A Note from Char

Flying Geese Quilters Guild
October 2013
A Note from Char
Our quilt show was outstanding. I have heard that it was the
very best ever; I agree. Thank you to all of the hard-working
committee members, headed by Pam Hadfield and our
wonderful volunteers and husbands. Without all of you we couldn't have done it.
Now you can all relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
FGQG Goose Tracks
Our September meeting had a delicious potluck supper. Our members really
know how to provide a special meal. After dinner we had a wonderful program.
Aren't we fortunate to have such a gifted lady in our area? Cathy Van Bruggen is
so generous with her time and talent. I don't know if I could attempt one of her
designs, but I would love to try.
Start thinking about our Christmas program, your California History Challenge
(due at the April guild meeting), and above all the 2014 Quilt Auction fundraiser.
We never have a minute to rest in this very busy guild of ours. Each meeting we
are getting four or five new members plus guests. It is great that our guild is
growing. Keep spreading the word about us and our programs.
Soon we will be asking for new officers and committee chairs. Please consider
offering your time and talents.
Char Raffetto President
Coming Attractions
September 9, 2013 – Cathy Van Bruggen
For our September meeting, we welcomed Cathy Van Bruggen for an evening
of inspiration and beauty from her trunk show. Cathy is an accomplished
appliquér who has won national awards for her work. She is also a teacher of
her art at several shows including Camp Watch-a-Patcher and also has
seminars at her home. I’m sure everyone left that night with new ideas and/or
patterns from Cathy.
October 14, 2013 – Wendy Mathson
Our October meeting brings us Wendy Mathson who is a talented piecer,
author and teacher. She has a new twist on storm-at-sea patterns and will
conduct a workshop on Sunday, October 13 at Orange Quilt Bee from 10-4.
There are a couple openings available and you can phone me directly at (949)
285-3161 or via email at [email protected] if you are interested in one of these
slots. You’ll not be disappointed with the results of your own masterpiece.
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Inside This Issue
Email Address:
Quilt Show Summary
Heritage House—Quilts Needed
[email protected]
October Birthdays
Show & Tell
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November 11, 2013 – Kaari Meng of French General
For our November meeting, come along on a visual journey of French-inspired
living with Kaari Meng of French General. Through fabric, craft and home
interiors, Kaari has developed a distinctive style based on her love of rural France
and simple living, inspired by color and design. French General, the lifestyle
business Kaari began 15 years ago. combines designs, quilting fabric and patterns,
paper arts, jewelry kits and home decorating fabric, trim and wallpaper. You’ll
enjoy a shopping experience next to none so come and enjoy a little French
December 9, 2013 – Handcrafted Stockings & Ornaments
On to December, and yes, it is just around the corner I dare say. We will be participating in a creative,
fun experience. In conjunction with Flying Geese Fabrics, who will be doing all advertising for us, we
will be making handcrafted Christmas ornaments and stockings for a silent auction at our December
meeting. You may deliver your items to the Flying Geese Fabric shop in Tustin between November 15
and December 2. You can also br ing items to the November 11 Guild meeting. Money ear ned
through this auction will be donated to Families Forward, an Orange County foundation that assists
families with emergency housing, a food pantry and many other programs for those less fortunate.
Visitors will be admitted to our guild meeting that evening at no charge with the donation of a canned
food item for Families Forward’s food pantry. (Members are encouraged to bring items too.)
Families Forward Most Basic Needs:
- Peanut Butter & Jam or Honey
- 2lb Bag of Rice
- Cereal
- Canned Tomatoes
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Dried Pasta
- Beans (Pinto, Refried, Black, Kidney)
- Mac n' Cheese, Canned Raviolis
- Hearty Canned Soups & Chowders
- Canned Fruit (Preferably low sugar)
- Canned Chili & Stew
- Canned Vegetables (All kinds)
- Canned Chicken & Tuna
- Baby Food & Baby Formula
Other Helpful Items:
- Fruit Juice
- Healthy Snacks
- Condiments
- Toiletries (toothpaste, soap, etc.)
