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.  

Thursday, Oct 6, 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!)

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 online.

Friday, Oct 14, 10:30-2:30pm – In-person Community Outreach workshop at the Benicia 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, 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 online.

Thursday, Jan 19, 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Kris Cisse will teach the 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! The first session will be on Jan. 19 from 6:30-9:00pm.  The second session will be:
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:00am – 12:00 noon at the Benicia Senior Center.  We will make a 36″ square piece rather than the 72″ square shown in the pattern.  Click here for the Supply List$25 class fee, plus ~$10 for the pattern (please order yourself online). The price includes both sessions. Please click here to Register online.

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!