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2023 Opportunity Quilt
Schedule of Events to View PVQA’s 2023 Opportunity Quilt
and Purchase Raffle Tickets

Over the next month PVQA’s 2023 Opportunity Quilt, Tipsy Teas and Tasty Cakes, will be on display at these events and raffle tickets may be purchased.


  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 - Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Pacific International Quilt Show, Santa Clara Convention Center

  • Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Aptos Farmers Market

  • Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Santa Cruz Open Studios, artist Sara Roche

  • Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at  Santa Cruz Open Studios, artist Sara Roche 

  • Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the La Selva Beach  Books & Craft Fair (tentative)


About Our 2023 Opportunity Quilt

What's a quilt show without an Opportunity Quilt?

For visitors to our show who might not know what an Opportunity Quilt is, here is the scoop.

An Opportunity Quilt is a quilt that is given away by the guild to raise funds, usually by selling tickets for a drawing. The quilt is an opportunity to generate funds needed to keep the quilt guild going.


Tipsy Tea & Tasty Cakes Details


The PVQA 2023 Opportunity Quilt, entitled Tipsy Tea & Tasty Cakes, is a stunning work of applique and whimsy. With a little bit of luck…it could be yours! 

This whimsical and colorful quilt was made by the San Lorenzo Valley Pine Needlers, a small quilt group of the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association, during the early days of the COVID pandemic when all were sheltering-in-place. They met over the internet on Zoom to share ideas, design the quilt and sew together. Each block is hand-appliqued and embellished. Some of the members had never appliqued, but help was given along with encouragement over the internet, and all completed their blocks. The group effort paid off.   Everyone smiles when they see this bright cheerful quilt. Which is your favorite tipsy teapot?

The quilt was machine quilted by Martine Zaun, Minaret Designs.  A combination of two patterns from Nancy Barret were used to make the quilt. 

Members of the SLV Pine Needlers include Michele Estrin-Gelblum, Diane Hoxeng, Eileen Hewett, Elaine Fresco, Susan Raineri, and Martin Zaun.

 Quilt Size:  76” x 88”


Tickets for the Opportunity Quilt drawing will be available through Sunday, February 26.  Tickets can be purchased at the Quilt Show and when the quilt is on display. The drawing will be held on the second day of the quilt show at 3:00 PM; the winner will be announced but you do not have to be present to win.

Ticket prices are as follows:

 $1 = 1 ticket        $5 = 6 tickets       $10 = 15 tickets       $20 = 30 tickets. 

Questions about the Opportunity Quilt?  Please email the Quilt Show Chair using the Board Contact form. 


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