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Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

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PPQG Quilt Challenge:
"I Found it in the Library"

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through April 6
Burnett Gallery
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Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild: Anita Kaplan Quilters everywhere find the concept of a "quilt challenge" irresistible. For over a dozen years on our coast, annual Quilt Challenges have delighted residents and visitors with colorful, creative examples of the art and craft of quilting. Even before local quilters organized to form Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild in 1996, they sponsored annual challenge exhibits at Gualala Arts, each with a special theme or a required fabric or design element. Rules have always been simple, and there's no judge or jury: it's all about participation.

Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild: Lola DeLongoria In 2006, as PPQG celebrated its tenth anniversary, many quilts from past Challenge shows were displayed in the foyer of Gualala Arts Center. Challenge quilts emerge from such themes as: Artistic Expression, The Nature of Things, Beyond our Borders (Ethnic inspiration), Something's Fishy, The Beauty of Mathematics, the Millennium, Express Yourself (Self-Portraits), It's the Little Things, or a specific quilting pattern such as Log Cabin. In 2006 there was the "Perfect Ten" exhibit and in June 2007 the "Flights of Fantasy" exhibit paved the way for future challenges.

In preparing their projects for these exhibits, quilters of all levels stretch to expand their skills and creativity -- and that's the essence of "challenge." The result is an exciting event that involves the wider community, as hundreds of people either attend the opening reception, or visit the show afterwards.

PPQG's 2008 Challenge, "I Found it in the Library," invites quilters to interpret the theme as broadly or narrowly as they wish. This exhibit will have an opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8 and run through April 6. Chairing this event is Anna Hines.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.