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Upcoming Events

We are now holding in-person events at the Benicia Senior Center and will continue to offer some programs and Saturday Sit & Sews via Zoom.  

Thursday, Feb 2, 2023, 7pm – 8:30pm General Meeting In-person at the Benicia Senior Center. Doors open at 6:30pm. Please bring your completed President’s Challenge! (see email for specs) Come to hear about the latest guild happenings, share your creations, and see what others have been working on (you may even win a prize!)

Exploding Heart pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts in 2 sessions.  Make it scrappy with random fabrics or stick to 3 colors in the same family! Taught by Kris Cisse.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:00am – 12:00 noon at the Benicia Senior Center.  Please come with your blocks completed (if possible) and we will plan layouts! Click here for the Supply List$25 class fee, plus ~$10 if doing the full-size pattern (please order full-size pattern yourself online). The price includes both sessions. Please click here to Register online.
To see examples in other colorways from workshop with the Vallejo Piecemakers click May 2022

Friday, Feb 10, 10:30-2:30pm – In-person Community Outreach workshop at Heritage Presbyterian Church. Free! Bring your machine or come to assist in other ways.  Please let Janice know if you can attend.

Thursday, Feb 16, 7-9pm – In-person Member Trunk Show #2 Come see the creations of our talented guild members in depth! A relaxing and fun show & tell by a limited number of presenters at the Benicia Senior Center. Free, but please email Mary Jo if you would like to show. Registration is not required.

Saturday, Mar 11, 9am – 5pm. Day away sewing retreat! In-person, at the Benicia Senior Center. The fee is $25 and includes technique demonstrations and prizes.  Bring a lunch and drink, as well as you project(s) and sewing supplies. Please click here to Register online.

Saturday, April 22, 9am to 12 noon 3-hour virtual class, Artful Couching with Rachel Derstine. Learn to couch yarn to the surface of your quilt .  This is wonderful way to add definition and texture to your quilt. Please click here to see the full class description, online Supply List and sources. Click here for a compact SL.
The fee is $35 for members, $40 for non-members, please click here to Register online or pay in-person at a meeting.

Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, noon-3pm, Global Quilt Connection Virtual All-Star Sampler Platter. Virtual program of interesting and inspiring teachers! You’ll see a 15-minute presentation by about nine instructors in various techniques, which may include a demonstration and sometimes free pattern. May be viewed live or later, you may stop & start as needed, but sessions are only available for 48 hours after the event via YouTube.
Free to our guild members. Registration is not required. The links will be provided closer to the event.

Thursday, May 18, 6:30pm to 7:30pm – 1-hour virtual preparation with Jennifer (required)
Saturday, Jun 17, 9:00am to 4:00pm – 6-hour virtual workshop Wild & Spectacular Flowers with Jennifer Houlden. Cost is $45 for members, $50 for non-members.  All levels are welcome. Not a flower fan? Choose a tree, animal or bird – anything goes. We will explore funky fabrics & threads, how to create interesting backgrounds & borders with texture, and last but not least free motion zigzag quilting. Please click here for the Supply List.
Please click here to register online or pay in-person at a meeting.

CSS is a quilt guild composed of individuals who seek to promote quilting and needle arts while engaging in charitable activities that serve our local communities near the Carquinez Strait. We share our love of quilting while inspiring, encouraging, and educating one another. The Carquinez Strait Stitchers believe in the value of our creative community where self-expression is honored, and diversity is expected. All are welcome!