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August 2017 Volume 9, Issue 4
Board Meeting - August 15 - 10am at
Seaside Villas Clubhouse 33715 Surfside Drive
Dana Point. Call Maggie to save a seat:
Index for this Issue… 50/50 Drawing 8 Amazon SMILE 6 Birthdays 9 Block of the Month 10 Board Meeting 1 Challenge 1 Fat Quarter Sale 9 For Sale 5 Future Programs 1 Hospitality 2 Magazine Recycle 6 Membership 2 Monthly Mini 5 November Fest 4 Officers/Committees 18 Philanthropy 7 Places to Go 15 President’s Column 2 President’s Quilt 16 Program 1 Quilting Online 9 Raffle Baskets 4 SCCQG 6 Show & Tell 11 thru 15 SMILE 6 Sponsors 16 & 17 Stashbusters 7 Sunshine & Shadows 9 Thank You 6 Treasurer’s Report 8 UFO Group 6 Workshops 3
GENERAL MEETING - TUESDAY,
August 8, 2017
San Clemente Presbyterian Church, 119 N Ave De La Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92672
Jan Hirth Leslye Stringfellow
“Everything Old Is New Again”
The thirty-three entries in the 2017 Surfside Challenge will really wow you!
There is everything from a sofa to a floor rug, along with pillows, a dog bed,
and a vest! We also have, of course, an amazing group of wonderfully crea-
tive quilts for you all to enjoy.
The challenge kit included a vintage grandmother’s flower garden block from a
donation to the guild of 45 blocks. The other 15 were made by Candy Martin
and Jan Hirth. The block was not required to be in the quilt but you will be
amazed at how creative quilters were in using them.
Hoffman Fabrics representative Michelle Flores will give a presentation on
their newest fabrics as well as their 2017 Challenge. She will be showing
some of the challenges entered this year. Jean Impey, a SQG member, is in
charge of their challenge.
WHAT TO WEAR: In keeping with the theme of the challenge, Everything Old is New Again, it will be fun to wear vintage (or just old) clothes, and/or a
hat (old or new). If you don’t have a vintage outfit or a hat, wear the colors of
the challenge: green, bright pink or gray. Whatever your attire, just come and
enjoy the beautiful quilts and visiting with your quilting friends.
September 12 - Sandy Corbin http://www.sandycquilts.com/
October 10 - Claudia Gomez www.devotedtocolor.com
November 14 - November Fest 2017
HERE IS BREAKING NEWS: Hoffman Fabrics will give a tour to 25 SQG mem-
bers in November (TBA). You must be pre-
sent at the August 8 Challenge meeting to
sign up in person for this free tour of their
facility in Mission Viejo. Any spots not filled
at the meeting will be filled through email
with Janhirth@cox.net after August 8.
HOSPITALITY Debbie Knutson debbie.Knutson@cox.net 949-291-2271
PRESIDENT’S CORNER Linda Rigdon firstname.lastname@example.org 949-588-1640
The table decoration in July was won by Maggie Bell.
July 11, 2017 Members attending - 119 , New Members - 0, Guests - 4 Total Attendance - 123 Total Membership - 198
It’s August and time for our biennial Member’s Challenge presentation and results! Leslye Stringfellow and Jan Hirth have outdone themselves, and I know we will have so many surprises to see at our meeting! Who will win the prizes? Who will be the overall Challenge winner??? Maybe it will be YOU!! The 2017-2018 Directory is being readied for printing and may actually be ready for the August meeting! I hope you are enjoying the occasional email “Extra!’s”! I have enjoyed your
responses, and I have learned a lot about your passions for our Guild. Thank you for every com- ment (both the good and the not-so-good). Please know that all of your names are kept confidential by me. This month I emailed you an informal survey requesting your personal opinion of an online directory either concurrent with (or in place of) the printed membership directory and I received replies from over 25% of you within the week. I was thrilled that so many of you took the time. The poll results? I stopped counting the night before our last SQG Board Meeting so I could present your opinions to the Board. The final count was ONE more vote for online than for printed. I think we all agree that one informal vote doesn’t make or break decisions; but it does say something about our lives and times. I will be arranging a meeting with those of you who offered to be on an exploratory team for imple- menting a safe, password protected, printable, online listing - with photos. If you want to be in- volved, but haven’t told me yet, please contact me directly. Don’t forget to take some time for enjoying our hobby - quilting! See you at the General Meeting! Choose to be happy…
If you have an August birthday bring a treat, either sweet or savory, to share with your fellow members. If you don’t have an August birthday bring something anyway! Put your name in the basket for a drawing for the table flowers.
