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CPQ General Meetings will be at Grace Baptist Church through June 2022!!
3rd Thursday.


October 21st General Meeting ~ 
Grace Baptist Church
   Evening meeting @ 6:15 on




3rd Thursday
of the month

@ Grace Baptist Church
2550 Jewetta, 93312


Daytime  1:30 pm 
Social Time at 1:00
Our popular meeting featuring 
National Speakers, Raffles,
Philanthropic Projects, 
Program Information and 
Sign-ups, Show & Tell, and Snacks. 

CPQ at Night  6:15 pm
Social time 6:00 pm

Our night meetings focus
on sharing ideas, techniques,
and a whole lot of fun! 
Raffles, Swaps, Show & Tell,
and Games are regular events at
these informal gatherings, 
often with a focus on Modern Quilting.


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Welcome New Members!!
Georgia Hightower,
Barbara Payer,
Tori McElwain, Monica Slikker
Susan Winton, Kathy Baltierra

 Upcoming Events

October Event

CPQ General Meeting /Tori McElwain,
Lecture & Trunk Show 

Oct. 21st 

November General Meeting/ Cheryl Johnson, quilt appraiser
Nov. 18th

Grace Baptist Church 1:00 - 3:00


The Fair is back, and Cotton Patch Quilters are stampeding the Home Arts department!! We will have a table, as usual, in the Arts Building #4. Our own CPQ Parlimentarian, Krystina Steed, is the Kern County Fair Chairman of the Needle, Arts, Crafts exhibits. This is a big job and CPQ will be supporting her along the way. Krystina has great ideas to spotlight quilting and clubs in our community. She plans to have demonstrations to show our community what quilting looks like today. You are invited to come sew with us, if you'd like. Please give Krystina a call if you would like to come sew with us. It will be a blast.

Our Guild will be displaying our philanthropic programs as well as selling tickets for the Opportunity Quilt. This will be a fantastic venue to sell tickets and will be our largest opportunity to sell tickets for our lovely Opportunity Quilt to be given away in December. This is a major fundraiser for the guild and will greatly influence our budget for the next year. Please consider helping out and volunteer one or more slots at the Kern County Fair this year.

Volunteer - Kern County Fair 2021

CPQ's October General Meeting featuring Tori McElwain
October 21st 1:00 - 3:00 @ Grace Baptist Church

Tori McElwain is an amazing quilter and longarmer. She has taught workshops on in person and on Zoom.  We have a personal connection to Tori, as she is the daughter of our Director of Quilt Show, Darla Hall. Tori is a talented, intelligent and energetic young lady that will be a joy and inspiration to watch and listen to. Check her out on her Facebook and Instagram accounts. The Quilt Patch by Tori. She will not disappoint you.        Website:

   Tori will be doing a lecture on Color and also a trunk show. 

The lecture & Trunk Show is free to members, visitors will pay $5.00  ~ Please invite your friends.  Remember, our Membership Drive is on until the end of October.  Any member who brings a friend to a meeting, and that friend joins our Guild, each of you will receive 2 packs of Raffle Tickets for our Opportunity Quilt.  Win - Win

