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May Meeting Information

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday May 4th and we will meet again at the Riverside Main Library, 3581 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, in the Auditorium room on the second floor. Ruthann helpfully provided information regarding a nearby parking structure that is available if parking around the library itself is full.  The parking structure is located at 3743 Orange St and looks to be a nice short walk from the library, please see the map here. Parking is free on Saturdays. We start socializing at 1:30 with a meeting start time of 2:00.

The program this month is our own Kim Wingert presenting “Community and Creativity; A History of Women and Quilting”.  Kim debuted this program two years ago at the Upland Library for Women’s History Month and we are excited to have her bring this entertaining and insightful presentation to our guild.

Laura will be collecting quilts for our exhibit at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art.  Quilts need to be submitted on Saturday May 18th.  The display will hang from May 23rd to July 20th and the museum hours are Thursday through Sunday 12:00PM to 4:00PM. You can visit their website at: https://www.chaffeymuseum.org/.  If you have a quilt, or two, or other item, that you wish to submit but will not be at the May meeting please contact Laura to make arrangements. There is a brief form to complete to go with your quilt and Laura will have copies available at the meeting.  Or if you plan to deliver your submissions yourself you may download and print the form here.

Our May Board Meeting will take place after the guild meeting at Shelley Wardrop’s home, a short 2.5 miles from the library at 1979 Prince Albert Drive, Riverside.  All guild members are welcome to attend.

Remember your name tag for a chance to win a fat quarter and bring any recent finishes for Show and Share.

We have some exciting announcements for this month’s meeting and hope to see everyone there!

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Road to California Guild Challenge Results!

Guild Challenge Results

The Travelling Quilters, Road to California’s official Bus Trip Guides, sponsored a Guild Challenge for Road 2019. Guilds were able to compete for two, $500 cash prizes. Each category was based on guild attendance during the show. One award was for the quilt guild with the highest percentage of guild members attending and the other prize was to be awarded to the guild with the highest gross attendance at the show.

In order to qualify, a quilt guild had to enter with Road to California prior to Road 2019. Then, during the show, individual guild members registered their attendance on iPads that were located by the south lobby doors. Winning guilds have been notified and received their $500 prizes at a recent Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds meeting.

Congratulations to the Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild and Beach Cities Quilters Guild for winning.

There’s lot of ways for your guild to participate at Road to California 2020- our 25th Anniversary Show. Displaying an Opportunity Quilt, volunteering as White Glove attendants, and entering the 2020 Guild Challenge are just some of the ways to join in the celebration. Plan now to be a part of our milestone event. Look for details regarding guild participation in the future on our web page, our blog and our social media.

Road to California • 1160 N. Dewey Way, Ste. A • Upland, CA 91786 • http://www.road2ca.com

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April Guild Meeting

The adventure continues! The April 6th guild meeting will be held at the City of Riverside Main Library at:

3581 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA.

It’s even easier to find than last month’s location. From the 91 Fwy take the Mission Inn Ave exit and go West about three blocks, the library is on the right.  All parking is FREE on Saturdays. We’ll be in the ‘auditorium’ upstairs, there is an elevator. More information regarding the location can be found here! Click on Hours and Locations and on Main Library on the map.

We will be viewing the creations from the Board Game challenge.  Linda Rasmussen will curate the display with her positive feedback.  However, if you prefer that your piece is not part of Linda’s presentation you will have the opportunity to opt out while still showing your challenge to the guild.

Once again there will have available free, yes, FREE fabric from the generous donation made to our guild. Included will be a selection of larger quantities, 4 to 11 yards, for backings or quilt tops. All quilt shop quality! Pick up some supplies for charity quilts or items for our sale this year.

We are looking forward to your input regarding this site too.

See you there!
Gayle

 

 

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March Guild Meeting

Just a quick reminder that the March 2nd guild meeting will be held at the La Sierra branch of the Riverside City Library.  The address is 4600 La Sierra Ave, Riverside and is easy to find. From the 91 Fwy take the La Sierra exit north 1.5 miles to Schuyler Ave.   The Library is on the Northwest corner and if you turn left on Schuyler Ave the parking lot entrance is on that side.

Things to remember to bring to the meeting: Any quilts that you will be providing for our display at the Upland Library for Women’s History Month. Your Block Lotto blocks! We will be raffling our first gift basket of the year.  This month’s program is our own Alison Cutler who will be presenting her Transitional Quilter talk and trunk show.  And of course don’t forget your Show and Shares.

If you need supplies to make charity quilts or fundraiser items Laura will be handing out free, yes, FREE fabric from the generous donation made to our guild. Included will be a selection of larger quantities, 4 to 11 yards, for backings or quilt tops. All quilt shop quality!