WORKSHOPS Vivien Hawker email@example.com 949-218-0347
>Workshops are held at San Juan Mobile Estates, 32302 Alipaz, San Juan Capistrano, (turn south from Del Obispo Street; the Estates is located about 1/2 mile down on left side), 9:30 to 3:30 on the Wednesday follow- ing the SQG general meeting unless otherwise noted. >Any kit or book fees are payable directly to the teacher. The workshop fees are $40.00. Non-member fees are $50.00. Please make checks to Surfside Quilters Guild; the bank will not accept SQG. >SQG members have first priority for workshop reservations until the break at the previous general meeting. Non- members are put on a waiting list and, following the break, will be confirmed to attend . >If you have a reservation but are unable to attend, please attempt to find someone to fill your space and advise Vivien Hawker by e-mail ASAP. Refunds are available until the break of the previous month’s general meeting.
We had a fun day creating Halibut with Cindy Cooksey in our July workshop. Instead of a workshop on August 9th we will be having a Sew-Cial at the San Juan Capistrano Mobile Estates. Nancy Ota will give us a demonstration on appliqué - in particular how she does the lettering on our president's quilts. Please bring in your current machine or hand sewing pro- ject, the $10 fee, and lunch for a fun and informal day of sewing and socializing. This is a great way to get to know some of the wonderful quilters in our guild better. Monica Shafer will be bringing in more great patterns and fabrics for those who would like to make some- thing for our Surfside November Fest Boutique. On September 13th Sandy Corbin will be doing her workshop "My Basket Collection". You can either make this beautiful quilt with all 16 baskets or the 1/4 quilt with 4 baskets. We will give you the supply list for either option. Her pattern for this quilt of baskets will be available for purchase at $11. Her website is sandycquilts.com On October 11th Claudia Gomez will show us how to make her stylish and modern Quilt Market Tote. She will demonstrate improvisational piecing techniques, Stitch in the Ditch and Free Motion quilting. Claudia will have vibrant hand dyed Fat Quarter bundles and leather purse handles in a variety of colors available for purchase. Her website is devotedtocolor.com On October 24th we have another Sew-Cial planned. Jan Hirth is penciled in to give us a demonstration. All are
Cynthia Corbin “My Basket Collection” with 16 or 4 blocks Claudia Gomez “Quilt Market Tote”
Susie Russell Joann Bishop Monica Shafer
NOVEMBER FEST Chair - Betty Collins firstname.lastname@example.org 760-722-4796 Raffle Baskets - Susie Russell email@example.com Joann Bishop firstname.lastname@example.org Boutique - Monica Shafer email@example.com Quilt Auction - Cathie Opila firstname.lastname@example.org
The November Fest committee is working hard to get everything ready for our Fest. We are continuing to collect
some lovely quilts for the auction. We have a beautiful 3-D flower quilt, a music theme quilt and a flower appliqué
quilt as examples of just a few of the quilts that have been turned in. Please, if you have a quilt you need a
home for, donate it to the Fest. We also like to auction off other treasures like purses or bags, pillows, etc.
Cathie Opila is collecting items for the auction.
Our baskets for the raffle are coming together. Some baskets that are in the making include Top Chef and Baby
Love. If you need an empty basket please see Susie Russell and Joann Bishop at the Fest table. They have
a list of cute basket ideas to work from.
We are also starting a list for helpers to work the various areas come Fest day on November 14th. The lists are
on the Fest table. Some of the jobs we will need help with are set-up, clean-up, runners, tickets sales, etc.
Please sign up for something as it takes us all to make a Fest succeed.
Monica Shafer is doing a fantastic job of coordinating the boutique. Anyone interested in giving us something to
sell in our boutique see Monica. She has already accumulated some wonderful items and is working on getting
more. Our boutique is going to be great this