Meetings & Membership

first Tuesday of the month

Our meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, September through June, at 6:30 PM at Grass Valley Charter School, 225 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley. The July meeting is a picnic potluck and we are dark in August.

Topic: WelcomeWelcome to the Pine Tree Quilt Guild

Pine Tree Quilt Guild was founded in 1984 to further the knowledge and joy of quiltmaking. At present we are 270 members strong, including 13 affiliate members (local merchants who support our guild) and 10 Junior Quilters (girls and boys ages 10-18).

What We Offer For YOU!

At your first meeting you will see many "stations" around the room where you can find out about SOME of our activities.

Some you may see are:
  • Mystery Gift & Quarter Yard Club: At each meeting tickets are sold and drawings are held for quilting items and fabric. Ticket purchase is optional.
  • Speakers and Speaker Workshops: At most meetings you will hear a speaker, an expert in his/her field of quilting. Several times a year that speaker will conduct a workshop/class on the following day. Those classes are available to members for a nominal fee.
  • Opportunity Quilt: Our quilt is displayed at many meetings. Other guilds often bring their Opportunity Quilts to our guild and sell tickets.
  • Treasure Table: Members are encouraged to donate usable quilting supplies. These items are for sale at each meeting with the monies going to the general fund.
  • Community Service: Our Guild is very active in service to the community. We make quilts, walker bags and Christmas stockings which are distributed to fire victims, the elderly and children in need. Members make items in their homes or at our monthly "Drop in and Quilt".
  • Education Outreach: This committee offers help to classroom teachers with quilt-related projects. Members go into local classrooms to help children with sewing, and learning about quilts with a lending library of children's quilt books, a play and a collection ("trunk show") of quilts to share.
  • Home Workshops:Guild members contribute their time and talents to teaching other members skills that they have mastered. A home workshop is offered every month.
  • Mini Groups:Because it is easier to make friends in a small group, our Guild has many "mini-groups" of 8-12 members who meet in homes to work on individual or group projects. These are casual groups; some meet in the evening, some during daytime hours. The goal is friendship and learning with other quilters. If you wish to join one, there is a chairman who will help you.
  • Scholarships: Every year, the Guild awards scholarships to deserving local high school graduates going on to college and majoring in art or textile-related subjects.
  • Quilt Show: Every year, the first weekend in May, our Guild holds a quilt show at the Nevada Country Fairgrounds. We usually display around 300 quilts. Working on one of the quilt show committees is a very good way to make friends in the Guild. The Quilt Show is our main source of income to run our guild, scholarships and perform service to the community. We also make and raffle an "Opportunity Quilt " each year to raise funds. The winner is announced at the show.
AND MORE . . . . .
  • Affiliate members
  • Annual Holiday party
  • Annual summer picnic
  • Holiday Challenge - make a quilt for another member and receive one too.
  • Jamboree - a day of classes to thank members for their participation throughout the year.
  • Patchwork Star presentation at every meeting - learn more about a member & her quilting
  • Guild Challenges - each year a topic for the (optional) guild challenge is announced.
  • Members make quilts based on a theme.

Meetings and Membership Our meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, at 6:30 PM at Grass Valley Charter School, 225 So. Auburn St., Grass Valley. The July meeting is a picnic potluck and we are dark in August.

Dues are $30 per calendar year ($15.00 for new members joining after July 1). Guests are welcome to attend two meetings, after which we hope you will join and become an active member. Junior members' dues are one-half of the adult membership dues.

All members receive a monthly online newsletter providing current guild activity information. You can choose to receive the newsletter by mail at an additional cost. Past & current newsletters are also available on our website.

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