"The best thing about doing needlepoint for very small children is that they are so uncritical. The don't say things like, "I see you've missed some stitches over here on the leg, was that intentional?" or "Was this creature blinded in a fight?" They will clasp it in their little arms and love it besottedly, inseparably as the thing becomes more and more rancid."
Carole Berman and Jennifer Lazarus

Our Education programs

Service to the Community


One of the Pine Tree Quilt Guild of Nevada County purposes is to promote education. The Guild offers an annual scholarship in the field of fiber art, textiles, design and other related courses of study.


Topic: Education OutreachEducation Outreach

This committee, formed many years ago by Margaret Boothby, offers help to classroom teachers with quilt-related projects. Volunteer 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 for chil-dren to look at and touch.

A short presentation on the art and history of quilts and quilting. We have lots of quilts to see and touch (time and content geared to grade level)
Teachers may borrow our library box for up to two weeks. It contains books on quilts and quilting for children to read, plus lesson ideas for teachers (grades K-6)
We will provide volunteers to help in your classroom with quilt related projects (art, math, Pioneer Days or?)
A 20 minute play about quilts and the westward movement (geared to grades 3-5). This may be scheduled along with a trunk show.

For more information and scheduling: Margaret Boothby, Education Outreach Chairman daleboothby@comcast.net

2011 Union Hill Quilt

Our guild sure does wonderful things in the community!!

"Some members of the Education Outreach committee, under the direction of Robin Mello, go into classrooms to help teachers with quilt related projects. They went into the 1st grade classroom of teacher Sabrina Godfrey, helped the kids draw their self portraits on fabric (backed with freezer paper for stability). The 8.5" blocks were then sewed into a quilt (by me). The quilt will be auctioned off at a school event on April 30th to raise money for the school (Union Hill School)."

"We also go to adult groups such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and each year go to Humbug Days at Malakoff (in costume) to demonstrate hand quilting."
Ardy Tobin, PTQG member


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