Quilt Guilds in the South West United States


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Independence Hall Quilters


The group is about 200+ members. We meet every Monday from 9-4pm at Independence Hall on Blagen Rd. We have a beginning quilting class every Monday thru the local college. We also have both inhouse and outside teacher classes through out the year. Our quilt faire is every June. Come and meet new friends and have a great time!

Camarillo Quilters Association


P.O. Box 347
Camarillo, CA 93010

Annual dues: $20.00 US
Guest donation: $3.00 US

Camarillo Quilters Association meets the second Tuesday of every month, 9:30 a.m., except August, at The Orchid Room, The Orchid Professional Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Rd., Camarillo. Info: (805) 482-2285.

Camarillo Quilters Association, Inc. was created in 1980. It is a non-profit organization whose specific purpose is to exchange ideas about quilting, offer an environment to learn new techniques and improve quilting skills, and inform the community about the history and preservation of quilts and quilt making.

Chester PieceMakers


P.O. Box l702
Chester, CA 96020
(916) 258-3089

Programs are held at the Wildwood Senior Center on the second Monday of each month from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Stitch & Chatter (come and work on your own project) is held at Mtn. Maid Quilter Store on the last Monday of each month. from 11:00am - 1:00pm and 7pm - 9pm. Dues are $15 per year. We donate many quilts to community service organizations and we have a yearly Opportunity Quilt raffle.

Diablo Valley Quilters


This organization was founded in 1983 as a non-profit public benefit corporation formed to preserve and continue the traditions, culture, and history of quilting. We hope to promote friendship among those interested in quilting and to contribute to the knowledge and appreciation of fine quilts. We sponsor and support quilting activities, encourage quiltmaking and collecting, and contribute to the growth of our members as quiltmakers through educational meetings and programs. For more information, write Diablo Valley Quilters, P.O. Box 1884, Danville, CA 94526.

Northwind Quilters


The Northwind Quilters would like to invite you to attend our Guild meetings, we meet every Tuesday 9am to 3pm. The 1st Tues. is our business meeting followed by a potluck. A guest may attend twice before joining for $12.00 per year. we have speakers,hands on workshops, block-of-the month, xmas exchange,newsletter, challanges, mystery quilts, community involvement,a quilt show every 2 years, bring & brag,and great library. Meet at the Fairfield Senior Center 1200 Civic Center Dr. Fairfield, Ca. 94533, Call Sharon Whitten 707-425-5310 for info or sharow@main-st.fcinetmall.com

Hens & Chickens Quilt Fellowship

Huntington Beach

Auxiliary to the Golden West College Foundation since 1989.

Our purpose to two-fold. While we increase the communities appreciation of, and knowledge in, the needle arts--particularly quiltmaking--we raise funds for student scholarships and campus projects and improvements thru the creation of an annual quilt offered through an opportunity drawing.

We meet the first Saturday of the month, until April 1996, when we will begin meeting the second Saturday of every month. Our membership is open to all in the community who would like to support our goals. Guest presenters are scheduled in addition to our in-house workshops and other related activities throughout the year. Web page found at http://www.gwc.cccd.edu/MORE/FOUN/HCs/HCs.html

Quilters Etc.

Lompoc or Solvang

Quilters Etc. is a small to medium sized quilting guild which meets the fourth Thursday of each month in either Lompoc or Solvang Ca. Annual dues are $15. US and there is no charge for guests. Workshops, lectures, and an annual retreat plus bi annual quilt show are the focus of our efforts. The guild also makes cuddle quilts for donation to charity and particpates in other community service. For more information e-mail Mr Zeta's wife at MrZeta@aol.com

Highland Threads

Los Gatos

When: Second Tuesday of the month, from 6-8 pm
Where:Highland Trading Post
24900 Highland Way
Los Gatos, CA .

When: Second Tuesday of the month, from 6-8 pm Los Gatos, CA .

Monthly gathering in Loma Prieta of the textile junkies (quilters, stitchers, weavers and other textile folks). Currently our location rotates - so send mail or call for upcoming location.

email: irene@skylandbay.com
snail mail: Highland Threads
PO Box 850
Los Gatos, CA 95031-0850
phone: 408/353-5607 mailbox 3

Manteca Quilters


Manteca Quilters
P.O. Box 1558
Manteca CA 95336

Annual dues: $15.00, Senior's $12.00

Meetings: Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the McFall Room of the Manteca Library, 320 W Center Stree, Manteca. No meeting is held in November and the December time and date are not yet determined.

Manteca Quilters was established in March 1979. The purposes of this organization are: to contribute to the knowledge of and to promote the appreciation of fine quilts; to sponsor and support quilting activities; to encourage quilt making and collecting; to increase the knowledge of quilting history, techniques, textiles, patterns and needlearts; and to promote the growth of quiltmakers through educational meetings, travel, and fellowship.

