El Camino Quilters
QqUuIiLlTt SsCcRrAaPpSs MARCH 2013
Inside this issue:
Hi there, everyone!! Our Leaders 2
Square Exchange 3
How beautiful we all looked in our wearable art creations at the February meeting! You are all Workshops 4
so inspiring! And our speaker had so many wonderful ideas, too. The great techniques that she Birthdays 6
talked about can be used in quilts and table toppers and other items, as well as wearable art. I
Cuddle Quilts 7
Lucky Block 8
Member Spotlight 10
As I write this I am getting ready for our retreat in Temecula. I have been lucky enough to attend
Silent Auction Info 13
Glendale Quilt Show 14
Irish Pirate 15
Speaking of spring! I was looking out my window and noticed that there are just the first few first
blooms on my apple tree. Just a reminder that in no time spring will be here. So, get out those
Where did it go??
those wonderful techniques our speaker mentioned and set aside some time to lose yourself in a
day, or at least a few precious hours, of sewing and creativity. You will be glad you did!!!! Keep your newsletters!
El Camino Quilters Quiltlet
January pg 10
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: Karla Alexander
January pg 12
Quilt designer and author, Karla Alexander will come to us from beautiful Salem OR, for our March meeting and
A featured teacher at many quilt retreats, Karla has taught thousands of students how to quilt using a variety of
methods including her own stack methods.
together her love of quilt making today with visions of quilters from days gone by. Board Meeting -‐‑
Thursday, March 7, 10:00
Karla holds that those quilts created without precision rulers and rotary cutters have one thing in common with
the quilts made today the vision of a quilt. Join Karla on her unconventional but reliable approach to quilt
making, which stitches together past techniques with current ones. Karla will bring lots of quilts to illustrate her
General Meeting -‐‑
Thursday, March 14,
Karla Alexander has written seven books on her unique quilting techniques, and her eighth book is due for re-
lease in October of 2013. 9:30 am, at North Coast
See you at the March meeting!
And plan ahead for our April speaker, Mary Huey, who closed her quilt shop after 26 years to focus on teaching
March 15 at Quilt in a
Day, San Marcos
UFO challenge: Mary will share her UFO ASSAULT PLAN with all of us!
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El Camino Quilt Guild 2013 Board Members
President: Linda Pupols 760-945-3787 Secretary: Gail Yakos 760-752-8336
VP Programs: Susan Ramey 760-721-1743 Treasurer: Eloise Housman 858-755-7066
760-631-1565 Membership: Nicki Hobson
Linda Bannan 760-598-8289
VP Workshops Madeline Rosenberg 760-231-8404 Louise Strickler 760-746-4905
Jane Berquist 760-630-7363
El Camino Quilters 2013 Committee Membership
Bus Trips: Newsletter : Quilt Show 2013 committee:
Judy Ledford 760-726-4429 OPEN Julie Calvario 760-639-1704
Christmas Exchange: JoAnne Foster, Advertising 760-727-2862 Refreshments:
Julie Calvario 760-639-1704 Marge Huntwork 760-828-2020
Pointer Sisters Friendship Group
Katherine Stange 760-630-1088 Retreat:
Lois Bretzlaff 760-753-0936
Gail Yakos 760-752-8336 JoAnne Foster 760-727-2862
Sue Sebastian 760-753-8412
2013 Opportunity Quilt Ticket Sales SCCQG Representative:
Phyllis Lewcock 760-274-4098
Jennifer Musson 760-745-1018 Hinde Socol 760-798-2209
2013 Opportunity Quilt Coordinator:
Julie Calvario 760-639-1704
Wendy Mathson 858-486-2184
Linda Bannan 760-631-1565
Philanthropy - General:
Ocean Waves Friendship Group
Brenda Knowlton 760-746-9647
Suzy Weinbach 303-517-1587
Daria Roth 760-224-0637
Andrea Keskey 760-439-6998
Jill Stearns 760-468-4099
Joy Deussen 760-839-3805
Philanthropy-Cuddle Quilts committee: Alice Courteau 760-744-5541
Dede Palmer (Co-Chair) 760-727-7806 Sunshine Ladies:
Sharon Jackson (Co-Chair) 760 294-2530 Joyce Boyajian 760-602-9509
Linda Jacoway, co-chair 760-436-0057
Candy Mittag (Co-Chair) 858-361-8905 Michelle Custer 760-529-5708
Amy Delmege, co-chair 760-917-4529
Lucky Block: Stephanie Swadell 760-749-1529
Corky Blanco 760-458-0047
Sandy Buckley 760-597-1818 Power Point slides:
Linda Ryan 760-809-6310 Joy Deussen 760-839-3805
Stephanie Swadell 760-749-1529
Membership Roster: Quiltlets:
Nicki Hobson 760-598-8289 Carol Ramsing 760-470-0185 Welcome committee:
Kim Egeland 760-929-8005
Helpers at Large:
Lendia Kinnaman 760-525-2817 Joy Ameel 760-438-3800
Marge Huntwork 760-828-2020 Eloise Housman 858-755-7066
Square Exchange 2013 Submissions for the Newsletter are due the Mon-
(Layer Cakes) day following the monthly General Meeting.
