Thursday, May 14, 2015
MEETING START - 6:30 PM
GUEST SPEAKER - JENNIFER RAPACKI
Based in Santa Maria, CA, Jennifer Rapacki is a tech-savvy fabric
artisan specializing in combining
traditional quilting techniques
with technology driven designs
and inkjet printing on fabric.
Jennifer teaches classes in
Photoshop Elements for
Quilters, Electric Quilt, Fabric Weaving & Tatting.
She also has a lecture which explores the use of
modern technology in quilting and includes a trunk
show featuring quilts showing some of the
possibilities.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR DINNER WITH JENNIFER RAPACKI ON THURSDAY
EVENING, MAY 14 AT 4:30 P.M.
PEPPINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
27782 VISTA DEL LAGO, MISSION VIEJO
RSVP – MARTHA HURLBURT
949-349-9437
[email protected]
What a wonderful Members' Showcase we had in April. Having the two
different friendship groups really gave us quite a variety of techniques and
ideas. The Bobbin Babes have been together a long time and have had quite
an opportunity to build up a great deal of UFOs. We probably all feel better
after seeing the double digits displayed by some of the ladies regarding their
number of UFOs. I know I do! The Batik Freaks have only been meeting for
a short period of time, but have really been busy. Friendship groups are a
wonderful way of sharing ideas and developing relationships with other
quilters. I hope everyone enjoyed the presentations by these fine groups.
I am writing this before our Spring Tea and Tour event, but I know it will
be a wonderful event. Thank you to Julie Greenspan and her committee for
all of their hard work.
Thank you for the input regarding the dues increase that I talked about at
the April meeting. I am grateful for all of the suggestions and ideas. Any
other comments you may have are welcome and should be sent to
[email protected] Just kidding! I like to see if
anyone is actually reading the newsletter. Contact me anytime at
[email protected] and thank you again for your support. My email
address MUST include my middle initial t or the email will go to a different
and very confused Gail Brunell.
A QUICK THANK YOU
As I write, the Spring Tea Event is quickly approaching! I would like to take a moment to thank and
acknowledge those who worked so hard to make this time-honored member’s event so successful. It really does
take a village, here are my villagers!
THANK YOU!
Julie Greenspan
Challenge Chairmen
Alicia Passarelli & Maggie Thompson
Raffle Sales
Kathleen Walker
Home Tour
Pat Pardoen
Secretary
Barb Green
Treasurer
Joann Lockett
Set Up & Take Down
Keri Follmer
Acquisitions/Layout
Regina Moore
Tickets
Jennifer Morgan
Artwork
Nancy Sandavol
CWO (Chief Wine Opener) : )
Marsha Burns
Awards & Ribbons
Lupe Maher & Rachael Severance
Data Input
Marian Mapes
Decorations/table raffle
Eileen Campbell
Luncheon
Nancy McBride & Sherry Glidden
Photos & DVD
David Kingston
BCQG President
Gail Brunell
Homes Tour Hostesses:
Marsha Burns
Johanne Gibson
Mary Mulcahey
Sherri Peltier
Raffle contributors:
Mary Arntz, Bobbin Babes, The Little Knitters,
Sue & Jim Peters, Janet Pugh’s family,
Philanthropy, Scrapbaggers, Susan Tovar, Wool
Gathers and all the wonderful members of BCQG
who read “The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying
Up” and donated the results!
A special thank you to Candy Crain for her efforts
in bringing us the amazing donation from the Pugh
family and to Margaret Gordon, financial wizard
and credit card enabler!
PAST PRESIDENT
NO RULES CHALLENGE
Now that the wonderful challenge quilts have been turned in,
judged, and celebrated, it is time for a challenge for those who don't
like rules. This year's challenge theme is Off-Beat National holidays.
Many of us really enjoyed that special exhibit at Road to California
(who knew there was a National Mitten Tree Day holiday?) and our
imaginations are ready to go. Did you know that April 12 is National
Windy Day day?
Here is what you need to do: 1) Select an offbeat holiday;(No--it
can't be Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween) 2)sign-up with Elaine
Pappas-Puckett either at Guild, by phone (831-1072) or via email
[email protected]) Make your quilt and bring it to the October meeting.
Make it whatever size you want (12 inches by 12 inches is just fine).
Use whatever fabric you want. Put the name and date of the holiday
on your quilt. (If you don't want it on their permanently, then make it
removable).