Members receive regular newsletters, may borrow from the club library and may attend Tuesday morning and evening open workshops, as well as, monthly weekend workshops. We have our annual quilt show the first weekend in March.

E-mail to Liz Faria at SilverStar@worldnet.att.net for more information.

The Napa Valley Quilters


Meet the second Saturday of the month at the Napa Senior Center, 1800 Jefferson Street, Napa, California. Block of the month is at 9:30, business meeting at 10 followed by either a workshop or lecture. All are welcome to join us.

Valley Quiltmakers Guild


Where: United Methodist Church of Northridge
9650 Reseda Blvd., Northridge

When: Second Thursday of each month (excluding October)
9:00 am- Sign in and socializing
9:30 am- Meeting

Valley Quiltmakers Guild consists of 200 members of all ages, interests and abilities. We are a non-profit organization to provide education in the art and history of quiltmaking and other related fiberarts. Members enjoy speakers, challenges, workshops and many other monthly activities. We also have mini groups, an opportunity quilt,and a quilt show & auction. Guest donation $3 monthly, membership $20 yearly and newsletter only $10 yearly. For further info write PO Box 589 , Canoga Park, CA 91305 Please join us if you are in the area visiting or live in the area.

Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County

Pleasant Hill

GQCCC, founded in 1973, is the oldest quilt guild in California. Our 300+ member guild is dedicated to preserving the tradition of quilting. We support projects that promote the continuation of quilt arts, educate and entertain our members with presentations from quilt-world experts, and contribute to our community through philanthropic activities. Our annual quilt show is scheduled for the second Saturday/Sunday of February. Membership dues (including newsletter) are $20.00/year - no charge for guests. Monthly general meetings are held on the third Monday at Pleasant Hill Community Center - 320 Civic Dr. For more information: P.O. Box 23871 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2502.

Amador Valley Quilters


Membership in the Amador Valley Quilters is open to all who share an interest in quilting. Members enjoy monthly meetings and special events, receive a monthly newsletter, have use of an extensive library including books and patterns, and receive discounts on purchases from many of our affiliate members. We meet the second Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton, CA. Membership is $16 per year, seniors and students $8. Monthly newsletter - $8 per year. For more information, write to AVQ at P.O.Box 955, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

Friendship Quilters of San Diego


P.O. Box 1174
Poway, CA 92074-1174

For Information please email tom@tfl.net
Friendship Guild Home Page

The guild has over 150 members with a wide variety of quilting interests. Meetings are held monthly on the second Monday of the months of September through June at the Tierra Bonita Elementary School at 14678 Tierra Bonita Road in Poway, California. (Poway is a northern suburb of San Diego) There is a nominal $3.00 guest fee for non-members. Members pay $20.00 per year for membership, which includes all activities and a monthly newsletter mailed to their home. Newsletter only memberships are available for those who are unableto attend the meetings.

Meeting room doors open at 6:00 for socializing and browsing the extensive library of rare and unusual as well as current quilting books. The program begins at 7:00 sharp! There is usually a nationally known guest speaker to present an interesting program in addition to the regular meeting events which includes "sharing" time when the members and guests share their quilting experiences adn projects with the guild. From beginner to professional, Friendship Quilters has something to offer all quilters.

Quilter's Sew-ciety of Redding


P.O. Box 492581
Redding, Ca. 96049

Meetings: First Tuesday of every month
Where: Senior Citizen's Hall - 2290 Benton Dr. Redding, CA.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Guest Fee: $3.00

We have 247 members and have recently celebrated our 16th birthday. We have a huge Quilt Show every other year at the Civic Auditorium in Redding(1996 is our next one). Every general meeting features a new professional speaker, show 'n' tell, various raffles, an extensive library of quilt related books available for loan, refreshments, and opportunities to make quilt blocks with others in small groups. There is also lots of info about coming workshops. Annual membership dues are $20.00 which includes a monthly newsletter.

Citrus Belt Quilters,Inc.


Citrus Belt Quilters,Inc.is a non-profit social-recreational organization incorporated under the laws of the State of California. It is dedicated to all aspects of the quilting art, and membership is open to all who share our purpose of keeping this folk art flourishing.

