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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”

February Guild Meeting and follow-up class
Two day class: Wednesday February 13-14

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:15 PM  9:00 PM - Speaker - Guest Speaker: Tamara Leberer: The Art of Silk Fusion
Wednesday/Thursday February 13-14: 10:00 - 4:00

Tamara shares: “Whether you call them art quilts or fiber art, my work revolves around a love of fiber, fabric and color.  The vivid colors of fiber and fabric and the texture and dimensionality of quilting are what thrills me about this art form.  No matter what or how much I do, I can’t extinguish my passion to create with my hands.  My favorite manner of work is improvisational where I explore line, shape, and color to create harmony and motion. I’ve spent the last 20 years exploring every facet of fiber art before finding the sweet spot that makes my artist heart feel at home: combining a wide variety of fibers in different ways, and then quilting, always quilting.” Visit her website at:


Tamara Leberer


This two-day class is held from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. In this two-day workshop, you will combine fibers with textile mediums producing a fabric rich in luxurious shine and color. You will create two silk fusion pieces which will then be used to create a mosaic on the second day. The additional $60.00 workshop fee paid to the instructor includes silk tussah fibers, silk hankies; fabric medium; silk threads; Angelina fibers and gold leafing for embellishment; fiberglass screening; brushes and plastic drop cloths for the fusion process.

"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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