Welcome!

Our “Spring on the Strait” Quilt Show was held April 30 – May 1, 2022, at the Historic Clocktower in Benicia

CLICK HERE for Quilt Show information & photos!

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.  

Friday, Aug 12, 10:30-2:30pm – In-person Community Outreach workshop at Heritage Presbyterian Church. There will be quilts to baste, fabric to cut and kits to sew.  Masks required. Come help CSS continue to make things to share with those in need in our community.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2022, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Nametag holder workshop. Taught by Mary Jo Sherman-Nelson at the Benicia Senior Center. FREE. Bring your basic sewing supplies, a fat quarter and coordinating thread. Please click here to Register.

Thursday, Sep 1, 2022, 7pm – 8:30pm General Meeting at the Benicia Senior Center. Doors open at 6:30pm. 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!)

Thursday, Sep 15, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Members’ Trunk Show – Benicia Senior Center. FREE. Come see beautiful quilts created by our talented members! Please click here to Register.

Saturday, Sep 24, 10:00am to 4:00pm Radiating Star in-person workshop with Joanne Dalton at the Benicia Senior Center, $45. Fun, quick pattern, using 2.5″ strips! Click here for the Supply List. Cost is $45 per student ($50 for non-members). Please click here to Register.

Saturday, Oct 8, 10am – 3pm: Tri-Fold Sewing Caddy workshop taught by Janice Johnson at the Benicia Senior Center. Click here for the Supply List. Cost is $25. Please click here to Register.

Thursday, Oct 20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Open Sew/Finish Sewing Caddy workshop hosted by Janice Johnson at the Benicia Senior Center, FREE

Saturday, Nov 19, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Quilted Jigsaw Puzzle Technique taught by Kim Brownell (The Wacky Doodle Quilter) at the Florence Douglas Senior Center, Vallejo. With this technique students can combine two hobbies, because it is very much like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle.  A raw-edge fusible applique is used leaving a negative space between each piece.  The background fabric can be in any color, but if black is used the piece will have a wonderful stained-glass look.  This is a fun class for both beginner and experienced quilters. Click here for the Supply List. $25 class fee + $25. Kit fee (purchase at class). Please click here to Register.

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!