You can google off beat national holidays or weird national holidays
for some suggestions. OR, if you know you want to make a fall quilt or
a Halloween quilt, google words like "national pumpkin day" or
"national ghost day" and find a holiday that matches the quilt you
want to make. Also, off beat can include holidays like National Nurses
Day, Flag Day,etc.
Call Elaine Pappas-Puckett with questions.
WORKSHOPS
JUNE: Maggie Ball. This month we well be using a new
template-free method for cutting and piecing
Kaleidoscope blocks. It is easy and fast and does not
require triangular rulers. Cut enough kite and wedge
shaped pieces from 10” squares to yield sixteen or
more 8” blocks and play with the layout. The design
possibilities are numerous and are fun to explore.
This will be a one day class, held on Friday June 12th
at Community Presbyterian Church in San Juan
Capistrano. Class fee is $40.00, plus a $5.00 pattern
fee, which will be paid to the teacher during class.
JULY: Join Susan for her most popular workshop and discover the many joys of
working with colour in an exciting new technique that is full of surprises. Stacked
and sliced fabrics combined with bold, contrasting strips create
visual excitement in your quilt. Students can work with a
planned colour palette or make it scrappy, every fabric is perfect
for a Shattered Angles quilt! Finished size and layout is flexible,
make it big or small. Students will be given lots of options for
quilt design and finishing. Shattered Angles is the perfect quilt
for fat quarters or a secret stash of wonderful fabrics! Susan’s
book “Accent on Angles-Easy Strip Set Quilts” from Martingale &
Co. is based on this technique.
AUGUST: Jacquie Gering. Want to quilt your quilts on your home
machine and maybe free motion quilting isn't for you? Come
discover the joy and creative possibilities of quilting with
your walking foot. Straight-linequilting has a long history
and is making a comeback in both modern and
traditional quilts. Learn tips and tricks for successful quilting
with your walking foot along with creative quilting designs
that can be accomplished on your home machine.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS
BEACH CITIES QUILTERS GUILD
We are very excited about our upcoming slate of guest quilters that will be speaking and teaching at
our guild. You will enjoy taking workshops with these very talented artists.
There may be changes due to unforeseen circumstances.
May – 2015
Jennifer Rapacki
www.jenniferrapacki.com
June – 2015
Maggie Ball
www.dragonflyquilts.com
July – 2015
Susan Purney Mark
www.susanpm.com
Aug – 2015
Jacquie Gering
tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com
Sept – 2015
Sharon Schamber
www.sharonschamber.com
Oct - 2015
President's Quilt
Nov – 2015
David Taylor
Dec - 2015
Rummage Sale & Vendor Faire
Jan – 2016
Lisa Bongean
www.primitivegatherings.us
Feb – 2016
Grace Errea
www.amazingquiltsbygrace.com
March – 2016
Anelie Belden
www.anelie.com
April – 2016
Ami Simms
www.amisimms.com
May – 2016
Wendy Mathson
www.QuiltsbyWendy.com
June - 2016
Member Showcase
TBD
July – 2016
Juli Shulem
www.jsdesignsunlimited.com
August – 2016
Claudia D. Gomez
www.devotedtocolor.com
Sept - 2016
Marcia Stein
www.marciastein.com
Nov – 2016
Lyn Brown
www.LynBrown.com
www.davidtaylorquilts.com
GUILD ADVERTISERS
For information on becoming an
advertiser in the BCQG Newsletter,
please contact Julia Renaud.
Phone: 949-306-5450
SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS
ANNOUNCEMENT
Please donate your vases to the guild.
The type of vases we are looking for are
11" or so tall that looks like the picture.
Please give them to Sandy Corbin or
Kathleen Walker. These will be used as a
fundraiser for the guild.
Thanks, Sandy and Kathleen
PHILANTHROPY REPORT
Beach Cities Quilters Guild had another great month of Philanthropy work. We donated 52
quilts, 20 NICU blankets and 28 handmade stuffed animals. 33 baby quilts and the stuffed
animals went to a baby shower for Camp Pendleton families. The remaining quilts went to:
St. Michael’s Hospice (5), UCI Oncology (4), Prototypes (4), Royale Therapeutic Treatment
Center (2), VA (2), and United Cerebral Palsy (2). The NICU blankets went to Saddleback
Hospital.
BCQG received a lovely thank you plaque from Operation Showers of Appreciation – the
organization that presents the majority of the baby showers for the military families. Last
year we gave them almost 200 baby quilts, plus lots of other items (baby clothes, handmade
toys, commercially made stuffed animals, receiving blankets, burp cloths).