- Diapers (sizes 4, 5 & 6)
- Paper Products
- Cleaning supplies (laundry soap, dish soap, etc.)
So, invite your friends to join you for an evening of fun and giggles and a little holiday shopping. Who couldn’t
use another beautiful ornament on their Christmas tree or a gorgeous stocking for the mantel?
Our programs are designed to please you, our members, inspire you and just entertain you and lift your spirits.
You are what makes this Guild and your participation and support is what sustains us. Thank you to each and
everyone of you.
Kathy Irvine, 1st Vice President
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WOW! Your quilts showed beautifully making our show seem like a mini Road to California at
the wonderful campus of Soka University. I hope everyone had an opportunity to attend the 16 th biannual
Flying Geese Quilt Show. It was a fabulous showing of talent, art, whimsical, and traditional quilts, and
everything in between. Thank you for sharing your quilts with us. We wouldn’t have had a show without
As you entered the Show you immediately saw a very eye-catching exhibit by our Featured
Quilter, JoAnne Florence and her most spectacular collection of 16 large and beautifully appliqued and
hand-quilted quilts she has made, along with the beautiful Opportunity Quilt she coordinated for our guild
this year.
We also had another spectacular exhibit of a selection of contemporary art quilts from The Del
Thomas Collection. Thanks for sharing with us, Del. Sandy Sutton is another guild member with an
incredible collection of antique quilts that she so generously shares with us for our quilt shows.
I want to thank our fabulous Quilt Show Team who planned and organized for the last year to
bring you a variety of vendors to shop, a fun auction with Lyn Mann, and a wonderful boutique to begin
your holiday shopping, and great baskets to win. We had a couple of lucky winners with Fay Kerneen
winning both the baby boy and baby girl baskets and Marquita Pierce winning two baskets as well. The
winning ticket for our Opportunity Quilt will be drawn at our October guild meeting. Don’t miss the
exciting moment.
Many THANKS again to a wonderful, dedicated, and fabulous guilt show team. Without your
quilts and our quilt show team and all of our volunteers who worked tirelessly all weekend, we would not
have had this most spectacular show. So keep making those quilts, we will need them for the 2015 show.
Pam Hadfield, Quilt Show Chair
Quilt Show Hospitality
A HUGE thank you goes out to you all that brought the wonderful treats that our vendors and members
enjoyed at our quilt show in the hospitality room. Thank you to Mary Jo McQueen, Jean Frisone and my
hubby, David, for their help getting the room set up and keeping our vendors happy with drinks and candy
snacks during the show time. Another big thank you to Peggy Sue Phillips for the Saturday run for water!
The winner of the thank-you OTT light will be announced at the October guild meeting.
Julia Renaud, Q.S. Hospitality Chair
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Yes, your last chance to turn in your Opportunity Quilt ticket stubs and money
will be the October Guild meeting. The drawing will take place early in the
evening so don’t wait and miss your chance to win this beautiful quilt!
Many thanks to all Guild members for selling and buying the Opportunity Quilt
tickets. The Guild knows there are many demands on your time and money and
appreciates the efforts of all members who bought and sold tickets.
A special thanks goes to those members who either took the quilt to various
venues or helped the Tickets Chair at a variety of places. A huge thank you from
the Guild is extended to Vicki Johns, Linda Smith, June Van den Noort, Mary Lu Booker, Yvonne Webb,
Darla Cox, Janet Friedrich, Cindy Gonzalez, Joanne Florence, and Sonya Sandrachild. Mary Mulcahey,
who is not a Flying Geese member, took the quilt to four different guilds and Marian Mapes took over for
the ticket chair at the Quilt Show.
Let’s see who will win the beautiful quilt!
Elaine Pappas-Puckett, Opportunity Tickets Chair
Where’s Wanda
Wanda loves a good trick and she is out to scare you this month. Take the haunted tour of our website and
you might win a Treat at the October meeting. For the directions for this month's Trick or Treat Tour, go
to www.flying-geese.org, click on the "Where is Wanda" icon and follow the directions. Good luck.
