California’s First Chapter of ATHA presents:

Our 12th Annual Harvest Hook-in


Note: New Location

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. . .” Emily Bronte


Color Exercise: The “In Full Leaf” pattern designed by Carla Fortney will use overdyed dark wools and “worms” (yours or ours) and apply the principles of hue, value and intensity using darks/mediums/lights to develop your own color plan.  There will be a 7.5” x 9.75” pattern on paper for use as an iPad cover using #3 and #4 cuts, and a 9.5” x 12” to use with a #5 and above cut.  18” x 20.5” linen backing will be for sale or you can take a paper pattern home and transfer to the backing of your choice.  This one hour exercise will be scheduled throughout the day, at no charge, open to everyone, with no advance registration required.

Sightseeing in Riverside:  Drive in Friday and visit the historical Mission Inn!

Beginner Class: The 14” x 14” Ladybug Kit includes:  backing, cut wool, and a hook. BRING scissors and an 18” quilting or embroidery hoop (some loaner frames will be available).

Wool Swap Meet:  Let’s have some fun and whittle down our stashes. Sellers, bring a piece (or more) of wool you’ll never use, no longer love, or just want to get rid of. Write your name and price on the provided label (and by the way, you keep the $) and put it on the sale table. Buyers, bring some $ and be ready to dicker with the sellers to get a good deal!

Fall Party Menu: BBQ chicken, assorted rolls, coleslaw, assorted chips, beverages, and relishes. Assorted desserts (pumpkin, apple & chocolate) with ice cream!

Carla Fortney color consult: Make a 10-15 minute appointment, at no charge, the day of the event.

Shopping: Carla Fortney (Glendale, CA) with patterns and wool! Mary Johnson (Designs in Wool, Kennedy Meadow, CA) Debbie Waltzer (Riverside, CA) with her lovely jewelry! Judith McReynolds (Altadena, CA) will bring her gorgeous snippet bowls! Raffle Rug, Silent Auction and themed Raffle Baskets!

A rug exhibit to inspire: “Featured Artist” Carla Fortney’s work; and a selection of Mary Johnson’s pieces. As well as leaf rugs hooked by California’s First Chapter members, and bring your work for show & tell.

And…Photo Op with our “wandering photographer“, live music, highlights from the 2016 Harvest Hook-in, and  “How-to” correctly clean the Townsend Cutter with Treva Dornaus.

 Directions to Magnolia Center Church of Christ, 6160 Riverside Ave., Riverside

From West: Take the 10 freeway to the 215 South, to the 91 West. Take Central Ave. exit, right on Central to Riverside Ave (1st stop light) right to Merrill (1st stop light) right, then left into church parking lot.

From East: Take 91 East to Central Avenue exit, turn left on to Central, go to 1st stop light(Riverside Ave.), turn right to 1st stop light (Merrill), turn right, then left into the church parking lot.

For more information and/or questions contact: Sandra Grasso 909-798-7839 email:  or Jennie Reece 909-864-2799 email:


Sightseeing in Riverside

What does Riverside have to offer the traveler on a day trip? Below you will find information on one of Riverside’s most treasured areas.

The Mission Inn and Spa located at 3649 Mission Avenue in historic downtown Riverside is a very famous landmark in Southern California, and is just 2.3 miles from our hook-in venue. With its Spanish Gothic and Mission Revival architecture, beautiful gardens, and wonderful art work of many well-known artists. It is a must-see in Riverside. The hotel lobby/entrance has a carpet that features twenty-one California Missions. There is a clock tower with 500 bells that chime every hour. The hotel rooms are decorated to represent the history of the hotel, all different in their own way. The St. Frances Chapel has four large stained glass windows and two 1906 mosaics by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Many social leaders, entertainers, and eight Presidents have visited the Inn. The Reagan’s and Nixon’s were married and honeymooned there. Guided tours are available.

