July guild happenings – a message from Gayle

Our regular monthly meeting is next Saturday July 6th and will take place at the Riverside Main Library, 3581Mission Inn Ave in Riverside.  Doors open by 1:30pm and the meeting begins at 2:00pm. After you’ve celebrated our Independence Day on the 4th come celebrate quilting with the Guild!

This month’s speaker will be our own Christine Sharp as she presents her transitional quilter journey.  If you’re like me and a fan of Christine’s bold colors and white backgrounds I’m sure you’ll be interested to hear her story and see her quilts.  The talent of our guild members continues to amaze and inspire me. 

The Splashes of Color and Space exhibit that we have hanging at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art is a wonderful sampling of this talent.  If you haven’t been to Ontario to see this exhibit the quilts will hang there until July 20th.  For museum hours and location see their website;

The week of July 8th Rachel McGee will be delivering charity quilts to Calicento Ranch, be sure to bring any charity quilts you have completed to the meeting.  If you have quilts and can’t attend the meeting please let me know and we’ll see if we can arrange to get them from you.  Our fundraiser chairperson Laura Greene was off to China for teaching last week, but if you have boutique items that you’d like to turn in we can also collect those.  Our first sale event will be at the Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Community in Highland on October 12th.  We’ve been invited to participate in their annual event.  We’ll also be part of the annual Kris Kringle Kraft fair in Ontario at the Senior Center in December. 

For those of you that may not have heard our member Trish William’s husband Jim passed away last week.  Jim had been dealing with some serious health issues for the past few years.  They recently relocated to Spokane Valley WA and live close her daughter and son and extended family there.  Many of her guild friends have been able to extend our condolences and support to her and she assured me that her family is encouraging her to come down in November to participate in the retreat.  Please keep her in your thoughts.

Happy sewing, see you next Saturday.