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. For activity details click on a listed activity title highlighted in green text.

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 Meetings

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. 

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.

Social Media

The Guild secure website https://www.peninsulaquilters.org and Facebook link PQG What's Under My Needle is a resource for members and the community. It includes descriptions of upcoming meetings, activities, photo gallery and other important information.

Quilting Bees 

Bees are smaller groups that usually meet monthly. 

Board Meetings

All members are welcome to attend any board meeting. The board meets monthly virtually on the second Wednesday of the month. The September board meeting is held on the forth Wednesday of the month.

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. 

Charitable Programs:

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

Donation Quilts - Members make and donate finished twin size quilts to LifeMoves and small baby quilts to San Mateo Health Foundaton's Bundle of Joy program and Loved Twice, a non-profit charity for the greater Bay Area.  These are collected at the "Charity Table" at our monthly meetings. 

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

Fund Raising Events:

San Mateo County Fair

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

Retreat

Twice a year we hold a weekend long "no frills" 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. Finished quilts are displayed at the April meeting.  Participation proceeds are used to award prizes for the best submissions.

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

 

Peninsula Quilters Guild of San Mateo County

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