Periodically the guild conducts or participates in a special event or activity for members and guests to enjoy.
The Fallbrook Avocado Festival is held every year the last Sunday in April. In 2017, the guild participated by having a booth. Many creative items were made with an avocado theme and fun was had by all.
In October each year, the Fallbrook community celebrates the season by sponsoring a scarecrow contest. In conjunction with this contest is a Harvest Faire, or Fall Festival. The guild participated in October 2016 with a booth.
Our annual potluck and transition meeting was held on June 25, 2016. We had lots of good food and fun.
The Fallbrook Quilt Guild conducted demonstrations and manned a booth at the Fall Festival on October 6, 2013 in downtown Fallbrook. The quilt demonstrations were held in the Fallbrook Art School on Alvarado Street to see how a quilt is made from beginning to end.
Quilts and other beautiful handmade items were sold in the booth. Many Autumn and Halloween themed items such as Trick and Treat bags, table runners, and wall hangings as well as non-seasonal items were for sale at great prices. A children's activity sheet a coloring page of several quilt designs was given away.
Gorgeous quilts were displayed in the windows of many of the stores on Main Street and were sold at the Auction held as part of the biennial quilt show on November 8 and 9, 2013.
At the September 6, 2012 meeting, the Fallbrook Quilt Guild celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
When Don Beld came to our guild in August 2011, he presented his Quilts for Union Soldiers program. He is one of the nation's leading experts on Civil War soldiers' quilts and has reproduced all of the existing Sanitary Commission quilts. In the workshop, he presented the process for creating "Potholder Quilts", 8-inch finished quilts that are sewed together to make larger quilts to be used as banners.
The results of the round robin which was held during the 2010/2011 guild year are shown below. Four brave members submitted a block they had made and each person was challenged to add a border around the block as the blocks were passed along by the coordinator. Each border had different requirements (one time rectangles, one time stars, etc.). All of the resulting quilt tops were beautiful.
Our annual potluck and transition meeting was held on June 5, 2008. We had lots of good food and fun.
One special event in March 2008 was the presentation of quilts to 6 families who lost their Fallbrook homes to the fires in October 2007. Muna Elias, new guild member, presented quilts to fire victims made by her quilting group from the San Francisco Bay area.
Another special event in March was a "Blue Light Special", conceived by our president, Carol Carpenter. The guild had obtained fabric from a fabric rep who was relocating out of the area. He had samples of upholstery and other types of fabrics which we purchased very cheaply.
As a celebration of National Quilting Day on March 15th, the guild sponsored a "Quilt Till You Wilt" day at the Fallbrook Community Center.