Programs

  • 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 at 6:30pm and include a special presentation with an invited speaker. 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.

Monday, October 3, 2022  6:30 pm

Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Street (at 15th) in Pacific Grove

 Speaker: Karen Foster 

Motivation and Method

Karen Foster is a local (Capitola, CA) prolific quilter who is generous with sharing her techniques and ideas. She will present her lecture and trunk show titled “Motivation and Method – an inside look at my quilts and creative journey.”   She is an active participant in the Pajaro Valley Quilters Guild and the local Modern Quilt Guild. Karen has been waiting to share her ideas and quilts with us until we were back in person.

capitolaquilter.blogspot.com

General Meeting and Lecture

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 6:30pm - via ZOOM

 Speaker: Tina Craig 

EPP vs. FPP: The Showdown

Tina Craig specializes in precision piecing (foundation paper piecing and English paper piecing) and domestic machine quilting. She enjoys learning new techniques and has even stretched herself to try art quilting. This lecture she will discuss both: English Paper Piecing and Foundation Paper Piecing. What's the difference? What are the pros and cons of each technique? Which technique is your favorite? We will try to answer these questions as Tina shares dozens of quilts and many tips and tricks. Quilts from each technique will be pitted against each other and you will vote for your favorites. At the end, we will tally up the votes and declare a winner!

seaside-s5tches.com

Workshop

Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 10-1pm - via ZOOM

 

Tina Craig
3-D EPP Mug Rug

English Paper Piecing – also known as “EPP" – is growing in popularity as quilters embrace slow stitching. Whether a beginner or experienced EPP-er lets sit together with Tina and your guild friends for slow stitching. Tina will cover fabric selection, cutting including fussy cutting, basting techniques, different stitching and basic appliqué. You will receive lots of ideas for finishing your EPP bits and pieces. And from this workshop, you will come away with a mug rug - make it holiday themed if you like!

 

Learn more about Tina Craig and her quilting at seaside-stiches.com.
Workshop Fee: $25
Registration: Online (use button below) or contact kathrin.brown@gmail.com.

Kathrin Brown, Programs

kathrin.brown@gmail.com 

 

Workshop Fee: 25$

Workshop with Karen Foster--IN PERSON

Saturday, January 14. 9:30-3:30

Improv Abstraction-Playing with Parts & Possibilities

Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:30pm - TBC

Winter Social & Fundraiser

General Meeting and Lecture

Monday, February 6th. 6:30 pm. ZOOM

Laura Hartich

Linear Notes and Labels

Do you need to step up your documentation game? Does labeling your quilts seem utterly tedious when all you want to do is keep sewing? I am on a mission to convince quilters that documenting their work is worth the effort, and that the process can enrich any quilter’s creative practice!

laurahartrich.com

General Meeting and Lecture

Monday, March 6th. 7:00 pm.  In-person

Julia McLeod

Rescue Me!

It saddens me to find a stack of vintage quilt blocks in a thrift shop or yard sale that were never made into a quilt. I love old table linens but who uses them any more? Textile treasures from far away countries often languish in a drawer, seeming out of place once we’ve brought them home, and thrift shop clothing finds can often present challenges if they’re not made of cotton.

There’s nothing I like more than incorporating old and neglected materials into new quilts, bringing them out of years of storage and into the light of day.

Follow several projects from rescued materials through to finished quilts and learn about the techniques I use to tame unusual fabrics.

juliamcleodquilts.com

ZOOM Workshop

Saturday's--March 11th & 18th. 9am to Noon.  

Julia. McLeod

Start with Silk

Many of us have silk treasures from trips abroad, neckties or prom dresses that are too special to cut up so we leave them tucked away in a drawer or box. It’s time to get them out and make something beautiful!

This workshop has three elements: You’ll begin by determining the fiber content of your fabrics by using the burn test. We will then cover two very different ways to work with silk: first, a very free, improvisational piecing technique I call ‘Pieces, Pairs and Panels’ and second, a foundation piecing method that gives stability and ultra-precise results, even with the lightest weight silks.

Working with your stash, you’ll construct elements in these two techniques that can be combined into a small, pillow-sized finished piece.

juliamcleodquilts.com

General Meeting and Lecture

Monday, April 3rd 7:00 pm.  In-person

Dora Cary

My Quilting Journey

orangedotquilts.com

General Meeting and Lecture

Monday, May 1st  7:00 pm.  In-person

Joy-Lily

Dyeing to Tell You

This talk has valuable information for painters, "dye-shy" stitchers and experienced dyers. Topics covered include:

  • Which dyes work best, and which to avoid

  • How to use dyes safely

  • How to dye in your washing machine

  • How to mix colors brilliantly

  • How to approach creativity, two methods

  • Where color trends come from

  • How dyes have changed our lives

  • This talk also touches on sex, drugs and good books

joy-lily.com