Adjacent to the Mission Inn is the Mall area with restaurants and shopping in quaint gift shops (a must-visit is Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle’s). Across the street there are antique stores and more restaurants. No cars are allowed in this area, only foot traffic. And on the weekends, parking meters are turned off.

Some of the restaurants are a little adventurous. The Chapel at Tio’s Tacos features walls made of beer bottles, with religious statues and bed post pews. The Taco Station was built inside a former Shell Gas Station.

There are many other wonders to explore along Mission Avenue and within walking distance from the Mission Inn.

Treva Dornaus, Chapter Member and resident of Riverside.




 “California’s First” Chapter of ATHA

12th Annual Harvest Hook-In

“In Full Leaf”

Registration Form

Please don’t wait until the deadline of October 8, 2017

Make your check payable to:

 California’s First Chapter of ATHA and mail to:

Treva Dornaus         2536 Harrison Street         Riverside, CA 92503


(Please copy, paste and print, or contact us at info provided below)








Attendance Fee: pre-paid                                                                   $15.00 __________


Attendance Fee: Paid at door                                                             $18.00__________


Beginner Class Fee: (includes Lady Bug kit)                                      $25.00 __________


Saturday Lunch: (must be pre-paid)                                                  $10.00__________

*Bring a friend for a “free lunch” (must be someone

who has never attended. Must complete separate

registration form and pay for attendance.)

Print friend’s name here__________________________________________


TOTAL ENCLOSED:                  $________________

For more information and/or questions contact: Sandra Grasso 909-798-7839 email:  or Jennie Reece 909-864-2799 email:

California’s First Chapter of ATHA presents:

SAVE THE DATE!!   “In Full Leaf” California’s First Chapter of ATHA annual Harvest Hook-in!
When?   Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.
Where?  Magnolia Center Church of Christ located at 6160 Riverside Avenue in Riverside, CA 92506
What?    Designer/Color Specialist Carla Fortney…slide show from 2016 hook-in…shopping…entertainment…raffle baskets…Designs in Wool (Mary Johnson) and more…
Keep an eye on your in box, or on our web site, for updates and registration information.
Sandra Grasso and Jennie Reece
Co-chairs for the annual Harvest Hook-in


Our regular meetings are held on

the third Saturday of the month at


419 S 4th STREET


In March, 2017 we’ll have another opportunity to demonstrate at the Coachella Valley History Museum Information about demonstrating there and at the Lavender Fest in June will follow.
February is a busy month for California’s First

On the 12th, Janelle will set up, with help from Loopy Ladies, our rug show for the Riverside County Date Festival From the 14th through the 27th she will be demonstrating at the Fair with anyone who cares to join her. Come out and hook with us!

On the 15th we’ll be chatting, snacking and working on ongoing projects at our monthly meeting.



 January’s Events and Plans

On January 18th we will play a rousing game of wool bingo. Bring a 3”x12” piece of wool for each game you wish to play.

On the following Saturday, we take a Dyeing with Gene field trip to Gene Shepherd’s studio in Anaheim.

Janelle is still needing your entries for the 2014 Date Festival!
Bring your hooked items finished within the last 2 years to our January 18 meeting.
Janelle will do the computer entry for you and the cost is only $3 per entry. 
See for information on the Date Festival.

Janelle Leslie is receiving entries for the Riverside County Date Festival. Contact her at for more information.



DECEMBER 14TH, 2013 (2ND Saturday)

Trinity Episcopal Church

There is now primitive linen available for sale at $18/yard. . .Remember to wear your badge to the Chapter meeting


4195 S 4th STREET


9:30-3 P.M.






NOVEMBER 16, 2013




You can make a flower pin with wool strips or bring a silk scarf (choose a color you like) to make the flower out of silk or make a bracelet out of quillies. You will need worms, matching thread, matching wool to back your quillie, long sewing needle, long pins, scissors, foundation and fabric to fit your frame. Brenda will furnish glue and pin backs. Come prepared to have fun.