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Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild


Welcome to the Valley of the Mist Quilting Guild. New Year, new ideas, new members, new journeys and new adventures from the lines of a pattern to the final stitches a quilter envisions. Intertwined through the complex quilt blocks, appliques, and various scraps of fabric turned into memorable tributes and hours of creations that only a quilter could imagine. Idle hands make no progress but the machines and hands of a quilter help stitch and spread creations of love with every pull of the thread. “Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love,” unknown author. Thank you to all of our members for spreading lots of joy and love this past year.

Valley of the Mist Quilter’s Guild has a long tradition of Philanthropy. This past year our members were instrumental in donating not only their skills and money but they also selflessly provided endless support, prayers and countless hours of quilting and creating handmade items. The items consisted of the following: 70 twin bed size bed quilts, 58 quilts including twin size quilts, lap quilts and throws for women and children, 53 baby items (including burp pads, changing pads, comfort pads and crib quilts), 58 Christmas stockings, over 250 pillow cases, over 100 dog beds, and many knit scarves and hats. The recipients of these items were: US Vets Program at March ARB, Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Assistance League-Foster Youth Program, SAFE PALS program for at risk youth and Local animal rescue shelters. In addition to the items listed above we also collected monthly items and donated to Alternative to Domestic Violence: twin bed sheets, pillows, cleaning supplies, gas and food cards, washcloths, office supplies art and crafts supplies, fabric and sewing machines with sewing supplies.

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”. If you are in search of a fulfilling and worthwhile hobby come out and visit our guild.

Monthly Guild Meeting:

GUILD MEETING: TUESDAY MAY 14, 2019 6:15 PM -9:00 PM
GUEST SPEAKER: Elizabeth Eastmond TOPIC: Quilt Abecedary
Contact: Lupe Barker for enrollment and information (

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During her trunk show Elizabeth will be sharing a project she has been working on for some time- an exploration of font and text styles for either including text or lettering in your quilts. An abecedary (or abecedarium), according to Wikipedia,  is “a full alphabet carved in stone or written in book form, was historically found in churches, monasteries and other ecclesiastical buildings. Abecedaries are generally considered to be medieval teaching aids, particularly for the illiterate. The alphabet may have been thought to possess supernatural powers along the lines of the runic alphabet. Each letter would have had a symbolic meaning to the devout.”


Elizabeth Eastmond

“My overall philosophy on teaching classes is this: students should go away with at least one new tip, or way of doing something.  Some students may even have a finished project, if the chosen class is a mini-quilt or some other small quilt.  But generally, it’s most important that we quilters share some time together building our community, getting to know the other quilters in our guild, and enjoy the making.”

Storm of Sea

Storm of Sea

Inspired by a public square in Dublin, where all the doors are of a different style and color, Merrion Square will be a fun scrappy piecing class to create a small 25” square quilt. There are two variations you can choose from.  New quilters and experienced quilters will learn tricks and techniques to piecing, and matching up those points. Please see the supply list under upcoming events. This class is now open to nonmembers.

"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.

Janice Quackenbush, President - Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild

Janice Quackenbush, President - Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild

President’s Message

Welcome to the Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild website, we hope after browsing you are inspired to learn more, attend a meeting and maybe become a member! It s our goal to educate and encourage quilters of all ages and all experience levels. We work with several charities, make great friends and have a lot of fun in the process. We have some wonderful events you won’t want to miss out on in the 2019 calendar year! We also offer a few fun monthly activities and drawings.

I began my journey as a quilter in 2013. I have always sewn mostly curtains, a few odds and ends and of course Halloween costumes for the kids. When I found quilting, I fell head over heels and jumped in with both feet, and have never looked back! I’m learning every day and enjoying every step. I’m just having so much fun! I’m honored to be president for the 2019 year and I’m so excited for all the plans in store, together we can accomplish anything. Come and sew with us, we would love to have you!

Janice Quackenbush, President 2019

Inspiration for the Month:

“Life is like a quilt…years bound together embellished with family and friends, backed with tradition, stitched with love, with cornerstones placed carefully to create a one of a kind journey through time”. Unknown author

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