Winners must be present at the October meeting and during the drawing at the end of the
meeting. If you don't have a computer or are not computer savvy, this is a great opportunity to
visit a computer lab at the library or senior center, or spend some quality time with a husband,
child, or grandchild who can help you out. "I don't have a computer" or "I didn't read the newsletter
article" are excuses, but won't work. The October prize will scare the stitches out of you.
Gale Slagle, Website Design
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August Philanthropy deliveries included:
40 kids pillowcases to CHOC delivered by Sharon Ludwig
26 adult pillowcases to the OC Family Justice Center delivered by Julia Renaud
25 adult pillowcases to the Therapeutic Residential Center delivered by Julia Renaud
52 placemats to the OC Senior Center delivered by Sandy & Tom Ingraham
3 wheelchair quilts to the OC Senior Center delivered by Sandy & Tom Ingraham
A total of 41 comfort quilts were collected for the Oklahoma tornado victims. The quilts are being
mailed and distributed to the military families at Tinker Air Force Base in Moore, Oklahoma.
Thank you for your generous contributions. Please remember to stop by the Philanthropy table at
our next guild meeting. We have kits for quilts, pillowcases, and placemats. Any help in
assembling these projects is greatly appreciated.
Sandy Ingraham, Vicki Johns, Pat Chambers, Michelle Howe, Joann Knowles, Jo Whitley, Kathy Irvine, Julia Renaud,
Sharon Ludwig, Mary Howland — Philanthropy Committee
Secret Pals
I have been involved in quilt guilds for many years. One of my favorite opportunities has always been
Secret Pals. Last week I learned of the passing of the first person who ever had gifted to me as a Secret
Pal. I cried out as I read the email, and my husband looked up in concern and I explained to him who she
was and I was pleased that of course he knew exactly whom I was describing to him. Her gifts were
frequently trinkets from her travels and so when we had the unveiling this woman and I bonded further as
we both enjoyed traveling. She was very dynamic and I would have completely missed out on becoming
her friend had it not been for the original Secret Pal relationship. I know that when I have gifted I was
always influenced by my first experience. Humanity practiced and enjoyed through the choice to
participate in our shared hobby of quilting. I strongly encourage everyone to get involved further in this
guild as you will make new friends and learn much more than quilting.
Bridget Paley
Bridget Paley & Cindy Fort, Secret Pal Co-Chairs
We have one Mini-Workshop left with a few spots open for sign ups:
Saturday November 2nd at Flying Geese Fabrics from 1:30-4:30pm.
"Hexagons" with Julia Renaud is a bargain at only $15!
I will have the supply list at the October Guild meeting. The pattern will be available at Flying Geese
Fabrics along with the Paper Pieces for English paper piecing. So stop by the Workshop table at guild to
sign up and pick up the supply list.
Sandy Ingraham—Mini-Workshops
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Treasurer’s Report
Bank Balance 8/01/2013
Checking Account
All CDs
Total Assets
Monthly Creation
Member Dues
Guest Fees
Newsletter Ads
Beginning Cash Refund
Quilt Show
Opportunity Quilt
Little Red Hen
Workshop Income
Guild Challenge Income
UFO Challenge Income
Total Income
Program Facility
Raffle Registration
Beginning Cash Fund
Speaker Programs
Speaker Travel and Meals
Quilt Show
Guild Challenge
Total Outgo
Bank Balance 8/31/2013
Checking Account
All CDs
Total Assets
Cynthia H
Carolin H
Ellen Reibling, Membership
Kaija Banks, Treasurer
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Cheryl Herbstman, Grace Lombardo, and Susan Manson joined at the September meeting. In addition to
two renewals, our total membership is 269!
Ellen Reibling, Membership
Monthly Creation
September’s Monthly Creation was a practical sewing machine cover with the motto, “Keep Calm And
Keep Quilting”. The feedback from the participants was positive, and it seemed to evoke a few chuckles
concerning the fabric choice! The lucky winner was Cheryl Higley who exclaimed how good it would
look on her machine!
