Dates to Remember
- March 19th 11:30 – Meet and Eat at Riverside Heritage Museum.
- March 14th and 28th – Drop-in Sew. Check Members Corner for Zoom link.
- March 19th and 20th – Global Quilt Connection Sampler Platter. Watch your email for Zoom link.
- April 2nd – General Meeting, Curves Workshop . IN PERSON at Lake Mathews Community Room, 16453 El Sobrante Rd, Riverside, Ca 92503. Room opens at 1:30.
- May 7th – Collage Workshop by Barbara Mathews and General Meeting. IN PERSON at Lake Mathews Communtiy Room – Workshop starts at 9:00 am Meeting starts at 2:00 pm.
- June 4th – General Meeting via Zoom. Guest Speaker “Sheila Frampton Cooper” and IEMQG 5th Birthday Celebration.
- July 2nd – General Meeting Roundabout Challenge!
- November 7 – Retreat at Vina De Lestonnac – Reservation Form in Members Corner.
We are looking for a few creative helpers to organize fundraisers. Whether its organizing and collection of handcrafted items for a boutique sale, or making a raffle basket for bi-monthly raffles, we need your ideas, creativity and elbow grease. If you think you can help please contact email us firstname.lastname@example.org .
Looking for a Challenge? Enter a contest!
- quilts.com This site provides entry information for Salt Lake City, Houston, and Long Beach quilt festivals.
- http://cherrywoodfabrics.com/pages-graffiti-cherrywood-challenge Buy a bundle and make a quilt for the Cherrywood Fabrics Graffiti Challenge
- http://www.missouriquiltco.com/pages/freespirit-quilted-coat-challenge Make a quilted coat using Free Spirit fabric and enter to win prizes.
Guest Speaker, Stephanie Hackney
Our March speaker, Stephanie Hackney of Hobbs Batting, gave us all the resources we need to pick batting for any project. She recommended that we answer five basic questions when choosing batting for a project. What are you making? What do you want the finished surface to look like? Who is it for? How will it be used? And Where will it be used? If you need a highly durable batting, then she recommends that you consider using polyester. It is strong, shrink resistant, and non allergenic. Because it doesn’t shrink it provides a smooth finish. Cotton is a great choice for warm climates, and because it tends to shrink a bit, it will provide a crinkled texture to a finished quilt . It can be purchased with a built in stabilizer referred to as scrim which helps retain its shape. Wool while best known for the warmth it provides, is the perfect batting for show quilts since it doesn’t retain creases, but it can shrink and felt and should only be laundered in cold water. Silk batting, while a little more delicate, is know for its wonderful drape and is the perfect batting for clothing. For more information about batting visit http://www.hobbsbatting.com
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