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, Apr 6, 2023, 7pm – 8:30pm General Meeting – Free! In-person 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!)

Friday, Apr 14, 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, April 20, 6:30-8:30 pm In-person, Technique Workshop on a quick method for creating Scrappy Applique with Peggy & MJSN. Benicia Sr. Ctr.
Cost is $10 and there will be a prize drawn! 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!