The North County Quilters Association (NCQA) was formed by a group of passionate quilters in the mid 1980's and has grown to a membership of 60. The guild exists not only to share the art of quilting with anyone interested in the craft, but to also give something back to the community.
Our monthly meeting generally consists of a presentation by a local or national quilting expert sharing new techniques or design ideas, or a speaker on a topic of special interest, and opportunities for participation in drawings for the monthly fat quarter basket, block of the month, mini quilts, and door prizes. The white elephant table with many donated fabrics, patterns and notions for purchase is very popular. And of course, there is the camaraderie of fellow quilters.
Additional opportunities for members to enjoy quilting and meet fellow quilters include joining us in a small "Neighborhood" Group and an annual bus trip to the popular "Road to California" quilt show in January.
An ongoing focus of the NCQA is support of local charities. We are a non-profit tax-exempt organization as authorized by Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(4). Proceeds from ticket sales for our annual Opportunity Quilt are donated to local charities selected by the guild. We were pleased to donate the proceeds in December 2020 to the following organizations:
Additionally, we donate quilts made by our members to local organizations including Interfaith Community Services for children in need, and fleece blankets to Palomar Health Foundation Forensic Health Services for individuals in crisis.