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March 2006

Publisher: Susie Bakman                      Volume 17 Issue 3
Webmaster: Paula Fleischer

President's Message Program
Block Auction coming! Membership News
Workshops Hospitality
Block of the Month Fat Quarter
Mini Groups Round Robin
Scholarships Our Associates
Ways and Means What is the SCCQG ?
Love, Hope and
   Comfort Project
What is the
  Painted Turtle Camp?

From Our President


2006 is off and running!  Our speaker last month was wonderful.  I couldn't wait to pull out old patterns and try new color combinations on some old favorites.

We are trying a few new things this year.  We're asking everyone sign in at the door.  This is a good practice for insurance reasons and also enables us to give personal calls to members we haven't seen in a while.  Tables for different Committees have been moved around to increase available lighting and walking space.  Also, just like at Albertson's, when you know exactly what to expect, we'll shake it up a little, just to keep it interesting.

Did you get the opportunity to use my "quilter's tips"?  I sure was tired of chasing my pedal across the carpet.  Now my sewing is not near so athletic. In case you missed it,  I handed out peel and stick pieces for the hook side of Velcro to be placed on the bottom of your foot pedal.  This only works for carpet.  Also, I handed out peel and stick magnetic strips to be placed inside of those metal Altoids tins for an instant  traveling pin case.  I'll have a few more interesting bits for you at the March meeting.

The February Block of the Month board was great!!!  So many blocks again this month!  Is sure took me out of my comfort zone, but I learned a lot and I had a feeling of accomplishment!

Please look for the new lists of Officers and Committees on the Membership Table.   We have a few spots to fill.  Please help us.

We worked on the plans for the 2006 Opportunity Quilt, the Guild budget, the new audio speaker system, and Web Site ideas at the last Board Meeting.  I wish more of you would join us at 7:30pm on that third Thursday each month.  Your input and new ideas are always welcomed.

See you on March 9th. 

Hugs and smiles,

Kris Dolan

(661) 296-7573


The speaker for March is Lujean Seagal. She has a degree in Textile design; and is a full time teacher at Simi Valley Adult School. One of her quilts was purchased by an American president. She has a wide range of quilt styles and has developed her own patterns. If you have access to the internet her site is 

One original quilt is called Origami pinwheel which is also very original.

We invite you all to see how far you can stretch your creative style.

See ya Ellie Smith

Programs Chair


Loving Stitches Quilt Shoppe
21515 Soledad Canyon Road. #110
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
(661) 254-1296


Quilt ‘n' Things

Darly Dulian, Owner
2411 Honolulu Avenue
Montrose, CA 91020
(818) 957-2287
fax: 818-957-0077


Full Service Quilt Shop   *   Fabric  * Supplies
*  Books   *  Patterns *  Classes *  Unique Gifts
* Janome Sewing Machines

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 BLOCK AUCTION is coming!!


Well ladies it is that time of year!  Time to bring some of those projects or blocks you've made and want to make room for new things! 

For those of you that do not know, every June we have what the Guild calls a "Block Auction".  This is where you bring "stuff" and our volunteers put the stuff together for you and others can bid on there treasures.  This is our way of raising money for the Guild. 

If you have anything please bring it to the meetings and put it in the big box we will have at the back of the room.  Nothing too big please, because we have to store it in our homes. 

Each month you will be getting more information.  Ready, set, start your cleaning!  See ya,

Gerry Hogan

 Membership News:

Great turnout at the last meeting - seventy members showed up, including our new members. 

Welcome!: Kathleen Dolan (Kris's twin) Laura Bakman and Stephanie Johnson.

Thank you to the contributors of the door prizes: our member Sylvia Wortman, and the quilt shops 'Q is For Quilts' and 'Quilts N' Things'.

We started the sign-ins on the members list. Please initial next to your name to be 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! So, naturally, the more meetings you attend, the more chances you get to win.

