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About Cotton Patch Quilters Guild




Cotton Patch Quilters of Kern County is a nonprofit organization. Quilt makers of all ages and backgrounds share the love of quilts -the art, design, and history that goes into the creation of each one. 

Monthly meetings include talented guest speakers, member's "show and tell" of their latest creations, and workshops. Guild members take group bus trips to quilt shows held in other cities and enjoy the creativity of fellow quilt makers. On even numbered years, the Guild hosts a quilt show where the members display their creations.

Charter Members


Cotton Patch Quilters Guild got its start at a quilting class taught at Bakersfield College. 
The women in the class enjoyed quilting so much that they continued to get together after the class was over to share information and new quilting techniques. 
The group continued to grow and those who joined the group before January 15, 1980 are considered Charter Members.

Marion Anderson   Myrtis Bailey 

Kay Bell   Melissa Braun 

Wanda Carl   Fern Duggan 

Opal Florence   Mildred Foley 

Susanne Franz   Marva Garham 

Juanita Hamilton   Pat Hillberry 

Regina Hoelscher   Frances Holland 

Thelma Holmes   Gail Johnston 

Betti J. Jones   Betty L. Jones 

Dolly Kirschermann   Ruby Ollivier 

Louise Olson   Nina Palmer 

Betty Roesenstein   Vicki Schaller 

Barbara Schiffhauer   Lynn Schaffner 

Penny Shafer   Gerry Skaggs 

Elizabeth St. John   Virginia Strelich 

Dian Tolles   Karyl Towse 

Sue Witlock   Joan Witt  Dorthy Wix   Margaret Young 

Suzanne Zingg 


Lifetime Honorary Members


1984 - Helen Atken
1984 - Martha Barran *
1984 - Agnes Smith
1985 - Linda O'Dell
1986 - Ruby Ollivier
1987 - Elizabeth St. John
1987 - Juanita Hamilton
1989 - Nina Palmer 
2002 - Dorothy Jane Butler
2003 - Vivian Patterson *
2003 - Maryln Rauser *
2003 - Roberta Williams*
2005 - Betty Heard 
2005 - Lois Regan*
2006 - Loma Quiggle*
2006 - Elixabeth Lehaman*
2006 - LaNita Nothway*
2006 - LaVonne Templeton*
2007 - Cindy Seitz-Krug*
2007 - Penny Wilkendorf
2010 - Betty Colbert*
2011 - Shelia Plane*
2011 - Ruth Snedden*
2014 - Judy Walker*


*Indicates current member

Master Quilters


Master Quilters are those quilters who have received at least five First Place and/or Best in Show ribbons at CPQ quilt shows.
We congratulate these quilters who have achieved this status. 



Nancy Rink - 2004
Cindy Seitz-Krug - 2004
Judy Betz - 2006
Carol Smith - 2012
LaVonne Templeton - 2014
Celia Ho - 2016
Virginia Malcolm - 2016
Kay Pennington - 2016
Marilyn Smith - 2016

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                                                                                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.