9300C – Hoffman, Soho and More!   $90

Road to California Staff


Wednesday, 9 hrs, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Our first stop today will be at Hoffman California-International Fabrics. In 1924, Rube Hoffman founded Hoffman California Fabrics, selling wool flannels to California department stores and clothing manufacturers. Rube played an important role in the growth of California's textile industry. His sons, Philip and Walter, both championship surfers, joined the company in the 1950s and combined their passion for traveling to their favorite surfing spots with discovering unusual printing processes and different types of fabrics. Soon, Hoffman Fabrics abounded with their original designs of surfing scenes, beach life, and underwater settings.


Today, three generations of Hoffman’s are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. More than eighty employees are involved with filling orders and shipping fabric to retail fabric stores, craft shops, quilt stores, apparel makers, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers throughout the world. The Design Department creates more than 800 designs of colorful screen prints and luscious Bali batiks each year. We will have an opportunity to learn more about designing and printing this beautiful fabric while we tour the facility.


We’re including a new stop this year! Have you traveled to New York City? Then perhaps you’ve been to Purl Soho, a haven for textile artists from all over the world. It’s located in the trendy Soho district in New York City. They carry yarn, fabric, and just about anything you can think of that is related to the textile arts! No, we’re not taking a side trip to NYC! 😊 But we are going to visit their Warehouse in Irvine where you will find many of the items that they sell at the store in New York! Discounted? No, but I’m sure you’ll find some things you just have to have. For example, they carry Liberty of London cottons, a variety of intriguing fabrics for art quilters, wool for those of you that are into wool applique, sewing notions from all over the world, some beautiful wools for your knitting/crochet projects, and much, much more! We have included a link to the main store in Soho (https://www.purlsoho.com/ ). The items on their website are available through their online store. The Warehouse in Irvine fills those orders. So if you see it online, you’ll probably see it at the Warehouse!


Orange Quilt Bee (www.orangequiltbee.com). This shop carries a wide variety of fabrics . . . novelty prints for kids, flannels, reproductions, wools and wool kits, a large selection of batiks, a nice selection of Kaffe fabrics and brights and solids for the modern quilters. They have a nice selection of patterns, books, and kits with samples hung throughout the store to inspire you.


9400C – Party Time  $35

Road to California Staff


Thursday, 2 hrs, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Who doesn’t love a party? Our ever-popular Party Time event is our quickest special event to sell out. It’s our best kept secret. If you have to ask, then you’re not in the know! Spend a wonderful evening with friends, old and new while enjoying scrumptious treats from our Chocolate Fountain! Let’s just say there will be games and prizes! This event will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel.



9500D – Roundabout $30

Road to California Staff


Friday, 2 hrs, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Roundabout is a fun little evening event where you stop at ‘Road Side Stands’ where Faculty Members and Vendor Instructors give a demo of a new technique or small segment of a class. Attendees rotate on an informal basis observing the demonstrations at ten-minute intervals. This is a great way to see teachers in action. You will receive a guide book with a flier for each presentation. The last 30 minutes is reserved for purchasing opportunities. This event will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel.


A listing of all the presenters available in the late fall!


9600C – Roadies Give Back  $10

Road to California Staff


, 3 hrs, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Roadies Give Back is our outreach event Saturday January 26 2019 at 6:00pm,  we are asking all our Roadies to join together on a labor of love; a Saturday evening sew-a-thon! We need people to help with all areas of the quilts – piecing, quilting, binding and so on. We will donate $5 from each paid participant to the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center.


Using Jenny Doan’s X’s and O’s pattern – we are asking Roadies to join together and create quilts for cancer patients.


Teaming up with the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center, we are asking Roadies to make as many blocks as they can.  The Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center has between 800-900 new cancer patients. The center prides itself on providing personal care and state-of-the-art technology. Road also has a connection to the center – Matt’s mother Shellee is the Administrative Director of the Cancer Program. For more information on Roadies Give Back please email: roadiesgiveback@gmail.com


9800C – RJR & M&L Fabrics! $90

Road to California Staff


Monday, 9 hrs, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM


RJR Fabrics in Torrance, CA. RJR fabrics have long been a staple in the quilting industry. They employ a wide variety of some of your favorite well-known designers such as Jinny Beyer, Robyn Pandolph, Thimbleberries, Dan Morris, Yuko Hasegawa, Kim Martin and more. Alex Anderson is also now designing for RJR. We will enjoy a tour of the fabric design area and learn about the various steps involved in designing and printing the fabrics we all love to use! We’ll also tour their warehouse to watch them “bolting” the fabric and preparing their “patty cakes” and jelly rolls. Be sure to check out their website to see what’s new and download some of the many free patterns that they offer with their fabric line. www.rjrfabrics.com


Lunch (on your own) will be at the Souplantation (www.souplantation.com) where you may choose from a wide variety of salads, soups, and desserts.


M&L Fabrics Discount Store. The store is 23,000 sq. ft of fabric . . . in some areas almost floor to ceiling! They carry a wide variety of quality quilting and upholstery fabric, vinyls and sewing notions! You’ll find all the major brands including but not limited to: Kaufman, Hoffman, Moda, Timeless Treasures, Clothworks, Michael Miller, VIP, Quilting Treasures, Alexander Henry, Logantex, Shannon Fabrics, David Textiles, Andover Fabrics, A E Nathan, and more and they are all at discount prices. Looking for some quilt backs? Then you’ll have to browse through the flat fold section. That’s an adventure! www.Mandlfabricsdiscountstore.com


Our last stop for the day is also a new venue for our tours. We’re going to visit the Batty Lady in Orange. Yes, you guessed it . . . . she sells batting. She is also the local distributor for Wonderfil threads. For both the batting and the thread, The Batty Lady has the widest variety of choices you will find anywhere. While we’re there she is going to give us a presentation on Threaducation. Be sure to check out her website. http://www.battylady.com/events-more/



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