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Welcome to the
Pajaro Valley Quilt Association

Encouraging the Art of Quilting Since 1978

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Changes to 
Membership Dues
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Come to a Meeting!

June 12, 2023 - 7pm - Virtual

July 10, 2023 - 7pm - In Person

August 14, 2023 - 7pm - In Person

September 11, 2023 - 7pm - Virtual

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

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.

  • Masks required until further notice.

  • 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.

June 12, 2023
Our Speaker Is
Kathryn Pellman, Fiber Artist

Lecture - Word Salad, Fashionista and Girlfriends


Kathryn Pellman is an artist, fashionista, quilter, cook, baker, gardener and storyteller. Her whimsical series of small, playful, single frame cartoons feature long limbed and knobby kneed Fashionistas that invoke fashion illustration. Fashionistas, mixed with some Word Salad, combine fashion and quilting. Her passions are a celebration and exploration of women and femininity, their lives, friendships and romantic relationships, real and imagined.  Angry Women and Not So Angry Women are powerful, life-size and larger and express the artist’s thoughts and feelings about issues that impact all of us or reflect her love of fashion and connection to traditional quilting.  

Commercial fabric is her paint; thread is her ink and the sewing machine her pen. Kathryn was featured on three segments of Quilting Arts TV in 2019 and is the subject of Quilting the Odd & Unusuall feature in the Spring 2019 Issue of Art Quilting Studio.  She is also featured in Exploring Art Quilts with SAQA: Volume 2, 2022, (Artist to Watch Interview). She is a Juried Artist member of SAQA (Studio Art Quilters Association), has a Certificate in Fashion Design, and has been sewing ever since she could thread a needle.  Kathryn is the author of Word Salad, Girlfriends and Fashionistas and the coauthor of Backart -- On the Flip Side. Click here for her website!

Meeting will be via Zoom. 


Sign up for Kathryn Pellman's class, Paper Dolls and Grown UpsThe one-day class will be held on June 17  from 10 am to 2 pm via Zoom.


Click here to go to the Workshops page to sign up for this class and other planned PVQA workshops.

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Membership Dues
Increased On June 1st.

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For the first time in nearly a decade dues have increased. This change went into effect on June 1st. In alignment with the other regional guilds, we have moved to a single member category of $40 per year and $50 for Affiliates.

Like everyone, the guild is experiencing increased costs for almost everything. We are experiencing increases in facility rentals, speaker costs, storage fees and more. The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds has notified the guild that there will be a significant increase in rental fees starting this year. 

We have some great events planned for the coming year. We are hosting virtual workshops, in-person workshops, quilting bees, a flea market, virtual and in-person speakers, Block of the Month, name tag drawings and much more! Your dues make these events and activities possible.

Dues can be paid via PayPal on the Membership Page, or with a check sent to:

PVQA Membership

P.O. Box 1412

Aptos, CA 95001

Cash and credit card payments will be accepted at the new rate at the next in-person meeting in July. Scholarships are available if increased dues pose a financial hardship for you. Please contact membership using the Membership contact on the Board page of this website.

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PVQA Member
Karen Foster
Named to 2023-24
Aurifil Artisan Team

Aurifil, an Italian company based in Milan, which specializes in the production of 100% cotton threads from Egypt (used by quilters, sewists, embroiderers and textile artists the world over) just announced their 2023-24 Aurifil Artisan Team of 40 individuals.

            One of those selected individuals is PVQA's own Karen Foster, of whom Aurifil states: “Karen is an award-winning quilter who lives in Capitola, California. She considers her style eclectic, evolving and broad in scope. Karen especially enjoys infusing her own voice into projects, working in a series and designing improvisational with intent. She hope her quilts will inspire others to discover the process that brings them creative joy and self expression.”

            Aurifil concludes: “Throughout the next 12 months we will be collaborating with these creative visionaries to promote their work with Aurifil thread, engage them in creative challenges, and share their work far and wide.”

            Our sincere congratulations to Karen!

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