Because we have been short on long-arming capability recently, we have been working on
alternative quilt styles. We have made numerous strip quilts for little kids and babies. We
have used Jenny Doan’s quilt-as-you-go technique posted on the Missouri Star Quilts website.
We have also used a process of baffling, which uses strips (great use of leftover strips) of
batting. One of our members just made a lovely quilt-as-you-go quilt using a pattern from
Prairie Sky Quilting, called “Easy Diamonds Quilt”. We’re having a good time expanding our
horizons. We really appreciate all the domestic machine quilting on some of the small quilts.
Check out the Philanthropy page on the BCQG website. Thanks to Michelle Naas, it is being
updated. Our thanks to Candy Crain and Brenda Wey for all their work on making the many
changes. Pictures will follow. In the meantime, there are links to preparing quilts for the
quilting, the philanthropy process and the United Cerebral Palsy Recognition page.
Our next sewing day will be Monday, May 4th, at the Laguna Niguel Library, 30341 Crown
Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, 92677. We will be there from 10:30 until 4:00. Please join
us for as much of the day as fits into your schedule. It’s a great way to make friends and
participate in such a good cause.
GUILD ADVERTISERS
For information on becoming an
advertiser in the BCQG Newsletter,
please contact Julia Renaud.
Phone: 949-306-5450
MONTHLY MINI
April Monthly Mini
won by Stacy Russell
May Monthly Mini - Keri Follmer
Sewing runs in my family and I love quilting. I started hand sewing doll clothes
when I was about five or six and learned from my grandma Elsa who was an
amazing, self-taught seamstress who made her own patterns and Vogue-style
clothes. She sewed lots of quilty-things for my dolls. I would get a Barbie-size
version of whatever outfits the actresses wore on the Charlies Angels and Starsky
& Hutch TV shows. My great grandmother was a hand quilter from Arkansas and
I have a few of her quilts; they are treasures to me. I got the quilting bug in
1996, made quilts for my baby girls on my Singer, and attended a Beach Cities
meeting after spending a lot of money at Leah’s in Mission Viejo. I sew on my
late grandmother’s Viking, which she gave me when she couldn’t use it anymore.
I love applique and scrappy quilts, but have switched to perfecting machine
applique due to my carpal tunnel issues. My husband Russ and I have been
together for 27 years, we have two daughters ages 16 and 13. They came to
Guild meetings when they were very little and thought it was a “cookie club”
because of the all the treats on the Hospitality table.
“Blooms and Vines” is peachy-pink sweet and was designed by Lori Smith. It’s
hand quilted with a “big stitch”echo design. I love the rustic look and hope BCQG
members do too.
SECRET SISTERS:
Thanks to all those who participated in April's Reduce, Reuse and Recycle gift
exchange! Our theme for May is May Magazine. So bring a copy of your favorite
magazine (which doesn't have to be sewing/quilting related). Be creative! Show us
your other hobbies and interests (gardening, home decor, cooking, etc.) Please don't
forget to write your name on your gift; you want your fellow guild member to know
who it's from!
Thanks, Sara and Dana
DOOR PRIZES
Robert Kaufman Fabrics – Large stack of fat quarters; Robert Kaufman Fabrics – 1
Jelly Roll; Moore’s – 2 Fat Quarter Packs; Cozy Creative Center – 2 Gift Certificates,
a Charm Pack, 2 Patterns; Quilt In A Day, - 2 Patterns, a Ruler; Buttonwillow
Designs – 4 Wool Spring Kits with Patterns, 1 Pattern; Bits & Pieces – Pattern;
Rosie’s Quilt Cupboard – Pattern, Needles, Fat Quarter Pack; Anonymous –
Pattern; Tranquility Quilts – Gift Certificate; Orange Quilt Bee – 2 Gift Certificates;
Anonymous – Fat Quarter Pack; The Quilt Cupboard – 2 Patterns; Flying Geese – 2
Gift Certificates
RUMMAGE SALE
Collections for the Winter Rummage Sale will begin after the Spring Tea. So, if you
are beginning your Spring Cleaning consider putting things aside for the Rummage
Sale.
GUILD ADVERTISERS
The Quilted Rose
Swirls and Curls Custom Quilting
Quilting Special
No Limit
50” X 60” Quilts...... $30.00
65” X 75” Quilts...... $60.00
Price includes Low Loft Bond Tight Poly
Batting.
Several beautiful custom quilting patterns to
choose from.
Please have your quilt backing ready for
quilting.
Not good with any other discount and
price doesn’t include tax or shipping.
Check us out at our New Address:
The Quilted Rose
9127 Fletcher Dr.
La Mesa, California
Dedicated to
Quilts and Textiles
www.visionsartmuseum.
