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Meet Road 2018 Ruby Sponsors

Road to California would not be the premier consumer quilt show that it is without our sponsors. “Our sponsors are what keeps us competitive,” shared Show Owner, Matt Reese. Because of their generous support, Road continues to attract the industry’s finest entrants, teachers and vendors which are enjoyed by the thousands of our guests that attend our event.

Road 2018 has 13 Ruby Sponsors. To be at this third level of sponsorship, (our platinum sponsor, Gammill, is the highest level), an organization donates $2,250. Their generous contribution goes toward prize money for the quilt show contest as well as help fund other aspects of the event. Some Ruby Sponsors will also have a vendor booth on the main floor while many will have their products available with retailers at the show.

The Ruby Sponsors for 2018 are:

Bernina

This Swiss, family owned company, has been celebrating creativity  for 125 years. To celebrate their anniversary year, Bernina has created a gold-plated special edition presser foot, available after March 1.

Brother

Brother International has more than 100 years of history in the global sewing industry. They’ve been a leader in the US for more than 60 years, offering a diverse lineup of machines with industry-first, exclusive features. Their motto is “Explore, learn and remember — being creative isn’t a hobby; it’s a way of life!”

Elna

Since around 1940, the Elna trademark has always symbolized quality, innovation and service. Today, Elna continues to build the company with these three elements as the foundation. Elna is a growing company committed to bringing excellence to our customers and our international distribution network. Elna is active in more than 60 countries, throughout the world.

Husqvarna Viking

The need for change inspired their beginning. They began as a royal arms factory in Huskvarna, Sweden in 1689.  Almost two centuries later in 1872, facing declining demand for firearms, the artisans of the factory were inspired to make a more peaceful product—sewing machines. Today, Husqvarna Viking® is a worldwide organization that still designs high-quality sewing machines in Sweden and markets our products to passionate sewers all across the globe.

Innova (ABM International)

Innova longarm machines are manufactured by ABM International, a three generation family owned and operated business near Houston Texas and are engineered to meet the most discerning quilter’s needs. Based on a long term commitment to excellence, ABM International offers a full array of high quality quilting machinery.

Martelli

Martelli Enterprises is an international company based in Pensacola, Florida. They make tools, equipment, work stations and machines for sewing, quilting, and embroidery. For over 20 years, they have provided quilters and other sewing and crafting enthusiasts with the tools and accessories to pursue their art and express themselves.

Modern Quilts Unlimited

Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine is published quarterly – February, May, August and November — and offers quilt, accessory and home decoration patterns by exciting new designers. The publication also includes interviews with quilting innovators, machine quilting tips and quilts and projects.

OC Sewing & Vacuum

In business since 1991, they have four locations in Southern California: Buena Park, Fullerton, Irvine and Garden Grove. They carry high quality sewing, embroidery and quilting machines and sergers and offer a variety of sewing and quilting classes for all levels.

Pfaff

Known for their Original IDT™ System – Integrated Dual Feed, their quilting, sewing, and embroidery machines provide tools for creativity and precision.

Pineapple Fabrics

Best known for their Pineapple Packs: precut fabric collections that include 5 coordinated, quilt quality fabrics that make sewing projects a breeze.  Pineapple Fabrics is an e-commerce business.

Primitive Gatherings

A well known Southern California quilt shop with an old fashioned look, they feature the nation’s largest selection of reproduction fabrics, homespuns, Japanese fabrics, and their own beautiful hand dyed wools. They also carry a wide variety of cotton or wool kits, notions,and all the supplies for punch needle embroidery.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Creator of Kona cotton solids,  Robert Kaufman is a dual focused company, with an equally held commitment to both the Manufacturing and Quilting Retail customer. They operate two separate design studios, each one generating fabrics specific to the quilting and manufacturing customer.

Sew Batik

A direct merchant with a passion for designing, sourcing and distributing exquisite batik and hand dyed fabrics. Their fabrics are only sold on their website, at local, regional and national quilt shows, and through their ever-growing relationships with professional longarm/machine quilters around the world.

Please support our Ruby Sponsors by stopping by their booths and/or investigating their products.

 

 

Meet Road 2016 Contest Winners

Part of the fun of Road to California is entering the contests.

Two Tickets to Road 2016: Teresa Borkin

Carolyn Reese congratulates Teresa Borkin

Carolyn Reese congratulates Teresa Borkin

Teresa Borkin, from the Seattle area, had always wanted to attend Road. When she won two tickets for the 2016 show in a giveaway on the blog back in September, that sealed the deal. Teresa and six of her quilting friends came for three days. Teresa expected to see high quality quilts and her expectations were met. She attended Preview Night  where she enjoyed viewing the quilts without the crowds. Teresa also enjoyed the shopping and seeing vendors from Washington: Carriage Country Quilts, Quilter’s Roost and Quilter’s Coop. “I’m going home with a whole bag of stuff.”

Thursday Daily Winner: Alice FinkelsteinDaily Raffle Thursday

Alice Finkelstein traveled to Road from Paramount, California. This was her 11th year attending the show. Each year, Alice along with her cousin and a friend, stay 3 – 4 days, taking classes, shopping, and enjoying the variety of things offered during the show. Alice put her winning ticket in the raffle barrel at around 1:00 PM on Thursday. It didn’t take her long to collect her prize; she was standing close by when her name was called as the winner of a Baby Lock Rachel sewing machine donated by Moore’s Sewing Center. “I was speechless when I won. It was wonderful.”

