Come and join the MPQG for your first party of the holiday season! Let’s have fun together and support our Grants Program. We will have an ugly holiday sweater contest, so wear yours. We will have show and tell and Block of the Month, but no other guild business. And, don't miss the live auction of some old and new quilts. Read on for details.
Quilt Display: To help us celebrate, we will decorate the hall with your holiday quilts, wall hangings or even table runners. We will be hanging them on frames for display, no competition. If you have a quilt stand that we could borrow for the evening, please contact me. Let me know if you would like to participate. I will make a label with your name, size of quilt, and name of quilt/item.
Festive Raffle Baskets: You will again have a chance to win a raffle basket. Tickets will be sold at the door for $1 per ticket, 6 tickets for $5, 12 tickets for $10, and 24 tickets for $20. Bring your mailing labels for the tickets so that you can quickly label your raffle tickets. The revenue generated from the raffle tickets will fund our MPQG Grants Program, now in its 38th year of giving. All funds raised benefit organizations that educate about quilting and fiber arts.
Basket Donors: Thank you so much for the generous contributions in years past. We have had wonderful baskets. Let me know if you will be participating. On your basket, include the basket title, the names of the donors, and a list of the items in the basket. Please deliver your basket by 6:15 p.m.
Appetizer and Dessert Buffet: Bring finger foods of your choice. The guild will provide drinks and paper plates. Label any non-disposable dishes. Help with the clean-up, and take your leftovers home.
Community Quilts: We will be giving away the community quilts to charities. Thank you so much, Terann Carr, for your diligent and continuous work with the community quilts.
Claudia Gano, Chair - Fundraiser
Please join us for this workshop with Sue Benner, a fabulous artist and quilter. We will make a landscape art quilt using fused, collage, and quilting techniques. Sign ups for this workshop will open at our November meeting. Stop by the workshop table for details.
Sue began making landscape images from raw edges, selvedges, and other odds and ends from scrap bags. From there she went on to add other techniques and develop a body of work inspired by wetlands in her childhood-home state, Wisconsin.
In this workshop, Sue leads participants down a similar path by having each one create at least one landscape quilt, about 10”H x 20”W, along with several small studies. Sue shows you how to look at the landscape, analyze it, and translate it to fabric. She also covers fusible basics, working with non-traditional fabrics, quilting, and binding the fused quilt. A second image can be started if time permits.
Linda Garofalo, Workshops
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 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.