Quality fabric only -Washed, dried and ironed. Remove Email items to:
selvage and bring with squares to the Guild meeting.
following the guild meeting.
1 yard fabric = 12 squares JOB OPPORTUNITY
Blank Quilting Fabrics is looking for a Sales Repre-
MAR Turquoise & Browns sentative for their Southern California Territory. For
APR Floral more information, contact Cliff Garfinkel at 914-478-
MAY Black & White 7900.
JUN Polka dots
SEP Dark Batiks
OCT Fall Colors
DEC Blue & Silver
Contact: Alice Courteau 760-744-5541
Jill Stearns 760-468-4099
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UPCOMING ECQ WORKSHOPS
Workshop fees are to be paid at time of registration.
Workshops are held on the Friday following guild meeting at
Quilt In A Day, 1955 Diamond St., San Marcos, 9:30am to 3:30 pm
Cost $35/Members, $45/Guests - Sign-up at the next Guild meeting. Madeline
Workshop -Gentle Curved Piecing
Explore a variety of spontaneous piecing and cutting techniques while creating one of a kind quilt blocks.
You'll learn to rediscover your own creativity while you work your quilt into your very own masterpiece.
Choose a quilt suggested from the list below and come ready to sew! You'll learn a variety of methods
from cutting and sewing free-form bent lines, perfect quarter inch tricks, tips on color choices, as well as a
variety of cutting and sewing methods that will be an added bonus to your bag of quilt tricks! Even if
you've never sewn a curve before, you'll be surprised how awesome your blocks will be!
Build your quilt one block at a time, taking time to evaluate your choices as you go.
A great outlet for all those scraps that cling to
every quilter but piecing it is a great skill
builder for improving machine piecing accu-
(Or more spe-
Mark your cal-
16 is National
Treat it like
Sunday and get together with friends, take the
day off from housework, yard work, errands or
any other bothersome chore. Make some
snacks, fire up the sewing machine, dig out a
UFO or start up a new project. Join millions of
your fellow sisters around the globe and cele-
forget to support your LQS (Local Quilt Shop)
We want them to stick around!
of the committee names can be confusing. We have
changed the names of some committees/activities to make
it a little easier to know what they are for. For example:
Ways & Means -A
Opportunity Quilt - We sell tickets (in addition to the
ones you buy with membership) and take the quilt to pro-
mote the guild and raise money (by selling tickets for the
drawing). Another part of this committee is planning and
making the new quilt for the next year.
Welcoming committee - This committee is by the door
and welcome you when you arrive. They are there to
answer questions so ask them for directions around the
room, etc. Also, they are available to help new members
find their way around and introduce new members to our
guild and it's members.
New Member Coffee - For new members (and old mem-
bers if you want to attend) to explain the activities of our
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AND A GIFT.
If you are unable to bring them in your birthday
month, please bring them another month.
Dawn Marie Barge 3/24
Vera Bayliss 3/14
Nancy Beatty 3/26
Pat Becker 3/28
Joyce Boyajian 3/30
Lois Bretzlaff 3/25
Judy Brook 3/20
Marcia Bruce 3/3
Ruth Bunyan 3/16
Marlene Charron 3/22
Dodie Crain 3/2
Amy Delmege 3/19
Ginger Evans 3/12
Ann Fait 3/18
JoAnne Foster 3/13
Florence Graham 3/17
Nellie Hennington 3/2
Robyn Holt 3/14
Rosemary Holton 3/31
Beverly Jones 3/30
Dana Lovelace 3/6
Margaret Masssey 3/14
Jennifer Musson 3/5
Dede Palmer 3/22
Darlene Parker 3/19
Laurie Paurazas 3/12
Carol Ramsing 3/7
Merry Jo Rembold 3/26
Aiko Rogers 3/22
Hazel Samuels 3/3
Katherine Stang 3/18
Shirley Van Sickle 3/15
Ann Vidmar 3/13
Ann Wilson 3/11
We had our first workshop at Town and Country and it was great. We had thirteen people come and we
still had plenty of room for more. We cut backs for quilt tops, cut out 5 inch squares and 2 ½ inch strips,
and, of course, lots of sewing of tops and quilting. Material is also available. There is a kitchen with a
microwave we can use and refrigerator to keep lunches cool.
Last year we donated quilts to Generate Hope. Generate Hope provides long-term housing and recov-
ery programs to survivors of human trafficking. They have several safe houses throughout San Diego
County. These homes provide a safe and compassionate environment and also provide a learning cen-
ter for education and employment readiness. We are very happy to provide quilts to for this worthy
At the retreat this weekend, they had a jelly roll race sew off with the quilts going to cuddle quilts.
Thanks to the ladies at the retreat who donated their jelly roll race quilts to cuddle quilts.