This month I will also have lists for you to check if your information is correct, and we will have new directories in April. If some of your information changed in the last year, please let me know.

It's time to pay the annual membership dues. You can bring your payment (preferably checks) to the meeting, or send it in. Regular dues are $25, or $22 for members 55 and over.  Associates dues are $40. 

* If you can't make this meeting, please mail a check to me ASAP .

Adva Price
28108 Florence Lane
Canyon Country, CA 91351

Thanks in advance,

Adva Price, Membership Chairperson





Q is for Quilts
620 S. Glendale Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 567-0267


Patches -Boothill Fabric Shop
7620 Tampa Ave.
Reseda, CA (818)344-2678

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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



A big thank you is due to Penny Van Dyke for her continuing handling of our Ways and Means position!  She now wishes to hand over the duties to someone else.  Please we need someone to fill that position. 

We also need new things to raffle.  Last month we made $91.00!  We are asking for patterns or newer books, fat quarters even baskets full of goodies!  This is the year we do not have a quilt show, so we are relying on your donations to help raise money for quality speakers and other fun things.

Kris Dolan's sister helped last month and tried a new method of selling, she walked around and offering tickets on chances to win great prizes.  This is a great way to meet and talk to members, so step right up and help us all.

Contact Kris Dolan, our President, if you want to help your guild.



Donna Chipperfield Longarm Quilting
(661) 268-1649

Get rid of all that clutter in your sewing room!

From collectibles to cars, buy and sell all kinds of items on eBay

    I'll sell it on

Paula Fleischer
ebay Trading Assistant

Bring items to sell to the next Guild meeting
~ 1% of your sales donated to the SCVQG ~

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Round Robin


Hey there, how is your Round Robin work coming along?

Any questions or concerns, give us a call.


Caryl Jo Fox, 818-352-3483 


Cherie Maylis, 818-352-1855


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

Paula Fleischer             Judy Smith

Ellie Smith                   Carol Moore

Millie Ballace               Eddie Moore

Sandy Paullin               Mindy Stark

Lorraine Quintero        Barbara Spencer

Carol Staigh                Debbie Noack

Glenda Smith               Adva Price

For March, let's have T through W's please bring food and Y through V's bring drinks.


Connie Weber, Hospitality Chair



Big City Fabrics
43941 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-7172
FAX: (661) 942-4153

Sewing Machines

(661) 255-1870

We service all makes & models

25864 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355


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Fat Quarter Exchange

We are pleased to announce a heavy basket of fat quarters was won by Stephanie Johnson. Congratulations!

Love and Romance was our theme. There are always some unexpected goodies in the basket, like a valentine, beanie baby, or a sweet?

Our theme for March is LOCOMOTION. This can be whatever moves you, like planes, cars and trains.  or Harleys, catamarans, and skateboards.  Maybe you've been moved by great art? Elvis? Spring flowers?  These are also depicted on fabric and very welcome. Maybe a favorite color moves you- like the color purple (or make that the color chocolate) Share with us and maybe you'll win.

In April we decided on housing projects.  We'll take school houses, architectural looking prints, lighthouses, birdhouses, Mongolian yurts, igloos, whatever shelters us, including the starry sky. 

See you then.  Cherie and Caryl Jo

Block of the Month

Connie Weber was the lucky winner of the 20 beautiful Valentine blocks. Congratulations Connie. 

The block for April is an easy block using white on white and 30's fabricl. Give it a try.  As always if you have any questions, don't hesitate to give me a call.  See you at the March meeting. 

Barbara E. Montejo 661-670-0293


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I want to thank you all so much for the lovely gift you sent me in the hospital.  I was overwhelmed.

I appreciate everything everyone has done for me.

                                 Thanks again,

                                         Millie Ballace


What is Painted Turtle Camp?

