Pine Needles Quilt Guild began with a small group of quilters in 1985. Today there are more than 70 members who gather together to share and promote the love of quilts and quilting. Guild meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Wrightwood Community Building. Annual membership is $30.00 (prorated). The fee includes the monthly newsletter (with information about the meetings, members, workshops and area quilt shows) and reduced prices for workshops. Membership is open to anyone interested in quilts or quilting. Beginners, experts, and guests are welcome. Each guild meeting begins with a business meeting followed by “Show and Tell” (old quilts, new quilts, on-going projects) then the monthly program. Programs include guest speakers, trunk shows, mini workshops and learning new techniques. There is a door prize each month and an opportunity to make “Block of the Quarter” patterns. A lucky participant can win all blocks made that month in a drawing. An on-going, optional Secret Pal program is fun and rewarding. There is time to share fellowship and snacks at “Break”. July’s meeting typically includes a pot-luck picnic dinner at a local campground while the December meeting is reserved for a holiday pot-luck dinner and gift exchange. Pine Needles Quilt Guild has an ever growing library for members which contains books on making quilts, decorating with quilts and quilting stories. There is also an assortment of quilting stencils that can be checked out. In order to support guild activities as well as reach out to the Tri-Communities, Pine Needles Quilt Guild has several fund raisers each year. These have included bake sales, quilt shows, mini-quilt auctions, holiday home tours, boutiques and opportunity quilt raffles. Profits from these fund raisers have benefited the Wrightwood Library, Tri-Community Toy Box, Project Pride, Serrano High School Home Economics Department and Better Way Domestic Violence Center. Pine Needles Quilt Guild welcomes new members, ideas and suggestions..
A shared interest in quilting has brought many creative women together in the Pine Needles Quilt Guild. We invite anyone who is also interested in the art, history or joy of quiltmaking to visit one of our general meetings...be prepared: you may find yourself hooked!