Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Membership and the benefits

Membership

Full membership in the guild is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Junior membership is available for those 16-17 years of age. The membership term is 12 months, from September 1st – August 31st. Each member receives a membership card, guild roster, and a copy of the By-Laws.

Full Membership - 18 years of age and older. Dues:

  • $30 annually/ 1 Block-of-the-Month
  • $32 annually/2 Blocks-of-the-Month 

Junior Membership - 16-17 years of age. Dues:

  • $15 annually/1 Block-of-the-Month
  • $16 annually/2 Blocks-of the Month

 

All guests are welcome to attend two meetings before becoming a member.

Monthly Newsletter

The guild newsletter is available, via e-mail, at the beginning of each month. The newsletter contains important guild information along with the Block-of-the-Month instructions.

Business Meeting

Business meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. Old and new business is discussed, announcements are made and ideas are presented. Several activities are available for guild members:

  • Block-of-the-Month Drawing - Each participating member is given a chosen fabric and directions for creating a block. Fabric is available at the BOM table during meetings and directions are printed in the newsletter. Completed blocks are turned in at the BOM table. A drawing is held and one or two participants receive the completed blocks. BOM winners “pay back” by participating in BOM for the next four consecutive months. If you are a new quilter, this is a great way to learn new techniques and skills.
  • Charm Square Exchange - Fabric that has been washed, pressed, and cut into 5”x5” squares is exchanged among participating members. The theme for each month is published in the newsletter.
  • Community Projects
    • S.T.A.R. Quilts (Stafford Thimbles Are Responding) - these quilts are presented to area charities. Currently, STAR quilts are donated to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Department to be distributed to adults & children in the community.
    • Neo-Natal Step Down Quilts - these 18”x18”, 100% cotton quilts are donated to the Stafford Hospital.
    • Quilts of Valor – quilts for service members and veterans touched by war.
  • Treasure Basket - Each month a $25 quilt-related gift is raffled off to a lucky guild member.
  • Show and Tell - Share your finished (& unfinished) projects with fellow guild members!
  • Snacks - After the business meeting and Show & Tell, we have the opportunity to socialize with fellow members. Members volunteer to provide snacks, drinks, and ice.

Program Meetings

Program Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month. Programs consist of speakers, demonstrations, classes, trunk shows, community projects, & occasionally quilt-related games. The topic is published in the newsletter along with any supplies/homework required. Participation is not mandatory, but is encouraged.

 

Other Guild Activities Offered

Annual Quilt-In

 To celebrate National Quilting Day (third Saturday in March), guild members gather for an entire day of quilting fun. Breakfast and dinner are provided by the guild, while lunch is quilters’ choice. Morning and afternoon classes are offered along with exchanges, drawings, raffles, and door prizes. In the evening, we all gather to complete a mystery quilt. This event is open to current guild members. An additional registration fee is required.

Annual Bus Trip

Each year, usually in the fall, members and friends board a bus and head out for a day filled with shopping and sightseeing. Although this event usually takes place in Lancaster, PA, other trips are possible if there is sufficient interest. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know fellow guild members.

Quilt Show

Each October the guild hosts a four-day quilt show at Porter Library. On average, there are 100 quilts on display. This is a wonderful opportunity for the guild to share their talents with fellow members, family, friends, and the general public. Viewers Choice Ribbons are presented after three days of voting.

 

Announcements

Stafford Piecemakers

Annual Quilt Show

Friday Oct 20 through Monday Oct 23, 2017


- Free Admission
- "It's a Jungle Out There" Challenge Entries
- Viewers' Choice Awards
- 2017 Raffle Quilt "Tranquility"


Certified Quilt Appraiser Mary Kerr, available by appointment.

Show Location: John Musante Porter Memorial Library
2001 Parkway Blvd.
Stafford, Virginia 22554
Please call 540-659-4909 for more information.