 Tori McElwain

New Quilting Together Group!!!
~~~~  Countdown to Christmas  ~~~~

Come sit and sew with others to work on your Christmas Gifts.  Don't wait until the last minute!!  Our weekly Zoom sewing group will meet on Saturdays beginning July 3rd at 10:00 am.
Come and go as you please, no commitment, just log on when you can.  Janice Biggs will be leading this group!  Thank you Janice!!

Zoom ID: 989 4608 7055
Passcode:  240250

To purchase tickets for this beautiful Opportunity Quilt Drawing, send an email to Denise @ 
This quilt was recently appraised for $2,000.  

Opportunity Drawing Tickets are available to purchase.  The Opportunity Quilt is a major fund raiser for CPQ.  We really need everyone's help supporting this Opportunity Quilt Drawing.  Tickets are $1.00 each or a book of 6 for $5.00.   Below are pictures of LaVonne Templeton's beautiful quilt she donated to our Guild.  LaVonne is a Master Quilter and a Lifetime Honorary Member of CPQ.  This is an amazing quilt.
We will pick a winning ticket at our annual Christmas party.  This quilt is hand stitched and hand quilted.  It's a queen size and it is beautiful!!   Tickets are available at our General Meetings or Contact Denise Henson at 661-619-2643. 


We have a VENUE!!!!  The CPQ 2021 Boutique will be held at GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH!!  October 16th !!  We are thrilled!!


Chair, Karin Fitzsimons

If you would like to make items for our Boutique, we always appreciate your creative talents.  Fall is “boutique season” and handmade items are always nice to receive.  Check out the list of suggested items here.  ==>Boutique 2021 suggestion List  

Pinterest is another option to find many free patterns, and I have my own personal Pinterest page dedicated for the boutique under “Boutique 21 Ideas” that might be helpful. Karin's Pinterest boutique page 

CPQ Quilting Together Zoom Groups
Boutique Sewing
We have two Boutique sew-in days on Zoom each month!!  This is a fun place to sew on boutique items while visiting with other members.   I host the first Wednesday of each month, 10am - 2pm.  Janice Biggs hosts the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10am - 2pm.  (These sew-ins often last longer, we can sew as long as there are people in the room :)  Register on line or contact Karin or Janice for the Zoom Log in information.  The Zoom ID & passcode for all of our Quilting Together Zoom Groups is located on our Members Only section of our website. 


   CPQ's Pillowcase Pattern for Sweet Dreams.  It's fun & easy to make. 😊
CPQ Pillowcase Pattern-Sweet Dreams

Big Print Quilt Pattern for NICU
Big Print Quilt Pattern - NICU

This pattern is commonly use for our Sweet Dreams pillowcase. It is a free pattern from Me and My Sister Designs called Dilly Dally Pillowcase.  It's very similar to the CPQ pattern.

Dilly Dally Pillowcase


 Loving Hands program has delivered over 280 NICU quilts this year so far.  Thanks to everyone volunteering to help spread love throughout Kern County.  Patty is currently collecting NICUs.    Check out our Newsletter to get the latest info on dropping off quilts and picking up kits. 


Our Sweet Dreams programs has delivered over 675 pillowcases to children in our area.  They sure put a smile of the faces of all kids that received such a special gift.  Kim Linder reports that there is always a need for more pillowcases and watch for more information to follow on how to  and pick up kits.  There is a pattern under the Member Only tab.


Paws for a Cause collects pet beds for our fur babies in KC Shelters.  Sharon Godley has done an amazing job delivering over 325 pet beds this year.  These simple beds made with scraps of fabric and leftover batting are perfect to put in the kennels for the pets.  If you want to help, stop by Sharon's table at our General Meeting, or check the newsletter for more information.


This year, Blocks for the Brave celebrates 12 years!!  During that time, the group has made 2215 quilt tops and they have presented 2,071 quilts to our Veterans!!  

BFTB is in need of longarmers.  They currently have 76 quilts that need to be quilted.  If you can help, even with just quilting 1, please contact Dyna Hall

Quilting Together (CPQ Small Groups)

Would you like to reach out to guild members, meet new people, socialize, all while sewing and creating things you're passionate about, without leaving your home? Welcome to CPQ Small Groups. This is how it works. Select a group you'd like to join , register (it's free to members), and just like that you are in a small group. There will be a leader in each group to help answer questions and open and close the meetings.  And there you have it, it is just like your friends are sitting around your sewing table, chatting, helping, showing off projects. You can even change that load of laundry or make a snack, then head back to the group. Group times will be fixed for each meeting. It's like a weekly sewing group you're in every week, same time, same place. (or every other week, or monthly)

To check out our CPQ Quilting Together Groups and to register, hop on over to the Members Only tab on the left side of the home page, under Quilting Together Groups. 

     For more information contact Penne Sherer 661-330-5814 ~ Denise Henson 661-619-2643      



Give the gift of CPQ!

Trying to find that special someone a gift?  Members and non-members can give
a gift membership to a friend or loved one.

Check out the link on the left side for gift memberships.

This will direct you to the membership page where you can give a membership to anyone.
If the recipient is a current member, they will save the gift code and apply it when they renew.
An email will be sent to the recipient  stating they have received a gift from you.
Along with information on how to use it. You can also send a message with the gift!  Be sure to remind the recipient to use the code and complete the registration!!  It is important we get their correct name, address, email, & phone number.  They can also contact our Membership Director, Gail Clark and complete over the phone. 
You can also send gifts anonymously.
What a great surprise it will be to receive such a special gift. 

So, next time you need a gift, or someone ask you what you'd like, simply say CPQ!!!



Mission Statement

The purpose of this organization shall be to preserve and continue the traditions, culture and history of quilting; to promote fellowship among persons interested in all aspects of quilting; to contribute knowledge and promote the appreciation of fine quilting; to sponsor and support quilting activities; to encourage quilt making and collecting; to contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilt making techniques, textiles and patterns through educational meetings.