Next Meeting

August 3
Karen Rips

Finding What's Meaningful Through Experimentation

Karen Rips creates her own fabric using a variety of surface design techniques. Her current body of work focuses on the interpretation of medical images which she finds compelling since they can tell a story or by abstraction become a series of lines and shapes. She made her first quilt in 1980 and since retiring as a neonatal nurse in 2004, has been a full time artist.

She is a member of Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge, which has been on tour continuously since 2009 and was the subject of the book of the same name. Currently in an artistic partnership with artist Paula Chung called A View Within, Karen has exhibited at Quilt National in 2011, World of Threads in 2014, and has had numerous solo and juried shows.

Fiber is Karen’s medium of choice because it is tactile, easily manipulated, and allows itself to be altered in many different ways. Tactile elements are important in her work because they give the piece even more reason to get up close and look at the art.

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MPQG Elections
- At 7 p.m. and prior to our speaker, we will hold our annual elections. We need a quorum and are counting on each member to help us achieve the necessary numbers.

This August, we join Back Porch Fabrics in Pacific Grove, CA in celebrating their 19th anniversary. Store owner and long-time MPQG member, Gail Abeloe, will create 19 colorful gift collections that will be raffled to raise funds for the guild. Many thanks go to Gail for her wonderful shop, unique selection of fabrics, excellent classes, and generosity to MPQG over the years. Don't forget to bring cash for raffle tickets - look for Carole Olsen who will be selling them.

2015 Challenge Quilt Display - The deadline to complete the quilts is Monday, August 3 for display at the MPQG meeting. They will be shown at the Monterey County Fair September 2-7, 2015. A later exhibit is planned for the 2016 MPQG Quilt Show held in April.


  • Check or cash for workshops and raffle tickets
  • Name tag
  • Community quilts
  • Library books (closed September & December)
  • Sweets and savories
  • UFOs (none in September & December)
  • Pen and calendar to volunteer

Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of every month at:
Pacific Grove Community Center Directions
515 Junipero Street (at 15th)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Stopped in Mid Flap ... by Elizabeth Hull Strawberry Field ... by Elizabeth Hull Seals at Hopkins Marine Cove ... by Tina Magill Butterfly Sanctuary ... by Elizabeth Hull Paradise for Surfers ... by Tina Magill Join Me on the Beach Path ... by Tina Magill High Density Living in Moss Landing ... by Tina Magill Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) ... by Tina Magill Pt Lobos ... by Tina Magill Beak Shadow ... by Tina Magill Contrast: Flowers at the Dump ... by Elizabeth Hull Gorgeous! ... by Elizabeth Hull Salinas Valley ... by Claudia Sammis Seaweed of Monterey Bay... by Tina Magill This Would Make a Good Quilt ... by Alene Mazzuca The Business of Moss Landing ... by Alene Mazzuca Wine to Be ... by Tina Magill 4-H Sheep Perhaps ? ... by Tina Magill After The Harvest ... by Tina Magill Albino Fawns Born in 2012 ... by Tina Magill Artichoke Toss ... by Alene Mazzuca April in Pacific Grove ... by Marie Eubanks Bixby Bridge as the Fog Clears ... by Elizabeth Hull Cluster of Monarchs ... by Tina Magill Decorative Kale ... by Elizabeth Hull Famous for Fog ... by Tina Magill Famous for Strawberries ... by Elizabeth Hull Fog is Rolling In ... by Elizabeth Hull Fanciful Barn on Hwy 101 ... by Tina Magill Hanging with Friends ... by Tina Magill It Must be August ... Claudia Sammis January's Stormy Sea ... by Elizabeth Hull Jellies in Monterey Harbor ... by Claudia Sammis Monarchs of Pacific Grove ... by Elizabeth Hull Kissing Rock in Pacific Grove ... by Claudia Sammis Lover's Point Beach ... by Genie Santini Low Tide in Monterey Bay ... by Elizabeth Hull Monterey Wharf ... by Elizabeth Hull Monterey's Famed Cypress Trees ... by Genie Santini New Lettuce Field in Salinas Valley ... by Anna Mae Gazo Moss Landing Harbor ... by Alene Mazzuca Out to Night Fish ... by Tina Magill Pelican Reunion ... by Elizabeth Hull Photo Op in Pacific Grove ... by Marie Eubanks Pt. Sur Lighthouse ... by Elizabeth Hull Rocky Coast II ... by Elizabeth Hull Stars in the Bay ... by Elizabeth Hull Sunbathing Near Pt. Cabrillo ... by Elizabeth Hull