Programs and Workshops of the Santa Monica Quilt Guild include:
  • A variety of nationally known and local quilt makers, teachers, and authors. Please see the Calendar page for upcoming programs.
  • Quilt displays and trunk shows, slide shows and power point presentations by guest speakers on a multitude of quilt topics.
  • Show and Tell presented by our members.
  • Workshops taught by some of our guest speakers. Workshops are open to guild members at a cost of $40.00 for each workshop, and $45.00 on a space-available basis for non members. Please see the Calendar page for upcoming workshops.
  • Skill Building Sessions presented by the Santa Monica Quilt Guild Vice Presidents with instruction from our talented members.
  • Click here for a Santa Monica Quilt Guild Workshop registration form.

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On April 3, 2014 Wendy Mathson presented a workshop, Storm At Sea Trim Plate Piecing.

At our February meeting we explored modern quilting. What is modern quilting? Is it simply quilting with modern fabrics? Wasn’t all quilting modern at one time? This program was created by our Vice Presidents for fun and inspiration! The format was a "Quilters' College" with several demonstrations. Click here for photos!

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 Guild members enjoyed learning the techniques for Making a Tile Quilt with Bobbi Finley ~ Click
here to see photo gallery of the class.
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Guild members enjoyed another wonderfully serene and productive weekend at our third annual retreat March 8th - March 10th, 2013 at Viña de Lestonnac in Temecula. Quilters made good use of the time to complete
individual projects, work on new techniques and learn from one another. So much was accomplished in a lovely environment with supportive colleagues. A gallery of photos from this very successful outing can be found here!

March 6, 2013 ~ Santa Monica Quilt Guild members and friends spent a fun and productive day with Karen K. Stone exploring fabric color selection and foundation piecing in the WILD WOMEN DON'T GET THE BLUES workshop. Click here for a gallery of photos from the class.

September 8, 2012 ~ Lyn Mann ~ Throw Tradition A Curve
Guild members enjoyed applying new techniques to traditional blocks in this workshop with fine teacher, Lyn Mann! Click here for photos.

June 9, 2012
The Santa Monica Quilt Guild welcomed RITA VERROCA!
Rita Verroca is an award-winning quilter whose quilts have been exhibited in the USA, Europe and Japan. Her quilts have been on the covers of magazines
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and have been featured in calendars and quilt books. She has won awards in international competitions and shows. Rita is a passionate teacher with great skill and contagious enthusiasm. In her quilts she combines heritage quilt patterns with delightful and playful arrangements. Click here to see a gallery of photos from the Saturday Workshop.

May 3, 2012
Karla Alexander presented a workshop for Santa Monica Quilt Guild ~
"Gently Curved Pieced Quilts."Guild members enjoyed the individualized, hands on experiences, and were enthusiastically inspired by Karla to discover and create unique pieces. This was a great workshop! Click here for a photo gallery of this fun day.

April 29, 2012 ~ NEW MEMBER TEA ~ A celebration of quilters and their quilts

A lovely afternoon spent enjoying old and new friends, sharing quilts, tea and yummy nibbles! Click here for a gallery of photos from this event.

March 23-25 Guild members enjoyed a wonderfully serene weekend at our second retreat working on quilting and other projects at the retreat center at Vina de Lestonnac in Temecula. Quilters brought their individual projects in various stages of completion. It's amazing how much can be accomplished in such a lovely environment with such supportive colleagues. Click here to see a gallery of photos from this very successful outing!

March 8, 2012 ~ Quilt Guild Philanthropy Sewing Night ~ Assembling Wounded Warrior Quilts ~ Our Hands-On Philanthropy Night was a big success!
A Quilting Bee from bygone days. Click here for photos of our Guild Philanthropy Sewing Night!

Skill Building Session ~Sweat Shirt Jackets
Santa Monica Quilt Guild Vice Presidents presented another skill building session on March 3, 2012. Click here to see photos from this productive day making Sweat Shirt Jackets.


Fun Therapy Workshop!!

February 2, 2012 ~ Patricia Beaver ~ Workshop ~ Crayon Quilts
Click here to see photos of the very fun workshop!

Guild Members met January 18, 2012 to learn embroidery techniques and Redwork history. REDWORK is the latest Skill Building Session presented by Guild Vice Presidents.

Click here for photos.

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Jane Hardy Miller ~ Baby Braid Workshop ~ January 5, 2012.
Jane presented techniques for making French Braid Quilts in this enjoyable workshop. Click
here to see photos.

Judy Sisneros Nine Patch Pizzazz Workshop. November 3, 2011.

November 3, 2011 Judy presented a fun and productive workshop
~ Nine Patch Pizzazz On-Point ~ See photos

The July 6, 2011 Guild Meeting featured the Guild's Annual Summer Potluck Supper! Special visitors Vicki and Lucy Gracen from Brisbane, Australia joined us for an evening of friendship, fun and quilt business. Juanita, Laurie, Prima, Suzanne, Sheila and Phyllis were among SMQG members to enjoy the meeting. Lucy and Vicki shared Australian fabrics.

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June 3 - 5, 2011 The first SMQG Quilting Retreat ~ Viña de Lestonnac, Temecula, California. A restful, productive, fun weekend! Click here for photos.

Mary Ellen Sakai presented the MOTIF MANIA workshop on Thursday, June 2, 2011. This was a chance for extreme creativity and freedom! So much fun! Click here to see photos of the workshop.

to hold a QUILTING TREASURES ~ NEW TO YOU sale on Saturday, May 14, 2011
It was a big success!!
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May 4, 2011 ~ Guild Meeting ~ SEW-A-THON
Members came prepared with sewing equipment and worked on craft projects for the upcoming Quilt Show Boutique,
part of the Quilt Show coming August 13, 2011.

Sue Rasmussen presented a CURVED PAPER PIECING workshop on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Guild members learned new techniques and stretched their creativity! Click here for photos.

April 3, 2011 our annual New Member Tea was held.
It was a beautiful afternoon to welcome quilters to the Santa Monica Quilt Guild.
here for photos.

The second in the "SKILL BUILDING SESSIONS" organized by the Santa Monica Quilt Guild Vice Presidents took place on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Laurie Reyen and Judy LaCoss taught techniques for STRING PIECING. Click here to see photos of this liberating workshop!

The Saturday February 5, 2011 "Quilt As You Go Table Runner ~ Betty Cotton Method" Workshop taught by Certified Cotton Theory Instructor Jeane Starkey and guild member Susanne Cole was a big success. Click here for photos.

Santa Monica Quilt Guild Vice Presidents have organized a series of
"SKILL BUILDING SESSIONS." First in the series took place on
Saturday, January 15, 2011 when Kennalee Mattson taught techniques for
here to see photos.

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Photos from our November 4, 2010 Japanese Jigsaw
(aka Pine Bark) workshop with Tracey Brookshier
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Guild meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday evening of the month at:
1008 11TH STREET
6:30 PM Come early to socialize
7:00 PM Business Meeting and Program
Parking is directly across the street in the church parking structure.
Guest fee $5.00/meeting
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