MEETINGS: Monthly except for a combined Nov./Dec. meeting date set by the board. DAY MEETINGS are held 9:30 A.M. the last Friday of the month at the Oasis Christian Fellowship Church, 304 N. 7th Street, Redlands, CA. GUEST FEE: $3.00 EVENING MEETINGS are held 6:45 P.M. the Thursday before the day meeting at Terrace View Elementary School, 22731 Grand Terrace Rd., Grand Terrace, CA. GUEST FEE:$3.00

DUES: $25.00 per year or $12.50 per 1/2 Year (Nov. 1- April 30)

For more Information write:
Citrus Belt Quilters,Inc. (CBQ)
P.O. Box 7489
Redlands, CA. 92375-0489
or e-mail Judy DeBoer jdeboer@discover.net

Village Quilters

San Diego

We are a small, fun, and friendly guild of about 65 members which meets the third Saturday of each month at the Scripps Ranch Library from 9:30-12 noon. Our focus is on informal, informative programs featuring the expertise of our members with occasional outside speakers. Monthly activities include fabric, block, and border exchanges, Secret Pal, field trips, and lots of other related activities. For more information, contact our President Carla Martinez (619)789-1810.

The San Francisco Quilt Guild

San Francisco

Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Bridgemont High School.

Peninsula Quilters Guild

San Mateo

Date: Third Wednesday of the month alternating day and night meetings.
Time: Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov 9am.
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec 7:30pm
Location: San Mateo Garden Center
605 Parkside Way
San Mateo, CA

Peninsula Quilters alternates day and evening meetings. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
In Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, and November we meet in the morning at 9am.
In Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, and December we meet in the evening at 7:30

Meetings are held at the San Mateo Garden Center 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo CA

Our mailing address is Peninsula Quilters PO
Box 2423 Redwood City CA 94064

Monthly meeting feature Outstanding Speakers, Demonstrations, Workshops, Slides, Films, Block of the Month Drawings, Friendship blocks, and Show and Tell

Guest admission $3.00 (except September when admission is free) Annual dues $20.00. We publish a wonderful newsletter to keep members informed of guild activities as well as happenings in the quilt world. Peninsula Quilters undertakes fundraising for organizations such as Battered Womens Services of San Mateo County and Shelter Network of San Mateo county. We also participate in community education and exhibits.

DIRECTIONS to the Garden Center:
Take Hwy 92 to the Alameda de las Pulgas exit and go south on Alameda to 26th Ave. Turn right, go one block and turn left on Ensenada Way. Go to the end--the Garden Center is across the street on Parkside.

For Information Contact: Lynda Carswell lcarswel@ix.netcom.com

Coastal Quilters Guild

Santa Barbara and Goleta


Santa Monica Quilt Guild

Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Quilt Guild is comprised of approximately 100 members. Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, located at 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA

Our membership is currently open to the public. Your may attend any of our monthly meetings as a "guest" ($3.00 charge). This fee, along with our yearly dues ($30) contributes to our monthly guest speakers, workshops, refreshments and rental of our facility.

We offer you the opportunity too partake in minigroups, assist with our annual quilt show, and to participate in the creation of our yearly opportunity quilt.

Simi Valley Quilt Guild

Simi Valley

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley, Ca. Social time is at 7:00PM and the meeting starts at 7:30PM. Programs vary from speakers to community projects to inhouse demonstrations and more. Dues are $20.00 a year, $16.00 for seniors. Guests are always welcome. The guest fee is $2.00. For more information send SASE to SVQG, P.O. Box 3689, Simi Valley, Ca. 93093

Almond Country Quilters


P. O. Box 538
Templeton, CA 93465

Dues: $15
Meetings: First Monday of each month at the AARP Building located in Atascadero at 7PM.

Almond Country Quilters is made up of over 120 quilters along the Central Coast of California who share an interest in educating themselves and the public about quilts. Events such as mini-quilt auctions, Christmas quilt auctions, quilt shows, guest speakers and teachers, educational workshops and circles bring out the best of our quilters. Through our community quilt program we give back to the community by donating quilts to homeless and victimized children.
For more information contact Cheryl Cramer at 805-466-3213.

El Camino Quilters


Guild Meetings: second Thursdays - 9:30 a.m. (Trinity Center)
Workshops: third Thursdays - 9:30 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)
Location: First Lutheran Church
1410 Foothill Drive, Vista, CA 92084
(located in north San Diego county)
email: charrell@miracosta.cc.ca.us (Chris Harrell)

The purpose of El Camino Quilters is to promote interest in all forms of quilting, to inspire and encourage quilt making, and to gain knowledge of quilting techniques, patterns, and history through education, meetings, and friendship.

Guild meetings feature a guest speaker or member-conducted demonstration, show and tell, block of the month, community service project planning, lending library, friendship blocks, challenges, round robins, opportunity quilt, pot-luck parties in July and December, and a short business section. Quilting workshops offer an opportunity for members to quilt together and learn new techniques. Basting Days are at the Oceanside Senior Center (455 Country Club Lane, Oceanside) on third Tuesdays.

El Camino Quilters Annual Quilt Show is presented in April. Quilts and garments made by our members are displayed at the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe in Vista.

Our membership is very friendly and supportive. Guests and new members are welcome to visit and join in our fun! Annual dues are $15.00.

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