Annette Palmer, Railettes Chair
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"We look forward to a fun filled week with a variety of interesting projects
and new techniques. Among the activities that will be offered are our
annual luncheon to be held at the Mission Inn.

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Thursday 9/14

8:00 am until 9:00 am
Railette Welcome Reception and
White Elephant Gift Exchange

We will have a gift exchange for gifts valued at $15.00. Please wrap them in
newspaper. We will allow gifts to be stolen a total of 2 times.


9:30 am until 10:30 am
Bow Tie Pasta Angel Pins
Want an easy project that makes a great gift anytime? We will make angels out of pasta.
You can also place an ornament hook on the back and hang them from your Tree at
Christmas time. They can be made for anyone who loves to wear pins.
All supplies are included.

11:00 am until Noon
Cupcake Liner Flower Lights by: Annette Palmer
These elegant DIY party lights made from cupcake liners. I came across this project and immediately thought of you, my fellow DIYers. Ok, technically I first thought of
cupcakes, but then I thought of all of you. I think they would be beautiful
decor. All supplies will be furnished.

1:00 pm until 2:00 pm
We will have multiple games of bingo at this convention for all to attend. We have items
that are for both men and women to win. Come out and join us and win some great prizes.
Games are $1.00 each of 6 for $5.00.

2:30 pm until 3:30 pm
Beyond Dinning Car China
(Collecting Other Railroad Artifacts)
by: Roberta Fleishman
In a continuation from last year’s PSR Convention clinic on Collecting Dining
Car China,we will be looking at collecting other items from the different
railroads. These items in-clude paper items, silverware, glassware,
lanterns, buttons, etc.
The clinic will discuss what the hobby is
about and how you can start your own collection.

4:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Canvas Art by Annette Palmer
We will take a 10x8 Canvas and you can choose a picture to do the outlines in either yarn or embroidery floss. If we have time we will also paint the picture to add more colors to
your art project. All materials will be provided for a cost of $6.00 per canvas,
this clinic is limited to 10 people.

6:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Decorative Hoops by Roberta Fleishman
In this clinic you will be making a decorative hoop. You will be using fabric, crayons, fabric markers, to transfer a design of your choice onto fabric in-side of a hoop. Then you will
finish the hoop with ribbon and a bow. I have done this successfully with my
second graders. So you can too!

8:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Little Yarn Hats by Annette Palmer
A good Christmas tree could always use more ornaments. We will make Christmas tree
ornament where you'd least expect it, from items from the bathroom or kitchen. That's
right, it turns out a toilet paper roll or paper towel roll is exactly what you need to
make miniature yarn hat ornaments for your tree. Attend this clinic and make
these cute ornaments for your tree. All supplies are provided.

Friday 9/15
Rail Fans Luncheon at
The Famous Mission Inn ~ Riverside
11:00 am until 2:30 pm

And a Scheduled Tour of the Benedict Castle Starting at 3:00PM ~ See Below

There will be a sign up sheet for Car Pools to the Mission Inn

Eloquent Dinning at the Mission Inn

The Railette Luncheon Fare is $20 per person
Seating is Going to be Limited because of
Reservation Requirements.

Mission Inn Restaurant Lunch Buffet, Famous for its Award-Winning Champagne Sunday Brunch and lavish culinary offerings, including various unique food stations and mimosa bar, the Mission Inn Restaurant features a state-of-the-art display kitchen where chefs prepare signature comfort foods. The restaurant is decorated in colorful tiles, vaulted ceilings, ornate wall sconces and marble
accents. The cost is $20.00 per person and we will set up carpools to
the restaurant.

So sign up Now!


The Benedict Castle Tour at 3:00 pm
Requested Donation is $3.00

 When Charles Benedict decided to build “Castillo Isabella” he had in mind a castle residence like those he had found in Europe. His merging of Spanish-Moorish and Mission Revival architectures is found throughout. Noted architect Henry Jeckel, perhaps best known
for the exquisite Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, served as the chief architect on the
Castle project, which was constructed over the course of 9 years starting in 1922.

Constructed of steel-reinforced concrete and thirty-pound adobe bricks baked on the premises
in kilns, the castle's foundation sits on a hill of bedrock overlooking Riverside and the surrounding communities, much like Benedict's primary source of inspiration, the
Alhambra Castle in Granada Spain. Among the building's structural amenities are
wood-framed stained-glass windows, iron grill work, heavy wooden doors with
hand-forged iron latches and hinges, pegged plank hardwood and tiled floors,
French doors from the first floor rooms to the courtyard, copper weather
stripping and copper screens, tiled bath wells and floors combined with
porcelain pedestal wash basins, tubs and shower stalls.

Benedict included an abundance of rooms – nineteen in all – within the walls of his 10,000
square foot residence. One enters the main floor through the huge vestibule with its
elegant twin flanking stairways, a Llewellyn automatic elevator that reaches the
penthouse, and a magnificent archway with six steps leading into his
music/living room and banquet hall.

Updated 9/30-2016

Saturday Activities 9/16

9:30 am until 10:30 am
Make Paper Flowers
by: Annette Palmer
In this clinic we will be making flowers out of cupcake liners. These adorable paper
flowers are easy to make and inexpensive too. They make great party decor and
are a fun rainy-day craft all materials will be provided for you.

11:00 am until Noon
Felt Ornaments ~ Bookmarks
by: Roberta Fleishman

In this clinic you will be making 3 items that you can use as ornaments or
bookmarks. You will be using felt, fabric glue and markers to create them.
If you can cut paper with a scissors, then you can make these items.

1:00 pm until 2:00 pm
Key chains, Necklace or Bracelet
by: Annette Palmer.
Want to make a beaded key chain? If yes, attend this clinic where you will make your own keychain with materials provided. All beads and charms and other materials needed
for this clinic are provided. You may bring any beads you wish to use in addition
to what is supplied.

2:30 pm until 3:30 pm
Small Yarn Baskets
by: Roberta Fleishman
Using yarn, needle, and a form you will be making a small basket. You will have a
choice of yarn and either a round, square, or oval basket pattern.