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September 2006

Editor: Susie Bakman                      Volume 17 Issue 9
Webmaster: Paula Fleischer

*****2006 Opportunity Quilt *****

President's Message Program
Sewing Day Membership News
Workshops Hospitality
Block of the Month Fat Quarter
Mini Groups Challenge
Opportunity Quilt 2007  
Library Ways and Means
Scholarships Our Associates
Letters Community Service 
Adding to the Newsletter Quilt Making Resources on the web

From Our President

Our August meeting was so fun! The art quilts and those dolls were wonderful! Nick Coman really kept us entertained and gave us all permission to PLAY!

I stopped by to see Jackie and Donna at LOVING STITCHES on august 12th as they celebrated their 3rd anniversary. Did you stop by the shop? They had special discounts, drawings, "those calendars" and lots of fun. (Just between us girls, if you're looking for backing fabric, check out their pre-cut bargains.)

We're planning a two-day Guild garage sale fundraiser in November in Gerry's cul-de-sac. Save your stuff…we'll get out more information soon.

Please feel free to join us at the Board Meeting at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month. (We start at Starbucks by Lowe's at 7 pm then move to the church at 7:30.) It's your guild and we want to know your thoughts on our direction.

See you on September 13th.

Hugs and smiles, Kris Dolan

 (661) 296-7573


The Tortilla Quilt Lady is back! We hear she has lectured at our guild 2 other times, but darn it, for some reason, we did not get to see her.  What impress us about her are her bright colored quilts.  Every time Gerry sees Jane's sister's booth at quilt shows, she has to pause and take in the happy feelings Gerry gets from Jane's quilts. Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli is referred to as the Tortilla Quilt Lady because she wrote her first book about a child dealing with the death of her grandmother and in this book is how to make tortillas and how to make a quilt.

Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli is a freelance artist who has combined her artistic talent with her love of quilting in order to create the self-owned company of 1/4 Inch Designs & Publishing. Jane is a renowned quilter and has published five children's books. Besides her five bilingual children's books, Jane also offers another way to educate children about quilting, the Hispanic culture and book publishing, through school assemblies and classroom lectures.

She has also appeared on the HGTV show "Simply Quilts."  Jane offers educational programs about quilting, designing, the Hispanic culture and book publishing for children, adults and Guilds. 

For those of you that have computers go to and see what I am talking about.  Her fabric line is to die for.  Yellow and reds, can you get any happier then that?

“See ya at the meeting.”

Ellie Smith and Gerry Hogan

Loving Stitches Quilt Shoppe

A Quality II

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 By the time you read this article, we will already have sewn on the third Saturday in August. We had twelve of our Guild Members and friends (Adva Price, Gerry Hogan, Sue Alfieri, Helene Younger, Pam, Connie Weber, Sandy Paullin, Yvonne Penny, Helena Woodworth, Ellie Smith, Merrilyn Lee & Nancy Mowry) come and sew with us. 

Seven of them learned how to make the Crazy Star Quilt, while the others all got together and caught up on old news, shared ideas and worked on their own projects.

If you attended this class, please make sure you bring your finished quilt at the October meeting and share your Crazy Star Quilt at "Show and Share". Thank you to all that came this day and we hope to see you and more members at the up and coming Saturday sewing days.

If you would like to volunteer to teach at any of these Saturday Sewing Days, please let myself or Gerry know what pattern and when you are available, so we can schedule you. Watch for more information in the next few newsletters for future Saturday Sewing Days.

Also, another big THANK YOU to Millie Ballace for letting us all use the clubhouse. It really is a great place to sew.  

Thank you,

Sandy Paullin and Gerry Hogan

 Membership News:

Welcome to our new member, Helene Younger. We are very happy to have you with us.   Good bye and good luck to Sylvia and Cindy who are moving out of state.  We'll miss you.
I have many name badges to be claimed, so if you're new, or asked me for a replacement, please come get yours from the membership table.

