"Our guild membership is currently over 200 and our monthly meetings include a show and tell time featuring amazing examples of our members’ completed quilt works, an exciting raffle for multiple gifts provided by local quilt shops, and lectures and trunk shows by visiting speakers on a variety of quilting topics. During the break, there is time to socialize and to check out quilting books from our extensive library."
"Quilters Etc. is a local quilt guild serving the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valleys on the beautiful Central Coast of California.
The Guild hosts workshops, retreats, and a biennial quilt show, all in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We invite you to peruse our site and get to know us. Better yet, come to one of our monthly meetings in Lompoc at the DeWees Senior Center on the 4th Thursday of the month. Visitors and new members are always welcome."
"We are the Central Coast Quilt Shop Owner's Association, a group of unique quilt shops sprinkled along California's stunning Central Coast. Each year we hold the Central Coast Quilt Shop Tour - the perfect excuse to visit each of our wonderful shops while also exploring the area. The Central Coast Quilt Shop Tour is the perfect weekend getaway for couples, families, and that amazing group of quilty friends. From our beautiful beaches to our world-renowned wineries, and from our rich local history to our incredible outdoor recreation opportunites, there is truly something here for everyone. Book your travel today!"
"In 1947 a weaver named Jane Barnes put a notice in the newspaper asking all weavers interested in forming a guild to meet and discuss it. In October, twenty persons signed up as charter members of the newly formed Santa Barbara Handweavers’ Guild. Barnes served as its first president."
Click here for their website: School of Extended Learning: Home Economics Overview
"Home Economics is offered tuition-free to community members and provides a welcoming and engaging environment for students of all levels. Students develop mental acuity and physical dexterity while learning and honing new skills by constructing projects."
"The purpose of this site is to provide council information to member guilds, business partners, and individual members. To foster and promote knowledge and participation in the craft/art form of quilting, patchwork, appliqué, and all other aspects of quilt making. To act as an information network for quilt guilds with similar objectives in promoting continued interest in quilt making. To readily inform quilt guilds and individual quilters of resources available to them. To encourage development of friendships state, nation, and world wide. To foster education through cooperative sharing of speakers, teachers, and programs for member guilds. To act as a resource for those wishing to organize new guilds. To maintain a calendar for quilting events in the Southern California geographic area and to make such information readily available."
"“The group Extreme Quilters started in 1997 with six members, shortly after the Conejo Valley Quilt Guild was formed. I selected like-minded out-of-the-box members to start what is called in the quilting world a ‘mini-group.’"
"Coastal Quilters Guild Inc. is a non profit, educational & charitable organization. It is the purpose of the Guild to educate its members about the history and the preservation of the art form of quilt making and its related topics. Also to learn new techniques, improve skills and to inform the community at large about our quilt making heritage.
Our Guild meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in person at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation 820 N Fairview Ave, Goleta, CA 93117, and, online via Zoom. Links to register for Zoom are emailed to members two days before each business meeting."