Our next quilt show will be Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4, 2017. Please see the Quilt Show page (under Events) for further information.

Opportunity Quilts

The Opportunity Quilt is the main source of income for the guild. Members are encouraged to participate in making the quilt and each member is responsible for selling or purchasing $25.00 worth of tickets.

The quilts are shown below, with the current quilt shown first.

Opportunity Quilts

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2018

The 2018 quilt, Midnight Garden, is 91.5"x91.5". The drawing will be held June 7, 2018.

The committee was chaired by Carol Carpenter and included Ann Harris, Rosalie Mikelson, Ursula Hohaus-Hawkins, Diana Rash, Ardis Duhachek, Jewell Burke, Sandy Scott and Kris Hamblen. The quilt was made from purchased and donated fabric. It is machine pieced, hand appliquéd, and machine quilted by Kris Hamblen.

2017

The 2017 quilt, Enchanted Hexagon Garden, is 79"x94.5". The drawing was held June 1, 2017 and the quilt was won by Loretta Sanchez of Whittier, California.

Mary Morrison was chair of the committee and designed the quilt pattern, with Deb Raver designing the appliqué border. The quilt was made from donated and purchased fabrics. The hexagon pattern is the oldest known published quilt pattern. At least 43 different guild members participated in making the quilt and spent approximately 1,000 hours or more. It is hand pieced, hand appliquéd, and hand quilted.

2016

The 2016 quilt, Words to Live By, is 86"x86". The drawing was held June 4, 2016 and the quilt was won by Lorene Rogeness of Bellevue, Washington.

The committee consisted of the members of the Sassy Sewing Sisters friendship group. They chose the block of the month quilt from Primitive Gatherings, with permission from designer Lisa Bongean to use this design. It was machine pieced, hand and fused appliqué, embellished with wool, and machine quilted by Pamela Wright.




2015

The 2015 quilt, Ants on Parade, is approximately 62"x62". The drawing was held June 4, 2015 and the quilt was won by Ann Harris of Fallbrook, California.

Ann Turley was chair of the committee and the concept was conceived and panel designs suggested by Ann. Inspired by Rose Hughes of Paducah, Kentucky who works in a limited pallet of shaded hues. Anne Ondraka, Pamela Wright, and Deb Raver designed and made blocks in the quilt. Many guild members constructed ants and flower petals. It was machine pieced, hand and fused appliqué, embellished with embroidery, fabric manipulation, couching, and beading, and machine quilted by Pamela Wright.

2013

The 2013 quilt, Flowers in the Night, is 80"x80". The drawing was held August 7, 2014 and the quilt was won by Connie Follstad of Fallbrook, California.

The committee included Barbara Anderson, Irene Althaus, Linda Huff and Pat Price. The orchid border was designed by Deborah Borsos in the October/November 2011 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, who gave her permission to use the pattern. It was machine pieced, hand appliquéd, has embroidery and paint embellishment, broderie perse stitching, and is hand quilted.

2012

The 2012 quilt, Leaf Symphony, is 82"x82". The drawing was held June 7, 2012 and the quilt was won by Steve and Dianne Parker of Fallbrook, California.

The committee consisted of Hildegard Duckworth, Ursula Hohaus-Hawkins, Linda Kacirek, Maria Lansberry and Deb Raver. The design came from Quiltmaker magazine in September/October 1996 (No. 51), which gave permission for use of the design. It was machine pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted.





2011

The 2011 quilt, Tropical Parfait, is 72"x90". The drawing was held June 2, 2011 and the quilt was won by Carol Schilling of Hemet, California.

It was machine pieced and machine quilted.


2010

The 2010 quilt, Village Fans, is 63"x 82". The drawing was held June 3, 2010 and the quilt was won by Anne Ondraka of Fallbrook, California.

It was machine pieced and machine quilted.

2009

The 2009 quilt, Lottie's Baskets, is 67"x77". The drawing was held June 4, 2009 and the quilt was won by Rosalie Mikelson of Fallbrook, California.

It was machine pieced, machine appliquéd and hand quilted.

