Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild

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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. 
Annual Dues $30 

Junior Membership (16-17 years of age)
Annual Dues $15

NEW! You can download and print the membership form then mail your payment to the address on the form. This will allow you to take part in our new virtual business and program meetings during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Membership Form.

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 - Participating members are provided with directions for creating a block (directions are also printed in the newsletter for guild members). Completed blocks are turned in at the BOM table. A drawing is held and one or two participants receive the completed blocks. If you are a new quilter, this is a great way to learn new techniques and skills.
  • 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!
  • After the business meeting and before Show & Tell, we have the opportunity to socialize with fellow members.

Program Meetings

Program Meetings are usually held the fourth Monday of each month (Website calendar will provide information on dates and times if the program meeting is moved to a different date). 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.

 

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.

 

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