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Piece by Piece Quilters
of Morgan Hill
The Piece by Piece Quilt Guild was started
in 1988 by Suzette Brem who owned a quilt shop in Morgan
Hill. The original group called themselves The Hearthside
Hearts and Hands.
The quilters began meeting in each other's homes and
in 1992 moved to St. Louise Hospital in Morgan Hill.
In 1998 the group presented a quilt to St. Louise Hospital
to thank them for their generosity over the years. In
response to the hospital for not charging for the meeting
room, the 18 member group began donating quilts to the
community. Recipients included the Rebekah Children's
Home, Community Solutions, and the Morgan Hill Community
In 1993 the name changed to Piece by Piece Quilt Guild
of Morgan Hill. When the hospital closed in 1999, the
Guild moved to a room at the Morgan Hill Library, which
soon proved to be too small.
In July of 2000, the Guild began meeting in the recreation
room at the Maple Leaf RV Park in Morgan Hill and quickly
doubled in membership. In March of 2002, the Guild began
meeting at the Presbyterian Church of Morgan Hill.
Yearly Dues and Membership Card
A Piece by Piece membership card is issued upon payment
of annual dues. Dues are payable by January of each
year. Dues are $36 per year.
The Piece by Piece membership card may qualify for
discounts at area quilt shops.
A list of member's names, addresses, phone numbers,
and email addresses is updated and disseminated several
times during the year. The information is to be used
only for Guild purposes.
Bylaws, Polices and Standing
by Piece Quilters of Morgan Hill - Bylaws
and Standing Rules
Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt
Each year a committee is formed to create a quilt to
raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. The committee
chooses the pattern and fabric and works together to
complete the quilt. All members are then encouraged
to sell opportunity tickets to the community for a drawing
at the October Guild meeting. All funds raised are donated
to an organization that serves women with breast cancer.
Taste of Morgan Hill
The Guild, in conjunction with BookSmart, sponsors a
booth at the Taste of Morgan Hill to sell opportunity
tickets for the Breast Cancer Quilt and to inform the
public about the Piece by Piece Guild. All members are
encouraged to participate.
October Donation Month
Each October, members are encouraged to donate quilted
items. The items are dispersed among various non-profit
organizations in the community.
Gilroy Victorian Christmas
The Guild is invited each year to participate in the
Gilroy Victorian Christmas even sponsored by the city
of Gilroy. Members are encouraged to participate in
the program which includes quilting demonstrations and
a small quilt show. The Guild receives a cash honorarium
National Quilting Day
The third Saturday of March has been declared National
Quilting Day. The Guild provides a program at the Morgan
Hill Library to inform the public about quilting. Members
are encouraged to participate.
Live Oak Adult Day Care
Once a year, at the request of Live Oak Adult Day Care
in Gilroy, members are encouraged to participate in
a show and tell of quilts.