Friday Daily Winner: JoAnn Taylor Rice215

Road 2016 was JoAnn Taylor Rice’s first time at the show. A resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, JoAnn came for three days and “had the best time. I loved every minute.” She heard about Road to California through her quilt guild, Delightful Quilters. JoAnn was in “shock” when she heard her name called. “My friends and I hurried to get there when the raffle was being held. I hated to think what would happen if I wasn’t there when my name was called.” JoAnn  won a Bernina Simple Red 215, donated by Mel’s Sewing Center and Upland Vacuum and Sewing.

Saturday Daily Winner: Maj Uggelberg033

Maj Uggelberg was quilting away in a class being taught by Jerry Granata when her friend came running in and shouted that Maj had won the Saturday Daily Raffle. Maj dropped her project and ran to claim her prize, a Husqvarna-Viking 650 sewing machine, donated by OC Sewing and Vacuum. Maj is from Stockholm, Sweden and Road 2016 was the first quilt show she has ever attended. She arrived in the United States on January 12th and was staying until February 26th. Her first reaction to winning was “Wow!!” then, “Will it work back in Sweden?” and “How am I going to get this home?” Maj met OC Sewing and Vacuum owner, Joe Fuller, who told her because it was a Swedish sewing machine, all she would need is a particular cord and there would be no problem using it with the electricity back home. Shipping her new sewing machine home was a breeze because UPS was on site at the Ontario Convention Center and they were able to help Maj get her machine ready to send to Sweden.

Sunday Daily Winner: Liza DeBordSunday Daily Drawing winner

Lucky for Liza DeBord, her daughter entered Liza’s name into the drawing for Sunday. Liza won a Martelli LaCresta Premier Workstation, valued at $3,250!! Liza was “amazed” that she won such an awesome prize.

Road 2014: Changing It Up

What keeps Road to California the premiere quilt show in the West is that Carolyn Reese always has something new up her sleeve to add to the show. For 2014 there will be a new Pavilion area featuring more vendors, more seating, and more food service area.  

Also new to 2014  is the Daily Raffle Drawing — opportunities for guests to win some outstanding prizes each day.  Raffle tickets will be offered every morning of the show to guests. The tickets must be deposited at the North Information Desk to be eligible for the drawing. The Daily Raffle Drawing will be held each afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Winners will be announced over the loudspeaker in the Exhibit Hall and must be present to win, either in the Exhibit Hall or in a class. 

Prizes each day include:

Thursday: Bernina 215 donated by Mel’s Sewing and Fabric Center  Mel's Sewing and Fabric CenterMel’s Sewing and Fabric Center have been with Road since it began. They, along with Upland Sew and Vac, are the official Bernina representatives for Bernina America. Says owner Perry Lytton, “The Bernina 215 is a great machine for beginners. Experienced sewers will love it for a second machine because it is lightweight and portable to take to classes.” Mr. Lytton added: “We are glad to be a part of this first raffle. Road is a great show.”Bernina

In addition to the raffle, Mel’s Sewing and Fabric Center is providing sewing machines for two classrooms. There will be a class set of 26 of the Bernina 550 quilter machines in one classroom and 26 Bernina 760E embroidery quilting machines in another room. Mel’s will also have the entire Bernina line available in their booth.

Friday: Babylock Sofia 2 donated by Moore’s Sewing                                                                                                                                                                                                Moore’s Sewing is a Diamond Sponsor of Road to California and a great supporter of the show. The trend-setting Sofia 2 is a compact machine that features 70 built-in embroidery designs and 168 stitches. With a 4″ X 4″ embroidery field, convenient LCD Touch Screen and a USB slot for transferring designs through a thumbdrive, the Sofia 2 is perfect for creating and inspiring.

Babylock Sofia 2

Saturday: Martelli La Cresta Premiere Work Station donated by Martelli Enterprises                                                                                                                                         Martelli Enterprises is excited to be back at Road and is looking forward to sharing the new changes within their company with Road’s guests. Valuing innovation and continual improvement through the support of a dedicated research and development team, Martelli Enterprises has a new website, offering more tools and accessories for quilters and other sewing and crafting enthusiasts. Be sure to visit them in Booths 1918 and 2017.

Martelli

The La Cresta Premiere Work Station features a 29” x 47” work surface, adjustable height, electric motor with hand control, 24” strip ruler, two sided cutting map, and a 45mm Martelli Rotary Cutter.  

Sunday: Husqvarna Viking Opal 670 donated by OC Sewing and Vacuum                                                                                                                                                              This is OC Sewing and Vacuum’s third time at Road and they “love the show.” They are the number one Husqvarna Viking dealer in the world and have never donated such a high end machine before to any show. Husqvarna Viking Opal 670

The Opal 670 is a computerized sewing machine that is extra-efficient with loads of built-in assistance including a Touch Screen that is easy to navigate and shows all your settings; an Automatic Thread Cutter that cuts the top and bobbin thread automatically; a Bobbin Thread Sensor that alerts you when the bobbin thread is about to run out; and an Electronic Self-Adjusting Thread Tension that sets the best tension automatically for all techniques and fabrics.

Thanks to these great vendors for donating these great prizes. Be sure to get your raffle tickets early each day and turn them in to the North Information Desk so that you can be included in the Daily Raffle Drawing.

Which prize would you like to win?