2825 Dewey
Road
San Diego, CA
92106
619-5464872
[email protected]
.org
at Liberty
Station
MEMBERSHIP AND MAY BIRTHDAYS
In attendance at the April meeting we had 133 members, 5 guests and 2 new members. Please join
me in welcoming our newest members:
Jackie Besozzi
Pat Goulet
Lori Green
Mary Howland
Kathy Schwager
Please remember to wear a name tag at the general meetings. Our Standard Rules of Conduct and
Procedure identify this requirement and stipulate that a fine of $0.25 is payable for each meeting a
name tag is not worn. This fine is payable when you check in at the Membership table.
Sara Slygh
Celebrating Birthdays this month are:
Toni
Sandra
Sharon
Marcia Ann
Sandy
Mary
Patrice
Jeanne
Jan
Carol
Charleen
Mary
Maggie
Kathy
Karen
Beverly
Carolyn
Judy
Sherry
Rhonda
Loconto
Confalone
Ludwig
Kuehl
Corbin
Emery
Badir
Haynes
Hirth
Holbert
Eaves
Arntz
Bell
Hutchins
Nordin
Peters
Yamashiro
Bethe
Glidden
Sultan
1
3
3
5
6
7
8
9
9
9
10
11
16
19
20
22
22
23
26
26
GUILD ADVERTISERS
SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS:
Dear Quilters,
Thank you for your lovely cards and letters of condolence. Mike and I enjoyed 54 years of marriage filled with wonderful memories. Many of you
have expressed your sympathy and empathy as you too have cared for and
lost your husbands to debilitating illness. I appreciate your support and
examples of your success in living positive and productive lives. I hope
quilting will provide comfort and creative energy to carry me through this
difficult time.
Hugs,
Nancy Ota
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Our Guild has been successful because of the time, energy and generosity of
its volunteers. Volunteering, even a small amount of your time and/or talents,
is a great way to become more involved and meet new friends. We would love
for you to join us on the Board. All of the position descriptions are in the
Membership directory, in the Bylaws Section
(Article IV-Executive Board and Article VIIStanding Committees). Please consider
volunteering for at least one position. You
can print the form out or pick up a form at
the April meeting. There will be a place to
drop them off at the meeting.
Your completed forms should be turned in by
the June 11th general meeting or you can
mail them to the Parliamentarian: Janice
Elliott, 31052 Via Cristal, San Juan
Capistrano, CA 92675 (949) 633-6015.
BEACH CITIES QUILTERS GUILD
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION / RENEWAL FORM
The information you provide will be used in the Beach Cities Guild directory. A completed membership application must be
submitted no later than the December general meeting to be included in the directory for the current membership year. The
directory is distributed to guild members and is not made available to other sources.
Name
$30 New Member
If you are renewing your membership, please review your information
in the last directory. Include any needed changes below or check
the box to indicate that your information is current.
Address
$30 Renewal
Membership #__________
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Zip
E-Mail Address
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Day
Check Box to indicate that Beach Cities Quilters’ Guild has permission to use your photo in hard
copy and on-line publications. (for Example use of Show & Tell picture in the newsletter)
· BCQG is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide a creative atmosphere, to share knowledge of methods and
techniques, and to encourage each member’s growth and talent in the field of quilt making and related subjects.
· Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Norman P. Murray Center, 24932 Veteran’s Way, Mission Viejo.
· Social time begins at 6:30 pm with the General Meeting & Program from 7:00 pm to approximately 9:00 pm.
· Dues are payable prior to the start of each membership year, annually from October 1 through September 30.
· Please bring this completed form and your dues (check payable to BCQG) to the Membership Table at the General meeting or
mail it to:
Beach Cities Quilters Guild - Membership
P.O. Box 2328
Mission Viejo, CA 92690-2328
Check Box to indicate that you have questions and/or would like to be put in contact with other guild members.
Snowflakes
BCQG Block of the Month
May 2015 – Block # 7
By Barbara Green
MAKE 2 BLOCKS
Unfinished Block Size: 20‐½”x 6 ½”
Finished Block Size: 20” x 6”
Supplies:
22x”x 8” Background Fabric A
22x”x 8” Background Fabric B
Assorted Fabric Scraps of White for Snowflakes
Directions:
From each of the background fabrics cut two 6‐½” x 7‐½” pieces, and one 6‐½” x 6‐½” piece.
The snowflakes are cut actual size and are applied using raw edge fusible appliqué. They do not need
to be reversed.
