About PVQA

PVQA LogoPajaro Valley Quilt Association
P.O. Box 1412
Aptos, CA 95001-1412


The purpose of the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association (PVQA) is to encourage the art of quilt making which includes acquiring and sharing knowledge of quilt designs and quilt techniques; preserving and continuing the tradition, culture and history of quilting; encouraging quilt making and collecting, sponsoring and supporting quilting activities, including outreach programs, and providing education meetings.


Founded in 1978 by a small group of women who had taken a quilting class together, the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association (PVQA) has blossomed from the original 56 charter members at the end of that first year to over 200 members.


The Board is made up of people elected by the members who are responsible for making sure the guild runs smoothly.The Board terms start in June.

Board meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7 pm at Santa Cruz Community Church, 411 Roxas St., Santa Cruz.  Members are welcome to attend.

Very Special People

The Very Special Person award (VSP) is given annually to a member who has given notable service to the Guild.  These are the pillars of our guild—those who know how to get things done.  The intention of the VSP Award is to honor the members of the Guild who do things for the Guild, often quietly and behind the scenes.  Our Very Special People are one of the reasons the Guild is so special.


The group meets monthly at Temple Beth El at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and feature nationally recognized quilt artists. Monthly meetings offer a wide variety of topics and workshops.  Check out our upcoming meeting on the meetings page.


PVQA membership is open to everyone. Guests are welcome!


PVQA has outreach groups exclusively dedicate to making quilts for charitable donations.  PVQA also supports the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.