The Santa Monica Quilt Guild was founded in 1990 through the inspiration of Gerry McGuire, who at the time was the proprietor of McGuire’s Quilt & Needlework. The Guild started with approximately 10 quilters. The first meeting was held in October 1990 at the Santa Monica Public Library on Main Street. Some of the Charter Members are still active in the Guild.
The first philanthropy project was the donation of a Log Cabin quilt to The Dream Street Foundation. The first quilt show was in August, 1992. Fifty-seven members exhibited 134 quilts. Santa Monica Quilt Guild is a member of the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds.
Programs & Workshops
The Philanthropy committee organizes charitable works throughout the year, in partnership with community organizations.
Guild members donate quilts to local charities, hospitals, and disaster relief efforts. Philanthropy also collects food bank donations at monthly meetings.
Special Sewing Projects
In addition to quilts, we also organize special sewing projects like drawstring bags for homeless shelters, Christmas stockings, or placemats for Meals on Wheels.
Each year, we host a group sewing night to create quilts for charity. Members contribute quilt blocks throughout the year, which go into these quilts.
Current Board Members (2023 - 2024)
PRESIDENT: Pam Overton
CO-VICE PRESIDENTS: Veronica Gray & Sally Madigan
TREASURER: Kennalee Mattson
SECRETARY: Allison Leong
PROGRAM/WORKSHOPS: Laurie Reyen & Megan McGrath
MEMBERSHIP: Aileen Cooke
WAYS & MEANS: Perla Rothenberg & Cindi Garacochea
PHILANTHROPY: Marianna Davanzo
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Jo Hearn
WEBSITE: Emily Watts