Congratulations to the door-prize winners. Prizes were donated by Quilts N Things, Donna Chipperfield, and some by yours truly. We had a lot to give away.

Don't forget to sign-in when you arrive. All attending members are given a raffle ticket for a chance to win a door prize. At the end of the year we will have a special prize drawing for attendance. The more meetings you attend, the more chances you get to win.

Adva Price

Membership Chairperson


Santa Barbara Quilting Retreats

Longarm Quilting by Donna

Opportunity Quilt 2007



Community Service

Hi Ladies,

First, I want to thank everyone for all the work they've done on the community projects this year.  We did great with the Michael Hoefflin Project and turned in approximately 100 quilts so far.   We are hoping to have more for them by December so if anyone has any unfinished quilts please let me know in order to get a count. 

We are also in need of fabrics and batting for future projects.  So, if you have any we'll gladly accept them.

We also have some larger quilt tops that need to be finished.  If anyone would like to do this please contact me and I'll get them to you or bring them to the next Guild meeting.

We'll be using our Saturday Sew Day on the third Saturday of September at Millie Ballace's Club House for a Community Service Day.  At that time we hope to get going on the quilts for the Painted Turtle Camp.  The sizes for this project are 35" to 40" and 45" x 50", but any other sizes you might have can be used for other community service projects.  I'll be contacting someone at the camp to see what sizes they are in most need of.  

We have a lot of fun at our Saturday Sew Day so please come and join us.  This is not a class, so there is no donation or fee.

Please bring your rulers, cutters, mats, irons, power cords etc.  If you have a quick and/or easy pattern I'm open for suggestions. 

Helena Woodworth.


I'll sell it for you on eBay

Boothill Patches

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The Guild has a scholarship program to encourage our members to take classes. 

To get all the details of the program please stop by the Scholarship/Block of the Month table and pick up an application.  Forma are available at every meeting.  Any questions please call me. 

Barbara E. Montejo



We need someone to take this position! PLEASE see Kris Dolan about this fun job!!

Fabulous Fabrics

Candy Quiltworks

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Challenge Quilts

This is the month for you to bring in your gallon bag with the makings for a quilt.  We will be checking in the bags and at the end of the break you will go home with someone else's bag.  You will have until the December meeting to complete a small quilt (no bigger than 20 inches on any side) for the person who turned in the bag.  The design is up to you.  You can add some fabric from your stash if necessary but basically you use what you have been given.  So get those bags ready and bring them to the September meeting.  Doesn't this sound like fun!?  Any questions give me a call.

Barbara Montejo 661-670-0293


Thanks to the following ladies for bringing food and drinks last month:

Anne Watts           Ellie Smith

Judy Smith            Adva Price

Lois Stucker          Lorraine Quintero

Mindy Stark          Many Vogeley

Linda Tippets         Holly Buker

Mattie Spurlock

For September, let's have C through G's please bring food and Y through B's bring drinks.

Connie Weber


P.S. By popular demand, Mattie Spurlock has shared her recipe for the Warm Chicken dish she prepared for the August Meeting.  Copies will be available at the meeting, just check with me.


Cruise Vacation Planner

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Fat Quarter Exchange

The theme for our fat quarter exchange for the September meeting is “Autumn/Fall.”  Select the colors or prints of the season and have fun.
Congratulations to the lucky winner of fat quarters in August. 

Caryl Jo Fox and Cherie Maylis of the

Friday Friends

Block of the Month

I wasn't at the August meeting so I really don't know who the winner of the block of the month is but congratulation to the mystery winner.

The block of the Month for Oct. is a classic log cabin block but made with batik fabrics.  Give it a try.  Any questions give me a call. 

Barbara Montejo 


Certified Escrow Officer: Kris Dolan

Chickarita Home Decor

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Become an Associate !!




Carol Moore


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Mini Groups


Something to Add?

Any member with information to be included in the newsletter should submit the article to Susie Bakman ( no later than the Thursday following the guild's general meeting.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Susie at 661-251-2222.  All submissions will be acknowledged, so you know they have been received for printing,


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