January 2007

Editor: Susie Bakman                      Volume 18 Issue 1

Webmaster: Sandy Paullin

President's Message SCV Quilt Guild Program
Sewing Day Membership News
Guide Dog Quilts
Block of the Month Fat Quarter
Mini Groups
Opportunity Quilt  
Quilt Show Info Ways and Means
Website Info Our Associates
Adding to the Newsletter Quilt Making Resources on the web
Past Newsletters  

From Our President

What a great turn out we had for our December meeting! We were so lucky to have Bill and Beth from Pincushion Boutique PLUS great food PLUS fun raffle prizes PLUS a gift exchange. (You ladies are all such good cooks.  Maybe there's a cookbook in our future.)  We really topped off a fabulous year!

IMPORTANT NEWS: Dinner with the Board…The Board Meeting for January has been moved due to Road to California. We will meet on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 7:00 pm at the Green House Café on Bouquet Canyon Road.  Please come join us. Your ideas and inspiration help to guide your guild. We need you to roll up your sleeves and jump in to help us continue to offer the services we have all enjoyed these many years.

I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s celebration! I know that 2007 will be a great year for our guild!

Hugs all around,



January Program


Patricia Pepe will be our speaker for January 11th meeting.  She is the designer and creator of the X-Blocks™ Rotary cutting tool.  Her tool creates many different designs from simple blocks or strips and makes spectacular quilts that look complex.  She also designed a line of X-Block patterns to be used with the tool. 

If you would like to preview her work, you can check out her web site at


See ya there

Ellie Smith,

2006 Programs Chair

Santa Barbara Quilting Retreats

Longarm Quilting by Donna

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Saturday Sewing Day

(Feb.17 & March 17) at Millie's, Helena has reserved the rec. room for Sat Jan 27 and Feb 24, 2007.  At these two Sewing Days we will be working on community projects.

Late Breaking News

Millie Ballace called the other day to ask that the following information be included in our newsletter:


The January 27, 2007 Community Service sewing day at Millie’s clubhouse will include an opportunity to teach a child how to sew. 

If you would like to bring a child to this sewing day you should also bring a sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.  You do not need to be a member to take part in this activity.

Instruction will be provided by volunteers and ultimately the child will have the opportunity to sew on community service items. 

If you have any questions, please call Millie Ballace.

 Membership News:

Membership News

Congratulations to Mattie Spurlock and Donna Chipperfield for winning the monthly door prizes, and to Carol Staigh for winning the annual door prize at our holiday party.

It's time to renew your membership. Associates pay $50. Regular dues are $25, and seniors (55 and over) pay $22.  .
Please make checks payable to 'SCVQG'. You may hand your payment to me at the meeting, or send a check to the guild's address listed on this newsletter.
Also, if there's a change of address, a new or different home phone or cell phone number or email, please slip a note in with your payment, so I can include it in the new directory.

Adva Price

Membership Chairperson




Become an Associate !!

Fabulous Fabrics

Candy Quiltworks

Loving Stitches Quilt Shoppe

A Quality II

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WebSite Information

Please visit our very own website ....www.scvquiltguild.org, it is being updated and revised. If you have any pictures you would like to add or your favorite links or maybe a new mini group has formed... Please let me know. Also, do we still have all the same mini groups in tact? Please let me know if you would like anything updated or added. I'm also looking for some history on the guild.. If you have any old pictures of our previous Opportunity Quilts, I would like to add them to the website.

Sandy Paullin



Ways and Means

I'll sell it for you on eBay

Boothill Patches

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Cruise Vacation Planner

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Fat Quarter Exchange

I have offered to “man the ship” for our guild’s monthly drawing for fat quarters for 2007.  It occurred to me that it always seems to be, “National Something-or-other Month”, or “National Hoozit Week” and we might have some fun with that, so here we go.

January is both National Hot Tea month, and National Gourmet Coffee Month.  How is that for a theme? 

Bring a fat quarter that is tea or coffee colored, has a tea or coffee themed print on it, or has been tea or coffee dyed. This should be fun.

As always, for each fat quarter you bring, put your name on a slip of paper and drop it in for the drawing.  You could win a a whole “pot full.’

Susie Bakman




Block of the Month

Block of the Month

Carolyn Walker and I were the lucky winners of all the lovely blocks at the Holiday meeting. 

The block for February is a very striking star block that is a little bit of work (because of all the pieces) but is well worth the effort.  Please give it a try.  See you at the January meeting.

Barbara E. Montejo 

Certified Escrow Officer: Kris Dolan

Chickarita Home Decor

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Community Service


Reaching Out to Others


This quilt was made by the loving hands of members of the


Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild,


who, through their love of quilting, share this symbol of

comfort with you.


This quilt label can represent our guild throughout 2007 on the many, many quilts we distribute throughout our community and to charitable programs. 

Helena Woodworth, our community service chair has provided the following information regarding some of the good work we completed in 2006.


Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild

2006 Community Service Donations


?More than 100 quilts were provided to the  Michael Hoefflin Foundation


?Many completed quilts were delivered to the


Turtle Camp by Members


?Six quilts were provided to a member for inclusion in the Christmas gifts for a family in need

In addition to the regular meetings (Feb.17 & March 17) at Millie's, I have reserved the rec. room for Sat Jan 27 and Feb 24, 2007.  At these two meeting we will be working on community projects.

We have some completed tops, with backs and batting that we need sandwiched and quilted.  It would be greatly appreciated if we could get these done and delivered to the Turtle Camp before their season starts.  You don't have to be a guild member in order to come and join us at these meetings.  Everyone is welcome. From recent communication with the camp they need both bed size (50" x 80") and the smaller take home quilts (35" to 40W x  45"to 50"L). 

Helena Woodworth,


 Quilt Show Info for 2007

Quilt Show Info


The first meeting of the Quilt Show committee for our Fall 2007 show will be Thursday, Jan 25th.  The location will be announced at the January SCVQG meeting on January 11th.

Here is what I need from YOU before then:

If you served on a committee in the past, PLEASE find any Quilt Show folders, bins, information you may have at your house - and bring it to the January 11th meeting OR send me an email to let me know that you will be bringing it on Jan 25th.

If you want to chair a particular committee, please email me with your request: pvfleischer@hotmail.com (put the word 'quilt' in the subject)  I especially want to hear from you if you have ideas about doing something 'different' with the committee this year!

If you have never served on the Quilt Show committee, please come to January 25th meeting to hear more about it OR email me and I'll send you a description of what each committee does.

Here is a list of the committees we've used in the past.  This may not be the same list we use for the 2007 show, depending on YOUR input:

Boutique                     Catalog       

Community Service      Door Prizes

Frames                        Quilt Photos

Hospitality                  Opportunity Quilt

Publicity                      Quilt Registration

Exhibit                         Quilt Descriptions

Quilts for Sale             Ribbons

Show Treasurer             Indoor Signage

Outdoor Signage            Staffing

Vendors                         Other??

I plan to have 8 meetings for the 2007 quilt show in the following months: Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov.  They will probably be on Thursday nights, but I'm flexible on this.

Now that I work full time, I'm hard to reach on the phone, but ALWAYS available via email: pvfleischer@hotmail.com.

I'm really looking forward to a great show: a great way to share our fabulous quilts with the community, a great chance to shop some quilt supply vendors, a great opportunity to raise the money the guild needs to operate for the next 2 years!

Paula Fleischer

2007 Quilt Show Chair


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Mini Groups


Something to Add?

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 661-251-2222.  Your submission will be acknowledged, so you know it was received,

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