2008

The 2008 quilt, Posies in My Pocket, is 81"x92". The drawing was held June 5, 2008 and the quilt was won by Deb Raver of Fallbrook, California.

The Sew 'n' Sews friendship group coordinated the making of this quilt. The quilt was inspired by a quilt made by one of our members from the pattern "Aunt Betty's Attic", designed by Betty Sak, from McCall's Quilting, February 2003 issue. It was made with purchased fabric. It was machine pieced, hand appliquéd and machine quilted by Sandy Scott.

2007

The 2007 quilt, Garden Party, is 58"x74". The drawing was held June 7, 2007. It was won by Isabel Diamond of Fallbrook, California.

Karen Cunagin was chair of the committee and designed this pattern which was used with permission. It was made with purchased fabric and was machine pieced, hand appliquéd, machine appliquéd, machine quilted and hand embellished.

2006

The 2006 quilt, Buds In a Basket, is 70"x84". The drawing was held June 1, 2006 and the quilt was won by Eunice Nordberg of Oceanside, California.

Kay Aragon was chair of the committee with Sandy Scott and Bev King. The quilt pattern was inspired by "Buds in a Basket", in the book A Bouquet of Quilts, Garden-Inspired Projects for the Home, Rounds & Rymer, C&T Publishing and made with donated fabriic. It was machine pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted.


2005

The 2005 quilt, Over the Ocean Blue, is 86"x102". The drawing was held June 2, 2005 and the quilt was won by Karen Cunagin of Fallbrook, California.

Sharon Wilhite was chair of the committee. This is a traditional pattern, made from purchased and donated fabric. It was machine pieced by guild members and machine quilted by Judie Krot.

2004

The 2004 quilt, Harpin's Bazaar, is 91"x91". The drawing was held June 3, 2004 and the quilt was won by Lois Carrollton of Fallbrook, California.

Carol Harpin was chair of the committee and designer of the quilt. It was made from assorted traditional patterns, and purchased and donated fabric. It was machine pieced and hand quilted.

2003

The 2003 quilt, Morning Mist at Willow Pond, is 82"x107". The drawing was held on June 5, 2003 and the quilt was won by John and Michele Murphy of Fallbrook, California.

Jan Quigley was chair of the committee and designer of the quilt. The quilt was inspired by "Dragonfly" in Mia Rozym's book: Freedom in Design. The hummingbird block in the inner row and flowers are from Better Homes and Gardens: 501 Quilt Blocks. The three-member committee designed the pond with the weeping willow tree, lily pads and dragonfly. It was made from purchased and donated fabric and was paper pieced, with hand-made soft sculpture, and hand quilted.

2002

The 2002 quilt, Floral Expressions, is 84"x94". The drawing was held June 6, 2002 and the quilt was won by Kathy Wall of Fallbrook, California.

Alice Clay, Bev King, Kathy Dixon and Janet Rursch were co-chairs of the committee. The quilt was inspired by a quilt seen in an Australian quilting magazine and was made from donated fabric. Bev King designed a new appliqué center and outside border. The main fabrics were purchased and some hand-dyed fabrics were donated. It was machine pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted.

2001

The 2001 quilt, The Whirlwind, is 104"x114". The drawing was held June 7, 2001. It was won by a young military wife.

Melissa Ontiveros was chair of the committee which included Ann Harris, Marguerite Grotey and Betty Hall.. The quilt was inspired by a quilt seen in Quilter's Newsletter and was made from purchased and donated fabric. The blocks were enlarged and the borders were redesigned. Fabrics were donated by guild members for the pinwheels and background. It was machine pieced and hand quilted.

2000

The 2000 quilt, Midnight Garden, is 90"x100". The drawing was held in June 2000 and the quilt was won by Libby Wood of Fallbrook, California.

Deb Raver was chair of the committee which included Bev King, Ruth McCoy, Maria Lansberry and Audrey Walden. Deb designed this quilt pattern which was used with permission. It was made with purchased batik fabric and was machine pieced, hand appliquéd, and hand quilted.




