News

Announcing…

A close up of Candy G.'s applique for the 2018 Scholarship Quilt, "Over the Rainbow"

Early Bird Membership Renewal

Renewal Form* AND Payment to Jodi
Before December 19

[last meeting in 2022]


Early Birds will be entered into a Raffle to Win a Basket of
Extremely Wonderful Stuff

Said Wonderful Stuff will be
Unveiled at the
December 5th Meeting

Jodi will not be at any meetings until December 5th. Please send your apps to her PO Box. Or give them to Karen Wallace, her co-chair.
Note: Checks will not be cashed until January & calendars & tickets will be distributed at that time

*A piece of paper with your name on it and “Same as Last Year” scrawled across it does not constitute a renewal form. If you cannot print one out, call Jodi (209) 795-7425, and she will mail you a form.
Your cooperation is appreciated!

News · Random Thoughts

A Change in Plans

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End of the Road on Sultana (Arnold, CA)

The weather people calculate and look at data. But no one really knows until it happens. Our President made an educated guess and canceled the Monday meeting for the 7th. Bravo!

The Board had to meet using our COVID backup plan – ZOOM

November 14th meeting will be full of FUN – It is Sew Pillowcases Day, and The slate of Officers for the 2023 Board will be Announced. And the usual general announcements and Sew ‘N Tell.

Hope to see ya there!

Quilt Faire

It’s Quilt Faire Eve!

‘Twas the Night Before Quilt Faire,
and all through the place,
not an entry was stirring,
Not even a vase.

The quilts, they were hung,
on the frames, with great care,
in the hope that admirers
soon would be there.

The quilters were nestled all snug in their beds.
But no visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads,
They were so tuckered out,
They slept like the dead.

One heck of a week,
working hard, getting ready.
Things going so wrong,
and chaos aplenty!

It happens each year,
to our planners dismay,
but it always works out,
by opening day.

See for yourself tomorrow (or this weekend),
Vote on your favorites and do us a favor
We love sewing and quilting,
but what’s even better?

Sharing our handiwork,
and telling their stories.
So exciting to see them
displayed in their glory!

Quilt Faire Hours:
Fri., Oct 19th       9:00am – 4:00pm
Sat., Oct 20th      9:00am – 4:00pm
Sun., Oct 21st    10:00am – 4:00pm

Located at the beautiful Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys

Members Showcase

Members Showcase: Lorene Lucas

Lorene brought in her quilt collection and wow’ed us all with her talent. Not only were they very beautiful, but they were the largest quilts I’ve seen outside of a quilt show.

I tried to take a photo of each of her masterpieces to post here, so our readers can see them. The usual disclaimer applies: The Photography Never Does Come Close to the Real Thing (PNDCCRT) Just foolin’ we would never use that acronym. That being said, Thank You Lorene for sharing your hard work with us!

Quilts appear larger when trying to fold

Lorene also makes Walking Sticks!

 

A Close Up View


 

Close Up View

Wall Hanging

Future quilt in the planning stages

Cool Stuff · IHQ Member

A Perfect Day For Soup

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What a nasty and gray day! With torrential rains continuing from the night before, with no sign of letting up, and no hope from the local weathermen of it going away anytime soon. Our entire county was still soggy from the last storm chain a week ago. Luckily, however, no sign of snow or icy conditions, so our hardy guild members (arriving in raincoats, hats, and boots) were not going to stay home on a Quilters Meeting Day!

I suspect that the gal who put together this year’s calendar uses telepathy to help her schedule things. Yesterday’s schedule had our general meeting, a sewing machine maintenance class, and a Soup Buffet.

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Thank You Jackie!

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Setting Up

Members were instructed to bring in a crock pot of homemade soup to share. By the time our meeting began every electrical outlet in the lunch room had a power strip plugged into it and crockpots of various shapes and sizes were emitting delightful aromas.

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What could they be talking about?

Never has there been a day that needed soup more than this one, and here we were, enjoying hot soup while catching up with our friends. Everyone raved about ALL of the soups, but a white bean and ham medley was pronounced the winner.

There was not a competition for “best soup”, so I doubt the chef got a prize. She really didn’t need one. I would bet she is still grinning over all the kudos her soup earned. She no longer has to make the pre-potluck decision “what do I make?” either.

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TTFN !

[Ta Ta For Now]