Next month, October, we have a special holiday theme creation with quilted pumpkins! Chris Schlager
has created adorable fabric pumpkins just in time for the fall season. Stop by the Monthly Creations table
and check it out!
Trudy Cleveland, Monthly Creations
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Display Your Quilt in Heritage Hill Park
On October 19th there will be an Autumn Harvest Festival from 4 to 9 pm that includes family festivities
at Heritage Hill Park. One of the activities is a guided tour through an Adobe home from 1863 and a
Ranch House from 1908. We have been invited again this year to display our autumn-themed quilts in
these buildings for the tours. If you have an autumn-themed quilt that you would like to share, please
bring it to me at the October meeting. I will return your quilt to you at the November meeting.
Heritage Hill Park is located in Lake Forest and celebrates the early history of the Saddleback Valley and
El Toro area from the Mexican Rancho era.
I look forward to sharing your quilts at the autumn festival.
Julia Renaud, Community Education Chairlady
Sunshine & Shadows
It is with sadness we mention the passing of Linda Smith’s mother on September 1 st. Her mother was
101 at the time of her death. I am sure she would have been a wonderful person to chat with many good
stories to share. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda at this time.
If you are aware of sunshine & shadows concerning members of the guild, please let Mary Lu Booker
and myself know so the guild can take the appropriate action.
Kay Quella, Sunshine & Shadows Chair
Each year, Yoplait puts pink lids on their yogurt and yogurt-related products. I collect them and send
them in. Susan G. Komen for the Cure will receive 10 cents for each lid collected and sent. The lids
must be PINK and must be purchased in 2013. Denise Nelms will collect them in October and Cecilia
Hosford will do it November and December.
Thank you all for your consideration. I appreciate your willingness to help.
Barbara Purks
Citrus Belt Quilt Guild Classes
For a limited time Citrus Belt Quilt Guild in Redlands is opening its monthly classes to other guilds at a
discounted rate. You can take an all day class for the special price of $30, which is normally only
available to CBQ members. The classes are the last Thursday of the month and run from 9:00am to
3:00pm. We get top notch teachers such as Peggy Marftin, Betty Alofs, Wendy Mathson, Laurel
Anderson and Bobbi Finley just to name a few. To take advantage of this limited time offer go to
citrusbeltquilters.org for upcoming teachers and then contact Ann Astran at 951-707-9028 or Susan
Astran at 909-754-1657 to reserve your spot today.
Cindy Chrisler, SCCGQ Representative
Citrus Belt Quilters
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Show and Tell
We had another awesome Show and Tell this month. Thank you to all that participated.
—-Sallie Jones showed her Trucks for Lucas. It is for her
great grandson whose one grandpa was a trucker.
—-Sandy Sutton shared her quilt from the Sandy Klop
workshop last month.
—-Chubby Chicks was shared by Sandy Ingraham. Her
youngest niece finally had her first baby! So she got to make
this adorable pattern for her baby.
[Photos not available]
Eileen Wintemute
shared her Miami
Blues wall hanging. It
is a cityscape based
on a photo of Miami.
She took the photo
from a cruise ship.
Diane Searer finished her
Block of the Month UFO
from 2009! She was
searching for another set
of blocks in her storage
bins and found a set of
2009 BOM blocks she
had won. Never did find
what she was originally
looking for, but had fun
putting this one together!
Linda Martin showed her Music
Quilt, made from the Freddie
Moran class. Instead of flowers
she used a music theme. Her
friend’s granddaughter is marrying
a musician and it’s for them.
Joyce Tachner shared her two Table
Runners. One was made from extra
blocks from a quilt. She gave it to
her niece for a wedding present. The
other is a new pattern from Eleanor
Burns block of the month in San
Marcos. (Pinwheels)
Trudy Cleveland shared her
Baby Blue Whale. It is for her
second grandchild this year and
it’s a boy! She picked this fabric
out as the best nursery fabric.
Her daughter said she wants
“Surfing Monkey”.
