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Technique Sharing Workshops

What is a Technique Sharing Workshop (TSW)? A TSW is a way for guild members to teach a technique they have found especially helpful in improving the quality of their quilts and quilting experience. These workshops are usually 10-15 minutes long and have been taught after general meetings in the past. Now, with the advent of Zoom and YouTube, members can share something they have found, or demonstrate their technique, and have it posted on our Website.

Our guild is thriving because we have volunteers who share their time and talents. If you are looking for a way to be an active member, please consider being the chair of TSW. The chair searches out possible members to teach or share a technique and schedules the workshops for a year.

Rhonda Denny's Community Project

Jan 1st, 2023 to Dec 31st, 2023

Hello Good People,

It’s time to update the Baby Closet at Santa Rosa Community Health Lombardi Campus.  After two full years of service, we want to standardize and streamline content for easier access and opportunity. This means we are eliminating and adding baby basics.

The approve list consists of

-          Clothing such as onsies, pajamas, sweatpants, t-shirts and socks. Sizes 0 to 2 years or (24 months)

-          The greatest need is boys, 6 to 9 months. Boys, boys, boys, and gender neutral.

-          Journals for mom’s - any and all. The feedback on journals has been positive. We’ve had plain to beautiful books - some hard cover, some soft, some with pockets, some with locks. These journals encourage dreams, desires, intentions and a feeling of well-being that is mom’s alone.

-          Burp Cloths are used often, many times a day. A fat stack of burpees can be depleted in just a few hours. The most loved burpee pattern can be found on the TSW page.

-          Receiving blankets – one sided with finished edges or two-sided, flannel on flannel or flannel on one side and cotton on the other side.

-          Doll quilts, dollies, or stuffed animals. Also, books that can be read to the babies.

-          Small quilts or blankets.

We want to put each set into a big, fabric bag. Lady Mary W made over 100 bags last year and, already this year, 100 more!

Off the list:

-          No more Tegan hats. The noggin nubbin was just too problematic. (The Tegan hats will be replaced with super simple, knitted hats, sizes newborn to 6 months.TBA)

-          Circle receiver, kerchief, cat friend, knit blankets, and bibs.

Note: any larger sizes will go to the Pediatric Clinic. At this point, the Lombardi Campus wants only sizes 0 to 2 years.

Thank you for giving to the families in our communities that need it the most.


Rhonda Denny

Burp Cloth instructions

Receiving Blanket instructions

Stuffed Cat Pattern

Baby Bag Tote Pattern

Circle Receiving Blanket Pattern  

Kerchief Instructions

Mystery Quilt with Jim Jensen

Mar 2nd, 2023 to Sep 7th, 2023

Welcome to the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild Mystery Quilt Challenge for 2023!

I found this pattern on the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild ( website. It was their mystery quilt from 2020. I wrote to the president, Tony DeZego, and received permission for us to use this pattern. Thank you Coachella Valley Quilt Guild. Sharon Fry, my go-to second eye, described this pattern as “beginner friendly with many complicated-looking secondary patterns.”

As I was making the quilt according to their directions, I realized that there is a much easier way to make this than to cut out each individual piece. I have converted the pattern into making strips and cutting units from the strips. I also changed their color assignment a bit.

This will be a small lap size quilt. The interior portion will measure approximately 38” x 56” and you can decide how much bigger you want it to be by adjusting the border(s) you add.

Due date for finished quilt tops is September 7, 2023.


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