PPQG Quilt Challenge

Pacifc Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Gualala Arts Exhibit and Call to Artist

Opening reception Friday, October 4, 2019, 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit thru Sunday, October 27, 2019.

Burnett Gallery and Elaine Jacob Foyer


PPQG Quilt Challenge

Find registration form here.

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

The 2019 Challenge is “One Red Square.” Although no specific style nor size is required, each entry must include a piece of at the minimum size a clearly visible finished 1-inch square of one of seven chosen deliciously primary red fabrics, including two silk fabrics, a dupioni and a charmeuse!  Inspiration can come from absolutely anywhere or anything.  Members are challenged to consider applying the few simple Challenge rules and to stitch and/or quilt their own interpretation in fabric in one, two or three dimensions.
Quilts to be 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.

One Red Square Rules:
1) Only 1, Only Red, Only Square!
2) Miinimum finished size of the One Red Square — 1”
3) Maximum size of the One Red Square — none!
4) Definition of square: four equal sides and four 90 degree angles; i.e. four right angles.
5) Anyone looking at the quilt will easily see the One Red Square.
6) There are 7 designated red fabrics from which to choose. At least one of these fabrics is required to meet this challenge.
7) The color of the chosen red square of fabric may not be altered in any way.  Use the right side of the fabric.
8) Nothing shall impede the oneness, redness or squareness of the One Red Square!


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.