Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild is celebrating its Twenty Year Anniversary in 2016 and is planning several special activities to rejoice. Activities begin with the annual Quilt Challenge. This year’s theme is “Reflect on the Past and Stitch to the Future”. Quilters will produce quilts, or quilt-related projects based on their interpretation of this theme. An additional challenge is their project must be a minimum size of 20” x 20” and include 20 of something, i.e. different fabrics, beads, buttons, quilt designs, etc.
The Quilt show will include a display of several President’s Quilts. These quilts were completed by past guild presidents from blocks prepared by members and given to the Presidents as a thank you for their service during their presidency. A special collection of quilts prepared by past members will also be exhibited. A PowerPoint presentation of the History of the Guild displaying the many achievements of PPQG over the past 20 years will be broadcast during the Quilt Challenge opening reception.
A special “Memory Quilt” has been prepared to reflect guild accomplishments. Several guild members, using different quilt block techniques, have designed an individual block representing each guild activity. These blocks have been consolidated into a Memory Quilt. This quilt will also include names on the back of past, present, and in memoriam members. The quilt will be revealed at the Quilt Challenge.
As in past years, the quilters will prepare their usual “outstanding” hors d’oeuvres for your enjoyment at the reception. For your continued delight, recipes for hors d’oeuvres, as well as many other “quilter’s” recipes have been collected and combined in a celebration cookbook Quilters in the Kitchen. Cookbooks are currently available at Four-Eyed Frog books; Accents by the Sea kitchen shop; Attractions hair and nails in Cypress Village; The Loft fabric, craft and yarn in Sundstrom Mall; Twofish Bakery and Gualala Arts Center. The books are $15 (tax included).
Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild was established in 1996, PPQG has come a long way. From a small group of quilters gathering each month to enjoy quilting together, to a membership of over 100 quilters working in a broad spectrum of personal, guild related and community service accomplishments.
Quilters: Download the registration form: 2016_PPQG_Quilt_Challenge (pdf)
Deadline: April 15, 2016.