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Pajaro Valley Quilt Association

General Agency Information
Name: Pajaro Valley Quilt Association
Address: PO Box: 1412
Aptos,  95001
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-454-6192
Days/Hours of Operation: See Meeting Hours
Description: Founded in 1978 by a small group of women who had taken a quilting class together, the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association (PVQA) has blossomed from the original 56 charter members at the end of that first year to 200 members, one of the largest guilds in the state.

Monthly meetings offer a wide variety of topics and workshops. Members are encouraged to not only learn the traditional quilt block patterns and techniques, but to expand their repertoire of skills to include art quilts, fabric sculptures, and wearable art.

PVQA is a nonprofit organization. Proceeds from the annual quilt show are used for community service outreach projects: working with school children, and annually providing several hundred quilts for various local charities. PVQA also supports the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.
Mission: The purpose of the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association (PVQA) is to encourage the art of quilt making which includes acquiring and sharing knowledge of quilt designs and quilt techniques; preserving and continuing the tradition, culture and history of quilting; encouraging quilt making and collecting, sponsoring and supporting quilting activities, including outreach programs, and providing education meetings.
Programs: The Annual Quilt Fair is the last weekend in February every year at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
Meetings: The second Monday of each month, 7pm (Social time begins at 6:30pm) at Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd, Aptos. Meetings are open to the public (non-members pay $5) and feature nationally recognized quilt artists. Monthly meetings offer a wide variety of topics and workshops. Check website for more information.
Languages other than English: None
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: Open to those who share an interest
Fees: Memberships
Fee Amounts Senior: $25.00
Student: $25.00
Individual: $30.00
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Not Applicable
Funding Source: Donations
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Private Nonprofits
Quilting Clubs
Special Interest Clubs
This agency was last updated on January 17, 2018.