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Our Guild is dedicated to preserving this country's quilting heritage through the education and enhancement of quilt-making skills. Our members have a love of quilting and all things quilt-related and welcome those who have similar interests. Since 1976 we have grown from a small group of founding members to 280 and growing!  

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The Santa Rosa Quilt Guild creates an opportunity quilt every year which is raffled to generate operating funds that support the guild and its community outreach. Tickets are available during guild meetings and at various functions throughout the year, such as the Sonoma County Fair and the Moonlight Quilters’ of Sonoma County Wine Country Quilt Show.

A dedicated group of talented SRQG members created the 2014-2015 Opportunity Quilt, Nightingale’s Midnight Garden. 

Nightingale’s Midnight Garden was inspired by an unfinished quilt that Mitzi Dowling shared with a mini appliqué group one morning in 2012. Mitzi’s quilt was made with Civil War print fabrics. Raychell Sumner and other members of the mini group thought this pattern would be perfect for the new Opportunity Quilt. After much discussion, the group chose to make Mitzi’s block “Big EZ” and added “Goose in the Pond.” Using bold and bright colors with a black background, presto, the quilt was born and it does not disappoint!

The following SRQG members contributed to the making of this outstanding quilt: Ann Wilson, Carroll Hirsch, Cathy Rapp, Cheryl Ogle, Debby Bainbridge, Donna Marvin, Jenine Giblin, Helen Anderson, Herdis Gudmund, Jan Andrews, Jan Westerman, Joy McGoran, Mary Wood, Nancy McDermott, Pam McVey, Raychell Sumner, Rhonda Denny, Selma Sklar, Tera Antaree, Vicki David, Wendy Mouille, Janice Rogers, and Betty Upchurch.

We hope the lucky winner of this quilt will cherish it as much as all of those who tendered this mystical Nightingale’s Midnight Garden.

 Size: “72 x 92"

100% cotton fabrics, all pre-washed
Black Batting, 80% cotton and 20% polyester

The drawing for Nightingale’s Midnight Garden will take place April 2, 2015, during our guild meeting.

Click here for a more detailed story of Nightingale’s Midnight Garden.

To learn more about what we offer, and how you can become a member, visit our About Us page.

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Santa Rosa Quilt Guild Membership Handbook
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January  2015

Jan 1 - No meeting - Happy New Year!

Jan 15 - Install Officers
           TSW:   ”Wool Felt Applique“   - Diana Roberts
            Sew-a-row: Starter rows due

Jan 27Pointless Sisters

Jan 29 - 5th Thursday Retreat 
             Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
             2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa

February 2015

Feb 5 - General Meeting
            Sew-a-Row Sign-ups
            Guild Challenge Introduced

Feb 19 - Program: Merrill Lee West ”Trunk Show“
             TSW:  ”Machine Binding w/Accent Flange“ - Pam McVey
Feb 20- Workshop: ”Bargello Heart“

Feb 13-16 Cloverdale Citrus Fair

Feb 24 - Pointless Sisters

March 2015

Mar 5- General Meeting
           UFO Challenge starts
           TSW: ”Prepare Quilt for LongArmer“ - Gari J, Barbara Y, Joanie B

Mar 19 - Program: Pamela Day ”Trunk Show-Bags“
             TSW:  TBD         
Mar 20 - Workshop:  ”New Yorker Bag (4 styles)“
Mar 7    Tri-Guild Luncheon (MQSC)

Mar 24 - Pointless Sisters 

 April 2015

Apr 2 - General Meeting
           TSW:  ”Judging Tips“ - Elizabeth Marrs
           Sew-a-row:  Row 2 due
            Opportunity Quilt Raffle
            Valley of the Moon - Community Quilts  (Meg E-D.)

Apr 16 - Jennifer Rapacki  ”Creativity Unleashed“
           TSW:  ”Community Quilt Tips“ - Pam Beebe/Anne Dondero
Apr 17 - Workshop:  ”PhotoShop Elements and EQ 7“

Apr 28 -  Pointless Sisters

Apr 30 - 5th Thursday Retreat 
            Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
            2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa

 May 2015

May 7 - General Meeting

May 21 - Progra:  Mark Lipinski  ”Quilting Duckling to Quilting Swan“  
              TSW - ”Judge´s Tips for Competition Quilts“ - Elizabeth Marrs
May 22 - Workshop: ”Lemon Cathedral“

May 26 - Pointless Sisters

June 2015

Jun 4 - General Meeting
             Sew-a-row:  Row 3 due
             TSW:  ”Take-Along Sewing Kit“ - Carol Behlke

Jun 18- Program: Sylvia Pippin ”Sashiko/Applique Trunk Show“
            Award Nominations Due
             TSW:  TBD
Jun 19 - Workshop:  ”Wild Flowers“

Jun 6-7  MQSC Wine Country Quilt Show, Santa Rosa

Jun 23- Pointless Sisters

July 2015

 Jul 2 - General Meeting
           TSW -  ”Non-Traditional Quilt Finishes“ with Diana Roberts

Jul 16 - Program: Catherine Redford ”Lessons Learned by Quilting“
              TSW - TBD
Jul 17 - Workshop: ”Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch“

Jul 28- Pointless Sisters

July 22 - Aug 9  County Fair

Jul 30 - 5th Thursday Retreat
             Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
             2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa

 August  2015

July 22 - Aug 9  County Fair

Aug 6 - General Meeting
           Guild Challenge Due
           Sew-a-row:  Row 4 due
              Sewing Room Sale

Aug 2-7  Guild Retreat Lake Tahoe

Aug 20 - Program: Debbie Caffrey ”How to Have it All“
           TSW - ”Fat Quarter Placemats“ - Barbara Cortelyou
Aug 21 - Workshop: ”Power Cutting & Power Cutting 2“

Aug 25- Pointless Sisters

September 2015

Aug 30-Sept 4  Guild Retreat Lake Tahoe

Sep 3 - General Meeting
              UFO Challenge due
              TSW -  ”Quilt As You Go“ - Jim Jensen

Sep 17 - Founders  Day Potluck
       Guild awards presented

Sep 22- Pointless Sisters

 October 2015

Oct 1 - General Meeting
           Officer Nominations Announced

Oct 15 - Program: Jennifer Sampou ”Designing Fabric“
           TSW: ”Yoyos For You!“ - Sharon Fry

Oct 15-18  PIQF 
Oct 15    Bus Trip to PIQF

Oct 27- Pointless Sisters

Oct 29 - 5th Thursday Retreat
             Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
             2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa

 November 2015

Nov 5 - General Meeting
            Voting 2016 Officers
            Present 2016 Budget
             Craft Fair
            Sew-a-row:  Final Row due

Nov 19- Program:  Vicki Johnson ”Breaking the Rules“
             TSW:  ”20-Minute Table Runner“ - Mary Ann Hayre
Nov 20 - Workshop:  ”Easy Fabric Printing“

Nov 24- Pointless Sisters

 December 2015

Dec 3 - Holiday Potluck
            Sew-A-Row Show/Lottery
            Vote on Budget

Dec ??  -   Joint Board Meeting
                     (date to be determined)