1999

The 1999 quilt, A Tisket, A Tasket, A Fallbrook Basket, is 90"x100". The drawing was held June 3, 1999 and the quilt was won by Edith Bonfanti of Williamsburg, Virginia.

Anita Bruce and Linda Lascola were co-chairs of the committee. The quilt design was seen in Quilt Tsushin in May of 1997. The quilt was made fron donated fabric and was machine pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted.

1998

The 1998 quilt, Fallbrook's Winding Ways, is 90"x90". The drawing was held June 4, 1998 and the quilt was won by Mary Ellen Myers of Fallbrook, California.

Jan Quigley and Kathy Quinlan were co-chairs of the committee for this traditional quilt pattern. The quilt was made from donated fabric, fall colors and nature designs, and machine pieced and hand quilted.

1997

The 1997 quilt, Hearts and Flowers, is 90"x110". The drawing was held June 5, 1997 and the quilt was won by Pamela Kinzer of Oceanside, California.

Pat Agee was chair of the committee with Michele Murphy and Janice Bricker. The quilt was made from purchased and donated fabric and was machine pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted.



1996

The 1996 quilt, Crystal Twilight, is 70"x90". The drawing was held December 5, 1996 and the quilt was won by Alta Jay of Fallbrook, California.

Lori Mayne was committee chair and designer of this quilt. Other committee members included Melissa Ontiveros, Betty Hall and Sarah Sandor. It was made from hand-dyed and graded fabric purchased from Sondra Seth; Lori Mayne printed the blue fabric. The quilt was machine pieced and machine quilted.

1995

The 1995 quilt, Oak Leaf and Reel, is 84"x84". The drawing was held December 7, 1995.

Sharon Walters was chair of the committee and designed the quilt with help from her committee memberrs Suzanne Ashman, Sybil Edwards and Suzi Mrochek. The medallion center of this quilt was seen in Patchwork Magazine and the other blocks were assorted traditional patterns. The quilt was made from donated fabric and machine pieced, hand appliquéd, and hand quilted.

1994

The 1994 quilt, Missouri Rose, is 88"x108". The drawing was held December 1, 1994 and the quilt was won by Kim Stewart of Coronado, California.

Deb Raver was chair of the committee with Ruth McCoy and Sarah Sandor. This is a traditional pattern and the quilt was made with purchased fabric and was machine pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted.



1993

The 1993 quilt, Farmer's Daughter, is 75"x96". The drawing was held December 2, 1993 and the quilt was won by Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Palmer of Stockton, California.

Dolores Coleman was chair of the committee along with Melissa Ontiveros and Betty Hall. This quilt was inspired by a quilt seen in Country Threads, was made with donated fabric, and was machine pieced and machine quilted.

1992

The 1992 quilt, From Sea to Shining Sea, is 76"x76". The drawing was held December 3, 1992 and the quilt was won by Kathleen Keaton of Altadena, California.

Beverly Packard was chair of the committee. This was a traditional pattern, made from donated fabric and paper pieced, machine pieced, and hand quilted.

1991

The 1991 quilt, Tulips In The Night, is queen size. The drawing was held December 5, 1991 and the quilt was won by Ralph Swift, father-in-law of guild member, Rose Swift.

Deb Raver was committee chair and designer of the quilt. The quilt was made from purchased batik fabric, machine pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted.



1990

The 1990 quilt is Pineapple, size unknown. It was machine pieced and tied. The drawing was held in December 1990."

The quilt was designed by Beverly Packard and blocks were made by the members. The quilt was made from donated fabric.

1989

The 1989 quilt, A Barn Raising Log Cabin, is 82"x96". The drawing was held December 7, 1989 and the quilt was won by Janet Kennington of Fallbrook, California.

Dolores Coleman was chair of the committee and she designed this quilt from a traditional pattern. It was machine pieced and hand quilted.

1988

The 1988 quilt, Stars in My Eyes, is 78"x78". It was machine pieced and hand quilted. The drawing was held in March 1989 and the quilt was won by Heidi Malson of Lancaster, California.

The quilt was designed by Lisa Hobson and the inspiration was a block swap. It was hand quilted.