Tuesday, August 13, 2019

WARNING: Surfside members and guests are advised to wear sunglasses and SPF 50 "color block" to the August meeting!

The 40+ HANG 10 CHALLENGE entries are a literal explosion of brilliance. They include a garden angel, Pippi Longstocking wearing her famous striped leggings, a gorgeous 10 pocket tote, a mobile of thunder clouds raining down on colorful critters, Technicolor table runners, and truly clever and vivid quilts of all sizes.

Hoffman Fabrics donated the sunset stripe, cool-in-the-pool turquoise batik and the silver raindrop batik fabrics. All entrants started with these three fat quarters and what they did with them is remarkable. To celebrate Surfside Quilt Guild's 10th Anniversary, one of the challenge requirements was that "10" be included in the quilt. Now, did you know the 10th element in the periodic table is neon? Did it occur to you that 10 stockings including the family dogs can be "hung by the chimney with care?" Can you believe that someone (we'll let you discover who) celebrated 10 of their favorite quilts made since 2009?

A representative from Hoffman Fabrics will attend at the August 13th meeting to present the "Hoffman Award" as well as give a short presentation about what's new in the industry (and we hope plenty of eye candy). Afterwards, we'll ask you to vote for your favorite entry and a crisp $100 bill will be awarded to the "Viewer's Choice" winner.

The challenge committee was headed by Jan Hirth assisted by Debbie Myers and Lyndy Dye. Debbie cut the 45 yards of fabric. Lyndy and her talented son-in-law created the logo and designed the kits. Phyllis Parente constructed the beautiful award ribbons. Helene Moser hostessed judging day at her home and served a wonderful lunch for the committee and the three judges from the Beach Cities Quilters Guild.

If you would like to be on the committee for the 2021 challenge, let Jan Hirth know. This is a rewarding project and new committee members are always needed.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Sewcial

Janet Smith will be doing her pouch class to make gusseted pouches and plain pouches. Please pickup at the workshop table for the directions of the prep that needs to be done ahead of time.

Betty Collins will be teaching embroidery stitches.

Mary Arter will be demonstrating how to do paper piecing. She is providing the kit for the class at no cost.

The cost is $10 per person for the 6 hours that the class runs: 9:30-3:30. You can do all three teachers if you wish and the cost is still the same.

Class is at the San Juan Mobile Estates in their clubhouse which is straight ahead of you as you enter the park. Directions are in your directory. The address is: 32302 Alipaz, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Future Programs:

September 10-11, 2019: Linda Sullivan
Lecture: Colourwerx Trunk Show
Workshop: Colourbugs and Curves

October 8-9, 2019: Laura Fraga
Lecture: The Phenomenon of the Dear Jane Quilt
Workshop: Journey with Dear Jane (Pieced)

November 12: November Fest (Chairperson Janice Elliott)
Raffle Baskets
Quilt Auction (Auctioneer Lyn Mann)
50/50 Raffle

For the complete list of "Speakers and Workshops" click on the tab at the left.

Workshop Location

San Juan Mobile Estates 
32302 Alipaz St
San Juan Capistrano Ca, 92675

For workshop information and to sign-up, contact:

Workshop Co-Chairs:
  • Deanna Garcia
  • Gladlys Sherman
  • Katy Lillie

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