Trace snowflakes using the templates onto paper‐backed Fusible Web (Heat and Bond Light was used).
Following the manufacturer instructions, apply the paper‐backed Fusible Web onto the wrong side of
each fabric.
Cut on the drawn line.
Make 6 snowflakes, total (3 of each style).
Fuse snowflakes to right side of the background fabrics, 3 of a style onto same color fabric. Refer to the
picture for placement as necessary.
Edge stitch with straight stitch around snowflakes.
Sew snowflakes into rows, making sure 7‐½” piece is length‐wise, top to bottom, same color. Insert 6‐½”
piece with opposite snowflake pattern, and opposite color into center of row. Make second row, same
as first, using remaining snowflakes and fabric. You end up with 2 rows, each 3 snowflakes, different
styles, colors, in centers. Trim completed block to 20‐½” x 6 ½”.
Bobbin Babes Designs 2014
007_Snowflakes_BG.docx
1 of 2
Bobbin Babes Designs 2014
007_Snowflakes_BG.docx
2 of 2
Treasurer's Report
BCBQ Profit & Loss Statement
10/1/14 to 9/30/15
Current Month
3/1/15-3/31/15
Balance Forward
BCQG Gen-l Bus Fund
BCBQ All CD Accounts
BCQG Maximizer Account
Special Events Funds
Total Balance Forward
Income
Advertising
Amazon
Library
Membership
Monthly Mini
Philanthropy
Quilt Show (6/14)
Ways & Means
Welcoming
Workshops
Total Income
Expenses
Block Party Exp
Door Prizes
Facilities
Hospitality
Internet
Library
Membership
Operations
Philanthropy
Pres. Quilt Exp
Pres. Expense
Programs
SCQG Exp
Treasurer
Welcoming
Workshops
Total Expenses
7,979.06
10,004.56
31,865.70
5,000.00
54,849.32
300.00
56.52
356.52
2,490.00
31.00
343.75
100.00
2,964.75
26.99
49.00
8,430.00
92.30
45.00
43.18
598.00
1,483.89
2,055.10
98.10
33.10
5,692.67
27.81
53.63
16.59
3,439.79
22,185.15
-
(2,608.23)
Other Income
Tea & Tour Current Year Inc
Advance for 2016 Quilt Show
CD Account Interest Income
Maximizer Interest Income
(3,839.31)
0.62
1.08
Respectfully submitted,
Margaret Gordon, Treasurer
8,589.87
10,001.21
31,860.43
5,000.00
55,451.51
2,200.00
265.64
436.00
8,220.00
682.00
1,101.00
52.37
2,364.10
125.00
3,520.00
18,966.11
Net Inc./Exp. Gen'l Acct
Current Balance:
BCQG Gen-l Bus. Fund
BCBQ All CD Accounts
BCQG Maximizer Account
Special Events Funds
Total Current Balance
Fiscal Year 14-15
10/1/14-9/30/15
(2,608.23)
(3,219.04)
(3,219.04)
(3,839.31)
3.97
6.35
1,531.52
10,005.18
31,866.78
5,000.00
48,403.48
1,531.52
10,005.18
31,866.78
5,000.00
48,403.48
PLACES TO GO AND THINGS TO DO.....
Ready for a Road Trip? The Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds keeps us posted on what’s
happening in Southern California. Here are some SHOWS and SHOP HOPS coming up…
MAY
2-3
QUILTERS in the VALLEY Quilt Show (Van Nuys) $10 or $15 for both days
For more info: www.quiltinginthevalleyshow.com
14-16
QUILT CRAFT SEWING FESTIVL (Del Mar)
16-17
ANTELOPE VALLEY QUILT ASSOC. QUILT SHOW/AUCTION (Lancaster) 10-4 $7 for two
two day admission
More info: www.avqa.org
29-31
CENTRAL COAST QUILT SHOP TOUR (12 shops) www.quiltshopsothecentralcoast.com
JUNE
13-14
SIERRA BLOOMS QUILT SHOW (Oakhurst) $8 admn. www.sierramountainquilters.org
18-21 and 25-28
Info:
JULY
More info: www.quiltcraftsew.com
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUILTERS RUN (26 shops all over So. Cal.)
www.quiltersrun.com
More
Nothing scheduled
With the summer approaching, it seems like there aren’t too many scheduled quilt shows.
So, while planning your family’s summer vacation – google quilt shops in and around the towns you
will be visiting and design your own personal mini quilt shop hop.
SCCQG Chairs - Sandy Corbin and Marianne Cunningham