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AFTER COVID: Meetings will be held the first Monday of the month at the Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Street (at 15th) in Pacific Grove, unless a change is published on this website or in the Newsletter.  A social period begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.  Directions. Guests are always welcome and are asked to pay a $5 fee to attend the evening program. MPQG Committee tables line the meeting room from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.  These tables are staffed by the worker bees of the Guild including those from Workshops, Charity Quilts, Block of the Month, UFO Project (Un-Finished Objects), and Membership. They're ready to tell you what is happening. Workshops are held several times each year.  Knowledgeable quilting teachers present one or two-day workshops which are usually scheduled for the weekend before the General Meeting.  Paid reservations are required. The Library has a wonderful variety of quilt-related books available for perusal during the social period before the general meeting. Members may check out books and DVDs for a period of one month. The fine for an overdue item is $1.00 per month. A list of books is available at the library and online at Library.

Currently, we are using ZOOM to bring fascinating speakers to guild meetings, have illuminating workshops, and let us share our quilts with each other on a regular basis.  Check out the Newsletter for our current schedule


Community Outreach efforts provide both neonatal and lap size quilts, plus heart-shaped pillows to several local non-profit organizations. At the general meeting, the Community Liaison committee member distributes packets of fabrics and patterns, which may be used by members to make the quilts. 


The Grants Program awards small grants to groups that provide educational and creative programs that are consistent with the MPQG Purpose. Requests are accepted annually between August 1 and December 1 with the Grants awarded each January.  To learn more about the grant programs click here.  If you would like to a Grant application click here.

Friendship Groups (see list below) are small groups that meet regularly, usually in a member’s home.  This offers an opportunity for members to develop friendships while sharing skills and techniques with others. Activities may include making charity quilts, working on one’s own projects, group round-robin quilts, or themed challenges. See the list below.


Our guild-sponsored friendship group devotes itself to charity quilts. All members are welcome. The Charity Quilt Friendship Group (CQFG) usually meets the 3rd Friday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to ?? and meets in the Laguna Seca Area.

The Quilt Show, Quilts by the Bay, is held annually on the last weekend of April in conjunction with Pacific Grove's celebration of Good Old Days. To learn more, go to Quilt Show

Pines & Needles Newsletter arrives via email about the 24th of the month. Pines & Needles includes information about meetings, news, reports from board members, and a schedule of other quilt-related events.


Pacific Grove Community Center
515 Junipero Street (at 15th)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Directions

Mailing Address

P O Box 1025
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Email: info@mpqg.org


Health and Fitness Room, Sally Griffin Senior Center
700 Jewel Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Directions

Quilt Show

Chautauqua Hall
176 16th Street (at Central Avenue)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Directions


Tea Timers
Meets Wednesday
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Pat Tillson 
All levels meet to do handwork.

Friendship Groups

Out of the Box Quilters
Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Marjorie Longo
All levels meet to sew, discuss, and create. Large tables are available.


Valley Girls
Meets the 3rd Thursday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Diana Vorne
All levels meet for sewing and some group projects.

Mid Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley

Meets the 1st Thursday
Noon to 4:00 p.m. St. Dunstan's Church
Liz Rondelle 
Meets to sew, share mini demos, group challenges, and charity quilts. Large tables are available.

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Laguna Seca area

Charity Quilt Friendship Group (CQFG)
Meets the 3rd Friday
9:30 a.m. to ??
Terann Carr  
All are welcome to come and help.

No Strings Attached
Meets the 3rd Tuesday
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Chamisal Bistro - Happy Hour
Robles Rd, Corral De Tierra
Cec Larsen

Laguna Seca area

Stitch and Dine
Meets the 2nd Tuesday
3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Gudny Campbell


New Monterey

Friends of Fred
Meets the 3rd Monday
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Regina Liske

Pacific Grove

Stitch and Dine
Meets the 2nd Thursday
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gudny Campbell 
Sewing and dinner.

Que Sera Sera
Meets every Monday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Active Senior Center
Susan Riddoch 
Focus on embellishments.


These groups are open to all MPQG members. Please contact the member listed above. If you would like an introduction to a group, or if you need help forming a new friendship group, contact Marjorie Longo,