It is for any child who has ever felt alone because of a chronic or life-threatening illness, The Painted Turtle Camp is located in Lake Hughes in Los Angeles County.  The camp offers a place where he or she can laugh and play, climb and swim, and just be a kid among other kids for a week. More often than not, the effect of that week is a whole year's worth of positive self-esteem, and what will likely become a lifetime filled with special friends, self-confidence and self-respect.  The different guilds in southern California donate small quilts and bed size quilts for the campers.  The smaller quilts are given to each camper when he leaves.  Interested in donating a quilt?  Contact Barbara Spencer for more information or our new community service person, Helena Woodworth

What is the
Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds?

The council has members from different quilt guilds that represent their guilds and individual membership is welcomed.  The council meets quarterly at alternating sites provided by hostess guilds to discuss areas of interest to our member guilds, or our individual members who range from recreational quilters to professional quilters, and to our business members who own or operate quilt related business. At this time we have over 80 member guilds, from areas near central California, to Baja, Mexico, and east to Las Vegas, Nevada. Areas of concern or interest are researched and discussed, and information is disseminated to guilds through their representatives that attend meetings or receive our newsletters, and to our individual and business members. We believe this Council is a valuable resource that links quilt organizations and resources, and provides a forum for open and positive communication.


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Our friends at the SFVQG open enrollment in their workshops to you one month prior to the class date.  Look below for upcoming events that you would like to attend.  You are encouraged to visit the teacher's website to view their work.

March 12:  Judy Mathieson
     Mariner Compass -(waiting list)

April 9: Terrell Sunderman  -
Windows with A View (Roman Shades)  

May 7:   Velda Newman Creating Realism

July 9:  Sandy Turner – TBA

Sept 10:   Lura Schwarz-Smith -

Oct 9:  Jane Sassaman - TBA

Nov 12:   Mary Jane Suit - TBA

Registration is open to non-members one month prior to workshop on a space available basis.  You may request placement on any class waiting list for priority.

Non-member fee is $40.

You may contact their coordinator Pat Rosemary for questions and /or registration Email:

Phone: 818-363-5380

(TBA indicates the topic of the class is yet To Be Announced)




Mini Groups

Crazy Quilters

Debbie Due 255-6377
Meets every other Thursday
9 AM in Valencia, Children welcome

 Loose Threads **

Claire Reeves 298-2771
Meets every other Wednesday
9:30 AM, Children welcome


Sisters in Stitches

Ruth Ward 251-4064
Meets every other Wednesday
10 AM


Super Star Quilters

Patti Voyles 259-6198
Meets first and third Tuesday           
7 PM, rotating member's home

Friday Friends ***

Benita Sito (818) 767-0233
Meets 2nd & 4th  Fridays
7 PM  Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church
          10158 Johanna Ave. Sunland


 A Quality II
25864 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Meets Tuesdays at 10 AM

TGIF at Night ***

Patti Voyles 259-6198
Friday 7 PM at A Quality II
25864 McBean Parkway, Valencia

The Tuesday Night Group ***

Donna Silas 259-1889
21303 Soledad Cyn, Saugus
Grienbrier East Mobile Home Park
Recreaton Center 5:45 p.m.

*** Groups noted in this way welcome new members.

Always call the contact number first, before planning to attend a mini-group to be sure meetings haven't changed


A Quality II
25864 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 255-1870 

Big City Fabrics
43941 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-7172

Donna Chipperfield Longarm Quilting
(661) 268-1649

Loving Stitches Quilt Shoppe
21515 Soledad Canyon Road. #110
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
(661) 254-1296

Patches -Boothill Fabric Shop
7620 Tampa Ave.
Reseda, CA (818)344-2678

Paula Fleischer - ebay Trading Assistant
I can help you sell your stuff on ebay!!
(661) 255-0132

Quilt ‘n' Things
2411 Honolulu Avenue
Montrose, CA 91020
(818) 957-2287

Q is for Quilts
620 S. Glendale Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 567-0267

These Associates support our Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild in many ways, including advertising in our newsletter.

Please help support them and extend a big “Thank You”.

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