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President's Message

President's Message - November 2019

Fall is my favorite season with temperatures getting cooler, days getting shorter, and the smells of pumpkin spice everywhere. It makes me want to hibernate in my studio and make more quilts or snuggle under an old favorite with a good book.

I hope that most of you were able to attend the Pacific International Quilt Festival and admire the amazing works of art in both traditional and modern styles. There were a number of quilts from our own members and I congratulate all of them for exhibiting in this wonderful show.

Our opportunity quilt did us proud attracting lots of attention in its prime location. For those of you who weren't there, our quilt was located a short way to the right as you entered the show; right next to the Best of Show and other major prize winners. Thanks to Rita, her volunteers, and the makers of this fabulous quilt, we sold just over $700 in raffle tickets.

You can help continue this trend by identifying opportunities to show the quilt and sell tickets, by purchasing or selling your batch of tickets, and by helping to distribute our promotional materials. As a group, we can make this a very successful fund raiser.

I look forward to seeing you all at our November meeting,

Sherrill Ash



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Two Lindas
Carmay Knowles

I'm Quilt-ting...!!

Quilts and Photographs by Carmay Knowles

Opening Reception: Sunday, Nov 10, 1-3 p.m.

At the Back Porch Fabrics Gallery

November 10 through January 7, 2020


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President's Message

Sew Powerful Purse Project

Join a powerful and wonderful Project. Go to to read about the project and its history. Then support the girls and women of Zambia and make a purse.

Link to Purse pattern:

Link to Purse making video:

SewPowerful will have a booth at PIQF this fall and can collect purses (a $5 donation per purse is requested to ship and pay for the supplies). Tina Magill can answer questions and deliver your purse to PIQF, if needed.

Tina Magill
(Will be unavailable from Sep 5 to Oct 8)


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Shopping with Amazon Smile


Amazon Smile and Escrip

Don't forget to use Amazon Smile with our guild as the donation recipient. In fact, we have added over $100 to the income this fiscal year... and every penny helps!

AmazonSmile requires that you designate a charity, and then make purchases at Amazon under the AmazonSmile banner. Then, 0.05% of your purchase comes directly into our bank account quarterly. Here are links to the AmazonSmile program....easy to sign up, no charge, works with Prime or regular Amazon....and you can see your contribution at any time.

Here's how:

  • Go to and sign up. You can use Prime, or not.
  • Then, choose Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild as your charity of choice. Last, shop as you normally would ... just make sure that you are on the Smile portion of Amazon.


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