"Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied."
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, 1859

Meetings and Membership

First Tuesday of the month

Info about our Meetings, etc.

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, Grass Valley. The July meeting is a picnic potluck and we are dark in August. .

Dues are $30 per calendar year ($15.00 if you join July 1st or later, new members only. 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 a cost of $27.50 per year. Past & current newsletters are also available on our website.

Topic: About The Pine Tree Quilt GuildAbout The Pine Tree Quilt Guild

Pine Tree Quilt Guild was founded in 1984 to further the knowledge and joy of quilt-making. At present we are 200 members strong, including 12 affiliate members (local merchants who support our guild) .

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.
  • 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.
  • Other activities you may hear about: Beginner Basics: All members can attend these monthly sessions where you can learn more about basic quilting skills.
  • 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".
  • Drop In and Quilt: Members are invited to "drop in" once a month to work on their own or
  • Community Service Projects: Bring a lunch and sew with others…A good way to make friends.
  • 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 at a cost of $2.
  • Mini Groups: Because it is easier to make friends in a small group, our Guild has many "mini-groups" of 8-12 members. The goal is friendship and learning with other quilters. Day or evening groups available.
  • Scholarships: Every year, the Guild awards two 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. Last year we displayed 350 quilts. Working on one of the quilt show committees is a good way to make friends. The show is our main source of income to run our Guild, provide scholarships and perform service to the community. We also make and raffle off an "Opportunity Quilt" each year.

AND MORE . . . . .

  • Affiliate members
  • Annual Holiday party
  • Annual summer picnic
  • Gift Quilt Challenge - make a quilt for another member and receive one too.
  • Jamboree - a day of free classes for members who worked at the quilt show.
  • Junior Quilters - for boys and girls 10-18
  • Patchwork Star presentation at every meeting - learn more about a member & her quilting.
  • Round Robin group
  • Secret Pals

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