About MPQG

Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at the Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Street (at 15th) in Pacific Grove, unless a change is published on this website or in the Newsletter.  A social period begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.  Directions.

Guests are always welcome and are asked to pay a $5 fee to attend the evening program.

MPQG Committee tables line the meeting room from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.  These tables are staffed by the worker bees of the Guild including those from Workshops, Charity Quilts, Block of the Month, UFO Project (Un-Finished Objects), and Membership. They're ready to tell you what is happening.

Workshops are held several times each year.  Knowledgeable quilting teachers present one or two-day workshops which are usually scheduled for the weekend before the General Meeting.  Paid reservations are required.

Community Outreach efforts provide both neonatal and lap size quilts, plus heart-shaped pillows to several local non-profit organizations. At the general meeting, the Community Liaison committee member distributes packets of fabrics and patterns, which may be used by members to make the quilts. To learn more, go to Community Outreach.

The Grants Program awards small grants to groups which provide educational and creative programs that are consistent with the MPQG Purpose. Requests are accepted annually between August 1 and December 1 with the Grants awarded each January. To learn more, go to Grants.

The Library has a wonderful variety of quilt-related books available for perusal during the social period before the general meeting. Members may check out books and DVDs for a period of one month. The fine for an overdue item is $1.00 per month. A list of books is available at the library and online at Library.

Raffle Quilts are designed and made by member volunteers to raise funds to support the Guilds' activities. To see the current quilt, go to Raffle Quilt.

UFO Objects/Show and Tell is a time when members can show recently completed projects and previously unfinished objects. To learn more about this activity, go to UFO Resolutions.

Friendship Groups (see list below) are small groups that meet regularly, usually in a member’s home.  This offers an opportunity for members to develop friendships while sharing skills and techniques with others. Activities may include making charity quilts, working on one’s own projects, group round robin quilts, or themed challenges. See list below.

Our guild-sponsored friendship group devotes itself to charity quilts. All members are welcome. The Charity Quilt Friendship Group (CQFG) usually meets the 3rd Friday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to ?? and meets in the Laguna Seca Area. Call Terann Carr at 831-375-7881 for directions.

The Quilt Show, Quilts by the Bay, is held annually on the second weekend of April in conjunction with Pacific Grove's celebration of Good Old Days. To learn more, go to Quilt Show.

Communications

Pines & Needles Newsletter arrives via email about the 22nd of the month. Pines & Needles includes information about meetings, news, reports from board members, and a schedule of other quilt-related events.

This Website features the latest news about the Guild's meetings and workshops, workshop supply lists, member information, news, and more.

To access the members-only section containing an always up-to-date members list, please type in your user name and password (both are case sensitive). Need help? Contact the web manager at email.

Important Addresses

Meetings
Pacific Grove Community Center
515 Junipero Street (at 15th)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Directions
MPQG Mailing Address
MPQG
P O Box 1025
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Email: info@mpqg.org
Workshops
Health and Fitness Room, Sally Griffin Senior Center
700 Jewel Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Directions
Quilt Show
Chautauqua Hall
176 16th Street (at Central Avenue)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Directions

Friendship Groups

Carmel
Tea Timers
Meets Wednesday
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Pat Tillson, 831-625-4123
All levels meet to do handwork.
Carmel
Out of the Box Quilters
Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Marjorie Longo, 831-624-8649
All levels meet to sew, discuss, and create. Large tables available.
Mid Carmel Valley
Valley Girls
Meets the 3rd Thursday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Dru Hammond, 831-659-1507
All levels meet for sewing and some group projects.
Carmel Valley
Cut-Ups
Meets the 1st Thursday
Noon to 4:00 p.m. St. Dunstan's Church
Liz Rondelle, 831-601-0330
Meets to sew, share mini demos, group challenges, and charity quilts. Large tables available.

Laguna Seca area
Charity Quilt Friendship Group (CQFG)
Meets the 3rd Friday
9:30 a.m. to ??
Terann Carr, 831-375-7881
All are welcome to come and help.
Monterey
Friends of Fred
Meets the 3rd Monday
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Regina Liske, 831-333-9302
Pacific Grove
Stitch and Dine
Meets the 2nd Thursday
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gudny Campbell, 831-372-6369
Sewing and dinner.
Salinas
Que Sera Sera
Meets every Monday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Active Senior Center
Susan Riddoch, 831-449-6315
Focus on embellishments.


These groups are open to all MPQG members. Please contact the member listed above. If you would like an introduction to a group, or if you need help forming a new friendship group, contact Marjorie Longo, 831-624-8649 or email.

 

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