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Welcome to the
Pajaro Valley Quilt Association

Encouraging the Art of Quilting Since 1978

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October 9, 2023 - 7pm - Virtual

November 13, 2023 - 7pm - Virtual

December 11, 2023 - In Person

January 8, 2024 - 7pm - In Person

February 12, 2024 - 7pm - In Person

March 11, 2024 - 7pm - Virtual

April 8, 2024 - 7pm - Virtual

May 13, 2024 - 7pm - In Person

June 10, 2024 - 7pm - Location TBD

July 8, 2024 - 7pm - Location TBD

General Meeting Information

  • When:  Second Monday of every month

  • Start Time: Meeting starts promptly at 7:pm

  • Location:

    In person meetings are at Temple Beth El.

  • Activities: Speakers, Show-and-Tell, Guild Business. For in person meetings, pre-Meeting activities starting at 6:30 pm include information booths, sign-ups for activities, BOM booth, etc.

PVQA holds meetings both in person and via Zoom. 

This allows us to bring speakers from around the world to our meetings! 

See the MEETINGS page for more information.

If you are a non-PVQA member and wish to attend a Virtual General Meeting, please contact the Membership Chair using the Board Contact form on the Board Page.

Use this quick link:

Click here for Board Contact Form.

PVQA Members Needed for Santa Cruz County Fair
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Each year PVQA volunteers to attend the Santa Cruz County Fair to demonstrate quilting and other handiwork skills t5o the attendees at the Fair. Volunteers will receive free parking and free admission passes to the Fair (a savings of $23.00). We need volunteers to work 4-hour shift(s) starting Wednesday September 13 through September 17th. The fair hours are W-F 12 noon to 11PM, Sat from 10am to 11PM, and Sunday from 10am-10pm.

You just need to bring your own project(s) you wish to demonstrate, answer questions about quilting, show attendees your project, talk about tour Guild, and enjoy the Fair before or after your shift. We have electrical outlets if you wish to bring your sewing machine iron.  

If interested in volunteering or have questions on registration, please contact the Second Year VP using the Board Contact Form on the Board Page.


Kathy McNeil

7:00pm, October 9, 2023

Via Zoom

Kathy McNeil is an internationally award winning quilt artist, teacher and designer. She judges for international shows and loves sharing what she has learned on her own quilt journey with her students.

Sewing thousands of little scraps of fabric together by hand, she creates quilts that look like paintings. Her pictorial quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars and international shows. Many of her quilts are in private collections. You can find out more about Kathy’s art quilts at -



Opportunity Quilt

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The 2024 Opportunity Quilt was donated to the Pajaro Valley Quilt Show by the PVQA Apple Piecers Outreach Group. Various members pieced the scrappy blocks. Heidi Sandkuhle assembled them into the finished design and Sara Roche’s custom quilting completed this beautiful  84” x 84” star quilt.


The premier showing of the 2024 PVQA Opportunity Quilt, Catch A Star, occurred Saturday, August 5, at the Books and Brews La Selva Beach Craft Fair. Over 300 tickets were sold and lots of positive comments were overheard—“It’s beautiful!” “Such a lovely quilt” “Really a nice Opportunity Quilt this year—kind of both modern and traditional”, etc. Note the t-shirt custom printed to match the quilt! 

The quilt can be viewed, with tickets available, at various venues throughout the year. Co-Chairs are Iris Frank and Linda Saranto. 

Come to a Meeting!

February 24 & 25, 2024!
Save the Date!



Volunteers are already working to bring you:

300 quilts on display

LIVE Quilt Auction


Bargain Garden

Opportunity Quilt Drawing

Featured Speaker

Featured Artist


Wearable Arts

Bed Turning and MUCH more!

PVQA Members Note: Volunteers are still needed for some of the Quilt Show tasks. Contact the Quilt Show Team by clicking here!

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