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Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild

LEARN - CREATE - SHARE - GROW

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: Peggy Martin - Enjoying the Journey

TUESDAY MARCH 12, 2019- 6:15 PM -9:00 PM - GUEST SPEAKER: Peggy Martin

WORKSHOP: Wednesday March 13, 2019: 10:00-4:00- Millennium Star (location see upcoming events)
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL AND CLOSED WE ARE NOW TAKING A WAITING LIST - Contact: Lupe Barker (iita44@gmail.com)

Peggy began quilting in 1981, drafting traditional blocks for templates, hand piecing and hand quilting. She will discuss how rotary cutters and other faster methods appeared, influencing how many quilts she was able to make and her transition to machine quilting. We will look at quilts spanning her 30+ years of quilting and teaching, exploring a wide variety of patterns and concepts, as well as how her style and color sense have evolved. Visit her website at: peggymartinquilts.com.

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Peggy Martin

This is going to be a very exciting lecture and workshop! Sign up for the workshop now!

Non-member fee for lecture: $5.00

Millennium Star

Millennium Star

THERE IS SOME PREP FOR THIS CLASS SO BE SURE YOU GET STARTED EARLY ENOUGH. Peggy will teach a quick-strip paper piecing method using assembly-line piecing on fabric strips. Beginners find this method less confusing and easy to learn, experienced quilters are delighted by this quicker, simplified technique. Click on the button for a detailed supply list.


"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:

“ANY TIME WOMEN COME TOGETHER WITH A COLLECTIVE INTENTION, IT’S A POWERFUL THING. WHETHER IT’S SITTING DOWN MAKING A QUILT, IN A KITCHEN PREPARING A MEAL, IN A CLUB READING THE SAME BOOK, OR AROUND THE TABLE PLAYING CARDS,OR PLANNING A BIRTHDAY PARTY, WHEN WOMEN COME TOGETHER WITH A COLLECTIVE INTENTION, MAGIC HAPPENS.” PHYLICIA rASHAD


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