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Posts Tagged ‘California’

Supporting Local Quilt Guilds: Meet The Valley Quilters

Friday, February 19th, 2016

145 The logo was designed by one of the founding members of the guild in 1981 and depicts areas of interest around Hemet, California where the guild is located. Those symbols include nearby Idyllwild in the San Jacinto mountains, clouds, dairies and local agriculture. Mary joined the guild in 1992. She has appreciated the “fellowship, knowledge, and hand quilting skills” that the guild has provided. [caption id="attachment_3822" align="aligncenter" width="695"]Past Presidents Mary Fidler and Sandra Dougherty Past Presidents Mary Fidler and Sandra Dougherty at Road to California 2016[/caption] Providing quilts for those “in need of comfort” are donated from the guild to hospice patients and to the local police and fire departments to use in trauma situations. Their Yakkers group promotes hand quilting and meet each Monday. While either hand quilting the guild’s opportunity quilt or tying security quilts, it gives members an opportunity to have someone to talk to. The Valley Quilters just celebrated their 36th Annual Quilt Show February 12 and 13. Funds collected at this event goes to their scholarship fund. Five, $1,000 scholarships are awarded to local high school seniors at their April Meeting. Their opportunity quilt, Flowers for my Wedding, was won by Hortencia Roesler.  2016Opportunity Quilt Next up for the Valley Quilters Guild is their annual Quilt Retreat March 14-17 at Vina de Lestonnac. To learn more about the Valley Quilters Guild, visit their website or their Facebook Page.        ]]>

While At The Show, Visit The Ontario Museum Of History And Art

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

There’s a lot to see and do at Road to California 2016:

View over 1,000 quilts on display

Shop at 220 retailers in over 700 merchant booths

Take one of the 173 Classes

Attend a Lecture or Special Event

If you still have time left over from your Road visit, we invite you to go just down the road to the Ontario Museum of History and Art download and see their current exhibit,12353443_670975049712078_240636162_n

 Cloth Dolls Tell Their Stories

This exhibit showcases artists exploring remembrance, heritage and celebration through cloth dolls. Traditionally, dolls were created to represent a miniature human form, often used as children’s toys. These artists have transformed the meaning of the plaything by pouring tales and imagination into each doll while emphasizing the fun and whimsical. Carolyn Reese, owner of Road to California, has a special interest in this exhibit because two of the dolls in the collection were made by her mother, Marie White. One is a doll Marie created from a photograph of her mother, Oda Anderson, taken in 1934. The second doll, “Blanche” is one that Marie designed, taught classes and also sold patterns. Blanche was created in honor of Blanche Young, a well-known quilter and author, who was the teacher that started Carolyn in the quilting world. A free to the public Artist Reception is being held Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 5:00 –7:00 PM. The Ontario Museum of History & Art is located at 225 S. Euclid Ave. Ontario, CA 91762.  Gallery Hours are Noon to 4 PM, Thursday through Sunday.  Admission is free. For more information call (909) 395-2510.    ]]>