Thank you to all who were able to make it to our April Meeting!  Welcome to our new members and guest.  

New Name Tags – Thank you Shannon S for making the guild all new name tags for the guild! They look great!

Philanthropy – Thank you to Ann A. for all the hard work she has put into philanthropy.  She will moving to Pennsylvania. We will miss you!

Block Lotto– We had two winners for last month’s block lotto since we got SO many blocks back! Mays block lotto uses snowballed corners to create X’s.

Next Challenge – Sandra gave a wonderful presentation about what A-symmetry is and how it is used in Art and Quilting!

·     August Challenge: A-symmetry design

  • 12 x 12 minimum
  • Group or Individual entries accepted
  • Must be finished and bound
  • Awards will be based on Member’s Choice, Best Use of A-Symmtery, Best Modern Design

Quilters Journey – Susan gave a wonderful walk through of her quilting journey with MANY examples!

Show and Tell

Mark Your Calendars

·     Thursday, June 27th: Monthly Guild Meeting

·     Sunday, July 14th: Monthly Sew In, 12-5 at the Los Olivos Room (clubhouse 2)

·     Thursday, July 25th: Monthly Guild Meeting

·     August Monthly Meeting:  Next Challenge Quilt Due

September 2018 Meeting

This month was the due date for our Artful August Challenge (pushed back to September). Our members brought the quilts that they had made that were inspired by art or architecture. Just look at all the amazing entries!

The Winner’s Circle! Gail won 1st, Ann won 2nd, and Ruth won 3rd

Handmade prize ribbons


Back of Ruth’s quilt

Ann’s quilt was inspired by Gustav Klimt

Gail’s quilt was inspired by David Hockney

Vicki’s quilt was inspired by stained glass windows

Ann’s quilt was inspired by the LA skyline

Susan’s quilt was inspired the women’s movement

Julie’s quilt was inspired by American Gothic

Bunnie made this quilt at a workshop

Block Lotto

Next month’s Block Lotto!

Show & Tell

Sandy show and tell


Karen M. show and tell


Vicki’s Tula Pink quilt

Shannon show and tell


Erin Dollar – Guest Speaker

Thank you to our Guest Speaker, Erin Dollar with Cotton and Flax, that has shared her path on how she became a textile designer.  She is a fabric designer for Robert Kaufman.  Her first fabric line, Arroyo, is in stores now!  Her new Fabric line, Balboa, will be shipping to stores starting in November!  Both lines are a linen cotton blend.  You can follow her on instagram  at @cottonandflax. Go follow her and check out her website to see what is coming soon!

Guest speaker:

Author Presentations – The Fussy Cut Sampler


Elisabeth Woo and Nichole Ramirez, authors of “The Fussy Cut Sampler,” gave an amazing presentation at our June meeting! They brought a lot of examples of individual blocks utilizing their techniques, and it was fascinating to see all the detail and work involved in each block. They discussed how the book came about, the publishing process, gave helpful tips and techniques, and answered questions from guild members. Their blog is

And you can follow them on Instagram for more fussy-cut inspiration. Elisabeth’s Instagram is @elisabew and Nichole’s is @catwithfins.


Alicia showing off her wares – Wonderfil Thread and Batting

Thank you Alicia for the informative presentation on batting and thread at our April 2017 Meeting! Thank you also for the gifts that our attendees received, and for the awesome door prizes as well! Alicia gave us a lot of great info on the differences between and advantages of various types of batting and the various weights of thread. The Threaducation Centre is located in Orange at 910 North Batavia Street (on FB: CA Threaducation Centre). You can purchase batting and WonderFil thread there. Once a month (usually the third Friday of the month) there is a “Thread Tasting” and there are also weekly “Thread Play Days.” You can bring your machine to the Threaducation Centre and they will help you figure out which WonderFil Threads will work best with your particular machine and for your sewing needs. Be on the lookout for some upcoming classes as well! Regular hours are Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and by appointment. Alicia’s phone # is 900-816-2545.