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Mini Quilt Auction


Heather Clifton has done an amazing job of organizing our Monterey Peninsula Mini-Quilt Auction (and a few pincushions).

You may now preview the quilts and start thinking about which ones you want to have hanging in your house. Please send this link to your friends and family and to any of your social media sites. Let's share the beautiful quilts and raise money with this incredible opportunity.

The bidding starts May 18th at 8 am and will close May 25th at 8 pm. The website will let you place your starting bid and your top bid. If some else starts bidding on the same item, the website will keep bidding for you until your top bid is placed.

If you are uncomfortable with placing a bid, I am glad to do it for you. Just let me know the name of the quilt and your top bid. The starting bid is always $40. If you win we will deliver the quilt and you can pay by check or cash.

Enjoy the new adventure, Barbara Boyer

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Small Project Tic Tac Toe

Do you have extra time on your hands right now?  Following are some small projects to consider during our isolation.  As you complete a project, describe it in the appropriate Tic Tac Toe box — or draw it or even attach a tiny photo — so you’ll have a record of your accomplishment.  Print out the game page and turn it in at our first guild meeting as well as any mini quilts or pincushions you’re donating for our raffle and you will receive recognition and be entered into a drawing for a VERY SPECIAL PRIZE

  • Masks!  Right now many health care professionals are looking for these, and family and friends appreciate wearing them as they head into pharmacies and grocery stores where it’s difficult to maintain a “safe” distance from others.  There are lots of YouTube instructions available so pick one that appeals to you.
  • Mini quilts to donate for the guild’s on-line raffle.  Planning in’ll be hearing more about this as it develops.
  • Pin cushions are small enough to make use of your tiniest scraps and they’re wonderful gifts to have on hand.  Donate one to the guild’s on-line raffle...yes, it’s a new raffle donation category!  Great book full of ideas:  Pin Pals by Carrie Nelson
  • Name tag to wear at guild meetings.  Is yours looking tired?  It’s time for an upgrade. “
  • Pick a Color” Guild Challenge Quilt.  At 18”x18” this is our biggest small project and you know you want to be part of it this year! Block of the Month — Butterfly Block

Linda Branting



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President's Message

President's Message - April 2020

I want to start by saying I hope all of you are safely sheltering in place and quilting up a storm. This is certainly a challenging time for all of us. Our Board of Directors met via conference call to discuss the issues facing our Guild, primarily the future of our 2020 Quilt Show. After looking at the costs of alternative locations, attendance records from prior shows not during Good Old Days, additional marketing efforts that would be

needed, etc., we have decided to cancel the show for 2020. Your current and past Boards of Directors have

created a reserve so that we could withstand the loss of our Quilt Show if such a crisis arose. We did discuss other activities that could replace some of the income lost by not having a Show, including an online auction of our mini quilts and a studio tour which you will hear more about as the ideas are developed. With careful management of our funds and some creative thinking, we will be able to sustain our programs until we are again able to hold our Show.

As you look through this newsletter, you will find many updates regarding Guild activities so I encourage you to read it carefully.

Keep quilting,




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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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