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Our October General Meetings will be on Zoom.  Thursday Oct. 15th at 1:30 & 6:30.  We will be having a guest speaker and Trunk Show! You won't want to miss this!    




3rd Thursday
of the month

On Zoom until further notice!!


Daytime  1:30 pm 
Social Time at 1:15
Our popular meeting featuring 
National Speakers, Raffles,
Philanthropic Projects, 
Program Information and 
Sign-ups, Show & Tell, and Snacks. 

CPQ at Night  6:15 pm
Our nighttime 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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      Upcoming Events


Pam Hadfield's Lecture and Trunk Show
Oct. 15, 2020 1:30 at our GM

Workshop:  Friday, Oct. 16th on Zoom 10-2 (4hrs) plus 2 one hr sessions ~ Sat 10-11 & Wed. 10-11
$35.00 Members only 
Whimsy Wedge Halloween Pillow


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PH wedge pillow 1 (2)
PH wedge pillow 3 (1)
PH whimsy dresden 4 block

October 15th General Meeting:  ~ 1:30 pm (zoom opens at 1:00) ~ Pam Hadfield's Lecture and Trunk Show
~6:30 pm (zoom opens at 6:00) ~ Stay tuned for information on our evening meeting.

  With limited capacity of this class, at this time, it is only open to members.  Cost:  $35.00   

This project is suitable for beginners, however, due to the fact that this is a virtual event, all registrants need to be confident with their sewing skills and their machine.  
 All Around the Neighborhood Whimsy Wedge Halloween Pillow Workshop Zoom Workshop 3 Sessions ~  Session 1  on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00 am  ~   Sessions 2 , Sat 10-11,  Session 3, Wed. 10-11

Description:  A fun Halloween Pillow (your pillow doesn't have to be Halloween) made with the Dresden Ruler to create funky Halloween Houses out of a variety of Halloween Fabrics.  This pillow will look super cute in Christmas fabrics, coastal fabrics, or any theme or colors you prefer. 

 *Zoom workshops make it possible to instruct from beginning to completion of the pillow in 3 sessions.  The first session will be 4 hrs and is the main instructions.  Session 2,  a day later, will be more instructions, check progress and answer questions.  This should last about an hour.  Session 3,  we will get the finishing instructions and we will be able to see everyone's pillow.   This process should eliminate the stress to keep up, and allow everyone to complete their pillow.  :) 


    Workshop Registration:

   Register Here  

   Supply List:

Whimsy Wedge Supply List

   Pam Hadfield's Web Site

Pam Hadfield  headshot

Pam has been making quilts since the late 1990’s.   She has had an interest in sewing since she was 10 yrs old.  Pam focuses on a variety of styles from piecing, applique, wool applique, and pictorial quilts.   Her newest ventures are designing her first two quilt patterns, called Red, White, and Bloom, and Texas Strong.  She has taught Beginning Quilting at Saddleback College for Community Education in Mission Viejo, CA. for two years.  

Pam's talent has earned her multiple awards in her local Quilt Guild shows, Road to California, Nashville AQS, Grand Rapids AQS, and Paducah.  Her quilts have been exhibited at the Houston International Quilt Show.  Two of her quilts have been published in "Quilters Newsletter," "Quilt Mania," and American Quilter Magazines.

Cotton Patch Quilters of Kern County is blessed to have Pam Hadfield's Lecture, Trunk Show and Whimsical Dresden workshop at our guild in October.  Be sure to sign up for her workshop as early as possible, as we do have a class limit.  


look what's new at CPQ!!

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!!!

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.  Space is limited in each group. We will start out with 6 to 8, and increase as the group gets familiar with zoom.  There will be a leader in each group to help answer questions and open and close the meetings.  The group will pick a day and time to meet.  You can meet weekly, bi weekly or monthly.  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, you choose)
To check out our CPQ Small Group availability and to register, hop on over to the Members Only tab on the left side of the home page, under Small Groups. 

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

Patty Ruettgers reports that our Loving Hands program has collected 285 NICU quilts from Aug '19-thru July '20!!  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 42 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.  

Paws for a Cause collects pet beds for our fur babies in KC Shelters.  These simple beds made with scraps of fabric and leftover batting are perfect to put in the kennels for the pets.  We are always needing pet beds and soon we will have a drop off site to collect these greatly needed beds.  

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

Tori McElwain with The Quilt Patch by Tori was a great success at our Sept. 17th General Meeting!!  Everyone in attendance at both day and night meetings were exposed to Tori's talent and wisdom.  She shared many beautiful quilts and tips through out her presentation.  What a joy it was to hear about her quilting journey!!  Below you will find some links for programs and patterns she discussed during the presentation, along with a Free PDF downloadable Acronym Reference Page.   Tori has designed several quilting patterns and published an amazing book, What the FPP is That?!Quilting Terms: A Vernacular Guide for Beginners  ~  

Here are the links:

We are excited to announce our first Trunk Show on Zoom!  Our September General Meeting will include an amazing Lecture & Trunk Show from Tori McElwain!    Tori 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.    Tori will be at both our day and evening meeting!!   You won't want to miss this!
                 Tori Quilt Image         

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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.