• Pajaro Valley Quilt Assn Show, Feb 21-22, Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

    PVQA’s quilt show, The Way We Were, runs next weekend, Feb. 21-22, and it’s sure to have lots of interesting and inspiring things to look at. There’s a fashion show, live auction, plus quilt challenges including When I Was Ten and California – the Golden State. Plus all those beautiful quilts made by local quilters! For schedules, admission, etc., click on http://pvqa.org/pvqa-quilt-show-2/

    Mike McNamara is the featured artist. His website is macquilts.com.

    The 2015 Opportunity Quilt is based on the Burgoyne Surrounded quilt block, which celebrated an important American victory over the British during the Revolutionary War.

    Midnight Surround

    Three sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt be on display. The Names Project is a memorial to the 94,000-plus individuals who have died from AIDS. The quilt, which is internationally famous, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and remains the largest community art project in the world. For more information click on http://www.aidsquilt.org/about/the-aids-memorial-quilt

  • April Meeting Highlights

    Hi there quilting fans – this meeting really highlighted how incredibly talented our members are.  There were lots of quilts brought in for show and tell and we want to share pictures of them here.

    13574475414_f51d6083e8_zAnne from Playcrafts has started an online Facebook page for those interested in quilt design called Quilt Design A Day.    This is one of her designs titled “Macaron”  Anne loves the look of low-volume prints paired with bright solids.  Here, she uses gorgeous Oak Shott cottons for punches of color.  We can’t wait to see this quilted and bound!


    Here is another one she did based on a design she made in the same Facebook group.

    13574457794_4d65d48f41_zHere is Adrianne’s incredible quilt that she submitted to the Radiant Orchid Pantone Quilt Challenge.   Congratulations Adrianne!  To learn more about Pantone and the color of the year, click HERE.

    13574117335_0eceed6083_zHere’s another entry to the Pantone Quilt Challenge, pattern is a free download from Anna Maria Horner’s website and can be found HERE.   Awesome quilting is done by Melanie Meadows in San Jose.

    13574157933_5a7802145c_zThis is Anne’s own radiant orchid quilt top – even though she was one of the hosts of the challenge, she still made a quilt top using this color.

    13574106793_4718f3ab66_zThere were other incredible quilts that our members brought – here is Amoreena’s quilt which has a great use of negative space and color.

    13574068005_09cf0ecc70_zAnother great one from Amoreena.

    13574361294_6df02294d5_z Renee brought in this amazing quilt with black and white prints paired with sunset colors making a graphic and high-impact quilt.

    13574022015_f0ecb33d35_bCarole made this all-solids beauty using a pattern from the book “City Quilts” by Cherri House.  Her daughter will be the lucky recipient of this stunning quilt.

    13574005433_3738e87a58_bMicky made this beauty with green solids and prints.  The white sashing makes for a really lively contrast and it’s more gorgeous than you can imagine!


    If you like what you see here and want to know more about us, come to one of our guild meetings!  We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at Hart’s 6:30.  We’d love to see you and have you become one of our guild.  Just bring your curiosity (and a folding chair if you have one 😉