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October 9, 2021 – Upcoming Meeting

Topic: After a year plus of Zoom, where do we go from here?  - Part I

It’s been a challenging year for all of us in so many ways. Finding ways to stay connected to our quilting community has been challenging but also rewarding. During the past year+, many guilds have managed to move forward, continue their meetings (albeit by zoom), and continue their guild philanthropy and fund-raising projects. What we hope to learn from you is how you’ve done that, why you haven’t, and perhaps how we can help.

 For those guilds that have already begun to meet in person again, we hope to learn how that’s working. We’re also interested in learning about your experience (or plans) with “hybrid” meetings – in-person meetings with zoom speakers and/or members participating via zoom.

 By now your guild Reps have received the survey that was sent out early in August. We hope each guild Rep will take some time to review the questions with your board and provide a response to the survey. We’re also hoping to learn of many success stories to share at our meeting in October. If your guild hasn’t already responded, please do so before September 10th.

 At the October meeting we’ll focus on your meetings, philanthropic efforts, and how you stayed connected. At the January meeting we’ll focus on fund raising efforts – quilt show, auctions, teas, etc. where you have an opportunity to raise funds for the guild.

Fire Relief Efforts

WE CARE in Grass Valley CA

Collects children’s quilts & pillowcases for numerous groups to be given to schoolchildren.  Group was organized in August 2015 in response to the Butte Fire in Calaveras County; now a national group which provided over 3,500 quilts for students in 16 counties in California; plus 100 quilts to Phoenix, Oregon. Currently they have approximately 1,000 quilts on hand, of which 25% are for boys; the need is for quilts for boys grade K-12, and children’s pillowcases.

Contact:  Kathy Biggi  -  kabrabit@yahoo.com

CALDOR FIRE 

The need is for larger (twin +) adult quilts (they receive children’s quilts through WE CARE) and adult pillowcases.  

Contact:  Janet Barnard  -  Caldorquilts@gmail.com

Facebook group:  Caldorquilts

Delivery:  High Sierra Quilters 

​                1263 Broadway

​                Placerville CA 95667

​                (530) 622-9990

DIXIE FIRE

The need at this time is for larger (twin +) quilts for men, boys, and generic (they received children’s quilt through Project Linus).  They are putting pillowcases with the quilts as they are given out, so coordinating pillowcases are helpful; also more pillowcases are needed.  

Contact:  Laura Roberts  -  laura@lassendm.com

(530) 257-4071

Country Pines Quilt Shop

704-395 Richmond Rd. East

Susanville CA 96130

 

Call for Quilts SCCQG 2022 Special Exhibit

“So Cal Quilts”

 Road to California Quilters Conference January 16-22, 2022

 This exhibit is all about sharing quilts created by Southern California quiltmakers. Quilts of all styles and techniques are welcome so long as they fit the requirements below.

 Entry requirements are as follows (please read carefully):

*  The quilt must have been finished in 2020/2021 and be in good condition.

*  The size constraint is that it must not be larger than 240” overall and no smaller than 48” overall.

*  Embellishments must not protrude more than ½” from the surface of the quilt.*

*  The quilt must be made of fabric and quilted either by hand, or machine, or both.

*  It must be constructed of three layers and bound or closed around all quilt edges.

*  Entrant must be a current member of an SCCQG Member Guild or an Affiliate member.

*  Mailed entry forms must include a color photo of the quilt with the title of quilt and Entrant’s name clearly listed on the back of the photo. E-mailed entries must include a digital photo named with the Entrant’s first initial and last name. For example: WSmith.jpeg

Timetable

November 1, 2021

Mailed entry form, pictures, and a self-addressed stamped envelope must be received no later than November 1, 2020. (Email liv4quilts@aol.com on November 2 if you want to check receipt.)

December 1, 2021

Notification letters will be mailed by this date. Accepted entries will receive instructions for quilt shipment. Entrants will be responsible for all shipping and insurance costs. Details regarding required sleeve and label indications will also be included.

December 30, 2021 – January 13, 2022

Accepted quilts must be received by the SCCQG Road2CA Liaison (Olivia Carnahan) for exhibition.

January 16-22, 2022

Quilts will be displayed as part of the SCCQG“So Cal Quilts”Special Exhibit at Road to California, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California.

January 22 – February 5, 2022

Quilts will be returned to Entrants according to prior arrangements.

Questions via email to Liv4quilts@aol.com (Olivia Carnahan)

SCCQG and Road reserve the right to reject quilts not suitable for hanging.

A fillable entry form can be found here.


Check out the Calendar at the bottom of the Home Page!
We're finally starting to see some quilt shows appear on the Calendar in October and November.  Is your guild starting to plan an event?  Send your event information to info@sccqg.org for Sandy, our webmaster, so that she can post your information on the Calendar.

Gallery of Guild Opportunity Quilts

Go to the Calendar to view details on how/where to purchase tickets. 

Mountain Quilters of Idyllwild
October 10, 2021
TLC Quilt Guild
November 11, 2021








Olde Towne Quilters of Nipomo
November 18, 2021







Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild
December 8, 2021

Glendale Quilt Guild
December 8, 2021

Friendship Square Quilt Guild
December 20, 2021

South Bay Quilters Guild
February 13, 2022



Inland Empire Quilt Guild
May 14, 2022

Welcome to the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds!

Welcome to the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds (SCCQG) website. The purpose of this site is to provide council information to member guilds, business partners, and individual members.

The Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds (a 501 (c) (3) association) was organized for several purposes:
 
  • To foster and promote knowledge and participation in the craft/art form of quilting, patchwork, appliqué, and all other aspects of quilt making.
 
  • To act as an information network for quilt guilds with similar objectives in promoting continued interest in quilt making.
 
  • To provide a forum for cooperative endeavors among all quilt guilds in Southern California and surrounding areas.
 
  • To readily inform quilt guilds and individual quilters of resources available to them.
 
  • To encourage development of friendships state, nation, and world wide.
 
  • To foster education through cooperative sharing of speakers, teachers, and programs for member guilds.
 
  • To act as a resource for those wishing to organize new guilds.
 
  • To maintain a calendar for quilting events in the Southern California geographic area and to make such information readily available.

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