We are looking forward to your input regarding this site and hope you’ll join us!

 

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A message from Gayle – Important Meeting Information for March!

The Quest Is On!

Join us on March 2, 2019 as our search for a better meeting location commences!

On February 10th I was finally able to pry the information out of the representative at City of Grand Terrace and discover that, once again, we could not have the community room for our regularly scheduled guild meeting.  We have no idea when they may have planned to tell us, on March 1st perhaps?

Thanks to the input of guild members we have been able to secure the meeting room at the La Sierra branch of the Riverside City Library.  This is not the library building we met at last May.

Please put this address in your phone for the La Sierra branch;
4600 La Sierra Ave, Riverside.

We will be conducting an efficient Board Meeting at 12:30 PM, with our regular Guild Meeting to follow at its usual time, set up by 1:30 with our meeting at 2:00.  Our own Alison Cutler will be presenting her Transitional Quilter talk with a showing of her quilts.  Her journey ought to be interesting, Alison’s quilts are amazing.   Be sure to bring quilts for Laura to collect and hang at the Upland Library for Women’s History month.  All quilts submitted need a standard hanging sleeve.

In order to fully examine the options available we have booked a meeting room at the Riverside Main Library for our guild meetings of April 6th and May 4th. The address for that location is:
3581 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside.

We will post and send out additional reminders as those dates get closer.

Our guild is a collaborative effort and the opinions of our members matter.  I apologize for the inconvenience the location changes create, but the insecurity of our schedule at Grand Terrace continues to make planning difficult and chaotic.  Please plan to join us at both Riverside Library locations so that we have input from as many guild members as possible as we make choices for a future, stable, location.

Gayle

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A message from Gayle – Upcoming Meeting, Activities and Reminders!

WOW!  2019 is off to a great start after our January meeting with Linda and Carl Sullivan from Colourwerx! Their presentation of quilts with vivid colors and modern designs was motivating!  I loved their stories about the path they’ve taken in life that brought them to this point.

Our February 2nd regular meeting day is full of opportunity for involvement in your guild. Multiple choice for how much you want to participate. This month’s meeting and earlier activities will take place at Mountain Shadows Mobile Home community’s clubhouse located at 4040 Piedmont Dr, Highland.  Just let the gate attendants know you are there for the quilt event at the clubhouse and they’ll direct you in.

We’ll start our day at at 9:00 AM for a Sit and Sew, managed by our Fundraiser Chairperson Laura Greene, for the purpose of starting to produce items that will be offered for sale later in the year.  In particular we’ll be working on fabric coaster sets on this day, but any projects are welcome.  Keep in mind that all themes for the coasters, and other items we’ll make during the year, are welcome. We can have fun and be creative while we produce sell-able items with a broad appeal.

If you’re participating in Laura’s morning sit-and-sew coaster craft project, supplies you will need to bring are:

  • Holiday fabrics (or greens or reds) along with white and cream fabric – Alternately you can bring 5″ squares in the aforementioned colors
  • Batting Squares or scraps – 5″ pieces needed for the coasters

Laura also has a holiday tree runner project which, if you’re interested, requires the following materials:

  • 16 – 5″ squares for background
  • 2 – 4″ squares for background
  • 8 – 5″x 9″ rectangles for trees
  • 2 – 4″ x 2″ rectangles for trunks
  • 10″ x 50″ piece of batting
  • 10″ x 50″ piece for backing

If you plan to come early to sew we’ll be posting ideas to bring for a potluck lunch.  A lunchtime board meeting is planned at noon, and as you know all guild members are welcome to join in. Setup for the guild meeting will start at 1:00, at which time the Sit and Sew will wrap up.

Next up in the afternoon is our February Guild meeting that will follow our regular schedule.  Open at 1:30 with a meeting start at 2:00.  The meeting is going to be fun and interactive.  We will be improving our improv skills with a painting activity that will be led by our own artistic Lynn Hanna.  Hint; there are Blindfolds involved!  Please wear, or bring, clothing or an apron for painting, just in case, and step outside your comfort zone with us!

Bring your Show and Share and we’ll see you there.  Contact  me or any of the board if you have any questions.

And now I’m off to Road! Make sure if you go to stop by the Information Booth in the lobby to sign-in on the available iPads for the Guild Attendance Challenge!

Gayle

 

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Important IEMQG News and a note from our 2018 President, Laura

Hey Modern Quilt Lovers,

Our quilts are on exhibit at the Ontario Museum of History and Art at 225 Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762, so bring your friends and relatives for a visit. The museum is hosting a reception for our Pop Up Exhibit next Saturday, the 22nd from 1:30-3:30.  The exhibit will run until December 30th!

