Charity, Meeting Notes

October Meeting Recap

Our October meeting was held Sunday, October 10th at Quilt in a Day as well as via webinar on Zoom. For those who weren’t able to join us either in-person or virtually, here’s a recap of what we covered. 

Election Update

Our most important agenda item was the 2022 elections. Hadley made a rousing and encouraging speech about joining next year’s board. We hadn’t yet heard from anyone interested in the two open positions of President and VP Activities, so we decided to postpone nominations and hold a zoom meeting this month for anyone interested in either position, wanting to ask questions or explore ways they can support the guild. We will reconvene at the November meeting for nominations and bump the election to December to ensure there is enough time for members to make thoughtful decisions. If you are interested and want to know more about either open position, please email the board at sdmqgboard at


Holiday Party

Our 2021 Holiday Party is being held Sunday, December 5th at 11:00am at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista. In order to accommodate “all things pandemic” we will be catering the party. We will offer seating inside, but members are welcome to bring a quilt and eat out on the lawn (weather permitting). 

We will be doing a brown bag exchange instead of the coordinated mini swap. You can bring any make (mini quilt, bag, etc.) and you will swap with another member to bring home a lovely gift in exchange. We will also be playing Left Right Center. More details to come!

An RSVP, requesting dietary restrictions, will be requested in November, following the November meeting.


Current Charity Drive

Riverside Medical Center’s Chemo Lounge (September – December)

We support the Chemo Lounge by providing quilts for patients to use during their treatment at the center. Patients are able to keep the quilt they have chosen after their treatment.

Our focus for this trimester is on lap/throw sized quilts – approximately 50″ x 60″ or larger.

Chemo Lounge Group Quilt Project

Jen has assembled kits for this trimester’s group project – we are making these gradient log cabin blocks that radiate from a darker color out to light. Each kit will contain fabric to make two blocks. Blocks can be a straight log cabin or feel free to make it a bit wonky like in the photo below.

All kits have now been handed out and are due back to Kristyn by the November meeting. If you won’t be able to turn your blocks back in-person, please email Kristyn to make arrangements to mail them to her:

Keep tagging your blocks #sdmqgcharity on Instagram so everyone can see your contribution!

Community Resource Center’s Holiday Baskets Program (Beginning of December)

In addition to the potholders that we have made throughout the year, we also support the Community Resource Center and their Holiday Baskets program by donating quilts of all types and sizes at the end of the year. This program helps to support families in need and allows them to select from a variety of goods such as food, clothing, blankets, toys, and more. Potholders and quilts for this drive need to be donated no later than the November 14th guild meeting.

Finally, have a quilt that doesn’t fit with this trimester’s drive? No worries! All of your beautiful and generous guilt donations are always welcome. If you’re interested in helping us out with quilting, send an email! We have lots of quilt tops that are in need of quilting and we need your help to get those quilted up for donation. Any charity questions or requests for supplies can be sent to Kristyn at

Membership and Swag Pins

Please email if you need your two membership pins or to purchase one or both of our adorable SDMQG spirit pins for $6/each or $10/both.

Sew and Tell

As usual, our members didn’t let us down with another beautiful assortment of makes. 

Laurie M. showed off her super cute version of the Ghost Quilt from Then Came June and Pen + Paper Patterns.

Suzanne brought another of her amazing 100% hand pieced and hand quilted masterpieces. This time a beautiful temperature quilt.

And Jenny H. showed off the recent foundation paper pieced pattern test she completed for  Sarah Pitcher! An Octopus, of course!!

Coming Guild Events

Finally, here are some dates and events to remember. 

Next Guild Meeting: Sunday, November 14th at 12:00 at Quilt in a Day to be followed by a handwork stitch and sew. No sewing machines please due to capacity constraints. Masks required.

Next Sew-In: Sunday, November 28th at 11:00 at Quilt in a Day – we have a capacity limit for this event, so look for a sign up email closer to the date of the sew in.

Holiday Party: Sunday, December 5th at 11:00am at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. Lunch will be provided. RSVP will be requested in November (watch your email!).

Written By: Jen Collins

Posted By: Kristyn Jansen