Imagine a few women, who gather after hours, thanks to co-owners Gladys Clayson and Judy Shelton, at Patches Quilt Shop in Newark to share fabric, compare techniques, and enjoy quilting. In November, 1981, they organize, revising bylaws used by the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Guild.
|1981||Organizes as a guild.|
|1982||Publishes first newsletter.|
Conducts first Alameda County Fair quilting demonstration.
Holds first quilt show at the Fremont Fashion Center.
|1984||Receives non-profit status.
Donates first Community Quilt to a local shelter.
Holds general meetings at the Newark Community Center.
|1985||Moves quilt show location to the Veterans Hall, Niles.
Demonstrates quilting at Ardenwood Historic Farm grand opening.
Receives Alameda County Art Commission grant for quilt show.
|1986||Moves meetings to Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, Newark.|
|1987||Visits sister guild, Prairie Piecemakers Club, in Fremont, Nebraska.
Chooses new name for newsletter, Piecemakers Press.
|1994||Incorporates and adopts new bylaws.
Wins Best of Show at Alameda Country Fair for the 1994 Opportunity Quilt.
|1996||Moves quilt show location to the Fremont Senior Center.|
|2001||Moves quilt show location to the Newark Community Center.|
|2003||Moves quilt show location to Centennial Hall in Hayward.|