About SMQ


A Brief History…

On the third Thursday of March, 1994, six women gathered in Lynn McDonald’s air conditioned sewing room to discuss quilting over donuts and coffee.

Soon, the ladies decided to come up with a name for their small group and Shadow Mountain Quilters was born. Over the next few months, membership grew to 12, and the group was able to meet twice monthly at the much more spacious Ruud Community Center.

Twenty plus years later, Shadow Mountain Quilters has grown to 100-plus members and hosts an annual quilt show. Additionally, SMQ works with the Town of Pahrump to run the Arts, Crafts, Food, and Horticulture section of the Fall Festival.

Charitable Activities…

Our Charity Coordinator and committee members actively work with schools and organizations in Pahrump to learn of local needs that Shadow Mountain Quilters can help fulfill.

Our Comfort Quilts and other gifted items are going strong inside our guild. Our ladies work hard in filling a need within our community, particularly for the homeless population, veterans, and cancer victims. We make hats and scarfs for the winter, and quilts and polar fleece blankets for anyone that has the need for such a wonderful homemade gift.

We also collect personal care items, socks, and other things to help where there is a need. We gift our items to folks that are here in Pahrump.

Fabric scraps from quilt and sewing projects go into pet beds which are then given to our local animals shelters.

From the babies, to teens in our high school, to our seniors, we are always looking to place our items. Thanks goes to all our membership for contributing.

If you know of a person in need that we can help with a quilt or other items as mentioned, please contact us HERE.

Each year, Shadow Mountain Quilters donates 20% of the quilt show fund to local charities. After the 2017 Pins and Needles Quilt and Needlework show, Shadow Mountain Quilters donated to two local organizations.

2017 Donation Meals on Wheels
Joyce H. presenting a check for $840 to Ann Blankenship from Pahrump Senior Center for the Meals on Wheels program, which provides meals to homebound seniors.

2017 Donation Food for Thought
Joyce H. presenting a check for $840 to Ken Murphy from the Kiwanis Club for the Food for Thought program that provides backpacks full of food for hungry children.  Our gift will provide 8,000 meals for these children.

Current Officers of Shadow Mountain Quilters:

PRESIDENT:  Jacquie Jensen


TREASURER:  Virginia Main

SECRETARY:  Joyce Higginbotham