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Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild
2013 Quilt Challenge

Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through April 28, 2013
Burnett Gallery & Jacob Foyer
Gualala Arts Center

PPQG Quilt Challenge Gualala Arts will host the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild's (PPQG) 2013 Quilt Challenge Show from April 5 through April 28, 2013. The opening reception with hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar will take place on April 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The theme of this year's challenge is "Celebrate." The challenge is to interpret this theme into a quilt. There are many ways to celebrate, many types of celebrations, and many occasions to celebrate.

This is the 17th year that the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild has put forth a challenge to its members. Some of the themes in the past have been a variety of a traditional quilt pattern, and themes such as Chocolate, Self-Portrait, The Perfect 10 and Going Green.

PPQG Quilt Challenge Quilters of all levels challenge themselves to interpret the theme in their own way. Challenges such as these stretch the quilt artists' imagination and skills.

These challenge shows have delighted residents and visitors with the vast range of the Guild's collective creativity, craftsmanship and humor in the art of quilting.

PPQG encourages creativity at all levels. This is a non-juried show, and there are no prizes, only the fascination of seeing the creativity of Guild members, both long-time quilters and beginners alongside each other. PPQG also encourages young quilters by allowing quilt entries from younger family members of Guild members. It is all about the participation.

PPQG Quilt Challenge PPQG meets monthly at the Gualala Arts Center. The meetings are on the third Friday of each month. Check the PPQG website for information on the meetings: Meetings feature well-known quilt artists who teach classes and workshops, and speak to the Guild members. Also, some of our own Guild members teach classes on basic quilting skills, as well as advanced subjects.

PPQG now consists of about 100 members. The Guild contributes to the community in many ways, such as providing comfort quilts to those in need, sewing the raffle quilt for Art in the Redwoods, and making Quilts of Valor, which go to wounded veterans at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto.

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

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