Sponsoring Quilt Clubs:
Apple Valley Needle Threaders Quilt Club (AVNT)
We are a friendly group of women who enjoy all things quilt related. You will hear lots of oohs and aahs as we admire each other’s projects during show and tell at each meeting. You’ll enjoy the speakers and workshops scheduled throughout the year, and the lunches, stash sales, and field trips that are sprinkled in between. So, if you want to have fun while learning more about quilting, whether you are a novice or an expert, or an in between, come on over and join AVNT – we welcome all. We are also very proud of our vibrant Care and Comfort Quilt Program that works with local organizations who are in need of quilts, pillow cases, and other sewn items.
Meeting Times: 2nd Thursday of each month September – July at 9:30 AM
Annual Membership Fee: $15.00
Point of Contact – President, Linda Suter,
We are a friendly group with expertise ranging from the novice to the expert. We have members of all ages and interests ranging from traditional to art quilting. There is a presentation that all can learn from at every meeting, plus Show and Tell. We minimize the business side of having a meeting and emphasize the fun and learning experiences of making a quilt.
To learn more, or ask questions please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we do not know the answer to the question we will find someone who does and promptly get back to you.
COME JOIN US!
Group Leader: Helen Cooper email@example.com
Meeting times: Second Monday of each month except for August:
Skyline Quilters’ Guild
A Place for Quilters to gather for over 20 years. All levels of quilting experience welcome from all surrounding counties. Members participate in monthly programs, challenges, workshops, community service projects, and raffle quilts for charity.
Point of Contact – Elaine Breiner email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting: 1st Thursday of each month. 6 PM
You can also find Skyline Quilters on Facebook.
Winchester Modern Quilters (WMQ)
A fun, friendly group who meet once a month to learn new techniques, as well as to help and encourage each other in the art of quilting. Each member takes a turn presenting a topic to the group, such as color theory, various methods of binding, paper piecing, improv piecing, ice dying, and so much more. Modern is in our name but we still do some traditional things, as well. There are no quilt police here! During every meeting everyone has an opportunity to show something that they have been working on or finished. We do a group project, most recently making over 50 quilts for foster children at a local summer camp. We also do a group challenge, such as making a quilt inspired by a piece of art and making a landscape slice quilt of downtown Winchester (currently doing a quilt show circuit around the country). During the winter we schedule a couple of Sew-Ins and spend the day working on projects together.
Meeting: 3rd Thursday of each month at 6pm, no dues or fees
We meet at the Frederick County Public Safety Building in Winchester, VA
Contact Alicia Stoltzfus at email@example.com or find us on Facebook for more information.
Other Local Participating Quilt Clubs
Evening Stars Quilting Club
All Quilters are welcome to join us each month for show and tell as well as demo’s by many of the experienced members. A group charity quilt is always in progress to benefit a local non-profit.
Point of Contact – Kathleen O’Dell – 540-327-8980
Stitching with Mary Quilt Group
This group began in September 1998 as the vision of Mary DeFries. Mary was a crafter who wanted to learn to quilt. She placed an ad in the Valley Trader asking for those interested in quilting to join her for a meeting with hopes of forming a club. About 20 women came to that first meeting. Barbara Fry, a retired elementary school principal, heard about the meeting and coordinated with Mary to help set an agenda for the group. The night before they were to get together, Barbara called Mary’s home and learned Mary had passed away the day before. When Barbara asked if there was anything she could do to help, Mary’s husband asked Barbara to contact the quilt group ladies. When they next met, they decided to name the group in honor of their founder, Mary. Barbara served as their leader for 10 years. Donna Barbour took over and now leads this group that meets the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of each month. The first is a planning meeting, project, or demo, and the second is a work session. Their focus is twofold. They promote better needlework skills among their members and collectively do community service. This year, those interested can work on “Block of the Quarter” and a “Mystery Quilt”.
Point of Contact – Janet Maple – firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting: 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 AM
A small donation ($1 or more) by members present is given to the church following each meeting.
Top of Virginia Quilt Guild
The Top of Virginia (TOVA) Quilt Guild’s main purposes are to promote the art of making quilts and to be of service to our community, and, of course, we have lots of fun! This group meets on the first and sometimes on the third Thursday of each month. The first Thursday is the business meeting and a short program on quilt-related topics (including special projects and tips on hand appliqué and machine piecing). Among the quilts displayed during “Show and Tell” are quilts made and donated for the benefit local charities (including: CCAP, ABBA, Cancer Quilts and others). Show and Tell always proves to be inspirational! When scheduled, the third Thursday is a “Bee” day or sometimes a special class is offered. (This information is displayed on the announcement board on display at the back of the room during the monthly meeting on the First Thursday.) This Guild has over 60 members.
Point of Contact –
Meeting: 1st (and sometimes the 3rd) Thursday of each month, 1 PM, in the large back meeting room
Our members are supportive of the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, VA.