2022-2023 General Meetings
We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the
Morning meetings: 9:30-11:30 AM - January, March, May, July, September and November.
Evening meetings: 7:00-9:00 PM - February, April, June, August, October and December.
The guest fee is $5 for each meeting. The September meeting is free to guests.
All PQG meetings and workshops are “fragrance free.”
New Members are welcome to join at any time.
October 19, 2022
Guest Speaker: Four Affiliates Presentation
Title: Honor Our Own
Our October meeting "Honor Our Own" will feature our Affiliates:
· Quilters Studio Sonoma
· Ralph's Vacuum & Sewing Center Redwood City
· Serge-A-Lot Belmont
· Always Quilting San Mateo
· Not able to join us are Empty Spools Asilomar and Bolt Fabric & Home Cloverdale
November 16, 2022
Meeting Activity by: Grace Hardy
Title: Holiday Decoration Activity
In lieu of a speaker we will have a fun demonstration by Grace Hardy on how
to make a sweet holiday or winter tree. They are charming in many colors
and make fun additions to any decor. This cute pattern is easy and also a
great way to use up scraps. To get you started each member will receive a
kit to complete your first winter tree. The demonstration will be after the
business meeting and be about an hour. Our Be Sew Charitable event will
follow the demonstration.
December 21, 2022
January 18, 2023
Guest Speaker: Thom Akins
Title: My Inspiration Beginning to End
A fifth generation Californian, Thom was born in Palo Alto, raised in Minnesota, and returned to California to earn a BA in Art from San Jose State. Thom comes to us from Santa Cruz.
Finding the balance between beads and fabric, where each is integrated into the design and both are essential to the overall composition, has provided ample challenges for Thom’s active imagination. He has come to a point where neither “Bead Embellished” nor “Quilt” seem accurate or applicable terms, yet he continues to use them for lack of more precise definitions of what he does.
February 15, 2023
Guest Speaker: Kim Brownell
Title: Trunk Show
March 15, 2023
Guest Speaker: Material Girlfriends
Title: How a Quilter is Pieced
Special Event - Alice's Love - Following the General Meeting
Alice Lam was a member of the Wanna Bees. When she passed away, her husband and son donated money to the guild in her name and asked the WannaBees to use the money to honor her. Alice loved cooking, helping others, and entertaining friends and family.
Our celebration this year will be a charity sew-in after the March 15, 2023 PQ meeting at the Garden Center until 7:00pm. Lunch and dinner will be served. Prizes will be given out during the celebration. Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies. You may work on your own charity quilt or use a kit that will be provided by Julie Curry and Judy Miyake. Alice’s Love quilt labels are available.
We hope you come for all or part of the day. We ask that you sign up so we know how many people are coming and how much food to order. Contact Margaret Conti to sign up. See the PQ roster for her contact information.
The price of admission is 2 completed baby quilts or one completed twin top. These will be due by Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (PQ meeting). Turn them in on the charity table at any PQ meeting. Be sure to tell Margaret when you turn in the quilt(s) so she can note that you have ‘paid’.
If you signed up for the previous Alice’s Love event that was cancelled in 2020 and have made your donation quilt you do not need to make another quilt. However, we encourage you to make another donation as there continues to be a need for quilts. Margaret has the list of who signed up for 2020 and who submitted quilts.
The quilts are going to PQ’s existing charities – San Mateo County Health Foundation (baby quilts) and Life Moves (shelter quilts).
Contact Margaret if you have any questions.
April 19, 2023
PQG Event: PQG Quilt Challenge
May 17, 2023
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Sampou
Title: Light Your Ombre Fire
June 21, 2023
Guest Speaker: Sheila Frampton Cooper
Title: Spontaneous Creation and Inspiration
July 20, 2022
Guest Speaker: Mel Beach
Title: Fun and Games in Quilting
August 16, 2023
Title: PQG Presidents Choice
September 20, 2023
Annual Birthday Party: