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Get To Know The Valley Of The Mist Quilt Guild

Does your quilt guild have their quilt show outdoors?

That’s what the Valley of the Mist Quilt Guild has been doing for 19 years!! Their display quilts are exhibited on rustic buildings throughout Old Town Temecula, California for a two week “Quilt Walk.” After, the The Quilt Show culminates with a featured quilter, vendors, and two live quilt auctions.

This year’s opportunity quilt, “Sweet Treats,” which was on display at Road 2017, will also be awarded to a lucky winner at their quilt show.

Picture by Brian Roberts Photography

Formed in  September,1990, Valley of the Mist Quilt Guild is located in the Temecula Valley and promotes the knowledge and appreciation for all aspects of quilting and fiber arts.  The guild has a strong philanthropy heritage, sewing quilts, pillowcases, Christmas stockings, and baby blankets to donate to their community. This past year, they have also collected donations each month to put together kits that will be donated to veterans at nearby March Air Force Base.

A fun guild activity that they started this year was “The Charming Strip Exchange.”  Guild members brought strips they had cut from three different fabrics that followed a particular theme and exchange them with each other.

For more information about their quilt show or the guild, please visit their website.

Country Heritage Tours Makes It Easy To Get To Road

In 2005, Country Heritage Tours began bringing guests to Road to California. Their Ultimate Road to California Tour returned in 2006 and 2008 and 2016 will mark their fourth year in a row of providing a hassle-free experience to quilters who don’t want to travel alone to the show.CHT logo 690 bk

Country Heritage Tours’ custom itineraries are planned 12 months in advance and are handcrafted to include must-see highlights and delightful surprises. Every component has been carefully chosen to showcase iconic landmarks, extraordinary museums, and legendary quilt shows.customer 24

What are the benefits of joining their bus tour? For one, “they are so much fun,” says Scott Brodsky of Country Heritage Tours. “Everyone starts with a common thread (heehee), friendships are made and stories are written to last a lifetime.”

This year’s Ultimate Bus Tour to Road 2016 begins in San Diego;Road 3

Travels to Temecula; Then ends in Ontario at Road.  Tour highlights include:

  • 6 Nights Deluxe Accommodations
  • Unlimited Admission to the Road to California Quilters Conference & Showcase
  • Fabulous Quilt Shops
  • Quilt Show Sneak-Preview Admission
  • Private Lecture & Lunch at Eleanor Burns Shop & Studio
  • Private Tour of Hoffman Fabric Factory
  • Rosie’s Calico Cupboard
  • Fat Quarters Quilt Shop
  • Olde Town Temecula
  • Temecula Quilt Guild Meeting
  • Baggage Handling
  • Commemorative Video
  • Souvenir Tote Bag

How does someone prepare for a Country Heritage bus tour? First and foremost, leave room in your luggage for all the fabric and other treasures you will find at the quilt shops you will visit. And bring comfortable walking shoes.  Country Heritage trips provide an opportunity to visit off-the-beaten-path destinations and attractions so you’ll want to make sure that your feet are comfortable.

Country Heritage Tours LOVES bringing their customers to Road. The excitement of the show and the growth every year makes Road to California an annual favorite of their clients.

For more information on Country Heritage Tours Ultimate Road to California Tour, or any of their other tours, visit them on their web site where you can also order their FREE catalog.2016CHTCatalogMechanical.indd

Country Heritage Tours can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

Quilt Guild Spotlight: Valley Of The Mist Quilters

Formed in 1990 and located in Temecula, California, Valley of the Mist Quilters has 125 members who meet the second Tuesday of each month. Regular meetings with guest speakers are held seven months out of the year. In July, they host a Quilt University where members present different quilt techniques in 15 minute segments.Valley of the Mist Quilters

One of Valley of the Mist Quilters philanthropies is a school for homeless children in San Diego, California. Last year, they donated over 100 quilts to the school.  The guild has also donated quilts to flood victims in Colorado.

Each fall, Valley of the Mist Quilters host a unique quilt show that is completely outdoors. This year, on Saturday, October 4th, hundreds of quilts will be displayed throughout western themed Old Town Temecula from porches, eaves, and balconies. The opportunity quit they displayed during Road to California 2014, Garden Delights, will be auctioned during the show.  The guild will also be hosting quilter Karen Brow of javahousequilts.com, during their event. It promises to be a great day to share the love of quilting._i4c3151