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Aug. 19, 2021 General Meeting:  Day meeting @ 1:30    Grace Baptist Church
 2550 Jewetta, 93312   
   Evening meeting @ 6:15 on




3rd Thursday
of the month


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!!!!
Shirley Warkentin, Terry Pederson,
Kim Hobbs, Elaine Taylor,
Janet Mills

 Upcoming Events
August General Meeting:  Welcome Back Party

 @ Grace Baptist Church 2550 Jewetta 93312

September Event

CPQ Boutique Sew~In 
Sept. 16th, 
More information to follow!



Welcome Back Party!!

To celebrate our new CPQ 2021 - 2022 year, we are going to have some fun!!

**  1:00 - 1:30 Social Time  **
**  1:30 - General Meeting:  Come see what we will be doing through out our year. **
**  Refreshments will be served.  Yum! Yum!  **
**  Games and Prizes:  How lucky do you think you are? **
  **  SHOW & TELL:  What's been under your needle lately?  **

Evening Meeting w/ Darla:   Zoom ID: 963 0516 5466 ~Passcode: 6612033
Darla's group will give some updates on the Traveling Quilt progress.  Also, we will have a Show and Tell!!  Let's see what you all have been doing this year!!  If you have a picture to submit, send it to Darla.  We will also be able to "Spotlight" you to show your special creations!!! 
Grab a snack, get in your comfy clothes and log on to the evening CPQ meeting!!  We would love to see you!!

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

 We will not have a General meeting in July, however, we still will have our monthly Board meeting & Quilting Together Groups.

Have a safe and fun summer.  Enjoy doing what you love!! 

To purchase tickets for this beautiful Opportunity Quilt Drawing, contact information will be coming soon.
This quilt was recently appraised for $2,000.  

Opportunity Drawing Tickets will be available to purchase.  The Opportunity Quilt is a major fund raiser for CPQ.  We really need everyone's help supporting this Opportunity Quilt Drawing.  We encourage all members to purchase 4 books ($20.00) to sell or keep for yourself.   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 will be available at our August General Meeting.


Boutique 2021


Chair, Karin Fitzsimons

We are asking CPQ members to make 5 items that you think a friend would enjoy as a gift. Remember, 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. 


Here is the pattern we commonly use for our Sweet Dreams pillowcase. It is a free pattern from Me and My Sister Designs called Dilly Dally Pillowcase. It's fun & easy to make. 😊

Dilly Dally Pillowcase


Patty Ruettgers reports that our Loving Hands program has delivered 251 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 543 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 200 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? Now, 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!
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.