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November 2006

Editor: Susie Bakman                      Volume 17 Issue 11

Webmaster: Sandy Paullin

President's Message SCV Quilt Guild Program
Sewing Day Membership News
Workshops Hospitality
Block of the Month Fat Quarter
Mini Groups Challenge
Opportunity Quilt  
Library Ways and Means
Scholarships Our Associates
Letters Holiday Party 
Adding to the Newsletter Quilt Making Resources on the web
Past Newsletters Council of Quilt Guilds

From Our President

Our President is on Vacation

As our president said last month, "Buona sera." She and her husband have "flown the coop," to enjoy a magnificent cruise vacation in Italy.

Let's all learn how to say welcome home in Italian.  "Casa benvenuta!"



Could you create quilts without your sewing machine, iron or rotary cutter?  Do you believe it can be done?  Well, my friends, our program in November will absolutely amaze you!  We are having a member of our guild show you how she does it.

Linda Kerston is her name.  Linda is one of the founding members of the Antelope Valley Quilt Guild and was a member of the Tehachapi Quilt Guild.  She enjoys going to schools and informing the students about quilts and their history.  Her history is she started doing needle work at the age of 5 years old.

Her mother is a painter and Linda does her art with fabric.  Linda's quilts are created without the use of a sewing machine, iron or rotary cutter.  These quits are truly amazing.  We are so lucky to have someone like this as a member. 

Ellie Smith

Programs Chair

Santa Barbara Quilting Retreats

Longarm Quilting by Donna

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There will be a sit and sew on November 18, 2006, but Millie said to remind you there will NOT be one in December. 

For information regarding the plan for the day, contact Donna Chipperfield or Helena Woodworth.

Check the December newsletter regarding future months.

Ellie Smith

Programs Chair


 Membership News:

Congratulations to Yvonne Penny and Laura Bakman for winning the door prizes at the last meeting. Thanks to Quilt' n' Things for the generous prize donations. We had about 50 members in attendance.

On the membership table we have a list of all members. Don't forget to initial next to sign in when as 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



Become an Associate !!

Fabulous Fabrics

Candy Quiltworks

Opportunity Quilt 2006

We have a winner !!

I just wanted to say Thank You so much for the Opportunity Quilt.

I'm so sorry I wasn't there to accept it, but my nice friend Nancy was so nice to accept it for me. I picked it up the following day. Donna, you did a fabulous job and a Big Thank  You to you.

Sandy Paullin
2006 Opportunity Quilt Winner

Holiday Party

Dinner will start at 7 PM 

If your last name starts with A thru K  please bring a dessert. 

Last names from L thru Z please bring a salad or side dish.

The guild will supply Ham, Turkey and the drinks. 

So we know how much food we will have, If you won't be at the dinner please call Merrilyn at her home phone number (it is listed in the Directory) and leave a message on the machine.   

If you plan to join the gift exchange please bring a $10 to $12 gift.  If you have a new item to donate for the raffle please bring that with you too. 

Looking forward to seeing you December 14th.

Set up for the party will be at 6PM if you are able to help.

Loving Stitches Quilt Shoppe

A Quality II

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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


Good News!  Glenda Smith decided she would like to be our new Ways and Means chairperson.

We want to thank Paula Fleischer for pinch hitting in the position until it could be filled.  Now, she has handed the job over to Glenda who is excited about the prospects.

Ways and Means contributes nicely to our guild funds and raised $106 just at the October meeting.  This is how our guild helps pay for guest speakers, special activities, and operating expenses.

We are in need of NEW and GENTLY USED  items for our Ways and Means prizes table.  Fabric, patterns, tools, etc.

Glenda Smith

Ways and Means Chairperson

I'll sell it for you on eBay

Boothill Patches

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Challenge Quilts


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

Carolyn Karren    Eddie Moore

Susan Hull           Judy Polintan

Jeanne Moat        Stephanie Johnson

Linda Kerston      Gerry Hogan

Barbara Montejo Adva Price

For November, let's have Q through V's please bring food and W through Z's bring drinks.

Connie Weber


Cruise Vacation Planner

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Fat Quarter Exchange

Yes, we had a winner.  Debbie Noack gained an entire population of PEOPLE prints, maybe a few critters disguised as people as well. 

November's theme is geometrics. We hope it is SPOTACULAR. Bring all those stripes and checks, polka dots are most welcome. Fabrics from "spotstown" or even "spotsvannia" are welcome. This has been a grand year for geometric so be sure to enter and see what you win.

December is our final month in this office. We are singing its glories, so bring MUSIC for December.

Friday Friends

Block of the Month

Click HERE for all the patterns

Millie Ballace was the winner of the October blocks.  Congratulations Millie!

The directions for the November block have an error. The largest white piece should be 7 1/2" x 2 1/2" rather that 5 1/2" x 2 1/2". 

The final size will be 11 1/2" x 11 1/2".  I didn't have time to make my sample before I sent it to the newsletter or I would have caught my mistake.  You can be rest assured that I won't do that again!

The block for December is really easy- it just has 3 pieces. Give it a try and I'll see you at the November meeting.

Barbara E, Montejo 

Certified Escrow Officer: Kris Dolan

Chickarita Home Decor

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Stained Glass Wallhanging Class

We have a very enthusiastic response to the class which is officially set for Saturday, February 17, 2007.

The pattern, supply list and some instruction will be distributed in December so some of the easy tracing can be done before class day.  If you missed signing up, there is still time.

Pat Brundage, the author of the Stained Glass Rose pattern we will be using, has generously allowed us to make copies for this class knowing your $10.00 donation goes to our guild. 

You can see Pat's other beautiful patterns at www.abcpatterns.com

Susie Bakman


Carol Moore


SCCQG - Council of Quilt Guilds

The Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds held its quarterly meeting on October 21st and 5 members of our guild attended.

Jeanette Emerson-Tenting, our official representative; Anne Watts, our new treasurer; Gerry Hogan, Ellie Smith and Susie Bakman all gained valuable information regarding the legalities of operating a non-profit 501C3 guild such as ours.  Additionally, a California tax representative explained rules and regulations and answered questions specific to our situations.

It was a very enjoyable and educational day in Santa Monica. 


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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 (sbakman@socal.rr.com) no later than the Thursday following the guild's general meeting.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Susie at home.  All submissions will be acknowledged, so you know they have been received for printing, 

We Get Letters

 From time to time we get letters, as we receive them we will publish them here.




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