Activities

Welcome to the Peninsula Quilters Guild! We hope the information below will help to familiarize you with the activities of our group. Please feel free to contact a board member, committee chair or another PQ member for more information. 

The best way to get the most out of your membership is to get involved.

Sign up for an activity or a committee. 

Join a bee. Make connections. Have fun!

Volunteer at events iVolunteer

You receive an annual Roster in your membership packet. It includes Guild and member information, bylaws and rules, executive board and committee chairs, etc. Keep it handy!

 General Meeting/Programs

Each monthly general meeting has a featured speaker or a special program.

 

Workshops presented by speakers take place on Thursdays following a meeting; there are approximately four workshops per year. 

 

Charitable Programs:

Donations Quilts - Members make and donate quilt tops to be finished with backing, batting and machine quilted on their home machines.

Twin size quilts are donated to LifeMoves and small quilts (TBA).  These are collected at the "Charity Table" at our monthly meetings. 

 

Newsletter

The PQ Gazette is published monthly and contains a wealth of information. It's our primary means of communications, along with announcements at meetings. The Gazette can be viewed and downloaded from our website https://www.peninsulaquilters.org.

 

Annual New Members Tea

The New Members Tea is held annually to welcome new members and all members are invited. The New Member Tea is a great opportunity to get to know other quilters and to learn about your guild in a smaller setting. 

Social Media

The Guild website (www.peninsulaquilters.org) and social media (https://www.facebook.com/peninsulaquiltersguild/) is a resource for members and the community. It includes descriptions of upcoming meetings, activities, photo gallery and other important information. 

San Mateo County Fair

Members participate in the fair by showing their quilts, interacting with attendee's, showing and selling raffle tickets to the annual Opportunity Quilt made by PQG members.

Quilting Bees 

Bees are smaller groups that usually meet monthly. You may contact our "Queen Bee" (margiepullen@sbcglobal.net) if you are interested in joining a bee.

Retreat

Twice a year we hold a weekend long "bare bones" quilting retreat, with open sewing, food and fun. We may also have a more structured retreat. 

Annual Challenge 

Members purchase a kit (usually $5) and create a project from specified fabrics.

Raffle Baskets

Look for opportunities to obtain more wonderful books, patterns and fabric at our meetings. Periodically we have auctions and sales that are announced in advance

Alice Love Event

Alice Love Day free to PQG members with the donation of annual donation quilts, requirements vary each year (see webpage for specifics)

Drop-In Quilting 

Listed Peninsula locations for open for quilters to get together to quilt.

Quilt Shows

Our members display their quilts, sharing their very best with other members and the community. Typically, the PQG Quilt Shows takes place every other year.

Board Meetings

All members are welcome to attend any board meeting. The board meets formally six (6) times per year (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov), immediately following morning meetings at the Garden Centers, except Sep board meeting is held at the Redwood Shores Library.

 

Peninsula Quilters Guild of San Mateo County

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