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President's Message

President's Message - August 2019

I can't believe that the last two years have gone by so rapidly. This will be my last letter to all of you as Guild President and I have to admit, it is somewhat bittersweet. I have had the privilege of serving with an exceptional Board and I will miss the camaraderie of our monthly board meetings. The nominating committee has set forth an exceptional slate for the next term. I know the Guild is in good hands.

I would like to extend special recognition to Phyllis Martin and Catherine McGovern who have served with me for the last two years as Programs Chair and Secretary, respectfully. They will also be stepping down this year. It has been a pleasure to serve with them.

The coming year will be another exciting and busy time. The Monterey County Fair is coming up quickly. Always a fun and educational time for us. Linda Causey stepped into do the organizing for the fair and I'm sure you will all be prepared to lend a hand with set up and white gloves functions. It is a great promotional opportunity for our Guild within the community. Hopefully everyone has completed their "Celebration!" challenge quilts to show at the fair. I can't wait to see them at the August meeting and the fair.


Rita Jacques, President


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Monterey County Fair

Monterey Fair and Fun

July 2019 update

by Linda Causey, email,   831-869-2959

Do you want to show off your beautiful works?
Do it now! The Fair deadlines are coming fast! The deadline to register your entries is Wednesday, July 31. The item doesn’t have to be done at that time - that’s August 17 when you bring your items to the fairgrounds (10am-5pm).

How to register your entry.

  • Go to:
  • At the top of the page, click on “FAIR”
  • On the “FAIR” page, in the far left column, scroll down and click on “Exhibits & Jr. Livestock Auction”
  • On the “Exhibits and Jr. Livestock Auction” page, in the next-to-the-far-left-column, scroll down (past the orange, pink, and blue bars) just below “Enter Online" and click on the BLUE “Enter Online NONLIVESTOCK”
  • Page 41 of the 2019 Entry Guide Book has the Rules and Regulations for quilts, the different Divisions and their descriptions, the classes and their descriptions.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • White Glove Service - hands needed especially on Sunday, September 1
  • Demonstration of Quilting Skills
  • Scribe for the Judge

There’s still time to sign up to volunteer (and get free parking and entry passes)! Be sure to sign up at our August 5th meeting. We will be listed in the Fair's daily handout as having demonstrations from 2pm to 5pm. Are there any friendship groups who would like to do some quilting activities there? Hang out with your buds and do rotary cutting, pin fabric together, bring that old sewing machine you replaced with that snazzy thing and sew some seams. Make a jelly roll quilt top!

The space we have in the King City Room is approximately 20 ft x 95 ft. There are plenty of electrical outlets. There are two indoor bathrooms and an office where we can have a dorm refrigerator to stash munchies. The other half of the room will display the Visual Arts entries. This will bring more people into the building who will then get to see our beautiful quilts and demonstrations. An added bonus is that the place is going to smell wonderful - the cut flower display will also be in the other half of the building. Have a good time with friends, volunteer together, and then go have a corn dog!

The quilt judging will start at 10 am, Sunday, August 18th. We need 2 or 3 volunteers to help out. If you’d like an insider’s view to see what the judge awards points for, or deducts points for, this is your special opportunity! Contact Linda Causey @ (831) 869-2959 or at the August meeting.


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Two Lindas

Two Lindas: Quilt Highlights from Our First Five Years

Linda Branting and Linda Garofalo

Opening Reception: Sunday, Sep 8, 1-3 p.m.

At the Back Porch Fabrics Gallery

September 8 through November 5, 2019


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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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New Member Tea

New Member Tea

The guild had a yearly “New Member Tea” - a social time before the Tying Event at the September meeting to welcome new and mingle with long-term members over a cup of tea and a piece of cake. Well, Team Regina is going to organize this event for us.

So, hopefully many members will be able to join on September 9th starting at 6:15pm. Wear your name tag, and then tie a quilt or two with your new friends.


Regina Liske and Regina Moore


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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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