“Journeys”, Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild Challenge

Pacifc Piecemakers Quilt Guild

2018 Quilt Challenge: "Journeys"

Opening reception Friday, October 5, 2018, 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit thru Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Burnett Gallery and Elaine Jacob Foyer


Download a “Journeys” Registration Form here.

“Journey Back to 1941” by Joyce Gaudet.

Each year Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild members are “challenged” to create a quilt that fits certain parameters.

For 2018 the theme is “Journeys”  and although no specific style nor size was required, each quilt must include a specified piece of blue Scrollscape Indigo fabric. Members were challenged to think about a journey (metaphorically, emotionally, physically, or …?) and to stitch and/or quilt their own interpretation in fabric in one, two or three dimensions.

“Sea Horse Odyssey” by Dasha Drab.

Quilts exhibited include traditional, modern & art quilts, clothing, and a variety of styles & techniques..

The show is not juried nor judged, so it encourages creativity at all levels. It is always a great thrill to see someone new to quilting/art quilts show their work alongside long-time quilters.

Pictured above center: “New Zealand by Air” by Dasha Drab, “Journey Back to 2941” by Joyce Gaudet, and “Sea Horse Odyssey” by Dasha Drab.

About PPQG

Some of the PPQG Members at Annual Retreat.

The members of  Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild promote quilting locally and all along the Sonoma/Mendocino coast. PPQG offers monthly educational programs, lectures, and workshops for quilters of all skill levels as well as opportunities for members to give back to their community using those skills.

Monthly meetings feature  programs to inspire quilters in all aspects of quilting ranging from traditional to contemporary art quilt techniques and development of textile and wearable art. Lectures and workshops are presented by world famous quilters as well as local talent. “Comfort quilts” are created by members and distributed to a variety of local assistance organizations and individuals as a means of service back to the community. Each year members create a quilt to be raffled by Gualala Arts Center during Art in the Redwoods.  The proceeds provide art related scholarships to local students.  Visit the PPQG website here.

Regular meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at 12:30 PM at Gualala Arts. Meetings are open to anyone who enjoys quilts or quilting or who would like to learn more. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome; there is a $5 charge for non-members. New members can join at any time for a $40 per year membership fee (prorated August through December.) Print and fill out the Membership Application and send it, along with your check made out to PPQG to: PPQG Membership, c/o Gualala Arts Center, PO Box 244, Gualala, CA 95445.