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Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild


We are finishing off our Philanthropy year with HUNDREDS of pillowcases, quilts, throws, Christmas stockings, and baby items, as well as monthly household and personal items donated to the Alternatives to Domestic Violence program. We have even stepped up to provide provide Christmas stockings at the last minute for the new families at the US VETS program at March ARB, and the children at the Domestic Violence Shelter. Our new partner, The Assistance League of Temecula received their items at the November meeting and we heard more about the foster children’s program that they support. It has been a year of blessings and hard work. Thank you to all of our members. We will have a full count in the January newsletter.

We have a new roster of guild officers, and new visions to realize and accomplish. Our classes and speakers for 2019 are exceptional and offer a wide range of skills and interests. Be sure and check them out under “Speakers and Classes” and “Upcoming Events”

January Guild Meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:15 - Speaker - Linda Schmidt - Short Attention Span Trunk Show
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:00-4:00 Workshop: Miniature Landscape - 101

Truly a Renaissance woman, quilter, textile artist, wearable art designer, composer, musician, aspiring poet and international teacher Linda Schmidt will share her quilts, her garments, and her story in a Grand Trunk Show, with an emphasis on artistic techniques, artistry and poetry. Choosen teacher of the year for 2003 by the Professional Quilter Magazine, Linda has won over 300 ribbons for quilts and garments. Visit her website at:

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Techniques demonstrated in the hands-on workshop include fabric painting, leaf painting, various methods of machine and hand appliqué, machine embroidery and thread painting, use of Solvy and disappearing medium and free motion quilting.

 "Circles", a paper pieced quilt made by member Marlene Oaks

"Circles", a paper pieced quilt made by member Marlene Oaks

Our Mission


Formed in 1990, Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild is a non-profit charitable, educational and social organization in the Temecula Valley.  We promote the knowledge of, and appreciation for, all aspects of quilting and fiber arts with an active philanthropy program.

 Ellen Dennis French, President - Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild

Ellen Dennis French, President - Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild

Presidents Message

Welcome to the Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild website.  We hope that what you find and explore here will cause you to actually join us in person for a meeting or two, and that those meetings will encourage you to become an active member.

It has been my privilege to serve this guild in various capacities for about 12 years, most recently as President in 2017 and 2018.  Valley of the Mist strives to be a welcoming and educational group of quilters that meets monthly and has a rich and active philanthropy program encompassing both the creation and donation of quilts and handmade Christmas stockings, as well as making financial donations to local charities in need. Quilting is my passion, and making quilts for those in need is all-important to me.  I am grateful that my guild has such a marvelous heritage of making beautiful quilts to give to those who need an expression of love and warmth.  Please consider joining us.

Inspiration for the Month:

There is vitality, a life-force, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through another medium. It will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is…It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. - Martha Graham

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