I am nostalgic and proud to leave two years as president of our IEMQG during a period of growth and stability. My favorite activity was the opener at each meeting that got people talking and debating. I’m also thrilled with the transition quilters, spotlight quilter presentations, paid speakers, member universities, quilt challenge evaluations, fat quarter raffles, name tag raffles, sale table, Upcycle Event, holiday parties, and Block Lottos at our meetings. The efforts to keep the meeting sites free have allowed us to spend wisely on other activities.

Our Show and Shares, demonstrations, speakers, sit n sews, and challenges have encouraged us to submit our quilts into several exhibits-La Sierra College, Klatch Coffee, Upland Library, and Ontario Museum of History and Art. We have also been fortunate to have Linda Rassmussen, a quilt judge, curate our modern challenges for free. Our speakers, Latifah Saafir, Sue Stone of Needle in a Fabric Stash, Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef, and Shawnee Miller with Superior Threads, have encouraged us to push our limits with modern vibes in our quilting. Our first retreat at a cute home in Fallbrook was fun and promoted our camaraderie. The friendships that I have developed are crucial to my happiness and outlook in the IEMQG. I look forward growing my relationship with each of you.

We’ve embraced modern ways in quilting, as well as, online voting, a current website, blogs, Facebook, and Instagram. I look forward to next year’s events-Linda Sullivan, Dora Cory, Chaffey Art Museum exhibit, and more.

Also, as a reminder, our annual membership renewal is taking place now!  You won’t want to miss all the wonderful events in 2019 as well as access to the Modern Quilt Guild’s website with lots of videos and helpful information.  More information can be found here including the form that can be printed out and handed in at our next meeting.  Payment can be made by cash, check or charge (via PayPal).

Wishing you all a wonderful 2019!
Laura

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Upcoming IEMQG happenings – a message from Laura

Hi Modern Quilt Lovers,

We have the Holiday Party on December 1st 2-4 at Mountain Shadows, 2019 officers, and Linda Sullivan of Colourwerx on January 5th in the Grand Terrace Community Room. You won’t want to miss our guest speaker in January, so here’s the scoop.

I am so jazzed about Linda Sullivan’s bright rainbow colors on stark white. Please encourage your friends to join us! Linda lives in Palm Springs with her husband. Her company Colourwerx looks completely MODDERN. She has shown quilts, fabrics, and patterns at Road to California, QuiltCon, and other places. I have her modern dog, cat, and TV patterns. I’m looking forward to seeing her new designs at our January 5th meeting at Grand Terrace Community Room, 22795 Barton Rd, Grand Terrace, CA 92313.

I’m proud to hand off my leadership to some strong ladies who work well with each other. Our 2019 officers are as follows:

Gayle Bennett-President

Tricia Williams-VP of Programs

Jennifer Adams-VP of Communications

Cathleen Wallace-Treasurer

Becky Brekke-Secretary

Remember that other leadership roles are available. Your energy and input will be rewarded with love and compassion.

Finally we are culminating our year with a fun Holiday Party with Bingo, LCR, and a chili bar. Bring some fat quarters for the games. Join us for our last hurray! If you need a bingo 9 patch or want to bring yummies, contact Cathleen at cathleenwallacelongarmer@gmail.com.

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A message from Laura

Oh, our second successful year as a modern guild is culminating with the Member University, Holiday Party, and Pop-Up Exhibit. I look forward to seeing you on November 3rd at 2 pm at Mountain Shadows Community Center for our general meeting. We will have mini workshops on the AcuQuilt, Specialty Threads, Machine Binding and the MQG Website. Be sure to bring your Block Lotto for the drawing. (There was no drawing last month, so you can bring blocks for October and November.)

You can renew your membership for $40 starting in November. This coming year we are anticipating great programs, including Linda Sullivan of Colorwerks and Mel Beach who is an expert at color and shape. Your membership also includes the newly revamped MQG website with free webinars, patterns, and much more.

We have some fabric from our Upcycle Sale that will be available to purchase at the November meeting-so bring a few bucks.

We also have a holiday quilt that was donated and will be raffled in December. Tickets can be purchased in November and December.

It’s time for the holiday revelry to start! On December 10 at 2 pm our holiday party will again include the LCR and bingo games with prizes. I cannot wait for a delicious meal at our chili bar :).

Additionally, you are encouraged to participate actively in the guild by taking on a small leadership role. I want to personally thank you for your donations, your purchases, and your time to make our guild a heartwarming organization. Your caring has made my two years worthwhile. This is your guild, and you make the personal difference!

Finally, I hope that you have voted for the 2019 board members. It’s not too late to vote, since the voting window is open until November 2 at 5 pm. The new board will be announced at the November meeting.