Sandy Montooth shared her
darling Knitting Bag. It is a gift for
her daughter. It has lots of buttons
and button holes (a gazillion of
them). It also has lots of pockets
and little places for storing lots of
Victoria Crayne shared her
Seurat Squared. She loves
Seurat’s Sunday in the
Park. She wanted to do it
partially geometric.
Ursula Hartunian showed
her Paris (Duffle) Bag. She
is making two of them; one
for each daughter.
Lynda Guthrie shared Royal Crown.
It is for her son who likes dragons
and Crown Royal Whiskey. The
dragons are from Fat Cat Patterns
and they are made from Crown
Royal Whiskey bags.
She also shared Roy’s Quilt. She
made and helped make several
quilts for Camp Pendleton. She
decided her brother-in-law, who
served in Viet Nam, deserved
one too.
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Barbara Kerns shared her
Quilt of Valor. It was her A
Team Friendship Group
project. It will be donated
to Quilts of Valor.
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Remember - Support Those Who Support Us
Please try to shop or do business with the Guild's advertisers. When you do, let them know you are a Flying Geese
Guild member so that they know their advertising dollars were well spent.
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2013 Flying Geese Quilters Guild Board
Char Raffetto,
Glenda McNeil, 2nd
Kathy Irvine, 1st V.P.
Mary Lu Booker,
Kaija Banks, Treasurer
Standing Committees
Marian Alter
Kathy Keefer
Marian Alter
Ellen Reibling, Kathy Keefer
Fay Kerneen - Editor
Ellen Reibling
Fay Kerneen
Lara Wong
Cynthia O’Donohue—Proof
Peggy Carlsen
Michelle Howe
Lara Wong—Photographer
Peggy Carlsen
Michelle Howe
Julia Renaud
Julia Renaud
Special Committees
Eileen Wintemute
Birthday Fat Quarters
Block of Month
Jean Frisone
Nancy Chocek
Lorna Cordrey
Door Prizes
Monthly Creation
Trudy Cleveland
New Members
Marcia Brechtel
Opportunity Quilt
Joanne Florence
Quilt Show Chair
Pam Hadfield
Pat Chambers
Louise Tarshis, Pat Walker
Mary Lu Booker, Kay Quella
Mike Qualls
Secret Pals
Bridget Paley,Cindy Fort
Friendship Groups
Marcia Brechtel
Show & Tell
Denise Nelms
Lorna Cordrey
Sunshine & Shadows
Kay Quella
Jennifer Jones
UFO Challenge
Marjorie Benet
Little Red Hen
Fay Kerneen
Gale Slagle
Magazine Sales
Linda Nitzen
Web Mailing
Michelle Howe
Mini Workshops
Sandy Ingraham
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Meeting Reminder
Wear your Name Tag
Introduce yourself to someone new
Bring goodies to share
Return Library books
Carpool with a buddy
Bring Show & Tell projects to share
Plan to sign up for a Workshop
October 14, 2013
6:00 PM Social
6:30 PM Business
Rancho San Joaquin
Middle School
4861 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
Future Quilty Happenings
10/5/13—Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show,
10/26—10/27 Quilters by the Sea “Quiltin’ under the
Stars” quilt show, National Guard Armory, 2200
Redondo Ave., Long Beach
11/8—11/9 Fallbrook Quilt Guild presents “Quilted
Treasures” at SonRise Christian Fellowship, 463 S.
Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook, CA
12/7/13 - 20th Annual Wrightwood Holiday Home
Tour and Boutique sponsored by Pine Needles Quilt
Guild, P.O.Box 2800, Wrightwood CA 92397
11/1—11/2 Under the Desert Stars “Bridge of
Friendship X Quilt Show 2013”, Community/Aquatic
Center, 100 Park Ave., Lake Havasu City, AZ
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Tracks is a monthly publication of the Flying Geese Quilters Guild. Deadline for newsletter submission is
Friday after the second Monday of each month. Articles in the newsletter may be reprinted if proper credit
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Little Devotional Book for Teachers by Honor Books, Tulsa, OK.
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