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  • Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild has a General Meeting on the First Monday of the month (with a few holiday exceptions).  From July through October they will be IN-PERSON at the Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Street ( at 15th ST) in PG.  We will ZOOM November,  and January  meetings.  We will gather together for our Holiday Party in December.

  • Our meeting starts with a Social time at 6:30pm followed by a special presentation at 7pm.   The speakers are nationally and internationally known quilters. 

  •  All members will receive a Zoom link the day of the ZOOM meetings.

  • There is a guest fee of $5 for meetings with speakers.

View  Our Schedule


General Meeting & Lecture In-person with Zoom Option

Monday, October 2  6:30pm

Lorraine Woodruff-Long

Quilt Story and Trunk Show


"Using mostly solids and repurposed fabrics, I create improvisational quilts with pulsing energy, color and movement for the viewer. My passion in the fiber art of quilting is utilizing vivid, electric color and shapes to create an immersive polychromatic experience in addition to using textiles to express my political and personal beliefs.

I am inspired by the historic legacy of women quilters, weavers, and textile artists before me who have poured their creative energies into meaningful, useful and beautiful works of art for their homes and families. I pay homage to the quilters of Gees Bend, the works of Rosie Lee Tompkins, and the simple beauty of Amish quilters. Other sparks of inspiration include the intellectual and mindblowing statements and graphic art of Barbara Kruger, Judi Chicago, Yayoi Kusama, and Jenny Holzer."

quilting in the


General Meeting & Lecture --ZOOM

Monday, November 2  6:30pm

Carole Lyles Shaw

Art of Quilt: My Journey, My Stories

"This lecture and trunk show is the story of my exploration of art quilt making.  There will be lots of time for questions and answers. In addition to the lecture and slides, I also show some of my quilts on my design wall and table during the lecture."


Holiday Party and Fundraiser

Monday, December 4, 6:30 pm  IN-person only

The annual holiday party for the quilt guild is a festive event not to be missed! Guests enjoy heavy appetizers and a lively raffle.  All proceeds from the raffle and fundraiser are used to support the guild and its mission of promoting quilting in the local community. 

Workshop ZOOM

Saturday March30 9 am to 3:30 pm

David Owen Hastings

Inspired by Art

Starting with a favorite work of art, develop your own unique modern quilt design. Be inspired by shapes, colors, structure, or the feeling you get and design a block or whole quilt with an eye on modern minimalism


General Meeting and Lecture  In-person and ZOOM

Monday, March 5, 2024  6:30

Irene Roderick

Dancing with the Wall

I begin by placing a scrap of fabric in the center of my design wall and then grow the quilt one element at a time, responding to each “step” until it feels balanced, interesting and joyful. When I begin, I do not know  what is going to happen but create through trial and error, literally dancing between the wall, the cutting mat, the sewing machine and the iron. Through this act of making, I have learned to embrace the joy of creative intuition, spontaneous expression, and a blind trust in process.


General Meeting and Lecture  ZOOM

Monday, Febriuary 5, 2024  6:30 pm

David Owen Hastings

Exploring Nature with Paper + Stitch

This talk starts with a review of my stitched paper artwork, which I have been creating for over 20 years. I give examples of where I get inspiration, and what my process is like. I first print my paper using a monotype technique, then sew many layers of printed paper together with a sewing machine.

I then talk about how quilters can find inspiration in the world around us, and how my journey as a maker has taken me from gallery artist into the world of modern quilting.


General Meeting and Lecture In-person & ZOOM

Monday, April 1, 2024 6:30pm

Nancy Bavor

California First

Nancy Bavor is the Curator of Collections at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles and an American Quilter's Society Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles. She holds a BA in art history from Northwestern University and an MA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in the history of textiles with an emphasis on quilt studies. Among the exhibitions she has curated are The World According to Joyce Gross (SJMQT, 2009) and Jean Ray Laury: Getting It All Together (International Quilt Study Center & Museum, 2012). Nancy also serves on the boards of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and The Quilt Alliance.


Quilts by the Bay

MPQG Annual Quilt Show

Friday to Sunday, May 3-5  10am to 5 pm (4 pm on Sunday)

Quilt by Nancy Holinski



General Meeting and Lecture  ZOOM

Monday, January 8, 2024  

Kristie Naranjo

Scrappy Applique

Kristie has been using all types of needles and thread in some way ever since she was eight years old.  In her thirties she started knitting professionally for knitwear designers which led to teaching knitting to elementary kids in an after school program. In her forties, she resumed her love of sewing and started quilting after a fateful trip to visit her sister-in-law. She is an international Certified Teacher for her favorite quilting technique, Scrappy Appliqué.

Scrappy Appliqué is a raw edge appliqué technique where you collage scrap fabrics to create a one-of-a-kind project. In this presentation, Kristie will share the Scrappy Appliqué process and end with a trunk show of projects to inspire quilters to make their own. No two projects ever look alike.

Workshop  ZOOM

Monday, January 13, 9am to 3:30 pm

Kristie Naranjo

Scrappy Appliqué Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn the Scrappy Appliqué technique in a fun, engaging environment where everyone will learn the skills to confidently turn any template into an original design. This technique allows each person to reflect their own personality in their project by the choices made in colors, fabrics, shapes and finishing.


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