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President's Message

President's Message - January 2020

I hope that everyone who attended our holiday party had a great time. There were plenty of savories and even more sweets to sample. With raffle baskets, silent auction items, games and entertainment, the evening flew by. Plus, we got to hear from some of the recipients of our charity quilts and see the pile of quilts that represented the fruits of your labor. A special thanks to Fatima Diaz for taking on this event and organizing such a great time for the final meeting of the year.

If you missed the holiday party, be sure to come to the January meeting and pick up your packet of tickets to sell or purchase for our current raffle quilt. This quilt will be awarded at our Quilt Show in April so we only have a few more months to sell tickets. Be sure to let Rita know if you can take the quilt and sell tickets at another Guild or organization that you belong to.

Looking forward to January, I am excited to have Holly Casey presenting our next raffle quilt design. Be sure to join us so you can see what she has planned and how you can participate. It will be a fun quilt to work on and we are hoping to involve as many members as we can in the making of this quilt.

In the meantime, I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year! 

Sherrill Ash



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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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