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Coastal Quilters Guild

Coastal Quilters Guild Inc. is a non profit, educational & charitable organization. It is the purpose of the Guild to educate its members about the history and the preservation of the art form of quilt making and its related topics. Also to learn new techniques, improve skills and to inform the community at large about our quilt making heritage.

Our Guild meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 4575 Auhay, in Goleta (see map).

Our business meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Many people arrive around 6:30pm to buy raffle tickets, check out a quilt kit to make for community projects, sign up for a workshop, have a few nibbles at our refreshment counter and socialize. During the business meeting, members hear about Guild business covering pertinent topics, show and tell projects they have made, win blocks of the month or a door prize basket, and enjoy a program or guest speaker.

Membership Challenge Quilts Quilt Show Special Events
Board Officers Community Projects Satellite Groups By Laws
Programs Workshops Show and Tell In the News
Block of the Month Newsletter Door Prizes 20th Anniversary Memories
Opportunity Quilt Library

Guild History

Reimbursement Form

Membership - Anyone Can Join Coastal Quilters Guild, Inc!

Membership is $35 per year starting July 1 and runs through June 30. You can join at any time. Membership entitles you to many things including monthly guild meetings and receipt of Coast Lines, our newsletter. There is a $5 fee for guests at most meetings. For an additional fee of $15, you can receive a printed copy of the newsletter in the mail, and you can specify that your directory be mailed to you for $2.

Download current Membership Form here.

Click on the following link to read About Us: For New Members

Block of the Month

The block of the month is published in the newsletter one month prior to the meeting, so if you wish to participate, make the block in this month’s newsletter and bring it to next month’s meeting. Hang your block on the board with the others, and put your name in the box. One or sometimes two people will win all of the blocks. Block of the Month.

Challenge Quilts

Guild members may choose to participate in one of our most popular annual events, a "Members-Only" challenge competition. The Challenge committee may designate a specific size or theme or require the use of a certain color or fabric. Participating members must interpret those requirements, using their creativity and skill to turn their designs into reality. Members' challenge quilts are displayed during a regularly scheduled Guild meeting where members may vote on their favorite entries with prizes awarded to the lucky winners. Frequently challenge quilts are displayed at one or more local community venues as well as during our biennial "Harvest of Colors" members' showcase.  

Coast Lines Newsletter

The Guild's newsletter is distributed monthly, and contains a calendar of Guild activities, news about members, local quilting events, and other items of interest to our members. Guild members may advertise sewing related items in Coast Lines. We have now archived several years worth of guild newsletters and they are available for you to view.

Community Projects

Each year a Guild committee selects a local charitable organization to receive quilts or other items made by Guild members. In the past, quilts have been donated to the Women's Shelter, Transition House, Hospice, and many other worthwhile organizations. See Community Quilts.

Door Prizes

Door Prizes are available for you to purchase at the door prize table. Our usual system is to buy your tickets, and then put a ticket in the box in front of the prize you want to win. You can put all your tickets in one box if you wish. Winners names are drawn right after the break. Other times, tickets are placed in one box and eligible to win any of the door prizes made available that evening.


The Guild Library is available at most Guild meetings on a first come bases for all members. The library includes books, magazines, and videotapes as well as a stencil cutting tool.

You may browse our library on this site, but the list may not be the most current.

Opportunity Quilt

When possible, an Opportunity Quilt is made by Guild members to raise funds for Guild activities. 

Quilt Shows

The Coastal Quilters Guild is host to many quilt shows. In 1991 and 1995 "Natural Impressions" shows were held to benefit the League of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. These exhibits were nationally juried. In addition, the Guild's own "Harvest of Colors" showcase members' quilts, dolls, and wearable art. Past "Harvest of Colors" shows were held every 2 years since 1998 at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. See Quilt Show.

Satellite Groups

Satellite Groups are small groups of 6 or more who meet at members homes, and share their love of quilting in many different ways. Some are social, some do a project each month, some meet during the day, some at night. The Satellite Group Committee Chair (see Board Members and Committee Chairs) is the key to matching groups with new members, or helping start new groups.

Show and Tell

Show and Tell is open to all guild members and guests, and is for the purpose of sharing our quilts with the group. When Show and Tell is announced, members line up with their quilts and take their turn on the stage telling about the quilt they made. This part of our program is a favorite with many members, as it gives us a chance to share our accomplishments and see what others have done.

Special Events

Throughout the year, Guild members participate in many community events such as i Madonnari at the Mission in May, and Stowe House on the Fourth of July. Some of these events are described on our Past Events page.


Workshops are arranged by the Programs Chair, and set-up by the Workshop Chair. Workshops are held each month we have a speaker, usually the day after the guild meeting, with some exceptions. They are held at the Goleta Valley Community Center. Workshops are a great way to get to know members on a more personal level. 

Details of dates, supplies required, class descriptions, etc. will appear in Coast Lines and on the Program page of this website. Sign-ups for members of Coastal Quilters Guild begin at the Guild meeting 2 months in advance of the workshop, but not before. The one day workshop fee is $40.00 unless otherwise noted.  Enroll in a workshop by check payable to Coastal Quilters Guild delivered to the Workshop Chairs (see Board Members and Committee Chair).Workshops not filled one month in advance will be opened to non-members. 

In the event that a workshop is oversubscribed by the first guild meeting, the workshop chairman will hold a lottery and begin a waiting list. When possible, we will add workshops for popular teachers, so ask to be put on a waiting list if the workshop is filled.

By Laws

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[Rev. 06/11]

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