Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild
LEARN - CREATE - SHARE - GROW
Welcome to the Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild. We have a passion for fabric! We admit it. We love it, caress it, it and gaze ardently upon “IT” ….. OUR STASH! From the lines of a pattern to the final stitches a quilter envisions, intertwined with complex quilt blocks, appliqués, embellishments and thread play, these various scraps of fabric are turned into memorable tributes requiring hours of creation that perhaps only a quilter can fully appreciate. From traditional quilts to art quilts, our love of textile arts drives our commitment and our hearts. The results of these efforts are shared throughout our community through our extensive philanthropy program.
Quilting is ART!
Quilting is ARCHITECTURE!
Quilting is COLORY THEORY AND DESIGN!
Quilting is STORY TELLING AND HISTORY!
Quilting is EXPRESSION, EXPLORATION, CONSTRUCTION, AND LOVE!
If you are looking for a group of like minded artists, this is the place for you. Located in the heart of Southern California’s wine country, inspiration is everywhere in the landscape and life style of our beautiful community. We have many special events coming up thru December. Here are some highlights:
Tuesday, August 13 - 6:15-9:00 Monthly guild meeting: Philanthropy Sew-In: Come join the assembly-line to help make several 9 1/2” railroad strips for philanthropy quilts. Find out who they are intended for under Philanthropy in the header.
Tuesday, September 10 - 6:15-9:00 Monthly guild meeting: Challenge Quilt judging and Dessert Contest:
Friday, October 4 - 6:30-8:30 Special Presentation by Eleanor Burns: “Still Stripping II - 40 Fabulous Years of Quilting”. Tickets available online under the Eleanor Burns button in the header.
Saturday, October 5th - 10:00-4:00 21st ANNUAL OLD TOWN TEMECULA OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW
Tuesday, October 8 - Monthly guild meeting: Guest Artist: Sue Rasmussen - “A Desperate Housewife's Quilt Journey”
Wednesday, October 9 - Workshop with Sue Rasmussen - Curved Paper Pieced Flying Geese
Tuesday, November 12 - Monthly guild meeting - Member Trunk Show 6:15-9:00
Tuesday, December 10 - Monthly Guild meeting - Holiday Party Potluck and gift exchange.
Philanthropy work days are held the last Saturday of each month. Times, locations and more information can be found under “Upcoming Events” in the header.
Here’s what is happening at our Monthly Guild Meeting in August:
Tuesday August 14, 2019 6:15 PM -9:00 PM
Everyone bring their machines, or come to iron or rotary cut. We will be joining strips to make 9 1/2’” railroad blocks. We will hopefully have enough blocks for several philanthropy quilts. More information to come.
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.
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:
“anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” A. Einstein
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