WE NEED FLANNEL that is at least 11 inches wide for a new flannel quilt using cathedral windows. It is
a beautiful quilt and very easy to make. Once it is sewn together it is ready to go. No long arm or other
quilting needed. We also need batting in the same size. We are in the process of putting together kits to
sew at the workshops and are great for teams to work on. Join us at Town & Country for a hands-on
Thank you for the quilts turned in at the guild meeting. There were 24 quilts, 2 beautiful afghans and 2
baby afghans with matching hats. They will be greatly appreciated.
The future Cuddle Quilt Workshop schedule is:
Oceanside Senior Center March 4th, 2013 (1st Monday 9:00-3:00)
455 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, CA
As a reminder, the size quilts we distribute are: adult 48 x 60;; children 38 x 48;; and infant (or crib
size) 30 x 36 and San Diego Nice Guys patriotic quilts -- 48 x 58. We also make a 13 x 17 size for
NICU premies. These are given to the NICU units at Chil-
flannel or soft fabrics.
Any questions, please call DeDe Palmer (760-727-7806) or
Sharon Jackson (760-294-2530). If there is anything spe-
cial you would like the workshop leaders to bring, please
let them know. Linda McKim (Quilt in a Day, lindam-
email@example.com), Sharon Jackson (Town & Country
Clubhouse, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Candy Mit-
tag, (Oceanside Senior Center, email@example.com).
Come join us at one of the Workshops. We look forward to
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Born the Granddaughter of Lord & Lady Hallawell Rogers of Birmingham, England, Eloise Housman has lived life on all cylin-
ders. She came into the world in the (aptly named) town of Opportunity, Washington 70 years and has never shied away
from all the opportunities life has brought her way. Dad, Edward Falls Jr. worked for Motorola and the family lived in Los An-
geles, Houston, Dallas, Chicago and New Jersey. At each location, her parents flipped houses before flipping was cool. They
loved to buy half-built houses and fix them up to sell. Eloise currently resides in Solana Beach and has since 1985.
Physics lab partner Christopher Stephen literally shocked Eloise and she married him just after college. As a programmer at
AtlanticRichfield in Catalina, she fed sea lions and went diving in her spare time while working to help hubby get his PhD. The
marriage ended and at her mid-life crisis (her words!) she married Bob Housman at age 40. Turned out not to be a crisis, as
she is still married to Bob with one 29 year-old son. They adopted Bob's nephew when he was entering Jr. High School and
he now has 2 children that are a joy.
Eloise has always worked outside the home. In 1965 all that was required to work with computers was an aptitude test,
which she passed since her degree was in Math and Science. Programmer training happened at the company, on the job! She
has worked for some very well known companies; Capitol Records, Hollywood; Starkist Tuna, Seal Beach where a whole
tuna was delivered to her desk as a gift! This was right in tune with how the office smelled anyway, so according to Eloise, it
was OK . After Starkist came Southern California Edison, where she stayed for the better part of 35 years. Eloise took a 9
year break from So Cal Edison to do other things, leaving as Manager of Systems Audits a position higher than any other
woman had at that time! Onward to Amer Medical, then Kaiser Permanente (where she met Bob), and the 1984 LA Olym-
Upon retirement, Eloise was introduced to quilting through her friend Joy Ameel. Joy took her to Quilt in a Day where she
met Eleanor Burns and began to learn about all things quilty. Quite a switch from computers. Her creative brain is still devel-
oping after all the analyzing so the rest will be history!
Now for the stuff you've all been dying to know. Eloise has:
Done barrel racing and drill in Texas rodeos.
NRA National Marksman Certificate 1960 a good shot. (Annie Oakley, watch out!)
Rode dirt bikes
Water skied from Redondo Beach to Catalina!
Started a first ever Women in Management Group at So. Cal Edison that still functions today.
Serves as Elder and Deacon in her Church
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Thank you for making pillow cases for Radys children hospital and quilts for Neo Natal Unit at Tricity
hospital. Pillowcase instructions can be found on our website. Boys and girls fabrics are needed. Please
make sure the fabrics are washed. We do not need them in plastic bags.
The quilts for the Neonatal unit need to be 40X40 and all bright fabrics and/or baby fabrics to help
cheer the families with babies in the NeoNatal unit.
Here are a few that were turned in:
Thank you to the following for turning in pillowcase in January:
Gail Yakos -2
Party Wood -3
Pillowcase turned in February:
Margarete Jones -1
Andrea Keskey -5
Neonatal quilts turned in February:
Margarete Jones -2
Martina Alexander -1
Andrea Keskey -1
Oceanwaves group -1
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This just looks way too good.
dance a jig after this! Recipe
1 Cup Whole Milk
1 Pint Green Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
1 Teaspoon Pure Mint Extract
3 Tablespoons Dark Rum
Put the milk, ice cream, extract & rum in blender. Blend on high until smooth,
about 15 seconds. Pour into two chilled glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Courtesy of Foodnetwork.com