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Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

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"Rhapsody in Hue"
Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild
2011 Challenge

Opening Reception: Friday, April 1 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through May 1, 2011
Gualala Arts Center

Gualala Arts Center will host the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild's 2011 Challenge from the opening, Friday April 1, 2011, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., through May 1, 2011.

Our theme this year is "Rhapsody in Hue." It was chosen as the most popular. This theme should bring to mind many ideas and in turn, many entries. It is meant to inspire and tickle the imaginations of our quilters. We've not specified any fabric to be used nor have we placed any restrictions on size. We've invited family members of our guild to join us in this challenge. This challenge will also help Gualala Arts celebrate its 50th Anniversary. The rules remain simple, no judges and no jury. It's all about participation. You are invited to our show - there will be many wonderful delights for your eyes and your mind.

2010 Art in the Redwoods Raffle Quilt: Pocket Full of Posies
Art in the Redwoods
2010 Raffle Quilt

This is the 15th year that the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild (PPQG) has challenged its members to create quilts around a common theme. The themes have been varied and inspiring. Some have focused on one pattern (Log Cabin was one of the first), math, self-portraits, inspiring artists, the perfect 10, going green, and flights of fancy. Quilters of all levels find challenges a venue to stretch their imagination and workmanship. We have fun with fabric, thread, dyes and embellishments. Our Challenge shows have delighted residents and visitors with our collective creativity in the world of the art of quilting.

The PPQG encourages creativity at all levels. Our monthly programs feature well-known quilt artists who bring their talents to our community through lectures, trunk shows and workshops open to the public. Talented guild members share their skills teaching basic and advanced classes to all who are interested.

PPQG now is about 100 members strong. We contribute to the community, providing comfort quilts to those in need. We provide the raffle quilt for Art in the Redwoods. Those funds assist Gualala Arts scholarships and summer school.

"Quilts of Valor" is a project that began four years ago with Marilyn Limbaugh, Guild President. The program is nationwide and provides quilts to the wounded veterans (Afghanistan and Iraq wars). Our point of contact is the Veteran's Hospital in Palo Alto. We continue this project because the need is still there.

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The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Gualala Arts, 1961 - 2011

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.