Future Meetings

Speaker: Laura Fraga


Monday, January 7, 2019 @7PM


Phenomenon of Dear Jane



I have cherished childhood memories of watching my Abuelita, my father’s mother, hand quilt traditional quilts with her church group. That inspired me to learn different domestic crafts as I grew up. After taking cake decorating, crochet, needlepoint and tole painting lessons, I found my niche in 1990 after taking my first quilting class.

Once I mastered the basics, I defined two great passions: hand appliqué and making “Dear Jane” quilts. Dear Jane is a quilt that Jane Stickle completed in 1863 during the Civil War. Brenda Papadakis discovered it at the Bennington Museum in Vermont and introduced it to the world in 1996. (Find more info at http://www.dearjane.com.) I have been a Janiac (rhymes with maniac, you get the picture) since 2000. To date I have completed five Dear Jane quilts of different sizes and helped numerous other quilters with their Dear Jane journeys.

I was excited when my quilts began winning blue ribbons in national shows. My most gratifying moment was when I was told by a friend of mine, who was a docent at our guild quilt show, that one spectator could not believe my featured quilt was hand appliquéd and not a cheater panel. My friend had to show her the near invisible stitches that I take pride in.

Sharing my passion of quilting through speaking and teaching is very rewarding to me. I hope you will be excited to learn about the history of Dear Jane quilts.


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Speaker: Fern Royce


Monday, February 4, 2019 @7PM


Confessions of A Whole Cloth Quilter



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Speaker: Rosalie Dace


Monday, March 4, 2019 @7PM


Reflections of an Itinerant Quilter



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Speaker: Kathy Doughty


Monday, April 1, 2019 @10AM


The Accidental Designer



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Speaker: Philippa Naylor


Monday, May 6, 2019 @7PM


Making Award Winning Quilts—Secrets for Success



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Speaker: Jane Haworth


Monday, June 10, 2019 @10AM

(Second Monday)

Living A Creative Life



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Demos: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques by Members


Monday, July 1, 2019 @7PM





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Speaker: Christine Barnes


Monday, August 6, 2019 @7PM


Color: A Step-by-Step Tutorial



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Annual Charity Event: Quilt Tying


Monday, September 9, 2019 @7PM

(Second Monday)




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Speaker: Laurel Anderson


Monday, October 6, 2019 @7PM


History of Appliquè



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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 9:30 a.m. and the meet-
ing starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.


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